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Testimonials

 

We have stayed at the wonderful Villa Aurora many times, and can highly recommend it.

The location is perfect -very peaceful yet within easy reach of great restaurants and shops.

The villa is equipped to the highest standards and beautifully maintained, with lovely gardens and a fantastic pool.

Together with the amazing views - Perfect!

Jen, Cheltenham August 2019

Villa Aurora is beautiful villa in a stunning setting not far from Avlaki Bay. We stayed as a family of five and we thought it was perfect.

The villa is exceedingly well appointed, with everything you might need for a family holiday. The kitchen has everything you might need to cook up a delicious meal, and there is also barbeque by the pool side which we was fantastic for eating al fresco. There is a dishwasher and washing machine which was a definite bonus.

During the day we spent a great deal of our time in the pool, or relaxing on sun loungers. We also went down into Avlaki and hired kayaks to explore the bay. We also hired a motor boat and took a trip down the coast line passed the Rothschild Estate, and saw The White House (The Durrells) from the sea.

Inside, the air conditioning keeps the villa wonderfully cool over the summer months. The villa is kept clean and is beautifully maintained by the wonderful staff who will visit twice a week to service the villa. Throughout our stay, we were supplied with fresh linen and towels twice weekly.

Clair, Shipston on Stour, July 2019

What a wonderful property in a fabulous location - just idyllic for a great holiday with friends.  The house and grounds are of a very high standard with lovely views across the water towards Albania.  Pool is a perfect size for swimming those lengths to work up an appetite for a great dinner, either at the house, or at one of the many privately owned restaurants nearby - hard to choose which one to go to as they are all delicious.

The layout of the house works well with various areas for sitting, dining, chatting with friends or finding a secluded corner to read your book.
Will definitely return for another fabulous holiday - thank you.

Karen, Cookham, May 2019

The villa is an extremely attractive, large and comfortable home, set in a wonderful location.  The views are stunning.  The villa has an array of different places to socialise; areas so large everyone can chat and hang together, off set by little secluded areas for quiet reading or a cheeky nap!

The villa worked very well for us as we had three generations all together to celebrate my father’s 80th birthday.  My parents needed the high level of comfort and privacy which the luxurious rooms offered and my children, now teenagers loved the swimming pool, table tennis and still having reliable Wi-Fi so they didn’t lose touch with their friends. (Although there was so much to do, that they used their devices infrequently, this was great.)

The villa was very well equipped for eating in, with loads of space to eat alfresco or cozy up inside. We used the BBQ on a few occasions and stayed up late playing cards into the night.  We went to a lot of nice eateries but particularly enjoyed brunches, lunches and evening meals at Cavo Barbaro at Avlaki beach.

The cleaner came in twice a week, a real luxury, we always returned to find the place looking immaculate and beds all beautifully made, with clean bath and pool towels. The pool is a good size, and suited all, from energetic morning swim to cooling off dips and lazing around on a lilo.  It was always beautifully clean and looked fabulous lit up at night. We enjoyed all the beaches we went to, finding a great sandy beach not too far away and at Avlaki beach we all had fun using the villa’s kayaks which are housed at the sailing school. The children went out fishing for the day (a little expensive) but it was enormous fun and they returned with food for the night!
Kate & Glyn Brown, July 2019

Ann W.

We had a brilliant two weeks in this lovely property - we had high hopes from the photos and description, and it surpassed them. Everything is of really good quality: the kitchen is brilliantly equipped, with high quality fridge, oven, cutlery and crockery, sharp knives etc (so easy and obvious to provide but so often missing from holiday rental properties) and everything else you would expect.

The bedrooms were lovely, and the showers had great water pressure. And the air-conditioning worked perfectly throughout. The pool and the area around it was brilliant; and the outdoor eating and lounging space was ideal for the eight of us (2 adults and 6 late teens). Everything is all beautifully maintained - we didn't realise that a cleaner came three times a week, which was a real treat, and a gardener/pool man came regularly too.

The villa is in a great location: beautiful views, 10 min walk (steep downhill - so uphill on the way back) to Avlaki beach, with a couple of nice restaurants; under 10 mins drive into Kassiopi, with more restaurants, boat hire and the usual tourist shops; and only a few mins drive to Yannis supermarket, the best stocked supermarket I've ever come across! He'll deliver food to your villa so that it's there on arrival, which is lovely after a long flight: and you can order kebabs, butterflied lamb etc for the BBQ in the morning and pick it up in the afternoon. All in all I cannot recommend this lovely property highly enough - it is every bit as good as it looks, and Charles is a pleasure to deal with. We have already booked for next year. The weather in mid July, just in case you want to know: 12 days of blue skies and sunshine, temp between 31 and 35 degrees; two consecutive days rather overcast.

Charles J.

We had a fantastic 3 week stay in this villa and are already planning our next visit. I cannot recommend more highly.

Our grown up children joined us with our grandchildren and this house suited us all perfectly. Every home comfort is provided and cleaners come 3 times a week so its spotless. Cots and highchairs are available and there are stairgates too. Any queries were swiftly answered by the charming manager of the villa.

We got into a routine of going down to Avlaki beach each morning and swimming in the crystal clear waters. Sometimes we walked down through the olive groves and other times we were very lazy and drove down! There's a great place on Avlaki bay to hire kayaks, stand up paddle boards and sailing dinghies for when we felt a bit more energetic. We'd then have coffee and ice creams at Cava Barbaro - the very lovely restaurant on the bay.

Afternoons were spent around the beautiful pool - there's masses of space by the pool and plenty of shade if you want it. Evenings we sometimes ventured out to Kassiopi, San Stephanos or my particular favourite Kerasia. The latter has just one taverna and a bar - I'd swim in the sea while my husband contemplated the view over an ouzo.

One highlight of our holiday was when we hired a boat from San Stephanos and motored down to Agni for lunch at Taverna Agni.

Most of the time though I was content to sit and wonder at the amazing view down to Avlaki bay and across to Albania. My husband and I could sit in bed in the morning with our cup of tea and gaze across to Albania! Our children said that the villa was even better than the pictures.

Henny T.

A stunning villa with a lovely walk down to Avlaki Bay through the olive groves. We especially loved the incredible views from the pool and the terrace was a favourite supper and breakfast spot. Charles and his team are all extremely helpful, the cleaner was excellent and our two families of 5 never felt on top of each other. A great stay!

Ann W.

We stayed in Villa Aurora last year for the first time and booked it again for 2018 as soon as we got home. It is the perfect home from home: wonderfully equipped, lovely comfortable beds, just the right amount of space inside and outside, the aircon works perfectly, and very thorough cleaners come three times a week. And the views are incredible! If you ever want to leave the villa it is just a ten minutes into Kassiopi; Yannis' supermarket a few minutes away puts Waitrose to shame, and there are loads of good restaurants within 5-10 mins drive (our favourites are Taverna Avlaki on Avlaki beach, 10 mins walk from the villa; Petrino in Kassiopi; and Eucalyptus at San Stephano.)

We hired a boat one day - from San Stephano - better apparently than Kassiopi as it can get quite choppy there in the afternoons when you're bringing the boat back - and had a fantastic lunch at Toula's in Agni. I cannot recommend Villa Aurora highly enough - honestly, save yourself another few hours of trawling the internet and just book it! The owner, Charles, is really helpful and a pleasure to deal with.