Easy going, nature lover and liver, professional musician, not hasty. Enjoy living in Corfu, Greece with us!
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Desfa, thank you so much!! You have receive us with an special hospitality. Ms Lula, your mother, is really gently like you too. To the people that are looking for a nice place to enjoy Corfu, Desfa's house is the best. He took us at the airport, showed the neighborhood and has helped us to rent a scooter.Super!
The house is comfortably, with a great yard full of fruits. The 2th floor is a museum with traditional clothes of Corfu, it's open and for free. We've cooked and the kitchen is good too. Really complete!
thank you again! I hope come back again to Corfu as soon as possible.
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
We were not very happy with our stay. The house was nice overall; however, the rooms were full of bugs and there were no fans to keep us cool in the 90 degree temperatures. We were absolutely covered in bug bites in the morning when we woke up. No internet, no phone, no TV... bare bones apartment. The place needs a deep cleaning to get rid of all the bugs and spider webs. The whole thing started off wrong because when we arrived at the airport looking for his wife as was planned, she was not there. We looked for her for an hour and nothing. I had to turn on my cell phone and use international roaming fees to call her, only to find out she couldn't come pick us up! It was a 30 euro fee for a taxi to drive us there. Would have been nice to know this before we left for Greece! The bathroom was VERY tiny, and the "shower" was a small hose hooked up to a faucet on the wall... NO hot water. Since there was no real shower, the entire bathroom got wet when you were showering. It was virtually impossible to wash your hair. We were told by Defsa that there was a bus only 5 mins from the apartment that would take us to the nearby beaches. We waited, and waited, and waited. NO SUCH THING. The bus stopped running over a year ago. So, we walked to the beach and got lost. Took us 1.5 hours to find the beach and it was like climbing mountains!! We thought we would find a taxi back home so we didn't have to climb again, but NO TAXIS come to Pelekes Beach for such a short trip. We went to a nearby hotel (very high end) and even they couldn't get us a taxi back. All the taxis will only take you to the airport, and you have to pay the round trip price! A hotel staff member drove us up the hill when he took some employees into Pelekes town! It was pitch black so there was no way we could have walked and found our way back home. Our second day I got very sick at the beach and had to go home. I had to wait an hour and beg and plead with a taxi driver I (email hidden) on the beach to drive me home. If he wasn't there, I would have had to hike an hour up the steep hill. We never got to Corfu town or saw any of the island since we did not have transportation. We were very disappointed with our 3 day stay. You ABSOLUTELY need scooters or a car!! It is a VERY STEEP hill to the beach!!!! Also a 15-min walk up hill from the apartment to the "town" where there is a very tiny market and a few restaurants. Bring bug spray (email hidden) to sleep...
This was our first Airbnb experience and it was really good. Theodore picked us up from the airport and even drove us to the city to rent a scooter. His house is fantastic. It's just outside of Pelekas, an interesting town to see. If you want to see some traditional villages around, Pelekas is a good place to start from. Many of the beautiful places are located in the western central island. The house itself has a huge garden, cute little cats and a museum of traditional greek vestiments on the main floor managed by his mother.
Overall we can really recommend the accomondation and the host.
Not only is Theodore's house the most gorgeous place I have ever stayed, he was also an above-and-beyond gracious host. He picked us up from the airport, toured us around town and brought us back to the airport for our 6 am return flight! His house is in the peaceful but fun village of Pelekas, close to the breathtakingly beautiful sandy beaches and far enough from the touristic parts Corfu town. Every day I stayed there, I was overwhelmed by a feeling of unbelievable luck for having landed in this spot. Can't recommend it enough.
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.
Theodore! Loula and Golfo are wonderful people. The house location is spot on with Theo's online pics and write up. Theo is an honest, heartwarming host who goes out of his way to accommodate his house guests.
We had a very nice time at Theodores rooms! The room we stayed in was clean and the price was reasonable. In the kitchen we often cooked delicious dishes :) There is no oven but everything else you need.
Pelekas was not so far away as the beaches. To Pelekas beach we had to walk a nice but exhausting way. With the bus it was very easy to reach Kerkyra (Corfu City). There we also had great days!
Theodore was friendly and so obliging that he picked us from the airport. His Mother was also helpful and showed us her museum which is about traditional greek dresses. All in all we had a great stay, met funny people and enjoyed everything!
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.