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Unique seafront estate,offering a pool and a cook

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9 bedrooms
7 bathrooms
18 guests
5 nights minimum
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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 ge...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. Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: MHTE 0413K91000418501More
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Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: Ask
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Porch
Washer
Highchair
Safe
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Ocean Views
Air Conditioning
Paper Towels Provided
Private Garden
Books
Ceiling Fans
Hairdryer
TV
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Playground
Secure Parking
Internet Access
Trampoline
VCR
Toaster
Telephone
Staffed Property
Cooker
Grill
Private Fishing Lake/River
Fishing Nearby
Central Heating
Water Views
Dishwasher
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Waterfront
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
Microwave
Balcony
Mountain Views
Ping Pong Table
Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Terrace
Patio
Deck
Fireplace
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Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

When we arrived at Villa Amalia we were so awestruck because it was such an amazing place. Stylish and tidy rooms, fantastic pool area with breath-taking views and our own chef making the best homemade Greek food we've ever had - three times a day!...More

Date of stay: June 2017
Thank tina_u_lind
Reviewed 9 August 2017

This villa holiday was so perfect that apart from a day's eco cruising (the boat picked us up at our own docking area)my family group of seventeen --ages 7 to 79--felt no desire to leave such perfection. The lavender scented air and sound of cicadas...More

Date of stay: July 2017
Thank Roam55498
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

Villa Amalia to me felt like a dream come true... like everything I've ever envisioned in a perfect vacation location had materialized. I had to pinch myself a few times upon arrival to make sure what I saw was real. :) I've seldom had an...More

Date of stay: September 2016
Thank raa29
Reviewed 1 June 2015

Beautiful and very specious villa. The pictures already look great but in real life the estate is much more beautiful. We had a great time and we had a very relaxing holiday next to the pool or at the sun beds close to the sea....More

Date of stay: May 2015
Thank Boy S
Reviewed 10 February 2015

A wholesome luxury escape for the travel connoisseur This was a dream escape! What a marvelous time we had during our stay! We have found our “very own” luxurious Mediterranean "home away from home" with fabulous amenities -- immersed in Greece’s rich natural habitat of...More

Date of stay: September 2014
Thank Giorgos M
About the Owner
SARAH V
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:December 2011
Interaction with guests
There is an english speaking concierge who will make sure your stay is a memorable and stress free one. You will be able to arrange everything from airport transfer to day trips to massages.
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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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