The photos of the house do not do justice to the reality of this slice of Greek paradise. Our group of 16 people (3 families, including 8 teenaged girls), could not have found a more perfect arrangement for our week's stay. The outdoor areas were immaculately kept, in first class condition, and so tastefully adorned with varied flora and understated elegance. The sleeping accommodations were a great mixture of proximate and private. The game room kept the kids entertained at night. And the location, while remote, is only a short water taxi away from Hydra, which offers the perfect Greek island experience. Breathtaking natural beauty surrounds the property. Overall, it was the ideal expression of casual sophistication.
But the best things about the villa are the people involved! The owners (Alex & Vaso) do a fabulous job of being seen and unseen at the same time. They are reachable to answer questions and solve little problems, but one never felt that they were hovering at all. We have rented homes all over the world, and I must say these homeowners were absolutely the finest hosts we've ever encountered. They went far beyond what was necessary to ensure fun was had by all, and taught me the meaning of the Greek concept of "philotimo" (look it up). And their generous spirit extended to their fine staff as well. Every inquiry or request that we had was met with a smile and gracious attempt to satisfy our every need. We felt like kings and queens for a week. We learned a lot about Greece last week, but we learned more about Greek hospitality. Every person at the villa seemed dedicated to the happiness of every person in our group.
I'm genuinely reluctant to tell the world about this piece of heaven, since I want to go back as soon as possible, without having to wait in line! But if you are in a position to make this villa your vacation choice, you should do it right away. You won't be disappointed.
We were group of 18, 10 adults and 8 kids travelling together as allways:-) It was not easy to find a house that satisfies all different criteria that we all put on table and we took time to make decision. From the start of the process, Alex&Vaso, the couple owners, were easy to communicate with and all that we needed from them was quickly fullfilled. Contract was clear and covered all potential issues and I was happy to have it:-)
Some of us arrived earlier than the agreed check-in time, we were received in the property and enjoyed the swim on the private beach which is in excellent state, warm and clean sea and very good sunbeds and umbrellas.
The owners awaited us warmly, with snacks and drinks, which we all appreciated. After that, they reapected our privacy more than we respected theirs:-), as we were celebrating the pure joy of being there together on such a beautiful place.
The house is well equipped, nicely and cosily furnished, in the two kitchens you can find all you need. I know that as we enjoy preparing meals together and it was perfect for us.
The rooms were very nicely decorated, beds comfortable.
I must admit that even though I am not a "swimming pool person" when I am on seaside, I appreciated a lot the fun we had in salted water allmost 5m deep swimming pool:-) Kids were jumping in the pool all the time, competing with adults, the jump was great amusement.
The most amazing are the colors, the lush garden could be part of parks of luxury hotel on Bali or elsewhere, dense, colorfull, so well kept and brought up! The pleasure of view you have just looking at all this is what stroke me the most. You inhale peace with every breath there, as the place is as isolated as you want it to be.
A lot of things to do around, though, nice trips to be made on islands, so it is on you to set up your decor.
I recommend highly this place to people bored by fancy 5* hotels looking for real rest in a beautiful place.
Thank you, Vaso&Alex
After extensive search on the web, we finally found a wonderful site for a family of 40, gathered together from all the continents to spend a week of quality time together. The sitting and eating areas around the pool were shady and pleasant, and made it easy to supervise the children. Five of the en-suite rooms in the VIP house were comfortable and well suited to couples, with or without young children. The remaining three rooms of the VIP house were OK for the teenagers. The other two houses on the same site had smaller rooms that were adequate for couples, but the third house was a little inaccessible to the pool and public area. The owners, Alex and Vaso, were helpful beyond expectation and made our stay an exceptional experience. They hired good cooks, who provided abundant, varied and healthy food that suited almost everyone. The beach is minimal and entering the sea is easy enough for adults, but not so easy for children. The facility is in it's early stage of operation and I believe that our feedback will help to upgrade certain aspects that are easy to improve for the future. We had a wonderful time and I recommend this venue.
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