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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 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 16, 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 Peloponnese

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:
  • Max. occupancy: 25
  • smoking allowed
  • pets not allowed
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
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
    English Bedroom - 3 twin/ single , Ensuite (shwr) no a/c, Lwr Gr Flr, high ceiling, mntn view
    French Bedroom - 3 twin/ single , Ensuite (bath), Lwr Gr Fl., no a/c, high ceiling, mntn view
    North Bedroom - 1 queen , Ensuite (bath), 2nd Fl, a/c, veranda, mountain view
    Child's Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Ensuite (shower), 2nd Fl, no a/c, mountain & valley views
    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
  • Queen size Beds (4), Twin or Single Beds (18), Child Beds (1) 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

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

Magnificent Country Estate Near the Sea
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
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: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Fabulous house in breathtaking surroundings. We all loved every minute of our stay at Highgrove

  • 5 of 5

From the moment the 13 of us arrived we fell in love with this house. It's so secluded and so beautiful. The various seating areas outside and in particular the pool are amazing, the inside is immaculate and very comfortable and the scenery is incredible.

It's in a great location, close to Epidavros, Corinth, Mycenae and not too far from the airport either. There are shops and restaurants close by, but not so close that they spoil the peace. The house is a little hard to find, perhaps sending a detailed map with each booking confirmation would be helpful.

The house gets professionally cleaned every day and the girls are so helpful, offering to prepare breakfast. The groundskeeper Panos was so friendly to all of us, taking us on a tour of the estate, showing us the fruit trees, farm and animals, which the kids loved.

Probably the best vacation we've ever had.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

First class

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful property in the middle of beautiful countryside. Great walking first thing in the morning and a great pool which is cleaned daily. Excellent staff--friendly and very efficient. Monica the cook is a must. They arranged for us to have cocktails one evening at the top of the hillside with a magnificent view of the sea while our grandchildren were given a tour of the local farm in a 4WD. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wonderful Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our family, six adults and six children under ten, spent two weeks at High Groves Estate this past June and July. The experience was exceptional. The house itself was beautiful, spacious, and comfortable, easily accommodating our large active group and the setting was magnificent. The staff including an outstanding hostess, who also served as our cook, the house keepers and the maintenance people made our stay pleasant, relaxing and trouble free. The house, and our clothing, were kept sparkling clean. The highlight for the children was a beautiful large swimming pool set below the Peloponnesian hills. They loved visiting the working farm and seeing the chickens, ducks, horses and other farm animals, as well as a 2000 year old olive tree. In the mornings we were often visited by goats and horses, who came up to the house to graze.

The house is quite isolated, making for a quiet respite from the touring we did. It is an hour or so by car from numerous ancient sites including Mycenae, Ancient Epidavros, and Corinth to name a few. There is a village with a beach and some nice restaurants about fifteen minutes away.

The listing and listing photos were accurate, if anything understated. The owner was very responsive and helpful in answering our questions, accommodating our special needs, and helping us to plan our stay in Greece.

Our group is well traveled having spent significant amounts of time in places ranging from Rome to France to western rural China. Our trip to Greece was a highlight of our family’s travel experiences made so by High Groves Estate.

For a family, or group of friends, looking for a beautiful house in a quiet rural setting with all of the luxuries of a first class resort but the feel of home I would highly recommend High Groves Estates.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

My beautiful experience at High Groves

  • 5 of 5

To me, High Groves is "Holy Ground"---all 400 acres --sacred space. So hard to explain, meant only to embrace. How could anyone truly grasp the beauty, energy and spirituality of the sounds of bells worn by goats in the distant mountains; of being in a large pen of turkeys, roosters, hens, geese, ducks, bunnies; of experiencing the love and affection of two of the cutest puppies licking my face; of going to the breathtaking seaview; of hugging an olive tree; of touching an olive, of eating a freshly picked clementine; of petting a horse; of being in the presence of a newborn colt; of becoming friends with a "wild cat"--Fluffy!??? I could go on and on.. Thank you so much, Demetrie over and over again.

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  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Spectacular Estate, wonderful setting

  • 5 of 5

High Groves is stunning; a large country estate, very isolated and peaceful. The access through an olive grove, a long, rugged drive to the incredible estate. The main home is a wonderful stone structure with many amenities; the public spaces work well for a large group of guests. Sixteen (16) of us stayed for a week and used the villa as home to explore the Peloponnese. We had easy access to Epidavros, Nafplion, Mycenae, Corinth, then spent our final weekend on Spetses, upon the recommendation of the owner of High Groves. Demetrie and his brother, Basil, are wonderful hosts, always accessible by email and phone, if we had questions. We booked the estate nearly a year in advance and Demetrie was gracious in answering my questions and providing advice on places to see.

The main villa works very well for five couples, as the master bedroom and the four bedrooms on the second floor are well appointed. The two bedrooms on the lower level are spartan, at best, but the owners intend to provide better accommodations for those rooms in the future. The kitchen is superb for large groups as is the main dining room. The library, great room, spectacular patio overlooking the valley, the media room and the glorious swimming pool accommodated us in first-class fashion.

We hired the wife of the estate foreman to cook two meals a day for us and she was exceptional, the best food we ate in our two weeks in Greece. Her husband was immediately available if we had issues that needed resolved (e.g., a lack of hot water in the caretaker's flat).

Our group has stayed in villas in many parts of the world and I recommend this VERY highly for those who like to be isolated and pampered. You MUST have a car--no public transportation available.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

Epidavros Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring 2017
Apr 10 2017 - Jun 2 2017
2 night minimum stay
$1,100
$6,450
 
 
June 2017
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 30 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$7,450
 
 
July 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
$8,450
 
 
August 2017
Jul 29 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
$9,450
 
 
September 2017
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
$1,200
$7,450
 
 
October 2017
Sep 30 2017 - Oct 27 2017
2 night minimum stay
$1,100
$6,450
 
 
Late Fall 2017
Oct 28 2017 - Dec 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$1,000
$5,450
 
 
Winter 2018
Jan 1 2018 - Mar 30 2018
2 night minimum stay
$1,000
$5,450
 
 
Spring 2018
Mar 31 2018 - Jun 1 2018
2 night minimum stay
$1,250
$6,450
 
 
June 2018
Jun 2 2018 - Jun 29 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$7,450
 
 
July 2018
Jun 30 2018 - Aug 3 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$8,450
 
 
August 2018
Aug 4 2018 - Aug 31 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$9,450
 
 
September 2018
Sep 1 2018 - Sep 28 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$7,450
 
 
October 2018
Sep 29 2018 - Nov 2 2018
2 night minimum stay
$1,250
$6,450
 
 
Late Fall 2018
Nov 3 2018 - Jan 4 2019
2 night minimum stay
$1,250
$5,450
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$5,450
 

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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