A unique and historic family home in an old converted school building just minutes from the charming waterfront of Garista Bay with outstanding views across the water toward the Old Town.
This is the perfect spot for a large family or group looking for privacy, comfort and authentic charm whilst being only a short walk from the sea and the cosmopolitan attractions of Corfu Town.
This unique home has been in the family for generations and has been lovingly restored over the years to retain its original character but add all the comforts of a traditional family home. There are three bedrooms and three bathrooms split across the two levels of the house, the upstairs floor featuring a mezzanine. Smell the jasmine and watch the stars come out from the walled terrace with coal grill and table for al fresco dining!
The main hallway leads into a splendid open plan living and dining space which opens upwards to the beamed ceiling. The room features antiques and furniture in a classic style. There is a fireplace, a large wooden dining table to seat eight, two large sofas and two leather armchairs for evening relaxation.
The ground floor houses a double ensuite master bedroom and a single bedroom with private bathroom.
Adjoining the living/dining room is a large country-style kitchen which leads out onto the walled terrace outside. The kitchen contains a central island, large fridge and freezer, a second dining table seating six, and a sofa. Perfect for preparing large meals and leisurely cooking whilst conversing! There's a dishwasher so you don't have to worry about the washing up afterwards and a wood-burning stove for the winter. You will also find a microwave, oven, four hobs, and all the pots and utensils needed to cook up a storm.
The hallway stairs lead up to the mezzanine level which boasts a sauna - perfect for soothing aching limbs after a day's exertion on the water or at the shops! - shower/wet room space and utilities area. There's a further bedroom containing a double and a single bed, a small balcony terrace, and an open plan lounge leading to the mezzanine which overlooks the ground floor on two sides. There are several large desks in the house suitable for working.
It's a truly unique property steeped in history, and we welcome you to come and make yourselves at home here!
The house is located a few streets back from the Garitsa Bay waterfront, away from the main roads.
If you come by car there is a parking space right in front of the house to easily unload your luggage, and further spaces can be found along the road.
There are no steps to access the house, however disabled access is made difficult by the number of cars parked on the road.
There is a private terrace at the back of the house.
For longer stays, additional cleaning can be arranged on request.
The house is ideally located in Garitsa Bay, historically one of the two main ports of the old city of Corfu. Today it's a picturesque bay dotted with yachts and fishing boats, with commanding views across the water of the city and the Old Fort. This quiet neighbourhood was one of the first suburbs of the town and it still retains a village feel with its family-run businesses, balconies, bougainvillea, and the smell of fresh laundry swaying in the wind. Walk for a few minutes and you can be at the waterfront to join the locals for a morning dip off the rocks in the serene blue sea. Within one minute of the house you can find grocers, mini market and bakeries to pick up fresh bread and other supplies. The waterfront itself is lined with tavernas, small bars and cafes where you can take your morning coffee or perhaps an evening drink as the sun goes down and you watch the city light up across the water.
It's a superb situation for romantic walks and low key living, and the pleasant stroll along the waterfront promenade takes you into the Old Town in just 15 minutes.
In the evening be sure to visit the nearby beauty spot Kanoni, where locals and tourists alike come to walk and watch the planes land against a backdrop of spectacular sunsets. Take a boat to Pontikonisi (Mouse Island) and admire the ethereal skies above the picture perfect Vlacherna Monastery - one of the most recognisable landmarks of the island. Culture fans will be happy to discover the nearby Early Christian Basilica of Palaiopolis.
To get to/from the airport or port we recommend a taxi and can help arrange this in advance.
It's possible to explore Garitsa and Corfu Town by foot, or there is a local bus to the centre nearby.
We are happy to advise on car rental, excursions and boat hire for exploring further afield.
Τhere is maid service three times per week.
Towels will be changed twice a week and linen will be changed once a week.
Extra changes are available upon request for an additional charge.
Q) How far are you from the Old Town?
A) A 15 minute walk or 5 minutes by car. There is also a bus stop on the waterfront.
Q) How far are you from Corfu airport?
A) 5 minutes by car, taxi is recommended. We can help to arrange this.