- Beautiful garden
- Central Corfu
- Type: Apartment
- Beds: 2 to 5
- Rooms: Differs per building. Casa Lucia consists of 8 small cottages
- Pets allowed: Yes
- Pool: Yes
- Comfort: There is a hair dryer in each cottage, and an iron can be provided on request. Ceiling and table fans are in each room. For ecological reasons we have installed neither air conditioning nor television. A folder of information on Casa Lucia and the island of Corfu is also provided.
At your arrival you will find a free of charge Welcome Pack in the fridge with the following items: milk, tea, coffee, sugar, bottled water, juice, beer, yogurts, bread, butter, jam and fruit. We also provide soap, washing- up liquid, matches, toilet paper, face tissues, anti-mosquito devices and tablets, beach umbrellas.
A short walk brings you to the local shop and bus-stop; from here it is 3 kilometres to the nearest beach, 12 kilometres either to Corfu town on the east coast, or to Paleocastritsa on the west coast
- Transfer included: You have to manage your own transfer from the airport or port. All taxi drivers know Casa Lucia: the usual fare from the airport is 25 Euros.
Summer Casa Lucia April 1st - July 15th
Sept 15 - Oct 31th
July 15th - Sept 15 Yellow, Stone 4-5 people €110 €120 Red, Gardener's 2-4 people €90 €100 White, Primrose 2-3 people €75 €85 Pink Studios 2 people €60 €70
Prices are per cottage per day self-catering with daily maid service except Sundays and public holidays. All taxes and VAT included.
The accommodation of Casa Lucia can also be rented during winter! See below for the tariff:
Winter season Casa Lucia (from October to April) per month per week Yellow, Stone 4-5 people €390 €255 Red, Gardener's 2-4 people €360 €230 White, Primrose 2-3 people €335 €220 Pink Studio 2 people €280 €190
The monthly rates, except for the Pink Studios, do not include electricity or central heating costs. These are charged by metre.
On a six-month let, one month deposit is required; on a three month let, ½ month deposit is required.
The weekly rates include electricity and heating.
The Yellow, Stone, White, Red and Gardener's all have central heating; and the Pink Studios are provided with electric radiators.
Corfu's famous greenery is due to the winter rains, it can pour for days, but it snows maybe only once a year, so that is quite an event. Temperatures do dip down below zero frequently at night, but rise to about 12 C during the day in the coldest months, sometimes a lot higher with bright sunshine - and the clarity and brightness of many winter days make glorious weather for walking, cycling, sailing, even swimming and other outdoor activities.
Christmas is low-key without the commercial hype of other countries; New Year is the day for present-giving and partying. Then comes Carnival which is three weeks of mayhem, followed by the run-up to Easter when the whole island wakes up to the fact that the new tourist season is almost here.
- Deposit: Bookings will be held for 5 days until receipt of a 25% deposit which can be by credit card, personal cheque or bank transfer in the name of Valerie Osborne. The balance is payable 6 weeks before arrival date. Please note that for bookings of 3 days or less the total amount is payable on booking.
- Additional Costs: No
Sgombou, see for description of the surrounding area Gouvia
Since 1981 Casa Lucia has been a meeting point for holiday makers, workshop holidays and the local community. Its unique atmosphere, its tranquillity and liberal attitude appeal to all ages, all nationalities, to families, individuals and groups. Many friendships have been forged here, people come back year after year, children have grown up and return with their children.
Classic beauty in the heart of Corfu
The resort is beautifully situated at Sgombou, a tiny village nearby Gouvia. The buildings, some dating from Venetian times, were lovingly restored and converted by Dennis Androutsopoulos. The thick stone walls, clay tile roofs, high cross-beamed ceilings and vaulting stone arches have been retained and highlighted. Special care has been taken in equipping each cottage to a high degree of comfort and convenience. Equal attention is paid to cleanliness with daily maid service; and to maintaining the property in good working order. Each cottage has its own outdoor area with chairs, table and umbrella.
Events during your holidays
Regular classes take place in various body-mind practices such as t'ai chi, yoga, qigong and 'bodylistening'. Qualified practitioners come to give massages, beauty treatments, and alternative therapies. Guided walks into the unspoiled countryside of Corfu are organised.
Workshops are frequent ranging from yoga, t'ai chi, dance, theatre and voice to Greek cookery, painting and poetry. These are taught by local and visiting teachers and attended by the visiting group, individual visitors and the local community. (Bookings from leaders with their own groups are welcome. Please contact us to discuss arrangements.)
Child care is available on request and there are creative activities for children of all ages.
Creative holiday on Corfu
We also host concerts and performances, family and child centred workshops and events, exhibitions, research projects, meetings and festivals. Casa Lucia is an ideal venue for creative projects involving a group. The creative process is supported by the group living communally and functioning collectively for the duration of the project, and by the reduction of exterior distractions.
It is also a perfect venue for family re-unions, weddings and other such gatherings.
Little paradise on Corfu
The gardens have been created with respect to the indigenous plantation of the land and are constantly inspired by it. They gradually blend in with the original olives, cypress, quince and Judas trees. Bougainvillea, roses, geranium, citrus, peach, fig and apricot flourish around green lawns.
Βignonia, jasmine and vines provide fragrant shade and screen the swimming pool, which has been recently restored with mosaics.
Casa Lucia is in the centre of the island making it an ideal starting point for exploring the whole of Corfu. It is run by Val Osborne-Androutsopoulou, and her daughter Zoë Valerie.