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Overview
2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
Minimum stay varies
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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 an...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 in mind with quiet roads and little used tracks to explore. By car, there are many interesting places to visit within easy reach, including traditional villages, largely untouched by tourism, or just explore the hills and valleys within this fantastic countryside. The rugged coast of this area offers a surprising variety of smaller beaches as well as the spectacular beauty of Paleokastritsa and the simple beauty of nearby Afionas (considered to be the most beautiful village on Corfu). Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: 1032542More
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About the Owner
Graham Y
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:94%
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
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Reviewed 30 June 2019

We arrived at Villa Gecko after a good journey due to the great directions. We had already stopped off at the local supermarket, which had absolutely everything you could need. Ian and Joy welcomed us and showed us around. We were blown away by the...More

Date of stay: June 2019
Thank Sheenakelvin
Passport719471, VR Owner at Villa Gecko, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2019

Thank you so much for such a heart-felt review! We love the fact that you clearly "got" the Gecko and the area surrounding. I can say no more, this review says it all! The Gecko would welcome you back. Thank you!

Reviewed 29 June 2019

Had another lovely holiday staying at Villa Gecko. Booking and payment so easy, great communication from owner Graham & easy access to the property. The villa is amazing, spotlessly clean and very well equipped with lovely gardens front and back. It's in a quiet location...More

Date of stay: June 2019
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Passport719471, VR Owner at Villa Gecko, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2019

Thank you! We welcome "repeat offenders" - ie. repeat visitors! We are very pleased that your return visit was as good as before. see you next time.

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Reviewed 24 April 2019

We stayed in this beautiful Villa in the olive groves above Arillas for 12 nights in Spring. The Villa was spotlessly clean, charmingly and tastefully decorated, and extremely well equipped. With gardens front and back, there is always sun to enjoy, and the views both...More

Date of stay: April 2019
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Passport719471, VR Owner at Villa Gecko, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2019
Google Translation

You came, you saw, & you conquered! G

Reviewed 30 July 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

Date of stay: July 2018
1  Thank Annaw1098
Management response:Responded 14 August 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 29 July 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

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank E3131OIjoanneb
Management response:Responded 7 August 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

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Porch
Washer
Highchair
Towels Provided
Air Conditioning
Ocean Views
Private Garden
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Books
Ceiling Fans
Water Park Nearby
Hairdryer
TV
Parking
Linens Provided
Horse Riding Nearby
Internet Access
Toaster
Cooker
Grill
Long Term Rentals (Over 1 Month)
Water Views
Dryer
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Balcony
Mountain Views
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
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 bathroom (English plumbing) complete with bath & separate shower cubicle. Both bedrooms have access to a large shared balcony, again with spectacular sea, island & sunset views.
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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 energetic visitor,...
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.
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