Charming traditional house with all comfort and beautifully appointed.
- english, french, spanish
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...
Emilie purchased this Chateau / Country House in 1970
What makes this Chateau / Country House unique
A paceful area, traditional architecture, original and beautifully appointed decoration, a luscious graden, a private and secure swimming pool.
Pool / Spa
No smoking - Outside and in Veranda permitted.Outside and in Veranda permitted.
Max guests: 6 - Baby cot provided.Baby cot provided.
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
Tranquil House with lovely view
We all very much enjoyed our stay at this beautiful house set on the hill. The views from the verander were so calming, The beds were comfortable and we loved the design and decor.
The house is situated perfectly for local amenities with a supermarket and plenty of lovely resturants near by. We explored the many beautiful Corsican beaches and spent a day in the mountains quite refreashing with the cool mountain air and amazing rock pools.
Thank you Emilie and Bruce
Thank you Francesca,
We are glad that you enjoyed your stay in the house and explored Corsica’s wonders.
We wish you all the best!
We spent a lovely two weeks in this charming house. It is a nice blend of old and new and is thoughtfully filled with charming objects. The chickens were a real delight and we enjoyed guessing if and how many eggs we might get each day. There is plenty to do locally and we also enjoyed a couple of day trips into the hills which is well worth it to understand how diverse the island is.
Thanks a lot, it was lovely exchanging with you even if we didn't get a chance to meet in person. We're glad you enjoyed the house and your time in Corsica.
We wish you all the best,
Emilie & Bruce
Cute house in a good location- but too many problems- AVOID!
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.
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.
"Lovingly refurbished hou...
"Lovingly refurbished house in the quiet hills near the beautiful plage palombaggia. Thank you Emilie for your hospitality."
Un petit coin de paradis
Maison magnifique, près des plus belles plages du sud de la Corse. Propreté impeccable et cuisine très bien équipée pour se concocter les bons plats locaux. A ne pas louper, nous reviendrons !
Anne Lise merci, nous sommes ravis que vous ayez passés un agreable sejour dans la maison. Merci egalement pour cette appreciation chaleureuse qui nous encourage a faire de notre mieux pour satisfaire nos hotes. Nous vous souhaitons un bon retour de vacances et vous disons donc a bientot :)
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.