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Villa 150m from sea with large private pool and majestic views

Adele Bozza

Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english, french
Sleeps11
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 - 14 nights

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Adele Bozza

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Villa 150m from sea with large private pool and majestic views

Sleeps11
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 - 14 nights

Overview

Porticcio Villa Rental Photos and Description

5 chambres, 2 SDB, 1 salle d'eau, 4 toilettes - 8 adultes et 2 enfants

This five-bedroom villa was custom-built to provide spectacular panoramic views from both the wrap-around terrace and the large private pool in the garden. The unobstructed views from terraces go beyond the sandy local beach and rocky headlands of the coast, across the Bay of Ajaccio towards the majestic mountains that dominate the center of Corsica. Comfortably furnished and well-equipped, the villa’s Terrace Level has cathedral-ceiling living area and master bedroom suite that open onto covered and uncovered terraces. On the Garden Level below are the remaining 4 bedrooms that all open onto the garden with a large pool. A great family villa for up to 8 adults and 2 children; it is also well-suited for romantic rendezvous.The villa is a 5 minute walk to the sandy beach at Portigliolo. This quiet, beautiful community on the southern tip of the Gulf of Ajaccio offers local tennis, boating and dining; just 17km to its main resort town Porticcio and 35km from Ajaccio Airport.

Unobstructed Panoramic Views: Views from Terrace: Sunsets across the sea to the Isles des Sanguinaire are spectacular. At night the lights of Ajaccio across the bay sparkle like a diamond necklace. Into June, the snowcapped peaks in the center provide an amazing backdrop as you sunbathe on the terrace enjoying windsurfing, sailing and larger boats taking safe harbor in our local cove. Even during peak season the contrasting bluies of the sea and the waves splashing on the rocky headlands just beyond our local sandy beach provide visual entertainment throughout the day.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Adele Bozza (Owner)
Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english, french
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2015

About Adele Bozza

I am an American who lived in Europe for 20 years until I returned to New England in 2001. In 1989, we purchased land in Portigliolo and built U Castellu in 1991. Now that I live in USA, I enjoy sharing my wonderful Corsican home with others through rentals. It still remains my family holiday home. I come here twice a year in Late Spring and Early Autumn.

Adele Bozza purchased this villa in 1991

Why Adele Bozza chose Porticcio

We first visited Corsica in 1988 while living and working in London. I immediately fell in love with the island. During our first 2 weeks here, we searched for a villa to buy but soon realized we want to create OUR PLACE for our family and friends to enjoy. It was built with love for the island by local builders who appreciated that while we were strangers, we wanted a Corsican home; all materials are from the island including the grey-green granite fireplace.

What makes this villa unique

It is a family home, custom built for our vacation enjoyment. It is comfortable home that is well-equipped for adults and children. The views across the Golfe d'Ajaccio are even more spectacular than any photo I have taken. They still take my breath away each time I return. Because I love the island and have lived in England and USA, it offers some items that other French villas might not.

Property is looked after by my French neighbor from Bordeaux who retired here a few years ago. They are fluent in English but also understand the culture of Corsica. They are not employees but caring neighbors who want my home well-cared for and my guests happy.

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Sleeps11
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 - 14 nights
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Reviews

4.8
based on 22 traveler reviews

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Villa 150m from sea with large private pool and majestic views
average rating of 4.7727275 based on 22 reviews
5

Fantastic place :-)

  • 5 of 5

This is now the last day on Corsica for this time, but we are sure we will come back. We have all enjoyed it so much here. Portigliolo and U Castellu is simply fantastic. Everything has been working perfect and the house has fully lived up to our expectations.

We have been using the pool, swimming and snorkling in the sea and cycling in the hills around Portigliolo. We also visited Iles Sanguinaires and tried canyoning in La Richiusa.

We can only recommend this place :-)

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Anders originally emailed me in July 2014 to me while his family (4 adults & 5 children) from Denmark were staying at our villa U Castellu. He agreed to include his email comments in his review which he finally submitted in Feb 2015. I am always happy to hear from guests who truly enjoy their time at U Castellu and also have fallen in love with my favorite island.
5

Fantastic house with wonderful views and amenities

  • 5 of 5

What a Lovely house. We had a wonderful week and were sad to leave. It was nice to enjoy the peace and quiet away from any resorts. The kids especially enjoyed hiring kayaks on the beach and naturally the pool. We would love to come back another time and no doubt will be getting in contact again. Thanks once again.

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am very glad our guests from Sweden enjoyed their week at U Castellu. One of the benefits of our villa in Plage du Portigliolo, is the small sailing school on our local beach just a 5 min walk away. In addition to lessons, you can rent windsurfers, small catamarans and sea kayaks. At the other end of the beach is a restaurant & pizzeria with 4 tennis courts. All of this, on a quiet, clean beach used only by residents of Portigliolo and La Castagna.
4

Stunning views - highly recommended

  • 4 of 5

8 adults and 4 children stayed comfortably at U Castellu. Large and well-kept house with a stunning view of the Mediterranean. Great pool area.

Pros:

Fantastic location, sourroundings and views

Relaxing garden and pool area (the artificial lawn is a big plus though we were sceptical at first)

Well-equipped kitchen and barbecue area

Wi-fi included

Easy to deal with proprietor, straight business

Cons:

Some furnishing in need of an upgrade soon, but no big issue

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am always pleased to hear that our Guests had a wonderful time and enjoyed their stay at U Castellu. In September, we replaced the dining chairs on the terrace and the lounge chairs around the pool. So everything is ready for guests to arrive in 2015.
5

Très belle et spacieuse villa très bien située

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons adoré notre séjour en famille dans cette très belle et très spacieuse villa.

Nous étions nombreux mais le séjour y a été très agréable car le jardin, la villa et la terrasse sont très agréables.

Certaines chambres donnent directement sur la piscine.

La mer et toute proche à pied, mais nous avons aussi apprécié la piscine.

Une grande terrasse qui nous a permit de profité des magnifiques couches de soleil et d'y prendre nos repas.

Nous avons aussi pu nous promener dans toute l'île car idéalement situé et les petites routes environnantes sont magnifiques.

Tennis et restaurant à proximité.

Que dire de plus, sinon que nous retournerons avec un grand plaisir.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our guest from Toulouse was very gracious to provide his review in English as well: VERY NICE and SPACIOUS VILLA WITH A GREAT LOCATION We loved our family stay in this beautiful and very spacious villa. There was a big crowd staying with us but it was very comfortable and pleasant as was the garden and terrace. Some rooms overlooked the pool and had sea views. The sea was a short walk away and we also enjoyed the pool. A large terrace overlooking the sea allowed us to take advantage of the magnificent views (especially the sunsets) relaxing in our sun beds and enjoying our meals outside. We were able to travel around the island because the villa is ideally located and the scenery as you walk is spectacular! Tennis, restaurants and beach are nearby which is very convenient. What more could you want!! We would return with great pleasure!
5

We will be back!!

  • 5 of 5

In August of 2013 my girlfriend and I with 2 other couples and 2 children luckily found this amazing villa on the island of Corsica. The views displayed on-line were amazing but do not due the actual views justice. Truly fabulous!! Breakfast on the terrace overlooking the Bay of Ajaccio with the City of Ajaccio in the distance started everyday. We started most evenings on the terrace with cocktails and an incredible sunset. The local beach which was only a 5 minute walk from the villa kept all of us close to home for the first couple of days. We all loved it. The information guide supplied by Adele gave us many options and after the first 2 days we explored a number of local beaches and restaurants within short driving distance; each one was very different. My 2 teen children loved that they could walk to the local beach on their own, eat at the local pizzeria and rent sea kayaks all within sight of the villa. The villa itself was wonderful from the pool, terraces, bedrooms, well-equipped kitchen and grounds! The 2 weeks just flew by and we intend on returning and will definitely rent U Castellu as our base for further exploring this hidden gem of an island.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
4

Awesome stay in Corsica

  • 4 of 5

Spectacular villa just off a secluded cove in Corsica. The six of us loved our stay in this great home. Beautiful pool. Stunning views across the bay to Ajaccio. 2 min walk to a wonderful beach and restaurant. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad Peter & his wife and their friends enjoyed U Castellu. Our villa can comfortably accommodate up to 11 people ( 3 couples and 4-5 children); but also a perfect place for a group of friends to reunite. In addition to a private pool, wonderful beach and restaurant within a few minutes walk, there is a sailing school (small boats, sea kayaks & windsurfers) and tennis courts to rent. Please visit www.mycorsicanvilla.com to see more photos and learn more about our home and the surrounding area.

Map

Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Ajaccio
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Plage du Portigliolo
Nearest Ferry
45 Kilometres
Ajaccio
Nearest Train
45 Kilometres
Ajaccio
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Plage du Portigliolo
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Plage du Portigliolo
Car: necessary

The villa is a 5 minute walk to the sandy beach at Portigliolo. A quiet, beautiful community on the southern tip of the Gulf of Ajaccio (rated the cleanest in Europe) offers year-round dining (excellent Corsican specialties and wood-fired pizza) and tennis. Mid June to mid September, our local beach blossoms into a secluded water recreation spot (sailing, windsurfing, sea kayaking lessons and rentals are readily available.) without the crowds of the main resort town of Porticcio – conveniently just 17km north along the coast.

During thea summer season, a well-stocked loca shop provides fresh breads, local produce and other grocery items. Just 5km south along the coast in the village of Aqua Doria, a larger convenience store is open year round. Heading north along the coastal road to Porticcio, there are many opportunities for shopping, dining and watersports at the numerous suberb beaches and hidden coves. The interior of the island and the mountains are easily accessible by car.

Other Activities: jet skis, sea kayaking, boat rentals, ferry tours.

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Rates & Availability

From €2,000 Per week

Porticcio Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Early Season 2015
May 16 2015 - Jun 12 2015
7 night minimum stay
€2,000
 
 
Mid Season 2015
Jun 13 2015 - Jul 17 2015
7 night minimum stay
€3,000
 
 
Peak Season 2015
Jul 18 2015 - Aug 28 2015
14 night minimum stay
€4,000
 
 
Mid Season 2015
Aug 29 2015 - Sep 11 2015
7 night minimum stay
€3,000
 
 
Late Season 2015
Sep 12 2015 - Oct 23 2015
7 night minimum stay
€2,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit €1,000
Notes Weekly rates are stated in Euros.
Rates include bed linen, towels, cleaning and utilities.
Towels are for inside use only; beach towels are provided for ouitdoor use
Maxiumum Occupancy 11 people
No Pets are allowed.
Unheated Pool is not open during Off Season and Winter Holiday Period.

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10% discount for bookings for 4 weeks or long
To secure a booking, a non refundable 50% deposit is payable immediately and the balance plus 1,000 Euro security deposit is due 8 weeks before arrival. Payment in Euros is accepted by bank transfer.
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Amenities

Porticcio Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Baby Gate
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , en suite to Master bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , near main entrance
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , near Bedroom 2
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Between bedroom 4 and 5
    Bathroom 5 - outdoor shower , Near pool area enclosed by bushes with hot water
  • All bathrooms are fully tiled with ceramic. The two bathtubs have hand-held shower heads with no shower curtain as is typical in France. Bathrorom One is an en suite for the Master Bedroom and Bathroom 2 is cloakroom. Both are located on the Terrace Level. The remaining bathrooms are on the Garden Level. The shower in Bathroom 4 is fully tiled and very large which does not require a shower curtain. Hot Outdoor shower enclosed by Laurier Rose bushes near the large private pool; we request guests shower to remove sand and excess sun lotion before entering the pool.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , en suite full bath and private terrace
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , opens onto covered patio by pool
    Bedroom 3 - 3 twin/ single , Bunk beds opens onto garden; portable single bed available
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , opens onto garden by pool
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , opens onto garden by pool
  • Maximum of 11 people; Portable Cot and High chair available on request.White Towels provided for indoor use only. Guests must use own beachtowels for pool and beach. All bedrooms have french windows that open onto either a terrace, patio or the garden near the pool. Suitabliity: The master bedroom with ensuite full bath may be suitable for wheelchair access if the person is strong and has some mobiility. It is located on the living area with access to terraces. Access to the garden level and pool area may be difficult for the infirmed, elderly or disabled. Recommend contacting owner to discuss suitablity.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch Furniture
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Yard
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Living room has 2 leather sofas and chair that comfortably seats 6 around the granite fireplace plus there is a table that seats 4 in this room. Multiple Dining Options: Oversized sliding glass door in living room opens onto wrap around terrace with covered and uncovered areas offering panoramic views; The larger covered area has oval teak table that seats 8. For larger groups, the table off the kitchen can easily be moved. Table and chairs in the garden and pool area are available for dining and sunbathing. French windows in Kitchen open onto covered terrace with table for 4 and built in BBQ. Large Laundry Room on Garden Level has washer, dryer and large box freezer. Views from Terrace: Sunsets across the sea to the Isles des Sanguinaire are spectacular. At night the lights of Ajaccio across the bay sparkle like a diamond necklace. During the day, enjoy watching larger boats that find safe harbor in our local cove.

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