Yasemia

THE IONIAN ISLANDS

Avlaki-Kassiopi, Corfu

  • 10 Sleeps
  • 5  Bedrooms
  • 5  Bathrooms
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About the Villa

A top-of-the-range sea-view villa with superb heatable infinity pool and garden gate beach access on Corfu’s exclusive northeast coast.

Set in a superb panoramic position above the transparent waters of the Ionian Sea, Yasemia blends elegant, airy interiors with dreamy al fresco areas that are fully equipped and furnished for dining, swimming, reclining and soaking up the refined atmosphere. An easy path leads from the garden gate down to a gorgeous pebbly beach accessed by just a couple of other villas on this much sought-after stretch of coastline.

"Our week at Yasemia was unforgettable. Every single detail has been thought of at the villa and you feel at home from the moment you step foot inside the door. Inside, comfort is key and even whilst inside, you have incredible views wherever you look. Whilst there are plenty of spots to be together, the beauty of the layout is that everyone also has their own privacy. Outside, you are spoilt for choice with all the different living and dining areas. The infinity pool is a wow! Everyone in our group loved it and used it with great pleasure. Being able to walk to amazing tavernas on the beach at Avlaki was the cherry on the top. We did not want to leave." JP Dotson, UK, May 2018

Internet Connections Explained

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All The Thinking Traveller's villas have some kind of Internet facility and, where possible, we try to ensure that this is an ADSL broadband Wi-Fi connection.

However, some rural areas and those far from the main towns and cities have not yet been connected to the high-speed broadband network. Therefore, in some of our villas we offer an alternative type of connection (specified in the amenities table of each individual villa page). 

Please note that although we work very hard to provide reliable internet service at our villas, these services are potentially erratic and can fail due to network failures completely out of our control. We regret that we cannot accept responsibility for loss of connection due to such network failures.

Here is some information about the most common connection types:

ADSL Broadband

This is by far the fastest and most reliable connection type available and uses traditional copper wires. In the UK, ADSL is most commonly referred to as broadband. It is suitable for most surfing requirements. Generally an ADSL line is only available within two miles of a telephone exchange, so in rural or more remote areas it usually not available.

An ADSL Internet connection in a villa can then be distributed using a Wi-Fi router, allowing a wireless connection with one or more device, or by a cable, which can be plugged into most laptops.

NB If a fast, constant and reliable Internet connection is vital for you (i.e. you expect to be working a lot during your holiday), please specify this to your Villa Specialist. It may be better to rent a villa with an ADSL broadband connection.


3G WiFi Internet routers

In some of our villas, 3G Wi-Fi Internet connections are provided by a small router unit that uses the 3G mobile network, similar to that used by many mobile phones. The unit receives the signal and retransmits it wirelessly making it possible for a few devices to connect at the same time. 3G Wi-Fi units work best in the immediate area around them (i.e. they won’t create a Wi-Fi environment throughout the entire villa) and so the best connection will be within close range of the unit, usually in the same room.

The signal may be affected by weather conditions (i.e. strong winds or storms), and the overall strength depends entirely on the service provider's presence in the area. We cannot accept responsibility for slow or absent signals.

Please note that 3G Wi-Fi is provided for basic Internet browsing and checking of email only. Guests are requested not to download large files such as movies or make Skype video calls, as most units have a maximum monthly data usage of 10Gb.

NB If a fast, constant and reliable Internet connection is vital for you (i.e. you expect to be working a lot during your holiday), please specify this to your Villa Specialist. It may be better to rent a villa with a normal ADSL connection. 

 

Mobile Broadband Internet Dongles/Keys

Dongles, or Internet keys, can be slotted into a USB port on your computer and use a data SIM card to connect to a 3G or other data network, normally supplied by mobile phone networks. At the villas where this is provided, clients are usually requested to buy their own data SIM card and top up as they go (details of where and how to purchase one are provided in the House Guide you will receive before departure).

The signal may be affected by weather conditions (i.e. strong winds or storms), and the overall strength depends entirely on the service provider's presence in the area. We cannot accept responsibility for slow or absent signals.

NB If a fast, constant and reliable Internet connection is vital for you (i.e. you expect to be working a lot during your holiday), please specify this to your Villa Specialist. It may be better to rent a villa with a normal ADSL conection. 


WiMAX / Satellite connections

WiMAX and satellite Internet connections have performance levels similar to cabled ADSL hi-speed Internet connections. Wi-Fi access within the property is provided by a special modem-router. WiMAX and Satellite connections are present in our villas when there is no normal cabled broadband infrastructure in the area (still quite common in more remote areas). These kind of connections may be affected by atmospheric conditions, however, so we cannot guarantee that the signal will be as constant as cabled connections. The connection speed of this type connection in our Ionian Island villas is a little slower and comes with a limit of Mbs, so guests are requested not to download large files, stream films or use Skype to make calls.


Connecting to the Internet abroad using your smartphone or tablet (roaming)

As of June 2017, there are no roaming charges for EU citizens (with an EU provider) travelling within the EU. 

If you are travelling from outside the EU and wish to use your smartphone or tablet while on holiday, here are a few tips for cutting down on foreign data-roaming charges:

The first thing to do is to check with your provider to see if there are any special deals available (there's usually something on offer). You should also make sure your phone is unlocked (you can ask your operator to do this) if you wish to buy a foreign SIM card while you're away.

If there are no suitable deals available from your operator (and your phone/tablet has been unlocked), we recommend you buy a local prepaid data SIM card (details of where and how can be found in your House Guide). It might also be useful to bring a cheap handset, put your UK SIM into the cheap handset and the local data SIM into your smartphone, so that any data you access will be charged at the local rate. If you do buy a local SIM, most smart phones can then be used to provide a Wi-Fi hotspot, providing data access for up to five devices, including smartphones, tablets and laptops.

Finally, when abroad, switch off 3G, switch off ‘data roaming’ on iPhones or switch the priority to Wi-Fi rather than 3G on Symbian devices, thus avoiding charges when your phone attempts to access emails.

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Amenities

  • Accommodates (max)  10
  • Bedrooms  5
  • Double beds  3
  • Twins  1
  • Flexible doubles/twins  1
  • Bathrooms  5
  • ... of which en suite  5
  • Daily maid service ¹
  • Cook ²
  • Breakfast preparation 
  • Garden gate beach/sea access ³
  • Heatable pool (LxW in metres)  13x5
  • Air conditioning 
  • Safe 
  • Washing machine 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Microwave oven 
  • Outdoor sound system 
  • Satellite TV 
  • DVD player 
  • Stereo 
  • ADSL Wi-Fi Internet [i] 
  • Outdoor kitchen 
  • Barbecue 
  • Private Parking 
  • Table tennis 
  • Gym 
  • Yoga mats 
  • Boat trips 
  • Sea views 
  • Easy walk to beach/sea access 
  • Walking distance to restaurant(s) 
  • Walking distance to shop(s) 
  • The Thinking Traveller local support 24/7 
  • Boat mooring 
= yes/present = optional/on request
¹ daily maid service for 4 hours per day from Monday to Saturday, plus a mid-week change of bed linen and towels
² cook service is included for bookings in July and August, 6 days a week. The cook will prepare breakfast and a choice of either lunch or dinner. Please note that the cost of ingredients is not included and should be paid upon presentation of receipts. For other months, the table for breakfast will be laid and cleared; ingredients should be paid locally on presentation of receipts and an occasional cook service will certainly be possible to arrange on request
³ a few minutes walk away down a path to one side of the villa, or 5 minutes' walk to Avlaki beach
the infinity pool is heated for bookings in June and September
air-conditioned and with large sliding glass windows and a retractable roof
there are two tavernas within a 5 to 10-minute walk at Avlaki beach and a mini-market about a 10 to 15-minute walk away. Kassiopi, with its bars, tavernas and shops is about a 25-minute walk away along a small country road without pavements or, for much of the way, illumination

 

Inside: the main entrance leads one into a hallway, from which one accesses the serene, luminous living area. Stylishly furnished and featuring high beamed ceilings, solid wood floors, a fireplace and colourful artworks, this room also provides easy access to the surrounding terraces and pool area via a series of French windows. The living room flows organically into the well-equipped kitchen which in turn serves the indoor dining area. Once again, access to the al fresco living and dining areas from these rooms is seamless. Stairs lead up from the hallway to the first floor, which is home to an air-conditioned gym with retractable roof, and to the splendid master suite with stunning sea views and an en-suite bathroom with separate tub and shower. Back in the living area, another flight of stairs leads down to the lower ground floor, where a second comfortably furnished sitting room provides access to three more bedrooms: a double, a twin and an Austrian double-twin (two single mattresses on a double bedframe that can either be made up as two singles or as a double). All three have their own en-suite bathrooms with tub and shower attachment, and independent access to the surrounding sun-soaked terraces. The fifth bedroom, a suite with kitchenette, is accessed externally from the lower level terraces and, once again, boasts its own en-suite shower room. Furnishings and fittings throughout the property are of a consistently high quality and the overall effect is one of effortless, calming elegance.

Outside: Yasemia is surrounded on all sides by panoramic terraces, shady al fresco dining and living areas and Mediterranean gardens featuring a wide variety of flowering plants and shrubs. To the front of the house is the stunning pool area, with a multi-level heatable infinity pool offering tantalising views of the sea down below. To one side is a large, shaded sea-view terrace, furnished for lounging, chatting and sipping on an aperitif. To the other is a covered, well-equipped outdoor kitchen serving a large dining area where you will probably take most of your meals. From here too, the sea views just keep coming. The furnished terraces continue all around the house and on the lower level, from where views of Corfu’s mountainous hinterland abound. All rooms, bedrooms and receptions room, have direct access to the outdoor areas. Last, but certainly not least, a footpath leads from the garden gate for a couple of hundred metres down to an idyllic pebbly beach which is shared by just a handful of other villas.

 

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During July and August the in-villa cook will prepare breakfast and either lunch or dinner allowing you to either spend the day on the beach or exploring Corfu and return to a wonderful dinner, or have a lunch at the villa and enjoy your evening in one of the excellent tavernas within walking distance of the villa.

The lower floor suite, which is accessed externally, is suitable for wheelchair users. Please ask us for more information if this is relevant to anyone in your group.

Yasemia features a fantastic infinity pool, offering swimmers stunning views while in the pool. There is a drop from the infinity edge so we recommend children are supervised at all times. Please refer to our general safety page if you would like more information about infinity pools.

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