Tamaricciu

CORSICA

Palombaggia

  • 10 Sleeps
  • 5  Bedrooms
  • 4  Bathrooms
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About the Villa

A super-panoramic modern villa with irresistible infinity pool.

Looking out over the sea and the bay of Palombaggia from its panoramic position, Tamaricciu offers guests modern comforts, bright, airy interiors, a dreamy pool terrace and al fresco areas that typify what life in the Mediterranean is all about. Thanks also to its close proximity to beaches, bars and restaurants, Tamaricciu is in many respects an ideal holiday home.

"Tamaricciu was excellent." Anon, Ukraine, May 2019

Tamaricciu in the press:
The Financial Times, 1 July 2017

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)  10
  • Bedrooms  5
  • Double beds  3
  • Flexible doubles/twins  2
  • Bathrooms  4
  • ... of which en suite  2
  • Cook 
  • Heatable infinity pool (LxW in m) ¹ 10x5
  • Air conditioning 
  • Safe 
  • Tumble dryer 
  • Washing machine 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Microwave oven 
  • Bluetooth speakers 
  • Satellite TV 
  • DVD player 
  • ADSL Internet [i] 
  • Barbecue 
  • Private Parking 
  • Boat 
  • Shopping service 
  • Sea views 
  • Easy walk to beach/sea access ²
  • Walking distance to restaurant(s) ²
  • The Thinking Traveller local support 24/7 
= yes/present = optional/on request
¹ pool heating costs €420 per week and should be requested and paid for in advance
² Tamaricciu is located about a kilometre above Palombaggia and Tamaricciu beaches. You can walk to the beach and the seafront restaurants and amenities, though there is quite a steep climb back and whilst this is a residential area, the road is without a pavement

 

Inside: accommodation at Tamaricciu is spread over three floors. The main entrance takes one into the ground floor, which is home to two bedrooms: a double with en-suite shower room and a double-twin with an adjacent shower room. Both these bedrooms have splendid views down to the coast and the sea and large sliding glass doors opening onto a panoramic little terrace. A shared w/c (there is no w/c in the bathrooms) completes the accommodation on the ground floor. A flight of stairs leads up to the first floor, where guests spend most of their waking hours. Here there is a spacious, light-filled open-plan living and dining area furnished with a pair of sink-in sofas to one end and a dining table to the other. Banks of sliding glass doors access the wonderful wrap-around terrace and pool area and bring in the gorgeous sea views. Just off the dining area is the well-equipped modern kitchen whose large panoramic picture window above the sink might induce you to actually do the washing up rather than use the dishwasher. The first floor is also home to a laundry room and a guest bathroom. Another flight of stairs takes you up to the second floor and the remaining bedrooms: a double bedroom with its own en-suite bathroom with tub and sink, a second double and a double-twin sharing a panoramic terrace and a shower room with sink. All three bedrooms on the second floor boast stunning views out to sea. Neither the shared shower room or the en-suite bathroom have a w/c inside but there is a shared w/c accessed from the corridor linking the bedrooms.

Outside: the living room on the first floor spills out onto a large, wrap-around, teak-decked terrace offering incredible views out over the bay of Palombaggia. There is a sitting area and a shaded dining area served by a barbecue, but the centrepiece is undoubtedly the impressively panoramic infinity pool. The terrace curves around the building to a shaded al fresco dining area served by a barbecue. The two ground floor bedrooms have access to a small terrace area delimited by Mediterranean shrubs and two of the bedrooms on the second floor share a wonderful sea-view terrace.

 

Think About

None of the shower rooms/bathrooms have a w/c inside but on each floor there is a separate, shared w/c.

Tamaricciu features a fantastic infinity pool, offering swimmers stunning views out to sea while in the pool. There is a drop from the infinity edge so we recommend children are supervised at all times. Please refer to our general safety page if you would like more information about infinity pools.
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