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Exquisite Family Villa With Spectacular Ocean Views And Heated Infinity Pool

Overview

Property

Updated: 22-Jun-2017
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

About the property

Villa Orlaya above Kalami, Corfu, Greek Islands, Greece, - Situated On A Private Road, This Beautiful Villa Gives Privacy And Comfort With Breathtaking Views

Welcome to Villa Orlaya, our much loved 'heaven on earth' home from home. We have decorated & equipped this villa over & beyond what is normally expected in a holiday home. Featuring blue & white decor throughout; we have given our attention to every single detail. With a young family of our own, there is also provisional for little ones; a cot, monitor, stair gate, Bumbo seat and high-chair. There are several outside spaces, a beautiful BBQ area with stone gazebo, two ground-floor patio areas & surrounding pool areas for loungers. Stairs to the side of the villa lead to another private patio area with a glass table & four chairs. All the bedrooms have balconies off them with incredible views and A/C in every room.

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Alex Brown
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
22 June, 2017

17 Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(17 traveller reviews)

5

A Beautiful Villa with the most fabulous views

  • 5 of 5

This has to be the best villa we have stayed in, and we have stayed in quite a few!

The view from the villa was even better than we had anticipated. The air conditioning was super efficient and you couldn't hear it was on. The beds were very comfortable, the showers were powerful, the sun beds had lovely thick cushions. There was even a wine fridge, Nespresso coffee machine & an enormous fridge freezer that dispensed ice.

The beautiful infinity pool was heated and maintained by Armando who popped in every couple of days to check everything was Ok. He was very friendly and helpful. The villa was very clean on arrival & a cleaner came half way through our weeks stay to change bed linen & towels and to give it a quick clean.

Throughout the booking process Alex, the owner was quick to respond to any queries we had and before arrival he provided us with lots of useful information about the villa, things to do, details of restaurants and supermarkets in the area and lots more! We referred to this daily when deciding what to do & where to eat and were not disappointed. Thank you Alex for making our stay in your beautiful villa so enjoyable.

This was our first visit to Corfu & the villa is located in a beautiful part of the island. It is walking distance to Kalami but it is a steep walk back up the hill! We cannot recommend the villa enough & would love to return one day.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Idyllic villa and location which surpassed our expectations!

  • 5 of 5

I knew when I booked Villa Orlaya it would be amazing but just not how amazing!!

There is so much to say about this beautiful villa with every detail thought of. When you arrive the breathtaking views are just so beautiful, you can't quite believe it! The information provided by the owner Alex is just fantastic from arrival and departure at the airport to recommendations for restaurants and supermarkets and things to visit and do in the local area and beyond. So informative and helpful. All the restaurants we visited were recommendations and all excellent. Also, the response from Alex to every little query or question was immediate and helpful.

It's been said before but the view is just something else. We spent many hours, I'm sure, just saying look at that view and watching the boats come in and out of Kalami Bay. The infinity pool is wonderful and always kept so clean by Armando. We also loved the sonos music system playing whilst we chilled by the pool. The sunbeds are the most comfortable beds I've used in a long time.

The house is wonderfully appointed and a real home from home. Far better than any other villa we have every stayed at.

My daughter and I had the most wonderful time with memories to last us a long time. I cannot recommend it more highly. It's a very special place. Thank you.

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

A fab property!

  • 5 of 5

Orlaya quite simply ticked all our boxes: an infinity pool, beautifully appointed rooms, stunning location (you will never tire of that view!). Alex (the owner) is both helpful and responsive to even the most minute query, his welcome pack contains all the stuff you need to find the places to eat that suit your budget and make trips around the island.

A beautiful holiday with my daughter and some friends.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect for just chilling, in the heat

  • 5 of 5

We spent two weeks at Villa Orlaya in August as a family with teenage boys and we all agreed it was our best villa holiday yet, not least because of the quality of the accommodation.

The location of the villa is close to the sea (about a 15 minute walk to the beach, longer coming back up the hill) but high enough to provide amazing views of Kalami Bay and the Albanian coast, with Corfu Town's lights twinkling in the distance at night. The three nearest bays (Kalami, Kouloura and Agni) are very pretty and not spoilt by over development. We liked to buy freshly caught fish from the mini -market in Kalami bay, and barbecue it for dinner, or eat out at one of the many waterside tavernas in the area. We also had a great day out when we hired a boat and travelled along the coast for lunch further along the coast, and a few stop offs on some deserted beaches on the way back. You do need a car if you want to get to a larger supermarket or explore the island. If you want to party late every night, this is not the area for you, but if you want to unwind in a beautiful part of the island we would not hesitate to recommend Villa Orlaya.

The villa itself is fantastic. Well built, well designed, tastefully decorated, and with a very high specification, and absolutely nothing missing. I particularly enjoyed listening to music by the pool through the outdoor speakers, with no neighbours to annoy, whilst our youngest son appreciated being able to see the start of the football season courtesy of the Sky Sports package! The wifi worked without a hitch and ran at a good speed. The air-conditioning was more than up to the job of keeping you cool at night, whilst the pool area was blissful, allowing us to alternate between the August heat and a cooling swim. The pool is heated, so not too big a shock to the system, and Armando's regular visits kept it clean and in pristine condition.

Throughout the booking process, and both during and after our stay communication with Alex was faultless. Clear and very responsive.

If you want a relaxing holiday, in a great location Villa Orlaya certainly fits the bill.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful villa and views. Relax & unwind.

  • 5 of 5

I spent a fantastic week at the Villa Orlaya, the villa is spectacular, and the views when we first arrived took our breath away. You can really tell that a lot of hard-work has gone in to the villa to making it the place it is, lovely small touches all around and a real family feel. The owners (Alex and Siobhan) have really done a fantastic job with the place, which made the stay all the more comfortable and relaxing. I haven't even got round to the Sonos, pool and bbq yet - brilliant - I'll have to get one installed at home now!

Alex was very easy to deal with when going through the formalities of booking the villa and was very quick to reply to all my queries. This service was also extended to our stay at the villa, Armando (the villa manager) was also extremely helpful and friendly.

I can't recommend the villa highly enough , the ideal place to relax, unwind and spend quality time with friends and family.

Paul

  • Review Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind words and hope to see you back, Alex
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5

A taste of paradise

  • 5 of 5

Villa Orlaya is a spectacular home from home with every amenity you could wish for. It's clear that the property is well cared for and a fabulous time was had by all, from ages 1-71! The views are something to behold and every effort was made by the owners to make our stay as comfortable as possible. We even had a grocery delivery arranged which was a great help as my son has a dairy allergy and I needed to find soya milk. I can't rate the villa highly enough, we are desperate to return already, it is a very special place.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Low Season
7 Oct 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
£750
for 7 nights
£750
 
 
Low Season
30 Mar 2018 - 19 Apr 2018
5 night minimum stay
£536
for 5 nights
£750
 
 
Low/Mid Season
20 Apr 2018 - 17 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,000
for 7 nights
£1,000
 
 
Mid/High
18 May 2018 - 24 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,250
for 7 nights
£1,250
 
 
Mid Season
25 May 2018 - 21 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,900
for 7 nights
£1,900
 
 
Mid/High Season
22 Jun 2018 - 12 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,100
for 7 nights
£2,100
 
 
High Season
13 Jul 2018 - 30 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,500
for 7 nights
£2,500
 
 
High Season
31 Aug 2018 - 6 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,900
for 7 nights
£1,900
 
 
Mid Season
7 Sep 2018 - 13 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,500
for 7 nights
£1,500
 
 
Low
14 Sep 2018 - 4 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,000
for 7 nights
£1,000
 
 
Low/Mid Season
5 Oct 2018 - 2 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
£750
for 7 nights
£750
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
Please contact owner

Changeover Day:
2015: Changeover days are Friday's from the 3rd April 2015 and Monday's from the 10th August 2015
2016: Changeover days are Friday's from the 1st April 2016 and Monday's from the 22nd August 2016

A 10% deposit is required to secure the booking with the remaining balance to be paid 60 days prior to arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
Avg/night
Updated: 22-Jun-2017
12
Available
12
Unavailable

Facilities

Property Type

  • villa

General

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

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea

Bathrooms

  • Ensuite to 2nd bedroom - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet, Window with sea views
  • Shower room - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Downstairs bathroom, with large shower for 3rd bedroom
  • Ensuite to master bedroom - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Ensuite to bedroom 1: Fresh & modern large shower cubicle, loo, sink, floor-standing cabinet. Ensuite to bedroom 2: Modern large corner bath with shower overhead & glass screen, loo & sink. Downstairs bathroom: Large shower cubicle, sink & loo.

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 (1st flr): Master king-size bedroom with en-suite & sliding French doors leading out to balcony with sea views, Sonos music system in this bedroom. Bedroom 2 (1st flr): King-size bedroom with en-suite & sliding French doors leading out to balcony with sea views. Bedroom 3 (ground flr): twin room with sliding French doors and sea views.

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda

Meals

  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: If you are looking for class, comfort and privacy, this is the villa for you. Constructed by a former Fiat design engineer, this really is a special holiday home. From the minute you drive up the private road, you get a sense of how magical the location is from the unique sea views. From every window (there are 5 sets of French doors on the property) you can see the pretty local fishing harbour of Koulora, the beautiful bay of Kalami boasting numerous supermarkets as well as the famous taverna, 'The White House', former home to Gerald Durrell amongst others. You can also see Agni, a very, very pretty bay where three excellent tavernas sit; Toula's, Agni Taverna & Nikolas's. The villa sits proud above the bay of Kalami, giving panoramic view of the Ionian ocean and Albania. The villa is approx. 40 mins drive from the airport. It is cherish and full of home comforts for you to enjoy and relax in; you are very welcome and we are always contactable should you need us during your stay Outside: Brand new, H E A T E D infinity pool. 3 sets of outside furniture; 4 x rattan armchairs with matching coffee table. 1 x chocolate coloured, glass topped outdoor dining tables with 6 rattan chairs. 1 x round glass topped table with 4 chairs and parasol. There is a also a huge separate parasol. The BBQ area sits just off the kitchen in its own stone gazebo which has outdoor lights. The stunning pool area is off the main living area and has space for sun loungers. Pretty plants sit in numerous pots and there is a very mature flower bed by the outside dining area. There are also gorgeous olive trees which side around the property encased in local stone. Beautiful climbing jasmine frames the stone pillars of the house, giving a rich, lush feeling to the place. Very special indeed! Utility Room: Situated in the kitchen; Large American-style fridge, separate wine/drinks fridge, hand-blender, microwave, tumble dryer (!), dishwasher, washing machine. In the utility are two large clothes horses and pegs, washing basket, ironing board, steam iron. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Villa Orlaya is looked after by a Scottish lady who has lived in Corfu for 30 years. She is there to help if you need anything at all. The maid service is provided twice per week. Welcome hampers are available. Other: The downstairs living area is just stunning, the generous kitchen leads to a granite topped island with breakfast bar. There is a dining area with elegant cream stone table & 6 chairs. This flows onto the lounge. All the flooring throughout is wood, cosy!