Destination guide

Enjoy a French and Italian cultural blend in Corsica villas

Corsica is a Mediterranean island with crystal-clear blue waters and beautiful mountainous landscapes that are perfect for holiday villas in France. With a distinct blend of French and Italian culture, Corsica is a delight for foodies who can enjoy the local cuisine in the quaint, stylish coastal towns. These towns are also great spots for beachgoers to enjoy a cold drink and the warm sun while listening to the tranquil sounds of the waves rolling onto the shore. On top of that, you can hike the craggy peaks as well.

Things to do

Attractions you have to see in Corsica

There are plenty of Corsica holiday rentals on the menu in the town of Ajaccio, which also happens to be one of the top attractions on the island. It's made up of a colourful array of ice-cream-hued mansions and babbling fountains, and it's home to the place where a certain Napoleon was born – check out the Maison Bonaparte. Other villas speckle the hills around Bonifacio, where it's easy to get lost in the labyrinthine lanes that wiggle around the soaring fortress. Nature lovers might prefer to hop on a yacht to get the full broadside views of the Gulf of Porto. It's a sweeping bay and UNESCO site that comes with sinewy cliffs of rust-coloured stone. After all that, the French-Italian medley of cafes and towers at Bastia is a great way to finish things off.


Quality beaches near Corsica holiday rentals

Outside of its castle-topped medieval towns and rugged countryside, Corsica has beaches that could fill the pages of any travel brochure:

  • Calvi Beach is blessed with super-clear water and proximity to the buzzing bars of Calvi itself
  • Palombaggia Beach shimmers with cotton-white sands – it's a favourite with those staying in Corsica holiday rentals in Porto-Vecchio
  • The Pinarello Beach is another jewel near Porto-Vecchio, known for its warm, shallow waters, great for swimmers
  • If you like your beaches untamed and untrodden, Ostriconi Beach is a great option – you'll need a car, though
  • The rock-shrouded sands of Cupabia Beach are great for sunbathers who like to top up the tan while enjoying a view
How to get around

How to get around Corsica

Corsica's mountainous countryside makes it hard for trains and buses to pierce anywhere other than the coast. However, the famous narrow-gauge track, the Chemins de Fer de la Corse, has managed just that. It's a wonderful way to travel around the island – you never know what vista of rock-hewn gorges or sparkling seas will appear next. The easiest way to get to Corsica villa rentals anywhere other than the main towns is surely by car. The roads are generally good, but can twist and turn a little as they climb higher and deeper into the peaks.

Food & drink 

Foods you should sample when staying in Corsica

Corsica's place in the middle of the Med has helped it to nurture a unique culinary heritage. Seafood, naturally, takes centre stage, but there's also a curious interplay between Italian, French and Spanish flavours. Chestnuts are an iconic product of the isle. You'll see groves of hardy chestnut trees sweeping down the mountains all over the place, and chestnuts worked into cheeses and polenta dishes. The French influence comes through on the charcuterie plates, which fuse salty hams with boudin sausages and pungent cheeses made in Corsica's mountain towns. To sample fish, order a seafood soup by a marina or get some fried salt cod – both are delicacies.

How many holiday rentals are available around Corsica?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 11,225 holiday lettings around Corsica. From 2,399 villas to 3,558 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a seaside property in Corsica?

If you can't go past sea views and the sound of lapping waves, you're in luck! Luckily, there are 6,212 beachside holiday homes to cast yourself away to. Of course, that might not be your style. Fortunately, HomeAway has loads more options, including:

  • 5,580 beach holiday accommodation options.
  • 3,480 village holiday accommodation options.
  • 3,454 mountainside holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent an apartment in Corsica?

If you're keen for some space to spread out your things, relax and maybe even cook up a dinner or two, you're going to love living it up in your very own apartment. You'll be able to select from 3,768 different options on HomeAway. If you make your reservation soon, you could spend as little as £11 per night. Or perhaps you'd rather one of the area's other sought-after self-catering accommodation options, such as:

  • House: 3,499 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £25 per night.
  • Villa: 2,360 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £35 per night.
  • Studio: 311 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £16 per night.

Can I stay in Corsica in a large group?

Getaways with family can be oodles of fun, especially when you're sleeping under the same roof in an amazing new place! If you're visiting with a large group, HomeAway can help out. The leading choice for bigger groups here are house holiday rentals, and you'll find 979 available. The holiday properties that can provide for large groups in the area include:

  • Searching for properties that can hold 6 of you? We have 2,661 that will be ideal. Prices start from £25 per night.
  • If you've got 8 in your family, you'll be pleased to find out that there are 2,474 holiday rentals perfect. You can get one for as little as £30 a night.
  • Looking for holiday rentals suitable for 5 guests? You'll be thrilled to know we have 1,790 that will fit the bill. You can get one from just £30 per night.

You and your crew will be well catered to when you arrange your Corsica escape with us!

Where are the cheapest holiday rentals in Corsica?

Ditch those dull cookie-cutter hotel chains! Appreciate the ease of living like a local in a great value holiday rental instead. Get a load of the wonderful options available for you now on HomeAway. When it comes to finding a great deal, your first stop ought to be Corte. Here, HomeAway has 224 holiday rentals at an average price of £65 a night. Bastia is another place worth considering. HomeAway has 963 and the average price is around £111 per night.

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