Villa | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 7
We are delighted to offer you this beautiful property `Toulas House` tastefully decorated and refurbished set out on three levels with more than enough space for both couples and families alike.
Situated in the pretty village of Vlachatika and reached by a single track just off the main coast road. Occasionally you may meet some of the locals as they wander back up the pathways to their houses shouting greetings to one another, a real chance to live amongst the Greek people and to experience the essence of traditional Greek village life.
Toulas has the most spectacular views of all our properties and benefits from a rural village yet coastal location the beach and all amenities to hand not forgetting all that the North East Coast has to offer.
This is spacious accommodation overlooking the sea (where you will feel 'on top of the world' as you watch the happenings on Kalami below boats sailing past in opposite directions) is sure to appeal to all wanting a tranquil yet spectacular holiday on this beautiful island.
|Size||Sleeps up to 7, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Kalami (Within Walking Distance) 750 m|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||300 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Kerkyra (Corfu Town 35 Mins) 30 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, Video player, CD player, Safe, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (1), Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Toulas is fully airconditioned and has an internal wooden staircase to all floors each comprising of -
On the ground floor you enter an open plan dining-kitchen / lounge area with modern furnishings. The kitchen is equipped with a full sized fridge freezer, microwave, full oven, diswasher, washer/dryer and several electrical appliances including toaster, kettle, iron and ironing board not forgetting all necessary kitchen utensils etc.
The lounge area has a light and airy feel with tiled floors and modern leather furniture. It has matching dark wooden occasional tables and a sideboard containing a selection of CDs/DVDs and videos should you wish to spend an evening in. tIt is equipped with a 27" LCD TV with satellite receiver/DVD/Video recorder and CD player. On this floor there is also a guest wc/shower room.
Climbing the traditional wooden staircase leads you to the first floor where you will find two double bedrooms, both decorated with light modern wicker and maple furniture equipped with Casablanca ceiling fans, TV and Video recorders. Each of these bedrooms has a set of French doors leading out onto the upper balcony with views overlooking Kalami Bay and Albania, 'where you may from time to time spot the visiting yachts of the rich and famous who frequent the North East Coast'. On this floor you will also find the main bathroom.
Climbing a further set of wooden stairs you will find on the second floor the master bedroom with a large leather king size bed and exposed wooden beamed ceiling. This top floor has the most magnificent views of all the property from its large picture window overlooking the Albanian coast and Kalami Bay. It also has matching dark brown occasional furniture with an ornate metal day bed suitable for a child if required and TV/Video recorder plus a free standing electric fan is provided.
|Further details outdoors|
Leading out of the kitchen area through a set of French doors you will find the pretty fully furnished terrace area equipped with a small splash pool to the side and barbecue, dining table and reclining chairs with foot stools for lounging/sun bathing, side tables, hammock and large parasol. The views from this lower terrace are magnificent stretching out over to Corfu town in the distance and the channel between Corfu and Albania.
A lovely setting for sitting under the stars with the twinkling of lights from the village below and a glass of local village wine, the perfect end to the evening !
The Changoever day for the Toulas House is Monday. The prices supplied are per house per week not per person and also include a cleaning and linen service at least once a week during your stay, bathroom towels and linen (not beach towels) are provided together with a welcome pack containing the necessary essentials upon arrival. We can also provide and infant pack including cot, stair gates, high chair, push chair and steriliser or a more substantial welcome pack at a small additional charge please enquire for further details.
The Ionian Islands region
The Ionian island of Corfu, known as the ‘Emerald Isle’ due to its lush green countryside and crystal clear coves, holds many unexpected and unforgettable surprises where you will discover the legendary friendliness of the locals that will undoubtedly make your stay on the island a memorable experience.
The village of Vlachatika perched above the bay of Kalami is reached by a single track just off the main coast road. Dimitris Taverna is just below on the coast road and the amenities of Kalami are within walking distance.
Kalami itself is without doubt one of the most picturesque bays on the island of Corfu. It is famous for once having been the home of the writer Lawrence Durrell who stayed at the White House on the beach front. It is only a 2 minute drive or a good 10 minutes walk away via the road or via several pathways off the main coastal road. It has a pretty shingle beach and its waters are lovely and clear making it perfect for snorkellers and swimmers as well as those who enjoy lazing on the beach, you can also find watersports down in the bay. The resort has several waterfront taverna´s where you can dine day and night serving fine Greek cuisine and fresh fish daily. You will also find 3 supermarkets, 2 bars and tourist offices where you can arrange excursions, an exchange, car hire and boat hire etc.
There are also many other fabulous waterside taverna´s nearby in the neighbouring picture postcard bays of Agni, Kouloura and San Stephanos. Should you wish to venture a little further Kassiopi is only 10 minutes drive away and has many shops, restaurants, bars/clubs, beaches, and a pretty harbour area if you feel the need for something a bit livelier.
There are 2 Aquaparks within easy reach on the island and a golf course just outside Corfu Town, you can also arrange horseriding with our friend Dimitri from the nearby taverna and scuba diving plus windsurfing is available in Kassiopi.
There are many things to do in Corfu but for sight seeing Corfu Town is not to be missed. It is a wonderful place to visit having plenty to see and do with its Italianate arcades, Venetian fortress and cobbled alleys. It boasts everything from international boutiques to traditional craft shops that line the streets and stay open late into the evening. Aside from shopping you can watch an afternoon of cricket sipping coffee from below the arches of the Liston Arcade or stroll around the square and admire the medieval churches and forts. That is not to mention the Corfu Trail (see www.corfutrail.org) for those who would like to see the island on foot or the monastery at Paleokastritska and many other attractions on the island.
The Corfu Trail
Walking – those who love walking will love Kalami as there are many paths that wind up through lush countryside, olive, lemon and orange trees, linking each bay along the coast treading in the footsteps of the Durrell brothers, Corfu at its best. There is also The Corfu Trail, a long-distance footpath which runs the length of the island, from its southernmost tip to its northernmost point fully waymarked in both directions. It meanders through all the island's rural municipalities and avoids heavily developed areas to the island's beauty spots, beaches, picturesque villages, monuments, monasteries and diverse landscapes. The official Corfu Trail Guide Book is available at various locations along the trail as well as several bookshops. You can find out more at their official website www.corfutrail.org
Avlaki Sailing School
The local sailing centre is located at Avlaki bay between San Stephanos and the resort of Kassiopi, the sweeping picturesque bay with its crystal clear waters has the ideal sailing conditions giving a feeling of security within its protective headlands on either side www.corfu-sailing-events.com
There is a fantastic dive centre located in the centre of Kassiopi which has a range of options available including instruction for beginners, qualifications, pool training and day and night dives. Corfu Divers also offer Deep-Sea Fishing excursions
Horse riding can be arranged in advance or during your stay with our friend Dimitri from Dimitris Taverna who runs a small friendly riding stables also in nearby Avlaki. Spend a beautiful morning surrounded by nature, with animals that you love, experiencing a unique journey on a horse in unspoilt forests with a view that will astound you journeying to a remote beach normally difficult to reach.
There is also an excellent Golf course about a 30 minute drive from the property having outstanding panoramic views.