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Dream Villa Maestrali - Private Pool, Sea Views & Beach Proximity

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Luxury for 6 - Villa Maestrali with Pool & Sea Views - In Exclusive Beach Area

Three bedroom Villa Maestrali's location is idyllic on exclusive Kalamaki Peninsula, the villas here are well-spaced and scattered along the private road curving all around the peninsula, offering panoramic views of the Aegean. With very little traffic, the area is away from the tourist bustle, yet only minutes away from Skiathos town and all amenities.

PROPERTY: Enjoy perfect peace and tranquility on this large, private property. You will hear only the seagulls, frogs and the occasional owl. If you are lucky, you will see butterflies in the lemon tree and come across the shy pheasant family living among the oleander, pine and olive trees.

VILLA MAESTRALI EXTERIOR: One of its most striking features are the two terraces, facing the sun-rise and sun-down respectively, with complete privacy and space for relaxing, enjoying meals and the amazing view over the bay. Both have tasteful garden furniture and sun beds, perfect for lazy days in the sun. The good-sized private pool is just a few steps from the large terrace, with a great view of Kolios Bay.

VILLA MAESTRALI INTERIOR: three twin bedrooms, 2 baths/WC, spacious living room, open-plan kitchen.

The fitted open-plan kitchen with marble work-tops includes a dining area for 6. It is very well equipped for cooking fans and foodies, with fresh Mediterranean herbs such as rosemary, thyme, basil and oregano growing outside the kitchen door, next to the flower bed.

The attractively decorated, airy living room has comfortable seating for reading, watching the smart TV or listening to music. You will find a collection of books and DVDs for your entertainment.

The three air-conditioned, twin bedrooms and two bathrooms can accommodate 6 people, as well as a baby, in the travel cot provided. Each one held in pleasant pastel colours, all bedrooms have terrace access with wonderful sea views to wake up to.

More Details

Owner
Elisabeth Powers
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French, German
Calendar last updated:
8 November, 2017

About Elisabeth Powers

Hi, my name is Elisabeth (and my husband Darcy on the photo) and I am one of three fortunate owners of Villa Maestrali, which is our family vacation home. After working as an actor and a translator while raising a family, currently my main focus is managing the rental of this magical place for our guests and helping them create wonderful memories. I now live in Berlin, Germany and travel to Skiathos at least twice a year for longer periods to look after our beautiful Villa Maestrali.

Elisabeth Powers purchased this villa in 1973

Why Elisabeth Powers chose Skiathos

As a German-American family, we travelled the world, living in many places until our parents discovered Skiathos Island in the early 70's and fell in love with it. They made friends with the handful of British ex-pats who had settled in the most beautiful area at the southern tip of the island, called Kalamaki Peninsula. This pine-wooded area had but one unpaved road with spectacular views all the way around it and single villas nestled into the landscape. Here they bought the hillside property with two exceptional views on the Aegean, which inspired our mother to design and build a villa.The L-shaped building around the large terrace was made to ensure complete privacy. In this spot, she liked the breeze or west wind, called Maistrali in Greek (like the French Mistral), and decided to name the house Villa Maestrali. At 16, I spent my first summer in Skiathos, fell under its spell, and have been coming back ever since. It is my second home. During the past 15 years, I have enjoyed decorating, renovating, maintaining and caring for Villa Maestrali and sharing it with happy guests.

What makes this villa unique

Absolute privacy and tranquility away from the bustle

Private pool

Breathtaking views

Spacious layout of living area

Beautiful interior

Located in exclusive residential area of the island

Only minutes away from all amenities, town and beaches

Guestbook comments from the owner

(Translated)

Dear Ms. Powers, After many wonderful sunny days, the weather changed to an intense downpour, with spectacular sheet lighting illuminating the sky. Today the air is crisp and aromatic, yet another endearing aspect of this island. Our time here, again, is very relaxing. Mr. A. instantly shows up whenever needed, the cleaning staff are sweet and efficient. Everything is perfect and we look forward to enjoying the rest of our time here. Best greetings from our entire family, Yours, Karin B.R (Germany)

Liebe Frau Powers,

nach vielen schönen Sonnentagen hat es gestern Abend mal ordentlich geregnet, am Himmel war ein spektakuläres Wetterleuchten und die Luft ist heute frisch und würzig, auch eine schöne Seite dieser Insel. Wir verleben hier wieder sehr erholsame Urlaubstage, Herr Apostolos ist sofort erreichbar, wenn mal was ist, die Putzleute nett und flink, also alles in bester Ordnung und wir freuen uns auf weitere schöne Tage hier.

Ihnen herzliche Grüsse von der gesamten Familie, Ihre 

Karin B.R
Aug 2017
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Location

Nearest Airport
8 Kilometres
Papadiamantis Airport JSI
Nearest Barpub
600 Metres
Taverna Stathis-Lia
Nearest Ferry
7 Kilometres
Skiathos Town Port
Nearest Restaurant
600 Metres
Taverna Stathis-Lia
Nearest Beach
700 Metres
Vromolimnos
Car: recommended

Coast/Beach:

The nearest sandy beach, "Vromolimnos", is a 3 minute drive or 10 minute walk away. The island offers over 60 crystal clear blue water coves and sandy beaches, all reachable within less than 25 minutes by car at the most.

Travel:

We recommend a rental car, although Skiathos has very efficient bus and taxi services. However, it is a 10 minute walk to our bus stop no. 13, at the bottom of the Kalamaki private road.

Distances:

Skiathos town as well as the airport are only 20 minutes away. Radio taxis and buses are also available.

Further Details:

Skiathos town offers many shops, cafés, a lively night life as well as several tavernas, the most excellent ones of which are listed in our "Villa Book", along with other useful information for a lovely vacation. The Island has sports activities for all tastes, tennis, horseback-riding and all water sports. For hikers, there are the famous Kastro ruins, with the endless steps leading to the chapel, as well as well kept monasteries that sell home made oil and spirits. For boat lovers, there is charter sailing and boats to tour the island and visit neighbouring Alonissos Island with its marine park which protects monk-seals and two kinds of dolphins.

For your first evening, we offer to reserve a table at our favourite taverna "Taverna Stathis-Lia", just 2 minutes by car, with a complementary carafe of wine, with compliments of Villa Maestrali. The service and food are both excellent, in a beautiful setting with old olive trees and colourful flowers.

We also offer free shuttle (pick-up and bring home) to the lovely Mandraki Village Hotel Restaurant "Elias" in Koukounaries, so you do not have to worry about driving. Here you can also enjoy excellent cuisine, attentive and friendly service, in a tasteful and colourful setting.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Skiathos in Sporades

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 17:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Red Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Blue Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • One shared bathroom with shower and wc for blue and green bedrooms. One bath with shower and wc for peach bedroom.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: All 3 bedrooms decorated in pleasant colors have new twin beds, built-in closets and air-conditioning which can reverse to heating. Additional baby cot.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
We kindly request our guests to take only our beach/pool towels to the beach. The pool has a safe-guard for children, however parents/gardians are liable and must supervise them for their safety at all times. Please refrain from smoking inside the villa and dispose of cigarette butts responsibly, without ever disposing of them onto the property, there is an extremely high fire risk due to the surrounding pine trees. Matching outdoor furniture consists of 2 tables, 10 chairs, when put together, make seating for 10 people. 2 low reading chairs, 4 sun-beds. The private pool with lighting, measures 10 x 6m. Final cleaning, bi-weekly cleaning and change of towels, weekly change of linens, free of charge. Extra cleaning can be arranged for a charge. For your arrival, there will be a generous welcome package, with local organic produce, water, juice, red and white wine.

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average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews
5

Wonderful! Best vacation ever! Surrounded by beauty & tranquility. Superb host! Certainly returning!

  • 5 of 5

Great generous welcome package and delightful greeting by sweetest manager. He couldn't have been more helpful. Best appointed villa with everything you need - practically needed only our clothes. Spotlessly clean and comfortable, thanks to friendly staff. Gorgeous pool, which we enjoyed as much as popping down to V. Beach for a swim in the ocean and lunch at the taverna. Lovely area, yet close enough to town for shopping, dining and entertainment. (All described in very helpful villa guidebook.) Followed host's excellent dining recommendations, and were never disappointed!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear DP, Thank you very much for your kind words. That you had such a good time means the world to us! You and your family were lovely guests and we very much look forward to welcoming you again next year. With warm regards, Elisabeth
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Our vacation in the Villa Maestrali

  • 5 of 5

“We have returned to spend our holidays several times on Skiathos Island at beautiful Villa Maestrali.

As experienced travellers, we have stayed in locations all over the world, and we must say that Villa Maestrali is one of the best places we have ever vacationed.

The house, the pool, the views, the large terrace, along with all the many choices for excursions and dining in the neighbourhood made all of our stays wonderful and relaxing. Skiathos is not a big island, but there are countless beautiful beaches - all very easy to reach - perfect for grown-ups and children alike. One year we brought our 30 year-old daughter with us and she was very excited about the lovely atmosphere in this place.

The villa is perfectly well-maintained by the housekeeping staff and gardener. If there is just the smallest problem, they were always ready to help.

During one of our stays, we also met the owners, Elisabeth and Darcy, and we had a wonderful time. They are both such easy going and friendly people - no wonder the villa gives everyone such a good feeling.

We are already planning our next trip to Skiathos, maybe next year, and hopefully this time with our grandson - that will be lots of fun.”

  • Review Submitted: 05-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Maja and Peter, Thank you very much for the wonderful review! We and our staff are glad you had a great time. You are lovely guests and we would love to have you back any time. We also thoroughly enjoyed the time we spent together and hope to meet again. With warm regards, Elisabeth and Darcy
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5

Traumurlaub in einer Villa

  • 5 of 5

Das war wieder einmal ein perfekter Urlaub.

Die Lage ist einfach Atemberaubend !!!!!

Die Ausstattung lässt auch keine Wünsche übrig und man fühlt sich hier einfach nur puddelwohl.

Speziell auch die riesige Terrasse ist beim Frühstück und am Abend ein Traum und dann immer diese tolle Aussicht :-)

Man kann diese Villa nur wärmstens empfehlen. Wir hatten zwar keine Kinder dabei, aber mit dem tollen Pool, aus dem man direkt auf das Meer blicken kann, hätten die sich auch sehr wohl gefühlt.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lieber Roland, vielen Dank für die super Bewertung! Es freut mich ganz besonders, dass Ihr Euch in unserer Villa Maestralis o wohl gefühlt habt. Als liebe wiederkehrende Gäste, freuen wir uns jetzt schon auf unser nächstes Wiedersehen! Bis bald und alles Liebe, Elisabeth
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5

Clean, tidy and it a great location

  • 5 of 5

In a great location, quiet but with amzaing views. We all had a fabulous time and loved the pool, the beach and shops being close by as well as great resturarnts.

Great holiday, cant wait to return.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Lucy, Thank you for your kind words. So glad you had a wonderful time! We look forward to welcoming you again any time!
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wondeful holiday

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a wonderful two weeks at Villa Maestrali in Skiathos. Perfectly located property, and very well run with twice a week cleaning, pool cleaning, manager on call etc should there be a problem. Welcome pack provided was a real treat - thanks Elizabeth! Fantastic views in different directions from both the front and back of the property. Tip for guests - Vromolinos beach can be accessed with a short walk by following the track opposite the front gate, much faster than walking all the way down the main road.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear James, Thank you very much for your kind words. It was a pleasure having you as our guests and we are all happy you enjoyed the welcome pack and most of all, that you had a very good time at Villa Maestrali. Thank you also for the tip on the fastest way to get to the nearest beach. We would be happy to welcome back any time. Hoping you enjoy the rest of your summer and have a good year, with kind regards, Elisabeth Powers
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A Magical Wedding at Villa Maestrali

  • 5 of 5

When my husband-to-be and I were looking for wedding venues we were both looking for a picturesque spot with gorgeous settings to take our first steps into married life together. When we found Villa Maestralli we knew we had found that place. Its beautiful and secluded location with a breath-taking backdrop made it the perfect place to say I do. We contacted the owner Elisabeth and from that moment she helped us create the most perfect day. She went above and beyond helping us to make all of the necessary arrangements. The villa has a large terrace with the stunning peninsula for its backdrop and easily accommodated our 30 guests. We held our wedding reception at Taverna Stathis, a five minute walk from the villa, which was an idyllic traditional Greek Taverna set in beautiful gardens. We had a truly amazing wedding day and cannot recommend Villa Maestralli highly enough.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jan-2014
  • Date of Stay: June 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Skiathos, Greece Mainland

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£2,244
for 7 nights
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£321
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Notes on prices:
There are no extra costs outside the rental fee.
To simplify matters, we refrain from requesting a damage deposit and in return, kindly ask that our guests treat our Villa Maestrali and its inventory with respect and care. In case of damage, please let us know immediately, so that we are able to assess the cost and bill you for repair or replacement and have the opportunity to fix the damage for the next guest in a timely manner.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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