4 Bed 2 bathroom villa on a beautiful Secluded Beach with stunning sea views
Hugh and Daniela Pettifer
About Hugh and Daniela Pettifer
I run Villa Waves with my partner Daniela Im a New Zealander who has lived in the UK for the last 30 years, we have been involved in construction and developing residential homes in London and try to put our personal taste and experience we use in our every day lives, into Villa Waves.
Hugh and Daniela Pettifer purchased this Villa in 2008
Why Hugh and Daniela Pettifer chose Achilleio
I was looking to buy land and build in Corfu when I stumbled onto a picture of the villa . I asked the agent to send me a photo from the front of the property to which she replied we will need to hire a boat to do that, I was hooked and booked a flight. when I saw waves she was very run down but the challange to make it into a beautiful holiday villa was to much to resist.
What makes this Villa unique
From the first moment I stood on the terrace and looked down at the beech and out to see ( the mainland to the left the mountains to the right ) I knew this property had a lot to give with its secluded beach and breath taking views.
We would ask guest to smoke out side the villa
Max guests:6 (sleeps up to 6 adults)
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
Comfortable sea front villa
Comfortable villa with a well tended garden right on the waters edge. We loved having an early morning dip, and had fun using the paddle boards and kayaks. We also hired a boat for 2 days. It is a short drive to Benitses and atmospheric Corfu Town both having plenty of places to eat, sadly the villa is right on the busy coastal road which is dangerous to walk along, however you can not hear the traffic inside and the six of us thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
Birthday celebrations with the family
My family ages range from 26 - 60 and we all equally enjoyed the appropriately named Villa Waves! From the stunning views/pebble beach at our feet/twinkly lit hot tub, jetty/kayaks/snorkel gear/body boards/and beautiful roof top terrace (with my favourite hammock ) we were all satisfied. It is semi detached but the lovely neighbour was very friendly. There are quite a few steep steps around the property so it would be something to consider for anyone with mobility issues. We hired a minibus from a friendly efficient company recommended by Hugh which was worth doing to explore the Island, also the motor boat for the day which was great fun. As mentioned in other reviews there is quite a bit of traffic noise from the busy dangerous road above the villa, but it didn't spoil our experience or put us off from returning, and we really enjoyed the plane spotting! We made good use of the barbeque too and the kitchen was very well equipped. Beds were all very comfortable and clean and the aircon was great! We didnt use the TV but there is an excellent selection of DVDs to suit all.
There are plenty of supermarkets within 5/10 minute drive away, and Benitses 10 minutes and Corfu town 20 minutes.
Only suggestion for improvement would be sunlounger pads for roof terrace and a bit extra screening from the road, but we have made some really special memories at Villa Waves !!🇬�🇷�❤😎�🥂�
We had a fantastic week at Villa waves! The view is amazing. Just a walk down the steps and your in the sea. The kids really enjoyed learning to paddle board and using the kayaks! The beach wasn’t that busy even in August! The air con was much needed and kept us cool off n 37+ temperatures. The roof terrace is a cool place to relax at night and the jacuzzi is refreshing relief from the heat! The road is very busy but we got used to the noise and managed to walk the kids to the local taverna without any issues. The downstairs rooms are perfect for teenagers, giving them and us our own space. The twin room is ideal for younger kids. Unfortunately the boat wasn’t available due to issues with the engine but Ivor managed to negotiate a good price from the local rental place, however there are restrictions on where you can take a rental boat. Great holiday, thank you for letting us stay at Villa Waves!
Thank you very much for your review, sounds like you and your family had a great time at Villa Waves , we hope to see you again in the near future.
Hugh snd Daniela 😎👍
Lovely villa right on the waterfront with wonderful views
This is a lovely villa situated on the waterfront with beautiful views across the sea. As mentioned in previous reviews the road outside is extremely dangerous and at night even worse. We are a family with teenagers so I felt ok but I would not like to have experienced this with young children.
We enjoyed the kayaks every day it was a shame that the single kayak was no longer available as it meant we could not go out together. The paddle boat is also no longer available. The children spent many hours snorkelling in the beautiful clear waters. The air conditioning was a welcome relief as it was very hot. The beach was fairly busy every day with people coming and going but we rather enjoyed the people watching. I’m not sure if the jetty shown in the photos is private but people used it constantly so we struggled to be able to use it on some days. The electric ladders are a novel way of getting down to the beach but again I would be worried about these if I had young children, and the wire hanging down to raise and lower them is very sharp so be careful.
We were unable to eat outside in the evenings due to being plagued by wasps so we think there is a nest nearby. However the local tavernas were cheap and served an excellent variety of food catering well for all of our tastes.
We enjoyed using the hot tub which kept us cool in the heat of the day. There was a problem with it whilst we were staying but it was quickly sorted by Hugh.
Overall we had a lovely holiday and thoroughly enjoyed waking up to a wonderful sunrise every morning. You would be hard pushed to find these views in many places.
Thank you for your comments I have asked my manager to look into the sharp wire and see if he can find that wasp nest ( if so, we will Dispatch them ) Re the road we do ask our clients to take care as the villa entrance is on the coastal road but this is due to the unique position of Villa waves right on the beach, I’m glad you enjoyed your stay,
at the end of this season we will be doing a total refurbishment new ladder outside furniture and inside outside redecoration's buy X2 more single paddle boards to replace the one that was stolen earlier in the season 🙈
We hope to see you and your family and friends back at Villa Waves in the near future.
Hugh and Daniela
The Complete Package
A well equipped villa right on the water that allowed our family of 5 to chill out and relax with the feeling of a 5* resort.. Direct access to the beach that seemed to be ours exclusively allowed us to swim easily 2-3 times a day - or use the long boards and kayaks supplied. Air conditioned bedrooms gave comfort at night and a complete library, WiFi and excellent TV setup allowed us to still be connected to home. Benitses is only 5 minutes away with great restaurants and bars for evenings. The only watch out is to take extra care on the road outside as there are some blind spots for the pedestrian traffic and no parking directly outside the villa.
Glad you had a great time at Villa waves. We hope to see you and your family back out in Corfu soon
Hugh and Daniela
Fantastic week in Corfu
A well appointed, spacious villa providing really comfortable accommodation with great outdoor space. As described by others there is noise from a main road and the planes, but this is more than offset by the rear of the house which faces a small pebble beach and a beautiful ocean, which for most of the time was only used by us.
Hi michael really pleased you enjoyed your stay at Villa waves and the lovely Island of Corfu.
Hugh and Daniela
Special interest holidays:
Sailing holidays are very popular in this region and Benitse harbor is only 5 minutes away by car where you can rent all types of boats. The villa comes with x 2 paddle boards, there is also x 2 double kayaks.
Villa waves is situated on Perama beach. Accessed by a ladder or steps directly onto the beach it is a very secluded beach where you can walk in both directions, snorkeling is a must.
The Palace of Sissy (Achillion) 1/km.
The Fishing village and harbor, Benitsa 1/km.
The Shell Museum 1/km.
The Mouse Island 3/km.
The Old Corfu town 10/km.
The Old and new castle 10/km.
The Corfu golf club 10/km.
The Mon-Repo palace 10/km.
Airport 8 /km, seaport 11/km
Perema beach 0/km
Car hire is recommended, there are approx 3 tavernas and a small super market, in walking distance, it is less than a 5 minute drive to Benitses or 10 minutes to Corfu town.
There will be a welcome pack at The Wave highlighting restaurants, banks, pharmacy, emergency telephone numbers and local amenities etc.
Please check out our facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/?sk=welcome#!/pages/Villa-to-Rent-Corfu-Greece/285161338246984