|Minimum Stay||4 nights|
The villa is located in seaside non-tourist area of Kokkino Limanaki with panoramic views from the veranda. The beach is a 2-3 minute walk and excellent for snorkeling by the rocks or swimming and sun bathing in the sandy area. The villa is fully air-conditioned and very comfortable with three private bedrooms, two full bathrooms and a tastefully decorated living room /kitchen area. You can have lunch and dinner on the spacious veranda overlooking the Aegean Sea, the island of Evia and the Marathon beach area. The Balkoni restaurant, 400 m. away, has excellent fine dining and stunning views of the Kokkino Limanaki beach. The mini-mart 200 meters away provides a convenient place for the every day needs. The villa has free WiFi(1Mb)Internet access.
Swimming, snorkeling, relaxing on the veranda overlooking the Aegean Sea and the island of Evia, and the peaceful surroundings of the Villa are the main attractions. However, what is a trip to Greece without visits to the many archaeological sites and the Aegean islands? The Villa, because of its location, is ideally situated for all the above activities.
This 2-story villa is equipped with air-conditioning, ceiling fans, full kitchen, dish and clothes washers and all other amenities, and provides a comfortable living inside. But the real life takes place on the outside balconies. There is where we ( and you too) cook on the gas grill, eat all your meals, enjoy a glass of local wine or a refreshing frappe, read a book, play cards, stargaze, listen to the harmonious music of day and night birds.
If you are looking for your small paradise where you can relax, find yourself again away from life's pressures, walk to the beach, swim in the emerald waters of the Aegean, sunbath on the beach, go snorkeling, and feel close to nature, gentle Zephyr points to #44 on Zephyrou street, Kokkino Limanaki, Rafina.
There are other water-sport activities close by should you be interested. There is wind-surfing in Lutsa, another nearby seaside town, and in Nea Makri there is sailing and parasailing. Rafina has a lively central square with restaurants, bars, pastry shops and stores to meet your every need.
Guests will have full access to the house as well as their own private driveway with locked gate. If you drive, you do not have to leave your car on the street.
I live abroad. There is a caretaker who owns the mini-market at the bottom of the hill, Niko, who speaks excellent English and also knows the area very well. Upon check in, guests will go to the mini-market and pick up house keys.
If guests encounter any problems, please alert the caretaker. He will arrange for housekeeper and handy-man in case anything should go wrong.
Although I live abroad, I am always accessible 24/7 by phone or email and can help coordinate any repairs. If you need anything please contact me in addition to the caretaker.
There is no direct public transportation to this villa. Rafina is 1.5km away and is walkable, although a car is recommended for local trips. There is a commuter rail station in Pallini that can take you into Athens and connect you to the modern metro station. There is also a bus that goes from Rafina to Athens every 30 minutes. Check local schedules for latest routes. Driving into Athens is not recommended due to traffic and parking restrictions.
For trips to the islands, there are ferries that go to Andros, Tinos, and Mykonos. From these islands you can get connections to other islands, but it is recommended that you check local schedules and times and routes change.
We really enjoyed our stay at the villa. It was just great and the view was very beautiful. My Fiancee and I ate on the veranda every morning. The villa was in good shape and comfortable and all was as shown on listing. The only negative I would say is the water heater could be a little bigger but it was no big deal for the time of year we went. We would definitely stay again. I stayed in a hotel in Athens for 3 days because I missed my flight and that was not enjoyable at all. Driving around Athens was easy but I would recommend not driving downtown Athens. Too much traffic and hard to park. But a great place to visit. Thank you very much for everything.
Beautiful location in Rafina. Can walk to town but feel like you're in the country. Wonderful front terrace with view of the sea and nearby islands. Nickos, at the mini mart, was a great help if you don't speak Greek. Would highly recommend. We took the bus to Athens for the day and were happy to be back in Rafina.
Jim's house is in a perfect location for a party looking for a great vacation - one that is active, one that is quiet, or one in between. It is a short walk to a very nice beach; about 20 minutes walk from Rafina, a nice seacoast town with a lot to do; and it is about a 40 minutes bus ride from Rafina to Athens. We were a party of 6--grandparents, parents and two little kids. We did not rent a car, and yet we managed easily to go to Athens on the bus from Rafina. We didn't go to many close-by historical places, as the kids preferred to hang around the beach most of the time. The Mini Market, a minute walk from the house, has everything one can want (except for the meat, available in other close-by stores). Its wonderful owner, Niko and his family, are there to welcome and help out in anything one might need or wish to know. He speaks excellent English and is a lot of fun. We miss Niko most of all! This is the house and the place we would be thrilled to come back to.
The house has all the amenities described and more. The view from the balcony is great, and the lower level of the home proves very convenient when family or friends visit. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay there.
Our family (2 adults, 2 children - 4&7) stayed here for two weeks and enjoyed every minute! Everything as advertised/shown in pictures and exceptionally clean. This simple home has everything you need to relax & enjoy true 'Greek' life...short walk to a beautiful clean beach, mini-market with good variety & very helpful owner, and a spacious veranda with plenty of seating to enjoy the view - we ate every mid-day meal here & enjoyed the stars in the evening while sipping an ouzo...
The home also had a nice outside area for the kids to run around and play and we felt very safe & part of the neighborhood. The home is a short drive to nearby (very local) towns where there are plenty of very good tavernas, cafe/bars and parks.
If you are looking for a clean and comfortable home where you can truly relax, look no further.
Owner very nice and informative. Home is worn and in need of some updates and TLC. Paint in upstairs queen room is crumbling off wall. One of the bath towels had a large hole in it and it took five of our seven days to get a toilet lid/rim installed in upstairs bathroom. It was a little disconcerting to perch on bowl to use toilet. Owner commented that we could go outside and downstairs to the other bedroom in the meantime to use bathroom. One lamp shade was hanging by a bit of fabric and had all but separated from the metal rim of the shade. I have used many home-away homes and this was the most expensive cleaning/management fee by far. I also have to say I was disappointed in the home itself. If I was the owner, I would have re-funded at least a small portion for a basic item missing. The managment staff needs to get on the ball.
Public bus transportation is available 1-2km away from Rafina or Marathonos Ave. to the center of Athens and to the airport every half hour. Marathonos Ave. (which leads to the start of the ancient Marathon Race), also provides easy access to the new Greek National Road System and archaeological sites such as Delphi and Sounio. From Rafina you can take daily ferry routes to the islands of Mykonos, Tinos, Andros, Evia and beyond to other islands. The Athens Airport is 20 km. away from the villa with the Athens Metro station about 10 km. away in Pallini, both accessible through the bus route.
|Refundable damage deposit||$100|
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* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.