Cassiopeia House, The Kassiopi Estate, Corfu

Sleeps 14

£13,500 - £44,250 per week

Designed and built by a Norman Foster trained architect and built to the highest specifications by the owner, this luxury villa with pool in north-east Corfu combines a strong Venetian influence complementing traditional Corfiot features with the ultimate in contemporary comfort. It offers privacy, luxurious accommodation and stunning pool areas with much sought after sea access.

The location is unrivalled. The house has its own vehicular access and is a 10-15 minute walk to the thriving little harbour of Kassiopi with its shops, bars and restaurants.  Boat hire is a must, as from Cassiopeia House it is an easy trip to one of the many pretty waterside tavernas on the north-east coastline, stopping for a swim in  another deserted cove along the way.  The Estate’s grounds incorporate woodland areas, beautiful rock formations and a host of indigenous trees, low shrubs, herbs, flora and fauna. A network of pathways and steps offers guests a magical tour of the estate, incorporating tranquil wooded areas, spectacular views and a number of perfectly placed seating areas along the way from which guests can relax and take in the scenery.

The first sight, from the crest of the hill, of the seven bedroom Cassiopeia House is breathtaking. The sapphire coloured sea and theatrical and dramatic Albanian mountains provide the perfect backdrop for the intricate and elegantly tiled roofs and silhouette of this luxury villa with pool in north-east Corfu. As you pass through the archway and through a traditional Corfiot door you enter into a beautiful courtyard from which there is direct access into the first master bedroom suite and adjoining guest room. The romantic master bedroom suite has the stunning high vaulted wooden ceiling of a Venetian tower and access to is own private terrace with an impressive outdoor Jacuzzi. A ‘his and hers’ dressing area, walk-in shower, Jacuzzi bath and extremely comfortable super king size Jensen bed with enormous headboard add to the sumptuous luxury of the room. A viewing gallery with telescope allows for 360 degree views of the Corfu Channel, Albania and the Corfiot landscape.

Have a look on this link for a video of the house:  https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=7J1zrr7j5rg

From the courtyard you glimpse the stunning sea views beyond Cassiopeia’s magnificent 16m sitting room with sunlight streaming through the nine French windows opening onto a breathtaking terrace with spectacular mountain and sea views. The sitting room has stone floors and two beautiful open Corfiot fireplaces at either end. Furnished with comfortable sofas and chairs and internationally sourced fabrics, art and artefacts, it provides the perfect balance of elegance and comfort at one end of the room, with a dining table seating 14 allowing for indoor entertaining at the other end, for cooler evenings. The terrace provides a perfect place to relax and entertain. It has spectacular wrap-around views of the sea and over towards the bays and inlets of Avlaki, the rocky island and lighthouse of Kaparelli in the south and up to the Kassiopi headland and Albanian mountains in the north.  Cassiopeia’s well-equipped and state of the art kitchen opens out onto a fabulous outdoor covered entertaining area with its own bar, barbecue and outside dining table for up to 20 guests.

Stairs from the sitting room lead down to five spacious bedrooms and bathrooms with huge walk-in showers and marble surfaces. Each bedroom has been interior designed and decorated and all have their own private terraces shaded by magnificent hand crafted stone arches and beautiful sea views, a perfect spot to relax in peace. A fabulously funky, retro cinema room with three huge “Hollywood Pink” sofas, a massive 52 inch TV screen and a VW camper van adorning the wall, is always a huge hit with the guests of Cassiopeia. A small gym plus a sauna and steam room complete the ground floor.

The huge pool house and area is simply stunning. There is a 20m salt water infinity pool which merges seamlessly with the blue of the sky and sea. The poolside ‘Moroccan area’ with comfortable seating and striking stripey cushions provides the perfect shaded reading and relaxation area whilst the elegant pool house has a Corfiot fireplace, barbecue and small kitchen equipped with fridge, dishwasher, icemaker and all the poolside essentials. For a change of scene, hand crafted stone steps lead up to a second smaller pool overlooking the main infinity pool and area below. Designed with smaller children and parents in mind, the oval pool is easily viewed from the comfortable poolside day beds and sun loungers. From here steps weave their way down to a small pebble beach offering sea swimming and snorkelling.

EOT licence number: 0829491000394001

Price Guide 2021:

From £13,500 to £44,250 per week
Peak rental rates include the chef and chef’s assistant

Sleeps:  14

The Tower

  • Master Bedroom suite with shower and jacuzzi bath
  • Twin bedroom with en suite shower room
  • Mezzanine balcony and study area

Ground floor

  • Large sitting room with dining area
  • Study
  • Kitchen
  • Outside dining/BBQ & bar

Lower Ground Floor

  • Double bedroom, en-suite shower room
  • 2 twin/double bedrooms with en shower rooms
  • Two further bedrooms, can be made into an independent suite:
    2nd Master bedroom
    Twin bedroom
  • Study area with desk, TV, sofa, & dressing area
  • Bathroom with extra large walk-in shower & bath
  • Concierge (non resident) contactable 6 days per week
  • Housekeeper & 2nd maid with up to 32 hours per 6 day week
  • Grounds person and general handyman 6 days per week
  • If rented during peak time (July – Sept), a Chef and Chef’s assistant is included in the price to produce two meals a day including shopping, serving, clearing up and barbecues.
  • Outside these months chef on request and at additional charge
  • Linen change – twice per week.
  • Pool towels
  • Bathrobes – in all bedrooms
  • Bathroom products
  • Children’s cot, bed guards, stair guards, intercom, baby play pen and high chairs
  • Cinema room – 52” TV (Sky) & B&W speakers
  • Satellite TV & iPod docking in all rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Gym
  • Sauna, Steam room and Massage table
  • Table tennis, Table Football & Pool Table
  • Jacuzzi hot tub for 9

Pool house & Pools:

  • Changing room with power shower & WC
  • Kitchenette
  • Outside Shower
  • Sonos music system
  • Corfiot fireplace & Barbecue
  • Lounge sofas
  • Salt water infinity pool with sunken day seats 20m x 9m
  • Swim jet exercise machine
  • Oval shaped salt-water children’s pool
  • Sea swimming off pebble beach
  • Private jetty

FULL CONCIERGE AND EXTRA SERVICES – arranged by the concierge and charged locally:

  • Personal trainer, yoga, pilates and holistic training – booked in advance and by appointment.
  • Massage therapist, manicure, pedicure and body waxing – booked in advance and by appointment.
  • Treatments, makeup and Hairdresser – booked in advance and by appointment.
  • Personal laundry and dry cleaning service – a local laundry service can be arranged by the housekeeper (at an extra cost to the client).
  • Nanny, baby sitting and extra staff assistance and service.
  • Doctor and pharmacy service.
  • Morning papers, postal and courier service – on request.
  • Wine cellar – stocked with French wine, prosecco and champagne.
  • Arrival grocery and beverage service
  • Catering – there is an excellent local catering firm who can deliver prepared food and provide staff for special occasions.
  • Local art classes – booked in advance.
  • Cookery courses for Greek cuisine using only Greek and local products with a cook who taught in the Faculty of Tourism Management (minimum 1 day) – booked in advance.
  • Restaurant and local Taverna reservations and recommendations.
  • Birthday and anniversary celebrations and entertainment – including Greek dancing, music and photography.
  • Private language courses (Greek, Russian, German, English) by native speakers (also ideal for small children combined with activities).
  • Private music concerts by well known Greek musicians and by musicians who play in the Athens State Orchestra (many of whom play in private properties in Athens and for the International Embassies).
  • Private music lessons by specialised music teachers.
  • Photography courses and / or private photo shooting.
  • Private dance courses (from Argentinian tango to traditional Greek dances and more).
  • Physiotherapy and Acupuncture.
  • Limousine and chauffeur service, water taxi to and from the airport, private car transfers, car hire and rental and taxi transfers.
  • Private security service.
  • Yacht and Sunseeker boat hire.
  • Helicopter and private jets
  • Wedding receptions, family and special events
  • Live entertainment and fireworks for Birthday and Anniversary celebrations.
  • Kassiopi village 10 – 15 minute stroll
  • Boat hire in Kassiopi
  • St. Stephano, Agni and Kouloura restaurants 15-20 minutes by car/boat
  • Nearest beaches Soukia, Kalamaki Bay and Avlaki
  • Water Skiing at Kalami 15-20 mins by car/boat
  • Sailing, windsurfing, horse riding at Avlaki 5 minutes by car
  • Golf at Ropa Valley 50 minutes by car
  • Corfu Town and Airport 50 minutes by car
    Nearest tavernas/restaurants/shops 5-10 minutes stroll

 

Please note that the map is only a general indicator of location

What Sarah thinks:

“Designed by a Norman Foster-trained architect and with direct sea frontage – this is a house of exceptional style and comfort in the best location in the ever-popular North East of Corfu.  I know it well”.

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