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ARILLAS - Expansive Villa With Sunset Views From Every Room In North West Corfu

People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms5
Space 2,583 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

5 bath/shower rooms 4 large en-suite double bedrooms large private balconies

Enjoy this magnificant purpose built villa standing in extensive and comfortable outdoor patio/tiled floors over 3 levels for 8+ people - all double en-suite rooms having an uninterrupted view and all awaiting the main event for your pleasure - the promise at the end of the day of what some have described as a most romantic setting - the descending sun on the horizon. A mesmerizing scene that you will find difficult to ignore.

You may have found in the past that when viewing villas on websites you may have noticed that with the use of clever or professional photography the views are often the same one, but from different angles giving a false impression. On your arrival the reality falls short. Disappointing even. At Villa Panayia the reality is better than the photographs. Our Corfiot architect, who has lived on the island all his life, said it has the best views in Corfu so perhaps you would like to come and see what we have on offer - such a treat - you will not be disappointed.

You can enjoy breakfast outside on the side kitchen balcony as the sun rises over the distant mountains.

Or have some 'elevensies' outside on the front kitchen balcony towards the mountains where they rise out of the sea of Agious Georgios bay below.

You will have 5 bathroom/shower rooms with 4 good size and large double bedrooms all en-suite and each having a good size private balcony each with a strikingly good view with good quality bedding. Nearly all the furniture throughout was M&S and exported by us for your comfort. All good quality to make you feel at home.

There is no other rental villa here that benefits from being situated on a ridge overlooking both Arillas and Agios Georgios bays, and the islands beyond. You will have the benefit of very modest tourist development - just enough to maintain a good selection of tavernas and local shopping and produce. So you have the traditional charm preserved and it is easy to be immersed in the Corfu way of life. Access from Corfu airport is approximately 30kms and is about an hours drive - although there is a local bus stop a few minutes walk from the villa, we always choose to hire a car. Once you are at the villa, you could easily manage without it as there is so much to do in walking distance, with a selection of 3 villages and the best beaches and tavernas (Arillas, Georgios and Afionas) on the doorstep.”

All terracing and balconies for relaxation over 3 floors.

To the South West facing side of the house there is an extensive BBQ, pergola and seating area looking out to Agious Georgios and the mountains beyond. To the North West facing side is a large tiered area with the infinity pool looking out to Arillas and the islands beyond, gardens and at the lowest tier a large parking area. Utility Room: Washing machine Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included and changed twice a week. The villa is also cleaned twice a week. Other: The middle floor is open plan with stairs to the ground and top floor as well as external stairs to the BBQ area. In the centre of the middle floor is the sophisticated dining area with a large table looking out of the floor to ceiling windows.

More Details

Owner
Fiona Brown
Member since: 2016
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
25 May, 2018

About Fiona Brown

My husband (Adrian) and I have been visiting Corfu for 42years, and 12 years ago we started looking for our dream location on the island to build our family villa.

After travelling to some 40 Greek islands and all round Corfu we decided the location had to be on the North West coast as it is here that captures the traditional charms of Corfu and benefits from unrivalled sunrise to sunset views. We have found that not many villas actually have sunset views unless you are in the North West.

Together with my sons we started building Villa Panayia in 2007 and it was completed in 2014, having survived a change of builder, the financial crisis, one of our son's emigrating to Australia, the arrival of 4 grandchildren, and Adrian's retirement.

The original idea for the villa was to have somewhere the whole family can come together and share holiday time, we are pleased to say this original idea has now been achieved.

Fiona Brown purchased this villa in 2008

Why Fiona Brown chose Arillas Agiou Georgiou

After 40 Greek islands and 42 years - THE VIEWS! They 'speak for themselves'.

What makes this villa unique

Unique? The location. We bought a piece of paradise and feel privileged to 'own' this location and view especially when sitting in the infinity pool and seeing the setting sun dip into the sea behind distant islands toward Italy.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Fiona was absolutely brilliant with her communications with a host of information before we left on holiday - including road conditions!! Lovely to talk to and very accommodating. The house is massive with bedrooms on two separate levels - all ensuite with good linens and extra blankets, all bedrooms had wardrobes and bureaus. Each bedroom had it's own private terrace or balcony that isn't overlooked by any of the other bedrooms' areas and each had an AMAZING view! Despite only using 2 of the 4 bedrooms, we found ourselves standing in the vacant rooms balcony doors to watch the views. Communal area on 2nd floor was huge an open plan, kitchen well equipped, and living room comfortable. The best feature (besides the views, of course) was the fireplace as it was chilly when we were there and we were mostly home-bound because no shops were open for season yet.



Views - so many of them!!! There's morning sun outside the kitchen with coffee and pastries, then afternoon on the downstairs back terrace, then afternoon sun in the front by the pool, then late afternoon sun asleep after 2 glasses of wine on the cushy outdoor sofa! Sunsets out front any any balcony and at least a 250 degree panorama over mountains, past two bays, two peninsulas and even over to Albania with snow capped mountains in the far distance.



We listened to turkeys, roosters, all sorts of bird life, the smell of honey and sweet flower nectar in the air. Idyllic!



Locally, you can reach agios, arillas and San Stefanos easily and plenty to explore and do there - when they are 'open for business'. Easy enough trip down to Palaiokastritsa, which was lovely and a nice change if you want something just a LITTLE busier, and again amazing turquoise water. Try to drive to the top of the hill for stunning views, the monestary there is quite nice too.



Eat at the Night Owl and maybe even Mon Amour Taverna. Great food!



The housekeeper/local contact Sia was fantastic with advice, lives just next door and even sent me home with a bag of goodies. Not to mention the house and grounds were SPOTLESS!!!!



I will go back again, promise! And the ONLY place I'd stay is at Fionas!!!
Apr 2015
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Arillas Agiou Georgiou in Esperii

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2583 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 5 Bath/shower rooms - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , The five modern bath/shower rooms ar a feature of the villa
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 5 - Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Child Bed , 2 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed
  • 4 large bedrooms one double bedded 3 twin bedded
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • bay
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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ARILLAS - Expansive Villa With Sunset Views From Every Room In North West Corfu
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
5

Amazing villa and position

  • 5 of 5

We chose this villa as it was a holiday to celebrate my big birthday and I wanted to take my parents and my 3 adult children. I couldn't have made a better choice. The villa was breathtaking, big enough to allow us all our own space.

The views were spectacular from every angle and the owners has made sure there was comfortable outdoor seating to enjoy every view.

The villa was very well appointed with everything we needed. Sia, the lady who looks after the villa for the owner lived over the road with her family. They were so friendly and hospitable. They showed us round her little farm, cooked a barbecue for us for a very good price and were available for any questions.

The area was uncommercialised and quiet yet with plenty to do. Beautiful beaches and restaurants/tavernas with such friendly people. Our favourite beach was Agiuos Georgius as we could swim out for a long swim there. The water is so clear..

Our favourite restaurant was Dianysis with views to die for. Walking distance for some but the Night Owl is definitely walking distance for a drink in the evening.

I can't recommend this villa enough. A huge Thankyou to Fiona and Adrian.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Sue We are delighted that you and your family enjoyed our villa so much. This is what we have spent 7 years in trying to achieve to give our guests the best experience we can. This villa is not run as a business, we just want people to enjoy the villa and surroundings, when we are not there, as much as we do. Kind regards Adrian & Fiona
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5

A beautiful villa with amazing views

  • 5 of 5

The villa is beautiful with stunning views. Although a car is needed, you don't have to go too far to find a beach, taverna or supermarket. The locals are extremely helpful and make you feel so welcome, what more can you ask for.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Outstanding

  • 5 of 5

We travelled to Corfu as a whole family : 2 grandparents, 3 daughters, 1 son-in-law & 2 grandchildren. We spent 14 happy days @ the villa where all our diverse range of needs were met.

I cannot over emphasise the high quality of all aspects of the living space....it is a place that allows for both 'community' & 'privacy'...the building is a pleasure to be in.

The 3 stories & open glazing provide you with access to the most exquisite land...sky ...& sea scapes that consistently change throughout the day.

It is a luxury villa set within a geographical context of rugged beauty....it is an area of authenticity .. a great place for a holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your fascinating, interesting review, we could not have done better ourselves!
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5

Couldn't have picked a better house!

  • 5 of 5

Fiona was absolutely brilliant with her communications with a host of information before we left on holiday - including road conditions!! Lovely to talk to and very accommodating. The house is massive with bedrooms on two separate levels - all ensuite with good linens and extra blankets, all bedrooms had wardrobes and bureaus. Each bedroom had it's own private terrace or balcony that isn't overlooked by any of the other bedrooms' areas and each had an AMAZING view! Despite only using 2 of the 4 bedrooms, we found ourselves standing in the vacant rooms balcony doors to watch the views. Communal area on 2nd floor was huge an open plan, kitchen well equipped, and living room comfortable. The best feature (besides the views, of course) was the fireplace as it was chilly when we were there and we were mostly home-bound because no shops were open for season yet.

Views - so many of them!!! There's morning sun outside the kitchen with coffee and pastries, then afternoon on the downstairs back terrace, then afternoon sun in the front by the pool, then late afternoon sun asleep after 2 glasses of wine on the cushy outdoor sofa! Sunsets out front any any balcony and at least a 250 degree panorama over mountains, past two bays, two peninsulas and even over to Albania with snow capped mountains in the far distance.

We listened to turkeys, roosters, all sorts of bird life, the smell of honey and sweet flower nectar in the air. Idyllic!

Locally, you can reach agios, arillas and San Stefanos easily and plenty to explore and do there - when they are 'open for business'. Easy enough trip down to Palaiokastritsa, which was lovely and a nice change if you want something just a LITTLE busier, and again amazing turquoise water. Try to drive to the top of the hill for stunning views, the monestary there is quite nice too.

Eat at the Night Owl and maybe even Mon Amour Taverna. Great food!

The housekeeper/local contact Sia was fantastic with advice, lives just next door and even sent me home with a bag of goodies. Not to mention the house and grounds were SPOTLESS!!!!

I will go back again, promise! And the ONLY place I'd stay is at Fionas!!!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Apr-2015
  • Date of Stay: April 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am delighted that Taralyn and her family enjoyed their stay in our villa. It has taken us 7 years to create this small paradise in Corfu. We have been going there for some 14 years and find there are still many areas to explore. The area around Afionas is unspoilt with high mountains and sandy beaches. Villa Panayia is a wonderful base from which to enjoy this region. As Taralyn discovered, even when the weather is a little disappointing, the villa is relaxing and comfortable with the most amazing views from every room. Thank you Taralyn for your detailed, informative, glowing review, we agree with everything you have said and are so pleased that you all had a wonderful time in our little bit of paradise.
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Location

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Corfu
Nearest Beach
850 Metres
Agious Georgios
Car: recommended

VIEWS - THE MAIN FEATURE ABOUT THIS VILLA

Set on a ridge overlooking two beaches with far and uninterrupted views of mountains, islands and beaches. Purpose built to take in the views and to track the sun from sunrise to sunset...every room has a view.

Enjoy this magnificent purpose built villa standing in extensive and comfortable outdoor patio/tiled floors over 3 levels for 8+ people - all double en-suite rooms having an uninterrupted view and all awaiting the main event for your pleasure - the promise at the end of the day of what some have described as a most romantic setting - the descending sun on the horizon. A mesmerizing scene that you will find difficult to ignore.

You may have found in the past that when viewing villas on websites you may have noticed that with the use of clever or professional photography the views are often the same one, but from different angles giving a false impression. On your arrival the reality falls short. Disappointing even. At Villa Panayia the reality is better than the photographs. Our Corfiot architect, who has lived on the island all his life, said it has the best views in Corfu so perhaps you would like to come and see what we have on offer - such a treat - you will not be disappointed.

The North West coast here captures the traditional charms of Corfu and benefits from unrivalled sunrise to sunset views. We have found that not many villas actually have sunset views unless you are here. A quote from a review "Views - so many of them!!! There's morning sun outside the kitchen with coffee and pastries, then afternoon on the downstairs back terrace, then afternoon sun in the front by the pool, then late afternoon sun asleep after 2 glasses of wine on the cushy outdoor sofa! Sunsets out front any any balcony and at least a 250 degree panorama over mountains, past two bays, two peninsulas and even over to Albania with snow capped mountains in the far distance."

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Arillas Agiou Georgiou, Europe

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Rate 10
20 May 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,950
for 7 nights
£1,950
 
 
Rate 11
1 Jul 2018 - 14 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,450
for 7 nights
£2,450
 
 
Rate 12
15 Jul 2018 - 25 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,950
for 7 nights
£2,950
 
 
Rate 13
26 Aug 2018 - 8 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,650
for 7 nights
£2,650
 
 
Rate 14
9 Sep 2018 - 29 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,950
for 7 nights
£1,950
 
 
Rate 15
30 Sep 2018 - 3 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,550
for 7 nights
£1,550
 
 
Rate 16
4 Nov 2018 - 31 Mar 2019
7 night minimum stay
£1,250
for 7 nights
£1,250
 
 
Rate 1
1 Apr 2019 - 25 May 2019
7 night minimum stay
£1,500
for 7 nights
£1,500
 
 
Rate 2
26 May 2019 - 29 Jun 2019
7 night minimum stay
£1,950
for 7 nights
£1,950
 
 
Rate 3
30 Jun 2019 - 20 Jul 2019
7 night minimum stay
£2,400
for 7 nights
£2,400
 
 
Rate 4
21 Jul 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
7 night minimum stay
£2,950
for 7 nights
£2,950
 
 
Rate 5
1 Sep 2019 - 14 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
£2,450
for 7 nights
£2,450
 
 
Rate 6
15 Sep 2019 - 28 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
£1,950
for 7 nights
£1,950
 
 
Rate 7
29 Sep 2019 - 27 Oct 2019
7 night minimum stay
£1,600
for 7 nights
£1,600
 
 
Rate 8
28 Oct 2019 - 21 Mar 2020
7 night minimum stay
£1,500
for 7 nights
£1,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£1,500
for 7 nights
£1,500
£5,500
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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