Villa Roches Rouges

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Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4

Overview

Pool Modern Ideal for Kids
Pets on Request
Hot Tub Walk to Beach Walk to Village All Bedrooms En-Suite

Gaze out to the red rocks of L'Île-Rousse and its lighthouse, perhaps with a glass of chilled Corsican wine in hand, as you relax on the poolside terrace. Just a short stroll from the heart of this charming town, Villa Roches Rouges is a beautifully styled home from which to experience the wonders of the Balagne region in the north of this incredible island.

With air-conditioning throughout and modern features such as a contemporary kitchen-diner and a smart living area, Villa Roches Rouges offers style as well as comfort. The four bedrooms are beautifully decorated with pretty fabrics and high-end furnishings alongside impressive en suite bathrooms. The master double is especially wonderful with a balcony looking out towards the Mediterranean; step out and listen to the waves lap against the rocks below. Outside, a decked terrace with a swimming pool and sun-loungers offers further magnificent views of the sea.

By the quality of this villa, it’s no surprise to find out that the family owners also have a 4* hotel a few metres away. Guests have the option to enjoy the award-winning buffet breakfast at the hotel, perhaps on the summer terrace by the hotel's beach. Meals can also be delivered to the villa from the hotel chef and other hotel services include transfers, car hire and baby-sitting on request.

Within a couple of minutes there’s a beach with a great range of watersports or continue further to the heart of L'Île-Rousse with its charming lanes, delightful covered market, pretty shops and characterful restaurants. Enjoy a coffee on the main square under the plane trees, watching old men play boules, followed by a lunch in one of the beachside restaurants. Food lovers will appreciate all sorts of local specialities from freshly caught fish to goats cheese, chestnuts and wild boar. 

The Balagne is a spectacular region of mountainous scenery, perched villages and idyllic sandy beaches with turquoise sea. Hire a car to visit historic villages such as Pigna, Sant'Antonino and Monticello or follow walking trails through landscapes of woodland and hills. Discover little beach restaurants, coastal trails and rocks leading to sandy shores backed by pine trees. You can also take the little train, U Trinichellu, as far as Calvi for a lovely day out, passing beautiful beaches and small seaside towns such as Algajola on your way.

Whether travelling by car, U Trinichellu or foot, there’s no doubt that this part of northern Corsica offers awe-inspiring beauty, authenticity and charm. Villa Roches Rouges is a wonderful place from which to enjoy all that the Balagne has to offer.

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What you should know…

  • You could stay here without a car as it’s within walking distance to beaches, shops and restaurants, however we recommending hiring one for at least part of your stay to make the most of this incredible region

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Heated Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con Hot Tub BBQ All Bedrooms En-Suite Ground Floor Bed & Bath Satellite TV Gym/Fitness Room Heating Waterfront

Villa Interiors

- Living room with sliding doors leading to pool terrace
- Open-plan kitchen-diner, well-equipped
- Double bedroom with satellite TV, sea-view balcony and en-suite bathroom
- Double bedroom with satellite TV and en-suite bathroom
- Two twin/double bedrooms with satellite TV and en suite bathrooms

All bedrooms and bathrooms are on the ground floor except for one double and its bathroom which are on the lower ground floor.

Outside Grounds

- Heated swimming pool (9mx3m, depth: 1m-3m). Open and heated approximately May to mid-October. Access via living room sliding doors which can be locked as the pool safety feature
- Sun loungers on sea-facing terrace
- Barbecue

Facilities

- Wi-Fi
- Air-conditioning
- Heating
- Satellite TV

Location

About the surrounding area of Villa Roches Rouges
Walk to Beach Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant <1hr to Airport Watersports Sailing Canoeing/Kayaking Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Tennis Nearby Cycling Horse Riding Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites Scuba Diving Paragliding Boat Trips
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Villa Roches Rouges is located in the lovely seaside town of L'Île-Rousse, in the Balagne region of northern Corsica, close to the port with ferry arrivals from mainland France and Italy.

Guests can wander a couple of minutes down the road to the owner’s hotel where you can enjoy the hotel's award-winning buffet breakfast if you wish; in the summer they have tables set outside on the terrace looking out towards the sea. The hotel also has a little beach or across the road there is another beach with a great range of summer watersports including yachting, stand-up paddle boards, jet-ski and pedalos. From here it’s also a lovely walk up to the lighthouse where you can enjoy yet more incredible views.

It’s about a 5 to 10-minute walk to the centre of L'Île-Rousse where you will find pretty shops, charming restaurants down narrow lanes, a beautiful town square with cafes and plane trees as well as a delightful covered market selling local specialities such as charcuterie, cheese and honey. There’s also a town beach with a handful of beachside restaurants, a great spot for some of the freshest sea-food straight from the Mediterranean.

You’re also only a couple of minutes from the train station where you can pick up Corsica’s little train, U Trinichellu, which runs a few times a day between L'Île-Rousse and Calvi (with the odd train continuing on to Bastia or Ajaccio via Corte). You can stop off near some lovely beaches such as Plage de Bodri with its white sand and turquoise waters or the larger stretches of coastline near Algajola and Sant Ambroggio, both places where you can find a number of leisure activities including watersports. Bear in mind the train can get very busy in the summer but it’s a great experience, especially for little ones.

The Balagne coastline offers many wonderful beaches accessible by car and then foot. Look out for beachside cafes in the summer serving amazing fresh fish or pretty coves backed by pine trees and maquis, the fragrant wild herbs of Corsica. Heading east, the amazing yet remote Plage de l'Ostriconi is also worth a visit at the start of the mesmerising Desert des Agriates.

Take some time to visit the magical perched villages of the Balagne countryside from Feliceto and Speloncato with their rugged mountainous landscapes to Pigna’s artisan shops and Sant'Antonino’s restaurants with spectacular views. This is also a walker’s paradise with many trails for various abilities covering woodland, villages, coast and mountains.

Calvi (25km) is another picturesque town to visit with its long beach, upmarket marina and historic centre. Have lunch on one of the terraces by Église Sainte-Marie followed by a wander through the citadel with its breathtaking views. You can also take a boat trip out to tour the Scandola Nature Reserve on the west coast, a UNESCO World Heritage site and home to spectacular scenery and wildlife.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Calvi

(24km)

Nearest Airport 2 Bastia

(73km)

Nearest Ferry Port L'Île-Rousse

(500m)

Nearest Village L'Île-Rousse

(500m)

Nearest Restaurant L'Île-Rousse

(200m)

Nearest Supermarket Casino Supermarché

(1km)

Nearest Beach

(200m)

Nearest Town/City Calvi

(25km)

Nearest Golf Golf Reginu

(12km)

Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Children will love L'Île-Rousse and the Balagne region. There’s a relaxed ambience in the town and a little playground near the port from where you can occasionally watch the train go by. L'Île-Rousse’s town beach is backed by restaurants where you will find local families, especially at the weekend.

Watersport lovers will be pleased to know that the nearest beach has a yachting centre which also offers paddle-boards and pedalos as well as a jet-ski centre. There’s a diving school a couple of minutes away plus more opportunities to try out watersports in Algajola, Calvi and Sant Ambroggio further along the coast.

The beaches are wonderful – a short drive or train ride away is Plage de Bodri with perfect white sand and clear water, ideal for snorkeling. Indeed, dotted along the Balagne coastline you’ll find similar coves or stretches of beach, some with summer beachside restaurants – if you are travelling with a buggy or youngsters, do check how accessible your chosen beach is from the car park.

Children will also delight in the little train that goes back and forth between L'Île-Rousse and Calvi, stopping off near beaches and little resorts on the way. It can get very crowded in the summer months, so time your trips carefully, but it’s otherwise a really wonderful experience.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Beach Nearby
  • Walk to Beach
  • Walk to Village
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • <1hr to Airport
  • Watersports
  • Sailing
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Tennis Nearby
  • Cycling
  • Horse Riding
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Waterfront

Services Available

  • Breakfast Available
  • Babysitting Available
  • Meal delivery service

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Transfers Available
  • Breakfast Available
  • Babysitting Available
  • Meal delivery service
  • Car Hire Available
  • Restaurant Reservations Available

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 available at this property (bookable at the hotel and payable locally):

- Buffet breakfast at nearby hotel
- Extra maid service
- Babysitting
- Delivery of meals prepared by a chef
- Transfers
- Car hire
- Restaurant reservations
- Other travel services

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 TBA.
Arrival time 5.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Heating costs included? Yes.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes. Please note 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.
Linen & towels included? Yes, including towels for the pool.
Pool opening dates? The pool is open and heated approximately May to mid-October. 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? No. Please note that like all heated pools, pool heating and water temperature are reliant on weather and outside temperatures.
Minimum stay 7 nights. All other durations on request.
Changeover day Saturday. All other changeover days on request.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Pets welcome? On request only and with prior agreement with the owner. If accepted, a pet supplement of €15 per pet per day will apply (paid locally).
Tax French Visitors Tax payable locally to the hotel reception on arrival or departure (typically costs approximately between €1-€3 per adult per night- please enquire if exact amount is required).
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and other special events are not permitted.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jun 23rd 2024 - Jul 6th 2024 £7,813
Jul 6th 2024 - Jul 27th 2024 £10,742
Jul 27th 2024 - Aug 17th 2024 £12,695
Aug 17th 2024 - Aug 24th 2024 £8,789
Aug 24th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 £6,836
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 8th 2024 £4,493
Sep 8th 2024 - Sep 21st 2024 £4,004
Sep 21st 2024 - Oct 18th 2024 £3,223
Oct 18th 2024 - Dec 31st 2024 £2,637
Dec 31st 2024 - Mar 29th 2025 £2,735
Mar 29th 2025 - Apr 26th 2025 £3,516
Apr 26th 2025 - May 17th 2025 £4,200
May 17th 2025 - Jun 7th 2025 £4,785
Jun 7th 2025 - Jun 21st 2025 £5,811
Jun 21st 2025 - Jul 5th 2025 £7,813
Jul 5th 2025 - Jul 26th 2025 £10,742
Jul 26th 2025 - Aug 16th 2025 £12,695
Aug 16th 2025 - Aug 23rd 2025 £8,789
Aug 23rd 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 £6,836
Aug 30th 2025 - Sep 7th 2025 £4,493
Sep 7th 2025 - Sep 20th 2025 £4,004
Sep 20th 2025 - Oct 17th 2025 £3,223
Oct 17th 2025 - Dec 25th 2025 £2,637

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jun 23rd 2024 - Jul 6th 2024 €8,600
Jul 6th 2024 - Jul 27th 2024 €11,825
Jul 27th 2024 - Aug 17th 2024 €13,975
Aug 17th 2024 - Aug 24th 2024 €9,675
Aug 24th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 €7,525
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 8th 2024 €4,945
Sep 8th 2024 - Sep 21st 2024 €4,408
Sep 21st 2024 - Oct 18th 2024 €3,548
Oct 18th 2024 - Dec 31st 2024 €2,903
Dec 31st 2024 - Mar 29th 2025 €3,010
Mar 29th 2025 - Apr 26th 2025 €3,870
Apr 26th 2025 - May 17th 2025 €4,623
May 17th 2025 - Jun 7th 2025 €5,268
Jun 7th 2025 - Jun 21st 2025 €6,397
Jun 21st 2025 - Jul 5th 2025 €8,600
Jul 5th 2025 - Jul 26th 2025 €11,825
Jul 26th 2025 - Aug 16th 2025 €13,975
Aug 16th 2025 - Aug 23rd 2025 €9,675
Aug 23rd 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 €7,525
Aug 30th 2025 - Sep 7th 2025 €4,945
Sep 7th 2025 - Sep 20th 2025 €4,408
Sep 20th 2025 - Oct 17th 2025 €3,548
Oct 17th 2025 - Dec 25th 2025 €2,903

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jun 23rd 2024 - Jul 6th 2024 $9,196
Jul 6th 2024 - Jul 27th 2024 $12,644
Jul 27th 2024 - Aug 17th 2024 $14,943
Aug 17th 2024 - Aug 24th 2024 $10,345
Aug 24th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 $8,047
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 8th 2024 $5,288
Sep 8th 2024 - Sep 21st 2024 $4,713
Sep 21st 2024 - Oct 18th 2024 $3,794
Oct 18th 2024 - Dec 31st 2024 $3,104
Dec 31st 2024 - Mar 29th 2025 $3,219
Mar 29th 2025 - Apr 26th 2025 $4,138
Apr 26th 2025 - May 17th 2025 $4,943
May 17th 2025 - Jun 7th 2025 $5,633
Jun 7th 2025 - Jun 21st 2025 $6,840
Jun 21st 2025 - Jul 5th 2025 $9,196
Jul 5th 2025 - Jul 26th 2025 $12,644
Jul 26th 2025 - Aug 16th 2025 $14,943
Aug 16th 2025 - Aug 23rd 2025 $10,345
Aug 23rd 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 $8,047
Aug 30th 2025 - Sep 7th 2025 $5,288
Sep 7th 2025 - Sep 20th 2025 $4,713
Sep 20th 2025 - Oct 17th 2025 $3,794
Oct 17th 2025 - Dec 25th 2025 $3,104

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.

Reviews

  • Great spot!

    on 30/10/2023

    Great spot, weather perfect, fantastic views, numerous eating and drinking spots in village relaxing by pool.

  • Lovely holiday

    on 30/06/2023

    The villa was in an excellent location, very well equipped and very comfortable.

  • Excellent séjour

    on 02/11/2022

    L'emplacement était exceptionnel avec sa vue splendide!

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