|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
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!
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
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
|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.