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APHROULA'S HOUSE; A family home in a quiet, beautiful corner of Greece.

People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 753 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Superbly equipped and very comfortable House just 1km from the Milina waterfront

Aphroula's House is a modern and very comfortable and well equipped property set in a beautiful and quiet location at the back of the village of Milina. Upstairs there is a double bed Apartment with a large open plan kitchen/sitting/dining area. The kitchen has a full sized oven with 4 rings, fridge, washing machine, kettle, toaster and coffee maker, and a full range of cutlery, crockery and glassware. The sitting room also has a large and comfortable sofa-bed. There is also a TV and DVD/CD player, though there is no terrestrial TV signal. The shaded veranda in front of the apartment has views through the trees, down the valley and out to sea, and has a marble dining table and two sun loungers. The Apartment has ceiling fans, and an air-conditioner.

Behind the house the hills, covered with olive trees, climb steeply to the village of Lafkos. The lane stops here at the house, so there is no passing traffic... it's very peaceful.

The Studio downstairs has twin beds, with space for a third, folding, bed, a kitchen corner with sink, fridge, kettle, toaster and coffee-maker, while outside in a covered area there is a second sink, a small electric oven and rings, and a barbecue. The terrace in front of the studio leads down to an attractive flower and shrub garden and beyond to a productive vegetable garden. The Studio too has an outside marble table, and two sun loungers, and like the Apartment has a ceiling fan and air conditioning.

Aphroula's House is perfect for a family holiday with the parents upstairs, and the children with their own space, downstairs. As the stairwell itself is fully within the building, the effect is of a normal two-storey house. Equally, the house is very suitable for two couples holidaying together, and finally both Apartment and Studio can be let entirely independently.

Note that since the pictures were taken the trees have grown considerably, but the views are still there.

Our Village: Milina is the largest of the seaside villages here in South Pelion - though that is not saying much, with an electoral register of only some 800 souls. However, we have three good grocery and provisions stores, two butchers, two bakers', two souvenir shops, and a couple of shops selling 'summer things' - beach shoes, sun hats, and buckets and spades, etc - and a newsagent and a chemist. And along the waterfront there is a really good selection of tavernas specialising in traditional Greek dishes. There are several souvlaki joints, a pizza palace, and several bars and cafes all with the sea just a metre or so away. Finally the beaches. The sea here in the Gulf of Volos is normally quiet, calm and warm, and as the beaches don't shelve, and there are no rocks or currents, it is ideal for children.

More Details

Property Manager
Tim & Aphroula Smart
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, Greek
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
77%
Calendar last updated:
16 August, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

We spent 9 nights at this lovely property. It was exactly as described on the website. It was very well looked after and the quality of all the furnishings, equipment etc was good. There was plenty of cooking equipment so we ate in on several nights. The owners live up the hill behind the house so were readily available if any problems (although we did not have any). We were impressed by the thoughtful extras eg. sun visor for the car, adaptor for plug, beach umbrellas, local walking maps. The welcome pack was wonderful comprising much more than normal in a rental property. Aphroula's homemade marmalade went down a treat with breakfast toast. The house is in a quiet position about 10 mins walk from the Milina seafront with restaurants and coffee shops. We were very grateful for having been sent very precise instructions by the owner for reaching the property as it seems complicated on arrival after a long day travelling. We were a party of 3 adults ( married couple + friend) and the property arrangement suited us very well as our friend had her own space in the studio but we could sit and eat together upstairs. We spent some part of most days walking in the surrounding countryside admiring the wild flowers and magnificent views. Afternoons were usually spent on one of the many beautiful beaches which we normally had to ourselves. On a damp day we drove up the scenic west coast and over to the traditional villages of Potaria and Makranitsa. A wonderful relaxing holiday in a lovely property in a very beautiful and unspoilt part of Greece.
Apr 2016
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house around the World around the

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 753 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Also an integrated hand wash basin, mirror and cupboard unit
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Also integrated hand wash basin & cupboard unit
  • The upstairs bathroom has a low-level WC and shower cubicle, with a large, integrated hand-wash basin, mirror and cupboards unit. The downstairs bathroom has a low-level WC and shower cubicle, and with a similar hand-wash basin unit.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , There is also space for a folding bed for a child
  • The upstairs bedroom has a large double bed, with plenty of cupboard space, and drawers. The bedroom has a sliding door opening directly onto the terrace. The sitting room has a large sofa bed for either one or two persons. The downstairs bedroom has twin beds, and there is space for a folding bed for the use of a child.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
In addition to all towels and linen being provided, and changed every 7 days, the House is thoroughly cleaned at the end of each 7 day period.

Reviews

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APHROULA'S HOUSE; A family home in a quiet, beautiful corner of Greece.
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
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5

A peaceful, comfortable, well-equipped retreat for four people within walking distance of the beach

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I and two good friends spent a week at Aphroula's House in Milina in early July 2017 and loved the experience. The configuration of the house makes it ideal for two friendly couples or one couple travelling with children. The upstairs terrace, which faces west, with a distant view of the sea, is a good spot for breakfast and dinner, but too hot at lunchtime. Ceiling fans and A/C units keep the bedrooms cool at night. The house as a whole is simply furnished and very comfortable, including an outdoor cooking area on the lower level and a conventional, well-equipped kitchen upstairs. The owners live nearby and are on hand to give advice and to resolve problems – not that we had any. It is a pleasant 15–20 minute walk from Aphroula's House to the seafront at Milina, a wonderfully unspoilt village with some good beaches lined by a string of tavernas. Milina has plenty of traditional shops, including grocers, greengrocers, two butchers and a bakery, and local fishermen sell their catch on the quayside in the early morning. Getting to the house from the village by car is a little more challenging – along bumpy, rutted tracks with few passing places – but we got used to it! There is a fabulous walk up the hill behind the house to the mountain village of Lafkos that takes you along a well-worn donkey track with better and better views of the matchless Pagasitic Gulf as you climb. All in all, we had a lovely holiday and came away thinking that a week in Pelion was much too short.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Brilliant Holiday House

  • 5 of 5

Aphroula's house is wonderfully peaceful and quiet, with sea views from the terrace. Milina's secluded location means that, even in the busy summer months, it never feels touristic or over-crowded. The house is a short walk away from the sea front, a number of traditional Greek restaurants, and small shops; it is also perfectly situated for walks over the mountains to other towns. The water is perfect for swimming - because it is a bay, there are barely any waves, and the water is lovely and warm. Tim and Aphroula are perfect hosts, very friendly and welcoming, and helpful in advising on places to visit and activities in the area. I can't recommend this house highly enough.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A perfect retreat

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful house looks out over trees and gardens, with a view from the upper terrace (there are two) of the Pagasitic Gulf. The house is calm, quiet - and - brilliantly - can be divided into two completely self-contained parts. The tiny town of Milina is a short walk away, and here there's a string of tavernas right next to the sea, facing the incredible sunsets to the west. You’re a long way from anywhere, which is why such a beautiful place is so amazingly uncrowded. At the same time, it’s a proper town, with small, useful shops – butcher – baker - and even a pharmacy. The waters of the gulf are calm and clear. There’s nothing quite like it. This is why I’ve been coming here with my family for nearly twenty years.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Volos/Nea Anchialos (VOL)
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Milina waterfront bars and cafes
Nearest Ferry
50 Kilometres
Volos docks
Nearest Train
50 Kilometres
Volos Railway Station
Nearest Motorway
65 Kilometres
Volos/Velestino
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Milina waterfront
Nearest Ski
75 Kilometres
Agriolefkes
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Milina Waterfront & Beaches
Car: recommended

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house around the World,

Rental Basis:
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Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
MID Season
10 Aug 2018 - 6 Sep 2018
5 night minimum stay
£449
for 5 nights
From
£90
£628
 
 
LOW Season
7 Sep 2018 - 4 Oct 2018
5 night minimum stay
£426
for 5 nights
From
£85
£597
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
£426
for 5 nights
From
£85
£597
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 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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