La Tortue Rouge

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Sleeps: 16 Bedrooms: 8 Bathrooms: 6

Overview

Pool
Wow Factor
Wellness
Sustainable Collection
Beach Nearby Ideal for Kids Hot Tub Laptop Friendly Workspace

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Experience the beauty of south-eastern Corsica whilst staying in luxury at stunning La Tortue Rouge, an exceptional villa with impressive features, a short drive from some of Porto Vecchio’s most iconic beaches.

An exclusive retreat, also well positioned to reach the Forêt de l'Ospédale, La Tortue Rouge offers contemporary living in lavish surroundings and five sumptuous double bedrooms, all with desks, TVs and en suite shower rooms, some also with a terrace. The elegant living-dining and kitchen space is on the very top floor – step out on to one of the glorious terraces and be amazed by the mesmerising Corsican landscapes. A separate annexe offers three simpler bedrooms as well, making this villa ideal for up to 16 guests.

As well as air-conditioning throughout the main villa, guests have use of a high-tech gym and authentic movie room – sit back in one of the ten cinema chairs and choose one of the hundreds of films available to cool off from the warm Corsican sun.

Artwork across the main villa adds to the high-end ambience, not to mention the sauna and indoor hot tub. You can hire a coach for lessons on your professional tennis court, challenge a friend to a relaxed game of ping-pong or play pétanque as the kids have fun amongst the trees in the garden. Then there’s the heated swimming pool and spacious pool house, perfect for sunset aperitifs by the bar.

Every morning your concierge will be on hand to prepare breakfast serving freshly baked bread, pastries and seasonal fruit accompanied by freshly squeezed orange juice, tea, coffee and more. Housekeeping is included six days a week whilst your concierge is also able to assist you with anything else you may need from tailor-made trips to private boat tours and even helicopter rides. Furthermore, why not hire a private cook for a Corsican feast by the poolside.

Some of the island’s most idyllic beaches are a short distance away such as the gently-shelving shores of Pinarellu and the sandy bays and watersports of Plage de Saint-Cyprien and Cala Rossa, with Palombaggia and Santa Giulia a little further south. Porto Vecchio itself is full of charm with its bustling marina and atmospheric old town. Drive as far as Bonifacio, an extraordinary gem with its historic citadel perched dramatically above the town’s limestone cliffs.

Then experience the dense forests and mountainous landscapes of Corsica, also known as L’Ile de Beauté, as you hike, quad-bike or even cycle through the Forêt de l'Ospédale and towards the Col de Bavella, passing the most magnificent island scenery that will take your breath away.

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What you should know…

  • Across this striking and vast villa, do note there are many steps, open-tread stairs and terraced levels – young children will need supervising.
  • The villa sleeps up to 16 guests over five double bedrooms in the main villa and three double bedrooms in a separate annexe. Please note the bedrooms in the annexe are smaller and simpler in style than the main villa, perhaps ideal for staff or teenagers. 
  • Air-conditioning is featured in the main villa only, not the annexe (the annexe is due to have a/c in 2023 - watch this space for further updates).
  • In the main villa there is also a mezzanine level with twin beds (via steep steps) on request which is suitable for two extra children with a maximum age of 12.

This home is a part of our Sustainable Collection!

  • Committed to local nature conservation
  • Carbon neutral emissions – Ecollective
  • Enivrionmnetally friendly building materials
  • Plant watering with borehole water only
  • 100% solar outdoor lighting

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Heated Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con Hot Tub Laptop Friendly Workspace BBQ Safety Deposit Box Tennis Court TV Sauna/Steam Gym/Fitness Room Wine Cellar Outdoor Games Table Tennis Home Cinema DVD Heating

Main Villa Interiors

Top Floor (entrance level)

-    Open-plan lounge and dining room with doors leading out to covered partially open terrace with barbecue
-    Kitchen, fully-equipped with doors leading to covered terrace
-    Bedroom with double bed, desk, TV, terrace and en suite bathroom with shower, double sink and WC. Mezzanine level above (via steep, open-tread steps) to twin bedroom (suitable for teenagers only, max 14 years of age, on request only)

Lower Two Floors (via open-tread stairs)

-    Cinema room (10 seats)
-    Bedroom with double bed, desk, TV and en suite bathroom with walk-in shower, double sink and WC
-    Bedroom with double bed, dressing room, desk, TV and en suite bathroom with walk-in shower, double sink and WC
-    Bedroom with double bed, desk, TV, terrace overlooking pool and en suite bathroom with shower, double sink and WC
-    Bedroom with double bed, desk, TV, terrace overlooking pool and en suite bathroom with shower, double sink and WC

Annexe I Interiors (80m2)

-   Lounge area with kitchen
-   Bedroom with double bed (160cm)
-   Bedroom with double bed (160cm)
-   Bedroom with double bed (160cm)
-   Bathroom with shower and WC
-   Terrace (100m2)

Please note this annexe is simpler than the main villa, ideal for staff or teenagers

Annexe II Interiors

-    Gym with sauna and indoor hot tub

Outside Grounds


-    Heated swimming pool (10x4m, depth: 1.2-1.8m) with gated access and electric cover. Open approximately May to early October. Not heated in July/August
-    Pool house with lounge, dining area and bar
-    Poolside lounge
-    Outdoor shower and WC
-    Various terraces for al-fresco dining and relaxing
-    Barbecue
-    Short professional tennis court
-    Table tennis
-    Pétanque court
-    Garden and children's play area

Facilities

-    Wi-Fi
-    Air-conditioning (main villa only)
-    Fans (annexe bedrooms)
-    Heating
-    Cinema room
-    Film library
-    TV
-    DVD player
-    Sound system
-    Piano
-    Wine cellar
-    Nespresso machines
-    Fitness equipment
-    Sauna
-    Indoor hot tub
-    Tennis court
-    Table tennis
-    Board games
-    Safe (x5)

Location

About the surrounding area of La Tortue Rouge
Beach Nearby Walk to Restaurant <1hr to Airport Watersports Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Cycling Horse Riding Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites Scuba Diving Boat Trips
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La Tortue Rouge is in south-east Corsica, only 13km from Porto Vecchio and in a perfect position for exploring idyllic sandy beaches as well as the island’s breathtaking mountainous landscapes.

Set in a hamlet of villas, it’s a 1km drive down the hill to the main road that connects you to Porto Vecchio, Bonifacio and towards the north of the island. As well as a bakery and couple of places to eat along this part of road, look out for the delightful market that sometimes takes place by the tourist office, set in the shade of the towering oaks so typical of this area.

This corner of Corsica is home to some of the island’s most famous beaches such as Plage de Pinarellu, Plage de Saint-Cyprien and Cala Rossa, all reached within a 15 to 20-minute drive. In the summer months you can expect to find a range of watersports, boat trips and beautifully positioned beachside restaurants – these are some of Europe’s finest and most stunning beaches and especially popular in July and August.

The harbour town of Porto Vecchio itself is both glitzy and charming whether wandering around its vibrant marina or exploring the heart of the old town, a warren of lanes filled with restaurants, shops and bars. The iconic beaches of Palombaggia and Santa Giulia are south of the town whilst boat tours allow you to swim in the crystal-clear sea or experience a range of diving opportunities, perhaps also stopping off at the remote Lavezzi Islands.

Bonifacio (42km) is another incredible gem of southern Corsica with its enchanting citadel perched on its limestone cliffs, again surrounded by wonderful beaches and the well-known 18-hole Golf de Spérone. There are coastal hikes across this part of the island, not to mention horse-riding, rock-climbing and yet more summer watersports.

The dramatic landscapes of Corsica’s interiors should also be explored with scenery that will take your breath away. You’re ideally located for energising walks through the Forêt de l'Ospédale, a forest of pine, oak and beech trees where you will also find outdoor adventures such as quad biking, rock-climbing, zip lines and canyoning. Hike around the reservoir, then towards the waterfall at Piscia di Ghjaddu or visit the enchanting mountain village of L'Ospédale (25km) for lunch in a characterful restaurant with views.

Further north, the Aiguilles de Bavella offers yet more brilliant hikes, natural rock pools and magnificent vistas. Stop off in the picturesque village of Zonza before reaching the rugged landscapes around Col de Bavella where there are a number of fantastic walking trails.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Figari Airport

(35km)

Nearest Airport 2 Bastia Airport

(116km)

Nearest Restaurant Local restaurant

(1km downhill )

Nearest Shop Bakery

(1.2km downhill )

Nearest Supermarket

(3km/4km)

Nearest Beach Plage de Pinarellu

(9km)

Nearest Town Porto Vecchio

(13km)

Nearest Golf Golf Club de Lezza/Golf de Spérone

(20km/45km)

Kids

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

South-eastern Corsica is such a popular spot for families due to the proximity of both stunning beaches and mountainous landscapes offering a range of activities for every age.

Some of the island’s most idyllic bays can be found within a 15-20 minute drive. Plage de Pinarellu is a long beach with shallow shelving water whilst Plage de Saint-Cyprien and Cala Rossa are also popular with families and offer a range of watersports from pedalos, sea-kayaking, and stand-up paddle boarding to wake boarding and parasailing. South of Porto Vecchio, the beaches of Palombaggia and Santa Giulia are also much-loved by families.

Enjoy tree-top adventures beneath the eucalyptus trees at Parc Aventure de Porto-Vecchio with courses for different ages as well as an inflatable play park. Further north, Solenzara also offers all sorts of activities such as kayaking, canyoning, paint-balling and more tree-top trails.  

The mountainous landscapes of Corsica are also waiting to be discovered with a number of hikes, mountain biking opportunities, idyllic rock pools as well as organised adventures such as quad biking, rock-climbing, zip lines, canyoning and more.

Kids Activities Close-by

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

Onsite Facilities

  • Swings
  • Boules/Petanque
  • Board games
  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Tennis Court
  • Outdoor Games
  • Table Tennis
  • Home Cinema
  • DVD

Services Available

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

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Included
  • Babysitting Available
  • On-Site Concierge
  • Breakfast Included
  • Boat Rental/Helicopter Tours Available
  • Local Activities Available
  • Tennis Coach and Personal Trainer 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 included at this property:


- Breakfast (bread, pastries, seasonal cut fruit, fresh orange juice, other juices, tea, coffee)
- Daily on-site concierge service (mornings only)
- Housekeeping (5 hrs 30 minutes, 6 days a week)

Extras available at this property (payable locally):


- Chef/cook hire
- Boat rental/tours with skipper
- Tailor-made activities
- Helicopter tours
- Tennis coach
- Personal trainer

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!

Oliver's Travels Chef Service: A Gourmet Dining Experience
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 €10,000 charged to client’s credit card 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 10.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Heating costs included? Yes.
Linen & towels included? Yes, changed once every 3 days.
Pool towels included? Yes, changed once every 3 days.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes and housekeeping 6 days a week. 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.
Pool heating charge? Included - please note the pool is not heated in July or August. Please also note that like all heated pools, pool heating and water temperature are reliant on weather and outside temperatures.
Pool opening dates? The pool is open approximately May to early 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.
Changeover day Saturday or Sunday.
Minimum stay 14 nights (late July and August), 7 nights (late April, May, June, early July, September and October), 4 nights (Xmas/NY) and 3 nights at other times.
Pets welcome? Not allowed.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and any special events are not allowed.
Other Ts and Cs The villa sleeps up to 16 guests over five double bedrooms in the main villa and three simpler double bedrooms in the annexe. In the main villa there is also a mezzanine level with twin beds (via steep steps) on request which is suitable for two extra children with a maximum age of 12.
Other Ts and Cs Air-conditioning is featured in the main house only, not the annexe (for 2022). There are plans to introduce air-conditioning in the annexe for 2023 - please watch this space for updates.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 16 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 29th 2024 - Apr 20th 2024 £3,791 £5,055 £6,318 £8,844
Apr 20th 2024 - May 26th 2024 - - - £11,808
May 26th 2024 - Jun 30th 2024 - - - £14,773
Jun 30th 2024 - Jul 20th 2024 - - - £17,293
Jul 20th 2024 - Aug 18th 2024 - - - £21,616
Aug 18th 2024 - Aug 25th 2024 - - - £17,293
Aug 25th 2024 - Sep 8th 2024 - - - £14,773
Sep 8th 2024 - Oct 27th 2024 - - - £11,808
Oct 27th 2024 - Dec 14th 2024 £3,791 £5,055 £6,318 £8,844
Dec 14th 2024 - Jan 5th 2025 - £8,444 £10,555 £14,773
Jan 5th 2025 - Apr 19th 2025 £3,791 £5,055 £6,318 £8,844
Apr 19th 2025 - May 25th 2025 - - - £11,808
May 25th 2025 - Jun 29th 2025 - - - £14,773
Jun 29th 2025 - Jul 19th 2025 - - - £17,293
Jul 19th 2025 - Aug 17th 2025 - - - £21,616
Aug 17th 2025 - Aug 24th 2025 - - - £17,293
Aug 24th 2025 - Sep 1st 2025 - - - £14,773

Prices based on an occupancy of 16 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 29th 2024 - Apr 20th 2024 €4,124 €5,499 €6,874 €9,622
Apr 20th 2024 - May 26th 2024 - - - €12,847
May 26th 2024 - Jun 30th 2024 - - - €16,072
Jun 30th 2024 - Jul 20th 2024 - - - €18,813
Jul 20th 2024 - Aug 18th 2024 - - - €23,516
Aug 18th 2024 - Aug 25th 2024 - - - €18,813
Aug 25th 2024 - Sep 8th 2024 - - - €16,072
Sep 8th 2024 - Oct 27th 2024 - - - €12,847
Oct 27th 2024 - Dec 14th 2024 €4,124 €5,499 €6,874 €9,622
Dec 14th 2024 - Jan 5th 2025 - €9,186 €11,483 €16,072
Jan 5th 2025 - Apr 19th 2025 €4,124 €5,499 €6,874 €9,622
Apr 19th 2025 - May 25th 2025 - - - €12,847
May 25th 2025 - Jun 29th 2025 - - - €16,072
Jun 29th 2025 - Jul 19th 2025 - - - €18,813
Jul 19th 2025 - Aug 17th 2025 - - - €23,516
Aug 17th 2025 - Aug 24th 2025 - - - €18,813
Aug 24th 2025 - Sep 1st 2025 - - - €16,072

Prices based on an occupancy of 16 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 29th 2024 - Apr 20th 2024 $4,473 $5,964 $7,454 $10,435
Apr 20th 2024 - May 26th 2024 - - - $13,932
May 26th 2024 - Jun 30th 2024 - - - $17,429
Jun 30th 2024 - Jul 20th 2024 - - - $20,402
Jul 20th 2024 - Aug 18th 2024 - - - $25,503
Aug 18th 2024 - Aug 25th 2024 - - - $20,402
Aug 25th 2024 - Sep 8th 2024 - - - $17,429
Sep 8th 2024 - Oct 27th 2024 - - - $13,932
Oct 27th 2024 - Dec 14th 2024 $4,473 $5,964 $7,454 $10,435
Dec 14th 2024 - Jan 5th 2025 - $9,962 $12,453 $17,429
Jan 5th 2025 - Apr 19th 2025 $4,473 $5,964 $7,454 $10,435
Apr 19th 2025 - May 25th 2025 - - - $13,932
May 25th 2025 - Jun 29th 2025 - - - $17,429
Jun 29th 2025 - Jul 19th 2025 - - - $20,402
Jul 19th 2025 - Aug 17th 2025 - - - $25,503
Aug 17th 2025 - Aug 24th 2025 - - - $20,402
Aug 24th 2025 - Sep 1st 2025 - - - $17,429

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.

Owner Profile

How long have you owned the property?
This is a family property whose first stone was laid in the late 1970s. We inherited this property a few years ago with my brother.

What was it about the property that you first fell in love with?
The calm of the property, it is a haven of peace conducive to the rest of the being and the spirit. The smells and perfumes of the maquis, the song of the birds... the surrounding nature.

Are there any interesting stories in its history?
Family property, taken over by my father in the 1970s. It was once an old small shepherd's house belonging to my ancestors.

Have you ever had any famous guests staying?
We have already hosted very great business leaders (we cannot communicate the names of course).

For anyone coming to stay, is there anything you suggest that they really…

Must do?
I suggest renting a boat and going around the island via Porto-Vecchio, Bonifacio then going to eat at the Murtoli estate for example.

Our concierge who is on site will be happy to advise guests.

Must see?
The most beautiful beaches in the region are all located less than 30 minutes away by car (Santa Giulia, Palombaggia, U-Benedettu, Pinarellu...)

- The city of Bonifacio
- The Cavallo islands Archipelago
- The needles of Bavella
- The Sperone golf course

What insider tip would you pass on about the property or the area?
Come with your own car or a rental car to fully enjoy the region.

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