Villa Rachel

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Sleeps: 10 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 3

Overview

Pool Ideal for Kids Walk to Beach

A contemporary home in a classic setting, Villa Rachel is situated in one of the most beautiful regions of northern Corsica, along the Balagne coast near L'Île-Rousse and Calvi.

Modern and unique in style both inside and out, floor to ceiling glass windows look over the rooftops and Mediterranean trees towards the sea. The ground floor offers vast living and dining space with huge doors opening up to a marvellous al-fresco terrace, allowing an uninterrupted flow from inside-out.  A beautiful kitchen and an en-suite master bedroom with its own garden patio complete this level whilst the upper mezzanine floor has two further bedrooms and a shower room.

Steps outside lead down to the grand pool terrace where you will find wide sliding doors each leading to the final two bedrooms allowing you to step straight out for a dip in the inviting heated swimming pool. The beautiful decking surrounded by plants and trees is the most relaxing spot for lounging in the sun on long summer afternoons before heading upstairs for an evening aperitif gazing out towards the sea.

Villa Rachel is set in an elevated position in a private residential area where you can wander down to the beach in about 20 minutes, passing over rocks to reach the crystal-clear sea. Within a few minutes by car you can also reach more picture-perfect beaches such as Bodri with its glorious white sands or be enjoying watersports in nearby Algajola.

Head to charming L'Île-Rousse to dine in some wonderful local restaurants specialising in chestnuts, wild boar or serving the catch-of-the-day or take the little narrow-gauge train, U Trinichellu, to Calvi for a leisurely lunch with good wine in the old town. Inland you can discover tiny, historic villages in the Balagne hills, perfect for hikers and cyclists or take a boat trip from Calvi to the amazing Scandola Nature Reserve, an area of outstanding natural beauty.

There’s good reason that Corsica is known as the Isle of Beauty with its stunning landscapes, idyllic villages and beautiful beaches and Villa Rachel offers the perfect place from which to explore the northern part of this amazing island.  

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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
  • Each of the two bedrooms on the lower floor are only accessed from the outside and each have direct access to the swimming pool
  • Car hire is essential to be able to get out and explore this wonderful area

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Heated Pool Internet Air-Con BBQ Ground Floor Bed & Bath Cable TV

Interior of Villa (180m2 over 3 levels)

Ground Floor

- Living-dining room with TV, hi-fi system and doors to the terrace
- Open-plan kitchen, well-equipped including induction hob, microwave, freezer, electric coffee machine and dishwasher
- Bedroom with double bed (180x200cm) and bath and WC. Doors to a terrace
- Separate WC

Lower Ground Floor (each bedroom is  only accessed from the outside)

- Bedroom with double bed (160x200cm) and shower with WC. Doors out to pool terrace
- Bedroom with twin beds (90x190cm each) and doors out to pool terrace

Upper Floor mezzanine level

- Bedroom with twin beds (90x190cm each)
- Bedroom with double bed (160x200cm) and shower with WC

Outside Grounds

- Heated swimming pool (8mx4m) open 15th April to 15th November
- Outdoor shower
- Al-fresco dining terrace
- Terraced gardens
- BBQ
- Parking (up to 4 cars)

Facilities

- Wi-Fi
- Air-conditioning
- TV
- Hi-Fi system
- Washing machine and dryer

Location

About the surrounding area of Villa Rachel
Walk to Beach <1hr to Airport Watersports Sailing Canoeing/Kayaking Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Tennis Nearby Cycling Horse Riding Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites Romantic
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Villa Rachel is set in a residential estate of beautiful villas which lead down to the sea.  You can walk to the beach in about 15-20 minutes with the last part only accessed via foot and down a rocky path. Just along from this resort is the absolutely stunning Bodri beach (3km) with crystal clear waters and white sand; just a five-minute drive or a quick hop on the narrow-gauge train.

You are perfectly located near the little train station (900m) where the delightful U Trinichellu takes you in either direction to L'Île-Rousse or Calvi, stopping off at lovely beaches on the way (such as Bodri, one stop away). It only goes once every hour or two during the day only and can get busy in the summer months, but this is a lovely way to go out for a leisurely lunch with some good wine or visit an amazing beach without the hassle of parking. There is also a train from Calvi, Algajola or L'Île-Rousse to Corte and onwards to Ajaccio, following spectacular mountain scenery en route.

There are restaurants within a short drive, some of them along the coast and others in nearby Algajola (4km) and L'Île-Rousse (5km).

Algajola has a lovely long sandy beach with a good choice of watersports including wind-surfing and snorkelling. L'Île-Rousse is a particularly beautiful old town with little streets filled with shops and restaurants specialising in wonderful Corsican food such as chestnuts, wild boar or the catch of the day on one of the beach restaurants in an idyllic setting. Walk up to the lighthouse at Ile de la Pietra for spectacular views, especially around sun-set when the rock glows red.

Calvi (20km) has an amazing citadel with wonderful vistas, narrow streets filled with charming restaurants and shops and a marina with cafes and bars. The town beach has lovely shallow waters and watersports including jet-ski, paragliding and windsurfing. The setting of Calvi is particularly spectacular with the rugged mountains in the background.

Boat trips can be taken from the marina to the nearby Scandola Nature Reseve (a World Heritage Site), an incredibly unspoilt area of beautiful rock formations with restricted access only by boat (or foot via high mountains).

Inland you can explore the stunning interiors of the Balagne countryside with idyllic hilltop villages such as Monticello (9km), Santa-Reparata-di-Balagna (9km) and Sant’Antonino (13km), the latter being one of France’s Plus Beaux Villages with spectacular views towards the coast. Three other villages not to be missed include Corbara, Pigna (known for its ceramics) and Aregno.  There are some wonderful hikes around this area and cycling is also a popular pursuit in these parts (bikes can be hired locally).

Just inland on the coastal road between L'Île-Rousse and Calvi is picturesque Lumio (11km) with its baroque church, olive trees and lively Wednesday morning market. Keen walkers can hike up to the abandoned village of Occi for more panoramic views.

Another area of outstanding beauty is the beach at Ostriconi (20km), north-east of L'Île-Rousse, a wild beach only accessed by foot. Continue along the winding roads of the Desert des Agriates to the beautiful harbourside town of St Florent (49km) at the foot of the equally stunning Cap Corse, a wild peninsula with idyllic fishing villages and mesmerising scenery. There are also some good wines to taste in this part of the island, especially around Patrimonio (59km).

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Calvi/Bastia

(19km/94km)

Nearest Village Algajola

(4km)

Nearest Town/City L'Île-Rousse/Calvi

(5km/20km)

Nearest Restaurant

(3-4km)

Nearest Supermarket E.Leclerc L'Île-Rousse

(3.5km)

Nearest Beach

(1.2km/15-20min walk )

Nearest Golf Golf Reginu

(16km)

Kids

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

From Villa Rachel you can walk to the beach with the last part only accessed via foot and down a rocky path. Just along from this resort is the absolutely stunning Bodri beach (3km) with crystal clear waters and white sand; just a five-minute drive or a quick hop on the narrow-gauge train.

Algajola (4km) has a lovely long sandy beach with a good choice of watersports including wind-surfing and snorkelling. The town beach in Calvi also has lovely shallow waters and watersports including jet-skis, paragliding, kayaking and windsurfing. Older kids can also learn how to dive in one of the diving clubs along the coast.

Inland there are some delightful villages in the Balagne countryside such as Sant'Antonino where you can ride donkeys or discover amazing horse-riding opportunities across the region. There are also canyoning and climbing classes in the mountains that may appeal to older kids.

You are perfectly located near the little train station (900m) where the delightful U Trinichellu takes you in either direction to L'Île-Rousse or Calvi, stopping off at lovely beaches on the way (such as Bodri, one stop away). It only goes once every hour or two during the day only and can get busy in the summer months, but this is a lovely way to go out for lunch or visit an amazing beach without the hassle of parking.

Boat trips can be taken from the marina to the nearby Scandola Nature Reseve (a World Heritage Site), an incredibly unspoilt area of beautiful rock formations with restricted access only by boat (or foot via high mountains).

Kids Activities Close-by

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

Onsite Facilities

  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Fenced Grounds

Extras

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

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 €1000 paid in cash upon arrival.
Arrival time Between 4.00 p.m. and 7.00 p.m. Other arrival times are on request only. Please enquire.
Departure time Before 10.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Linen & towels included? No, there is a charge of €16.00 per person for an initial supply of bed linen and towels (excluding pool towels), payable in resort.
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 garbage disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Pets welcome? No.
Smoking Allowed? No.
Changeover day Saturday.
Minimum stay 7 nights.
Pool heating charge? No. Please note that like all heated pools, pool heating and water temperature are reliant on weather and outside temperatures.
Other Ts and Cs The pool is open approx. from mid April to mid November, subject to weather conditions.
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 Weddings, stag/hen parties and other celebrations are on request only.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period Weekly
Sep 21st 2019 - Sep 28th 2019 £3,683
Sep 28th 2019 - Nov 30th 2019 £2,928
Nov 30th 2019 - Dec 28th 2019 £2,659
Dec 28th 2019 - May 2nd 2020 £2,928
May 2nd 2020 - May 30th 2020 £3,683
May 30th 2020 - Jun 27th 2020 £4,278
Jun 27th 2020 - Jul 18th 2020 £5,652
Jul 18th 2020 - Aug 22nd 2020 £6,217
Aug 22nd 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 £5,652
Aug 29th 2020 - Sep 12th 2020 £4,278
Sep 12th 2020 - Sep 26th 2020 £3,683
Sep 26th 2020 - Mar 24th 2021 £2,928

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period Weekly
Sep 21st 2019 - Sep 28th 2019 €3,989
Sep 28th 2019 - Nov 30th 2019 €3,172
Nov 30th 2019 - Dec 28th 2019 €2,880
Dec 28th 2019 - May 2nd 2020 €3,172
May 2nd 2020 - May 30th 2020 €3,989
May 30th 2020 - Jun 27th 2020 €4,633
Jun 27th 2020 - Jul 18th 2020 €6,122
Jul 18th 2020 - Aug 22nd 2020 €6,733
Aug 22nd 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 €6,122
Aug 29th 2020 - Sep 12th 2020 €4,633
Sep 12th 2020 - Sep 26th 2020 €3,989
Sep 26th 2020 - Mar 24th 2021 €3,172

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period Weekly
Sep 21st 2019 - Sep 28th 2019 $4,396
Sep 28th 2019 - Nov 30th 2019 $3,495
Nov 30th 2019 - Dec 28th 2019 $3,173
Dec 28th 2019 - May 2nd 2020 $3,495
May 2nd 2020 - May 30th 2020 $4,396
May 30th 2020 - Jun 27th 2020 $5,105
Jun 27th 2020 - Jul 18th 2020 $6,746
Jul 18th 2020 - Aug 22nd 2020 $7,419
Aug 22nd 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 $6,746
Aug 29th 2020 - Sep 12th 2020 $5,105
Sep 12th 2020 - Sep 26th 2020 $4,396
Sep 26th 2020 - Mar 24th 2021 $3,495

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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