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A lovely stone-built old farmhouse with spectacular views

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview


Details
Property
farmhouse
Sleeps
9
Bedrooms
5
Bathrooms
2
Half Baths
1
Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

Description

Idrousa Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description

6 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms + outdoor shower + laundry room + WC, sleeps 9

A lovely, romantic stone-built old farmhouse, modernised but with many Greek features, in about 6 acres of hillside and garden with outstanding views overlooking the southern tip of Evia and the Cavadora straight. The house has five bedrooms, three of which lead off the large living room with two bedrooms (including the master bedroom and en suite bathroom) below the house. The kitchen is large, fitted with an electric cooker and an open fireplace. There are two terraces for outdoor eating, one alcoved between the kitchen and living room, the other above the master bedroom. It is a home, rather than a holiday house and fully winterised. Also on the property is an old olive press building and other stone-built houses.

The garden is on many terraces and planted with almost all the fruits and nuts that grow in the climate, as well as shrubs, flowers and kitchen gardens. There are masses of roses. There is a large plunge pool which is cleaned daily. Our cleaners come in one a week, or more frequently by arrangement. Our gardener has a house on the property and will pick produce for you daily. We produce our own delicious olive oil. We have chickens and geese so fresh eggs are usually available. Apart from animal noises it is very quiet.

How to get there.: From Athens international airport there is a 25-30 minute bus or taxi ride to the port of Rafina.

The ferry takes 2 hours to Gavrion , the Andros port. Ferries are daily, morning and evening.

It is a 20-25 mins car ride to the house

You will need to rent a car at Athens or on the island. It is probably easier to rent on the island. I can arrange this for you. The last 200 metres of road to the house (and on down to the beach) is not tarmac but is easily accessible with any small rental car.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Laura Miles
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 9, 2016

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Laura,



I will reply in full when we get back as we have limited Internet connection where we are in Tinos. We had the most fantastic stay at the farmhouse - it was a truly magical week and everyone had such a good time. What a beautiful place you have! We are all so envious! When we are all back at our desks we will be longing to look out at the view from the terrace again. We had so much fun cooking with all the amazing fresh fruit and veg supplied so generously by Joseph and his family. We'd love to come back again.



Thank you for everything. We could not have asked for a better place to stay or a more fun and relaxing break. We loved the beach close to the house with the church on it!! Oh and I almost forgot, the kittens!



Best wishes



Vanessa



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Jul 2013
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Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

A lovely stone-built old farmhouse with spectacular views
average rating of 4.857143 based on 15 reviews
5

Simple elegance and total peace

  • 5 of 5

This house and garden was so beautiful I was happy merely to sit on a window seat or on the terrace admiring the incredible view. To be surrounding by farmers, go to gorgeous beaches (some sandy and some pebbles) with no one (or one or two people), to eat squid and greek salad in non-touristy restaurants, to visit the lovely town of Andros…. I could go on and on. The wind was usually strong but my migraineur daughter appreciated it because it brought the heat down. This is a very special house indeed.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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5

Amazing stay!

  • 5 of 5

What can I say? What a GORGEOUS place. Amazing views, lovely atmosphere and unspoiled. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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5

The perfect rustic retreat

  • 5 of 5

The position nestled into the side of the hill with an outstanding view ensured complete privacy and the perfect base for our exploration of Andros. Vitali beach is a must - one of the most beautiful beaches I've ever seen

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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“Magical week on the Island of Dreams!”

  • 5 of 5

Gorgeous house hidden away in the hills with fresh vegetables growing in the garden, and surrounded by sheep, goats, chickens and kittens.

The most dreamy get away if you want the true greek experience.

The house is completely secluded with beautiful views of the sea, but just a few minutes drive to a whole host of fabulous restaurants run by the most friendly people.

Will 100% go back - i didn't want to leave!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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5

Wonderfully personal, feels like home.

  • 5 of 5

There are many lovely things about Andros and where we stayed, and it is with reluctance I say this because part of me doesn't want anyone else to go there. The house was wonderfully personal and feels like the home it is - much much nicer than any hotel. Joseph, the gardener really did bring fresh fruit and vegetables each day. All the beaches we went to had tavernas, each of them charming in their own way. Andros is a beautiful island. As soon as we got home we tried to book in for September, but it was already booked up.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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One of the best holidays ever!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the beautiful farmhouse for a week in July with a group of friends. Everyone agreed they had had one of the best holidays ever - we did not want to leave. The farmhouse is perfect for a group of friends as well as families with children. The setting is gorgeous - wonderful, uninterrupted views with lovely sunsets across the landscape to the sea. Within a ten minute drive are incredible, deserted beaches with crystal clear water. Joseph bought us endless supplies of fresh vegetables, fruit, olive oil and eggs. He was so kind and thoughtful and we enjoyed meeting him and his family. We ate so well and loved cooking with the ingredients on offer. The kitchen is really well equipped so you can cook for lots of people. All the bedrooms are individually decorated, with their own character. There was a constant breeze so we never got too hot, even at night. We would go back at the drop of a hat. This farmhouse is paradise and Andros is a wonderful island. It's really unspoilt which is surprising given how easy it is to reach it from Athens. We hope to plan another stay soon!

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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Map

Nearest Ferry
8 Kilometres
Gavrion
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Pirgos
Car: necessary

In the North West of Andros overlooking the Cavadora straight and southern tip of the island of Evia. Nearest sandy beach 10-12 minutes by car; nearest taverna under 10 mins by car. Even in August our local sandy beach, about 1/4 mile long has few people on it. The house is about 20 minutes from the port of Gavrion which is where the ferries arrive. The area is rural with goats and sheep on the hillside and wonderful views.

Rates & Availability

Idrousa Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Off Season
Oct 15 2016 - Mar 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$252
 
 
Low Season
Apr 1 2017 - Jun 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,077
 
 
Mid season
Jun 2 2017 - Jul 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,329
 
 
High Season
Jul 7 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,021
 
 
Mid Season
Sep 3 2017 - Oct 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,329
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$1,762
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

A security deposit against breakages may be required.
The rental includes:
A cleaner once a week and laundry changed once a week.
The pool is cleaned daily.
Seasonal fruits, vegetables and herbs from the garden.

A booking is not confirmed until 50% of the rental sum has been received as deposit. In the event of cancellation this will be refunded if the property is later let during the relevant period and for the same price. The balance is due at least 2 weeks before arrival

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Amenities

Idrousa Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 255 m²
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Tiled Stove
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 4 - toilet
    Master bathroom (en-suit) - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower , Shower/Laundry
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , Large Single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , cot available
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The kitchen has a lovely old open fireplace for the colder seasons. The living room has a large wood burning stove. Our cleaner comes once a week to clean the house and the laundry is also changed weekly (this is part of the rental price, additional cleaning can be arranged). We can also arrange for help in the kitchen. The outdoor pool is a large plunge pool with approximate dimensions of 5.5 metres long 3.5 metres wide and 1.4 high. Our pool girl spends 2 hours each day keeping clean the pool and its surrounds. During the summer our gardener is likely to be there almost every day and has a cottage on the land, so he can sort out any problems and will also provide you with fresh vegetables, salads and fruit from the garden acording to the season. You can purchase our own eggs and olive oil if available.

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