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Relaxing - Secluded - Private - Tranquil

Bedrooms 2
Property type villa



About the property

Secluded and relaxing located near a Greek Village surrounded by countryside

Ideally located if you are looking to relax day & evening and be away from the hustle and bustle but close to explore the highlights of Corfu and experience the charm of the Corfu hills & countryside.

The inviting swimming pool and south facing garden makes it the ideal setting for sun-worshipers. The gardens and pool area are private and surrounded by honeysuckle and Oleander. It is furnished to a high standard with a cathedral ceiling, open plan lounge and dining area giving a light and spacious feel.

We are surrounded by farmland and Olive groves and enjoy the tranquility of the spectacular countryside

The cosmopolitan village of Pelekas with its wide variety of bars, shops and traditional Greek Tavernas is only a 10 minute drive away. The sandy beach resort of Glyfada is 15 minutes drive, as is the golf course. Corfu town is only 10 minutes drive. Aqualand is 5 minutes.

Visit our website: www.villaoleander.com

More Details

Member since: 2009
Speaks English, Arrival day is: MONDAY. Minimum stay is: 7 NIGHTS
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
11 January, 2017

About www.villaoleander.com

Shay: I used to work for a Travel company in Corfu in 1987 & 88. I then work on various Greek islands, Madeira, Turkey, Portugal, Mexico and the USA. I was lucky enough to travel the world with my job being based overseas, live in quite a few different countries and experience their culture. I also worked as Cabin Crew doing a mixture of long and short haul flying. I worked for British Airways on their worldwide fleet. Again I was lucky enough to travel the world and stay in some fascinating countries and fabulous hotels. I learnt a lot working in the travel industry and have implemented all the important aspects and attention to details into the comfort and making of the villa. Although I have extensive travel experiences and visit many countries and continents, my heart always remained in Corfu!

www.villaoleander.com purchased this villa in 2006

Why www.villaoleander.com chose Corfu

Because of it's great central location. Quiet and relaxing in the beautiful Corfu countryside but only 15 minutes from Corfu town, 10 minutes from the West coast beaches, 20 minutes to Paleokastritsa and the North East coast.

It's spacious and very private in a non tourist area.

What makes this villa unique

The cathedral ceiling keeps the villa cool in the summer and gives a feeling of space. The whole house benefits from this in each room.

The outdoor area is comfortable and relaxing and you can live outside during the warm summer months.

The gardens are private and has a lovely outdoor dining area with barbeque and outdoor sofa area for relaxing during the day and after dinner.

Attention to details for maximum comfort for our guests. Sun loungers with thick mattresses with additional pillows so you can relax in comfort around the swimming pool with plenty of shade available if required.

All windows have fly screens to stop any unwanted visitors.

We have free unlimited wifi internet.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(27 traveller reviews)

Relaxing - Secluded - Private - Tranquil
average rating of 5.0 based on 27 reviews

Villa oleander a magnificent place to stay

  • 5 of 5

I have just returned from a fantastic holiday and had the utmost luck to find villa oleander. The villa is only about ten minutes from the airport which is fabulous after a long flight. The owners supplied a welcome pack with our essentials which was extremely thoughtful and were on hand if we needed any advice or help. We were lucky enough to meet one of the owners, Stephen, who gave us some tips on the best places to visit and eat. The villa is beautiful and extremely clean and comfortable. within a few minutes we were able to visit some beautiful beaches, corfu town, mouse island to name but a few and the villa is ideally located for getting around. I have no hesitation in recommending this villa and will most definitely be returning in hopefully the very near future. thank you Shay and Stephen for letting us enjoy your beautiful villa.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
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Fabulous Villa!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a week at the end of September 2016; The villa is conveniently located near Corfu town. Shay & Stephen prepared the villa really well; clean inside & out, good quality bedding, pool and gardens all tidy and ready for use; they also left a welcome pack as well. The villa is really well equipped so you could use it as a base as we did or spend more time there if you prefer. They also provided a load of information in a folder (history of Corfu, places/beaches to visit, recommended restaurants, maps etc.) which was really useful. Could even get British TV.

We had no compliants at all and were really pleased with our stay here; would definitely recommend.

John, April & Laurence

  • Review Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely viila great location

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a lovely week at Villa Oleander. The villa was excellent set in the countryside but close to shops. It was very clean and had everything you required. The pool and garden were lovely and the helpful owners Shay and Stephen were close by if needed . Many thanks for a super week in your lovely Villa one of the best we have stayed in.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
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Fantastic Holiday

  • 5 of 5

We have just come back from an idyllic holiday at Villa Oleander.The property and pool were very clean and excellently managed by the very helpful owners.Stephen and Shay had great recommendations for restaurants and trips out and the villa is in an excellent location for all Corfu's sights and lovely beaches.Although the villa itself is in a lovely quiet location it is very near the beautiful and bustling town of Corfu and the lovely village of Pelekas and it's nice beach and great tavernas.Our children loved Aqualand which is very near ,and hiring a boat for the day to explore the stunning coastline and scenic beaches.Thank you Stephen and Shay for your excellent service and knowledgeability of the area.You also have the comfiest sun loungers in Corfu!Our children really appreciated the UK TV and Wifi and the crystal clear pool.We would not hesitate to recommend the villa to others .

  • Review Submitted: Aug 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks you so much, we really appreciate it. You are a delightful family and we hope you come back to Villa Oleander again one year.
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Wonderful holiday in Corfu!

  • 5 of 5

We had an absolutely amazing 2 weeks in Corfu staying in this wonderful villa. Stephen and Shay could not have been more helpful or accomodating. The villa is very clean, the pool and gardens are very well maintained and it is in such a peaceful location. I would recommend to absolutely anyone!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
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As good as the other reviews say

  • 5 of 5

Not much to add to the glowing reviews other than to say that they are still accurate in 2015. Clearly a well looked after property and the fact that the owners live in it for a few weeks a year to find out what needs to be done, says a lot about how much they care and it shows.

A delightful area for a villa, and we looked forward to getting back to our temporary "home" each day.

A well thought out book of restaurants and activities was available.

  • Review Submitted: May 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
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Nearest Airport
8 Kilometres
Corfu (Approx 15 minutes drive to the villa)
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Agios Ioannis
Nearest Ferry
8 Kilometres
Corfu Town
Nearest Golf
8 Kilometres
Ermones Golf
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Agios Ioannis
Nearest Beach
6 Kilometres
Pelekas Beach
Car: recommended

An excellent location for peace and quiet whilst conveniently located to explore the nearby highlights of the island. The villa is located below the typical Greek village of Afra. A picturesque and tranquil village nestling into the hills surrounded by countryside.

It is situated with four other residential homes and is located at the end of a private road overlooking an olive grove and farm land. Agios Ioannis is the neighbouring village which has a taverna, local bar, hairdressers, pharmacy and small mini market.

Pelekas is a charming village built into a mountain with stunning views of the sea and all over the island. There are plenty of tavernas to choose from with some local bars and internet cafe. Pelekas has also one of the best beaches on the island.

Corfu Town is 15 minutes drive away and has an endless choice of tavernas, bars and shops.

The villa is approximately 15 minutes drive from Corfu airport.

Visit our website: www.villaoleander.com

Other Activities: Aqualand is approx 5 minutes drive from the Villa   

Golf: Ermones golf club is approximately 15 minutes drive.

These are the approximate driving times from the villa:

Corfu Town: 15 Minutes.

Agios Ioannis: 5 Minutes.

Aqualand Waterpark: 5 Minutes.

Agios Gordios (West coast): 15 Minutes.

Pelekas: 10 Minutes.

Glyfada: 15 Minutes.

Ermones Bay: 15 Minutes.

Ropa Valley 5 Minutes.

Paleokastritsa: 20 Minutes.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Afra, Corfu

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Monday arrival day
1 May 2017 - 28 May 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Monday arrival day
29 May 2017 - 4 Jun 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Monday arrival day
5 Jun 2017 - 2 Jul 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Monday arrival day
3 Jul 2017 - 23 Jul 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Monday arrival day
24 Jul 2017 - 30 Jul 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Monday arrival day
31 Jul 2017 - 27 Aug 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Monday arrival day
28 Aug 2017 - 3 Sep 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Monday arrival day
4 Sep 2017 - 1 Oct 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Monday arrival day
2 Oct 2017 - 15 Oct 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Monday arrival day
16 Oct 2017 - 29 Oct 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

£950.00 FOR 2 PEOPLE.

Payment should be made by bank transfer and details will be provided.
Credit & Debit card is OPTIONAL and the following charges will be added to the total cost:
UK Credit & Debit Cards is 1.4%
Within Europe is 1.7%
Outside Europe is 2.4%
USA & Australia is 2.7%
20% deposit is required to confirm the booking. The balance is payable not less than 8 weeks before the start of the rental period.
Minimum stay is: 7 NIGHTS

Owner's 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 Afra in Ionian Islands

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Main Bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , En-suite
  • Master bedroom has an en-suite with walk-in shower, toilet, washbasin, shower and vanity unit. Main Bathroom has a shower washbasin, toilet and vanity unit.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , with en-suite
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Both bedrooms have air conditioning. Air conditioning is optional and a suppliment of 10 euro per day is payable locally.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • paragliding
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Spacious interior with an open plan lounge, TV for playing DVDs, dining area and well equipped kitchen. Patio doors overlook onto the inviting swimming pool and gardens, with sunbathing terrace and outdoor dining. Open plan Dining Area with CD player, Cassette player, radio. I Pod Docking Station for your I Pod. Stylish and well equipped kitchen with microwave oven, dishwasher,kettle, toaster, fridge freezer, electric oven and hob. There is also a washing machine at the villa. Both bedrooms have air-conditioning which is optional and a suppliment of 10 euros per day is payable locally. Private Chef available on request. www.corfuchef.com also visit our website: www.villaoleander.com

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