An elegant traditional stone villa in the unspoiled northern mountains of Zakynthos, Paliostafitha is set in an acre and a half of land with splendid, uninterrupted views of the sweeping coastline of the Ionian Sea and the wooded valleys below the villa. The property is not overlooked and enjoys uninterrupted peace and quiet. The tiny port of Agios Nicolas with its tavernas and beach is only 5 minutes away. Outside there are large and airy wide terraces and shaded garden, beautiful and colourfully planted and now well established, and a stunningly situated infinity swimming pool. This superb villa is the perfect family house for relaxed, easy summer living. The villa, pool, gardens and view will ensure unforgettable memories for you, your family and friends. Remember to watch the video ( filmed before we built on to the upper terrace )
Villa in Askos, Agios Nicolas, Zakynthos - Sleeps 8. Secluded, Peaceful Location
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- 20 Jan 2019
About Charlotte Rowell
My husband, Lance and I visited the island for the first time in 2013 and were completely captivated by the rural charm, amazing light and friendly people. We were so lucky to have the opportunity to buy Paliostafitha and are really looking forward to sharing it with our guests. As this will be our second home we are making it as comfortable and luxurious as possible with everything that we would want and we hope that you will enjoy the improvements that we have made. A full range of outdoor furniture offers the chance to sunbathe or read a book by the pool or swing in the hammock beneath the old olive trees. Alternatively, sink into the rattan chairs to enjoy a glass of wine. The choice is yours!
Charlotte Rowell purchased this Villa in 2013
Why Charlotte Rowell chose Zakinthos
We visited the island for a short break during the summer of 2013 and heard that Paliostafitha was coming on to the market. The house and garden offered everything we were looking for and we are really excited about spending more time out there and offering our guests a memorable holiday in this charming part of the island. If you are seeking a lively clubbing night life this is not for you, but if you enjoy the wonderful variety of tavernas, relaxing by the pool or in the shaded garden and trips to Shipwreck Bay or the Blue Caves, this is the perfect base.
What makes this Villa unique
Paliostafitha is blessed by the most amazing location, high enough to enjoy the cooling breezes with panoramic views of the sea and the island. It is five minutes away from the local fishing village and the Pelegoni club, and a short distance away from many local tavernas. The mature garden offers peace and solitude and is not overlooked. The house is spacious enough for large parties and the pool is well situated with fantastic views and shaded terraces nearby. It is heated and has a child-proof cover. All the bedrooms have en suite bathrooms. We sleep 8 in comfort but can cope with an extra small child. The house has satellite internet, European lavatory plumbing, air-conditioning and mosquito blinds.
Pool / Spa
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
Spacious,well equipped and beautiful setting
Chose this villa as we were treating our children and their partners so wanted space and seperate bathrooms. It was ideal. It was so roomy nobody ever felt they were cramped or on top of each other. It was marvellously equipped , as good as at home so no compromising. Didn't discover the washing machine til mid way through the week but was useful to do a wash then. Was unsure whether we'd need to buy tablets for this or dishwasher but all supplied.. also not told there would be hair dryers but each room had one. Include that in the info save taking your own . Pool was super. Big enough for lengths and for several large people to mess around together. Nearest shops expensive and limited range but larger supermarkets bit of a long drive when only there for a week so made do with the nearest ones. We holidayed in September and there were lots of hornets around due to the grape vine on the terrace I believe. These freaked out one member of our party to begin with..However they were the best behaved hornets I've ever seen. Nobody had any trouble with them and they would just come to the pool for a drink and fly off. All in all a beautiful place great facilities. Would highly recommend
Thank you for your kind review and we will take your recommendations on board. We intend cutting the grapes early this year before the hornets arrive!
We should be happy to offer you a 10% discount for a repeat booking.
Gorgeous, stunning and wonderful villa thank you very much
Beautifully designed inside and out, stunning area and views, beautiful coastline and very friendly people
Would love to come back
Thank you for your kind review and I am happy that you enjoyed your stay. We should love to welcome you back with a 10% returner’s discount.
We loved our stay. The villa was beautiful and the views absolutely stunning. A fabulous place to get away and we will definitely be back one day! Thank you
Thank you so much for your review and I am pleased that you liked the house. We should be delighted to welcome you back and am happy to offer you a 10% discount in the future.
A fantastic villa with a stunning view
This is the second time our family has stayed at the villa. The improvements the owners have made are lovely, particularly one of the bedrooms.
This holiday was for my eightieth birthday and I cannot think of anywhere I would have rather been to celebrate it.
The people who look after the villa were so good, nothing was too much trouble for them.
There are some really nice restaurants in the area, and we found a lovely place to eat at Agios Leon, well worth visiting.
I could go on forever, but the best thing to do is stay at the villa and see for yourselves.
Thank you so much for your kind review and we look forward to welcoming you back anytime, and definitely before your 90th!
beautiful villa, pool, grounds...with over 90 metres of terrace overlooking the valley and sea. very well equipped and excellently maintained with any queries instantly sorted by the extremely genial and efficient local 'manager' Giorgos. it feels very private as it is not overlooked by any other property. a lovely variety of outside 'spaces' so you can lounge by the pool, swing in the hammock under olive trees, sit at the large, shaded wooden terrace table etc etc, We have stayed in many villas and this was our favourite.
The owners have excellent taste!
Heaven on Earth
This is a gem. It is set up the hill from pretty little harbour and you have fabulous views from the terrace and even when you are swimming in the infinity pool. The pool is heated, which was a treat ... Others we met at other villas were not as lucky!
The house is well equipped but don't eat in too often as there are excellent tavernas by the harbour and along the coastline, which are reasonably priced. We were tempted to do a "Shirley Valentine" and stay forever. If you are looking for a villa in Zakinthos, look no further - you will not be disappointed.
The little port of Aghios Nicolaos is just 5 mins drive away which has a beach. Alykes is further away but offers long beaches with lots of water sports. You can also take a boat trip that goes to the famous ship wreck bay, and also the blue caves. We can arrange boat hire, either self-drive or with a skipper.
Zakynthos airport and mainland ferry terminal is 40 mins drive away. Ferry to Cephalonia five min drive.
The village of Volimes is a 15 min drive away, which sells local pottery and lace items. The famous Peligoni club is 5 min drive away which has water sports and sailing. The port of Agios Nicolas with ferry to Cephalonia is 5 min away. The port has various tavenas and bars overlooking the port and beach, spectacular art bar, internet cafe etc. The beautifully positioned Windmill restaurant and stone park (animals and geology) are within walking distance.
Zakynthos town which is 50 mins drive away, is a thriving, charmingly chaotic place to visit, good shops, restaurants, churches and museums. The town has a good night life and outside cinema. You can explore the lush green mountains; spring is an especially pretty time to visit the island as all the wild flowers are blooming, the views are stunning. There are many varied tavernas but all with spectacular views to visit along the coast. You can also visit the turtle breeding sanctuaries or the famous Ship Wreck cove. Baby sitting is also available.
Additional pricing information
Booking Notes: A 25% non returnable deposit on booking. The next 75% 8 weeks before departure. There is a £250 refundable damage deposit. Changeover Day: During July and August the change over day is Sunday. All other bookings are flexible. I offer a 10% discount for a 14 night stay.