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Villa with Private Pool set in a Large Garden in Avlaki near Kassiopi. EOT/MHTE

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Beautiful 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom house in peaceful location. 3 Minute Walk to Beach and Tavernas. Air-con, Wi-Fi and Table Tennis.

Situated in the favoured North East coast of Corfu Koutsounada House is an elegant and contemporary property built in the Corfiot style. Nestling amongst olive trees in tranquil grounds extending to one acre it is tastefully furnished and very well equipped for both indoor and outdoor living. There is a large 6m x 12m pool, a BBQ and outdoor dining space plus other outdoor seating spaces. Just 300 metres behind the stunning white crescent of Avlaki beach this charming house will appeal to families looking for seclusion with activities for the more energetic on the doorstep. The beach is delightfully unspoilt and has two excellent tavernas (with free wireless internet access), windsurfing, dinghy sailing and boat hire; horse-riding is also available nearby. The picturesque village of Agios Stefanos is a short drive away, as is the harbour town of Kassiopi with its shops, bars and vibrant nightlife. Local supermarkets are a 5 minute drive (20 minute walk) and will deliver free of charge.

The property is registered for holiday rentals with the Greek National Tourist Office, EOT/MHTE licence number 0829K10TK8247000

More Details

Owner
Patricia Oliveira
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
November 10, 2017

About Patricia Oliveira

We are two families who have always holidayed together since our children were very small. We first spent a holiday in north east Corfu in 2005, and were so impressed with the area that we found ourselves returning year-on-year.

In 2008 we eventually found a suitable plot on which to build our much-loved Koutsounada House. Even after so many years we still look forward to holidaying together in our joint home, and take great pleasure in seeing how the house and garden have developed and matured over time.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"We are home again after another fabulous holiday at Koutsounada. No one wanted to come home. The villa was just as we remembered it - very welcoming and familiar. Natushka was her usual warm self, the weather was mid 30's and we spent the time on the beach or in the pool - very relaxing for us all. Thank you for the use of your beautiful home and we can't wait until the next time.

Regards, MJ” - July 2013



“The villa is one of the best we have stayed in and had everything we could possibly need (except a teapot!!). The pool was fantastic and we hardly strayed away from the villa we were so relaxed . . . We hope to be back soon"

J,S,S,P,G and N - June 2014

(Note from owner: Teapot oversight now rectified!)



"Our 5th stay here at Koutsounada, our fourth birthday celebrated on Corfu and the same sense of sadness at leaving. One week is not enough. We hired from San Stefanos boats this year as Dimitri has gone missing from Avlaki. They were very good - helpful and professional; it is a great way to see the island. Natushka, as ever, was great. We leave with heavy hearts but light souls!"

M,S,A and A - June 2014
Mar 2009
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Corfu Airport (Ioannis Kapodistrias)
Nearest Ferry
30 Kilometres
Corfu Town
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Cavo Barbaro and Taverna Avlaki
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Avlaki Beach
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Sailing courses (and other water sports) can be found at Avlaki Bay - 300m walk away. Walking in the vicinity is to be recommended; organised walking tours can be found online, as can painting courses. Horse riding is also available close by.

Coast/Beach:

Avlaki Beach is a 3 minute level walk from the house. It is a large horseshoe-shaped bay with an idyllic long beach enclosed by two rocky and densely wooded headlands sweeping out to sea. It never becomes over-crowded, even in the height of summer, as it is slightly off the main routes so is known only to locals and regular visitors to this corner of Corfu. It has been awarded blue flag status, and boasts stunning views of the Albanian Mountains.

Travel:

Easyjet flies to Corfu direct from Gatwick from 1st April to end October; it also offers flights from Manchester, Luton, Stansted, Bristol and many other regional airports actions the UK. Other operators include BA, Monarch, Thomson, flythomascook, Ryanair, Norwegian Air, Olympic and Aegean. Car hire is advised but not essential. Car hire pick-up and drop-off is available from the airport or in Kassiopi. Numerous car hire companies advertise online and we can arrange taxi transfers on request.

Distances:

Avlaki beach 300m. Nearest supermarket 2km (free delivery available). Kassiopi 2.5km. Agios Stefanos 4.5km - a five minute drive. Sinies (supermarket and superb bakery - free delivery available) 4km. Corfu Town and Airport 38km.

Further Details:

The nearest town, Kassiopi, is a five minute drive away. Whilst it clearly caters for tourists over the summer months it is still at heart a fishing village with a traditional port. Down at the harbour it is possible to find local fishermen supplying the local restaurants with fresh daily fish. Tavernas, shops, supermarkets, banks, pharmacies, doctors, internet cafes, beaches and bars offer something for everyone. Teenagers will appreciate the evening life here and in nearby Agios Stefanos - between them they offer several music bars and 'low key' clubs. It is a safe environment in which to meet other friends. Both the tavernas on Avlaki beach have free wireless internet access. Water skiing, wake boarding, scuba diving, wind sailing and boat hire are all available close by. Water parks are also easily accessible - Aqua Land is the biggest, just west of Corfu Town or the Hydropolis near Acharavi. Scooter, bike and buggy rental are available in Kassiopi. Numerous boat trips, fishing trips and excursions to other locations on the island are on offer locally. Horse riding is available close to the beach at Avlaki. Corfu is renowned for its stunning flora and fauna, most famously visualised in Gerald Durrell's 'My Family and other Animals'. This can be best appreciated in the cooler months when it is possible to walk the coastal and mountain paths. Celebration of Easter in Corfu is a unique experience, and part of an extensive calendar of religious and cultural activities different from anywhere else in Greece. There are numerous celebrations in Corfu Town and in the villages, involving amongst other things philharmonic bands, pot throwing, fireworks, pan banging, sirens and of course feasting. Driving or walking out into the countryside at this time of the year is a reminder of the fact that the festival celebrates fertility and renewal, with the abundant wild flowers providing a rainbow of colours.

Amenities

Corfu House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • En-suite to bedroom 1 - Luxury bath with shower over, twin basins and WC. En-suite to bedroom 2 - Luxury bath with shower over, basin and WC. En-suite to bedroom 3 - Luxury bath with shower over, basin and WC. Shower room with shower, basin and WC.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with large kingsize bed, balcony and luxury en-suite. Bedroom 2 with kingsize sleigh bed, pergola-covered terrace and en-suite. Bedroom 3 with twin beds and en-suite. Bedroom 4 with twin beds and shower room adjacent.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • sailing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Our wonderful (totally bilingual) house manager, Natushka, provides a 'meet and greet' service which includes supplying a welcome pack that can be tailored to personal requirements. She will visit the house to explain how everything works, to give information on the surrounding area and to leave her contact details for any queries during your stay. Please note that for arrivals at the airport after 7.00 pm the keys will be left with the car-hire or taxi driver. Air-conditioning is available in all rooms and included in the rental price. However, we request that for environmental reasons this is not left running when windows or doors are open, or when a room is unoccupied. For out-of-season rental central heating and logs for the fireplace are inclusive of rental price. The property is located in flat land so is suitable for children; as there is a swimming pool they should be supervised at all times. Pets are not permitted on this property. The house is non-smoking in all indoor areas. Outside: A lovely covered verandah fronts the entire length of the property and provides ample shade at all times of the day. In the evening it becomes a peaceful haven in which to relax in the comfortable terrace furniture. The house is flanked by two pergolas which provide sunbathing or dining areas. A further pergola leads off from Bedroom 2 and is a secluded spot from which to greet the early morning sun. There is a large built-in barbecue adjacent to the outdoor dining area. This area is covered by a pergola and houses a large table and 8 chairs. The 12 x 6m pool is clearly visible from this spot, which is an elegant and private dining space. The private and secluded pool has sunbathing areas with 8 luxurious sunbeds and a parasol; an outdoor shower is located at its edge and further shade is provided by olive trees. The garden is huge and consists of cultivated areas planted with native trees, plants, shrubs and fruit trees; a wild area provides visual interest and encourages wildlife. Utility Room: Miele washing machine, iron and ironing board and general household and cleaning materials. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Cleaning twice a week. Towels and linen for the house are provided, as are beach or pool towels. Our house manager, Natushka, is available to deal with any queries or problems which might arise during your stay. Other: Bedroom 4 houses a large under-stairs cupboard which is very useful for suitcase storage

Reviews

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Villa with Private Pool set in a Large Garden in Avlaki near Kassiopi. EOT/MHTE
average rating of 5.0 based on 24 reviews
5

Exceptional holiday villa, gorgeous setting

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of eight friends, some of whom had visited NE Corfu (and indeed Koutsounada) before, and some who hadn't. We all had a wonderful week staying here in Avlaki in mid-September, enjoying glorious sunny mornings by the pool, long lunches at Taverna Cavo-Barbaro just a few minutes walk from the house, and beautiful afternoons on Avlaki beach, swimming and paddle-boarding, or wine-drinking and snoozing. The house is so well equipped, and provides plenty of different spaces to enjoy, or avoid, the sunshine at all times of the day. The barbecue and ping pong table both got much use, and when the weather did get a bit cooler towards the end of the week, we were very glad for the DVD selection and blankets to cosy up under. We can't wait to return and are full of fond memories. Many thanks, Francesca & co.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy to hear that you and your friends were able to enjoy all that Koutsounada and Avlaki have to offer. It sounds like you used the house and its location to the full; we hope you get to return very soon.
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5

beautiful house in a lovely position

  • 5 of 5

We had a great holiday - Koutsounada really felt like home!

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

A beautiful and comfortable villa in a stunning part of Corfu.

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic family holiday at Koutsounada House. The pool is huge and the kids loved splashing about in it. The Villa is secluded and peaceful and located near the beautiful Avlaki beach which has a great taverna. We walked along the undeveloped headland to secluded beaches, hired a boat to take in a bit more of the stunning coastline. Walked in the mountains. The Villa is very comfortable and tastefully decorated. It has a well appointed kitchen and outdoor bbq; wifi, tv and Bose sound dock and information about boat hire / walks etc all of which make for a very comfortable stay. Our family will have very happy memories of our stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're amazed at your energy in all that heat! Equally impressed that you managed not to get lost on the headland, as so many of our family have done on a number of memorable occasions! Delighted you enjoyed the amenities of the Villa and the beach as much as we all do.
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5

Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

Peaceful quiet setting, loved hearing the sound of the pebbles from beach moving with waves. Generous sized pool to exercise in, well equipped to high standard throughout the house. Seconds from beach and two tavernas, local supermarket delivers and will come and collect you. So need for car unless you want to explore, I would describe the location as s situated in a golden triangle, villa, beach, taverna. Heaven.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sounds like you really lived the life! The supermarket service is outstanding isn't it? Beats Ocado any day!
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5

Exceeded expectations

  • 5 of 5

The villa was immaculate and spacious. The location was ideal and the pool was brilliant

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at our villa. We too find the location ideal - being so close to the beach but still having our little oasis of tranquility never fails to enchant.
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5

A classy joint

  • 5 of 5

This was our second year at the villa, and it really is a lovely property. It is really cool in the property, even at the hottest times, and the air conditioning units are fantastic. Outside, there is plenty of shade, even round the pool, and there is always a lovely breeze. But perhaps the highlight is the pool, which is absolutely lovely. Perfect size, lovely temperature, one can spend hours in it. In short, it is a really classy villa, without being "over the top".

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you William. So glad Koutsounada House didn't disappoint second time around! We've all enjoyed the ice bucket you suggested we get for the house on your last visit. Not sure why we didn't think of it ourselves - it would have saved us many a trip to the freezer!
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Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $330.43

Booking Notes:
To confirm your booking a 25% deposit is to be paid within 7 days. The payment of the deposit constitutes acceptance of the Terms and Conditions (which will be sent at the same time as the Booking Form) and is non-refundable; the cancellation policy is also outlined in the Terms and Conditions document. Balance is to be paid 8 weeks prior to departure in sterling (GBP) together with a security deposit of £250, which will be returned subject to any deductions. Please ensure you have adequate travel insurance (including cancellation cover).
Two week bookings are preferred in peak season - late July and August.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday (or by arrangement). The house should be vacated by 10.00am on the date of departure to allow time to prepare the house for incoming guests. The house will be ready for new arrivals by 3.00pm.

Notes on prices:
Prices per week. Discounts may be available for long winter lets.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.