Villa Cala Rossa

Villa  

Calvi & la Balagne  |  L'Ile Rousse

4 bedrooms / 4 bathrooms - Sleeps up to 8 

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A truly stunning property that is the ultimate choice for families in a fantastic location.

 

Welcome Pack 

  • We provide our customers staying at this property with a welcome pack that contains water, orange juice, wine, beer, Corsican biscuits and snacks. To further assist your arrival, we also include some toilet paper, dishwasher tablets, dishcloths, washing liquid, hand soap, and salt and pepper.

 

In a great location to explore L'lle Rousse, this spacious villa boasts a gorgeous terrace, with sea views and a spectacular pool equipped with sunloungers and beanbags. Further back from the pool is a terrace area, equipped with a large dining table, a beautiful spot for al-fresco dining as the sun sets.  

Arranged across two floors, guests will find the main floor housing a light and airy open-plan central lounge which leads to the terrace and pool as well as a modern kitchen and utility room with great facilities for the ideal self-catered getaway. Interior furnishings provide an elegant touch to your stay, with soft neutral tones and plenty of light from large windows, French doors and skylights. In addition three bedrooms are accessed from the long corridor.

All of the bedrooms here boast en-suite bathrooms, just perfect for large families to comfortably holiday together. On the lower ground floor is a room with gym equipment, as well as a sauna as well as being home to the fourth bedroom with en-suite bathroom and terrace leading down to the small stoney beach area. 

The main beach of L'lle Rousse is just 350m away, further amenities such as shops and restaurants are even closer, making it a brilliantly convenient base for an easy to holiday without the stress of needing to drive anywhere. 

Villa Cala Rossa is in the heart of L’Ile Rousse, a charming town with plenty of eateries to choose from, as well as cafés, bars and ice-cream parlours. The pretty stretch of beach, just set back from the town, boasts soft white sand, crystal-clear waters and a selection of restaurants right on the beach. Exploring the surrounding area is easy with a car, or there is a train that runs along the coast to Calvi, a lovely day out for all the family. 

 

Good to know

  • No local charges to pay as the Taxe de Séjour is included in the price of your holiday

  • You can access a small stoney beach area via the terrace of the lower floor room. There is access to the sea for swimmming should you wish to do so (water shoes reccomended)

  • If you do have a car, there are electric charging points located nearby and also at Hôtel Santa Maria

  • Hôtel Santa Maria is 200m walk where you also have access to use their pool and facilities

  • There will be a security deposit of €1000 to be paid locally by swipe of a credit card

  • 10-minute walk to the train station.

 

 

Layout

Ground floor: Open-plan lounge and outdoor terrace, kitchen, utility room and dining area, separate wc, double bedroom with en-suite shower, double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with wc, bath and shower, twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom with wc and bath. All bedrooms can be double or twin configuration.  

Lower ground floor: via 14 steps - Gym, wc and shower room, sauna. Double room with terrace, en-suite bathroom with wc and shower over the bath. 

Facilities

Private heated pool (11x3m, 1.2m depth), gas barbecue, two fridge freezers, microwave, oven, hob, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, safe.

Location

  • Beach: Main beach 350m
  • Restaurants: 200m
  • Shops: 350m
  • Main Town: In L’Ile Rousse
  • Airports: Calvi 24km, Bastia 73km

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About the Local Area

ABOUT AREA

Named after the islets that blush a deep russet red in the sunset, L'lle Rousse is a laid-back seaside town with a central square, lively cafés, restaurants and ice-cream parlours. With one of the warmest microclimates in Corsica, thanks to the sheltering Balagne hills that surround the town, and three gently shelving large beaches in close proximity, L'Ile Rousse is an ideal spot for a summer holiday.

BEACHES

L’lle Rousse
The town beach of L'Ile Rousse can be very busy in the peak of the summer and 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
A celebration of the sea held in L'Ile Rousse every May. In addition to fish and seafood produce, there are many activities for children as well as scientific stands, competitions, exhibitions and workshops.

Estivoce in Pigna 
Estivoce is a celebration of Corsican music and arts with concerts of polyphonic music from June to September with many of the celebrations being in July.

Foire de l'Amandier in Aregno
Held in the Balagne village of Aregno every August, the Foire de l’Amandier includes tastings, painting exhibitions, events for children and cooking contests all based around the almond and its trees.

Fiera di l’Artigiani in Felicetu
The craftsmen of the Strada di l’Artigiani congregate to celebrate their crafts every August.

Fiera di u Sumere in Sant’Antonino
Celebrating the donkey in August, the only form of transport in the cobbled winding streets of this mountain village. Take a donkey ride around the village to view the picturesque surroundings and magnificent views.

Rencontres Polyphoniques in Calvi 
Polyphonic singing is at the heart of Corsican culture every September in Calvi and singers from around the world perform in the citadel at the Rencontres Polyphoniques.

THINGS TO SEE & DO

L’Ile Rousse old town
Wander the streets and make sure you take a trip to the market held every morning in a majestic covered market place. The produce is local and fresh and includes fish, vegetables, local honey, charcuterie and cheeses. There are ample restaurants to choose from in the narrow streets and around the main square beneath the plane trees and the silver sand of L’Ile Rousse beach is very tempting.

'Le Petit Train'
For the young or the old take a trip on 'Le Petit Train' a tourist train of L’Ile Rousse which will show you the sites at a leisurely pace.

Visit Calvi and the Citadel
Calvi's social life focuses on the many restaurants and cafés of the quai landry which is a large seafront walkway that links the marina and the port effortlessly. To get the best possible feel of the town, this is the place to be! A walk up through the narrow passageways off quai landry will take you to rue Clemenceau where you will find an array of restaurants and souvenir shops plenty. Further walking will present the Ste-Marie-Majeure, built in 1774.

L’lle Rousse to Calvi by train
This regular service allows 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 1880s and 1890s hugging the coast is undoubtedly one of the world's most scenic railways. The complete journey takes approximately 50 minutes, and depending on the time of year travelling, there are between five and 10 return journeys a day.

Monticello
This is the village where it is believed that Christopher Columbus's mysterious mother was born. The village has a couple of charming restaurants and sports facilities. You can enjoy pony trekking through the Balagne hills to discover the area’s true natural beauty.

Explore the mountain villages of Haute-Balagne
Drive on the mountain roads that meander up to the fortress villages clinging to the hillsides and take in the astounding views across the maquis-carpeted mountains down to the coastline below. You can also follow the craft trail 'Strada di l'Artigiani' and sample the local specialities en route.

Sant'Antonino
Explore the narrow streets of Sant'Antonino, the oldest inhabited village in Corsica and labelled as 'one of the most beautiful villages in France'. The village affords 360° views of the surrounding countryside and coast, has several restaurants, a local produce shop and the famous ‘maison du citron’ (run by Mr Antonino), which serves excellent citron pressé.