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Vilavala: Nestling in fragrant green pines above sparkling blue Aegean waters

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 1,485 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

2 floors, 3 double bedroom, 2 bathroom inside, 1wc outside , kitchen, livingroom

A traditional architecture, stone constructed house totalling 138 square meters.

It is a two stories house consisting of three spacious bedrooms and WC upstairs and sitting room, kitchen and WC, downstairs and an outside WC.. The “Vilavala” can sleep 6 up to 8 persons.

The house is surrounded by large outside verandas, on different levels, of more than 200 square meters.

It is built on the bank of one of the most marvellous bays of Alonnisos with blue and turquoise clean and crystal clear seawaters.

It is situated amongst pine trees (pinus halepensis), olive threes and cared for original Mediterranean vegetation.

Since the villa is built on a large olive grove where the only other house is some distance away its secluded position secures total privacy to the residents.

The surrounding landscape conveys the feeling of inner tranquillity while the views over the blue waters below extend all the way to the “gates” of the Marine Park (the protected, for the Monk seals, area).

More Details

Owner
Yannis Vlaikos
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, greek
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 14, 2017

About Yannis Vlaikos

I was born and raised on Alonnisos. At the age of fifteen all the family moved to Athens where I studied Economics at the University of Athens and then I worked as a sales manager.

Twenty three years later I returned to Alonnisos where I have been involved in the nature protection of the island and the formation of the Marine Park for the protection of the Monk seals Monachus-monachus and other rare species.

Vilavala is built on my family land where I spent a great deal of my summer holidays after school and later after work,.

I was keen to construct Vilavala with respect to traditional architecture and the nature protection. The material used is stone and wood and not a single tree was removed from the land and all the natural vegetation flourishes.

Vilavala always offers a warm and homely atmosphere...

Yannis Vlaikos purchased this villa in 2010

Why Yannis Vlaikos chose Thessaly

As children after the school was finished for summer holidays my two other cousins and I, were coming to Agios Petros (the name of the location) and we spent two months to this lovely place staying with our wonderful grandparents!!

We were all the day at the beach swimming and fishing.

We learned early to fish and we earned our "livelihood"ourshelves!!

Our grandmother was so happy to cook whatever we brought her, (small) fish, crabs, limpets,e.t.c.

This family land has a long tradition and history from our ancestors and this is the reason that all cousins here we love and respect this place and take a good care for this !!

Amenities

Alonnisos Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1485 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower
  • Outdoor shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • Additionally two teens can sleep in the sitting room on two armchairs that change in to two single beds.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Binoculars
  • Boat Dock
  • Child's Swing
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Telephone only for local calls. Exit lights. Fire nests.

Reviews

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Vilavala: Nestling in fragrant green pines above sparkling blue Aegean waters
average rating of 4.9130435 based on 46 reviews
5

A wonderful experience

  • 5 of 5

The house is excellent with a gorgeous view.

Access to the sea is immediate, just a few minutes away.

The owner Mr Yannis Vlaikos is very kind, friendly and helpful.

Overall the experience was unique and for our family it will certainly become a yearly destination.

Taxiarchis, Simona and Bruno (our little Lagotto Romagnolo dog).

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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5

Beautiful stay in a beautiful place

  • 5 of 5

Next to a beautiful bay with direct access to the sea. Yannis is annexcellent host. All works very well out highly recommend this place

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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A paradise on Earth!

  • 5 of 5

Experiencing the paradise again and again is a wonderful situation. We had a perfect stay at the ever more beautiful retreat of Villa Vala this year for the 8th time in 10 years! Yannis was as always a great host attending everything in his kind and meticulous way!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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perfection

  • 5 of 5

What is the definition of a 'HOLIDAY'. Vilavala should go into the Oxford Dictionary under 'HOLIDAY' (Epitome Vilavala).

A time, place and period of total change and rejuvenation, rest, pleasure, comfort, reflection, relaxation, peace, enjoyment, diversion and adventure, after which one is restored, full of lovely thoughts, encounters and experiences, fulfilled and ready to return home.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Caroline. ...always poetical...Looking forward to seeing you next June (2018) for the tenth time...
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5

Beautiful house, stunning location!

  • 5 of 5

I, and two friends, have just returned from a two week stay at Vila Vala. This was our tenth visit to Alonissos, always staying in the picturesque bay of Agios Petros, however this was our first visit to Vila Vala, and we were not disappointed! The house is beautiful! It has 3 large bedrooms, two of which offer spectacular views of the sunrise and neighbouring islands, a fully equipped kitchen, and a spacious lounge. In each of the rooms there are traditional Greek relics, artefacts and photographs that Yannis, the owner, has collected, giving the house a very homely feel. Yannis is the perfect host. He met us at the port and drove us to the villa. He made sure we had all that we needed and was on hand in case of any difficulties. The outside space at Vila Vala is truly spectacular! There is a large terrace, with a marble-topped table and barbecue, which can be accessed from the kitchen and lounge. As the villa is built on a hillside, there are many terraces at different levels, most of which have uninterrupted views of the sea, and all of which we used at different times when we wanted sun, shade, shelter from the wind etc. A short walk through the pine trees brings you to a private jetty, and we spent many happy hours there enjoying the sun and the sea. A short walk in the other direction brings you to the beach, which in the afternoon is partially shaded by trees. The small villlage of Steni Vala, in the next bay, is perhaps a 10 minute stroll away and here you will find a supermarket and a handful of tavernas. Vila Vala, in my opinion, is perfect! I cannot recommend it highly enough and we have already booked to return next year.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Paulene for your review and your kind words for Vilavala and me. This is encouraging us to keep all services and the status of the house in high level. Already Vilavala is reserved for you waiting for the next May 2018. Kind regards from Alonnisos Yannis
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Beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

Amazing location, idealic two and a half weeks spent at this well equipped villa. The owner ensured our stay was comfortable and welcoming, thank you Yannis for your kindness and for sharing your little piece of paradise.

Michele

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Michele for your so kind words for me and the Vilavala. Thank you too for the so good care you took for the Vilavala. See you next year in May best regards from Alonnisos Yannis
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Map

Car: recommended

Agios Petros.

Agios Petros is a lovely secluded beach next to Steni Vala with inviting sandy bottom dotted with colonies of Poseidonia sea-weeds. The nearest village is Steni Vala (only 500 m) whereas the Port of Patitiri is 8 km.

Originally the valley of Agios Petros was an agricultural area, the domain of two Alonnisos families, who patiently worked the land planting olive trees on the slopes and vines, orange trees and lemon trees in the flatland. The agricultural past of Agios Petros still remains its predominant feature as the villa owners went into great pains not to destroy even a single tree, in some cases they even enriched the existing varieties by planting more.

In the valley of Agios Petros there existed two private wells for the needs of the families private or agricultural. A third “public well” was dug up close to the beach for the use of the Sheppards of the surrounding hamlets of Isomata ,Gouves and Steni Vala.

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Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

If the duration of the stay is two weeks or more, the rates can change lower.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund