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ARTIST'S RETREAT: BEAUTIFUL TRANQUIL VILLA WITH SPECTACULAR SEA VIEWS

Alexandra Pavlidou

Advertiser since 2013
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Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Greek
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Alexandra Pavlidou

Advertiser since 2013
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Greek
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ARTIST'S RETREAT: BEAUTIFUL TRANQUIL VILLA WITH SPECTACULAR SEA VIEWS

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

Overview

Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday villa in Aegina Island - Aigina

Orchard, vineyard and breathtaking sunsets, only 10 mins from Port of Aigina

Peacefully and ideally situated on the outskirts of the village of Kypseli, only a ten-minute drive from the town and port of Aigina, this 4-bedroom property offers stunning views of the sea, sunsets, and nearby islands.

Borrowing from the rustic character and tradition of country houses in the south of France, the property makes an ideal 'artist's' house. Designed and built by Greek film and theatre director Stelios Pavlides, its calm tranquility offers the perfect place to finish your novel... or simply melt away the stresses of everyday life. Terraces on both sides of the house maximize sun exposure, while privacy is assured by the surrounding garden, fruit trees, and vineyard (our guests also receive a complementary bottle of the house wine!). The front terrace and yard also feature a barbecue and plenty of seating for meals, while the side lot provides parking spaces for 4 cars.

The ground floor contains four spacious double bedrooms, two at each end of the house; each end also has its own bathroom with bathtub. A large, connected space in-between contains a well-equipped kitchen, dining area, and living room with a large natural fireplace.

The basement, which includes a library and TV room, also comfortably sleeps three (ideal for friends and older children). The basement features its own bathroom with shower.

The house offers a total occupancy of 11, including 8 in the 4 double beds and one each in 3 single beds in the basement.

Fully equipped with washing machine, dishwasher, air-conditioning, fans, toaster, coffee-maker, hair-dryer, freezer, fridge, TV, telephone landline, and Internet connection.

Local amenities: 5 minutes by car from the sea, and from an excellent supermarket. 2-minute car drive or 15-minute walk from the village of Kypseli. Hospital, health centre, beaches, tavernas, and shopping all within a 10-minute drive.

Please view the exact location on this map:

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=37.764625,23.452345&num=1&t=h&z=17

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
Alexandra Pavlidou (Owner)
Advertiser since 2013
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Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Greek

About Alexandra Pavlidou

My father, Stelios Pavlides, was a Greek film and theater director. In love with the island of Aigina, he bought the land in 1990, and, as most artists do, built it the way he had imagined it. Simple, comfortable, rustique with character and facing the sea.

Alexandra Pavlidou purchased this villa in 1990

What makes this villa unique

The unobstructed view of the sea from the main terrace and from most rooms makes us, the owners, prefer it to any other spot in Aigina. As a result we often prefer to stretch out on the terrace with a good book listening to music, instead of going to the beach... but sometimes we do that too!

Afternoon drinks with the unparalleled view right at our feet, followed later by dinner on the terrace with friends, board games, and heated discussions long into the night—interrupted for a warm moment of silence as the sun majestically sets—is often more attractive to us than going out to the best restaurant or bars. (But, of course, we sometimes do that too.)

Bottom line: it's a home, more than just a place to stay while on vacation. The sunset is fabulous!!!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Ici, on commence par vous raconter une histoire d’amis, qui se retrouvent en septembre, à la vendange, pour cueillir et fouler le raisin dans la cuve, derrière la maison, et faire ensuite le vin qui nous rafraîchira lorsque nous arriverons.

Ce n’est pas par hasard si pour y parvenir nous passons par «Odos Dionysiou», dieu du chant, de la tragédie, de la vigne, de la démesure tragique…

Mais l’ordonnancement apollinien est là: son carré de gazon entretenu, ses murets chauffés au soleil, ses palmiers qui encadrent la vigne, tout vient calmer le bouillonnement possible qui peut surgir à tout moment.

Tout est donné à la vue: la mer et les îles, les bateaux pour Le Pirée, le vieux Agios Nektarios qui toussote le long de son chemin, Phibos le rouge et les Hellenic Seaways, qui ont tous leur rythme, leur allant, leur bruit particulier…

Et l’étendue, là, intemporelle, de la mer et des cyprès, qui pousse à la destination de soi; on imagine alors très bien que des artistes soient venus ici pour écrire et déclamer des vers, pour scander le temps qui s’y brûle les ailes pour rafraîchir plus tard, au bord de la côte.

Ce n’est pas peu dire comme il est agréable d’écrire le soir tard, assis sur un de ces petits bancs de bois fait à mesure d’homme, accoudé à la table de ciment couverte de carrés de terre cuite, et de se laisser glisser dans le courant rassasié: la terre alors exhale seule son histoire, ses labours et son eau recherchée, ses plaies béantes et ses repères gagnés, sa livrée d’argent pour des vies surannées.

Des amis grecs qui habitent Kispseli et dont on voit la maison blanche et bleue depuis ici nous ont dit que «c’est une belle maison» et je les ai vus comparer leur intérieur à celui-là, les meubles, les fermetures à l’ancienne aux portes et aux fenêtres, comme dans nos vieilles maisons du Sud français. Nous en avons connues ainsi, faites de systèmes simples, conçus pour durer.

Cette maison a été comblée, choyée, par quelqu’un qui voulait l’ancrer en terre et l’installer pour l’accueil. Il ne s’est pas trompé. Nous vous remercions d’en avoir été les hôtes d’un moment.

En 2013, l’Europe, le FMI et la BCE continuent de meurtrir la Grèce et son peuple en les plongeant chaque mois dans une condition toujours plus proche de l’inacceptable. Cette maison est un de ces totems que les humains savent ériger pour grandir; elle me fait penser, sans y ressembler un instant, à Epidaure, Delphes ou à Delos: ici, un fond d’humanité s’y coule en son fond certain.»
Aug 2013
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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

Reviews

Artist's Retreat: Beautiful Tranquil Villa With Spectacular Sea Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
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Artist's Retreat: Beautiful Tranquil Villa With Spectacular Sea Views
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1096068
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Aegina Island Saronic Islands
5

Beautiful Aegina home with amazing views!

  • 5 out of 5
We booked this home for a month, we traveled to Greece from the US. It is such a beautiful property, with old charm and character. The house was very clean and had pretty much all the amenities that we would need, with great space that can fit even up to 11 people. But it is the breathtaking views that make this home a true gem. It has a beautiful garden and outside space, and one can just sit there and watch the sunset and take in all that beauty. Trully beautiful!
  • Review Submitted: 11-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much Efi, it was a pleasure having you stay at our home!

Location

Location

Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Kipseli Village
Nearest Ferry
5 Kilometres
Port of Aigina
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Kipseli Village, Seaside Taverna
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Aigina is one of the islands in the Saronic gulf in the Aegean sea. It is an ideal holiday getaway for people who want to be on a traditional island near the sea and enjoy the the sun, the view, the traditional food, and the incredible sunsets, yet do not want to be too far from Athens.

From Aigina, you can be in Athens' port of Piraeus in 35 minutes by Flying Dolphin (a frequent hovercraft service) and in 90 minutes (with your car) by ferry, so day trips to the Acropolis, museums, and the heart of Athens are very easy. Just as easily, you can quickly hop to other beautiful Saronic islands including Hydra, Spetses, Agkistri, Poros, and many more, either directly from Aigina's port or with an easy change at Piraeus. Boat trips to the Peloponnese are also available, including direct service to the ancient theatre of Epidaurus for theatre lovers when a play is being performed.

There's also a lot to do on the island of Aigina itself. Aside from its numerous beautiful small villages featuring seafront tavernas and a reputation for excellent food (just one reason many Greeks prefer it as a get-away), you'll find monasteries, nature walks, very good shopping, full health services, three open-air cinemas, and water sports including a waterpark, swimming lessons for children, diving, jet skiing and water skiing in Agia Marina. For the historically inclined, the ancient and well-preserved temple of Aphaia offers stunning views from its peak 160 meters above the Aegean. Seekers of peace and tranquility will also do well here, especially at the Paleachora, a walking path through a collection of small shrines perched quietly in Aigina's lush and picturesque landscape.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday villa on Aegina Island, Saronic Islands

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Rate
 
Summer (High Season)
29 Jun 2015 - 30 Aug 2015
5 night minimum stay
€1,025
for 5 nights
From
€195
€1,300
€4,250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add €5 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
€800
for 5 nights
From
€150
€1,000
€3,250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add €5 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit €300
Cleaning (per booking) €50
Notes Rentals usually go from Saturday to Saturday, especially during the high (summer) season, but please contact the owner if you would like to make alternate arrangements.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa on Aegina Island on Saronic Islands

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 180 m²
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed
    Basement - 3 Sofa bed/Futon , These are built-in sofas that can sleep one person each.
  • 1 small foldable bed/cot also available.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Notes:
Kitty, our very good friend who will be the one welcoming you, is an excellent massage therapist. You can arrange a relaxing massage with her if you wish in the comfort of your home. She is also a wonderful cook and can provide some Greek cooking if you desire a break from the kitchen. Cleaning service can also be provided if you let us know prior to your arrival. Charge in Greece is usually 6-8 Euros per hour. The above are not included in the rental price.

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