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Secluded Villa in Paleocastritsa, stunning sea view walk to beach. - Villa Stephanie

Bedrooms 1
Space 592 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights



Villa Stephanie

This quiet location has mountain views, also sea views if you climb the steps to use the top veranda, footpaths to the sea, beaches and supermarkets. The 55 sq m Villa is comfortable, spacious and own private verandas with table and chairs and looks on to the olive grove, mountains and garden. There are one king bedroom and one extra sofa bed available in lounge, a high vaulted wooden ceiling, air conditioning and central heating. Kitchenette is very well equipped. One bathroom. The villa serviced with clean linen once a week. . Tavernas and supermarkets, a short 5 min walk down the path. Parking space. The olive tree shaded patio has large built BBQ are great for grills 'al fresco' sun loungers and chairs and tables Wireless internet available, bring your own laptop and satellite TV.

About the property


Villa Nola, a single story chalet type villa with stunning sea and mountain views with new 72 sq metre patio on cliff edge (sleeps 2 to 4/5) . Property with own facilities in Paleocastritsa. Please check our tube video (cut and paste link): http://www.youtube.com/embed/XUKsaF1oe_g?re

Villa Nola set in 2,000 sq metres of mature gardens with roses, jasmine and rosemary under 500 year old olive trees. Accredited by the Greek Tourist Board.The villa has private verandas and gardens with BBQ.. Quiet location, very short walk (2 to 10 mins depending which beach or taverna) to local tavernas, bars, minimarkets and beaches. Free pool use at taverna 2 minute walk away, five beaches & water sports, five to ten mins walk away. Regular buses to Corfu town in high season. Car parking at the villa. Footpaths to mountain villages & famous views of Bella Vista and castle ruins. 12th century monastery, green olive and cypress trees, gorgeous! Great for singles, couples or families. Excellent for relaxation at the villa and great location for hikes and walks with fantastic scenery, historical buildings, villages and churches also flora and fauna. Golf & Aqualand 10 to 15 mins drive. AC, satellite TV /DVD and internet inclusive, bring laptop! Villa well furnished. All you need!

Around Paleocastritsa: The villa are situated in a quiet location above an olive grove and above the road on a cliff edge, 5 mins walk from the beaches and small supermarkets. The Odysseus Hotel (a small family taverna) just below us offers our guests free use of their swimming pool and other facilities (2 mins walk). They host a Greek dancing night every week. From the door of Villa Nola you can walk (45mins) on a very old Byzantium pathway up the mountain to the village of Lakones. The views are amazing over the blue Ionian sea to the Albanian mountains on a clear day. There are tavernas and the famous Bella Vista cafe and viewpoint. The scenes are breath taking. There are many small picturesque, interesting villages within a few kilometres drive where you can experience the Greek village life at first hand and visit their churches/museums. There is a bus that runs every 30 minutes from Paleocastritsa to Corfu town in the summer. Corfu town is 25 kms away. The Delfini taverna below Villa Nola is perfect for meals and a swim. Great many tavernas within walking distance.

Corfu Town : Kerkyra ( known as Corfu) The café at the Liston was built by the French in 18th century. The Palace of St. Michael and St. George to the left of the Liston, was built by the British and used as the official residence of the Governor. Prince Philip was born there.St. Spiridon's Church, home to the island's patron 'mummified' saint, is just behind the Liston. The church is impressive and worth visiting, but ensure you are suitably dressed. During the summer there are nightly musical performances of Sound & Light. (The second world war British hospital at the centre of the fort has now been turned into a music school.) The fort is worth a visit during the day. Facing the Liston Esplanade is the Old Fort which was built between the 6th & 19th centuries. The narrow streets radiating off from the Liston, house small shops,churches old mansions, museums or a secret garden. Shopping in all the small shops is a delight and eating at the small tavernas.Wireless Internet at the Villas.

Greek Way of Life, Flora and Fauna : Timing. Greeks do not expect quick service and often frown upon food that is too hot! Waiters will not rush you and will rarely deliver food in the same order as it was placed. Dishes sometimes arrive as and when they are ready - just sit back and relax and you will soon adjust to the Greek way of life! Corfu is small enough to be friendly and large enough to provide you with a never ending change of scenic beauty. And it is never difficult to get from one part of this island paradise to another. Drive around Corfu you can discover the magnificently scenic East coast to the equally impressive, more rugged and quieter West coast. The drives are picturesque, past quaint little villas and thousands of olive trees.The roads aren't crowded, except around the town centre for despite its centuries of history and its splendid beaches and sunlit bays, Corfu remains unspoilt. The olive groves at Villa Nola are 2,000 years old. NEW ADDITION for Villa Nola 72 sq metre patio with stunning sea views and king size beds in master bedroom! Our rates are as advertised all local taxes and running costs are included.No extra charges from the Owner.

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About Us

Jane Thomson
49083 CORFU
Greek Tourist Board, MHTE0829K121K0201900
Accredited properties for furnished rentals
VAT Reg No019761440 A

Jane Victoria Thomson
Member since: 2006
Speaks English, French, German, Italian, Greek
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
13 July, 2017

About Jane Victoria Thomson

Family has owned the land since 1969 and we have slowly built the two villas and invested in the land and have protected the beautiful views. I am British but have lived abroad for 40 years. Born in Nottingham and grew up in Cornwall and worked in London and abroad. I am happily married with one child and two step children. I have had the honour and pleasure to work for such companies as Vogue magasine (Conde Nast) in London, The Guardian, Emirates Airlines and am now since 1989 working in Muscat, Oman and Dubai, UAE as a Business Consultant. I now live in Corfu and have two wonderful people helping me take care of the property, they are from a nearby village. I am there to welcome you and Jimmy (Dimitri) helps with the garden and is our handyman. I love my home and its location and views and love sharing it with guests who understand what we have to offer in our simple, Greek way.

Jane Victoria Thomson purchased this villa in 1969

Why Jane Victoria Thomson chose Corfu

The location is unbeatable and you have the local support team to look after you if you require their help. Price is very suitable for all the facilities you have,internet, satellite TV, all mod cons and beauty. Paleocastritsa is considered a famous beauty spot and has 5 beaches , all within walking distance, shops and minimarkets and a swimmingpool a short two minute walk away for use free of charge. Self drive or accompanied boat rides to all other bays, diving, paragliding all manner of sports, tennis and golf and Aqualand not far either. Lovely old byzantium walks to other villages and Pheonecian ruins too. We have it all and the best views on the island as well as peace and quiet! Gorgeous gardens and BBQ's , very well looked after, lovely destination for a great holiday in comfortable villas with unbeatable surroundings and views.

What makes this villa unique

Registered with and member of the Greek Tourism Board MHTE number 0829K121K0201900. The 72 sq metre patio in front of Nola really adds to the whole and is just the place for meals and sundowners with breathtaking sea and mountain views! A 300 degree around panoramic view! Characterful patio wall against the mountain side with old Greek architecture and design. King sized beds now in both villas. Stephanie is cosy and homely nestled in our 2000 year old olive trees with shade from the hot sun. Both villas are very much loved and it shows. You can read from our reveiws how much!

Guestbook comments from the owner

I had a really super holiday, thank you and am now back at work. The glitches we encountered were really so minor that they had no bearing on the fun and friendship I enjoyed. Von is so professional that she had everything sorted and smoothed over in such a way that everyone affected simply felt glad that she was around! Not many people give as much as she does to their clients. I can't imagine a big company being able to offer the personal attention that one gets from you and the folk you have engaged to represent you in Corfu.

I would love to stay at Villa Stephanie again next year on the equivalent dates in June 2015.
Jun 2014
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We accept payment, denomination of your choice UK pounds, euros or US dollars. 50% of full amount payable to secure your booking on the date you confirm. 50% of the full amount is payable 40 days before your arrival date. There is a greek government room tax added of 13% included in our prices.. No other hidden costs. Cleaning once a week, warm welcome included. Cancellation and early termination at owners discretion. Although there is a minimum stay I can take late bookings if more than 2 nights if there are available dates. Please email me on jane.thomson3@gmail.com.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Palaiokastritsa in Paleokastriton

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 592 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • resort
  • rural
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • The bathroom is ample and the shower pressure is very good:-)
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Lounge - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Plus Single foldaway bed
    Bedroom1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Plenty of storage with inbuilt cupboards, dressing tables, mirrors and small tables and 4 canvas / wood chairs on the verandas. There are air conditioners cooling for high summer. Connecting door. Lounge/ diner/open plan kitchen with sofa bed / futon for extra person or child. Central heating for cooler months. Own BBQ and gazebo sitting area outside. Very well equipped kitchenette. Small but functionable. A lot of living is outdoors in the garden. Wireless internet and TV. Extra outdoor shower hanging from olive tree for sandy feet! Sun loungers and plenty of shady and sunny spots in the garden. TV and Wireless Internet inclusive. An extra sofa bed for one person in the lounge/dining area. Open kitchenette with larder room including washing machine, two fridges and storage.
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck Chairs
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Great getaway, relaxing place but still enough to do for the children. Good idea to rent a car to see the island but if staying only a week then there is plenty to do in Paleocastritsa. There is a bus stop into Corfu town below the villa. 30 minutes to Corfu town.


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average rating of 4.6153846 based on 42 reviews

Lovely villa lovely area lovely people. Would highly recommend this holiday to anyone Thank you Jane

  • 5 of 5

Villa was everything it said it would be. Really lovely. Everything you would need even wifi which is a must for me

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: How wonderful once more to have such a positive happy review. my guests obviously read all the information looked at the photos and decided that Stephanie was for them:-) and it was! Love to hear such high praise it makes my work on the property well worth the effort! You are welcome for 2017, book early! :-)
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Peaceful and private

  • 4 of 5

My husband, 9 year-old daughter and I spent a wonderfully relaxing week in Paleocastritsa staying in Villa Stephanie. The villa has just the right balance of a traditional feel - its spacious and airy - and modern facilities - the wifi, air conditioning and the huge, comfortable bed being real plus points.

It's situated a short two minutes walk from the main road through Paleo which means it's very quiet but everything you need is within easy reach.

People in the town are welcoming and friendly (except for the staff and manager of the Apollon restaurant - best avoided!) with particularly fond mentions going to the family-run bakery, 5 mins walk left from the steps onto the main road (amazing pastries and ice creams) and the Horizon restaurant (reasonably-priced fresh, traditional food and great views). After having a super first night at the local festival on the main beach, we didn't choose to go back (overcrowded) and instead spent a lot of time on a small, tranquil pebble beach about only 5 minutes walk away from the villa (I think the beach was called Venterossa?) Being able to access the pool at the Odysseus Hotel is a great bonus if you're feeling really lazy.

If you're feeling active then a day at Aqualand is a straightforward 30 minute bus trip away. We were dubious but it was much more fun than we expected and, of course, our daughter had a ball. The trail up to Lakones is hot work but worth the effort if only for the delightful Eftichis Cafe at the top as well as the incredible views. We went along to the Golden Fox for a much needed dip in the pool.

A final word must be said about the lovely Yvonne who made us feel welcome and was responsible for the villa being spotlessly clean.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Even though it was reviewed at 4 star we found the account so Villa Stephanie wonderful to quote "'The villa has just the right balance of a traditional feel - its spacious and airy - and modern facilities - the wifi, air conditioning and the huge, comfortable bed being real plus points" really warming. Also the account of Yvonne to quote ' A final word must be said about the lovely Yvonne who made us feel welcome and was responsible for the villa being spotlessly clean" says it all :-)) My husband and I are going to Corfu to live now for a few years we may or may not not rent so watch this space!!!! :-)
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  • 5 of 5

I had a feeling when I booked the Villa Nola that it was the perfect holiday for my husband and myself.

It was excellent and I have to say that I have never been so relaxed on a holiday.

Everything we needed was there including the very warm welcome from first of all George the Taxi Driver and then Yvonne. Nothing was too much trouble for her. I felt at home both in the villa and in her company.

The rooms are lovely and well air conditioned (which I needed because it was hot). The linen was clean both in the bedroom and in the kitchen. The oven was great and I think I will be getting one like that at home:)

We didn't watch much television because there was so much to see from the wonderful veranda which is one of four places to sit around the table outside. So depending on the heat of the day you can either sit in the sun or the shade.

There is nothing like reaching up and picking a lemon. Oh and how sweet they are. Oh and the herbs are gorgeous. I now put oregano on everything.

We are going back next year for 6 weeks and I cannot wait. My children and grandchildren are coming for the second holiday.

I can highly recommend this Villa and I would mark it 11/10 xxxxx

  • Review Submitted: Oct 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: "Relaxed, gorgeous and excellent" those are the words I picked out of the lovely review and those are the feelings, I as the owner, would expect to hear when you come on holiday to stay with us. Its a simple calculation: as long as you read the reviews and descriptions plus the emails I send you. As long as you use the Hospitality Manager that Home Away send you after booking that I have so faithfully filled with great information then there is no reason why you too can have a holiday to remember and use equally great adjectives to describe the time you had:-) We welcome you all for next year. Bookings have already been accepted. I always keep the calendar updated! You are very welcome for 2016 to Villa Nola and Villa Stephanie.
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My view of Stephanie

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed in this little place 3 times; a week in September 2013 followed by fortnight's stays in 2014 and 2015. The position is ideal if you and your fellow guests are fit enough to ascend and descend the steps and sharp walks from the village. This is not a place to stay if you are without a car or if you are not sure of foot and can't manage a quick ascent from the shops. I am a lady of a "certain age" and have not used a car in Corfu. Therefore, if you think you can wander, as I do, from the shops and village, up into the fabulous olive woods above this pretty, postcard village, I can tell you it is worth the short climb. Look back across the clear Aegean waters. Breathe in the air from the mountain and get back to the cool veranda of Villa Stephanie where you can watch the butterflies on the Bougainvillia and still hear the sea. The place is magical. Don't tell too many of your friends,

  • Review Submitted: Jun 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great to have the litle villa appreciated so much:-) It is lovely and indeed if walking is a problem although the steps from the road are friendly if you have difficulty in walking then a car is best! You can drive and park on the property with no problem. If Relaxation and beauty of your surroundings are paramount and of course nearness to all facilitiesa, beaches and shops then Stephanie is for you! You are most welcome!
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what a charming place

  • 5 of 5

What a luck we had to find this place. After being picked up by George at the ferry terminal in Corfu city we arrive at our place for a week, right there on the slopes of the mountain above Paleokastritsa, probably the most beautiful spot on Corfu, in the middle of olive tree groves. The house is small but has all you need, you have the choice between a shady patio underneath olive trees and the sunny terrace with the stunning view of the bays below. If you get hungry (or thirsty of course) you have the choice to cater for your self in the fully equipped kitchen or to walk to one of the restaurants in the vicinity, only 5 to 10 minutes away. And there is a wide range of different places. And last but not least - the landlady Jane: she is such a nice lady taking care of things that might be missing (were there any?) and to make your stay comfortable.

In summary: we'd go there any time again (if we had the time)



  • Review Submitted: Jun 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you another brilliant review:-) All most welcome ...a real paradise here:-)
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Tranquil Villa in hills!

  • 4 of 5

Villa Nola is a treasure.

The property is JUST as advertised and while there was only two of us we easily could have slept 7.There is plenty of privacy from the adjacent property Stephanie.

Villa Nola was clean and well appointed. We loved the location, view of the harbor, proximity to beaches and tavernas.

George met us at the airport and brought us direct to the villa.

Yvonne was there to greet us and give us the lay of the land in regards to the villa as well as local offerings. The owner arrange for us to have some groceries in place and Yvonne graciously provided those for us. We also had her cell in the event we had questions and found her helpful, humorous and responsive. The internet, she warned had been temperamental and we told her the next day it was out. Yvonne came to meet a technician the next day to resolve the issue promptly.

The ancient trail and walk to Lakones is a very doable workout but worth the trip, the walk to AngelaKastro is a HIKE but we loved the trek with a stop for lunch in Markones.

Best sunsets can be viewed at the Tango! We found Ari and Nikos at the Belvedere make you feel like you are in their home! We love the vibe at Me Gusta and the eggplant saganaki at Alipa at the port is a MUST have( we stopped three times to cement our love of it)! Yvonne easily offered to arrange for car, bikes or boats but we also found our way around easily without transport and arranged the boat rental with Spiro ourselves at the marina for $60 Euro for the day. (A must do if you are inclined!). We will most definitely return. Thank you for sharing your lovely Villa Jane. Bravo

  • Review Submitted: May 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Nearest Ferry
20 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Paleocastrtisa (5 beaches)
Car: not necessary

Latitude: 39°40'29.13"N

Longtitude: 19°42'20.66"E

GPS Co-Ordinates


19.70583965913079 Villa (with own72 sq metre patio with sea view and mountain view, garden and facilities) on the beautiful west coast of Corfu, 20 kms from Corfu Town. The North west is unspoilt and property is in a green belt, perched on a cliff above the road and beaches. Parking available. Old Byzantium footpaths lead you to the mountain villages behind the villa (30 mins walk) and to the beaches, supermarkets and tavernas (5 mins walk). Communal pool (2 mins walk)10 kms drive to18 hole golf course and 12 kms drive to the Aqua Park. Ancient monastery and Phoenician ruins to visit. Local wine and olive oil in the villages, good, reasonably priced tavernas. Fantastic views at Bella Vista, excellent boating, canoeing, water-skiing and diving. rent your own self drive boat to secluded private bays. Mixture of sandy and stony beaches, clean fresh water, good for snorkelling and fishing. The North West has a beautiful rugged coastline and lots to see and do. A car is a bonus to get around. New 72 sqm patio with stunning sea, harbour and mountain views. Fantastic for relaxing and dining.

Other Activities: Boats for rent. Large Aqua park 10 kms. 18 hole golf course 10 kms.

Golf: 10 kms away, just 15 mins drive from from Villa Nola, Paleocastritsa is The Corfu Golf Club. This beautiful course has been praised by many as one of the best kept in Europe. It was designed by the famous Swiss based architect, Donald Harradine and he has blended the natural resources of the lovely Ropa Valley with man made hazards to make the course a good but fair test. It is as enjoyable for the scratch player as it is for the long handicap one. The course is open 7 days a week.The attractive looking clubhouse built of local stone is not only impressive outside, it is comfortable and luxurious inside. There is a bar, a lounge with pool table and games, and a bright, cheerful restaurant where appetizing meals are served at reasonable prices. There are locker rooms, shower and changing facilities.The professionals shop is well stocked with items of golf equipment and golf bags and golf clubs can be hired. The practice ground is particularly large and buckets of balls can be supplied to those wishing to indulge in serious practice. In front of the clubhouse there is a putting green.The professional staff are on hand at all times to give lessons and to make all visitors feel very welcome making sure they thoroughly enjoy their Corfu Golfing Holidays and all that the beautiful island has to offer.


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