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Villa Petalutha - A Stunning Villa with panoramic sea views

People9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Separate WC's1
Space 2,152 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Villa Petalutha, Spartilas, Corfu, Greece - Secluded Location, Private Infinity Pool and Panoramic Views of the Island

Villa Petalutha was 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.


Owner
Debbie
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
22 October, 2017

About Debbie

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 audit manager. We have three grown up children. 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.

Debbie purchased this villa in 2009

Why Debbie chose Corfu

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. We take great pride in presenting a home from home and making your holiday experience very special.

What makes this villa unique

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.

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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Location

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

Coast/Beach:

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.

Travel:

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.

Distances:

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.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Corfu, Greece

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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.

Reviews

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Villa Petalutha - A Stunning Villa with panoramic sea views
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Absolutely stunning

  • 5 of 5

The villa was beautiful and very much wow, and in a stunning location, we didn't want for anything the owner had made sure it was a real home from home. We are definitely booking again. We have been truly spoilt by this holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely comments Claire. It is great to know that our efforts have been so appreciated and that you had everything you needed. We look forward to welcoming you back for another memorable holiday. best wishes Debbie Huffadine
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Wonderful villa

  • 5 of 5

Villa Petalutha is a stunning villa offering amazing views over the Corfu coastline. It is spotlessly clean, extremely well-equipped and provided plenty of space for the two families in our group. We enjoyed making use of the various sunbathing spots around the pool and gardens throughout the day and the various terraces during the evenings. Apostolis was a font of knowledge and we hugely appreciated the very informative house book with its recommendations for shops, restaurants and beaches (the nearest being Barbati which, thanks to the shortcut you suggested, cut out some of the hairpin bends). Many thanks for sharing your wonderful property: we very much hope to return at some point.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to write a review for us Sian. We are glad that you had such a lovely holiday and appreciated all that the villa has to offer. We hope to welcome you back in the future. best wishes Debbie
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A truly wonderful villa

  • 5 of 5

The villa was even nicer than it looks, it is just fabulous. Our first thought as we were driving to the villa up the steep winding hill, it seemed rather a long way from the sea, but once you are there, all those thoughts disappear. The views are stunning and its very secluded and quiet, and as we soon found out, not far from the sea at all. The kitchen has got everything you could possible want in it. We used to have our breakfast on the terrace, drinks in the evening looking at the sunset on the far side of the terrace and suppers on the lovely wooden table by the barbecue. All the bedrooms have extremely comfortable beds, plenty of cupboard space. The pool is lovely and there are plenty of sun loungers and chairs to sit on. Everything was spotlessly clean. We couldn't recommend this property more, its lovely. My advice is to book early!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for this lovely review Bryony. We are so glad that you loved the villa. We have worked hard to try and make it special. The benefits of being above sea level are considerable. The views are wonderful and there is a often a gentle breeze which helps to keep you cooler during the heat of the day. We are pleased that you appreciated the peace and quiet. We hope that you will return again soon! best wishes, Debbie and David
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Perfect in every way!

  • 5 of 5

Villa Petalutha was beyond doubt the most impressive and amazing villa we have ever stayed in. Everything was perfectly catered for and every detail considered, from the beautiful well equipped kitchen to the array of seating and relaxing areas. Particular favourites were the outdoor seating area under the pergola, the hammock under the olive trees with the most stunning views and the infinity pool with 180 degree views of the most beautiful landscape. The information provided was really useful, as were the books, games and pool table. The wifi worked perfectly and the villa was very clean and well cared for. The large well appointed barbecue area was well used during our holiday. There was nothing more we could have asked for. The owners were easy to communicate with, highly efficient and pleasure to deal with. We would highly recommend this villa to anyone wanting to find themselves a little piece of paradise and would love to return again soon.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this wonderful review Sarah. We are delighted that you were so impressed with the villa and it's stunning location. It was a pleasure having you to stay and we hope to welcome you back again very soon. Best wishes Debbie
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5

Stunning villa and views

  • 5 of 5

There was everything we could possibly want here. The garden is wonderfully set out so we could have shade or sun, we made use of the BBQ and terraces and lovely, local, friendly, tavernas in Spartilas. Apostolos was helpful, and we really didn't want to leave. We were all surprised and delighted by the greeness of Corfu, and as much as don't like to repeat visiting places would definitely think of coming back here for a special occassion. unfortunately i'd forgotten some long trousers so didn't make as much use of the trails as i would have liked, something to remember for another time Thanks so much for creating such a lovely space for us to visit and stay

  • Review Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely comments Mary. We are so glad that you loved the villa and local area. Corfu is a very special island with glorious landscapes. It has a magic that will draw you back... We look forward to your return visit. best wishes Debbie & David
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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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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Corfu, Ionian Islands

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Rate 12
13 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,000
for 7 nights
£1,000
 
 
Rate 13
30 Mar 2018 - 10 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,200
for 7 nights
£2,200
 
 
Rate 14
11 May 2018 - 17 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,400
for 7 nights
£2,400
 
 
Rate 15
18 May 2018 - 21 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,600
for 7 nights
£2,600
 
 
Rate 16
22 Jun 2018 - 5 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
£3,000
for 7 nights
£3,000
 
 
Rate 17
6 Jul 2018 - 12 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
£3,400
for 7 nights
£3,400
 
 
Rate 18
13 Jul 2018 - 30 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£3,600
for 7 nights
£3,600
 
 
Rate 19
31 Aug 2018 - 13 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£3,000
for 7 nights
£3,000
 
 
Rate 20
14 Sep 2018 - 20 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,600
for 7 nights
£2,600
 
 
Rate 21
21 Sep 2018 - 11 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,400
for 7 nights
£2,400
 
 
Rate 22
12 Oct 2018 - 25 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,000
for 7 nights
£2,000
 
 
Rate 23
26 Oct 2018 - 1 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,000
for 7 nights
£1,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£1,000
for 7 nights
£1,000
 

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

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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