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
Details for holiday villa Villa Stephanie , 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, 1 Bathroom
- children welcome
- not suitable for elderly or infirm
- pets not allowed
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- wheelchair inaccessible
About Jane Hofmann-Thomson
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, they are 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.
Why Jane Hofmann-Thomson chose Paleokastritsa
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.
What makes this villa unique
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!
Guestbook comments from the owner
I had a really super holiday, thank you and am now back at work. The glitches we encountered were really so minor that they had no bearing on the fun and friendship I enjoyed. Von is so professional that she had everything sorted and smoothed over in such a way that everyone affected simply felt glad that she was around! Not many people give as much as she does to their clients. I can't imagine a big company being able to offer the personal attention that one gets from you and the folk you have engaged to represent you in Corfu.
I would love to stay at Villa Stephanie again next year on the equivalent dates in June 2015.