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Bedrooms 2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

MAXI VILLA:2 dbl. bedrooms ensuite. MINI VILLA:1 double. Sea views, close to sandy beach

MAXI VILLA PIAZZE & MINI VILLA PIAZZE are two family-owned air-conditioned villas in a wonderful location in the small bay and little port of Sant'Ambroggio near Calvi. Just two minutes walk from the safe sandy beach, both villas are fully equipped with all the comforts of home and have spacious terraces with stunning views overlooking the bay and the beach. All reservations are by the week, from Sunday to Sunday.

MAXI VILLA PIAZZE has two double bedrooms, both ensuite. MINI VILLA PIAZZE has one double bedroom and is perfect for a couple.

Both villas have shaded dining terraces with barbecues and grills and fabulous views. And both have extra fridges to keep your Corsican wine beautifully chilled for when you relax on the terrace after a swim and watch the sun go down.

The lower terraces have sun-loungers and parasols and although the the villas are next door to one another they are separated by a 6 foot high hedge to ensure privacy.

Both villas have their own systems of free WiFi and telephones are connected for free local calls and all incoming calls. There are books, TV, maps and our own 'Handy Hints' with local information. Most useful of all are the Visitors Books spanning the years and setting out ideas and opinions about where to go and what to do. Many of our guests have been coming back to our villas over many summers and their comments in the Visitors Books are there for all to see and we greatly appreciate them. We welcome suggestions and feedback and make improvements every year.

A car is recommended if you want to explore the mountains and villages of Corsica and if you decide to come to one of our much-loved villas you can be sure of a wonderful relaxing holiday on this beautiful island.

More Details

Daphne Vickers
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
13 June, 2018

About Daphne Vickers

My husband and I fell in love with Corsica more than 20 years ago when we visited it for the first time. We bought No.3 Piazze straight away and later we bought No.4. We used to spend the whole summer there with family joining us for early morning swims, trips to the mountains and drinks on the terrace. Sadly, a few years ago, my husband died but I could not bear to sell my lovely villas and decided to try holiday lets. It took off straight away and I have had some wonderful visitors - even though I seldom meet them! Over the years and with the help of my son Peter, who owns the properties with me, improvements have been made every year with new bathrooms and kitchens and enlarged terraces. Each year we have a new project and my love for this beautiful island continues to grow and will always be with me. Daphne Vickers.

Daphne Vickers purchased this villa in 1989

Why Daphne Vickers chose Marine de Sant'ambrogio

My cousins bought a nearby property here in 1969 which they still own.When we visited them for a holiday in 1989 we immediately purchased Maxi Villa

(No.3 Piazze) in this wonderful location which is very special. When Mini Villa (No.4 Piazze) was up for sale a few years later we also purchased that so that more family and friends could visit. Both villas remain family homes which we update year by year for our visitors to enjoy.

What makes this villa unique

Fabulous sea views from the spacious terraces; beautiful tree-filled area; lovely sandy beach; small port with friendly shops and restaurant and both properties fully equipped with everything you could possibly need.....

Guestbook comments from the owner

'This has been the most wonderful holiday. A very beautiful villa and lovely garden with out-of-this-world views. The viila is equipped to the highest standards with everything provided....' (Christine & Joe, Sussex. No.3)

'Back again at No.4 for the fourth year running! Again, thank you Daphne - a wonderful place' (Frank & Diana. Hants)

'Having stayed in many villas in Corsica this is undoubtedly the best. Ideal location with views across the bay and idyllic pre-dinner setting.Thank you Daphne for allowing us to share your paradise. We'll be back!' (Rex & Pat, Surrey. No.3)

'Wonderful! A week is just not long enough. We,ll have to come back next year' (Morag & Hilary, London. No.4)

You can read all the above comments and many more in the Visitors Books at the villas.
Dec 2010
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Marine de Sant'ambrogio in Lumio

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Both fully equipped. Also, washing machine.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Both bedrooms are ensuite. Double bedroom with bathroom with bath, shower, basin and toilet. Second double bedroom with enclosed shower, basin and toilet.
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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average rating of 4.875 based on 9 reviews

Great location near sandy beach

  • 4 of 5

Lovely terrace with comfortable furniture and good outdoor cooking facilities, overlooking a beautiful view of the sea. Short path to the sandy beach with clear water and lots of fish to see. Short walk along the beach to bakery and shops for morning croissants etc.The interior decor is old fashioned but the property has everything you could possibly need to enjoy your stay. It is well placed for short journeys to Calvi, L'Ile Rousse and the mountain villages. We also really enjoyed eating out some evenings in Algajola which is only 5 mins away and has a lovely atmosphere.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relaxing,comfortable,beautiful situation.

  • 5 of 5


Corsica has been on our bucket list for a long time and we came across this Villa by chance.

There are a two villas, Maxi 3 and Mini 4 sited on a small development in Marina de San Ambroggio on the North west coast between Cavli and L'Ile Rousse.

They are within 2 minutes stroll of a beautiful,sandy beach with good access into a warm Meditereanean Sea.

5-10 minutes walk to the Port where there is a baker,butcher,snack bar,wine shop,supermarket and an excellent restaurant.

The villa is extremely well equipped even including a salad spinner and garlic crusher.

Both the house and beach towels are plentiful and of good quality.As an added bonus the owners provide beach chairs,parasols,beach mats and equipment for children.

The villa is very comfortable with powerful showers,quiet air conditioning,dish washer and washing machine.When we arrived there were cleaning products available which visitors can use but replace when finished.The outside furniture is excellent and with both shaded and sunny areas which we used constantly.

It is obvious that this is the owners' home as well as a holiday let,they have thought of everything.

Daphne and her son were delightful and helpful and we have no hesitation in recommending this property.

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  • Review Submitted: 19-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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fabulous villa - we will return

  • 5 of 5

Villa had everything we wanted and was so well equipped it felt like home from home. View from terrace to die for. Beach great for children. We loved it!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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location tout confort , 1 mn à pied de la plage,

  • 5 of 5

très belle location, très bien agencée avec une vue extraordinaire sur la plage, qui est au pied de la villa, et sur la mer. Cette villa est très bien équipée tant à l'intérieur (lava vaisselle, lave linge, micro ondes...) qu'à l'extérieur (barbecue, salons de jardin, transat, ...). Idéale pour 4 personnes sans se gêner puisque 2 sallle de bains+toilettes. La climatisation est un plus l'été très appréciable. La propriétaire est à l'écoute de ses locataires et s'efforce de remplir toutes nos attentes. Je recommande vivement cet hébergement qui de plus est dans un coin de la corse avec beaucoup de choses à faire et à voir

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We have welcomed visitors from all across Europe and all parts of the world from Norway to New Zealand, from Venice to the Virgin Islands, to stay at one of our two private villas by the sea and explore the beauty of Corsica.
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  • 5 of 5

An absolutely wonderful island, magnificent location along with more than superb accommodation. If you are looking for a quieter,very laid back type of holiday, this just does not get any better. We have been coming here for around ten years and still enjoy it ever so much

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lovely to have guests who return to our two lovely villas year after year and enjoy the improvements we make every season - just as we welcome new visitors who come for a relaxing holiday to enjoy the stunning views from the terrace with a chilled glass of Corsican wine. Cheers! Daphne.
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Well appointed

  • 5 of 5

We arrived at No 4 after exploring some of the island for 4 days previously. Already charmed by Corsica we were delighted to settle for a week in bijou No.4. Set in a lovely location with a sun terrace overlooking the interesting bay the property was equipped with everything you could need for a comfortable self catering stay. Clean, well maintained and well laid out we enjoyed every minute of our stay, eating out most evenings on the terrace beneath some lovely sunsets. We walked some of the lanes towards the headland from where Calvi can be viewed in all its grandeur. We visited beautiful Calvi, ate in one of the very good restaurants a couple of streets back from the harbour (they are better value than those right on the harbour front) and were captivated Calvi's charm and history.

From the sun terrace of No 4 we spotted some rare birds and we were happy to simply soak up the atmosphere of this delightful quiet, relaxing spot. We only heard Club Med activities once. We would very much like to return some time and highly recommend this to lovers of nature and beauty.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Calvi (or charter flights to Bastia, 50km)
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Marine de Sant Ambroggio
Nearest Ferry
20 Kilometres
Calvi or Ile Rousse. Overnight to Bastia.
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Sant Ambroggio
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Marine de Sant Ambroggio
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
In front of villas. Sandy beach, safe for children
Car: recommended


Two minutes walk from the beautiful sandy beach which is safe for small children. Beach and other towels provided.


Car hire highly recommended so best to book in advance. Nearest airport, Calvi. 10km. But Bastia (50km) is recommended with cheaper charter flights with Easyjet etc. Alternatives are Easyjet to Nice connecting to the daily Air France flights to Calvi. Or ferries to Calvi or Ile Rousse.


A few minutes walk along the beach, through the trees or down the road takes you to the small port of Sant'Ambroggio. The tourist centre of Calvi, with its winding cobbled streets and boutiques, is about 10km away and the old colonial port of Ile Rousse is a similar distance. For trips to the mountains, forests and villages you will need a car though you can hop on the little train which trundles along the coast to both towns stopping off at beaches along the way.

Further Details:

There is a family-run supermarket at the port as well as several shops and restaurants, tennis, boat trips and a swimming pool with instructors for children. You will find lots of information in the Visitor's Books and 'Handy Hints' at the villas as well as maps and suggestions of what to do and where to go. There are beach chairs, snorkling equipment, and parasols and you are welcome to use the many items you will find in cupboards.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Marine de Sant'ambrogio, Haute Corse

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Week 12
15 Jul 2018 - 21 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Week 13
22 Jul 2018 - 28 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Week 14
29 Jul 2018 - 4 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
5 Aug 2018 - 11 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Week 16
12 Aug 2018 - 18 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Week 17
19 Aug 2018 - 25 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Week 18
26 Aug 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Week 19
2 Sep 2018 - 8 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Week 20
9 Sep 2018 - 15 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Week 21
16 Sep 2018 - 22 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Week 22
23 Sep 2018 - 29 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Week 23
30 Sep 2018 - 6 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Week 24
7 Oct 2018 - 13 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
For the most up to date information on Availability and Prices click the link to our own website below where you can also download a booking form. Or contact us by e mail or ring Daphne on 01243 774136. 25% deposit is required when booking, with the balance payable two months before arrival.
There are no additional costs and no damage deposits required. We just ask that if you break a couple of things you try to replace them!
For more information, avail and reviews visit the owner's website.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Sunday when Annie the cleaner comes in every week. Arrival time is 1pm or later and visitors are asked to depart by 10am.

Notes on prices:
Visit the owner's website for more information, availability, prices and reviews.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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