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Privacy and Low Key Luxury with Spectacular Aegean Views

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House and pool overlooking sea

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Last updated: 07/02/2013

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  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Aprovato villa description

By day, watch the ferries ply the Aegean and by night watch the sunset from the terraces of this architect designed stone villa, all in absolute peace and privacy. If you are looking for a relaxing vacation, you never have to leave the pool. If you are looking for activity, then Andros thirty beaches and spectacular scenery and museums will keep you busy.

Location
Filakari is an old shepherd’s house which has been renovated and extended into a private hillside hideaway with breathtaking views over the islands of the Aegean, spectacular sunsets and every modern convenience to ensure a stress free escape from modern urban life. The house is approached by a long private drive through herb laden natural hillside where sheep and goats still roam. Filakari’s own gardens offer total privacy and have been designed by one of Greece’s foremost landscape architects. The gardens were featured on the Mediterranean Garden Society tour of last year and take advantage of natural rock formations, allowing the house and its swimming pool to blend undetected into their surroundings.

Andros
The house is situated on Andros, one of the most traditional and unspoilt Greek islands often described as beautiful, modest and discrete. It is a two hour ferry ride from Athens and known for its cultural life, shipping history, authentic food and outstanding natural flora and fauna. Filakari’s location allows easy access from Athens International Airport. Ferries to Andros leave from Rafina, twenty minutes by taxi or bus from the airport. Once on Andros, the house is 20 minutes from the ferry port, the museums of Hora are 25 minutes away and there is easy access to Andros’s 30 beaches. The closest taverna is within walking distance and shopping is in the town of Batsi, within a ten minutes drive.

The House
Filakari is architect designed to combine traditional island elements with modern minimal interiors and provides a sophisticated backdrop to the owner’s collection of contemporary Greek art and ceramics. The house’s two levels each have dining and entertaining areas and allow a change of pace and scenery during the day. Both areas enjoy spectacular views over the Aegean all day and at sunset. A large pool located on the lower level allows for easy entertaining when not exploring the islands over thirty beaches.

Main level
The main level of the house includes a large living and dining room, modern kitchen, a study and TV room all of which overlook the sea. Bedrooms on this level include the master bedroom with sea views. A further double bedroom with sea view and a second double bedroom with garden views share a private terrace. All have separate entrances to the gardens, air conditioning and en suite shower rooms. This level enjoys a large communal terrace overlooking the sea together with a barbeque which makes outdoors eating convenient and easy.

Pool level
The lower level of the house has a very private double bedroom with ensuite bathroom and air conditioning at poolside. The bedroom is entered by a gazebo with dining table overlooking the pool and sea. This level also has a minibar, sink and cupboards to make daytime poolside refreshments easy.

The property is maintained to the highest level of cleanliness and organisation with maid service twice per week, overseen by an English speaking couple. It enjoys full wi fi coverage and internet access for professionals who need to stay in touch.

Its stone terraces on multiple levels, low walls and open easy access to the pool means that the house is unsuitable for families with very young children. The natural hillsides in which the house is positioned become dry in the summer so smoking presents a danger to the environment. Non smokers only.




Keywords: pool, natural hillside setting, peace and privacy, architect designed, easy access to Athens Airport and Mykonos

Property Type

      • Villa

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Suitability

          • Non Smoking Only:

            The property is surrounded by natural hillside which becomes dry in summer. Smoking and possible sparks present a danger to the natural environment....moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

          Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Refrigerator
          • Dishwasher
          • Cooking Utensils

          Amenities

          • Washing Machine
          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
          • Linens Provided
          • Wood Fireplace
          • Parking Off Street

          Other Amenities

              • The property has a poolside entertainment area complete with minibar, barbeque and gazebo for shaded lunches overlooking the sea....moreless

              Entertainment

              • DVD Player
              • Television

              Communications

              • Broadband Access
              • Wireless Internet
              • Telephone

              Pool & Spa

                  • Private Pool

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Gazebo

                  Location & View

                  • Ocean View:

                    panaromic view of Aegean and its islands during the day with spectacular sunset views...moreless

                  • Mountain View:

                    overlooking surrounding hillside with old Venetian windmill...moreless

                  Activities

                  • Museums
                  • Cinemas
                  • Restaurants
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Shelling
                  • Boating
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Sailing
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Tennis
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Hiking
                  • Fishing
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Swimming
                   

                  Reviews

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                  Weekly rental: July: €5500 for first week.  Any additional weeks at €5000.
                  August : Minimum rental two weeks at €5500 per week. No pets, maximum occupancy 8.
                  Rates include maid service twice per week and one hour of concierge assistance on 
                  day of arrival.  Additional concierge assistance charged at €50 per hour.
                  50% deposit on lease signing, remainder plus security deposit of €500 due 30 days
                  prior to occupancy. Cancellation: refund subject to re renting rate and costs
                  Payment accepted in Euro, USD or GBP
                  €5000 - 5500/wk
                  

                  Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.


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                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2007

                  Why the Owner Chose Aprovato:
                  We lead demanding professional lives in a large international city. Andros is a unique environment in which to unwind - wonderful weather, swimming at a multitude of beaches and eating authentic Greek cuisine. It is off the tourist trail and uncrowded even in August. We had visited the island for over twenty years before finding the right house to buy to satisfy our wish for a private location, fantastic sunset views and ability to watch the ferry boats come and go from the island. For a change of pace, we take the ferry to Mykonos (one and a half hours) or Athens (two hours).

                  The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
                  One of the most amazing views in the world surrounded by hillsides which have not changed for hundreds of years. Authentic Greece at its best.


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                  Speaks: english
                   

                  Photos

                  • House and pool overlooking sea

                    House and pool overlooking sea

                  • Sun washed main terrace with owners ceramics collection

                    Sun washed main terrace with owners ceramics collection

                  • Poolside dining on poolside terrace

                    Poolside dining on poolside terrace

                  • View towards old Venetian mill from terrace

                    View towards old Venetian mill from terrace

                  • Gardens laid out by landscape designer to emphasize natural surroundings

                    Gardens laid out by landscape designer to emphasize natural surroundings

                  • Master bedroom with sea views

                    Master bedroom with sea views

                  • Living room

                    Living room

                  • Guest Bedroom 2 with views of garden and private terrace

                    Guest Bedroom 2 with views of garden and private terrace

                  • House showing main and poolside  terraces

                    House showing main and poolside terraces

                  • Dining on main terrace overlooking sea

                    Dining on main terrace overlooking sea

                  • Panoramic view of the sea

                    Panoramic view of the sea

                  • Entrance to house

                    Entrance to house

                  • Front terrace overlooks the sea

                    Front terrace overlooks the sea

                  • Master bathroom

                    Master bathroom

                  • Guest bedroom 1 overlooking sea

                    Guest bedroom 1 overlooking sea

                  • Guest bedroom 3 at poolside with own pergola overlooking sea

                    Guest bedroom 3 at poolside with own pergola overlooking sea

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                  Sleeps 8

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