BEAUTIFUL VILLA IN UNSPOILT GREECE, INFINITY POOL, SANDY BEACH AND MOTOR BOAT

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Pippa Dale-Harris

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Sleeps14
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms6
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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BEAUTIFUL VILLA IN UNSPOILT GREECE, INFINITY POOL, SANDY BEACH AND MOTOR BOAT

Magnisia/Pilion House Rental Photos and Description

For large group wanting a beachside location and walking distance to tavernas

Dolphin's Leap is licensed with the Greek Tourist Office (EOT) - Greek licence number MHTE:0726K123K0382801. The property, which consists of a large luxury villa and a separate stone house sleeps 12 (14 including children) is located just above the beach and within 10 minutes walk of the tavernas in Lefokastro. From the large open terraces there are fantastic sea views. The property is in a stunning location set just above the beautiful unspoilt Gournas beach. With panoramic views, breath-taking sunsets, and loads of space, indoors and out, Dolphin's Leap is ideal for two families or a group of friends wishing to share in a very Greek unspoilt seaside location surrounded by beautiful sandy coves, ancient mule tracks and far reaching sea views. This is timeless Greece at its best.

The villa is set in its own olive grove with uninterrupted 360-degree views, and an old mule track which leads down to the beach and to the village beyond, where there are four excellent tavernas and a small village shop where you can buy essentials (the main shopping is a 10-minute drive away in the hilltop town of Argalasti).

For anyone wanting to explore the local coastline by sea, Dolphin's Leap has its own private mooring below the house. The owner can arrange the use of a private motor boat during summer months (contact owner for details) or alternatively can arrange boat hire to meet more specific requirements.

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Details for Dolphins Leap 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, 6 Bathrooms

Accommodation includes 7 air-conditioned double bedrooms all with sea views, and 6 bathrooms. The luxury villa has 6 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms, the separate house the Writers Retreat has 1 bedroom and one bathroom. In the Luxury villa on the ground floor is a spacious open plan sitting/dining and kitchen area, with large open fireplace and comfortable seating for all. On the open terrace in front of the villa is a luxurious outdoor dining area for up to 14 people, with shaded canopy in the day and night-time lighting to support al fresco dining at all hours. The villa has its own stunning 9x5m infinity pool with uninterrupted panoramic views of the sea and the mountain villages of Mount Pelion. The numerous terrace areas around the property provide ample space to relax and take in the views. The property has satellite tv and wifi broadband throughout.
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Events Allowed

Pippa Dale-Harris

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I run Dolphins Leap with my husband, Nick. In search of a plot by the sea we discovered this unique place in Pelion and together with the local craftsmen created our beautiful house by the water's edge. We finished the build in 2011. We hope many people will come here and experience Greece at its best. Timeless, effortless and beautiful.

Pippa Dale-Harris purchased this house in 2006

Peace, rest and relaxation in a timeless unspoilt location on the sea. A sandy beach below the house, crystal clear water and tavernas in walking distance. More unspoilt sandy beaches and coves waiting to be discovered either by motor boat or by criss crossing the footpaths to local seafront villages.

Large open flagstone terraces surround the property from which breathtaking uninterrupted far reaching sea views can be enjoyed. The infinity pool is surrounded by a stone sun terrace which merges with the hillside behind and the sea beyond. Using the skill and knowledge of the local craftsmen we have been able to create something really unique yet in keeping with the local architecture of the region. It has taken many years and a lot of patience to achieve this. It has certainly been worth the wait.

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms6
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Property Reviews

Beautiful villa in unspoilt Greece, infinity pool, sandy beach and motor boat
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
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Beautiful villa in unspoilt Greece, infinity pool, sandy beach and motor boat
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p852612
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Magnisia/Pilion Thessaly
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Top of the league!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
We spent the last week of September at Dolphin’s Leap. Any anxieties about having left it too late to make the most of sun and sea evaporated as we drove down the hill to the house. The sun was setting over the bay and the view was spectacular. Dinner around the table on the terrace was the first of all our meals to be taken out of doors. Breakfast the next morning was interrupted by a sighting of dolphins playing in the sea just below the house – what a treat.
This is the perfect place to relax – our only dilemma was whether to collapse by the pool, take the short walk down to the beach – where we were often the only inhabitants - or walk along the coast path for lunch at a taverna – hard choices!
The house was perfect – large spacious bedrooms and bathrooms, everything spotlessly clean (good towels and the unexpected treats of shower gels/shampoos etc.). Everything one could possibly need in the kitchen – enviously well-equipped. It was clear that a lot of trouble had been taken, and no detail had been overlooked, to ensure that visitors lacked for nothing. Great pool – perfect for an early morning dip.
This was our first holiday in Greece, and having decided on the mainland rather than the more obvious island choice, we realised the benefit of not having to rely on ferries to reach our destination. This is a relatively ‘un touristy’ part of Greece, and whether walking through the olive groves along the coast path, or taking longer hikes through the hills, the scenery is spectacular, and although we were too late in the year for the best of the wild flowers, one could image what it would be like in the Spring – that’s for another visit, and we can’t wait!
We cannot recommend Dolphin’s Leap too highly – don’t miss it.
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Beautiful villa in unspoilt Greece, infinity pool, sandy beach and motor boat
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p852612
+44 7917 033159
Magnisia/Pilion Thessaly
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Stunning villa in quiet part of mainland Greece

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
The villa is secluded and totally private but within 10 minutes walk of the village of Lefokastro with four tavernas. We were a party of two couples (ages45-55) with children and adult children with boyfriends - 10 of us in all. The main draw during the day was the use of the boat to get us to the other villages along the coast. Affissos to the north was great for the adult children with it's beach bars and buzzing beaches. We preferred next door Kalamos which was quiet and had a super sandy beach - our favourite taverna had parasols and deckchairs on the beach that went down to the sea and served the best souvlakia (lunch at 2.30 pm when the sun was at it's hottest was great). Further to the south, Milina offered an extensive range of restaurants on the promenade and had the best pitta Gyros (as voted by the kids). The feature of the holiday was boat with the dolphins in the bay. We spotted them three times from the villa and the kids raced down to the boat 'Baywatch' style to catch up with them. On one occasion there were around 20 in the pack with 2 babies jumping at the same time as their mother alongside the boat! Truly special! Dolphins are quite slow in the water so it's not difficult to catch up with them - don't forget a face mask as you can jump in and watch them underwater in the clear blue seas. The best place to find them are in the bays to the south of the villa where they appear to feed. You wont' see them often but need to be ready when you do! - we saw them 3 times in 10 days. The villa was at it's best in the afternoon using the infinity pool and watching the truly amazing sunsets. My wife and I are keen walkers and we loved the waymarked routes (called kalderimis) to Aragalasti (where we drove to do all of our supermaket shopping) and up the dry canyon to Efetes. Also the one hour beach path walk to Kalamos was a regular trip for us. Our only gripe was the 4 hour journey from Thessonoliki airport- thanks to BA we got to the villa late at 3am! The drive down into the property is steep but easily mastered -even with our I litre hired Corsa!

Truly fantastic holiday had by all!
Thank you!
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Beautiful villa in unspoilt Greece, infinity pool, sandy beach and motor boat
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p852612
+44 7917 033159
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Inclusion in Times Top 50 Villas in Europe

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
In 2013 the property was also selected to feature in The Times Top 50 Villas in Europe (one of just 9 Greek villas included in the list). Travel editor Julia Brookes wrote:

"If you have a budding novelist in the family, newly built Dolphin's Leap has a writer's retreat to go with its six bedrooms, all with superb sea views."
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Beautiful villa in unspoilt Greece, infinity pool, sandy beach and motor boat
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p852612
+44 7917 033159
Magnisia/Pilion Thessaly
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Inclusion in Harpers Bazaar Travel Hot 100

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
The property was selected to feature in Harper's Bazaar's "Travel Hot 100" for 2013. Travel editor Catherine Fairweather wrote:

"With dramatic views across the Pagasitic Gulf, Dolphins Leap in Pelion is perfect for a group jaunt in a blissfully obscure region. Overlooking the bay of Lefokastro, this new villa is big enough for 14 and has an infinity pool, deluxe kitchen and even a writer's annexe."
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Map

Nearest Airport
55 Kilometres
Volos
Nearest Ferry
30 Kilometres
Volos
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Volos
Nearest Motorway
40 Kilometres
Volos
Nearest Beach
30 Metres
Lefokastro
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Lefokastro
Nearest Ski
40 Kilometres
Chania
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Lefokastro
Car: necessary

This is one of the last truly unspoilt parts of Greece, still off the beaten track as far as European tourists are concerned, but a popular destination for Greeks seeking peace and tranquility.

Pelion is popular all the year round, with skiing on Mount Pelion in the winter - not alpine standard but with 4 runs and a ski-lift - all within 1 hours drive from the villa.

In the spring and autumn Pelion is a popular destination for walkers, with a number of public footpaths running through the foothills and round the coastline. The villa provides direct access to a coastal footpath which provides a stunning setting for walks to kalamos, afissos and beyond.

In Lefokastro there is a taverna open throughout the winter within walking distance from the house, and a 10-minute drive will take you to argalasti, the main town in southern Pelion, with a 24-hour medical centre, supermarkets, pharmacy, tavernas, cafes, cash machines and everything else you could need, all year round.

For sailors, the Pagasitic Gulf offers perfect sheltered anchorage for yachts, and a base to explore pelion and the neighbouring islands, skiathos, skopelaos and alonyssos. Yachts can be chartered in volos, and smaller boats (sailing or motor) can be hired nearby.

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Availability & Rates

Magnisia/Pilion House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
Low season
Mar 22 2014 - May 22 2014
£3,800
7 nights
 
extra night: £540    
 
Mid season
May 23 2014 - Jul 3 2014
£4,900
7 nights
 
extra night: £700    
 
High season
Jul 4 2014 - Aug 28 2014
£6,200
7 nights
 
extra night: £850    
 
Mid season
Aug 29 2014 - Sep 18 2014
£4,900
7 nights
 
extra night: £700    
 
Low season
Sep 19 2014 - Nov 7 2014
£3,800
7 nights
 
extra night: £540    

Notes

  • A security deposit of 600 euros will be taken at the time of booking to cover any breakages or damages to furnishings or equipment on the property. The deposit will be returned (less any deductions for breakages) within 1 week of the end of the stay.

    The price quoted includes weekly clean and change of linen and towels. Additional maid service or take away meals from local tavernas can be provided at additional cost

    Air-conditioning is included in the price for night-time use only -- if additional use is required this can be arranged at an additional cost to be advised by the owner.

    In winter lets, use of heaters and firewood will be charged at cost. An electricity meter reading will be taken at the time of arrival and departure

    Satellite broadband is included in the price subject to maximum weekly download of 2Gb -- if more than 2Gb per week is needed this can be arranged at an additional cost to be advised by the owner

Amenities

Magnisia/Pilion House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 350 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Sunbed
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Maps
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Wood Stove
  • Living Room
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Ice Maker
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Kitchenette
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Oven
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , ensuite master bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , ensuite twin bedroom 1
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Family bathroom shared (between bedrooms 3 and 4)
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , ensuite studio apartment
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , ensuite bedroom 6 with outdoor hot-and-cold shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower , This is on the ground floor of the Writer's Retreat
  • All bathrooms have been beautifully tiled in local marble (floor and walls) and are fully equipped with hair dryers, towel heaters and shaving points.
Bedrooms:
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Has a private balcony
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 2 sleep sofa /futon , the sofa beds are large king size double beds
    Bedroom 7 - 1 queen , The bed is on the first floor of the Writer's Retreat
  • The twin beds can also be converted to Kingsize doublebeds (using a top of the range topper mattress to link them). All bedrooms are air-conditioned with their own sea views. Bedroom 1 has its own balcony with stunning view towards Lefokastro village. Bedroom 5 is a fully-equipped studio apartment with separate kitchen and dining area and ensuite bathroom.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Stereo ...
  • DVD Player
  • CD Player
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Patio
  • Walkway to Water
  • Boat ...
  • Barbecue
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Events Allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • Massage
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • churches
  • ruins
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • hospital
  • medical services
  • massage therapist
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling
  • wind-surfing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling