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AEOLUS and STAVLO - a luxury Greek villa with private pool and gardens.

People7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights

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Details
Property
villa
People
7
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
1 - 5 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday villa in Elation - AEOLUS and STAVLO (2 Units)

A beautiful traditionally built stone house, annexe and private pool

Aeolus and Stavlo comprise one property nestled on the hillside in the beautiful village of Korithi overlooking the Ionian Sea. This extensive property, has access via control panel secure electronic gates opening into a hard standing purpose built car park capable of taking 6 or more cars.The property itself comprises of the main house, large open plan kitchen, dining and comfortable lounge, with a wood burner for the cooler months. The internal areas are to a high specification as can be seen by the photographs. There is a Wet room and also having a spacious double bedroom and a mezzanine with a single bed. Stavlo, the adjacent family room/studio to Aeolus has a double and two single beds.The property is set amongst olive and cypress trees with impressive views across the sea and mountains. If you are looking for privacy and tranquility then this is the villa for you. The main bedroom, perfect for the honey moon couple has french windows leading onto the verandah overlooking the sea, local bays and mountains. The pool is set in established gardens with palm trees, the fragrance of jasmine and oleander fill the air. Just simply the most beautiful place to be....

Stavlo is a self contained studio with it's own kitchen and wet room. This is very popular with a second family and teenagers wanting their own space.

A feature of this property is it's extensive terraces with a wide range of seating areas to accommodate extensive outside al freso dining. There is also an outside kitchen /eating area, boasting a BBQ, rotisserie and outside oven. Perfect for shade in the heat of the day and romantic candle lit dinners under the stars. All meals are normally taken outside during the summer months either by the barbecue area or on the terrace tables.

The villa posses a charm all of it's own, has all mod cons but keeps it's great greek feel!

St Nikolas Port is approximately 4 min away by car and offers a lovely beach with free sunbeds and excellent tavernas. Long Beach is a large beach approximately 15 min away again with good tavernas. And on the coast road (the road you will journey on from the airport to the Villa) there are a number of other accessible beaches. There are also many isolated coves which can be accessed by boat, boat hire also being available locally. The sea is perfectly clean and most of the beaches are stony rather than sandy in the north of the island (covered with a light shale). There are a large number of tavernas available within 10 to 20 min of the Villa, and especially across the mountain range to Volimes and Anovolimes.

PELIGONI Club, is an exclusive sailing club located approximately 5 min away from the villa. The club offers a wide range of sailing activities, waterskiing, tennis, table tennis and superb dining. Check out party night on Wednesdays and Saturdays for fun and frolics!

For those searching for a lively night life on the island this can be found at Alikes, Alkanas and further away down south at Lagana (famous for the Loggerhead Turtles). There is something for everyone.

Boats can be hired locally to visit the remote beaches, caves and beachside tavernas, you can also take escorted trips to the Blue Caves, famous Shipwreck Cove and ancient monasteries. There are daily ferries from the nearby port that go to Kefalonia (Captain Correlli's Island) and ferries to the Peloponnese on the mainland and other islands that go from the main Zakynthos town port.

Zakynthos town is approximately 30 minutes by car and is a thriving cosmopolitan town, rich with history and beautiful architecture. It has a wide range of shops, bars and restaurants and is well worth a visit. The port for mainland Greece (about 1 hour away by ferry) is situated adjacent to the town. The town has an outside theatre and busy nightlife.

The villa is set on a hillside in the beautiful village of Korithi. St Nikolas port, which has 2 medium-sized supermarkets is only 4 min away by car. If it is each Friday night in the port there is a great Greek evening at the L'Astoria Taverna on the beach with live music and dancing. On Tuesday evening's Nobelos a lovely Taverna by the sea holds a fine dining and live music evening under the pine trees.

The village of Volimes, is well worth a visit and attracts tourists visiting the locally made beautiful crafts. the village of Katastari is some 30 min from the Villa where there are a number of larger supermarkets selling a larger range of products. The island itself is approximately 25 miles long by 3 miles wide and is covered with a central mountainous spine, olive groves, cypress trees and orange and lemon orchards. The views and around the island and in particular the north of stunning and well worth exploring.

Aeolus is our much loved summer home. We have had the villa for approximately 12 years and spend a lot of our time out there in the summer, letting it out only when we come back to the UK. This means that it is more homely and comfortable than properties that are purely furnished for the letting market and an additional income.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
SHARON WEBSTER
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
70%
Calendar last updated:
5 November, 2016
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About SHARON WEBSTER

My late husband and I bought the land with the view to having a small quiet village location for our second (holiday) home. The original house was taken down and many of the original materials were used to build the new house, Aeolus. Stavlo is a renovated stable and has all it's original charm. We did not want to let such a beautiful place stay empty when we could not be there, so sharing it with like minded people led us to the holiday rental of the villa.

SHARON WEBSTER purchased this villa in 2001

Why SHARON WEBSTER chose Greece

This Villa is unique. The Villa's USP's are:-

* Rural, central village location with small shop and locals selling produce.

* Baker visits every day (except Sundays) selling bread, pies, pastries and milk.

* Property is high spec, modern and very comfortable.

* Amazing gardens and terraces, mature palm trees and 1000 year old olive trees.

* Olive oil from the olive trees.

* Large pool with floor step access.

* Outside kitchen/BBQ Area.

* Close proximity to the Peligoni Club

* Proximity to the harbour port of Agios Nikolas, with shops, supermarkets, tavernas, bars and petrol station. Also boat hire and trips to Blue Caves and Shipwreck Bay.

* The Villa and grounds are secure and very private.

* The northern part of the Island is so special.

What makes this villa unique

The unique features of the Villa are the stunning views of both the sea and the mountains, the privacy and the amazing gardens and pool. There are many terraces on different levels and each one so different you couldn't possibly get bored! There is aways somewhere to sit in the sun and shade. Another unique feature is the family room, Stavlo, which can comfortably sleep 4, but is great for adults with small children or for teenagers wanting their own pad, but still easily supervised by adults.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
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AEOLUS and STAVLO - a luxury Greek villa with private pool and gardens.
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5

Charming location, gorgeous villa

  • 5 of 5

The location in the north of the island was exceptional, all peace and quiet. Sharon had supplied detailed travel and villa instructions which always helps get the holiday off to a good start.

The pool and gardens were absolutely fabulous and little time was ever wasted in not soaking up the sun's rays beside it or in it. It's quite the best pool we've ever had!

The Blue Caves are only a few miles away - for regular sea swims and Shipwreck beach is just a short distance away by car. We hired a boat and had a super day visiting this famous beach. This was the best way to do it, as we were able to spend as long we liked rather than the usual hour and a half offered by most of the tour companies.

We had a lovely week, but it went far too quickly. Thank you, Sharon for the use of your wonderful villa and a credit to you for the work you have done to your beautiful gardens.

We would love to return one day!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

The online photographs of the villa and gardens do not fully capture how stunning this place is! The interior of the villa and the gardens have clearly had a lot of time and thought invested in them.

Sharon provided good instructions so we had no problems finding the villa. It is secluded and the view from the balcony is amazing!

We booked a stay for our family of four (2 kids under 5) with the expectation that we would use both Stavlo and Aeolus, due to there being only 2 beds within the villa.

We knew that Stavlo was a self contained unit, separate to the main villa, however, I hadn't realised that it was actually outside the property walls.

The pool was clean and a great size - we all loved using it, especially the children. We also enjoyed watching the birds come to drink from it. Due to the extensive gardens, there were plenty of flying insects, but we had expected that and they didn't bother us too much. The kids were really excited to see gecko's and other small lizards!

The location was perfect for us - quiet and away from the hustle and bustle of the southern part of the island. We enjoyed a Blue Caves and Shipwreck boat tour, which can be caught relatively near by. There are also really useful guest books within the villa which are full of ideas for day trips/restaurant recommendations. There are also books and DVD's there to use.

All in all, I would fully recommend the villa - if I ever returned to Zante then I wouldn't hesitate to book Aeolus again. Thanks for sharing your beautiful home with us!

Best wishes

Ruth

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
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5

A wonderful villa and pool

  • 5 of 5

We loved the villa - peaceful , well equipped , beautiful gardens , wonderful terraces and views - excellent pool . It was very clean on arrival and Sharon was very efficient with our booking . We would highly recommend it .

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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Owner's Response: Thank you for such a positive review, I am very pleased you enjoyed your stay. Sharon Webster. Villa Owner.
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5

Aeolus a gentle breeze that takes your breath away

  • 5 of 5

We wanted a nice secluded villa away from the tourist traps with access to the coast and good BBQ facilities. Everything exceeded our expectations.

The first thing you notice is you don't have a parking space, you have a car park, there are extensive gardens with many places to sit in private. The outside kitchen with a BBQ you can spit-roast a dinosaur on and a 3 door fridge close to a generous size pool is delightful.

All facilities are well proportioned and clean, the view from the bedroom balcony is stunning.

Both Nikos and Reni were lovely people and very helpful.

If you want a day on a pleasant beach with choice of tavernas then a drive down the mountains into Alikes will not disappoint.

No complaints, I would thoroughly recommend Aeolus for your luxury holiday

  • Review Submitted: Jun 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks Kevin for submitting such a great review. I am so glad you and your friends chose Aeolus Villa and enjoyed your stay. I am happy that the Villa met your expectations and the car parking too. Once again thank you. Sharon Webster Villa Owner
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5

Beautiful Villa!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a marvellous 10 days at Aeolus / Stalevo in August. The villa is very clean and has a homely feel to it, not the sterility often seen in rental villas. The view over the coast (particularly with a glass of wine in hand) from the balcony off main bedroom is stunning! The pool is spotlessly clean and ideal for children of all ages. Our children (3 of the 4 are teenagers) absolutely loved the independence of having Stavelo to themselves. Also, the baker comes to the bottom of the road at 8am on weekdays - wow, the doughnuts are gorgeous!

Regarding things to do - a boat trip to Shipwreck is a must. We hired our own 6 berth boat from Wayne at http://www.valaiswatersports.gr/en-boathire.php Much cheaper than competitors and very efficient service. Also, a drive out to Shipwreck view ( achieving the 'brochure' view) at sunset is breathtaking - our children were amazed.

Local food is generally good and fairly cheap - we found Niko's the best by far, as the menu was also geared up to suit to teenagers. Also, I'd recommend a visit to the Art Cafe, a local bar with a bohemian feel to it.

One thing parents with teenagers may want to note - many local restaurants/bars advertise themselves as an 'internet hotspot'. On the whole, they aren't....the signal/speed is appalling. Only a minor gripe, but anyone with teenagers will know where I'm coming from......

In a nutshell, I think anyone who can't enjoy the facilities on offer and relax amongst the gorgeous gardens at Aeolus, perhaps whilst reading in the hammock, would find it difficult to wind-down anywhere on the planet!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
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5

Fabulous villa and total luxury.

  • 5 of 5

If you want to feel like a celebrity like I did when I stayed here, look no further, but be warned you will find it very hard to leave. Taking in all the beauty of the villa garden and surrounding views. The lovely olive trees that all have their own character, the whole villa has the traditional Greek feel to it, situated in a quiet village is perfect and unique.

My family and I had a fab time, there is everything you need and more. The pool is a good size and very clean. If you want to chill out in the evening there is a very comfy sofa plenty of DVDs to chose from or games in the cupboards, i.e. polka scrabble, cards etc.

The views you have of the sea around this area of North Zante are breathtaking and the colours of the sea and coves is beautiful.

Recommend shipwreck cove and blue caves, boat trips near by. Ag Nik Port is lovely in the evening and not far, plus there is a supermarket there which is handy.

Also recommend water village waterpark for a fab day out with the children and is not overcrowded.

Thank you so much Sharon for letting us stay at your second home here in Zante a truely special place indeed and would love to come back in the near future.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for such a lovely review, I am so pleased you all had such a good time too. Yes the village, villa and gardens are very special. You would be welcome to return. Kind regards Sharon Webster Villa Owner
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Location

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Nearest Airport
36 Kilometres
Zakynthos
Nearest Ferry
2 Kilometres
Agios Nikolaos
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
St Nikolas Port
Car: necessary

This luxury villa is situated in the beautiful mountain village of Korithi, located at the northern tip of the island overlooking Kefalonia. The bustling little fishing port of Agios Nikolaos is just 2 kilometres away from where the daily ferry to Kephalonia leaves. The villa is also in easy reach of unspoilt beaches, boat trips, tavernas and watersports. The family resort of Alykes is a short drive away and an ideal place to shop, with many restaurants, night life, cash machines, medical centre and sandy beaches. Aeolus and Stavlo are perfectly located to provide quiet relaxation yet be close enough to the action. Taxis are easily available. Aeolus has spectacular views of the sea looking out over the rugged coastline and the Peloponnese in the distance. Set in half an acre of mature olive grove, the walled garden boasts complete privacy. The Villa is the perfect location to explore the island's attractions including the famous Shipwreck Bay & Blue Caves. Direct flights March-November.

Other Activities: painting, an artists paradise.

Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Elation, Zakynthos (Zante)

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Low season
1 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
5 night minimum stay
£1,250
for 5 nights
£1,750
 
 
Mid season
1 Jun 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
5 night minimum stay
£1,429
for 5 nights
£2,000
 
 
Peak season
24 Jun 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
£2,143
for 5 nights
£3,000
 
 
Low season
9 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
5 night minimum stay
£1,250
for 5 nights
£1,750
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
£250
for 1 night
From
£250
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

*Welcome pack provided. Includes bottles of chilled water, bottle of chilled white wine, bottle of lager type beer. Milk. Bread. Fruit and cheese.
I have a 24/7 house manager who is english and very knowledgeable about the local a.
A detailed pack of information will be emailed to you after the final payment has been made. There will be detailed instructions how to get to the villa from the Airport or Ferry.

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Elation in Europe

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 190 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Thermos Flask
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Outdoor shower by pool
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , wet room
  • Both shower rooms are designed in the traditional greek style, they are spacious, have natural light and are well appointed. Each contains hand wash basin, toilet and shower. A booster switch in the kitchen area will give accelerated hot water to the main house bathroom. Hot water is generated by solar heating to ensure adequate quantities of hot water. are available
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Mezzanine - 1 Single Bed , Fans and mosquito net
    Stavlo - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , Adjacent to main house, high vaulted ceiling, air condition.
    Master Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , Air Con, cool vaulted ceiling, french windows to terrace.
  • The main house (Aeolus) can comfortably sleep three upstairs. Stavlo is a self contained studio adjoining Aeolus and has a large double bed, two single divan beds and a transportable Z bed. Aeolus is designed as a home and the decor reflects this. The master bedroom is romantic and spacious with a cool high vaulted ceiling, ideal for honeymoon couples. The room has double french windows leading out onto the well furnished terrace overlooking the pool, gardens, and the incredible views of the coastline bays and mountain ranges.The mezzanine area accommodates one single bed suitable for adult or child, and down a short staircase leads out onto the upper terrace. There is ample wardrobe and storage area. Fujitsu Air conditioning system is in the master bedroom and Stavlo. Electric fans and mosquito nets available. Beach towels not available. A cot is available
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • MP3 Dock
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • 20 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Aeolus and Stavlo posses the charm and character of a traditional Zakynthian stone built house but with modern amenities. The main house is on three levels, the laundry facilities are located on the lower ground floor. The ground floor has 3 pairs of french windows opening onto vast terraced areas overlooking the gardens and pool. Inside the spacious open plan living/dining/kitchen, there is a large oval table that accommodates up to 8 people. The sitting area has two comfortable sofas (sofabeds) & other seats are available. All windows have the traditional Greek shutters that help to keep the rooms cool in the heat of the summer. The first floor is where the bedrooms and bathroom are located. The villa boasts extensive terraced areas that are perfect for al fresco dining and a superb BBQ and bread oven. Steps lead down to the sun loungers by the pool and there is ample shade provided by the magnificent olive trees. Through an arched wall lies Stavlo. Ample car parking is available.

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