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KAREN FAVA

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

Villaview, with secluded luxury pool, majestic sea views, WiFi, no neighbours

21 Reviews
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this Sporades holiday villa

Villa near Glossa, Skopelos, Sporades Islands, Greece - Unique Location, Tranquil, 10 min. walk to Glossa, close to beaches and famous church of Mama Mia

A unique location just off the main road, a private stone walled drive scattered with plum trees leads down to secure ample parking space. Nestled in an olive grove with its white washed exterior and blue shuttered windows, VillaView is every inch the Aegean escape. The living area is open plan with fully fitted kitchen it is light and airy with its high chestnut beamed ceilings, traditional fire place and large picture window opening out to the olive trees and the sea beyond. It is tastefully furnished with antiques and contemporary folk art. Leave the world behind as you step through the French doors out onto the main terrace. Whether it be morning, noon, or night you can enjoy al fresco dining while admiring the breath taking views of the sea, surrounding islands and the picturesque village of Glossa. The top terrace offers panoramic sea views, majestic sunsets and view to Loutraki harbour. The luxury pool with jacuzzi jet and spacious area makes this your own private hideaway. Free Wi Fi available. Hot water available 24 hours. {solar} air conditioning in all bedrooms.

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
KAREN FAVA (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks english, french, spanish, italian, greek

About KAREN FAVA

My name is Karen, I fell in love with Skopelos when I first came to the island for holidays. I have had a long history with the island, returned many times over the years and made good friends. Purchased the land when there were no other villas in the surrounding area. After a few years I moved to Athens where we still reside. My husband who is an Executive Italian Chef, myself a teacher and our son. When we built our villa it was a dream for family and friends to escape to. We have spent many memorable times at the villa enjoying the beauty of Skopelos and strengthening our ties with friends. We decided to rent the villa with the idea of sharing all the wonderful experiences Skopelos has to offer. I look forward to meeting you at the harbor and showing you around the villa. We stay near by the villa and over see the property, we are their for all our guests for anything you may need.

What makes this villa unique

The unique position of the villa which is situated right off the tarmac road down a stone walled private drive leaves nothing for surprise, no long dirt roads or steep paved inclines to enter or exit from the villa. Set down in an area of 1.5 square meters of land, it truly is your own private hideaway. Olive fields and forested land extend to the right and left and below our land ensuring seclusion. The panoramic views of the sea and distant islands, picturesque village of Glossa and hillsides are what made me choose the name for our villa. Tranquillity at its best but just a short distance from all amenities and beaches.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Robert and Emmanuella [France] We have had a great two weeks in your villa and we will remember the stunning sunsets, the panoramic breakfasts and the fun in the pool. We have fallen under the charm of the villa and the island of Skopelos.

Diane and Fred Howell[UK] It has been a wonderful 3 weeks, the villa is so pretty and the views quite stupendous! When we first walked out of the house onto the terrace, it took our breath away! The silver sparkle on the flat calm sea to shades of blue of the islands-all followed by the sunsets! We have felt very lucky.

Neil and Catherine Edwards [UK] We have little to add to the comments of your earlier guests. The villa is situated in a most wonderful location for views and sunsets, the terraces and the pool are unrivalled facilities. We have really enjoyed our stay.

Jane and David Saddleworth [UK] We have stayed in lots of villas in many different countries, this has to be one of the best. The views are unsurpassed. So peaceful and relaxing.
Nov 2012
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Reviews

4.9
based on 21 traveller reviews

Villaview, with secluded luxury pool, majestic sea views, WiFi, no neighbours
average rating of 4.904762 based on 22 reviews
5

Comfortable villa in the most beautiful part of Skopelos

  • 5 of 5

We loved this villa for its location, tucked into the hillside with amazing views across to Skiathos and for the kind hospitality of its owner Karen. Villa View feels private and surrounded by countryside yet is close to the unspoiled town of Glossa and within reach of the most beautiful and quiet countryside and beaches of Skopelos to the north and immediate southwest.

The lovely pool is an added bonus, along with lower and upper terraces to survey the surrounding sea, landscape and sunsets.

Everything inside is in good shape - nice beds and linen, not to mention numerous towels, for bath, pool and beach, allowing for minimal packing - and when it rained throughout our last day we appreciated the comfortable sofa, light and warm interiors.

Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was great getting to know you and having a laugh. Thank you for keeping the villa so tidy! Hope to have you as guests again.
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5

Everything as expected

  • 5 of 5

Villa view is a lovely property, with splendid views and a lovely pool. Peace and quiet are very important to us, and whilst the villa is close to the main road, we were never disturbed by road noise, not even the ubiquitous greek motorcycles! The pool is delightful and totally private. We didn't want to hire a car and this did not prevent us from getting around as there is a bus service which takes you to the major beaches and to Skopolos town. Glossa is within walking distance, although the walk is on the main road so you need your wits and ears about you! Taxis are also easy to book and if you don't feel like the walk back from Glossa after a lovely meal in a taverna, then a taxi from Glossa is about 5 euros, (10 from Loutraki port). Karen was very helpful, and full of useful information. If you plan to visit Skopolos then seriously consider Villa View. We will certainly return. Thanks for everything Karen.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Eileen and Ray, I am so happy you enjoyed the villa and your holiday in skopelos. Hope to see you again! Best Wishes, Karen
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5

Authentic atmosphere and a view to die for

  • 5 of 5

The pictures dont lie.. this place is for real ;-)

We were back to Skopelos after 25 years, with our two kids ( 14,16).

The "villa view" is as good an accomodation as you can get and we enjoyed every minute of our 21 day long stay in the Villa.

The villa is very well arranged both inside and outside.

There is air conditioning in every bedroom and there is plenty of space for 5 people and you dont have to look for any utensils or equipment... there are all there. The Villa View is fantastic situated, with god views toward the town Glossa and the ocean. You get the sundown in first parket every night.

The pool area and pool size is one of the finest on the hole island and one of the reasons we choose this particular villa. Is was important for us to be able to svim every morning. The short distance to Glossa ( with shops and restaurants ) was also important and the view from the large and well furnished terrace was certainly to die for ...

We rented a car for 3 weeks and we will advice others to do so. We went to the beaches every day, and for that you need transportation. Our favorite beach was "Perivoliou" at the north side of the island...It is tranquille and with a very special ambience and the water is more clean ( no release from restaurants and buildings sewer systems ) the food truck there made a good greek salad and souvflaki and a brilliant espresso ;-) and the delivery all the way down to the beach for free ;-)

We loved the sea food restaurant at the beach in Agnodas. and we loved the "hidden garden" restaurant in Skopelos town. " Perivoli"

We would recommend the place with all our hearts and the owner " Karen Fava" is very helpful and accommodating. If you e-mail her, she will get back to right away and help ypu with anything from reserving ferrytickets og giving advise om where to go..

Happy holidays!

Regards from The Lohmann Family from Denmark.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing my villa. I meet all my guests at the port and show them into the villa, I like to return in a day or so to visit and give tips on the best beaches and restaurants to go to. I stay a short distance away from the villa and can be there for anything my guests may need. email is the best way to communicate. I enjoyed meeting you and your family and I look forward to having you stay at the villa again. karen
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5

A beautiful and versatile property in fantastic surroundings.

  • 5 of 5

Villa View really is a beautiful and versatile property in fantastic surroundings.

The private and secluded pool area was perfect for lounging around under the hot sun with only the cicadas for company. Breakfast from the local bakery was enjoyed on the main terrace as were evening meals and card games in front of a slowly evolving sunset. Afternoon coffee on the front porch and stargazing from the top terrace all made our holiday in the villa extra special.

A car is essential and Karen organised for it to be there at the port when we arrived. We chose a small 4x4 Suzuki which enabled us to get to some of the more remote beaches on the island. The town of Glossa is nearby but not walking distance for us, especially at night on the windy road. We took the car and had no problem parking etc. We had a fantastic holiday and would have no hesitation recommending Villa View and Skopelos as a perfect holiday destination.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: THANK YOU STEVE AND AMY FOR STAYING IN MY VILLA AND IT WAS GREAT CHATTING WITH YOU BOTH AND GETTING TO KNOW YOU. I AM SO HAPPY THAT YOU BOTH HAD A GREAT HOLIDAY AND I HOPE YOU WILL RETURN. BEST WISHES, KAREN
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5

Another fabulous holiday at Villa View

  • 5 of 5

We love this villa; it is so homely and you feel immediately comfortable when you arrive. We love the fact that it is furnished in traditional Greek style and the private pool is such a luxury. The villa is clean and well maintained; the gardens are full of lovely flowers which attract many butterflies.

The small town of Glossa is within walking distance and gives a real view of Greek day to day life. There are enough tavernas in Glossa and Loutraki (Agnanti and Aramis are particularly good)so that you can eat out every night but we enjoyed preparing our own meals too and enjoying long mealtimes on the terrace watching the sun go down. The upstairs terrace is wonderful for watching the sunset with a glass of wine.

Karen has thought of everything you would need to make your holiday as relaxing as possible right down to the provision of parasol, cool bag and beach towels for your days out. Karen is on hand to help with things like ferry times, car hire and lots of great advice about the best beaches and places to eat.

We love this house and will be back again. We would recommend it to friends without hesitation.

If you are wanting a totally relaxing holiday without all the trouristy trappings, this is the place for you. Skopelos town is also easily accessible and has many restaurants and lovely shops to browse.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: DEAR JULIE AND PHILIP, IT WAS A PLEASURE TO HAVE YOU STAY AT THE VILLA AGAIN, THANK YOU FOR KEEPING THE VILLA SO TIDY. I TRY TO PROVIDE MOST EVERYTHING FOR GUESTS TO ENJOY THEIR HOLIDAY AND I AM ALWAYS AVAILABLE TO HELP IN ANY WAY I CAN. HOPE TO SEE YOU AGAIN NEXT SEASON. KIND REGARDS, KAREN
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5

A peace of Heaven

  • 5 of 5

Lovely villa with amazing views. Very peaceful & the pool is heavenly. Glossa the nearest town has some good restaurants. You do need a car to get to the beaches. Thank you to Karen for all her help and advice. We will go back one day.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Map

Coast/Beach:

The nearest beach Armenopetra is 5 minutes by car,5 minutes to the beaches of Elios, Kastani beach famous from the film "Ma Ma Mia"] is 10 minutes, Milla one of the longest beaches on the island is also 10 minutes and the beach of Panormos is 15 minutes.

Travel:

Nearest airport is in skiathos with many charter flights available, 5 to 10 minute drive with taxi to port. Ticket office right at the port. Ferry and hydrofoil 20 minutes to port of Loutraki, Glossa. 7 minutes with car or taxi to the villa, car hire not essential. Bus will stop on main road. 180 minutes from athens and thessaloniki airports. Owner will meet and greet you at the harbour and escort you to the villa, to familiarize you with how everything works.

Distances:

Glossa village 3 minutes by car, 10 minutes walking, petrol station 2 minutes by car, nearest beaches 5 minutes by car, church of Mamma Mia film 10 minutes by car, Loutraki 7 minutes by car Elios 5 minutes.

Further Details:

The convenient position of the villa allows you the choice of close proximity to 3 villages with a wide range of amenities. Glossa being the closest, there you will find Yannis super market with everything you need including fresh produce,he offers free delivery to the villa. Fresh fish can be bought direct from refrigerated van parked in the local square. There are 2 bakeries, tavernas, fine dining, chemist and tourist centre. Loutraki offers tavernas on the waterfront, ticket office for boat transfers, super market, rental car office and beaches. Elios has beaches with umbrellas and sun beds, ATM machine, butchers, bakeries, super markets, tavernas and cafés. The villa is fully licensed by the Greek Tourist Authority and licenses are posted inside the villa along with 3 fire extinguishers, smoke alarm, first aid kit and 2 safety rings one at each end of the swimming pool.Wi Fi available.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday villa on Sporades, Greece

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
rate1
12 May 2017 - 1 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$1,146
 
 
rate 2
2 Jun 2017 - 29 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$1,863
 
 
rate 4
30 Jun 2017 - 13 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$2,006
 
 
rate 5
14 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$2,579
 
 
rate 6
1 Sep 2017 - 28 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$1,863
 
 
rate 8
29 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$1,075
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
A$215
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
To confirm a booking 25% of the total rental fee to be deposited by bank transaction.75% of the remaining rental fee to be deposited 8 weeks in advance of the occupation date. I will send an email reminder 10 weeks prior. All rental fees include taxes, cleaning, linens, pool service. Cancellation fees are applied.
Note: deposit fee is non refundable

Changeover Day:
Generally change over day is Friday but this is flexible, please contact me to discuss your requirements.

Notes on prices:
PRICES INCLUDE ALL SERVICES FOR THE VILLA, NO EXTRA ADDED CHARGES

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa rental in Sporades, Greece

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 80 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Shower room 1 - shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , A half bath with sink, toilet, mirror and cabinet.
  • Main bathroom conveniently located between master bedroom and twin bedroom is fully tiled with large walk in shower, mirrored cabinet for storage above sink,hair dryer and wc. Window looks out to private garden. Updated shower and all accessories. Half bath in upstairs bedroom with sink, mirror toilet, and cabinet.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom with queen sized bed, built in wardrobes, sea views. Air conditioned cool/heat. 2cd bedroom has 2 single beds built in wardrobe, air conditioned cool/heat . 3rd bedroom upstairs with single bed, built in wardrobe, air conditioned cool/heat and sea views with private terrace.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • naturist beach
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Suitable for families with children, romantic getaway, guests without a car, ages 55+, adventure seekers. Added extras owner provides ecological washing soap, pool toys,first arrival dish soap, toilet roll, garbage bags, paper towels for kitchen, sponges, cleaning products,salt, pepper, sugar, tea candles, mosquito repellent machines,first aid kit, A chilled bottle of white wine and bottled water to welcome you. HOT WATER (24) HOURS(SOLAR) INTERNET AND FREE WI FI THIS VILLA HAS BEEN INSPECTED AND REGISTERED BY EOT (GREEK NATIONAL TOURISM AUTHORITY) WITH LICENSE NUMBER; 0726K121K0213800 Outside: The outside property extends to 1.5 square meters of gardens, plum,chestnut,almond and mature olive trees. There are flowers and many fresh herbs growing. Guests can pick the fresh fruit and herbs. Only forested land surrounds the property ensuring privacy. The front terrace has table and chairs and looks out to the olive grove and garden with shade and cool breezes. The main terrace has stunning sea views, views to Glossa village, the olive fields and forested land. Hand painted tiled table, cushioned built in seating, wood dining table and 5 wood chairs with, traditional wood roofs over both terraces provide shade. Top terrace has sweeping panoramic views to the sea and surrounding islands. There is a wood table and 5 wood chairs. A stone path from the main terrace leads down to the secluded pool area. The pool is 50 square meters has Roman steps entering the pool and a powerful jacuzzi jet at the other end. The area is spacious with sun beds, tables, sun umbrella and outdoor shower. Utility Room: Separate laundry room with new whirlpool washing machine, ecological washing soap provided. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included, also pool and beach towels. Cleaning mid week and change of linen every week. Owner will be on site every cleaning day with maid service. Pool cleaned every 3 days.