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Unique seafront estate,offering a pool and a cook Villa

  • 8 bedrooms
  • 18 sleeps
  • 7 nights min stay

Unique seafront estate,offering a pool and a cook

Excellent 5/5 Excellent – based on 2 reviews

  • Villa
  • 8 bedrooms
  • 18 sleeps
  • 7 nights min stay

Description from owner

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West Greece Estate Rental Photos and Description

9 Bedrooms, 6.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 18

The village of Sparto is perched high above the Ambracian Gulf, to reach the Villa Amalia you descend a winding country road through olive groves. At the end of the road is 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 road down to the house is lined with oleanders and laender which form a border around the olive groves. From the gravel parking area next to the house you get your first glimpse of the sea. The walkway to the house is covered with an arbour of lemon trees which opens to 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,

West Greece Estate Rental Photos and Description

9 Bedrooms, 6.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 18

The village of Sparto is perched high above the Ambracian Gulf, to reach the Villa Amalia you descend a winding country road through olive groves. At the end of the road is 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 road down to the house is lined with oleanders and laender which form a border around the olive groves. From the gravel parking area next to the house you get your first glimpse of the sea. The walkway to the house is covered with an arbour of lemon trees which opens to 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 sofas which overlook the infinity pool. Nestled past the sitting room is a mini-spa with oval stone tub, outdoor shower and massage table. Behind the spa and sitting room are three bamboo summer bedrooms which share a bathroom. 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 which has pale grey cabinets and granite countertops and features a centre island, gas range and oven, large refrigerator with ice-maker and dishwasher.

Straight ahead of the entrance, the living room has linen covered sofas, rough-hewn coffee tables, plus a fireplace, sound system and large screen television. Through the balcony doors is a covered terrace with wrap around banquets piled high with plump cushions. The sea view is framed by two majestic palm trees.

To the left of the living room is the dining room which seats eight and looks out on both the sea and the infinity pool. The near side of the pool is lined with 8 large teakwood sunbeds, while the far side has two sets of tables and chairs suitable for tête a tête cocktails, the far corner is more casual with poufs scattered about. 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.

On the right side of the living room there are two bedrooms with two bathrooms, the first overlooks the sea and has its’ own wide screen television and the second is overlooking the lavender courtyard.

Outside the sitting room balcony an outdoor staircase descends to the guest level. Four bedrooms, all with en-suite bathrooms have large shower rooms covered in granite 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 guest 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 seaside deck which is on the edge of the sea. A small gate guarded by the statue of an Indonesian goddess (which doubles as a shower) opens to reveal a boat dock and diving rock for a swim in the sea.

Included in the price is the added bonus of a cook who will happily prepare 3 daily meals. This therefore allows you and your party to relax and enjoy the surroundings of Villa Amalia

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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Key Info

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

Families

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

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Double Bed
    Bedroom 2: 2 Single Beds
    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
  • 6 En suites, 2 Shower rooms

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Air conditioning
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Private garden
  • Trampoline
  • BBQ
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Sea view
  • Private fishing lake or river
  • Bicycles available
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Safe
  • Staffed property
  • Table tennis
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Video player
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Telephone
  • Hair dryer
  • 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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About the owner

SARAH V

Tourist Licence
MHTE 0413K91000418501

Response rate:
100%
Calendar updated:
24 Aug 2016
Years listed:
4
Based in:
Greece

Languages spoken: English


This Villa has 8 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms and sleeps 18. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 28 Apr 2014. Located in Aetolia-Acarnania Region, it has 2 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £2500 to £10173.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 24 Aug 2016.

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