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Luxury Private Villa With Large Pool & Panoramic Sea & Mountain Views

People10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Separate WCs1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Luxury Villa in Spartilas, Corfu, Ionian Islands, Greece - Private & Peaceful 10 mins by Car to Coastal Bays & Resorts

Del Cielo is a stunning and totally romantic private retreat situated just below Spartilas, offerring unbelievable 360 degree views over the coastline, 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. It has been built of natural and imported Italian stone, set into the landscape retaining almost all of 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 and various indoor and outdoor play/entertainment facilities including satellite T.V and Wi-Fi internet connection to keep the children (of all ages!) entertained. The interiors have been stylishly decorated creating a light, relaxed and informal ambience.


Owner
Graham Guyett
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
12 September, 2018

About Graham Guyett

My name is Graham and when not in Corfu with my partner Jane, I run my own consultancy business in the UK and I live in UK with my Corfiot rescue dog. Jane is very much involved in property, being an Estate Agent, and also in interior design. After visiting Corfu in 2003 for a family holiday it became my dream to design and build our holiday Villa from scratch. Jane helped me find just the right location and to design a home in an informal relaxed style. I wanted to preserve as much of the landscape and as many of the olive trees as possible. I literally built around the trees! I was determined to create something unique that nestled into the site which I was keen not to spoil. Whilst the project lasted almost 7 years and was fraught with obstacles & pitfalls, I was determined to achieve this dream. I really have to pinch myself every time I visit ,as at long last I am living it.

Graham Guyett purchased this villa in 2004

Why Graham Guyett chose Spartilas

After our first family holiday in Corfu in the summer of 2003 I knew there was something special about the island, there was something for everyone, every age, every mood. With that in mind Jane joined me to immediately begin a hunt for a home. I 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 whenever I felt like it (that was the hard bit). It is true, I was asking a lot! That was why when we stumbled over, what was then an olive grove, and the magic hit us both, that I set about purchasing it in 2004. I was determined to live the dream and now am 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 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 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. Nisaki for some water skiing, even Ipsos for its clubs and bars (if the inclination so dictates)!

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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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa around the Spartilas around the Feakes

Property Type:
  • villa
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
  • 5 ensuite plus guest cloakroom. Main ensuite with dressing lobby, double ended bath, walk in shower, separate w.c. Tower ensuite features free standing copper bath, separate w.c, exterior shower. 3 individually styled en-suite shower rooms.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (5 Bedrooms) (Winter months sleeps 6) Notes on bedrooms: First Floor Master suite, 6' super king bed, roof terrace Ground Floor bedroom 2, 2 single beds, courtyard Ground floor bedroom 3, 2 single beds, TV, garden Bedroom 4 with 6' super king size bed, balcony Tower bedroom 5, 5' king size, roof terrace
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • 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
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Air-conditioning and mosquito nets in all 5 bedrooms, under floor heating (upon request in winter months only). The accommodation is spread out, three bedrooms in main building and two bedrooms in separate buildings reached by pathways through well illuminated garden. Ideal for adult parties, young children should be supervised. Designed to give individual outside space and privacy to each bedroom, children best to occupy bedrooms 2 and 3 as these are part of the main building. The tower is for adult occupancy only, the tower lookout roof terrace with 360 degree panoramic views has been opened to adults only. Outside: Totally private extensive landscaped garden & natural olive grove : Large 20m x 10m private infinity pool with walk -in slope and jetty, surrounded by 3 timber decked areas on different levels. Box of pool toys. Fully equipped outdoor kitchen/barbecue with pizza oven and shaded table seating for 12. 8 teak sun loungers, 4 deck chairs, & other garden seats. Childrens' shady playground with swing and climbing frame, netball, table tennis and boules pitch. Full sun or 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 wicker sofa/lounger. Lookout roof terrace to tower (for adults only). Small courtyard shared between bedrooms 2 and 3. Lower garden area and balcony for bedroom 4. Ample space to be sociable or to have a quiet moment away from the rest of the family, whether in full sun, dappled or full shade, as preferred. Generous shaded parking. Utility Room: Washing machine, tumbler dryer, iron, ironing board, clothes airer, direct access to terrace/ outside drying area, cot, high chair, belfast sink. Plug-in car Cool box and bags for picnics Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Maid service 3 times a week, linen changed twice a week. Bed linen, towels and pool towels provided. Pool man 3 times a week, gardener weekly usually on changeover days. We try as far as possible to respect our guests' privacy avoid disturbing our guests. Other: Outside kitchen with pizza oven, Corfiot bar-b-que and pizza oven, fridge freezer, dishwasher, stone sink, food prep bench, 2 bar stools, kettle, 2 electric grills, ample outdoor tableware, glasses, tumblers, dishes, cutlery & utensils.

Reviews

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Luxury Private Villa With Large Pool & Panoramic Sea & Mountain Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 32 reviews
5

Incredible property with magnificent views. Very well maintained.

  • 5 of 5

Loved our stay here. Sprawling property with magnificent views. Owners were very accommodating and assisted us with our needs. Would highly recommend staying at this villa.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Del Cielo was designed for guests to feel at home with the added opportunity to have some of the most amazing views in Corfu from any location around the mature gardens and 3 acres of olive groves. Peacefullness and privacy are assured with no close neighbours. Every effort is made by all the staff and the owner to ensure expectations are met and where possible exceeded.
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The villa was everything we hoped!! Spectacular rooms and facilities.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time, we used Eleni for the catering for two nights and the food was exceptional. The lady who cleaned the villa was very helpful and everything Graham helped us with was first class

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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A fabulous property exceeding all expectations.

  • 5 of 5

The setting and view was nothing short of spectacular! The thought and care that has gone into Villa Cielo has resulted in a one of a kind experience. Everybody involved in the letting ,management and maintenance of the property made us feel very welcome and offered help and advice where requested. There is fantastic communal space for groups to meet and enjoy time together , but equally areas of privacy to seek out peace and enjoy the views. The local hospitality was the best from any Greek island we have yet visited. Thank you to all involved for the perfect location for our family holiday!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were delighted to host the family from UK and pleased that the hard work from the Del Cielo estate team met with the guests expectations. Thank you for a great review
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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: 14-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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: 14-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Heavenly!

  • 5 of 5

Del Cielo is heavenly - very well run and maintained, with excellent facilities. The swimming pool is as gorgeous as it looks in the photos. Even with 2 families at the villa, there are plenty of quiet corners for everyone to do there own thing, making for real relaxation and ease of living.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We endeavour to ensure that our guests get the most from Del Cielo's seclusion and amenities, particularly for family gatherings when Del Cielo comes into its own for dining, chilling by the pool or peace with your own space in the gardens or olive grove. Our staff are experienced and always willing to help for shopping, where to eat, preparing the BBQ or renting a yacht for the day with a local skipper. Just ask and we will see what we can do to make your stay at Del Cielo even more memorable.
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Location

Nearest Airport
21 Kilometres
International Corfu Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
5 minutes down the hill from the Villa
Nearest Ferry
19 Kilometres
Corfy Port
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Taverna Agnadio
Nearest Beach
4 Kilometres
Ipsos - 10 minutes only by car
Car: necessary

Coast/Beach:

The wonderfully picturesque north east coast 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 also at Nisaki about 10 minutes further north up the coast. Agni Bay about 20 minutes by car with its 3 famous beach tavernas but best to reach by boat. Many bays and coves to explore,

Travel:

Car Hire Essential , we recommend a car with good road clearance. There is a bumpy road ( better described as track) of about 450 meters from the main road to Villa. Also consider hiring a boat for a day or two, the very best way to explore the coast. Contact owners for further information.

Distances:

Village a 10 minute walk along ancient pathways, 15 minutes. along main road. (5 minutes by car). Corfu town 25 minutes by car. Airport 35 minute car journey. Corfu Port 20 minutes.

Nissaki 12 minutes car journey.

Further Details:

Village shop and excellent chemist in Spartilas village. Nearest supermarket at Ipsos (AB) also 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 way home). Boat Hire at Nissaki , Barbati and Dasia resorts (12- 15mins). Corfu town has excellent market for local produce (park at New Fort), many shops, some excellent restaurants (go to Gilford Street,) and several banks. On road into Corfu town several larger supermarkets.

Closest taverna is walk-able Taverna Agnadio, 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, not much ambience but good for a quick meal, has surprisingly good Italian dishes, great salads, try "Mediterranean", excellent pizzas and fresh pastas recipes if you like mushrooms try "Chef's Spaghetti"). Also excellent grill house "Roumeli" and the next door Vitamins taverna at Nissaki. Further afield 3 famous tavernas at Agni, (we love the most simple and most friendly-Taverna Nikolas, - you will be well looked after more 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 rhs is the best for Sunday lunch (local produce, much organic, or further up on left is a cafe that serves the best egg and chips in Corfu ( free range and organic hand cut potatoes fried in local olive oil, can't beat it! Maps and guides in Villa and owners more than happy to advise further.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa around the Spartilas,

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
 
Early Summer
1 Jun 2019 - 28 Jun 2019
7 night minimum stay
£5,650
for 7 nights
£5,650
 
 
Summer
29 Jun 2019 - 30 Aug 2019
7 night minimum stay
£7,450
for 7 nights
£7,450
 
 
Late Summer
31 Aug 2019 - 27 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
£5,650
for 7 nights
£5,650
 
 
Autumn
28 Sep 2019 - 2 Nov 2019
7 night minimum stay
£4,500
for 7 nights
£4,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£7,450
for 7 nights
£7,450
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £300

Booking Notes:
Del Cielo is avaiable 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.

Changeover Day:
Either Monday or Saturday, please ask if you prefer another day, - we might be able to help! Arrival is from 3pm, departure by 10am sharp: this is essential. We ask for your full cooperation so that we can clean & prepare the Villa for the next guests.

Notes on prices:
Prices are per week for whole Villa for occupancy of up to 10 persons. Security Deposit: £300 required as security against any damage to the villa and/or grounds, breakages to any furniture, fittings, equipment, plant machinery or appliances in or about the Villa, and for any damage to trees & plants and for any loss of property at the Villa and against not fully departing by 10am. This will be returned (less any deductions) within 2 weeks of the departure date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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