Villa ARTEMIS was completed in 2016 and has its own private entrance and grounds. NEW FOR 2018 is a private pool now completed and in use.
The villa is designed and furnished in a fresh contemporary style with large windows giving unrivalled views over the bay towards the island of Ithica and Sami harbour with yachts of all sizes, and fishermen and ferry boats coming in and out throughout the day. At night this view is full of sparkling lights from Sami and the other villages leading up the valley to the Aenos National Park, not to mention the big 360 degree sky full of stars and the moon. From your bed in the morning watch the spectacular sunrise behind Ithica Island ! Conveniently close to the harbour village of Agia Efimia the location of the villa however is so peaceful that you can hear the birds singing in the trees and the sheep on the hills behind.
A gated private driveway leads down to the parking area in front of the entrance courtyard with its stone paving, colourful bougainvilleas and pot plants.
Entering the villa, the ground floor has cool porcelain floor tiling with rugs and provides two lovely rooms: a light and spacious Kitchen/Diner/Living Room with a modern island style kitchen, cream corner sofas, swivelling armchair, big internet TV, dining table and woodstove, and off that, a smaller Study with a leather sofa and armchair, music stereo, bookshelves and en-suite shower/wc. Both these rooms have large sliding patio doors with insect screens that lead out onto the big south-facing terrace with its spectacular sea views.
This terrace is comfortably furnished with soft outdoor sofas and dining furniture for six people as well as an awning and folding parasols for shade. Leading off this is a smaller west-facing garden terrace with sunbeds and parasol and an outdoor shower; it has the same sea-view but also looks towards the beautiful Pylaros valley and catches the late evening sun setting behind the trees on the mountain at the back of the villa. This garden terrace also takes you back to the entrance courtyard which has a gas barbecue with a dining table, chairs and parasol.
On the upper floor are two large ensuite Bedrooms both with sea views, comfy king-size double beds, wardrobes and oak flooring with rugs. Both bedrooms have air-conditioning. The main bedroom has its own private roof terrace and the second bedroom has a large private balcony. Each en-suite shower room has a high quality designer washbasin, wc and thermostatic shower with glass screen, as well as porcelain tiled floors, oak shelving, mirror and shaving/hairdryer socket.
The villa has air-conditioning in the two bedrooms and electric fans are provided on the ground floor for guests who wish to supplement the natural gentle breeze. All windows have sliding insect screens and blinds.
Accessed down stone steps from the entrance courtyard is a semi-basement Utility room with a washing machine, drying racks and a sink as well all the solar hot-water/ boiler/ heating equipment.
Steps from the main terrace lead down to the south facing lower terrace where we have created the new pool. This is a private pool surrounded with stone tiled areas with sun beds, drinks tables and parasols. The stunning 180 degree sea view and the garden setting makes this a perfect place to relax.
To reach the villa from Agia Efimia harbour take the quiet, tree lined road with its pedestrian footpath and shaded seating as it winds along the edge of the sea past a few houses and restaurants with steps down to several very pretty white shingle/pebble coves with crystal clear water. In moments you get to a small road/track that climbs up to the villa - it is about 500 metres long, mostly concrete, and quite steep in places so car-hire is recommended which will allow you to see all the lovely other places on the island and even take the ferry across to Ithica if you wish. (Some guests however have chosen to combine walking down with taking a taxi back up).
Based on seven nights minimum stay, and any number of additional nights available thereafter at pro-rata nightly rate. Stays can span across months and usually any day arrival and departure is acceptable.
We don't have fixed change-over days as flights can often be obtained any day of the week/weekend. So we are happy to be flexible on the length of stays (e.g. 10 days) subject to availability. Minimum stay one week (7 nights), the price charge for extra nights is simply pro-rata the relevant weekly rate. Prices quoted are for the villa based on up to four people sharing. Supplement for one additional person using the sofa-bed in the Study (strictly by prior arrangement with owners)
Also available is our other villa "Villa Thea" (Owners Direct Property Ref. No.. 8144312). Both villas can be rented together for larger groups/families.