Villa Regina Rossa is the perfect villa.
We spent ten days in July/August this year, nine adults and three children and there was plenty of space for everyone. The villa consists of a main house and adjoining guest house, a lovely large infinity pool looking North towards the strait the separates Corfu from Albania and the view is stunning.
It’s in the Northern part of Corfu about 45 minutes from Corfu Town and the airport by car, which is dotted with small villages on the coast and in the mountains, the nearest village is 1-2km away called Acharavi and there is everything you would need to provision yourself for a great stay in the villa. There are even some lively bars on the beachfront but they are not chaotic, just friendly, welcoming and good fun. We found the people of Corfu to be exceptionally friendly and helpful, I don’t think we had a bad meal anywhere, lot’s of fresh fish and local lamb dishes, reasonably priced and almost every place had great, cheap and tasty young, locally produced wines. Kasiopi is a beautiful harbour nearby and I had the best octopus I have ever eaten! Plemty of boats to hire for day trips which is an awseome way to see to coast.
There are loads of beaches, some busier than others but locals and tourists mixed although some are a bit “bucket and spade” but all great for kids.
The true highpoint was the Villa though and we spent most of our time here. It’s big, modern, really comfortable, lots of little outside spaces with nice couches or seats where you can get some quiet time and a lovely area where we all sat for evening meals together.
The owner, Stamatis, built the house as a family house, his family house really, and it really feels like a home from home. It’s styish, modern, comfortable and the photos don’t really do it justice. The kitchen in the main house is brilliantly equipped and you can pretty much prepare and serve anything you like in it. The guest house also has a kitchen and living area so it’s possible to do your own thing in a bigger group as well.
Stamatis is an exceptional host and gave us some excellent recommendations for beaches, restaurants in Corfu Town (well worth a night or two, wonderful atmosphere, great restaurants, bars, shopping and amazing Mediterranean feel). If there is anything you need Stamatis is usually on hand to assist. He has an office in the garage underneath the villa so is often around on the property so is available to assist. He made us feel very welcome and it was great to have local knowledge. I really enjoyed Stamatis company.
If we go back to Corfu I would re-book this villa in a heartbeat! Top class – Thanks Stamatis!! 🙂