If you are looking for a suitable holiday accommodation in Corsica you are truly spoilt for choice. Options vary from the most common hotel accommodation to an adventures campervan renting (locally that is, it is an Island after all) and of course, luxury self-catering. Self-catering is an industry term that describes the hiring of a holiday home for the duration of your stay. Typical homes vary from flats to cottages and most common, holiday villas.
Of the many European destinations that are suitable for self-catering, Corsica is especially popular with many Britons. Located just off the French south coastline this Island features over 600 miles of coastline making it popular for various water sport holiday activities from surfing to water skiing. The weather is mild for many parts of the year and warm in summer, thereby contributing to its water sport appeal. Finding a suitable self-catering can be done extremely easily using one of two methods, however before doing so you should narrow down the type of property most suitable for your party.
Flats – Apartments and flats are often suitable for couples and small parties. In Corsica, you are more likely to come across holiday flats in the main cities such as Porto-Vecchio rather than the more rural areas.
Cottages and Villas – Holidaymakers are often confused as to the difference between the two types of properties. In reality, the two are extremely close. Cottages are more traditional homes, often featuring one floor that over the years have been converted and modernise to accommodate holidaymakers in style and luxury. On the other hand, you will find villas in Corsica featuring newer build often spreading across two or three floors and featuring a private pool. Both cottages and villas will vary in size and interior spec so research both options well.
Irrespective of the type of property, the internal spec will vary from one to the other depending on various factors. You can safely assume that essentials such as fully working kitchen, small towels, bed lining and as well as inclusive energy bills are included, however from here on the spec will vary. To avoid disappointment, write down what you get with the property and compare to what you deem needed for your party. Missing items can often be sourced locally, you may consider bringing them with (permitted you have enough space) or look for another property.
If you decided that Corsica is your preferred holiday destination, there are two methods to find a suitable property. You can scan the web for various forms in which private landlords will advertise their property. In which case you might find that the listings are in French so unless you speak that language, you might struggle. Another option is to use a travel agent that acts as the middleman between you and the landlords. In using such service, you are safe in the knowledge that your deposit and money is secure provided the travel agent is registered with the ABTA (the UK’s leading travel association).
Information written by Affair Travel. Photo Credit: http://stephrando.fr.cr