Bijou Studio ,Kaminaki Villas
My third visit to Kaminaki beach and my first stay with Kaminaki Villas. Bijou Studio did not disappoint. Was the most delightful and perfect space for a solo female holidaymaker. Private, safe, secure and secluded but with access to beach and taverna on the doorstep. The welcome pack was very generous and the additional provision of a beach towel a welcome luxury. Christina (the owner) and her family were extremely welcoming and it was very reassuring to know that they were right there if I had any problems.
Deep blue relaxation
A place where you can find ralaxation through the images you receive just by watching the blue ionian sea while you are sitting on the pool area or just being in the house from everywhere inside our outside you see the deep blue of the ionian sea. Or just relax from the sounds of the Corfu nature and the waves. The houses have great taste that inspire summer and relaxation. An incredible place to be with your family or friends to relax and enjoy peacefulness. Excellent !!!!
Beautiful spot for serious R&R
We stayed a fortnight in Kaminaki and had a really wonderful time. The accommodation – The Cottage in the first week, before moving down the road to Bijou – has been renovated to a high standard and you even get a little welcome pack of coffee, wine, tea, bread, milk, feta, honey and cookies!
The Cottage is a little way back from the beach (few minutes walk) up a bit of a hill, amongst the olive groves. The smell of place is amazing and you can hear chickens clucking away across the road: the whole effect is serene. The space inside has just been upgraded, with beautiful views over the sea to Albania. There’s a small pool outside though unfortunately the mosquitoes were out in force when we were there because of the humidity so we didn’t spend a lot of time outside the front in the evenings – insect repellent and citronella candles are a must!
The second week in Bijou was lovely. We loved this little property. Its perfectly positioned so you can get down to the beach for a swim and snorkel in under 30 seconds. Balcony area is great – we’d just sit staring at the view feeling like we were in paradise. It really is bijou though – it’s one room, with a nice bathroom – but you don’t really notice because the location is so amazing.
Both villas- and a number more- are run by Christina and her family, who are very helpful and friendly. Kaminaki itself is a quiet spot which suited us perfectly. This might be because the hill out of the village is pretty steep – it’ll take about 10-15 mins to walk up, possibly with a couple of breaks along the way! There is a network of pretty paths along the coast though (and of course, car rental) so very easy to get to Krouzeri and Agni, where there are a number of places to eat and have a few drinks.
Hopefully one day we’ll be back to Kaminaki – definitely recommend if you’re after a relaxing holiday!
Recently returned from our stay in June at The Cottage in Kaminaki Village. We knew the property was undergoing renovation, but were unsure how it would be as at the time of travel no updated photos were available. We were delighted to find on our arrival an absolutely beautiful property. All the updating and work that had gone into the property had been done to the highest standard and had produced a great holiday property. We have stayed in the village before at assorted villas etc but this has to be the best. The outdoor area is very nice and in late June early July the plunge pool is a godsend. Very quiet, peaceful, and private, with a view of the sea. Inside the large high ceiling living area was very spacious and cool. New full fitted kitchen with everything you would need on holiday and more. A step up to the comfortable air conditioned bedroom allows you to look out to sea while lying in bed. A full en-suite luxury bathroom with huge walk in shower is just off. A good welcome pack awaited our arrival, and we were visited by Christina and her father Spyros to ensure all was ok. We wont hesitate to return here to what is a really lovely property.
Bijou, Kaminaki – a lovley studio in a beautiful setting
Bijou is a very special place and has the most spectacular views over the bay. We have visited many times over the years and always enjoy every moment of our stay. It is always like going back to se family and always such a pleasure to see Christina, Nicole and Spiros. We have already booked for next year and cannot wait!
Peace and serenity in a magical setting.
Our second visit to Bijou,Kaminaki.
Beautifully furnished and well equipped property in a truly idyllic setting,outside on the terrace and you feel like you are on your own yacht looking out to sea,perfectly private,perfection!
Two local tavernas are on hand and a good small supermarket and bakery a few minutes drive away.
We loved everything about bijou- a real gem- the beautiful views from the terrace and excellent quality of every aspect of the interior. Well thought out and tasteful. The sound of the sea at night and the sea just below for swimming. The perfect place to relax.
Small but Perfectly Formed
Bijou is a small apartment located in an elevated position, about 3 metres above Kaminaki beach. The apartment comprises a sleeping area and kitchen. It has a separate toilet and shower room. Outside there is a large terrace that overlooks the beach. The apartment has been beautifully modernised and very tastefully decorated. It is immaculately maintained. The apartment’s location is fabulous with beautiful views across the narrow straights to Albania and across the bay to Corfu town. Walk through the double gates and down a couple of steps to the beach and you are 50 metres from a Taverna in either direction.
Bijou is ideal for a couple wanting to have privacy without being isolated. Our favourite times are first thing in the morning breakfasting on the terrace while the beach is deserted or again in the evening watching the moon rise over the hills. The terrace is sunny through to about 1300hrs but the beach keeps the sun all day
Christina and her parents Spiros and Nicole always make us feel very welcome.
We would advise hiring a car as Kaminaki is a very small village accessed down a very steep,long hill but Aphrodite is a supermarket on the main road about three kilometres away. They are very helpful and will deliver. You can also get water taxis from the beach to tavernas at Agni. You can also hire boats for the day, or longer, to explore further afield.
Bijou is our favourite holiday destination, we cannot rate it highly enough.
Bijou studio in Kaminaki
We have just returned from an absolutely fantastic trip to Kaminaki, staying in Bijou Studio. The property has an amazing location, sitting across the beach and rocks right on the sea. The view is incredible and we spent alot of time just relaxing looking across the sea watching the boats, listenening to the gentle waves on the beach etc with a glass of wine or two. It was even a brilliant place to relax in the middle of a rain storm (october changable weather). The renovation of the property has been done to a very high standard and is really nicely done, cosy luxuary. Christina at Kaminaki villas and her family were very friendly, helpful and welcoming and dealing with them is a pleasure. Kaminaki itself has not changed a bit since we were last there 10 years ago and is probably the nicest beach and swimming spot on the NE coast. Also a great base to hire boats from Dimitri in the village and head up the coast for day trips. The village Taverna is great but it is also walking distance to the Tavernas of Agni (25 mins). I can’t recommend Bijou or kaminaki enough and we will definately be back with Kaminaki villas. A wonderful trip.
Villa on thr beach
We loved staying in this villa right on the beach in Kaminaki. Christina the owner was lovely and efficient even though she had just given birth a couple of weeks before we arrived.
The villa is charming, spacious both inside and out and offers peace and privacy yet with wonderful views of the sea.
Best place to stay in Corfu
We stayed in the Upper Yellow House in August 2016 – it is right on the beach in Kaminaki and so has a wonderful position. The interior of the house is well fitted with everything you need and there is a big outside patio area for dining. All in a great place to stay – we have booked for 2017 already.
A most wonderful place to stay, perfect in every way.
We returned for our second year at the end of August this year to stay at The Cottage one of a handful of superb holiday villas owned by Kaminaki Villas in Kaminaki on the NE Coast.
Christina the owner is lovely and is very hands on ensuring that every little detail is covered with her parents living in the small village so any immediate requirements are provided for.
The cottage has been extensively refurbished this year and is a gem with a small pool in a private olive grove not overlooked at all. The beach is only a few minutes away with 2 tavernas and boat hire etc
We love this place and have already booked for next year
Jon and Rachel Williams
Having stayed in this villa four times the location is fantastic,the facilities are excellent with everything you could wish for with the bonus of a great swimming pool I definitely would stay here again and recommend it to friends and family
Lovely secluded cottage
We have been staying at the Cottage now for fourteen years. It is in a beautiful setting, quiet, wonderful view of the sea and the mountains. This year the owners carried out a complete renovation of the property which has improved it a great deal. It has still however retained its charm and greek feel. The owners are now our friends after so many years, and nothing is too much trouble for them, although things always go smoothly there for us so we have no need for queries! The owners come and have a drink with us on the terrace which we all enjoy. The surrounding area is also beautiful, not having changed in all these years. We are booked for next summer and hope to be there for many years to come.
Beautiful villa Kyma
This large villa is in great elevated position from the beach with fantastic views.
our hosts could not have been for helpful. I think this is one of the best areas on Corfu for views/Beaches/Food and no aircraft.
The large infinity pool was clean ,very relaxing to over look the sea views.
The local beach taverns (sort beach side walk to Kaminaki beach next door are the best) serve quality good priced food if you don’t fancy cooking.
The small beach next door also has Kaminaki boat hire. A must for a great day. Easy to find your own beach up towards Kassiopi .
Beach below has great swimming/water sports/fishing.
We stayed in Christina Villa few years ago. Again great large villa. Larger pool. a bit further from the beach and sea view not quite as good but will be going back to either of them soon.
Lovely family owned property in a perfect location situated right on the beach . Ideal for swimming and snorkelling. Beautifully decorated inside and with a great outdoor area for sitting and eating.Very friendly and helpful owners always a pleasure to go back .
Two weeks in the bijou
The definition of bijou ‘small and elegant’ describes it perfectly. Well equipped. The photos on line are exactly as it is. Private terrace looking out to see. What more could you ask for. Christina the Owner is very helpful and welcoming. Her parents live next door to the bijou who are very willing to answer any questions or queries you may have.
A Very Special Place, a ‘nearly’ hidden secret.
A great place to be out of it, but close enough to some of the best tavernas, most beautiful bays, quiet days and the beach – just feet away.
The accomadation is well maintained, comfortable and has all you need.
The owners, close, very nice and not intrusive.
We will return to this ‘very special place,
We had a lovely week at Villa Christina in June. The villa was well equiped inside and out with everything we could have wanted there. All the bedrooms with air-conditioning and bathrooms was a real treat for the whole family. The pool was enormous and used a lot, especially after walking up the hill from the beach! Christina and her father made us feel very welcome and we would love to come back again.
We loved staying at Yellow House Upper. The Owner and her parents were so welcoming
And very helpful and kind to us during our week. The villa is spotlessly clean. Very well turned out and a joy to stay in. Kaminaki itself is a joy. A lovely beach and Taverna right on the sea
The Pefect Bijou Studio
We have stayed at this wonderful Studio on 2 occasions and have already booked for next year. Its position above the rocks with amazing sea views is enhanced by the level of seclusion you feel…and yet its seconds away from the beach and Tavernas in Kamanaki. The owner Christina is so welcoming and helpful and when you arrive you will receive a welcome pack of food and drink including a bottle of wine to get your holiday off to a relaxing start. I could recommend it more !!
The delight of Yellow House Lower and Upper in Kaminaki, Corfu.
Kaminaki a small beautiful village off the beaten track and yet close to shops and a number of great Tavernas. Yellow House Upper and Lower is in a fantastic location, right on the beach. It is beautifully and tastefully appointed and is a wonderful place for a relaxing and restorative holiday. The owners, the Katsarou family, are very welcoming and attentive to the needs of their guests. In short this is a wonderful place to have a holiday.
Amazing Villa Kyma!
We travelled with our three children aged 14, 12 and 9 and were also joined for a week (of the fortnight we stayed) by my sister-in-law. This was our first trip to Corfu and we all absolutely loved it. The villa was a great layout for us and was excellent quality and spotlessly clean. Christina and her father were so welcoming and nothing was too much trouble (thank you!) – we had trouble working the aircon initially and asked for an extra pool umbrella and all was sorted quickly. We arranged delivery from a local supermarket and this was packed away for us before we arrived.
What sets the villa apart however is the location. Simply stunning sea views, perfect for lazing around the pool in the wall to wall sunshine or playing cards on the terrace and watching the boats, water sports and one spectacular thunder storm!
When we managed to drag ourselves away from the pool, the beach was a (steep – tricky in flip flops!) few minutes away. The children enjoyed snorkelling and the eldest two tried some of the watersports on offer. Our favourite taverna was Yianni’s which was good, fresh, unpretentious and reasonably priced. We particularly enjoyed watching the fishing boat come in with the day’s catch and watching the family prepare the evening meal. Taverna Agni was also a highlight and we all enjoyed the experience of being collected by water taxi from the beach jetty.
Our favourite couple of days were spent exploring by boat which we hired at Kaminaki beach. We all loved swimming off the boat, finding secluded beaches and new tavernas to try. We ventured up to Kassiopi (wishing that we’d hired a larger boat as it was choppy!) which was well worth a visit. We did hire a car for the two weeks but in all honesty barely used it. In retrospect we would have got a taxi from the airport and hired a boat for longer.
There are honestly no real negatives. We knew that mozzies could be quite fierce so came armed with sprays and made sure that we used plug ins. I was the only one to get bitten (always the case!) but strangely mozzie bites in Corfu don’t itch and don’t swell! The wasps can come out in force when eating outside, but we copied the tavernas and burnt coffee; the smoke keeps them away instantly.
We were really sad to leave and will definitely be back.
We stayed at Villa Christina for a week in September. The villa is great for a large family group, is very well equipped and has a large pool. The owner, Christina, was always available to help with any questions that we had which was really helpful. We really couldn’t fault it and would love to go back!
The Lower Yellow is a spacious, well appointed apartment right on the beach. It has a fantastic veranda for sitting in the sun or eating meals under the shade. Close to tavernas and within walking distance to shops (once you master the hill!!). Kaminaki is where you go to relax and unwind. Thanks to the Katsarou family for making our stay in Kaminaki so memorable. We will be back in 2017.
Stayed one week with our 4 yr old and 2 yr old in heavenly kaminaki. Perfect location and apartment. Tastefully decorated it is simple and comfortable. Host Christina could not have been more helpful with a wonderful personal service.
Yellow House Lower
I and my three companions have just returned from a week at Yellow House Lower and we were all delighted with the accommodation and the service we received. This was probably about my fifteenth holiday in Corfu. For me Kaminaki is the perfect resort and Yellow House Lower the perfect accommodation.
Our rooms were clean, comfortable and stylish. To be any nearer the sea you would need to rent a boat! It is between the village’s two very good tavernas, neither of which is which is more than a hundred yards away.
As has been said in other reviews, the owners are delightful.
I hope this review doesn’t stimulate too much interest as I wish to book again for next year.
Just a small word of warning: Kaminaki is a wonderful little bay, but it is very stony, so I would recommend spending a few euros on jelly shoes.
The Cottage at Kaminaki Villas
We visited Corfu in the 3rd week of May which we found out to be a little early for the season and whilst it was lovely and quiet, the water taxi wasn’t operational which was a shame as it was promoted as the best way to explore other beaches. You can rent a small motor boat for the day from the beach to get around and they were available although we didn’t venture out on one.
The Cottage was a lovely secluded villa with all amenities – couldn’t fault it at all! The welcome pack was a nice touch especially as we arrived early and somewhat hungry! Christina will change items in the pack if you let her know beforehand. Send a quick email to the local supermarket and Aphrodite sends her son down the hill on his motorbike to your front door!
Two tavernas on the beach which is literally 5 mins walk from the villa.
Highly recommended for a quiet holiday – thank you to Christina and her Dad!
We know Christina and love what she has done to The Cottage. It was a simply perfect stay!
We know Christina and love what she has done to The Cottage. It is a truly wonderful place and so close to the amazing sea at Kaminaki and Spiros taverna with it’s amazing food. And it has a plunge pool!
The cottage was amazing – in a beautiful quiet spot. It is very well maintained and immaculately cleaned, twice during our week stay. Christina was very helpful with advice on where to eat and responded immediately when we had a small issue with the safe. We would highly recommend The Cottage and Kaminaki for a truly relaxing stay!
We were very impressed from the moment the taxi Christina arranged, collected us from the airport and delivered us to the Upper Yellow House, which sits right on the gorgeous sea at Kaminaki. Beautiful decor with a well equipped kitchen containing a welcome hamper, meant we didn’t immediately need to go shopping, When we did, the owners from Aphrodites supermarket picked us up and dropped us home with delicious Greek food. My daughter still talks about how the hummus was made in front of her! We didn’t hire a car, preferring instead to rent a boat from Kaminaki Boats in the cove, which enabled us to explore different villages and tavernas along the coastline. When we wanted to stay closer to home we ate at the friendly Spiros taverna next door. A truly wonderful and relaxing holiday, which had everything we needed for two teenagers and two over worked parents. Christina was incredibly accommodating and efficient from the moment we enquired about booking until we had to sadly say goodbye. We really hope we will be back in the near future!
A PERFECT PLACE TO STAY
We have stayed at the Cottage for the last three years and with it being extended to create an even better property just over 12 months ago the accommodation is just perfect for two.
We just love the place, secluded and privately situated within an olive grove though only minutes walk from the beach.
The Cottage is fully equipped having air conditioning and a private pool which is a major feature for us
Christina and her lovely family are most welcoming and always close by to help if the need arises.
Best Location ever
Stunning house in a stunning location run by a lovely family , we have been twice before and this time was even better , the only trouble is we can’t find anywhere else to compare . If you like a chilled out location without having to share with 100s of holidaymakers , this is the venue for you . The house is very well decorated and equipped and our 21 year old and 18 year old liked the ease of being able to spend time at the beach and nip up to chill or get something to eat at the house whenever they felt like it . Most relaxing holiday you could ever have or you can explore from here . Hopefully we can rebook for next year , almost too nice to recommend
Thank you Christina from the Torkington Family x
One of the best locations in Corfu
We stayed in Yellow House (Lower) for 2 weeks in August/September 2017 after our friends recommended it, having stayed there before. The location is simply outstanding and the accomodation is so spacious and well equipped, leaving to go out for a day exploring was always a bit of a wrench! With such a fantastic view we chose to stay in many evenings, cook something simple and just watch the everchanging seascape! The family who own it are delightful – so welcoming and helpful. If you want a really memorable holiday in Corfu, you can’t go wrong at Yellow House!