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Unique seafront estate,offering a pool and a cook – Home 1357544 Villa

  • 9 bedrooms
  • 18 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Unique seafront estate,offering a pool and a cook – Home 1357544

  • Villa
  • 9 bedrooms
  • sleeps 18
  •  min stay varies

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Villa / 9 bedrooms / 7 bathrooms / sleeps 18

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car essential
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

Description from owner

Description

Villa Amalia provides the perfect setting for a group of friends, families who want to spend quality time together or even a yoga retreat. Taking the stress out of everyday chores, we provide a cook who will happily cook 3 meals per day, you just pay local prices for the ingredients.

The village of Sparto is perched high above the Ambracian Gulf. Approached down a winding country road through olive groves, you are greeted by a high stone wall with a large iron gate flanked by two immense stone urns containing pomegranate trees. Pass through the gates and you enter a landscape that has not changed in centuries.

The private driveway down to the house is lined with oleanders and lavenders which form a border around the olive groves. From the large gravel parking area next to the house you get your first glimpse of the sea and the stunning villa.

A walkway, covered with an arbour of lemon trees brings you into a courtyard planted in lavender with a fountain in the centre

Villa Amalia provides the perfect setting for a group of friends, families who want to spend quality time together or even a yoga retreat. Taking the stress out of everyday chores, we provide a cook who will happily cook 3 meals per day, you just pay local prices for the ingredients.

The village of Sparto is perched high above the Ambracian Gulf. Approached down a winding country road through olive groves, you are greeted by a high stone wall with a large iron gate flanked by two immense stone urns containing pomegranate trees. Pass through the gates and you enter a landscape that has not changed in centuries.

The private driveway down to the house is lined with oleanders and lavenders which form a border around the olive groves. From the large gravel parking area next to the house you get your first glimpse of the sea and the stunning villa.

A walkway, covered with an arbour of lemon trees brings you into a courtyard planted in lavender with a fountain in the centre which emerges from an old terra cotta amphora.

Beyond the courtyard is the outdoor kitchen and dining area which features a six and a half meter long bar made from a piece of eucalyptus wood, a grill, gas range, sink, refrigerator and a traditional wood-burning oven. The massive wooden dining table seats sixteen, all under a bamboo pergola.

Beyond the dining area is an outdoor sitting room with four teakwood settees which overlook the infinity pool. Nestled past the sitting room is an enclosed area which has a mini-spa with oval stone tub and outdoor shower which is used by the 3 bamboo bedrooms that are located behind. These rooms are perfect for teen-age guests or extra staff.

The entrance to the house is furnished with a rustic console table and an imposing, twisted wood-framed mirror. To the left is the kitchen tastefully designed with pale grey cabinets and granite countertops and features a centre island, gas range and oven, refrigerator, dishwasher and ice-maker.

The living room has linen covered sofas, rough-hewn coffee tables, plus a fireplace, sound system and large screen television. Through the sea view full length French doors the is a large covered terrace with wrap around banquets piled high with plump cushions. Through the living room is the dining room which seats eight and looks out on both the sea and the infinity pool. Both sides of the pool are lined with big teak sun loungers. For those who prefer their cocktails while immersed in the water, the shallow end of the pool features two swim up teak tables and a wide built in sofa.

There are two bedrooms with two bathrooms off from the living room. One bedroom has stunning views overlooking all of the Ambracian Gulf and beyond to the mountains, the other has a view towards the lavender courtyard, allowing the sweet smell of lavender to fill the room.

Terra cotta tiles cover the floors throughout the house.

A lighted outdoor staircase descends to the ground floor. Four bedrooms, all with en-suite bathrooms have large shower rooms covered in granite grey tiles. One guest room has a fireplace, and all have their own verandas with tables and chairs, separated by walls of flowering plants.

Below the main villa area a stone pathway leads down to the outdoor cinema shaded by a Pernia tree. In the daytime this wooden decked platform is a perfect place to read and relax. A small outdoor bar with sink and refrigerator service both the cinema and the very large seaside deck which overlooks the private pier. A small gate guarded by the statue of an Indonesian goddess (which doubles as a shower) opens to reveal the private pier with boat moaring and diving rock for a swim in the sea. There are also 2 kayaks and a paddleboard which are available free of charge to enable clients to enjoy themselves around the bay and 3 bicycles which are perfect to adventure out and explore the areas surrounding the villa.

For our guests who want some relaxation and pampering, we have created a beautiful wooden massage hut that offers the services of a fully qualified masseur and is certain to leave you feeling totally refreshed.

Combined with the massage hut there is yoga decking above the seafront making it ideal for a peaceful yoga retreat.

Further around through the olive trees there is a large covered swing/bed that provides the perfect spot for peace and quiet away from the villa.

On the west side of the estate there is a trampoline and tabletennis table, both giving hours of enjoyment.

A vegetable garden of 1,000 square meters supplies the estate with vegetables and herbs, while pomegranate, lemon and fig trees are planted throughout the property. A grape arbour provides both shade and fruit. The 500 mature olive trees produce 10 tons of olives every two years which are processed into extra virgin olive oil. The estate also hosts a family of chickens which provide organic, free range eggs every day.

Location description from owner

The Aetolia-Acarnania Region

The Villa Amalia has a fascinating history as does the Ambracian Gulf which it overlooks. The entrance to this body of water on the north-western coast of Greece was the site of one of the most important, and unquestionably most romantic naval battles in history. On September 2, 31 B.C. Octavius Caesar decimated the fleet of Anthony and Cleopatra and sent them fleeing to Egypt and into the history books.

The gulf is a lot calmer today and its' green-blue waters are now traversed by sailing boats and schools of dolphins. In 1976 the parents of the present owner, Konstantinos Rokofyllos, fell in love with the property which sloped down to the sea and with the encouragement of their friend, Lady Amalia Fleming, purchased it, planted 500 olive trees, built a house and named it Villa Amalia.

Lady Fleming was born in Constantinople (now Istanbul) and moved to Greece between the wars. Trained as a physician, she joined the resistance and was captured and imprisoned by the occupying Italian army. After the war she moved to England where she joined St. Marys Hospital, and met the Nobel Prize winning scientist, Alexander Fleming, the discoverer of penicillin. They were married in 1953. After his death Lady Fleming returned to Greece where she founded the Biomedical Sciences Research Center Alexander Fleming. Joining her in this endeavor was Elsa Agathinikou Rokofyllos, a nuclear scientist, the mother of Konstantinos Rokofyllos.

Amfilochia

The property is suitably located near the village Sparto and the town of Amphilochia, on the west coast of Central Greece. The west coast of Greece is renowned for its sandy beaches and the inviting, cerulean waters, which offer all the advantages of a Greek Island while forfeiting the need for a boat ride.
Amphilochia and Sparto are located along the coast of Amvrakikos Bay, at the west coast of the Greek mainland. The town of Amphilochia, built amphitheatrically above the bay, offers many options in leisure, restaurants and cafes.

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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: 2 Single Beds
    Bedroom 2: Double Bed
    Bedroom 3: 2 Single Beds
    Bedroom 4: 2 Single Beds
    Bedroom 5: Double Bed
    Bedroom 6: Double Bed
    Bedroom 7: Double Bed
    Bedroom 8: Double Bed
    Bedroom 9: Double Bed
  • 1 Family bathroom, 6 En suites

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Air conditioning
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Mountain Views
  • Private garden
  • Trampoline
  • BBQ
  • Patio
  • Waterfront
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Sea view
  • Private fishing lake or river
  • Bicycles available
  • Deck
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Safe
  • Staffed property
  • Table tennis
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Video player
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Telephone
  • Hair dryer
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Accessible for wheelchair users — please contact the owner for details before booking

Policies

Check in time:15:00, Check out time:11:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
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House rules

Guests are expected to treat the house with respect. All children should be supervised at all times and are fully responsible for their safety.

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About the owner

Sarah V.

Tourist Licence
MHTE 0413K91000418501

Response rate:
100%
Calendar updated::
30 Apr 2017
Years listed:
5
Based in:
Greece
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English


This Villa has 9 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms and sleeps 18. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 28 Apr 2014. Located in Aetolia-Acarnania Region, it has 3 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £2437 to £9916.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 30 Apr 2017.

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