|Minimum Stay||4 nights|
Take a drive along a narrow lane through abundant and magical olive groves in the Saint Spiridon area of north Corfu and you will arrive at a private headland with a superb hamlet of buildings known as The Thalia Estate. This group of three fabulous houses nestles deep in an olive grove on the headland, yet is just a few minutes from the beach and surrounding coastal areas.
The estate comprises of a detached main villa and a pair of bungalows which surround a lovely pool and garden, but otherwise enjoy complete privacy.
All the properties are newly constructed and are finished to exceptionally high standards enjoying state of the art facilities which combine seamlessly with furnishings that are beautifully reminiscent of traditional Greek ideals.
The detached villa is a two storey building that sleeps up to 4 guests. It has two bedrooms, a shared bathroom, and open plan kitchen and living area. Outside there is a terrace which is ideal for dining on, and upstairs there are lovely balconies. On these clever use is made of retractable sails that act as a screen providing additional privacy from each other.
The two bungalows are semi detached. Entering them through a covered porch which overlooks the swimming pool you first come to the kitchen, off which is a living area and shower room. A double bedroom is to the rear of each property, whilst a mezzanine twin bedroom is reached via a stair ladder.
As per the main villa, each of the two bungalows can accommodate up to 4 people bringing the total occupancy to a maximum of 12 guests.
All the main rooms in each property have huge ceiling fans to ensure the temperatures remain ambient throughout.
Kitchen: The kitchens is spacious and extremely well equipped. It has a full sized gas hob and electric oven, Smeg fridge freezer and smaller appliances such as coffee maker as well as plenty of storage and stone topped work space.
Living Room: The living room is furnished with fabulous leather suites that surround the focal point of the rooms, large open fireplaces. LCD television, stereo and wifi internet access are also provided. Patio doors lead out to a covered terrace furnished with dining table and chairs.
Bedrooms: Upstairs, the villa has one double and one twin bedroom. Each equally sized, they have french doors with either a full or Juliette balcony overlooking the olive groves with glimpses of the coast beyond. Furnishings are rustic in style yet fresh and enchanting, giving each room a sense of light and space, further enhanced by large picture windows.
Bathroom: The main villa has a large bathroom located on the ground floor. Attractively designed, it has a full size sunken bath with shower over as well as wc and basin.
Kitchen: Entering the bungalows from the covered porch with its comfortable seating you walk into the kitchen. Beautifully designed and laid out, each is equipped with full size gas hob and electric oven, Smeg fridge freezer and many smaller applicances including a coffee maker.
Living And Dining Area: A retractable stair ladder to the mezzanine bedroom is tucked away at one side of the kitchen, whilst the main living area forms an L shape leading off it. The theme of the property is natural resources, with floors and walls of stone and ceilings finished in traditional wooden style. The living area is furnished with a dining suite and informal seating surrounding an open fireplace. LCD television with satellite and a stereo are also installed here.
To the rear of the living area patio doors lead out onto a covered terrace where outdoor furniture is located. Perfect for relaxing quietly or enjoying outdoor dining.
The master bedroom, a spacious double, is adjacent to the living room, whilst the second bedroom is in the eaves of the property. A twin bedded mezzanine room overlooking the kitchen, it is accessed by a substantial folding stair ladder. This space is ideal for children, but may not be quite so suitable for anyone who is not too steady on their feet.
Each bungalow has a sizeable shower room with an oversized shower. Again the owner's artistic flair shows through in the design and finish of this room, even down to the quirky circular hand basins.
To the rear of the estate there is a footpath leading down through the private olive grove to the quiet and picturesque cove below. Taking this route the descent is quite steep, sometimes overgrown, and may not be suitable for everyone. Alternatively, nearby sandy beaches are just a short drive away.
The estate has a wall and gate encircling the perimeter of the land, offering exceptional privacy, though not being uncomfortably tall or overshadowing.
Footpaths to each property and poolside are wooden decking in style, and this theme also extends to the substantial poolside sun terrace. The surrounding gardens are attractive and informal, with sandy lawned areas, ancient olive trees and other attractive trees and shrubs.
There are plenty of sun loungers around the pool, and for those who prefer the shade, comfortable sofas are available in the bungalow porches that overlook the pool area.
Size: 11m x 6m
Depths: Shallow: 0.6m; Deep End: 1.75m
Children's Pool: 0.5m
Holiday Rating: Excellent
Recommend Property: Yes
Cleaner Rating: Excellent
This was a dream vacation for all of us in Corfu. The villa is gorgeous spacious and intimate. The great yard and the pool were perfect for kids to play. The local staff father and son were really friendly and helpful. I think we will come back and for sure we will recommend the location to our friends.
Brochure/Web Description Comments:
Everything you described on the website was real.
Maintenance/Car Hire etc:
Everything was just fine.
Agios Spiridon has two beautiful sandy bays overlooking the dramatic mainland hills. As soon as you reach the bay at the bottom of the road the turquoise of the sea stuns you, this is truly a stunning bay with the flatness of the beach offset by the ruggedness of the rocks either side of the two beaches.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekend||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Sep 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
4 night minimum stay
|extra night: $351|
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
4 night minimum stay
|extra night: $202|