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Traditional Stone Guesthouse

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 186 m²
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

sleeps 8 adults and 2 children , 5 bedrooms , 3 and 1/2 bathrooms

The best choice for the most authentic and alternative holidays.

Castelli Cottage is a detached 150 years old traditional stone house , completely restored and beautifully renovated.

It is a very cozy and hospitable guesthouse , suitable for those who prefer peaceful family or friendly vacations.

The house Is situated in a fully green and unspoiled environment , at the north hillsides of mount Pantokratoras , In a very small village called Fourni , 10 minutes distance from the nearest town of Acharavi.

The site breathes out an atmospheric quiet and tranquility. This becomes more intense due to the panoramic view from the south to the north , over the hills with olive groves and cypress trees till the north beach of Roda , Acharavi and Othonoi Island.

The sunset from the property Is extraordinary.

The lovely furnished house Is about 186 sqm , spread over 2 levels and has everything you need for comfortable holidays. It can offer space for up to 8 adults and 2 children. The ground floor has a comfortably furnished living room , a fully equipped kitchen, a large eating corner and a w.c. Also, at the ground floor , but with a private entrance -not through the main door- there is a kind of a studio : one spacious bedroom with 2 single beds, a bathroom with a shower and a small kitchen with a dining place for two people.

On the first floor there are 3 double-bed bedrooms , 1 with 2 single beds, a large hall with a sofa-bed and 2 more bathrooms.

Around the house there are many courtyards for someone to relax, eat, drink, read, play games or just watch the beautiful sunset.

You can, also, enjoy the small pool, at the extension of the upper courtyard, the site of which culminates charm, tranquility and beauty of the landscape.

The pool is shared with the next small house, Castelli Olive Press, my grandparent's auxiliary house , now available for renting too . Salt electrolysis, no chemical additives : clear , odorless, safe water.

More Details

Property Manager
Matina Vlachou
Member since: 2014
Speaks english, greek
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
21 April, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Thinali, Greece

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 186 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Smoking allowed
  • Children should be around the pool only under their parent's supervision.
  • The pool is shared with the next vacation rental "Castelli Olive Press". So, it should be used under the rules of kindness, respect and good manners.
  • Car recommended . It is better to use small cars or jeep , due to the virgin area.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , washbasin
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , dimension 1.60*2.00 m.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 single bed , dimension (0.90*2.00)*2
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed , dimension 1.65*2.10
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double bed , dimension 1.35*1.90
    Bedroom 5 - 2 single bed , dimension (0.90*2.00)*2
    Bedroom 6 - 1 sofa bed/futon , That is a hall with a sofa-bed turned to 2 single beds.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
Car recommended . It is better to use small cars or jeep , due to the virgin area.


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Traditional Stone Guesthouse
average rating of 4.857143 based on 14 reviews

Amazing location and very charming house

  • 4 of 5

The situation is splendid, the view of the mountains and the sea, being in the middle of the olive trees is unique. The sunsets are beautiful. The outside and the inside of the house are confortable with all you what you need to rest and eat outside, barbecue and great swimming pool. It is perfect to be shared by two families with children. Matina is so friendly, her advices are very good (beach, shopping), that you can feel living in the real Greece. One topic to be noticed : it is better to rent a jeep or a small car to reach the house. Unfortunately this summer there were a lot of wasps.

  • Review Submitted: 22/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Idyllic place

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house and surroundings. Peace, quiet and nature ... cicadas and crickets. Very friendly hosts and neighbors, Stephen and Maggie:) Great furnished house with atmosphere and comfort, away from the hustle and bustle of resorts yet close to the beach. Very clean and functional. Big house, good split, allowing you to enjoy the place together or separate from the rest of the guests. Gorgeous, with views of the valley and the sea terrace with swimming pool. Great place for a reasonable price. Thanks for everything!

  • Review Submitted: 17/07/2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A little piece of heaven!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed one of the most relaxing and peaceful holidays we have ever had at Castelli Cottage. We booked very early and unbeknown to us, Stamatia had worked like mad all through the winter and spring to upgrade this delightful old house inside and out, providing more shaded sitting out areas and installing a further terrace with a delightful pool. Everything went smoothly right from our arrival with great communication both with Stamatia and her neighbours Stephen and Maggie who were really helpful and friendly. We were also befriended by a couple of the village cats and dogs who were never a nuisance but sometimes liked to loll around in the shade keeping us company. As soon as we arrived we dropped all our plans for driving out to visit old haunts around the island and spent a delightful week lounging by the pool and enjoying the stunning views over the north west of the island, watching the birds, barbecuing and reading. Acharavi was an easy 10 minute drive for excellent shops when we needed supplies! People have mentioned the track up to the Cottage but it's fine as long as you don't have too big a car. Finally, we had the luxury of having Castelli Cottage to ourselves but since Stamatia has now renovated the adjoining Olive Press with the same immaculate taste as is evident throughout the property, Castelli would also be great for extended family groups or perhaps for art or walking groups too. We are already wondering who we might like to share this little piece of heaven with another time. Thank you Stamatia for a wonderful holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 23/06/2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Maison de rêve!

  • 5 of 5

Si vous cherchez à expérimenter autre chose que le bord de mer et les masses de touristes, c'est l'endroit parfait. Néanmoins à proximité de plages et de services mais vous aurez besoin d'une voiture. Mention spéciale à la superbe terrasse qui permet d'admirer les couchers de soleil sur Corfou. Assez d'espaces pour familles ou groupes de 10. Maison charmante et bien aménagée!

  • Review Submitted: 21/07/2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful house - wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the Traditional Stone Guesthouse for 7 nights and 8 days and we regretted our stay could not last longer for everything was perfect.

The house is just wonderful with a stunning view to the see in the distance. In the evening you can relax in front of postcard sunsets. The house is fully equipped with whatever you need, the rooms very comfortable and very tastefully decorated.

Stephen, our neighbour next door, provided us with kind advice about what we could visit around (the north east coast is just stunning) in addition to delicious eggs from his own chickens and a bottle of his own wine.

Finally Stamatia arranged every practical detail of the rental in the best and most effective possible way and I would like to thank her for the bottle of Greek red wine, the ouzo and the marmalade we found on the table on our arrival.

Perfect stay !

  • Review Submitted: 30/06/2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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wonderful holidays in Castelli Cottage

  • 5 of 5

we really spent beautiful holidays in castelli cottage. adventurous approach for the last 400m. big patio with great view, amazing sunsets. the cottage was very clean and well-maintained.

likeable contacts with the owners (matina) , very pleasant and helpful neighbours (steven and maggie).

many nice restaurants in acharavi (george).

really recommand for everyone.

sehr schönes cottage, sehr sauber und gut unterhalten.

sympathische kontakte mit den besitzern (matina), sehr herzliche und hilfsbereite nachbarn (steven und maggie).

absolut ruhig gelegen, schöne zimmer, sehr geeignet auch für familien. wunderbare terrasse(n) mit super aussicht und schönen sonnenuntergängen.

etwas abenteuerliche anfahrt auf den letzten ca. 400m durch den olivenhain.

mehrere schöne restaurants in acharavi, vor allem das "george" etwas ausserhalb direkt am strand gelegen hat uns sehr gefallen.

können das castelli cottage allen empfehlen.

susanne and markus

  • Review Submitted: 11/01/2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Ioannis Kapodistrias Airport
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
43 Miles
Corfu Port
Nearest Golf
41 Kilometres
Corfu Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
4 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Fourni Surroundings

From a distance, Fourni village looks like a hamlet perched on one of Mount Pantokrator’s hillsides, as an eagle’s nest, on a cliff’s edge, that of Castelli. At half the distance of the road connecting Episkepsi and St Panteleimon villages, starts a 600 m. winding road, among centenary olive trees, leading to Fourni. Fourni, perched at 400 m. , is a linear agglomeration, consisting of 8 residential properties. The road ends when reaching the third house. You can access to the other houses through paths and courtyards. The agglomeration composition and form was established during the Interwar period, and remains unchanged to today.

The nearest village, Episkepsi, located among olive trees, has magnificent manors and picturesque houses and alleys with stone steps. There is a mini market for the bare essentials and a few barbecue taverns.

Within 4 km and at a 37 km distance from Corfu Town lies the Acharavi village, built on a plain with particularly dense vegetation. Mostly impressive is its 8 km sand beach , one of the largest in Corfu. Here you can find super markets, restaurants, pharmacies, bike and car rentals , and many shops to meet all your needs during your stay in Corfu.

Fourni’s key location at the center of Northern Corfu makes it the ideal starting point for many beaches and attractions. The whole north coast is easily reachable: Sidari, with its impressive formations of sedimentary rocks, St Spyridon with Antinioti, the protected lagoon, Kassiopi and Kouloura with their picturesque bays and their crystal clear waters, as well as the whole north-eastern and north-western coast with a plethora of beaches for any taste. Fourni is also surrounded by a lot of interesting upland villages, such as Lafki, Petalia, Strinyla with great food and wine, Spartyla with the formidable view, Klimatia and Nymphes with their running water and magnificent falls , and Old Perithia, a traditional abandoned village, recently partially restored, with stone alleyways and houses, and numerous churches and manors. In this village the visitor feels like time has stopped.

Of course, one should not fail to visit the Holy monastery of Pantokrator (Transfiguration of the Saviour), located at the island’s highest point (920 m) on the top of Mount Pantokrator, from where one can see, when the weather allows it, the whole island of Corfu and the Albanian coast. The walkers often organize trips to visit the mountain through beautiful, well-maintained trails, where they can enjoy nature’s greatness.


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit AU$480.63

1. Prices include: house cleaning (twice a week)
changing of bed sheets (twice a week)
bath towels, pool towels

2. check out before 12.00 p.m.
check in after 15.00 p.m.

3.The pool is shared with the next vacation rental "Castelli Olive Press". So, it should be used from both house's guests under the rules of kindness, respect and good manners.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.