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Il Giardino Segreto Di Prospero-Puck,Oberon,Titania,Ariel

Overview

Property

Updated: 06-Oct-2016
Corfiot Inherent Elegance and Finesse

ΙL GIARDINO SEGRETO DI PROSPERO is an intriguing mix of tradition, elegance, finesse and comfort that offers a get away with a fairy-tale view of the most amazing Corfiot landscape, flora and fauna.

Prospero, William Shakespeare’s Prince in exile in the great poet’s final play “The Tempest”, takes his shipwrecked enemies as prisoners to the magical island of Corfu where, aided by the magical art of nature, he forgives them and helps them to discover both themselves and the joy of life.

Fast forward four hundred years to ΙL GIARDINO SEGRETO DI PROSPERO - a brand new yet traditional country mansion, lovingly built within the grounds of a centuries old 7,000 sq.m olive grove that pre-dates Shakespeare himself. Sat within its own garden in a peaceful location above the beautiful Ipsos bay, on one of the most picturesque points of the north-eastern part of Corfu with breathtaking views over the Corfu Channel towards the mountains of Albania, it provides an ideal setting for a relaxed family holiday, away from it all, but close to all essential holiday amenities.

This brand new , large , traditional and artistic Corfiot country mansion, has carefully designed and architecture living rooms, verandas and patios, to provide a large party the unique ability to enjoy their vacation all together in communal relaxing spaces, both in and outdoors, while at the same time not losing the potential of privacy for each individual residence.

The four residences are available individually or as one, accommodating up to twenty people in total.

The olive green main steel entrance with its’ twin Venetian lanterns, reminiscent of a long gone but not forgotten age and surrounded by deep red bougainvilla, leads you into the fairy-tale garden. There along with the ancient olive trees are tall cypresses, orange, lemon, almond, peach and cherry trees, as well as exquisite mint plants.

Wood, stone, pebbles, cement-mortar, traditionally used in the construction of Corfiot houses, are the sole building materials for this exceptional country mansion. It consists of four individual residences, all of them offering amazing views of the sea and Mount Pantokrator.

The walled entrance and fully fenced estate guarantee absolute protection of your privacy.

IL GIARDINO SEGRETO DI PROSPERO is located in the exact spot made immortal by Edward Lear’s painting , distancing 12 Kms from the old town of Corfu and within walking distance (1200 m) from the beach of Ipsos bay.

A lot of parking space in the estate.

Small port for motor boats & yachts in Ipsos Bay.

6 km to seaplane port.

Frequent city bus service to Corfu.

ACCESSIBILITY

The mansion is not suitable for wheelchair users as it is built on a rather steep hillside and on three levels. The swimming pool and living areas are all different levels. Access to the mansion is via a long, driveway while foot-access to all levels is via external spacious staircases.

Large swimming pool app.10 x 5 m. Deepest part of swimming pool is app. 1.8m.

Designer’s terrace with 10 sun loungers next to pool and 3 large tents.

Lounge style seating area under the olive trees with sofas and armchairs.

ΤΙΤΑΝΙΑ is a sophisticated three bedroom-three bathrooms (one en suite to the bedroom) residence that can accommodate 5 people. It offers large fully equipped indoor and outdoor kitchens, a spacious living room and bedrooms with two double beds and one semi-double bed hand crafted in the Corfiot tradition.

Both double beds are cast iron while the semi-double is wooden.

All bedrooms are equipped with handcrafted designer’s side tables.

Large contemporary furnished open plan living room and kitchen. Direct access to balcony with stunning sea views and pool terrace. Comfortable seating area with fireplace. Sound system. iPod docking station. Wireless Internet connection.

OBERON is a sophisticated two bedroom-two bathroom (one en-suite to the bedroom), residence, with a large fully equipped indoors kitchen, along with an outdoor BBQ kitchen, a spacious living room, an indoors dining table for 5 persons and an outdoors one for 12 persons, and may accommodate 4 persons.

Oberon’s bedrooms are offering two double beds , cast iron hand crafted in Corfu.

All bedrooms are equipped with handcrafted designer’s side tables.

Large contemporary furnished open plan living room and kitchen. Direct access to balcony with stunning sea views and pool terrace. Comfortable seating area with fireplace. iPod docking station. Wireless Internet connection.

PUCK is an artistic one-space studio, with a double bed hand crafted in Corfu (cast iron bed equipped with handcrafted designer’s side tables), one bathroom, fully equipped kitchen, along with an outdoor BBQ kitchen, a spacious living room, and indoor and outdoor dining facilities to cater for 6 diners. The studio accommodates 3 people.

Large contemporary furnished open plan living room and kitchen. Direct access to balcony with stunning sea views and pool terrace. Comfortable seating . iPod docking station. Wireless Internet connection.

ARIEL, at the summit of the mansion, is a sophisticated two bedroom-one bathroom residence, with a fully equipped kitchen, a spacious living room, an indoor dining table and an outdoor one for ten people. The residence can accommodate 3 people.

Ariel’s bedrooms offer two double beds hand crafted in Corfu, one of them is cast iron, the other is wooden.

Both bedrooms are equipped with handcrafted designer’s side tables.

Large contemporary furnished open plan living room and kitchen. Direct access to balcony with stunning sea views and pool terrace. Comfortable seating area with fireplace. Sound system. iPod docking station. Wireless Internet connection.

Cleaning/Towels/Linen/Maid service:

Maid service provided three times per week. Bed linen and towels changed twice weekly. Our helpful house manager is available to deal with any queries or requests that may arise during your stay.

Barbecue, Private Pool, Parking, Garden.

Fridge/Freezer, Hob/Stove, Iron, Microwave, Oven, Dryer, Washing Machine.

Air Conditioning , Internet Access , TV , CD/DVD.

Sound system. iPod docking station. Wireless Internet connection.

Fireplace

Free Bicycles available for guests.

Frequent & convenient public bus to Corfu town.Very close (12 km) to Corfu port & the airport on the main road of the island.

Easy drive to all beaches of Corfu island and all points of interest.

Within walking distance to Ipsos Bay.

Taxicab service available.

Horse rental service available by TRAILRIDERS horse trekking centre and riding stables, located 4kms north of the estate near the village of Ano Korakiana,established in 1992 by British born Sally-Ann Lewis.

The area of Kato Korakiana is home the award winning restaurant “Etrusco” of Ettore Botrini.

You may also enjoy the most genuine and true to the spirit Corfiot food at “The Squirrel” (do not miss to taste their “Bianco”).

More Details
  • Sleeps 15
  • 7 Bedrooms
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Speaks English, Greek

3 Reviews

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based on 3 holidaymaker reviews

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Meravigliosa

  • 5 of 5

Ciao a tutti , a fine luglio abbiamo affittato tutta la villa ( 4 famiglie ) e siamo stati benissimo , il posto è fantastico , le case arredate con molto gusto , ognuna ha i suoi spazi e la piscina super ... le spiagge più belle sono a qualche chilometro ma a piedi si raggiunge comodamente quella più vicina dove la sera c'è vita specie per i ragazzi , fondamentale la macchina ! Il proprietario Ioannis è bravissimo e molto disponibile

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind comments. We are very happy that you had a great time in Il Giardino Segreto di Prospero. It was indeed a pleasure having you , your family and friends in our villa. Hope to see you again , soon. Ioannis
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Σαν στο εξοχικό σου

  • 5 of 5

Η αίσθηση που έχεις όταν βρίσκεσαι σ’ αυτό το υπέροχο περιβάλλον είναι σαν κάποιος να έφτιαξε το εξοχικό που ονειρευόσουν να αποκτήσεις, είναι σαν να φτιάχτηκε για σένα. Οι ιδιοκτήτες ευγενικοί και διακριτικοί. Ελπίζω τον ερχόμενο καλοκαίρι να ξαναβρεθώ εκεί.

Με δύο λέξεις εξαιρετικό. Συστήνεται ανεπιφύλακτα.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 26, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stunning accommodation clean and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Brand new clean and luxury accommodation in a great location in Corfu. Owners were friendly and helpful, and the decor made us feel like a home from home. Great vfm bars and restaurants lovely and Corfu is now my favourite Greek island!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

ΙL GIARDINO SEGRETO DI PROSPERO is an intriguing mix of tradition, elegance, finesse and comfort that offers a get away with a fairy-tale view of the most amazing Corfiot landscape, flora and fauna.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Corfu International Airport at 15 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Ypsos beachfront at 800 Metres Nearest Ferry : Corfu town at 12 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Corfu Golf Club at 6 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Ypsos beachfront at 800 Metres Nearest Beach : Ypsos beach at 800 Metres Car: recommended

Corfu's balmy climate, azure seas and beautiful mountain vistas -- along with a distinctive architectural and historical legacy -- have made the island a popular choice for northern European, and especially British, holiday makers since the second half of the 1980s.

Britain ended its administrative control here in the mid-19th century but the town's cricket pitch is still in use and ginger ale is served in local cafes.

Corfu surprises many first-time visitors.

Corfu just isn't the typical Greek island of the imagination, full of white buildings with blue shutters. It's much greener here, and the Venetian influence makes for a more ornate style, with terra cotta tiles and ochre predominating.

The effect is more like Amalfi than one of the Aegean islands such as Mykonos.

The island's strict regulations have protected its design aesthetic, other than the concrete construction of two or three hastily built tourist resorts. Some 640 square kilometers in size and with a permanent population of 107,000, Corfu is a sickle-shaped island in the Ionian Sea to the west of the Greek mainland, just a little more than 3 kilometers, or about 2 miles, from Albania at its closest point.

Estates in the northeastern corner of Corfu, facing the rugged, mountainous Albanian coast, are the most prized.

Several of Britain's wealthiest banking and retail clans -- including the Rothschild family -- have discreet compounds there. The concentration of wealthy British property owners in this corner of the island has earned it the nickname ''Kensington-on-Sea,'' after the prosperous London neighborhood.

Prince Charles is an occasional visitor.

Lawrence Durrell’s ‘Prospero’s Cell’

I’m back to an old hobby lately: reading and thinking about the Greek island of Corfu in the Ionian Sea, and in general all things Corfiot. A great little book I return to periodically is Lawrence Durrell’s ‘Prospero’s Cell’, first published in 1945 and reprinted several times since. It’s a little masterpiece of travel, history, culture and reflection all on its own. And it takes its name from one of the non-fictional characters who appears in it, a reclusive nobleman who lives in a dilapidated villa among vineyards and olive groves, and whose theory is that Corfu is actually Prospero’s island, that Shakespeare was inspired to use it as the setting for his play, ‘The Tempest’, and may even have visited it himself. Here’s a short quote from the book, typical of the kind of thing I like about it, and of Durrell’s style as travel writer and essayist:

‘The Count smokes his home-made cigarettes in a short bone holder, stained with nicotine. Relaxing and spreading out his hands against the moonlight as if to warm them at its white fire, he begins to talk. I have wasted all these words on describing the Count in the hope of isolating that quality in him which is so admirable and original, and when he begins to talk I grasp at once what it is. He is the possessor of a literary mind completely uncontaminated by the struggle to achieve a technique; he lacks the artifice of presentation, the corrupting demon of form. It is a mind with the pollen still fresh upon it.’

I don’t know about the Shakespeare theory. One thing in its favor, as Durrell points out in the book, is that the name of Caliban’s mother, the witch Sycorax, could well be an anagram for the ancient Greek name of the island which we call Corfu: Corcyra. But there are several other peculiarities of Corfiot life and manners which may find their reflections in Shakespeare’s play. I won’t spoil your own experience of reading Durrell’s book by enumerating them here, but his discussion of them is very entertaining. And perhaps the theory is not at all far-fetched. Elizabethan England may appear to have been very far removed from anything Ionian, but the island group of which Corfu is a part was at the center of a major trade route between Venice and points East in Shakespeare’s time. Like his fellow English contemporaries, he would have been used to Greek currants from the island of Zante, a staple in British holiday baking, for example. And Shakespeare is rumored to have been out of the country in 1611, when ‘The Tempest’ was written. I like to think of him sojourning on Corfu, pen in hand, and conjuring up his character Ariel, mysterious sprite of the air, while gazing upon the mists and storms which occasionally obscure the Corfiot coast. It’s all interesting to consider.

It is in Corfu that Hercules, just before embarking on his ten labours, slept with the Naiad Melite ; she bore him Hyllus, the leader of the Heraclids.

Corfu marks the Argonauts' refuge from the avenging Colchic fleet, after their seizure of the Golden Fleece.

In the mythical sea adventure of Homer's Odyssey, Kerkyra is the island of the Phaeacians, (Phaiakes) wherein Odysseus (Ulysses) meets Nausica, the daughter of King Alkinoos. The bay of Palaiokastritsa is considered to be the place where Odysseus disembarked.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
AUTUMN SEASON
15 Oct 2016 - 3 Dec 2016
5 night minimum stay
£2,102
for 5 nights
From
£420
£2,523
 
 
WINTER SEASON
4 Dec 2016 - 3 Mar 2017
4 night minimum stay
£1,682
for 4 nights
From
£420
£2,102
 
 
EARLY SPRING SEASON
4 Mar 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
5 night minimum stay
£2,102
for 5 nights
From
£420
£2,523
 
 
LATE SPRING SEASON
29 Apr 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
6 night minimum stay
£2,775
for 6 nights
From
£462
£2,943
 
 
EARLY SUMMER SEASON
3 Jun 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
6 night minimum stay
£3,279
for 6 nights
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£547
£3,532
 
 
SUMMER SEASON
15 Jul 2017 - 28 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£4,120
for 7 nights
From
£589
 
 
HIGH SUMMER SEASON
29 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£4,709
for 7 nights
From
£673
 
 
LATE SUMMER SEASON
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
6 night minimum stay
£3,279
for 6 nights
From
£547
£3,532
 
 
EARLY AUTUMN SEASON
30 Sep 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
5 night minimum stay
£2,312
for 5 nights
From
£462
£2,943
 
 
AUTUMN SEASON
4 Nov 2017 - 2 Mar 2018
4 night minimum stay
£1,682
for 4 nights
From
£420
£2,102
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£4,709
for 7 nights
£4,709
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £420

Everyday house maid is available and is charged 100.00 Euro per day.Four days per week are obligatory.

Deposit 40% of total amount to be made by wire transfer to owner's bank account upon booking , another 30% of total amount is to be made a month prior to arrival by wire transfer and the remaining 30% is payable in cash upon arrival.The refundable security deposit amount covering any potential damages to the property is to be paid in cash upon arrival and is refunded in cash if no damages occur.

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Facilities

From the Owner

Edward Lear wrote to Emily , the wife of Lord Alfred Tennyson during his second long stay in Corfu , from the winter of 1861 till the end of Spring of 1962 , about Corfu. “The island is more beautiful than ever and I cannot imagine a more fairy-tale view or more perfect Greek landscape.Life here is completely different from the frenetic , annoying lightness of the city and I’m under the impression that here I’m rejuvenating a year every hour”. Of a scene in Corfu Lear wrote, in February 1863, “Absolute glorious calm & clearness all day . . . the magnificent colour of these dells of orange & lemon trees, with the greyer olive & amethyst hills, are inimitable & wondrous”. If you wish to rejuvenate yourself “a year every hour” , all you have to do is visit Prospero’s island , the queen of the Ionian sea , unique Corfu and spend your stay at Il Giardino Segreto di Prospero , hidden in the olive grove portraid by Edward Lear , simply thinking that everything happens for a reason «OMNIA CAUSA FIUNT».

Property Type

  • villa

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • 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 ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...

Dining

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom 4 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom 5 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom 6 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom 7 - Toilet, Bath with Shower

Bedrooms

  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed, Master bedroom , bathroom en suite
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, 2 Sofa bed/Futon, Bathroom en suite
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed, Bathroom en suite
  • Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed, Direct access to verandah
  • Bedroom 6 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 7 - 1 Large Double Bed, Great view of the olive grove and the sea
  • Bedroom 8 - 1 Double Bed, 1 Sofa bed/Futon

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda
  • Porch Furniture

Meals

  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

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