Villa Gastoui Achileo
Property ID SVEOTG
7 night price
Five-bedroomed Gastouri Achielo is your perfect base in Corfu. The luxurious décor, created by a famous Italian designer, is worth snapping, as are the lush swimming pool equipped grounds, overlooking the glistening sea and mainland Greece. Set in sleepy Gastouri village, you’re only a few minutes’ drive from the town of Corfu with rugged mountains, picturesque beaches and picturesque local tavernas. Grab an iced coffee or head for the impressive Venetian Fortress. When it’s time to unwind, the modern styled rooms with their plush beds and panoramic coastal vistas await.
The villa is in the olive and cypress tree mountains and borders Achillion Palace’s landscaped gardens (well worth a visit). The peaceful spot offers complete privacy and tranquillity. Relax on a cushioned sun lounger lining the pool, or dine on the spacious terrace with an alfresco dining table. Extra impressive features include an indoor gym, and is one of the few villas in Corfu with a tennis court. If that isn’t enough, there’s also a lift – say goodbye to hauling your suitcases up the stairs – as well as a Wi-Fi throughout and a fully-equipped kitchen for a truly home-from-home experience.
Inside the elegantly-themed bedrooms, across two of the three floors, continue the decadence. There’s an en-suite master with a walk-in dressing room, an oriental-style double, a glamour-style double and a colourful en-suite children’s twin room. The upper ground floor is where the main living room and dining area (for 12 people) are located – with direct access to the pool – while on the lower ground floor you’ll find a studio-style layout with one of the en-suite doubles, the gym and another living area. With a garage space for two cars too, getting around couldn’t be easier.
From your serene spot in Gastouri, the popular holiday village of Benitses with its restaurants, Greek tavernas and Blue Flag beaches with crystal-clear waters is a short drive. The nearest beach is 850 metres by car. Or, you could go exploring and reach it on foot. From the villa, there’s access to a 280-metre footpath. Note: It’s on an incline, so it’s easier getting to the sand than it is getting back.
What you should know…
- The villa is on an incline so it’s easier getting to the beach and coastline than it is getting back
- Some design features (stairs, upstairs windows) do mean younger children will need to be kept an eye on and not have free reign.
Lower Ground Floor
– Double bedroom studio with en-suite shower room & double sofa bed
– Utility room
– Small kitchen
– Gym (treadmill, cycle machine, and cross trainer)
– Large indoor playroom with different games and sports equipment
– Large sitting & dining room (table x8) with flat-screen TV & access to pool terrace
– Fully fitted kitchen
– Guest WC
– Master double sea view bedroom (king) TV, en-suite shower room (bath, bidet & shower) and walking-in dressing room
– Double sea view bedroom with TV
– Double sea view bedroom
– Twin sea view bedroom with TV, en-suite shower room
– Family bathroom
– Large (12m x 6m, approx. 1.60m deep ) swimming pool
– Poolside shower
– Gardens with playground area
– Sun loungers
– Outdoor sitting area
– Barbeque with alfresco dining area
– Tennis court
– Basic welcome hamper
– Air conditioning in all bedrooms
– Washing machine, tumble dryer & iron
– Alarm system
– Local satellite televisions
– Toys for children
– Hair dryers
– Music system
– Garage for two cars
– Oven /hob
– Filter Coffee machine
– Nespresso Machine
– Music system with speakers indoors and outdoors
– Small Feng-Shui fountain
Gastouri Achielo is (as the name suggests) in the beautiful Greek village of Gastouri on the island of Corfu. It’s 10km south of Corfu town. The village, built on a beautiful tree-lined hill, offers panoramic views of the rugged coastline below. It’s home to the famous Palace of Achillion, an impressive Neoclassical palace with beautiful gardens and classical statues of Greek heroes and philosophers. There are also quaint shops, restaurants and beautiful churches in the village surrounds. It’s very quiet and has a lot of privacy, walking distance to the sea and to Achileo Palace Park. Ideal for tennis lovers!
A short drive or longer walk from Gastouri will take you to the holiday village of Benitses, where there are lovely beaches, a boat-lined coastline and a handful of tavernas. Starting from Gastouri or Benitses, there are hidden trails on the slopes of the mountain. The paths go to other villages like Stavros and Agioi Deka too. From either, you’ll be rewarded with superb views over Benitses. Look out for small churches scattered on the slopes, such as Agia Paraskevi, Agia Triada and Agios Nikolaos Vrysiliotis.
In Corfu centre, the old town, with its Venetian-style neoclassical architecture is a must see. Walk along the cobbled streets between the high houses, buy traditional products in quaint boutiques or explore the pastel-coloured Venetian walls and hidden gardens. To the west, there’s a Fortress with fantastic views over the harbour. Corfu is also known for its friendly tavernas serving everything from Moussaka to Souvlaki. Sample imported beer, get your fill of pastries and delicious fresh pies at one of the bougainvillaea-draped bakeries or head to one of the sun-soaked beaches. There are plenty to choose from! Look out for water sports facilities like scuba diving and sea kayaking.
|Nearest Ferry Port||Corfu(12km)|
|Nearest Restaurant||Kaiser Bridge(500m (by footpath, alongside road))|
|Nearest Town/City||Corfu(10 km)|
Whilst the house is a great design there is a nod to children with toys and small chairs scattered around. There is a table football and children’s bikes to name a few. For bigger kids there is a tennis court and the beach is just 300m walk, via Kiaser’s Bridge.
Besides the showcase main old town in Corfu and a handful of museums, there are plenty of beaches, scuba diving centres and sleepy villages – perfect for keeping children entertained.
When they’ve had their fill of splashing about in your villa’s private pool, head to the nearest beach for calm, crystal-clear waters – perfect for snorkelling and swimming. The nearby holiday resort of Benitses and Corfu also boast plenty of Blue Flag spots. Look out for water sports facilities so kids can take part in sea kayaking, parasailing and more.
For exploring the beautiful natural surrounds, there are plenty of walking trails. You could also hire a mountain bike or join a horse riding tour. You could join a boat tour to discover the coves, caves and rugged coastline or head to the nearby water park for a fun family day out.
At the villa there are bicycles, a tennis court as well as toys and games to keep all ages amused.
BABY AND TODDLER EQUIPMENT
- High Chair(s)
KIDS ACTIVITIES CLOSE-BY
- Beach Nearby
- Walk to Beach
- Walk to Village
- Walk to Restaurant
- Water sports
- Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
- Tourist Towns & Villages
- Historical Sites
- Climbing frame
- Children’s books
- Tennis rackets
- Tennis Court
- Games Room
- Table Football
At Sun Villa Escapes we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday.
- Twice Weekly Cleaning & Towel Change Included
We can typically help you arrange any of the following:
– Maid service/extra cleaning
– Private chef/cook/catering
– Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
– Local day-trips or tours
– Airport pick-up/drop-off
– Babysitting/childcare services
Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!
Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:
|Rental period||5 Nights||Weekly|
|Mar 17th 2023 – Apr 12th 2023||£3,766||£5,273|
|Apr 12th 2023 – Jun 1st 2023||–||£6,100|
|Jun 1st 2023 – Jul 1st 2023||–||£7,843|
|Jul 1st 2023 – Aug 1st 2023||–||£9,586|
|Aug 1st 2023 – Sep 1st 2023||–||£11,329|
|Sep 1st 2023 – Oct 1st 2023||–||£8,715|
|Oct 1st 2023 – Nov 1st 2023||–||£6,100|
|Nov 1st 2023 – Apr 10th 2024||–||£6,100|
|Apr 10th 2024 – Jun 1st 2024||–||£6,100|
|Jun 1st 2024 – Jul 1st 2024||–||£7,843|
|Jul 1st 2024 – Aug 1st 2024||–||£9,586|
|Aug 1st 2024 – Sep 1st 2024||–||£11,329|
|Sep 1st 2024 – Sep 17th 2024||–||£8,715|
Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.
These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.
|Security deposit||€500 paid in cash to the owner upon arrival and refunded upon departure, subject to full inspection.|
|Arrival time||Guests may check in from 16:00|
|Departure time||Guests are requested to check out by 10:00|
|Energy costs included?||Energy costs are included in the rental price.|
|Linen & towels included?||Linen and towels are included in rental prices, they are changed mid week and a light clean is also done at this time.|
|Smoking Allowed?||Guests are requested not to smoke in the house.|
|Insurance||It is recommended that all guests take out insurance to cover against potential cancellation, accident and any accidental damage caused during your stay at the property.|
|Internet access?||Complimentary Wi-Fi connection included|
|End of stay cleaning included?||Extra €220, paid locally. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or garbage disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.|
|Minimum stay||Please note that there is a 7-night minimum stay|
|Tax||Tax costs are included in the rental price.|
|Pool towels included?||Pool towels included in the price.|
Private Pool – WiFi – Walk to Village – Walk to Beach – Modern – Air Con – BBQ – Gym – Tennis Court