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Beautiful 5 star villa by the sea, between Ajaccio and the Iles Sanguinaire

12 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights

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Photos and Description of this 5 bedroom holiday villa in Ajaccio - Villa Alba Marina

Lovely multi-level villa in a superb setting between sea and mountains

Spacious and welcoming Villa 5 star rating from the tourist office, , having a very large living room , and large sliding glass windows overlooking the pool the sea beyond, and the bay of Ajaccio. The living area is well equipped , with a large flat screen TV ,a radio HiFI for CD or MP3 a wood fireplace, a large coffee table and a large angle sofa, with matching ottoman stools., 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, not far from the outdoor stone barbecue. 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.

The suface of the house ( around 275m3 ) is on 4 different levels, allowing for very harmonious cohabitation between a number of people without ever seeming to be too big. The house sleeps 10 people more than comfortably. There is a ground floor bedroom with bed 200 cm wide , and full bathroom (bath, shower, WC); on the upper levels there are two bedrooms with beds 160cm, each with their full bathroom .On the lower ground/garden level there is a fourth bedroom with a 160cm bed, with its own bathroom ,and a bedroom with 2 80 cm single beds ,. On the upper level there is also an office witha balcony and a beautiful sea view with a sofa bed of 140 cm. The house has also has an extra cot and a crib and baby equipment (changing table, high chair, Baby- lounger, bathtub.) The kitchen is spacious, modern and fully equipped with NEFF induction stove , Bosch convection oven, a Bosch microwave, a Miele dishwasher, American fridge, a wine cellar for 40 bottles, a Magimix food processor anda Nespresso coffee machine. There is a laundry room off the kitchen with Bosch washing machine and dryer, and an extra refrigerator we use for storing beverages . The 4 bathrooms are fully equipped with bathtubs and showers, heated towel rails, hairdryers. There is also a very large dressing room, accessible from all rooms which ensures adequate storage , including luggage.The house has WIFI in all rooms, telephone, a garage for one car. A second vehicle may be parked on the access ramp to the garage, and there are ample parking options opposite the villa

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  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Sheila Smertnik
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French
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28 October, 2016
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About Sheila Smertnik

We are a family with 2 grown children (32 and 28), and now two grand - children who all live in England. My husband works in a bank, and I in the automotive sector. I'm from Canada, so we have a fairly international family, and its always a pleasure for us to be all together 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 luckily had the opportunity to buy our house. We are happy to be able to have this lovely home in Ajaccio , a lively and pleasant town all year round,.. Our children love it, and come as oftenas 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

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 shooping shopping, visit the museums . You will be able to choose the settings and activities which suit you best , and you will be sure to have an unforgettable stay !


based on 12 holidaymaker reviews

Beautiful 5 star villa by the sea, between Ajaccio and the Iles Sanguinaire
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 12 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
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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
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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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Nous avons passé un agréable séjour dans votre villa

  • 5 of 5

Superbe villa en bord de mer.

Notre famille a passé un excellent séjour.

Très fonctionnelle . Un cadre idyllique .

Nous avons été enchanté .


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M. Mme DARME et fils

  • Review Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nous sommes ravis que vous avez aimé notre maison! Nous espérons vous revoir bientôt! Sheila Smertnik
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Stunning villa in the most wonderful location

  • 5 of 5

A really lovely spot. The villa is cool and spacious and just as described on the website. Inside and out it is very tastefully appointed with everything you could need, but the best part was probably the wonderful location with tropical views towards the distant mountains across the bay. After a couple of days we felt like a different group of people! It is right by a sandy, crystal clear water beach dotted with a few restaurants and set just enough steps up from the road that you're not on top of traffic. It was actually difficult to leave the villa in the beginning during the day as it's such a great spot to relax in but once you do it's an easy bus ride to Ajaccio and the lovely market by the port. Would definitely recommend.

  • Review Submitted: May 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
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Nearest Airport
18 Kilometres
Ajaccio's Napoleon Bonaparte Airport
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Le Goeland, La Dolce Vita
Nearest Ferry
10 Kilometres
Port of Ajaccio
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Ajaccio Station
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
RN193 forBastia or Bonifacio
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Le Goeland, La Dolce Vita, Le Weekend
Nearest Beach
50 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 Ajaccio!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Ajaccio, Corse du Sud

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
arrière saison
1 Oct 2016 - 6 May 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Debut saison 2017
13 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 - 12 May 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 £2,687
Stay tax €1 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 13 years.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Ajaccio in Corsica

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 275 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • town
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • 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
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , Ground level bathroom fully equipped
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , Fully equipped bathroom on upper level
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Fully equipped bathroom on intermediate level
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Fully equipped bathroom on garden level
    Toilet - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Toilet on ground level near the living room
  • All bathrooms are fully equipped with bathtub, shower, hair dryer, towels and bath mats
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Room 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Ground level room direct access to terrace , and bathroom
    Room 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Upper level room with access to balcony and bathroom
    Room3 - 1 Large Double Bed , Room with mezzanine and bathroom
    Room 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , Garden level room direct access to garden and bathroom
    Room 5 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot , Room with 2 single beds and cot on garden level
    Room 6 -study - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Extra bed possibility with balcony overlooking the sea
  • 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 and 4 main rooms have en suite bathrooms
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Pétanque Court ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • children welcome ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • Disco club
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • Thalassotherapy
  • walking
  • Water sports
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
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 you might need available close by

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