|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
The Zen Stone House is situated on the less populated wilder side of Corfu at Agios Georgios Pagi, 2km from beach (St. George North) in a magical place, surrounded by unspoiled nature and its revitalizing sounds, just a short walk (20min) or an easy 5minute ride by bicycle from swimming in the crystal clear Ionian Sea and the virgin sandy beach of Agios Georgios Pagi. The house sleeps up to 6 guests with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, and is an idyllic place for a relaxing holiday for all the family or for a meditation break away from everything. Cozy and warm rooms and indoor spaces, large verandas that open out to wild nature, constructed with wood and stone and with sincere respect to the environment, the house is a green haven in the heat of summer. Although quiet and peaceful there are boating activities and amenities within a few minutes’ walk, so a car is not essential for those who want the pure nature experience. We would suggest bicycles though, as it would really make the difference! During summertime you can rent a boat and explore the bay’s headlands of towering cliffs which hide sandy coves and rocky reefs.
A double bedroom (matrimonial bed) and another twin bedroom (2 single beds)downstairs, which share the main bathroom. Both bedrooms open to their own verandas with a shaded pergola facing the garden, the riverside and the open Ionian sky. Minimal modern furniture and utilities offer a relaxing decoration. Ceiling fans in both bedrooms are there to ensure a good night sleep. Both bedrooms have large doors out to the veranda and have sunlight bursting in throughout the day.
1 bathroom downstairs, with bath tub and a washing machine which is essential if one stays long, and another small one with shower in the upper floor which is exactly what you need whilst spending time in the kitchen and living room.
Large, brand new, open plan fully equipped kitchen with a large dining table and enough space for 6 guests. Oven, large fridge/freezer, dish washer, stove, electric kettle, toaster, boiler and iron, kitchenware & kitchen utensils, pans, kettle and anything one may need in order to prepare meals and enjoy the flavors of the local products!
Walking up the wooden staircase will lead you to a cozy open plan sitting room/dining area opening through French doors onto wide veranda with panoramic view of the wonderful surroundings and the stunning colors of the horizon when the sun sets behind the Afionas Peninsula. Minimal modern furniture and decoration indoors and outdoors, create a relaxing environment.
Large verandas with sitting and outdoor dining furniture. Portable BBQ facilities available for a real countryside outdoor dining experience. Sun loungers also available in order to enjoy the endless interaction of light and nature. Well maintained gardens that offer beautiful surroundings & privacy and parking space for at least 2 cars.
The owner lives in South Africa. Has been visiting Agios Georgios for years and fell in love with a place. When the owners decided that they had to build their own house in the area they needed to construct something that would perfectly fit the surrounding nature they fell in love with, and so they did! Enjoy Corfu at its best!!!
George Sotiropoulos purchased this house in 2010
The Zen Stone House is an idyllic place for a relaxing holiday for all the family or for a meditation break away from everything. Cozy and warm rooms and indoor spaces, large verandas that open out to wild nature, constructed with wood and stone and with sincere respect to the environment, the house is a green haven in the heat of summer.
Lying tucked away several miles down a twisty road and 30 km from Corfu town, this little resort can be found under several names including Agios Georgios (North), Agios Georgios Pagi, or San George, and is a haven for lovers of a quiet and restful holiday. So far the demands of the tourist trade have not spoiled the natural beauty of this delightful bay or the friendliness of the local people. It should be noted that there is another Corfu holiday resort of the same name in the south of the island.
Set on level land at the mouth of a wide valley between high rocky headlands, this collection of private houses, small hotels, tavernas and some apartments sprawls lazily behind the beach road. You will not find any tall apartment blocks or large self-catering complexes here, just small family run enterprises.
Behind them is countryside of fields, olive groves and wooded hills. The ancient olive trees with their contorted and perforated trunks form a grayish green carpet when viewed from a distance, but the views are made so much more interesting by the dark green colors of the numerous tall, pencil shaped cypress trees.
Certainly not known for vigorous nightlife, Agios Georgios suits families with young children, or couples and individuals of all ages who enjoy restful holidays in beautiful countryside, while at the same time providing endless fun for the kids on the beach. The area is Corfu's meditation center, as there are more and more people that chose this part of the island for its revitalizing energy and the uninterrupted tranquility.
However for stressed out 'workaholics' this is the ideal place as you have no choice but to slow down. Everything goes slow here. For a more lively night life it is easy to take a taxi or car the short drive to Arillas or even longer to Sidari (which is the extreme opposite).
At the superb beach with its crystal clear water you can just relax and enjoy the sun under a beach umbrella, hire a boat or enjoy a variety of water sports.
There is an ample choice of friendly Tavernas, Restaurants, small mini-markets and a few tourists' Gift Shops plus the occasional small quality shops. All are run by friendly local people.
You can hire a Motor Bike or Scooter for the day, or a Mountain Bike (this is the ideal choice if you visit Agios Georgios to crash out), or try the water sports available on the beach. Many visitors enjoy walking in this delightful undulating countryside with its shady olive groves and wild flower bordered rural roads.
Our favorite 'not to be missed' short car trips are to:
• Afionas: This delightful village must not be missed if possible. There are several tavernas with stunning views. Take your pick of an eagle's eye view of Agios Georgios bay with drinks at Dionysos taverna and/or Porto Timoni Cafe; or in the opposite direction the truly beautiful view over the off-shore islands, especially the evening sunsets from The Three Brothers, Panorama or Anemos.
• Pagi village for coffee or drinks at a local greek cafe-bar, and on up through Prinillas via the twisting hill road with its magnificent views to the small village of Makrades, now well known for its souvenir shops and the local residents who leap out into the road waving cars to stop to buy their goods. (If you do stop they will have your door open before you know !)
For a longer trip carry on through Makrades down through Lakones with more superb views over the rocky bays of the famous resort of Paleokastritsa.
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Price|
15 Oct 2016 - 4 Nov 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
30% guarantee deposit is required upon confirmation. The amount paid as guarantee deposit cannot be refunded and will be retained as cancellation fees in the event of a cancellation.
Balance due is to be settled 30 days (1 month) prior to the scheduled arrival date unless otherwise agreed.