We went to Zakynthos during the last week of august with our 4 kids (7-9-10-13) and we had an amazing holiday. Alexandro, the owner made us feel home with a large welcome basket: lots of fruits and veggies, 3 bottles of good wine, beer, fruit juices, bread, jam, cheese, ham, water... so we didn't have to go shopping right away. The kids loved their dog Zeus right away ;-) The house was very clean and complete. The house was built 10 yrs ago and the swimming pool only 2 yrs ago. It was never meant to go on the holiday-rent market but due to the greek economical crisis, the owners had no other choice. So the equipment was very complete (different quality wine glasses, different expensive looking coffee cups...) with luxury furniture as you would do it for your own (holiday) house. Normally they clean the house daily around 11am, but we agreed to do it every 2 days. The cleaning is quite intense and takes around 90-120minutes: you have a very very clean house but the disadvantage is that you lose a bit of your privacy and with 4 kids you always have stuff around everywhere so we felt the need to 'pre-clean' (kitchen and toys) a bit in order to make life easier for the cleaning team. The house was very spacious with airco in all places (which turns off automatically when you open windows/doors). The pool was very nice with a tremendous view to the North and East side of the island (including national marine park). It was cleaned twice a day and sunbed sheets were changed daily. The outdoor kitchen (with refrigerator) was my cup of thee ;-) We used the BBQ twice as well as the pizza oven: we took 25 small (frozen) pizza balls with us from Belgium (we make alot of pizza at home as well) and Alex gathered some wood from his olive tree garden (took him an hour to have enough wood to heat up the oven !!!). There is even a nice green piece of grass in front of the pool. The property is locked by a fence (radio controlled) so the kids have no way out.
The island isn't that big and we never felt that the location (Mouzaki is a little village in the hills) was a disadvantage. We did some excursions (shipwreck, Mario's cave and turtle boat trip, Xigia beach, Zante water village, rented a boat at Tsivili and visited some nice rocky beaches in the south) and never had to drive further then 45min (shipwreck beach). I went to the supermarket (Lidl) daily which was open 7/7 as from 7am for some fresh bread/croissants/donuts which was approx 10-15min drive. Take care if you drive around in Zakynthos! They drive like crazy: we saw 2 accidents in 1 week with 2 total losses as a result: Some people try to pass in blinded turns, passing a full white line while hoping that the opposite traffic will go aside (in the grass !!). Motorcyclists/scooters/quad drivers almost never wear a helmet and a technical car inspection is not mandatory in my opinion ;-) Quite a big difference with West Europe where the police will stop you when one of your turning lights are inop...
We liked Zakynthos alot and we are missing Villa Clairy allready. The best holiday house we allready had !! Thx for an amazing time Alex !!
This beautiful villa is spacious, well maintained and has a stunning setting. Immaculately presented and superbly equipped. Very private and secluded location. Our hosts were extremely friendly, and very conscientious in ensuring all our family needs were met, Including obtaining a phone case for our Teenager and assisting with obtaining provisions and transportation needs. The outdoor kitchen was an excellent facility and the daily change of colour of the pool towels kept the kids intrigued!!
We enjoyed our holiday experience at Villa Clairy so much we have reserved our booking for next year. Well done team Clairy and especially Alex for making us feel so relaxed and welcome. We look forward to seeing you again next year! Now to deal with our post holiday blues
A very clean place with friendly and helpful owners, who created a spaceful and cosy Apartment and a wonderful pool area, with colourful flowerpots and greengrass area, which gave us a terrific view over the countryside to the sea, while sitting in the included jacuzzi. With the fully equipped kitchen and the great view sitting on the veranda we enjoyed wonderful times during our meals. We were surprised getting such a good welcome basket with wine, water and fresh local fruit and vegetables, even from the owners garden! Thank you so much Alexandros and Clairy!!
Great holidays in a beautiful Villa, it's worth going. Zakynthos is an Islands with many attractions for young and old, and Villa Clairy is fantastic.
We got a very warm welcome form the owner. They were helpful and offered us drinks and fruits. The pictures of the accommodation don't lie! Beside the beautiful pool and interior of the house I liked the cleanness.
I would visit Zakynthos a second time and I'am sure I would stay at Villa Clairy.
The location, its accomodation and the view were perfect. The house and the hole area is very clean and in a good condition. There is absoletely everything you can ask for! One of the highlights is the pizza-oven in the garden.