Seaview Villa, Corsica, France
If you are a fan of the Getty Center in Los Angeles, you’ll love this modern villa in the south of Corsica. For those who don’t know it, the Getty sits perched on a hillside overlooking LA and the ocean – a majestic modern castle built from cool white stone with strong lines and elegant curves. This villa has the same esthetic – dramatic yet regal.
There’s nothing like making a great first impression. This villa does just that, with its strong lines and a simple color palette of grey tile and stone combined with rich woods. White pillars propping up split-level terraces, overlooking perfectly manicured lawns, tropical vegetation and spectacular views of the Mediterranean.
Luckily, it follows the first impression with an abundance of, well, everything. Six bedrooms, most with their own bathrooms, TVs, music systems and sea-view terraces. A living room with a large poolside dining area. And two fully-equipped kitchens – one inside and the other outside. Not that you ever need to use them – a private chef is on call. And many other services are available on request.
And when we say playful, we really mean it. It has its own spectacular infinity pool (with a section perfect for small children), outdoor lounging space and a large spa. But fun surprises include a putting green, a billiards room and ping pong table.
All bedrooms have TVs and air conditioning. Catering, massages, hairstyling, manicures and other on-site services can be reserved in advance, for an extra charge. A fitness coach and babysitter are also available.
The villa as exceptional views of panorama over Pinarellu Bay, with a white sand beach only 700m away, should you decide you want to leave the premises.
If you do, there’s plenty to keep you occupied. The historical seaside town of Porto Vecchio, the Corsican St Tropez, has boutiques, cafes, great restaurants and nightlife. There are also great family-friendly beaches nearby.
Also within easy reach is Bonifacio, dramatically perched on a clifftop with a historic citadel. It’s perfectly located for exploring the island’s southermost beaches and Iles Lavezzi.
Pinarellu, 15km north of Porto Vecchio, Corsica. Nearest airport: Figari-Sud-Corse (40km).