Stunning Luxury Villa in Spartilas
Secluded Location, Private Infinity Pool and Panoramic Views of the Island
Sleeps 9 (4 Bedrooms)
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.
Prices Currency Conversion
|Rental Period||Per Night||Per Week||Per Month||Min. Stay (Nights)|
|29 March 2013 - 12 April 2013||£2000||7|
|12 April 2013 - 3 May 2013||£1800||7|
|3 May 2013 - 24 May 2013||£2000||7|
|24 May 2013 - 31 May 2013||£2800||7|
|31 May 2013 - 28 June 2013||£2400||7|
|28 June 2013 - 12 July 2013||£2800||7|
|12 July 2013 - 6 September 2013||£3600||7|
|6 September 2013 - 20 September 2013||£2800||7|
|20 September 2013 - 27 September 2013||£2400||7|
|27 September 2013 - 4 October 2013||£1800||7|
|4 October 2013 - 11 October 2013||£1500||7|
|11 October 2013 - 1 November 2013||£1000||7|
25% discount for week beginning 12th July
Preferred change over day is Friday, though we are more flexible in the low season. The villa will be available from 3pm on the day of arrival. We ask that our guests vacate the villa by 11am on the morning of departure.
|Bedrooms:||Master bedroom with king size bed.
3 twin bedded rooms, 1 with additional sofa bed.
All bedrooms have air conditioning and comfortable UK mattresses, spectacular sea and mountain views and patio doors leading to balconies or terraces.
|Bathrooms:||En-suite shower, sink and WC to master bedroom.
En-suite shower, sink and WC to bedrooms 2 and 4.
Adjacent bathroom with bath / shower over, sink, WC to bedroom 3.
Separate guest WC adjacent to main living accommodation.
|Kitchen:||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.
|Utility Room:||Washing machine, tumble dryer, iron and ironing board, clothes airer.|
|Living Rooms:||Open plan, divided by stone arch. Oak dining table to seat 8. Greek open fireplace and comfortable L shaped sofa. Large patio doors lead to terraces. Satellite TV, Blu-Ray DVD, CD player, iPod docking station, PS2, Wi-fi internet, DVDs, books and games.|
|Other:||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 and coffee tables.
A rattan dining suite to seat 8 facilitates al fresco eating.
|High quality Egyptian cotton bed linen, large bath towels, hand towels and tea towels provided. Guests are requested to bring their own beach towels. Maid service and clean linen twice a week.|
private pool (for sole use of guests)
hob/stove oven fridge/freezer microwave dishwasher washing machine tumble dryer iron/ironing board
satellite tv internet access central heating air conditioning room fans cot high chair
|Location Type:||rural mountain|
Notes on accommodation
Air conditioning is available in all bedrooms, included in the rental price. There are 3 large ceiling fans in the main living area. No smoking is allowed. Villa Petalutha has full central heating enabling winter lets. (Please contact the owner for price).
Villa Petalutha has both internal and external steps and is unfortunately not suitable for wheelchair users.
Villa Petalutha sits in 2500 sqm of olive grove. The grounds have been sympathetically landscaped to retain a natural feel, enabling guests to explore the unspoilt terraces beyond the pool. The large south-facing, partially shaded, roof terrace accessed from the living area is a fantastic place to relax and admire the views. There are also shaded end terraces adjacent to the kitchen and internal lounge ideal for sunrise and sunset views. Each of these provides varied opportunities for rest and relaxation, whether you are looking for peace and seclusion or social interaction. Each has a glorious view for quiet contemplation. The 3 main bedrooms all have balconies with fabulous views. The barbecue terrace with large stone BBQ offers a lovely space to dine, leading down to the pool and natural olive grove with hammock. 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.
Corfu is blessed with many beautiful bays with crystal clear waters and safe swimming. The lovely white pebble beach of Barbati is just 6km away. From here, as with several of the north east beaches, you can hire a small boat or enjoy a range of water sports. Driving north from Barbati, there are pretty coves with lovely beaches to explore, some that are only accessible by boat, offering greater seclusion.
If sandy beaches are preferred, these are along the north or west coast 30 mins away.
The nearest golf course in the Ropa Valley is a 30 minute drive away.
Special interest holidays
Villa Petalutha is ideally situated for walking enthusiasts and the slightly cooler temperatures of Spring or Autumn are perfect for this.
Lovers of flora and fauna will appreciate the variety of natural life documented in Gerald Durrell's famous novel 'My family and other animals'.
Artists would love the fantastic Corfu light and the constantly changing landscape.
For sailing enthusiasts, you could enhance your Greek Island experience with a week on the beautiful 8 berth yacht 'Dreamaker' before or after your week at Villa Petalutha.
Please contact owner for details.
How to get there
Direct flights from most regional UK airports are available from late March to early November. Easyjet fly from Bristol, Manchester and Gatwick. Other airlines include Olympic, Thomson, Thomas Cook, Ryan Air and Monarch. Car hire is essential and pick up and drop off at the airport is available from most car hire firms.
Corfu Town 23km. Barbati 6km. Nissaki 10km. Agios Stephanos (NE) 23km. Kassiopi 24km. Paleokastritsa 26km.
Spartilas has a bakery, opening every morning for fresh bread, mini market for essentials, a well stocked pharmacy, 2 traditional bars 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.
Requests for bookings by email or telephone please. We require a non-refundable 25% deposit to secure the booking, with the balance payable 8 weeks prior to departure.
We also ask for a damage deposit of £250 which will be refunded on your return unless excessive damage or cleaning costs are incurred.
Idyllic setting for a gorgeous and well thought out villa. Every need was catered for-Vanessa & party.
A perfect spot for a relaxing and memorable holiday. We loved all the seating hideaways, ideal for catching the sun/shade throughout the day-Pearce party.
..exactly what we needed for our family holiday; spectacular location, wonderful views, yet peaceful and tranquil. We'll be back-Flynn's.
We loved the peace and solitude up here and sat out every night on the wonderful roof terrace. Lovely villa, well laid out and equipped-Patterson's.
We were looking for a peaceful,relaxing & picturesque location for our honeymoon & Villa Petalutha delivered all & more!-Mr & Mrs Martin.
Great design,location,view and pool- a fantastic stay- Legg's
The 7 of us are all absolutely in love with this villa-Will's party.
The views are outstanding and we loved the sunset especially -the hammock is so comfortable-Fletchers.
Secluded & utterly special place, we will be back-Hera.
About the owner
My husband David and I live in the Chew Valley near Bristol. I am a primary school teacher and my husband is a retired BT manager. We have three children; two boys in their twenties and a teenage daughter. We have always enjoyed family holidays together and we first came to Corfu in 1999. We loved the crystal clear waters, the tiny pebble beaches and the spectacular mountains that roll down to the sea. We have stayed in more exotic locations but always return to Corfu as our preferred destination. It has always been my dream to have our own villa on the island and now that dream has been realised. Our villa is in a magical location and has been superbly landscaped by Harvey Johnson, who is a prize-winning builder in the UK. It will delight all who visit.
Year purchased: 2009
Why the owner chose a house / villa (old name) in this location
Corfu is a delightful island that has something for everyone. We spent months searching for a plot of land in exactly the right location;away from the busy tourist resorts yet within reach of our favourite beaches, no more than 45 minutes drive from the airport and keeping Corfu town easily accessible. We wanted the dramatic and interesting views that only a mountain location can give but still wanted to be near a village community. Peace and tranquility was high on the list. When we first visited our plot of land, it was filled with beautiful wild flowers that attracted a host of brightly coloured butterflies (petalutha). The only sounds were the cicadas, the church bell and the bleat of a wild goat and then we saw the views...we knew that this was where we wanted to build our villa.
Unique benefits of the property
Having stayed in many holiday villas we knew exactly what we wanted to provide in ours. We have spent a long time choosing good quality furniture, most of which has come from England. We have bought pocket sprung mattresses and egyptian cotton sheets and towels to make your stay more comfortable. As I am a keen cook myself, the kitchen has been carefully designed to faciliate use and is extensively equipped, including professional chef's knives, so that cooking a main meal or preparing a light snack is a pleasure. The view can still be enjoyed as you stand at the sink! The ever changing light across the landscape during the day is mesmerising and at night the panorama of bays and the little inland villages become a show of twinkling lights - perfect for evening dining on the roof terrace.
For booking and further information
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Property Ref GR1192
(UNITED KINGDOM) +44 01761453678
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