Open plan kitchen, dining and lounge area
Large covered veranda with outdoor BBQ area, large dining table (seating 12) and lounge areas
First floor with separate entrances leading to the outdoor areas
Master bedroom with extra large double bed (200x220cm), en suite open plan bathroom area with freestanding bath and separate shower, direct pool access and large covered veranda
Double bedroom with super king size bed (180x200cm), en suite area with separate shower, and small balcony
Double bedroom with emperor size bed (200x200cm, can be made into twin beds), a large en suite bathroom with bath and separate shower – this bedroom is suitable for wheelchair access, with access to all floors via a lift
Double bedroom with emperor size bed (200x200cm, can be made into twin beds), en suite bathroom with shower, and large covered outdoor area
Executive suite (can sleep 4), with large bedroom area and super king size bed and a lounge area with two 90×200 L-shape sofabeds which can make a double or twin beds. En suite bathroom with double showers and access to the large outdoor sitting areas
Kitchenette with fridge, Nespresso, kettle and toaster
Gym with spinning bike, 2 bosu, TRX, kettle bells, dumbbells, yoga mats and blocks/gym mats, trampoline, incline bench, free weights
Parking area and entrance with lift
Swimming pool (15.5x7m) with hydro jets and pool cover (electric) – can be heated for an additional cost
Pool pergola with built in sofas and fridge bar, outdoor showers and outside loo
Extended outdoor areas on pool level with breakfast table (seating 12)
Large outdoor areas at ground level with table tennis and children’s play area
Cocomat double or triple layer bed systems
Cocomat bed linen and towels
Gym, pool and beach towels
Large wardrobes in all rooms
Hair dryers in every bedroom
Large smart TV in lounge, master bedroom, executive suite and gym
Air conditioning on all floors
Alarm system and outdoor security cameras
Sonos system in every room and outdoor speakers
Water purifier in all kitchens (for drinking water)
Kitchen Aid equipment
Nespresso Creatista Plus
Bora induction hob
Bosch double ovens
Miele fridge freezer and fridge
Weber gas BBQ
Miele washing machine and dryer
Large parking area
Lift with glass walls, to access all floors
EOT: application in progress, due Nov 2020
House manager and concierge
Greek chef and an assistant, for July and August weeks only
Daily maid service, 6 days per week (the assistant will tidy bedrooms and pool area during breakfast)
Gardener and pool guy
On request at time of booking (payable locally);
Chef (outside July and August)
Villa Philos is located in Kalami, in North East Corfu
Kalami harbour is 3 minutes walk, for boat hire, watersports, 2 small family owned general stores, a gift shop, bars and tavernas, including The White House
Yialiskari is 5 minutes walk
Agni is 20 minutes walk, or 5 minutes sea taxi from Kalami jetty, for boat hire, bars and tavernas
Kerasia is 6km, with one taverna
San Stefano is 8.5km, for bars and tavernas
Fly to Corfu airport from London and regional airports, the house is 50 minutes drive.
Car hire is not essential if you hire a speedboat for your stay?
Corfu has to be seen from the sea to be truly appreciated. 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 snorkeling 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.
The highlight of lunch at a beach side taverna is seeking out a new one every day, pulling up in your little boat to one of the many jetties where the owner (or a waiter) will wave you in, catch your rope and tie up your boat before handing you their menu and leading you to a table. There are many to choose from; The Wave Bar, Pagopotion, Kaparelli and Eucalyptus all in San Stephano , Agni Taverna, Toulas, Nikolas Taverna, The White House in Kalami, Glyfa in Kamanaki, Kerasia fish restaurant, as well as many restaurants in Kassiopi harbour.
Kalami, just a few minues walk from the house, is a pretty little bay with a collection of houses and restaurants. It’s also possible to enjoy water sports here, including water-skiing, wake boarding and ringos – the village was made famous by the Durrell brothers who both wrote books when they stayed at The White House here. The White House is still owned and run by the family who rented it to the great writer Lawrence Durrell and his wife Nancy before WW2. ‘Larry’ later painted the story of the house and charm of Corfu in his famed account ‘Prospero’s Cell’. The family have now created a modern Greek restaurant with luxurious cocktail area for guests to laze in the garden under the shade of the olive trees, gazing at the boats in the bay and the Albanian coastline.
San Stefano harbour, with its popular collection of restaurants mentioned above, is only a few minutes away by boat.
Agni is another lovely little village within walking distance. In Greek Agni means unspoilt which describes this bay perfectly! It may be small offering only three tavernas and a few other buildings but is a beautiful place to catch some sun and a dip in the clear waters. You are able to hire boats from Agni.
The island has a rich history and plays an important role in Greece’s ancient history. Visit cosmopolitan Corfu town, shop in its narrow streets and enjoy a drink on the ‘Liston’. Alternatively visit its various museums (Archaeological & Byzantine) and palaces. Visit the Byzantine castle of Angelokastro for a spot of history and drama – imaginative children love it.
The tavernas are of a great standard and you will receive a warm welcome, whether visiting for breakfast, lunch or dinner – or just coffee or drinks. Lovely to sit by the sea at night in one of the many tavernas we are happy to recommend.
Villa Philos is in such a wonderful location, just a few minutes walk down to the bay and restaurants of Kalami in beautiful North East Corfu, with panoramic views across the sea to the mountains of Albania.
The villa is spread over 3 floors and built to a very high specification, a kitchen with every necessary appliance, quality beds and linens, fitted wardrobes in every bedroom, quality gym equipment – the owner has really thought of everything, and the quality is second to none. The interiors feature high wooden ceilings with exposed beams on the top floor and neutral and bright rooms across all floors. There are thoughtful hints of colour throughout and every room enjoys incredible sea views from a large veranda, balcony or outdoor area.
The pool has steps down into it with an inbuilt seat, from which to relax with a drink and enjoy the view. There are many other seating areas, offering choice for everyone. Careful consideration has been given to wheelchair users, with an accessible bedroom and bathroom, and a lift for access to every floor.
Perfectly situated for privacy, yet within easy reach of the local beaches and amenities, this would make a great escape for a family holiday.