Main house (6 bedrooms):
Master double bedroom suite with en suite bathroom, dressing room and private terrace with jacuzzi and shower
Five double bedrooms with en suite bathrooms and dressing rooms
Note that 5 of the double beds can be made into twin beds
Cottage (2 bedrooms available at an extra cost) Photos 42-43:
1 double bedroom
1 double which can be converted into a twin bedroom
1 shared bathroom
Large sitting room with shaded terrace running the length of the house
Outside sitting room on terrace
Outside shaded eating
Kitchen with small pantry
Disco below pool with bar
It is possible to accommodate a further 2 children (there will be an extra charge)
Infinity swimming pool (18m x 10m and 2.20m deep) with sunken day seats, jacuzzi and swim jet
Private shower near the beach
Outside dining area
Organic vegetable garden
Bose music system
Complimentary champagne and canapes on arrival
Under floor heating available during cooler months
Pool heating can be arranged by request (payable locally)
Maid service 5 hours a day, 6 days a week
Linen change twice weekly
Chef and host 6 days a week for breakfast and one other meal per day included in the rental
Laundry service (payable locally)
Evening turn-down service available (payable locally)
Kerasia beach is a 1 minute walk away, where you will find a great taverna and jetty
San Stefano is a 5 minute car journey, and accessible by boat
Kassiopi is a 13 minute drive away, and has night life for teenagers, supermarkets, banks and some good bars and tavernas
Fly to Corfu from all London and most regional airports
The villa is a 40 minute drive from the airport
A hire car is recommended
Corfu has to be seen to be believed – clear-water cloves, drifts of spring flowers and scents of herbs, wild orchids, tortoises, Venetian belfries, winding village streets, donkeys laden with kindling, imposing country manor houses in lush olive groves, tiny chapels with a solitary candle burning inside – all this is here. Alongside are cosmopolitan classical concerts, opera and theatre, chic and sophisticated shops, sports facilities of every kind, superb swimming, and endless wining and dining destinations from the simplest to fairly expensive.
The island of Corfu has fabulously turqoise seas and is always a delightful place to spend a week or two. Take a boat to find the more secluded coves on the north east coast that you can only get to by boat. Enjoy the beautiful beaches or snorkelling in one of the many bays before a sun downer at one of the lovely tavernas nearby. Boat home again and dine on your villa terrace in the silky night air.
From Avlaki beach you can enjoy dinghy sailing, water-skiing, paraponting, scuba diving and snorkelling as well as many other water sports. You can also take a horse for a ride through the quiet countryside.
We visited the house on a blisteringly hot day in October and it could not be in a better position. The house itself has beautiful interiors and a huge garden (huge!) – walking out of the gate takes you to a small road which leads down to the water in under a minute.
There is a small taverna on the water which has good food, drinks and lots of ice cream for hungry children!
The huge swimming pool is great for cooling off – views down to the sea from the pool are wonderful and children and adults alike will be happy to spend hours here enjoying the water. The garden is below the pool and is planted with some of the most stunning plants we’ve ever seen on a Greek island.
The inside of the house is fabulous – lots of calm, French painted furniture, stunning upholstered stools and lovely cushions adorn bedrooms. There are huge cupboards in the bedrooms, ideal for storage, stunning rugs and ceiling fans as well as slippers and dressing gowns.
Some of the bedrooms have a door out onto the terrace where there is shaded seating… a lovely place to sit and read in the morning with a cup of coffee.
The bathrooms (every bedroom has its own) are clean-lined, white and full of delicious lotions, potions and fluffy towels!
The inside sitting room is double height and super stylish with rattan chairs which compliment the sofas.
The outside sitting room has amazing views and also has comfort in mind.
And then there’s the night club! We couldn’t believe our eyes when we saw that the room below the swimming pool has a bar and decks for the inner DJ in us all. If dancing and music isn’t your thing then try the pol table or gym which are both also down here.
Wandering down to the lovely Kerasia beach could not be easier, and keeping your boat at the jetty by the taverna means that you could be on the water within minutes. A fabulous house in a fabulous spot. All in all this is fast becoming our favourite house!