villa on greek island

Bed & Breakfast • Self-catering Rooms • Summer villa to let • Winter villa to let

The Walking Plus country villa is in its own vineyard and olive grove set among farmland on the south-west coast of Naxos.
It is a much-loved private home in a peaceful, rural location away from tourist areas.
The single-storey house (200 sq m) is light and airy, with an open-plan lounge-dining-kitchen area. French windows that overlook a broad band of sea and sky. From the wide balcony that borders three sides of the house, watch the sun set behind the neighbouring island of Paros, and see, on a clear day, Eos, Folegandros and other islands 'floating' on the horizon. Inland are fields ringed by waves of rocky hills. Two perfect sandy bays and a long sandy beach are 800m away, and never crowded. It is a perfect base for a peaceful and relaxing beach holiday, and an excellent base for exploring the south coast, centre and east to north of the island.

 

B&B/SELF-CATERING
April to mid-June and September-mid-November in ensuite room or two-room apartment.

EXCLUSIVE VILLA LET: mid-June to end August, December-February. You have the property to yourselves, whether you are a party of four or 10.


LOCATION
The villa is conveniently located for exploring the amazing range of beaches and protected headlands of the SW coast of Naxos, and for excursions to the west, centre (early Classical Temple of Demeter and picturesque village of Halki, 8-10km) and north-east of the island.
Nearest taverna: 200m; Baker 1km; Seasonal general and foodstores 750m; all-year general store at Mikri Vigla, 3km
Nearest full range of shops: Tripodes 6km; main town/port of Naxos 18km
Wind- and kite-surfing centre Mikri Vigla 4km
Excellent coastal and hill walking from front door of villa.


Vehicle hire is recommended whether you are staying on a B&B or self-catering basis. Let us know what you need and we will organize and find the best rates.

 
" Gilly and Robin's friendliness and attention to detail really made our holiday. They gave us lots of excellent information on exploring Naxos and best places to eat. The breakfasts were delicious and we had everything we needed to make the odd evening meal. The apartment was light, pretty and tasteful, in a simple Greek style but with personal touches. The villa's situation is excellent - near the sea and surrounded by its own garden with olive trees and a vineyard." – Kate Hay, Museum Curator, Bed & Breakfast guest, May 2011.
"Congratulations on your house: it is wonderful, and in a great position. We feel that it is loved, not like a holiday house. Marta, my wife said that the kitchen is better equipped than ours in Rome, and we enjoyed the music and books." – Ugo Montella, Magistrate, summer villa holiday,   adults, 5 children.
B & B, SELF CATERING RATES

April-June & September-October inclusive:

  NIGHT     WEEK


BED & BREAKFAST/SELF-CATERING 'STUDIO-APARTMENTS'
each with double or twin bedroom; sitting room with kitchenette, sofa-bed; washbasin, loo & large enclosed shower. Apartment only

  £45.00     £285.00

BREAKFAST, served on the balcony or in the villa dining room, looking over olive grove,
sea, sky and islands. Freshly squeezed fruit juice, local yoghurt, fresh fruit, egg and/or cheese, unlimited tea or coffee, warm, crusty fresh bread, butter and jam (possibly home-made!)

 
£7 per person per day
VILLA RENTAL - DETAILS & PRICES

NB The villa is available to let on an exclusive basis June-end August and mid-November to mid March. Other times may be available, so do check.

BEDROOMS Bedroom 1 with twin/double beds.
Bedroom 2 with small twin beds.
Bedroom 3 with twin/double beds, adjoining single room with sofabed.
Bedroom 4 with double bed, adjoining room with sofabed.
Bedroom 5 with twin beds on separate level.
BATHROOMS 4 bathrooms: with bath, basin, WC and enclosed shower in main villa.
En-suite basin, WC and large enclosed shower in each of two adjoining apartments.
En-suite shower, basin, WC in twin room on separate level.
KITCHEN Gas hob, electric oven, fridge-freezer, kettle, toaster, lots of marble worktops, cooking utensils, crockery, table linen.
UTILITY ROOM Dishwasher, washing machine, ironing board and iron, recycling bins.
LIVING ROOMS Open-plan sitting/dining room with French windows to wide balcony and sea/island view. Dining table seats 8-10. TV, DVD, video, radio and music system; music library, fiction and reference books, piano. Built-in wall seats and two sofas.
OTHER Open-plan kitchen/dining/lounge. Entrance hall leads to small twin bedroom, main bathroom, bedroom 1, and ensuite bedroom & bedsit. Adjacent, with separate entrance, is ensuite bedroom & bedsit. Ensuite twin room with own terrace, on lower level.
CLEANING/TOWELS/LINEN/MAID SERVICE Towels and linen included and changed once a week. Cleaning once a week by arrangement.
VILLA PRICES
RENTAL PERIOD   Weekly   Monthly    
             
LOW SUMMER
18 June 2016 - 02 July 2016
7nights minimum stay
  £1,390.00   £5,500.00    
             
HIGH SUMMER
03 July 2016 - 03 September 2016
7nights minimum stay
  £1,590.00   £6250.00    
             
LOW SEASON
1 December-31 March (minimum stay 2 weeks)
  £350.00   £1,400.00    

 
NOTES ON PRICES
Winter bookings minimum two weeks; cleaning during stay not included. Summer prices apply to parties of up to 8. For parties of more than 8, there is a supplement of £300 per room per week.
Discounts available for parties of four or less during the summer, and for stays of three weeks or more.
 
CHANGEOVER DAY
Flexible changeover day. Generally check in after 12 noon on day of arrival and check-out by 12 noon on day of departure, but this may be flexible. If a same-day changeover cannot be avoided, we ask you to check in after 4pm, check out by 9.30

IN THE GARDEN
An acre of land planted mainly with vines and olive trees, plus:
•   Herbs: rosemary, lavender, marjoram, thyme, rocket, sage
•   Vegetables: courgettes, aubergines, beans and tomatoes may be available July and August
•   According to season: lemons, pomegranates, pears, grapes…and loads of figs
•   Swing, sandpit

LOCAL FACILITIES
Two excellent tavernas (one open all year, the other is closed during winter) are 5 minutes’ walk away, and several others open from early June to end-September.
The local baker (fresh bread daily) is 15 minutes’ walk or 2 minutes by car.
Two general stores (open June- to mid- September), 800m-1km
Year-round general store approx. 2.5 km
The nearest village with all basic supplies, open all year, 7 km
Naxos town 17km (There is a daily bus service to and from Naxos town, but if you want to explore the island we suggest you hire transport. Let us know if you want to do this and we will arrange the best seasonal rates).

SERVICES
Villa letting prices include heating, water, gas, electricity and cleaning once a week, Broadband/ADSL connection. The villa kitchen has an electric oven and gas hob, washing machine and dishwasher. For end-of-season and winter use, there is central heating in the main part of the house and a radiator in each apartment.
The self-contained apartments have fridge, small worktop cooker, kettle.

TO BOOK
Email gillycc@icloud.com with details of accommodation required (villa let or B&B), dates and number in party, and we will send Booking Form and Terms and Conditions.
Deposit on confirmation of booking (20% of total rental). Balance, including returnable security deposit, payable within 60 days of start of rental period. Damage/loss deposit €500 /£400 returnable following departure, by BACS transfer.
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"The villa is beautiful, comfortable and spacious and its proximity to the sea was a great attraction for us. We liked the emphasis on respect for the environment, found it easy to keep the interior cool with the shutters and had no need of air-conditioning in June. Marvellously comprehensive information about the house and its surroundings, the town and the facilities generally. We had the most wonderful and successful holiday."
- Dr  Caroline Naysmith, who rented the villa for 2 weeks end June with her children and grandchildren.

"We love your home, and we love Naxos; we could easily remain here.  How about a swap- for a year or ten?"
- John and Jan Hoffman, who stayed in the house for 5 weeks midwinter.

"The special bits were the great sunsets and being able to pick vegetables and fruit from your garden."
- Andi Siegrist, electrical engineer, summer villa holiday, 4 adults, 4 children.

Responsible Travel Policy
We are committed to balancing the need to conserve natural resources such as water and energy, with maintaining good standard of customer care and comfort. We decided not to install air-conditioning throughout the house to reduce our carbon footprint but invested in roof insulation; windows and doors are fitted with shutters that can be closed during the day to minimize heat from the sun; many windows are fitted with insect screens and so can be left open to create through-drafts. The island is often several degrees cooler than Athens due to the maritime breezes. 

 

"We had a simply fantastic time; you've done a great job with the house. It was just perfect, and we were very impressed with the beaches so close by - so clear and unspoilt. Great tavernas too - would really recommend Paradise taverna on the closest beach."
- Hugo Reeve, 39, Real Estate consultant, who came with three other adults and four children.