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Sensational Gated Villa with Private Pool and Fabulous Views of the Sea/Islands

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,583 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 9 up to 11 maximum

Villa Christina is a very unique and exclusive private gated residence of 240m2, that nestles in a gentle hillside with fantastic sea views from its verandas, gardens and swimming pool. Both the building and interiors have been professionally designed, built and fitted to a high specification. Bespoke furniture compliments the style and creates a fully functioning environment for relaxed living, both inside and out. The villa is equipped with air conditioning and full central heating for winter use and includes modern electrical appliances. There are incoming telephone and - FREE wireless broadband connection, as well as satellite TV. Villa Christina is ideal for short or long stays, whether it’s in the Summer, Spring, Autumn or Winter months, as the climate is very temperate. Out of season months provide a real escape to peace and tranquillity. It is truly an inspirational setting ideal for writing, painting, or just relaxation! There is a Private Pool /Snooker/Pool Table and Ping Pong.

Coast & Beach: Distance to the nearest beach is 200M where there a mini-market, beach bar and sea sports.

Distance to the next beach is also just 200M from Villa Christina and is next to the Kyriakou Private Estate. There is an exquisite walk along the shore-line in the shadow of the trees.

Golden Beach is 2.5Km from the villa and has Restaurant and Bar facilities next to the beach.

The town of Porto Heli is just 8kms from the villa, or 10 mins drive.

Villa information: The Veranda extends around two sides of the villa and comprises an open and a covered section. The open section has a private swimming pool measuring 8.50m x 4.00m, Maximum Depth of 1.70m and, a pool-side shower. The veranda also incorporates a Barbeque area. This is more aptly described as an Open Air Kitchen. It has a wood-fired barbeque, and oven, work surfaces and a sink.

The 850 sq. metres of gardens extend around the house, with pine tries, lawns and shrubs in abundance.

The villa has parking space for two cars behind remote controlled private gates.

Travel: The nearest airport is Athens. It is a three hour flight from the UK. It is recommended that you hire a car at the airport or pre-book and drive to the villa. Or take an airport taxi to Piraeus port. This will take about one hour at a cost of approx. 30 Euros. Then take the Hydrofoil from Piraeus to Porto Heli. Travel time is approx 2hrs. Hire a car at Porto Heli if you want to travel around the Peloponnese Peninsula. Christina, the owner will meet you at Porto Heli and escort you to the Villa.

More Details

John Roberts
Member since: 2005
Speaks English, French, Italian, Greek
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 August, 2018

About John Roberts

We have been renting Villa Christina for some 12 years very successfully and all our guests appreciate the extra mile or kilometre we go to give you an exceptional vacation experience.

John Roberts purchased this villa in 2005

Why John Roberts chose Porto Cheli

Villa Christina is ideally located in a quiet, get away from it all location, with fantastic view of the sea and the island of Spetses.

If you want to relax with your family and far from the madding crowds, Villa Christina is the place for you!

What makes this villa unique

On arrival you will find a prepared Free Meal for you and your party.

The Refrigerator will be filled with food, cold drinks and wine, so that you don't have to rush to the Supermarket to buy food immediately upon your arrival.

We have staff that attend the viila.

The Housekeeper attends 3 days per week.

A Gardener and a Swimming Pool Maintenance professional, that look after the grounds for your comfort.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our primary focus was on a home where most of the common facilities were on the main ground floor: kitchen, bathroom, living room, at least one bedroom, pool, etc. This was because my elderly mother would be accompanying us, and we wanted her not to have to climb stairs between bedroom and the place where most of the hustle and bustle was going to be. Villa Christina is perfect and probably unique in that respect two bedrooms, one full bath, a huge living room, kitchen, dining room, and extensive outside areas including the pool are all on the street level. Two more bedrooms and two more bathrooms, as well as a bar, a great recreation room with a pool table, and a pretty garden are on the lower level. So, that alone, along with the location, sold us on this rental.

However, we got so much more than that.

The home and grounds are impeccable! Spotlessly clean, beautifully equipped and decorated, yet feeling like home. The owners live in the home for part of the year, so the place feels very welcoming and not in the least sterile or hotel-like. I've rented many villas over the years and you often feel the owners just put in the cheapest stuff they can get away with, and leave it to rot before replacing (e.g., broken appliances, wobbly furniture, etc.). Not Villa Christina. Every single appliance worked, every piece of furniture was solid, every sheet, towel, cup, plate was pristine, etc. We tried to find fault with the place (because it's fun to be critical, but we couldn't.

The location is fantastic. The villa is on a hill, with a vew of the sea on two sides. You can see the island of Spetses on one side, which during sunrise can be magical. Sitting outside in one of the many beautifully furnished lounge chairs and looking out to the sea was wonderful. Speaking of lounge chairs, there are something like 7 different outside seating areas, with great lounge chairs or beautiful patio furniture, cushions, umbrellas for the sun if you need them, tables to put your drink on, etc. Really, you can sit at a different place each day and still not exhaust the choices. We had lots of breakfasts and lunches at the outside dining table and the overhead outside fans kept the place comfortable even in high temperatures. The pool is clean, pleasant, and accessible to both my 75-year-old mother who can barely climb two steps, and my 5-year-old daughter. The pool has a pool fence around it, just in case you’re worried a about your little one slipping. Number of accidents 0
Jul 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Porto Cheli in Argolis

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2583 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 17:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Baby Gate
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Upper level Family Bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , En-suite, Lower Level
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , En-suite, Lower Level
  • Bathrooms: Two en-suite shower rooms with WC on the lower level for each of the double bedrooms. Family bathroom on the upper level services the double bedroom and the twin bedroom.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Upper Level
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Upper level
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed , Lower Level
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , 1 Cot , Lower Level
    Studio Beds for children - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Ideal for children downstairs,with easy access to the garden
  • All bedrooms have air conditioning, insect mesh on the windows and fitted wardrobes. Bedrooms also have Central Heating for guests wishing to use the villa out of season. There is also a Cot, Crib for young babies.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Balcony
  • Deck Chairs
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Gated Community
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Yard
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 8 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
There are 2 kitchens; upstairs and downstairs fully fitted, with granite work surfaces, cooker and oven, microwaves, two refrigerators, dish washer, coffee machines, kettles, toasters, washing machine and vacuum cleaner. Living Rooms: The Living Area is spacious and airy with views to the sea and the islands of Spetses and Hydra. It incorporates a Television, DVD and Hi-fi, with ample seating areas, a fire-place and direct access to the patio and swimming pool. The Dining Area is next to the Living Room and will seat ten people comfortably. The Dining Area has sliding door access to the patio and swimming pool, to enjoy dinner either inside or under the covered veranda. NOTE: The villa is completely AIR CONDITIONED.


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average rating of 4.9375 based on 21 reviews

Great villa!

  • 5 of 5

We had the pleasure to spend a week at Villa Christina - and it was just a great stay!! The villa is very comfortable, spacious, well maintained and at a great location close to Porto Cheli.

Fantastic (sea)views from everywhere - the house has several terraces with seats to enjoy these. Also our welcome was fantastic - the owner welcomed us with homemade diner, ready for us and, something we have not experienced before, a full fridge! Cake and breakfast for next day was also prepared... That for us was a real surprise and great way to experience the Greek hospitality...!

On second day owner invited us to show us around the area to point out the best restaurants close to the villa, best beaches and locations where to take ferry to Spetses and Hydra, but also where to rent a motorboat. We followed up on all suggestions - and these were great insider tips!!

The house was cleaned inside/outside on very regular (almost every day...) basis as well - which gave the overall experience a more hotel experience. Perhaps less cleaning would be better for privacy - but this is just minor detail.

Can only highly recommend this villa! We truly had a great week!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a wonderful Review. We are so happy that your stay with us was such a wonderful one. Thanks again for taking the time to write this Review Michael. We would love to see you again. Best wishes. John
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Hervorragende Ferien in der Region von Porto Heli

  • 5 of 5

Wir waren vom 7.-21. Juli 2018 in der Villa Christina. Ursprünglich geplant mit 8 Personen, aber aufgrund eines Krankheitsfalles konnten wir nur zu vier Personen reisen (2 Kinder, 2 ERwachsene). Wir kamen aufgrund von Flugverspätungen leider erst sehr spät in Porto Heli an, aber dies war gar kein Problem. Es war ein sehr guter Kontakt mit Christina (Vermieterin) die ganze Zeit möglich. Nach der Ankunft wurde uns kurz die Villa mit allen Besonderheiten gezeigt und es war ein wunderbares Abendessen und ein komplett gefüllter KÜhlschrank vorhanden, sodass man sich ersteinmal um nichts kümmern musste. Am nächsten Tag hat Christina uns die Umgebung mit den STrandmöglichkeiten auch gezeigt. Die Ferienregion ist gerade während des woche extrem ruhig. Die Villa liegt wunderschön auf einem Beranhöhe mit tollem Blick auf das Meer. Der Platz ist gigantisch und man kann dort sich mit 8 Personen problemlos sogar verlieren. Die Villa ist exrem gut gepflegt und täglich wird der Pool (der klasse ist) gereinigt und auch der Müll entsorgt. Die Villa wird drei Mal in der Woche komplett geputzt. Eigentlich wie in einem Hotel. Dei Villa kann man komplett klimatisieren, was bei Temperaturen über 38° durchaus vor allem in der Nacht sehr angenehm ist. In der Umgebung kann man viel machen. Wenn man ein bisschen Fahren will, so kann man Mykene, Nafplion sogar Korinth gut erreichen. Athen kann man sogar sehr schön mit einem Boot welches von Porto Heil abfährt erreichen. Wassersport kann man dort überall gut machen. Einkaufsmöglichkeiten gibt es fußläufig in einem kleinem Ferienresort aber auch in Porto-Heli ausreichen, wo es auch Tolle Tavernen gibt. Insgesamt würde ich der Villa auch 6 Sterne geben, da dies wirklich ein toller Ferienort ist. Schon fast ein Geheimtip, da man in dieser Region keinen Massentourismus hat. Wir sagen Christina und auch den helfenden Händen Danke für so einen schönen Urlaub

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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* Outstanding and a wonderful Villa!

  • 5 of 5

Hey John and Christina

We were very happy and lucky to stay at Villa Cristina. From the first moment we arrived and met Cristina, we were warmly welcomed. Christina and her husband took us to the villa and after detailed explanations drove us on a tour of the area. Their recommendations on beaches, restaurants and in general, helped us during our vacation.

We were very excited to find a warm and ready home meal for us and the refrigerator was full of products, thank you!

We would like to point out that the villa and the garden around it including the pool and the barbecue place offered so many pleasant corners to seat in . We enjoyed eating our meals outside.

The villa was well equipped and ready to host us perfectly! Very clean and well maintained, even more than what we expect and saw in the pictures.

We were 8 adults and 2 little granddaughters and everyone enjoyed the vacation so very much!

We highly recommend the villa and we hope to come again.

Thank you John , Christina and the friendly staff.

Kedar family, Jerusalem

  • Review Submitted: 21-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Ayala and Family. I was so happy that you enjoyed our villa and that your stay was an outstanding success. We would really love to welcome you back to Villa Christina in the future, as you mentioned. Thank you so much for your glowing Review. Best wishes. John
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Wonderful and so relaxing

  • 4 of 5

Villa Christina is an amazing place to stay in Peloponnese.

We were 2 families in the villa during 2 weeks (4 adults and 5 kids from 5 to 11). We did not know about Greece and even less about Peloponnese. We discovered an unbelievable region of Greece with many sites to visit, nobody on the roads and nobody on the beaches, which is incredible in August in the Mediterranean basin.

1. Location

The villa is ideally located walking distance from 2 nice beaches and surrounded by huge villas owned by Greek famous people (former king, boat builder, media tycoon). It means that you feel very secured!

2. Architecture

The villa dates back from 2004 and is very well built with top 1 materials. The garden is so nice, as well as all the interior deco. It is the villa of Christina and it makes a big difference with other villas only for rental. In short, you feel at home.

3. Organization

John is very responsive to any questions prior to your trip. Christina and her husband helped us to reach the villa, prepared a very nice dinner for our first evening and drove us to the relevant locations the day after. The 2 persons in charge of maintenance and cleaning are also very nice with a daily presence. It is even better than in an hotel.


We strongly recommend this region of Greece and obviously this villa. After few days, we start to realize how lucky we have been to find villa Christina.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful stay !

  • 5 of 5

We are 2 families who stayed 2 weeks in this beautiful villa.

We liked :

The delicious homemade meal offered on arrival

The exceptional view

The 2 terraces usable according to the time of the day

The location (close to the sea, the city and many walks)

The more than complete equipment of the house

Services included (cleaning more than once a week, cleaning of the pool every day)

The layout of the house which offers plenty of space

The garden very well maintained and flowery

The kindness of our hosts always available

No negative reviews. Everything was just perfect!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Isabelle. Thank you so much for your Review and we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Villa Christina. Have a wonderful 2017.
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Not-So-Secret Hide-Away

  • 5 of 5

While considering a review of the extraordinary Villa Christina, I was torn between a faithful recounting of our thoroughly pleasant stay there, or an obfuscation of the truth. I had mixed feelings because, in the spirit of self-preservation (for fear of boxing ourselves out of a future booking), we wouldn’t want to encourage others to experience this magnificent retreat on Greece’s Riviera. The truth, of course, won out.

Upon arrival, we were met by our gracious hostess who had thought of literally everything for our safe and unsurpassed week at our new home. Extras and amenities abound: a pool table, a wood-fired pizza oven, two outdoor eating areas, a pool overlooking the chapel, and so much more.

This was truly an amazing stay in an area that offers so much: extreme easy access to a multitude of charmingly distinct islands, a town with top-notch restaurants and facilities, walking distance to several beaches in secluded coves, and day trips to historic sites as well.

The villa itself is clean, spacious, well-attended-to, modern, and stocked with all the essentials for holiday merry-making.

Yes, we are now scouring our calendars, deciding when the next possible date would be for our clan to sneak away again to this secluded paradise with the stunning vistas. We highly recommend that you do the same; but please, keep it to yourselves…

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Karen. What a wonderful review of Villa Christina. Thank you so much for your feedback of your vacation with us and, we do hope you manage to break free and stay with us again! Best wishes to you and Joe for the remaining half of 2017.
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Nearest Airport
180 Kilometres
Athens Venizelou Airport
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Hapimag Resort
Nearest Ferry
8 Kilometres
Porto Heli
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
Porto Heli
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Hapimag Resort
Nearest Ski
2 Kilometres
Porto Heli
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Hapi Mag
Car: recommended

Portoheli: is the main tourist centre of the area. Just 8kms from the villa, the town has a harbour, sea transportation to Piraeus and to the Saronic islands, cruises to other islands and the east coast of the Peloponnese, sea sports (wind surfing, skiing, sailing and yachting), school of sea sports, renting cars, motorcycles, bicycles, cinema, bars, night clubs, restaurants, tavernas, banks and shops. Kranidi: has a Police Station, a small hospital, Health Centre, pharmacies, shops including supermarkets, local products and clothing, Rent-a-Car, car servicing, cinema, a local festival in August, restaurants, tavernas, café bars, banks and newspaper kiosks. Kilada: is a small fishing village 3km from Kranidi with fish tavernas, a fish market, a small ship yard and the cave of Frahthi.

Kosta’s small harbour: include tavernas, banks, transportation to Spetses by ferry boat and water taxis (approx. 5 min). Ermioni is a very picturesque seaside village with many restaurants etc.

Ski: Water Skiing and other water sports such as wind surfing, sailing etc. are available at most of the coastal resorts nearby. Nearby Tennis Courts can be reserved with Tennis Coaching.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Porto Cheli, Peloponnese

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Late Summer
1 Sep 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Early Autumn
8 Sep 2018 - 21 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
22 Sep 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Late Autumn, Early Winter
27 Oct 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Christmas, New Year
22 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Winter, Early Spring
5 Jan 2019 - 19 Apr 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Late Spring
20 Apr 2019 - 3 May 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Late Spring, Early Summer
4 May 2019 - 31 May 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Mid Summer
1 Jun 2019 - 21 Jun 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Late Mid Summer
22 Jun 2019 - 5 Jul 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
6 Jul 2019 - 19 Jul 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Summer
20 Jul 2019 - 23 Aug 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer
24 Aug 2019 - 6 Sep 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Autumn
7 Sep 2019 - 27 Sep 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Late Autumn
28 Sep 2019 - 31 Oct 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Late Autumn, Early Winter
1 Nov 2019 - 24 Dec 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add £158 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

25% deposit, fully refundable if booking cancelled 2 months or longer before arrival date. Balance payable 28 days before arrival.
A fully refundable €500 Breakages Deposit can be paid on arrival at the villa.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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