A peaceful and picturesque villa, right on the sea minutes from Corfu town. The villa has a private ladder down to the beach, with a jetty and a small dingy and x 3 kayaks ( two double and one single) and two paddle boards plus snorkel equipment for the guests to use. The Villa has plenty of outdoor entertaining space with large staggered patios, and shaded dining areas. There is also a Jacuzzi, with sea views. Villa Waves is in an ideal location, halfway between the north and the south of the island, with Corfu town only 6km away. There are a handful of secluded beaches and local villages within easy distance. The closest being Benitses a traditional Greek village boasting a marina, as well as numerous bars, tavernas.Villa Waves now boasts a 80m2 Roof terrace with Fantastic Sea Views !!!
4 Bedroom 2 bathroom villa on a beautiful Secluded Beach with stunning sea views
Hugh and Daniela Pettifer
- Calendar last updated:
- 24 Mar 2019
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 Corfu
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.
Pool / Spa
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
Heavenly, perfect & peaceful
Just back from our best ever week away. We made a big mistake in not booking for longer, as we were not ready to leave. The villa is beautiful, lots of outdoor space and always one of the terraces offering sun or shade depending on preference. The ladder down to the sea just makes it extra special and out of the ordinary. 6 of us with different requirements, from teenaged to considerably older, were all kept happy as you could swim, snorkel, paddle or snooze in the sun as you preferred. The snorkelling was the highlight for me, and I saw a huge number of different fish, cuttlefish, octopus, anemones etc - crystal clear water 20 seconds from your bedroom door! It was also close enough to Corfu Town that we could visit easily for sight seeing, shopping and drinks. The road outside was hairy, but this would be the case wherever you were in Corfu, and just required a little attention. Previous people have mentioned the planes, but this did not disturb us at all - they are not so loud or frequent to ruin the peace, and we actually enjoyed watching them coming and going and quite turned into plane spotters! Finally - have to mention the incredible sunrises every morning. I’m not a morning person but they were so enticing, with the sun coming up from the sea almost in touching distance , I was up before the sun most days. All in all - just perfect! We have to go again!
Hi Bridget I’m glad you had such a great time and your right the sun rise at Villa Waves is special ,Hope to see you and your family back at Villa Waves soon.
Amazing location and setting
Villa Waves is such an amazing property. The outside living space is fantastic with stunning views of the sea. Hugh, the owner has thought of everything to ensure you make the most of the setting and facilities. The attention to detail is stunning with lighting in the hot tub, to beautiful seating and sunbathing areas on the top terrace. The Kayaks and waterboards were great fun . Hugh has even added a speedboat for the guests to hire. Local taverna's are a short walk away but be careful the road is busy and the locals do drive fast. We arrived on a Sunday and the main supermarket was closed but the local shop close by was in walking distance for a few supplies but obviously a little more expensive. The communication and welcome was great and the whole booking process is really easy. Would recommend Villa Waves and many thanks to Hugh for everything he did for us
Your most welcome and thank you for your comments , we hope to see you back at Villa Waves in the near future.
Idyllic location, the clear water is perfect and the views were breathtaking.
We spent the week kayaking and paddle boarding and the night watching films from the large DVD collection.
It’s the perfect place for a private getaway with the option to go and explore if you wish.
The bus journey to town wasn’t too hard and all of the locals were lovely.
The terrace area is perfect for a nice rest with a glass of wine, we also watched an incredible storm from there.
I am definitely going back next year, really didn’t want to leave!
Thank you for your comments
Hopefully we will see you again soon
An island idyll
Corfu in May is beautiful, Villa Waves in May is a treat for the senses.
The Villa Waves has everything you need for a successful family holiday; there is plenty of outdoor space for everyone to do their thing during the day - and there are certainly plenty of things to keep them busy - the young adults loved the paddle boards and kayaks (cruising up and down the coastline) while others enjoyed the spectacular views from the terrace, whiling away the hours swinging in the hammock or reading in the shade.
We were very fortunate with the weather - sunny and in the high 20s.
A car is essential to get around (although you could go to various seaside tavernas in the kayaks). In Benitses we enjoyed eating at Mezza Luna, very friendly service and great fresh food. A drive up to the Achillion Palace is a must - the statue of Achilles is awesome. We also took a taxi into Corfu Town late afternoon and watched the sunset from The Cavilieri Hotel’s roof terrace drinking spectacular cocktails.
I can not recommend Villa Waves enough - the clear aquamarine sea with the sun sparkling off it, it is uplifting and relaxing. Everyone felt very quickly at ease. Sleeping with the sound of the sea lapping on the shore is a real treat.
We were treated to a trip out in the Villa’s boat as, being early in the season, it was still being sea-tested. The boat trip was thrilling and I feel sure that when we return next year we would like to hire the boat for a day or two and enjoy exploring. Corfu is a sea-faring nation and best enjoyed for the sea.
Many thanks to Hugh for a memorable holiday. We’ll be back.
Thank you Louise I see you have already booked for next May I agree May is a fantastic time to go to Corfu , looking forward to having you and your family stay with us next season
Week in your beautiful Villa
We all loved staying at this amazing villa, the place felt very homely and the view was amazing. We made full use of the boats which was the tick for me when we were looking for a place to stay.
Only negative was the parking and the road.
We will be back that's for sure.
Glad you guys had a great stay since you were their we have added x2 paddle boards hope to see you next year
Lovely waterfront location
Stayed for 9 days and had a great time. However there were downs as well as ups. The villa was clean tidy and well equipped but we would have liked at least a change of towels if not bedding. The waterfront location is just so lovely and private but you are on the flight path to the airport and the planes are low and loud. The sun deck on the roof is spacious, comfortable with lovely views of the coast. However there is a busy road adjacent to the villa and you get loud and smelly road noise as well as landing planes. Shade is also limited. The villa is located a couple of miles from benitses which was once a major resort but now is a little tired but does have some nice bars and restaurants. You can walk if you want but the main road does not have a pavement and drivers are...well!.. We took a cab BUT beware. The cars are mostly brand new mercedes because should you wish to use them you get robbed by the driver. 10 euros for a 2 mile trip... really. Anyway. Overall This is a nice villa with seafront location and would recommend as long as you are happy with my comments above.
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 a small dingy for fishing or just rowing, there is also a double and a single kayak.
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
Additional pricing information
Booking Notes: There is a deposit of £250 per week. Balance has to be paid 8 weeks prior to arrival. Changeover Day: The changeover day is flexible. (but is usually a Monday) Arrivals after 4 pm (but a bag drop will be permitted if you arrive earlier) Departures before 11 am