This beautiful contemporary villa is located in the village of Saint Florent, a small and traditional harbour on the North-West coast of Corsica.
Saint Florent is half an hour away from Bastia International Airport.
The house is two miles away from the village, along the bay of Saint Florent. Built by the sea on a five acre property, it is accessible by a dirt road (2.20km 5-10min) and only 15 minutes drive from Saint Florent, one mile and five minutes by boat across the bay).
The exposure is North-East with one of the most splendid views of the Mediterranean Sea: 150 feet above the sea, the garden goes down to the shore 500 feet away with small beaches and splendid water to swim in from April to November. The bay, with boats a mile away coming in and out of the harbour, as well as the Cap Corse with mountains 5,000 feet high can be seen from each room and the various terraces.
West of Saint Florent the house is not totally isolated since it is part of a domain with six other villas spread on a small bay of a hundred acres. The closest neighbour is 200 metres down and is never heard even during the quietest morning. Villas share the same security guard.
A few hundred metres from the villa starts one of the most untouched areas of Corsica: the "Désert des Agriattes" with no village or summer resort for thirty miles. On the shores of the Agriattes you will find the nicest Corsican beaches to which you can walk to (no road) or reach by boat.
For those who like to hike, mountains, lakes and one of the stiffest trails in France (GR20) are one hour away by car.
Villa Jasmin was built in 1998 by one of the most famous contemporary French architects: Jean-Michel Wilmotte who is the interior designer of "Le Louvre", the architect of "Le musée des Arts Premiers" in Paris...
The villa is mostly made of stone and is split in 2 sections. A 100 feet long roof covers the two sections of the house. In between, under the roof, the villa features a large patio with an astonishing view. The patio is the summer living room of the villa. The shadow of the roof protects guests from the sun. A breeze going through gives a sensation of freshness, definitely a good place to be!
The main house
- First floor with kitchen and living room, about 100m² (1,000 square feet).
The living room on the sea side has, in its centre, two couches on each side of the fire place, in between the couches is a large table. The sea can be viewed from three sides.
In between the kitchen and the living room, a wall with books, paintings, a TV and HIFI equipment. Century old oak parquet floor.
Large kitchen on the hill side of the villa: two ovens, two dish washers, one induction stove, one microwave oven, a large fridge, an ice cube machine. The floor is made of a blue raw stone.
- Second floor with two large bedrooms with ensuite bathroom, a small bedroom for a baby or a young child. Pine tree parquet floor.
Bedroom 1: the largest with quite a high ceiling, a large bed (king size) which can be transformed into twin beds, a desk, a bookshelf over one wall, a piece of furniture made of twelve drawers and a large wardrobe.
Ensuite is a large bathroom with a bath, a shower, two sinks and separated toilets.
Bedroom 2: one window toward the sea and an other one overlooking the village of St Florent. King size bed, 2 bedside tables. The bathroom is just beneath, off a corridor, with a sink, bath and toilets.
In the basement is a large storing room for garden tools, toys, sailing gear...
A laundry with 2 washing machines, one dryer, one sink. There is also a wine cellar and a food storage room, plus one room for cleansing products and a freezer.
- Ground floor :
Bedroom 4: a wide bay-window on the sea. A large bed 80cmx2=160cm (possibility to be prepared in twin beds), 2 bedside tables, plus a small table and chair. Small adjoining bathroom with shower and sink. Bedroom access is twofold: one on the patio corridor, the other one on a small terrace situated to the right of the patio while looking at the sea.
Bedroom 5: Identical with the colours, A large bed 80cmx2=160cm (possibility to be prepared in twin beds) but without a terrace on the seaside. The bathroom has a bathtub (better suited for children).
- First floor / Patio:
Bedroom 3 with a "Tropical" style, white, king size four poster bed in dark wood. All fabrics are white or cream in colour. A little table + a chair; a "coffre"; wallet with storing place. Through a door, a small bathroom with a sink, a shower and toilets. This room goes to a terrace from where the view is gorgeous. The access to the terrace is by a french window.
- Garden level :
Bedroom 6: one floor below of patio of the second house.
Independant Access through an external large stairway which starts from the central patio. Isolated too, a bit smaller than the other room, it has a queen size bed, 2 bedside tables, lamps, an Indian wallet, a small renovated bathroom with shower and toilets.
The Patio: it separates the two houses, under the same roof. Its 80 square metres area is furnished with a large L shaped couch, armchairs, table. A dining table, large enough for 14 guests, generally used for lunch. It constitutes by its character the key element of this house.
The terrace on the West side: on the other side, close to the kitchen is another terrace with another dining table for 14 people. This is where we have our breakfast and have dinner in the spring and the summer time. Again the view is magnificent, above the sea.
The swimming pool: the 15m x 3m infinity swimming pool can be heated and has splendid views of Saint Florent bay.
Rowing boat, small sailing boats.
Under specific conditions, a motor boat can be rented with the house.
2 persons are at the house 4h per day (so 8h in total), one for cleaning and one for cuisine.
Extra hours can be organise with them locally on request.
For Cook : preparation 2 meals per day (between breakfast, lunch or diner)