|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
Our privately owned apartment has been beautifully furnished and will offer you a peaceful surrounding to enjoy the hum of natural life. We have comfortable living space for four adults. The living & kitchen areas are open and extend onto a wide shaded balcony with a large table and comfortable chairs for pleasurable dining. Two sun beds encourage relaxation. Both double bedrooms have small private balconies, one has the option for twin beds. All living & bed areas have air conditioning/heating. Our fully equipped kitchen has a large fridge freezer, modern hob & oven, and convenient appliances.
Set in a gated 'cul de sac' 200m from the beach, this first floor apartment is accessed via one flight of stairs. A pool with sunbeds, waits to pamper sun worshipers. A private parking space is provided.
After a career in theatre, specifically ballet, I saw sailing the Ionian Islands as a new and very contrasting challenge! Lucky to do this as an employee of an established holiday group a 'one summer job' turned into a 23 year career in ensuring clients enjoyed holidays full of special memories. My greatest reward is to see the pleasure I can bring by adding small thoughtful details that make a difference to a guests holiday experience. I can continue to do this with our private apartment, for our few special guests, outside of the mainstream holiday industry.
Mandy purchased this apartment in 2011
With mountains and farmland, sea and islands this area is so unique. The absolute peacefulness of the village defies the possibility of stress! The flat waters of the bay, with small beaches and rocky coastline, make exploring by SUP boarding, or sail/motor boating a dream, in summer and winter, and I will never tire of peering down into the clear, blue waters from my board or looking out across the bay after hiking to the hill tops behind the village!
Planned as a place for family and friends to stay primarily, the apartment is set up as a home full of comfort. It suits a niche where high quality is desired for couples or small families. While the surrounding is quaint and traditional the apartment is modern with excellent fittings and style. The location, away from tour groups, allows true discovery of Greek life, but is in easy reach of year round activities and charmed places.
Apartment was extremly well prepared for our arrival. Even the refrigerator was equipped with a suitable start-up package.We got loss when driving to apatment, but Mandy came to fetch us, great thanks. We were four my wife, me and our two grown up daughters. Apartment matched very well to our needs. Place is good for relaxing, enviroment is very peacefull. Nearest grocery was about 5 km so the car is necessary. Weather was quit warm about 33 C daytime. Luckily air conditions was helping my wife and me, our daughters didn't have any difficulties with temperature.
We were immediately wowed by the location, size and quality of the apartment. It is tastefully decorated, well equipped and spotlessly clean. Beds are comfortable, showers first class. The fitted kitchen is well equipped with every utensil you could think of plus plenty of condiments like olive oil, salt and pepper, sugar, spices and herbs.
The lounge area opens onto a spacious balcony with table, chairs, sunloungers and flowers.
The swimming pool is larger than it seems in the photos. When we stayed we had the pool to ourselves. Lovely to jump into after a day spent on the beach.
The location was perfect for us, set in a small, very Greek village yet only 3 minutes walk from the sea, local taverna and bakery.
A car is essential. It is a 10 minute drive to Paleros harbour. On the way you pass a long sandy beach with a couple of tavernas with sunbeds. Paleros is a clean, quiet beach resort yet to be affected by too much tourism. There are tavernas lining the seafront with good food at reasonable prices. There are free sunbeds on the beach if you use the owner’s taverna. Our favourite was Annas at the far end of the beach. You will receive a warm welcome, delicious food and there are plenty of sunbeds.
East of the apartment are some lovely quiet coves to explore. Just ask Mandy or the locals.
Mandy was marvellous. She left us to our own devices but was always there for help and advice if we should need it.
If you are looking for a quiet, authentic Greek holiday, yet with luxury accommodation, this is the holiday for you!
Myself and 2 others stayed in the accommodation for a total of 7 nights and we could not have been happier. Mandy was warm and welcoming, making sure everything was OK and comfortable throughout our stay. The house was equipped with more than enough furnishings and utensils. The kitchen was stocked with food. Toiletries and fresh lines and towels were provided upon arrival. The balcony and surrounding area of the property was quiet and peaceful, really nothing to fault.
We ate out in restaurants and cooked in the property throughout our visit. Many beautiful local restaurants with fresh fish of the day, freshly baked bread from the bakery every morning was delightful.
I would highly recommend this to anyone looking for a stay in Greece off the beaten track. With the small but busy town of Paleros 10 minutes drive away it had everything we needed. For our first time in Greece, this really set a high standard. We have travelled on this kind of holiday many times over the years and this was defiantly one of the most comfortable properties we have rented, it really was pristine.
Beaches were to die for also!
Thank you Mandy for a great holiday.
My family regularly rent apartments and villas for our holidays as we love the independence. However you usually spend the first day struggling with minimal provisions and the next shopping for items that you only use a fraction of. No such problem here! Mandy had filled the cupboards and fridge with EVERYTHING you could ever need. From washing powder to condiments all had been thought of. This made living in the immaculately clean and impeccably presented apartment an absolute joy.
The apartment is in a small complex which has been very thoughtfully designed and landscaped. There is a lovely shared pool with comfortable and stylish sun loungers. Our preference however was to take the short walk to the secluded beach. Mandy provided rush mats and a beach bag to carry them down to the pebbly bay. We swam there morning and evening. The water is crystal clear and refreshing. You can swim around the bay or just sit and watch the sunset.
We did a lot of sight seeing further afield but we also explored most of the towns along the local coastline and found they all had something to offer. We enjoyed every second of our week and found this apartment was an excellent base.
Thank you Mandy - you really did think of everything!
Diese Wohnung kann wirklich allen empfohlen werden! Sie ist grosszuegig mit 2 Doppelbett-Wohnzimmern und 2 Baeder. Sie ist ganz modern eingerichtet mit allem, was man braucht fuer den Urlaub. Sie hat eine eigene Waschmaschine, so dass wir nicht so viel Kleidung mitbringen mussten. Sie hat eine herrliche Airconditioning, was ein Segen war in der heissen Juli-Zeit, samt einen Pool-Bereich, der v.A. bei unserem siebenjaehrigen Sohn sehr populaer war. Die Wohnung und die Umgebung sieht noch viel schoener aus als die Bilder zeigen. Mandy, die englische Besitzerin, ist supernett und hilfsbereit. Schon vor unserer Ankunft hatte sie grundlegende Essens-Sachen fuer uns eingekauft wie Brot, Milch, Marmelade usw., so dass wir was zu essen hatten, als wir spaet Abends ankamen. Auch als wir abgereist sind, haben wir lokales olivenoel und lokale Kraeuter mitbekommen. Wir hatten auch das Pech, das unser Mietwagen einen Platten bekommen hat und prompt hat Mandy ihren Hausmeister gebeten, den Reifen zu wechseln. Auch die Menschen in den umliegenden Wohnungen waren sehr nett und hilfsbereit, u.a. zwei Paare von Holland und Schottland. So haben wir von denen jede Menge Ausflugstips bekommen.
Die Umgebung ist auch genauso wie wir uns sie gewunscht haben; wenig touristisch aber mit vielen Straenden und herrlichem tuerkisen Wasser. Mandy hat uns auch einen Geheimtip gegeben, den Vahiavali Strand, wo meist de Yachten draussen ankern und reinkommen zum Strandbar fuer eine Erfrischung. Hier war das Wasser besonders tuerkis. Die Bedienung war sehr nett und die Lage war ruhig. In der Naehe von dem Wohnort liegt die kleine Stadt Paleros mit kleinen schoenen Tavernen. In dem dortigen Yachtclub, der am Strand liegt, gibt es jede Menge leckeres Essen, das man sogar in einem echten Strandbett am Meer serviert bekommen kann! Wenn man einen Mietwagen hat (was ich wirklich empfehle), kann man auch zu anderen etwas groesseren Orten/Staedte fahren wie Vonitsa und zur Insel Lefkada. Lefkada hat einige der schoensten Straende Griechenlands. Und wenn man es etwas mehr touristisch mag, ist ein Aufenthalt in Lefkada Stadt oder weiter noerdlich in Parga sehr schoen.
Wir koennen einen Aufenthalt bei Mandy in Pogonia sehr sehr empfehlen und planen schon unseren naechsten Aufenthalt dort.
Family of three (wife and I and our twenty-three year old son) spent 12 nights here. We cannot speak highly enough about the apartment or the kindliness of the owners and the surrounding village community. Mandy looks after you really well! This was our 38th visit to Greece and in many ways the area was like stepping back into a place we love but thought we had lost, and we mean that in all the most positive ways, whilst at the same time being able to enjoy the delights of a new apartment equipped to the gills with everything we needed and with modern and extremely comfortable furniture and decor throughout. An April visit to Greece is not the right time to make use of the pool, although it was available if wanted, but in every other sense it is a brilliant time to visit this beautiful area of Greece and the apartment price at this time of year is exceptional value for money. We enjoyed wonderful mountain scenery & walking (without overheating,) great birdwatching with inidigenous and migrating species, archeological sites are quiet and a joy to explore, nearby Lefkada Island is fun to visit and you can drive to it over a pontoon bridge 'causeway', plus if you are keen on touring you can pack in some great longer distance trips, as we did, to Parga, ancient Dodona, the Souliot hills (some great hill walks up there), Arta (to visit the famous bridge), and Messolonghi (where Lord Byron died while supporting the Greek war of independence), plus more local trips to delightful Mytikas on the coast, (with good hill walks above as well), excellent birdwatching around the Amvrakikos Gulf, visits to Roman Nikopolis (founded by Augustus after defeating Anthony & Cleopatra's forces at the battle of Actium, the ancient Greek sanctuary of the Nekromaneion, plus there are many fabulous old castles, monasteries and churches to visit. Or you can just have an east day relaxing at the apartment with its super main balcony as well as side balconies directly accessed from each of its two good-sized bedrooms, the main bedroom of which is en suite. Lounge seating is comfortable, the kitchen is fantastically equipped for self-catering plus if you do decide to go out the "Rhapsodia" psistaria we visited twice is one of the best places to eat locally sourced succulent meat that we have ever experienced, made even more enjoyable by the friendliness and generosity of the proprietors & their local customers. Excellent supermarket, shops & full in Paleiros (4kms). Loved it all!
The local shoreline has shallow and warm water, with rocky outcrops and an interesting coastline which is perfect for Swimming & Snorkeling. The surrounding beaches are suitable for Windsurfing, Kite surfing, SUP boarding & Dinghy sailing, with calm clear seas in the morning and an offshore breeze which picks up in the afternoon. From the apartment there are many routes for Walking, Hiking and Mountain biking. (SUP boards & bikes can be available. Please enquire.)
The beautiful Islands of Meganisi and Kalamos are in view and only 16 km away The adjacent town of Palairos offers Yacht, Motor boat & Speed boat daily hires. It also has a good choice of beach front Tavernas and Bars. The lake north of the bay is a protected wetland that attracts seasonal migratory birds, with many Ancient sites and Castles the area has a fascinating history and much to explore.
The local market town of Levkas Island, (which is accessed via a bridge), is lively and bustling. It has many bars & restaurants and a thriving nightlife. Away from the coastline tradition survives and a more sedate pace of life continues as it has for centuries.
Update May 2015. A low cost airline now fly's into our local airport of Preveza (PVK), from London Gatwick, making access both easier and cheaper to this region.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£150|