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The villa is high up and has other villas nearby, but is not overlooked and feels totally isolated from any neighbours. It looks straight out over the Mediterranean, from the balcony of the main bedroom (facing directly into the sun rise), from the pool area and other parts of the house. The house itself is exceptionally well equipped and fitted and wants for nothing. The pool is lovely and maintains a good temperature always. The BBQ and the covered terrace and poolside area offer great places to sit out and eat. Within fifteen minutes’ drive you have supermarkets, bakeries, butchers, fishmongers and endless restaurants and cafes. The sea is very short ride away and has excellent beaches. The owner welcomed us on arrival and could not have been more helpful (had even stocked the fridge with essentials), then and throughout our stay, never intruding, always helpful and generous. Our stay really was idyllic and could not have been bettered. I recommend this villa unreservedly.
The apartment is a wow from the first glimpse of it. It is right at the end of the development with fabulous views from the wrap around terrace. To sit on the terrace overlooking the harbour, watching boats of all sizes come and go, glass of wine in hand became our favourite late afternoon activity. The terrace is huge, with two eating areas, sun loungers and comfy seating. There is a plancha, which is not the same as a BBQ and which we didn’t use, but looks intriguing. Inside, the apartment is well equipped. Beds are very comfortable as is the seating in the living area. Another large table if the weather is bad, which it wasn’t while we were there! The kitchen has very good quality equipment, all the basics, a decent range of pots, pans, crockery and cutlery. The shower in the main bathroom is great. The windows, on two sides of the main room open up so that the general feel is spacious, light and airy. There is air con but we didn’t use it as we preferred to have the windows open. The pool is beautiful and the little beach right in front easy to get to, if rather rocky. But the water was warm and clear. There is a boulangerie for croissants, bread and delicious fruit tarts less than 5 minutes walk away. A small Spar supermarket almost next door to it, and, lining the harbour road, lovely restaurants which all seem to serve giant ice cream concoctions and very good cocktails. Solenzara is small, and peaceful, but there are other places to visit within an hours drive. Olivier was easily contactable and helpful as was Laurence, who looked after us while we were there. We had a wonderful week here and would very much like to return next year.