Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday villa in Skinaria - Spiti Martini
3 bedrooms, 2 shower rooms (1en-suite), sleeps 6
Spiti Martini is set in a most lovely part of Skinaria in North Zante surrounded by olives , pines ,cypress and gorgeous views. The house is well situated near the sea and yet way from the busy coast road. A stunning completely private 10 x 5 metre pool,pergola for shade . Martini is peaceful , with an open fireplace. Terracotta floors and whitewash walls. Three large bedrooms, high beamed ceilings, two shower rooms, one en suite, arranged as 1 double and 2 twins are well furnished. The kitchen is compact and fully equipped providing all necessary facilities. Washing machine,gas BBQ and extra drinks fridge.Comfy sun loungers by the pool. French windows open to a large private walled garden and walled estate of two acres & terraces paved with handmade tiles & ample outside seating. Al fresco dining is popular with our guests. Old Olives for shade . A quiet cove below the house is within 5 minutes, & a long beach shingle/sand/pebbles with umbrellas, & taverna 8 minutes away.
Description: The internal walls of the villa are whitewashed with antique plain terracotta floor tiles and hand knotted rugs. Bathrooms are fully tiled with beamed ceilings. Comfortable soft sofas, plenty of seating both inside and out. Beds are solid hand made pine , made by our local carpenter Georgos, fully fitted pine wardrobes hand made. All windows have shutters . Internal doors are green pine with Norfolk latches .Secluded and private seating around the swimming pool new pergola in 2009 for shade. The sea is 3 kilometres by car. Quiet secluded coves or larger beaches with more to offer are close at hand. Boat hire is available from fishing village below house. Most cooking is done outside, there is a gas bbq , and a second drinks fridge and an oven in a small cottage in garden. Lovely walks in the surrounding hills. Our guest book tells of families and couples who have returned to Martini to enjoy the friendly and peaceful nature of the house. the rear garden terrace is walled and private
Nearby: The pretty traditional Greek villages of Ano Volimes and Volimes are 5 minutes drive away. Here you can buy freshly baked bread, fruit, vegetables, eggs ,home made honey and most other provisions that you may need. We have a list for guests in the house of tavernas we like, updated by us every spring. The northern part of the island remains mainly undeveloped and therefore has retained a sense of the past where time does not matter and life goes on at a leisurely pace.Excellent walking.There are two small coves just below the house where swimming in crystal water is an alternative to the pool.Three monasteries within a 30 minute drive, one in a ruined state, and when walking from the hamlet the smell of wild herbs makes the experience memorable. The Macherado pottery is only a twenty minute drive.
Daily Ferries run from the port of Saint Nicholas, 14 minutes away, and day trips to Cephalonia are possible and fun. The Peligoni sailing club is 9 minutes away.
General information: The pool is 10m x 5m x1.5m deep and is surrounded by its own terrace with a shaded area and sun loungers . It is private and not overlooked .We provide a table-tennis table with bats. Most entertaining and eating takes place outside where there is a gas barbeque on the rear terrace and a large shady eating area. This is a lovely peaceful place where you can relax and switch off .
Traditional mountain villages may be visited within a radius of 15 km.
Zakynthos town itself is a busy , bustling place with open squares , a lovely harbour , excellent shopping and dining. Car ferries daily to the mainland.
From the peace of Martini it is only a 40 minute drive to visit the main town.
The Peligoni Club (sailing , windsurfing and much more) is 9 mins drive from our house , and al fresco lunch or evening meal should be possible there. Some of our guests choose to join the club on a weekly basis and even sail and windsurf there.
- children welcome
- pets not allowed
- suitable for elderly or infirm
- wheelchair inaccessible
Guestbook comments from the owner
We enjoyed the house and garden so much , especially breakfast on the terrace. under the old olive. The completely private pool is a joy. My husband swam in the morning , then the children when they got up, and I read three books in a week !
A restorative two weeks. One of the really special places we have stayed.
Thanks Martin for sharing your house , what a discovery for us ! Taverna suggestions were spot on. We do not want to go home! The children have loved it here, especially the long beach , we liked the little cove before ten in the morning and of course... the pool ! Thank you.
The cicadas were a bit noisy in August ! (Jane aged 10)
I opened the french windows to the terraced garden and thought I had arrived in Heaven ! (Diana Crosbie)