SPECTACULAR AEGEAN VIEWS. COMFORTABLE TRADITIONAL HOUSE IN ARCADIAN VILLAGE

Ann Dumas

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Sleeps7
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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SPECTACULAR AEGEAN VIEWS. COMFORTABLE TRADITIONAL HOUSE IN ARCADIAN VILLAGE

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Traditional stone house fully modernised. Several terraces. Sleeps 7.

A traditional village house, with stone walls a metre thick, set into the hillside overlooking the sea, the Villa Skales (Steps) was redesigned for modern living by the brilliant young Greek-German architect, Nikos Antoniou. The

40 foot long upper storey, with traditional chestnut-wood ceiling and floor, combines a fully-equipped kitchen with working fireplace, large walk-in pantry, dining-room and living room furnished with two large, comfortable sofas. The custom-built chestnut-wood table seats 10-12. There is a separate laundry room with toilet. The lower storey, marble- and stone-floored, contains a wide hall, 4 bedrooms (3 double), ample cupboards, a full bathroom and a shower-room with toilet.

Outside, all with views of the sea are six stone-paved terraces planted wish shrubs, flowers and fruit-trees, and shaded by olive trees, one of them 500 years old. The entrance courtyard has the original bread oven that can be used for barb-ques.

We bought this house in Arcadia because, after staying in a Greek friend's house in the same village, we wanted to return again and again. There are other foreign-owned houses in the village of Sapounakaika, but it remains an unspoilt rural paradise mainly inhabited by Greeks, with donkeys, goats and olive groves, who still speak not only modern Greek but Tsakonika, a language older even than Classical Greek. Overlooking the small square at the heart of the village is an excellent Taverna with a wonderful view. You can walk or drive from the house down to the sea and the shops of Tyros, or step out into the mountains behind as far as your legs will take you, through olive groves and carpets of flowers in the spring and early summer. There are beaches with crystal-clear water all along this coast, between the roots of the mountains and below the corkscrewing road, and with a car you can easily visit Mycenae, Epidauros, Nauplion, Mistras and the medieval town Monemvasia built on a rock jutting out to sea, as well as many other ancient sites, monasteries and mountain villages.

The fine old town of Leonidiou (10 km away) surrounded by a vertical wall of red cliffs, is renowned throughout Greece for its purple striped aubergines but especially for its spectacular Easter celebrations. The young girls of the village pick wild flowers to make the palanquins that carry the figure of the dead Christ and at the moment of the Resurrection over 500 balloons, each about 5ft high and with a flame in its basket, float up into the night sky. Nearby the little port of Plaka, with its friendly ducks and delightful tavernas overlooking the water, is one of the region's most charming spots.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets considered

Ann Dumas

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2012
Speaks french, english
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Sleeps7
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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LOVELY VILLA IN A LOVELY LOCATION

  • 5 of 5
We have enjoyed two wonderful holidays at Villa Skales. The villa itself is spacious, clean and very comfortable with stunning sea views. It's also wonderfully cool in the heat of the summer. We enjoyed breakfast everyday in beautiful sunshine on the top terrace looking out to the bay and many evenings drinking local wine watching the sunset from the balcony.
The traditional village is pretty, quiet and there is a great taverna within walking distance of the house. The beach at Tyros is lovely for swimming and we visited many secluded beaches up and down the coast. We're looking forward to returning soon and would definitely recommend it.
  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
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AU-DESSUS DE TOUTES ATTENTES...

  • 5 of 5
Accroché à la montagne et dominant le golfe d’Argolide, le village de Sapounakeïka est un des plus pittoresques de la côte Est du Péloponnèse. La Villa Scales est idéalement située dans le haut du village, dans un environnement calme et offrant une vue « à couper le souffle » sur le golfe. Notre famille y a passé deux semaines de vacances en été 2013. Adultes et enfants ont trouvé tout leur bonheur dans le confort et l’équipement, sans oublier l’originalité de la décoration qui frappe d’emblée. Les multiples terrasses donnent la possibilité à chacun de trouver qui une aire de jeux, qui un coin d’ombre ou un courant d’air rafraîchissant. Un séjour dans cette maison ne peut qu’être recommandé aux amateurs de beauté, tranquillité et art de vivre simplement. N'hésitez pas, vous comprendrez...!

Merci pour ces moments de rêve…

Pierre et sa famille de Belgique
  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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PERFECT PLACE

  • 5 of 5
We had a dream holiday in your dream house. Perfect house, perfect views, perfect sea, village and so on....
We enjoyed every minute in Villa Scales: in the early morning drinking coffee on the terrace (or in the café on the beach), during siesta indoors and in the lovely living room in the evening. Eating fish with local wine, at night staring the stars on the upper terrace.
Sapounakeika is very nice, calm village. And old women, your neighbour, gave me 5 fresh eggs for my kids one day - it was so nice:)
And the sea is so transparent over there...... I am in love with this place.
Thank you,
Jurga from Lithuania
  • Submitted: May 2, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
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SEJOUR GREC AUTHENTIQUE

  • 5 of 5
Nous avons passé un séjour extraordinaire, parce que cette villa est située dans un site authentique, au milieu d'un vrai village bien vivant. Nous avons goûté à pied les beautés de la montagne toute proche (les parfums et les couleurs des fleurs), nous avons cotoyé les villageois, nous nous sommes baignés dans l'eau transparente et tiède (il suffit de traverser le bourg en contrebas), nous avons apprécié les excursions dans l'ouest du Péloponèse où les sites mythiques ne sont jamais très loin (Epidaure, Mistra, Nauplie...), nous avons rêvé en contemplant la mer qu'a traversée Ulysse, nous avons contemplé durant des heures, assis sur la terrasse, les méandres que décrit la montagne en tombant dans la mer, nous avons dégusté la cuisine locale dans la belle taverne du village.

La maison est pratique, grande, impeccablement tenue.

Bref nous recommandons ce séjour à nos amis, et nous y retournerons
  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2011
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OUR IDYLLIC HOLIDAY

  • 5 of 5
It is hard to imagine a more lovely place to stay - the stunning location of the house, perched as it is on the hillside among ancient olive trees, high enough to have superb views inside and out (the spacious living room has windows on three sides, as do the various terraces outside) -- And what wonderful uncrowded beaches we found nearby (including one where we were invariably the only people there). I'll never forget that idyllic place. It was magical.
  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2011
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Nearest Airport
200 Kilometres
Athens
Nearest Train
120 Kilometres
Corinth
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Tyros
Car: necessary

On the eastern shore of the mountains of Arcadia in the Peloponnese, 3 hours' drive from Athens, via Corinth and Argos, Sapounakaika is an unspoilt, ancient village above the small, charming small seaside town of Tyros. Set on a curving bay looking across the sea to the islands of Spetses and Hydra, Tyros offers a range of shops and restaurants. The nearest beach at Tyros is 5 minutes by car and 20 minutes on foot and there are many other lovely beaches nearby.

The ancient site of Mycenae and the great amphitheatre of Epidauros are 90 minutes drive to the north, and the lovely Italianate city of Nauplion, with its 3 fortresses, many restaurants and smart shops is an hour away. A two-hour drive westwards through the mountains takes you to Sparta and the spectacular Byzantine city of Mistras.

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Tyros House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Season
May 18 2014 - Oct 4 2014
7 night minimum stay
£800
 
 
Mid Season
Oct 5 2014 - Oct 31 2014
7 night minimum stay
£700
 

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Amenities

Tyros House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Firewood
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Maps
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Towels Provided
  • Iron & Board
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • Laundry room with toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single
  • Two bedrooms have large cupboards with drawers Third bedroom has chest of drawers and hanging space for clothes Large cupboard in hall for clothes Each bedroom has shutters and mosquito screens at windows Linen and towels provided
Entertainment:
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • 11 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • ruins
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • museums
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • hiking
  • wind-surfing
  • mountain biking
  • snorkeling
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