Beautiful 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom house in peaceful location. 3 Minute Walk to Beach and Tavernas. Air-con, Wi-Fi and Table Tennis.
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.
Pool / Spa
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
Max guests: 8
Minimum age of primary renter: 25
Lovely villa, perfect location
Perfect location - secluded spot just 3 minutes walk from the beach and very welcoming tavernas. Yianni and Natushka were friendly, hospitable and very responsive. Our two boys loved the pool, the table tennis table and the PS2. And the fact they didn't have to share a room. Loved it, seriously considering re-booking and bringing a granny next time!
Very glad to hear that you all enjoyed your late October visit, and hope that it has set you up for the winter months ahead. You'd be very welcome back - I'm sure granny would love it too! We find the house works very well across the generations - the easy accessibilty to the beach and tavernas being a great advantage when there are lots of you.
A Slice of Heaven
This was an amazing property. The communication between Patricia, Natushka, and myself was a breeze. Everyday I found myself in awe at the beauty of the location and the house.
I'm so happy that your holiday lived up to expectations after so long in the planning! Hope your journey back to the US went smoothly.
Family celebration holiday
Our family of 7, 6 adults and a 3yr old girl had a terrific holiday at the villa, which was exactly as advertised. Plenty of room for everyone, indoors and out. The outdoor seating areas allow everyone to have their own space, while the dining options inside or out allow great flexibility. The BBQ was excellent.
We enjoyed the table tennis, when the swimming activities in the lovely pool had finished. (This was cleaned everyday).
The closeness of the beach was a real plus, a short walk as was the Taverna Cavero Barbero, where we enjoyed meals and drinks overlooking the sea. Lovely not to have to pack up for the day and walk down for a swim or drink.
We enjoyed hiring a boat and making use of the jetty nearby, visiting various coves, for swimming also lunch, where the local restaurants are very helpful in securing the boats when you visit
The sea was very clear, although the conditions got quite windy from 3pm everyday, the local sailing school indicated it was the thermals from the hills, advise, do your paddle boarding in the morning...we didn't!!
The house was very comfortable and we would have no hesitation in recommending, thank you for a fantastic week.
What a wonderful description of your family’s stay at Koutsounada! So happy that you all enjoyed everything that is on hand locally, and the pleasure of relaxing at the house. Thank you for taking the time to write such a detailed account of your holiday - it sounds like you took full advantage of all available facilities and activities.
Lovely villa in an excellent location
Spacious villa with plenty of places to read, relax and sunbathe.
Good location just 5 mins walk from beach and 2 good tavernas. Just a 5 minute taxi ride to a lively town.
Well equipped villa, 2 linen and towel changes, very clean.
Good to hear that you had a relaxing break in the sun. The proximity of the house to the beach and tavernas is such a plus we find, as sometimes cooking is just too much effort!
Great location for relaxing get away
We had a great time in this villa.
It is a lovely, stylish house with an excellent pool and large garden.
Overall, a very relaxing place to be and in a good location to access local attractions/beaches.
The facilities and equipment in the villa are very good.
Being close to the beach is food for children. The gardens are flat, so safe for young kids with no big drops / steps (unlike many nearby villas) but people with young kids should note the pool is not fenced/gated (this is not commonly done in Corfu).
We had helpful visits from Yannis, the housekeeper's husband.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.