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Relaxing - Secluded - Private - Tranquil

Bedrooms 2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


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.

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Member since: 2009
Speaks English, Arrival day is: MONDAY. Minimum stay is: 7 NIGHTS
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Calendar last updated:
17 July, 2018


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! purchased this villa in 2006

Why chose Afra

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.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Afra in Parelia

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
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
  • Free Wifi
  • 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
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. also visit our website:


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average rating of 5.0 based on 31 reviews

Lovely,very clean,quiet.

  • 5 of 5

Me and Rob had a lovely time,villa is everything you could wish for.

Clean well equipped,peaceful and well located.

We travelled 600 miles around the island,which was fairly easy from Afra,as centrally located.

Water park was very nearby suitable for young families,young couples.

We went to a soap factory/shop in Corfu town,the owner was lovely spoke very good English.

The golden fox restaurant has the most stunning view,well worth a visit.

So many Beautiful places to visit.

Samantha and Robert Morley.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely holiday in a lovely villa

  • 5 of 5

Very welcoming owners with great directions to the villa, and a very nice welcoming pack. The villa was very well equipped with tasteful décor in a peaceful location and well kept gardens and lovely swimming pool. Owners Shay and Stephen very helpful but not intrusive. Will visit again.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Villa

  • 5 of 5

Villa is exactly as the beautiful photos show you. There was only two of us and it was lovely - the pool and garden areas are beautiful and plenty of space to enjoy the outdoors. Very peaceful and private location, albeit only 10 mins drive to the airport / Corfu Town. You need a car as it's off the beaten track, but that's what's so nice about the villa. The villa is very well equipped with everything that you need for a villa holiday - just like home from home. It's a central location this means you can easily explore the whole island (if you can bear to leave the villa)! Very clean and well maintained and the owner is very friendly and helpful. Would highly recommend this villa. Two local restaurants I would recommend are Paradiso (casual Greek grill bar) and Ambelonas Vineyard and Restaurant (stunning setting and lovely traditional home cooked food). In town there are hundreds of great restaurants - we ate at Salto Wine Bar and also at Anthos - both excellent. Other nights we had a BBQ at the villa.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A haven of tranquility

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week's stay at Villa Oleander. Everything was immaculate for our arrival, two lovely bedrooms and two good quality bathrooms. The kitchen was fantastically equipped which made self catering a breeze so that we could enjoy lots of lazy lunches and great bbq's in the evening. We had planned to eat out a lot more but actually only ate out twice in the end as we so enjoyed being at the Villa.

Villa Oleander is such a haven of comfort and tranquility and we loved spending time there relaxing by the pool surrounded by its very pretty and well maintained garden. And I have to mention the sun bed cushions which are wonderfully luxurious - I don't think I've ever sun bathed in such comfort!

The WIFI was fast and always worked and the internet TV with all its English channels was enjoyed by our children when they'd had enough of the pool or were up too early!

Shay and Stephen were welcoming and helpful whilst being entirely respectful of our privacy at all times. They have produced a fantastic information file on Corfu and their recommendations really added to our holiday experience. Thanks to them we had a wonderful day hiring a motor boat, exploring the North East coast and enjoying a fantastic lunch in one of their favourite tavernas. A real holiday highlight.

We're not ones to return to the same place on holiday but I hope that Villa Oleander may become the exception to that!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: 11-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: 09-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
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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.

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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, Ionian Islands

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Arrival day: Monday
29 Apr 2019 - 26 May 2019
Changeover Day: Monday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Arrival day: Monday
27 May 2019 - 2 Jun 2019
Changeover Day: Monday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Arrival day: Monday
3 Jun 2019 - 30 Jun 2019
Changeover Day: Monday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Arrival day: Monday
1 Jul 2019 - 14 Jul 2019
Changeover Day: Monday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Arrival day: Monday
15 Jul 2019 - 1 Sep 2019
Changeover Day: Monday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Arrival day: Monday
2 Sep 2019 - 29 Sep 2019
Changeover Day: Monday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Arrival day: Monday
30 Sep 2019 - 13 Oct 2019
Changeover Day: Monday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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