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Restored traditional family home,metres from town centre

People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Property
house
People
8
Bedrooms
4
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
7 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday home in Pithagorio

3 Storey original Greek home with panoramic views of Samos harbour and town

Built in 1929 and restored over the last two years to its original grandeur, the home is one of the most outstanding properties on the island. It has three floors, each providing panoramic views of Samos/Vathi town and harbour and totals 180m² of living space, with an additional 60 m² roof top.

Located just metres from the central pedestrian shopping mall and the main town square, and a 20 short walk to Gaggou Beach the luxury home offers all of the convenience of town living from a secluded and quiet position.

The property comprises a formal and an informal living area, separate dining room and kitchen – all as originally configured but totally updated. There are three double bedrooms, and a study/fourth bedroom. There are two bathrooms (main with large shower) as well as a toilet area on the rooftop. All rooms have stunning views over the port, town or surrounding mountains and capture all the summer breezes, while the master bedroom has a private wrap around balcony.

Fully Renovated Traditional Home: The house is a traditional up-market house, nearly 100 years old. It could not be better located for anyone interested in staying in Samos/Vathi - close to everything but in a quiet secluded area.

It is made of local stone - the outer walls are 80cm thick and internal ceilings are 3.5 metres high. The renovation completed in 2008 included new plumbing, electrical re-wiring, replacement of light fittings, laying new floor coverings and installation of central heating and solar hot-water. There is a water pump that ensures good water pressure in every part of the house - including the large upstairs shower room.

The original wooden windows and shutters have been repaired and repainted and the front door replaced by a hand made replica of the original. The house has been re-painted inside and out in the traditional style of the house. Facing towards the harbour, the house is always cool and receives refreshing breezes in almost all weather conditions.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Steven Zannis
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, Greek
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
16 November, 2016
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About Steven Zannis

born in Samos and at the age of 17 went to Australia where i have been there since,worked for the national airline for over 30 years with regular visits to my beloved island of Samos where i have two properties that i make available to our holiday guest , i make sure and provide my homes in top order with information regarding both houses and Samos in general to ensure a memorable holiday for our guests

Steven Zannis purchased this house in 2006

Why Steven Zannis chose Greece

The reason that i bought this property was that i fell in love with it at my first inspection , over 100 years old with with sound foundations and 70 centimeters stone walls 14 feet high ceilings the hand made craftsmanship and excellent position with fantastic views from every floor and window , i did spend a lot of money to renovate this home but it was well worth it .The result ! well? read our guests comments

What makes this house unique

I don't think the photos do this house justice it is much much better ,quite yet 100 meters walk to the bars coffee shops restaurants and retail shops 700 meters walk to the nearest beach and the sunset from the top deck with a cocktail in hand is something you will always remember

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(13 traveller reviews)

Restored traditional family home,metres from town centre
average rating of 4.923077 based on 13 reviews
5

Fantastic extremely happy

  • 5 of 5

My wife and i decided to begin retirement with one year in Samos ,we contacted Steven and arranged 11 month occupancy, the house is huge about 1200 sq ft on each floor and the two levels have four bedrooms and two bathrooms ,it is conveniently located just a block from a commercial street and two blocks from the main square

But the most amazing thing about the house is the rooftop, it has 180 degree view of Samos harbour,vathi town,ferry terminal and open Aegean to the north

The rooftop also has a bonus room for overflow guests and a third bathroom ,If you rent this house you will enjoy just spending time up on the rooftop enjoying the spectacular views

Karl and Denita

  • Review Submitted: Dec 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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An amazing home of grand proportions

  • 5 of 5

The house is a grand home of immense proportions beautifully restored and furnished. Every room was well equipped offering wonderful views from each window. The terrace was breathtaking with 180 degree views of the whole of the Vathi Bay and town. We could not have asked for more. Within a few steps from the main town, the convenience was great.

Also I want to thank John who came to greet us at the port and bring us to our car and to the home. He was a gentleman even providing us a few groceries items in the house to make a head start.

My family and I had a wonderful stay and we will definitely be considering taking it up again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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An excellent home of grand proportions

  • 5 of 5

The house is a grand home of immense proportions beautifully restored to its original character. Every room was well equipped offering wonderful views from each window. The terrace was breathtaking with 180 degree views of the whole of the Vathi Bay and town. We could not have asked for more. Within a few steps from the main town, the convenience was great.

Also I want to thank John who came to greet us at the port and bring us to our car and to the home. He was a gentleman even providing us a few groceries items in the house to make a head start.

My family and I had a wonderful stay and we will definitely be considering taking it up again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks to Kathy and her wonderful family It is always a pleasure to know that the time,money and effort put to renovate this house is well apriciated by our guests and the personal service that we provide also. We just love to have families like yours Kathy and the house is available to you anytime Steven and John
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The Million Dollar View

  • 4 of 5

We rented this house for 11 months.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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A wonderful Week

  • 5 of 5

Dear Steven

We had a wonderful week staying in your house in Samos. The town itself provided the perfect base to explore Vathy and some of the surrounding areas. Loved being able to buy fresh local produce from the nearby market, eggs and fruit for breakfast. We had some super meals out in the town which were very memorable. The island is totally genuine, friendly and safe. As for the house, it was a such a quiet and restful place to stay with all the comforts of home which you rarely find with holiday rents. So much has been considered for the benefit of those staying there. It is a beautiful house, really spacious, comfortable and clean with the character and original features of a period house which we truly appreciate. The roof terrace was superb - the views !The location was so convenient for the cafe's, supermarket, restaurants, museum ( which was excellent) and shops. We had wonderful weather with was an added bonus.

We would loved to return to Samos another time and hire your house again if it were available.

Thank you so much.

Juliet, Mike and Mimi - from West London

  • Review Submitted: Jun 7, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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AMAZING

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful house in a good location in Vathy close to shops and restaurants and well set up for self catering. All the bedrooms were lovely with views, a joy to stay in. Lots of space to chill out in including the fabulous roof patio overlooking the town....great for sun worshipers. The owner was fantastic and couldn't do enough for us from the first contact 6 months before....he made our stay very easy. We hired a car and saw quite a lot of Samos and used the owner's crib sheet to chose towns and restaurants to visit very successfully. The car allowed us to spend our days exploring and sunning and swimming at beaches a short drive from town.

I would certainly recommend this house for a great stay on Samos. If this house is unavailable the owner has another house out of town with just as much loving attention given to it. We were very lucky to find this house and its very helpful owner.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 5, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
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Location

Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
Samos Airport
Nearest Barpub
150 Metres
Nearest Ferry
500 Metres
Samos/Vathi
Nearest Restaurant
150 Metres
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

Easily accessible by plane and ferry – Samos sits just a kilometre or so off the coast of

Turkey, the mountains across the Mykali straits providing a spectacular backdrop to

most of the north eastern part of the island. The southern most of the North East

Aegean Islands and just north of the Dodecanese, Samos is a great base for island

hopping - although there is of course lots to do on the island itself.

It was the birthplace of the mathematician Pythagoras, as well as the site of the ancient Temple of Hera. The Efpalinos Tunnel – an engineering marvel from the time of Polykrates – deserves a look. The house is metres from the ArchaeologicalMuseum in Samos (outstanding Kouros), the main village square, the port and Gaggou and Roditses beaches and close to the bus station..

Although damaged by fire, Samos is still a green island. Mountain pine forests and vineyards provide a cool green retreat on hot summer days and some outstanding hiking for those with the energy.

Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house on Pithagorio, Aegean Islands

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1 Jul 2016 - 1 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,012
for 7 nights
£1,012
£3,374
 
 
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7 night minimum stay
£1,012
for 7 nights
£1,012
£3,374
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Discounts are available for long stays and for small groups.

The price includes all linen, electricity and satellite TV. It also includes weekly cleaning and change of linen. This can be increased for an additional charge if required. A 10% security deposit is required to confirm the booking. This will be forfeited for any cancellation less than 30 days before the booked arrival date. 50% of t

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Pithagorio in Europe

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 180 m²
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • near the sea
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking On Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • The main bathroom is extremely spacious and modern - it was installed new in 2008. It has a very large shower enclosure (with lots of hot water and excellent water pressure) with a another bath/shower, toilet and vanity unit in an adjoinging room. The second bathroom is small but includes a toilet, shower and basin and is located on the ground floor. It is ideal for washing off after a day at the beach. The washing machine is also housed in this bathroom. There is a third toilet and handbasin off the utility room on the top floor of the house.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , The main bedroom is on the first floor with private balcony.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , This bedroom is on the first floor with village views.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , This bedroom is on the ground floor with village views.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Double futon. This room is also used as a study.
  • There are three good szied bedrooms in the house - two on the first level and one on the ground floor. All rooms have a queen size bed, cupboard and view over the harbour or town. As the house is located at the end of a short pedestrian walkway, all the rooms are quiet. The two upstairs room share the main bathroom and the third bedroom has access to the second bathroom, on the ground floor. There is a double futon bed in the upstairs living room and another single futon in the fourth bedroom/study (on the first level). We can also provide a travel cot for smaller children. All rooms get good breezes at night - but there are a couple of stand up fans that can be used on the really hot evenings. It is also very pleasant to sleep on the large lounge on the rooftop.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Patio
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The rooftop area of the house offers a panoramic view of Samos harbour and Samos/Vathi. It contains a dining table and chairs as well as a large comfortable lounge setting. There is a utility room off the rooftop which includes a fridge for drinks and snacks and a small dresser for plates, glasses etc. There is also a toilet and handbasin. There is a free public wireless during the summer that can usually be accessed from the rooftop. If this is not available, there is free wireless in all of the cafes on the main square (2 minutes walk from the house) and a couple of internet cafes close by. There is parking very close to the house but not immediately outside it as it is in a pedestrian only area. There are a few steps to the house - and the house itself is 3 stories so it would not suit anyone who has serious problems with stairs. The bus station is an easy walk. The house is very close to the main shopping mall plus all the waterfront cafes and tavernas.

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