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Magnificent Country Estate Near the Sea

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Last updated: 02/25/2015
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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
(EOT license# 1245K92000350101)

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, olive, 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 Greece that is reserved for the privileged few.


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

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Property Type

  • Chateau / Country House
  • 700 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome:

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

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Smoking Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 26, Beds for 19-26

  • 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

  • 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

  • North Bedroom: 1 queen

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

  • Child's Bedroom: 2 twin/ single

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

  • Veranda Bedroom: 1 queen

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

  • Master Bedroom: 1 queen

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

  • Queen size Beds (4), Twin or Single Beds (18), 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

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

  • Books:

    English language...moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    One in the den and another in the home cinema...moreless

  • Music Library
  • Pool Table:

    Actually a billiards table...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

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

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    In the Library, plus a home cinema for playing DVDs...moreless

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Rural:

    a 400 acre working farm and vineyard, with a variety of animals....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Jet Skiing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 20 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    All bedrooms, the kitchen and gym have individual air-conditioners....moreless

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer:

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

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Two treadmills, one cycling machine, one sit-up machine and Wii Game console....moreless

  • Garage:

    Four car garage...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Under-floor heating throughout...moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Large living room and separate den/library...moreless

  • Parking:

    Indoor (4-car garage) and unlimited outdoor...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided:

    Bath and Beach towels provided...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

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

  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace:

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

Kitchen

  • Catering Available:

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

  • Coffee Maker:

    Two filter coffee-makers...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher:

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

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    The main kitchen has a separate pantry, two sinks, two large refrigerators, two dishwashers, and an ice-maker. The secondary kitchen is on the lower ground floor, near the gym, with stove and fridge....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Three ovens altogether....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Spices, and basic supplies, plus some estate wine and olive oil are there to welcome you....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

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

  • 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

  • Toaster:

    Two toasters...moreless

Outside

  • Balcony:

    A traditionally styled wrought iron balcony gives the Rosemary bedroom an unforgettable view of the estate....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Veranda's extend the full length of the house, with stunning views of the estate valley....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    A grass lawn surrounds the pool....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis:

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

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool:

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

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter 2015
Jan 3 - Apr 3, 2015
7 night min stay

$5,500
Spring 2015
Apr 4 - May 29, 2015
7 night min stay

$6,500
June 2015
May 30 - Jul 3, 2015
7 night min stay

$7,750
July & August 2014
Jul 4 - Aug 28, 2015
7 night min stay

$9,250
September 2015
Aug 29 - Oct 2, 2015
7 night min stay

$7,750
October 2015
Oct 3 - Oct 30, 2015
7 night min stay

$6,500
Late Fall 2015
Oct 31 - Jan 1, 2016
7 night min stay

$5,500

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
  • Taxes Included

Cancellation policy:

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.


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Location

70 Miles
Nearest Airport
Athens
4 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Epidavros
15 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Galatas
70 Miles
Nearest Golf
Athens
25 Miles
Nearest Train
Corinth
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
National Road
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Epidavros
4 Miles
Nearest Beach
Epidavros

Car: Necessary

Bring your own horse to board and ride the extensive estate trails, several of Greece's most important ancient sites are nearby, as well as numerous castles, monasteries and gorgeous beaches. Some well-known Greek islands are easily accessible by water taxi.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1970

About the owner: Demetrie is a retired banking executive, having spent 25 years in Corporate Finance with the Chase Manhattan Bank (now JPMorgan Chase) in New York and London. He is currently a Senior Partner of The Principia Group, a London based management consulting firm that specializes in strategy execution. He is also the Founding Partner of The UpSkill Group, a consortium of professional development firms that specializes in corporate finance, risk management, investment banking and consultative selling. He and his wife, Ann, live outside of Philadelphia.

Why the Owner Chose Porto Heli:
Perfect for families and groups on retreat, lots to see and do both on the estate and nearby, luxury and simplicity with real privacy, close to the sea, ancient ruins, nearby accessible islands 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: english, french, greek

Links to more information:

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Photos

  • Frontal View of Manor House

    Frontal View of Manor House

  • View of pool and farming estate

    View of pool and farming estate

  • Beauty and serenity by the pool

    Beauty and serenity by the pool

  • Sun streams into the Den

    Sun streams into the Den

  • View from the loggia

    View from the loggia

  • Veranda and loggia at dusk

    Veranda and loggia at dusk

  • A view of the estate from the Rosemary bedroom

    A view of the estate from the Rosemary bedroom

  • Enter the courtyard

    Enter the courtyard

  • Stunning views from the verandas

    Stunning views from the verandas

  • Master Dressing Room

    Master Dressing Room

  • Her master bath

    Her master bath

  • All bedrooms have an ensuite and the master has two, a his and a he

    All bedrooms have an ensuite and the master has two, a his and a he

  • View from Picnic Area

    View from Picnic Area

  • Graceful outdoor living on the loggia

    Graceful outdoor living on the loggia

  • The Drawing Room and its  massive fireplace

    The Drawing Room and its massive fireplace

  • The Dining Room leads out to the Loggia and extensive verandas

    The Dining Room leads out to the Loggia and extensive verandas

  • The new colt and his mother

    The new colt and his mother

  • Grand Central Station in the bird sanctuary

    Grand Central Station in the bird sanctuary

  • Home cinema and billiards room

    Home cinema and billiards room

  • A chef's kitchen

    A chef's kitchen

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Exposed Beam in the Rosemary bedroom

    Exposed Beam in the Rosemary bedroom

  • Spacious North Bedroom

    Spacious North Bedroom

  • Elegant evenings under the stars

    Elegant evenings under the stars

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  • Sleeps
    26
  • Bedrooms
    9
  • Bathrooms
    9.5
  • Property type
    Chateau / Country House
  • Reviews
    4
Owner
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, greek
  • Response time: Within 24 hours
  • Response rate: 80%
  • Calendar last updated: 02/25/2015
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(610) 525-6030 (Pennsylvania, USA)
6105476030

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