Samos; walk down to private coves; 2 miles to village
sleeps up to: 20
On the green and mountainous island of Samos, in a designated conservation area and surrounded by land where the wild flowers grow, are these three recently built and privately owned villas. Set down a long windy track, which ensures complete privacy, this is a place to get away from it all, to go back to basics.
The only sounds are those of the abundant birdlife and the waves - the sea is reached by stone steps, which lead down to two isolated coves on either side of the estate.
The villas are separated by formal gardens, making them ideal for either a large group or individual rental. They share a pool with a childrens’ area and there are imaginative, freshly planted terraces for dining out on, whilst you enjoy the glorious views over sea and mountain. Living on an estate surrounded by olive groves, you will enjoy cooking in the fully equipped kitchen with the local oil – and the local wine is excellent too.
In one section of the gardens grow herbs and vegetables, which you can pick on request. Local shops are a ten minute drive away. If you do want to eat out, there is a wide choice of tavernas in the village.
Two of the villas have three en-suite bedrooms (two twins on the ground floor and an upper double bedroom with balcony). The other villa has four bedrooms (again with one on the upper level and two twins sharing a shower).
All have wonderful views, whether over the gardens and the sea beyond, across the vineyards or up to the rugged mountains. With their red tiled roofs and dusky walls, the low-slung villas seem to blend into the hillside.
Inside, the décor is simple, to fit in with the rustic setting – pale tiled floors, white walls, beamed ceilings. Patio doors lead onto terraces which surround each villa, where you will want to spend most of your time, enjoying the northerly breezes which keep the estate a few degrees cooler than many other parts of the island. If you can tear yourself away from the sea views, then there is plenty to do in the area. It is a paradise for walkers. Fishing can be arranged on site and drives to local mountain villages in the cool of the evening are highly recommended – you might even happen upon a local fiesta, with wine tastings and Greek dancing. Boat trips to other secluded beaches can be easily arranged – nearby Megalo Seitani, which can be seen from the estate, is reputedly the best beach on Samos and is not be missed. In summer, Samos hosts a music and drama festival right across the island, with plays put on in ancient open air theatres. Above all, Marnei Mare is a place to sit back, enjoy nature – and do very little.
Sleeps up to
typical pricing (per week)
June 16, 2008
June 23, 2008
Pricing for all other times of year on request. Prices are subject to change; call us to confirm current pricing.