|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
Karavotsakisma House has four beautifully arranged studio apartments. Their interiors are finished with terracotta floor tiles, marble and pine. Private garden level terraces bordered by jasmine, wisteria and bougainvillea look out over the sea to the mountains and islands beyond. Studio apartments (sleep 2) each individually designed, but all comprise of an open plan bed-sitting room (twin or double bed) and kitchen opening onto a terrace with dining table overlooking the sea; shower room.
Peace, privacy, magnificent sea views, glorious sunsets, lush mature gardens, a swimming pool, a high standard of comfort and service; all contribute to making Karavotsakisma one of the most enchanting places on Skiathos. This secluded retreat is yet only five minutes drive from excellent sandy beaches (Elias, Koukounaries, Banana, Ag. Eleni, Agistro Mandraki, Kriffi, Maratha) and the facilities of tavernas, bars, supermarkets, and water-sports.
I was born & grew up in Tynemouth ; then went to Manchester and studied art.
In 1970, I first visited Skiathos where I met my late husband Christos. In our early years together we lived in a hut on the famous Koukounaries Beach; with no fresh water or electricity; everyday life was hard work but stunningly beautiful and of course, it was lots of fun. For 25 years we operated a water sports business from here; in the meanwhile we built our dream home and holiday accommodations on the hilltop above the beach. Here, at Karavotsakisma, with a magnificent view over the sea to Pelion is where I live with my son, William. My daughter Elena holidays here.
In recent years I’ve returned to painting. Limited Edition Prints and greetings cards of my Skiathos work are available in select local shops.
Booking Arrangements. Firstly email, phone or text Gail to check availability.
A deposit is requested to hold the reservation and is payable either by cheque or by bank transfer (details upon request). On receipt of the deposit your reservation will be confirmed by letter. The balance will be due four weeks before your arrival.
This is usually a Friday but please contact me if this doesn't suit as it is possible to make other arrangements.
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Car rental can be arranged on request; please ask for a quote.
Absolutely wonderful. This was my 7th trip to Skiathos and the first time I'd stayed here. The accommodation was beautiful, the gardens and views stunning with a very private and peaceful atmosphere. Gail was very welcoming, nothing was too much trouble and she attended to everything with so much attention to detail. I will definitely stay here again as I think there is no better place to stay on this island.
What a wonderful place. Peaceful with great views. The apartments had all you needed and Gail was the perfect host. Thoroughly recommended.
What a choice.
The detailed attention to everything is striking.
Solitude personified, beautiful location,even the drive up the lane .
We will be back again and again.
We have been coming to Karavotsakisma almost every year, except 2 or 3, since 1987.
A beautiful, peaceful place on a wonderful island.
We had the most wonderful, idyllic stay at Karavotsakisma. Gail's house is just stunning, set in the most beautiful grounds with lemon trees and flowers everywhere. Our studio was perfect- stunning taste, fully equipped kitchen, the best view I've ever had from the terrace of the sea and surrounding hills. The pool area and the peace and tranquility make this a 'must- go' summer destination- the island is really perfect too with amazing beaches. I would definitely recommend this as a place to stay and we will definitely be returning at some point.
This has been our 13th year staying at Karavotsakisma, and we love it.
The tranquillity and amazing views are to die for and the peacefulness is beyond reproach! Each year is like home from home. Gail, her children and staff are great hosts and nothing is too much trouble.
We love it and love them.
Once you stay here you will not want to stay anywhere else.