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Villa Gecko

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2 Bedrooms , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 4
Arillas, Corfu, Ionian Islands
The Gecko is an ideal holiday villa for anyone looking for peace and quiet with an easy way of life. In the words of one of our recent guests 'a beautifully maintained villa in an idyllic location' (July 2018).

The villa is well equipped with everything you need for a relaxing holiday. It is comfortably furnished, well decorated and fully air conditioned.

If your idea of paradise is waking up in a morning to the sound of crickets and the occasional distant cockerel or donkey then you've found it!

Located only 2Km from the blue flag beach of Arillas along with the resort's restaurants and cafe bars. Villa Gecko provides amazing panoramic sea and island views by day time and even more spectacular sunsets (one every day).

The area provides fantastic scenery round almost every corner and is ideal for those with walking...
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Listing #HL68488
About the Owner
Graham Y
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:95%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:August 2008
Interaction with guests
The Villa is maintained by an English couple who live nearby. They will make contact with you shortly afer your arrival to welcome you and answer any questions. They are on hand to provide any help you may need during your stay. Due to the uncertainty of arrival times access arrangements will be confirmed shortly before your arrival date. Directions from Corfu airport are provided by ourselves, however the grid reference for the villa is: 39º 44' 10.0N 19º 39' 59.7E
Reviews from our community
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Reviewed July 30, 2018

The villa is spotless and beautifully decorated. The air conditioning works like a dream. We always looked forward to coming back in the late afternoon to enjoy the sea breeze and shady garden. The mornings were perfect too, with just the sound of crickets and...More

1  Thank Annaw1098
Management response:Responded August 13, 2018

Thank you for your very kind & glowing review. We are very pleased that you were impressed by the Gecko. This is a lovely compliment to us & a review which we feel is very helpful & informative to other future guests. Thanks again &...More

Reviewed July 29, 2018

We didn’t find the Villa so easy to locate initially, but once we got our bearings, WOW it was a hidden gem. It was so clean and spacious. The air conditioning was a godsend at times, although I spent most of the time in the...More

Thank Joanne B
Management response:Responded August 6, 2018

Thank you very much for your kind and positive review - especially the "hidden gem" bit! We are so pleased that you liked the villa and the gardens. You also clearly did some exploring and found another hidden gem - Timoni Bay. Thanks again and...More

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Reviewed July 5, 2017

Pretty perfect holiday. Our second visit to Arillas after 30years but without the children - not much has changed. It is a lovely village if you just want to relax. I could have stayed a few months. We will try and return with the grandchildren....More

1  Thank stephenwH741CQ
Management response:Responded July 8, 2017

What a wonderful , detailed & informative review! We are so pleased that you had such a good time & by the sound of it, you made the best of your time there & found most, maybe all of the lovely aspects of Arillas &...More

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Books
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Cooker
  • Cots:(1)
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (4)
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Ocean Views
  • Parking
  • Porch
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
Additional amenities & feature info
Villa Gecko is a detatched property consisting of an open plan living area on the ground floor with a well equipped, fully fitted kitchen, dining and lounge area leading to a large west facing patio overlooking the sea. There is a separate toilet (English plumbing!) and further east facing terrace, ideal for breakfasts, with views of the olive groves with the mountains of Albania in the distance.

The villa is air-conditioned and is equipped with a flat screen TV and DVD player with a selection of DVDs. There is also a small library of books which you are free to make use of. The only thing we ask is that the guide and cookery books are left at the villa. We have also provided a CD Player with iPOD doc and a music library.

The first floor has 2 double size bedrooms, and a large bathro...
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 5:00 PM
    1 Full bath
    1 Crib
    1 Full
    2 Twins
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Additional Rate and Availability Information
We ask for a breakages deposit of 150 euros payable on arrival (refund subject to satifactory inspection after departure) by bank transfer.
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About the neighbourhood
Arillas (in the North-Western corner of Corfu) is a small friendly holiday resort with a superb sandy Blue Flag beach (ideal for families) and a good range of bars and family-run tavernas. The pace of life is very relaxed through the day & continues much the same at night.

For a change of scenery, to the South of Arillas is the resort of Agious Georgios (St. George NORTH), while to the North is the very family friendly beach of San Stefanos, each with their own individual character and both within easy reach. The nearby village of Afionas is generally considered the most beautiful on Corfu.

Inland from the coast is 'real Greece', with many small natural villages, largely untouched by tourism, nestling within the olive groves, mountains & wooded valleys.

For the more en...
Getting around
There is a bus service (green bus) which stops in Arillas that provides transport to neighbouring resorts and Corfu Town.

There are car/moped hire companies in the village who also provide booking facilities for excursions and ferrys to the nearby islands.
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Corfu: 30.0 km
Ferry: Corfu Town: 30.0 km

Fly to Corfu Airport - Villa Gecko/Arillas is approximateley 30km from the airport.

Direct flights operate from March-October from most UK airports.
Schedule flights operate all year round from UK-Athens with regular internal connecting flights to Corfu. BY FERRY:-

Ferries operate frequently to Corfu from the Greek mainland, as well as the Italian ports of Brindisi, Venice, Ancona & Bari.
Activities nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, Water Park Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 2.0 km.
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