|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
The peaceful Olive House, on the popular island of Paros in the Cyclades, is set on a hillside with sweeping views of the fields and the open sea. Built in 2005, the villa was designed as a classic island home with contemporary flair. It combines the best of Greek traditional living with super-comfy modern conveniences, and the terraced hillside is filled by an abundant flowering garden.
Light and airy, the house has an inviting open floor plan, and is surrounded by wrap-around terraces. The space flows beautifully from the verandas with their various dining and lounging areas, to the interior shared living spaces and bedrooms. The huge terrace facing the sea is easily accessible from all of the rooms connecting to it, and the shady terraces in the rear are surrounded by lemon trees and lavender.
The furniture is a mixture of comfortable modern pieces and carefully chosen antiques. With three bedrooms and three full baths, the Olive House sleeps six very comfortably. Cribs and toddler beds can be provided upon request. In a pinch, the house can accommodate eight or nine guests – as additional sleeping space is available on mattress-style sofas in the sunken living room. The master suite offers a luxurious oversized bathroom with a soaking tub for two and breathtaking views of the sea.
The house has a fully equipped modern kitchen and an indoor dining table to seat eight. Alternatively, guests can enjoy the spectacular views while dining outside at vast marble tables overlooking the Aegean and the neighboring island of Antiparos.
The villa is set high on a hillside known locally as 'Maggano', approximately 5 km northeast of the seaside fishing village of Alyki.
Email for more details about the house’s many amenities, or check our website: www.oliveandstone.com.
Olive House is certified by the Greek National Tourism Organization: EOT number 1175K92000976701.
Paros sits at the center of the Cycladic islands in the Aegean sea. The Cyclades are some of the most popular Greek islands, due in large part to their beautiful sandy beaches and sparkling azure waters. Paros shares this blessing; the island's beaches are magnificent -- some bustling with bathers, music, kite surfers and windsurfers, others quiet and practically untouched. Golden Beach, Kolymbithres, and Santa Maria are likely the most well known and perhaps the most spectacular, although each corner of Paros offers its own coastal treasures. Visitors to the Olive House are likely to frequent Voutakos, Pygadaki & Alyki beaches – all within a 10-minute drive of the house and each with their unique charms.
The island's immediate neighbors include Antiparos, just across the way, and the islands of Syros and Mykonos to the north; Naxos to the east; Ios and Sikinos to the south; and Antiparos and Sifnos to the west. Also to the north is the archaeological site of Delos, one of the country's most historically significant sites. In summer, many ferry services connect these islands, making day-trips possible.
Our family has been spending time on the island for nearly 40 years.
Alexis Averbuck purchased this villa in 2005
Generations of our family have been coming to Paros for decades and so we had this home designed and built especially for our young family.
The vast, wrap-around verandahs were designed to give spectacular views of the sea and mountains. Outside dining tables and seating areas are perfectly shaded and French doors around the whole property create an open floor plan between the modern interior and the gorgeous Greek landscape.
We have never loved a holiday home as much as your Olive House. We are very thankful that we were your guests. We were so happy with the terrace with the beautiful view by day and the starry sky at night. Ramona is a treasure: she welcomed us very much. We will be glad to return.
Thank you for sharing your beautiful home on Paros! Our vacation was wonderful and your home is not only beautiful but so inviting and comfortable. A special oasis, inside and out! We can't wait to return!!!
Great space feeling, beautiful views, nice areas to relax, friendly and prosperous environment. We truly recommend this property to everyone hoe want to escape. Paros is the perfect island and this property is gorgeous.
My mother, my sister and I recently stayed at the Olive House on Paros for a week and I cannot sufficiently express through words what a wonderful experience we had. The house is simple and elegant in its design with every room opening up to unique and spectacular parts of the beautiful wrap around patio and lush landscaping. We spent many evenings enjoying delicious food and wine outside while taking in the stunning view (and pinching ourselves to see if it was a dream!). The house and grounds are both impeccably maintained and tasteful in their decoration. There are so many beautiful beaches on Paros, it was great fun to try a new one every day. We stopped every morning at the bakery on the road to Aliki and at a little cava outside of Parikia every evening for wine. The recommendations received from the Olive House’s concierge were truly worth their weight in gold and we always felt that we were being cared for like family. Staying at the Olive House was every moment a joy and a treasure, and the crew working behind the scenes, from the booking to the cleaning, made the experience that much better. I would highly recommend this lovely property to anyone seeking a home away from home for their vacation.
The Olive House is truly amazing. So much thoughtful planning has gone into its design and presentation. We were literally blown away. My family (three adults and three children) spent much more time in the house than we had anticipated as it was just so comfortable. It is particularly well set up for children, but unobtrusively (it feels/appears much more like an adult retreat than a creche). The view of the sunset from the deck is one of the best I've seen. Most evenings were spent lounging, reading, eating (including dinners cooked by my husband on the wood burn bbq) as the sun went down. The island itself is perfectly proportioned for easy adventures. Different beaches and little towns can be explored each day without venturing too far - our favourites were Golden Beach (on the west side of the island, 25 mins away), and the town of Naossa, 30 mins away). Organic fruit and vegetables, artisan breads and a supermarket are all sold within a few kms of the house. And our favourite restaurant on the trip - Thalassa Mou - was only a few kms away on Alyki Beach. Honestly - we can't recommend the house or the location highly enough. We just hope our next trip will come sooner rather than later :)
Everything was perfect!! We had an amazing time at Olive House.
I will come back!
We stayed a week at the Olive house with friends and our 1.5year old daughter. The concierge picked us up and gave us an overview of the island, and recommendations on sights and restaurants. She was also available anytime during the week for questions or recommendations.
When we stepped into the Olive house, everyone was wowed by this beautiful home, the amazing views. The house was fully equipped for cooking, BBQing and morning coffee/espresso. We enjoyed beautiful sunset dinners on the veranda, made with freshly picked rosemary from the property, homemade olive oil, and pomegranate from the backyard. Wherever there's a beautiful view, there's a comfy chair to sit and take it all in. Every morning we woke up to a gorgeous sight of the the open sea and Antiparos. My daughter loved exploring the house and discovering toys and books. My favorite activity was a relaxing soak in the master tub. The house is perfect for a romantic getaway, a trip with friends, or families with young children. Would highly recommend!
Paros sits at the center of Greece's Cycladic islands in the Aegean sea. Its immediate neighbors include the islands of Syros and Mykonos to the north; Naxos to the east; Ios and Sikinos to the south; and Antiparos and Sifnos to the west. Also to the north is the archaeological site of Delos, one of the country's most historically significant. Paros is truly an island with something for everyone -- perfect for families with small children, older travelers, and honeymooners alike. Beyond the obvious delights of the sea and sun, visitors will discover rich historical treasures, a diversity of art galleries, and excellent locally produced food and wine.
Other Activities: Paros is internationally known for fantastic kitesurfing. Shopping.
|Refundable damage deposit||$650|
15% discount for stays over 3 weeks. Deposit of 50% of rental fee is due at booking. The second 50% is due 60 days prior to check-in, with a security deposit of €500/US$650 due with second installment of rent. Ten (10) percent of the total rental fee is non-refundable. Cancellation: deposit (less the 10 percent) will be refunded if we are notified 60 days in advance.