TRADITIONAL HOUSE NEAR A FANTASTIC BEACH

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Daphne

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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TRADITIONAL HOUSE NEAR A FANTASTIC BEACH

Lesbos House Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, Sleeps 6

Welcome!

If your dream holiday consists of living in a lovely house, away from the crowds, at walking distance from one of the most beautiful beaches of Greece, then you have found your ideal destination!

The property includes a main house and a one-room guest-house. The main house is a two storey building with two double bedrooms, (one furnished with a double bed, and one with two single beds). The ground floor has a kitchenette, a lounge with an original fireplace, and a bathroom with a shower.

In front of the main house a large veranda can be found that overlooks the land of the property. This space is the heart of the house. It is shaded by mature pine trees, cooled by a light breeze that comes from the sea, and has external cooking facilities so you can prepare your meals outdoors, without being separated from your company.

The guest house used to be the property’s barn and has been renovated into a two single bed accommodation, with en-suite bathroom, catering for people that enjoy a bit of privacy.

The two buildings are surrounded by a 2000 m2 plot of land that has pines, olive trees, some young fruit trees, and cacti.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered

Daphne

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My name is Daphne and at the moment I am based in Athens. I used to live in Brighton and Edinburgh where I gained my academic qualifications (Environmental Sciences) and then I spent a couple of years working in Cyprus. I love travelling, hiking, reading, cooking, and yoga.

Whenever I have the chance, I spend time in my house in Lesbos which I truly love. When there, I swim in the sea twice a day -early morning and late afternoon-, I read and nap on my hammock, I practice yoga in the garden, I prepare meals using the delicious local produce, I do gardening, and go for long walks. When I feel like socializing and changing surroundings I will visit a neighbour or drive to nearby Plomari village to enjoy a drink or a meal in a coffee-shop or a tavern. When I feel like exploring, I will visit a more distant part of the island and spend there an evening or two. You see, Lesbos is rather big and diverse and there is always a new place to discover.

The property has been in my family for over 80 years and has been renovated with care to preserve the original architectural features.

It was passed down to my father from his aunt. To be precise, he inherited 1/12 of it and he and my mother embarked on a mission to buy out the other relatives. This operation turned out to be quite difficult and they had to employ all their reserves of diplomacy and patience to succeed (they contacted lost cousins in America, befriended alienated aunties etc).

In the meantime I was born and since at the time the house was not inhabitable, I spent my first summers in a big trailer-tend which my family would pitch on the property’s land.

After my parents gained ownership of the property, they renovated the house and eventually we got a roof over our heads. At the time I was about 8 and although admittedly the house was much more comfortable, it was half as fun compared to the tent.

So, ‘the property’ is much more to me than ‘a property’. It’s the holiday place of my childhood and when I think of it many beautiful images spring to mind.

Siestas on cool bed-sheets with a belly full of mummy’s food. The sound of cicadas on the pine trees. Fishing with my father from his boat. Collecting almonds and figs from the trees. Splashing about the sea with the neighbour’s children. Sleeping with the sound of the adults singing and playing the music.

I hope my future family and my guests with their families, will also have beautiful memories from this place, and love it as much as I do!

A feature that I love about this property is its veranda. It is a space shaded by pines and cooled by the sea breeze that enables guests to enjoy the lovely Greek weather all day long. Thanks to external cooking facilities, it is possible to prepare and enjoy the meals outdoors too.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Property Reviews

Traditional House Near A Fantastic Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
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Lesbos Aegean Islands
5

Time bubble

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
Staying at Dapnhe's house was a dream come true for me.

The most amazing experience was the landscape that the house is settled in. It completely engulfs the house and its guests and makes them feel as if they are in a time bubble - perfect for taking your mind off of all worries!

As an architect, I really appreciated the simplicity of the garden and I think that it fully captures the essence of the Mediterranean nature. As it is laid out on a gentle slope in front of the house, it gives you the impression that it goes on forever. The garden and surroundings are filled with beautiful, noble pine trees that lavishly offer their magnificent shade. I will always remember the soothing songs of cicadas infused with the subtle sound of cracking pines during our relaxing afternoons on the veranda!

The main house and all other constructions blend beautifully and smoothly with their surroundings. Everything has been made with the very attentive use of natural materials, respecting the traditions of the island and showing care to the character of the place. The house's interior is reminiscent of times gone by, where things were simpler and more meaningful. When inside, inviting niches catch the eye, coming together in a very balanced atmosphere, without disturbing the overall simplicity of the space. I particularly enjoyed the presence of antique furniture, another reminder denoting how life once used to be in this part of the world.

My stay in this place is the most memorable part of my holidays and I only wish it could have lasted longer!
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Traditional House Near A Fantastic Beach
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Lesbos Aegean Islands
5

Absolutely Revitalising!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
When we visited Mitilini island in the summer of 2012, we couldn't have made a better choice when we decided to stay at this house with 5 other friends.

The house is magnificent and stays absolutely true to the island's architecture. It harmoniously blends with its surroundings and gives you the sense that it has always been there and couldn't possibly be in any other way! The local nature is amazing, with tall pine trees spanning over the lovely patio right in front of the main house.

The patio was my favourite place of the house and made the time we spent there invaluable throughout the whole day. In the morning it was great to have some breakfast with a cooling breeze on your face. In the afternoon, it was rewarding to just chill there or even take a nap in the hammock under the dense shade of the trees. I will always savour the evenings we spent on this patio chatting with our friends, while sipping the lovely Ouzo we got from Plomari and gazing at the stars between the trees. Unforgettable!

I stayed in the guesthouse with my girlfriend, which was very cosy and intimate. As it is detached from the rest of the house, it offered more privacy and quietness whenever we were looking for it.

The beach was just a 5 min walk away. I loved it that we could go there without coming into contact with any streets and cars.

We liked the house so much that we preferred to just stay in and cook there during most of our stay, which really helped me to relax after a stressful year. On a couple of occasions though, when we decided to taste some traditional mezze and have some drinks, it was very convenient that the town of Plomari was so close!

Overall, really, you can't go wrong if you stay there! Thank you so much Daphne for such a fantastic stay!
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Traditional House Near A Fantastic Beach
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Lesbos Aegean Islands
5

What a great holiday

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
Wonderful place! Quiet, traditional, beautifull house, in a small well shaded property, near the beach ... .... what else can you ask for.

Great summer experience. The wonderful beach, only a few steps away, is so quiet and safe that in fact you can leave all your beach equipment there and pick it up when your vacation is over.

The outdoor kitchen facilities make it really convenient to cook, eat and spent almost all your vacation time in the veranda, just relaxing.

Plomari town is only a couple of miles away, if you feel like having fun.

Exceptional choice for families and friends who need a peaceful, quality time.
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Lesbos Aegean Islands
5

A perfect holiday

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
The house is beautiful, lovingly restored and tastefully decorated, but the feature that makes this property stand out are the grounds and outdoor facilities.
The stone flagged patio, with its outdoor kitchen and the hammocks under the shade of the mature pine trees, fast became my favourite place to spend the day reading, relaxing, and enjoying a meal or a nap.
The large garden offers a sense of quiet and isolation, however the beach is only a few minutes' walk away, at the end of a charming little path, bordered on both sides by the gardens of other houses.
It is such a peaceful, beautiful little place, that staying there feels like travelling back in time to a more authentic era, (although retaining all modern comforts!)
I would definitely recommend this property to anyone who wants to have a quality experience of a seldom-seen side of greek life. This is the sort of holiday a local would enjoy if they were lucky enough to own a place in the area. I would suggest using it as a base to explore the nearby towns and villages, as well as the other attractions the island has to offer, particularly the hot springs and the fantastic local food.
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Traditional House Near A Fantastic Beach
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Lesbos Aegean Islands
5

Tranquil location, beautiful house and sea

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
The description of the house is very accurate. The house and the yard are well shaded for most of the day and the outside kitchen facility in the cobbled yard is very handy. The house is nicely decorated and well preserved and the guesthouse is a beautiful triangular-shape room that would only a kitchen to be a self-contained house. The biggest advantages of the house for me are the proximity to the beach and the sea breeze. The footpath takes you in minutes to the quiet part of the beach which is a bit more private (makes you feel exclusive!) and during the hot hours of the day you can relax in a hammock under the pine trees and enjoy the breeze while reading your book. Priceless
Helpful votes: 5/5
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Map

Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Odysseas Elytis, Mitilini
Nearest Ferry
40 Kilometres
Mitilini
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Agios Isidoros
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Mouria
Car: recommended

Immediate Surrounding area:

The house is situated at a 5min walk from the eastern part of the beautiful beach of Agios Isidoros. This side of the beach is unspoilt, peaceful, and free from umbrellas and sun-loungers.

The area is also ideal for long walks along the coast and through olive groves, whilst within walking distance one can find tavernas offering reasonably priced traditional food.

Agios Isidoros:

The village nearest the house is Agios Isidoros which is a 20 min walk, on the way to Plomari. There, on the eastern and busier part of the beach, shops, restaurants, bars and a beach-café can be found.

Plomari:

About 4 km to the west of the house lies Plomari, which is a truly traditional village definitely worth exploring. There, one can find fresh produce and services such as post office, banks, internet-cafés etc.

Plomari is well-known for its traditional coffee-shops where one can enjoy a cup of coffee or a glass of ouzo and a ‘meze’ (snacks) next to the village’s elders. Along the sea frond overlooking Plomari’s marina lie several tavernas serving fresh sea-food.

Greater Plomari Area

The Plomari area hosts a number of picturesque villages. Melinda is a small sea-side community where one can swim, enjoy fresh sea-food, and watch beautiful sunsets. Megalochori is a mountainous village renowned for its fresh air, spring-water and tavernas serving delicious local meat.

Hiking fans can explore the large network of trails that exist in the area. These trails connect different communities, run near the coast, through agricultural and forested areas, across mountains, past sights of natural and cultural interest, and offer breath-taking views. Walking through them is a magnificent way of experiencing the local nature and culture.

Also, there are horse-riding opportunities 30min from the house by car in Toumba Organic Farm, Milies village.

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Availability & Rates

Lesbos House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
April
Apr 1 2014 - Apr 30 2014
€120
7 nights
 
 
May
May 1 2014 - May 31 2014
€130
7 nights
 
 
June
Jun 1 2014 - Jun 30 2014
€140
7 nights
 
 
July
Jul 1 2014 - Jul 31 2014
€170
7 nights
 
 
August
Aug 1 2014 - Aug 31 2014
€180
7 nights
 
 
September
Sep 1 2014 - Sep 30 2014
€140
7 nights
 
 
October
Oct 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
€120
7 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

A 30% non-refundable deposit is required to secure your reservation, the remaining amount to be paid 30 days prior to your arrival.
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Amenities

Lesbos House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 100 m²
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Living Room ...
  • Internet ...
  • Heating ...
  • Garage ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Linens Provided
  • Iron & Board
  • Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Stove ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dishes & Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • A small bed for a child can be added to any of the rooms
Entertainment:
  • Stereo ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • jet skiing
  • snorkeling
Notes:
Cleaning services can be offered upon request
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