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Make a villa in Porto-Vecchio your home away from home

HomeAway's villas in Porto-Vecchio put visitors right in the middle of possibly the most sought-after destination on Corsica. Porto-Vecchio is in the south of the island, on the eastern coast of the rolling agricultural hills that supply almost all of Corsica with its produce. For visitors at Porto-Vecchio accommodation, these hills serve as pretty preludes to the alpine highlands a short drive away, which open up an entirely different range of excursions and activities to the usual coastal fare. Holiday rentals in Porto-Vecchio are great as a base for a beach break on any one of the many superb examples close to the town, as well as for exploring ancient ruins in the hills and the historic old town.

Despite the proximity of the coast to Porto-Vecchio holiday rentals, many have access to a pool and BBQ area, which is perhaps understandable when the closest beaches get so busy in the height of the season. Many are also convenient for golf, tennis, hiking and fishing. Most come with a fully equipped kitchen and laundry facilities. However, compared to the rest of the south of France, Corsica is decidedly rustic, so many Porto-Vecchio apartments are unsuitable for wheelchairs.

Things to do

Beaches: There are a host of beaches to choose from around Porto-Vecchio. The most popular is the beautiful Palombaggia Beach a couple of miles to the southeast, where HomeAway also has holiday homes available. There are additional rental options at the equally gorgeous Pinarellu Beach, about seven miles north.

Nightlife: While not quite as brash as the French mainland coast, Porto-Vecchio nightlife is plentiful and varied. There are dozens of bars to choose from in the old town, as well as some great restaurants and enough nightclubs to satisfy the hardest partiers. There's also a casino for those who can't resist a flutter.

Outdoor pursuits: With the pervasion of beaches and marinas, there are a multitude of activities to keep watersport enthusiasts entertained. Of course, the town itself is a wonder to walk around, with its imposing citadel and twisting streets. The nearby mountains offer more robust activities, such as hiking, climbing, mountain biking, horse trekking, and even skiing in the winter.

Shopping: Porto-Vecchio has some of the best shopping on Corsica, chiefly to cater to the international sailing set. While there's the usual souvenir shops, there are also fine fashion boutiques and artisanal food stores to browse. Local specialties include the charcuterie, olive oil, wine, and honey.

Culture: For the historically and prehistorically inclined, the town is surrounded by Bronze Age and Roman ruins, which provide a fascinating glimpse into past cultures. For a more medieval perspective, there's the old town and citadel, now a museum. Art lovers can get their fix at several galleries, and there's also a popular outdoor summer cinema just outside town.

Weather in Porto-Vecchio

The Mediterranean climate consists of long, hot summers and mild winters. Corsica, being an island, experiences a moderating effect from the sea, which means temperatures rarely hit the highs they do on the mainland. Summer days typically max out at 28°C, with winter highs in the mid-teens. Most of the rainfall occurs during October and November.

Travel to Porto-Vecchio

The two airports on Corsica dealing with direct flights from the UK are Bastia and Ajaccio, at 78 and 85 miles distant respectively. A much closer option for non-direct flights is Figari Airport at 16 miles away, which needs to be linked to via a mainland Europe hub. It should be noted that many of the roads in Corsica are fairly rudimentary and mountainous. The roads to Figari are decent by comparison. Another alternative is to take the ferry from Marseille.

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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Well equipped with outstanding views

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      A very comfortable apartment which was well equipped.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017

                                                                                                      Tranquility and comfort - wonderful week in a wonderful property

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We had a superb stay in this charming private villa in June. We were looking for relaxation and peace and we found it. With unusually high temperatures of 35 c degrees and above for the time of year, we were enormously grateful for both the inviting swimming pool and the AC units in the living room and bedrooms. The en suite bathrooms were practical as we were two couples sharing the house. The kitchen is well-equipped and there is an effective BBQ on the patio which made eating al fresco practical and easy. The two outside dining areas meant that we could choose the shadiest spot for having meals, though shade is inevitably a rarity in the middle of the day. The gardens are well tended and spacious, giving privacy, even though there are neighbouring properties close by. The wifi worked well, as did the TV and smart phone compatible music player. There is an interesting and eclectic collection of DVDs which we had great fun perusing! A car is needed, but amenities are not far. There are well-stocked supermarkets and a boulangerie within 8 minutes' drive and a hypermarket 20 minutes away adjacent to Porto Vecchio. Palombaggia beach is a few minutes drive down hill - it's probably possible to walk there and back, but not in the searing heat that we experienced. We went to the Palm Beach club at Palombaggia where we had a good lunch and the beach amenities (loungers/umbrellas), while not cheap, are in keeping with prices charged in the area. Santa Giulia beach is a different style (more activities) and also worth a visit. The Tamaricciu itinerary is a nice walk along the prettiest part of Palombaggia beach, best attempted early in the morning during the hot season both for finding a parking space and for escaping the crowds. A drive up to Ospedale in the mountains gives a break from the heat as it is a few degrees cooler and there are spectacular views and other delightful walks. We ate at the Auberge U Fontanonu in Ospedale village where we were able to have traditional rustic Corsican food. Porto Vecchio high town makes for a pleasant visit for a couple of hours. All in all, we had a perfect trip and would highly recommend this lovely property.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jun 2017