ARTIST'S RETREAT: BEAUTIFUL TRANQUIL VILLA WITH SPECTACULAR SEA VIEWS

Alexandra Pavlidou

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 6 nights
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ARTIST'S RETREAT: BEAUTIFUL TRANQUIL VILLA WITH SPECTACULAR SEA VIEWS

Aegina Island Villa Rental Photos and Description

Orchard, vineyard and breathtaking sunsets, only 10 mins from Port of Aigina

Peacefully and ideally situated on the outskirts of the village of Kypseli, only a ten-minute drive from the town and port of Aigina, this 4-bedroom property offers stunning views of the sea, sunsets, and nearby islands.

Borrowing from the rustic character and tradition of country houses in the south of France, the property makes an ideal 'artist's' house. Designed and built by Greek film and theatre director Stelios Pavlides, its calm tranquility offers the perfect place to finish your novel... or simply melt away the stresses of everyday life. Terraces on both sides of the house maximize sun exposure, while privacy is assured by the surrounding garden, fruit trees, and vineyard (our guests also receive a complementary bottle of the house wine!). The front terrace and yard also feature a barbecue and plenty of seating for meals, while the side lot provides parking spaces for 4 cars.

The ground floor contains four spacious double bedrooms, two at each end of the house; each end also has its own bathroom with bathtub. A large, connected space in-between contains a well-equipped kitchen, dining area, and living room with a large natural fireplace.

The basement, which includes a library and TV room, also comfortably sleeps three (ideal for friends and older children). The basement features its own bathroom with shower.

The house offers a total occupancy of 11, including 8 in the 4 double beds and one each in 3 single beds in the basement.

Fully equipped with washing machine, dishwasher, air-conditioning, fans, toaster, coffee-maker, hair-dryer, freezer, fridge, TV, telephone landline, and Internet connection.

Local amenities: 5 minutes by car from the sea, and from an excellent supermarket. 2-minute car drive or 15-minute walk from the village of Kypseli. Hospital, health centre, beaches, tavernas, and shopping all within a 10-minute drive.

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Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
Guestbook comments from the owner
Ici, on commence par vous raconter une histoire d’amis, qui se retrouvent en septembre, à la vendange, pour cueillir et fouler le raisin dans la cuve, derrière la maison, et faire ensuite le vin qui nous rafraîchira lorsque nous arriverons.

Ce n’est pas par hasard si pour y parvenir nous passons par «Odos Dionysiou», dieu du chant, de la tragédie, de la vigne, de la démesure tragique…

Mais l’ordonnancement apollinien est là: son carré de gazon entretenu, ses murets chauffés au soleil, ses palmiers qui encadrent la vigne, tout vient calmer le bouillonnement possible qui peut surgir à tout moment.

Tout est donné à la vue: la mer et les îles, les bateaux pour Le Pirée, le vieux Agios Nektarios qui toussote le long de son chemin, Phibos le rouge et les Hellenic Seaways, qui ont tous leur rythme, leur allant, leur bruit particulier…

Et l’étendue, là, intemporelle, de la mer et des cyprès, qui pousse à la destination de soi; on imagine alors très bien que des artistes soient venus ici pour écrire et déclamer des vers, pour scander le temps qui s’y brûle les ailes pour rafraîchir plus tard, au bord de la côte.

Ce n’est pas peu dire comme il est agréable d’écrire le soir tard, assis sur un de ces petits bancs de bois fait à mesure d’homme, accoudé à la table de ciment couverte de carrés de terre cuite, et de se laisser glisser dans le courant rassasié: la terre alors exhale seule son histoire, ses labours et son eau recherchée, ses plaies béantes et ses repères gagnés, sa livrée d’argent pour des vies surannées.

Des amis grecs qui habitent Kispseli et dont on voit la maison blanche et bleue depuis ici nous ont dit que «c’est une belle maison» et je les ai vus comparer leur intérieur à celui-là, les meubles, les fermetures à l’ancienne aux portes et aux fenêtres, comme dans nos vieilles maisons du Sud français. Nous en avons connues ainsi, faites de systèmes simples, conçus pour durer.

Cette maison a été comblée, choyée, par quelqu’un qui voulait l’ancrer en terre et l’installer pour l’accueil. Il ne s’est pas trompé. Nous vous remercions d’en avoir été les hôtes d’un moment.

En 2013, l’Europe, le FMI et la BCE continuent de meurtrir la Grèce et son peuple en les plongeant chaque mois dans une condition toujours plus proche de l’inacceptable. Cette maison est un de ces totems que les humains savent ériger pour grandir; elle me fait penser, sans y ressembler un instant, à Epidaure, Delphes ou à Delos: ici, un fond d’humanité s’y coule en son fond certain.»
Aug 2013
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Alexandra Pavlidou

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2013
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My father, Stelios Pavlides, was a Greek film and theater director. In love with the island of Aigina, he bought the land in 1990, and, as most artists do, built it the way he had imagined it. Simple, comfortable, rustique with character and facing the sea.

Alexandra Pavlidou purchased this villa in 1990

The unobstructed view of the sea from the main terrace and from most rooms makes us, the owners, prefer it to any other spot in Aigina. As a result we often prefer to stretch out on the terrace with a good book listening to music, instead of going to the beach... but sometimes we do that too!

Afternoon drinks with the unparalleled view right at our feet, followed later by dinner on the terrace with friends, board games, and heated discussions long into the night—interrupted for a warm moment of silence as the sun majestically sets—is often more attractive to us than going out to the best restaurant or bars. (But, of course, we sometimes do that too.)

Bottom line: it's a home, more than just a place to stay while on vacation. The sunset is fabulous!!!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 6 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
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Map

Map

Nearest Ferry
5 Kilometres
Port of Aigina
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
beach
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Kipseli Village
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Kipseli Village, Seaside Taverna
Car: necessary

Aigina is one of the islands in the Saronic gulf in the Aegean sea. It is an ideal holiday getaway for people who want to be on a traditional island near the sea and enjoy the the sun, the view, the traditional food, and the incredible sunsets, yet do not want to be too far from Athens.

From Aigina, you can be in Athens' port of Piraeus in 35 minutes by Flying Dolphin (a frequent hovercraft service) and in 90 minutes (with your car) by ferry, so day trips to the Acropolis, museums, and the heart of Athens are very easy. Just as easily, you can quickly hop to other beautiful Saronic islands including Hydra, Spetses, Agkistri, Poros, and many more, either directly from Aigina's port or with an easy change at Piraeus. Boat trips to the Peloponnese are also available, including direct service to the ancient theatre of Epidaurus for theatre lovers when a play is being performed.

There's also a lot to do on the island of Aigina itself. Aside from its numerous beautiful small villages featuring seafront tavernas and a reputation for excellent food (just one reason many Greeks prefer it as a get-away), you'll find monasteries, nature walks, very good shopping, full health services, three open-air cinemas, and water sports including a waterpark, swimming lessons for children, diving, jet skiing and water skiing in Agia Marina. For the historically inclined, the ancient and well-preserved temple of Aphaia offers stunning views from its peak 160 meters above the Aegean. Seekers of peace and tranquility will also do well here, especially at the Paleachora, a walking path through a collection of small shrines perched quietly in Aigina's lush and picturesque landscape.

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Availability & Rates

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Aegina Island Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer (High Season)
Jul 1 2014 - Aug 31 2014
6 night minimum stay
€195
€1,250
€4,200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add €5 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
€150
€950
€3,200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add €5 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit €300
Cleaning (per booking) €50
Notes Rentals usually go from Saturday to Saturday, especially during the high (summer) season, but please contact the owner if you would like to make alternate arrangements.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

Aegina Island Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 180 m²
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Linens Provided
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Washing Machine
  • Heating
  • Living Room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Towels Provided
  • Internet
  • Telephone ...
  • Parking ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • Coffee Maker
  • Kitchen ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 7 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Basement - 3 sleep sofa /futon , These are built-in sofas that can sleep one person each.
  • 1 small foldable bed/cot also available.
Entertainment:
  • Stereo
  • DVD Player
  • Books ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
Suitability:
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed
Attractions:
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • cinemas
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • ATM/bank
  • massage therapist
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • jet skiing
  • water skiing
  • fishing
Notes:
Kitty, our very good friend who will be the one welcoming you, is an excellent massage therapist. You can arrange a relaxing massage with her if you wish in the comfort of your home. She is also a wonderful cook and can provide some Greek cooking if you desire a break from the kitchen. Cleaning service can also be provided if you let us know prior to your arrival. Charge in Greece is usually 6-8 Euros per hour. The above are not included in the rental price.
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