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Bedrooms 5
Space 3,121 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 6 nights


About the property

Beautiful Villa 5 bedrooms 4 bathrooms, swimming pool 3àM from the beach

The villa is in a exceptional location, with a superb view over the whole bay of Ajaccio . It has a pool, and the beach is 30m away , ,

The house is rated 5 star by the Corsica Tourist Office.

With a surface area of 290 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, an electric carving knife, 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 ,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
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 July, 2018

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 Ajaccio

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:
  • 3121 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
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
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 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 , Bath with Shower , 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
  • ruins
  • 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
  • equestrian events
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(17 traveller reviews)

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average rating of 4.7647057 based on 17 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: 14-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Superbes vacances dans une villa de rêve

  • 5 of 5

Site exceptionnel, grande villa confortable, bien entretenue et équipée avec piscine et terrasse pour les repas . A proximité de la plage avec paillote et locations de bateaux.Sur la route des Sanguinaires mais très bien isolée de la circulation.Proprietaire accueillante et disponible si nécessaire.

Superbes vacances familiales ( 6 adultes et 3 enfants ) dans un coin de paradis.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Séjour en famille, 8 adultes et 2 enfants en bas âge: la maison est grande et fonctionnelle, chacun a son coin d'intimité et il existe de beaux espaces communs pour partager d'agréables moments.

La terrasse extérieure avec vue sur la mer est un pur délice! Tous les jours, nous avons profité de la mer à 50 mètres seulement... la plage, le kayak et paddle tôt le matin, le diner à la paillotte, la longue promenade jusqu'à Parata... tout cela à pieds.

Nous avons également apprécié la piscine sans aucun souci grâce à la sécurité enfants.

Nous avons passé de merveilleuses vacances... Merci encore Sheila!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Nous confirmons les très bonnes appréciations précédentes.

Propriétaire sympathique, à l'écoute et soucieuse de votre confort.

Superbe et grande maison sur plusieurs niveaux. Mention spéciale au salon et aux terrasses extérieures.

Vue sur mer. Très jolie plage à quelques dizaines de mètres.

  • Review Submitted: 21-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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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: 02-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 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: 13-Dec-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 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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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


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