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Restored Stone Thimonia (Small Barn)/Cottage: a Poet's Retreat

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A Corner of the Livingroom showing Twin Beds /Couch (Fireplace on Rt.)

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Last updated: 07/22/2014
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  • Minimum stay:14-30 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Exambela cottage description

~MINIMUM STAY 2 WEEKS~Rebuilt/restored (in 1999) 'Thimonia' (small Barn) in style of traditional whitewashed stone cottage--but with all modern conviences and comforts. Situated on edge of residential village of Exambela, with two small fields of 31 olive trees. There are two stone terraces and flower, fruit, herb and vegetable gardens. Private and serene with panoramic views of sea and mountains (ideal Feng Shui). Perfect for Artists, Writers, Academic Sabbatical.

Sleeps two ideally: one bedroom w/double bed. Living room has two couches which are 'proper' single size beds. BUT house is small with only one bathroom, so couches are really only sutiable for very short-term ie. a weekend guest(or two). It's 10 minutes by local bus to most beaches or a car or motorbike can be rented locally. Security deposit required. Year round rental of house is possible if booked adequately in advance.

Keywords: Traditional Cottage

Property Type

      • Cottage

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                must be responsible adults only...moreless

              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Not Suitable For Children

              Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, Beds for 3

              • Bedroom 1

                ...moreless

              • Other (See Description): 1 double, 2 twin/ single

                the 2 single beds are also the couches in living room....moreless

              • Double Bed (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

              • Bathroom 2: outdoor shower

                Hot and Cold Water, Great view of Aegean Sea ...moreless

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub

                ...moreless

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Dishes & Utensils:

                All the pottery dinner and serving dishes are from local potters. The island is famous for it's pottery....moreless

              • Pantry Items:

                There's a broom closet with vacume, iron and ironing board, mops and brooms, etc. ...moreless

              • Dining:

                Outdoor dining for six or more on large stone table and bench on front patio. ...moreless

              • Kitchen:

                Fully equipped. It has antique marble farm sink, and marble counter tops. ...moreless

              • Stove:

                Stove with three electric burners and one bottled gas burner. ...moreless

              • Cooking Utensils:

                Everything one needs. And lots of pots and pans. ...moreless

              • Refrigerator:

                Full size refrigerator with freezer compartment. ...moreless

              • Oven:

                Stove has both oven and broiler. ...moreless

              • Dining Area Seats:

                4...moreless

              • Coffee Maker
              • Toaster
              • Seating for 4 people

              Amenities

              • Towels Provided:

                Three sets of top quality bath towels: bath-sheet, hand towel and washcloth each, brought from the USA....moreless

              • Air Conditioning:

                A/C through-the-wall unit over canopy of double bed in bedroom. It can also be for heat if needed. ...moreless

              • Linens Provided:

                Top quality bed linens and down comforters brought from the USA. ...moreless

              • Clothes Dryer:

                Outside in the Sun in it's own area over lavender plants. ...moreless

              • Heating:

                Central oil heat with radiators in every room....moreless

              • Living Room:

                Large open area which includes dining area....moreless

              • Fireplace
              • Iron & Board
              • Wood Fireplace
              • Washing Machine

              Other Amenities

                  • Bedroom Air Conditioned; Central Oil Heating; TV & DVD (Satlite Available); Kitchen, Stove with both bottled gas & electric; Full sized Refrigerator; Full American Bath w/Tub; Cooking utensils and local pottery tableware provided; Ralph Lauren sheets & towels & comforters; Clothes Washer; Hot & Cold water OUTDOOR SHOWER on Terrace; Internet Connection with Broadband; Cleaning Lady Available; EXTRA CHARGES: (Local area only: 22840, telephone service, & electricity are included in the rent.) Heating Oil to be paid by tenant for the length of their stay in winter months. One full day house cleaning @ 75 euros is required....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Television:

                    In Greek with English subtitles....moreless

                  • Music Library
                  • VCR
                  • DVD Player
                  • CD Player
                  • Books

                  Communications

                  • Internet
                  • Broadband Access
                  • Telephone

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Two patios: one large in the front of the house with an aloni, and a shaded stone dining table & a small stone game table. Another off the bedroom with grape arbor overhead. ...moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    Fruit trees, vegetable gardens, herb garden, olive grove on two levels with 31 trees....moreless

                  Location & View

                  • Rural
                  • Village
                  • Mountain View

                  Activities

                  • Churches
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Hiking
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Fishing
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Sailing
                  • Medical Services
                  • Groceries
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Shopping
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Walking
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Festivals
                  • Restaurants
                  • Museums
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Ruins
                  • Marina
                  • Boating
                  • Swimming
                   

                  Reviews

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  High Season
                  May 1 - Sep 30, 2015
                  30 night min stay

                  $2,900
                  Off Season
                  Oct 1 - Apr 30, 2016
                  14 night min stay
                  $86
                  $2,400
                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Cleaning Fee $100
                  • Taxes Not included

                  Notes:

                  $500 discount for 3 month stay. No one week rentals. No night by night rentals.


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                  Last updated: 07/22/2014
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                  Location

                  Car: Not Necessary

                  Hiking & Rock Climbing to Mountain Top Monasteries, Churches w/Ancient Icons, Herb Sented Trails of Flora & Fauna, local jewelers, Sinfos is called 'The Potter's Island' having supplied terracotta cooking utensils since ancient times, local potters are still active. Tavernas open year-round w/island grown fruits & vegs, fish, meat& cheese and local wine. Many beach/seaside tavenas open in season.

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 1999

                  About the owner: I'm an artist and a writer and a native born New Yorker, USA. My family is not Greek (background is English & Irish), but we love the country, the islands, and especially the people. My husband died in '94 and I had to finish the house and property myself with a local architect, builders, carpenters, landscape gardeners, etc. AND, being dyslexic, I can hardly say a word in Greek. This listing site say 'Year Purchased' but it should read 'Year Finished'. I have a talented son who's a writer and my daughter-in-law is a playwright. She has inherited--along with her sister--a house of their own in another village. I don't get to Sifnos very often these days, since I've gotten old and creaky, that's why I have 'The Thimonia' listed for rent on VRBO. My 'stuff' is still there--that's why the house is cozy. I feel it's not good for a beloved home to be empty.

                  Why the Owner Chose Exambela:
                  My family and I came to Sifnos for the first time in 1982. Over the next 10 years we came back-on and off- for summer vacations, renting houses in different villages. We liked Exambela village best because it's just residential (only a mini-market) and there is a small community of ex-pats. We finally bought land there in 1992, but it took us until 1999 to completely rebuild the Thimonia: originally a goat barn, adding stone terraces, landscaping the grounds, and adding the gardens and olive groves.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                  The property has a great view of the Aegean Sea looking East, and of the mountains behind to the West. It's just on the northern edge of the main village of Exambela, which has no roads for cars: just donkey paths or mini bikes. It's very private and quiet--but five minutes walk to the village's mini-market and the bus stop.


                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english

                   

                  Photos

                  • A Corner of the Livingroom showing Twin Beds /Couch (Fireplace on Rt.)

                    A Corner of the Livingroom showing Twin Beds /Couch (Fireplace on Rt.)

                  • Pergola for Outdoor Dinning with View of the Aegean Sea

                    Pergola for Outdoor Dinning with View of the Aegean Sea

                  • Bedroom (Air conditioner hidden over canopy--but rarely needed)

                    Bedroom (Air conditioner hidden over canopy--but rarely needed)

                  • The house's cat, Kayto on an afternoon break

                    The house's cat, Kayto on an afternoon break

                  • The Themonia

                    The Themonia

                  • The Property's Olive Groves of 31 Trees on two levels

                    The Property's Olive Groves of 31 Trees on two levels

                  • One view of kitchen with hanging baskets

                    One view of kitchen with hanging baskets

                  VRBO #55773

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                  This listing was first published here in 2005.

                  Date last modified - Wednesday, July 16, 2014

                  $86 - $97 per night (USD)
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                  1 Bedroom / 1.5 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 3

                  View calendar: Updated 07/22/14
                  Minimum stay: 14-30 nights
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                  (212) 685-1528 (New York, USA)

                  Speaks: english
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