Nearly half a century ago, a wealthy Greek family commissioned a famous Italian architect to create this house by the sea on an unparalleled site on the Analipsi Peninsula. To one side of this villa is the old Royal Palace of Mon Repos, to the other acres of lush woodland hug the coastline. The gardens around the house, planted fifty years ago, are breathtaking and a haven for birds.
We have overseen the sensitive restoration and furnishing of this wonderfully light, elegant house in the spirit of the architect’s original vision. The very large L-shaped main room creates an instant impact – running along the front of the house with French windows to a second peaceful terrace with magnificent sea views. On the lower floor is an exceptionally large, paved terrace and good-sized swimming pool.
The path from the villa to the sea, passes the original guest cottage but it is not intrusive. The shingle beach has a small jetty from which snorkelling is possible and where a hired boat can be moored.
It is hard to believe that Corfu Town is only 20 minutes' walk away such is the sense of peace and seclusion here.
•5 bedrooms (sleeps 9 guests)
•Private swimming pool 11m x 5.5m (depth 0.70 - 2m)
•Jetty for swimming and mooring hired boat
•Chef services available on request
•Air-conditioning in all bedrooms
•Satellite TV (BBC World, CNN), DVD, telephone/Wifi
•Some low walls and drops make this villa unsuitable for young children
•Sunny interior courtyard leads into spacious living area
•Living area opens onto a large terrace with dining and barbecue area
•Large well-equipped kitchen, dishwasher and washing machine
•Separate dining room
•Double bedroom, en-suite bathroom off the courtyard
•Master double bedroom, en-suite bathroom, opens onto private terrace
•Double bedroom, en-suite bathroom with sunken marble bath, opens onto pool terrace
•Double bedroom, opens onto pool terrace
•Single bedroom, opens onto pool terrace
•Beach 10min drive
•Tavernas/shops (Corfu Town) 20min walk/5min drive
•Airport 10min drive