A Sulana

Porto Vecchio & Bonifacio, Corsica

Part of theSimpson Kids collection

Whether you're travelling with babes in arms, toddlers or school-age children, our Simpson Kids programme will help you find the perfect holiday to suit your family. From hotels with expert childcare to villas with complimentary infant packs and garden games for the kids, we have everything you need for a stress-free family holiday.
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  • Stunning stone-built villa
  • Spectacular sea views
  • Private gated heated swimming pool
  • Guest cottage
  • Simpson family extras available
  • Beach/restaurants/shops 10-minute drive

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When we began working with beautiful A Sulana 22 years ago, villas with a private pool were almost unheard of on Corsica, and we had to operate a wait-list system up to a year or more in advance! Nowadays pools are more commonplace, but the appeal of our flagship property remains as strong as ever, and many guests return year after year.

With generous curves and fluid lines inspired by the almost-circular bay of Rondinara which it overlooks, A Sulana has magnificent views from virtually every room. The interiors are cool, inviting and absolutely immaculate, just like the superb gardens and terraces which surround the house. The private pool is gated for safety and heated for comfort in early and late season, which is a particular benefit for those with younger children. An added bonus is a small open-plan guest cottage suitable for grandparents, older children or a nanny.

Rondinara Beach, just 10 minutes’ drive away, is equally child-friendly, with calm waters and gently shelving sand ideal for that inaugural paddle. The glorious terrace is tailor-made for long lunches and lazy summer evenings, but for the times when even a barbecue seems like too much work, there are several restaurants within a 5-15 minute drive, depending on the season.

The vibrant harbour towns of Porto Vecchio and Bonifacio, plus many of the superlative beaches for which Corsica is so famous, are all within a 15-30 minute drive.



  • 4 bedroom villa (sleeps 4-8)
  • Living room with satellite TV, smart TV with Bluetooth, safe
  • Open-plan kitchen/dining area
  • Kitchen includes hob, oven, microwave, fridge-freezer, dishwasher, washing machine
  • Double bedroom (180cm bed) with en-suite shower room
  • Twin bedroom (80cm beds, can be converted into a double on request)
  • Twin bedroom (90cm beds)
  • Bathroom with separate shower, WC
  • Small open-plan guest cottage with twin beds (80cm, can be converted into a double on request), en-suite shower room, sitting area, fridge


  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Iron, ironing board, hairdryer, pool and bath towels provided
  • Air-conditioned 
  • Terraced garden
  • Gas barbecue
  • Private heated swimming pool 8m x 4m (depth 1m – 1.7m), gated, access via Roman steps
  • Pool is heated in May, June and September (pool can be heated outside of these months at a charge of £150/week)
  • Jacuzzi 3m diameter (depth 0.80m), unheated


  • 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

Simpson family extras

  • Complimentary infant pack (includes cot/travel cot, bed guard, highchair, baby-gate, bottle steriliser, baby bath, non-slip bath mat, potty)
  • Car seats and booster seats can be provided at a supplement, subject to availability
  • To pre-book any of the above please call 020 8392 5747
  • Family favourite range of toys and games, suitable for ages 5-11 


  • 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 – 9.00am


  • Local pizzeria 15min walk (open mid-June to mid-September, path not lit at night) – not opening in 2020 due to Covid-19
  • Beach 10min drive
  • Restaurants 5-10min drive
  • Minimarket at Rondinara campsite 10min drive (open from 8am)
  • Rondinara beach restaurant 10min drive (May, early June, late September open from 9am to 7pm, mid-June to mid-September open from 9am to 10pm)
  • Porto Vecchio 20min drive
  • Bonifacio 20min drive
  • Figari airport 40min drive
  • Bastia airport 2hr 30min drive

Car hire

Car options

Based on the number of people travelling, the following hire car(s) are included in the package price of your holiday:

  • 2-3 guests – 1 Group C, Peugeot 2008 or similar*
  • 4 guests – 1 Group H, Renault Scenic or similar*
  • 5 guests – 1 Group K, Renault Grand Scenic or similar*
  • 6 guests – 2 Group C, Peugeot 2008 or similar*
  • 7 guests – 1 Group C, Peugeot 2008, and 1 Group H, Renault Scenic, or similar*
  • 8 guests – 2 Group H, Renault Scenic or similar*

* All our cars include comprehensive insurance with zero excess. For this particular destination, the undercarriage is not included in the cover.

Car specifications

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

Group H – 1.1-1.6 litre engine, 2 large and 2 small suitcases*

Group K – 1.2-1.6 litre engine, 2 large suitcases*

The following cars are available as alternatives on request (supplements apply). Please call our travel specialists for details.

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

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

Thank you for this lovely villa, a very special place. Wonderful ambience, view, garden and pool but most of all a wonderful home. Everything we could possibly need was catered for. Such thought has gone into making this villa comfortable and a home rather than just a holiday villa. The warmth expressed in this place comes from the people who created it – Suzi and Jacques.
Eric & Kathleen Harrison – September 2019

Thank you for a wonderful week at A Sulana – a beautiful house with an amazing view. We have had a memorable holiday with lots of swimming and snorkelling in tranquil bays. Thank you for your help, advice and hospitality. A bientôt.
The Mumford family – September 2019

For us, as grandparents, with the families of our two grown-up children the properties of A Stellina and A Sulana together provided fantastic accommodation in a superb location. The warm sea and local sandy beaches together with the pools of the villas provided everything for our week’s stay and the family evening barbecues at A Sulana, overlooking Rondinara Bay, made each day perfect.
Carol & Colin Partner – August 2019

A Sulana was a really stunning villa. Very clean and with a wonderfully well equipped kitchen where preparing meals was a joy. The view is breathtaking. The villa was very clean and comfortable with the added bonus of an extra ‘guest cottage’ on the property, ideal for a young couple or older parents who want to be self-contained and have total privacy. The driveway is rough going but that is normal for Corsica. The owner was delightful and very knowledgeable about Corsica. The pool and hot tub were fabulous. There are some steep steps down to it though, only a problem with toddler or very old people who have limited mobility. It really was a top notch place and we absolutely loved our time there.
D Dunn – August 2019

The stay at A Sulana was amazing – the breathtaking views, the pool and jacuzzi were fun, but also the lovely weather. This was our first trip as a family to Corsica and we’ll all be wanting to come back! We would really recommend the pizzeria just up the road as well. Porto Vecchio and Bonifacio were really nice towns to go and see the nice boats. Santa Giulia and Rondinara were such fun, especially for a good snorkelling experience! The house itself is in an amazing spot, it is also very clean with good washing facilities and comfortable beds. We will be very sad to be leaving this wonderful place. Also a huge thank you to Jacques for letting us all stay here.
The Day family – August 2019

We loved it at first sight. The views were to die for, the house was lovely and homely and the Jacuzzi was a real treat. We recommend Chez Ange by the beach we can see, because the food is lovely, and the staff were the friendliest in Corsica. We also recommend Santa Giulia beach, especially for snorkelling. The rock pools were lovely, nice, clear, still water to paddle in and Bonifacio is an amazing town. We really liked Chez Lili for pizza. Merci beaucoup.
The Horner family – August 2019

Thank you for a wonderful holiday at A Sulana. It’s a beautiful house with a lovely happy feel! We have loved the views and everything about Corsica! Thank you for being perfect hosts. We hope to come back again soon.
The Scorey family – July 2019

What a truly wonderful week! Opening the curtains to that stunning view and eating breakfast looking out to sea sets you up for the prefect day! Wonderful boat trips, rosé lunches and lots of beach and swimming pool time for the kids. And, of course, a wise and wonderful host in Suzi, who offered me some great life advice today! Hopefully we will be back!
Brian, Jean, Molly, Lila & Joe Cahill – July 2019

We have enjoyed a wonderful week at A Sulana. The home is delightful – sitting in the landscape as if it were part of it and offering outstanding views over Rondinara and beyond. We have spent a lot of time exploring the surrounding area – beautiful beaches and driving to the falls in the National Park. We have eaten far too much at a number of restaurants in Bonifacio and are very sad to be leaving, replete and refreshed in body and soul.
The Vaughan-Fowler family – July 2019

Lovely warm welcome despite arriving on a great day, but ending our week on a sunny high! You have a lovely home – thank you for everything.
The Connell family – June 2019

First time we used Simpson Travel but it won’t be the last. I strongly believe the little touches can make all the difference. And Simpson Travel has done exactly that. From the smart luggage tags to the welcome hamper basket, to the complimentary baby packs, to the ease of contacting the rep. They completely tailor it to your needs and you have full control of how much you require their services, or if you just want to be left alone. A Sulana is a magnificent authentic villa, with breathtaking views and that’s the perfect layout for any family. We travelled with two young babies, and they provided so much for them that made it as stress free as can be! The kitchen was equipped with more than you could ever imagine. It’s in the perfect secluded location but also perfectly positioned for Bonifacio and Porto Vecchio. Friendly owners too. We fell in love and will definitely return. Thank you for an amazing holiday.
Stacey & Ben Dunkley – June 2019

Usually we don’t write in guest books. This is an exception for an exceptional place: a truly magnificent house, and truly magnificent hosts. We love their view on life and enjoyed hearing some of their life stories. We are eager to hear more when we come back sometime.
Scout & Katinka – May 2019

Thank you so much Jacques and Suzi for sharing your beautiful house. So relaxing, amazing views, hard to leave.
The Bell Family – September 2018

Another wonderful stay at A Sulana for our lucky family. Jacques and Suzi have been warm and welcoming as ever. The views still stunning – all the more so as they change with the wind, weather, night and day. Jacques’s guitar is a pleasure to play too!
Chris & Jay – September 2018

What a fantastic and totally unique place! We had a wonderful time, a magical experience.
Fin, Aiden, Chris & Jen – September 2018

A magical stay, stunning view. Wish we could stay longer.
Parker/Sterling Families – September 2018

We loved our stay in A Sulana and could happily have stayed longer. We chose it for its beautiful view, peaceful, private location and rustic charm. We were not disappointed. It is approached along a bumpy, dusty track and the appearance of the attractive, old, low stone building was always a pleasure. Rondinara Bay is stunning and only 10 minutes’ drive away. It is so natural and unspoilt with one very good beach restaurant. We would love to return. Our family stayed in the main house and we stayed in the little cottage which was charming.
Mrs J Parker – September 2018

Simpson Travel is a civilised way to travel. A Sulana was a special place, so peaceful and serene, the owners delightful people. Their story of how they ended up in this spot is also a delight. The small details really make a difference from the immaculate accommodation, advice from Samantha, civilised flights and car hire – we could not fault any of it. Our first time in Corsica, a rugged and beautiful country, we hope to return.
Ms Trevelyan – August 2018

We absolutely loved our stay at A Sulana. The view was one of the best in the world. The house is so comfortable and well equipped. We are very grateful to have had the chance to stay.
Clair, Ian, Lucy, Ava, Millie & Carol – August 2018



Wonderful holiday, amazing views, children loved the pool and the whirlpool. Bonifacio, our favourite place. Palombaggia beach was great for the children.
Jane, David, Annabel & Lottie – July 2018

Fantastic time. Thank you for being so welcoming.
Alex, Laura, Ida, Brian & Maggie – June 2018

Thank you both so much for sharing your private home – amazingly peaceful, healing and energising all in one go! New meditations to write! Recharged and ready to return! See you next year – Happy Winter.
Catherine & John – September 2017

We all had a wonderful time here – kind and considerate owners (thank you!), a fantastic villa with lovely views – we could very easily return!
The Looker Family July 2017

What a wonderful privilege it's been staying at A Sulana this week. We have loved the amazing view, the sense of peace and the complete feeling of relaxation. Loved the chats with Suzie and appreciated the loan of the yoga mats. Corsica is a beautiful and magical place. We can see why Suzie and Jacques decided to settle here 31 years ago. Thank you both for a fabulous stay in your charming house.
Sandra & Chris June 2017

The Manning party are all feeling quite lucky to have found A Sulana. Even if we'd gone nowhere it would have been wonderful. Yoga on the lawn, laps in the pool, espresso on the deck – always with a stunning view. Sitting around the dining room table at night for dinner was like being on a ship – again with an incredible view! Great day trips to Porto Vecchio and Bonifacio, bigger trips to Ajaccio and Sartène. No time to eat all the gelato! Thanks Suzie and Jacques for making us welcome in your home. Magnificent!
Brian, Patricia, Lorna, Francis, Scott & Liz May 2017

Simpson Travel is a civilised way to travel. A Sulana was a special place, so peaceful and serene, the owners delightful people. Their story of how they ended up in this spot is also a delight. The small details really make a difference from the immaculate accommodation, advice from Samantha, civilised flights and car hire – we could not fault any of it. Our first time in Corsica, a rugged and beautiful country, we hope to return.
Mrs Buick – July 2016

No wonder Simpson Travel has worked with Suzie and Jacques for 22 years, it would be very difficult to find a more comfortable, homely villa than A Sulana with such spectacular views over Rondinara beach. This was our second Simpson experience, but we plan many more.
Mr Bolton – June 2016

Very enjoyable and well organised holiday. Thank you.
Mr Hassan – June 2016

Thank you very much for a fantastic week in your stunning villa. We've had a great time here and we managed to fit in a lot of relaxing, swimming and many a game of cards! We also really loved Bonifacio and the local beaches. Thank you both again, and hopefully we shall meet again soon!
Mr White – July 2015

Thank you for a wonderful two weeks at A Sulana. The villa is fantastic and the view is beautiful. The weather has been extremely hot and we've been to all the local beaches.
Ms Harris – July 2015

I can thoroughly recommend Simpson Travel and will most certainly be using them again. We have had a great week here with hot and sunny weather! The views at this lovely villa are fantastic and will take your breath away everyday. The beaches here are fantastic. Jacques and Suzie have been brilliant and very useful also. The villa is brilliant and quirky and we would love to come and stay here again soon! Thanks a lot!
Mr Hewett – June 2015

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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.

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