Villa Ginette

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Calvi & la Balagne  |  Marine de Davia

3 bedrooms - Sleeps up to 6

7 night package departing Sun 01 Jun 2014 from £1149pp (based on 6 sharing)

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Ginette waited a long time to build her dream villa and she is justly proud of the result. Stylish and comfortable, the living room has full length patio doors on both sides which open into the wall helping to keep the house cool even in the summer months.

Prominently positioned on the heights of Marine de Davia, Villa Ginette boasts magnificent views across the bay to Algajola and beyond as far as the Revellata Peninsula and up to la Balagne mountain villages. You can enjoy the panorama from most places whether you are inside the property, out on the terraces or simply relaxing by the pool.

Equipped with all the modern conveniences of a home-away-from-home, the property is air-conditioned throughout and offers three en-suite double bedrooms, two of which have fantastic sea views. The living room is comfortable and has glazed sliding doors which fully open, keeping the house cool even in the summer months. Outside, there are two large part-covered terraces and a barbecue area, beautifully surrounded by Mediterranean flowers and plants,making them ideal for al fresco dining. However, you will probably spend most of your time in or around the infinity pool, which has been bordered by timber decking, making it comfortable to walk on even in the heat of the summer.

This house is just perfect for families or friends holidaying together, looking for a Premium holiday villa.

Layout

Ground floor: Open plan living/dining room, fully equipped kitchen with door leading to outside dining and barbecue area, two double bedrooms each with en-suite shower room.

First floor: Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom, private upper terrace.

Facilities

Private pool (10m x 4.5m, depth 1.7m), washing machine, dishwasher, telephone, television, DVD player, air-conditioning, heating, barbecue, Wi-Fi.

Location

  • Beach: Algajola 1.5km
  • Restaurants: Algajola 1.5km, L'Ile Rousse 4km
  • Shops: Algajola 1.5km, L’Ile Rousse 4km
  • Main Town: L’Ile Rousse 4km
  • Airports: Calvi 21km, Bastia 78km

About the Local Area

ABOUT AREA

Marine de Davia is an exclusive private estate of luxury villas, just 4 kilometres from the town of L'Ile Rousse. With several fine sandy beaches, many houses are situated with direct access to the sea or 'pieds dans l'eau' as the French say, making this an ideal place for a quiet and relaxed villa holiday.

BEACHES

Davia
There are two small, usually uncrowded beaches on the Davia peninsula, which can be accessed by driving down through the Marine de Davia residential complex.

L’lle Rousse 
The town beach of L'Ile Rousse can be very busy - it has excellent facilities with cafés, restaurants and sunloungers lining the beach. If you're prepared to wander a little further, you can generally find a quiet spot. Another benefit of its size is that it is generally patrolled. It's a fine yellow sand beach and the water is a gorgeous clear blue. There are good opportunities here for water sports.

Bodri
Just west of L’Ile Rousse, Bodri Plage is an unspoilt beach, a walk through the maquis and over the railway line. The walk is worth it, as the beach has almost white sand and a turquoise sea.

Baie de Giunchetu
A short walk further west, around the rocky Punta di Genebre you will find this beach. It is slightly less picturesque, but larger.

FESTIVALS

Festimare in L'Ile Rousse
A celebration of the sea held each May. In addition to fish and seafood produce, there are many activities for children as well as scientific stands, competitions, exhibitions and workshops.

Calvi Jazz Festival
Held in late June, this festival consists of a week of concerts in and around the citadel. Those in the music tent on the port or in the cathedral in the citadel are usually very popular and well known and require you to book a ticket. Jamming sessions in the harbour front bars in the evenings add to the ambiance.

Foire de l’Amandier in Aregno
Since 1997, Aregno has played host to Corsicas only Almond festival. Held at the beginning of August, nut farmers and their families travel from all over the island to take part in the cooking competitions.

Festivoce in Pigna
Held early August, this festival provides a forum for long nights of traditional a cappella singing in the outdoor amphitheatre.

Rencontres Polyphoniques de Calvi
Polyphonic singing is at the heart of Corsican culture and musicians from around the world perform in the citadel at this event.

THINGS TO SEE & DO

Train Journeys
Taking a train journey is a delightful and different way to experience the varied and wonderful landscapes of Corsica. The closest stations are in L’lle Rousse and Algajola. And allow you to explore the coastline to the west of L’lle Rousse, stopping at all of the beaches en route. The line, built in the 1880’s and 1890’s hugging the coast is undoubtedly one of the worlds most scenic railways. The complete journey takes approx 50 minutes, and depending on the time of year travelling, there are between 5 and 10 return journeys a day.

Sant’Antonio
Explore the narrow streets of the oldest inhabited village in Corsica, labelled as “one of the most beautiful villages in France” and enjoy some of the most spectacular views over la Balagne.

Monticello
Monticello is the village where it is believed that Christopher Columbus' mysterious mother was born. The village has a couple of charming restaurants and sports facilities. Why not go pony trekking through the Balagne hills to discover the area’s true natural beauty.

Algajola
Algajola is a charming, sleepy little village with a long stretch of beach, half way along the coast between Calvi and L'Ile Rousse. An ideal place to relax, unwind and dodge the crowds, the town remains calm and tranquil even in the height of summer. Algajola is a real treasure, wandering around the streets and passageways shows a way of life that is essentially Corsican, the atmospheric citadel itself guarded the townsfolk from marauding pirates in medieval times.

Pigna
The pretty blue shuttered village of Pigna is also well worth a visit, home to some fabulous craft shops and the irresistible setting to the Festivoce, a festival of Corsican polyphony.

Strada di l’Artigiani
Follow the craft trail “Strada di l’Artigiani” through the villages of la Balagne and sample the local specialities en route.