Villa Le Maquis
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What Oliver loves…
- The views from the upper terrace are simply breath-taking and you can enjoy some spectacular sun-sets here
- There are many idyllic beaches within a short drive plus many more only accessible by boat or foot
- The beautiful town of Ajaccio, the birthplace of Napoleon, is under an hour by car
- Discover the rugged interior of the island by visiting timeless villages such as Olmeto or Sartène
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When you relax on your terrace gazing out to the sea you will soon realise why Corsica is known as ‘‘L'Île de Beauté’. Located In the southern part of the Bay of Ajaccio, Villa Le Maquis is the perfect home from which to explore this enchanting island.
This contemporary wooden house is sure to impress with its modern interiors and smart design. The open-plan living space is magnificent as you slide back the floor to ceiling doors and stare out to sea. Step straight out on to the decked upper terrace where it’s all about the mesmerising views, whether you are relaxing in the whirlpool or enjoying al-fresco meals with the scent of the maquis around you.
Wander down the stone steps to the impressive swimming pool where you bathe in the glorious sun before swimming as you catch a glimpse of the Mediterranean. It’s only a short drive to reach the sea with beautiful beaches such as Portigliolo and Cupabia nearby and many more remote spots accessible by boat or foot. Indeed, this region is a hiker’s delight with amazing walks for all abilities through the sweet scented maquis and eucalyptus forests with idyllic views of the sea and mountains.
Head north to Ajaccio, the birthplace of Napoleon Bonaparte, to experience the charm of the region’s capital or follow the winding roads south to timeless villages such as Olmeto and Sartène. Take a boat trip from Propriano, where you may even spot a dolphin or discover the prehistoric site of Filitosa, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
At the end of the day, return to your elegant abode where you can enjoy amazing sunsets with good wine and company in this incredibly beautiful part of the stunning island of Corsica.
What you should know…
- 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.
- The stone steps leading from the upper terrace down to the swimming pool are open-sided with no hand rail
- The fourth bedroom is in a separate annexe with its own living area and kitchenette
- Some of the bath/shower rooms are partially open-plan to the bedrooms
- Car hire is essential in this part of Corsica where the roads are windy and remote
- Open-plan kitchen, well equipped including electric oven and hob, dishwasher, fridge, freezer box, coffee machine and microwave
- Open-plan living area with doors leading out to upper terrace
- Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom and WC
- Twin bedroom with en-suite shower room and WC
- Twin bedroom with en-suite shower room
- Separate WC
(separate from main house)
- Living-dining area with TV and kitchenette
- Shower room and WC (no door, curtained partition)
- Quad bedroom with four single beds
Outside Grounds (3000m2 of wild maquis)
- Private swimming pool (50m2) accessed from the villa via open-sided stone steps, open May to end of September
- Outdoor shower
- Whirlpool bath (for up to 7 guests)
- Large wooden upper terrace
- Lower pool terrace
- Car port for up to 3 cars
- Air-conditioning in one room
- Electric heating
- 2 TVs and 1 DVD player
- Radio and CD player
- Washing machine
On the Coti Chiavari peninsular, in the southern end of the Bay of Ajaccio, Villa Le Maquis is located in 3000m2 of wild maquis (Corsican herbs) with only the view of the sea, land and surrounding houses in front of you. The peninsular is dotted with homes and hamlets and there’s a handful of restaurants within a short drive. There are also stunning fish restaurants right on the beach in this area, often only accessible by foot, boat or 4x4 where you are rewarded by amazing fresh food in idyllic settings.
There is a mini-market within a few minutes by car or you can head up to the seaside resort of Porticcio (24km) for a greater choice of shops and larger supermarkets.
Just 3.5km south you will find the beautiful and remote beach Cala d’Orzu (it is possible to access it by 4x4 but only via a steep dirt track, so many arrive by boat!) where there’s a restaurant and fine sands with clear waters. Plage de Cupabia (17km) is easier to approach by car and has lovely gently shelving waters whilst to the north the lovely Portigliolo beach (9km) has a great year round watersports instructor plus equipment and boat hire. The idyllic Mare e Sole beach (14km), perfectly sheltered from the wind, is also ideal for paddling and swimming in the clear blue waters. In fact, all along this scenic coastline you will find wonderful white sandy beaches, some only accessible by boat or foot.
This region is very popular with hikers, there are some wonderful walks to suit all abilities both along the coast and inland. Head to the stunning Capu di Mura peninsula with its 16th century watchtower and the forest of eucalyptus trees in Coti-Chiavari where you have amazing views of the sea as you walk or cycle. There are also some spectacular routes around the prehistoric site of Filitosa (24km), a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Drive north to visit the island’s capital, Ajaccio (42km) in just over an hour and visit the city’s art galleries, markets, fantastic restaurants and hang out in the wide-open squares facing the sea. This is of course the birthplace of Napoleon Bonaparte and you can visit his childhood home. If you are feeling really adventurous you can take the charming train from Ajaccio to Corte for the day, passing incredible scenery as it winds through the forests and mountains, a spectacular and relaxing way to see the interior of this amazing island.
Alternatively, following the winding roads south to discover some beautiful villages such as Olmeto (33km) with its timeless charm and mountain scenery or Sartène (48km), a picturesque and unspoilt town steeped in tradition with a fascinating history, wonderful wines and more spectacular valley views.
|Nearest Ferry port||
Small grocery store
Along this scenic coastline you will find wonderful white sandy beaches although bear in mind some of them are only accessible by boat or foot! To the north the lovely Portigliolo beach (9km) has a great year round watersports instructor plus equipment and boat hire whilst Plage de Cupabia (17km) is another good beach to reach by car and has lovely gently shelving waters. The idyllic Mare e Sole beach (14km), perfectly sheltered from the wind, is also ideal for paddling and swimming in the clear blue waters.
Drive north to visit the island’s capital, Ajaccio and visit the city’s art galleries, markets and hang out in the wide-open squares facing the sea. This is of course the birthplace of Napoleon Bonaparte and you can visit his childhood home. Kids will love the charming train from Ajaccio to Corte for the day, passing incredible scenery as it winds through the forests and mountains.
To the south you can take excursion boats from Propriano (35km) to discover the beautiful Valinco coast and you may even spot dolphins if you are lucky.
Kids Activities Close-by
- Beach Nearby
- <1hr to Airport
- Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
- Tourist Towns & Villages
- Historical Sites
- Child-Safe Pool
- Fenced Grounds
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
- Bike hire
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
These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.
|Arrival time||Between 4.00-6.00 p.m. (this may extend until 8.00 p.m. in the summer, on request only).|
|Departure time||10.00 a.m.|
|Energy costs included?||Yes.|
|Heating costs included?||Yes, approximately from November to April. During all other periods heating is on request and may be subject to extra charges. Please enquire.|
|Linen & towels included?||Extra £25 per person per stay, payable locally.|
|End of stay cleaning included?||Extra £25 per person per stay, payable locally.|
|Smoking Allowed?||Outside only.|
|Minimum stay||7 nights.|
|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||Any special events and celebrations are on request only and subject to prior arrangement with the owner. Additional charges and higher security deposits may apply. Please enquire at the time of booking.|
|Other Ts and Cs||The pool is open approximately from May to the end of September, depending on the weather conditions (cooler months may not be suitable for swimming).|
Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:
|Feb 16th 2019 - Jun 1st 2019||£2,960|
|Jun 1st 2019 - Jun 22nd 2019||£3,325|
|Jun 22nd 2019 - Jul 13th 2019||£3,540|
|Jul 13th 2019 - Jul 20th 2019||£5,123|
|Jul 20th 2019 - Aug 24th 2019||£5,918|
|Aug 24th 2019 - Aug 31st 2019||£4,261|
|Aug 31st 2019 - Sep 14th 2019||£3,325|
|Sep 14th 2019 - Oct 18th 2019||£2,960|
|Oct 18th 2019 - Jan 4th 2020||£2,946|
|Jan 4th 2020 - May 30th 2020||£2,960|
|May 30th 2020 - Jun 20th 2020||£3,325|
|Jun 20th 2020 - Jul 11th 2020||£3,540|
|Jul 11th 2020 - Jul 18th 2020||£5,123|
|Jul 18th 2020 - Aug 19th 2020||£5,918|
Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:
|Feb 16th 2019 - Jun 1st 2019||€3,233|
|Jun 1st 2019 - Jun 22nd 2019||€3,632|
|Jun 22nd 2019 - Jul 13th 2019||€3,867|
|Jul 13th 2019 - Jul 20th 2019||€5,595|
|Jul 20th 2019 - Aug 24th 2019||€6,464|
|Aug 24th 2019 - Aug 31st 2019||€4,654|
|Aug 31st 2019 - Sep 14th 2019||€3,632|
|Sep 14th 2019 - Oct 18th 2019||€3,233|
|Oct 18th 2019 - Jan 4th 2020||€3,218|
|Jan 4th 2020 - May 30th 2020||€3,233|
|May 30th 2020 - Jun 20th 2020||€3,632|
|Jun 20th 2020 - Jul 11th 2020||€3,867|
|Jul 11th 2020 - Jul 18th 2020||€5,595|
|Jul 18th 2020 - Aug 19th 2020||€6,464|
Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:
|Feb 16th 2019 - Jun 1st 2019||$3,652|
|Jun 1st 2019 - Jun 22nd 2019||$4,103|
|Jun 22nd 2019 - Jul 13th 2019||$4,368|
|Jul 13th 2019 - Jul 20th 2019||$6,320|
|Jul 20th 2019 - Aug 24th 2019||$7,301|
|Aug 24th 2019 - Aug 31st 2019||$5,257|
|Aug 31st 2019 - Sep 14th 2019||$4,103|
|Sep 14th 2019 - Oct 18th 2019||$3,652|
|Oct 18th 2019 - Jan 4th 2020||$3,635|
|Jan 4th 2020 - May 30th 2020||$3,652|
|May 30th 2020 - Jun 20th 2020||$4,103|
|Jun 20th 2020 - Jul 11th 2020||$4,368|
|Jul 11th 2020 - Jul 18th 2020||$6,320|
|Jul 18th 2020 - Aug 19th 2020||$7,301|
Please note that prices may not be 100% accurate for dates outside of the current calendar year. For an accurate quote, please enquire.
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