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Casa Bella Vista

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Lumio | Bedrooms: 5 | Sleeps: 10

Rates: from £4,948 per week

Casa Bella Vista is a beautiful Villa in the North of Corsica, close to the lively city Calvi with its long sandy beach, ideal for a group of friends or a family looking for a relaxed holiday with many possibilities for touring, sightseeing and fun activities. The villa boasts all the modern commodities one would wish of a luxury holiday home: full air conditioning, underfloor heating in the bathrooms, a heated private swimming pool as well as barbecue facilities and a lovely outside dining area with great views over the natural reserve Punta di Spano and the sea. Its location close to the airport, the cities Calvi and Ile Rousse as well as numerous small beach resorts and mountain villages makes it the ideal place for your next Corsica holiday.

You will enter this beautiful Villa by a hacienda style courtyard, open on one side towards a terrace with palm tree and the beautiful heated swimming pool. You will immediately get that relaxed and homely feel. This covered passageway connects the main house with a second building, divided into two apartments. The main house is built on two floors. On the ground floor you will find a modern fully equipped kitchen, where you can prepare your Corsican meals, a spacious living room with fireplace and TV as well as a formal dining area with French doors opening onto the terrace. Everything is very light and airy, the views towards the sea and the half island of Spano are just spectacular. From the ground floor, stairs are leading up to the master bedroom. This bedroom has its own dressing, en-suite bathroom as well as access to a private balcony. Completely independent but close by, there are the four remaining bedrooms in the two annexes. On the garden level you will find two bedrooms, both en-suite with direct access to the garden and the pool. There is also a small kitchenette if you want to take your breakfast here. The annex on the upper floor boasts a real kitchen and living area as well as two twin bedrooms with shared shower room. Both rooms give access to a balcony. This villa is fully air-conditioned and equipped with underfloor heating in the bathrooms.

ACCOMMODATION COMPRISES:

MAIN HOUSE

Ground Level

  • Fully equipped kitchen open to spacious dining area with French windows
  • Living room with fireplace and TV opening to the terrace with outside dining
  • Laundry
  • Guest toilet

First Floor

  • Bedroom 1: Master bedroom with king size bed (180cm), dressing and en-suite bathroom (bath and shower) with private balcony and sea views

ANNEX 1 (Garden Level)

  • Bedroom 2: Queen size bed (160cm) with en-suite shower room and small terrace
  • Bedroom 3: Queen size bed (160cm) with en-suite shower room, washing machine and terrace
  • Kitchenette for breakfast

ANNEX 2 (Upper level)

  • Bedroom 4: Twin beds (90cm each) that can be made up as double bed, with access to balcony
  • Bedroom 5: Twin beds (90cm each) that can be made up as double bed, with access to balcony
  • Shared shower room for bedroom 4 and 5
  • Kitchen and living room

KINDLY NOTE:

  • The Villa is secured with CCTV. The CCTV can be deactivated upon request.
  • The bedroom on the first floor in the main house is not suitable for children, as the stair has no railing.
  • The road to the Villa is partly unpaved.
Suggested General Activities:
  • Ajaccio - take a guided sightseeing trip to Corsica's capital which is the birthplace of Napoleon Bonaparte. His home is today a museum.
  • Calvi is known as Corsica's Capital of Culture - Visit one of many music festivals (Jazz-Festival in June / Calvi on the Rocks in July).
  • Porto-Vecchio - enjoy a unique family beach day at one of the best beaches in the entire world, the most famous of which is Palombaggia.
  • Market trip - enjoy a market in a town close to your villa and buy finest meats, olive, oils, wines and Corsican cheese.
  • Luxury yacht - charter a luxury yacht, powerful speedboat or traditional sail boat to discover the unique Corsican coastline and it's 'Calanques'.
  • Explore the unspoilt nature of Corsica by visiting one of many nature reserves. Sardinia - Separated from Corsica by the narrow Strait of Bonifacio day trips to Sardinia are possible.
  • Wine tasting - Corsica produces several very good wines, which are hardly known outside the island. The producers are scattered and tend to be highly individual.
Suggested Sporting Activities:
  • Hiking - Discover breathtaking landscapes along the legendary GR20 hiking trail, plenty of hiking paths are found throughout the whole island.
  • Beach activities - Corsica offers 1000 km of coastline with more than 200 beaches, mostly white sand beaches.
  • Horseback riding is enjoyed by people of all ages and skill levels, both on the beaches and through the surrounding forests.
  • Rock climbing - Try and climb around Bonifacio with the nearby Calanques being the place to go to get your climbing gear put to use.
  • Quad & Jeep - Discover the island, its beautiful nature & uniqueness by Quad or Jeep with the whole family!
  • Experience Corsica actively - Many activities are available all year round: 'Canyoning', Rafting, or 'Via Ferrata'.
  • Cycling - Many cycling paths are available throughout the island. Swimming & diving - take a swim or dive in the sea and discover one of the 200 sandy beaches.
  • Sailing & Kayaking - boats may be rented from various points along the Coastline.
  • Selection of local attractions Calvi, 13th century fortress. Calvi, Chapelle de Notre Dame de la Serra - walk or drive up to the chapel and enjoy stunning views on Calvi.

Practical information for your Corsica villa holiday

Time Zone

GMT +1 hour

Language

French

Currency Information

The official currency is the Euro (€). Coins are available in 1 cent, 2 cent, 5 cent, 10 cent, 20 cent, 50, cent , €1 & €2 denominations. Notes are available in €5, €10, €20, €50, €100, €200, €500 denominations.

Money Matters

Travellers cheques are widely accepted for exchange or purchase in major cities, but in more rural areas, visit a bank to exchange them for Euros. Major credit cards are widely accepted here (though a limited number of merchants have American Express accounts) and ATM access is widespread. Exchange currency only at authorized outlets such as banks and hotels, and exchange only what you think you will spend in-country. Coins cannot be reconverted on departure. Save all receipts from any currency exchange transaction. You may be asked to produce them when you exit the country, and they are required if you intend to reconvert local currency.

Tipping in provence

Tips in restaurants are usually added on at 10/15 % of the bill.

Arrival & Departure Formalities

Travel documents are your responsibility. In general you should have:

  • A signed, valid passport that will remain valid for at least 6 months beyond the completion of your trip. Your passport must have enough blank pages (excluding amendment pages) available for entry and exit stamps issued when entering and exiting immigration points.
  • Visas are required for certain nationalities and you are strongly advised to check your status allowing plenty of time for visa application.

Health consideration

It is advisable to contact your doctor before you travel if you have any specific health concerns and take out appropriate travel and medical insurance.

Electricity supply in provence

Electrical service in France is supplied at 220-240 volts/50 hertz.

Driving in france

  • Traffic from the RIGHT has right of way, except at roundabouts or if the road has a white line across it.
  • Passport or national ID as well as driver's license/insurance papers/ownership papers must be carried all the time.
  • National speed limit is 50kmh (31mph) in towns, 90kmh (56mph) on secondary non-urban highways, 110kmh (68mph) on dual carriageways, 130kmh (80mph) on motorways (auto route).
  • Speeding fines: 30 - 300 Euros.
  • Minimum driving age is 18.
  • For use of the highways (auto route) it is invariably necessary to pay a toll before access. Payment can be made by coins or by credit card.
  • There are strict laws concerning drinking and driving. Blood alcohol levels must not exceed 0.05%. There are random breathalyser tests carried out regularly by the police.
  • An international driving licence is not required for European citizens. Your locally issued driving licence, as long as it is accompanied by the passport, will suffice.

LOCATION:

  • Airport: Calvi Sainte-Catherine (11km), Bastia Poretta (85km)
  • Ferry: Gare Maritime Ile Rousse (14.5km)
  • Villages: Lumio (2km), Marine St Ambroggio (5km), Algajola (5.6km), Sant'Antonino (8km)
  • City/Town: Ile Rousse (14.7km) / Calvi (11km)
  • Beach: Calvi (10km) or Algajola Beach (6km) – long sandy beach / Wild rocky or sandy creeks in Lumio or on the half island of Spano (ca. 5-7km)

Please note that the location on this map is an approximate guide, normally to the closest town/village.

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Availability Information

  • Our villas are normally rented on a Saturday to Saturday basis throughout the year. However, shorter breaks and alternative arrival days might be available outside the High Season. Please contact your Abercrombie & Kent Villa Consultant for further details.
  • Please note that the standard check-in time at our properties is between 4-7pm and that we ask guests to vacate the property by 10am on departure day, unless otherwise agreed in advance.

Rates Information

  • The above rates are on a per villa, per week basis. For further information on our villa only and A&K hosted services please see our 'Villa Rental Options' page. An A&K Villas Travel Consultant will be happy to discuss your specific holiday needs - simply complete the quick 'Make an Enquiry' form or call us on (+44) 01242 547705 (UK) or (+1) 800 652 8413 (US).

Inclusions

  • Cost of utilities including water and electricity.
  • Arrival set of pool towels, household and bed linen (weekly change for bookings longer than 7 nights).
  • Maid service of 3hrs midweeks.
  • Final Cleaning.
  • Central heating.
  • Underfloor heating in all bathrooms.
  • Full air-conditioning.
  • Wi-Fi broadband internet.
  • Private swimming pool (12mx5m) with pool cover.
  • Pool heating (max. temperature 24 degrees).

Extra Services

  • Extra Maid service available on request at EUR 15/hour.
  • Cook service (local cuisine) or professional chef service available on request.
  • Pre-arrival grocery shopping is available. A service fee of €60 is charged plus the cost of groceries. This service covers up to €200 worth of groceries. This service is included within our A&K Concierge offering.
  • We are also able to arrange additional activities to enhance your holiday experience such as guided touring and sightseeing options, tutored wine tasting, bike rental, tennis or golf courses, yacht charter or art classes. Please see the activities tab for further ideas or discuss additional activities with your Travel Consultant.

  • Please note that all services confirmed in advance are non-refundable.

Your Villa Rental

Because everyone's concept of a villa holiday is different, we have created a formula to offer flexibility and the freedom to design run your own holiday or call upon us to help open up a world of possibilities.

Our Villa-Only rental option comes as standard and is ideal for those seeking pure independence whilst travelling.

Every A&K Villa Only rental includes:

  • Dedicated Pre-Arrival Concierge service
  • Villa rental on an exclusive basis
  • Utilities (gas, water, electricity), unless otherwise stated
  • Towels, pool towels and bed linen as standard
  • 1 cot & highchair (cot linen not provided)
  • An A&K Local Representative who is on call 24/7 in case of emergency. Your Local Representative will also meet you once during your stay (on your arrival weekend) to help you to settle in, explain Health & Safety and answer any questions you may have regarding the villa.

(In some cases an A&K Representative is not required as the villa will have its own competent, local manager.)

  • A 24 hour A&K Emergency Duty Manager contact service based in the UK
  • Comprehensive information book
  • VAT and administration charges
  • Villa's own services - please check what additional services are provided as standard with a particular property – such as maid service, usage of air-conditioning, central and pool heating, as these can vary from property to property. This information will be available online or via your sales representative.

Should you wish to further enhance your villa experience, our thoughtfully designed A&K Concierge Packages are the perfect solution for those seeking additional support and comfort during your stay. In addition to the amenities offered within the Villa Only rental, a large number of our properties offer the following packages of upgraded services including a knowledgeable local concierge, providing complete piece of mind whilst travelling:

Gold Concierge Package – seamless support throughout your stay...

Includes all of the Villa Only services, as well as:

  • A dedicated local A&K Concierge whose knowledge provides you with invaluable assistance and recommendations

Following on from your pre-arrival Concierge team, upon arrival you will be seamlessly handed over to your local A&K Concierge who will have been briefed about all aspects of your holiday.

Your local A&K Concierge will personally welcome you to your villa and can be called upon at any time to assist you in any way throughout your stay. This can include anything from confirming itinerary arrangements; suggesting, making and booking additional services locally as required, such as restaurant reservations, visits and guided tours; trouble shooting; language assistance; providing a check-out service, and much more.

  • Introductory morning orientation tour of local area with your A&K Concierge on your arrival weekend - the best way to familiarise yourself with the local area (own transport required if villa is not within walking distance)
  • Complimentary pre-arrival grocery shopping service. Simply tell us in advance what groceries you require and your Concierge will pre-stock the villa accordingly (cost of groceries excluded)

Platinum Concierge Package – creating your ultimate stay with complete convenience...

Includes all of the Villa Only services, as well as:

  • A continental buffet-style breakfast provided on your first morning, including a selection of breads and fresh pastries, cheese, meats, fruit, yoghurts and fresh fruit juice
  • A pre-stocked drinks fridge (typically consisting of four bottles of wine, beer, soft drinks, juices, mineral water)
  • Fresh flowers and initial provisions, including jam, sugar, olive oil, tea, coffee, vinegar as well as cleaning provisions
  • Starter pack of luxurious toiletries per bathroom
  • Daily maid service (Monday to Friday and on Saturdays for multiple week bookings
  • Mid-week linen and towel change
  • A light, self-served supper on your arrival evening pre-prepared by your Concierge
  • Complimentary mid-week grocery shopping service (cost of groceries excluded)
  • Complimentary private chef service for a lunch or dinner, once during your stay (pre-booking necessary; cost of groceries excluded)

  • Air Conditioning
  • Barbecue Facilities
  • CD Player
  • Central Heating
  • Dining Area (Outdoor)
  • Internet Access (Wireless Broadband)
  • Parking
  • Swimming Pool (Heated)
  • Swimming Pool (with Security Cover)
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • Washing Machine & Dryer

Reasons to book your holiday with us

  • Over 50 years' experience
  • 24/7 support before, during and after your stay
  • All of our properties have been hand-picked and visited by a member of the team
  • Travel Consultants are based in the UK with local offices to assist with planning every detail of your stay
  • Option to upgrade to a Concierge stay to make the most of your visit
  • Option to book additional trips and services via our local offices

Call 01242 547 705 to speak to a specialist Enquire


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