The Beach House is located in Yialiskari Bay, Agni, on the north east of Corfu. This luxury villa ticks all the boxes for a superb family holiday. Yialiskari Bay boasts a beautiful secluded shingle beach only accessible by boat or footpath. The Beach House is the only beach fronted property in the bay, with direct beach access through a gate in the garden. Boats can be rented in advance with the option to book a professional skipper for more ambitious excursions.
Each of the three sea tavernas of famous Agni Bay has its own distinct atmosphere and menu, ranging from a traditional Greek taverna to eclectic modern European with an Ionian twist. Agni Bay is a five minute walk along the beautiful clifftop coastal path – or a matter of seconds in the rib to moor up on one the tavernas’ private jetties.
In the other direction from Agni the ever popular holiday village of Kalami is another five minutes’ walk from The Beach House or a short blast in a rib around the scenic natural headland. Kalami offers two small family owned general stores and gift shop together with tavernas and bars.
The White House in Kalami is still owned and run by the family who rented it to the great writer Lawrence Durrell and his wife Nancy before WW2. ‘Larry’ later painted the story of the house and charm of Corfu in his famed account ‘Prospero’s Cell’. The family have lately created a modern Greek restaurant with luxuriant cocktail area for guests to laze in the garden under the shade of the olive trees, gazing at the boats in the bay and the Albanian coastline. In common with all the local tavernas and restaurants you will receive a warm welcome, whether visiting for breakfast, lunch or dinner – or just coffee or drinks.
Back in Yialiskari Bay you can swim and use the Beach House’s equipment to snorkel or venture out on the paddle boards. The warm water is crystal clear and hosts many pretty small fish and the occasional octopuses. If you are lucky you will spot one of the resident kingfishers or herons. Take the opportunity to visit one of the many remote private bays up and down the coast, only accessible by boat. Many of the villages and bays boast fish tavernas and bars.
General luxuries included …
There is conditioning throughout plus ceiling fans in all the bedrooms, the sitting room and the covered outside terraces.
All the beds have luxury Egyptian cotton bedlinen with a choice of sheets and/or super light duvets and four soft pillows per room for your most comfortable night’s sleep.
There are insect nets on all the windows and doors and mosquito traps around the house to reduce the numbers as far as possible. All the bedroom windows and French doors have shutters, insect nets, blackout curtains and voile curtains so you can choose the best combination for a fabulous night’s sleep.
Each bedroom has a safe, a hairdryer, luxury towels, bathrobes and toiletries.
Wifi throughout including pool area.
Individual rooms …
Master bedroom 1
A very large room with high exposed wood beamed ceiling. Extensive private roof terrace is shaded by the olive trees and features a Venetian style gable end and stunning views across to Agni, the rocky headlands and the distant old fort at Corfu Town. Raised platform forming an alfresco bed or lounging area covered by a pergola. Outside bath. En suite shower room with french doors opening onto the terrace. Superking size Cocomat natural bed
Master bedroom 2
Very large room with french doors leading to a large stone arch covered terrace leading onto the garden. Outside bath. En suite shower room. Superking size bed.
4 double bedrooms
Each can be arranged as a twin or superking size double bed. Each has an ensuite shower room and access to an outside balcony or terrace.
Large sitting room with open fireplace, bookshelves and desk area with house computer, opening through a stone arch to the kitchen. Sliding doors open to large pan tiled covered stone terrace with amazing views of Yialiskari Bay and the Agni headland. The sitting terrace looks over the garden towards the sea and gives direct access to the garden and pool area. The console table can be converted into a dining table and when combined with the kitchen table will seat up to 14 inside.
TV with Plex library of various films and TV programmes (English). Sonos speaker system in the room and on the terrace and beside the pool.
Large fully fitted kitchen with breakfast table and honey coloured Ioanina marble work tops. The kitchen equipment includes an Osmosis filtered water system in the American fridge (so no plastic bottles!) and a wine cooler. High chair if required.
The kitchen comes fully stocked with foil, clingfilm, bin bags, dishwasher tablets, kitchen roll, olive oil, herbs and spices, etc. so you should only need to buy the actual food you want to prepare. A delivery from the local supermarket can be arranged for your arrival.
There is a BBQ area just outside and outside seating for 12 on the terrace.
Guest wc. Laundry room with washing machine and tumble drier and store.
12m x 5m. Floatron pool technology – feels like fresh water due to reduced chlorine. 1.5m deep. 12 outside sun loungers with parasols and drinks side tables.
There is a beautiful sundowner terrace on a level lower than the pool to have a glass of wine and catch the last rays of sunshine and to look across the bay towards Agni.
Garden and beach
A path down from the house through the garden leads to the gates to the pebble beach. Landscaped gardens at the front and back of the house with a variety of seating areas including hammocks. Behind the house is an olive grove under planted with indigenous plants. Solar lighting for parts of the garden and paths.
Paddle boards and Kayak.
The air con and underfloor heating is driven by air source heat pumps. Water is heated by solar thermal. Natural water is collected for non drinking house use.
In the kitchen there is twice filtered water for drinking to eliminate plastic bottles (Ormosis drinking water machine plus fridge filter). Chilly water flasks are supplied for taking drinking water out of the house so guests don’t have to buy water in plastic bottles.
Cot and high chair if needed – just ask.
Chef (and assistant if needed) July and August
Cleaning staff – daily maid service. Sheets changed twice a week with towels changed as needed.
24 hour maintenance.