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Grand Designs featured villa, large private pool with panoramic sea views

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,229 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking


About the property

Villa in Ascos, Ano Volimes, Zakynthos, Ionian Islands, Greece - Totally Private in Extensive Mature Gardens, Uncrowded Beaches Five Minutes Away

Maistrali overlooks the Ionian sea, private in its extensive mature gardens and orchards of olive and almond - with panoramic sea views from every room and the terraces. We have a new large italian mosaic swimming pool.There are extensive opportunities for water sports, sailing, fishing, small boat hire tennis and walking. The accommodation comfortably sleeps 8 to 9, (the ninth guest, a child under twelve), in air conditioned ensuite bedrooms. This contemporary eco house was designed by an English architect and is built, furnished and equipped to the highest standards. In Maistrali the attention to detail is stunning throughout - with Egyptian cotton linens and a comprehensive range of extra services. Experience total freedom; treat Maistrali as your own private five star villa.The villa is fully serviced and maintained by our house manager who will ensure that your holiday is worry free.A number of beautiful uncrowded beaches are minutes away and the picturesque fishing village of Agios Nicholaos where there are excellent beach tavernas and where you can catch the Cephalonia ferry.

Property Manager
je ellis
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, French, German, Russian, Italian, Greek, Czech
Calendar last updated:
7 June, 2017

About je ellis

Jane and Robert’s love affair with Zakynthos began 25 years ago when they toured the island’s mountainous chalk roads on motor bikes and were blown away by the stunning scenery and crystal clear blue Ionian sea. They vowed to come back one day. In 2000 they bought a beautiful piece of land with magnificent sea views and built a wonderful house. This they designed and brought to life with the help of an English architect friend. Jane managed the project and spent nine months living with the builders to see it through. In 2006 the house was featured on ‘Grand Designs’ We would like guests to experience the stunning natural beauty of the island, and the local community of Volimes who have made their lives there with their friendliness and old fashioned Greek hospitality.

je ellis purchased this villa in 2000

Why je ellis chose Greece

We have always had a a love affair with Greece and the people, we have been on holiday to Greece since we were students and in turn brought our family. In 2000 we had a marvelous holiday on Zakynthos and this encouraged us to come back and buy the land where we built Maistrali .The area is an EU designated area of outstanding natural beauty. The combination of sea and mountains and the views of Cephalonia make Maistrali as exciting today as it ever was and we are delighted to share this with our guests.

What makes this villa unique

The climate in summer is just perfect.Warm in the day and cool enough to sleep well at night. Total, privacy, silence, space, comfort, a tremendous feeling of well being, everything for your needs, everything works. Close by sports, restaurants ,bars and entertainment. The local people are hospitable and genuinely welcoming. There is no mass tourism at the north of Zakynthos.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Testimonials 2014

Your wonderful villa was the perfect place for us to enjoy a fabulous family holiday, so comfortable with views to take your breath away, a true family home. We take home wonderful memories.

The West family.

We enjoyed a lovely family holiday in your fantastic villa - you really have thought of everything.

The Neilson family.

A wonderful week. The villa has everything we could possibly have needed.Giorgos the house manager was brilliant.

The Arthur family

What a delight it was to be here again,we had a wonderful stay - beautiful home.

The Webb family

La splendida casa

Vero relax - tutte le comodita - ultima la picina - grazie ancora ciao,thank you for the helpfulness of Giorgos

The Gasparotto family,Italy.

What a wonderful villa so well equipped, amazing views we loved our time, we hired boats from Micro Nisi, I loved being surrounded by the Greek mythology

The Macmillan family.
Nov 2007
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
2 Kilometres
aghios nicholaos
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
aghios nicholaos
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Swimming, snorkeling, water sports, small boat hire self drive, yacht charter, fishing and sailing, wind surfing and tennis, at the Peligoni club. For those who prefer an active holiday the island is particularly good for coastal and hill walks and is on the major path for migrating birds in spring and autumn. A lively night life exists in Zakynthos town or the southern resorts on the island. Sight seeing and visits to the many historic sites on the island is strongly recommended.


A number of beautiful uncrowded beaches are minutes away, the famous ship wreck bay, and the picturesque port and fishing village of Aghios Nikolaos features a number of small beach and port side tavernas. There is a daily ferry service, to Cephalonia, and excursions to the famous Blue Caves with perhaps the prospect of a turtle, seal or dolphin sighting on the way.


Zakynthos is just over three hours away from the UK and there is a wide choice of flights from most of the airports in the UK.The airport is 45 mins drive from Maistrali. Ferries to Kilini on the Greek mainland sail from the port in Zakynthos town 45 minutes away. Car hire is essential. We can provide help and information on flights and recommended car hire.


The nearest beach at Agios Nicholaos is 5 minutes away. There are a wealth of other beaches of all types, Climati, Micro Nisi, Macro Galos, Xhgia, Porta Roma and Alikes at between 10 and 30 minutes away . The Peligoni Club is 7 minutes away for drinks and meals and as a member for sailing,wind surfing,water sports and tennis, tuition is available. Shopping - there are local shops at Agios Nicholaos,Micro Nisi - Volimes 10 minutes away for shopping and gifts and supermarket at Katestari.

Further Details:

Maistrali is set in the north of the island. Conde Nast Traveller in 2009 said that ‘the north of Zakynthos was barely touched by mass tourism’. Not much changes here, the fishing boats put out their nets and you are often temporarily halted by flocks of sheep and herds of goats tended by shepherds and goat herds on donkeys. Zakynthos is the most Southern of the Ionian Islands and one of the greenest. It boasts mountains, fertile hills, translucent seas, soft sand and the smallest pebble beaches and staggeringly beautiful countryside.

The beautiful north of the island is designated an area of outstanding natural beauty and is perfect for late, spring, summer and autumn holidays. Compared to the rest of the Mediterranean it is affordable. The beaches are suitable for young children and there are many charming seaside villages with plenty of good restaurants. The island has an Italian feel from its long association with the Venetians

Zakynthos town which is 50 mins away, is a thriving, charmingly enchanting place to visit, with good shops, restaurants, churches and museums. The town has a good nightlife and an outside cinema. Spring is an especially pretty time on the island as the all the wild flowers are blooming and the colourful migratory birds are abundant.The island is fascinating to explore include the mountain villages, monasteries and the turtle beaches. The world famous turtle beach is worth a visit and you will spot the odd dolphin and seals with luck and a sharp eye.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Elation in Greece

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3229 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • rural
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Italian bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , ensuite
    Beach bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , ensuite
    Master bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Outdoor Shower , ensuite
    Zebra bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , ensuite
  • En-suite to all bedrooms - with showers,heated towel rail, white fully tiled, English plumbing. Master bathroom has a separate bath and shower. There are luxury white towels, robes and pool towels.We offer our guests complementary organic Korres spa products, shower gel, shampoo,soap.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Beach bedroom - 2 Single Bed , ensuite
    Italian bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , large king bed, ensuite
    Master bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , this bed can be made up as two single beds, ensuite
    Zebra bedroom - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , a twin room has an additional bed when required, ensuite
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8/9 (4 ensuite bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Air-conditioning bedrooms - Zebra Bedroom twin beds, plus extra hide away bed, Beach Bedroom twin beds, Italian Bedroom large king, Master bedroom super king/twins, all have extensive storage - all en suite - each has french windows and sea views.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Jane and Robert Ellis ,the owners say 'We want our guest's experience at Maistrali to be as good as or better than any boutique hotel - at a fraction of the cost'. We offer fully serviced freedom and privacy in your own space. We would like our guests to tell us what is important to them. So if you would like a special occasion planned and organized like a wedding anniversary or birthday please ask for details. Imagine arriving by boat for your Greek wedding on the beach. We can provide a chef or a cook, a spa therapist,babysitting, a maid or your shopping done just ask and it will be organized for you. Alternatively you may prefer to be left alone - the choice is yours. Maistrali is suitable for children under supervision and the elderly. please don't hesitate to ask for details.we provide cots, high chairs and cot linen at no extra charge. The master bedroom has its separate private terrace. Outside: Maistrali is totally private.There are spacious dining and BBQ terraces and comfortable places to sun bathe or lounge under the shady verandas and or by the inviting pool. The totally private pool is 10 metres by 5 metres with walk steps to the shallow end. The terraces and verandas have comfortable teak and wicker furniture with linen cushions. There are sun sails for addition shade. There is plenty of space for children to play. At night the terraces and the pool are atmospherically lit to add to the enjoyment of your alfresco cocktails, dining and barbecue. The mature garden contains palm, fig, olive, bougainvillea, lavender, succulents and herbs. Olive trees provide shady corners. There is parking for 8 cars. Utility Room: Equipped with a large fridge, a chiller, washing machine and laundry equipment, and the safe. First aid cabinet. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Egyptian cotton percale linen, robes and luxury white towels and pool towels are provided. The house is cleaned for your arrival, weekly and when you leave. We offer daily or midweek maid service and linen change as an extra please ask for details. Other: As you enter through the front door there is a reception area for hanging outdoor clothes, with a Chinese cabinet containing books and games.Outside there are shady verandas and sun sails with comfortable seating and a private master bedroom terrace.


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Grand Designs featured villa, large private pool with panoramic sea views
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Lovely villa in a stunning location

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The villa is very comfortable and has everything you need for a long stay. The garden and pool area are fabulous and the view is absolutely stunning.

Giorgio the house manager was extremely helpful and was on hand whenever we needed him.

We loved our two weeks here and will definitely come back soon.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review, we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay, come back soon.
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Elation, Europe

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
3 Sep 2017 - 28 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £300

Booking Notes:
A 25% non returnable deposit on booking is required and the remaining 75% is required 8 weeks before departure to secure the booking. There is a £300 security deposit to cover breakages, returnable on the satisfactory inventory check at the end of your stay.

Changeover Day:Sunday, please ask about other days

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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