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

Bedrooms 2
Space 80 m²
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights



Villa Nola

This quiet location has superb panoramic sea and mountain views, 72 sq m patio on cliff edge, paths to the sea, beaches, minimarkets and other villages. 23 small steps to entrance, Villa Nola is comfortable and spacious and huge sunny and shady verandas which look on to the sea and mountains in an olive grove with mature, lovely garden. Air condition and central heating, 2 twin beds in one room and a king bed in the other and 2 bathrooms, one en suite. There is a fully equiped kitchen and a lounge / dining/sun lounge room. Chairs and tables and sunloungers outside for dining on new patio overlooking the sea. Wireless Internet ( bring your own laptop) and Satellite Smart TV installed. The villa is serviced once a week. Five beaches, tavernas and supermarkets are a short 3/5 min walk down the path. Swimming pool use at Odysseus Taverna. Parking space at villa. BBQ are great for grills, sun loungers and chairs and tables with sea and mountain views. Away from it all!! Just Perfect!

About the property


Villa Nola, 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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
29 March, 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

Chère Jane

Avec beaucoup de retard, je vous envoie ce petit

mot. Mais, pour tout vous

dire, reprendre le travail après 4 semaines en

Grece a été très laborieux.

Je tenais à vous dire que de tout notre séjour

en Grèce, notre semaine à

la villa Nola est notre meilleur souvenir; nous

nous y sentions vraiment

bien avec l'impression d'être un peu chez nous.

L'accueil de Sandra a été charmant et a beaucoup

contribué à la réussite

de notre séjour; d'autant que mes deux enfants

sont tombés sous son charme

et celui de ses chatons. Ses conseils ont été

judicieux et Péroulades,

Glyfada et, la taverne Dolfin sont de très bon


j'espère bien revenir un jour à Corfou.

Merci pour votre gentillesse et l'attention que

vous nous avez portez;

même si notre relation ne fut que par email,

nous avions l'impression de

vous connaître un peu.

Philippe CHELIN
Nov 2007
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We accept payment, denomination of your choice UK pounds, euros or US dollars. 50% of the full amount is 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 13% greek government room tax included. No 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 to 3 nights if there are available dates. Please email me on jane.thomson3@gmail.com or contact me on the website.


Accommodation and facilities for Villa Nola in Palaiokastritsa in Paleokastriton

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 80 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 5
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • resort
  • rural
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Tiled Stove
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • The bathrooms have ample somewhat larger showers a washbasin, cupboards and WC.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , One extra folding bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot , One extra folding bed
    Lounge - 2 Sofa bed/Futon , 1 sofa canape
  • Large BBQ and gazebo in the garden . Quiet and secluded and full of olive, orange and lemon trees. Plenty of storage cupboards, Folding bed or air bed if needed (small extra charge for servicing). A wood burning stove and central heating will be there to warm up the winter months. Bath and hand towels as well as bed linen are provided. No swimming towels provided.
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Patio
  • Veranda ...
  • Sand Pit
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 8 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. There is a fully equipped kitchen full cooker, fridge, washing machine with all crockery and utensils needed in the kitchen. An wood burning stove to warm up the winter months and Central Heating. There are some steps.. Please bring your own beach towels. All other linen provided. Air-conditioning and central heating are included in the price.The villa is spotlessly cleaned three times a week and linen and towels once a week. Wireless Internet access. Satellite TV and DVD. Beautiful huge new patio (72 sq meters) plus sun beds! in front of the villa veranda on cliff edge with stunning sea and mountain views. Fantastic sea, island and mountain views, breathtaking!

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website:


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(38 traveller reviews)

Villa Nola
average rating of 4.894737 based on 39 reviews

Spectacular Location, Rocky Bay & Restaurants

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable accommodation in a spectacular location, the large sunny terrace has gorgeous views of the stunningly beautiful hills and bays. A few minutes walk to swimming in the wonderful rocky bay, many lovely restaurants and food markets.

Excellent location to explore the Island.

Genie the owner is lovely and very helpful and amenable.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: A lovely review from guests that stayed a happy three weeks in October. They loved the villa and the gardens, views and location. it really is a gem and we await your contact for bookings in 2017 for Villa Nola:-)
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Fantastic property, beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

We loved everything about our stay at Villa Nola. The location is great, quiet and beautiful and easy to access restaurants and the beach. Jane and Yvonne were incredibly helpful before and during our stay - nothing was too much trouble.

The villa is really well equipped with everything you could ever need. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: A great review to end the year:-) Please start booking for 2017. You are most welcome to our lovely home.
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Clean, cosey,well equipped home from home.

  • 4 of 5

Paleo is beautiful with plenty of restaurants and easy to get to from Corfu town.The view and terrace from the villa are great and the villa is well equiped with clean and comfortable beds.

Yvonne who looked after us was great, she know a great deal about the area and her husband was very helpful when we had a small problem with the aircon.

We would definately come again and would choose to stay in Villa Nola again!!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Another great review and guests wanting to come again:-) We are so proud of what we can do for you ad of our home. It is simple and cozy and has all you need.....the outdoor spaces are amazing and huge and the sea and mountain views spectacular:-) Start booking now for 2017. We may not be renting Villa Stephanie the small villa in 2017 but we will rent Villa Nola with the two bedrooms , two bathrooms lounge, kitchen, verandas and patio. You are most welcome.
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A great choice

  • 5 of 5

Paleokastritsa is almost certainly the most beautiful corner of the island (and we drove round the whole of Corfu). Not only that but this villa has the best views of all - and they were exclusively ours!

The gardens provided fresh herbs and lemons for cooking and if you like cats, there was a family of very sweet kittens that came for morning milk and biscuits.

There are several beaches nearby for a swim after each day's exploring. The prettiest one is Ampelaki - and, because it is about 50 metres further away, not so crowded.

The local monastery overlooking the sea is worth a visit; ladies will need to borrow one of their skirts to cover up shorts or mini-skirts!

If visiting Corfu town by car, get there early as there are more cars than parking spaces.

Overall: Highly recommended .

  • Review Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It just gets better and better:-) We are so proud of the fact that the guests who understand our advert and what the villa is and of course its amazing views and perfect position in Paleocastritsa can then write excellent reviews and have enjoyed their holiday so much. We make sure you are comfortable and well informed the rest comes naturally. You are most welcome, I still have 2 weeks available in August in Villa Stephanie, a most unusual occurrence! 12 to 26th August are the days available and a week in September I believe. Otherwise please start thinking about next year 2017 for Villa Nola as we book up fast:-) You are most welcome!
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Beautiful location

  • 4 of 5

Enjoyed our holiday despite unlucky weather and travel problems. We managed to walk up to Lakones village, very steep climb but with amazing views over Paleo (got a cab back). Also up to the Monastery which is another stunning location. Weather was not so good for beach swimming but on a sunny day would be great. There is a choice of beaches/coves which you can walk to from the Villa, between 10 and 20 minutes. Kathy's supermarket is about a 10 minute walk, sells most of the essentials so if eating out most nights you can manage with their supplies, but remember if carrying anything heavy you have a bit of a climb back up to villa. We stayed for 8 nights and did not hire a car, though if wanted to do more sight seeing around island car hire is easy to organise. We ate out most nights and tried around 7 different restaurant's which were all good.

The villa is basic but very clean, comfortable and quiet with all the necessary essentials, the view from terrace is wonderful all around. You are quiet close to villa Steph the slightly smaller villa (path goes past this) but as long as neighbours are considerate there is no problem. The owner Jane was very good in organising our Taxi transfer and kept in touch with us really well. Yvonne and Jimmy who take care of the property were also very friendly and helpful especially as we arrived a day late due to bad weather. Would recommend a stay here if ok with a bit of a climb up to villa, want somewhere peaceful to stay but can also walk to lots of places.

  • Review Submitted: May 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a shame that the weather was not so good! Usually May is such a lovely spring month. The villa may be what is described by the reviewer as basic perhaps it depends on what you await and I have described exactly the size and what we have to offer and I believe compared to others in Paleocastritsa we have an amazing little villa with everything you need and the very best of views. New king beds, new excellent mattresses , you do not find so often here, very fast internet as we have an optical cable connection , brand new kitchen small but well equipped. The patio is beyond par being almost as large as the villa:-)) Villa Stephanie is below but only the path is shared. I still have availability from 12 August 2016 in Villa Stephanie , well worth looking into coming:-)) Corfu Villa Nola and Stephanie welcome you:-)
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Stunning and secluded villa

  • 5 of 5

Villa Nola is absolutely gorgeous. The views from the property are unparalleled with beautiful gardens for you to enjoy if you so wish. The veranda is the perfect sun trap on a lazy afternoon! In terms of facilities, you can make yourself at home straight away with comfy furnishings, good wifi, TV with a good selection of channels (it came in handy during rainy evenings so we could keep up with Game of Thrones!) and a small selection of books to read.

Yvonne met us at the Villa the day after we arrived and gave us recommendations on the local area as well as a bunch of extra towels for the week. She's really friendly and advised that we could contact her at any point if need be. Although we didn't have any issues it was good to know that we weren't on our own! All round service was fantastic and the property was obviously well looked after. We often saw Yvonne's husband tending to the gardens and sister property Villa Stephanie.

If you're looking for an all action holiday, Paleo isn't what you're after. For us it was the perfect opportunity to switch off from the world and just relax with some good food. Almost every restaurant we ate at is highly recommended - particular mention to the Spiros restaurant on the way out of the town, and the Horizon restaurant as well. Halfway through the week we hired a car from a company recommended by Yvonne, and drove around Corfu for 2 days. If we hadn't have done this I do think we might have gotten a little bored in Paleo as the weather wasn't perfect when we were there!

The area is a quiet place during low season and tavernas are quite traditional. The beaches are stunning. If you're looking for a laid back holiday with some places to explore, it's the perfect place to be, and the comfort and seclusion of Villa Nola helps you to switch off from the outside world.

Bring comfy shoes for walking (trainers are good, but you'll need something sturdier for off-roading), and the monastery is definitely worth a visit. Be prepared for lots of local friendly stray cats!

Part of me hates to recommend Villa Nola and Paleo because it's such a beautiful hidden gem, but really, it was the perfect holiday and we can't wait to go back. Thanks so much to Jane and Yvonne for looking after us so well.

  • Review Submitted: May 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: A GREAT start to 2016:-) These lovely guests were young and therefore probably needed more entertainment but as they said it was before the Greek easter and early season. After May, Paleocastritsa wakes up with more bars and more tavernas and of course more people, visiting the monestary and staying in the area. However it is true that Villa Nola lies so beautifully in the centre of everything but apart up the mountain a few metres and overlooking as the review said sea and mountain views that are indeed stunning.
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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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