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Villa Loukia - Heated Pool, Breath Taking Views, Walking distance from Kassiopi

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Villa Loukia at Kelia, luxury villa, in Walking Distance of Kassiopi, Corfu - Peaceful, very Private Location, EOT Reg.

Villa Loukia has been extended and up-dated with all bedrooms & bathrooms updated for 2018. The master bedroom has been extended to create a 'master suite' complete with an all new luxury bathroom. Downstairs we have extended the sitting room to create an indoor dining area with stunning feature 'glass wall'. This new dining area is a fantastic improvement and really enhances holidays taken in low season.

During winter 2016 we continued the villa improvements and the 'Blue' Bedroom and bathroom have been remodelled so that the beds are opposite the amazing view, the floor is the same gorgeous tiles as the master, the bathroom is larger and really luxurious with a wet-room style shower, loads of modern lighting, automatic night lights, heated mirror and magnified shaving mirror. All the details you could ever need.

During Winter 2017 the downstairs bedroom and bathroom will be upgraded to the same standard as the other two bedrooms/bathrooms. The whole of the living area will also be re-tiled to match the rest. We are really pleased with the results so far and guests seem just as pleased!

Villa Loukia is located in a stunning position, nestled into the quiet olive covered hillside above Kassiopi in the hamlet of Kelia. The views from the villa across the bay of Avalaki and to Albania beyond are truly stunning. The property was new for 2008, having been bought by an English family with many years experience of holidaying in Corfu. Attention has therefore been paid to equipping the villa with all the necessary equipment for a relaxing and happy holiday whilst making sure it remains comfortable and practical for both couples and families alike. The villa is also equipped with items such as hairdryers and beach towels in order to reduce the need for two much expensive baggage on the flight over. Also for guest convenience every room has a 3 pin English socket as well as the standard 2-pin and USB sockets. No need to bring adapters.

The location is quiet and private - away from other properties - however unlike many villas in NE Corfu, the situation above Kassiopi means that it is possible to walk (10-15 mins) to shops/restaurants in the evening, leaving the car at home. The nearest supermarket is just 5 mins walk or 2 mins in the car. The famous village of Kalami and the lovely secluded coves of that area is just a 10-15 mins drive. The pool is large (5m x 10m) and in 2015 we added heating which has been loved by guests using the villa in low season. Look at Website below for more details on the Villa.

More Details

Owner
Lucy Rickman
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
21 August, 2017

About Lucy Rickman

My husband Nick and I (Lucy) have run a business in England for the past 30 years. We have been visiting Corfu regularly since the children were small. Once we discovered Corfu nowhere else seemed to match it as it worked for us as a perfect holiday destination - quiet, peaceful, beautiful views, secluded bays, good water sports, friendly people and plenty of sun. Even as the children got older, NE Corfu was still the perfect destination - it really does cater for everyone in the family.

Lucy Rickman purchased this villa in 2007

Why Lucy Rickman chose Corfu

We literally just stumbled across Villa Loukia whilst on holiday in 2007 and it really was a case of love at first sight. The house was nearing completion but the outside was a complete builder's site and there was no pool. Perhaps it was the fact that the children were beginning to leave home that influenced us into deciding that it was time for a new adventure. Buying a house in Corfu had not been our plan but certainly since making the decision to allow our hearts to rule our heads we have not looked back. We completed in December 2007 and then had a VERY stressful 4 months getting the outside finished, pool constructed, snags repaired, house furnished etc - all from my computer in England and just in time for the 2008 season. In true Greek style it was ready with minutes to spare!

What makes this villa unique

Villa Loukia is unusual for NE Corfu because although set in a secluded position in tranquil olive groves, away from other properties, it is also in walking distance of the village of Kassiopi. This is a real bonus as our past experience showed us that with the majority of villas we HAD to drive to the tavernas at night.

Using the experience we gained over the years we also wanted to make sure that the villa was well equipped with everything you might want on holiday and that the kitchen was such that you could actually cook in it (if you want to)!

The views from Villa Loukia are stunning & it is the location and setting of the house that we fell in love with. Our guests to date all agree!

I add blog up-dates to the villa website if you want more information on our adventure.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We came for tranquility and that is exactly what we got. The villa is exactly right for families - everything is well thought out. Some marvelous places to eat in town and very well priced. Thank you Lucy for letting us stay and also to Julia for all her help with the car. We would like to return in the future. Many thanks. :)
Jun 2012
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Kassopaia in Kassopei

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , New luxury bathroom from 2016
  • Luxury en-suite to Bedroom 1 with bath & seperate shower, wc, marble top with basin. En-suite to Bedroom 2 with shower, wc, marble top with basin. En-suite to Bedroom 3 with shower, wc, basin. Guest wc with washing machine.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Child Bed , Extra child bed from 2016
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) However there is also a single bed for a child in the master bedroom and a sofa bed in the sitting room so potential could sleep 9. Notes on bedrooms: Master Bedroom Suite with en-suite luxury bathroom (new for 2016) - super king size bed, sofa bed for infants and room for cot for babies, double aspect, French windows to main upstairs terrace. Bedroom 2 - Ensuite - twin beds. French Windows to terrace. Bedroom 3 - Ensuite - twin beds. French Windows to lower terrace
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: All rooms have air-conditioning units with remote controls and all windows have built in mosquito nets. All bedrooms also have ceiling fans with remote controls, iphone docking stations & hairdryers. LCD Flat Screen TV, Bose music system & Bose i-pod/i-phone docking station and DVD Player in Sitting Room with good selection of DVDs. Satellite TV has been installed but the signal on Corfu can be erratic and out of our control. Currently (as at March 2014) ITV & BBC are unavailable. 3rd bedroom on ground floor. Master bedroom has a valuables safe. Children welcome - cot/highchair available on request but note we do not have stair gates. Pool is gated from house but not from the drive. All rooms have been furnished with Corfiot wrought iron furniture. It is requested that guests do not smoke inside the villa. The Port of Kassiopi and its tavernas / bars / restaurants is in walking distance. Further details are available in our website (link at the bottom of this page). Outside: Villa Loukia has an enviable variety of outdoor space - different areas for different times of day with sun or in shade. The pool (HEATED FROM 2015) is stunning -10x5m, decorated with hand painted Sicilian tiles around waters edge with a large surrounding terrace, gated from the house. There are 8 sunbeds, parasols with some natural shade from the olive trees. From the living area and downstairs bedroom is a large shaded terrace that runs along the front of the villa with attractive 'bow' front. A round glazed stone table and chairs is conveniently situated next to the kitchen for dining, family games or just to take in the views. The terrace leads to spacious pool area nestled into the olive grove. Upstairs the large terrace with 'bow' front leads from both bedrooms with a luxury outdoor sitting room - perfect for taking in the breathtaking views of Albania. The master bedroom has its own private terrace with seating and coffee table - the ideal place to read in solitude! Utility Room: Washing machine located in downstairs guest toilet. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bath towels, Pool towels and linen provided. The villa is deep cleaned on changeover and weekly the sheets and towels are changed and bathrooms cleaned. Extra cleaning can be arranged but must be booked at time of booking.

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Beautiful views from this luxury villa

  • 5 of 5

Myself and my family all had a wonderful time and loved this villa. Lucy's notes were very clear and helpful. Even when we locked ourselves out (completely our fault) we had a local number to call and the problem was sorted in 10 minutes. The villa was very clean and the kitchen had everything we needed to cook family meals. The two bathrooms upstairs have been refurbished to a very high specification. We loved the various terraces, all with beautiful sea views, and spent alot of time sitting and gazing at the view. The swimming pool is large and scrupulously clean. We hired a boat and had a fantastic day out exploring the little coves. Thank you for a fantastic holiday.

Tracey

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  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our pleasure Tracey - so glad you and your family enjoyed your holiday at Villa Loukia. Just to add that by next season, the downstairs bedroom & bathroom and the downstairs washroom, will have been refurbished to the same high standard as the upstairs. Phase 3 of our upgrade project starts the end of October. Photos will be published hopefully in December. Lucy x
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Just perfect!

  • 5 of 5

After staying at Villa Loukia 2 years ago and having a wonderful time, we came back again at the end of May. We knew the villa had been refurbished but never imagined the absolute 'WOWness' of it!. Truly amazing! The new picture window offers fabulous views from the very roomy and well furnished living room. The extended master suite was more than big enough for 2 adults, a child and baby ,with a stunning top spec bathroom. The blue room has been wonderfully refurbished, again with an amazing bathroom with every finishing touch you can imagine.

We spent many happy hours in and around the lovely pool and couldn't get enough of the truly spectacular views. Absolutely everything ( and more) is provided to ensure you have a wonderful break away and Lucy is incredibly helpful if you have any queries before you go.

Do not hesitate to book Villa Loukia....you will not be disappointedl!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Piece of paradise

  • 5 of 5

Our week stay at villa Loukia was even better then we expected. We just loved the atmosphere of the house and surroundings, couldn't get enough of the spectacular views and especially appriciated all the cosy places were you can just sit back, relax en enjoy. All the information about the house prior to arrival was extensive and accurate. The property was spotless clean and we felt really welcome by Lucy, who we have had the warmest contact ever with. We were touched by the kindness of the locals. Kassiopi is a lovely little town were you can find everything you need from grocery's to nice restaurants. Everyone who would like to experience Corfu and is looking for a special and comfortable place to do so, we can highly recommend to choose VillaLoukia. You won't regret!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. We loved having guests from the Netherlands! I do hope you and all the family can return to Villa Loukia soon. Lucy
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5

Beautiful villa, stunning location

  • 5 of 5

The best villa we have stayed in, everything about Villa Loukia says quality from the well maintained villa and gardens to the bed linen and towels, even the toaster is a Dualit! Lucy has thought about every possible need and is so helpful and thoughtful with help and information. The views across to Albania are breathtaking , watching the sunrise over the mountains or the moon come up in the evening, it would be easy to stay at the villa all day.

We hired a car through Julia and although not essential I would recommend it. The road to the villa is quite steep and from the centre of Kassiopi probably a good 20 minutes or more climb ( quicker going down!) and at night it is very dark. We found a car made exploring, shopping and eating out much easier. Nicos supermarket at the bottom of the hill had everything we needed and were very friendly and helpful. We also loved Nicola's bakery in Kassiopi, delicious bread, pies and the largest doughnuts we have ever seen, word of warning get there by mid morning as they sell out quickly.

Restaurants in Kassiopi that we enjoyed were Tavanakkis on the harbour , The Old School House and Little Italy, all were delicious and reasonably priced. Bar Limona on the opposite side of the harbour to Tavanakkis was fun for delicious sundaes. Out of town Harry's at Perithia is definitley worth a visit and Ice Dream just before the turning to Perithia is a great ice cream parlour, there is a play area for small children. Lawrence Durrells house, The White House at Kalami is in a beautiful spot and the food was very good. My teenagers enjoyed rock jumping from a beach between Kalami and Agni, we then walked to Agni for lunch and ate at Nikolas Taverna which I would also recommend. If you have children and they want a bit of pedelo fun we found a lovely little beach at Agios Spirodon where you can hire them, I would imagine this beach is busy in the summer months though. We made the journey up to Mount Pantokrator, it is a long twisty journey but the view is worth it. We also found an incredible cave just outside Perithia which we have found no mention of in any guide book, bit of a climb down into it but quite an amazing sight.

This was our first visit to Corfu and we loved it, Villa Loukia has spoilt us for any other villa, I'm sure we will be back.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this lovely review. I am so pleased you enjoyed Villa Loukia and that you appreciated how gorgeous it is. But also thank you so much for taking the time to give other guests a real 'flavour' of North East Corfu. It is a very special part of the world. I do hope that we can welcome you back to Villa Loukia soon. Best Wishes. Lucy
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A luxury villa with astonishing views of Albania

  • 5 of 5

The owners have tastefully furnished and carefully designed this luxury property. The panoramic views of Albania are the icing on the cake but the pool, BBQ, outside seating, immaculate kitchen and each of the bedrooms combine to make this a great family holiday base between the beach and mountains for swimming, mountain biking or just walking. Its only a 15 minute walk into town if you can tear yourself away from the hillside location. You will need a car but you wont want to leave. Even the local supermarket is an asset with its local honey and yoghurt and other produce.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect fortnight in a perfect villa

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit to Villa Loukia. We spent a year so looking forward to visiting again. Lucy and Nick had done some fantastic alterations to the house, we hadn't believed it coul be improved upon but it is utterly stunning. The character has not changed but such clever attention to detail. It really feels like a home , everything you could need is there . We had a few power cuts (island related, not villa related), and this managed to trip the pump for the pool. When we asked for help, we had an electrician with us in half an hour and a pool chap within three hours. They really have the team to back them up. We had a mixture of ages with us from an eight year old to a twenty year old and the house works perfectly for all ages.

We organised some cleaning while we were there and I would highly recommend that option as it meant us adults could properly relax.

We rented a car this year for the first time and explored much further afield. There are so many glorious places on the island but it was always heaven to get back to Villa Loukia .

If I had one complaint to make it would be that two weeks goes by far too quickly...never enough time at such a magical house! Huge positive reccomendations from us and thanks for such a wonderful holiday in your beautiful home.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Corfu is very popular with walkers in spring, early summer and autumn. Comfortable climate and lovely scenery, so reminiscent of Gerald Durrell's 'My family and other Animals', attracts walkers at this time of year. Walking in Corfu is both relaxing and a lovely way to unwind by taking in the beautiful surroundings of the countryside with its lush green scenery and numerous wild flowers before the heat of summer. The flora and fauna explosion of spring have to be seen to be fully appreciated and as a backdrop to a relaxed walk nothing could be better to unwind and enjoy this time of year on the island.

Coast/Beach:

Port of Kassiopi is 10-15 min walk. All the unspoilt beaches of the NE coast are within a 10-20 minute drive. Even in August it is possible to find secluded beaches where you can be on your own! Highly recommended - the Eucalyptus lined cove of Chouchoulio, Gialiskari and Agni (best Tavernas on Corfu) or Kalamaki for sand and shallow water for small children.

Travel:

Easyjet flies to Corfu from 1st April to end October direct from Gatwick daily. Other airlines are Ryanair, Monarch, Flybe, Thomas Cook, Olympic and Aegean. The airport at Corfu Town is a 1 hour drive away. Car hire is advised but not essential. Car hire pick up and drop off available from the airport.

Distances:

The delightful Venetian Capital, Corfu Town, is situated a 1 hour drive away (approx 40km). It can also be reached by boat and bus. Highly recommended.

Kassiopi 1.5km.

Further Details:

Kelia is a small, tranquil hamlet of houses, spread out through the olive groves approximately 1km from the main road.

Kassiopi is a charming little fishing village, with a traditional port. Tourism has had its influence, but down at the harbour you can still find local fishermen supplying the local restaurants with fresh daily fish. Tavernas, shops, beaches and bars offer something for everyone. Teenagers will appreciate the evening life - with several music bars and 'low key' clubs. It is a safe environment for them to meet other friends.

Water skiing, wake boarding, scuba diving, wind sailing, boat hire all available close by.

Water parks - Aqua Land is the biggest, just west of Corfu Town or the Hydropolis near Acharavi.

Scooter/bike/buggy/rental available in Kassiopi. Numerous boat trips/fishing trips and excursions available locally. Horse riding available on the Avlaki Peninsula.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Kassopaia, Ionian Islands

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Peak
15 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£3,500
for 7 nights
£3,500
 
 
Peak Autumn
26 Aug 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,700
for 7 nights
£2,700
 
 
Mid Autumn
16 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,000
for 7 nights
£2,000
 
 
Low Season
30 Sep 2017 - 4 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,100
for 7 nights
£1,100
 
 
2018 Low Season
17 Mar 2018 - 30 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
£900
for 7 nights
£900
 
 
2018 Easter Season
31 Mar 2018 - 27 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,200
for 7 nights
£1,200
 
 
2018 Early May
28 Apr 2018 - 18 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,350
for 7 nights
£1,350
 
 
2018 Early Peak
19 May 2018 - 15 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,100
for 7 nights
£2,100
 
 
2018 Mid Peak
16 Jun 2018 - 6 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,800
for 7 nights
£2,800
 
 
2018 Peak Season
7 Jul 2018 - 24 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£3,600
for 7 nights
£3,600
 
 
2018 Peak Autumn
25 Aug 2018 - 14 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,800
for 7 nights
£2,800
 
 
2018 Mid Autumn
15 Sep 2018 - 5 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,100
for 7 nights
£2,100
 
 
2018 Autumn
6 Oct 2018 - 2 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,200
for 7 nights
£1,200
 
 
2018 Low Season
3 Nov 2018 - 17 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
£900
for 7 nights
£900
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
£400
for 1 night
From
£400
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Requests by e-mail. To confirm your booking we require a 25% non-refundable deposit within 7 days of your booking. The balance is required 4 weeks before departure. Please do email if you just require further information and visit our website (link below) for further information and pictures.

Changeover Day:
Preferred changeover day is Saturday especially in July/August. However we will endeavour to be flexible and meet your needs.
Villa to be vacated by 10am on day of departure.
Arrival from 4pm.

Notes on prices:
Now taking enquiries for 2018. To avoid disappointment particularly in peak season please book early. You will get your flights cheaper too!
Prices are for the property in GBP per week, but we can take payment in euros - please email for prices. There is a per night charge for for occupancy above 6 people - please email for a quote. For occupancy of just two a discount may be offered.
No security deposit taken - we work on a trust basis with our guests. Also no hidden charges (air-con, pool heating etc)

Payment can be made by credit card or alternatively payment can be made direct.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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