Yesterday, we had a chat with Caroline who owns Villa Blue Whale - a beautiful family villa on Corfu, one of the Greek Islands. It sleeps up to 12 people, has spectacular sea views, a private pool, and a enormous chess set in the garden to keep the family occupied and outside in the fresh air! Caroline has been one of our owners sine 2006, the first year she began to rent out her holiday home.

Hi Caroline, tell us a bit about your property and its location. Like every other owner, I think I have the most beautiful holiday house. It is situated on an unique spot, directly on the sea, with a private beach. Villa Blue Whale is a large property in the North of Corfu, with 5 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms, and with lots of space in and outside of the villa, for everyone to enjoy. There is something for everyone - swings, a giant garden chess board, a large swimming pool, a trampoline, etc, and the villa is close to the town with all amenities. We are thinking of building a putting and chipping green next year.  

Why do you love the area? It’s incredibly peaceful here. The villa is totally private, although you are next to another villa. You hear the waves on the beach and the birds singing. We are close to a monastery, which makes it feel like a sacred place. You can go for long walks in nature or to the neighbouring village.  

Who would you recommend this property to? The villa is especially suitable for large families, or groups of friends who want to spend a great holiday together. The villa has different places to be and sit inside and outside, to give everyone space.    

Talk us through your routine for making sure your property is perfect for your guests when they arrive. Our caretakers Nick and Lynda make sure everything is organised before you arrive and are there to welcome you and show you around at your arrival. The villa is clean, and a welcome pack is waiting for you. If you have any questions they are there to make sure you have a wonderful holiday which you will never forget and makes you wanting to come back!  

Finally, give us a recommendation for your favourite local restaurant. Our favourite restaurant is very close by, you walk there within 10 minutes from your doorstep. The Wave is run by the 2 brothers Christos and Nikos with their mother behind the stove. She is a great cook, making excellent local dishes for a reasonable price. You have a view to the sea from the restaurant.