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Luxury Private Villa With Large Pool & Panoramic Sea & Mountain Views

Overview

Property

Updated: 02-Dec-2016
Luxury Villa in Spartilas, Corfu, Ionian Islands, Greece - Private & Peaceful 10 mins by Car to Coastal Bays & Resorts

Del Cielo is a stunning and totally romantic private retreat situated just below Spartilas, offerring unbelievable 360 degree views over the coastline, Albania, the Greek mainland and much of the island itself. Del Cielo "of the sky" offers total privacy and seclusion. Featured in the Sunday Times as one of Europe's top 100 Villas, it is a landmark building, the tower being seen from miles around. It has been built of natural and imported Italian stone, set into the landscape retaining almost all of its 150 olive trees. It is ideal for large family gatherings or group of friends, as it offers great possibilities for entertaining, with an excellent outdoor kitchen, fully equipped with barbecue and wood burning oven and various indoor and outdoor play/entertainment facilities including satellite T.V and Wi-Fi internet connection to keep the children (of all ages!) entertained. The interiors have been stylishly decorated creating a light, relaxed and informal ambience.

  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 5 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

My name is Graham and when not in Corfu with my partner Jane, I run my own consultancy business in the UK and I live in UK with my Corfiot rescue dog. Jane is very much involved in property, being an Estate Agent, and also in interior design. After visiting Corfu in 2003 for a family holiday it became my dream to design and build our holiday Villa from scratch. Jane helped me find just the right location and to design a home in an informal relaxed style. I wanted to preserve as much of the landscape and as many of the olive trees as possible. I literally built around the trees! I was determined to create something unique that nestled into the site which I was keen not to spoil. Whilst the project lasted almost 7 years and was fraught with obstacles & pitfalls, I was determined to achieve this dream. I really have to pinch myself every time I visit ,as at long last I am living it.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

"Having been to Corfu many times over the previous 20 years, this is without We are just back from a family trip to delCielo to celebrate a birthday. All the comments about this villa are true - just not quite enthusiastic enough! It is beautifully sited, wonderfully stylish, superbly equipped, private, quiet, and within strolling distance of a great taverna and easy driving distance of innumerable beaches. We were a couple of years planning our trip and the owners, were consistently helpful and patient - full of good tips and ideas and anxious to ensure that everything went smoothly - it did! Go there - you won't do better. the best place we have stayed at, even though other villas have been more expensive!!"



" It is easily the most comfortable and imaginative villa we (a party of five good friends) have ever had the pleasure of staying in anywhere and the views are truly amazing."
Jun 2010
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Stunning

  • 5 of 5

We certainly had a wonderful stay at Del Cielo, it really is a stunning villa and no-one could ever get tired of that view! You may have embarked on a long and arduous road to fulfil the vision which you both had for Del Cielo, but you definitely achieved it, and it felt in every way that you had gone the extra mile. A marvellous result!

Katarina and her husband were a delight and extremely helpful and the house suited our party very well, giving us all our own space but yet allowing us all to get together for many an entertaining evening. We would have no hesitation in recommending this property to others.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Heavenly!

  • 5 of 5

Del Cielo is heavenly - very well run and maintained, with excellent facilities. The swimming pool is as gorgeous as it looks in the photos. Even with 2 families at the villa, there are plenty of quiet corners for everyone to do there own thing, making for real relaxation and ease of living.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We endeavour to ensure that our guests get the most from Del Cielo's seclusion and amenities, particularly for family gatherings when Del Cielo comes into its own for dining, chilling by the pool or peace with your own space in the gardens or olive grove. Our staff are experienced and always willing to help for shopping, where to eat, preparing the BBQ or renting a yacht for the day with a local skipper. Just ask and we will see what we can do to make your stay at Del Cielo even more memorable.
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Marvelous

  • 5 of 5

I had very good time and also my guests, Kelly has been very helpful with her tips, Katerina and Aris top stars: Villa Del Cielo is a marvelous place where to go back.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Guest we are so pleased you had a wonderful time at the villa and so pleased our staff could help out with tips and with cooking a celebration bar- b -que meal. I hope to welcome you back for another holiday soon. Graham
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A wonderful villa in a fabulous hill side location

  • 5 of 5

My family loved the villa the moment we walked through the door.Everything was as advertised.I have already recommended Del Cielo to several friends.

Boat trips to waterside tavernas made our week even more special.

the staff where great .The housekeeper even made us a greek pudding and homemade ice cream.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased you had a wonderful time and were made to feel at home , our staff are utterly wonderful people but you do have to watch your waste line with Katerina's puddings and cake making!
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Outstanding property. Very hospitable owners.

  • 5 of 5

Outstanding property - very beautiful house, excellently furnished, great views, well located and yet secluded. We had a fabulous family holiday (10 of us). While there is a lot to do in Corfu, we looked forward to coming back to the apartment and spending our evenings together with the family, taking a dip in the superb pool, playing TT, having a barbecue, or just settling with a book in the garden outside. Graham was a very gracious host, and was very helpful in making us comfortable.

Overall very highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am delighted that you enjoyed the magic of Del Cielo and that it worked so well for your family and that you had a wonderful time at the villa. The villa layout is particularity suitable for families, celebrations and particularly with family re-unions in mind with plenty of private and communal space inside and out for everyone to enjoy either together or apart when needed. Thank you for choosing del Cielo for your stay in Corfu. Graham.
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stunning retreat in stunning position

  • 5 of 5

How we loved the drive up from Ipsos to this magnificent home perched a top an outcrop of rock with the most dramatic views from all over the villa.

It was everything that we had hoped for , - only better and a must for anyone wanting peace and privacy . Truly unique a wonderful experience for us to unwind out of season. Thank you Graham for getting your staff to open the villa up out of season. We will certainly be making a repeat booking for the whole family this summer, it will be just perfect for the teenagers and younger children, the pool outside kitchen and barbecue blew us away!

I had hoped for a truly unique experience and got one! Thank you to your wonderful staff and for the cleanliness and standard of comfort, - top notch!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: When we spoke before you booked I had a feeling that you would enjoy the quiet and the new environment for your meditation and refection. Thank you for your review, we will look forward to you bringing the family this summer.
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Location

From the Owner

After our first family holiday in Corfu in the summer of 2003 I knew there was something special about the island, there was something for everyone, every age, every mood. With that in mind Jane joined me to immediately begin a hunt for a home. I wanted a very special place and to be able to combine amazing views with total unspoilt privacy, be close to a village to experience a bit of the real Corfu and still have all the coastal attractions and also be able to pop into Corfu Town whenever I felt like it (that was the hard bit). It is true, I was asking a lot! That was why when we stumbled over, what was then an olive grove, and the magic hit us both, that I set about purchasing it in 2004. I was determined to live the dream and now am very happy to share it with our guests.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : International Corfu Airport at 21 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : 5 minutes down the hill from the Villa at 3 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Corfy Port at 19 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Taverna Agnadio at 0.5 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Ipsos - 10 minutes only by car at 4 Kilometres Car: necessary

Coast/Beach:

The wonderfully picturesque north east coast is literally 10 mins by car down the hill. At Ipsos there is a long beach, joggers trail, many tavernas, bars and clubs. A spot for the young and young at heart with watersports and parasailing. Great boat hire and water sports also at Nisaki about 10 minutes further north up the coast. Agni Bay about 20 minutes by car with its 3 famous beach tavernas but best to reach by boat. Many bays and coves to explore,

Travel:

Car Hire Essential , we recommend a car with good road clearance. There is a bumpy road ( better described as track) of about 450 meters from the main road to Villa. Also consider hiring a boat for a day or two, the very best way to explore the coast. Contact owners for further information.

Distances:

Village a 10 minute walk along ancient pathways, 15 minutes. along main road. (5 minutes by car). Corfu town 25 minutes by car. Airport 35 minute car journey. Corfu Port 20 minutes.

Nissaki 12 minutes car journey.

Further Details:

Village shop and excellent chemist in Spartilas village. Nearest supermarket at Ipsos (AB) also 2 ATMs, 2 convenience stores, butchers, chemist, medical clinic, scooter and car hire. Petrol station within 4 km at bottom of hill towards Ipsos, take away grill opposite (ideal for picking up rotisserie chicken on way home). Boat Hire at Nissaki , Barbati and Dasia resorts (12- 15mins). Corfu town has excellent market for local produce (park at New Fort), many shops, some excellent restaurants (go to Gilford Street,) and several banks. On road into Corfu town several larger supermarkets.

Closest taverna is walk-able Taverna Agnadio, many cafes & tavernas at Ipsos try the most unlikely looking called Moby Dick (next to chemist) is to our minds the best food,- very basic surroundings, not much ambience but good for a quick meal, has surprisingly good Italian dishes, great salads, try "Mediterranean", excellent pizzas and fresh pastas recipes if you like mushrooms try "Chef's Spaghetti"). Also excellent grill house "Roumeli" and the next door Vitamins taverna at Nissaki. Further afield 3 famous tavernas at Agni, (we love the most simple and most friendly-Taverna Nikolas, - you will be well looked after more up at their jetty for lunch.) Fish taverna at Koulouri harbour (book) or the Taverna Eucalyptus in Agios Stephanos ( 40 mins in car, less by boat). Nearer to home go up the mountain and stop for lunch at Strinilas, first on rhs is the best for Sunday lunch (local produce, much organic, or further up on left is a cafe that serves the best egg and chips in Corfu ( free range and organic hand cut potatoes fried in local olive oil, can't beat it! Maps and guides in Villa and owners more than happy to advise further.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
SPRING/EARLY SUMMER
27 May 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£4,850
for 7 nights
£4,850
 
 
PEAK SUMMER
8 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£6,850
for 7 nights
£6,850
 
 
LATE SUMMER
3 Sep 2017 - 16 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£5,250
for 7 nights
£5,250
 
 
EARLY AUTUMN
17 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£4,300
for 7 nights
£4,300
 
 
AUTUMN
1 Oct 2017 - 4 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
£3,150
for 7 nights
£3,150
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£5,875
for 7 nights
£5,875
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £300

Booking Notes:
Del Cielo is avaiable for rental between the months of May and October only. 25% deposit is required at the time of booking together with a signed and completed booking form. The 75% balance is required 60 days prior to departure. Refunds will be given for cancellations only if Villa can be re-booked. We also take a £300 returnable breakage and damage deposit. Please contact us for special rates for reduced occupancy and partial occupancy in 3 bedrooms or less during low season.

Changeover Day:
Either Monday or Saturday, please ask if you prefer another day, - we might be able to help! Arrival is from 3pm, departure by 10am sharp: this is essential. We ask for your full cooperation so that we can clean & prepare the Villa for the next guests.

Notes on prices:
Prices are per week for whole Villa for occupancy of up to 10 persons. Security Deposit: £300 required as security against any damage to the villa and/or grounds, breakages to any furniture, fittings, equipment, plant machinery or appliances in or about the Villa, and for any damage to trees & plants and for any loss of property at the Villa and against not fully departing by 10am. This will be returned (less any deductions) within 2 weeks of the departure date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Facilities

From the Owner

Del Cielo enables! Staying here provides the basis for the perfect holiday, recovery, rest, relaxation and play. It is at one with nature, the drama of the varied scenery alone sooths the tensions of the mind. It is easy to take a boat trip along the coast and drop into a beach taverna for lunch, to trek or walk in the hills or hike up the mountain. To stay at home for the day with enough space to find a quiet corner, or not, as the mood dictates. To never feel the need to escape, to have the space for large family gatherings, or to celebrate an anniversary. Corfu town is close enough to spend a day sightseeing, or an evening in one of its fine restaurants. Nisaki for some water skiing, even Ipsos for its clubs and bars (if the inclination so dictates)!

Property Type

  • villa

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Child's Highchair

Entertainment

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool

Location Type

  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • 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
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
  • 5 ensuite plus guest cloakroom. Main ensuite with dressing lobby, double ended bath, walk in shower, separate w.c. Tower ensuite features free standing copper bath, separate w.c, exterior shower. 3 individually styled en-suite shower rooms.

Bedrooms

  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 5
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (5 Bedrooms) (Winter months sleeps 6) Notes on bedrooms: First Floor Master suite, 6' super king bed, roof terrace Ground Floor bedroom 2, 2 single beds, courtyard Ground floor bedroom 3, 2 single beds, TV, garden Bedroom 4 with 6' super king size bed, balcony Tower bedroom 5, 5' king size, roof terrace

Outside

  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue

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

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Air-conditioning and mosquito nets in all 5 bedrooms, under floor heating (upon request in winter months only). The accommodation is spread out, three bedrooms in main building and two bedrooms in separate buildings reached by pathways through well illuminated garden. Ideal for adult parties, young children should be supervised. Designed to give individual outside space and privacy to each bedroom, children best to occupy bedrooms 2 and 3 as these are part of the main building. The tower is for adult occupancy only, the tower lookout roof terrace with 360 degree panoramic views has been opened to adults only. Outside: Totally private extensive landscaped garden & natural olive grove : Large 20m x 10m private infinity pool with walk -in slope and jetty, surrounded by 3 timber decked areas on different levels. Box of pool toys. Fully equipped outdoor kitchen/barbecue with pizza oven and shaded table seating for 12. 8 teak sun loungers, 4 deck chairs, & other garden seats. Childrens' shady playground with swing and climbing frame, netball, table tennis and boules pitch. Full sun or natural shade provided by olive trees. Large shaded kitchen terrace with table & seating for 10 plus wicker patio furniture. Exclusive roof terrace to main bedroom with wicker sofa/lounger. Lookout roof terrace to tower (for adults only). Small courtyard shared between bedrooms 2 and 3. Lower garden area and balcony for bedroom 4. Ample space to be sociable or to have a quiet moment away from the rest of the family, whether in full sun, dappled or full shade, as preferred. Generous shaded parking. Utility Room: Washing machine, tumbler dryer, iron, ironing board, clothes airer, direct access to terrace/ outside drying area, cot, high chair, belfast sink. Plug-in car Cool box and bags for picnics Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Maid service 3 times a week, linen changed twice a week. Bed linen, towels and pool towels provided. Pool man 3 times a week, gardener weekly usually on changeover days. We try as far as possible to respect our guests' privacy avoid disturbing our guests. Other: Outside kitchen with pizza oven, Corfiot bar-b-que and pizza oven, fridge freezer, dishwasher, stone sink, food prep bench, 2 bar stools, kettle, 2 electric grills, ample outdoor tableware, glasses, tumblers, dishes, cutlery & utensils.

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