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Ionian Whispers

  • 2 guests

  • 2 bedrooms

  • 2 bathrooms

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Watched over by Corfu’s highest peak, Mount Pantaktratur, and nestled amongst the hills on the edge of the hamlet of Rou, this stone villa is an enchanting escape for those looking for a slice of secluded bliss. Boasting breathtaking views over the Ionian Sea to Albania and the Greek mainland, you’ll feel a thousand miles away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Listen to the song of the cicadas and watch eagles soaring above you from the waters of the private pool and retreat from the heat with a grilled-up meal under the shade of the patio. Inside, wood floors, beamed ceilings and exposed stone details sit alongside comfortable contemporary furnishing to create a harmonious blend of old and new. Cuddle up by the wood burner on cooler evenings – a glass of local wine in hand – and relish retreating to the canopied main bedroom for a dreamy night’s sleep with the promise of sea vistas when you wake up. This is the perfect home for two couples or families with older children given the villa’s separate annexe with its own kitchenette. Though, given its locale and picture-perfect private amenities, it’s the ideal romantic escape too. If you can bear to tear yourself away from your scenic base, you’ll find a plethora of walking trails right on your doorstep leading to heritage villages such as Old Perithia and Mengoulas, lacing across the panoramic Corfu Trail. And should you be tempted by a day at the beach, you need only hop in your car to discover coastal wonders in twenty minutes, while the Venetian ramparts of Corfu Town – a UNESCO World Heritage Site – are a forty-five-minute drive away.


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What to expect


Highlights

Explore the beauty of the Blue Caves with a boat ride or a snorkelling adventure

Explore the beauty of the Blue Caves with a boat ride or a snorkelling adventure

Gaze out at views of the Ionian Sea from the private pool

Gaze out at views of the Ionian Sea from the private pool

Gather together for shaded alfresco lunches and glass of local wine

Gather together for shaded alfresco lunches and glass of local wine

Retreat from the heat in the living area, perfect for catching up on holiday reading

Retreat from the heat in the living area, perfect for catching up on holiday reading

Wake up to stunning sea vistas from the canopied bed

Wake up to stunning sea vistas from the canopied bed

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Home truths

    This villa is divided into a main house and an adjoining annexe which has its own bedroom, bathroom and kitchenette – please note that those booking for two guests will only have access to the main house, however, the outside space will still be completely private

    The main house features a quirky upside-down layout which gives the bedroom direct access to the pool area

    While the bathrooms and second bedroom aren't photographed, we expect the style and quality to be consistent with the rest of the home

    Out of high season, the pool may be on the cool side

    It has a wood-burning stove and an electric blanket for cooler evenings

    Parking is available

    The nearest supermarket is 4.6 km away

    Corfu International Airport is 26.9 km away

About this stay


Amenities

Wi-fi

Air conditioning

Parking available

Washing machine

Private pool

Garden

Bedrooms & bathrooms

2 bedrooms, 2 beds

2 bathrooms

Extras


VIP services

Airport pick up

Daily cleaning

Fridge fills

Additional fees

  • Your host can help arrange a variety of extra services during your stay, including massages and beauty treatments, wine tours, laundry and dry cleaning, fridge fills, restaurant reservations, welcome hampers, private chefs, airport transfers, and car hire

  • If you’re travelling with children, your host can organise babysitting services – alternatively, a live-in nanny can be arranged at a cost of £475-£670 per week

  • There may be some extra fees to pay here, such as charges for utilities, final cleaning fees, city tax and security deposits – all of which you may need to pay in cash to the homeowner. Please reach out during the booking process to confirm.

Additional fees subject to a 3.5% handling charge.

Extras are subject to availability. Please enquire with your host.

Local guide


About Barbati

Sun-seekers who fancy a more laid-back and lazy Corfu break would be wise to choose Barbati – life moves slower at this rugged resort. It sits surrounded by peaceful olive groves, and offers guests a glorious view over the Old Town of Corfu, as well as out to the Albanian mountains in the distance. Stretching 2 kilometres down the coast is the wonderful beach – sporting white pebbles and a...

Booking policies


House Rules

Children welcome (1-12 years)

Infants welcome (under 12 months)

No pets

No parties or events

No smoking

Good to know

Arrival from 16:00

Departure before 10:00

Air con

Wifi

Cancellation policy

  • Up until

    60

    days

    Cancel at least 60 days before your check-in date for a 50% refund.

  • Not eligible for a refund once your check-in date is under 60 days away.

Host


This home is managed by Oliver

This home is managed directly by a business. A member of their staff will be your point of contact before and during your stay. Nearly twenty years ago, Oliver and his friend began curating the world's most unique and rustic getaways. Driven by their own unforgettable experience at a chateau, they have grown remarkably since then. Much like Plum, they believe in hand-picked luxury that doesn't break the bank.

Registration or licence number: MHTE 0829K91000405401.

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