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Magnificent Country Estate Near the Sea

Sleeps25
Bedrooms 9
Bathrooms9
Half Baths1
Space 7,534 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Chateau / Country House, 9 Bedrooms, 9.5 Baths, (Sleeps 20+)

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

More Details

Owner
Demetrie Comnas
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, greek
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 21, 2017

About Demetrie Comnas

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 in West Palm Beach, Florida, USA

Demetrie Comnas purchased this chateau / country house in 1970

Why Demetrie Comnas chose Epidavros

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.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

This is a speacial place for restoring one's health, sense of well-being, vitality, tranquility, imagination, creativity, strength, patience and faith.

Amenities

Epidavros Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 7534 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 25
  • Max. adults: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • A safe distance must be maintained from all farm animals.
  • Laundry facilities are to be operated only by the housekeepers...kindly give them your things to wash.
  • Adhere to the written Safety Rules & Precautions that accompany the Rental Agreement
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 20 people
Bathrooms:
  • 9 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Ground Floor Powder Room - toilet
    Master Bath - His - toilet , shower
    Master Bath - Hers - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Rosemary bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Child's Bathroom - toilet , shower
    North Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Veranda bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Has its own veranda
    French Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    English Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Caretaker Flat Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 25
  • Caretaker Flat Main Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Shares bathroom, Lwr Gr Floor, a/c, mntn view
    Caretaker Flat Single Bedroom - 1 twin/ single , Shares Bathroom, a/c, Lwr Gr Flr, no window
    Rosemary Bedroom - 1 queen , Ensuite (bath), 2nd Fl, exp beams, a/c, balcony, valley view
    North Bedroom - 1 queen , Ensuite (bath), 2nd Fl, a/c, veranda, mountain view
    Veranda Bedroom - 1 queen , Ensuite (bath), 2nd Fl, a/c, large veranda, valley view
    Master Bedroom - 1 queen , 2 ensuite, Dress Rm, 1st Fl, veranda, a/c, valley view
    English Bedroom - 3 twin/ single , Ensuite (shwr) a/c, Lwr Gr Flr, high ceiling, mntn view
    French Bedroom - 3 twin/ single , Ensuite (bath), Lwr Gr Fl., a/c, high ceiling, mntn view
    West Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Ensuite (shower), 2nd Fl, a/c, mountain & valley views
  • Queen size Beds (4), Twin or Single Beds (18), Cots (2) Can be configured to suit your needs.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • 12 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • 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
Notes:
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

Reviews

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(13 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
5

Awesome property!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed with a party of 24, consisting of 4 families with kids. The property and facilities are US quality, which is a must for the women in the group (Greek facilities tend to be shabby). The estate is a cpl of miles away from the Mediterranean so there are no buildings or traffic in sight. Super quiet and serene, yet only a 10 drive to the beach, (free beachfront parking is never an issue). One important tips: go for the optional cook.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A beautiful villa in a great area

  • 5 of 5

The villa overlooks an area of beautiful, unspoilt countryside affording complete peace and tranquility. The building is lovely with elegant bedrooms and communal areas, particularly the ground and top floors. The lower ground rooms are a little more functional but functional is good when you need or want a gym, a separate clothes washing area and a cinema! Monica welcomed us warmly and ensured we had all we needed for the stay. As we like to cook for ourselves our group did not use her culinary skills for meals, but she was always available and the staff who came each day to clean and tidy were absolutely delightful and helped supply fresh oranges, maps and organise day trips. The road up to the villa from the main road is partly unmade but easily drivable, including in the nine seater van we hired to accommodate family and friends. Due to the August heat we generally relaxed in and around the large, beautifully clean pool and grounds. There are many walks one can take, with orange and olive groves and views to the sea from the surrounding hills. The sea is close by and although it is a little further to sandy beaches, such as Tolo, the drive is easy on excellent roads. Needless to say we had a fabulous time.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Fabulous vacation on a beautiful estate.

  • 5 of 5

The High Groves Estate is a beautiful villa in a beautiful setting. From morning until evening the sun baths the grounds and the pool; with a comfortable shady portico and umbrellas for cool retreats. All of the upper floor bedrooms are bright and airy, most with outside terraces or a balcony. Two of the lower floor bedrooms were a bit dark, but very little of our time was spent inside the villa, preferring the outside spaces.

We spent most of our days on outings to Epidaurus, Mycenae, Nemea, Nafplion and the nearby beach which were all easily accessible from the property. Late afternoons were spent by the pool and evenings with glasses of wine on the portico. Many in our party would take long walks along the roads of the estate, and we all enjoyed watching the horses roam the fields and the sheep in the pen.

Our stay, 16 of us, was superb due in no small part to the fabulous cooking of Monika and Eleni. We were served a hardy breakfast before taking off on our daily adventures and spent every night dining on the terrace. The meals were delicious and plentiful - Monika and Eleni were delightful and very considerate. Daily housekeeping made our vacation carefree as well.

It was a wonderful, relaxing time for all of us. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Out of this world

  • 5 of 5

we, a party of 7 adults and 7 children, had the best vacation we could imagine!

The estate is wonderful, Demetrie the owner is very responsive and attentive and Monika, the cook and first lady of Epidauros is a must!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Truly unique experience

  • 5 of 5

It is a real privilege to be able to stay at this house. This is not the usual high end rental- it's a real masterpiece of Mediterranean living space. I highly recommend hiring the cooks - they are very helpful in not only cooking but really managing your stay.

Really speechless!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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5

Absolutely Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

Our High Groves visit will stand out forever as one of our most amazing and beautiful destinations to date. I knew immediately from my conversations with Demetrie that he would be amazing to work with.

The purpose of our trip was for our daughter to be married and to see her walk gracefully down the "isle" we created on the High Grove patio, with Greece's grandiose mountains surrounding us from every angle, was both spectacular & breath-taking, for so many reasons. I know it is a memory she will always treasure.

There were 20 of us in all; the food prepared by the cook was wonderful and the cleaning staff discrete and efficient. We found the costs to be very reasonable. Heated tile floors were a pleasant surprise.

We went at a time of the year that was quieter than usual, from a tourism perspective, and I cannot recommend it highly enough. We had wonderful access to absolutely everywhere we wanted to go, with no line-ups whatsoever nor wait times. The weather was spectacular and we wore only light fall/winter jackets the entire time. Our rental car made day trips easy.

High Groves is a very unique and (for us) different approach to a family getaway and I would highly recommend it to everyone :)

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
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Map

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

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000

Normal utilities and all taxes are included.
There is an extra charge for heating the swimming pool, depending on the season and the duration. Please inquire.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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