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Stone Villa With Private Pool And Sea Views. EOT registered 0428K10000444201

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,583 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Villa in Askos, Agios Nicolaos, Zakinthos - Secluded, Peaceful Location

An elegant traditional stone villa in the unspoiled northern mountains of Zakynthos, Paliostafitha is set in an acre and a half of land with splendid, uninterrupted views of the sweeping coastline of the Ionian Sea and the wooded valleys below the villa. The property is not overlooked and enjoys uninterrupted peace and quiet. The tiny port of Aghios Nicolaos with its tavernas and beach is only 5 minutes away. Outside there are large and airy wide terraces and shaded garden, beautiful and colourfully planted and now well established, and a stunningly situated infinity swimming pool. This superb villa is the perfect family house for relaxed, easy summer living. The villa, pool, gardens and view will ensure unforgettable memories for you, your family and friends.

Charlotte Rowell
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
22 June, 2017

About Charlotte Rowell

My husband, Lance and I visited the island for the first time in 2013 and were completely captivated by the rural charm, amazing light and friendly people. We were so lucky to have the opportunity to buy Paliostafitha and are really looking forward to sharing it with our guests. As this will be our second home we are making it as comfortable and luxurious as possible with everything that we would want and we hope that you will enjoy the improvements that we have made. A full range of outdoor furniture offers the chance to sunbathe or read a book by the pool or swing in the hammock beneath the old olive trees. Alternatively, sink into the rattan chairs to enjoy a glass of wine. The choice is yours!

Charlotte Rowell purchased this villa in 2013

Why Charlotte Rowell chose Greece

We visited the island for a short break during the summer of 2013 and heard that Paliostafitha was coming on to the market. The house and garden offered everything we were looking for and we are really excited about spending more time out there and offering our guests a memorable holiday in this charming part of the island. If you are seeking a lively clubbing night life this is not for you, but if you enjoy the wonderful variety of tavernas, relaxing by the pool or in the shaded garden and trips to Shipwreck Bay or the Blue Caves, this is the perfect base.

What makes this villa unique

Paliostafitha is blessed by the most amazing location, high enough to enjoy the cooling breezes with panoramic views of the sea and the island. It is five minutes away from the local fishing village and the Pelegoni club, and a short distance away from many local tavernas. The mature garden offers peace and solitude and is not overlooked. The house is spacious enough for large parties and the pool is well situated with fantastic views and shaded terraces nearby. It is heated and has a child-proof cover. All the bedrooms have en suite bathrooms. The house has satellite internet, European lavatory plumbing, air-conditioning and mosquito blinds.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have had a fantastic half term week and villa and weather were perfect for children. A wonderful first visit.
May 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Elation in Europe

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2583 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Ensuite to bedroom No 1
    Shower room 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Ensuite to bedroom No 2
    Shower room 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Ensuite to bedroom No 3
    Shower room 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Ensuite to Bedroom No 4
  • All bathrooms new in 2017 and are en suite to all the bedrooms. The No 1 bathroom has a bath plus an open shower. All the other bathrooms have "wet room" style showers. They have "non-Greek" style loos!
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Beds can be made into double.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Beds can be made into double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , This bedroom is downstairs with private balcony
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot , 2 Sofa bed/Futon , Futon/ bunks for children in adjoining dressing room.
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 4 is downstairs, kingsize bed, private terrace Other 3 bedrooms, upstairs Bedroom 1, kingsize bed, small private terrace and adjacent dressing room. Bedroom 2 and 3 with twin beds and sea views All bedrooms have wonderful views, a/c, egyptian cotton sheets and mosquito window blinds.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay
  • caves
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: Four double rooms, with one super king size bed and one king size. All en suite & benefit from amazing views of the sea or garden. The bathrooms all have fully flushing lavatories which take paper! Outside: The infinity pool is 10x5m (please note it is not suitable for children without adult supervision). The pool has a hard cover (childproof) which extends the swimming season, also new for 2015 heating. Outside barbecue & table tennis; large shaded terraces with sun loungers and alfresco dining areas. A quiet area with a hammock and large rattan sunlounger under the shade of olive trees makes for perfect relaxation. The mature and extensive garden is beautifully landscaped and set among olive, almond and fig trees. Ample off road parking for several cars. Utility Room: Washing machine, iron and ironing board. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and towels (including beach towels) are provided on a weekly basis (more often if required). Mid-week clean is included. Other: Large open terrace with dining table under shade with views of the sea and mountains. Spacious terraces lead to large infinity pool and all areas of the property. Shaded al fresco eating area, large built in bbq, outdoor table tennis, hammock and swing seat.


5/5 -
(2 traveller reviews)


Heaven on Earth

  • 5 of 5

This is a gem. It is set up the hill from pretty little harbour and you have fabulous views from the terrace and even when you are swimming in the infinity pool. The pool is heated, which was a treat ... Others we met at other villas were not as lucky!

The house is well equipped but don't eat in too often as there are excellent tavernas by the harbour and along the coastline, which are reasonably priced. We were tempted to do a "Shirley Valentine" and stay forever. If you are looking for a villa in Zakinthos, look no further - you will not be disappointed.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A little piece of heaven

  • 5 of 5

This is one fantastic holiday home. We love that it is fairly recently built but has the look of a traditional Greek farmhouse but with all mod cons (flyscreens, (almost) silent air-conditioning, ice machine fridge etc). We love it so much that we have now visited three times. Each time it is harder to tear ourselves away. The views are simply breath-taking and the air is so fresh you feel it is like a drink. It is in the more remote North part of the island where it is like time has stood still for the past 40 years. Locals are so friendly and restaurants still offer free local dishes, homemade desserts and drinks. Coming from London one forgets what real silence is like - only tinkling goat bells, the sound of the wind in the olive trees and the cry of a circling hunting bird. Life here is so relaxed. The only decisions are whether to stay at "home" and have a bbq or go to one of several very good and very cheap restaurants within a 10 minute drive. Many restaurants offer a collection service to and from their restaurant. Perhaps one of our favourites was the "Shirley Valentine" type beach-side restaurant La Storia down at the port or the charming home-cooking of the little cafe just above "secret beach" on the other side of the harbour. We love taking a boat trip out to the famous "blue caves" and swimming in private coves discovering hidden caves where the water is phosphorescent. Driving is a real pleasure with almost no other vehicles; the only concern is bumping into a goat herd! Time has stood still here - it is just a shame that the holidays don't go at the same pace! We cannot wait to return.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 1
21 May 2017 - 16 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 2
17 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 3
1 Sep 2017 - 14 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

Booking Notes:
A 25% non returnable deposit on booking. The next 75% 8 weeks before departure. There is a £250 refundable damage deposit.

Changeover Day:
During July and August the change over day is Sunday. All other bookings are flexible.

I offer a 10% discount for a 14 night stay.

25% on booking and 75% six weeks before departure.

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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