Villa Achilles

The ultimate in luxury living, Villa Achilles is situated on an 8-acre seafront site, facing south and commanding inspiring views over the sea, with tantalizing glimpses of the mainland and the other Ionian Islands. The house embodies many of the influences of contemporary semi-tropical living: low-lying, discreetly part of its surroundings, with walls of glass that slide back to merge indoor and outdoor living.

Everything is designed to enable the visitor to relax completely, with no distraction from the business of pleasure. A formal garden terrace, planted with lawns and trees of several varieties, punctuated with ornamental water features, stretches to a superb viewpoint where a pergola-shaded sitting area affords a perfect spot for nothing more strenuous than contemplation. Elsewhere, several seating areas and outdoor dining arrangements, take full advantage of the space and views.

On the ground floor, a fully-equipped open-plan kitchen, dining room, sitting room and study open on to the shaded terrace and swimming pool, fully furnished for outdoor living with comfortable seating, a bar and outside dining area. There is also an outdoor kitchen and barbecue.

Great attention has been paid to the comfort of the four double bedrooms, one of which can be made up as a twin. Three bedrooms are to be found on the ground floor, with a fourth Master bedroom located entirely separately on the upper level of the villa. All bedrooms are air-conditioned and furnished with top quality beds, bed linen and accessories. All have en-suite bathrooms (three with showers, one with a bath and shower).

TV Home entertainment is provided in the living room and two of the bedrooms (Sky and Internet TV covering UK and international TV channels). There is also a Sonos music system throughout the house, also covering the garden, bar and pool area.

Villa Achilles is entered through ancient gates that were brought from Jaipur, the pink city of India, and are a fitting complement to the rosy-faced stone that appears throughout the property. A beautiful courtyard featuring a living wall of blue-flowered plumbago and a massive teak tree root system displayed as a work of art immediately attract attention and the guest is left in no doubt that Villa Achilles is a most unusual property designed with a great flair for drama.

The pink stone path that leads to the house continues on down the shelving slope, winding, walled, Byzantine-inspired. It gradually gives way to the rock terraces that slide into the sea, shaped by Nature (and with just a little help from Man) into smooth surfaces for lounging in the sun, or setting up sunbeds and parasols. Swimming from the rocks gives easy access to fairly deep and always refreshing water. A ladder into the sea is thoughtfully provided for those who prefer a gradual descent into the water.

The house is situated in Nissaki and is a 5 minute walk to Kaminaki and 15 minute coastal walk to Agni where there are 3 great restaurants to choose from. There are boats to hire and water sports in Kaminaki. Kassiopi village is a 20 minute drive away, a lively little resort village with a harbor, and  lots of shops, bars and restaurants. Corfu town and the airport is a 45-minute drive away.

The house is supplied with a chef who will prepare breakfast and lunch or dinner, 6 days a week as well as a housekeeper 6 days a week, 5 hrs a day. We have a house manager with excellent local knowledge, who is on-call to help with reservations and advice.

The main beach is a narrow, horseshoe-shaped beach made up of white pebbles shelving gently into clear waters. You’ll always find a spot here, even at the busiest times, and there are plenty of sun lounges and parasols to rent. If you’re feeling adventurous you can snorkel around the nearby coves, or hire a boat to explore them.

Ground floor

  • Open plan living room and dining area with fully equipped kitchen and separate study, opening to the main pool terrace and garden via large sliding walls of glass
  • 1 Master bedroom with a Super King-sized bed and en-suite bathroom with a shower and a dressing room, overlooking the pool.
  • 2 Double bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms with shower, independent entrances and direct access to the back courtyard. One has a Super King-sized bed which can be made up as a twin and the other has a King-sized bed.

 

Upper level

  • 1 Master bedroom with Super King-sized bed, an en-suite bathroom with a bath, a shower and a dressing room, as well as a private terrace overlooking the pool and the garden

 

Outdoors

Shaded terrace surrounds the whole house, elaborate garden with lawn, shaded outdoor dining pergola with a hanging crystal chandelier, swimming pool with sun loungers and umbrellas, outdoor kitchen and BBQ, professional bar, various smaller sitting corners throughout the garden, private sea access from a rock terrace, sun beds and umbrellas are set up by the sea daily.

Amenities

Wifi

Alarm

Cinema Room

Basketball Court

Pool

BBQ

Jacuzzi

Football Court

A/C

Safe Box

Sound System

Massage Room

Maid Service

Daily Maid Service

Satelite TV

Generator

Wheelchair Accesible

Gym

Cable TV

Helipad

Wine Cellar

Wifi

Alarm

Cinema Room

Basketball Court

Pool

BBQ

Jacuzzi

Football Court

A/C

Safe Box

Sound System

Massage Room

Maid Service

Daily Maid Service

Cable TV

Wheelchair Accesible

Gym

Generator

Wine Cellar

Satelite TV

Helipad

Kassopei, Corfu

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