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Stone Cottage With Private Pool And Sea Views On The Unspoilt Island Of Evia

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Property

Updated: 30-Nov-2016
Holiday Home in Nerotrivia, Greek Islands - Secluded But Only 90 Minutes From Athens Airport And 700m From Nearest Beach

A charming but spacious stone cottage featuring a private pool (10x5m) and a terrace offering superb views of the sea and surrounding mountains. Spectacular sunsets, unspoilt beaches, almost no tourists. Fully air-conditioned. The island of Evia is one of the largest in the Mediterranean, yet is virtually unknown. Accessible all year round from Athens Airport (90 minutes by car).

  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine

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based on 9 holidaymaker reviews

5

Beautiful villa, gorgeous views

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing week at the beautiful Villa Semele. Ares has created a really beautiful retreat in a wonderful spot - we really didn't want to leave.

The villa is in quite a remote spot, in lovely countryside, but it's only about an hour and a half from Athens, so it's not difficult to reach. There are friendly, inexpensive tavernas just a few minutes' drive away in Nerotrivia and Politika, and the pretty pebbly beach at Dafni is perfect. The water is clear and shallow, and on a weekday you'll probably have the place to yourself.

Ares gave us a very warm welcome and was always easy to get in touch with. The villa is gorgeous and very well equipped. We usually like to do lots of exploring on holiday but we found we didn't want to leave the villa that much because it was so nice. Swimming in the pool while looking out at the countryside is just lovely, and the terraced area with its big table is perfect for enjoying being outside, with shade from the heat of the sun.

Thank you Ares for a brilliant week. We are very sad to be back at work!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Total peace and quiet - with glorious views

  • 5 of 5

There were two of us, so we had lots of space - the cottage can easily accommodate four people. We wanted peace and quiet, and we certainly got it. The cottage is quite isolated - there are a few houses dotted around, but one is hardly aware of them. It is surrounded by open country, with glorious views of the mountains and the sea, with the mainland beyond. The landscape is enchanting, constantly changing with the weather and time of day.

Internally the layout of the house is very simple and practical. The stone construction gives it a very safe and solid feel, and we appreciated the attention to detail in the fittings and furnishings. The kitchen is very well equipped. The bedrooms and living room all open out onto the terrace, which therefore becomes the focal point (in summer - perhaps in winter the open fireplace would serve this purpose). The terrace in turn overlooks the pool, which we used all the time because it was so convenient, although the delightful little beach is only a short way away. There is a lovely beach taverna with excellent fresh fish about 15 minutes' drive away.

The owner visited to make sure we were comfortable, and he could not have done more to ensure we had everything we needed.

There is a village with some basic shops and a very good taverna a short drive away; a few minutes further there is a bigger village with several grocers and other shops and a choice of restaurants.

A great plus is that, despite being so remote and on an island, it is easy to get to from Athens airport. A car is essential both to get there and to get around. However we also enjoyed some pleasant walks, and there are opportunities for really long walks for the more energetic.

A few random tips: there is no cash machine or filling station in the village, so best to arrive prepared.

I would certainly go back again to this truly delightful place, and very strongly recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 14, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful house in absolute silent nature

  • 5 of 5

The house is a real treasure, beautifully built with great interiors and a great view to the sea and hills.

The owner and stuff are absolutely nice and helpful.

If you are looking for silence and privacy that's one of the greatest places I have ever seen in Greece. We had a wonderful holiday!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 17, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Hidden paradise at Evia

  • 5 of 5

It took three years to build this house. Each brick was cut and placed by one man.

Result: a beautiful house in which each detail is perfect. After a few days you consider this house yours. And that is the perfect feeling to have when you enjoy your holidays.

Swimming pool or sea you can choose! Long evenings on the terrace drinking wine or ouzo. Looking at the sea and the fisherman.

So go there! We also will be back soon!

Casper Schuuring, the Netherlands.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 14, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Sublime

  • 5 of 5

One sole reason for disquietude accompanied my summer sojourn at Semele: that the idyllic charm and glorious sceneries of Euboea had spoilt me irrevocably, and that all else would henceforth pale by comparison with such untrammelled aesthetic splendour. Notwithstanding that the notion of an unspoilt paradise may have become a cliché, it has seldom been more justified.

The cottage itself is both quaintly charming and possessed of all desirable comforts – including air-conditioning, without which my heat-addled mind would have been unable to appreciate all the surrounding beauties, and a natural swimming pool so inviting that we tested it within minutes of our 3 a.m. arrival – and is a testament to the owner's impeccable taste, dedication, care and perfectionism. Its carefully selected location affords absolutely breathtaking panoramic views of the sea, the adjacent valleys and the mountains beyond, as well as of stunning Mediterranean sunsets. In summer, the terrace becomes a focal point on which many evenings were spend drinking wine and watching the moon traverse and illuminate the bay below, under such a densely starlit sky that made me want to take up astronomy immediately. The cottage is also remarkably wind-resistant and the terrace thereby protected, as we found out on giving a very successful dinner party on the terrace during what might without excessive hyperbole be deemed a tornado. The location of the cottage is also ideally suited to exploring all the wonders that the island has to offer, from exquisite atmospheric tavernas and sea-food restaurants to beautiful virgin beaches. In fact, having spent the first few days driving to a different beach every day, we finally decided that the one 800m from the cottage exceeded them all – and swimming at dusk, watching the sun set and the moon then rise from the mirror-calm sea, remains for me one of those rare and enchanting moments that one always remembers for their utter perfection.

I really cannot recommend Semele highly enough, and greatly look forward to visiting it again.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 20, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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All time favourite

  • 5 of 5

I had a perfect holiday at Villa Semele and could have wished for nothing more in aesthetics or comforts. Landscape views are breathtaking and the villa lives up to its surroundings in the charm of its exterior and interior. Inside the setup is pretty (lovely traditional wood furniture), very practical and will be particularly appreciated by cooking enthusiasts (spacious and well-equipped kitchen) - most of all I loved the outside dining space on the terrace with its exceptional views and great peace and privacy.

Last but not least, full marks also on cleanliness. So all in all Villa Semele is a unique place and I would love to come back for more.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 1, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Activity and Interests

Coast/Beach:

700m to the nearest beach (pebbly, secluded) and a 15 min drive to the lovely beach of Dafni.

Travel:

Athens Airport is 90 minutes away. Car hire is essential.

Distances:

Nerotrivia (nearest taverna, shops) 3km, Halkida (capital of Evia), 29km, Athens Airport 130km.

Further Details:

Evia, with a length of 175km, is the second largest Greek island, after Crete, but is relatively unspoilt by tourism. It has beautiful scenery and offers everything from secluded beaches to virtually unknown gorges, extensive pine All reservations must be guaranteed with an initial payment of 30% of the rent upon confirmation. Final payment is due 60 days prior to arrival.forests to trekkable mountain ranges. Evia also has a rich heritage, including Archaic, Venetian and Ottoman periods. The gulf of Evia is generally acknowledged by Greeks to offer some of the best sea food and fish in all of Greece.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Low Season
22 Oct 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
5 night minimum stay
£286
for 5 nights
£400
 
 
Low Season
1 Jan 2017 - 24 Mar 2017
5 night minimum stay
£286
for 5 nights
£400
 
 
Low Season
25 Mar 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
5 night minimum stay
£357
for 5 nights
£500
 
 
Mid Season
29 Apr 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£600
for 7 nights
£600
 
 
Mid Season
3 Jun 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£800
for 7 nights
£800
 
 
Mid Season
8 Jul 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,000
for 7 nights
£1,000
 
 
High Season
15 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,200
for 7 nights
£1,200
 
 
Mid Season
2 Sep 2017 - 22 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£800
for 7 nights
£800
 
 
Low Season
23 Sep 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
5 night minimum stay
£357
for 5 nights
£500
 
 
Low Season
21 Oct 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
£286
for 5 nights
£400
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
All reservations must be guaranteed with an initial payment of 30% of the rent upon confirmation. Final payment is due 60 days prior to arrival.

Changeover Day:
Saturday is our preferred changeover day in high season.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds sterling, unless otherwise stated.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Property Type

  • cottage

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob

Entertainment

  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool

Bathrooms

  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite bathroom to bedroom 1 has a shower and WC. En-suite bathroom to bedroom 2 has a shower and WC.

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4/5 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed and ceiling fan. Bedroom 2 with twin beds and ceiling fan. A further temporary single/child's bed can be added in the twin room.

Outside

  • Garden
  • Barbecue

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: The cottage is fully air-conditioned and heated, enabling its use all year round. The cottage offers free wi-fi. Outside: The cottage features a large terrace, a 10x5m private pool, a built-in barbecue, steamer chairs and other outdoor furniture. Utility Room: Washing machine, iron, ironing board. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels (but not beach towels) and linen are included. Linen changed weekly.

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