A Casarella

Porto Vecchio & Bonifacio, Corsica

Part of theSimply Simpson collection

The simple things in life often give the greatest pleasure and we believe our Simply Simpson Collection offers the chance to experience a more authentic taste of local living in some of the most idyllic locations in the Mediterranean. Take time to discover our comfortable, no-frills accommodation and join us on the road less travelled.
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  • Delightfully situated cottage
  • Wonderful sea views
  • Walking distance to beach restaurant
  • Bonifacio 10-minute drive

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Just a ten minute drive from Bonifacio this sweet little cottage enables its occupants to enjoy a peaceful location within easy access to the shingle beach of Maora below. Fine sea views of the Santa Manza Gulf can be enjoyed from this cottage and Santa Manza Bay offers possibilities for wind-surfing, while Maora itself has a beach restaurant in season and can be reached in an eight minute walk. There are also fine sandy coves around Bonifacio and a little further away around Porto Vecchio.

A Casarella is ideal for couples in need of relaxation or wanting a base for wider exploration of the area.

 


Accommodation

Layout

  • 1 bedroom cottage (sleeps 2-3)
  • Living room with double/twin day bed (access via bedroom and kitchen), Bluetooth speaker (no TV)
  • Kitchen/dining room with hob, oven, microwave, dishwasher, fridge-freezer, washing machine, dryer and Nespresso machine
  • Double air-conditioned bedroom (160cm bed, can be converted into twin beds on request)
  • Bathroom with separate shower
  • WC

General

  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Iron, ironing board, hairdryer, bath and beach towels provided
  • Terrace with sea view
  • Charcoal barbecue (charcoal not supplied)

Cleaning/linen

  • 1 week holidays – does not include a mid-stay clean or bed linen/towel change
  • 2 week holidays – includes a light mid-stay clean and bed linen/towel change

WiFi

  • All properties with WiFi are able to support basic functionality such as web browsing and checking emails*

* We aim to offer an uninterrupted service but sometimes due to factors beyond our control reliability can be affected.

Villa access times

  • Check-in time – 4:00pm
  • Check-out time – 09:00am

Location

  • Beach 8min walk (return uphill)
  • Restaurant 8min walk
  • Restaurant 5-10min drive
  • Bonifacio 10min drive
  • Figari airport 45min drive
  • Bastia airport 2hr 40min drive

Flights

This property is priced on an accommodation-only basis. To view details of recommended flights please click here.


Car hire

We are happy to arrange your car hire, using one of our trusted local suppliers; please ask us about options and prices. All hire cars booked with us include: 

  • Fully inclusive insurance, with zero excess*
  • Free additional driver

When you book your car with us, we'll also make sure the paperwork is done in advance, leaving you free to simply check and sign for the vehicle when you arrive. For further information regarding travel arrangements click here.

* For this particular destination, the undercarriage is not included in the cover.

Car options

  • 2-3 guests – 1 Group C, Peugeot 2008 or similar

Car specifications

Group C – 1-1.6 litre engine, 2 large and 1 small suitcase*

Group D - VW Tiguan or similar, 1.1-1.6 litre engine, 3 large suitcases*

Group F – Peugeot 508 or similar, 2.0 litre engine, 2 large and 2 small suitcases*

Group G – Audi A3 Cabriolet or similar, 1.2-1.6 litre engine, 1 large suitcase*

Group H – Renault Scenic or similar, 1.1-1.6 litre engine, 2 large and 2 small suitcases*

Group J – VW Golf GPS or similar, 1-1.6 litre engine, 2 large and 1 small suitcase*

Group K – Renault Grand Scenic or similar, 1.2-1.6 litre engine, 2 large suitcases*

Group N – 9-seater Toyota Proace or similar, 1.2-1.6 litre engine, 1 large and 1 small suitcase*

Group O – 9-seater minibus Ford Galaxy or similar, 1.2-1.6 litre engine, 1 large and 1 small suitcase*

Please note we can request automatic cars in all car groups except Group N. Please specify at time of booking if you require an automatic car

* Suitcase sizes are based on a large suitcase being approximately 75cm x 41cm x 31cm, a medium suitcase of approximately 65cm x 46cm x 29cm and a small suitcase of 55cm x 40cm x 20cm.

Customer feedback

This is our third holiday with Simpson and we have never been disappointed. This area of Corsica is wonderful and, for us, the location of the villa could not be bettered. Admittedly, there is no pool but my routine was to walk down to a deserted beach for a swim before breakfast.
Mr Currie – September 2019

Having stayed at A Casetta three years ago, it was wonderful to be back in this idyllic spot. Last time we visited the pre-historic village at Cucuruzzu, the ancient standing stones at Cauria, the mountain medieval town of Sartène, Zonza, stunning Bonifacio of course and many of the surrounding beaches, all very worthwhile. Twice we walked around the bay along the beach from Maora to Sant Amanza, had a meal at Hotel du Golf and walked back at dusk. This was a super, peaceful, fantastic holiday in this wonderful part of the world.
Nigel & Tania – September 2019

This was our second visit to Corsica, having stayed in the Valinco last year and we were equally impressed as it is hard to beat the stunning beaches, rugged landscape and the charm of the old towns. Great waking up early for a swim/kayak at Maora beach just down the road. We also liked Petit Sperone for its crystal clear waters and areas to snorkel. We visited Piscia di Gallo – fantastic, drive inland and hike to the waterfall – will not disappoint. Enjoyed lunch and dinner at Hotel du Golf Bonifacio and meals out in Bonifacio. Don't forget to sample the wide variety of ice cream flavours for dessert! A very relaxing stay at A Casarella, no doubt we will return to Corsica very soon!
Fletcher & Stacy – August 2019

A wonderful week – this villa is fantastic and we have enjoyed all the beaches and boat trips. Special thank you to Joelle for being a great rep.
Lynn & John – August 2019

Our Simpson rep was particularly attentive to our needs and got back to us immediately we contacted her. Our villa was just lovely with amazing sea views and so very relaxing. I would certainly recommend Simpson Travel and hope to book again through them.
Mrs Catherine Harvey – July 2019

It suffices to say we had a wonderful holiday and I am sure all future guests will too. Joelle the rep is absolutely fantastic.
Jon & Sarah – June 2019

What a lovely villa to spend two weeks in, with gorgeous views during breakfast, lunch and dinner. We really enjoyed the boat trip from Bonifacio, park for free all day at one of the boat trip car parks then €18 each for the 1-hour boat trip – well worth it. Bonifacio itself is also well worth a visit as is Porto Vecchio which is smaller. Good lunch at Chez Vincent in Bonifacio opposite the church. Lovely beaches at Rondinara and Sperone which became busier later in the afternoon. Very good food at the restaurant on Maora beach albeit a little pricey. Joelle was particularly attentive and eager to help. A very relaxing two weeks.
Catherine & Tony – June 2019

We had left the UK with some trepidation as the weather was forecast to be unsettled, however the warm welcome from Joelle set us up for a lovely week. We had a most relaxing week. A beautiful and lavish lunch portside in Porto Vecchio. Visit to Bonifacio with a boat trip along the coast. A visit to the Iles Lavezzi and wandered around the incredible landscape. A must do. We visited the vineyard at Lecci (Domaine de Toraccia) and lots of beaches, all are different and interesting in their own way. Plage de Rondinara (lovely gentle sloping sea) – Chez Anges restaurant, the most relaxed and great food which is reasonably priced and that view! A must is L'Escalier du Roi d’Aragon in Bonifacio – somewhere between 184-191 steps by our count! We have enjoyed the views from A Casarella and the trips to sample the different beaches to look for shells.
Peter & Anne – May 2019

We loved our stay at A Casarella. When booking something on-line, you never quite know if you’re going to get exactly what you're expecting, but this place actually exceeded our expectations. Everything was exactly as described and pictured on the website, except that the view from the villa is far, far better than we were expecting. Stunning. The place was completely private and peaceful, fully equipped and only a five-minute walk from a good beach with a nice restaurant. The welcome pack was comprehensive and a great way to start our stay at the villa.
John Aldhouse – July 2018

I feel as though I have stumbled across a gem here with Simpson Travel and I want to keep it all to myself! From the moment I started looking through the website I knew I would find a suitable holiday experience. The holiday booked was wonderful, and A Casarella was perfect. We will return. Thank you Simpson Travel!
Mrs Holloway – June 2018

We have enjoyed a wonderful week’s holiday. Warm weather, sea swimming and comfortable accommodation at A Casarella. It has been lovely to have all our meals outside with views of an azure sea. Swimming at Petit and Grand Sperone, beautiful sandy bays and well worth the half-hour walk. Also, enjoyed Rondinara with masses of sand for everyone and all day parking for €5. Of course, Maora beach is a must, just a few minutes’ walk away. We loved Bonifacio, especially the narrow streets of the old town, with historical buildings and churches. Lunch at U Castilla was memorable with attentive service. As an antidote to the beaches, we drove to, and the walk to the waterfall, with stunning views of the mountains was spectacular. Few people seem to take the walk from Santa Manza to the headland. A well-marked path and lovely views of the bay, as well as views of the mountains inland, all through sweetly-scented maquis. We feel refreshed – thank you, and hope to return one day.
Andrew & Gill – June 2018

We loved A Casarella – it has everything we needed. The view is simply spectacular at all times of day and night and even in the rain. Corsica is a wonderful island with so much to see. We loved Bonifacio and thought the short boat trip was worth every Euro. Really hope to return to A Casarella.
Cordelia & Richard – May 2018

A Casaralla is more of an upmarket Boho-style home with a great view. It’s not overly luxurious but has everything a self-catering villa should have. Head to Rondinara if you are looking for the quintessential beach with azure waters – and take walking shoes to explore the derelict 1930s Maginot bunker on the headland at the end of the beach. Lots of lovely secluded bays here too. Do try the great value prix fixe lunch in the heart of Porto Vecchio at U Borghu – great views over the port and we loved their local house wine – award winning Cazanova. Many thanks to the charming Joelle for all her help and kindness. We love Corsica!
The Woodgates – May 2018

Simpson Travel is the absolute best. From the helpful agents, to the ease of booking, and the wonderful accommodation – we will certainly come back for more.
Mr Weil – September 2017

 

Great service, great reception wonderful location, quite magical. We like Corsica, but this trip was the best so far.
Mrs Richards – June 2017

Holiday was excellent and the local reps were very helpful. Thank you.
Mr James – August 2016

Simpson Travel provided an excellent service from beginning to end of our holiday. We loved the proximity of our accommodation to the beautiful Maora Beach and its bar/restaurant. Furthermore we had the historic town of Bonifacio, the glorious beaches of the south-east coast and the villages and stunning views of the mountains around Ospedale all within reach. We had an outstanding holiday and definitely want to travel with Simpson again.
Mrs Moynihan – June 2015

Great little villa with a brilliant view! We were lucky with the weather – six days of sun and little wind for first few days. Willie was a great rep.
Mr & Mrs Balon – September 2013

Wonderful stay! Comfortable and relaxing and great views. Enjoyed boat trip, walking from Bonifacio to the lighthouse, drive through Col de Bavella – stopping for fabulous rock pool swims. Rondinara beach beautiful. To park easily, go into town early! Thanks to Joan for her advice when we arrived, really useful and appreciated. P.S. Porto Vecchio Geant Casino has a good fish counter – we bought amazing giant prawns/langoustines and just cooked them in garlic butter. Delicious!
Mr Travers – September 2012

Have travelled with the 'Simply' brand before and did not realise this was a reincarnation! Hope to re-book next year. Many thanks.
Ms Carter – July 2012

We had a wonderful holiday. Thank you very much. Wished Simpson Travel did Sardinia!
Mr Reynolds – June 2012

Simply brilliant! Have enjoyed this self-catering accommodation very much. In the heat it is lovely to feel as though one has a bit more space to breathe and enjoy the warm breezes. We found keeping all the shutters closed except the kitchen one, but glass doors open, the best way to stay cool, and open shutters and doors for bad nights. The boat trip to Lavezzi is a must. Suggestion – take the 9:30am boat out and if you are a ‘fair’ person, take the 12:30pm boat back. There is no shade on this fabulous little island. Bring your snorkelling gear and dry bread if you want to see cool fish. Visit the small beach beyond the cemetery – and also make time to hop from one fun waterhole to another for optimum view of the rock formations on this little island. Maora beach at low tide at sunrise is a spectacular sight to behold and swimming in the ocean at sunrise offers tremendous rewards. Trip on the D368 to the waterfall (do that hike early – ahead of 9am – saves you the parking fee and means you’re seeing the most spectacular morning sunrise over the rock formations – wear sturdy shoes!). Then drive on to Zonza/Col de Bavella. If you are here around 6:45am, above the waterfall by 8am. Hike = 2 hours. Zonza is a great little place for a second breakfast and Col de Bavella isi superb for a picnic lunch.
Mr & Mrs Sykes – June 2012

We loved the villa A Casarella. The overall atmosphere made perfect by the interior design, colours and paint finishes, furniture and lighting – congratulations! We loved the beaches at Plage de Caneti and Rondinara.
Mr & Mrs Plumpton – May 2012

Peace and tranquillity for the body and soul! What a position; what a change of pace! The colours of the bay changing before your eyes as the sun inches over or clouds and rain cover the sky. Comfortable, well equipped and easy travelling (at this time of year), mountains, beaches, history. What more can one ask?
Mr & Mrs Roberts – May 2012

Great holiday. Thank you.
Mrs Dowdell – May 2012

Peaceful, relaxing, tranquil, well-furnished property. Stylish and practical. As comfortable in torrential rain as in brilliant sunshine. Buy the bottled rosé from the cask at €2.90 from the shop on the road to Porto Vecchio. Enjoy.
Mr & Mrs Owen – September 2012

We had a wonderful stay here – loved the location as well as our morning ritual of a swim followed by a coffee and croissant on the terrace. Thanks for thinking of everything!
Mr & Mrs Williamson – August 2012

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  • Location

    4/5

    Position, view, serenity, privacy

  • Comfort

    3.5/5

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  • Facilities*

    3/5

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  • Amenities*

    4/5

    Proximity to beaches, restaurants and shops

* For further clarification on Facilities and Amenities, please view the 'Details' tab for each property or speak to one of our experienced sales consultants.

Just across the water from Sardinia, history takes a cosmopolitan turn in the winding streets, imposing citadels and elegant marinas of Bonifacio and Porto Vecchio. A luxury holiday here comes with no shortage of style, and plenty of restaurants, cafés, boutiques and museums. Not far away, you'll also find the family-friendly beaches of Pinarello and pine-shaded Palombaggia, as well as the white sands of Santa Giulia and chic St Cyprien.

To complement this elegant destination, we offer a selection of handpicked luxury villas, boutique hotels and apartments in Porto Vecchio and Bonifacio, near the beautiful south’s best attractions.

Read more on our Porto Vecchio & Bonifacio region page


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