We wanted to find a quiet place for our family with a breathtaking view and this was it! From the moment we arrived we felt at home. Our villa had two beautifully furnished bedrooms (and 3 beds), so our 10-year old son got his own space. It was so relaxing to sit by the pool and just read and take in the view--the perfect way to start the day or to wind down after a day at the beach. Beaches are as close as a quick drive or about 30 minutes if you want to head to Corfu town. When we were there the temperature was around 85F so we really appreciated having the air-conditioning in the evenings. Anya and George were the perfect hosts and put together a weekly barbecue where we had the chance to meet other guests. Our son appreciated the pool as well as the friendly cats which visited each morning. All in all the perfect place for our first family trip to Corfu!
We had a lovely few days in this fab location. The villa was well equipped, clean and comfortable and perfect for us and our 3 year old son.
The views are simply stunning and it was so peaceful and perfect to get away from it all and just enjoy the scenery and the surrounding areas. We had the pool to ourselves every day so it really felt like we had so much space, it was lovely.
Anya and George were great hosts, very helpful and always there if we needed something. They greeted us late at night when we arrived, quickly sorted any issues we had and very kindly let us check out late as we didn't fly home till very late on our last day.
We will definitely return
We are a family of four (13 yr old and 9 yr old) and stayed in the amber villa. It was very easy to book and confirm all arrangements with anya (even last minute - i did it a week before arrival). its about 20 minutes from the airport and situated on the side of a hill to capture THE most gorgeous views all day and night. not to mention the tranquility of its location. there are about 7 villas but we didnt see anyone else around the properties because all have separate and private entries.
the accommodations are very clean not too simple and not too cluttered but just right. all appliances are easy to use but the best part was right outside the sliding door was a beautiful large lounging area with sunbeds, picnic benches, deck furniture and what seemed like our own pool. There is also an honor bar in the lounging area with a variety of alcoholic/non-alcoholic beverages. but there are a few markets along the way if you wanted to buy your own selections. and the markets have fresh produce/fruits and basic supplies to make all your meals.
we usually stay in hotels but because of our time here i now want to book with villas and apartments for vacation. it is so relaxing to come back to this place after a full day of activities and exploring in corfu. AND there is maid service too so you absolutely have all the luxuries without all the hassles and crowds of a hotel.
the best part is how personal anya was for our stay. she is like your own personal concierge. i told her what we were planning to do and she would let me know tips and suggestions, and even gave me warning that on a certain day the water would be a little rough so gave me an alternative!! you definitely need a car but check with her first because she can make the arrangements too. its situated quite central on the island so you dont have to drive far for your adventures and exploring, but i could also see how you can just spend the days and nights without even leaving this place!!!
thank you anya and george!! we will never forget our time here!!
When I arrived at Ermones Amber Villa, I was so overcome with a sense of amazement at the beauty of the scenery that I was moved to tears. There are very few places that I have ever stayed that combined scenery, amenities, and facilities, with incredible hospitality that made it feel like it was something that was truly special.
I have to first speak of Anya and her husband. They allowed us to book the villa with only 2 hours notice as our reservations elsewhere fell through. Despite this last minute arrangement, it felt like they were expecting us for months. Our villa was spotless and well stocked. The bottle of wine at arrival was one of the best welcoming gifts I've received. We chatted for nearly an hour about the villa, the area, our travels, life, and all sorts of topics. Anya and her husband are well read and interesting people.
The villa is modern, clean, well maintained, practical, and welcoming. It has 2 double beds, a queen, and a pull out couch to comfortably sleep 5 as was the case in our group. The bathroom is one of the largest we had in all of our stays across Greece. The patio is very spacious to allow a quick swim in the pool or to take in the picturesque, idyllic scenery. You get a mix of valleys, terraces, rivers, cliffs, mountains, beach and sea that we did not get anywhere else in the country. It is the kind of place I can see myself retiring to raise live the rural Greek lifestyle. It is the perfect place if your idea of a vacation is to get away from the hustle and bustle of the concrete jungle and transport yourself back to a simpler time more in touch with the land, air, and sea. Perhaps one of the best aspects of these villas is the well-stocked honor bar. They have everything from Coca-Cola, to Alfa beer, to wine that you can take on an honor system to record your takings. This is worth its weight in gold as the villa is quite a distance from convenience stores. They also asked if there was anything specifically we would like them to stock, which was a great personalized touch on this great amenity.
I truly hope that you can have the opportunity to make it out to Ermones Villas. It it worth every second and dollar you can spend there. Our stay was an exceptional and memorable experience that set a very high standard by which all my future travels and arrangements will be compared.
We are so glad that we have booked this accommodation.
It is a great place to start an early morning walk up the mountain (be sure you don't wear flipflops;)
We had an early flight and were able to arrive at 10:00 am in the villa, so that is very +.
The fresh fruit, tea, coffee and bottle of wine gave us a very welcoming feeling.
Lefteris, Anna and George are nice people who will help you in every way they can, also they respect your privacy.
The villa has a nice terrace overlooking the valley and mountain.
In October imagine the sunset as a glowing ball rolling down from the mountain into the sea, beautiful.
Definitely worth coming back to!
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Beautiful view from the terrace, the apartment is nice and we did not miss any equipment. The best beaches (e.g. Ermones or Glyfada) are very close.
A near perfect holiday - Amber Villa is superb, well equipped and comfortable; we had the benefit of being the only guests for the most of our stay - what a luxury - a choice of two private pools Anya and George are the nicest hosts ensuring our stay was fautless.
The Villa's location high above Ermones Beach is spectacular with beautiful views in all directions and glorious sunsets - the beach a pleasant after dinner strole away.
On the two less sunny days we took advantage of the hire car and explored the island and 'enjoyed' the 'interesting' Corfian driving techniques .
We cannot fault Amber Villa which, with the added benefit of daily maid servce, provided the perfect holiday venue and was amazing value for money.