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Villa Beside the Sea

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Villa in Steni Vala, Alonissos, Sporades Islands, Greece - 2 Mins Walk Through the Shady Olive Grove to a Secluded Beach

Numerous terraces throughout the gardens to relax on and enjoy the peaceful setting in the sun or shade of olive trees. Just 2 minutes walk through olive groves down to a beautiful secluded beach and the clear waters of the marine park. A 10 minute stroll along the beach and you are in the popular harbour of Steni Vala amidst the local fishing boats providing their daily catch to the excellent tavernas, bars and shops. In the opposite direction just 10 minutes away is the quaint harbour of Kalamakia where you can peacefully while away the hours and enjoy the excellent tavernas at the waters edge.

Property Manager
Julie & Nigel Braithwaite
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
29 April, 2017

About Julie & Nigel Braithwaite

I usually spend most of the year on Alonissos and so always try to meet guests on their arrival in Patitiri. You will know its me if you see a large cinnamon coloured hound at my side, this is Edward - our adopted Alonissos street dog.

Why Julie & Nigel Braithwaite chose Thessaly

We were lucky enough to be able to buy what was for us the perfectly positioned plot of land on which to build our home on Alonissos.

The villa stands within a hillside olive grove full of the scent of Mediterranean herbs and flowers and is just a couple of minutes walk down to a secret beach and the beautiful Aegean Sea.

What makes this villa unique

Villa Nissi is positioned in a secluded hillside and is blessed panoramic views of the crystal clear waters below, blue skies overhead and green hillsides all around.

Just a few minutes walk and you can be in the pretty harbours of Kalamakia and Steni Vala both of which offer all that you hope to find from a simple and unspoilt way of Greek island life.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Many guests have returned to Villa Nissi several times over the past years having fallen in love with all that the villa, Steni Vala and Alonissos offers a perfect relaxing holiday.
Jan 2008
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Alonnisos in Greece Mainland

Property Type:
  • villa
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • smoking allowed
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • rural
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
  • All bedrooms have en-suite fully tiled shower rooms.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Double bed under the white washed rafters of a traditional Sporades style roof. Wake up to view the Aegean Sea through the huge windows leading on to the large veranda overlooking the whole of Glyfa Bay, sparkling waters and the islands beyond.
  • limited accessibility
Notes on accommodation: Please be aware there are steps up to the villa and an open plan stairway to the bedrooms; so it is not perhaps ideal for very young children. Outside: Villa Nissi is set in an acre of hillside olive grove. The land to the front and side of the villa has been terraced and cultivated with additional trees and flowering shrubs. The hillside land to the rear remains in its natural state with a winding path through the wild shrubs and herbs flowering, fruiting and scenting the air throughout the year. There is a stone built barbecue and seating area and additional terraces throughout the garden with the options of sun and shade to sit and while away the hours with a glorious view. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen included and villa is cleaned and linen changed weekly or as requested by arrangement. Other: Covered external veranda with additional dining and seating space and a wonderful view.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the manager's website:


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(10 traveller reviews)


A stoning view

  • 4 of 5

The house has an amazing view to the sea and is located near taverns in graphic ports (Kalamaki, Steni Vala). Also has large rooms and a continuously sweet wind blow. I would like to thanks Julie for her hospitality. The services can be improved with a cleaning policy on demand. I think is worth to stay more than a week.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

What an incredible house! We stayed at Villa Nissi for 3 weeks with our 3 children and had the best time. The house is spacious, very clean, full of light and extremely well located (not far from the mini village of Steni Vala and a gorgeous beach with cristal waters, all within walking distance). Julie was delightful, always available whenever we had a question and she made sure we had everything we needed at all times: she even left us some homemade apricot jam from the garden ! The house itself is beautiful, with the most stunning views, and very well equipped so we felt at home the whole time. We will defintely miss the noise of the cicadas and the uniqueness of the island of Alonissos and would defintely rent the house again whenever we come back !

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect seclusion, beach and fine food a walk away

  • 5 of 5

The Villa delivered even more than the description offered. Wow. The interior is beautifully kept, and presented in pristine The views from every window were amazing. The interesting seating and lounging areas around the property gave something for everyone depending on you mood or time of day.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Good to hear that you found Villa NIssi was all that you hoped for.
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Ideal villa location .

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful villa in an ideal location for swimming, food shopping and eating at some excellent tavernas. Only a five minute walk down a pretty Mediterranean track to a local beach. Another five minutes by foot takes you to Glyfa beach, a sparkling pebble beach with lovely views back to the villa. From here its easy to access Steni Vala, a laid back harbour with a great choice of places to eat and two shops for groceries. We used the bus to take us to Patitiri and further afield to the old town.

In the other direction, further up the coast was Kalamakia, Once again a great choice of fresh sea food arriving daily.

Villa Nissi had a light, airy feeling with excellent fans in each bedroom. The views from every room were amazing and to sit on the balcony and look at the stars at night was memorable. We used the barbeque on two occasions and enjoyed the villas surrounding gardens finding places to read, always with a great view across the water.

Villa Nissi is a perfect villa for family and friends, at a perfect location on a beautiful Greek island.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Good to hear you enjoyed all that Villa Nissi and the surrounding area has to offer including the sparkling pebbles under foot at the beach to the sparkling stars overhead in the night sky.
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Nice house with fantastic view

  • 5 of 5

The house is tastefully furnished and well suited for 6 persons through the spacious living room and kitchen and three bathrooms Despite the heat, the house was cool. The veranda and sun terrace make the house complete. The view over the sea is fantastic. The large garden around the house is full of beautiful plants and trees.

Contact with the owner was nice and warm. The house, bed linen and towels were very clean. In short: a must!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Good to hear the windows on all sides of the villa kept you cool despite the very warm and humid conditions this week.
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  • 5 of 5

Our second stay at Villa Nissi and Alonissos and we will be back! First time was in 2010 and this time around it was just as lovely as we'd remembered. Every comfort, beautifully maintained, very peaceful. Several verandas/patios on which to relax and take in the stunning views, 3 mins walk down to very quiet beach and crystal clear waters of Glyfa Bay, 10 mins walk to tavernas/cafes and supermarket at Steni Vala and 15 mins walk to 4 tavernas at the tiny fishing harbour of Kalamakia. If you can drag yourself away, there are lots of lovely bays around the island to explore. Hiring a small boat from the main town of Patitiri is a great way to see the coastline of this beautiful island. A lovely holiday!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Good to hear your second visit was as good as the first, it will always be a pleasure to welcome you again and again.
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Prices & Availability

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5 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
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1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £20
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Charges payable in £ or € equivalent

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is flexible.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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