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As a result of a wonderful holiday at Bijou in 2014, my wife and I decided to revisite it again in 2015, but on this occasion stay for 3 weeks. In our view it is a perfect location, being only a few steps away from the beach and sea yet still enjoying both seclusion and privacy. An added bonus for us was meeting the Katsarou family (owners), Christina, Nicole & Spiros, whom we now regard as friends.On this occasion we did not hire a car, but instead used the local sea taxi to visit nearby Taverna's along the coast, when not visiting either of the two Tavernas within a couple of minutes walk of Bijou.We are now counting off the months until our next visit in September 2016, and can't wait to meet up with Christina and her parents again and stay at this idyllic location.
The Yellow House is RIGHT on the beach. If you visit, as we do, in the 'low' season, end of May/beginning of June, you basically have a private beach with a few other couples pleasantly spaced out over the whole thing. The proximity of the sea & the stunning views from the beautiful terrace are two of the joys of renting The Yellow House Upper.The apartment itself is clean & well equipped. Not super luxurious but a comfortable & pleasant place to stay. The owners are incredibly helpful & lovely people. The overall ambience is one of relaxed friendliness & tranquillity.Other parts of Corfu are hectic & Kaminaki feels like a hidden jewel. We have been staying here for six years now, every year we consider an alternative but nothing has this combination of simplicity & beauty. The house, consisting of the two apartments (Upper & Lower) can be taken in its entirety, but we have only ever rented the Upper part. While other people have been below us, we were not over-aware of their presence. So no problem there. (However they were not a noisy family with a crying baby, which might have more of an impact!!)We tend to eat out at local tavernas, but the kitchen is clean & well equipped for all basic cooking needs. We always have a salad lunch on the shaded terrace. So easy to pop up from the beach, have a gentle lunch & siesta, then wander back down to soak up a few more rays.A car is a must for getting up the very steep hill to the main road & going off to discover more little bays on the coast near Kassiopi. Parking is on the one track road & a small car is a good idea!There are two tavernas in Kaminaki itself but loads more in St Stephano & Agni and other little bays along the coast. I'd highly recommend Toula's, the Agni Taverna, in Agni & Eucalyptus in St Stephano (which has lots more).I booked the Yellow House Lower for my sister & her husband, both of whom adored it. He paints & she loves simply sitting watching the swallows swooping over the blue Ionian Sea.All in all, it's a fabulous place to spend a week or two. Comfortable, clean & in the most idyllic spot.
We have been staying at Bijou for many years and just love the location and setting. The property is always offered in an excellent condition and Christina is always so helpful and accommodating. A boat is the perfect way to get around and gives you access to some beautiful bays and waterside tavernas!
This is beautiful villa, and arguably the best location in Kaminaki. The service from Chritina was outstanding, from the ease of booking, confirmation and payment,to the smooth and efficient transfers to and from the airport. The outside living on the terrace was very relaxing and comfortable. You can also get provisions from the local supermarket delivered to your door! I have no hesitation in recommending the villa. It is one of the best we have stayed at, and the price was very reasonable, considering the quality of accomadation.Jonny and Charlotte