Villa in Drosato, Corfu, Greece - Peaceful Location close to Beaches
My name is Andrew, I am 55 and live in Epsom, Surrey with my wife and family. We are very active people and enjoy walking and running. We have a passion for travel and experiencing different cultures. We enjoy good quality food and wine.
Andrew purchased this Villa in 2005
Why Andrew chose Corfu Regional Unit
We fell in love with the beauty of the island and the warmth and generosity of the local people. We happened upon the village of Drosato and were mesmerised by its idyllic location, spectacular views and the rustic charm of this truly authentic Geek Village. We have completely renovated the house, which we believe dates back to the 17th century. Throughout the whole project we have been very careful to be sympathetic towards the house and tried to maintain as many of the original features as possible, using locally sourced materials to maintain as much character and charm as possible.
What makes this Villa unique
The house is ideally located for exploring the island and is conveniently located close to what we believe are some of the most beautiful resorts on the island. The village itself is so peaceful that you can not help but to relax and unwind and enjoy the beauty of the island from any one of the four terraces or balconies.
Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Beautiful Corfu, villa not quite what we were sold...
We've tried to discuss our comments with the owner but they have yet to respond.
Corfu is a magical island and as always, the people were welcoming and friendly. We always got a friendly greeting from the Drosato locals.
However, we had quite a few issues with the villa, which was not as 'immaculate' as we were led to believe.
-Before we booked, we asked if there was a parking space big enough for a 9 seater vehicle. We were assured that there was. This isn’t the case and our vehicle made it difficult for locals to access the road in front of the villa. We expected a dedicated parking space, given the listing and the owner's assurance.
-The use of the visual ‘Washer & Dryer’ icon suggested there was a washer and tumble dryer. We emailed to check specifically if there was a tumble dryer and were told we could use ‘everything’. There was no tumble dryer. We did lots of washing and ironing because the only dryer was an old rack. We felt that a specific question got a generic answer which misled us.
-Two of the showers had missing doors. We contacted the owner and the local manager and were told they were removed because they were dangerous and we should put a towel down. The water came through the ceiling into the ground floor down the electric light socket. We didn’t dare use that shower again. We felt that having paid for 4 showers it wasn't acceptable to only have 2 complete working showers between 7 guests.
-The villa had a severe damp problem. It’s an old house and a good attempt at restoration had been made but the damp mould on the ground floor walls needed attention due to the strong smell. The kitchen cupboards were also damp and smelled awful; everything had to be washed before use.
-The cupboards were poorly stocked with tiny tumblers and a very limited range of cooking pots and accessories.
-The fridge, oven, toaster and drying rack were dirty. The barbeque was also too dirty to use and the sofa was torn and stained, as were the quilts and pillows.
-The listing states that cleaning is provided twice a week. We only got one cleaning visit and we had to wash all the pool towels ourselves.
-The lack of shutters (only thin voiles) resulted in street lights shining directly into the windows - not great for sleeping.
Overall, it’s not as luxurious a place to stay as the listing suggests - and there is no village bakery. However, the pool was great and the gentlemen who watered the plants and maintained the pool were fabulous.
Really lovely place/
The property is in a small town and beautiful. Feels like actually being in Greece. Kinda far from any beach but really lovely.
Lovely house in a magical small village nestled in the olive groves. Very helpful
Our stay in Drosanto exceeded expectations. Charming location. The house is large, very clean and comfortable, with exquisite views. Located in a tiny Greek village untouched by globalization. The owner and their agent were extremely helpful. Beautiful pool. Very close to local services (including a Greek bread baker right around the corner where we could get fresh loaves each morning). But also rural with walks through olive groves right out the door. Not too far from sea and beaches, as well as ancient villages and castles. We loved everything about our stay. (Kids and adults alike).
Wonderful house, just rent it!
We stayed in this house a week i august 2015 and we are really very satisfied and happy for the stay. We didn't want to go home. The house is very good. Everything was perfect: the bedrooms, the bathrooms (one to every bedroom), the kitchen (very well equipped), the pool (Clean and nice, worked very good for both adults and small children), the village (very nice not to live in a tourist area but in an ordinary greek village), the surroundings (all wonderful beaches, the best up in the north, Almyros). Do not hesitate! Rent this house! It is better than the impression from the website (which is not so common).
Thank you for your wonderful comments, we are really glad you enjoyed your stay!
Magnifique maison à Drosato
Nous avons passé un excellent séjour à Drosato. La maison à tout le confort nécessaire. Nous avons obtenu une réponse des que nous avions une question au sujet de la maison.
La piscine est très agréable.
Drosato est calme mais très central, ce qui nous a permis de découvrir toute la côte nord d'ouest en est. Les plages y sont très belles.
Thank you for comments. We glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you again in the future.
Agios Georgias is the nearest beach to Drosato. Only 10 minutes away with a number of restraunts, bars and tavernas.
Roda and Acharavi are approximateky 15 minutes away and again have a number of places to eat, drink and shop. Acharvi has 2 miles of sandy beach, gently shelving into the sea and is liberally covered with large areas of pebble. The beach is very safe for children, and hosts a number of water sports that include windsurfing, pedalloes, water-skiing and paragliding.
Car Hire can be arranged upon request. The airport and Ferry port are in Corfu Town which is approx 45 mins drive.
Drosato itself has two small shops that sell basic provisions. Once a week a mobile shop visits the village selling fresh produce.
Up the mountain the neighbouring village of Agros is 5 minutes away and has a pharmacy, two supermarkets, a butchers, two hair dressers, a news agents, olive wood shop, bakers, kiosk and several small tavernas cafes and coffee shops frequented by locals.
Corfu town is approximately 40 minutes away. If you want a day shopping or are in search of culture, you will not be disappointed. Hidden down narrow cobbled streets are museums full of art treasures, archeology and even coins. There is also a fortress and the renovated palace of St Michael and St George that was once used by the Greek Royal Family.
Paleokastritsa, the island's most treasured beauty spot, is set along one of the islands most spectacular coast lines and is a popular day trip for visitors to it's 13th centuary monastery.
Achillion Palace near Benitses hosts beautiful gardens where James Bond fans will recognise scenes from 'For your eyes only' were filmed.
Mount Pantokrator is over 1000 meters high and dominates the North of the Island. The views from the summit are outstanding, you may even catch a glimpse of Italy!
Aqualand is a firm favourite with families.
Churches and Monasteries will amaze you with their stunning architecture and ceiling paintings.
Watersports, including water-skiing, canoeing, boat hire, pedalos and much more.
Ruins of Roman baths can be found in Achravi, Palaeopolis and Benitses.