Villa U Tramontu

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Sleeps: 13 Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 6

Overview

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At the end of a beautiful peninsular, with its Genovese tower keeping watch, Villa U Tramontu is a wonderful family home with spectacular sea and mountain views on the glorious west coast of Corsica.

Just under an hour south of Ajaccio, once you have arrived it will be hard to leave. This is the owner’s home away from home; their oasis to escape to with family and friends to mingle, relax and spend quality time together. There are five spacious bedrooms, each with their own en-suite bathrooms and some with glorious sea-views as you step out to the lower terrace, plus a small single room if needed. The living space on the upper floor enjoys spectacular vistas of the sea and gardens, and leads straight out onto a spacious terrace; a wonderful spot for morning coffee or an evening with family or friends under the starry sky.

Yet it’s the gardens, terraces and heated swimming pool that will overwhelm you with their beauty and their conviviality. The bright gardens are full of Mediterranean delights with terracotta pots filled with geraniums, overhanging bougainvillea and hydrangeas bursting with colour. The infinity swimming pool is an oasis of calm as you gaze out over to the sea and long leisurely lunches can be enjoyed in the shade of the poolside pergola. On a clear day you can see most of Corsica’s majestic peaks, including Monte Cinto, the highest mountain in Corsica. As the evening approaches, take a chilled glass of wine to the decked outdoor lounge and watch the dazzling sun set over the sea, after all 'U Tramontu' is Corsican for sunset.

You can wander down to the sea, just 300m away, where you will be able to swim from the rocks into the clear blue water. There are some lovely sandy beaches within a short drive, such as Portiglio beach (3.5km) with its brilliant watersports instructor or the picturesque Mare e Sole beach, perfectly sheltered from the wind and a wonderful place for paddling and swimming. 

All along this coastline you can seek out magical white sandy beaches, some with some amazing fish restaurants, many accessible only by foot or boat.  Indeed, this region is a hiker’s delight with amazing walks for all abilities through the sweet scented maquis with idyllic views of the sea and mountains.

It’s no wonder Corsica is known as ‘‘L'Île de Beauté’ with its white sandy beaches, cascading streams and breath-taking valleys with mountain villages.  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.

Dine in some fabulous restaurants across the region, whether it’s the nearby relaxed pizzeria or delicious Corsican cuisine, such as wild boar and chestnuts, in more refined surroundings. Yet with the dazzling vistas of mountains and sea from the terraces, infinity pool and gardens, it will be hard to tear yourself away from this unique and charming home.

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What you should know…

  • A car is needed to drive to the local beaches and shops and explore this beautiful island

Property Features

Private Pool Heated Pool Internet Air-Con BBQ Ground Floor Bed & Bath Satellite TV DVD

Villa Interior (300m2)
Max. 13 guests (9 adults + 4 kids/teens or 11 adults)

- Open-plan living area with doors leading to upper terrace with sea-views
- Open-plan dining area with doors leading to garden and terrace
- TV room with satellite TV and DVD player, doors leading to garden
- Kitchen, well-equipped including fridge, dishwasher, gas and electric range, oven, microwave, toaster and coffee maker. Door leading to upper terrace with sea-views
- Upper laundry room with washing machine, dryer and fridge
- Pool level lower kitchen and laundry with large washing machine, dryer, small fridge, dishwasher, oven and gas range
- Master bedroom (king-size bed) and doors leading to sea-view terrace. En-suite bathroom with tub, shower, double wash-basin and separate WC
- Double bedroom with queen-size bed with doors leading to pool.  En-suite bathroom with washbasin and toilet
- Double bedroom with queen-size bed with doors leading to pool . En-suite bathroom with tub, full shower, washbasin and toilet
- Double bedroom with king-size bed (or 2 twins) with doors leading to pool.  En-suite bathroom with tub, full shower, washbasin and toilet
- Twin bedroom (two single beds, with option of bunk beds for children as well) with en-suite bathroom with walk-in shower, washbasin and toilet
- Small single bedroom
- Bathroom with walk-in shower, washbasin and toilet

Outside Grounds

- Heated infinity swimming pool (size: 10mx5m/depth: 1m-2.5m) with jacuzzi/jet stream area (size: 3mx2m/depth: 1m). Motorised safety cover. Pool heating is thermostat controlled. Open mid April to late October
- Poolside bar area with stools and fridge
- Al-fresco dining area under pergola
- Gas BBQ
- Raised outdoor lounge
- First floor terrace with seating and al-fresco dining table
- Wonderful gardens, some parts terraced with steps
- Water feature
- Garage for two cars plus outdoor parking for three cars across two driveways

Facilities

- Air-conditioning throughout
- Heating
- Fan
- Wi-Fi
- Flat-screen satellite TV with English channels
- DVD player and DVDs
- Audio/Video receiver with surround sound speakers
- Hairdryers in each bathroom
- Washing machine and dryer
- Iron and ironing board
- Board games
- Pool toys
- Books

Location

About the surrounding area of Villa U Tramontu
Beach Nearby <1hr to Airport Watersports Sailing Walking/Hiking Paths Golf Nearby Tennis Nearby Cycling Horse Riding Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites Romantic
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Corsica is known as the ‘‘Île de Beauté’ with good reason, with hundreds of white sandy beaches and coves, cascading streams and waterfalls, fresh water pools and beautiful villages in the spectacular mountains. Villa U Tramontu is located in the bay of Ajaccio, one of the most attractive parts of the Corsican coastline.

Just 45 minutes south of Ajaccio Airport (32km), on the Cap de La Castagne, this villa enjoys extraordinary sea-views and magical sunsets. The villa is in a privately accessed residential area with other attractive villas dotted around, each one with their own privacy facing the sea and mountains. The area is quiet, yet there is plenty to do nearby if you wish to get out and explore. On a clear day you can see some of Corsica’s highest peaks, including Monte Cinto, the highest mountain in Corsica.

You can walk about 300m down to some rocks which you can swim from or the lovely Portigliolo beach (3.5km) is just five minutes by car, with a great year round watersports instructor plus equipment and boat hire. The idyllic Mare e Sole beach (9km), perfectly sheltered from the wind, is ideal for paddling and swimming in the clear blue waters. 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.

Dine at Chez Mico (3km) with its lovely garden and tennis courts, a particularly nice place for families with its relaxed atmosphere or head up the coast to the famous La Bergerie (12km) for refined cooking in a sublime setting. There are also stunning fish restaurants right on the beach in this area, again 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 (18km) for a greater choice of shops and larger supermarkets. 

Head north to visit the island’s capital, Ajaccio (36km) 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 (42km) with its timeless charm and mountain scenery or Sartène (55km), a picturesque and unspoilt town steeped in tradition with a fascinating history, wonderful wines and more spectacular valley views.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Ajaccio

(32km-45mins)

Nearest Beach Portigliolo

(3.5km-5mins)

Nearest Shop

(4km-5mins)

Nearest Supermarket Le Ruppione

(9km-15mins)

Nearest Restaurant

(4km-5mins)

Nearest Town/City Porticcio/Ajaccio

(18km-25mins/32km-45mins)

Nearest Tennis

(4km-5mins)

Nearest Train Station Ajaccio

(34km-50mins)

Nearest Village Le Ruppione

(10km-15mins)

Nearest Golf Porticcio

(25km-40mins)

Kids

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

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Pushchair
  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

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

Onsite Facilities

  • Children's books
  • Children's videos/DVDs
  • Board games
  • Heated Pool
  • DVD
  • Fenced Grounds

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Fridge-stocking 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:

- Cook
- Fridge-stocking
- 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!

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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 USD$3000 paid to the owner via bank transfer minimum one month before the arrival.
Arrival time 4.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Heating costs included? Yes.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes.
Linen & towels included? Yes, including pool towels.
Minimum stay 7 nights.
Changeover day Saturday or Sunday.
Pets welcome? On request only and with prior agreement with the owner.
Pool heating charge? No. Please note that like all heated pools, pool heating and water temperature are reliant on weather and outside temperatures
Smoking Allowed? No.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and other celebrations are not allowed.
Other Ts and Cs Please note the max. capacity is 13 guests (9 adults + 4 kids/teens or 11 adults).
Other Ts and Cs The pool is open and heated from mid April to end of October.
Other Ts and Cs Guests will be required to sign a copy of the owner's rental terms before their arrival.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 13 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jun 25th 2019 - Jun 29th 2019 £6,113
Jun 29th 2019 - Aug 31st 2019 £8,934
Aug 31st 2019 - Sep 28th 2019 £5,642
Sep 28th 2019 - May 30th 2020 £3,762
May 30th 2020 - Jun 27th 2020 £6,113
Jun 27th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 £8,934
Aug 29th 2020 - Sep 26th 2020 £5,642
Sep 26th 2020 - Dec 26th 2020 £3,762

Prices based on an occupancy of 13 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jun 25th 2019 - Jun 29th 2019 €6,537
Jun 29th 2019 - Aug 31st 2019 €9,554
Aug 31st 2019 - Sep 28th 2019 €6,035
Sep 28th 2019 - May 30th 2020 €4,023
May 30th 2020 - Jun 27th 2020 €6,537
Jun 27th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 €9,554
Aug 29th 2020 - Sep 26th 2020 €6,035
Sep 26th 2020 - Dec 26th 2020 €4,023

Prices based on an occupancy of 13 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jun 25th 2019 - Jun 29th 2019 $7,454
Jun 29th 2019 - Aug 31st 2019 $10,894
Aug 31st 2019 - Sep 28th 2019 $6,880
Sep 28th 2019 - May 30th 2020 $4,587
May 30th 2020 - Jun 27th 2020 $7,454
Jun 27th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 $10,894
Aug 29th 2020 - Sep 26th 2020 $6,880
Sep 26th 2020 - Dec 26th 2020 $4,587

Please note that prices may not be 100% accurate for dates outside of the current calendar year. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Reviews

  • Best Villa Ever!

    Posted by Karina on 29/06/2018

    Our two week stay in this house was wonderful. Our group consisted of four adults and three children ages 6, 4 and 1. The setting is lovely. The property is attractively landscaped, and the multitude of porches and terraces provide space for everyone to sit and relax in peace! The view could not be better, and we spent quite a few days and nights enjoying it. The owner was as responsive and responsible as any I've ever experienced before (and I've rented 14 houses in the last 7 years). When we had difficulty finding the house (and conversing with the French caretaker) the owner's daughter made all the necessary calls to get everything in order. A small problem with the dishwasher was dealt with immediately. The owner is definitely on top of things and takes good care of the house. The bedrooms are simply furnished but the house in general feels extremely comfort-able. The bathrooms are nice, clean and bright, the kitchen is well kitted out and there are pool toys available for the kids. There are ample beach towels and bath towels and paper towels for that matter!! This is not a house where the owner leaves you with one roll of toilet paper and says, 'good luck'. You will have every-thing you need. We were pleased to find that the house is quite child friendly. The main living areas are on a different level from the pool, so the kids could play on the porch off the living room while we cooked dinner and we knew that there were gates and doors preventing them from getting down into the pool area. The house is on an attractive peninsula overlooking the harbor. There are several nearby beaches to choose from, some within walking distance, but we especially liked one that was a 15-minute drive away and had good restaurants, perfect white sand, chairs to rent and shallow blue water. Given the challenging, twisty roads between the house and the nearest towns.... we tended to stay in at night and cook our own meals, but there are some nice restaurants within a 30-minute drive. We did not use the single bedroom downstairs, but I feel I should mention that it is very small. Overall, we loved our time in this home. I use the word 'home' because unlike many rental houses, this one feels as though it is lovingly cared for and used on a regular basis by its owners. I recommend this home highly.

  • Great Fiftieth Birthday!

    Posted by John on 12/06/2018

    I recently celebrated my fiftieth birthday holiday at this villa. We had eleven adults, in all, filling the 6 bedrooms. Four of the bedrooms face the beautiful Mediterranean with views of the city of Ajaccio and the mountain ranges beyond. There were no complaints from those in the back bedrooms, who enjoyed late morning rises, undisturbed by the rest of the guests. The villa itself is situated on a hillside with views on three sides. A heated pool seamlessly melds the picturesque landscape with the beautifully landscaped yard and terrace. The well-appointed kitchen allowed us to enjoy many of our meals at home at one of four dining areas both inside and out. There is a banquet-seating corner on the upper terrace that was perfect for sunset happy hours or early morning coffee and croissants. There wasn’t a time of day or night when the view was any less than stunning. It was also only a quick walk down to a great swimming cove amongst the impressive boulders that made up the shoreline. The owners were very accommodating and helpful with suggestions to make the best of our experience on Corsica. I would recommend this villa to anyone wanting a special destination for a special holiday.

  • Perfection!

    Posted by Liz on 27/07/2017

    Our two week stay at Villa U Tramontu was an absolute dream; I could not be more enthusiastic in recommending this home to anyone looking to spend their vacation in a veritable paradise. We were 2 couples, 3 children and 1 grandparent, and booked an 'off-season' holiday at the end of September. Not long after our arrival we realised a major perk of booking "off season": uncrowded beaches with absolutely perfect summer weather! Villa U Tramontu's spectacular ocean-view infinity pool is surrounded by lounge-chairs and palm trees and bordered by a lush garden... good luck ever tearing yourself away. I should also mention that this lavish pool area is accessible by both the main living quarters of the house and by the bedrooms, which we found extremely convenient for our kids and elderly grandparent. Pool amenities also include a shaded lounge and dining area (also with an Ocean view), a barbecue, outdoor refrigerator, pool toys and floats, and easy access to a downstairs kitchenette. The grounds at the front of the house include a lush garden, an elevated hammock-hideaway in a quiet shady corner, and an outdoor eating area punctuated by a lovely little fountain. The bedrooms are attractively furnished, comfortable and very clean. Five out of six have full attached bathrooms. All bedrooms are equipped with WiFi and air conditioning, as is the main area of the house. The upstairs living/dining/den areas are elegant yet cosy at the same time, and the entire back "wall" of this floor is com-posed of large sliding glass doors that open onto a beautiful terrace running the length of the entire villa. There is a dining area and lounge on this upper terrace as well! The kitchen has every piece of equipment you can think of. The owners of this home are easily reached and are very friendly and helpful. We will definitely be booking again, and I encourage anyone interested in perfection to do the same!

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