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Stunning Luxury Villa in Spartilas



Updated: 26-Oct-2016
Villa Petalutha, Spartilas, Corfu, Greece - Secluded Location, Private Infinity Pool and Panoramic Views of the Island

Villa Petalutha is featured in the May 2015 edition of Woman and Home magazine as one of their favourite villas. CLICK ON 'ENQUIRE NOW' FOR BEST RATES FROM OWNER.

The villa 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.

  • Sleeps 9
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

My husband David and I live in the Chew Valley near Bristol. I am a retired 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 It will delight all who visit.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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 coast are truly beautiful. The villa owners have created an amazing book telling you everything about the area, places to go and things to do. Ask the key holder about the shortcut to Barbati beach, well worth it. We'll definitely back.
May 2014
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13 Reviews

based on 13 holidaymaker reviews


Villa Petalutha

  • 5 of 5

Excellent property with stunning views situated just outside of the village of Spartilas. Quiet location for a peaceful holiday. This villa is very well appointed and has everything you possibly need (and more). The owners have taken particular care to provide guests with a folder of detailed information regarding places of interest, local walks, beaches, and good tavernas worth visiting. A real treasure of useful info to make the most of your holiday. Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the trouble to write a review for us. We are delighted that you made full use of our information folders as we put a lot of effort into creating them. So glad that you enjoyed your stay so much and found the villa peaceful and well appointed. We look forward to welcoming you again in the future!
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Stunning villa, views and location

  • 5 of 5

I hired Villa Petalutha to celebrate my husband's 60th birthday. Villa was beautiful, well maintained and your every need catered for. The outside space and various terraces with seating gave you magnificent views over Corfu and surrounding countryside. The infinity pool was gorgeous. Would highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad to hear that you loved the villa Jacqui and thank you for going to the trouble of writing a review for potential guests to read. We hope to welcome you back in the future.
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The perfect holiday destination

  • 5 of 5

Villa Petalutha is excellent, beautifully presented, secluded but not isolated with fantastic panoramic views in any direction day or night. It’s position halfway up the hillside is perfect for a peaceful relaxing holiday. It has everything you could possibly need to enjoy your holiday. The beds are comfortable and the villa is spotlessly clean. The variety of outdoor terraces provide a choice of areas to sit and relax or enjoy a meal - all with the amazing view that I think might be hard to beat anywhere on the island.

The owners have obviously taken a great deal of care to produce a very detailed information pack which is especially ideal for the first time visitor. It has lots of recommendations for places to visit and eat - far too many to pack into just one week !

The instructions for the walk from the villa down to Spartilas are very accurate and we had no trouble following them ending up at the wonderful smelling bakery. The people in the village are friendly and very welcoming. We were there for their Easter parade, which is well worth seeing and hearing. The Spartlias choir, including the baker, sounded amazing.

Driving around the island is lovely. There is always something different to see; a sea view, an ancient olive grove, green valleys and interesting unspoilt little villages. We particularly enjoyed the deserted village of Old Perithia, but it was not so deserted, as there is a choice of tavernas where you can sit sipping a cold beer or freshly squeezed orange juice whilst admiring the view.

The choice of tavernas within easy reach of Villa Petalutha is unending but I would highly recommend the owners' choices in the information pack of Taverna Vitamins in Nissaki, Nikolas Taverna in Agni, Tavernaki in Kassiopi and A La Palea in Stinilas. The food and service is excellent.

If you’re interested in wildlife, Corfu and Villa Petalutha are ideal. We saw the golden eagles soaring above the villa at the top of Mount Pantokrator and the fireflies in the garden. The swallows put on a spectacular display of accuracy, swooping down to take a drink from the pool. We spotted woodchat shrikes, subalpine warblers and heard the cuckoo but sadly couldn’t see it.

A week is certainly too short a time to spend on Corfu and we will definitely be booking Villa Petalutha again and recommending it to all our friends.

  • Review Submitted: May 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely comments. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Villa Petalutha and appreciated all it has to offer. We look forward to welcoming you back.
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Wonderful, relaxing holiday in fantastic villa

  • 5 of 5

Set in a secluded hillside position with breathtaking views, Villa Petalutha more than lived up to our expectations. The property was very clean, comfortable and well maintained with all the facilities we could have wanted. If you want a place to get away from it all and unwind then this place is hard to beat.

It was our first visit to Corfu and we were surprised how green it was, even at the height of summer. A car is essential here but it will also provide access to some great beaches and places to eat - including a fun Greek night with dancing at Taverna Nikolas in Agni.

We were a family of 5, including kids of 19, 17 and 11. Everyone had a brilliant time and our only regret was that we couldn't spend longer than a week here.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for this review. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Villa Petalutha. We are very lucky to have a fabulous house manager and cleaning staff who take pride in maintaining the villa to a very high standard. We hope that you will be able to stay for longer next time!
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Everything and more!!!

  • 5 of 5

We were a party of 8 traveling from Perth WA and the UK to celebrate my 50th Birthday. When choosing a villa for this occasion, Villa Petalutha jumped out at me as having everything we were looking for and we were not disappointed. From the spectacular vistas from all sections of the property, the well designed and appointed home, beautiful pool, walks, peach and tranquility....we had everything we needed to make our stay exceptional. Thanks to Apostle the property manager and Staff for looking after us so well, we had a fantastic night at Nicholas Taverna and at such a beautiful location. Now we have all returned to our respective countries and so we can only reminisce on what a wonderful, relaxing holiday it was and how jealous we are that the villa is not ours. Hopefully we will return one day but it will certainly be for longer next time!!! Thanks Debbie and David. Warm Regards Marie Sheehan Perth Western Australia. PS It was a wonderful way to spend my 50th Birthday!!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Marie. It is so nice to know when our guests have chosen our villa for a special celebration and we are pleased that you had such a wonderful holiday. We agree that one week is just not enough! We look forward to your return in the future.
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Stunning in every way!

  • 5 of 5

We had an absolutely lovely holiday. This is a beautiful, stunning villa - it had everything and actually more than we had expected. The details provided on Owners Direct are very accurate, but what a view! We just kept finding ourselves saying 'this is ridiculous' when referring to the view. We could not find fault in anything and we can be quite analytical about such things. A beautiful place. We hope to return again. We have never said that about anywhere before....

  • Review Submitted: Jun 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this lovely review Stuart. We still find the view breathtaking and we have seen it many times. We are glad that the villa exceeded expectations and look forward to welcoming you back.
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From the Owner

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.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Corfu International Airport at 23 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Oros bar at 500 Metres Nearest Ferry : New Port, Corfu Town at 22 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Ropa Valley at 18 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Agnadio's in Spartilas at 3 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Barbati - a beautiful, long, pebble beach at 6 Kilometres Car: recommended

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.


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.


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.

Further Details:

Spartilas has a bakery, opening every morning for fresh bread, mini market for essentials, 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.


Rental rates

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
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 prefer payment by bank transfer where possible though credit card payment can be made via Owners Direct.
We also ask for a damage deposit of £250 which will be refunded on your return unless excessive damage or cleaning costs are incurred.

Changeover Day:
Our preferred changeover day is a Friday though we can be flexible.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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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From the Owner

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.

Property Type

  • villa


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...


  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village


  • churches
  • library
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

Floor Area

  • 200 m²


  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom 4 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • 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.


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 9 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on 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. There are mosquito screens on all windows and patio doors.


  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...


  • Self-catering

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


  • Notes on accommodation: EOT licence number: MHTE 0829K91000382801 Maid service - cleaning and linen change twice a week. Villa Petalutha sits in 2300 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. There are attractive areas of decking and terracing with natural shade for sunbathing.

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