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

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Space 2,690 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 - 28 nights

Overview

About the property

Villa-Auroa Avlaki, Agios Stefanos, Kassiopi, Corfu, Ionian Islands, Greece - Outstanding, Peaceful Location 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.

Villa-Aurora 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.

More Details

Owner
Charles
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
September 17, 2017

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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Amenities

Corfu Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2690 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
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 ...
  • Free Wifi
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
  • 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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Delightful Secluded Villa Above Avlaki Bay. Fabulous Views, Pool, Air-con, Wi-Fi
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Spring at Villa Aurora, Avlaki

  • 5 of 5

Perfect setting amongst the olive groves, with beautiful views of sea and distant mountains from the terraces and especially the pool. The surroundings - the harbour at Kassiopi, tavernas at San Stefanos, shops, bars and atmosphere of Corfu town - provide lots to do, but the villa is a great base and so relaxing it's tempting to just chill. Favourite place was Avlaki Bay .. a short stroll through olive groves down to a perfectly blue sea, and the best taverna of the lot!

Gorgeous villa, great holiday!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hilary, Glad you had a great time with your friends. Spring is one of the best times to visit, the island is just waking up for the summer. Hope you will come back again soon.
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5

Spacious and beautiful Villa

  • 5 of 5

A stunning villa with a lovely walk down to Agni Bay through the olive groves. We especially loved the incredible views from the pool and the terrace was a favourite supper and breakfast spot. Charles and his team are all extremely helpful, the cleaner was excellent and our two families of 5 never felt on top of each other. A great stay!

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Birthday celebrations

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing week in this superb villa nestled amongest the olive trees in North East Corfu, we were staying in Aurora for my birthday celebrations with our grown up family. It totally surpassed all our expectations, the views were incredible and the outside living space and area around the swimming pool made it the perfect place to relax and enjoy each others company. The table tennis table was a lovely added extra for our sons in their twenties.

Personally the kitchen was a hit with me I don't think we have ever had such a well equipped kitchen in a rental villa. Our children said it was one of the most relaxing holidays we have been on and we will definately be coming back.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Very pleased the birthday celebrations went well and thank you for the generous review. Hopefully the kitchen contains most of the things you would expect to find at home, just a little warmer.
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Wonderful property: a perfect home from home

  • 5 of 5

We had a brilliant two weeks in this lovely property - we had high hopes from the photos and description, and it surpassed them. Everything is of really good quality: the kitchen is brilliantly equipped, with high quality fridge, oven, cutlery and crockery, sharp knives etc (so easy and obvious to provide but so often missing from holiday rental properties) and everything else you would expect. The bedrooms were lovely, and the showers had great water pressure. And the air-conditioning worked perfectly throughout. The pool and the area around it was brilliant; and the outdoor eating and lounging space was ideal for the eight of us (2 adults and 6 late teens). Everything is all beautifully maintained - we didn't realise that a cleaner came three times a week, which was a real treat, and a gardener/pool man came regularly too. The villa is in a great location: beautiful views, 10 min walk (steep downhill - so uphill on the way back) to Avlaki beach, with a couple of nice restaurants; under 10 mins drive into Kassiopi, with more restaurants, boat hire and the usual tourist shops; and only a few mins drive to Yannis supermarket, the best stocked supermarket I've ever come across! He'll deliver food to your villa so that it's there on arrival, which is lovely after a long flight: and you can order kebabs, butterflied lamb etc for the BBQ in the morning and pick it up in the afternoon. All in all I cannot recommend this lovely property highly enough - it is every bit as good as it looks, and Charles is a pleasure to deal with. We have already booked for next year. The weather in mid July, just in case you want to know: 12 days of blue skies and sunshine, temp between 31 and 35 degrees; two consecutive days rather overcast.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Ann, Thanks for you very generous review. So pleased you had a good time and thanks for the booking for next year. We hope our guests will be able to enjoy the normal comforts of home but in a much warmer environment with fantastic views - that's what holidays are for.
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Stunning villa in secluded spot with outstanding views

  • 5 of 5

We had an absolutely perfect holiday in this beautiful villa. The villa more than lives up to the photographs.

Ages ranged from a 1 year old to late 60's and each and every one of us enjoyed every moment of our time at Villa Aurora. The house is beautifully equipped and very comfortable. The pool was large enough for us all to enjoy ourselves and have a proper swim as well.

Not only is the villa excellent but we loved the local area. The nearest supermarket is very well stocked (and Yianni is very friendly) - in addition if you want any fish or meat you have only to ask and they will get in the same day. They got us sardines and swordfish - much easier than going to the fish shop in Kassiopi and you're guaranteed to get what you want.

We went to the beaches at Agni and San Stephanos but our favourite was Kerasia.

Our favourite taverna was Cabo Barbarosa at Agni - the food is superb. We hope to return to the villa next year.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Really please you had a good time and enjoyed the villa and the area. The shopkeepers and taverna owners are genuinely friendly and will remember you if you come back next year, which we hope you will. Charles
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Just as good as the first time!

  • 5 of 5

It really is like coming back home. The villa is beautifully furnished and extremely well equipped. The gardens are gorgeous, well maintained and so secluded and private. Well positioned for visiting San Sephanos, Kassiopi, Kalami and Agni Bay. Charles is very friendly, helpful and efficient. You won't be disappointed. Already booking for next year!

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Maria, We are vey pleased that you enjoy coming back and bringing additional family and friends each time. Charles
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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

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Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $329.73
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. Our preference is to accept two week bookings during the peak summer period. 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

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.