Villa | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Villa Gecko is an ideal holiday villa for anyone looking for a quiet location, with an easy way of life.
Only 2Km from the relaxed and family friendly resort of Arillas with it's Blue Flag beach, Villa Gecko provides amazing panoramic sea and island views by day time and even more spectacular sunsets (one every day).
The area provides fantastic scenery round almost every corner and is ideal for those with walking in mind with quiet roads and little used tracks to explore. (Useful info. visit www.marengowalks.com OR www.corfutrail.org).
By car, there are many interesting places to visit within easy reach, including traditional villages, largely untouched by tourism, or just explore the hills and valleys within this fantastic countryside. The rugged coast of this area offers a surprising variety of smaller beaches as well as the spectacular beauty of Paleokastritsa and the simlpe beauty of nearby Afionas (considered to be the most beautiful village on Corfu).
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Arillas 2 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Corfu 30 km|
|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, CD player, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Villa Gecko is a detatched property consisting of an open plan living area on the ground floor with a well equipped, fully fitted kitchen, dining and lounge area leading to a large west facing patio overlooking the sea. There is a separate toilet (English plumbing!) and further east facing terrace, ideal for breakfasts, with views of the olive groves with the mountains of Albania in the distance.
The villa is air-conditioned and is equipped with a flat screen TV and DVD player with a selection of DVDs. There is also a small library of books which you are free to make use of. The only thing we ask is that the guide and cookery books are left at the villa. We have also provided a CD Player with iPOD doc and a music library.
The first floor has 2 double size bedrooms, and a large bathroom (English plumbing) complete with bath & separate shower cubicle. Both bedrooms have access to a large shared balcony, again with spectacular sea, island & sunset views.
|Further details outdoors|
The gardens are lawned and edged with Oleander and Honeysuckle. We have planted a variety of fruit trees and Mediterranean plants and flowers typical to the region.
(Note: due to the elevated nature of the gardens, young children should be appropriately supvised at all times).
The Villa is edged with stone paving and the driveway to the side provides ample parking space.
Air-conditioning in bedrooms
No pets allowed
No smoking in the villa
Bed linen & towels provided - serviced twice per week
English plumbing (no bin!)
Welcome pack on arrival
Welcome meeting available on request
The Ionian Islands region
Corfu (or Kerkyra as it is called locally) is the Northernmost of the 7 main Ionian Islands, situated off the West coast of the Greek mainland & Albania, & close to the heel of Italy. Corfu's climate, with its relatively high winter rainfall, means that it is much greener to the eye than the barren sun-scorched rock images often associated with the Greek islands.
While very Greek (obviously), the architecture has a strong Venetian influence, particularly evident in Corfu Town, while it's proximity to Italy has influenced the food and menus available. For years now, Corfu has been a firm favourite with British and, as a result, the locals are very friendly and welcoming.
Arillas (in the North-Western corner of Corfu) is a small friendly holiday resort with a superb sandy Blue Flag beach (ideal for families) and a good range of bars and family-run tavernas. The pace of life is very relaxed through the day & continues much the same at night. (For more info. visit www.arillas.com).
For a change of scenery, to the South of Arillas is the resort of Agious Georgios (St. George NORTH), while to the North is the very family friendly beach of San Stefanos, each with their own individual character and both within easy reach. The nearby village of Afionas is generally considered the most beautiful on Corfu.
Inland from the coast is "real Greece", with many small natural villages, largely untouched by tourism, nestling within the olive groves, mountains & wooded valleys.
For the more energetic visitor, the island offers various diversions such as a full-sized golfcourse, Aqualand waterpark, the palace of Achilleon & the many sights of Corfu Town itself.
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16 Aug 2014
"Beautiful villa, lovely location"
Stayed at villa gecko September 2013 for a week. Beautiful villa in à very quiet area with fantastic views not far from many nice restaurants and bars. Garden is pretty with lots of lovely flowers.… More
Another satisfied customer.
Peace & tranquility is easy to find at The Gecko. We are very pleased these guests liked what they found.
10 Aug 2014
"Amazing Holiday Villa"
Wow ! We had a splendid stay at Villa Gecko. A holiday house so well equipped, clean, easy for us all, and with everything you need home away from home. Graham is a delight, and well the sunsets are a… More
We are very pleased to receive another "5 star" review, & happy to have another returning guest.
We try hard to make The Gecko as homely & comfortable as possible, appropriately equipped & furnished, & it seems we have got it about right.
We ourselves, however, can't take credit for the sunsets, but they ARE lovely!
4 Aug 2014
"Beautiful, clean, well equipped private villa with a great view from the balcony."
The communications with the owner of the property was excellent, with the help of very precise directions also. The villa is situated in a quiet, very steep street near Arillas on the Afionas road. Th… More
We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay & found everything to be as promised. Also that you enjoyed the area around the villa & the pool-bar we recommended, amongst others. We are very proud of The Gecko. Thanks for the "5 star" rating.
24 Apr 2014
We stayed at Villa Gecko last August. Its a beautiful villa (both on the exterior and interior). Clean and very nicely kept! The location is really good - quite close to the beach resort of Arillas an… More
We are very pleased to receive another positive review from a new guest. Excellent & thanks!
The only negative comment we have had so far was that the villa was hard to find - but detailed directions to the villa are provided (in both English & Greek), so......
10 Oct 2013
"A really comfortable house, very clean and cared for - beautiful location - awesome sunsets."
"We return to Villa Gecko every year and are never disappointed. It is a really comfortable house, very clean and cared for - wifi connection (very important!), beautiful location - awesome sunse… More
Regular visitors - they have caught "the bug" of Arillas & The Gecko (as did we ourselves!). We see many repeat visitors in Arillas & we think we know why..... Try it for yourself!
8 Oct 2013
"Home from home - all you need from selfcatering accommodation, plus a little more."
Villa is a little difficult to find at first, set back and above the road, just round a sharp bend, with no house name on the outside gate. But once in, it has more than you need for a short stay. A c… More
"A little difficult to find" is, I believe, part of it's charm & adds to it's seclusion - but each to their own.
Everything else is "as it say's on the tin".
Just check out the views etc.!
20 Oct 2012
"Lovely villa in a great location"
We stayed at Villa Gecko at the end of September 12 and had a lovely stay. The villa itself has everything you'd need and is very comfortable and well laid out. It has some great views over Arillas and you can enjoy the sunset (a big benefit of being on the west side of Corfu) on the upstairs balcony.
We had perfect weather, temperature was in the late 20s and sunny all week. If felt like it would continue well in to October!
Thanks for a great stay.
Thank you for the positive comments! We are proud of The Gecko & (so far!) have had no negative opinions.
We love it & others seem to feel the same way. Excellent.
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