Secluded and relaxing located near a Greek Village surrounded by countryside
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!
Shay purchased this Villa in 2006
Why Shay chose Parelia
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.
Max guests:4 (sleeps up to 4 adults)
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
a relaxing & wonderful time
we had a lovely quiet family holiday. the owners shay and stephen were wonderfully kind and able to help with anything.
a perfect place to relax and unwind
A lovely family holiday!
Having just returned from a two week stay at Villa Oleander, we are all agreed that it is the perfect location for a great family holiday. The villa was perfect; spotlessly clean, well equipped and in an ideal location to explore the island. Shay and Stephen were really helpful in suggesting a car hire company etc. They were also really good at respecting our privacy, but it was great to know that they were there at the end of an email or text if needed.
The pool is lovely and well maintained. The sun beds lived up to expectations from other reviews!
Overall we would not hesitate to recommend Villa Oleander to anyone who is looking for a quiet, relaxing holiday in a location that is in easy reach of any of Corfu’s beaches and attractions.
Thank you to Shay and Stephen for being such thoughtful hosts.
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.
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.
Lovely holiday in a lovely villa
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.
A haven of tranquility
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!
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.
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.