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Arillas Bay To The Islands, Tranquil 1.5 Acre Un-overlooked Hillside Setting, Wifi & Car Included

JOHN LANASIS

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Speaks: english, french, spanish
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms1
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Arillas Bay To The Islands, Tranquil 1.5 Acre Un-overlooked Hillside Setting, Wifi & Car Included

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms1
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

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Sleeps 8. 4 double bedroom (all en-suite) Villa Ionia occupies an enviable and tranquil hillside position affording breathtaking views across the bay of Arillas to the local islands of Ericoussa, Othoni, Mathraki and the dramatic sunsets. The 1.5 acres of olive groves and cypress pines assure un-overlooked privacy and yet, the blue flag sandy beach, family run tavernas and resort facilities are just a few minutes drive away or pleasurable walk. Only a few weeks left for summer 2013.

Villa Ionia is unique. On the enchanting Greek Island of Corfu, there are no other rental villas that offer the combination of exquisite sea, sunset and local island views, 4 double ensuite bedrooms (all with wonderful sea views) and, un-overlooked privacy.

Ionia occupies a truly enviable position amidst 1.5 acres of tranquil hillside, clad in olive groves, cypress pines and a plethora of flora, yet the resort and beach are just a few minutes drive away or a pleasurable walk with a local shop and bakery just a short walk.

By day, lunch around the pool, or at one of the lovely authentic family run tavernas on the beachfront or in one of the country lanes behind. By evening the sunsets from Villa Ionia are amongst the most beautiful in the Mediterranean as they transform the local islands to silhouettes, never the same on any two nights.

Villa Ionia is best suited to discerning independent travellers and in that respect we wanted to create a home that offers the comforts and facilities expected in a villa but in a location that is best described as being the real Greece, rather than a tourist version of it. To that end, we chose Arrilas, away from the madding crowds of the more touristic East coast and far enough away from other busier resorts. In Arillas there are no hoards of rowdy BBQ boat day trippers flooding the tavernas and beaches and no nightclubs.

The rustic and peaceful location of the house opens to numerous walks through several local villages, along the coastline, through olive groves, meandering country tracks or cliff-top footpaths. On the seafront a small selection of water sports are available as is boat hire and the beach itself, awarded the coveted EU Blue Flag, is of fine golden sand and the incredibly clear water is shallow making it ideal for children.

For its size (about 2500 square feet) Villa Ionia is also one of the most spacious homes on the island. It was designed to maximise space and light - from its 65 square metre open plan lounge kitchen dinning room to the wonderful beamed and vaulted ceilings in the first floor bedrooms which all have very large balconies, and the wall to wall glass doors and window sections in the sea facing wall of the lounge. In fact every room in the house affords breathtaking seas views.

Naturally Villa Ionia is equipped with all essential modern facilities including air-conditioning throughout, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, Ascaso espresso and cappuccino coffee machine, Wi Fi internet access, a large flat screen television screen and a host of other items and facilities. Most unusually a rental car is included with Villa Ionia. Of course for those requiring the additional services of a cook, nanny, or even a personal guide, these can be easily arranged also.

Externally, Villa Ionia offers a lounge set, sun loungers, parasols and of course dinning table and chairs. Recent additions include: a 40 square metre poolside terrace extension finished in African hardwood decking and a large pergola covering the 12 seat stone and marble statement dining table with olive press wheels forming the base - a fabulous shady lunch spot.

Across the shallow end of the swimming pool, full width steps were incorporated into the design, making it a great place to sit with a cool drink.

Most people that choose Villa Ionia, do so for the same reasons that we chose to build it in this location.

We look forward to welcoming you to Villa Ionia

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
JOHN LANASIS (Owner)
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Speaks: english, french, spanish

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms1
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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Reviews

5
based on 4 traveler reviews

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Arillas Bay To The Islands, Tranquil 1.5 Acre Un-overlooked Hillside Setting, Wifi & Car Included
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
Knightsbridge
5

Lovely House in a lovely place

  • 5 of 5

Delighted that we found Villa Ionia. A smart, very spacious and extremely comfortable house with everything on board and meticulously looked after. It had very large grounds as described but because of its open outlook to the natural surroundings; lots of olive groves, cypress forests and flora, it felt as though the house was set in a very large estate stretching across the entire hillside, really very special. The small resort was close enough to walk, bit of a hill coming back up but worth every stride for the view from the villa which was simply breathtaking. We watched the sunset from the terrace through more than half of our stay. Lovely local tavernas serving incredibly tasty food as is expected in Greece and not overrun by any standard. We feel that Villa Ionia and the town of Arillas was probably he most comprehensive combination we have found in many years of independent travel and would not hesitate to recommend it to families that need a thoroughly relaxing stay in a fine home and in a clearly up and coming smart area.

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Scotland
5

Superb home with wonderful views

  • 5 of 5

A blissful fortnight at Villa Ionia was complimented by perfect weather and the hospitality of the owner John who was always close by if we needed anything - we were in need of nothing because everything was perfect except for the photographs that were displayed on this site - because even though they look beautiful they do not completely do the house justice. When we arrived we were all stopped in our tracks at the sheer splendour of the view before us and at this lovely house that we were fortunate enough to have for a fortnight (it was not long enough) The house and pool were kept immaculately clean, the layout had a lovely flow about it, a very functional home with everything we could ask for, the space was far more than even our party of eight needed and the peacefulness of the location provided much needed calm after a very stressful few business months. A very special house in a very pretty area with a sunset view over the sea and some islands just off the coast to die for. Its not a commercial area and thankfully there are not endless streets of bars and restaurants, but what Arillas does have is a selection of very authentic tavernas and some nouveau greek restaurants and bars. We particularly enjoyed, Brouklis, Thomas' fish taverna which is actually called Vavillias, Thalassa, Costas place, an old village style taverna near the Affionas village called The Night Owl and Ianni and Litsa who have small but really lovely restaurant with an amazing view a bit further up the hill. Theres a couple of super bars for an early evening drink called Amos on which is on the beach in Arillas and up on a cliff top theres a cafe bar called Acrotiri. All in all Arillas is lovely, Villa Ionia is a must stay, and we MUST return.

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
5

Magnifique

  • 5 of 5

The Villa Ionia is the perfect holiday maison and the ville Arillas is very good. Very fine quality. Tres belle, tres beau choucher de soleil. Magnifique !!

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
5

A little piece of heaven

  • 5 of 5

Having spent many a family holiday renting a number of houses on the North East coast of Corfu, the island we have always been most drawn to, we thought it would be fun to try a small resort on the North West called Arillas as we had begun to hear positive comments about the area. We came across Villa Ionia in an on-line magazine article. It looked beautiful in the photographs but it was a bit of gamble as we had never even visited that side of the island except for a trip to Paleocastritsa several years ago. Arillas is a charming little spot, really very un-commercial compared to some parts of the other coast, but still has an ample choice of tavernas and a few stylish bars and we would probably recommend all of them. It's an un-pretentious town and doesn't have to be because it knows what it has to offer, something that our beloved North East has sadly become over the years. We found Arillas to be spotlessly clean ( as was the house) and the sea and beach looked as pure and unpolluted as some of the most remote caribbean islands. The resort surroundings were lovely; naturally beautiful with a little bit of agricultural activity in the valley. Every establishment in the area oozed friendship, and it has to be said, prices that it seemed hadn't risen in over a decade. Villa Ionia was simply superior in almost every department to our past rentals. It was incredibly spacious, bright, airy and the views...we would challenge anyone to find finer views which from this house also boasted an utterly breathtaking sunset over three gorgeous islands just off the coast. It confirmed for us that this side of the island has a big future for families like ours that have, we must admit, been a little blinkered. Villa Ionia and its location on the North West Coast has captured our hearts and our imagination. Thank-you again.

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway

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From £1,950 Per week

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Amenities

Diakofto Villa Accommodation and Amenities

General:
  • Air Conditioning
Kitchen:
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing Machine
  • Iron & Board
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • En-suite to bedroom 1 with bath, separate shower and WC. En-suite to bedroom 2 with shower and WC. En-suite to bedroom 3 with shower and WC. En-suite to bedroom 4 with shower and WC.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 with double bed. Bedroom 2 with double bed. Bedroom 3 with twin beds. Bedroom 4 with twin beds. Please note that one of the bedrooms is on the ground floor and three are upstairs. There is also a baby cot available.
Entertainment:
  • Television
Internet Access:
  • Internet
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Parking
  • Lawn / Garden
Swimming Pools:
  • Private Pool
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

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