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Tilt your head and listen...to the Sound of the Sea.

People10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

About the property

4 Bedroom, 4 bathroom, Beachfront, Amazing view and peacefulness

Across from the mainland of Attica, rests the uniquely beautiful island of Evia, famous for its natural splendor. From lush vegetation crawling down the hills, to the exceptionally long and curvy coastline full of countless sand, pebble, and rocky beaches; some in plain sight, and others hidden away from prying eyes. This extraordinary holiday home is located exactly here; Between two hills, in the middle of a hidden bay, right on the beach, overlooking the tranquil twinkling Mediterranean waters. One could not have painted a better location...

The two-story home itself was designed especially for appreciating this natural wonder of a location. Inside, large windows let the sun pour in, while when looking out of almost any room, you cannot help but be enchanted by the whole bay in full sight. Any of the four large bedrooms which you may choose from are a delight, each one with a special perk. Two of them have en-suite bathrooms, one has an adjoining patio, and the master bedroom boasts a gorgeous view of the sea while lying in bed. Both living rooms are spacious, incredibly welcoming and comfortable, while the sizeable main kitchen is very practical and more than fully equipped; set up to handle anything from a coffee, to a banquet prepared with authentic Greek ingredients.

The outside living areas are when this home's magical charm really shines through, and takes hold of you. Surrounding the home, a large private garden provides ample shade after play, and occasional fruits from the numerous indigenous trees. The ground floor front patio on the garden's edge, begs you to use it for relaxing after a day of fun on the beach while drying off in the setting sun's gentle warmth. On the western garden limit you will find two gates. One leads directly to the south side of the beach, which is covered in the smoothest pebbles in shallow waters, and the other leading to the golden sandy part of the same beach, precisely in the middle of the bay.

For the final treat, on the home's top floor, a purpose-built extra large veranda overlooks the entire bay area, providing a space that will make anything you are doing...better. Whether you just want to relax with a good book sipping ouzo in the sunset, or are enjoying a large feast with your family and friends, this veranda is the place to do it.

If what you seek is an activity-filled seaside vacation, or a peaceful escape bathed in natural coastal Mediterranean beauty, this truly blissful location, and amazing holiday home beckon you to tilt your head, and listen...to the Sound of the Sea.

Approval for rent and controlled by National Tourism Organization (EOT): ΜΗΤΕ 1351Κ92000252001

More Details

Property Manager
Alex
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, Greek, Please feel free to use any language you prefer.
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
29 June, 2017

About Alex

www.BlueWindow.net

Specializing in personal customer service. We are a family enterprise, and for this reason we have the luxury of taking care of our customers in a way that global travel agency franchises simply cannot.

Why Alex chose Greece

This property is all about the Location. The owners searched for years until they found this secluded beach with shallow waters surrounded and protected by hills. Its is a quite unique gem in this day and age.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Stira in Karystos

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • village
  • waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , en suite
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , en suite
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , Amazing sea view while lying in bed, en suite bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , En suite Bathroom
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , Private Patio access
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Terrace ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda ...
  • Porch Furniture
  • Yard
Suitability:
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeping
Attractions:
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(8 traveller reviews)

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Tilt your head and listen...to the Sound of the Sea.
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
5

A gem in Evia

  • 5 of 5

We were a party of 7 people staying in this beautiful house on the first week of July.

The house was clean, comfortable, beautiful furnitures and with very well equipped kitchen.

Eating on the veranda facing west, was memorable in the mornings as well as in the evenings watching the enchanting sunset.

The two bedrooms on the bottom floor (which is cooler than the ground floor) had ceiling fans, which made them very pleasant. The two bedrooms on the ground floor have air-condition, which was useful in some of the days.

The only place without climate control is the living room & kitchen, and to be honest, none was needed (except on the day we arrived when it was 41 degrees Celsius).

As we arrived on Sunday when most supermarkets are closed, Yiannis & Caterina bought for us food necessaries … and prepared for us homemade pie, sauce for pasta, olives from their trees, jam … what a perfect welcome !!!

The beach adjacent to the house, turns to be one of the best we ever saw in Greece. The clear, blue, calm waters, were irresistible … so we didn't resist.

The tavernas in Port Buffalo are mediocre, but if you ask Stella (the owner of AKROGIALI Taverna) in the morning to prepare the dishes you like, you will end up having a great food in the evening.

No words can describe how nice are Yiannis & Caterina, very hospitable and attentive to every question or request we had.

Thank you for a perfect holiday, we shall return !!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello and thank you so very much for your detailed and positive review. It will certainly be helpful to future guests, as well as us. Primarily we are delighted that you enjoyed your visit and stay at our home. I was speaking with Mrs Caterina yesterday, and she was telling me how much they enjoyed welcoming you and having you at the home, and how wonderful guests you were. We definitely hope to hear from you again soon! Kind regards, Alex
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5

Ad augusta per angusta

  • 5 of 5

Superb house,very well decorated ,with all modern comfort &many books (in greek) and impressive collection of CD.Owners were there

to explain us the house & were very kind. In 10 minits we feel like in our own house!

BUT when you said "the last few meters are a dirty road" it will better to say "THE LAST 500meters ARE A VERY,VERY DIRTY ROAD):i had a little Toyota Aygon & my daugther a Nissan micra which are almost unable to go down and to climb this "road" Only my son who rented a PoloVW had no problem.

We arrived at 20hoo and there is no shop ,no mini market 20 km around: we had to run quickly to Nea Styra to buy something to eat (we were 10!)

I think that these 2 points are to be explain before...

All others is simply....fabulous!!!

Best regards

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello, and we are very happy that you had such a pleasant stay during your holiday. It was a pleasure for us to welcome you, and we thank you for your positive, as well as practical, review. It is certainly helpful to us as well as future guests. We hope to hear from you again when planning your next vacation. Kind regards, Alex PS. Works are to be made in the coming weeks to make the dirt road smoother, and as for the mini-markets, depending on the time of arrival, you can find some open close to the home. Otherwise you can find a super market at N.Styra when arriving via ferry boat.
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5

Beautyfull house in a fantastic place

  • 5 of 5

Beautyfull house!! Confortable and quality, clean, calm, nice and pacefull. Good furniture and decoration. My family, friends and me have had a really happy holidays with help of Caterina and Iannis who had take care of us in everything!! Sunset are incredibles in the terrace looking the calm bay with clear and blue waters, nice and quiet beach too!! Thanks Caterina and Iannis for your friendly care of us and thanks Alex for your proffesional work and your help in everything that we have need for to have a really fantastic holydays in Greece!! This house is magic....

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello and thank you very much for your great review. It will certainly be helpful to future guests. We are all delighted that you enjoyed your visit so much, and it was a pleasure for us to welcome you to Greece and the home itself. Hopefully we will hear from you again in the near future when planning your next vacation! Kind regards, Alex
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5

Unique getaway

  • 5 of 5

Outstanding house in a unique location. Perfect for those who want to get away from it all, literally. It shares a picture-perfect bay with three (and a half) more houses, out of which only one appears to have permanent occupancy. This means that the beach is yours. We were often alone, and that is quite a feeling these days. Beach is excellent, water is crystal clear (haven't seen water so clear in years and we have traveled all over Greece) and there is plenty of natural shade. Beach itself and immediate entry into water are small pebbles, thereafter immediately powdery sand. The bay is facing westwards, so the sun sets around 8 pm, which means that late afternoons are wonderful. The only drawback to the beach was that, in previous years, we were spoiled by warm water at many beaches we visited in Greece. This was a bit colder (whether due to a bout of meltemi, underwater springs or currents, we do not know). Nevertheless, it was picture perfect and the cleanest water ever.

As for the house, it was outstanding. Unlike some properties that are rented with bare basics, this one is a living home, constructed, furnished and equipped with love and care (great library, sadly not with many English titles, excellent music collection). There is ample room for 8 (4 bathrooms means 4 couples can easily visit). We were a party of 6 (2 families of 2 adults and 1 kid each) and it was more than comfortable. Two fortes of the house are the kitchen (superbly equipped as the owners are into cooking) and the terrace - wonderful and peaceful views at all times. My favorite was the evening under the stars - we used house spotterscope a bit to the delight of the kids to look at the moon. While not a completely dark site, binoculars or travelscope are strongly encouraged to those who have them - great site for stargazing.

Being 'away from it all' does entail some compromises (to which we were prepared). Nearest taverna (an excellent one) is in Porto Buffalo, about 10 mins drive. You can order the food and they will prepare it for you to take it away. Fresh seafood is a bargain by island and mainland standards. Nearest big supermarket is around 30 kms away, nearest bakery and grocery around 20kms. We planned accordingly and it was no problem. Descent from the main road to the property initially looks steep, about 450m on the paved road. After you go down and up twice it is no problem at all. These are the trade-offs for having virtually your own beach.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Vladimir, first let me express how happy we are that you enjoyed your visit so much. You were also a pleasure to have as a guest, and people like you make the whole experience on our side enjoyable as well. Let me also thank you for one of the most detailed, precise, personal, and accurate reviews we have ever received. It is much appreciated, and it will certainly be helpful to future guests. It was a sincere pleasure to welcome you to Greece from our first communication to your departure, and I definitely hope to hear from you again in the near future! Kind regards, Alex
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5

Heaven on earth

  • 5 of 5

The perfect place to get away from it all. The sunsets are stunning as are the clear blue waters, literally at your feet. The house is spacious with all modern conveniences and inspiring in its simplicity. It was a wonderful holiday and the beautiful images kept us warm during winter. We look forward to going again and recommend it whole heartedly. Thank you Katerina and Yiannis. Tina xx

  • Review Submitted: May 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Tina, and thank you so much for your wonderfully expressed review! We are very happy that you had a good time during your visit, and we sincerely hope to see you again soon. Kindest regards, Alex
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5

Heaven on earth is the only way to describe it.

  • 5 of 5

It was the perfect place to get away from it all. The sunsets were stunning as were the wonderful clear waters, literally at our feet. The house has all the conveniences one needs while at the same time exuding an air of simplicity and spaciousness. It was an unforgettable experience that left us with beautiful images to take away with us. We look forward to going again. Thank you Katerina and Yiannis.

  • Review Submitted: May 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Car: recommended

Distances

Closest town - 10 min drive

Closest tavern - 5 min drive

Athens airport - 1 1/2 Hour drive (via ferry boat)

Closest beach - It's on the beach

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Stira, Europe

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
July - August 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
5 night minimum stay
£1,503
for 5 nights
From
£301
 
 
September 2017
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
£1,369
for 5 nights
From
£274
 
 
October 2017
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
5 night minimum stay
£1,234
for 5 nights
From
£247
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
£1,032
for 5 nights
From
£206
£1,445
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Weekly Housecleaning included in Price

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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