Villa Zoe

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Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3
Oliver Approved

Overview

Recommended Pool
Wow Factor
Modern

With striking, dazzling white architecture and interiors, mesmerising views from its elevated position near Viros village, luxurious comfort, numerous treats and a wonderfully imaginative design, Villa Zoe is a fantastic contemporary property for eight guests. It is ideal for families or groups of friends who are looking for the wow factor and something a little different. Enjoying a serene, tranquil spot, the villa is only 6km from the lively Corfu Town and is within very easy reach of captivating beaches.

The ancient village of Viros is nestled in the centre of the island surrounded by lush greenery. Viros dates back to 1420 and has spread out from its original hill top location. Now there are scattered settlements including Kastania, Bastouni, Soulaiika and Agios Georgios. It is known for its cultural club, its church and the house of the great Corfiot painter, Gialinas. As well as evening jaunts into Corfu Town, guests enjoy visits to the Achilion Palace, originally built as a summer retreat for the Empress of Austria and to the buzzy tourist resort of Benitses. Golfers can play at Ermones, 15km from the villa. Benitses is an old fishing village which sits 12km south of Corfu Town. It boasts a bustling, colourful harbour, cobbled alleyways, Roman baths, a delightly pebble and shingle beach, a vast array of charming restaurants and bars and a fascinating shell museum.

In its wonderful simplicity, Villa Zoe is incredibly striking. With jaw-dropping design, brilliant use of glass so that almost every space in the villa enjoys a fabulous view, swanky furnishings and top-of-the-range technology and fittings, guests can totally relax and feel at peace. The villa comes with underfloor heating for cooler months, lots of entertainment including televisions with Dolby surround sound, console game systems, security systems and the very best fittings. It sits is a stunning 4765 square metre plot with heavenly spots where you can dine alfresco, enjoy pre-dinner cocktails and relax on superb, contemporary outdoor furniture. There is a games room, billiards and a gym. The villa’s four bedrooms enjoy minimalist styling and the crispest of cottons where you can dive deep into slumber. Villa Zoe has been designed to create a unique, serene experience in utter privacy. It is little wonder that it has been written about in The Times, being described as ‘The James Bond House’ by small children. For sure with its striking cantilevered balcony, shallow rooftop pool, exquisite swanky handpicked furnishings and its ultra cool vibe, it is perfectly understandable.

All in white, the open plan living space is amazing. The kitchen is as minimalist as they come and even the most discerning of chefs will appreciate its brilliance and top notch appliances. Guests can keep the chefs company perched on trendy white stools with a glass of delicious local white wine from the wine fridge. The dining table, again all in white, is equally eye-catching with futuristic chairs. Walls of glass doors open fully to bring the outside in and drown these magical spaces in natural light. A marvellous industrial style staircase leads upstairs and on the other side of the staircase you can chill in a clear perspex hanging egg chair in front of the modern fireplace. The white walls are not broken by art yet there are several giant statement pieces that rest on the floor against the walls. The effect is so clever! You will discover trend-setting furnishings, cable television with Dolby sound and a billiards table on the ground floor as well as one of the villa’s four bedrooms. This is a heavenly haven, simple, smart and swanky with use of an immaculate minimalist shower room.

Upstairs, you will discover three stunning bedrooms, one with a sumptous kingsize bed, dressing area and an en-suite bathroom and the other two with twin beds. They share a sleek, gorgeous jack and jill bathroom. As you might imagine, the bathrooms are super cool with walk-in showers, ambient lighting and with no expense spared.

The outside space is dreamy with the stunning pool making a huge statement. With luxury loungers sitting on a pool deck over the water, the cantilevered balcony above, living spaces enjoying giant picture windows and enormous glass doors, the design is wondrous. A stunning shaded alfresco lounge area sits the other side of the pool and there is yet more swanky furniture enjoying a space under an ancient olive tree. You can dine alfresco with a view and cook in a delightful covered barbecue area. There is a new design feature with a shallow roof pool. It is incredible! Without a doubt, you will leave Villa Zoe with magical holiday memories.

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • Please take good care of small children on the staircase, glass bridge and balcony due to the lack of handrails
  • One of the bedrooms is on the ground floor and the others above

Property Features

Private Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ Hairdryer Ground Floor Bed & Bath Satellite TV Gym/Fitness Room Indoor Games Pool/Snooker Working Fireplace

The Villa

Ground Floor
- Open-plan kitchen with oven, hob, fridge, dishwasher, wine fridge, island breakfast bar and formal dining facilities
- Living room with cable TV and dolby surround sound, feature fireplace and billiards table
- Bedroom with double bed
- Bathroom with shower, WC and washbasin

First Floor (entrance on this level)
- Bedroom with king-size bed, TV, dressing area and en-suite bathroom with bath, shower, WC and washbasin
- Bedroom with twin beds, TV and access to jack and jill en-suite bathroom with shower, WC and washbasin
- Bedroom with ziplink twin beds, access to balcony and to jack and jill en suite bathroom with shower, WC and washbasin

Exterior Grounds
- L-shaped private swimming pool (8x 8x 4m, depth of 1.5m)
- Covered sofa dining area
- Sunbeds
- Barbecue and traditional wood oven
- Alfresco dining area
- Lawn area

Additional Facilities
- Wi-Fi
- Air conditioning
- TV
- Dolby surround system
- Hairdryers
- Gym equipment
- Parking

Location

About the surrounding area of Villa Zoe
<1hr to Airport Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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Villa Zoe enjoys a dreamy location close to Viros, an ancient inland village in central Corfu. Surrounded by hills sprinkled with verdant greenery, the location is magical and very quiet. In recent years, Viros has become popular with the music scene with famous artists performing in the village. The villa is located on a small private hillside road so guests enjoy total privacy.

Villa Zoe is only 4km from Corfu airport so you will be chilling in the villa in no time. Corfu Town is 6km from the villa, a very easy journey to enjoy its many wonderful charms. There are many beaches to enjoy easily from Villa Zoe including Perama, Benitses, Palaiokastritsa, Glyfada, Canal d’Amour, Agios Gergios Pagon, Halikounas, Issos, Kerasia, Barbati and Agios Gordios.

Villa Zoe is close to the mountainous area of Gastouri, also known as Acheillo. The Achillion Palace is wrapped in acres of lush greenery and parkland. The famous summer palace of Empress Sisi of Austria draws intrigue due to its historical and cultural significance. Built in 1898 by an Italian architect with inspiration from Greek mythology, it boasts iconic sculptures of Zeus, Hera and Achilles himself which were created by a German sculptor for the beloved Empress of Austria. The palace is surrounded by dazzling gardens and has incredible views of the Ionian Sea.

Benitses is an attractive, small village on the east coast of Corfu, roughly 12km south of Corfu Town. At the northern end of the village you will discover a pretty pebble and shingle beach with a marina at the far end. There are excellent opportunities for watersports. The delightful marina is home to close to two hundred boats and yachts. It is a very pretty sight. Visitors enjoy a good range of shops, restaurants and bars. Outside of Benitses is a go-kart track and north of the village is the Shell Museum. It is a private owner’s collection from the past twenty years.

Corfu Town or Kerkyra as it is otherwise known, is one of the most beautiful, graceful and elegant towns in Greece. Though seventh in size, it is one of the most populated in the whole of the Ionian Islands. The town’s stunning architecture has many influences including Sicilian, Venetian, French and English. Corfu Town is brimming with elegant mansions, magnificent palaces, beautiful squares, no fewer than thirty nine churches and majestic fortresses. You should not miss The Liston and the Church of Saint Spiridon. The entire Old Town is declared a UNESCO World Heritage site, a tightly-packed warren of winding lanes bursting with lively bars, unique shops and fine restaurants. You will also see timeless alleys with the day’s washing stretching from balcony to balcony. The architecture is painted in sunny ochre and sienna shades. Just off Spianada Square is the Old Fortress on the site of an acropolis. From here, there are breathtaking views. Corfu Town is the birthplace of the late Duke of Edinburgh. He was born at the fabulous Mon Repos Palace. Next to the palace gardens you will find the calm waters of the Mon Repos Beach and to the north, you will find Faliraki Beach. There are also some interesting museums including the Byzantine Museum of Corfu which is housed in a 15th century church. Others are the Museum of Ceramic Art, the D Solomos Museum and the Asian Art Museum.

Corfu is one of the most beautiful, lush green islands of Greece. With countless beaches, a few hundred villages, nearly a thousand churches, stunning scenery stretching from the crystal clear dazzling sea to the mountains, valleys, lagoons, waterfalls, forests and numerous caves, it is a dream destination. The fauna and flora is world famous due to the Durrell family and especially since the TV series. Together with fantastic cuisine, excellent shopping and an historic main town brimming with Venetian architecture and charm, it has something for everyone.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Corfu International Airport

(3.6km)

Nearest Town/City Corfu

(6km)

Nearest Village Viros

(1km)

Nearest Restaurant Barbecue Restaurant

(1km)

Nearest Supermarket Diellas Supermarket

(1.3km)

Nearest Beach Perama Beach

(3.7km)

The Island/Getting There

One of the largest and greenest of the Ionian Islands, Corfu is far more than its trademark blue-hued seas and sandy coastline. With its UNESCO World Heritage status and unbeatable strolling opportunities, there is no better place to start exploring than the main town and its historic old quarter, where ancient churches, scattered ruins and a handful of museums mean Corfu’s layers of history can be found just about everywhere. And if you’re in need of a cosy abode, take a look at our flawless villas in Corfu. 

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How to reach Corfu island

There are two ways to get to Corfu island: either by flight or by ferry.

By plane: During April to October, several direct flights arrive to "Ioannis Kapodistrias" Airport from Europe as Corfu is one of the most popular travel destinations in Greece. During these months, the airport also receives many domestic flights every day from Athens and Thessaloniki. 

By ferry: Travelling by ferry is the most popular way of transport in Greece. Ferries to Corfu depart from Patra and Igoumenitsa. If you are travelling from Europe, Corfu is easily accessible by ferry from Venice, Bari, Brindisi or Ancona too. You can easily book your tickets using the link below or the search engine - the port you are looking for is "TBC".

Book your ferry tickets to Corfu here >>

Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Teens

Villa Zoe is a beautiful villa that suits families perfectly. You should keep an eye on small children though with the staircase, balcony, roof pool and main pool. There is a billiards table which is always popular and the gardens are lovely.

Family entertainment on Corfu is endless. There are many beaches to choose from, from hidden, quiet coves to magnificent, highly organised stretches of sand with a huge array of watersports. Some of the best East oast beaches besides Barbati are Agios Ioannis Peristeron, Perama, Dassia, Ipsos, Agni, Kouloura and Kalami. Kalami is the village where Lawrence Durrell lived in the 1930’s. It is now a small resort with several tavernas including the White House, where the Durrells lived. On the North coast, Kassiopi, Acharavi and Roda are very popular.

In Corfu Town, children enjoy climbing the walls of the Old Fortress, the Venetian fort built in the 15th century and the New Fortress. The fortresses boast fantastic views of the turquoise waters. Also in Corfu Town, you can take a trip in Kalypso Star, the glass-bottomed boat that leaves the harbour to explore the Ionian Sea’s fascinating marine life. A ten minute boat trip from Corfu Town takes you to the tiny island of Vidos where you can enjoy feeding the rabbits, seeing the peacocks, swimming and having lunch at the charming taverna.
Benitses is a lovely, friendly resort with lots of facilities and fabulous restaurants. The beach is pebbly and shingle with a good selection of watersports and waterside tavernas.

Children love Aqualand, Corfu’s water park. It is just the place for a thrilling day out and offers a wonderful combination of fun, relaxation and adrenaline. The park caters for all ages and boasts a 350 metre long lazy river, a wave pool, an interactive pool with a rope course and jacuzzi, kayaking, family rafting and extreme slides such as the Double Twister, Catapult, the 12 metre high Kamikaze slides and the Hurricane Twist. In total there are 51 attractions to enjoy. For the very young ones there is a baby pool, a pirate area and the kids fantasy island. You can buy a half day pass, a full day pass, a two day pass or a weekly one.

For a completely different, non-water based day you can head to the majestic Mount Pantokrator. It is the highest peak in Corfu and dominates the island’s northeast region. It boasts the most amazing views of the whole of Corfu Island. On a clear day you can even see Albania and Italy even though Italy is 130km away! You can drive or hike to the mountain top, stopping at traditional Greek villages on the way. The zigzagging mountain road starts halfway between Ipsos and Barbati Beach passing through Spartilas and Strinilas, one of the island’s highest villages. You can enjoy delicious local moscato wine from one of the village’s taverns. If you want to hike to the top you can start at the 14th century village of Old Perithia. It is a three hour round trip through thick forests, olive groves and rocky terrain. At the top you can visit the 17th century monastery.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • <1hr to Airport
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages

Onsite Facilities

  • Xbox/Playstation/Wii
  • Indoor Games
  • Pool/Snooker

Extras

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting/childcare services

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfill your requests!

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit There is no security deposit, but should there be any damage or loss caused by you or your guests during your stay you will be liable for the cost.
Arrival time 3pm
Departure time 10am
Energy costs included? Yes, included in the rental price
Linen & towels included? Yes, included in the rental price
End of stay cleaning included? Yes. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival.
Internet access? Complimentary Wi-Fi internet access included in rental price. It is good to note that the speed is dependent on local provider and technical issues may cause reduced speed or cut of service.
Changeover day Flexible
Minimum stay Please note that there is a 4-night minimum stay, this may be increased across peak dates
Pets welcome? No pets
Smoking Allowed? No smoking
Tax Please note that there will be local tax due on arrival of €0.50 per night.
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, personal belongings and any accidental damage caused during their stay.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Aug 13th 2022 - Aug 28th 2022 - - £13,074
Aug 28th 2022 - Sep 24th 2022 £6,193 £7,742 £10,839
Sep 24th 2022 - Apr 29th 2023 £3,290 £4,113 £5,758
Apr 29th 2023 - Jun 3rd 2023 £3,290 £4,113 £5,758
Jun 3rd 2023 - Jul 15th 2023 £6,193 £7,742 £10,839
Jul 15th 2023 - Aug 27th 2023 - - £13,074
Aug 27th 2023 - Sep 23rd 2023 £6,193 £7,742 £10,839
Sep 23rd 2023 - Feb 14th 2024 £3,290 £4,113 £5,758

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Aug 13th 2022 - Aug 28th 2022 - - €14,524
Aug 28th 2022 - Sep 24th 2022 €6,880 €8,601 €12,040
Sep 24th 2022 - Apr 29th 2023 €3,655 €4,569 €6,397
Apr 29th 2023 - Jun 3rd 2023 €3,655 €4,569 €6,397
Jun 3rd 2023 - Jul 15th 2023 €6,880 €8,601 €12,040
Jul 15th 2023 - Aug 27th 2023 - - €14,524
Aug 27th 2023 - Sep 23rd 2023 €6,880 €8,601 €12,040
Sep 23rd 2023 - Feb 14th 2024 €3,655 €4,569 €6,397

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Aug 13th 2022 - Aug 28th 2022 - - $14,905
Aug 28th 2022 - Sep 24th 2022 $7,061 $8,826 $12,357
Sep 24th 2022 - Apr 29th 2023 $3,751 $4,689 $6,565
Apr 29th 2023 - Jun 3rd 2023 $3,751 $4,689 $6,565
Jun 3rd 2023 - Jul 15th 2023 $7,061 $8,826 $12,357
Jul 15th 2023 - Aug 27th 2023 - - $14,905
Aug 27th 2023 - Sep 23rd 2023 $7,061 $8,826 $12,357
Sep 23rd 2023 - Feb 14th 2024 $3,751 $4,689 $6,565

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Reviews

  • Breathtaking Views

    Posted by MH on 18/11/2019

    Villa Zoe is the best villa I ever had the pleasure of staying in. It is clean, spacious and modern. The garden is beautiful, you get gorgeous mountain and sea views - breathtaking views!
    The owner and his team are amazing, they cater for your every need and more (nothing is too much for them day or night).
    I will definitely be returning!

  • 007-style Glamour

    Posted by Neil Oliver on 19/10/2019

    An ultra-modern kitchen and dining room were white as tooth enamel; a giant TV was never once watched; a sculptural staircase of burnished iron and glass was suspended from heavy gauge steel cables, leading to cool en-suite bedrooms. It was all so lovely it was hard to know what to do first. On the Thursday we had dinner cooked for us at the villa by our own chef. His name was Sandro and he arrived with food enough for a Greek phalanx, and all we had to do was swan around and watch the sunset. Read more about Neil Oliver’s review of Villa Zoe for The Times: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/corfu-greece-island-gods-james-bond-cvbrml8wt

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