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Jane Hofmann-Thomson

Speaks Arabic, English, German, Greek, French, Italian
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Bedrooms 1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday villa in Paleokastritsa - Villa Nola / Villa Stephanie

One villa (above) and one villa (below) in Paleocastritsa. Private & Independant

One larger Villa Nola, stunning sea / mountain views with new 72 sq metre patio on cliff edge (sleeps 2 to 4/5) and smaller Villa Stephanie (sleep 2/4), mountain view, no sea view. Each property with own facilities in Paleocastritsa. Rented separately or together set in 2,000 sq metres of mature gardens with roses, jasmine and rosemary under 500 year old olive trees. Accredited by the Greek Tourist Board. Both the villas have separate, private verandas and gardens with own BBQ's but same pathway. Quiet location, very short walk to local tavernas, bars, minimarkets and beaches. Free pool use, five beaches & water sports, five to ten mins walk away. Regular buses. Footpaths to mountain villages & famous views of Bella Vista and castle ruins. 12th century monastery, green olive and cypress trees, gorgeous! Great for singles, couples or families. Golf & Aqualand 15 mins drive. AC, satellite TV /DVD and internet inclusive, bring laptop! Both villas well furnished. All you need!

Around Paleocastritsa: The villas are situated in a quiet olive grove above the road on a cliff edge, 5 mins walk from the beaches and small supermarkets. The Oddyseus Hotel (a small family taverna) just below us offers our guests free use of their swimming pool and other facilities (2 mins walk). They host a Greek dancing night every week. From the door of Villa Nola you can walk (45mins) on a very old Byzantium pathway up the mountain to the village of Lakones. The views are amazing over the blue Ionian sea to the Albanian mountains on a clear day. There are tavernas and the famous Bella Vista cafe and viewpoint. The scenes are breath taking. There are many small picturesque, interesting villages within a few kilometres drive where you can experience the Greek village life at first hand and visit their churches/museums. There is a bus that runs every 30 minutes from Paleocastritsa to Corfu town in the summer. Corfu town is 25 kms away. The Delfini taverna below Villa Nola is perfect for meals and a swim.

Corfu Town : Kerkyra ( known as Corfu) The café at the Liston was built by the French in 18th century. The Palace of St. Michael and St. George to the left of the Liston, was built by the British and used as the official residence of the Governor. Prince Philip was born there.St. Spiridon's Church, home to the island's patron 'mummified' saint, is just behind the Liston. The church is impressive and worth visiting, but ensure you are suitably dressed. During the summer there are nightly musical performances of Sound & Light. (The second world war British hospital at the centre of the fort has now been turned into a music school.) The fort is worth a visit during the day. Facing the Liston Esplanade is the Old Fort which was built between the 6th & 19th centuries. The narrow streets radiating off from the Liston, house small shops,churches old mansions, museums or a secret garden. Shopping in all the small shops is a delight and eating at the small tavernas.Wireless Internet at the Villas.

Greek Way of Life, Flora and Fauna : Timing. Greeks do not expect quick service and often frown upon food that is too hot! Waiters will not rush you and will rarely deliver food in the same order as it was placed. Dishes sometimes arrive as and when they are ready - just sit back and relax and you will soon adjust to the Greek way of life! Corfu is small enough to be friendly and large enough to provide you with a never ending change of scenic beauty. And it is never difficult to get from one part of this island paradise to another. Drive around Corfu you can discover the magnificently scenic East coast to the equally impressive, more rugged and quieter West coast. The drives are picturesque, past quaint little villas and thousands of olive trees.The roads aren't crowded, except around the town centre for despite its centuries of history and its splendid beaches and sunlit bays, Corfu remains unspoilt. The olive groves at Villa Nola are 2,000 years old. NEW ADDITION for Villa Nola 72 sq metre patio with stunning sea views

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Details for holiday villa Villa Stephanie , 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, 1 Bathroom

This quiet location has mountain views, footpaths to the sea, beaches and supermarkets. The Villa has comfortable, spacious and own private verandas with table and chairs and looks on to the olive grove, mountains and garden with glimpses of the sea. There are one double bedded and one extra bed available in lounge, a high vaulted wooden ceiling and fans, air conditioning and central heating. Kitchenette is very well equipped.The bathroom has a spacious shower . The villa serviced with clean linen once a week, cleaned thoroughly three times a week, bathroom towels are provided. Lounge /dining room and patios, garden BBQ tables and comfortable chairs for use.Tavernas and supermarkets, a short 5 min walk down the path. Parking space. The gazebo and a large built BBQ are great for grills 'al fresco' sun loungers and chairs and tables with glimpses of the sea and great views of the mountains. Wireless internet available, bring your own laptop, satellite TV /DVD.
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Jane Hofmann-Thomson

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.co.uk since 2006
Speaks Arabic, English, German, Greek, French, Italian
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Family has owned the land since 1969 and we have slowly built the two villas and invested in the land and have protected the beautiful views. I am British but have lived abroad for 40 years. Born in Nottingham and grew up in Cornwall and worked in London and abroad. I am happily married with one child and two step children. I have had the honour and pleasure to work for such companies as Vogue magasine (Conde Nast) in London, The Guardian, Emirates Airlines and am now since 1989 working in Muscat, Oman and Dubai, UAE as a Business Consultant. I visit Corfu often and have two wonderful people helping me take care of the property, Yvonne and Dimitri from a nearby village. Yvonne welcomes you and Jimmy (Dimitri) helps with the garden and is our handyman. I love my home and its location and views and love sharing it with guests who understand what we have to offer in our simple, Greek way.

The location is unbeatable and you have the local support team to look after you if you require their help. Price is very suitable for all the facilities you have,internet, satellite TV, all mod cons and beauty. Paleocastritsa is considered a famous beauty spot and has 5 beaches , all within walking distance, shops and minimarkets and a swimmingpool a short two minute walk away for use free of charge. Self drive or accompanied boat rides to all other bays, diving, paragliding all manner of sports, tennis and golf and Aqualand not far either. Lovely old byzantium walks to other villages and Pheonecian ruins too. We have it all and the best views on the island as well as peace and quiet! Gorgeous gardens and BBQ's , very well looked after, lovely destination for a great holiday in comfortable villas with unbeatable surroundings and views.

The 72 sq metre patio in front of Nola really adds to the whole and is just the place for meals and sundowners with breathtaking views! Stephanie is cosy and homely nestled in olive trees with shade from the hot sun. both villas are very much loved, You can read from our reveiws how much!

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Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Reviews for this holiday villa rental in Paleokastritsa, Greece

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Villa Stephanie
average rating of 4.7826085 based on 24 reviews
Villa Stephanie
+971 506515281
Paleokastritsa Corfu

Fantastic stay!

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 11-Jan-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
We had a thoroughly enjoyable stay last summer in Villa Stephanie, it was the perfect getaway for us and our 2 year old daughter. Jane, thank you so much for all your help in accomodating our needs and your excellent commmunication before the stay and thank you Yvonne for your lovely welcome and all your help and advice whislt we were there. The villa is lovely and is in a fantastic location with a great setting, with plenty of options for beaches, restaurants & cafes and things to see and do. It has a great atmosphere and feel to it, the nights sat outside relaxing and barbequeing were wonderful. The walk up to Lakones is a must, the ice cream parlour at the top of the hill is well worth the walk!! We would love to return to Nola or Stephanie, highly recommended. Ben and Sally Wardman, Leicester, UK.
Owner's Response: We are so happy to have guests remember us and their stay at Villa Stephanie. It is a real jewel and so relaxing under the olive trees:-) We work hard in the winter months updating, painting and improving the property every year. This year the paintwork and new bathroom for Stephanie. The garden is looking great and being planted for the season too. Welcome to those of you who want to rent a "home from home" type of property, near to shops, tavernas and beaches but still set back, quiet and relaxed:-) Welcome in 2014!
Villa Stephanie
+971 506515281
Paleokastritsa Corfu

Villa Stephanie, Paleokastritsa

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 12-Oct-2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
I spent a thoroughly enjoyable and relaxing week in Stephanie. The setting is peaceful and pretty with beautiful views of the surrounding mountains. The villa itself contained everything I needed and is within an easy stroll of the village and the beaches. I followed the goat path to Lakones and was rewarded by what must be some of the most spectacular views on the island. Despite being towards the end of the season, the local folk were all welcoming and happy to give of their time and humour! Everyone wants a chat! Yvonne was so helpful and her local knowledge is invaluable. Nothing is too much trouble for her and she has a solution for everything! I felt totally relaxed from the moment I met George at the airport and all my stress was left behind. Thankyou Jane. You said it was what I needed and you were so right. I would love to go back and intend to book for next year as soon as I can arrange the leave.
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a lovely review and especially the wonderful comments for Yvonne and myself. You are most welcome again and please stay in touch! That is what is so magical and special about Corfu and our location, the ability to switch off, relax and enjoy in simple but very beautiful surroundings:-) We are taking 'earlybird ' discounted bookings for next year now for a few weeks so please write to us. You are most welcome to Villa Nola or Villa Stephanie for a great unforgettable lovely holiday in 2014!
Helpful votes: 3/3
Villa Stephanie
+971 506515281
Paleokastritsa Corfu


  • 4 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 26-Apr-2013
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2013
My husband and I returned yesterday from a wonderful week at the Villa Nola. We loved the amazing views from the terrace and the peaceful situation.

The villa was very clean and well equipped. Yvonne, the caretaker is a lovely lady who gave us a lot of useful information about the village and surrounding area.

We walked up the donkey track to the hilltop village of Lakones which has spectacular views. We hired a car for one day and headed north west enjoying lunch at the clifftop Dionysos Restaurant in the village of Afionas. Amazing views again ! Afionas village is lovely with a good art gallery/shop with beautiful handmade jewellery and other works of art.

We had one dull day when we went by bus to Corfu town which we enjoyed.

As it was early in the season, few restaurants in Paleo were open. We did, however, discover the Apollon Hotel restaurant which had good homemade food at reasonable prices and friendly staff.

Thank you, Jane and Yvonne for providing such a pleasant place to stay in a really beautiful part of the island.

Ian and Kay
Owner's Response: More wonderful guests enjoying our home and our beautiful environment:-) Some good tips too! Springtime is gorgeous here and nature is at its best. I still have 10 days available in May at a good price if anyone is interested! Please contact me from the website and also think about later in the year as October is still available and just as lovely as Spring time. You are very welcome!
Helpful votes: 1/1
Villa Stephanie
+971 506515281
Paleokastritsa Corfu

Lovely holiday!

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 22-Apr-2013
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2013
We were a little worried about the weather being so early in the season but we were really lucky and the whole six days were hot and sunny.
Most of the restaurants were closed but there were plenty to keep us fed and towards the end a new one seemed to be opening up every day!

The villa is beautiful and the location is stunning. Everything was spotlessly clean and I cooked on two nights with meat from the fantastic butchers just as you comke into the village. They even gave us a free pack of the local sausages which were like English sausages but a bit spicy (only as hot as pepperami) and had bits of cheese in them. Had to text Yvonne to ask if they were cooked or not and she replied straight away to tell me you have to grill or fry them!

Yvonne couldn't have been more helpful and guided us to the villa by text when we realised to our horror that we had brought everything except the map/directions!

We will certainly return! Villa Nola is more luxurious (Yvonne let us have a peep!) so we may consider renting that if only for the stunning terrace.

Wonderful butterflies, a resident lizard we named Eddie and a huge rosemary bush that went beautifully with the lamb!

Highly recommended!!!

Amanda & Mike Budding
Owner's Response: So great to hear that more guests are having a great time and appreciating the villas and the location. Yes, the villas and the views from Nola are really stunning even Villa Stephanie has lovely mountains views with the olives and cypress. Yvonne is a gem and really does clean extremely well, takes
good care and is always willing to help out with little extras when she can. Jimmy works magic with the gardens and keeps the villas very well maintained.
We are proud of our home and it shows. Please do not wait for something modern and palatial more like a home from home, bungalow type beach
villas with all the best of facilities you need in a gorgeous large well cared for garden with small olive grove in an amazingly beautiful and convenient
location. Short walks, a few steps and one is near the mni-market, beaches and tavernas.
All are welcome and early-bird for 2014 reservations are being accepted bookable with only a 15% deposit. Invoices and receipts are sent to you
and guaranteed by us the owner and HomeAway.com. Terms and conditions are online with the Property number 53648. So you are well protected:-)
Helpful votes: 3/3
Villa Stephanie
+971 506515281
Paleokastritsa Corfu

Amazing holiday

  • 4 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 11-Jan-2013
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2012
Me and my partner stayed in Villa Stephanie for a week and had an amazing time, the villa was perfect for us and we were extra lucky because there was nobody in Villa Nola that week so we had access to the whole of the outside area! The terrace overlooking the sea by Nola made our holiday, there was nothing better then spending the day up there reading a book..bliss!

The beaches were beautiful, with all the locas being very friendly and helpful! We also took a bus into Corfu town, which was also such a nice area, a shock to the system though seeing that many people as the area was deserted when we went! I would recommend these Villas to anybody, we had a truly great time!

The only things we would have liked to have known was the amount of wasps attracted to the arrea around the villa that time of year as I am allergic to wasp stings, it weren't a problem just had a bit of a hunt for the extra strong repellant! Also the walk to the villa was quite steep from the main road, up the stairs and what not which again was fine but my partner has really bad asthma so were grateful that we remembered to pack him extra inhalers!

All in all we did have a wonderful time, we would love to go back! When we went it was the week before end of season which was lovely as so quiet (9 times out of 10 we were literally the only people in the restaurants!) and just what we needed, next time we may go a bit earlier to see what the town's like when it's busier!

All in all a great holiday!
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. Great to hear you had a good time and enjoyed the villa and Paleocastritsa! We do our best to make you comfortable and do not know when wasps may come, we do not have them often so not sure what caused them to be there. If we find nests we always destroy them and we grow no vines to attract them. If you do not have a car, which you can park right outside the villa, then there is a short walk to the shops and beaches and yes, it is up a small hill on the way back that is why we have the views:-) . October is quiet and that is its charm, the weather can also be fabulous. perhaps you went to town during the midday seista period and that is why it was so quiet! It is usually bustling even in winter. You are welcome back at any time and thank you for your kind and useful comments.
Helpful votes: 1/2
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
20 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Car: not necessary

Both Villas (each with private garden and facilities) on the beautiful west coast of Corfu, 20 kms from Corfu Town. The North west is unspoilt and property is in a green belt, perched on a cliff above the road and beaches. Parking available. Old Byzantium footpaths lead you to the mountain villages behind the villa (30 mins walk) and to the beaches, supermarkets and tavernas (5 mins walk). Communal pool (2 mins walk)10 kms drive to18 hole golf course and 12 kms drive to the Aqua Park. Ancient monastery and Phoenician ruins to visit. Local wine and olive oil in the villages, good, reasonably priced tavernas. Fantastic views at Bella Vista, excellent boating, canoeing, water-skiing and diving. Mixture of sandy and stony beaches, clean fresh water, good for snorkelling and fishing. The North West has a beautiful rugged coastline and lots to see and do. A car is a bonus to get around. New 72 sqm patio with stunning sea, harbour and mountain views. Fantastic for relaxing and dining.

Other Activities: Boats for rent. Large Aqua park 10 kms. 18 hole golf course 10 kms.

Golf: 10 kms away, just 15 mins drive from from Villa Nola,Paleocastritsa is The Corfu Golf Club. This beautiful course has been praised by many as one of the best kept in Europe. It was designed by the famous Swiss based architect, Donald Harradine and he has blended the natural resources of the lovely Ropa Valley with man made hazards to make the course a good but fair test. It is as enjoyable for the scratch player as it is for the long handicap one. The course is open 7 days a week.The attractive looking clubhouse built of local stone is not only impressive outside, it is comfortable and luxurious inside. There is a bar, a lounge with pool table and games, and a bright, cheerful restaurant where appetizing meals are served at reasonable prices. There are locker rooms, shower and changing facilities.The professionals shop is well stocked with items of golf equipment and golf bags and golf clubs can be hired. The practice ground is particularly large and buckets of balls can be supplied to those wishing to indulge in serious practice. In front of the clubhouse there is a putting green.The professional staff are on hand at all times to give lessons and to make all visitors feel very welcome making sure they thoroughly enjoy their Corfu Golfing Holidays and all that the beautiful island has to offer.

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Rental rates for this holiday villa in Paleokastritsa, Corfu

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Rental Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate Minimum Stay
Early Spring
1 Apr 2014 - 30 Apr 2014
3 nights
1 May 2014 - 31 May 2014
3 nights
Late Spring
1 Jun 2014 - 30 Jun 2014
3 nights
1 Jul 2014 - 31 Aug 2014
3 nights
Late Summer
1 Sep 2014 - 30 Sep 2014
3 nights
1 Oct 2014 - 31 Oct 2014
3 nights
Late Autumn
1 Nov 2014 - 31 Mar 2015
3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 nights

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Notes We accept payment, denomination of your choice UK pounds, euros or US dollars. 50% of full amount payable to secure your booking on the date you confirm. 50% of the full amount is payable from 6 weeks before your arrival date. There is a VAT tax added of 6.5%. No other hidden costs. Cleaning once or twice a week, warm welcome included. Cancellation and early termination at owners discretion.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 90 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Paleokastritsa in Corfu

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Forms of Payment:
  • accepts credit card
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 55 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Iron & Board
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking On Street
  • Living Room
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Toilet Paper
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Sunbed
  • Parking
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Sofa Bed
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Grill
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Kitchenette
  • Stove
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Oven ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Hob ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • The bathroom is ample and the shower pressure is very good:-)
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Single foldaway bed
    Lounge - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Plus Single foldaway bed
  • Plenty of storage with inbuilt cupboards, dressing tables, mirrors and small tables and 6 canvas / wood chairs on the verandas. There is a fan for better air circulation and air conditioners cooling for high summer (not always needed). Connecting door. Lounge/ diner/open plan kitchen with sofa bed / futon for extra person or child. Central heating for cooler months. Own BBQ and gazebo sitting area outside. Very well equipped kitchenette. Small but functionable. A lot of living is outdoors in the garden. Wireless internet and TV. Extra outdoor shower hanging from olive tree for sandy feet! Sun loungers and plenty of shady and sunny spots in the garden.Tv and Wireless Internet inclusive. An extra sofa bed for one person in the lounge/dining area. Open kitchenette with larder room including washing machine, two fridges and storage.
  • CD Player
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Books ...
  • Garden ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • Deck Chairs
  • Veranda ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Golf ...
  • Boat ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • marina
  • water parks
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • diving
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
Great getaway, relaxing place but still enough to do for the children. There is a fridge, microwave and gas and electric tops and oven with all crockery and utensils needed. Air condition and ceiling fans for the summer and central heating in the winter. Only bath towels are provided. Please bring your own beach towels. Air-conditioning is included in the price. The villa is spotlessly cleaned three times a week and linen and towels changed once a week. new lounge/dining area and kitchenette with storage room.There would be a small extra charge for central heating in the cooler winter months. Lounge/ dining room with breakfast bar and open kitchen. Extra storage room with 2 fridges, washing machine iron and ironing board and shelving. Good areas for outside dining and the garden is delightful in among the olive trees with sun and shade.
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