Marianne Larsson-Karacostas

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Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
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THE DOVECOT

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Genuine comfort and tranquillity for all seasons in exceptional landmark

Registered by the National Tourist Organisation under MHTE : 1351K123K0204101

Montofoli Estate is a vineyard and an archaeological site in the bay of Karystos in South Evia, the second largest island in Greece. The 2 Residences available for rent are from different historic times and have been carefully restored and decorated. The first, the Dovecot, sleeps 4-7 people and the second, the Red House, sleeps 6-8 people. Check the picture descriptions below to be able to distinguish the 'Dovecot' from the 'Red House.'

Montofoli is ideal for family vacations.

The DOVECOT at the Montofoli Estate is built on the ruins of a Roman Bath and it is a total of 140 square meters. Each item that forms the interior decoration has its own history and origin.

The RED HOUSE Residence is dated in 1890 and is a 160sqm Neo-Classical building with 3 bedrooms and two large outdoor living areas.

The POOL area is situated at a panoramic spot with citrus trees overlooking the vineyard and sea. It makes a perfect spot for midday ouzos and evening drinks while enjoying the beautiful sunset. The pool is shared between the two houses and is equipped with an automatic safety cover for children. Enjoy tours of the vineyard and taste the wines produced at the Estate in its wine cellar built on a the remains of a pottery workshop dated 400BC.

The Wine Cellar: The wine cellar of the estate is the Frankish church of St. Marc, which during the Ottoman occupation was turned into horses’ stables. You can still see today the remains of the Christian frescoes on its inner walls (outer-walls today). It is also quoted that when Karystos was conveyed to the Catalans from the Venetians in 1365, the contract was signed in this very church. A little over a meter under the wine cellar lies a sleeping pottery workshop dating back to 400 BC. Today, this is where we keep our dessert wine in French oak barrels and in bottles. This is also where the guided tours and wine tasting take place.

The ancient staircase: The famous staircase counts 157 steps and was built to serve the cultivation of the land when the terraces were created. What is of great interest is that the staircase is built from architectural parts of ancient temples in an artistic way by worthy masters of the time. Seen from above, this is another characteristic part of Montofoli Estate leading from its lower part to the level of the houses. It is said that the staircase is built on a secret road that used to lead to a very important place.

Guided Tour: Beginning on the 1st of July and for every Saturday until the end of September we offer guided tours at 19.00. The tour includes a narration of the historical background of the estate, a walk in the vineyard and a wine tasting of our 'Montofoli Estate' label, all in all a 40 minutes experience.

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Details for The Dovecot 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, 2 Bathrooms

The DOVECOT, is a traditional building that dates back to the Roman Era. The doves-nest makes a beautiful pattern in the double bedroom on the upper floor, giving it a romantic and cozy atmosphere. The house is ~140 sqm. Kitchen, 2 double bedrooms, a living room with a fire place and dining area on the ground floor. The living room has a sofabed and can be used as a third bedroom. There is an office desk in the entrance hall. The Dovecot has white marble floors and large wooden beams in the ceilings.
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Events Allowed
Guestbook comments from the owner
Our family would like to thank you for a fantastic stay at one of your beautiful and historic houses.



We have really enjoyed the surroundings, the nature and spirit this place possesses.



Furthermore we really appreciate the level of service showed to us from the start of our vacation.



Best Regards,

Alexandros, Neda, Georgios, Lotte and the kids
Aug 2012
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Marianne Larsson-Karacostas

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Montofoli Estate bears the imprint of history in architecture, spirit and character of previous times and owners. The positive energy of the whole place made the hard work ahead easy and truly inspiring. There were sweaty and dusty days when we just crashed out on a heap of stones sipping champagne and enjoying the sunset, accumulating energy for the next day.

Marianne Larsson-Karacostas purchased this villa in 1986

We started the restoration with the Dovecot, where we then could stay with our three daughters throughout the work on both buildings and landscape. Thick rounded walls of a Roman bath served as base for the 8 m. high dovecot with pigeon nests and bird entrance at the south wall. We felt like intruders and decided to keep that entrance open but later had to close it with a glass window since the previous occupants clearly were not “housetrained”. We missed them, but kept in touch as they moved into the many empty nests in the terrace walls.

Since there was no proper road leading up to the houses, the restoration work was shared between men, mules and donkeys. Louisa, our own beloved donkey joined the workforce on equal terms. She was a friendly creature who immediately became the center of attention whenever she stepped in to join our party and welcome guests. She had that rare Natural Presence.

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

Reviews

The Dovecot
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
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The Dovecot
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+30 6936174385
Evia Aegean Islands
5

The most wonderful place!

  • 5 of 5
We took a family vacation and rented both houses, five people in each one.
The houses are amazing! Pretty, comfortable, clean... Lovely authentic furniture.
Great view, especially from the dovecot and the pool, which is wonderful by itself.
The area is very nice. You can find anything you need in karystos. For the best views in Evia - a two hour drive to Lamari area.
Best of all are the staff (Heleni) - very friendly, welcoming and helpful.
To sum up - a spot on place for a family to stay. We had a great time!
  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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business
The Dovecot
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p822783
+30 6936174385
Evia Aegean Islands
5

Perfect !!!

  • 5 of 5
Perfect ! No other word to describe our stay in Montofoli. The accommodations are as described in the summary. Everything was ready when we arrived. Everybody was very kind with us and provided us with very good customer service. I would strongly recommend this location for those who want to spend some holidays alone or with their family in a quiet Greek region, peaceful environment, beautiful landscape, with so enjoyable hosts !!!
  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Athens International Airport
Nearest Ferry
10 Kilometres
Marmari
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
1.5 Kilometres
Psili Ammos Beach
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Kilometres
Karystos Town
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Karystos Town
Car: recommended

The Montofoli Estate is in the Ancient Town of Karystos, on Evia Island, the second largest island in Greece after Crete. You can reach it both by boat from Athens (within 1 hour) and by car crossing the bridge of Chalkida (within 3 hours). It combines genuine comfort and a purely natural environment with modern lifestyle in historic surroundings. The Estate produces a dessert wine from four indigenous greek grape varieties. Orange and lemon trees flower in spring and give an aromatic sweet fragrance to the whole estate.

The city of Karystos has traditional houses and a picturesque harbour with colourful 'Kaikia' (fishing boats), lots of tavernas, traditional cafes and ouzeries as well as night clubs and bars. Endless sandy beaches offer a wide choice between organized settings with various water sports or others with complete privacy. Autumn and winter season gives rich opportunities to explore the colourful and diverse surroundings.

Karystos Town has its own hospital. Pharmacy hours are provided to guests. There is always a pharmacy on duty 24 hours a day.

Other Activities: wine tastings, bicycling, hiking, gorge, scuba diving, fishing.

WHY TAKE A HOLIDAY IN KARYSTOS

· 1.30-2.00 HOURS AWAY FROM ATHENS AND THE ATHENS AIRPORT (MORE THAN ONE FERRY PORTS)

· UNSPOILED SURROUNDINGS

· MORE THAN 30 BEACHES WITHIN 5 km.

· EXCELLENT LOCAL FOOD

· HAS THE SAME DRY CLIMATE AS THE CYCLADE ISLANDS

· FULLY OPERATIONAL HOSPITAL

· SAFE STAY

· NUMEROUS SHOPPING FACILITIES

· MANY POSSIBILITIES FOR WALKS AND EXCURSIONS

· 300 DAYS OF SUNSHINE A YEAR WITH VERY MODERATE TEMPERATURES

WHY STAY AT MONTOFOLI ESTATE

· UNIQUE EXPERIENCE IN A LEGENDARY ESTATE AND VINEYARD

· AMAZING VIEWS OVER THE BAY OF KARYSTOS

· 1,5 Km FROM DOWN TOWN KARYSTOS AND THE BEACHES

· THE ESTATE HAS BEEN INHABITED FOR THE LAST 2500 YEARS

· THE VILLAS ARE BUILT WITH NATURAL MATERIALS (WOOD-STONE-MARBLE)

· EXCELLENT FOR FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN.

Location Coordinates: 38.026660, 24.428488

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7 night minimum stay
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Notes Prices represent the rent for 'The Dovecot.' Max. occupancy: 6 people. Children under 2 y.o. stay for free. Discount of 5% for renting both houses simultaneously.

Breakfast with local delicacies is COMPLIMENTARY for the first morning on the estate.

Prices include VAT.

Cancellation Policy

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

Amenities

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Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 145 m²
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Beach
  • Village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Farm Holidays
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Parking ...
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Sunbed
  • Sofa Bed
  • Backpack
  • Living Room
Kitchen:
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Ice Maker
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 7 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Dovecot Master Bathroom - toilet , shower
    'The Dovecot' Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • The Dovecot: The bathrooms are panelled in white high quality marble for which Greece is famous. Mirrors are selected antique pieces of different design styles. Bath towels are provided for each guest as well as a beach towel for use in the pool and the beaches.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom 'The Dovecot' - 2 twin/ single , 2 single beds attached to form a double bed
    Double Bedroom 'The Dovecot' - 1 double
    Extended Bedroom 'The Dovecot' - 1 double , Double sofa bed the Dovecot Living Room
  • The DOVECOT has two (2) bedrooms and the living room can be turned into a third bedroom, it has a sofa that becomes a double bed. In the master bedroom the two large single brass beds are set together to form a double bed of 220cm. The upper bedroom called 'The Dovecot' is an ideal romantic setting with a double bed. A small white table and two chairs as well as a greek traditional sofa for two, complement the setting.
Entertainment:
  • Video Library ...
  • Television ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Toys ...
  • Books ...
  • Radio
  • Audio Tape Player
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Child's Swing
  • Sand Box
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Boat ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Events Allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Car Optional
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • autumn foliage
  • marina
  • waterfalls
  • playground
  • caves
  • forests
  • library
Leisure Activities:
  • paddle boating
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • beachcombing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • laundromat
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • sound/bay fishing
  • cycling
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • tennis
  • snorkeling
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • fishing
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
  • pier fishing
Notes:
THE DOVECOT: Enjoy your meals at the large white iron dining table on the terrace and prepare your barbecues in the outdoor grill for lunch or dinner. Right in front of the terrace is a large sofa seating area under the trees where you can take a nap, enjoy reading your book or work on your laptop with an iced coffee or a drink in hand. A wine list is provided and wines are delivered chilled upon request. Upon booking you receive an activities guide for the area through email. Parking at the estate.
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