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Description of Villa Jacaranda Lilac
4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms
Villa Jacaranda Lilac OverviewJust 2km from the east coast village of Benitses, Villa Jacaranda Lilac provides the ideal base for a large group visiting Corfu. Within a 20-minute drive of the airport and Corfu Town, this idyllic ocean-view villa can accommodate up to 10 guests and impresses with its 45 sq m private pool and garden terrace.
The house enjoys pretty and peaceful surroundings, with gardens of citrus and olive trees offering some wonderfully relaxing areas, including a dining area and barbecue. A large pool terrace is lined with sun loungers and there are hammocks and seating outside too. A covered dining area is just steps away from the pool, and there’s another attractive space on the extensive upper terrace above, with a delightful view of the Ionian Sea.
The rooms inside offer direct access to the terraces, so you can weave in and out as you please. On the ground floor, you have a living room with fireplace and TV, along with a fully equipped kitchen and a bathroom. Two of the bedrooms are downstairs, including a twin room and the master bedroom which features a king-size bed and an en suite bathroom.
Upstairs, you will find the main indoor dining space which can seat up to 10, and opens out onto the upper terrace. There is a comfy seating area on this level, along with a bathroom and two more bedrooms – a king and a twin room, both with a wonderful sea view. All the bedrooms have luxurious Coco-Mat beds, while an additional two guests can be accommodated on sofa-beds in the living room.
Fully air-conditioned and equipped with satellite TV, Wi-Fi, coffee machine and a whole lot more, the villa is comprehensively equipped as well as cleanly designed. You will also benefit from onsite parking and regular cleaning, garden and pool maintenance.
A former fishing village, Benitses is just minutes away, and has a variety of restaurants, bars and traditional Greek tavernas to try, including the highly-rated fish restaurant, Klimataria. It won’t take long to reach local landmark Achilleion, a grand Royal house and gardens, or Corfu town’s own historic houses and fortresses. Other scenic highlights including Halikounos Beach and Lake Korission are also within a 30-minute drive of Benitses.
Villa Jacaranda Lilac Property Features
The VillaVilla Jacaranda Lilac is a beautiful place to enjoy some time away from home. The gardens are peaceful and the interiors cosy. With four bedrooms and four bathrooms, it accommodates up to 10 guests.
- Open-plan living and dining room with patio access
- Fully equipped kitchen with breakfast bar
- Double bedroom with en-suite shower room and patio access
- Twin bedroom with en-suite shower room
- Living room with terrace access
- Double bedroom with en-suite shower room and balcony access
- Twin bedroom
- Shower room
- Swimming pool
- Sun loungers
- Outdoor shower
- Shaded dining area
- Brick barbecue
- Garden and lawn
- Nespresso machine
- Sofa bed
Villa Jacaranda Lilac LocationSituated on Corfu’s east coast, conveniently close to the main town, the village of Benitses, sometimes known as Mpenitses, is an attractive former fishing village. These days, it’s tourism which is the backbone of the local economy, and Benitses provides all a visitor could want or need. You will find plenty of bars and restaurants, with the area around the boat-filled marina, acting as a focal point.
It’s just as easy to reach Benitses from the airport, which is itself just south of Corfu town – the journey should only take about 20 minutes. Closer still is a local landmark, the grand Achilleion house. This impressive property was originally built as a summer palace for Empress Elisabeth of Austria, and while her story is a tragic one, it is certainly an enjoyable place to visit, with wonderful views from the beautifully kept gardens.
To the north, Corfu town is well worth visiting, and features many architecturally impressive sights. The Royal Palace, which now houses a Museum of Asian Art, is a Neoclassical mansion with a fascinating collection of Indian, Japanese and Chinese works within. A pretty courtyard café enjoys views across the water towards the southern fringes of Albania.
Also noteworthy are the Old Fortress and the New Fortress, both built by the Venetians in the 16th century. Walk up the highest points of either and you can marvel at the views, although the buildings themselves are interesting to walk around. Set in a park in the Kanóni part of town, you can also see the birthplace of the Duke of Edinburgh, the palace of Mon Repos.
A possible excursion, while you are in Kanóni, is a boat trip to the peaceful islet of Pontikonísi, or Mouse Island – but only if you happen to be around on the one day of the year visitors are permitted (6th August). Perhaps the most photographed spot in the area, it is said to resemble a mouse when viewed from above. You can best capture it from outside the Panagia Vlacherna monastery, itself at the end of a walkway which extends into the sea.
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