|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
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Bedroom 1 with large hand-made English double bed and large fitted wardrobe, dressing table.
Bedroom 2 with twin beds, chest of drawers.
Both bedrooms have ceiling fans, good bedside reading lights, full-length mirrors. Views onto olive trees.
Bathroom: Luxury basin, bathroom cabinet, hairdryer, WC and large shower area looking onto oleanders and olive trees.
Kitchen: Luxury open-plan kitchen with long cream marble work tops. Electric stove, large oven, dishwasher, two fridges, electric kettle, cafetiere, toaster, lots of storage and fully equipped.
Living room: Beautifully furnished large open-plan living room with French windows and door opening, on both sides, onto two large terraces and olive groves. Large sofa. Armchairs. A modern oak dining table seats 8. Desk and well-stocked bookcase, ceiling fan from the very high ceiling. The floor is of polished traditional Corfiot stone. Other: Two very large terraces, one with built-in barbeque, other with shaded veranda area.
The Villa Adriana and Studio, a romantic Venetian 19th century pink-stuccoed house with thick stone walls. One of the landmarks of Lakka. Newly restored to very high standards, our home is set in one acre of ancient majestic olive trees offering complete seclusion, tranquillity and privacy. Yet it is only 5 minutes walk down the hill to Lakka village's harbour with its excellent tavernas and beaches with crystal clear water. And 2 minutes to a hotel swimming pool. Adriana’s interiors are decorated in a comfortable contemporary style, while preserving original features such as the olive wood lintels and stone window alcoves. Large shuttered windows and high ceilings give a luxurious atmosphere of spaciousness and light. Beyond the large terraces, paved walks through the gardens, with its pavilion look out onto spectacular views of Lakka Bay with its famed turquoise waters and the open sea. The lower half is a light, airy studio . A paradise for families, walkers, honeymooners and other romantic couples. Greek GovernmentTourist licence EOT1238/TT.
We spend 30 summer holidays travelling round the Greek islands in a happy search for the perfect house on the most idyllic island and we think this is it.
Romantic villa Adriana is about 150 years old, has a wonderful atmosphere, surrounded by gardens in the middle of our centuries old olive grove. We have restored it completely: the traditional outside hides a modern, very light, open plan house that has kept it's Greek roots. It is very peaceful and quiet, but only an 8 minute walk from the beach and five minute walk from the nearest cappuccino in our lovely local village: Lakka with its out door restaurants and shops.
Our guests can use the large local hotel pool for free. This pool is a two minute walk from the house.
In the studio, we love reading in the hammocks, having breakfast on the terrace or in the garden, the short walk under the majestic olive trees to the village. At the villa, we while away many hours in the garden pavilion looking at the view of the boats coming into Lakka bay and admiring the sun setting in the sea. beyond.
Huge garden with ancient olive trees and lots of flowers, quiet, very private and still so close to the village.
Both the villa and the studio have their own part of the garden and olive grove.
The villa has two large terraces and a garden pavilion with a stunning sea view.
The studio has a large terrace and many secret places to sit in the garden, Both the villa and studio have hammocks underneath the trees.
The studio is light, airy and large ( 6 by 5 meters). The villa is light with high ceilings and a large comfortable living room with a smart open plan kitchen. Ceiling fans, excellent beds, great showers, good modern indoor and outdoor furniture: an unbeatable combination of comfort, stunning nature and architectual beauty. Paradise.
'From the day we arrived we felt fortunate to have discovered Villa Adriana'.
'It is one of the loveliest villas I have ever had the pleasure of staying in'.
'We couldn't have asked for a more perfect setting for our honeymoon'.
'Opening the doors onto the patio each morning is a pure joy and the studio itself is absolutely perfect. Magical holiday'.
'The villa is lovely and has certainly lived up to all our expectations: light, spacious and lots of character, and in such relaxing and beautiful surroundings'.
'The beautiful gardens of flowers, gnarly old olive trees, fire flies and wafting aroma's of herbs and grasses will stay with me for a long time'.
‘Paxos at its best. This house is a haven of tranquillity. You leave completely happy".
'Every corner like a film set.'
'So comfortable! The owners are obviously used to staying in good hotels.'
Please book direct with the owners: Kenneth and Tine Rea. 25% deposit payable on reservation. Remainder payable 8 weeks before the start of your holiday.
Our preferred changeover day is Monday, but we will always try to be flexible.
Notes on prices:
Cleaning twice a week, clean linen and hand and bath towels twice a week and a generous welcome pack are included.
Our stay at Villa Adriana was even better than we had hoped. It's a beautifully renovated old house with a fresh, contemporary interior that has none of the slightly 'frilly' furnishings found in many of the other rental villas on the island.
Dora, the lovely house manager, was waiting for us when we arrived and a welcome basket had been left for us on the kitchen table. It was a real treat to have such a great selection of books in the bookcase, two super-sized hammocks, a well-equipped kitchen, a really roomy shower, fluffy towels and a twice-weekly cleaning service (this included the removal of rubbish bags so we didn't have to usual holiday chore of having to schlep around the area trying to find the local bins). Dora speaks excellent English and looked after us wonderfully - even going out of her way to make sure we got off the island to catch our flight home during a national strike.
And the garden.....a real movie-star's retreat because it's so secluded. We were ucky to see the garden in its late-Spring mode with the lavender beds, wild garlic, mountain sage, broom and roses providing spectacular vistas, flashes of colour and honeyed-breezes. There is also a spectacular view of the turquoise sea in Lakka bay from the upper terrace.
The best thing of all is that we had three weeks without getting into a car. The villa is a short walk away from lovely Lakka village and two of the most secluded and breathtaking beaches on the island. The village itself is well equipped with some good, affordable restaurants, several grocery shops/bakeries etc and a warm and welcoming community.