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Delightful Secluded Villa Above Avlaki Bay. Fabulous Views, Pool, Air-con, Wi-Fi

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 - 28 nights

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Details
Property
villa
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Bathrooms
3
Half Baths
1
Minimum Stay
7 - 28 nights

Description

Kassopei Villa Rental Photos and Description

Villa in Avlaki, Agios Stefanos, Kassiopi, Corfu, Ionian Islands, Greece - Outstanding, Peaceful Location on Exclusive North East Coast, Ideal for Two Families Sharing

Nestled in mature olive groves above Avlaki Bay, with breath-taking views over the headlands of northeast Corfu and the lighthouse on the islet of Kaparelli, Villa Aurora provides the perfect setting for a wonderful family holiday. Set in an acre of grounds, with mature gardens, Aurora offers exclusivity and seclusion yet all essential holiday amenities are nearby. The unspoiled beach of Avlaki, with its two excellent tavernas and crystal clear water, is within walking distance, whilst the fashionable restaurants of Agios Stefanos and the lively resort of Kassiopi are only a few minutes’ drive. Dinghy sailing and windsurfing are available on Avlaki beach. In its eighth year of rental, Aurora is contemporarily furnished and provides spacious, well-appointed accommodation. The villa’s many communal and individual private spaces make it ideal for families holidaying together.

The property is registered for holiday rentals with the Greek National Tourist Office, EOT licence number 0829K10TK8213001. Air-conditioning is provided in all bedrooms and considerate usage included in the price. A Wi-Fi network is provided throughout the villa. Access to the swimming pool is controlled via a lockable gate. Car hire is available at the airport and ferry terminal or, a local firm will transport you to and from the villa and deliver hire cars for you.

Our ever helpful and fully bilingual property manager, Natushka provides a meet and greet service and she and her husband Yianni are available to assist with any problems that might arise during your stay.

A complementary welcome pack containing basic essentials is provided. Local supermarkets are a five minute's drive - Yannis Sinies Market provides on-line shopping and delivery.

Hiring a motor boat is a fun way to explore the idyllic coves that are the signature of North East Corfu’s beauty made famous in Gerald Durrell's books. Boat hire is available in Agios Stefanos and Kassiopi.

Agios Spiridion, a slowly shelving sandy beach on North coast (ideal for children), is only a short drive. Aqualand, a water theme park in the centre of the island, is a great day our for children and adults.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Charles
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
November 25, 2016
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About Charles

We started holidaying in Greece when our children were young as we were always assured of a friendly welcome. We had heard so much about the beauty of North East Coast and arrived in Avlaki by chance some 20 years ago. The peaceful, sheltered bay with its crystal clear water obviously left a lasting impression. Having visited, and thoroughly enjoyed many other Greek islands, fait drew us back to Avlaki and we realised the benefit of instant relaxation when returning to somewhere you have visited before. Avlaki has hardly changed since, except for the gradual development of privately owned villas in the olive groves above the bay, one of which we are extremely fortunate to own.

Charles purchased this villa in 2006

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had an amazing time in this fantastic villa. Incredible views and a wonderful location.

First class villa with an excellent location.

The overriding feature that makes Aurora such a versatile holiday home is the variety of very well designed outside spaces that make the villa work for a large group of people. Dey, Glocestershire.

Lots of rushing around shouting 'oooh' when we arrived - this is the family hallmark of excellence. Lovelock, Darkest Hampshire.

Everything was out of this world! The pool was brillo, spent many fabulous hours there. Thank you. Henriques, Scotland.

We relaxed the minute we arrived! Great house, lived in the pool and very sorry to leave. Sercombe, Buckinghamshire.

Loved waking up in the house to those staggering views every morning! Beautiful terrace area. Sad to leave. Lovelock, Somerset.

Stunning views, fantastic terrace to while away the evenings and a lovely villa. Special! Haynes, Nottinghamshire.
May 2009
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Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)

Delightful Secluded Villa Above Avlaki Bay. Fabulous Views, Pool, Air-con, Wi-Fi
average rating of 4.9130435 based on 24 reviews
5

Excellent location and wonderful views.

  • 5 of 5

We agree with everything stated in previous reviews and although our stay was only one week, our three generation family had a wonderful, relaxing and memorable time.

Villa Aurora is set in a very scenic and tranquil location and has stunning views. You will need a car, but there are no precarious roads to negotiate and it is an easy, short drive to the picturesque coves of Agios Stefanos, Kalami, Kouloura, Agni and the local town of Kassiopi.

Our favourite haunt was Agios Stefanos - just a few minutes drive away. We ate here most evenings as the friendly waterside tavernas were excellent and the setting picture perfect. We also hired a boat for the day and enjoyed swimming in secluded coves and stopping for lunch at Agni Bay. A fabulous day out and well recommended.

The Villa itself is very spacious, of a high standard and extremely comfortable, clean, homely and well managed. Just as the photos and description on Villa Aurora's website. We particularly liked the many outside seating areas and the lovely large contemporary kitchen that was a pleasure to use and had every modern convenience.

Booking and communication with Charles was quick, friendly and efficient and I would not hesitate to recommend Villa Aurora to anyone wishing to visit this beautiful area of Corfu.

Thank you Charles for a great holiday - we hope to return.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Maddy, I am very pleased that all your family had a great holiday in Villa Aurora. Agios Stephanos is very picturesque and the taverna owners are most amiable. They genuinely remember you from one year to the next. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Charles
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Villa Aurora - Already re-booked!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic two week holiday in Villa Aurora. The villa quickly felt like home and more than exceeded our expectations.

It would have been easy to spend the whole holiday at the villa enjoying the excellent pool, the superb views and the comfortable seating areas. The property is spotlessly clean and has everything you could need for a relaxing break.

We did venture out but with so much within a few miles of the villa, you do not need to go far. This part of Corfu is stunning so there are many great beaches to enjoy. This includes Avlaki, which is a short walk from the villa. Aside from the beaches, we enjoyed good food in the local Tavernas. Hiring a boat is also recommend.

As we approached the end of our holiday, the decision was made. We have already booked for next year and this decision tells you all you need to know about our impression of Villa Aurora!

The Jones family (three children aged 16, 14 and 9)

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had such a good time that you have already booked to come back again next year. We are planning a mouth watering addition for next year that we hope will be to everyone's taste.
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Villa Aurora Avlaki Bay Corfu

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful three generation family holiday at Villa Aurora in June/July this year. The villa is very well appointed and everything has been provided to make it home from home and the views are amazing! It is spotlessly clean and very well managed.

We asked if a gate could be provided to prevent our granddaughter (14months old) from making her way to the pool unaccompanied, Charles had a metal gate made (to match the railings) for the top of the steps, which also provided a very secure area on the terrace. We were delighted at this attention to our requirements which provided peace of mind for us all. We felt the villa was safe for our granddaughter, being able to lock the gate prevented this little person from accessing the pool.

Avlaki and the surrounding areas in North East Corfu have many stunning unspoilt bays and beautiful views, we found plenty to do during our enjoyable holiday including renting a boat at Agios Stephanos and a trip to Corfu Town. There are many quality tavernas within 10-15 minutes drive from the villa, all in all a perfect holiday destination.

Mike and Helen Robertson

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Mike and Helen, Vey pleased you had such an enjoyable holiday and thanks for your review. Your enquiry about the gate has worked out very well and Yianni and Natushka did a great job installing it during the changeover. The area has a huge amount to offer for those that like to organise their own holiday. We hope you will be back next year to visit the old favourites and discover some new ones too.
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A beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

A very large and beautiful property where our 2 families enjoyed a weeks holiday at the end of July. The house is well cared for and of an extremely high standard with regard to amenities and decor. The location is peaceful and scenic and is accessible to a number of coves / tavernas along the coastline. A car is required in order to appreciate the full beauty of this area. Overall we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and the villa lived up to expectations from previous reviews. We would love to return in the future . The Wilsons / Smiths

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Very pleased you had a good holiday with your friends. The villa is designed for two families to holiday together so I am pleased it seems to have worked. I hope you will return in the not too distant future. Charles
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5

Villa Aurora triumphs again!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit to Villa Aurora and having had such a great time last year I thought it would be hard to beat it but soon after arriving we noticed a great addition - a gate at the top of the steps leading to the pool. The children's ages ranged from 3 months to almost 3 and they obviously needed constant monitoring but having the gate allowed us to be much more relaxed about pool access than last year as well as providing greater safety. The children were more aware this year and really enjoyed the pool and surroundings. Happy children meant happy parents and grandparents so all in all everyone had a really great time - again!. Regarding the villa itself the high standards of last year had been maintained and the new fans in the terrace area really cooled the air during our meals - another welcome difference. If you are looking for a villa that is furnished like a home and feels like one then look no further. The temptation is to stay in the villa, enjoy the privacy of the surroundings and spend a lot of time in the pool but there are lots of good restaurants in Kassiopi and St Stephanos and Avlaki beach is a short walk - downhill through the olive grove. Thank you Natushka and Yiannis for looking after us so well. Villa Aurora is top of our list for European "down time".

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jocelyn, thanks for a very generous review. So glad your second visit did not disappoint. The stair gate above the pool was a response to a client request and it has certainly been a big hit with subsequent guests with young children. Thank you also for your comments about it being a home rather than a holiday let. We like to think you can just turn up and appreciate the usual home comforts in the wonderful surroundings of Corfu. Looking forward to your third visit. Charles
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Stunning

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful place. We were two families travelling together, 4 adults and 4 children (6, 6, 6 and 9 years) for the first time and Villa Aurora suited us perfectly. A large, clean, beautifully designed Villa with everything you could need including the most spectacular views. We all enjoyed the pool, the children especially, and travelling around the northern part of the Island. Charles has been very friendly and easy to contact, so many thanks to him for that. We would definitely return.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Joanne, Glad you enjoyed your half-term break. Thank you for the complimentary review. We designed the villa with two families sharing in mind so pleased it seems to have worked.
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Map

Nearest Airport
37 Kilometres
Corfu
Nearest Barpub
700 Metres
Avlaki
Nearest Ferry
37 Kilometres
Corfu
Nearest Golf
37 Kilometres
Corfu
Nearest Restaurant
700 Metres
Avlaki
Nearest Beach
700 Metres
Avlaki
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Greek Sailing Holidays, established in Corfu in 1995, offers dinghy sailing and windsurfing hire and tuition in the warm Mediterranean holiday environment of Avlaki. The light winds in the mornings are ideal for sailing instruction. Fresher conditions prevail in the afternoon enabling novices to practice their newly acquired skills and challenging opportunities for more experienced sailors.

Dimitris horse riding (just inland from Avlaki beach) offers a variety of horse riding tours, for children and adults from beginners to experienced riders, within the beautiful Erimtis peninsular. The school has been created with rescued horses and each has its own story.

The area is popular with walkers in early May and October.

Coast/Beach:

The road that leads to Aurora continues as an unmade track through the olive groves to Avlaki bay. The crystal clear waters and white pebble beach are intoxicating. Sun beds and umbrellas are available and the two excellent tavernas will keep you replete throughout the day. Hiring a motor boat is a fun way to explore the idyllic coves that are the signature of North East Corfu’s beauty. Agios Spiridion, a slowly shelving sandy beach on North coast (ideal for children), is only a short drive.

Travel:

British Airways has announced a new service from London Heathrow to Corfu commencing in May 2015. Easy Jet provides scheduled services to Corfu from London Gatwick, Luton, Manchester and Bristol. Ryan Air flys to Corfu from Stanstead, East Midlands, Leeds Bradford and Glasgow. Additionally, the charter airlines provide flight only seats from many other regional airports. Try: Fly Thomas Cook, Thomson Fly and Monarch Airlines. Car hire is essential to enjoy the best of what the area has to offer.

Distances:

Villa Aurora is situated on Corfu's exclusive North East Coast, affectionately referred to as "Kensigton-on-Sea" in ITV's documentary "Corfu: A Tale of Two Islands", 38km from Corfu town/airport. All other amenities are close by. Avlaki beach 800m, 10 min walk, down an unmade track through olive groves or 2.5km via road. Sinies: supermarket, bakery, yummy cake shop, village taverna, 2km; Agios Stefanos: tavernas, 2.5km; Kassiopi: tavernas, bars, shops, 3km; Agios Spiridon: sandy beach, 8km.

Further Details:

The highlight of any Greek holiday has to be sitting in a water’s edge taverna, on a warm summer evening, savouring freshly prepared local produce. Conveniently, Villa Auroa is located close to some of the best restaurants and tavernas in northeast Corfu. Just below the villa on Avlaki bay are Cavo Barbaro and Avlaki Taverna, both serving freshly cooked local produce. The picturesque bay of Agios Stephanos is a short drive (taxi ride), where there is an excellent choice of water-front restaurants, tavernas and bars, including Eucalyptus Taverna, Kaparelli Taverna run by Costas and Galini Taverna run by Nikos. There are one or two bars where teenagers can retreat whilst their parents enjoy a local coffee.

The small fishing port of Kassiopi offers an even greater variety of tavernas and bars and one or two nightclubs including The Wave Bar. Tavernaki on the harbour front and Little Italy are amongst our favourites. For a special treat Trilogia Restaurant provides excellent food and magnificent sunsets.

A fun alternative is to travel to Agni by water taxi from Agios Stephanos where there are three famous waterside restaurants: Taverna Agni, Toula’s and Nikolas, each outstanding in different ways.

For those very special celebrations catering arrangements can include delivery of a freshly prepared supper or the assistance of a local cook to prepare a meal for you. Our house manager would be pleased to discuss your individual requirements.

The recently refurbished Hydropolis water park is situated on the north coast of the island, attached to Gelina Village & Resort near Acharavi, about 20 minutes’ drive. The larger Aqualand water theme park, at Agios Ioannis in the centre of Corfu, is approximately one-hour’s drive is great fun for all the family.

Corfu Old Town is beautiful and worth extending your holiday by a day or two to appreciate its charm or match the sometimes demanding flight schedules. Try Hotel Bella Venezia, Siorra Vittoria or Cavalieri Hotel.

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Rates & Availability

Kassopei Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Rate 1,200
Apr 29 2017 - May 12 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,347
 
 
Rate 1,600
May 13 2017 - May 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,796
 
 
Rate 2,000
May 27 2017 - Jun 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,245
 
 
Rate 2,400
Jun 10 2017 - Jun 23 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,694
 
 
Rate 2,800
Jun 24 2017 - Jul 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,143
 
 
Rate 3,200
Jul 8 2017 - Jul 14 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,592
 
 
Rate 3,600
Jul 15 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,041
 
 
Rate 2,800
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,143
 
 
Rate 2,400
Sep 9 2017 - Sep 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,694
 
 
Rate 2,000
Sep 16 2017 - Sep 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,245
 
 
Rate 1,600
Sep 23 2017 - Sep 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,796
 
 
Rate 1,200
Sep 30 2017 - Nov 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,347
 
 
My Standard Rate
28 night minimum stay
$1,347
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $317
Tax Rate 13.0%

Please ensure you have adequate travel insurance including cancellation cover. Prices are quoted and payable in UK pounds. Euro can be accepted by prior arrangement.

Changeover Day:
The changeover day is Saturday. Other days may be available in low season or when booking for more than seven consecutive days. Departing guests are requested to vacate the property by 10:00. The property should be available to incoming guests by 15:00.

Notes on prices:
Price reductions may be available for reduced occupancy lettings in low season.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Kassopei Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 250 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
  • Modern plumbing arrangements! Toilet paper may be flushed. Please place any other items in bins provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sofa bed suitable for young children
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Private balcony seating area shared between bedrooms 3&4.
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Private balcony seating area shared between bedrooms 3&4.
  • Large bedrooms with vaulted ceilings, spacious fitted wardrobes, hairdryers and sea view balcony. In the summer air conditioning is a necessity and all bedrooms are fitted with air conditioning. However, we do request guest to use it considerately due to its environmental impact.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The property is registered for holiday rentals with the Greek National Tourist Office, EOT licence number 0829K10TK8213001. Air-conditioning is provided in all bedrooms and is included in the price. A Wi-Fi network is available at no additional cost. Gated access to pool. Car hire is available at the airport or a local firm will transport you to and from the villa and deliver cars to the villa. Our ever helpful and fully bilingual property manager, Natushka provides a meet and greet service and is available to assist with any problems that might arise during your stay. Complementary welcome pack. Outside: French doors from the kitchen lead to a covered outdoor veranda with views over the garden to the majestic Avlaki headland, the Eremites "an area of outstanding natural beauty". The comfortable seating area is the regular spot for relaxing and discussing the important issues of the day like “where are we eating tonight”? The dining table extends to seat 10 people comfortably, perfect for that freshly prepared lunch or barbecued supper. Steps from the veranda lead down to a large terrace area by the swimming pool (10x5m, depth 1.0-1.9m). The sun loungers may be shaded from the mid-day sun by the olive trees and the large cantilever parasol. The gardens, lovingly cared for by Yianni, are well stocked with indigenous plants including lavender, rosemary, oleander, jasmine, mimosa, plumbago, nerium and agapanthus providing seasonal colour and fragrance to complete the setting. Utility Room: Washing machine, drying area, iron and ironing board. Cots and high chair available. Beach chairs. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Our ever helpful house manager Natushka is available to deal with any other problems that may arise during your stay. Maid service, bathroom towels and bedlinen changed twice weekly. Beach towels provided. Complimentary welcome pack on arrival. Other: Separate TV room includes double sofa bed. Octagonal dining room seating 8 for cooler autumn evenings. Upstairs balcony provides private seating area with fabulous views of Avlaki bay. Table Tennis. Two single seater BIC kayaks for use on Avlaki bay.

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