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Villa Hestia, is beautiful back and front with pale blue shutters which elegantly reflect the color of the lavender, with a fabulous courtyard at the back, beautifully planted with highly fragranced plants. On entering the house, you are led into the large, light sitting room which looks straight on to the pool and sea beyond. The bedrooms are light and airy with lovely bathrooms.
A small kitchen (used mostly by the chef) is perfectly formed and high tech. There are endless places to sit and eat in the shade or inside for those going in the cooler months.
The sea is a mere 30m. The bedrooms have been beautifully furnished by an interior designer with exquisite taste, hot reds and deep blue’s give way to crisp, white linen sheets and gorgeous clean-lined bathrooms with Philippe Starke baths and showers.
There is a huge TV room in the basement with an enormous screen. Endless films can be watched or, if the mood takes you, enjoy the facilities of the huge basement gym.
One of the bedrooms is in the garden room, to use the term “annexe” is doing it down, it is just as glorious as any of the other spacious bedrooms, all with their own bathrooms.
Main house (4 bedrooms):
Double bedroom with en suite shower leading to terrace and garden
Twin bedroom with en suite shower leading to pool terrace
Sitting room, with fireplace, leading onto terrace and pool area
Kitchen leading to pool terrace
Small dining room
Master double bedroom with en suite bath and shower
Double bedroom with en suite shower and juliet style balcony windows
Balcony with chairs and table overlooking pool and sea
Lower ground floor:
Double bedroom with en suite shower leading to private terrace
Home cinema room with projector
Guest annexe (1 bedroom located across garden courtyard):
Twin bedroom with en suite shower and terrace
To one side and above the garden level is a shaded, area for sitting overlooking beach and out to sea (ideal for evening drinks)
Swimming Pool (17m) with built in steps, overlooking the sea
Jetty on beach
Shaded outdoor dining area
Rattan suite and Moroccan lamps
Under floor heating/cooling
Built-in coffee machine
Double American fridge/freezer
Luxury bathroom products
Bathrobes and slippers
Wonderful Indian gate into large courtyard planted with lavender and olive trees giving a view through the front door, across the pool and straight out to sea
Housekeeper up to 5 hrs daily
Chef 6 days a week serving breakfast and lunch or dinner (cost of food not included)
Assistant to Chef/Housekeeper as required – will do all the shopping
24hr Concierge service
Laundry service (payable locally)
Turn down service
Pool towel service
Champagne and canapes on arrival
Fresh cut flowers throughout stay
Candles lit each evening,
Villa Hestia boasts a wonderful position with immediate access to the beach and sea
Directly in front of the house is a small bay where you can swim or dive off the rocks
There are many more beaches a short drive away, or take a boat which can be kept on the jetty at the beach
The nearest shops, restaurants & bars are a 20-25 minute walk away or a 2 minute drive
Avlaki beach is a 10 minute walk, or a 2 minute drive, and has great water sports, sailing and horse riding
Kassiopi is 6km away, with bars, restaurants, tavernas and nightlife- perfect for teenagers
Corfu town is 34km away
Fly to Corfu from most UK airports.
Villa Hestia is 40 km from the airport (50 minutes’ drive or 20 minutes in a sea taxi)
The north east coast is full of outstanding bays and white pebbled coves, higher up, away from the coast the interior is home to birds of prey, rare flora and rural simplicity. Water sports a-plenty can be found on many of the local beaches.
Nearby St Stephano is a simple and pretty harbour with seafront tavernas and a delightful beach. The tavernas are lively, day and night and there is also a cocktail bar if the mood takes you.
For the teenagers the night life in Kassiopi is a short drive up the coast.
This is a fine place to spend a family holiday or with a close group of friends, potter into town for delicious local delicacies, take a small boat from to a tiny taverna for a long, lazy lunch of fresh fish and come home to a delicious dinner under the stars.
One of the greatest pleasures of this gorgeous, wooded stretch of coast is that the sea-fronted properties are so accessible by boat.
- Air conditioning
- Cable TV
- Coffee pot