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The Montofoli Estate Villas, Exclusive Residences Within a Vineyard, POOL, WI-FI - The Belvedere

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 87 m²
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

Description

The Belvedere

The Belvedere is a charming Villa with a modern outlook and a distinct style of its own. Guests can enjoy spectacular VIEWS to the sea and the mountain from its two TERRACES that combine comfort and elegance. Two dining areas and a cosy outdoor living room offer several options for maximum enjoyment and relaxation throughout the day.

The villa is fully AIR-CONDITIONED and the main interior space is ample with an open kitchen and a living room that receive plenty of natural light during the day. The bedrooms are spacious and warm with prototype closets built on the wall that provide abundant space for the arrangement of personal belongings.

The villa includes exclusive amenities such as WIRELESS INTERNET inside and outside, satellite/cable television, a stereo system, a DVD Player and DVD Library, a built brick BBQ in the front terrace, as well as a 24-hour SERVICE for individual needs and requests.

BREAKFAST is complementary for the first morning of your stay.

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About the property

Montofoli Estate

The Montofoli Estate is a place of great importance since 400 BC. It is a legendary landmark on the island of Evia, in Karystos, that served traditionally as the private residence of the ruler of the area at any point in history. Important personalities have lived and been welcomed at Montofoli such as the Pasha of Evia during the Turkish occupation, king Otto of Greece, diplomats and officials that made up the high society of the time.

Today, the Montofoli Estate is a boutique winery that produces awarded dessert wines according to the method that wine was produced in Ancient Greece, 3000 years ago. The vineyard lies on a declared archaeological site where findings are displayed on the exact place where they were discovered. A truly unique feature of the Estate is the magnificent staircase that runs through the vineyard and numbers 157 steps.

Guests can participate in the weekly estate tour during the summer months to learn every detail of the estate’s ancient history and present endeavours.

The Montofoli Estate is famous for its uncommon, effervescent AMBIENCE that provides a sense of belonging, which can only be experienced on site. Enjoying a stay in one of the villas within the estate is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that guests treasure for years to come.

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Owner
Marianne Larsson-Karacostas
Member since: 2011
Speaks english, french, german, swedish, greek
Response time
Within a day
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
19 August, 2017

Available Rentals

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Notes

Prices represent the rent for 'The Belvedere.' Max. occupancy: 6 people. Children under 2 y.o. stay for free.

Breakfast with local delicacies is COMPLIMENTARY for the first morning on the estate.

Prices include VAT.


Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for The Belvedere in Karistos

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 87 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - outdoor shower
  • The bathroom is paneled in high-quality marble for which Greece is famous. Bath towels are provided for each guest as well as a beach towel for use in the pool and the beaches.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 double bed
    Bedroom - 2 single bed
    Livingroom - 2 sofa bed/futon
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Veranda / Loggia
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
5

Relaxing !

  • 5 of 5

We rented the Belvedere for almost 2 weeks. It was a very relaxing holiday. We enjoyed the house and the pool a lot. The house has 2 bedrooms. If needed a 5th person could sleep on the couch. There is a washing machine and dishwasher, so really relaxing. There is a oven and a microwave. And all you tools you need to cook a good meal. However there are plenty of restaurants in the neighborhood so it's better to go out for lunch or dinner. The pool is lovely, cleaned every day. Marianne is really good host and willing to tell you all you want to know about the location and it's attractions. Marianne and her husband really made our stay great with a some home made cookies and lovely desert wine made at the estate. When we arrived all kind of food was available to start our first day, you feel right away very welcome. The belvedere house has a very large outside terrace. It is covered so that you can sit outside without burning in the sun. It also helps to sit outside when the wind is very hard.

The pool was nice, around 30deg every day. It is covered when there is nobody to prevent small kids from dropping in.

There are a lot of small beaches in the surroundings, let's say 20-30 min drive.

The estate is fenced. Every house has a parking spot. The estate is not safe for very small kids to walk around alone due to trip hazards.

Overall: we loved it, we loved Marianne's help and the Greek food and sunshine !!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Sublime property, charming hosts, a treasured stay

  • 5 of 5

The elegant Marianne Larsson-Karacostas and her polymath husband Paulos Karacostas have lovingly transformed an historic property once fallen into ruins. With patience, attention to detail, and respect for the land and the spirit of the Montofoli estate, they have created a sublime retreat to restore one's spirit. Set into a hillside above their ancient citrus groves and vineyard, famed for its prize-winning sun-dried sweet wine, the magnificent Venetian manor house with its Ottoman addition connects to the vineyard by a long, wide stone staircase, flanked by two lions, and running down to the vines. Ancient Greek columns lie about the gardens where lavender, rosemary and mint scent the air, and terracotta urns artfully grace stone walls and terraces. Pink geraniums, peach roses, loquat trees, Cyprus and pine trees create arbors for the birds. Church bells and sheep's bells and bees add to the bucolic atmosphere. To stay at Montofoli is like stepping into an 19th century painting, but the accommodations are comfortable and beautifully appointed. Each cottage has unique charm and privacy as well as a well-equipped kitchen, stocked with coffee and tea. Marianne delivered a sumptuous basket of delicacies for our enjoyment: her glorious marmalade, honey, an enormous hunk of delicious local cheese, bread, wine, eggs, yogurt, apples, clove-studded biscuits, tomatoes. Both Paulos and Marianne devoted so much time to answering our endless questions about Greece and Greek politics as well as to helping us plan our visit, recommending superb restaurants, hikes, drives, beaches, but we ended up spending more time enjoying the sublime peace of the estate. One feels the Greek (and Swedish!) spirit of hospitality in Marianne and Paulos's attention to their guests' comfort. We have traveled widely for many, many years, and our experience on Evia and the Montofoli estate in particular was exceptional. The spirit of ξενία, xenía, the ancient Greek "guest-friendship" is alive at Montofoli.

  • Review Submitted: May 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Athens International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Kilometres
Karystos Town
Nearest Ferry
10 Kilometres
Marmari
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Karystos Town
Nearest Beach
1.5 Kilometres
Psili Ammos Beach
Car: recommended

A SHORT DESCRIPTION OF THE AREA

KARYSTOS is an ancient port in the south tip of the island of EVIA, and due to its proximity to Athens and its particular morphology, it served as one of the most important ports of the time.

In its recent history, it has been the leading producer of a famous type of slate, the ‘Karystian Plaka,’ which has travelled the world to be used in state-of-the-art constructions of great importance and aesthetic value.

Today, Karystos is a popular destination for visitors, who, at a very short distance from Athens, enjoy the beauty and unique natural atmosphere of a GREEK ISLAND with over 300 days of sunshine a year.

The town of Karystos, which is at a 20 minutes walking distance from the Montofoli Estate, is extremely lively throughout the year and offers a variety of opportunities for leisure: excellent GREEK FOOD in the local TAVERNAS, sophisticated modern cuisine in posh, elegant, new-style restaurants, numerous cosy cafes with local delicacies, ‘informed’ bars and nightclubs, etc., in its extensive, dazzling coastline.

In the center of town, an open-air movie theatre features the latest movie releases of the year, and the schedule changes every day.

Due to its long history, Karystos presents a rich ARCHAEOLOGICAL interest. The Montofoli Estate is itself a renowned archaeological site, where ancient findings are displayed on site. A guided tour at the Arhaeological Museum of Karystos, reveals much of the incredible past of the area that leaves visitors in awe.

Another aspect that sets the area apart, is its magnificent natural environment:

Along the coast, endless sandy BEACHES with crystal-clear waters are a favourite everyday summer destination. Over 30 beaches offer a wide choice between organized settings with various water sports or others with complete privacy.

Picturesque, unspoiled VILLAGES surrounding the town of Karystos, high on the mountain, offer unlimited ground for exploration. The area has also been mapped into short or longer WALKING TRAILS of immense natural beauty.

A typical attraction of the greater area of Karystos are the mysterious DRAKOSPITA (‘dragon houses’ in its literal sense) because their very construction with enormous pieces of stone, at a time with limited technological means, remains a mystery yet today.

One of the most beautiful gorges in Greece, the Dimosaris GORGE that ends on a beach, can be descended in 4,5 hours and is one of the best choices for an all-day excursion and pic nic.

Other typical activities in the area include scuba diving, traditional yoga, hiking and mountain biking.

Guests at the Montofoli Estate Villas receive a COMPLETE GUIDE for the area with suggested activities and popular attractions, that are certain to make their stay delightful and unforgettable.

Last but not least, Karystos has its own HOSPITAL and there is always a pharmacy on duty 24 hours a day.

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