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Luxury Villa, NE coast of Corfu, spectacular position with sea & mountain views

People10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Details
Property
villa
People
10
Bedrooms
5
Bathrooms
5
Minimum Stay
7 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 5 bedroom holiday villa in Spartilas - Del Cielo

5 bedroom Villa (sleeps 10) with stunning infinity pool & large garden

5 star Del Cielo is a stunning and totally romantic private retreat situated just below Spartilas, offering unbelievable 360 degree views over the coastline and of Albania, the Greek mainland and much of the island itself. Del Cielo 'of the sky' offers total privacy and seclusion. Featured in the Sunday Times as one of Europe's top 100 Villas it is a landmark building, the tower being seen from miles around. Built of local and imported Italian stone, it settles into the landscape amongst its 150 olive trees. It is ideal for large family gatherings or group of friends, as it offers great possibilities for entertaining, with an excellent outdoor kitchen, fully equipped with barbecue and wood burning oven, two outdoor dining tables each seating 10. Ample games and entertainment including table tennis, children's playground, floats and toys for the pool, and a superb Blue Ray Home Cinema system. The interiors have been stylishly furnished and decorated creating a light and relaxed ambience.

All the bedrooms are spacious and individually themed. They have stone or timber floors ( underfloor heating available at extra cost winter months). They all mosquito nets and/or air conditioning. The main bedroom suite occupies the whole of the first floor and has a lobby/dressing room leading to the large en suite bathroom and to exterior covered loggia and spacious private sun terrace with fabulous mountain and coastal views. The lower bedroom and tower bedroom are situated away from the main building, ideal for couples but not for young children.(These bedrooms are reached along illuminated paths and steps). The tower is for adults only and for 2012 the magnificent roof terrace has been opened to guests, it has unparalleled coastal, sea and mountain views and is ideal as a special retreat. The two ground floor twin rooms are part of the main building and ideally suited for children. The tower bedroom has its own ipod docking station and DVD player and amazing views cross to Albania.

Every bedroom has an en suite bathroom, they all have stone flooring with underfloor heating, excellent lighting and good mirrors. The wash bowls are counter mounted and there is ample space for your toiletries. All the showers have been fitted with two showers, a large overhead and hand held shower. The main en suite has a double ended bath and separate walk-in shower, the tower bathroom a free-standing copper bath from which are views to Albania and steps down to its own outdoor shower!

Some nearby attractions and facilities: The wonderfully picturesque north east coast road is literally 10 mins by car down the hill. At Ipsos there is a long beach, joggers trail, many tavernas, bars and clubs. A spot for the young and young at heart with watersports and parasailing. Great boat hire and water sports and diving at Nissaki about 10 minutes further north up the coast, boat hire also at Gouvia. Many bays and coves to explore, best to hire a boat, snorkel and swim in coves before stopping for lunch at one of the many Tavernas. Spartilas village has a shop, bakers & chemist . Nearest supermarket is at Ipsos (AB) 4km away, it has good local breads. Also in Ipsos are 2 ATMs, 2 convenience stores, butchers, chemist, medical clinic, scooter and car hire. Petrol station within 4 km at bottom of hill towards Ipsos, take away grill opposite (ideal for picking up rotisserie chicken on back way home from a day out). On the road into Corfu town there are several larger supermarkets. Fantastic shopping and sophisticated night life in beautiful Corfu town.

Local tavernas: Closest taverna is within a short walk, there are many cafes & tavernas at Ipsos try the most unlikely looking called Moby Dick (next to chemist) is to our minds the best food,- very basic surroundings, good for a quick meal, has surprisingly good Italian dishes, great salads, try 'Mediterranean', excellent pizzas and pastas( if you like mushrooms try 'Chef's Spaghetti', ). Also excellent grill house 'Roumeli' (next door to Vitamins) at Nissaki. 3 famous tavernas at Agni, (we love the most simple and most friendly-Taverna Nikolas, - you will be well looked after, moor up at their jetty for lunch.) Fish taverna at Koulouri harbour (book) or the Taverna Eucalyptus in Agios Stephanos ( 40 mins in car, less by boat). Nearer to home go up the mountain and stop for lunch at Strinilas, first on right, great for Sunday lunch.

Maps and guides at Villa. In Villa professional private catering can also be organised and the local taverna will provide a delivery service tailored to your specific requests!

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Graham Guyett
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
29 October, 2016
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About Graham Guyett

My name is Graham and when not in Corfu I run a consultancy business in the UK. My partner Jane and I love the outdoors and live with our 3 children, all at University now, plus our Corfiot rescue dog. Jane is involved in property and interior design and after visiting Corfu helped me to create my dream to design and build a Villa from scratch a reality. We wanted to preserve as much of the landscape and as many of the olive trees as possible and literally built around the trees! We were determined to create something unique that nestled into the site which we were keen not to spoil. Whilst the project lasted almost 7 years and was fraught with obstacles & pitfalls we were determined to achieve our dream. Every time we arrive back"home" to Del Cielo we have to pinch ourselves as we are at last living it.

Graham Guyett purchased this villa in 2003

Why Graham Guyett chose Corfu

After our first family holiday in Corfu in the summer of 2003 we knew there was something special about the island, there was something for everyone, every age, every mood. With that in mind we immediately began our hunt for a home. We wanted a very special place and to be able to combine amazing views with total unspoilt privacy, be close to a village to experience a bit of the real Corfu and still have all the coastal attractions and also be able to pop into Corfu Town when we felt like it (that was the hard bit). It is true, we want it all. That was why when we stumbled over what was then an olive grove and the magic hit us we set about purchasing it by Christmas that year. we spent the next 3 years purchasing two adjoining plot so as to ensure total privacy. We were determined to live the dream and now are very happy to share it with our guests.

What makes this villa unique

Del Cielo enables! Staying here provides the basis for the perfect holiday, recovery, rest, relaxation and play. It is at one with nature, the drama of the varied scenery alone sooths the tensions of the mind. it has an exceptionally large garden providing an unusual amount of privacy and security. From Del Cielo it is easy to take a boat trip along the coast and drop into a beach taverna for lunch, to trek or walk in the hills or hike up the mountain. To tour the mountain villages and maybe stop off for an authentic lunch in Strinilas or Old Perithia. To stay at home for the day with enough space to find a quiet corner, or not as the mood dictates. To never feel the need to escape, to have the space for large family gatherings, or to celebrate an anniversary. Corfu town is close enough to spend a day sightseeing, or an evening in one of its fine restaurants. Nissaki for some water skiing, even Ipsos for its clubs and bars, - safe enough for teenagers to be left (should the inclination so dictate).

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have stayed in a number of villas around the Med over the years, but yours was by far and away the best. The location and facilities were outstanding, and the villa was very well serviced. We felt like rock stars perched on the hill in our floodlit eyrie. I hope we left it in a reasonable state, we did have a couple of glass breakages in the dishwasher, and a corkscrew broke which I reported to Anna – sorry about these. The pool and gardens were especially nice, and I think you should be very proud of what you have created there. We will certainly not hesitate to recommend Del Cielo, and hopefully may be able to stay there again one day.
Aug 2011
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Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(10 traveller reviews)

Luxury Villa, NE coast of Corfu, spectacular position with sea & mountain views
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
5

Stunning

  • 5 of 5

We certainly had a wonderful stay at Del Cielo, it really is a stunning villa and no-one could ever get tired of that view! You may have embarked on a long and arduous road to fulfil the vision which you both had for Del Cielo, but you definitely achieved it, and it felt in every way that you had gone the extra mile. A marvellous result!

Katarina and her husband were a delight and extremely helpful and the house suited our party very well, giving us all our own space but yet allowing us all to get together for many an entertaining evening. We would have no hesitation in recommending this property to others.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Marvelous

  • 5 of 5

I had very good time and also my guests, Kelly has been very helpful with her tips, Katerina and Aris top stars: Villa Del Cielo is a marvelous place where to go back.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Our staff are indeed top stars and pretty handy at cooking and will always go the extra mile for guests. I look forward to welcoming you back again. Graham
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Perfect Villa for the Byrnes

  • 5 of 5

My sister's family and mine had a fantastic time at DC (our children's name for the villa) We fell in love with routine of buying fresh bread from the village and having a big family breakfast on the terrace, deciding the days activities. Was it to be the pool and a BBQ lunch or a boat trip and snorkling? Evening in a local taverna and a stroll through Ipsos into the bars and cafes. We did them all. DC exceeded our expectations thank you from all of us

  • Review Submitted: Nov 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so pleased you and family enjoyed the magic of Del Cielo and your stay in this part of Corfu which is so well placed for so many activities along the many coastal resorts that are so close by
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5

Second visit even better

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at Del Cielo. Four children to entertain, three adults to relax. We totally succeeded on all counts. Thanks Graham and particularly your wonderful staff who really looked after us.Will come again

  • Review Submitted: Oct 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so pleased Del Cielo has met your expectations for a 2nd visit and of course we will welcome you again .
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Get away to Heaven

  • 5 of 5

Thanks for the great stay in Del Cielo. We loved the house. We have often rented nice villas, and indeed - you have a gem here. It may be *the* nicest house we have ever stayed in. We loved the views, the fact that it's so remote (don't worry about neighbors!), we loved the pizza from the oven, we loved the sharp knives (true luxury in a home away from home...), we loved the outdoor chess with ocean view. The lady who cleans the house was extremely nice. Late October proved to be a great season for Corfu! While the pool was kind of chilly, our kids still took the opportunity for a few ocean swims.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 4, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and we are so pleased that you enjoyed the magic of our villa and it was great the weather was with you to enjoy the outside spaces and the pizza oven, we have cooked the best ever pizzas in this! We agree the swimming pool is a little chilly during October, but far too large to be able to heat economically, so only fit for the very brave! It is always nice to swim in the sea which remains warm at this Autumn time of year and the resort is so close it is quite easy to be there in 10 minutes away.
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Out of this world!!!

  • 5 of 5

It was just the most incredible place i have ever been too.All my family enjoyed every minute of it as well.The attention to detail is unbelievable.The peace and tranquility up there looking over at that amazing view.Everything about it is perfect.We didnt want too leave.We all want to return thats for sure and hopefully we will.You could never be disappointed with your stay here.It really is little piece of heaven.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 21, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2012
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Owner's Response: we are so happy that you experienced the magic which we hope to share with you again one day.
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Location

Nearest Airport
21 Kilometres
International Corfu Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
'Out of Town' cafe/bar with stunning views
Nearest Ferry
17 Kilometres
Corfu Port
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Corfu golf club
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Kilometres
Taverna Agnadio
Nearest Beach
4 Kilometres
Ipsos
Car: necessary

Del Cielo is located on the famous North East Coast of Corfu, Greece; in the foothills of Mount Pantocrator about 4km from the main coast road. It is 19 km north of historic Corfu Town itself and all its fascinating attractions and beautiful Venetian buildings. It is 4km from the closest coastal resort of Ipsos. It is situated in a wonderful location with panoramic mountain and sea views of Albania, Northern Greece, also of the coast down to Corfu Town and on a clear day as far as the island of Paxos. All the coves and bays along this famous part are within easy reach: Koulouria, Agni, Nissaki, Barbati, Agios Stephanos. A short drive takes you to north coast, and the resorts of Kasiopi, Sidari and Roda and the town of Acharavi . There are many scenic mountain roads and lanes leading to ancient villages and the West coast through gorgeous scenery.

Other Activities: Bird watching

Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Spartilas, Corfu

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
SPRING/EARLY SUMMER
27 May 2017 - 8 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£4,850
for 7 nights
£4,850
 
 
PEAK SUMMER
9 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£6,850
for 7 nights
£6,850
 
 
LATE SUMMER
3 Sep 2017 - 16 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£5,250
for 7 nights
£5,250
 
 
EARLY AUTUMN
17 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£4,300
for 7 nights
£4,300
 
 
AUTUMN
1 Oct 2017 - 4 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
£3,150
for 7 nights
£3,150
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£8,875
for 7 nights
£8,875
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £300

Del Cielo is available for rental between the months of May and October only. 25% deposit is required at the time of booking together with a signed and completed booking form. The 75% balance is required 60 days prior to departure. Refunds will be given for cancellations only if Villa can be re-booked. We also take a £300 returnable breakage and damage deposit. Please contact us for special rates for reduced occupancy and partial occupancy in 3 bedrooms or less during low season.

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Spartilas in Ionian Islands

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 300 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , w.c in separate room
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , w.c. in separate room
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet
    Bathroom 6 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , w.c in separate room, hand shower to bath
    Bathroom 7 - Outdoor Shower , access from tower bathroom and adjacent to Pool
  • Every bedroom has an en suite bathroom, they all have stone flooring with underfloor heating, excellent lighting and good mirrors.The wash bowls are counter mounted and there is ample space for your toiletries. All the showers have been fitted with two showers, a large overhead and hand held shower. The main en suite has a double ended bath and separate walk-in shower with the w.c. in separate room. The tower bathroom has a free-standing copper bath with hand shower attachment. This bathroom has steps out leading to outdoor shower. Can sit in tub and admire views of Albania.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , courtyard
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot , courtyard
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , balcony and private garden
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed , Roof Terrace & Balcony
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot , Large sun trap private roof terrace, shady loggia & ensuite
  • All the bedrooms are spacious and individually themed. They have stone or timber floors ( underfloor heating available at extra cost winter months). They all mosquito nets and/or air conditioning. The main bedroom suite occupies the whole of the first floor and has a lobby/dressing room leading to the large en suite bathroom and to exterior covered loggia and spacious private sun terrace with fabulous mountain and coastal views. The lower bedroom and tower bedroom are situated away from the main building, ideal for couples but not for young children.(These bedrooms are reached along illuminated paths and steps). The tower is for adults only and for 2012 the magnificent roof terrace has been opened to guests, it has unparalleled coastal, sea and mountain views and is ideal as a special retreat. The two ground floor twin rooms are part of the main building and suited for children. The tower bedroom has its own ipod docking station and DVD player and amazing views cross to Albania.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Child's Swing
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • Wood Decking
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 8 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
Fully equipped villa, Professional range cooker and American style fridge freezer in main kitchen; ample glasses, cutlery table and cook ware for inside and outdoor use. Totally private extensive grounds: including 20m x 10m private infinity pool with walk -in slope, jetty, surrounded by 3 timber decked areas on different levels. Fully equipped outdoor kitchen/barbque with pizza oven, dishwasher, Fridge/freezer charcoal and electric barbecues etc. Table and seating for 10+ people. 6 teak sunbeds with cushions and 4 deck chairs. Landscaped garden and natural olive grove. Children's' shady playground. Full sun and natural shade provided by olive trees. Large shaded kitchen terrace with table & seating for 10 plus wicker patio furniture. Exclusive roof terrace to main bedroom with shaded loggia and large sun terrace, wicker sofa/lounger and further seating. Ample space to be sociable or to have a quiet moment away from the rest of the family, full sun or shade. Maids 3 times weekl

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