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Beautiful Villa with Heated Pool, Relaxing Location with Views over the Sea

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 1,453 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 8 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

3 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom with views over the village to the sea

The Almond Tree is the purpose-built holiday home that we had built in North East Corfu in 2008. With one double and two twin bedrooms, the house sleeps six comfortably and has two en-suite and one separate bathroom. Downstairs the house has a large open plan living and dining area, including a fully fitted and equipped kitchen. It is both fully air conditioned and centrally heated, so that you can enjoy the room temperature that suits you best. Outside, the house has a large (9m x 4m) fully serviced swimming pool with heating for low season periods, several large verandahs with seating, separate patio areas and a BBQ for you to use. The Almond Tree offers an outstanding view over the old village out to the sea (Corfu Channel) and the Albanian coast. It’s a very peaceful location, with plenty of areas of shade for you to escape to if the Mediterranean sun is not your cup of tea!


Owner
Catrina Zarkos-Smith
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
25 July, 2017

About Catrina Zarkos-Smith

My wife Catrina (who is half Greek) and I first came to Corfu for our honeymoon and fell in love with the island. We have returned with our three (now grown up) sons for very many years afterwards and our love for this wonderful place has grown. In 2008 we built The Almond Tree, in Kendroma, a village in North East Corfu, which is in an unspoilt and uncommercialised area. Since then we've had many happy holidays there with family and friends. Now we are hoping to share it more widely.

As a family we enjoy water sports such as water skiing, wake boarding and scuba diving. We keep a boat on the island for all these activities.

In the spring and autumn we like to go walking, there are many footpaths in the surrounding area which help you explore the unspoilt countryside.

We live in Cambridge where we run a animal nutrition business advising farmers and feed companies in all matters of pig nutrition!

Catrina Zarkos-Smith purchased this house in 2008

Why Catrina Zarkos-Smith chose Corfu

Corfu is a fantastic place to relax, and we've found it to be a safe and easy place to bring our children. The weather is fabulous, too, and there’s enough rainfall to keep the island beautifully green.

The beaches around the island are excellent: the water is crystal clear and ideal for swimming, snorkelling, fishing or just messing about. There’s plenty of opportunity for water sports, scuba diving etc, while on the very many unspoilt beaches there are few signs of tourism.

We built our house (we've called it The Almond Tree) in Kendroma 15 minutes walk away from Agni Bay, where there are three good tavernas and close to some fantastic little bays and unspoilt beaches. Yet it's also just over a half an hour’s drive from the bright lights and bustle of Corfu Town.

What makes this house unique

Our villa offers an outstanding view over the old village out to the sea and the Albanian coast. It’s a very peaceful location, with plenty of areas of shade for you to escape to if the Mediterranean sun is not your cup of tea!

With one double and two twin bedrooms, it sleeps six comfortably and has two en-suite and one separate bathroom. Downstairs, it has a large open plan living and dining area, including a fully fitted and equipped kitchen.

It’s fully furnished and equipped – all you have you bring is yourselves and beach towels – it is both fully air conditioned and centrally heated, so that you can enjoy the room temperature that suits you best.

Outside, there is a large (9m x 4m) fully serviced swimming pool, several large verandah areas and a BBQ for you to use. This year 2017 we have added a pool heater for the beginning and end of season.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Corfu, Greece

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1453 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Ensuite bathroom to Bedroom 1
    Shower room 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Ensuite to second bedroom
  • Ensuite bathroom to bedroom 1 with shower, basin and WC. Ensuite bathroom to bedroom 2 with bath and shower over, basin and WC. Bathroom downstairs with shower, basin and WC.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 balconies, one large with hammock and easy chairs
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Balcony with easy chairs
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Ground floor room with french doors to patio area
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 upstairs with double bed, ensuite bathroom, hammock and easy chairs on side balcony and easy chairs on front balcony. Bedroom 2 upstairs with twin beds and front balcony with easy chairs. Bedroom 3 downstairs with separate bathroom.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • bay
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: The Almond Tree is owned by an English family who can be contacted if needed, and maintained by an English-speaking local man who is on hand to help when required. The swimming pool is protected by a bolted gate to control children's access, and the grounds feature mature lemon, olive and orange trees. Property has to be vacated by 10 am on day of departure and is not available until after 4pm on day of arrival. Outside: There is a covered dining area for up to six people with table and six chairs; six sun loungers, umbrellas and a BBQ. Private swimming pool is 9m x 4m. Shallow end 0.8m at shallow end, deep end 1.8m. Outside areas extensively lit automatically at night. Both upstairs bedrooms have balconies with easy chairs. The Master bedroom has a large covered balcony (6m*3.5m) with a settee, easy chairs and a Hammock over looking the village roof tops to the sea beyond. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and bed linen provided. A bath towel and hand towel per person. The towels and bed linen are changed once per week by prior arrangement with the guest. The property is cleaned once per week when the towels and bed linen are changed.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(12 traveller reviews)

Beautiful Villa with Heated Pool, Relaxing Location with Views over the Sea
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
5

Fantastic views and total privacy

  • 5 of 5

We. Loved our stay. Beautiful villa. Totally private with fantastic views from all balconies and pool. We loved watching the ships go past below.

We walked down to Agni bay once but walk back not recommended. We did however walk up the path next to the house to Porta. Takes about 45 minutes. Had a drink at the little kafenion and then to our favourite Panarama restaurant before walking back down the road. Would also recommend Kouloura taverna. Favourite beach was Kaminaki especially for swimming off the rocks.

We found it easier to park car alongside front gate. Steep roads were daunting at first but were no problem thanks to great car from Nissaki holidays so thanks for the recommendation fron Catrina.

Visited mountain villages, favourites were Ano Korakiana and Sokraki.

Only thing missing is a taverna within easy walking distance.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Berlin, Germany
5

Einfach nur TRAUMHAFT!

  • 5 of 5

Ganz ehrlich, Worte allein können dieses Haus, diese Lage, diese Umgebung, und und und... einfach nicht richtig beschreiben.

Fahren Sie hin, erleben Sie es selbst. Wir werden definitiv sobald wie möglich wieder hinfahren. Es ist einfach nur wunderwunderschön!

Tausend Dank an die Familie Zarkos-Smith, dass wir ihr Feriendomizil nutzen durften!

Haben schon oft via HomeAway gebucht - so schön war's noch nie!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind review Philipp. We were so pleased you enjoyed your holiday in Corfu and especially your stay at the Almond Tree. We hope you will visit again in the future.
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5

Beautiful Corfu and gorgeous villa!

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a week at this lovely villa in the most beautiful part of Corfu. We had a great time! The villa is spacious, extremely well equipped, with lots of space for 3 adults and 2 kids to spread out.

Catrina and Andrew were helpfulness itself via email and their man on the ground, Dave Mace, was brilliant at making sure everything was working while we were there. Aphroditie's supermarket just down the road was wonderful for fresh fish, meat, bread, deli & bakery and they will deliver to the villa as well.

There are some lovely beaches and restaurants a very short drive away. Lots of interesting wildlife on the island and in the garden to look at and listen to - a scops owl calls every evening at 10pm, magical!

We couldn't fault anything about the villa or the island, it was all lovely (especially the Corfiot people who were friendly and helpful).

Home now and it's raining and I don't have lemons growing infront of my kitchen window...so make the most of it while you are there!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind review. We were so pleased you all enjoyed your holiday in Corfu and especially your stay at the Almond Tree. With our best wishes.
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5

Lovely villa

  • 5 of 5

Just had a wonderful week at The Almond Tree villa, which was very comfortable and had everything we needed and more, wifi for teenagers! It was very spacious with lovely areas to sit and eat or just to just chill, our favourite being the large balcony off the master bedroom. The views are awesome and the passing ferries, cruise ships and other smaller boats provide no end of interesting things to see. The surrounding area is very beautiful, lots of gorgeous flowers, stunning scenery and interesting wildlife. The owners were very helpful answering my queries before we went and during our stay. The villa is in a very peaceful and relaxing location with lots of lovely beaches and tavernas nearby, our favourite had to be The White House at Kalami where we spent a couple of wonderful family evenings. All in all a fabulously relaxing holiday, enjoyed by all, adults and teenagers alike.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

The Almond Tree - Corfu at its magnificent best !

  • 5 of 5

Where does one begin ? The pool became our second home, speed boats from the wonderful Alex at Agni boats, restaurants at the secluded and fabulously friendly Agni bay, Eucalyptus trees tall and handsome, The White House, The Durrells, Corfu old town, our favourite beach of Kerasia, fresh pastries for breakfast from Aphrodites and the soporific call of the cicadas - all incidental music to the fabulous Almond Tree Villa quietly surveying the Ionian Sea. You will go a long way trying to better this magnificent Villa - You cannot fail to return.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your very kind response to your stay at the Almond tree, we are glad you had such a good time. Our Children 27,25 & 21 have just spent a week with us there; that must bear some sort of testimony to the place. As you have responded anonymously we cannot thank you in person and hope you feel free to stay with us again.
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5

Perfect location and amazing villa.Am

  • 5 of 5

Our holiday in August at The Almond Tree Villa was one of the best holidays we have had. We planned to have a relaxing holiday with swimming, walking and dining in mind. The beautiful villa was well located, with amazing views across the sea to Albania.

Each evening we watched cruise ships traveling through the strait of the Ionian Sea on route to their destinations and in the morning beautiful sunrises across the water.

As we decided not to hire a car, we enjoyed walking down the hill via the " yellow brick road goat track" to beautiful Agni Bay. Swimming in the crystal clear Ionian Sea, perfect temperature with no fear of any "nasties."

Each evening we dined at Nikolas Taverna at Agni Bay and enjoyed the food, service and humour provided by the friendly staff.

Returning to the villa late in the afternoon and swimming in the pool was refreshing and fun.

The villa was more than comfortable when we had three couples stay for four days with large balconies off the bedrooms with panoramic views. The rooms were beautifully fitted out and the entertainment areas were fantastic.

The Villa was fully equipped with everything one could think of for entertaining and general amenities.

We didn't venture much further than this spot as we loved it so much and are starting to plan a trip next year which will include a stay at "The Almond Tree."

Thanks to the owners for all their friendly assistance from when we booked to when we left.

Greg and Kathy

  • Review Submitted: Sep 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
28 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2.2 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
28 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
32 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2.2 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
2.2 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

The beaches around the island are excellent: the water is crystal clear and ideal for swimming, snorkelling, fishing or just messing about. On the more commercial beaches there’s plenty of opportunity for water sports, sub aqua diving etc, while on the very many unspoilt beaches there are quiet areas where there’s no sign of tourism.

Overall, Corfu offers a wide range of attractions for just about everybody: Corfu Town itself is a world heritage site: lots of history, old forts, narrow streets, full of little shops, good restaurants and loads of character. Away from the towns, there are some wonderful walks around the island, although some of these are best enjoyed outside of the height of summer!

Coast/Beach:

The beach is a 15 minute walk away through olive groves - or a 5 minute drive!

The beaches feature three well-known, friendly tavernas with excellent dining, as well as boat hire and watersports facilities!

Travel:

Nearest airport is Corfu Town, only 35 minutes drive away. There is also a local bus within 200 meters of the property from Corfu Town.

Car hire is recommended: we can arrange this if required.

Distances:

The Almond Tree is located within a village and is only 35 minutes drive from historic Corfu Town.

Amenities

Nearest Beach & Tavernas Agni Bay 15 mins walk

Agni Bay with Tavernas 2.2km (4 mins drive)

Nearest supermarket 3km (4 mins drive)

Nissaki 2.7km (4 mins drive)

Kalami 3.3km (5 mins drive)

Saint Stephanos 8.2km (12 mins drive)

Kassiopi 9km (13 mins drive)

Corfu Airport 28km (34 mins drive)

Local Supermarket Delivery Available.

Car Hire can be arranged.

Further Details:

Nearest supermarket is only 3 miles away.

This villa has been inspected by the EOT Greek licensing association.

The number is MHTE:0829K1000404501. 16/5/2014

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Corfu, Ionian Islands

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
High Season 2017
17 Jul 2017 - 3 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,150
for 7 nights
£2,150
 
 
Cancelled booking
28 Aug 2017 - 4 Sep 2017
8 night minimum stay
£1,500
 
 
Mid Season 2017
4 Sep 2017 - 17 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
£1,071
for 5 nights
£1,500
 
 
Mid Season 2017
18 Sep 2017 - 1 Oct 2017
5 night minimum stay
£893
for 5 nights
£1,250
 
 
Low/Mid Season 2017
2 Oct 2017 - 15 Oct 2017
5 night minimum stay
£661
for 5 nights
£925
 
 
Low Season 2017
16 Oct 2017 - 6 Nov 2017
5 night minimum stay
£589
for 5 nights
£825
 
 
Low Season 2018
2 Apr 2018 - 29 Apr 2018
5 night minimum stay
£625
for 5 nights
£875
 
 
Low/Mid Season 2018
30 Apr 2018 - 25 May 2018
Changeover Day: Monday
5 night minimum stay
£768
for 5 nights
£1,075
 
 
Mid Season
26 May 2018 - 24 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,475
for 7 nights
£1,475
 
 
Mid/High Season 2018
25 Jun 2018 - 15 Jul 2018
Changeover Day: Monday
7 night minimum stay
£1,725
for 7 nights
£1,725
 
 
High Season 2018
16 Jul 2018 - 2 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Monday
7 night minimum stay
£2,250
for 7 nights
£2,250
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Monday
5 night minimum stay
£625
for 5 nights
£875
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Please pay a 25% deposit within 4 days of booking and the balance eight weeks before your departure. Once we have received your balance payment we will send you all the instructions needed to get into the house! If cancelled. we will refund the deposit if the trip is cancelled 60 days before departure.
Only bookable Monday to Monday for the main part of the season. (June-7th September 2015).


Changeover Day MONDAY:
The change over day is on Monday during the height of the summer season (6th June-5th September 2015), we will consider other days outside of this period, please contact us to discuss alternatives.

Check in and out times: earlest arrival 4pm, departure 10 am.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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