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Karavotsakisma Studio & Villa accommodation with Pool. EOT/MHTE0726K131K0252100 - Karavotsakisma Studio

People2
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

Description

Karavotsakisma Studio

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.


About the property

GR3682

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.


Owner
Gail Stathakis
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
25 June, 2017

About Gail Stathakis

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.

Available Rentals

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Notes

Booking Notes:
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.

Changeover Day:
This is usually a Friday but please contact me if this doesn't suit as it is possible to make other arrangements.

Notes on prices:
Car rental can be arranged on request; please ask for a quote.


Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Sporades in Thessaly

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • bay
  • forests
  • marina
  • naturist beach
  • pond
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
...Kitchens have marble surfaces and are equipped with full cookers, fridge freezers, electric kettles, coffee makers and toasters, irons and ironing boards; Cool boxes/bags and parasols for use on the beach ...Bedrooms have ceiling fans, hair-dryers & mosquito machines. Bed linen and towels are changed regularly. …Cleaning is daily. There are Safe deposit boxes. …Free Wireless Internet, also on terraces and at the pool. …Available for infants; cots, high chairs, bed-rail, car seats, toys and books. Baby-sitting can be arranged with the housekeeper. …Discount for guests at Salto Water Sports on Koukounaries. …On Arrival there will be fruit and fresh flowers, and in the fridge drinks and provisions for the first morning’s breakfast. Outside: The Pool Terrace furnished with cushioned sun-beds and big sun umbrellas has a panoramic sea view and wonderful sunsets. The pool is 14.5 meters long and is exclusively for the use of our guests. A shaded games terrace below has a hammock, table tennis and pool table.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(6 traveller reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
5

The best place to stay in Skiathos!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful place. Peaceful with great views. The apartments had all you needed and Gail was the perfect host. Thoroughly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 2, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Cheshire
5

Is there better

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: May 29, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Surrey
5

Karavotsakisma

  • 5 of 5

We have been coming to Karavotsakisma almost every year, except 2 or 3, since 1987.

A beautiful, peaceful place on a wonderful island.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 17, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2012
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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London
5

Review of Karavotsakisma

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 16, 2013
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Heaven

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 14, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
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Location

Nearest Airport
12 Kilometres
Skiathos
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Sunset Bar on St. Eleni Beach
Nearest Ferry
10 Kilometres
Volos - Skiathos
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Several restaurants and Beach tavernas
Nearest Beach
0.5 Kilometres
Koukounaries, St Eleni, Banana, Mandraki, Elias.
Car: necessary

Coast/Beach:

This secluded retreat is only about a two minute drive or a ten minute walk from excellent sandy beaches (Elias, Koukounaries, Banana, Ag. Eleni, Agistro Mandraki, Kriffi, Maratha) and the facilities of tavernas, bars, supermarkets, and water-sports. Karavotsakisma is locates on a hillside, providing peace and stunning views however car hire is recommended as it is a steep walk. I will be happy to arrange car hire on request.

Travel:

Travel Arrangements. Direct flights to Skiathos operate between

the months of May and October from Gatwick, Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol, East Midlands, Stansted, Luton and Newcastle. Make enquiries at Thomson’s, Monarch, First Choice, Freedom Flights, Argo, and Thomas Cook; all of which offer direct flights to Skiathos from the UK. Prices vary.

Distances:

Karavotsakisma is located above the best beaches of the island. One mile from two supermarkets and a large selection of restaurants and bars. The main town of Skiathos is 7 miles; the airport is 10 miles away.

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