TRADITIONAL HOUSE NEAR A FANTASTIC BEACH

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:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
Daphne (Owner)
Advertiser since 2012
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About Daphne

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.

Why Daphne chose Lesbos

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!

What makes this house unique

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.

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

Reviews

4.7
based on 10 traveler reviews

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Traditional House Near A Fantastic Beach
average rating of 4.7 based on 10 reviews
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Traditional House Near A Fantastic Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p1040223
+30 -6946353941
Lesbos Aegean Islands
5

Summer 2014 In Plomari , Lesbos, 2 adults 2 kids

  • 5 of 5
Well; hard to say anything wrong about this renting: the house is located in a lovely place, completely away from the small crowd and the noise. We were walking everyday with our kids to the beach (less than 3mins), and were almost alone on it. The beach itself is very nice and secure for kids as well.
To come back to the location, the house was very clean, and looking exactly like the pictures. The house keeper was coming every 4/5 days to clean it, change the sheets, and the towels.
Beside this we had the chance to meet the honor of the house, Daphne. She was absolutely charming, helpful (she bought us books on her island to better understand it), she brought us some fruits from her parents garden, wine and marmelade.
Honestly, we ad one of our best holidays in the place we ever had (and we travel a lot), and the kids just loved it.
If we go back to Lesbos, we will for sure going back to Daphne's
  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Traditional House Near A Fantastic Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p1040223
+30 -6946353941
Lesbos Aegean Islands
5

Summer 2014 In Plomari , Lesbos, 2 adults 2 kids

  • 5 of 5
Well; hard to say anything wrong about this renting: the house is located in a lovely place, completely away from the small crowd and the noise. We were walking everyday with our kids to the beach (less than 3mins), and were almost alone on it. The beach itself is very nice and secure for kids as well.
To come back to the location, the house was very clean, and looking exactly like the pictures. The house keeper was coming every 4/5 days to clean it, change the sheets, and the towels.
Beside this we had the chance to meet the honor of the house, Daphne. She was absolutely charming, helpful (she bought us books on her island to better understand it), she brought us some fruits from her parents garden, wine and marmalade.
Honestly, we ad one of our best holidays in the place we ever had (and we travel a lot), and the kids just loved it.
If we go back to Lesbos, we will for sure going back to Daphne's
  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Traditional House Near A Fantastic Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p1040223
+30 -6946353941
Lesbos Aegean Islands
5

Summer 2014 In Plomari , Lesbos

  • 5 of 5
Well; hard to say anything wrong about this renting: the house is located in a lovely place, completely away from the small crowd and the noise. We were walking everyday with our kids to the beach (less than 3mins), and were almost alone on it. The beach itself is very nice and secure for kids as well.
To come back to the location, the house was very clean, and looking exactly like the pictures. The house keeper was coming every 4/5 days to clean it, change the sheets, and the towels.
Beside this we had the chance to meet the honor of the house, Daphne. She was absolutely charming, helpful (she bought us books on her island to better understand it), she brought us some fruits from her parents garden, wine and marmelade.
Honestly, we ad one of our best holidays in the place we ever had (and we travel a lot), and the kids just loved it.
If we go back to Lesbos, we will for sure going back to Daphne's
  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Traditional House Near A Fantastic Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p1040223
+30 -6946353941
Lesbos Aegean Islands
4

We loved it!

  • 4 of 5
We had this property for 10 days. Beforehand we had a completely serviceminded and friendly communication with the owner, incl. advice for transport, outtings and places to go, that made us feel at home before we arrived.
The property itself was very true to the description and pictures. It is authentic, rustic and spacy. Some of us stayed in the mainhouse and one in the roomy guesthouse. We where met by the housekeeper and toured the proberty. After we where given phone and number as how to contact if we had Questions or problems (which we didnt). The fans made our nights comfortable and the outdorr hammocks mad naptime a bliss.
If you are looking for authentic and reallive living in Greece, you will enjoy this place.
We would go again and might.
  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was great hosting you Dorte! I love it when the guests and the house 'click' and beautiful memories are made..
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Traditional House Near A Fantastic Beach
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Lesbos Aegean Islands
3

We do not fell welcome when we arrived.

  • 3 of 5
Such a nice place but poorly managed.
You can see dust everywhere, spider webs and from the pins drop a white thing like a white powder or recina sticking in clothes, hair and feet.
All the chairs are dirty with this white thing.The garden is ugly and dry.We put some flowers and on this metal construction some colorful fabric to make this terrace more comfortable and pleasant living and to protect the table and food on it from this white powder.We do not find information about interesting places to visit or directions in case of emergency like doctor or pharmacy.
It is an unreasonable demand 2000€ for such a poor service.
I do not recommend this property.
The beach, the sea, the surroundings are beautiful so we spent a nice time.
I hope to help other people and I want to add that I have send the owner an email with these and Reviews.
  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Andrea,
I was sorry to read the title of your post. When you arrived, the house-keeper did her usual check-in routine which includes showing the house and offering complimentary treats and useful information. It seems that you had different expectations and if somehow I contributed to your hopes for something more than a polite and informative check-in, I apologize.
I would also like to point out that as part of our hospitality we also accommodated -at no additional charge- the extra guest that was in your group, for whose presence I had not been informed.
Regarding what you refer to as an ugly and dry garden, I would like to draw your attention to my listing and specifically to the description of the property as well as to the relevant photos. I believe that a “2000 m2 plot of land that has pines, olive trees, some young fruit trees, and cacti.” does not leave room for expecting a stylish, lush garden.
Your review also contains several complaints about the local nature. The photos used in my listing show clearly that the property is surrounded by trees. And trees release organic material that reaches the ground, and host birds and some insects. Although I have not received complains about this is the past, I would have offered more frequent cleaning service or worked with you to find another solution, if you had shared your concerns with me.
Instead, the feedback I received during your 2-week stay was very positive, reassuring me that everything was going very well, that you found the property beautiful, and that you were having a great time. I take the holidays of my guests very seriously and -when asked- I get miles out of my way to satisfy reasonable requests.
I would also like to take this opportunity to communicate to potential guests that my house is ideal for people who appreciate nature, want to spend their holidays in a natural setting, and are not disturbed by the occasional bug, pine-needles or other nature-associated material.
Daphne
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Traditional House Near A Fantastic Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p1040223
+30 -6946353941
Lesbos Aegean Islands
5

Time bubble

  • 5 of 5
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!
  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Map

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

Availability & Rates

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Lesbos House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
September
Sep 1 2014 - Sep 30 2014
7 night minimum stay
€140
 
 
October
Oct 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
7 night minimum stay
€120
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes 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

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:
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
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:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
Notes:
Cleaning services can be offered upon request
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