We stayed a fortnight in one of the terrace houses at Residence Marie Diane in September 2013. It's ideally located for exploring the Gulf of Valinco and, as others have commented, only a short stroll into the port town of Propriano. There are two large supermarkets 5 minutes' drive away, and a boulangerie at the end of the road where you can pick up delicious bread and pastries every morning.
Our terrace house (number 'E') was at the end of a row of three, with a wonderful view across the fields to the sea where you can watch the sun set every evening. The house was small (suitable for 2 adults, or 2 adults and a child) but well equipped and spotlessly clean. The bedroom on the upstairs level was bright and spacious with a beamed ceiling and shuttered window looking across to the sea. There's no air conditioning but at night-time we used the fan provided and were fine. The kitchenette has everything you need for cooking in, as we did several nights, and a very handy dishwasher! We also made use of the barbecue provided.
The grounds are well kept with beautiful flowers, herbs and fruit trees. The whole place has a peaceful, orderly feel to it. We were often the only people using the shared pool.
The owner's daughter Nathalie could not have been more helpful. She spoke very good English (rare in Corsica - part of its charm though) and was friendly, polite and attentive.
It's surprising that another Tripadvisor visitor has mentioned ants and mice as there was no sign of anything like that when we stayed. Of course we swept away crumbs etc and didn't leave food out, which probably helped deter ants from coming in. As for mice, I do wonder whether the other visitor was misled by the 'squeaky' fridge which can sound a lot like something else ... and probably would have confused us too were it not or the fact that we have a similarly noisy fridge at home!
This is third place we have stayed in Corsica and the best. We would definitely go back. Generally speaking the standard of accommodation in Corsica is a bit lower than other European holiday destinations but more than compensated for by the beauty and character of the island.
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- Also Known As:
- Residence Marie-Diane Propriano, Corsica