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Villa Petritis - Superb Cliff Top Villa with Pool

Bedrooms 2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
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About the property

Villa in Boikatika, Paxos, Greece - Spectacular Location on West Coast

Perched two hundred metres above the magnificent horseshoe bay of Ahai on the west coast of Paxos, the view from Villa Petritis’ terraces is simply stunning. The villa is very comfortable and homely and is arguably the best location on this beautiful island.

Villa Petritis nestles in the tiny hamlet of Boikatika which is a 5 minute walk from the village of Magazia & its bakery, grocery stores and tavernas.

Richard Watrous
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French, Greek
Calendar last updated:
17 February, 2017

About Richard Watrous

My parents bought Petritis in 1973 and set about its extensive renovation. They chose its location because the East Coast and its three ports become quite frenetic in peak season but Petritis, on the West Coast, remains secluded and tranquil all year round.

I first visited Paxos with my family in 1968 and have visited every year thereafter ... The island will always be my 'second home' as the locals are kind & welcoming and the scenery is idyllic.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Rick, The stay was great; a wonderful and very diversified holiday, incredible views from the villa and the support of Mahi who is always there to care despite a lot of work during high season. We will come back to Paxos next year for sure ... Thanks for all. Your house is perfect for a break from everything. You are very lucky to have such a house there. See you. Cheers.

(V. Chamart - July 2014)

Hi Rick, So we have just returned from our Paxos idyll ... We have had a wonderful time staying at your villa - a very special location and landscaped well in relation to vista and shade at different times of the day ... So good we will return !

(F. Perry - July 2014)

Anyway once again a great break; your parents certainly chose the perfect location. Rick, the view from your villa was awesome. We spent many a happy hour sat outside in the courtyard or overlooking the bay and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Thank you for letting us stay - we may be in touch about a late booking this year. All the best.

(J. Narraway - June 2014)
Mar 2012
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4.8/5 -
(4 traveller reviews)


Very relaxing villa with great views.

  • 5 of 5

Stayed in Villa Petritis for 10 days in July and had a lovely time. The villa is perfect for 2 people and the pool is more than enough. Great sun terraces to have breakfast and dinner and the view is breath taking. Rick was great at keeping in touch and helping with ferry info and collection from the port. I would highly recommend hiring a car as other parts of the island are beautiful and also for shopping in Gaios. It is possible to walk to a Taverna just take the torch provided.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind comments x
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Stunning views and lovely, romantic villa

  • 4 of 5

We had a fantastic stay at Villa Petritis. Once you enter through the gate into the courtyard it's as if you're in a world of your own. It's completely away from the touristy bustle of Gaios so if you want a quiet holiday with privacy this is the villa for you. The swimming pool was fabulous (and necessary in the 30+ degree heat) and Mahi was brilliant - sorting out any little glitches and going the extra mile by picking us up at the port when there weren't any taxis available. We were sad to leave.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind words & SORRY again that the big storm prior to your arrival caused the pool to be 'out of action' on day 1 for its required ph adjustment. I hope you'll choose to stay at Villa Petritis again in the near future.
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Wonderful Villa with a wonderful view

  • 5 of 5

What a fabulous place! We had a great time at Villa Petritis and were constantly stunned at the view from the numerous patios. The weather was very hot for us and the variety of sitting areas afforded us shade or sun whenever we wanted. the pool is lovely too and a welcome respite from the heat. The local restaurant (Emeritis) was the best we found on the island and was within a five minute walk. Recommend hiring a small boat to tour around the calm waters and swim or snorkel in the majestic bays around Paxos and Anti Paxos. We had a great time and look forward to visiting again one day.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind words. I hope, as you say, you'll choose to stay at Villa Petritis again in the near future.
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Romantic hideaway

  • 5 of 5

Villa Petritis.

The villa is a perfect escape. It is very spacious inside and in a beautiful part of the island. Think best for a couple looking to just relax and do nothing in an idyllic setting.

There is plenty of outside seating areas in which you can relax, sunbathe and admire the incredible, uninterrupted view over the sea.

The pool is a very good size, with ample seating area around it, and again facing out over the sea.

It's all very secluded. Quiet, peaceful and very relaxing.

The local village has good places to eat but worth hiring a car for a few days to explore the island, though it doesn't take long. Taxis are plentiful and reliable.

Would wholeheartedly and unreservedly recommend Villa Petritis.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Nick - I hope you'll choose to stay at Petritis again in the future, Very best wishes, Rick
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Prices & Availability

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 6A
1 Nov 2016 - 30 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
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Rate 7a
1 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
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Rate 8
2 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
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for 7 nights
Rate 9
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
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Rate 10
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
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Rate 11
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
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Rate 12
1 Nov 2017 - 30 Apr 2018
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7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

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Changeover Day:
Between May and September all bookings must be for a minimum stay of one week. Arrival at Villa Petritis is any time after 2pm and departure by 10am.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa on the Paxos, Greece

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Two small ensuite bathrooms.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2/3 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: One gallery double bedroom & one single bedroom.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • caves
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Villa Petritis is NOT suitable for small children or people with mobility problems. There is an iPod dock and SW radio in the villa. Outside: Petritis offers sun on its wide sea-facing terraces or cooler shade from two large olive trees in its flagstone courtyard. A stairwell leads to the single bedroom as well as the swimming pool and barbecue areas. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All linen, bath and beach towels are provided. These will be changed twice weekly by Villa Petritis' local caretakers who will also clean the villa three times a week, make the beds, wash up and maintain the pool. Other: Villa Petritis enjoys privacy and has just one close neighbour - all of the home and outdoor areas cannot be overlooked. The large olive grove adjacent to the property also belongs to Petritis.

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