We stayed here as a family of 7 adults at the beginning of June as it was highly recommended by our daughter who had stayed here in May. The villa is stunning and finished to a very high standard. It has everything you would possibly need while on holiday. It’s very spacious and modern. The photos don’t do the view justice, it’s simply breathtaking. We loved the infinity pool. It was mesmerising watching the swallows skim across it. You do need a car. The local people were very welcoming. The lovely housekeeper Betty gave us lots of recommendations to explore on Corfu. We really liked La Grotta and the Akron bar in Paleokastritsa. We enjoyed the water park. We would highly recommend this villa and hope to visit again.
This is a spectacular villa, in the most wonderful spot. The village is small but this is traditional life at its best. This villa is perfectly stocked with everything that anyone would need for a holiday. We were not travelling with small children but we did have 4 young people in their early twenties and the addition of music and PlayStation etc was well received. The house is totally air conditioned which makes it really comfortable in the heat of the day and early evening. The pool is great, showing off the wonderful views. An outside BBQ makes for a wonderful opportunity for outdoor eating and the village shop is simply wonderful. Each of the local Taverna's offers something slightly different and all are good. The icing on the cake is the helpful housekeeper Betty who will help with absolutely anything and is a source of rich information. Mark has created an amazing Villa here. We were travelling with someone with mobility problems and there wee ramps around the villa and a ground floor bedroom with wet room. Our only suggestion would be that the addition of a shower seat or chair would make the villa even more accessible, Thank you for the opportunity to experience Villa Michael.
We had an amazing 2 week stay in this fabulous villa
The views are spectacular and location is just perfect
We had hours of fun in the infinity pool and jacuzzi and, when not out, spent our evenings playing backgammon and table tennis
The local village is great and the villagers are so welcoming, friendly and helpful. There are 3 great restaurants and a bar/supermarket with the best chap running an Aladdin’s Cave
Would definitely recommend Mark’s pad and definitely want to stay here again soon
Arrived home from the villa today after a weeks stay. We travelled as a party of 6 (3 couples) and the accommodation was more than adequate for what we needed. The villa itself was simply breathtaking. From the modern open-plan interior, to the infinity pool offering views over the town and beyond. We also couldn't compliment Betty enough, who looks after the villa and waited on us hand and foot at times. Her help really went towards making our trip truly special.
It's location is walking distance to the village which has shops and a number of local tavernas where you can have food and drinks. The main town Paleokastritsa is only a 10 minute taxi and that offers a number of bars, restaurants and amazing beaches.
Could not recommend the villa enough and we will without doubt be returning again in the near future.
The villa is perfect, we have two families staying, loads of room (including bath rooms, no queing).
The maid Betty is a fountain of knowledge of the local attractions, beaches, and taverners etc. Car hire a must because of the location, but what a location!!! Views over the local village of Dukades amazing during the day and night. The local shop owned by Kiki has everything that you would need, and if she doesn't have it she will get it for you, lovely friendly lady where nothing is too much trouble.
The best beach we found was about half hour away down a twisty mountain road, when we got there the beach was deserted, it was the second week of Easter half term, so not may tourist places open, but still worth while for the clear waters.
Our great thanks to Mark for a fantastic villa, situated perfectly on the hill side amongst the olive groves with breathtaking views.
We will be returning, possibly sooner rather than later!!!!!!!
Incredible 4 bedroom villa set amongst olive groves up in the hills above the picturesque village of Doukades in Corfu. The villa was brand new to the rental market but finished to the highest standards and had every amenity a family like us would need for a relaxing holiday with 5* feel. Our host Mark was fantastic with communication and organised everything to be ready for us the minute we arrived. Betty the lovely local maid/superstar also looked after us beautifully and we still miss her! The tavernas in the village served fantastic local food and we were lucky enough to have 2 local festivals to get involved in - we all loved the dancing and welcoming locals! All in all a wonderful 2 weeks - highlights include the infinity pool, incredible views and hiring speedboats from the nearest beach and exploring quiet beaches only accessible by sea. Wonderful.