Villa Lapis

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Sleeps: 12 Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 6

Overview

Pool
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Walk to Beach Laptop Friendly Workspace

Appreciate the sights and scents of Corsica at this stunning architect-designed villa with views towards St Florent, Cap Corse and the glistening Mediterranean.

In a remote setting close to the Désert des Agriates, there are so many incredible vistas of the sea from the beautiful holiday home, whether dining al-fresco on one of the terraces or relaxing by the infinity swimming pool which can be heated on request. Make the most of the cook who can prepare two meals most days for you (choose between breakfast, lunch and an evening meal) so you can instead spend time marvelling at the surrounding scenery or wandering down to the rocky shore with little bays so idyllic for swimming.

Inside this impressive home, find six bedrooms split across two houses, each one connected via a covered patio where you can gather to socialise with yet more gorgeous views. Built towards the end of the 20th century by a well-known French architect, the villa is mainly stone and features a spacious lounge and dining area with a library of books and windows framing the sea vista, alongside a fully-equipped kitchen with blue raw stone flooring. Housekeeping six days a week is also included in your holiday rental.

Villa Lapis is part of a vast domaine with six other villas although its nearest neighbour is 200m away, so there is still a sense of isolation in this remote area west of St Florent, partly accessed via an unmade road. Within a 15-minute drive (or short boat trip) you can reach the charming town of St Florent with its picturesque restaurants, shops and marina with boat tours. Plage de la Roya is a wonderful beach with sandy shores, clear water and seasonal watersports or further afield discover two of Corsica’s finest beaches, Plage du Lotu and Plage de Saleccia, each one accessible only by boat or on foot.

Indeed, the most experienced hikers will adore the coastal paths of Désert des Agriates or drive to the captivating Cap Corse for more superb walking trails alongside several characterful villages such as Nonza and Erbalunga. Visit the vineyards of Patrimonio, enjoy the beauty of Corsica’s interiors around Oletta and even pop into the Corsica Zoo.

Venture back to your holiday home where you can be served a delicious home-cooked meal, served al-fresco on the terrace with unrivalled views towards the twinkling lights of St Florent bay.

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What you should know…

  • The rooms are on various floors, split across two houses which are connected via a long roof and covered summer terrace. Please see the “Features” tab for details on the layout.
  • Perched above the sea, the villa is set across terraced grounds with steps and there are various levels and terraces within the house, as you can see from the photos. Young children will need extra supervision.
  • The cook is available six days a week (excluding public holidays) to prepare two meals a day – guests have to pay for the cost of all groceries/drinks.
  • The property is around a 15-minute drive from St Florent, the last 2.2km is via an unmade road so a suitable car is needed. 
  • Please note that published rates are only valid for the current year. Any bookings for subsequent years will be on request only and correct rates will be confirmed at the time of booking.
  • Please note that your booking will only be confirmed once we have checked availability with the owner or their property manager.

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Heated Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con Laptop Friendly Workspace BBQ Wine Cellar DVD Seaview

Villa Interiors

The two villas are connected via a large patio and roof

Villa I

Main Floor

-    Open plan lounge with sofas, fireplace and sea view
-    Open plan kitchen with two dishwashers, two ovens, induction hob, microwave, fridge and ice-maker

Upper Floor

-    Bedroom with king-size double bed (can be made up as twins), desk and en suite bathroom with bath, shower, two sinks and separate WC
-    Bedroom with sea/St Florent view, king-size double bed and bathroom (beneath, off the corridor) with bath, sink and WC
-    Small bedroom for baby/young child

Basement

-    Laundry
-    Wine cellar
-    Storage rooms/areas with freezer

Villa II

Ground Floor

-    Bedroom with sea-view, double bed (160cm, can be made up as twin) and small bathroom with shower and sink. Access via patio hallway or small terrace
-    Bedroom with double bed (160cm, can be made up as twin) and bathroom with bath (best suited to children)

First Floor

-    Bedroom (access via terrace) with king-size four poster bed, terrace with lovely view and small bathroom with shower, sink and WC

Garden Level

-    Bedroom (independent access via large stairs) with queen-size double bed and small bathroom with shower and WC

Outside Grounds


-    Swimming pool (15x3m), can be heated on request
-    Large covered patio (80m2) with al-fresco lounge and dining area
-    Second west-facing al-fresco dining terrace
-    Barbecue
-    Terraced grounds (including steps and horizontal railings)

Facilities


-    Wi-Fi
-    TV and DVD player
-    Books
-    Hi-Fi
-    Small sailing boat/kayak
-    Washing machine (x2) and dryer

Location

About the surrounding area of Villa Lapis
Walk to Beach <1hr to Airport Sailing Canoeing/Kayaking Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Cycling Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites Scuba Diving Boat Trips
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Villa Lapis enjoys a unique and remote setting west of St Florent in the northern part of Corsica, around 34km from Bastia Airport.

Facing north-east with gorgeous views towards St Florent and the Cap Corse mountains, the villa is part of a huge domaine (with security guard) featuring six other villas spread across many acres - your nearest neighbour is 200m away. The villa is reached via a 2.2km long dirt track (a suitable car is needed) and it is perched around 50m above the sea. The grounds tumble all the way down towards the coast where you will come across rocky shores and little bays, idyllic for swimming from late spring to autumn.

The small harbourside town of St Florent is reached in around fifteen minutes (including 2.2km of dirt track) or a short boat ride from the shores in front of the property grounds (small motorboat hire is possible in advance with strict conditions). St Florent is a very attractive place to potter around - enjoy a meal out in an authentic restaurant and wander by the marina.

St Florent’s main beach is Plage de la Roya, a sandy beach with clear waters amongst the rocks, ideal for paddling, swimming and snorkelling as well as seasonal watersports from jet-skiing to paddle-boarding.

This area is an experienced hiker’s paradise, whether walking from the villa towards swimming spots and beaches in the remote Désert des Agriates, coming across Genovese towers or just admiring the views from the coastal footpath. Two of the most famous beaches in the Désert des Agriates are Plage du Lotu and Plage de Saleccia, both only accessible on foot or via boat from St Florent (boat excursions depart from St Florent’s marina).

The Cap Corse is another area with wonderful walking opportunities or drive around the peninsula to discover its rugged landscapes, little fishing harbours and wine-producing villages. Erbalunga (40km) is especially picturesque on the east coast or slightly closer to home are the ancient houses of Nonza (25km).

Just a short drive from St Florent, Patrimonio (15km) is especially well known for its vineyards or travel to the pretty hillside village of Oletta (13km) to appreciate Corsica’s beauty and heritage.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Bastia Airport

(34km)

Nearest Airport 2 Calvi Airport

(72km)

Nearest Town St Florent

(6km - partly dirt track )

Nearest Beach Small beaches/rocky shore

(Within 500m)

Nearest Restaurant St Florent

(6km)

Nearest Supermarket St Florent

(6.5km)

Nearest City Bastia

(30km)

Nearest Golf Borgo Golf Club

(33km)

Kids

Best Suited For: Teens

Other than the rocky shores and swimming spots accessed from the villa’s domaine, the nearest family-friendly beach is Plage de la Roya near St Florent. It’s perfect for paddling, swimming and snorkelling as well as a range of other seasonal watersports including jet-skiing and paddle boarding.

Boat trips depart from St Florent’s marina to the two famous beaches of the Désert des Agriates, Plage du Lotu and Plage de Saleccia. Both beaches are only accessible by boat or foot (via hiking trails for the most experienced walkers).

Children may also enjoy a trip out to Corsica Zoo, around 11km by car – check seasonal opening dates and times in advance. You will also find horse-riding opportunities near here, a wonderful way to appreciate the beautiful interiors of this gorgeous island.

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Walk to Beach
  • <1hr to Airport
  • Sailing
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • DVD

Services Available

  • Breakfast Available
  • Chef/Cook Included
  • Maid Service Included

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Breakfast Available
  • Chef/Cook Included
  • Maid Service Included

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting / childcare services

Extras included at this property:

- Services of a housekeeper (4 hours per day, 6 days a week)
- Services of a cook for two meals a day (4 hours per day - breakfast, lunch or evening meal, 6 days a week). Cost of food/drink excluded

Staff do not work Sundays and public holidays

Extras available at this property (payable locally):

- Extra housekeeping services
- Extra cooking services
- Cost of all food/drink used by the cook
- Small motorboat rental (conditions apply)

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

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Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit €4000 charged to client’s credit card by the owner as a pre-authorisation one month before arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 4.00 p.m.
Departure time 11.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Heating costs included? Yes.
Linen & towels included? Yes.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes and daily house cleaning (except Sundays) also included. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Changeover day Flexible.
Minimum stay 7 nights. All other durations on request.
Pool opening dates? Please note that pool opening dates are subject to local weather conditions and pool maintenance requirements and that cooler months may not be suitable for swimming.
Pool heating charge? Included. Please note that like all heated pools, pool heating and water temperature are reliant on weather and outside temperatures.
Pets welcome? Not allowed.
Smoking Allowed? Not allowed.
Tax French Visitors Tax payable locally (typically costs €1-€10 per adult per night- please enquire if exact amount is required).
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and any special events are not allowed.
Other Ts and Cs Please note that published rates are only valid for the current year. Any bookings for subsequent years will be on request only and correct rates will be confirmed at the time of booking.
Other Ts and Cs Please note that your booking will only be confirmed once we have checked availability with the owner or their property manager.
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, loss of personal belongings, personal liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 21st 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 £10,091
Jun 1st 2024 - Jun 17th 2024 £11,528
Jun 17th 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 £12,246
Jul 1st 2024 - Aug 1st 2024 £15,855
Aug 1st 2024 - Aug 19th 2024 £19,455
Aug 19th 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 £18,737
Sep 1st 2024 - Sep 16th 2024 £11,528
Sep 16th 2024 - Oct 23rd 2025 £10,810

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 21st 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 €10,889
Jun 1st 2024 - Jun 17th 2024 €12,440
Jun 17th 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 €13,215
Jul 1st 2024 - Aug 1st 2024 €17,109
Aug 1st 2024 - Aug 19th 2024 €20,994
Aug 19th 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 €20,219
Sep 1st 2024 - Sep 16th 2024 €12,440
Sep 16th 2024 - Oct 23rd 2025 €11,665

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 21st 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 $11,611
Jun 1st 2024 - Jun 17th 2024 $13,264
Jun 17th 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 $14,091
Jul 1st 2024 - Aug 1st 2024 $18,243
Aug 1st 2024 - Aug 19th 2024 $22,385
Aug 19th 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 $21,558
Sep 1st 2024 - Sep 16th 2024 $13,264
Sep 16th 2024 - Oct 23rd 2025 $12,437

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

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