This is a recently built luxury villa with beautiful outdoor heated swimming pool with spa jets and large garden overlooking the Bay of Ajaccio. The villa is on a single level and all rooms have French doors opening onto the fenced and hedged garden. The house is furnished to a very high standard for your enjoyment. All amenities are available in Porticcio which is within a short easy walk. The villa has uninterrupted sea and mountain views- usually snow-capped until May. Quiet, peaceful and secluded but accessible. A car is not necessary unless you wish to explore further afield. Meet and greet service and local support service is provided with the possibility of extra house keeping and shopping services. The master bedroom is very large with a sitting area and terrace. This room will easily accommodate an extra small single bed and cot. The Roman Spa style bathroom has a large walk in rain shower with massage jets, double ended bath and twin basins. All rooms have French doors which open onto the gardens. Each bedroom has its own bath or shower room with luxury toiletries and fine bed linen and towels. All rooms have TV/DVD players. The living room is huge with a dining table seating 8 and many comfortable sofas by the log fire or TV. You will find books, DVDs and MP3 docking ports. The kitchen is fully equiped with an American fridge/freezer and Range cooker. There is an outside barbecue.
- Villa1829 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay7 nights
Villa in Porticcio, near Ajaccio, Corsica - On small private estate 5 mins walk to beach and shops the beach,shops and bars
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- within a few hours
- english, french
- Calendar last updated:
- Aug 16, 2018
About jane shepherd
I am a Hospital doctor working in London and living in Oxford. I have 2 teenage children and have spent many holidays in Corsica since 1981. The house was built for me to provide comfortable spacious accomodation for my family and friends. I believe holidays are important 'recharge' time and so everything needs to be organised. My ideal holiday is family based with everyone having enough space to relax in their way. I bought my first house in Porticcio as I was unable to find high quality accomodation to rent. I love cooking and eating! A well planned kitchen and stocked kitchen is essential. The local food is so fresh and tasty that we usually eat in enjoying the view over the bay till late. I also enjoy reading, old films and TV and jigsaw puzzles. So you will find books, DVDs and games.
jane shepherd purchased this Villa in 2008
Why jane shepherd chose Porticcio
I have visited all the island and chose Porticcio as it is on the outstandingly beautiful bay of Ajaccio and near the airport, which makes the journey so easy. There is a regular 3 times daily ferry service to Ajaccio town. Porticcio is a lively summer resort but also has a local community which prevents it being just about tourism. Outside high summer the restaurants serve the locals and the school children learn to sail on the bay. There are no high rise buildings or big hotels and no parking meters! There are many beautiful beaches within an easy drive. Walking and cycling are also popular. The house overlooks the bay and the twinkling lights at night-simply magical. All facilities are within a short stroll. The villa is your home from home. Check in and check out are flexible depending on your travel arrangements. A welcome food package is provided so when you arrive you can have coffee, tea, breakfast or lunch with wine as you wish. The area has been enjoyed by all age groups. The parents with small children enjoy the soft sand beaches, quite afternoon siestas for the little ones and long lazy suppers after bedtime, teens can stroll to the beach and enjoy the large array of water sports, and grown ups of all ages can do their own thing with great food, wine and scenery.
What makes this Villa unique
The villa is new and has a large garden with a beautiful heated outdoor pool. The pool in the summer is usually 28ºC at a minimum. It has been well designed and built to modern standards with double glazing and shutters to keep cool in summer and warm in winter. The living and bedroom areas have both air conditioning and ceiling fans. Everything is within an easy walk which is great as no-one has to be the driver after a long beach side evening meal. Please note that I do not agree rentals until we have has direct communication, so expect a phone call.
Pool / Spa
Lovely house on the coast
Beautiful house with everything you could possibly need. Jane was excellent at giving us information and Brigitte was very helpful at the property. We cooked in more than usual as the kitchen was very well equipped and the terrace had amazing views.Great local restaurants just a walk away and the ferry trip to Ajaccio was fun. Very highly recommended.
Very Nice property and excellent host!
The property is Very Nice with a large garden and pool! You can walk to both beaches and restaurants. The host Jane is very supportive and show Great interest for her quests. Warn recommendation!
Great, well equipped house with beautiful view, perfect for two families. Lovely pool.
We were 4 adults and 4 children, aged 9-12 and have really enjoyed a week in this lovely villa with ample space both indoor and outdoor. The house is within walking distance from shops, a beach and restaurants which is very convenient. However, most days we drove 15-20 minutes to find better beaches ( not difficult!). We enjoyed dinner out in Porticcio a couple of nights and also enjoyed cooking in the well equipped kitchen ( and barbecue).The owner is very helpful and service minded and for us who do not speak French it was very convenient with a British owner. The house was clean and nice, but the outdoor area could perhaps have benefitted from a bit more attention. A couple of nights there was quite load music and laser shows from local night clubs, which may disturb some people, but we were OK with it and it never disturbed any sleep. All in all, very happy with the stay!
Perfect for an extended family
Three generations able to enjoy time together and separately in homely surroundings. Plenty of things to do for all ages combined with relaxation and the ideal environment for water babies like our grandchildren. Wonderful support and communication from the owner and the local manager, prompt but never intrusive.
Nous avons été impressionnés par la beauté, la propreté et les commodités offerts avec cette villa. Si nous retournons un jour sur l'île de beauté, ce sera assurément avec cette location!
Wish we had the time to stay longer
Our third annual visit and it gets more comfortable and relaxing each time. Even our 6 year old granddaughter was trying to persuade us that she needed another week here. It is a home rather than an impersonal holiday let which helps you to settle; we even had a discussion over a lunch about what day it actually was! If annual leave allowances were greater and the adults' schedules could be co-ordinated, it would be hard to resist a longer break. Thank you Jane & Brigitte for your usual standard of hospitality and care.
Porticcio is a small beach-side resort with a beautiful 1km long sandy beach with watersports and boat hire and an easy 5 -7 minutes stroll from the house. There are regular ferries to Ajaccio and is the departure point for many other boat excursions. There are a wide range of shops and a large supermarket, as well as plenty of bars and restaurants many of which are directly on the beach. The bay is spectacular with numerous other beaches and coves within 15 minutes drive.
The nearest airport is Ajaccio Napoleon Bonaparte which is approximately 15 minutes drive. Flights are direct during the summer with Easyjet or via Nice, Marseille, Geneva or Paris. Taxis cost approximately 30 euros from the airport. As all amenities are within a short walk a car is not essential, but recommended for those wishing to explore the island. There is a regular ferry service to Ajaccio, as well as other boat trips.
Ajaccio 15 km
Airport 10 km
Corte 2 hours
Proprianno 1 45mins
Sartene 2 15 hours
Bonefaccio 3 hours
Porticcio is a small, usually quiet beach side resort. It can be busy and lively from mid-July to the end of August with beach music and other entertainments. There is a cinema and night club. It is a good centre for visiting the island by car. It appeals to many different types of people, walkers, painters, beach lovers and those who want a simple relaxed holiday.
The shops sell a wide range of local produce and wines. The food is Mediterranean with a strong Italian influence - plenty of pasta and homemade pizza. Traditional Corsican cooking is unique and well worth a try. There is a daily market in Ajaccio selling fruit, vegetables, olive oils, hams and charcuterie and cheeses. Nearby is the Fish market.
For children the beaches are wonderful with sparkling water. Older children may like the outdoor waterslides or the inflatables at the Airport beach which are like a floating playground. Tennis and Riding are nearby.
The house has bikes, table tennis and body surf boards which you are welcome to use.
There are at least 10 beaches within an easy drive, all are different, but for very young children the Plage d'Argent offers fine silvef sand and a very gently shelving beach. Ideal for young toddlers, for sand castle building and playing with inflatables in the sea.
For those who enjoy walking, there are numerous hilking trails nearby, including the Mare a Mare, and Mare a Monte.
Many varied restaurants are an easy 5 -10 minute walk from the villa. Its a pleasure to go for an evening stroll.
Booking Notes: Please contact the owner directly by email. Please include a contact phone number. A deposit of 25% is payable on booking and £150 refundable caution to cover damage and additional cleaning which is payable locally. Final payment is 8 weeks before departure. For security reasons, I do not accept bookings unless we have been in telephone contact. The villa is similar to villa FR1874 which is nearby. If booked together there is a 10% discount. Changeover Day: Sunday in June, July and August. Outside high season flexible. Check out by 10am. Check in normally16.00. Please leave the house clean and tidy. Strip beds and fold linen, empty dishwasher, washing up dry and put away and empty all bins. Notes on prices: Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds. Please contact the owner to discuss lets longer than 2 weeks. Flexibility is possible outside the summer season ( July and August ) Change over day is Sunday to coordinate with Eastjet direct flights. Part weeks are charged as full weeks in high season. Bedlinen is included, as is end cleaning and a comprehensive welcome pack of food and drinks.