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

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Property

Updated: 23-Mar-2017
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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.

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About the Owner

Elisabeth Powers
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French, German
Calendar last updated:
23 March, 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 Thessaly

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

Left on Jun 11, 2016 for a stay in Jun 2016

A fantastic villa set in beautiful surroundings. We had seen the photos online but they could not compare with this holiday haven. For 6 mature ladies who had not seen each other for years and had travelled from Canada, USA & UK this was the perfect setting and the villa was exquisite. It is well equipped, clean, comfortable and the gardens and pool are well kept. The manager was very welcoming when we arrived and explained everything to us. Also, he was only a phone call away if we had any questions. The villa is secluded with wonderful views from every angle. Skiathos town is only a 10 minute drive away or you can get the bus as the bus stop (No.13) is at the bottom of the road leading down from the Villa. Whether lounging by the pool or sitting on the expansive patio it was the perfect holiday. We rented a minibus as there were 6 of us and it allowed us to explore this beautiful island. A ferry from Skiathos town port takes you on a 45 minute ride to Skepelos which is well worth your time. We would highly recommend this villa as an ideal getaway, you will not be disappointed.
May 2016
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Guestbook comments from the owner

Left on Jun 11, 2016 for a stay in Jun 2016

A fantastic villa set in beautiful surroundings. We had seen the photos online but they could not compare with this holiday haven. For 6 mature ladies who had not seen each other for years and had travelled from Canada, USA & UK this was the perfect setting and the villa was exquisite. It is well equipped, clean, comfortable and the gardens and pool are well kept. The manager was very welcoming when we arrived and explained everything to us. Also, he was only a phone call away if we had any questions. The villa is secluded with wonderful views from every angle. Skiathos town is only a 10 minute drive away or you can get the bus as the bus stop (No.13) is at the bottom of the road leading down from the Villa. Whether lounging by the pool or sitting on the expansive patio it was the perfect holiday. We rented a minibus as there were 6 of us and it allowed us to explore this beautiful island. A ferry from Skiathos town port takes you on a 45 minute ride to Skepelos which is well worth your time. We would highly recommend this villa as an ideal getaway, you will not be disappointed.
May 2016
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6 Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(6 traveller reviews)

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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: Mar 5, 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: Feb 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 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: Feb 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 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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5

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: Aug 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 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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5

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: Jan 9, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wonderful villa

  • 5 of 5

Our family held our daughter's wedding at the villa, and we couldn't have been more pleased with how it all went.The owners couldn't have been more helpful ,from helping us with contact's for other aspects of the wedding to small touch's around the villa. Then the rest of our stay was just wonderful due to perfect location, cleanliness and every thing you could possibly need in the villa. I would definitely recommend this villa to friends.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 4, 2013
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Laura and family, Thank you again for chosing our Villa Maestrali for your wedding venue. It was an exciting first and we were more than happy to help with some of the preparations in any way we could. It was lovely to see your great taste and love for details add to the location, making it the perfect setting for your special day. The rows of beautifully decorated chairs on the terrace with its view as a backdrop for the ceremony were brilliant, as were the flower signs all along the private road, leading the guests to the villa. We are equally glad you enjoyed the rest of your stay and look forward to welcoming you back any time in the future.
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Location

From the Owner

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.

Activity and Interests

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

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
May 2017
1 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,933
for 7 nights
£1,933
 
 
June 2017
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,297
for 7 nights
£2,297
 
 
July 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,656
for 7 nights
£2,656
 
 
August 2017
1 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,902
for 7 nights
£2,902
 
 
September 2017
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,539
for 7 nights
£2,539
 
 
October 2017
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,574
for 7 nights
£1,574
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£2,180
for 7 nights
From
£311
 

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.

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Facilities

From the Owner

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

Property Type

  • villa

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

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • rural

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

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
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • 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.

Outside

  • Terrace ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

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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