The rooms are located in a beautifull corfiot style building, one kilometre before the feasty village of Pelekas, in the olive-tree forest and very close to wonderfull beaches.
It is a peacefull, "swimming in nature" place -yet, very close to "fun and party" situation; The village of Pelekas is an oasis of cultural events (see (website hidden)) and, the beaches of Mirtiotissa, Glyfada, Kontogialos are full of bars, taverns and people.
Two rooms are offered separately or toghether, each one with twin beds and private bathrooms. A common living room with kitchen and a common yard are at your disposal.
Pets are allowed but, they may be restricted in the garden if another guest or visitor has a problem with them.
Notice: My two dogs are restricted in the garden. If a guest's dog is annoying them it may be restricted too.
Smoking is allowed in the balkony and yard.
Pelekas is the village that has something for everyone. Whether you are looking for sandy beaches and tavernas fringed by timeless olive groves; water-sports and nightlife; traditional food and drink; budget or top class accommodation; you will always find a warm welcome in Pelekas.
Staying with Desfa made our trip very special.
It was a quaint, shared accommodation with a fully functioning kitchen, private bathrooms and a balcony for relaxation.
Desfa was kind enough to pick us up from the airport and drop us off (very early in the morning!) and we were extremely grateful of that!
The town of Pelekas was a short walk up a hill, but we would recommend calling the vehicle rental company based by the local church for a good price on a quad bike or scooter as the hills to and from local beaches are very steep.
On our first night we went to see Desfa and a band perform at a local taverna (Jimmy's - definitely go there for food!) and again on another night in the main square.
We would stay at Desfa's again in a heartbeat if we got back to Corfu in the future!
We stayed at Desfa's home for one week and really enjoyed it. The house was homely and clean.
It's located in the middle of Korfu and therefore a good basis to explore the island. You can sit and enjoy the balcony of your room, or gather in the yard where there is a table for dining etc. Desfa's mother is a very nice lady who cares for the house. She has a very beautifull folklore museum. So if you want to be away from busy beach resorts and yet close enough to a small village, you have to be at Desfa's place. The photo's are very accurate.
Eric, Janny and kids
This place is maybe suited for people who like isolation and never ending hiking,but I do not enjoy these things.If you choose to stay at Desfa's place you MUST (I repeat - MUST) have a car.If you want to walk you have at least 30 minutes to the nearest beach (if you are young and healthy).And when you want to return from the beach (which is beautiful) it is one constant steep climb, so we had to hitchhike a few times,and that's not very pleasant. Village of Pelekas is 1 km away, but it's also uphill. Mosquito's are everywhere! Theodore and his mother are friendly,and he drove us to his apartment, and then to the airport at the end of our holiday. If you like comfort and if you want to be near urban environment this is not a place for you. But it's cheap, and for that money you couldn't ask for anything better.
I was not only picked up from the airport but also given hints and info what to do,where to go and shown around Pelekas. Theodore place is perfectly situated around olive trees, 10min away from spectacular beach. The place itself is neat, tidy and just what I was looking for! If I go back to Corfu (and I hope I will) I would definitely stay at Theodore's again. My greetings for you and your mum! Keep up running.
We stayed 5 days at Desfa´s house and we had a good time there! He picked us up at the airport and his fantastic mother
Loula ( who doesn´t speak English but it´s fun though since u will have the chance to learn some greek words with her!) brought us back to the airport.
Desfas helped us to rent a scooter which was very helpful since we both forgot our driving license at home and thanks Desfas help we managed to rent one which was delivered the morning after our arrival directly to our apartment!
Pelekas is in a very central location, in the middle of the island. A perfect stay to discover the beauties of Corfu both in the North as in the South. Some of the most beautiful beaches like Glyfada or Pelekas beach are close by.
Don´t expect to find a 5 stars hotel since Desfa´s house is far away of being one!It´s a simple and rustical house sourrounded by the nature ( olive trees and flowers everywhere!), we had some "funny" problems with the water supply ( the tap can explode, the shower has no water pressure or there is not water at all!) but got quickly used to this real greek lifestyle!
Epharistó Theodor for everything and a warm greeting to Loula!:-)
Dani and Ralf
Good central location, good room (but you have te be "flexible" about the water in the shower and toilet),nice garden. We had a good stay!
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Our stay in Corfu and at the house was a nice little escape from London and we were given a very warm welcome by both Theo and his mother. Theo picked us up and dropped us off, which was a great help and gave us lots of tips and ideas for things to do on the way. This was really sweet and useful, as our stay was quite short unfortunately. The house itself is located in a beautiful garden with orange trees, an abundance of cats and very far away from noise or other people for that matter. Nearby Pelekas is on the top of the hill and has a few nice bars, although generally very little was open as we arrived very (too) early in the season. It was easy enough to rent a car in Corfu town, although normally I think you can even rent a scooter in Pelekas (which also has the most beautiful sunset). Beaches are in walkable distance and the bus into town is only 30 min (although it only runs every hour and then every two hours, so it can be a little time consuming to get around without a car...).
The only slightly downside was perhaps the level of comfort, as the beds are a little on the springy side, and the shower requires some manoeuvring and you have to let his mother know to turn on the hot water. But this might not be the case in the full season when it's warmer anyway. Although this is perhaps to be expected as the house is very authentically Greek, and has a rustic, old charming feel to it.
We really enjoyed our stay there for the short time and would recommend people come and visit Corfu in full bloom!
Theodore´s place is a wonderful place to spend some relaxing days... Because Pelekas is in the middle of the island, wonderful locations are not very far and one of the nicest beaches of Corfu is just a few minutes away! You can also meet kind people or sometimes you´ll be all by yourself in Theodore´s house... :)
For us it was the "best vacation we ever had", like Theodore told us even before we even got there. And he was very right!! :) We will definitly come back and have some more happy days on this beautiful island Corfu! It was just great!
Thanks again, dear Theodore, for everything, and please tell your wife and your mom our warmest greetings... See you again (hopefully) soon! :D
Charles & Rosy (from Germany)
Well, the place was great... And I think others may have had a better experience... But we had a pretty bad experience with Desfa. First, when we arrived, there was no one at the house at all! So we went around Pelekas and got a drink, and came back about an hour later... Still no trace of Desfa. But we found another guest. Who didn't know how to get in touch with Desfa. After about an hour Desfa's mother came to her house upstairs and gave us a phone number. We called Desfa and he said sorry, he was running late. Anyway, beyond that, the room was quite dirty, none (I mean NONE) of the lights in the room and bathroom worked. There was just a small lamp that barely sufficed. There were two twin mattresses joined together, but one was so awful (sprints all sticking out) that we had to sleep in just the one decent bed. In the bathroom, there was a lump of hairs stopping the drain... And the door to the bedroom did not close at all, so we had to push a chair against it at night to have some semblance of privacy. We never saw Desfa, and since we were staying only two nights, decided just to avoid an unpleasant situation and just stay as things were. After all, the deal was quite cheap, and we only had to endure for two nights. If it wasn't for these problems, the place would have been great because the location is quite good and the house is nice. All the other rooms were filled, and the people were friendly, so the atmosphere was ok. The conditions of our room, however, were rather abysmal. I would not recommend this place to anyone.
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