A Unique Romantic Retreat on an Idyllic Greek Island
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- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Gaios villa description
The Round House is a 100 square metre building (including 28 meter lower verandah room) in the style of the towers and windmills that can be found on Paxos. Built in country style stone with a salvaged old tile roof the Round House fits comfortably into it’s environs and externally reflects the unassuming traditional Paxiot architecture. A link to a virtual tour of the property can be found under the Facilities Section of this listing.
The interior surprises with its quirky creativity, furnishings have been sourced from craftsmen in Portugal, France, Scotland, Holland, Kashmir and Indonesia and supplemented by individual works of art. The Round House enjoys under floor heating throughout, air conditioning and integral insect blinds. An Italian ceramic floor within and on the ground floor balcony creates a bleached planking effect, difficult to discern from the real thing (but won’t rot – or give you splinters)!
There are three levels in the building which for clarity’s sake we will call :-
The Sitting Room (the top floor)
The Ground Floor
Verandah (the lower level)
The sitting room is a 38 sq metre circular top floor room featuring a conical wooden beamed ceiling 4 metres at the highest point under which 20cm square glass bricks strategically placed every 90 cms around the wall let tiny beams of light play into the room. Externally these reflect the local style of pigeon holes in Paxiot country buildings. A 4.5 metre curved full length sliding window provides a panoramic view of Corfu, the Ionian, and the mainland (a “Juliette” balcony prevents casualties). A contemporary pod breakfast bar in dark red glass offers the opportunity to enjoy a light breakfast and drinks upstairs.
The furnishings comprise two sofas, a daybed in fun neo classical style with a surfeit of cushions. The centrepiece is a hand forged iron and glass coffee table to our own design over a Persian Gabbeh. A Bose system provides the sound in a room with great acoustics. A tripod mounted telescope can be used to view the stars in the sky ......or starlets on the passing boats.
Wall hangings and decorative art are part of the ambience.
On the ground floor the double glass entry doors lead one into a bijou entrance hall containing neo classical hall table under a 2.5 metre antiqued mirror reflecting the view of the Ionian and the mainland. Two hand forged iron and leather chairs flank the table and overhead an original artist produced “tangleabra” chandelier completes the mood. To the right wide stairs wind up to the sitting room, to the left a door leads into a spacious double bedroom and en suite shower room.
The bedroom features a bergere French style king size bed with fine linen, bedding and superior pillows. Double glass doors lead to an intimate courtyard area with seating surrounded by walls of roses, jasmine, magnolia and plumbago providing a heavily scented garden in the Spring. The en suite shower room features superior Italian fittings and is tiled floor to ceiling in natural white stone mosaic.
The ground floor leads out to a 30 sq metre glass fronted balcony and viewing area with its own intimate seating area
Under the balcony the exterior of the Verandah Room reflects a traditional Paxiot undercroft with its arched entrances, the inside comprises a versatile sleeping and living area with adjoining shower room. Amongst the art and eclectic furniture are a double bed and adjoining seating area (a daybed that converts to an additional double bed if required, ideal for teenagers).
Steps from the Verandah lead into a courtyard containing a 3.5 metre diameter ozone cleansed plunge pool and its adjoining outdoor kitchen. At one end is a daybed under a pergola with its own mosquito netting, perfect for an afternoon snooze or romantic star gazing overnight.
The outside kitchen is a 5 metre square roofed courtyard built to appear like an old Greek country kitchen with disguised modern conveniences – dishwasher, fridge, freezer, cooker , BBQ and dining area. The courtyard overlooks the plunge pool and olives.
Master bedroom with en suite shower room & private courtyard
Large double bedroom with sitting area (which converts to additional double bed if required, ideal for teenagers), en suite shower room
35sq m circular sitting room with vaulted ceiling and 4.5 metre wide full length windows with spectacular panoramic views
Spacious glass fronted terrace with casual seating and sea view
25 sq metre covered outside kitchen and dining area
Beautiful eclectic furnishings from all over the world
Original artwork throughout
Colourful gardens & plantings
Air conditioning & insect screens throughout
Wifi in both houses
Fine linens & towelling
Heyland & Whittle toiletries
Beach bags and large beach towels
Hair dryers in both bedrooms
Baby listening system
Sunsail covered parking area
Books, games, dvds & jigsaws
Direct woodland walks to Lakkos Beach and Monodendri Beach
Large circular ozone cleansed plunge pool (3.5 metre diameter) with underwater seating, perfect for a cooling chat away from the main pool
Sheltered courtyard with recliners & covered pergola with daybed
Bose sound system
Star gazing tripod mounted telescope
Sony iPod dock in second bedroom
‘Dancook’ Kettle barbecue
Daily housekeeper except Sundays
Please note the second bedroom is under the round house terrace and only accessed by outside steps
- 3 story
- 100 m²
- Vacation Rental
- Private Chef
- Non Smoking Only
- Limited Accessibility
- Children Welcome
- Pets Considered
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- Music Library
- Away From It All
- Sight Seeing
- Scenic Drives
local services and businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Near The Sea
sports and adventure activities
- Dining Room
- Child's Highchair
forms of payment
- Accepts Credit Card
- Towels Provided
- Air Conditioning
- Clothes Dryer
- Linens Provided
- Hair Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Living Room
- Iron & Board
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
Pool / Spa
- Private Pool
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Prices are for occupancy by two guests. For each additional guest add £300 per week Please note that daily maid service is included except on Sundays Between mid July and end August the Round House is only available to rent as part of the van der Meer estate sleeping 10 to 12 guests. If interested please see separate listing for the Estate A security deposit will be required Assistance and advice on reaching the island will be provided and guests met at the harbour on arrival Car hire is recommended and can be arranged in advance
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- Nearest Airport: Corfu at 40 Kilometres
- Nearest Ferry: Gaios at 5 Kilometres
- Nearest Beach: Lakkos & Monodendri at 0.2 Kilometres
- Nearest Barpub: Monodendri Beach at 0.2 Kilometres
- Nearest Restaurant: Monodendri Beavh at 0.2 Kilometres
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The Round House nestles in an olive grove
The courtyard & plunge pool
The bougainvillea flowers all summer
The living room
The master bedroom
verandah bedroom sitting area
The kitchen at night
Lakkos, the beach below the Round House
Spring flowers in the olive groves
Gaios, the 'largest' village
'Busy' Lakka harbour, a haven for sailors
The west coast is rugged
View from the terrace towards Corfu & the mainland
Courtyard & second bedroom
The scented courtyard
The living room
Entrance to the kitchen
Summer colour in the courtyard
Our woodland walk to the beach
Spring flowers by the roadside
The jetty in Loggos
The turquoise waters are crystal clear
And famous for its sunset views