The Almond Tree is the purpose-built holiday home that we had built in North East Corfu in 2008. With one double and two twin bedrooms, the house sleeps six comfortably and has two en-suite and one separate bathroom. Downstairs the house has a large open plan living and dining area, including a fully fitted and equipped kitchen. It is both fully air conditioned and centrally heated, so that you can enjoy the room temperature that suits you best. Outside, the house has a large (9m x 4m) fully serviced swimming pool with heating for low season periods, several large verandahs with seating, separate patio areas and a BBQ for you to use. The Almond Tree offers an outstanding view over the old village out to the sea (Corfu Channel) and the Albanian coast. It’s a very peaceful location, with plenty of areas of shade for you to escape to if the Mediterranean sun is not your cup of tea!
- Villa1453 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay5 - 7 nights
3 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom with views over the village to the sea
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- Calendar last updated:
- Aug 14, 2018
About Catrina Zarkos-Smith
My wife Catrina (who is half Greek) and I first came to Corfu for our honeymoon and fell in love with the island. We have returned with our three (now grown up) sons for very many years afterwards and our love for this wonderful place has grown. In 2008 we built The Almond Tree, in Kendroma, a village in North East Corfu, which is in an unspoilt and uncommercialised area. Since then we've had many happy holidays there with family and friends. Now we are hoping to share it more widely. As a family we enjoy water sports such as water skiing, wake boarding and scuba diving. We keep a boat on the island for all these activities. In the spring and autumn we like to go walking, there are many footpaths in the surrounding area which help you explore the unspoilt countryside. We live in Cambridge where we run a animal nutrition business advising farmers and feed companies in all matters of pig nutrition!
Catrina Zarkos-Smith purchased this Villa in 2008
Why Catrina Zarkos-Smith chose Corfu
Corfu is a fantastic place to relax, and we've found it to be a safe and easy place to bring our children. The weather is fabulous, too, and there’s enough rainfall to keep the island beautifully green. The beaches around the island are excellent: the water is crystal clear and ideal for swimming, snorkelling, fishing or just messing about. There’s plenty of opportunity for water sports, scuba diving etc, while on the very many unspoilt beaches there are few signs of tourism. We built our house (we've called it The Almond Tree) in Kendroma 15 minutes walk away from Agni Bay, where there are three good tavernas and close to some fantastic little bays and unspoilt beaches. Yet it's also just over a half an hour’s drive from the bright lights and bustle of Corfu Town.
What makes this Villa unique
Our villa offers an outstanding view over the old village out to the sea and the Albanian coast. It’s a very peaceful location, with plenty of areas of shade for you to escape to if the Mediterranean sun is not your cup of tea! With one double and two twin bedrooms, it sleeps six comfortably and has two en-suite and one separate bathroom. Downstairs, it has a large open plan living and dining area, including a fully fitted and equipped kitchen. It’s fully furnished and equipped – all you have you bring is yourselves and beach towels – it is both fully air conditioned and centrally heated, so that you can enjoy the room temperature that suits you best. Outside, there is a large (9m x 4m) fully serviced swimming pool, several large verandah areas and a BBQ for you to use. This year 2017 we have added a pool heater for the beginning and end of season.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
A stunning villa in a beautiful setting - the perfect holiday spot!
We just spent a week with our 1 year old daughter at the Almond Tree Villa and cannot say a bad word, it was truly fabulous! From the wonderful swimming pool, fab views across the sea watching boats and looking at the twinkling lights of Albania at night, to the great local tavernas in Agni and beaches across the island, we had a fantastic stay. It’s great for families with the gated pool for little kids which was one less worry for mum and Dad. Thanks so much for letting us stay at this beautiful villa. We loved it so much, we’ve booked 2 weeks there next year already!!!
Thanks for your review Lucy. It was lovely to have you as our guests. We're so glad you had a good time and look forward to welcoming you back again next year.
Great vacation spot.The villa is spacious,modern,clean and very comfortable.
Gorgeous Villa, amazing location, a little piece of paradise
What a fantastic holiday we've just had at the Almond Tree. The villa itself exceeded all expectations and is tastefully finished and equipped to a very high standard, and it was spotlessly clean. It is very spacious and there are amazing views out to sea, which one can never tire of.
Our 3 boys loved the pool and spent a lot of time in it. The shallow end is quite shallow and so safer for any little legs! Much diving and jumping in at the deep end. The upper terrace BBQ area is blessed with a lovely old olive tree which provided some very welcome shade in the midday sun.
We travelled to numerous beaches and destinations around the island, there is much to see. We did a mix of eating out and eating in, but were never disappointed by the food in any of the tavernas and restaurants we ate at, the food was excellent. The car we hired from Alex c/o Andrew and Catrina was our trusty little steed, it was easy to arrange and was ready when we landed (I would recommend hiring a car) Its air con was very much appreciated and allowed us to go exploring in the heat (30 most days). The roads can be steep with hairpin bends but given the topography of Corfu that's no surprise. The roads were fairly quiet (May/early June) once outside Corfu Town.
We have all thoroughly enjoyed our holiday, and would heartily recommend the Almond Tree to anyone looking for a Corfu villa holiday.
Thank you for your kind review. We are really glad you had a wonderful time in our little piece of paradise!
A beautiful villa
We loved everything about this beautiful villa. The pool was completely private and had lovely plants growing around it. The villa was perfectly equipped and had everything we needed and the views were wonderful.
Fantastic views and total privacy
We. Loved our stay. Beautiful villa. Totally private with fantastic views from all balconies and pool. We loved watching the ships go past below.
We walked down to Agni bay once but walk back not recommended. We did however walk up the path next to the house to Porta. Takes about 45 minutes. Had a drink at the little kafenion and then to our favourite Panarama restaurant before walking back down the road. Would also recommend Kouloura taverna. Favourite beach was Kaminaki especially for swimming off the rocks.
We found it easier to park car alongside front gate. Steep roads were daunting at first but were no problem thanks to great car from Nissaki holidays so thanks for the recommendation fron Catrina.
Visited mountain villages, favourites were Ano Korakiana and Sokraki.
Only thing missing is a taverna within easy walking distance.
Einfach nur TRAUMHAFT!
Ganz ehrlich, Worte allein können dieses Haus, diese Lage, diese Umgebung, und und und... einfach nicht richtig beschreiben.
Fahren Sie hin, erleben Sie es selbst. Wir werden definitiv sobald wie möglich wieder hinfahren. Es ist einfach nur wunderwunderschön!
Tausend Dank an die Familie Zarkos-Smith, dass wir ihr Feriendomizil nutzen durften!
Haben schon oft via HomeAway gebucht - so schön war's noch nie!
Thank you very much for your kind review Philipp. We were so pleased you enjoyed your holiday in Corfu and especially your stay at the Almond Tree. We hope you will visit again in the future.
Special interest holidays:
The beaches around the island are excellent: the water is crystal clear and ideal for swimming, snorkelling, fishing or just messing about. On the more commercial beaches there’s plenty of opportunity for water sports, sub aqua diving etc, while on the very many unspoilt beaches there are quiet areas where there’s no sign of tourism.
Overall, Corfu offers a wide range of attractions for just about everybody: Corfu Town itself is a world heritage site: lots of history, old forts, narrow streets, full of little shops, good restaurants and loads of character. Away from the towns, there are some wonderful walks around the island, although some of these are best enjoyed outside of the height of summer!
The beach is a 15 minute walk away through olive groves - or a 5 minute drive!
The beaches feature three well-known, friendly tavernas with excellent dining, as well as boat hire and watersports facilities!
Nearest airport is Corfu Town, only 35 minutes drive away. There is also a local bus within 200 meters of the property from Corfu Town.
Car hire is recommended: we can arrange this if required.
The Almond Tree is located within a village and is only 35 minutes drive from historic Corfu Town.
Nearest Beach & Tavernas Agni Bay 15 mins walk
Agni Bay with Tavernas 2.2km (4 mins drive)
Nearest supermarket 3km (4 mins drive)
Nissaki 2.7km (4 mins drive)
Kalami 3.3km (5 mins drive)
Saint Stephanos 8.2km (12 mins drive)
Kassiopi 9km (13 mins drive)
Corfu Airport 28km (34 mins drive)
Local Supermarket Delivery Available.
Car Hire can be arranged.
Nearest supermarket is only 3 miles away.
This villa has been inspected by the EOT Greek licensing association.
The number is MHTE:0829K1000404501. 16/5/2014
Booking Notes: Please pay a 25% deposit within 4 days of booking and the balance eight weeks before your departure. Once we have received your balance payment we will send you all the instructions needed to get into the house! If cancelled. we will refund the deposit if the trip is cancelled 60 days before departure. Only bookable Monday to Monday for the main part of the season. (June-7th September 2015). Changeover Day MONDAY: The change over day is on Monday during the height of the summer season (6th June-5th September 2015), we will consider other days outside of this period, please contact us to discuss alternatives. Check in and out times: earlest arrival 4pm, departure 10 am.