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Villa | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 9
Villa Petalutha is located on the outskirts of the traditional mountain village of Spartilas. Nestling beneath the imposing Mount Pantokrator, it offers privacy and seclusion, yet is only 5 minutes drive or 10 minutes scenic walk to the village. The popular resort of Barbati, with beautifully clear water and safe swimming, is 15 minutes drive away. The airport and cosmopolitan Corfu town, a world heritage site, are 40 minutes drive. The area is one of outstanding natural beauty; a peaceful haven for wildlife, including eagles, lizards and butterflies, from which the villa takes its name. Set in its own olive grove and blending superbly with its surroundings, this luxurious villa is built to a high specification. It's unique split level design was inspired by the natural terraces of the hillside and maximises the breathtaking 180 degree views of the beautiful east coast bays, Corfu town, the spectacular mountains of central Corfu and the glorious sunsets of the west coast.
|Size||Sleeps up to 9, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Barbati 6 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Corfu International Airport 23 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, CD player, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 3 En suites, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (6), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Beautiful contemporary kitchen with granite worktops. Central island, with bar stools, housing Belfast sink and dishwasher.
Quality appliances - eye level oven and microwave, touch control ceramic hob, large fridge/ freezer, ample cooking equipment.
Open plan living area, divided by stone arch. Oak dining table and leather chairs. Traditional open fireplace and comfortable L shaped sofa.
Large patio doors lead to shaded terraces. Satellite TV, Blu-ray DVD, CD player, iPod docking station, PlayStation 2, Wi-fi internet, films, books and games.
Spectacular roof terrace with shade extends the living space via large folding doors and is furnished as an outdoor lounge with comfortable rattan sofas, armchairs, cushions and coffee tables.
A rattan dining suite to seat 8 facilitates al fresco eating.
|Further details outdoors|
Set in an olive grove, the grounds are sympathetically landscaped retaining a natural feel, enabling guests to explore the unspoilt terraces beyond the pool. Shaded terraces, ideal for sunrise and sunset view, provide varied opportunities for rest and relaxation, whether you are looking for peace and seclusion or social interaction. Each is blessed with a glorious view for quiet contemplation.
A beautiful roof terrace extends the living space and is comfortably furnished for relaxing or dining.
The 3 main bedrooms all have balconies with fabulous views.
The barbeque terrace, with its large rustic table, offers another lovely space to dine, leading down to the pool and natural olive grove with hammock. There is a beautiful, large stone BBQ.
The irregular shaped horizon pool is a generous 50 sq. metres with underwater lighting. There are attractive areas of decking and terracing with natural shade for sunbeds.
A spectacular viewing platform is located in the olive grove and a hammock offers a chance to take a quiet nap.
Preferred change over day is Friday.
The villa will be available from 3pm on day of arrival and must be vacated by 11am on day of departure unless owner agrees otherwise.
Cleaning and linen change twice a week (On arrival and midweek)
Welcome pack on arrival
English speaking house manager in regular contact.
Rental price includes air conditioning in all bedrooms.
Greek Tourist Board Licence Number: MHTE 0829K91000382801
Visit owners website www.villapetalutha.com
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About this location
The Ionian Islands region
The Greek islands are renowned for their beauty and facinating culture. Corfu is the nearest island to Britain and is very green. It enjoys hot summers and mild winters. The landscape is varied and dramatic, with spectacular vistas of pebble bays, olive clad hills and turquoise seas.
Spartilas has a bakery, opening every morning for fresh bread, mini market for essentials, a well stocked pharmacy, traditional bar where locals meet, a snack bar and a cafe. It has remained unspoilt by tourism and has a charm of its own. There is an abundance of eating places to discover along the coastline or further inland in the traditional villages, including several excellent tavernas within 10 minutes drive of the villa. For a special evening, take a free boat taxi from Kalami bay and experience the delights of the coastline at night, arriving at any one of the famous and ever popular tavernas of Agni bay. Alternatively, book a boat trip to Corfu town for the evening and soak up the Greek culture with a walk along the Liston followed by a meal. For those who prefer to cook and dine at the villa, we have provided an extensive range of cookware and utensils. There are many large supermarkets along the main coastal road and excellent butchers near Ipsos. There is a very good fish market held daily in Corfu town near the old fort. With its Venetian influence, Corfu town is a fascinating place to visit, especially the old town, filled with tiny alleyways and artisan shops spilling onto the cobbles. The famous Liston is most atmospheric in the cool of the evening, where you can shop for leather goods, local crafts, and jewellery or enjoy a coffee and soak up the culture. There are beautiful churches, often hidden away, and interesting museums and ruins to visit. For water lovers, there are two large water parks on the island, both within 30 minutes drive of the villa. One is in Acharavi on the north coast and the other is inland at Agios Ioannis. If you are interested in horse riding, there are several English speaking stables within reach of the villa. The nearest ATM for cash is along the coast road at Ipsos 7km.
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13 Jan 2015
The wonderful Villa Petalutha offers peace, tranquility and the most amazing views right around the house. Perfectly equipped in every way it really is a fabulous place to stay. The beaches on the c… More
Thank you for your wonderful comments Sharon. We are glad that you had such a wonderful holiday and that the villa lived up to expectations. We have worked very hard to provide everything to make you holiday memorable. We look forward to welcoming you back.
6 May 2014
"Amazing place to stay"
From the moment we entered the gates we were impressed with all aspects of this villa.Every aspect of this property was of top quality , from the crisp bedding to the immaculatepool & surrounding gard… More
15 Apr 2014
"Superb accommodation in stunning location"
Although private and secluded not too far off the beaten track. Easy access to Corfu town (buses from local nearby village) and short drive to many beautiful beaches.Accommodation spotlessly clean and… More
15 Apr 2014
"Wonderful villa, brilliant views, fascinating island."
Views from the poolside and garden are stunning and it was lovely to watch the colours and moods change throughout the day. Villa Petalutha is cleverly designed, built into a hillside and brilliantly … More
10 Apr 2014
"The best place I have stayed in!"
This villa was quite simply the best place I have ever stayed in. It was very clean and had everything you needed for a fantastic holiday. The layout is well thought out making the most of the breat… More
20 Nov 2011
"Great views from a very remote location but an unpleasant aftertaste"
We visited Villa Petalutha in a group that comprised 2 family's of 4 with kids aged 8-10. The villa is new and incredible location. The views from the pool and the balcony area are stunning and t… More
The end of the penultimate paragraph gives away the motivation for writing a review of this nature.
We have never had to withhold any security deposit before, but sadly after this rental, our lovely villa was certainly not left as anyone would hope to find it. We were saddened by the lack of respect shown. We incurred costs in excess of the £125 withheld to replace spoiled or broken items, restore the travertine floor after un-wiped spillages, fund double our normal laundry bill and pay the staff an extra two hours cleaning.
Spartilas has a population of 658 and is a thriving community. It is a traditional Greek village and is on the main route for visitors to the monastery at Mount Pantocrator. The road from the coast to Spartilas does have many bends but it is wide and visibility of oncoming traffic is clear. In fact, it is far safer than the faster coastal roads that often encourage overtaking. It is a popular and well- travelled route because of the exceptional views. The resorts of Ipsos and Barbati, on the east coast or Acharavi in the north, are only a 20 minute drive.
Whilst wasps do come and drink from the pool at certain times of the day, they are certainly no worse than anywhere else on the island and we have had no reports of anyone being stung. There are very few mosquitoes as they prefer the lower and more humid coastal areas.
Our guest book is full of appreciative comments about the villa and its spectacular location. The peace, tranquillity and privacy are a huge part of its attraction.
31 Aug 2011
"A first class villa in a breath taking location"
We had the most brilliant holiday in this beautiful villa. The location is truely magical, with both sea and mountain views. We photographed several beautiful sunsets from the roof terrace and it was … More
22 Aug 2011
"A perfect retreat"
We spent two weeks at Villa Petalutha in July, with two adults and 6 kids aged 8-16. Being in the villa itself was absolutely wonderful - the location, views, pool and facilities all made for an idyll… More
10 Aug 2011
"Heaven on earth"
An absolutely incredible villa in an incredible location. The only problem with it is that the villa's so nice you might not want to ever leave! There were 7 of us, all late 20s/early 30s and we all agreed it was one of the best holidays we've ever been on.
31 May 2011
"A little gem!"
Staying at the Villa Petalutha (Corfu) was to be the second part of our honeymoon and we are extemely happy that we spotted this little gem on the Owners Direct website. Very simply the week was a fa… More
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