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Beautifully Restored Traditional Villa/Studio. Large Gardens.Terraces,Sea Views - Villa Adriana (Sleeps 4)

Overview

Property

Updated: 06-Dec-2016
Villa and Studio in Lakka, Paxos, Ionian Islands, Greece - Secluded Setting 5 Mins’ Walk To Lakka Village, 8 Mins’ Walk To Beaches, 2 Mins To Swimming Pool.

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.

Details for holiday villa Villa Adriana (Sleeps 4), 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, 1 Bathroom

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.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

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Speaks English, French, Dutch

Guestbook comments from the owner

'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.'
Nov 2008
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A really magical place

  • 5 of 5

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.

Bliss!

  • Review Submitted: May 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Very glad to hear that you love our Paxos Paradise as much as we do! Thank you.
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Location

From the Owner

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.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Corfu at 15 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : at 0.3 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Gaios at 7 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : at 0.3 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Lakka Beach at 0.3 Kilometres Car: not necessary

Special interest holidays:

Paxos is a walkers paradise, covered with olive trees , cypresses and wild flowers, it has lots of shade even in August. On the eastern side you can walk through the olive groves to the beautiful secluded beaches. On the western side you can reach the awesome cliffs via good foot paths. Organised walking tours are available One of the best ways to see the island is by small boat. Boats, cars and motor bikes can be hired in the village on a daily or weekly basis. Scuba diving and snorkeling.There are also Greek cooking lessons and yoga classes available on the island. The island has always attracted many artists - painters, writers and actors - because of its outstanding beauty and peaceful exclusive atmosphere. As Gerald Durrell, writer of My Family and Other Animals said, Paxos reminded him of Corfu when he was a boy.

Coast/Beach:

8 minutes walk to the beaches of Lakka village, the first one is a cosy small pebbled beach, the second is larger, with sun loungers, umbrellas and a taverna. 2 minutes walk to a large free hotel swimming pool. And 10 minutes shaded walk takes you to the very quiet, idyllic Orkos beach on the other side of the headland. The whole eastern side of the island has many stunning small beaches. From Gaois harbour: a boat ride to the sandy beaches of Anti-Paxos, a tiny neighbouring island.

Travel:

Fly directly to Corfu: Charter flights, April till November from the UK and from elsewhere in Europe. From London Gatwick you can fly (amongst others) with EasyJet, Thomson and Thomas Cook. You can also fly via Brindisi. In winter: fly via Athens: change for the local Athens-Corfu flight. From Corfu to Paxos: a one-hour hydrofoil trip from Corfu New Harbour (10 minutes by taxi from Corfu Airport). Also by boat, watertaxi and ferries.

Distances:

The island is tiny, so all distances are very short indeed.

To Lakka village: 5 minutes walk. To Gaois: 7km (4.5 miles). To Loggos: 3km (2 miles).

Further Details:

Lakka has 3 small supermarkets with a good selection of fresh fruit and vegetables, an excellent butcher, 2 bakeries and an ATM machine. There are about 15 tavernas and cafes in the village and on the harbour front. Plus the best home-made Italian ice cream shop on the island. In the evening the lively village centre is for pedestrians only. Boat, motor bike and car hire available. You can change money in the village, and there is free Wifi. Gaios has internet cafes and free wi-fi on the main square. Couples: Excellent swimming (the sea is still pleasantly warm in late October). Romantic tavernas. The villa gardens have enough space to give you complete seclusion and tranquillity. An ideal starting point for country walks. As Paxos is not open to mass tourism, it has the exclusive atmosphere that Corfu – even Agni! - has now lost. Live the romance of 'Mamma Mia!' Young families:the village is very child-friendly (no cars or motor bikes in the evening). The beaches are safe and great for snorkelling or fishing. A family outing in a hired boat is a highlight and a great way to marvel at the awesome cliffs on the west coast. So is a day trip to the sandy beaches of nearby Anti-Paxos. The gardens of the villa are like an adventure playground. Families with teenagers: the villa is a short walk to the village, so your teenage children can come and go by themselves, and you don’t have to be the taxi driver. In the village there is enough social life, and other young people, for teenagers to find it a really cool place. Great snorkeling, boating and fishing. Older couples: as a starting point for country walks, the Villa Adriana is ideally situated. The garden and the surrounding countryside are covered in wild flowers in early spring and late Autumn. We find the sea warm enough for swimming in at the end of October. There is always sufficient shade for walking under the ancient olive trees, through a range of accessible country walks of different levels.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Rate 8
3 Oct 2016 - 26 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
£530
for 7 nights
£530
 
 
Rate 1
27 Mar 2017 - 23 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£690
for 7 nights
£690
 
 
Rate 2
24 Apr 2017 - 21 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£920
for 7 nights
£920
 
 
Rate 3
22 May 2017 - 2 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,265
for 7 nights
£1,265
 
 
Rate 4
3 Jul 2017 - 27 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,545
for 7 nights
£1,545
 
 
Rate 5
28 Aug 2017 - 1 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,130
for 7 nights
£1,130
 
 
Rate 6
2 Oct 2017 - 25 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
£530
for 7 nights
£530
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Tax Rate 13.0%

Booking Notes:
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.

Changeover Day:
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.

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Facilities

From the Owner

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.

Property Type

  • villa

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic

General

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural

Attractions

  • bay
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming

Floor Area

  • 60 m²

Bathrooms

  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2

Outside

  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda

Meals

  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Good quality white cotton bed linen and hand and bath towels are included (not beach towels). Maid service twice weekly. Welcome pack. The villa and studio can be rented separately or together. Children are very welcome, but the garden is not really suitable for very adventurous toddlers as there are big differences in levels in the olive grove. Outside: Guests in both the villa and studio have their own outside private dining areas with sun, shade and separate part of the garden. Guests of the studio have a BBQ, sun umbrella, 2 sun loungers and a table and 2 chairs on the terrace (6 x 3 meters) leading to its own gardens with hammocks. The studio looks out onto beautiful ancient olive trees, no sea view. For guests of the Villa Adriana, stone paths and hand-crafted stone steps lead through the upper gardens to a pavilion where you watch the yachts come and go in Lakka harbour,or admire the sun set. There is also a parking space with steps leading through the olive groves to the house. Hammocks.The kitchen terrace of the villa (7x5m) has its own built-in barbecue complete with outdoor sink, sitting area and sun umbrella. The main villa terrace (8x8m) has a covered veranda with wicker sofa, two wicker arm chairs and sun loungers. The terraces have beautiful large Greek pots filled with bright coloured geraniums, plumbago's and hibiscus.

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