The villa is perfect! I booked the house from Australia, so I had to rely on the website photos & I was a little cautious. But we were not disappointed. In fact, the house exceeded our expectations, it is superb, has a lovely ambience and is especially good for a group. We came with 4 friends. A couple of us are architects, and we really appreciated the way the house is planned to optimize views, private space and climate. Each bedroom has a private terrace area, and good bathroom access, if not en suite. The living areas are generously proportioned and there are many places to sit and eat.
The garden is also exquisite, it is beautifully planted, and we spent many happy hours relaxing in the sun on lounge chairs. The house is really well equipped, with everything you need including a wireless speaker, so we could play music from i-pods and phones.
The house is at the end of a long, private street, and is very privately situated. You can't see neighbouring houses. We walked down to the little beach below the house everyday, and sometimes to the nearby Junquido, a beautiful white sandy beach about a 1.5km down the road. There's a delightful bar and restaurant there. You do need a car as the nearest town, Ile Rousse, is about 5km and is very pretty.
The owners are very responsive and helpful. One of our friends was able to drop off her suitcase the day before the booking. The house was very clean and everything in order on arrival.
We had such a memorable week at Villa Standing, it wasn't quite long enough! We'd love to come back for longer next time.