Arbitru

CORSICA

Bonifacio

  • 8 Sleeps
  • 4  Bedrooms
  • 4  Bathrooms
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About the Villa

A spacious modern villa with heated pool and walled gardens that's tantalisingly close to gorgeous Bonifacio and a series of idyllic sandy beaches.

A great villa for families or groups of friends, Arbitru features practical, spacious, beautifully finished interiors that spill out onto wrap-around decked terraces and walled gardens, at the centre of which is an enticing heated pool. If all that wasn't enough, it's also good to know that Arbitru is perfectly placed for exploring southeast Corsica's many attractions.

"We loved Arbitru!!! I find The Thinking Traveller excellent. Great service." Christina Lockwood, UK, July 2018




Arbitru in the press:
Spectator Life, August 2018

Internet Connections Explained

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All The Thinking Traveller's villas have some kind of Internet facility and, where possible, we try to ensure that this is an ADSL broadband Wi-Fi connection.

However, some rural areas and those far from the main towns and cities have not yet been connected to the high-speed broadband network. Therefore, in some of our villas we offer an alternative type of connection (specified in the amenities table of each individual villa page). 

Please note that although we work very hard to provide reliable internet service at our villas, these services are potentially erratic and can fail due to network failures completely out of our control. We regret that we cannot accept responsibility for loss of connection due to such network failures.

Here is some information about the most common connection types:

ADSL Broadband

This is by far the fastest and most reliable connection type available and uses traditional copper wires. In the UK, ADSL is most commonly referred to as broadband. It is suitable for most surfing requirements. Generally an ADSL line is only available within two miles of a telephone exchange, so in rural or more remote areas it usually not available.

An ADSL Internet connection in a villa can then be distributed using a Wi-Fi router, allowing a wireless connection with one or more device, or by a cable, which can be plugged into most laptops.

NB If a fast, constant and reliable Internet connection is vital for you (i.e. you expect to be working a lot during your holiday), please specify this to your Villa Specialist. It may be better to rent a villa with an ADSL broadband connection.


3G WiFi Internet routers

In some of our villas, 3G Wi-Fi Internet connections are provided by a small router unit that uses the 3G mobile network, similar to that used by many mobile phones. The unit receives the signal and retransmits it wirelessly making it possible for a few devices to connect at the same time. 3G Wi-Fi units work best in the immediate area around them (i.e. they won’t create a Wi-Fi environment throughout the entire villa) and so the best connection will be within close range of the unit, usually in the same room.

The signal may be affected by weather conditions (i.e. strong winds or storms), and the overall strength depends entirely on the service provider's presence in the area. We cannot accept responsibility for slow or absent signals.

Please note that 3G Wi-Fi is provided for basic Internet browsing and checking of email only. Guests are requested not to download large files such as movies or make Skype video calls, as most units have a maximum monthly data usage of 10Gb.

NB If a fast, constant and reliable Internet connection is vital for you (i.e. you expect to be working a lot during your holiday), please specify this to your Villa Specialist. It may be better to rent a villa with a normal ADSL connection. 

 

Mobile Broadband Internet Dongles/Keys

Dongles, or Internet keys, can be slotted into a USB port on your computer and use a data SIM card to connect to a 3G or other data network, normally supplied by mobile phone networks. At the villas where this is provided, clients are usually requested to buy their own data SIM card and top up as they go (details of where and how to purchase one are provided in the House Guide you will receive before departure).

The signal may be affected by weather conditions (i.e. strong winds or storms), and the overall strength depends entirely on the service provider's presence in the area. We cannot accept responsibility for slow or absent signals.

NB If a fast, constant and reliable Internet connection is vital for you (i.e. you expect to be working a lot during your holiday), please specify this to your Villa Specialist. It may be better to rent a villa with a normal ADSL conection. 


WiMAX / Satellite connections

WiMAX and satellite Internet connections have performance levels similar to cabled ADSL hi-speed Internet connections. Wi-Fi access within the property is provided by a special modem-router. WiMAX and Satellite connections are present in our villas when there is no normal cabled broadband infrastructure in the area (still quite common in more remote areas). These kind of connections may be affected by atmospheric conditions, however, so we cannot guarantee that the signal will be as constant as cabled connections. The connection speed of this type connection in our Ionian Island villas is a little slower and comes with a limit of Mbs, so guests are requested not to download large files, stream films or use Skype to make calls.


Connecting to the Internet abroad using your smartphone or tablet (roaming)

As of June 2017, there are no roaming charges for EU citizens (with an EU provider) travelling within the EU. 

If you are travelling from outside the EU and wish to use your smartphone or tablet while on holiday, here are a few tips for cutting down on foreign data-roaming charges:

The first thing to do is to check with your provider to see if there are any special deals available (there's usually something on offer). You should also make sure your phone is unlocked (you can ask your operator to do this) if you wish to buy a foreign SIM card while you're away.

If there are no suitable deals available from your operator (and your phone/tablet has been unlocked), we recommend you buy a local prepaid data SIM card (details of where and how can be found in your House Guide). It might also be useful to bring a cheap handset, put your UK SIM into the cheap handset and the local data SIM into your smartphone, so that any data you access will be charged at the local rate. If you do buy a local SIM, most smart phones can then be used to provide a Wi-Fi hotspot, providing data access for up to five devices, including smartphones, tablets and laptops.

Finally, when abroad, switch off 3G, switch off ‘data roaming’ on iPhones or switch the priority to Wi-Fi rather than 3G on Symbian devices, thus avoiding charges when your phone attempts to access emails.

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Amenities

  • Accommodates (max)  8
  • Bedrooms  4
  • Double beds  2
  • Flexible doubles/twins  2
  • Bathrooms  4
  • ... of which en suite  4
  • Daily maid service ¹
  • Cook 
  • Heatable pool (LxW in metres) ² 10x4
  • Air conditioning 
  • Safe 
  • Tumble dryer 
  • Washing machine 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Wine chiller 
  • Bluetooth speakers 
  • Satellite TV 
  • DVD player 
  • ADSL Wi-Fi Internet [i] 
  • Barbecue ³
  • Private Parking 
  • Sea views 
  • The Thinking Traveller local support 24/7 
= yes/present = optional/on request
¹ 3 hours maid service 2 days a week is included
² single depth of 1.55m. Heatable pool on a complimentary basis throughout
the season.
³ a plancha grill

 

Inside: accommodation at Arbitru is all on one floor (except for a mezzanine living area). Furnishings, fittings and the soothing palette of greys, whites and sandy browns have been chosen to imbue the whole with a cool, sleek modern ambience that is both calming and practical. The main entrance takes one into a voluminous open-concept living and dining area divided by a sculptural central staircase. To one side are a couple of sink-in sofas and a TV, to the other a dining table. Two large sliding glass doors on either side of this space bring in the views and provide access to both the gardens and the fabulous pool area. This space flows naturally into a sleek, extremely well-equipped contemporary kitchen, featuring a large central island-with induction hobs and a floor-to-ceiling wall of cupboards that incorporate twin ovens, a wine chiller and a double-fronted fridge. A large sliding glass door opens out onto the external dining area, making al fresco meals de rigueur. The staircase at the centre of the open-plan living and dining area leads up to a mezzanine gallery, which is furnished with more sofas and easy chairs. Picture windows offer lovely views of the pool area, the surrounding countryside and, a few kilometres away, the sea.

A light-filled corridor overlooking the pool area leads from the living area to the main sleeping quarters, comprising three good-sized bedrooms, while a fourth bedroom is accessed from another door in the living area. In total, there are three doubles and a double-twin. Each bedrooms has its own en-suite shower room and access to the terraces and gardens that wrap around the property.

Outside: the walled gardens that surround Arbitru spread out for around one acre. The highlight of this space is, without a doubt, the extensive split level decked terrace that is accessed from the living and dining area, the kitchen, and, via a wooden boardwalk, the bedrooms. The upper level is given over to a shaded al fresco dining area and an invitingly furnished lounge, while the lower level, accessed via five beautifully crafted steps, is home to the beautiful cerulean-blue heated pool. Where the decking ends, the Mediterranean gardens begin and there is plenty of space to wander, explore and have fun.

 

Think About

Arbitru's four bedrooms are all of a similar size and all have en-suite shower rooms, making the property perfect for a group of couples, all of whom can have the "best" room!
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