right, go straight on to the fully fitted modern kitchen equipped with
brand new appliances such as electric oven and hob, dishwasher and fridge-freezer. A loggia off the kitchen, with
washing machine, is used as a utility room. The light and airy double aspect living room is a good size and has
a double sofa bed. Sliding patio doors lead onto the main covered terrace furnished with garden table and chairs
for eating outside and enjoying the view to the sea through the olive trees below. The new bathroom is next to
the double bedroom which leads onto the covered terrace through more sliding patio doors. There is also reversible
air conditioning and heating making the apartment suitable for visits at any time of the year. From Apartment Balestrino
you can walk to some shops and restaurants in only a few minutes, and strolling into the main part of town will
take just 10 - 15 minutes, perhaps a little longer on the way back as its uphill! The apartment is in a residential
area, close to the Bois des Anglais,and some municipal tennis courts, but at the same time you can reach the hubbub
of town easily, so probably this is the best of both worlds!
Ajaccio is the birthplace of the island's most famous son, Napoléon Bonaparte. In the summer the tourist
office organises a number of walks to help visitors discover this intriguing city; cultural themes such as the
Genoese tour or Napoleon tour, or perhaps you would prefer to just stroll - through the old town or along rue Fesch
where you can marvel at the Italianate balconies and sun bleached shutters that have stood the test of time. Follow
the Boulevard du Roi Jerome to the colourful morning market and join the locals buying fresh fruit, vegetables,
Corsican cheeses, charcuterie and other specialities. There is also a fish market where you can compete with the
Ajacciens for the catch of the day! This town has character all of its own, which makes it an ideal holiday destination
for one or two weeks, as well as a complete contrast to some of the other areas, for those looking for a two centre
It is quite easy to explore Ajaccio on foot as the city is fairly compact. A short walk from Apartment Balestrino
will take you to the Cours Grandval and Cours Napoléon, where you can find many museums and historical sites,
the beach and a wide range of restaurants and boutiques. There is even a Casino if you fancy a change of scene.
With so much to see and do on your doorstep, it may be hard to tear yourself away, but hire a car even for just
a few days and you'll have the freedom to explore the maquis covered hillsides, traditional stone built villages
and magnificant sandy beaches. Why not follow the road out to Parata point where you can watch the sunset over
the Iles Sanguinaires (literally the Bloody Islands) a collection of dark red rocks jutting up from the sea. Of
course you could just relax on the town beach of St François, which is watched over by the 15th Century
citadel, or enjoy a glass of sun-blushed wine in one of the many piazzas and while away the time just as the Ajacciens
do. For more photos of Ajaccio, click HERE.
If you choose not to hire a car, this needn't stop you getting to know the island as there are trains to take you
inland to Corte or even Calvi or Bastia, boat trips to the Scandola Nature Reserve, a boat navette crosses the
golfe of Ajaccio to Porticcio, book a coach excursion, take a bus to Les Iles Sanguinaires, and just behind the
apartment a walk starts along the Chemin des Cretes to the observatory.
- Ajaccio's mild climate and year round activities means that Apartment Balestrino is an ideal choice for winter
holidays or even longer lets (special prices are available).
WiFi / internet............
Area / Airport ............
Arrival day ................
Walking distance, 1km
Walking distance, 900m
Non-allocated communal parking at the property
WiFi connection subject to weather conditions
South - Ajaccio or Figari
|For blogs about Ajaccio, click HERE (search Ajaccio)
For more information about Ajaccio, click HERE
For general information about Corsica, or other regions, click HERE
For a detailed map of Corsica, click HERE
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For your convenience, payments for this property can be made in either Sterling
or € by cheque or bank transfer, details available on request from the owner.
900m; Main town: Ajaccio 1km; Airport:10km; Car hire: highly recommended,
but not essential
- prices shown are per week based on Sunday arrival.
|Before 26 May
|26 May - 15 June
|16 - 29 June
|30 June - 13 July
|14 July - 24 August
|25 August - 7 September
|8 - 22 September
|After 22 September
|Linen & cleaning
|Taxe de sejour
> 1 € per adult, per day
|Security / breakage deposit
£170 / 200 €
|** PLEASE NOTE that the owner can only accept bookings
for a minimum of 2 weeks at a time
Comments from previous guests...
'Well our 2 weeks was over all too quickly and we have returned
with a bump to Autumn in London! Thank you for letting us stay in your apartment - we thoroughly enjoyed our stay
there and in Ajaccio. We did find that our plans to visit some of Corsica's tourist highlights (specifically Calvi,
Bonifacio & Porto-Vecchio) made for a somewhat longer drive that we were prepared to endure so ... a good excuse
for a return visit to Corsica but probably the east coast! We did enjoy Corsica very much - a French island with
a very Italian feel.... The apartment was very comfortable and well-appointed. The kitchen especially was well-equipped
although we used the minimum of appliances - 3 x 2 boiled eggs was the total extent of our home cooking efforts!
I'll close with a final thank you.'
'I just wanted to say that we had a lovely fortnight at Balestrino,
we have been to Corsica on a number of occasions but this was the first time we had been to Ajaccio for longer
than a day. It was superb! The apartment was well placed, just 10 minutes walk from the beach and the centre of
town, it was immaculate, modern, spacious, really comfortable, well equipped with everything we needed plus the
added bonus of a lovely sea view. We watched the sun come up and go down over the bay nearly every day. Thanks
for the walking tips, we took the train to the North one day and walked from Venaco, truly amazing. Not sure if
it was the walk or the comfy bed at Balestrino that helped me sleep so soundly. We will be back!'
'Bonjour Madame, J'espère que vous avez bien retrouvé
la clé de l'appartement où nous l'avons laissé! Je vous remercie car nous avons passé
un très agréable moment à Ajaccio! Nous n'hésiterons pas à transmettre vos coordonnées
à nos amis s'ils le souhaitent... Je vous souhaite une agréable continuation.'
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