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Seafront Estate With Absolute Privacy, Coastline With Private Pier,

Konstantinos Rokofyllos

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english, french, greek
Sleeps18
Bedrooms 9
Bathrooms6
Half Baths1
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Konstantinos Rokofyllos

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french, greek
Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2015
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Seafront Estate With Absolute Privacy, Coastline With Private Pier,

Sleeps18
Bedrooms 9
Bathrooms6
Half Baths1
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

West Greece Estate Rental Photos and Description

9 Bedrooms, 6.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 18

The village of Sparto is perched high above the Ambracian Gulf, to reach the Villa Amalia you descend a winding country road through olive groves. At the end of the road is a high stone wall with a large iron gate flanked by two immense stone urns containing pomegranate trees. Pass through the gates and you enter a landscape that has not changed in centuries.

The road down to the house is lined with oleanders and lavender which form a border around the olive groves. From the gravel parking area next to the house you get your first glimpse of the sea.

The walkway to the house is covered with an arbour of lemon trees which opens to a courtyard planted in lavender with a fountain in the centre which emerges from an old terra cotta amphora.

Beyond the courtyard is the outdoor kitchen and dining area which features a six and a half meter long bar made from a piece of eucalyptus wood, a grill, gas range, sink, refrigerator and a traditional wood-burning oven. The massive wooden dining table seats sixteen, all under a bamboo pergola.

Beyond the dining area is an outdoor sitting room with four teakwood settees which overlook the infinity pool. Nestled past the sitting room is a mini-spa with oval stone tub, outdoor shower and massage table. Behind the spa and sitting room are three bamboo summer bedrooms which share a bathroom. These rooms are perfect for teen-age guests or extra staff.

The entrance to the house is furnished with a rustic console table and an imposing, twisted wood-framed mirror. To the left is the kitchen which has pale grey cabinets and granite countertops and features a centre island, gas range and oven, refrigerator, dishwasher and ice-maker.

Straight ahead of the entrance, the living room has linen covered sofas, rough-hewn coffee tables, plus a fireplace, sound system and large screen television. Through the balcony doors is a covered terrace with wrap around banquets piled high with plump cushions. The sea view is framed by two majestic palm trees.

To the left of the living room is the dining room which seats eight and looks out on both the sea and the infinity pool. The sides of the pool are lined with big teak wood chaise longues. For those who prefer their cocktails while immersed in the water, the shallow end of the pool features two swim up teak tables and a wide built in sofa.

There are two bedrooms with two bathrooms in the right part of the living room. One bedroom overlooks the sea and has its’ own wide screen television and the other has a view towards the lavender courtyard.

Terra cotta tiles cover the floors throughout the house.

Outside the sitting room balcony an outdoor staircase descends to the ground floor. Four bedrooms, all with en-suite bathrooms have large shower rooms covered in granite grey tiles. One guest room has a fireplace, and all have their own verandas with tables and chairs, separated by walls of flowering plants.

Below the guest area a stone pathway leads down to the outdoor cinema shaded by a Pernia tree. In the daytime this wooden decked platform is a perfect place to read and relax. A small outdoor bar with sink and refrigerator service both the cinema and the very large seaside deck which is on the edge of the sea. A small gate guarded by the statue of an Indonesian goddess (which doubles as a shower) opens to reveal a boat dock and diving rock for a swim in the sea.

A vegetable garden of 1,000 square meters supplies the estate with vegetables and herbs, while pomegranate, lemon and fig trees are planted throughout the property. A grape arbour provides both shade and fruit. The 500 mature olive trees produce 10 tons of olives every two years which are processed into extra virgin olive oil. The estate also hosts a family of chickens which provide organic, free range eggs every day. Underbrush is “mowed” by a family of deer which graze under the supervision of the caretaker.

The property has natural air-conditioning…in the morning there is no wind making the sea perfect for water-skiing…by mid-afternoon the wind begins to blow cooling the entire area.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Konstantinos Rokofyllos (Owner)
Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english, french, greek
Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2015

About Konstantinos Rokofyllos

The Villa Amalia has a fascinating history as does the Ambracian Gulf which it overlooks. The entrance to this body of water on the north-western coast of Greece was the site of one of the most important, and unquestionably most romantic naval battles in history. On September 2, 31 B.C. Octavius Caesar decimated the fleet of Anthony and Cleopatra and sent them fleeing to Egypt and into the history books.

The gulf is a lot calmer today and its’ green-blue waters are now traversed by sailing boats and schools of dolphins. In 1976 the parents of the present owner, Konstantinos Rokofyllos, fell in love with the property which sloped down to the sea and with the encouragement of their friend, Lady Amalia Fleming, purchased it, planted 500 olive trees, built a house and named it Villa Amalia.

Lady Fleming was born in Constantinople (now Istanbul) and moved to Greece between the wars. Trained as a physician, she joined the resistance and was captured and imprisoned by the occupying Italian army. After the war she moved to England where she joined St. Marys Hospital, and met the Nobel Prize winning scientist, Alexander Fleming, the discoverer of penicillin. They were married in 1953. After his death Lady Fleming returned to Greece where she founded the Biomedical Sciences Research Center Alexander Fleming. Joining her in this endeavor was Elsa Agathinikou Rokofyllos, a nuclear scientist, the mother of Konstantinos Rokofyllos.

His father, Christos Rokofyllos, an attorney, became a member of the Greek parliament in 1977 and from 1982-87 was Greece’s ambassador to France and the Vatican. For nearly four decades The Villa Amalia hosted artists, diplomats, scientists, academicians and politicians, including three Greek prime ministers, and became a place to rest and relax in total privacy.

Konstantinos Rokofyllos purchased this estate in 2013

Why Konstantinos Rokofyllos chose West Greece

It's a seafront estate which offers absolute privacy.

What makes this estate unique

The property has a full time chef offering greek local organic food.

It'a unique opportunity to taste, learn a real mediterranean cuisine.

The property's vegetable garden and farmer eggs are also included in the price!

Why HomeAway

Sleeps18
Bedrooms 9
Bathrooms6
Half Baths1
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Reviews

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Seafront Estate With Absolute Privacy, Coastline With Private Pier,
average rating of 4.5 based on 2 reviews
4

Dream Vacation

  • 4 of 5

Photo galleries on the internet usually portray vacation destinations in a much more appealing way than the actual real life experience, once you arrive there. That is definitely not the case with Villa Amalia. Reality surpasses any possible expectations

The landscape is simply breathtaking. You constantly find yourself surrounded by acres of uninterrupted forests and herb gardens that co-exist, side by side, with the seashore. Half of the bedrooms in these premises, fully and recently renovated, offer the above-mentioned view that is usually complimented in the mornings by the dolphins of the area, swimming in full serenity.

The hospitality is unique. Deprived of any kind of grand gestures, the house keeping maintains its traditional and discreet identity, never failing to fulfill the needs of the guests. Highly anticipated and sought after, it can only be described as genuine greek.

We visited Villa Amalia in June and we kept thinking that it would definitely make an amazing winter destination as well. We are looking forward to having this experience soon again, any time of the year.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Paradise Found !

  • 5 of 5

If you want privacy, luxury and serenity this is the place for you. Once you enter the gates and travel down the winding road through groves of olive trees you are in your own kingdom. The villa is located on a peninsula which juts out into the sea. To the right is a wildlife sanctuary and behind you are the the olive groves. You don't see anyone and no one can see you.

The villa is elegant and yet laid back. The pool and the outdoor cabana area are big enough for a great party. The outdoor kitchen and bar were perfect for lazy afternoon lunches and dinner under the stars.

The bedrooms are laid out so that you and your guests have privacy and yet no one is isolated. There are numerous indoor and outdoor seating areas which makes it great for families with teen-agers. They can hang out with their friends and you can entertain yours.

The bedrooms and bathrooms were well-appointed and the master suite has a sitting room/office. The kitchen had every appliance one could wish for and the staff was polite and efficient.

This is a beautiful place and I would highly recommend it no anyone who wants to really get away from it all. It feels like you are on your own island without the hassle of having to get to an island.

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

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Rates & Availability

From €414 Per night

West Greece Estate Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
medium
May 4 2015 - May 24 2015
3 night minimum stay
€807
€5,650
 
 
medium high
May 25 2015 - Jun 28 2015
3 night minimum stay
€1,050
€7,350
 
 
high
Jun 29 2015 - Jul 19 2015
7 night minimum stay
€9,800
 
 
peak
Jul 20 2015 - Aug 23 2015
7 night minimum stay
€11,800
 
 
high
Aug 24 2015 - Aug 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
€9,800
 
 
medium high
Aug 31 2015 - Sep 20 2015
3 night minimum stay
€1,050
€7,350
 
 
medium
Sep 21 2015 - Oct 11 2015
3 night minimum stay
€807
€5,650
 
 
medium low
Oct 12 2015 - Oct 25 2015
3 night minimum stay
€607
€4,250
 
 
low
Oct 26 2015 - Nov 15 2015
3 night minimum stay
€493
€3,450
 
 
extra low
Nov 16 2015 - Mar 20 2016
3 night minimum stay
€414
€2,900
 

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Amenities

West Greece Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 7 - toilet
    Bathroom 8 - outdoor shower
Bedrooms:
  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 double
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 7 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 8 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 9 - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef

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