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Sokratis

Member since: 2012
Speaks english, french, spanish, greek

Idyllic stone and wood villa with stunning, panoramic views of the Aegean Sea

14 Reviews
Sleeps14
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this Daskalio holiday villa

Antique decorated 5 bedroom villa - Peaceful location, private swimming pool, rocky beach below property, 10 min to sandy beach

The stunning, stone and wood villa, nestled on the seaside slopes, is a fine location assuring utmost discretion and tranquillity for any ideal vacation close to Athens.The gated villa commands stunning, panoramic views of the Aegean Sea. The majestic (~100 sq m) terrace in the front of the house is the ideal place to relax after a day at the seaside. The exposure to sunrise and sunset provides exceptional light and perspective. The interior space (320 sq m) consists of a three-story stone and wood villa with 7 m vaulted ceiling and seaside terrace for the four bedrooms. The two stories are available to guests. Lush gardens encompass the front and rear of the expansive 3.5 acre property. The garden features several nooks and crannies where the kids can play hide and seek, or grown-ups can find an extra quiet spot to relax. Alternatively, those with some extra energy after a day in Athens or a day at the beach can play a game of table tennis, tennis or basketball, at the enclosed court on the property.

The villa is decorated with rustic antiques, the very spacious common area (160 sq m) with living and dining room is fabulous for entertaining guests.

The 5 bedroom villa sleeps comfortably 8 adults and 3 children. BDRM 1 with two single beds (ground floor); BDRM 2 with double bed (first floor); BDRM 3 with double bed (first floor); BDRM 4 with double bed (first floor); BDRM 5 with 2 single (bunk bed) and 1 for children (first floor) or a double bed; in loft double pull out sofa bed. Additional optional convertible sleeping accommodations for 1-3 people.

All five bedrooms are air conditioned. Floor fans available. A majestic fireplace and under-floor heating are available for colder winter months. Fully equipped kitchen and three bathrooms are available (two on the ground floor, one on first floor).

TV, DVD player, Cable TV, Satellite TV, free Wi-fi internet connection and international calls to selected destinations are available.

Fresh linens and bath towels provided and will be changed at the end of each week. Beach towels are also provided. Maid service twice weekly. Additional change of linens and maid service can be arranged upon request for an extra fee.

Washing machine and tumble dryer are located in upper floor bathroom. Ironing board and clothes iron are available.

Front and rear garden dining tables available. BBQ available. A recommended world-class Greek Wine List (provided for free) can be fulfilled upon request.

Guests are free to participate in the regular everyday gardening activities. Seasonal garden herbs and vegetables are available for complimenting any culinary occasion. Home made products are also available to the guests.

The sea is excellent with opportunities to go snorkeling, fishing, or sailing. Great scuba diving opportunities close by.

A Laser sail boat is available upon proof of sailing experience. Private gated swimming pool (50 sq m) available with robotic cleaner and pool alarm for children. Pet friendly with a dog (kept fenced when guests present), cats and turtles on property.

The guests have full access to the ground floor and first floor of the villa and all of the surrounding property. Access to the basement or the storage room are restricted to the caretakers for maintenance purposes. No access to closets or drawers is allowed other than the ones specified at the beginning of the rental period for the Guest´s use (containing all the necessary kitchen, bathroom, or clothes/linen items).

Interaction with guests

Caretakers/owners live in isolated small house at the edge of property. We like to meet and get to know our guests and make their stay as pleasant as possible. We offer them homemade products and access to our herb and vegetable garden. We are happy to assist with any problem that arises (doctors, shopping, travelling etc.) or even to show them around our area when we can. However, we can also offer outmost discretion should this be required.

The area is a fine location assuring utmost discretion and tranquillity for any ideal vacation close to Athens

A rocky beach is right below the property (2 minute walk, accessible by a staircase) as well as 2 sand-pebble beaches, at about 10-15 minute walk.

Four authentic greek tavernas are 5-10 minute walk with delicious fresh fish among other local delicacies. At 10 min by car (8 km) many options in nearest town (Keratea). Nearest grocery store, gas station, pharmacy, bank, doctors, pediatrician etc are also available in nearest town. Summer, open-air cinema (10 min. drive).

Car hire is essential to reach the property. Plenty of parking space is available inside the property.

There is a bus service connecting the nearest town to the property. The bus stop is less than a 10min walk from the house; however, there are only few bus connections (2 winter, 4 summer) per day. A taxi can be called from nearest town.

GNTO permit: 0208K92000290501

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Sokratis (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks english, french, spanish, greek

About Sokratis

We are a big international family distributed all over the world. We love travelling, however, what we enjoy most is when we can get all together at this house to enjoy family life: kids running around, a glass of ouzo and some homemade mezedes (with vegetables grown in our own garden) in hand, enjoying the view of the sea.

We like meeting new people and guests are always welcomed in our house. We love Greece and we will do all that we possibly can to ensure an enjoyable stay for you so that afterwards you can say the same.

Sokratis purchased this villa in 1970

Why Sokratis chose Greece

The stunning, stone and wood villa, nestled on the seaside slopes, was constructed in the early 70’s. One can immediately see the love and attention put in every detail by my parents and their architect friends.The house itself is decorated with authentic antiques that give it its special character. It is located in a small very picturesque bay that offers excellent views over the Aegean Sea. The property located at the end of the road, assures utmost discretion and tranquillity for any ideal vacation close to Athens.

What makes this villa unique

The house with a 7 m vaulted ceiling benefits from a large interior communal areas connected to outside terraces is the ideal place to relax after a day at the seaside. The exposure to sunrise and sunset provides exceptional light and perspective. What makes this property actually unique is its front terrace. I love watching the moon rising directly from the sea in front of the house or being able to see the Greek islands in the horizon in the morning. I prefer the rocky quiet beach right below the property but if one wishes there are 2 sandy beaches, at about 10-15 minute walk. On the way one can enjoy fresh fish and other mezedes in one of the tavernas next to the sea. What more can one ask for so close to Athens?

Guestbook comments from the owner

We needed a spacious villa for our party of 8 adults and 5 children, and we got just what we wanted! It is even better than it looks online. Huge, well-equipped, clean, quiet and with a great view, it feels just right. Everything works. It has a well-stocked kitchen all imaginable machines and with tea, coffee, sugar etc, etc available in the cupboards, as well as a large selection of mama's homemade jam. Laertis, one of the sons, gave a guided tour and made us feel welcome. The pool area is great, we all loved it, and the children were in and out of the water all day. The grounds are enormous and very private. Although the sea is warm and with lovely, clear water, the nearby beaches are not great for children. However, there is one just a 10 minute walk away that is OK. The village consists almost exclusively of villas, with 3 tavernas and virtually no shopping, so you need a car for supplies. We only tried the nearest taverna, it was adequate. I would definitely recommend this property to anyone.
Oct 2015
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Idyllic stone and wood villa with stunning, panoramic views of the Aegean Sea
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews
5

wonderful place with perfect view

  • 5 of 5

It is a wonderful house with lots of space (in- and outside). A bit of 50' style - lovely decorated.

We stayed here with 3 generations (from 1 year to almost 70 years) and it was great. The pool is separated with a fence (the terrasse is a bit tricky for very young kids, but it worked well with ours) and the tennis and basketball court was great fun for young and old.

The view on the terrasse and balcony could not be better.

For nice beaches we went to the west coast (30 min drive).

  • Review Submitted: Nov 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very happy that you enjoyed your visit and your stay at the villa, and it was a sincere pleasure for us to host you and your group. There is a rocky-sea beneath the villa with a couple of paths which lead to water easily, so everyone can enjoy the clear waters and the snorkelling opportunities. The small sand-pebble beaches close to the house follow the typical Mediterranean undulating coastline, a characteristic of east Attica. Apart from the views it offers, this also has its benefits as it contributes to the fact that in the summer they do not get that crowded, as more popular beaches. However, as you mention, if you are willing to take the car, you will find some excellent sandy beaches along the coast. Some of these beaches have been voted the best beaches in Attica (Sounio, Legrena etc). It was a pleasure having you, and I hope to hear from you again soon!
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5

Even better than in pics

  • 5 of 5

The house is fantastic and the owners are most helpful and friendly. Comparing to numerous other houses we have rented in the past, the condition of the property was excellent. No broken little things or such at all.

When we arrived in the late evening, the owners had done some basic shopping for us. What a great start.

During the off-season time the village was dead, but we did not mind it at all. Instead we visited Athens. The sea is there for you to swim and snorkle. Only thing that is good to be aware of is the owners cats and dogs who visit you every now and then. We did not mind it, but I could imagine somebody could.

Distance to airport is also a benefit.

All in all the house is highly recommendable and we are considering getting back to the same house.

Tommi/Finland

  • Review Submitted: Nov 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Guest, Thank you for the nice and detailed review. We are happy you enjoyed your stay. The house location allows being year-round away from it all, while still being close to Athens to enjoy what it offers. Regarding the pets. Thank you for pointing this out. Although, the presence of our dog (always fenced), well behaved cats, and turtles (also fenced) are mentioned in the information guide and contract we send to guests, somehow they did not show up in the property description since the last website upgrade. We have corrected this and will point it out to future guests. Looking forward to receiving in the future. Best regards
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5

Paradise on earth

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful villa, unique location, crystal clear sea just a few metres away.

We enjoyed a long weekend there and we can't wait to visit again.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect

  • 5 of 5

The most wonderful, interesting villa offering all you could possibly need for a relaxing, peaceful break. We were a family of 10 from 2-83 years and would say a car is essential for sightseeing. Daskaleio is the perfect place to get away from the daily pressures and just appreciate the stunning location, great company and freshest of local produce...the delicious homemade jams and over 100 different varieties of basil growing in the garden. The most helpful of hosts...huge thanks to Liza, Sokratis and Laertes. The happiest of memories which we will hopefully relive on a return visit. Thank you

  • Review Submitted: Oct 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Lisa, Thank you for the very personal review. We are happy you had a pleasant stay at the house. October is a very nice month to travel to Greece as the weather is still nice (with the exception of the occasional rain of course) and the sea is still warm. As you mention a car is necessary for people that want to move around and go sightseeing although we have had guests that they have not moved from the house for a week (maybe to go shopping once or twice). It is true that our mum loves basil (the "king" of herbs literally) and we love the pesto she makes for all of us. I hope you enjoyed it too. Hope to see you again in the future. Warm regards, Villa Daskaleio
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Fantastic!!!

  • 5 of 5

The Villa meet all the expectations we had and are even more beautiful in reality than on the pictures shown.

The house/interior is fantastic and very well planned. We were 13 persons and it never felt crowded.

The evenings we spent on the large terrace with wonderful view over the sea.

The pool area is absolutely fantastic and the garden around it as well. The kids just loved it.

The owners ,Sokratis and Laertis has been very helpful from the first request and served us with all information we asked for. Very smooth and trustful.

We also had a warm welcome from Laertis who guided us around the area/house and also served us with food,snacks and fantastic marmalade made from his mother.

We wish we could have stayed longer at Villa Daskaleio ....

We warmly recommend this wonderful place

Best wishes,

Eva with family

  • Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Eva (and family), Thank you so much for this wonderful review. We are very happy you enjoyed your stay at our house and left Villa Daskaleio with such happy memories. You are more than welcome to come back any time. You were yourselves excellent guests. All the best from us, Villa Daskaleio
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Elegant family home

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely week in your elegant family home. You went to great lengths to welcome us. We had many fun hours in the pool and the view in the evenings was outstanding. A happy week, thank you.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Guest, It was our pleasure to have you at our house. We are very proud of it and always try to do our best to make guests feel at home. The view is a treat on its own, especially with a full moon. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us. Looking forward to receiving you again in the future. Best regards, Villa Daskaleio
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Map

Nearest Airport
27 Kilometres
Athens Eleftherios Venizelos Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.7 Kilometres
Beach Bar Deftero Limanaki
Nearest Ferry
17 Kilometres
Port of Lavrio
Nearest Golf
43 Kilometres
Glyfada Golf Club of Athens
Nearest Train
27 Kilometres
Athens Eleftherios Venizelos Airport
Nearest Motorway
9.2 Kilometres
Leoforos Lavriou
Nearest Restaurant
350 Metres
Tavernas
Nearest Ski
232 Kilometres
Parnassos Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
800 Metres
Proto Limanaki
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Guests can participate in the regular gardening activities.

Coast/Beach:

Rock and pebbled beach (10 meters below villa), Sandy beach (10 minute walk)

Travel:

Nearest airport Athens Eleftherios Venizelos Airport (27 km) - 27 min by car; Port of Lavrion (17 km) 20 minute drive (access to island of Kea/Tzia); Port of Rafina (46 km) 50 minute drive (access to various islands of Cyclades); Port of Pireas (65 km) 55 min drive) (access to most Greek islands), also accessible by metro from airport. Car hire is highly recommended.

Distances:

Downtown Athens including Acropolis and other archaeological sites (50 km) 50 min by car, also accessible by metro from airport; Seaside resorts: Porto Rafti (18 km) 35 min, Vravrona(28 km) 40 min, Loutsa: (34 km) 45 min, popular kite surfing area, Vouliagmeni beach resort (36 km) 50 min; Archaeological sites: Temple of Poseidon at Sounio (25 km) 35 minute, Vravrona Temple of Artemis + museum, NATURA site (28 km) 40 min.

Further Details:

Four typical Greek tavernas are 5-10 minute walk, 10 min by car (8 km) many options. Nearest grocery store, gas station, pharmacy, bank, doctors, paediatrician etc are also available in nearest town (8 km). Summer, open-air cinema July-August in English (10 min. drive).

A Laser sail boat is available for use upon proof of sailing certificate. A separate agreement needs to be signed before using the laser boat. Excellent diving sites close by.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday villa in Daskalio, Greece

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low season 2
1 Nov 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
5 night minimum stay
A$606
A$3,410
 
 
Xmas 2016-17
22 Dec 2016 - 9 Jan 2017
5 night minimum stay
A$756
 
 
Spring 2017
10 Jan 2017 - 8 Apr 2017
5 night minimum stay
A$606
 
 
Mid 2017
9 Apr 2017 - 16 Jun 2017
5 night minimum stay
A$763
 
 
High 2017
17 Jun 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
5 night minimum stay
A$899
 
 
Peak 2017
22 Jul 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
A$1,041
 
 
Autumn
9 Sep 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
5 night minimum stay
A$763
 
 
Winter 2017
4 Nov 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
A$606
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
A$606
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit A$856

Booking Notes:
Changeover Day:
Guests are expected to arrive at the property between 15:00 pm and 21:00 pm, and vacate the property by 12:00 noon on the final day unless otherwise arranged.

Notes on prices:
Rates include a one-time linen & towel setup. Facilities fees such as council tax and costs such as water and sewerage charges, electricity used, internet and TV use, and telephone calls made (to the numbers specified in the Information Package provided) are included in the rental rate.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa rental in Daskalio

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 320 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Upper floor bathroom - toilet , bath with shower , shower enclosure
    Ground floor Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Ground Floor Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower , shower enclosure
  • Bathroom 1 with bath/shower, wc (ground floor); bathroom 2 with shower, wc (ground floor); bathroom 3 with bath/shower, wc (first floor). First aid kit, toilet paper, shampoo, hand soap are available.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 single bed , Cot/single bed can be fit in this room
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double bed , Cot/single bed can be fit in this room
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , 2 single bed , 2 single (bunk bed) plus double sofa bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double bed , Cot/single bed can be fit in this room
    Loft - 1 sofa bed/futon , Double sofa bed.
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 11+ (5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: BDRM 1: two single beds (ground floor); BDRM 2: 2 single (bunk bed) plus 1 for children or large double sofa bed (1st floor); BDRM 3: double bed (1st floor); BDRM 4: double bed (1st floor); BDRM 5: double bed (1st floor); LOFT: double sofa bed. Extra single beds & cots available.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Veranda / Loggia
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • bay
  • restaurants
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Decorated with rustic antiques, the very spacious common area (160 sq metre/ 1700 sq ft) with living and dining room is fabulous for entertaining guests, with additional 100 sq. metre/1000 sq ft of exterior, connecting seaside terraces. The 5 bedroom villa sleeps comfortably 8 adults and 3 children plus optional convertible sleeping accommodations (e.g. loft study with sofa bed, foldable beds, cots) for an additional 2-3 persons. All bedrooms are air-conditioned. Plenty of floor fans available on hand. Large bathroom is located on first floor. Fully equipped kitchen and two more bathrooms are on the ground floor. Wireless internet and free international telephone calls to landlines are on offer. Outside: Front terrace, overlooking the Aegean Sea (100 sq.m.) and side terrace/patio with view to the garden. Front and rear garden dining tables available. BBQ available. Lush Mediterranean style gardens encompass the front and rear of the expansive 3.5 acre property. The garden features several nooks and crannies where the kids can play hide and seek, or grown-ups can find an extra quiet spot to relax. Alternatively, those with some extra energy can play a game of table tennis, or tennis and basketball at the enclosed court on the property. Outdoors private swimming pool available (50 sq. m). The pool is gated and is equipped with a robotic cleaner and a safety alarm. Plenty of toys for kids of all ages, including swings for kids, as well as snorkeling gear and beach towels, on hand. Utility Room: Washing machine and tumble dryer are located in upper floor bathroom. Ironing board and clothes iron are available. Clothes racks also available. Cleaning / Towels / Linen: Fresh linens and bath towels provided and will be changed at the end of each week. Beach towels are also provided. Cleaning service twice per week included. Additional change of linens and cleaning upon request for an extra fee.