Studio Apartment near Patitirri, Alonissos, Sporades Islands, Greece - Complete Privacy Yet Only A 10 Minute Walk From Local Amenities
Set in it's own terraced olive grove overlooking the Aegean, surrounded by Pine Trees, Carob Tree House with it's self contained studio, offers the peace and tranquillity of a rural location. The independent studio apartment below Carob House has it's own split level terrace where you can unwind and appreciate the magnificent views and tranquillity of the location. There are several small coves nearby for you to explore and take a dip in the beautifully clear Aegean sea, or you may prefer the scenic walk through pine forests to Megalos Mourtias to swim and have lunch at one of its two tavernas. Another day, why not stroll down to Patitiri and sit at one of the sleepy harbourside Taverna's, a lovely way to while away a few hours watching the comings and goings of local fishermen and visiting yachts. From Patitiri you can take the local bus to Steni Vala or the Old Village alternatively local taxi's are inexpensive and reliable.
Top Traveller Review
Idyllic location, great holiday!
About the Owner
Having first discovered Alonissos 20 years ago when Chris was asked to teach watercolour painting on the island we always knew that someday we would set down roots there. Our dream was realised in 2005, when with the help of our good friends on the island, we were lucky enough to buy such a magical spot. Miraculously the land purchase and house and studio build were completed within 12 months and we now spend May till October living painting and teaching in this idyllic setting. Chris has been a freelance artist for 30 years and we are lucky enough to spend our summers providing painting tuition holidays on Alonissos. As we wake each morning and watch the sunrise from our bedroom window and the young Eleanora Falcons learning to fly we have to pinch ourselves in case we are still dreaming.
Guestbook comments from the owner
We have holidayed in Greece over 35 times but can truly say that Carob Tree House Alonissos has been the most amazing yet. JB Stourbridge
A truly magical spot. PF and VE Rome
It doesn't get any better than this, we were so lucky to have found this place. E S. London
4.4 based on 7 holidaymaker reviews
Idyllic location, great holiday!
We have just returned from a three week stay at Carob Tree House, and rate it as the best accommodation we have experienced on Alonnisos.The studio is exactly as described on the website, well-equipped, spotlessly clean, and comfortable, and the location is perfectly idyllic with views of the sea and Two Brothers Islands.We received a warm welcome from our hosts, and the "welcome pack" was much appreciated as we arrived late evening.We were well looked after, and had a wonderfully relaxing stay(so peaceful and tranquil).We would definitely recommend to friends and family, in fact we liked so much that we have booked again for next year! We can recommend Megalo Mourtias Taverna and, for authentic greek evening/music "To Komaki" ( in Patitiri).
A very special place
Chris and Jane provided clear and accurate information about their studio. Chris met us from the ferry and took us back at the end of our stay. In the house they had provided a complete portfolio of information which was clear and very helpful. The Studio is located as described in an old olive grove in a quiet location 10 minutes walk from the town. The studio, a lower floor of their house is completely self contained, spotlessly clean and well equipped- best of all the little terrace has shade, comfortable furniture and a stunning view out over the Aegean. We were offered fresh linen and towels mid stay, and even some separate towels for the beach; Chris and Jane were available if we needed anything but were never intrusive and made us feel welcome and at home. It was a delight and we enjoyed every minute of our stay there.
Lovely and quiet with beautiful views
Chris and Jane were lovely hosts - they were very unobtrusive but on hand with useful tips and advice about the island whenever we needed them. The bed was king size which was ideal in the heat and the air conditioning and fan allowed us to be comfortable too. The kitchen was small but well equipped and we enjoyed using it.
The area of the island close to the property is beautiful, with lots of exploring and swimming possible.
We would definitely recommend the accommodation for a couple and found it to be clean and well supplied with bottled water.
Rather basic, not as comfortable as we had hoped
We have stayed in several properties with Owners' Direct, and this is the least comfortable and least friendly so far. The studio is essentially part of the owners' home, you are in a little room below their balcony, which means there is no sense of privacy. The studio is basically only a bedroom with no comfortable seating, which works in fine weather when you can sit outside, but if there are too many wasps or mosquitoes there is nowhere to be comfortable. The kitchen area was awkward to use as the little cooker is on a high shelf, so cooking for yourself is not really an option. The lack of personal touches was what surprised us most, no books, no soap, very little provided. The owners were willing to provide things we needed, but had to be asked each time for basics like water and adapter plugs etc. This accommodation is similar to staying in a cheap Pension, a basic neutral space. This in itself is not bad, just not what we have come to expect from this site. I should also mention the location, it is an extremely steep hill. We are both pretty fit and stayed here in September. I would not like to be there at a hotter time of year, walking to the town or beach and back would be quite gruelling then!
A little piece of paradise
If you like total peace and quiet (apart from the cicades!) and the most amazing views then this is the place for you. Imagine sitting on the terrace, with the heady scent of jasmine, looking out over the beautiful gardens to the sea and islands, eating breakfast and deciding which bit of beautiful Alonissos to visit today!
Although Jane and Chris live above the studio they are very discreet and are always on hand for help or advice.
The studio is in an excellent lcation as it is only a 10 to 15 minute walk into Pattitiri although the walk back up the hill after a good meal and a glass or two of wine can take a little longer!
We had the most perfect holiday and would highly recommend Carob Tree studio.
studio tt confort et accueil +chaleureux
Carob Tree house est un endroit id?al pour ceux qui veulent se ressourcer au calme, mais ? 10 minutes de marche seulement du port d'Alonissos (et de ses commerces). et ? 15 minutes ? pied de superbes criques. Le studio, en rez-de-chauss?e de villa, de construction r?cente, offre tout le confort et une magnifique terrasse privative d'une tranquilit? absolue. Il est d?cor? avec beaucoup de go?t - et avec les belles aquarelles de Chris. Jane et Chris sont des h?tes charmants et dynamiques, d?vou?s ? leurs locataires et tr?s discrets ? la fois. Chris est g?n?reux de bons plans sur une ?le qu'il conna?t bien, plages, restos, etc. Bref, une adresse ? recommander pour des vacances en amoureux sur une petite ?le pr?serv?e du tourisme et superbe.
From the Owner
“The privacy, location and views are amazing yet it is easy to walk down to the harbour or local beaches. During the summer of 2015 we were delighted to discover a pair of Bonelli Eagles nesting in the nearby pine trees.”
Activity and Interests
Special interest holidays:
Chris is a professional artist who spends the summer on Alonissos teaching and painting. Please see our website www.paintingalonissos.com for information on painting tuition and further photos of Carob Tree House and Alonissos.
The town beach in Patitiri is a 10 minute walk away, and a number of small coves and beaches are close by. Megalos Mortias beach with its 2 tavernas is a pleasant 40 minute walk through the pine forest. Other beaches can be reached by car, taxi or the local bus. Approximate car journey times to these are are:-Steni Vala 20 mins. Lefkos Yialos 15 mins. Tzortia Yialos 15 min
Kokinokastro 15 mins
Chrissi Milia 10 mins
Steni Vala 20 mins
Kalamakia 25 mins.
The nearest airport is Skiathos, from there is a 5 minute taxi ride to the port then a hydrofoil/ferry trip to Alonissos(approx 1.5hrs). The owners provide transport from Patitiri to the property on arrival and departure. There are several hydrofoil/ferrys throught the day,timed to coincide with flights. Once you have booked your accommodation we will keep you informed as soon as timetables are published. Other sea routes are via Athens, Volos or Thessoloniki.
10 minute walk to Patitiri.
40 minutes to Megalia Mourtias Beach.
45 minute walk to Old Village Hora.
30 minute drive to Steni Vala.
20 minute drive to Lefko Yialos Beach.
15 minute drive to Chrissi Millia Beach.
The main harbour of Patitiri, has several well stocked supermarkets 2 bakeries, 2 butchers a fishmonger, 2 vegetable shops, a bank, local medical centre and a dentist, plus of course local tavernas and restaurants where you can watch the world go by. The hilltop old town of Hora enjoys spectacular views over the island and toward Skopelos, it has several tavernas often with live local music. Guided walks during the cooler months, also to be found are yoga and massage, a resident teacher of the Alexander Technique holds workshops throughout the summer and of course painting lessons provided by Chris. The island also boasts a world renowned accademy for Homeopathy. Out at sea... boat trips, Diving Sea Kayaking and boat hire can all be booked through local agents in Patitiri.
Additional pricing information
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
A 30% non refundable deposit is required to secure your booking with the balance payable 8 weeks prior to arrival. Methods of payment bank transfer or credit card via Paypal.
As an independent traveller it is prudent to have good holiday insurance which can cover your booking, flights and transfers in case of any eventuality.
Changover days usually Friday but flexible to coincide with flights. Departures by 11am and arrivals after 3pm.
Notes on prices:
Prices are for the studio apartment per week in UK pounds.
Owner's Cancellation Policy
From the Owner
“Jane loves the scent of the pine trees surrounding the terraced olive grove and we both enjoy exploring the many walking trails that surround us.”
- Air Conditioning
- Ceiling Fans
- Living Room ...
- Kitchen ...
- near the sea
- naturist beach
- bird watching
- eco tourism
Local Services & Businesses
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- mountain biking
- Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
- En-suite bathroom with large shower.
- 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
- Bedroom 1
- Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (Studio Apartment) Notes on bedrooms: The bedroom area is available as a double bed, or we can change to two singles if prefered.
- Notes on accommodation: A small welcome pack of essentials such as water, wine, milk, bread and fruit is provided by the owners. No need to pack a hairdryer one is provided. We also have a two man sit on Sea Kayak with life jackets etc. which we are happy to share with guests at no cost, maybe a beer for delivery to the beach! Outside: Outside the studio has a shaded terrace with table and chairs. Steps lead down to a separate terrace equipped with two wooden sunloungers and umbrella. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen provided at the start of your stay with a fresh set supplied midweek. Any additions by prior arrangement.