Villa 18

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L'Extrême Sud  |  Santa Giulia

5 bedrooms - Sleeps up to 10

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New to our Premium collection, Villa 18 is a state-of-the-art luxury villa combining striking open-plan interiors, outstanding facilities and a beautiful swimming pool – all within a 10-minute drive from Santa Giulia beach.

Newly built and creatively designed by the sought-after architect Jacques Biancarelli, Villa 18 is impressive by any standard. With a mix of contemporary and cutting-edge architecture, this ultra-modern villa offers just about everything – from floor-to-ceiling glass windows and soft tones for a relaxing and content atmosphere, to a fabulous kitchen, fitness room and large cinema creating a superb space for entertaining. The rooms are clean, spacious and minimalist in style yet the emphasis is entirely on the comfort of the guests. The villa is ideal for large groups and families; all five bedrooms come with their own en-suite facilities and access to a terrace or a balcony, and each can be made up as a twin or a double for total flexibility. 

Outside, the heated swimming pool and large terraces have views to the olive and oak tree-filled gardens, perfect for those long lazy afternoons taking in the Corsican sunshine and for relaxed barbecue dinners. There is also ample space for the children to splash in the 10-metre pool and enjoy the grounds in complete safety. 

Santa Giulia beach with its picture-perfect horseshoe bay is only a 10-minute drive away and the bustling town of Porto Vecchio is also within easy reach with its array of restaurants, café terraces and chic boutiques. Leading the way in sophisticated holidaying, Villa 18 ticks all the boxes for a memorable family holiday on the Southern coast of Corsica.

Layout

Ground floor: Large open-plan living/dining room, well-equipped kitchen, double bedroom with en-suite bathroom and wc, two twin bedrooms with en-suite shower room and wc, separate wc, utility room.

First floor: Master double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with bath, shower room, wc, dressing room and access to private balcony, double bedroom with en-suite shower room and wc and access to private balcony.

Lower floor: Cinema room, fitness room (3 exercise bikes, 1 cross trainer and 1 running machine).

Facilities

Heated private pool (10m x 4m, depth 1.5m), dishwasher, microwave, washing machine, television, cinema room, Xbox, table tennis, wireless speaker, fitness room, Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, barbecue, free parking at Santa Giulia beach exclusively for Villa 18’s guests plus free parking at restaurant Playa Baggia on Pinarello beach.

Location

  • Beach: Santa Giulia 3.4km, Pinarello 7km
  • Restaurants: 1km
  • Shops: 2km
  • Main Town: Porto Vecchio 5km
  • Airport: Figari 23km

About the Local Area

ABOUT AREA

7km south of Porto Vecchio, Santa Giulia is ideally located for those wanting to explore the south coast. The beach is simply idyllic with a string of sandy bays backed by parasol pines and a good selection of shops, restaurants and water sports for hire. 

BEACHES

Santa Giulia
Santa Giulia is another very popular beach and arguably the most photogenic of all the beaches in L'Extrême Sud - it sits in a magnificent horseshoe bay with its shallow and translucent water making it the perfect swimming spot for the little ones. Around 10-15 minutes drive from Porto Vecchio, this beach has a good selection of shops and restaurants and it is also very popular with water sports enthusiasts.

Palombaggia
Arguably the most famous beach on the island, the beach at Palombaggia is one of Corsica's finest and therefore one of its most popular. It was recently voted one of Europe's top 20 beaches in a poll in the Times and as such it can be very crowded in peak season - and it's easy to see why. An exquisite blend of fine white sand guarded by huge red granite rocks and fronted with gorgeous blue seas, and lined with beautiful pine trees. 

Rondinara
Situated midway between Porto Vecchio and Bonifacio, Rondinara is an alluring crescent shaped stretch of golden sand. There is a charge for parking although arrive after 6pm and it is free. It's not as busy as the more famous Santa Giulia or Palombaggia but it can be a little busy in peak season. It is very popular with families as it very safe for toddlers and the turquoise sea is almost impossible to resist.

San Ciprianu
A beautiful half moon of white sand and turquoise water to the North of Porto Vecchio that has several water sports facilities.

Pinarellu
This exquisite bay situated 7km north of Porto Vecchio with its fine sweep of yellow sand is more than worth a visit and was recently included in The Times' list of the best 20 beach holidays in Europe. 

FESTIVALS

Fête de la Saint Jean Baptiste - Porto Vecchio, June
Celebration of the Patron Saint of Porto Vecchio to mark the end of the harvest season.

Festi Lumi - Bonifacio, July
A magical festival of lights across the streets of Bonifacio with concerts and a light show taking place at the weekend.

Festa di Luddarreddu - Porto Vecchio, July
"U Luddarreddu", a historical figure made of straw and cork, will be paraded through the streets of Porto Vecchio and set alight on the Place de la République to celebrate the end of the hot and difficult conditions in which local artisans and farmers have to work in July.

Les Médiévales de Levie - Levie, early September
A medieval fair that will transp[ort you back to ancient times. On the programme: medieval tournaments, street parades, equestrian displays, music and crafts.

Defi Inter-Isles - Bonifacio, September
Supporting the Corsican windsurf championships, this competition will see some hundred windsurfers from all corners of the world participating.

THINGS TO SEE & DO

Old Porto Vecchio
The old Genoese walled town still seduces visitors with its picturesque narrow streets and the austerity of its high stone houses that are set within the Citadel's ramparts. Wander the ancient streets, the Borgo, where you can see the enormous twisted tree of the Place de la République, the 19th century church of St-Jean Baptiste and the gallery housed within the Bastion di A Funtana Vechju. Experience live Corsican music and soak up the local atmosphere. Amongst the best venues is 'la Taverne du Roi', which is tucked away in the citadel of Porto Vecchio. Many restaurants also host a Corsican night once a week featuring a local band - look out for posters or ask your representative for up-to-date information.

Porto Vecchio Marina
Within a few minutes walk of the old town, the marina lined with cafés is an excellent place to enjoy a leisurely drink during those hot summer evenings. There is also a variety of boat trips on offer with tours around the beautiful coastline.

Horse riding
Go horse riding on Palombaggia or San Ciprianu beach early morning, a truly memorable experience.

L'Ospédale and Col de Bavella
Drive inland more than 1200m up to the spectacular Col de Bavella, one of the most dramatic passes in Corsica with stunning views across extensive forest, ocean and mountains. Also visit the surrounding mountain villages in the area. Try canyoning or take a dip in a rock pool in the rivers of the Bavella massif. There are many walks through the forests to the hidden waterfalls of the Alta Rocca, including Piscia di Gallo, or Cockerall falls. A short drive inland from Porto Vecchio will bring you to the Ospédale forest, and some great spots for a picnic.

Prehistoric settlements
Explore the prehistoric settlements of Casteddu d'Araggiu, just north of Porto Vecchio above the hamlet of Palavesa - a well-preserved site dating back from 1500BC. The views from here over the Gulf of Porto Vecchio are truly spectacular. Should you wish to venture further afield, the prehistoric sites of Cucuruzzu and Capula near Levie are also worth the detour.

Mountain restaurant
Try one of the mountain restaurants and indulge your tastebuds with mountain food. Amongst our recommendations are 'le Refuge' near the Lac de l'Ospedale or 'A  Pignata' in the village of Levie.

Bonifacio
At Corsica’s southernmost point, the fortress town of Bonifacio sits in an isolated location perched high on a limestone plateau and surrounded by an expanse of maquis. Mentioned in Homer’s Odyssey, the precipitous white cliffs overhang the turquoise waters below and are honeycombed with old watery grottoes. Established in 833, the old town is rich in history with its dramatic Citadel, ramparts and maze of narrow cobbled streets. The newer harbour has a more Italian flair with an abundance of cafés and restaurants dotted along the Quai Comparetti – the perfect spot to watch the yachts set sail.