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Beautiful seaside villa with swimming pool at 30 metres from the beach

Bedrooms 5
Separate WC's1
Space 2,960 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights


About the property

Lovely villa with 5 double bedrooms 4 bathrooms and a superb view of the sea

The villa is in a exceptional location, has a superb view , ,and is rated 5 star by the Corsica Tourist Office.

With a surface area of 275 square meters over 4 different levels , there is enough room for several people , without the house ever seeming too big. The house can accomodate 10 people very comfortably.

The villa is very welcoming, with a very large living room , and large sliding glass windows overlooking the terrace, the pool the sea and the bay of Ajaccio. On the other side of the living room the window looks out over a rock garden , which is lighted up at night. On the same side of the room there is a fireplace ,. In the corner there is a large flat screen television , and nearby a radio HiFI for CD or MP3 . The room is furnished with,a large coffee table and a large angle sofa, with2 large matching ottoman stools.,There is a large sideboard, 3 matching Morrocco tray , and 4 floor lamps . A wooden bar seperates the living room from the entry hall, with its mirror, console table, and folding screen . Between the entry hall and the kitchen there is aspace for hanging coats, and a WC with basin.

The villa has two dining rooms an indoor one near the kitchen and an outdoor one on the terrace, between the house and the garden, protected , when necessary by a large awning not far from the outdoor stone barbecue

The kitchen is spacious, modern and fully equipped with a NEFF induction stove , Bosch convection oven, a Bosch microwave, a Miele dishwasher, an American type refrigerator/freezer. The counter extends into a circular bar with 2 bar stools . There is also a wine cellar for 25 bottles, a Magimix food processor , an electric beater, a toaster, an electric coffee grinder and Melior plunger system coffee pot, and a Nespresso coffee machine. There is all the necessary cutlery , glassware and crockery/china, as well as all the cooking and serving material and utensils for cooking and serving meals

There is a utilities room/pantry behind the kitchen with a laundry sink,a Bosch washing machine and dryer, , a iron and ironing board, a vacuum cleaner and all cleaning products and material. There is also an extra refrigerator we use for storing beverages

.The house has 5 bedrooms: on the ground floor there is an ensuite bedroom and bathroom with a bed of 200 cm wide , 2 bedside tables and lamps, 2 cupboards ,a clothes tree, and an electrical fan , and a full bathroom with 2fitted wash basins and stands , shelves and ,a vanity table , (and bath, shower, WC)

On the upper levels there are two bedrooms :one at the intermediate level a sitting area with a sofa, a coffee table, and 2 ottoman stools, a chest of drawers, a lamp, and a clothes tree , and on the mezzanine the 160cm bed, an electrical fan , and lamp .This room has a full ensuite bathroom with WC athtub/shower ,wash basin and bidet. On the high level , there is a room with a balcon which gives out to the garden,a 160cm wide bed, 2 bedside tables and lamps , a small cabinet with a refrigerator , a large cupboard with drawers and hanging space , an electrical fan , and a full ensuite bathroom(WC bathtub /shower , wash basin and bidet )

.On the lower garden level there are also two bedrooms: one with a 160cm bed,, 2 bedside tables and lamps , a chest of drawers and a cupboard, an electric fan , and one bedroom with 2 single beds , a bedside table and lamp , an electrical fan , and a large cupboard with shelves and hanging space. These 2 bedrooms share a full bathroom (WC large walk in shower, wash basin and stand

On the intermediate upper level there is also an office with a balcony and a beautiful sea view with a desk, a chair, and a sofa ... The house has also has an extra children's cot and 2 baby cribs and baby equipment (changing table, high chair, Baby- lounger, bathtub.). The 4 bathrooms are fully equipped with bathtubs and showers, towel rails, hairdryers.

There is also a very large dressing room, accessible from all rooms where one can put or hang clothes, or store other items, including luggage .

.The house has WIFI in all rooms,Bookcases with books in English and French , card and board games.

The house has a swimming pool (11mx5m,) (with removable top quality child protection,) and a large terrace and landscaped gardens on upper and lower levels., notably beside the pool where there is an outdoor living area with table and chairs under the large palm tree . Around the house and the pool there is a large terrace area , and a bit higher up in the garden there is a stone barbecue.

The house has garage space for one car. A second vehicle may be parked on the access ramp to the garage, and there are ample parking options just opposite the villa

More Details

Sheila Smertnik
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
13 April, 2017

About Sheila Smertnik

We are a family with 2 grown children (34 and 30), and now two grand - children who all live abroad.. We are all French ,but I am originally from Canada, so we have a fairly international family,.

We all have quite diifferent occupations: my husband in finance, myself in the automotive sector, my son in hotel investment and my daughter in mobile phone development and

We are therefore very happy to spend time all together with family and friends in our villa in Ajaccio

Sheila Smertnik purchased this villa in 2004

Why Sheila Smertnik chose Corse du Sud

We first discovered Corsica from the sea, having made many cruises around the island. Enchanted by its beauty, we wanted to get to know the island better. ,. Ajaccio is a wonderful city , as it is lively and pretty in summer of course, but also throughout the year., and our house is very endearing . Our children love the island and the house, and come as often as they can. My son even chose Ajaccio and the Route des Sanguinaires for his wedding, and the beauty and magic of the place as well as the Corsican hospitality , contributed greatly to the event's success. Our house is therefore part of our family history, and we come back every time with the same pleasure

We would be very happy to have the opportunity to introduce you to the house , its location , its atmosphere!

What makes this villa unique

Alba Marina is a very pleasant and welcoming house.. It is spacious and cool with a magnificent view of the pool, the sea beyond , and the bay of Ajaccio with sailboats and ferries criss-crossing in the distance The villa has the unique advantage of being close to town, (, with everything you might need available nearby) while minutes away from a protected wilderness area

You can spend time at the pool, on the terrace just outside the house, or under the large palm tree in the garden. You can go swimming at sea many times as you want and for as much time as you like, since the beach is is a 2 minute walk away.

You can have lunch in the shade on the terrace ,, or if you don’t feel like cooking, go to the nearby beach restaurants,” Le Goeland “or “The Weekend “-. In the evening cocktails under the palm tree before dining under a starry sky at home , or going to test the cuisine in the retaurants along the sea , or in Ajaccio.

There are enchanted days to spend just in and around the house. ,to which you can add sports, cultural, and tourist activities

For sport, there is swimming, windsurfing, running or walking to the Sangunaires Nature Park reputed for the most beautiful sunsets .There are tennis courts nearby, and the possibility of boating kayaking jet skiing, paddleboard.

.You can go on excursions in the mountains, or visit other beaches For culture and tourism ,you can go down town, , visit the market, go shopping, visit the museums . !

So the house in itself makes for a wonderful stay, , and in addition can act as a base for the activities you prefer.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Ajaccio in Corse-du-Sud

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2960 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • town
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Ground floor bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Fully equipped ensuite bathroom , on ground floor
    Bathroom on high upper level - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , Fully equipped ensuite bathroom for high upper level room
    Bathroom on intermediate upper level - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Fully equipped bathroom for upper intermediate level room
    Bathroom at garden level - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Fully equipped bathroom on garden level
    Toilet and wash basin on ground floor - Toilet , Toilet and basin between the entry hall and the kitchen
  • All bathrooms are fully equipped with WC, washbasin , bathtub, shower, hair dryer, towelracks, towels and bath mat
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Ground floor bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , Room withdirect access to terrace , and bathroom
    High upper level room - 1 Large Double Bed , Room with access to balcony and bathroom
    Intermediate upper level room with mezzanine - 1 Large Double Bed , Room with living area ,mezzanine bed, and full bathroom
    Garden level room - 1 Large Double Bed , Garden level room access to garden and bathroom
    Garden level room - 2 Single Bed , Room with 2 single beds , access to garden and bathroom
  • All rooms are large, bright and airy, with a nice view of the sea, the mountains, or the garden, and access to outside. the rooms are all equipped with cupboards and/or chests of drawers , with bedside lamps and electric fans and 4 main rooms have en suite bathrooms
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Pétanque Court ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • Disco club
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Thalassotherapy
  • walking
  • Water sports
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
the house is well equipped with everything necessary for a wonderful stay, with everything else you might want available close by


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(14 traveller reviews)

Beautiful seaside villa with swimming pool at 30 metres from the beach
average rating of 4.714286 based on 14 reviews

Fantastic location, place and house

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house! Perfect for our group of 10 people! Fantastic location by the sea including facilities on the beach as well as nice restaurants nearby. No need for us to travel into the city. Everything in place at site!

And of course the island is beautiful as well. We did golf and hiking as well as a full day boat trip to the nearby islands.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellente +++

  • 5 of 5

Grande maison très agréable car des espaces bien séparés (chambres et salons/espaces de relaxation) , piscine et terrasse avec vue sur la mer mais sans l'inconvénient des estivants sur la plage qui est juste en bas ...aucun bruit + la Grande bleue + jogging vers les Iles Sanguinaires+ Ajaccio près et loin en même temps+rando en montagne . Bref superbe maison recommandée chaudement.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sommes ravis que vous avez passé un bon séjour, et espérons vous revoir une prochaine fois!
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Excellent villa for an unforgettable holiday!

  • 5 of 5

Almost thirty years ago we toured Corsica with our daughters and fell in love with Ajaccio and its bay. We’ve always talked about returning, and in the summer of 2016 were finally able to visit again, this time with additional family members and grandchildren, in total 10 people aged 5 to 70. We had spent some time on the Internet searching for the perfect location and had high expectations as we arrived at the Alba Marina villa. We were not let down! The house is ideally located with a magnificent view of the beach, the blue ocean and the far coast of the bay. The garden is green and well kept, and the children were delighted to find two tortoises living there! The pool was ideal for a morning swim and in constant use by the kids when we were “home”. The house itself was ideal for our large family, with bed rooms on five(!) different levels, all with separate bath rooms, and a large and airy living room where everybody could relax without feeling crowded. We loved the outside table area where we had all our meals in a nicely shadowed corner. We found the place clean and in spotless condition, and everything was as Mme. Smertnik had promised! In addition to enjoying the villa, its nearby beach and immediate surroundings, we can highly recommend the wide and sunny beaches on other side of the peninsula, just 15 minutes by car up the first left on the road back to Ajaccio. We also enjoyed the city itself with its market and sea front, and excursions by car up and down the coast, even going down to Bonifacio for a spectacular city and landscape, and a final trip across the internal mountain range to Bastia. We can really recommend the villa and Corsica itself for an unforgettable and different holiday!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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En deçà de la description

  • 2 of 5

Malgré de belles promesses, prenez garde à la propreté des lits (historique capillaire), pas de chauffage la première nuit (un oubli d'après le propriétaire ...).

Parfait si vous êtes peu nombreux car la salle de bain de la chambre du haut n'a pas d'eau chaude et la chambre du bas sent le renfermé.

Bref idéalement placé mais pas aussi premium que présenté.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Je n'ai malheureusement eu aucun contact de Charles pendant son séjour, donc aucune communication concernant le chauffage ou l'eau chaude de la chambre du haut . J'aurai pu lui indiquer les solutions, et que tous ces informations sont dans le livret de la villa dans l'entrée. Sa maman, charmante, m'a appelé pour dire qu'ils passaient un très bon moment. Elle n'a pas parlé du chauffage, eau chaude, ou odeur de renfermé, cependant elle m'a dit avoir trouvé des cheveux dans sa chambre. Je lui ai présenté toutes mes excuses , et ai immédiatement averti les femmes de ménage pour qu'à l'avenir cela ne se produise plus . Elle m'a rappelé vers le fin de leur séjour , et m'a indiqué que son petit fils , en tirant trop fort, a arraché le tringle à rideau du salon , et que son fils allait régler les réparations. Ce que Charles L a confirmé par mail après leur départ , en ajoutant une tablette de verre qui a également été cassé. Je lui ai renvoyé le meilleur devis pour les réparations, et c'est à ce moment là qu'il m'a téléphoné pour me dire qu'il n'était pas content de la villa .Afin de lui être agréable, nous avons pris à notre charge une partie de ses réparations. Passer de bonnes vacances est important ; je suis désolée que Charles L n'a pas apprécié son séjour à Ajaccio , et qu'il n'a pas communiqué avec nous immédiatement afin de nous permettre, ensemble, de résoudre tout problème rapidement
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Beautiful holiday home for our family

  • 5 of 5

We have spent two wonderful weeks with our family including our two young sons in this stunning villa. Alongside of being tastefully decorated, the place is well equipped with everything to make a holiday free of inconveniences. As many travellers with young children we tend to be more demanding, and our requests for a pool fence and travel cots were happily met. We found the location of the villa excellent as it sits right on top of a sandy beach with the most charming and relaxed beach café La Goelland and there are two wonderful sea food restaurants within a short beach (or road if preferred) walk - Dolce Vita (3 min) and Le weekend (7 min). The bus stop is conveniently located 1 min walk away form the house. Unless on strike the public transport system works well in Ajaccio, an air conditioned bus would take us to the central square in Ajaccio within 25 minutes. I would definitely recommend this place and hoping to come back ourselves.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Fantastic place in Ajaccio!

  • 5 of 5

I would highly recommend this villa to anyone! It is a beautiful place, close to the sea and a very nice beach. We were 10 friends together and it was perfect for us. Ajaccio is easy to access but no need for that actually because you have all you need at site. And if you want to eat at a nice restaurant there is several places nearby all of them with beautiful seaview. Le Dolce Vita in particular. I would love to come back.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks For the positive feedback Lars, Nice to know it was well worth the trip from Norway-hope to see you back soon with family and:or friends!
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Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Ajaccio's Napoleon Bonaparte Airport
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Le Goeland, La Dolce Vita
Nearest Ferry
9 Kilometres
Port of Ajaccio
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
Nearest Train
9 Kilometres
Ajaccio Station
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
RN193 forBastia or Bonifacio
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Le Goeland, La Dolce Vita, Le Weekend
Nearest Beach
30 Metres
Goeland Beach
Car: recommended

A beautiful villa on the Ajaccio coast in the vicinity of the legendary Sanguinaires Islands, from where you can enjoy the sea only a few steps away,, and the imperial city of Ajaccio and its surroundings. There is everything you need for a great holiday! At the villa you have the garden, the pool, the beaches,...

From the house there are very nice walks(or runs)- to the Sanguinaires Nature Park which is 3 km away, or along the Smugglers Trail along the coast to get to the beautiful Capo di Feno beach, a surfer's paradise. Nearby you can rent sea kayaks, paddle boards, jet ski, or motor boats , to explore the coast or go water skiingor wake-boarding . Half an hour away , towards the mountains,you also have a number of activities: canyoning, climbing, hiking or horseback riding ..

You can also enjoy the pretty town of Ajaccio, either to visit its museums –Bonaparte House(the birthplace of Napoleon) or the Fesch Museum with its collection of Italian painters -and/or its monuments : theNapoleon Grotto , Place Foch…. . You can also go to the market,, which is very colorful with lots of good local products ,and typical,Corsican specialties You can visit the shops, which have some of the prettiest merchandise in France, thanks to the good taste and sense of fashion of the ladies of Ajaccio

You can attend concerts and various cultural events, the program is wide and varied – (available from the tourist office )

For evening, there are also many good restaurants,, where you can try Corsican cuisine ,but also seafood, or regional or international cooking, either in the city or on the beach – even very close to the house, with restaurants Weekend, le Goeland , or Dolce Vita –only minutes away .-

Every night the port area is very lively, and every Friday night, the shops stay open late for night shopping. There are also bars and nightclubs, and even a Casino

. the villa therefore has access to activities for all tastes, including just enjoying the house the pool and the sea, with the magnificent view of the Bay of Ajaccio


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Ajaccio, Corsica

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
arrière saison
1 Oct 2016 - 28 Apr 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Debut de saison
29 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Mi saison 2017
27 May 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Moyenne saison 2017
24 Jun 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Haute saison 2017
15 Jul 2017 - 28 Jul 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Tres haute saison 2017
29 Jul 2017 - 18 Aug 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Haute saison 2017
19 Aug 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Fin saison 2017
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Arrière saison
30 Sep 2017 - 28 Apr 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £2,546.04
Stay tax £1.02 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 13 years.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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