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Villa Doretta

Vassilikos in Zakynthos

  • Sleeps 7
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Private Pool
  • Free A/C Air Conditioning
  • Car Essential
  • Free Wi-Fi

Villa Details

  • Sleeps 7
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Private Pool
  • Free A/C Air Conditioning
  • Car Essential
  • Free Wi-Fi
Property ID 7683

Villa Doretta

Vassilikos, Zakynthos

Villa Doretta is located in a prime elevated position, nestled upon a tranquil olive grove covered hillside, boasting spectacular views across the surrounding countryside, across Vassilikos and out to sea. Doretta is modern in design and has been comfortably furnished throughout, offering very spacious living quarters over three floors, which includes a games room with table tennis, table football and a pool table. Patio doors lead out from games room to a private secluded swimming pool and built-in barbecue. The nearby bars, tavernas and beaches of Vasilikos can be found just a short drive down the hill.

out of 10

Three Storey Accommodation

Ground Floor Amenities

  • Shower
  • WC
  • Single washbasin
Games Room
  • Patio doors
  • Pool table
  • Table tennis
  • Table football
  • Washing machine

First Floor Amenities

  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Coffee machine
  • Dining facilities
  • Balcony
  • Satellite TV
  • Flat screen TV
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Patio doors
  • Balcony
  • Shower
  • WC
  • Single washbasin

Second Floor Amenities

  • Double bed
  • A/C unit
  • Patio doors
  • Balcony
  • Twin beds
  • A/C unit
  • Double bed
  • A/C unit
  • Single bed
  • A/C unit
  • Patio doors
  • Balcony
  • Bath with over head shower
  • WC
  • Single washbasin
  • Shower
  • WC
  • Single washbasin

Villa Facilities

  • FREE A/C
  • FREE heating via A/C
  • FREE Wi-Fi
  • FREE pool towels
  • Hairdryer
  • iPod dock

Freeform Style Private Pool

Freeform style pool
0.75m - 1.80m
7.80m x 5.00m

Open poolside shower

External Features

  • Open dining area
  • Built-in barbecue
  • Covered terrace
  • Natural Shade

Additional information

  • A non-refundable accidental damage waiver of £10pp will be payable pre-departure
  • Detached property, Licence No. 0828K10000874101
  • Cots and high chairs available free, just add during the booking process

Free extras

This property comes with Free Wi-Fi, Free Air Conditioning, Free Cots and Free Highchairs

1 Special Offer related to this villa

Special Offers

Villa Floor Plans

Ground floor

First floor

Second floor

Pool dimensions are for guidance only.


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Offering just what you need for a thoroughly relaxing stay, in a Classic villa you can fully experience everything there is to love about living the villa lifestyle.

Spend the long sun filled days around your own private pool. In our Classic villas the pool will be a minimum of 6x4m, so there is plenty of space for the whole family to go ahead and jump straight in!

The outside space is at the centre of your holiday universe, so fire up the barbecue and recline on your comfortable sun lounger.

Step inside, the modern amenities are all there - air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, and flat screen TV.

The fully equipped kitchen comes complete with microwave, dishwasher and washing machine.

Our Classic villas are great value, without compromising on comfort.

All of the key ingredients are taken care of, so you can focus on your big holiday.

So discover the beauty of the local area, visit the sights and laze the days away at the beach. The choice is yours!

This is what a James villa holiday is all about.

Location and Setting

We have labelled this villa property as being "Car Essential"

Your Villa Setting

  • Short drive to beach
  • Short drive to amenities
  • Vassilikos is 20mins from Zakynthos airport

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Villa Timeline

  • 2016
    • Mr and Mrs Harwood, September 2016

      Zakynthos beaches, restaurants and running guide

      Second time we have stayed at Doretta. Love the villa and stunning views. Local restaurants we thought Athena Kitchen was the best, for good food exceptional value and very friendly hosts. Strof next door was also good value, Small and intimate. 'Skartsafeli’ is more sophisticated and very good. 'Ionio' on the beach is a bit pretentious and quite pricey but lovely views of the beach. Go for the house red wine as it is the same as the expensive alternatives.

      For wonderful cocktails and drinks and friendliest welcome from Paul and Tineka, visit the coffee shop in the centre of the village. Village itself is charming and all the locals very friendly.

      Dafai beach is worth visiting but you need a car and take the main road from Argassi, as the track from the end of the village isn’t in a good condition. As the bridge between the track and the better road has collapsed you can’t access the better road if you use the track.

      Our thanks to Jane, our James villa rep, who sorted out any problems we had.

      Our table tennis has improved and great to have when the clouds came over. We’ll be back again.

      P.S. If you want to get fit, take the track up to the top of the mountain. My best time was 12.5 minutes runners should be able to do it in 10/11 minutes – good luck and by the way, stunning views over the Laguna

    • The Duncan’s from Cornwall, August 2016

      Simply the Best Villa

      Simply the best villa we have ever stayed in! Very well appointed and the lay out works perfectly.

      As before, we confirm that Dafni was the best beach (the dive school is also very good, a try n dive would be perfect.),

      I tried to find it on a run, got lost and ran for miles... Follow the directions or drive.

      Didn’t have a bad meal out, try Ionian lamb from the oven from any specials.

      We wouldn’t recommend Turtle Beach Dive School in Keri, gear was old and tired and it was just a factory to them.

      The man in the supermarket(1st on the right hand side) is a delight with great cheese pies, try and get their before 10.00am for the best choice.

      Have a wonderful stay, we did.

    • Chris, Gill, Mike + Anna, August 2016

      Tranquil with Stunning Views!

      We absolutely loved the villa and really enjoyed our stay here! Would recommend Da Camillo for excellent Italian food (makes a nice break from Greek food) and lovely owners; Ionio restaurant (right on the main road and turn left a couple hundred metres down) had amazing views of the beach and the sunset over Kefalonia! Agnadi and Windmill (both on the way to Zakynthos town) were both great with authentic Greek food.

      We walked to Dafni beach on one of the days which is a lovely downhill walk there, but a difficult uphill walk on the way back so wouldn't recommend doing in the heat! Directions: left out the villa, right after house with the Greek flag, left turn onto road, left at wire fence then straight on same road for about 20 mins until a steep left turn up a road that doesn't really look like a path which will take you onto the main paved road that heads left down to Dafni!

      Dafni was the quietest beach and free umbrellas but was fairly pebbly with slightly murkier waters that other beaches in the area because of the turtles it is underdeveloped. Would recommend Ionio beach, slightly busier, particularly during the middle of the day, but clear water and lovely white sand.

      There is a Lidl by the airport (30 minutes away) if you're looking for cheaper food & fresh produce but the supermarkets at the main road on the right are lovely too, but more expensive.

      Overall, we had a brilliant stay, the villa is in the perfect location - tranquil with stunning views! Absolutely loved the games room and the pool!

      Thanks so much!

  • 2015
    • Milestone reached September 2015

      250th guest

    • Campbell Family, August 2015

      Lovely Location

      Enjoyed the pool and the views. Boys loved the games room. Great walks over the mountain but beware the dirt track to Dafni Beach!!

      Tavernas all good. Giavannis was a last day discovery and really good value for money.

    • Deighton Family, August 2015

      First stay in Villa Doretta

      Really enjoyed our stay up on the hillside. Great views - our fifth stay in Vassilikos but our first stay in Villa Doretta.

      Our top tips:

      - Best Wi-Fi hotspots in the villa are in the small double bedroom and the small balcony - as well as adopting a titanic pose over the railings by the pool

      - We followed other reviews and walked over the hill to Dafni beach. Directions: Turn right at the house past the chickens with the Greek flag and then at the next fork in the road turn left up the hill and left onto another treacherous rocky hill! Good luck!

      - Best tavernas - good meals in all, but especially Giovannis, Ionian and Skartsofoli. All make you feel welcome.

  • 2014
    • Milestone reached November 2014

      Wi-Fi added

    • Mr Weaver, June 2014

      a few minor problems were soon rectified by our rep

  • 2013
    • Milestone reached September 2013

      100th guest

  • 2012
    • Milestone reached October 2012

      50th guest

  • 2006
    • Villa built

Comments that appear in the villa timeline were received via the following channels: web enquiry, villa guestbook and through postal correspondence prior to 2014.

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Doretta Reviews

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Scores 9.4 out of 10 based on 5 reviews
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9 out of 10


Chertsey Friends
Villa Doreta is beautiful, very large and very private. It is at the top of fairly steep winding road that is rough in places so you really must have a car. This to us was a positive point as few people pass by and it is very quiet and overlooks the town of Vasillikos with a great vista of the sea too. The villa is very clean and well looked after with great amenities including the games room and pool deck and a large brick barbecue. The pool was maintained daily by a visiting pool guy and cleaners made a visit mid holiday to ensure the place was clean for us. Overall very impressed and we would visit again without hesitation.
Confirmed guest: 28 August 2016
Published on: 29 August 2016
10 out of 10


Kent Family (the eldest child is at school)
Excellent holiday here in mid July. All rooms were very comfortable and well equipped. You definitely need a car and the approach road does get a bit steep and windy in places with some s bends and bumps and potholes but the ride is worth it. Google maps suggest the road goes straight on through the property but it bends right on up the hill to a couple of properties above.
The tv has satellite and dvd attached and there's a hifi which if you've a double 3.5mm mini jack stereo cable you can play your own music though.
Kitchen/diner is spacious but we had a little problem with the local ants trying their luck inside but that was sorted out by the rep and owners promptly. A bit of talc helps to keep them out too!
The downstairs games room is well equipped too with a pool table, table tennis and table football. This where you'll find the washing machine too if you need it.
The pool was great and well used with fantastic views laying on your lilo or sunbed whilst listening to the crickets (or whatever they are) singing in the trees.
Local Tavernas and bars all good. There's a couple of small supermarkets on the road in the village and an assortment of gift shops, tavernas and bars. If you're fit and like hill walking you could walk down and back but as it was hot and a steep road we always used the car!
We didn't try the local beaches but they are not far away assuming you've a car.
Overall a lovely villa.
Confirmed guest: 17 July 2016
Published on: 18 July 2016
8 out of 10


London Group
Confirmed guest: 03 July 2016
Published on: 04 July 2016
10 out of 10


Cornwall Group
Doretta is a lovely, well equipped villa with stunning views. The games room is an added bonus and the villa was kept beautifully clean.
Confirmed guest: 26 June 2016
Published on: 28 June 2016
10 out of 10


Ashtead Couple
What a fabulous villa. My husband and I spent a glorious week at Doretta, the only improvement would be to have a fridge and table in the games room. The main bedroom is lovely with plentiful storage and a wonderful balcony with stunning, far reaching views. The bed was comfortable, great pillows and nice linen. The kitchen is well equipped and the lounge comfortable. The acoustics in the games room are amazing.
Outside, the gardens are well kept and alive with birds and insects. The pool is great, not too cold even in May.
Confirmed guest: 15 May 2016
Published on: 18 May 2016
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