Villa Coccinelle

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Sleeps: 10 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 4

Overview

Pool Villa/House Modern Beach Nearby Ideal for Kids Walk to Village Parking Space

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This elegant and contemporary 5-bedroom villa is within walking distance to the exquisite town of Bonifacio, the southernmost tip on the beautiful island of Corsica.

Looking out towards typical Corsican landscapes from the infinity swimming pool and outdoor lounge, this is an idyllic setting considering you are so close to the harbour and citadel. The outdoor space is truly amazing with decked terracing, al-fresco dining by the ancient olive tree, a summer kitchen and gorgeous outdoor lounge facing the swimming pool. Discover the little garden in glorious surroundings – lie back in the hammock and soak up the southern Corsican sunshine.    

Step inside and the stylish interiors are just as impressive. The open-plan lounge features Apple TV and leads to the sleek kitchen with its breakfast bar and dining area. There are three double bedrooms and two bathrooms (one ensuite) on this floor whilst upstairs is a stunning master double with king-size bed, ensuite and terrace with valley views. A fifth bedroom can be found in a separate annexe with its own living area.

A stroll down the (unpaved) road takes you to a large supermarket, then continue on towards Bonifacio’s harbour, just 1km away. Sip Corsican rosé or a glass of chilled chestnut beer in a waterside bar or dine out in an upmarket seafood restaurant overlooking the yachts and fishing boats sailing by. Boat trips depart the marina, a wonderful way to tour the coast or reach the remote Lavezzi Islands.

Climb up to the medieval citadel perched above the limestone cliffs and be enchanted by its historic beauty and incredible vistas. Explore the warren of narrow, cobbled lanes and stop off in charming restaurants serving authentic Corsican gastronomy. The most nimble of guests can walk down the steep historic staircase, L’Escalier du Roy d'Aragon, towards the water’s edge.

Drive to pristine sandy beaches - Plage du Grand Sperone is only 6km away, close to the prestigious 18-hole golf course – and look out for summer watersports and boat hire. Porto Vecchio and its famous bays are just over half an hour away or venture to southern Corsica’s hinterland for hiking and other outdoor adventures as you admire the magnificently rugged landscapes of this incredible island.

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What you should know…

  • There are four bedrooms in the main part of the villa and a fifth bedroom in an annexe.
  • The gardien who takes care of the pool and garden etc lives on site in a separate annexe on the other side of the parking area. 
  • Beautiful Bonifacio is within walking distance with its shops and restaurants. However, car hire is strongly recommended in order to drive to the beach and explore southern Corsica.
  • It’s wonderful to be able to stroll into the heart of Bonifacio – its characterful harbour is just 1km away. However please note that the first half of the route is unpaved and narrow so caution is needed.
  • An extra 2 guests can stay on the sofa bed in the living room of the annexe.

Property Features

Private Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ Washing Machine Dishwasher Microwave Coffee Machine Hairdryer Smart TV Indoor Games Outdoor Games Table Tennis Table Football Pool/Snooker Caretaker/Owner on Site Parking Space

Villa Interiors (270m²)

Main Floor (via steps)

-    Spacious lounge with Apple TV and doors opening onto terrace
-    Open-plan kitchen-diner with island, well-equipped with modern appliances: fridge-freezer, dishwasher, microwave, hotplates, oven, Nespresso coffee machine, kettle, blender and toaster
-    Laundry room
-    Bedroom (approx. 15m²) with king-size double bed, TV and access onto terrace
-    Bedroom (approx. 15m²) with queen-size double bed, TV and access onto terrace
-    Bedroom (approx. 15m²) with queen-size double bed and TV
-    Ensuite bathroom
-    Shared bathroom

Upstairs

-    Master bedroom (80m²) with king-size double bed, Apple TV, valley view, dressing room and ensuite bathroom

Annexe (45m², 2-4 guests)

-    Bedroom with king-size double bed and ensuite bathroom
-    Lounge with sofa-bed

Outside Grounds

-    Private fenced infinity swimming pool (14x5m, depth: 0.5-2.2m). Open approximately June to September
-    Summer kitchen
-    Al-fresco dining terrace
-    Outdoor lounge
-    Trampoline
-    Garden
-    Private parking enclosed by a gate

Facilities

-    Wi-Fi
-    Apple TV
-    Badminton rackets, football/volleyball balls
-    Snorkelling equipment
-    Table tennis
-    Pool table
-    Table football 
-    Children's books, games consoles and DVDs
-    Hairdryer 
-    Ironing facilities 

Location

About the surrounding area of Villa Coccinelle
Beach Nearby Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant <1hr to Airport Watersports Sailing Canoeing/Kayaking Rural Location 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 Boat Trips
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Villa Coccinelle enjoys a privileged setting just outside the beautiful town of Bonifacio in southern Corsica, within walking distance down a narrow road to the harbour. The nearest airport is Figari whilst ferries arrive from mainland France or Italy into Porto Vecchio, Propriano or Ajaccio/Bastia.

Just walk down the country road (no pavement) and within a few minutes you will find a good sized supermarket. Continue on to Bonifacio’s marina, around 1km from your villa, and stop off for a coffee, apéritif or ice-cream as you watch yachts and fishing boats sail by. Seafood restaurants line the waterside with gorgeous views. Look out for seasonal boat tours of the southern Corsica coastline alongside ferries to the remote Lavezzi Islands (and Sardinia).

Climb up to Bonifacio’s medieval citadel perched above a limestone promontory and be enchanted by the warren of narrow lanes and glimpses of the sea. Little restaurants serving authentic Corsican fare spill out on to the streets – sample chestnuts, wild boar, brocciu cheese and other gastronomic delights of the island. The most energetic can walk down the steep steps, L’Escalier du Roy d'Aragon, towards the sea (check opening times).

Some of southern Corsica’s most idyllic beaches are within a short drive such as Bonifacio’s Plage du Grand Sperone (6km), close to the prestigious 18-hole golf course, and Plage de la Tonnara (10km) towards the Figari coastline. The pristine bays of Porto Vecchio (Santa Giulia and Palombaggia, for example) are around half an hour by car whilst Suartone’s Plage de Rondinara is another picture-perfect beach to consider.

Experience the glamour of Porto Vecchio (28km) with its old town and harbour, or drive north towards the picturesque mountain village of Sartène (52km), known for its outstanding natural beauty and excellent wines.

Meanwhile, explore the island’s rugged interiors as you venture towards Quenza and Aiguilles de Bavella (75km), a paradise for hikers and outdoor adventurists. Slightly closer to home, discover hiking trails and more magnificent scenery around Forêt de l'Ospédale, just under an hour away by car.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Figari Airport

(20km)

Nearest Airport 2 Ajaccio Airport

(124km)

Nearest Ferry Port Bonifacio/Porto Vecchio/Propriano

(1km/28km/64km)

Nearest Town Bonifacio

(1km)

Nearest Restaurant

(1km)

Nearest Supermarket

(Within 500m)

Nearest Golf

(5.5km)

Nearest Beach Plage de Piantarella

(6km)

Kids

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

Villa Coccinelle welcomes families - a cot and a highchair can be requested. Find a badminton set and a volleyball/football as well as snorkelling gear at the villa.

How wonderful to be so close to the marina at Bonifacio, ideal for an evening walk and ice-cream or a meal out in one of the restaurants by the waterside. Climb up to the enchanting medieval citadel to explore the warren of historic lanes. Tired legs should look out for the tourist road train that leaves from the marina near the playground (July-September).

A wealth of adventurous activities await in southern Corsica from horse-riding and biking to tree-top adventures near Porto Vecchio and canyoning/rock-climbing further inland. Not to mention a great choice of seasonal watersports dotted along the coast including stand-up paddle boarding, sea kayaking, windsurfing and more.

Discover idyllic beaches, some easier to reach than others, such as the beaches near Sperone’s golf course and the sandy shores of Plage de la Tonnara. A little further afield, the bay at Rondinara is popular with families, as are some of the gems around Porto Vecchio (the likes of Palombaggia and Santa Giulia are best visited outside the height of the summer).

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Pushchair
  • Plastic crockery
  • Baby bath
  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Climbing
  • Kid-friendly excursions
  • Water excursions/Boat trips
  • Forest park/High-rope course
  • Ruins
  • Beach Nearby
  • 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

  • Footballs
  • Badminton
  • Xbox/Playstation/Wii
  • Children's videos/DVDs
  • Children's books
  • Children's bikes
  • Trampoline
  • Soccer
  • Indoor Games
  • Outdoor Games
  • Table Tennis
  • Table Football
  • Pool/Snooker
  • Fenced Grounds

Services Available

  • Maid Service Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Maid Service 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

Extras available at this property (payable locally):

- Extra cleaning

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 €3000 paid in cash to the owner upon arrival and refunded upon departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 4.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Pool opening dates? Pool is open approximately June to September. 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 towels included? Yes.
Linen & towels included? Yes.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes. 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 Saturday. All other changeover days on request.
Minimum stay 7 nights. All other durations on request.
Tax French Visitors Tax is included.
Pets welcome? Not allowed.
Smoking Allowed? Not allowed.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and any special events are not allowed.
Other Ts and Cs The gardien/caretaker lives on site in a separate annexe.
Other Ts and Cs Cot and high chair can be provided free of charge, on request.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 22nd 2024 - Jul 13th 2024 £5,473
Jul 13th 2024 - Jul 27th 2024 £7,463
Jul 27th 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 £9,454
Sep 1st 2024 - Feb 12th 2025 £4,976
Feb 12th 2025 - Jul 12th 2025 £5,473
Jul 12th 2025 - Jul 26th 2025 £7,463
Jul 26th 2025 - Aug 31st 2025 £9,454
Aug 31st 2025 - Oct 24th 2025 £4,976

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 22nd 2024 - Jul 13th 2024 €5,913
Jul 13th 2024 - Jul 27th 2024 €8,063
Jul 27th 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 €10,213
Sep 1st 2024 - Feb 12th 2025 €5,375
Feb 12th 2025 - Jul 12th 2025 €5,913
Jul 12th 2025 - Jul 26th 2025 €8,063
Jul 26th 2025 - Aug 31st 2025 €10,213
Aug 31st 2025 - Oct 24th 2025 €5,375

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 22nd 2024 - Jul 13th 2024 $6,299
Jul 13th 2024 - Jul 27th 2024 $8,590
Jul 27th 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 $10,880
Sep 1st 2024 - Feb 12th 2025 $5,727
Feb 12th 2025 - Jul 12th 2025 $6,299
Jul 12th 2025 - Jul 26th 2025 $8,590
Jul 26th 2025 - Aug 31st 2025 $10,880
Aug 31st 2025 - Oct 24th 2025 $5,727

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?
We became the owner of the land in 2008. 

What was it about the property that you first fell in love with?
After becoming the owner, we built this villa brick by brick with our own hands with the help of our family and our children. The process took about 3 years for the main residence and then about 7 more years to finalize everything else. We were lucky to have this extraordinary location which combines proximity to the city while being located in the heart of the Corsican maquis.

For anyone coming to stay is there anything in the surrounding area they should...

Really do...
- Bonifacio Citadel
- Sunset from the Cliff/Sunrise from Sperone
- Sperone beaches/“Les trois pointes” beach/Saint Antoine beach
- Lavezzi Island/Cavallo Island/Bonifacio’s marine caves
- Bavella Montaigne–Rivers
- Windsurf–Golf at Sperone
- Cross the sea and eat seafood pasta at La Maddalena in Sardinia

Really eat ...
- “Bonifacio eggplant” - It is the specialty of the far south. While everywhere else the eggplants are stuffed with meat, in Bonifacio they are stuffed with cheese on a bed of homemade tomato sauce.
- “The Fiadone” - This typically Corsican cake is made with brocciu. Eggs, sugar and the zest of a lemon are added for flavoring. The result is simply fabulous. Therefore, consume without moderation.
- “Chestnut flour cakes” - Corsica is full of chestnut trees, also called breadfruit. Chestnut flour is a true tradition, resulting from ancestral know-how

What insider tip would you pass on about the property or the area?
If you listen closely in the evening while sitting on the terrace you could hear the sound in the distance of wild boar passing through the Corsican scrub in search of food and water.

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Reviews

  • Fabulous stay in Bonifacio!

    on 20/09/2023

    This house was wonderful. I stayed with 3 other friends and we were so comfortable and happy. It is well located within walking distance to Old Town and the pool is great. They allowed us to check in early and all communication was terrific. Highly recommended!

  • Extremely well appointed

    on 21/08/2022

    An extremely well appointed property within walking distance of the beautiful town of Bonifacio. The owner was so helpful throughout our stay and our holiday was wonderful. Nothing was too much trouble and we had a fabulous break.

  • Magnificent villa

    on 01/08/2022

    Magnificent villa built with quality materials, very well equipped. The services are as advertised, ideal for discovering the Bonifacio region. The owners are charming and always available. Many thanks to them.

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