Villa | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Several weeks are now booked for 2015. Please contact us as soon as possible for remaining availability!
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Villa Ionia is unique. On the island of Corfu there are no other rental villas that offer the combination of stunning sea, sunset and local island views, 4 double ensuite bedrooms (all with sea views) and, un-overlooked privacy. For its size (about 2500 square feet) Villa Ionia is also one of the most spacious homes on the island. It was designed to maximise space and light - from its 60 square metre open plan lounge kitchen dinning room to the wonderful beamed and vaulted ceilings in the first floor bedrooms leading to very large balconies and the wall to wall glass doors and window sections in the sea facing wall of the lounge. Naturally Villa Ionia is equipped with all essential modern facilities including air-conditioning throughout, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, coffee machine, Wi Fi internet access and a host of other items. Most unusually a rental car is included with Villa Ionia. Of course for those requiring the additional services of a cook, nanny, or even a personal guide, these can be easily arranged also.
Externally, Villa Ionia offers a lounge set, sun loungers, parasols and of course dinning table and chairs. New for 2014 is a poolside terrace extension finished in African hardwood decking and a large pergola covering the 10 seat stone and marble statement dining table with olive press wheels forming the base.
Across the shallow end of the swimming pool, full width steps were incorporated into the design, making it a great place to sit with a cool drink in hand.
Villa Ionia's position is perfect; set in 1.5 acres of a tranquil olive grove clad hillside, privacy is assured, yet the resort is just a few minutes drive away or a pleasurable walk. By day, lunch around the pool, or at one of the lovely authentic family run tavernas on the beachfront or close by. By evening the sunsets from Villa Ionia are amongst the the most beautiful in the Mediterranean as they transform the local islands to silhouettes, never the same on any two nights.
There are of course a superb selection of tavernas and chic but inexpensive bars in the resort that offer views of the setting sun between the islands.
Villa Ionia is best suited to discerning independent travellers and in that respect we wanted to create a home that offers the comforts and facilities expected in a villa but in a location that is what we like to call the real Greece, rather than a tourist version of it. To that end, we chose Arrilas, away from the madding crowds of the more touristic East coast and far enough away from other busier resorts. In Arillas there are no hoards of rowdy BBQ boat day trippers flooding the tavernas and beaches and no nightclubs.
The rustic and peaceful location of the house opens to numerous walks through several local villages, along the coastline, through olive groves, meandering country tracks or cliff-top footpaths. On the seafront a small selection of water sports are available as is boat hire and the beach itself, awarded the coveted EU Blue Flag, is of fine golden sand and the incredibly clear water is shallow making it ideal for children. Arillas has been described by many as being as the North East was 30 years ago only with the essential sand beach and spectacular sunset views.
I'm often asked why we built Villa Ionia in Arillas; A few years ago I was in a dilemma as to whether to build on the North East or North West coast of Corfu. I was asked the simple question: Do I prefer sunrise, or sunsets - what would I prefer to look at? Who wakes up at 5 am on holiday I thought, so my response was simple - sunset of course. Why then was I looking on the east coast? came the next question. With that realisation, I invite you to Villa Ionia which is in the small hamlet of Arillas on the North West Coast of the enchanting Greek Island of Corfu.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||A few minutes by car or a pleasurable walk|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||400 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Corfu Kapodistria 45 km, Nearest railway: N/A|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, Video player, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 4 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Cots (2), Dining seats for 16, Lounge seats for 14|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Please note: The total number of dining chairs is 16 including the exterior and interior dining sets. Similarly the
lounge sets total 12 seats. However there are also two chairs in each bedroom that can be used to provide additional exterior lounge seating if required.
|Further details outdoors|
Naturally there is pool furniture (sun loungers and parasols), an exterior lounge seating area, an exterior dining table and chairs. There are a number of areas in shade and in the sun.
Contact owner to ensure availability. Villa can be reserved unconditionally for 24 hours for flight booking. Confirm booking by email. 20 % deposit to be made by personal cheque or bank transfer. Receive confirmation from owner. Balance / full payment due if booking is within 90 days of travel. For full terms and conditions please request by email.
There is no restriction on arrival/departure days but we prefer to minimize gaps of less than one week. However it is possible to book for periods of less than one week if there is an existing gap of less than a week between other bookings.
The Ionian Islands region
Corfu or Kerkyra as it is known as in Greece is one of seven principal Ionian islands and is located partly off the North West corner of mainland Greece and just one mile at the closest point to Albania. The region enjoys long hot summers and mild winters. Temperatures in May for example generally reach the late 20's and move well into the 30's throughout June, July, August in into September. During May and September the ionian Islands are awash with floral colour. Corfu, like much of Greece has its historical routes in the ancient times. In more recent centuries the island has been ruled by many nations including, France, Russia and Britain. But it was the Venetians who left their mark most prominently. In fact Corfu town itself strongly resembles Venice (without the Gondolas and waterways) and as such is simply a must see place to visit. Corfu has been the subject of many books, paintings and stunning photography and of course a choice location for many film and television productions including the Bond feature 'For Your Eyes Only' and My Family and Other Animals. With its dramatic landscapes, turquoise and azure seas, and blanket forestation of around six million olive trees interspersed with cypress pines, the Greek Island of Corfu is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places in the Med and indeed in Europe.
Arillas is perfectly placed about three quarters of the way up the north west coast. It arguably enjoys the most spectacular sunsets on the island, enhanced by the three Diapontian islands on Ericoussa, Othoni an Mathraki.
This north west corner of Corfu has thankfully seen far less tourism than the East and South of the island. Agriculture still plays an important part of the locals lives so despite the beautiful views from Villa Ionia it occupies an idylic semi rural hillside location. The seas in this area are particularly clean contributing to Arillas's blue flag sandy beach.
Villa Ionia is ideally located for access to several beautiful local villages such as Afionas with its breathtaking views and wonderful cliff top walks, the beach and bay of St George, the villages of Magoulades with its monastery , Kavadades and Avliotis. There are water sports at Arillas, boat and Pedalo hire and from the next bay at St Stefanos there are regular boats departing for the local islands of Erricousa, Othoni and Mathraki. There are often local village festivals (called Panyiri), heavily attended by the locals. For a nominal sum there is food and copious amounts of good local wine. In fact in September Arillas has one to celebrate the new local wine produce and this is a particularly interesting one to attend!!!
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17 Sep 2014
I booked Villa Ionia for 6 adults and 3 young children (4, 2 and 21 months) for 7 nights in May/June 2014 and the villa did not disappoint. The villa slept the 9 of us comfortably with enough room to … More
28 Jul 2014
"Living the Greek dream!!"
Amazing fortnight. Villa so beautiful-kept immaculately by owner. Couldn't have been more helpful. We stayed with 8 adults mostly-and a baby. Super location for children with blue flag beach and … More
6 Nov 2013
"Stunning location of Villa Ionia made this a holiday to remember."
We stayed at the Villa Ionia in September as a party of four couples, all friends, who have holidayed together on a number of previous occasions. We chose it because there were four bedrooms all with … More
19 Aug 2013
I have recently returned from a very memorable family holiday, at villa Ionia, to celebrate my Mother's 70th birthday. It was my first visit to the beautiful island of Corfu and I doubt I could … More
20 Nov 2012
"Fantastic relaxing time with perfect views and fabulous villa."
Was pleased with the Villa, very high standard rooms and views to die for.Beautiful swimming pool, very relaxing and peaceful. Very spacious and comfortable house, after several years of visiting Corf… More
9 Feb 2012
"Beautiful unoverlooked villa and stunning views"
I stayed here last year and had an amazing, restful week. The villa was brand new, very zen, and big enough for us all to have our own private balcony space or to hang out together round the pool/din… More
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