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Vilavala: Nestling in fragrant green pines above sparkling blue Aegean waters

People8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Separate WCs1
Space 1,485 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

2 floors, 3 double bedroom, 2 bathroom inside, 1wc outside , kitchen, livingroom

A traditional architecture, stone constructed house totalling 138 square meters.

It is a two stories house consisting of three spacious bedrooms and WC upstairs and sitting room, kitchen and WC, downstairs and an outside WC.. The “Vilavala” can sleep 6 up to 8 persons.

The house is surrounded by large outside verandas, on different levels, of more than 200 square meters.

It is built on the bank of one of the most marvellous bays of Alonnisos with blue and turquoise clean and crystal clear seawaters.

It is situated amongst pine trees (pinus halepensis), olive threes and cared for original Mediterranean vegetation.

Since the villa is built on a large olive grove where the only other house is some distance away its secluded position secures total privacy to the residents.

The surrounding landscape conveys the feeling of inner tranquillity while the views over the blue waters below extend all the way to the “gates” of the Marine Park (the protected, for the Monk seals, area).

More Details

Owner
Yannis Vlaikos
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, Greek
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
9 July, 2018

About Yannis Vlaikos

I was born and raised on Alonnisos. At the age of fifteen all the family moved to Athens where I studied Economics at the University of Athens and then I worked as a sales manager.

Twenty three years later I returned to Alonnisos where I have been involved in the nature protection of the island and the formation of the Marine Park for the protection of the Monk seals Monachus-monachus and other rare species.

Vilavala is built on my family land where I spent a great deal of my summer holidays after school and later after work,.

I was keen to construct Vilavala with respect to traditional architecture and the nature protection. The material used is stone and wood and not a single tree was removed from the land and all the natural vegetation flourishes.

Vilavala always offers a warm and homely atmosphere...

Yannis Vlaikos purchased this villa in 2010

Why Yannis Vlaikos chose Alonnisos

As children after the school was finished for summer holidays my two other cousins and I, were coming to Agios Petros (the name of the location) and we spent two months to this lovely place staying with our wonderful grandparents!!

We were all the day at the beach swimming and fishing.

We learned early to fish and we earned our "livelihood"ourshelves!!

Our grandmother was so happy to cook whatever we brought her, (small) fish, crabs, limpets,e.t.c.

This family land has a long tradition and history from our ancestors and this is the reason that all cousins here we love and respect this place and take a good care for this !!

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Alonnisos in Sporades

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1485 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet
    Bathroom 3 - Outdoor Shower
  • Outdoor shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
  • Additionally two teens can sleep in the sitting room on two armchairs that change in to two single beds.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Binoculars
  • Boat Dock
  • Child's Swing
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Telephone only for local calls. Exit lights. Fire nests.

Reviews

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Vilavala: Nestling in fragrant green pines above sparkling blue Aegean waters
average rating of 4.92 based on 50 reviews
5

bliss

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in Vila Vala many times, I could not contemplate staying anywhere else. it's like coming home and we are always excited to arrive knowing we will have a wonderful holiday and be welcomed by Yannis in the same way as we were the first time, with affection, attentiveness and in the knowledge that we will want for nothing...except perhaps that our return fight be cancelled so we can stay another week!!! We count the days till our next stay when we will once again smell the pines, see the near and distant beautiful views, swim in the clear turquoise sea where the fishes are so numerous, it's like swimming in an aquarium and have the company of Yannis who makes our stay perfect.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect villa in an idyllic location!

  • 5 of 5

We have recently returned from a two week stay at Vilavala. We are returning guests, as I believe many guests are, and this is testimony to the beautiful location, well equipped, comfortable villa and the exceptional hospitality of the owner Yannis. The villa is built overlooking the pretty, secluded bay of Agios Petros, with almost uninterrupted views out to sea, across to the National Marine Park. It is possible to watch dolphins and, if you are lucky, the monk seal, from the comfort of your chair. There are a number of terraces, each with either sun or shade throughout the day, some on which you can enjoy a martini or g & t in the very pleasant evening sun.

The spacious house was spotlessly clean on arrival and is very well equipped. But the real jewel in this particular crown is the owner Yannis. Even before we arrived he was able to provide very helpful advice regarding the ferry timetable. He met us at the port and drove us to the villa, and throughout our stay he was available, unobtrusively, should we have needed anything. Yannis is a perfect host.

I can not recommend this property highly enough, in my opinion it is perfect and anyone lucky enough to find it will be captivated by the beauty and peacefulness of its surroundings, and like us, will be drawn back many times. We have already booked next year!

  • Review Submitted: 27-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Paulene for your so nice review!! I am really... wondering.. if I really am as you describe me.... Any way I am so thankful to you as you, every year, start the "summer season" with the best way and you feel Vilavala as your home. Nice to hear that you have arrived well back home and I am waiting you next summer. Thanks a lot Yannis
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Wonderful time at vila vala

  • 5 of 5

It was again the most enjoyable time of the year.Yannis thank you also for the boat tour to Kyra Panagia and the walk.It is a peaceful island with wonderful people and pure nature.We hope to come again.

Edith,Maria,Bernhard, Herbert

  • Review Submitted: 01-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Slice of Paradise

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in Vila Vala for two weeks this August, with our two boys age 10 and 8. It was a perfect holiday for all of us. The house has idyllic views of the bay and is nestled in pine trees. It is clean, well equipped, private and has very good wi-fi. There is a large terrace, where we had our meals overlooking the bay, under the shade of the trees. Steni Vala has good restaurants, a cafe, bar and two shops and is a 7 minute walk away along the coast. Its a great place to go for a meal or for just hanging out. The bay below the house is very good for swimming, snorkelling, kayaking and paddle-boarding. The house has a small jetty where there is a kayak, so perfect for the boys. Yannis is a wonderful host and couldn’t have been more helpful and friendly. His love of the house and island is reflected in the happy feel of the place. We take home such happy memories of our holiday and can’t wait to come back!

  • Review Submitted: 29-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A wonderful experience

  • 5 of 5

The house is excellent with a gorgeous view.

Access to the sea is immediate, just a few minutes away.

The owner Mr Yannis Vlaikos is very kind, friendly and helpful.

Overall the experience was unique and for our family it will certainly become a yearly destination.

Taxiarchis, Simona and Bruno (our little Lagotto Romagnolo dog).

  • Review Submitted: 11-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
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Beautiful stay in a beautiful place

  • 5 of 5

Next to a beautiful bay with direct access to the sea. Yannis is annexcellent host. All works very well out highly recommend this place

  • Review Submitted: 03-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
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Location

Car: recommended

Agios Petros.

Agios Petros is a lovely secluded beach next to Steni Vala with inviting sandy bottom dotted with colonies of Poseidonia sea-weeds. The nearest village is Steni Vala (only 500 m) whereas the Port of Patitiri is 8 km.

Originally the valley of Agios Petros was an agricultural area, the domain of two Alonnisos families, who patiently worked the land planting olive trees on the slopes and vines, orange trees and lemon trees in the flatland. The agricultural past of Agios Petros still remains its predominant feature as the villa owners went into great pains not to destroy even a single tree, in some cases they even enriched the existing varieties by planting more.

In the valley of Agios Petros there existed two private wells for the needs of the families private or agricultural. A third “public well” was dug up close to the beach for the use of the Sheppards of the surrounding hamlets of Isomata ,Gouves and Steni Vala.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Alonnisos, Greece Mainland

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Middle
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
£531
for 3 nights
From
£177
£1,239
 
 
High
1 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
£796
for 3 nights
From
£265
£1,858
 
 
Low Season
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£398
for 3 nights
From
£133
 
 
Extra Low Season
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
£265
for 3 nights
From
£88
£619
 
 
Extra Low Season
1 May 2019 - 31 May 2019
1 night minimum stay
£88
for 1 night
From
£88
£619
 
 
Low Season
1 Jun 2019 - 30 Jun 2019
1 night minimum stay
£133
for 1 night
From
£133
£929
 
 
Middle
1 Jul 2019 - 31 Jul 2019
1 night minimum stay
£230
for 1 night
From
£230
£1,610
 
 
High Season
1 Aug 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
1 night minimum stay
£318
for 1 night
From
£318
£2,229
 
 
Low
1 Sep 2019 - 30 Sep 2019
1 night minimum stay
£133
for 1 night
From
£133
£929
 
 
Extra Low Season
1 Oct 2019 - 31 Oct 2019
1 night minimum stay
£88
for 1 night
From
£88
£619
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

SPECIAL OFFERS :

For the month July 2018 the rate from 280 € now 200 € per night!!!
For the month August 2018 the rate from 380 € now 300 € per night!!!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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