Beautiful Design, 1 acre private grounds, 9+2 beds, 3 baths, in real Greece
- english, greek
About Michael Cooper
I'm a writer, pilot and artist spending my time between Greece and the UK.
Michael Cooper purchased this Villa in 2001
Why Michael Cooper chose Stylida
I fell in love with this unfinished house and, wanting something very spacious with lots of light and colour, original in design, but with nearby nightlife and sea I completed its modernisation over several years. From the front terraces I'm surrounded by garden trees - lemon, pine, fig plum and cherry. From the rear pool area I can lounge in privacy, among ancient history. I rent my villa out because I enjoy meeting guests from around the world, and over the last 12 years have made some special new friends.
What makes this Villa unique
There is no other property like this in Greece. It is, genuinely , unique in design and in atmosphere - luxury set among ancient stones and walls, some dating back 1,600 years - in the exterior grounds. It's a perfect location for travelers wanting to experience real Greece, in peace and quiet. We're very private and secure (especially great for kids who can roam the gardens freely), with a sense of space (over 500m2 of living space inside the house), but with contemporary Greece's beachside bar's, cafe's and seaside taverna's all just 5 minutes drive away in the nearby popular resort. It's the best of old and new Greece, on your doorstep. Stunning archeology, olive groves and coast surround you, and one of Greece's best international vineyards is on our doorstep for complimentary visiting and tasting. The UNESCO Heritage site of Meteora, and Delphi and Thermoplyae, together with the beautiful mountain region of Pelion with its stunning villages and beaches, and even Thesslaoniki are fascinating day trips from the house. It's no wonder the UK Times named us one of the 20 best seaside villas in Greece.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
With prior agreement only
Minimum age of primary renter:23
Max guests:11 (sleeps up to 9 adults)
Noise: Guests must respect afternoon siesta (14:00-17:00) quiet hours and overnight hours (00:00 - 07:00) for privacy of relaxation of neighbours.
No ball playing inside the house, or poolside. Playing in the courtyard is acceptable.
Poolside - no 'bombing' from the pool side or from the roofs around the pool - it’s dangerous, and can also damage the pools pump.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Charming greek house
Taking three generations away is always tricky as everyone expects something different from the experience. That is not the problem here! The house is huge, with plenty of space and seating areas, both inside and out, so all can have their own space. It is beautifully furnished and the fans kept us cool at night. The pool area was totally loved by my little ones who were in it every spare minute! There are lovely secure gardens around the building, and the kitchen is very well stocked. Nearby are beaches and lots of restaurants and bars to satisfy all tastes. The owner and his wife are onsite and were very helpful in suggesting trips and restaurants and even ordered our take-away for us!
If you want a relaxing holiday in a typical Greek village, this is the place for you. We can't thank Michael enough for letting us share his lovely home.
Hi S, thank you so much for your review. It was a real pleasure having you stay here, and to meet your family. Although I couldn't join you for the day, I understand the outing to the olive fields to see production, picking (and how to drive a tractor) was a highlight for the kids, and Delphi a treat for you! Real and original Greece in action! We hope to see you again another year! best wishes M
Terrific and pleasantly different property
For a large group a terrific amount of space, well beyond our expectations - as well as a beautiful property. The setting is quite stunning, with its gardens and pool area, & lovely interiors. Better still, this really was Greece with friendly villagers, busy seaside resorts nearby full of Greeks, amazing food, few tourists, and such friendly owners. my family came together from across 2 continents - it was a joyful stay and something we will treasure. DH
Wonderful villa, great location for real Greece
Just Great! Beautiful house, great location, friendly people, great taverna's and nightlife. Owners very friendly and helpful.
Thanks for coming, we enjoyed your visit and enjoyed showing you around. You were great guests, thank you!
A complete holiday in every way
The villa was a spacious amazing villa, steeped in history, in a perfect location. The villa is in a village near beaches and the sea,The space is great, perfect for large families, very relaxing and safe for kids.There are plenty of restaurants and tavernas in the area or you could eat relaxing on one of the garden terraces or by the pool. Loved it.
Thank You, H. We're so pleased you enjoyed it - for your 3rd time! It certainly is a chill out place, perfect for a real Greece experience, where the Greeks themselves like to go, with some great sightseeing that few tourists get the chance to experience. See you again another year!
Peaceful, superb facilities and close to the beach
Staying here was like having your own private retreat with all facilities, beautifully furnished to a very high standard and with everything provided. Extensive landscaped areas around the pool and the front terrace provided a range of spaces suitable for all types of entertainment, both for families and groups of adults. In particular the opportunity to host large dinner parties on the front terrace, with ambient lighting and easy access to the kitchen and lounge areas making a beautiful space for eating out-doors each evening. The house and surrounding areas have a strong sense of history. This is evident in architectural featrures retained in the restoration of the building and the interesting structures within walking distance. It is within easy access to the beaches, local restaurants, shops and bars. The road from Athens is world class and an easy drive. This huge, spacious villa is easily accessible to tourist attractions such as Meteora and a short drive to the nearest main town of Lamia. We thoroughly recommend the villa and appreciate the welcoming and uncompromising assistance from the hosts Michael and Dimitra.
Thank you, Australia! It was great having you here and we took a lot of pleasure from your enjoyment of the villa and the area. See you again next year, and thanks for the outback hats, they arrived OK !
This is the best villa we have stayed in, in Greece by far. Its spacious, homely, quiet, safe for kids and you get to experience the real Greece. The thing we loved about it is the variety. Some nights we stayed in and chilled by the pool, other nights we out in the local village or sea side town for a meal out. We really made the holiday our own.
The villa is just gorgeous with everything you need and would expect for such a holiday. The hosts were great and nothing was any trouble for them.
Thank You! It was great having you, and a pleasure to show you real Greece. We fondly remember sitting beach side with you at night in your favourite bar, and visiting the vineyard for some great wine tasting.
Stunning and unique property, built on ruins of ancient stables and bakery, in authentic real Greece location - a seaside rural village, set in olive grove country, surrounded by antiquity. 5 minutes drive from Rahes, a very popular local beachside greek resort full of taverna's, cafe's, and bars. Selection of beaches within 2 - 15 kilometres. Meteora (stunning monasteries) Delphi (ancient architecture) and Thermopylae, the Pelion area with its mountain villages, all nearby for day trips. We do sailing on a private yacht, wine tours and dinners at a local vineyard famous for it's international wines, horse riding, beach tennis and beach volleyball, table tennis, tennis, all within 5-10 minutes.