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Stylish. Heated Pool, Secluded Beach, Stunning Views Short Walk To Agni & Kalami

Overview

Property

Updated: 23-Nov-2016
Villa Saranda near Agni & Kalami, Corfu - Greek Tourist Organisation EOT Approved - MHTE Number 0829K10TK7733001

Location, location, location!

Villa Saranda is a stylish and luxurious villa in the heart of North East Corfu. Secluded in its own 1 acre plot and 25 olive trees, it has private and direct access on foot (only 3 minutes) to the unspoilt beach of Yialiskari. The beach itself is over 100 metres long and as there are no houses or developments there is a feeling of privacy only interrupted by yachts and boats that sometimes park up in the bay. The colour of the water is magical.

A further 10 minute walk along a pretty coastal path takes you directly to Agni Bay with its famous 3 tavernas. A 10 minute coastal walk in the opposite direction leads to Durrell's White House and the lively resort of Kalami with bars, tavernas and water sports. Kalami has 3 small supermarkets but for a larger range of goods Kassiopi is a good alternative.

Boat hire is available in Agni - to save you the walk, Alex and George of Agni Boats are always happy to bring a boat to Yialsikari to make this a memorable day out

Also easily accessible by car is the lively fishing harbour of Kassiopi less than 15 mins drive away. Over the past year, Kassiopi has rediscovered itself and the harbour front is a great place to spend an evening. Corfu Town is about 40 minutes drive from the villa but there is the option of a water taxi that leaves regularly from Agni. This takes you into the heart of the Venetian town without the hassle of parking!

The house and its pool are very private with ample verandas, bbq and shaded areas. The most memorable feature is the stunning view across to Albania as well as the beach below and the busy Corfu straits always active with yachts, ferries and fishing boats. The villa is also a home for the English owners and this is reflected in the high level of facilities such as wifi, SKY TV (with a full Sports package) and free internet access. The swimming pool is heated by means of a newly installed heat pump

Saranda is unique and many of our guests have returned year after year to enjoy this special location in arguably one of the most beautiful parts of Greece

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Wheelchair access

Top Traveller Review

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Sadly back now from our great stay at your villa. I just wanted to give you some feedback which is almost entirely 100% positive!

1. Fab. Location.



2. Really great villa – table tennis and Sky a real bonus for the children – particularly for my son so he could watch the Ashes!

3. Kitchen – possibly the best equipped rental villa we have stayed in – everything we needed.

4. Dawn – great cleaner and lovely person

5. Many thanks for loan of Beach towels which we cleaned before we left.





WOW was our reaction when arriving at Villa Saranda, and things just got

better. Everything was fantastic from the villa being perfect, the location,

the views, the walks, the fire flies, the scent of orange blossom combined with

jasmin, not forgetting the unbelievable weather. The list is endless. Thank

you so much for hiring your beautiful place to us, we are really hoping to

arrange to visit again and will be in touch hopefully in the not too distant

future
Jan 2009
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6 Reviews

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based on 6 holidaymaker reviews

5

Magical, quiet, stunning views

  • 5 of 5

We visited Villa Saranda in the October half term of 2012. My children and I often think about the fantastic holiday we had there. We lived an almost Robinson Crusoe existence on the beach at Yailiskari, making rafts out of found objects and a large rock became a stage for lots of performances. It really does feel like a private beach to totally relax on!

The villa itself was a wonderful retreat with the most beautiful views of neighbouring mountains and "our" little beach. We didn't have a car but there are some wonderful walks along the coastline with many quiet, relaxed tavernas.

If you are looking for a truly relaxing holiday then this is it!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
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5

Absolutely perfect!

  • 5 of 5

What a perfect holiday - perfect location, villa, beaches, restaurants. The hardest thing about the stay was coming home!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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Location! Location!

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we entered the villa we felt right at home. The views are truly amazing - out of this world. The location is perfect.

Communication with Peter the owner was excellent - we could not have asked for more. Our special thanks must go to Dawn a lovely lady who acted over and above her duties and saved the day in an airport dash to return our house keys! Dawn you are a star.

Thank you for a truly wonderful holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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5

Stunning Villa in a perfect location.

  • 5 of 5

Villa Saranda is a beautifully finished 3 bedroom villa, with. A real home from home feel. I spent a weekend with my girlfriends here to celebrate a birthday and could not have asked for more!

From lounging by the pool, soaking up the spectacular view, to exploring the tavernas on foot. Both Kalami and Agni are within walking distance, and you are rewarded by great food, wine and atmosphere in either location.

We hired a boat and explored the coastline and took many photos of Saranda by sea. The little Yalaskari bay beneath the villa is gorgeous and was great for a dip! It felt like our own private beach.

The villa is well equipped, with all you would expect and more, and is by far the most luxurious and comfortable villa I've had the pleasure of staying in. I would certainly book again with friends and family, the only problem is...book early as its very popular and rightly so! Thank you for making my Birthday holiday so special.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to send in a review. Villa Saranda is very special to us and we always try to maintain a high standard for guests to have a memorable experience in one of the most beautiful parts of Greece
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Absolutely stunning villa and view

  • 5 of 5

Wow! I can't recommend Saranda highly enough. Excellent communication from the owner before, during and after. Idyllic setting and beautiful, clean, spacious villa. Simply stunning. All the bedrooms were en-suite. Books, game and wifi. The owners have thought of everything. The pool was the perfect size and the heating and lighting meant that we were using it right through to the evening. A lovely walk down to the peaceful little bay and a little further in either direction to beautiful Agni Bay and Kalami. Roger and dawn were both attentive and helpful. Thank you for a fabulous holiday. We hope to visit again.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your review and hope that you will be able come back to Saranda in the not too distant future. Even in the Low Season Corfu has a huge amount to offer!
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Villa Saranda; perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We have been to Villa Saranda four times now. It was perfect as ever! All of our “kids” (aged 19 and up) got out to Corfu at various times but very easy to do pick ups and drop offs at the airport and we all had a wonderful relaxing time. The weather was gloriously hot...mid thirties all except one thunderstormy day and I still managed my daily swim to Agni and back even that day. Wakeboarding for our oldest was great in Kalami and the usual lovely places to eat so all perfect.

The location is so perfect; enough exercise getting up the slope back to the villa and we all love the path to Agni for dinner...would be no good if you had over-imbibed as you could certainly end up in the water unintentionally but we love the fact that it is all so natural.

All of us relax at Saranda...lovely environment and the views from all over the property are so wonderful. We all feel completely at home here and everything we need is available in the property.

We would move in tomorrow if we could get away with it.

Yialiskari is a special place; we dread the thought of any kind of development taking over as it is perfect as it is

We will return (and we are not, by nature, returners!)

Thank you once again

Janine

  • Review Submitted: Sep 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
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Location

Activity and Interests

Coast/Beach:

Yialiskari Bay (directly below the villa) is a 3 minute walk via a private path. There is no car access to Yialiskari beach and this guarantees its privacy. To the right of the villa along the coastal path is Agni Bay some 10 minutes walk away or 5 minutes by car. Agni is well known for its beach, 3 famous tavernas, and boat hire. There is also a boat taxi to Corfu Town. To the left of the villa there is the beach resort of Kalami only 10 minutes on foot or less than 5 minutes by car.

Travel:

Corfu airport is 45 minutes away by car or taxi. Easyjet. Jet 2 & Ryanair start in March from many regional and European airports in addition to charters with Thomsons and Thomas Cook. Car hire is not essential as Kalami & Agni have all you need for a family holiday. However, a hire car will allow you to explore this beautiful island full of contrasting landscapes. Out of season, Aegean & British Airways have daily flights to Corfu via Heathrow & Athens. 3 flights a day from Corfu to Athens

Distances:

In addition to Agni and Kalami, the largest town nearby is the lively resort & fishing harbour of Kassiopi less than 15 minutes drive away. Venetian Corfu Town is well worth a visit (45 minute drive away) also accessed by speed boat/taxi from Agni. Golf is available 30 minutes away on the other side of the island with the famous resorts of Ermones and Paleocastritsa. Also worthwhile is a drive to the mountain village of Old Perithea, once abandoned but now slowly being restored.

Further Details:

We know the island of Corfu intimately and we are always happy to give you plenty of local information and recommendations on shops, restaurants, night clubs, sights and other trips to places of local interest. Our "Useful Information" pack and free Corfu guide book give you honest and updated details on most aspects of your holiday.

We try hard to offer our guests a much more personal service than agents or package holiday companies. Do feel free to give us a call for friendly and unbiased advice

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Early Season
24 Mar 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£650
for 7 nights
£650
 
 
Spring
29 Apr 2017 - 7 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£695
for 7 nights
£695
 
 
Low Season
8 May 2017 - 19 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£975
for 7 nights
£975
 
 
Late Spring
20 May 2017 - 26 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,500
for 7 nights
£1,500
 
 
Mid Season
27 May 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,000
for 7 nights
£2,000
 
 
Early Summer
24 Jun 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,150
for 7 nights
£2,150
 
 
High Season
15 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,650
for 7 nights
£2,650
 
 
Mid Season
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,650
for 7 nights
£1,650
 
 
Late Season
30 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£850
for 7 nights
£850
 
 
End Season
28 Oct 2017 - 17 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
£650
for 7 nights
£650
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
Please book direct with the owners Peter and Penny Brown. 10% deposit payable on reservation with the remainder payable 8 weeks prior to the start of holiday. £100 damages deposit refundable 21 days after return.

Changeover Day:
Preferred changeover date is Friday because it is less busy at Corfu Airport but we are flexible especially with Easyjet, Jet2 & Ryanair leaving from local airports. We will also consider long weekends or part weeks - especially in the quieter months.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Facilities

Property Type

  • villa

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob

Dining

  • Child's Highchair

Entertainment

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • beach
  • rural

Attractions

  • bay
  • churches
  • marina
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • The 2 double bedrooms have tiled en-suites with walk in showers, sink & WC. Bedroom 3 has a tiled en-suite bathroom with bath/shower over & wc. Off the hallway there is a separate wc & sink. All bedrooms have air con, mosquito blinds, and ceiling fans

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed. Bedroom 2 with double bed. Bedroom 3 with twin beds.

Outside

  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: The villa is perfect for young and old, families or couples. Alongside the lounge the veranda has been recently extended to create a large, partially shaded dining area. A large olive tree gives more shade and the rattan table and chairs comfortably accommodate 6 people Outside: There are many trees in the gardens including mandarin, lemon, fig, pear and of course plenty of old olive trees. Flowers are in abundance with a colourful rose terrace running the full length of the villa. Stone paths surround the villa and there is a large patio area around the swimming pool. There are plenty of loungers and chairs as well as two large parasols. A full size table tennis table is also available. For barbecues, there is a choice of a small "portable" barbecue or alternatively a larger stone built barbecue located on the terrace by the pool. A separate table and chairs are located close to barbecue. The terrace walls are floodlit at night and there is ample additional outside lighting including recessed spot lights on the veranda The private pool measures approximately 9 metres by 5 metres (1.7m at its deepest) and it is cleaned 2 or 3 times weekly. Underwater lighting switches on automatically at night. Pool heating will be installed in early 2015 Utility Room: Washing machine in separate utility area Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The villa is fully equipped with towels (beach towels provided at no extra charge) and all linen including duvets. The villa is meticulously cleaned by a friendly English expat twice weekly with towels and linen changed weekly.

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