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Beautiful house next to Palombaggia

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,045 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Charming traditional house with all comfort and beautifully appointed.

Traditional corsican house full of charm in wood and stones.

Country life style, with a little view on the sea.

Three bedrooms, 2 on the first storey, and 1 one the ground level.

The house is situated in a little village close to the most beautiful beaches of Corsica.

Perfect to relax and enjoy the very quiete area in Family or friends.

Alarm secured swimming pool, BBQ, air conditionning, TV, internet acces, Hifi...

Bruce et Emilie
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 July, 2018

About Bruce et Emilie

Bruce, Emilie and Pepita.

Bruce is a nature lover, passionate of spear fishing, kite surf and treckking.

He will advise you some nice walks and diving spots.

Emilie is a film maker. She lives most of the year in Sydney in Australia, but grew up in this beautiful house, without water and electricty acces at the time!

Pepita is their cute 2 years old daughter, a little corsican Moogly, a sunshine...

Bruce et Emilie purchased this house in 1970

What makes this house unique

A paceful area, traditional architecture, original and beautifully appointed decoration, a luscious graden, a private and secure swimming pool.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Porto-Vecchio in Corse-du-Sud

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2045 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 17:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden Table & Chairs
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Parasol
  • Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • naturist beach
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • Disco club
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Water sports
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(18 traveller reviews)

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Beautiful house next to Palombaggia
average rating of 4.7222223 based on 18 reviews
Raleigh, NC

Cute house in a good location- but too many problems- AVOID!

  • 2 of 5

The house is very cute and tidy. We found it well stocked with paper towels, dishwasher tabs, etc. The garden is pretty and our kids enjoyed visiting the chickens every morning to see if they had laid any eggs. The location is very convenient- it is a 5 minute drive to the Palombaggio beach. We were a family of five who stayed for one week in mid-July. We enjoyed going to the beach easily every day, and the kids liked the funky upstairs TV room where they could comfortably watch a Disney movie.

Now for the bad: First, the communication with the owner was terrible. Only after paying the usual 50% deposit did she tell us there are cats living on the property and we would be asked to feed them. My husband is seriously allergic to cats to this was quite alarming. The cats did enter the house every chance they had, but we shooed them out and it was clean enough that luckily my husband did not have any problems. However, I think the owner should put that info up front. Also, the owner comes to the property each day to work in the garden and feed the chickens, so it is not as private as other properties where we have stayed.

Also, we received no information about arrival and check in. I emailed the owner SEVERAL times during the weeks before our arrival, asking for driving directions GPS coordinates and we received NO REPLY. This caused us some anxiety as we were driving to the house from another place in Corsica with limited reception. Finally on the day of our arrival we connected with Bruce by phone who eventually met us by car and led us to the house because it is not easy to find. Later Emilie sent an email saying she is very busy and cannot reply to all the emails she receives. We found this rather odd.

We had some problems with the internet- it was not working when we arrived. Bruce was able to fix it, but it went out a few times during our stay. Due to the thick walls of the house, wi fi is only available in some rooms and it quite a bit darker inside than the photos show. The pool area is nice, but the pool shower has no warm water.

We were not properly checked out as Bruce did not arrive at the appointed time. Later Emilie sent an email accusing us of breaking the washing machine, which had worked perfectly fine during our stay and which the cleaning lady was using as we departed. This left a bad feeling overall after what was otherwise an enjoyable week. In the end I would not recommend this property- the owners are unreliable.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Ellen, I am sorry that your experience hasn't been that great. It is the first time in 10 years that we are disappointing our clients. Regarding the information needed to find the house, everything is carefully listed on Homelidays website, the GPS coordinates, and a detailed description of the road. It is also mentioned that 2 cats are living on the property, I sincerely apologise for the inconvenience. I wish you had read it before booking the house and not only few days before entering the house. Bruce has to come every second day to maintain the garden and the swimming pool, and also to feed the chickens. He tries to be as discrete as possible and want to make sure everything is fine for our guests. Regarding the dishwasher, it actually broke just after your stay, the cleaning lady couldn't make it work. It was brand new and still under warranty, so we had it replaced and didn't keep any of your deposit, which not every owner would have done. On my side I find you very aggressive and hassling which I never had to experience with previous guests. It is very unfortunate that you had such a bad feeling, hopefully the good time and nice memories will remain. Kindly Emilie
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"Lovingly refurbished hou...

  • 5 of 5

"Lovingly refurbished house in the quiet hills near the beautiful plage palombaggia. Thank you Emilie for your hospitality."

  • Review Submitted: 25-Oct-2010
  • Date of Stay: September 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Un petit coin de paradis

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé une excellente semaine de vacances dans cette maison fabuleuse : de beaux espaces bien aménagés et décorés, de la lumière, un superbe jardin, une piscine très agréable... La maison est encore plus belle que sur les photos ! En bonus, nos enfants ont adoré s'occuper des petits chatons et des chats, sans parler des poules et des tortues.

Par ailleurs, on a l'impression de ne voir que la nature et la mer. C'est magique. Et enfin les plus belles plages du coin sont à qqes petites minutes en voiture. Sûr ! Une maison où nous reviendrons !

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tres flattes par cette appreciation, merci! Egalement ravis que vous ayez passes de bonnes vacances avec vos enfants dans la maison. Nous vous souhaitons un bon retour et nous nous ferons un plaisir de vous accueillir a nouveau. A bientot.
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Paris (France)

Maison du bonheur

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé 15 jours dans le maison de Bruce pour notre premier séjour en Corse.

Tout était parfait, la maison est très propre, très joliment décorée, bien équipée et très pratique quand on a 3 enfants! Elle est très bien située par rapport aux plages et se trouve non loin d'un SPAR (supermarché) et d'autres commerces (station essence). Le jardin est superbe et le coin piscine a été très apprécié par les enfants et les parents (attention, piscine non sécurisée pour les tous petits). Les enfants ont eu beaucoup de plaisir à aller chercher les oeufs des poules le matin dans le poulailler. Ils ont également joué avec Sushi et Loulou (les 2 chats de la maison) à qui ils donnaient à manger le matin. Bruce, le propriétaire était extrêmement discret lorsqu'il venait arroser son magnifique jardin et nourrir les poules. Pour conclure, nous avons passé un excellent séjour et remercions Bruce pour son accueil chaleureux. Nous recommandons cette location.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Parfait Situation de rêve,il ne manque rien pour passer de bonnes vacances

  • 5 of 5

Maison très propre ,pleine de charme et d'authenticité,accueillante,vs vs sentirez vite chez vs

Quoique vs demandez Bruce est réactif et fera en sorte de vs satisfaire

Petit bémol l'insonorisation des chambres

  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Vacances dans un superbe cadre

  • 5 of 5

Une situation idéale et une bonne période (fin mai) pour profiter des superbes plages à proximité (5 à 10 min en voiture) et des richesses de cette région (Ospedale, piscines naturelles de Cavu, Bonifaccio...). La maison est pleine de charme et son jardin très appréciable avec la piscine. Nos 2 filles n'oubliaient pas d'aller voir chaque soir les poules et le dindon sur le bas du jardin.

Bruce était disponible pour toute question et ravi de montrer sa passion (et métier) de l'entretien du jardin et du potager.

Nous recommandons cette location sans bruit de voisinage ni de la route qui est à l'écart.


  • Review Submitted: 10-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
22 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
12 Kilometres
Porto Vecchio
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Kilometres
Costa Marina
Nearest Beach
1.5 Kilometres
Car: necessary

From Porto Vecchio take the direction of Bonifacio.

After the last roundabout turn left direction Porra and drive 4km. At the top of the hill, slightly down, you'll see a wooden gate with the house name Zittidina on a little sign. You have arrived.





Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Porto-Vecchio, Corsica

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Fin Juillet
14 Jul 2018 - 27 Jul 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
28 Jul 2018 - 24 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
25 Aug 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
8 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
29 Sep 2018 - 2 Nov 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £890.54
Ménage £89.05

Demande de caution de 1000 euros remboursable.
Acompte de 30% à la réservation.
Remise des clés par le gérant ou propriétaire.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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