Elektra

THE IONIAN ISLANDS

Kommeno, Corfu

  • 8 Sleeps
  • 4  Bedrooms
  • 4  Bathrooms
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About the Villa

A luxurious modern villa with pool, Jacuzzi and superb sea views in exclusive Kommeno.

With its spacious layout and immaculate finish and its beautifully decked, sea-view pool area, Elektra is the perfect residence for those seeking a touch of class and elegance at the heart of one of Corfu’s most exclusive neighbourhoods. With the option of lounging on the tranquil terrace and basking in the far-reaching sea views, spending time in historical Corfu Town or heading to a superb selection of nearby beaches, guests staying at Elektra are truly spoilt for choice.

"Elektra was wonderful! We loved everything about it. The house itself was lovely and in wonderful condition. The setting, grounds and view were fabulous. The staff AND owners were warm, helpful, welcoming and caring." Howard Safenowitz, US, June 2018

Internet Connections Explained

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All The Thinking Traveller's villas have some kind of Internet facility and, where possible, we try to ensure that this is an ADSL broadband Wi-Fi connection.

However, some rural areas and those far from the main towns and cities have not yet been connected to the high-speed broadband network. Therefore, in some of our villas we offer an alternative type of connection (specified in the amenities table of each individual villa page). 

Please note that although we work very hard to provide reliable internet service at our villas, these services are potentially erratic and can fail due to network failures completely out of our control. We regret that we cannot accept responsibility for loss of connection due to such network failures.

Here is some information about the most common connection types:

ADSL Broadband

This is by far the fastest and most reliable connection type available and uses traditional copper wires. In the UK, ADSL is most commonly referred to as broadband. It is suitable for most surfing requirements. Generally an ADSL line is only available within two miles of a telephone exchange, so in rural or more remote areas it usually not available.

An ADSL Internet connection in a villa can then be distributed using a Wi-Fi router, allowing a wireless connection with one or more device, or by a cable, which can be plugged into most laptops.

NB If a fast, constant and reliable Internet connection is vital for you (i.e. you expect to be working a lot during your holiday), please specify this to your Villa Specialist. It may be better to rent a villa with an ADSL broadband connection.


3G WiFi Internet routers

In some of our villas, 3G Wi-Fi Internet connections are provided by a small router unit that uses the 3G mobile network, similar to that used by many mobile phones. The unit receives the signal and retransmits it wirelessly making it possible for a few devices to connect at the same time. 3G Wi-Fi units work best in the immediate area around them (i.e. they won’t create a Wi-Fi environment throughout the entire villa) and so the best connection will be within close range of the unit, usually in the same room.

The signal may be affected by weather conditions (i.e. strong winds or storms), and the overall strength depends entirely on the service provider's presence in the area. We cannot accept responsibility for slow or absent signals.

Please note that 3G Wi-Fi is provided for basic Internet browsing and checking of email only. Guests are requested not to download large files such as movies or make Skype video calls, as most units have a maximum monthly data usage of 10Gb.

NB If a fast, constant and reliable Internet connection is vital for you (i.e. you expect to be working a lot during your holiday), please specify this to your Villa Specialist. It may be better to rent a villa with a normal ADSL connection. 

 

Mobile Broadband Internet Dongles/Keys

Dongles, or Internet keys, can be slotted into a USB port on your computer and use a data SIM card to connect to a 3G or other data network, normally supplied by mobile phone networks. At the villas where this is provided, clients are usually requested to buy their own data SIM card and top up as they go (details of where and how to purchase one are provided in the House Guide you will receive before departure).

The signal may be affected by weather conditions (i.e. strong winds or storms), and the overall strength depends entirely on the service provider's presence in the area. We cannot accept responsibility for slow or absent signals.

NB If a fast, constant and reliable Internet connection is vital for you (i.e. you expect to be working a lot during your holiday), please specify this to your Villa Specialist. It may be better to rent a villa with a normal ADSL conection. 


WiMAX / Satellite connections

WiMAX and satellite Internet connections have performance levels similar to cabled ADSL hi-speed Internet connections. Wi-Fi access within the property is provided by a special modem-router. WiMAX and Satellite connections are present in our villas when there is no normal cabled broadband infrastructure in the area (still quite common in more remote areas). These kind of connections may be affected by atmospheric conditions, however, so we cannot guarantee that the signal will be as constant as cabled connections. The connection speed of this type connection in our Ionian Island villas is a little slower and comes with a limit of Mbs, so guests are requested not to download large files, stream films or use Skype to make calls.


Connecting to the Internet abroad using your smartphone or tablet (roaming)

As of June 2017, there are no roaming charges for EU citizens (with an EU provider) travelling within the EU. 

If you are travelling from outside the EU and wish to use your smartphone or tablet while on holiday, here are a few tips for cutting down on foreign data-roaming charges:

The first thing to do is to check with your provider to see if there are any special deals available (there's usually something on offer). You should also make sure your phone is unlocked (you can ask your operator to do this) if you wish to buy a foreign SIM card while you're away.

If there are no suitable deals available from your operator (and your phone/tablet has been unlocked), we recommend you buy a local prepaid data SIM card (details of where and how can be found in your House Guide). It might also be useful to bring a cheap handset, put your UK SIM into the cheap handset and the local data SIM into your smartphone, so that any data you access will be charged at the local rate. If you do buy a local SIM, most smart phones can then be used to provide a Wi-Fi hotspot, providing data access for up to five devices, including smartphones, tablets and laptops.

Finally, when abroad, switch off 3G, switch off ‘data roaming’ on iPhones or switch the priority to Wi-Fi rather than 3G on Symbian devices, thus avoiding charges when your phone attempts to access emails.

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Amenities

  • Accommodates (max)  8
  • Bedrooms  4
  • Double beds  3
  • Flexible doubles/twins  1
  • Bathrooms  4
  • ... of which en suite  4
  • Daily maid service ¹
  • Private chef 
  • Breakfast preparation ²
  • Pool (LxW in metres)  11.3x4.5
  • Air cooling system ³
  • Heating 
  • Open fireplace 
  • Tumble dryer 
  • Washing machine 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Microwave oven 
  • Satellite TV 
  • Stereo 
  • ADSL Wi-Fi Internet [i] 
  • Barbecue 
  • Private Parking 
  • Hot tub 
  • Boat 
  • Masseur 
  • Telescope 
  • Boat trips 
  • Sea views 
  • Easy walk to beach/sea access 
  • Walking distance to restaurant(s) 
  • Boat mooring 
= yes/present = optional/on request
¹ from Monday to Saturday, 9.00am to 1.00pm (unless you book the breakfast preparation service, in which case cleaning will take place from about 11.00am to 3.00pm
² available on request for €40 per day from 9.00am to 11.00am, Monday to Saturday. The maid will shop for breakfast ingredients, prepare the table and clean up afterwards. Please note that the cost of ingredients is not included and should be paid for locally on presentation of receipts
³ an integrated air-cooling system runs throughout the house
on Monday mornings you can enjoy two 1 hour treatments (included in the rental price) at the nearby Asian Spa in Gouvia, a 5-minute drive from the villa. Please contact your Local Manager to arrange this when you arrive
there are a couple of sea-view tavernas and a café/bar less than 1km/10-15mins walk along a road without pavement


 

Inside: the main entrance at Elektra takes guests into the bright open-plan living and dining area, furnished with contemporary elegance and featuring hardwood parquet floors, a fireplace and superb views out to sea via the wall-to-wall sliding glass doors, which also provide seamless access to the outdoor terraces. Just off this area is the well-equipped kitchen, which opens onto the al fresco dining area and pool beyond. The ground floor is also home to one of the bedrooms, a double, with its own en-suite bathroom with tub and shower attachment, and a guest bathroom. Stairs lead up to the first floor, where there are three more bedrooms: a master suite with en-suite bathroom with tub and separate shower, and a double and a double-twin with en-suite bathrooms with tub and shower attachments. The master suite and the double have floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors that open onto balconies delimited by transparent panes of glass that help make the most of the views. All three of the upstairs rooms have superb, inspirational views out to sea, the Greek mainland and Corfu Town just to the south.

Outside: running along the front of the house, and offering incomparable sea and coastal views, is a shaded outdoor living and dining area, fully furnished for relaxing and enjoying long, lazy meals. Access is from the large open-plan reception room and also from the kitchen which directly serves the al fresco dining table. Continuing on from here, one immediately comes to the decked pool area, which features a delightful pool, yet more sea views and plenty of comfy loungers. As with the upstairs balconies, this whole area is delimited by glass, ensuring that, wherever you are or whatever you are doing, you will not miss out on the views! The icing on this already extremely rich cake, is a raised Jacuzzi hot tub, strategically placed... yes you've got it... to enjoy those stunning vistas!

 

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Elektra is one of three independent villas within an exclusive gated property but is not overlooked and enjoys full privacy.

EOT Licence No. 0829K10000393301
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