House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Villelmina is superbly located high on a hillside above St Stephanos and Kerasia. The villa is on one level with a central balcony that gives you the feeling you are flying - with an amazing view on three sides. The large swimming pool is shared by the Villelmina Apartment which is below. The views are almost indescribably lovely, down over the green headlands of Corfu, on across the silken blue sheet of the Corfu Channel, into the depths of the Albanian coastal mountains and hills. The villa is light, spacious and air-conditioned with three bedrooms and two bathrooms.From the pool and the terrace there is the most sublime view - the one that brings people back to this part of Corfu again and again. It encompasses the green headlands and sapphire bays of Kerasia and the Rothschild estate, the yachts at anchor in the horseshoe-shaped harbour of St. Stephano, and the silent hills and mountains of Albania opposite.Large open-plan lounge/dining room opening on to central veranda. Good-sized kitchen. Master double bedroom with en suite bathroom. Two twin bedrooms sharing a bathroom. Big veranda, partly shaded, for outdoor dining and relaxing.The front door opens into the large and comfortable lounge and dining area with Satellite TV (free channels only). Large patio windows give on to the central balcony with its exceptional views.
The dining area is in keeping with the rest of the living area, with the contrast of deep crimson and white for a colour scheme, and the table is large enough for six to eat in comfort.Patio windows lead from the lounge to the large veranda which is partly covered. The views are breathtaking and an evening meal in these surroundings is truly memorable.The fully equipped modern kitchen is through an archway to the right of the living room. Very attractively decorated, with corner windows overlooking views guaranteed to distract you from cooking, it has large marble work surfaces, a full sized gas hob and electric oven, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and washing machine.There are three bedrooms; one double and two singles. All have built-in wardrobes with plenty of hanging space.The master bedroom has a double bed and en suite bathroom.The colour scheme is very pretty and a gorgeous view of sky and sea can be enjoyed even while lying in bed!The other two twin bedrooms are of a good size, with built-in wardrobes. Again, they are attractively furnished and decorated.The beautiful swimming pool is surrounded by broad paved terraces for sunbathing, and overlooks wonderful views. It is located below the villa, and accessed by a flight of stone-flagged steps.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Kerasia 1 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||200 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Corfu airport 33 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details outdoors|
A large gated infinity swimming pool with safety net is shared with the 'apartment'.Has large sunbathing areas,sunbeds, two large umbrellas and shower.The size is 11mx5m(shallow=0.80m,deep=1.80m). The property is surrounded with a lot of different type of flowers and trees.A stone build BBQ is also available outside. Private parking area.
* Welcome pack provided in arrival.
* English-speaking owner on hand to answer any questions
The Ionian Islands region
The island of Corfu is located just off the West coast of Greece. Corfu enjoys a mild Mediterranean climate along with excellent beaches making it a popular destination for holiday makers. Corfu is very green compared to other Greek islands: hot and dry summers along with winter rain creates lush vegetation which is dominated by over 3 million olive trees. These olive trees on Corfu are the main cultivation, although Corfu's tourism now provides the most income. Corfu is one of the Ionian Islands which nestle off the West side of the Greek mainland. The island is 36 miles long and at its widest part, the North, 15 miles wide. Covered with over 3 million evergreen olive trees, watered by winter rains, Corfu, even during the hot dry summers remains one of the greenest of the Mediterranean islands. At the center is 'Mount Pantocrator' with a height of 998 meters. The North East coast is made up of sheltered rocky coves and shingle beaches offering secluded bays and traditional fishing villages. The North and South offer long sweeping sandy bays and the expected commercialism. The craggy west coast, with the high cliffs and horse-shoe sandy beaches, offers and spectacular sunsets.Along the Corfu coast, search for quiet rocky coves or untouched sandy beaches. Inland a network of twisting roads service local villages that seem totally untouched by tourism; stop and explore and meet the warm and friendly Corfiot people. Discover deserted villages such as Old Sinies and Perithia with sheep and goats being the only residents!
Some say that Corfu could be the most beautiful island in the world. It is the second largest island in a group of seven, known as the Ionian Islands and is located just off the west coast of Greece, nearer to Albania than to the rest of Greece. Corfu is one of the most popular of the Greek islands. With a wealth of natural beauty, a rich culture that spans centuries and a gentle magnetic appeal, it is easy to see what draws people back to Corfu year after year.
The climate of the island of Corfu is typical Mediterranean with hot and dry summers and a wonderful clear blue sky.
Take a little time to explore the island of Corfu and you will be rewarded with some of the most spectacular scenery and interesting sites. A trip into the heart of the island will give you an insight into Corfiot village life.
The island of Corfu is a naturalist's paradise and the ever popular book and film "My family and other animals" written by Gerald Durrell will have already given an insight to the variety of flower and fauna on this island
For many years Greece was know as one of the world's most important exporters of olive oil and Corfu is no exception. There is said to be more than 9 million Olive trees in Corfu.
The island of Corfu has an enormous variety of scenery; bare limestone mountains on Pantokrator, forest covered hillsides. Step into a walker's paradise, where at every turn, a new scene is revealed
The beach is definitely an essential component for making your holiday one to remember and Corfu's coastline is awash with superb beaches. There are many to choose from – miles of golden sand, pebbles (if you prefer to sand) rocky coves, secluded or busier beaches with beach bars and watersports.
Corfu offers unlimited possibilities for lovers of horseback riding.
Aqualand, the impressive water park on the island of Corfu is situated in the heart of the island at Agios Ioannis and is spread over 125,000 square meters of ground
As well as hiking, mountain biking has become more and more popular each year and is a unique way to discover the real Corfu and explore the unspoilt parts.
Enjoy a caique cruise along the east coast and enjoy lunch at a waterfront taverna or alternatively hire your own boat for the day.
Places of Interest:
Achillion Palace, Pontikonisi - Mouse Island, Monastery of Panagia Paleokastritsa, Corfu Shell Museum, Folk Museum of Corfu, St Spiridon Church
The property is located on the hillsides above Kerasia and San Stefano.Very nearby in the village has all the amenities you may need.In 200 meters away you can find,taverna,supermarket,2 local cafés,bakery,pastry shop.In 10 minutes drive you can enjoy the night life in a busy resort called Kassiopi.In a short distance from the property you can find the pretty harbour of San Stefano with nice restaurants,cafés and shops.Next to that harbour you can enjoy your swim or a nice meal in the perfect beach called Kerasia.For traditional character you can visit the villages Kokkini,Kokkokilas,Porta,Rou,Santa on your way to the mountain of Pantokrator not very far from the property.In about 4-5 km away you can find nice places to swim like Avlaki,Kerasia,Kalami,Kouloura e.t.c.
Kerasia – Corfu
The long sweeping beach of Kerasia is one of the most beautiful on the island, with excellent swimming and snorkelling. Ideal for people who are looking for peace and quiet, to laze in the sun or enjoy a quiet read. One taverna and a small tourist shop will cater to your needs. Although Kerasia may be too quiet for teenage children, nearby Saint Stephanos, with its two cocktail bars and several tavernas will certainly entertain them.
Sinies – Above Kerasia
Sinies – Above Kerasia Sinies is the name of an entire area, on the hillsides above Kerasia and St Stephano. The centre is old-established, and has amenities that cater for the local people as well as the visitors – a well-run supermarket with a surprising array of goods and an English-speaking proprietor, and a very traditional cafeneion that seems to be the local operations centre! There is also a bakery and pastry shop. Sinies lies just off the main road, and it is only about ten minutes drive from here to the busy resort of Kassiopi. Roads lead off from Sinies in all directions – down to the coast, to the very pretty harbour of St Stephano with its shops, restaurants and other amenities, and also to the enchanting bay and beach of Kerasia. Uphill in the opposite direction, roads lead up to tiny mountainside hamlets such as Porta, Kokkini and Kokkokylas, with their ancient stone houses. There is fine walking to be found in these upland areas, amidst some of Corfu’s most unspoiled scenery.
Dancing festival every year at end of june- july.Traditional local fiesta in august.
Agios (Saint) Stephanos is an extremely pretty fishing village, located between Kalami and Kassiopi. This little fishing village has now become a very popular ‘up market’ resort with many stylish holiday villas. A thriving local Greek community welcomes its visitors with the warmth and hospitality for which Greece is famous. With several excellent tavernas, 2 cocktail bars, 2 supermarkets, a gift shop and boat hire, it is the perfect base for a holiday.
Kassiopi – Corfu
Kassiopi is a lively resort at the North East corner of Corfu. A charming little fishing village, with a traditional port. Tourism has of course had its influence, but down at the harbour you can still find local fishermen bringing home the morning catch. Tavernas, shops, beaches and bars offer something for everyone. The teens in your party will appreciate the evening life – with several music bars and ‘low key’ clubs, it is a safe environment for them to meet other friends.
The tiny fishing village of Kouloura is a working harbour, where many of the locals moor their boats. The view of the harbour is probably one of the most famous in the area, having been painted by many visiting artists. The main house is owned by the Italian Agnelli family (with Ferrari connection!) and is used as their holiday home. The nearby Taverna specializes in locally caught fish. Kouloura is an excellent example of a small traditional Greek bay that has not been influenced by tourism.
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