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This is an impressive villa, with 5 large bedrooms and 1 smaller, and 3 bathrooms; for most of the time we were just 3 couples with a baby which gave us plenty of room to spread out and retain some privacy as well. The 1st floor balcony is easily its best feature, with a large table at which we sat 10 people for 2 days when our guests overlapped, and it was fine, but usually there were only 6 of us. The balcony has the dining table on one side and comfortable seating on the other, sufficient for 6, although as the villa has numerous chairs it was easy to pull a few extra out when required. We sat and ate on the balcony almost all the time, as it possesses a fabulous view across orange, grapefruit and pomegranate groves towards the sea, the view enhanced by the addition of the islands of Agistri, Aegina and others, as well as the peninsula of Methana. We were unlucky enough to encounter Medicane Zorba during our last few days, which brought cold weather and rain, forcing us indoors, but the upstairs reception room is enormous, with another huge dining table, and plenty of comfortable seating, so there was no shortage of space. We even lit a fire in the fireplace on one dismal evening which we really enjoyed. The only slight disadvantage to the villa is the kitchen which although amply equipped is rather small for a villa for up to 10 people or more. However, we took it in turns to cook and went in to Palea Epidavros for many meals so managed perfectly well. It would have helped us with the baby if there had been steps into the pool, but apart from this it is a good pool although with such a wonderful beach near by we did not use it very often. The downstairs apartment is rather darker, but our couple with baby made good use of it and enjoyed the privacy and space it offered them, as well as its french doors opening towards a little patio and the pool. I would definitely recommend the villa and all our guests agreed it was a marvellous find.
We are a family with three older children (18, 16, 12) and have just spent a fantastic week at Villa Magnolia. The house is extremely comfortable, beautifully designed and equipped with everything you might need. Beds are comfortable, there is air conditioning, the showers are good, and the wifi excellent. However, it is the exterior of the property that really makes it special. The views are so breathtaking that you can't believe you are fortunate enough to be looking at them day and night. We barbeque a lot and the covered area outside for this is perfect with a big bbq, comfortable furniture, a fridge and sink. We ate outside all the time.
There is lots to do and see in the area, plenty of places to eat, easy access to shops but to be honest most of the time we didn't want to leave the villa.
A big thank you to the owners for their gifts on arrival and for allowing us to rent their beautiful property. And finally, a very big thank you to Oxana for all her support and assistance while we were there - she made it all very easy.