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Magnificent Country Estate Near the Sea

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Last updated: 07/21/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Porto Heli chateau / country house description

Magnificent private country estate in Epidavros

This stone Manor House is situated on an enormous private estate, close to the sea, and only a 1 ½ hour drive, or 10 minutes helicopter ride, from Athens. A combination of luxury and rustic countryside, this magnificent retreat is an active horse farm, vineyard, and agricultural estate, producing organically fed sheep, rabbits, geese, turkeys, duck, quail, partridge, guinea fowl, squab and chickens, as well as a wide variety of organic vegetables, set amidst vineyards, fruit and nut orchards, and a private forest, enjoying its own source of extremely pure water, all just 15 minutes from the local beaches.
The estate offers extraordinary natural beauty and privacy within its 400 private acres, as well as easy access to the sea and the nearby islands of Spetses, Hydra and Poros. Close to many of Greece’s most important ancient archeological sites, including the theatres at Epidavros itself, with their summer performances, the estate offers its guests a rich variety of activities for all ages.
Boarding is available for your horses, should you wish to bring them with you, to explore the endless trails within the estate.
This is more than a property; it is an experience of rustic elegance, of grand simplicity and of authentic rural Greece that will restore your health and sense of well-being, as you see a side of Hellas that is reserved for the privileged few.


Keywords: Luxury Farm Animals Organic Foods Vineyard Estate Agrotourism Stables Sea

Property Type

  • 3 story
  • Chateau / Country House
  • 700 m²

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Housekeeper Included
          • Concierge
          • Private Chef

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome:

            The farm animals and bird/rabbit enclosure offer endless fascination for children...moreless

          • Smoking Allowed
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome

          Bedrooms: 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 21, Beds for 21

          • North Bedroom: 2 twin/ single

            Ensuite (bath), 2nd Fl, a/c, veranda, mountain view...moreless

          • Caretaker Flat Main Bedroom: 2 twin/ single

            Shares bathroom, Lwr Gr Floor, a/c, mntn view...moreless

          • Caretaker Flat Single Bedroom: 1 twin/ single

            Shares Bathroom, a/c, Lwr Gr Flr, no window...moreless

          • Master Bedroom: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

            2 ensuite(each), Dress Rm, 1st Fl, veranda, a/c, valley view...moreless

          • Rosemary Bedroom: 1 queen

            Ensuite (bath), 2nd Fl, exp beams, a/c, balcony, valley view...moreless

          • English Bedroom: 3 twin/ single

            Ensuite (shwr) no a/c, Lwr Gr Flr, high ceiling, mntn view...moreless

          • French Bedroom: 3 twin/ single

            Ensuite (bath), Lwr Gr Fl., no a/c, high ceiling, mntn view...moreless

          • Veranda Bedroom: 3 twin/ single

            Ensuite (bath), 2nd Fl, a/c, large veranda, valley view...moreless

          • Child's Bedroom: 1 queen

            Ensuite (shower), 2nd Fl, no a/c, mountain & valley views...moreless

          • Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (15), Child Beds (1) Can be configured to suit your needs....moreless

          Bathrooms: 9 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          • Ground Floor Powder Room: toilet

            ...moreless

          • Master Bath - His: toilet, shower

            ...moreless

          • Master Bath - Hers: toilet, combination tub/shower, bidet

            ...moreless

          • Rosemary bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

            ...moreless

          • Child's Bathroom: toilet, shower

            ...moreless

          • North Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

            ...moreless

          • Veranda bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

            Has its own veranda...moreless

          • French Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

            ...moreless

          • English Bathroom: toilet, shower

            ...moreless

          • Caretaker Flat Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

            ...moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Stove:

            One very large restaurant stove with two ovens and eight burners, as well as a normal stove with one oven and four burners...moreless

          • Kitchen:

            The main kitchen has a separate pantry. The secondary kitchen is on the lower ground floor, in the Caretaker Flat (Gym)...moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            The main kitchen has two large refrigerators, and the third, also full sized, is in the secondary kitchen...moreless

          • Catering Available:

            A cook can be arranged to do food shopping and prepare any two meals per day for an additional charge....moreless

          • Dishwasher:

            Two Miele dishwashers are in the main kitchen...moreless

          • Dining:

            Indoor and outdoor dining...moreless

          • Toaster:

            Two toasters...moreless

          • Child's Highchair
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Coffee Maker
          • Microwave
          • Ice Maker
          • Seating for 18 people

          Amenities

          • Air Conditioning:

            In the master and three of the four upstairs bedrooms, plus the caretaker flat and the main kitchen. The LGF bedroom are naturally cooler. The upstairs bedroom without a/c has cross-ventilation....moreless

          • Wood Fireplace:

            Two very large fireplaces, one in the Drawing Room and one in the Library...moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            Two machines, for use only by the housekeeper...moreless

          • Clothes Dryer:

            Two driers, for use only by the housekeeper...moreless

          • Living Room seats 8:

            Large living room and separate library...moreless

          • Fitness Room / Equipment:

            Two treadmills, sit-up machine and Wii...moreless

          • Heating:

            Under-floor heating throughout...moreless

          • Towels Provided:

            Bath and Beach towels provided...moreless

          • Garage:

            Four car garage...moreless

          • Babysitter
          • Linens Provided
          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
          • Parking Off Street
          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board

          Other Amenities

              • Petting farm including horses rabbits lambs geese, turkeys, quail, partridge, guinea fowl, chickens exotic doves tortoises puppies, organic meats and vegetables, swimming pool, fruit producing orchards and vineyard, stabling, home cinema, snooker table, ancient sites, Epidaurus summer theater, nearby beaches, nearby islands of Spetses Hydra and Poros accessible by water taxi, Wii games, 400 acres of private estate, superb staff, experienced stable manager, boarding of horses, local cook available, extremely pure water, estate wine olive oil nuts fruits organic meats and vegetables, 400 acres of private estate, extraordinary privacy...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Satellite / Cable:

                Nova satellite TV dish and modem receives a broad selection of English language and Greek channels...moreless

              • Television:

                In the Library and Master bedroom...moreless

              • Pool Table:

                Actually a billiards table...moreless

              • Books:

                English language...moreless

              • Video Game Console:

                Wii Sport...moreless

              • CD Player
              • Video Library
              • Stereo
              • Music Library
              • DVD Player
              • VCR

              Communications

              • Wireless Internet
              • Telephone
              • Broadband Access
              • Internet

              Pool & Spa

              • Private Pool:

                25 x 50 feet (7.5 x 15 meters)...moreless

              • Heated Pool

              Outdoor Features

              • Tennis:

                Public courts are available in the nearby village of Ancient Epidaurus, which is a 15 minute drive....moreless

              • Garden Chairs:

                8...moreless

              • Lawn / Garden
              • Outdoor Grill
              • Balcony
              • Deck / Patio

              Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Tourist Attractions

              Location & View

              • Mountain View

              Activities

              • Zoo
              • Medical Services
              • Jet Skiing
              • Cycling
              • Swimming
              • Wind-Surfing
              • Fishing
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Hunting
              • Hiking
              • Massage Therapist
              • Sailing
              • Mountain Biking
              • Basketball Court
              • Tennis
              • Parasailing
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Paragliding
              • Pier Fishing
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Snorkeling
              • Water Skiing
              • Surf Fishing
              • Laundromat
              • Groceries
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Museums
              • Restaurants
              • Churches
              • Marina
              • Playground
              • Ruins
              • Live Theater
              • Boating
              • Hospital
              • Beachcombing
              • Eco Tourism
              • Scenic Drives
              • Walking
              • Sight Seeing
              • Shopping
              • Shelling
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Fitness Center
              • ATM/Bank
              • Bird Watching
              • Rock Climbing
               

              Reviews

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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              July 2014
              Jun 28 - Aug 1, 2014
              7 night min stay

              €7,500
              August 2014
              Aug 2 - Aug 29, 2014
              7 night min stay

              €7,750
              September 2014
              Aug 30 - Sep 26, 2014
              7 night min stay

              €6,500
              October 2014
              Sep 27 - Oct 31, 2014
              7 night min stay

              €5,500
              Late Fall 2014
              Nov 1 - Jan 2, 2015
              7 night min stay

              €4,500

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

              • Refundable Damage Deposit €1,000
              • Taxes Not included

              Notes:

              33% upon booking

              67% 90 days prior to arrival


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              Last updated: 07/21/2014
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              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 1970

              About the owner: An American of Greek ancestry. A global banking executive semi-retired as a management consultant, having lived in New York, London, Geneva, Rio de Janeiro, Athens, Epidaurus, and now outside of Philadelphia.

              Why the Owner Chose Porto Heli:
              Perfect for families, lots to see and do, luxury and simplicity, privacy, close to the sea, ancient ruins, and much more.

              The Unique Benefits at this Chateau / Country House:
              This is a speacial place for restoring one's health, sense of well-being, vitality, tranquility, imagination, creativity, strength, patience and faith.


              Contact us

              Speaks: french, greek, english

               

              Photos

              • Frontal View of Manor House

                Frontal View of Manor House

              • View of pool and farming estate

                View of pool and farming estate

              • The new colt and his mother

                The new colt and his mother

              • Sun streams into the living room

                Sun streams into the living room

              • A view of the estate from the Rosemary bedroom

                A view of the estate from the Rosemary bedroom

              • Home cinema and billiards room

                Home cinema and billiards room

              • Enter the courtyard

                Enter the courtyard

              • Veranda and loggia at dusk

                Veranda and loggia at dusk

              • A chef's kitchen

                A chef's kitchen

              • Beauty and serenity by the pool

                Beauty and serenity by the pool

              • Room to breathe while you sleep

                Room to breathe while you sleep

              • View from Picnic Area

                View from Picnic Area

              • Elegant evenings under the stars

                Elegant evenings under the stars

              • Grand Central Station in the bird sanctuary

                Grand Central Station in the bird sanctuary

              • A quiet afternoon in the small bedroom

                A quiet afternoon in the small bedroom

              • A quiet place for a private breakfast

                A quiet place for a private breakfast

              • View from the loggia

                View from the loggia

              • Cathedral ceiling in the dining room

                Cathedral ceiling in the dining room

              • Her master bath

                Her master bath

              • Graceful outdoor living on the loggia

                Graceful outdoor living on the loggia

              • All bedrooms have an ensuite bathroom...and the master has two, a his and a hers

                All bedrooms have an ensuite bathroom...and the master has two, a his and a hers

              VRBO #303987

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              Date last modified - Monday, July 21, 2014

              €4,500 - €7,750 per week (EUR)
              4

              9 Bedroom / 9.5 Bathroom
              Sleeps 21

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              Minimum stay: 7 nights
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