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Restored traditional family home,metres from town centre

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Space 1,937 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Storey original Greek home with panoramic views of Samos harbour and town

Built in 1929 and restored over the last two years to its original grandeur, the home is one of the most outstanding properties on the island. It has three floors, each providing panoramic views of Samos/Vathi town and harbour and totals 180m² of living space, with an additional 60 m² roof top.

Located just metres from the central pedestrian shopping mall and the main town square, and a 20 short walk to Gaggou Beach the luxury home offers all of the convenience of town living from a secluded and quiet position.

The property comprises a formal and an informal living area, separate dining room and kitchen – all as originally configured but totally updated. There are three double bedrooms, and a study/fourth bedroom. There are two bathrooms (main with large shower) as well as a toilet area on the rooftop. All rooms have stunning views over the port, town or surrounding mountains and capture all the summer breezes, while the master bedroom has a private wrap around balcony.

Fully Renovated Traditional Home: The house is a traditional up-market house, nearly 100 years old. It could not be better located for anyone interested in staying in Samos/Vathi - close to everything but in a quiet secluded area.

It is made of local stone - the outer walls are 80cm thick and internal ceilings are 3.5 metres high. The renovation completed in 2008 included new plumbing, electrical re-wiring, replacement of light fittings, laying new floor coverings and installation of central heating and solar hot-water. There is a water pump that ensures good water pressure in every part of the house - including the large upstairs shower room.

The original wooden windows and shutters have been repaired and repainted and the front door replaced by a hand made replica of the original. The house has been re-painted inside and out in the traditional style of the house. Facing towards the harbour, the house is always cool and receives refreshing breezes in almost all weather conditions.

More Details

Owner
Steven Zannis
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, greek
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
November 19, 2017

About Steven Zannis

born in Samos and at the age of 17 went to Australia where i have been there since,worked for the national airline for over 30 years with regular visits to my beloved island of Samos where i have two properties that i make available to our holiday guest , i make sure and provide my homes in top order with information regarding both houses and Samos in general to ensure a memorable holiday for our guests

Steven Zannis purchased this house in 2006

Why Steven Zannis chose Samos 831 00

The reason that i bought this property was that i fell in love with it at my first inspection , over 100 years old with with sound foundations and 70 centimeters stone walls 14 feet high ceilings the hand made craftsmanship and excellent position with fantastic views from every floor and window , i did spend a lot of money to renovate this home but it was well worth it .The result ! well? read our guests comments

What makes this house unique

I don't think the photos do this house justice it is much much better ,quite yet 100 meters walk to the bars coffee shops restaurants and retail shops 700 meters walk to the nearest beach and the sunset from the top deck with a cocktail in hand is something you will always remember

Amenities

Samos 831 00 House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1937 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking On Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • The main bathroom is extremely spacious and modern - it was installed new in 2008. It has a very large shower enclosure (with lots of hot water and excellent water pressure) with a another bath/shower, toilet and vanity unit in an adjoinging room. The second bathroom is small but includes a toilet, shower and basin and is located on the ground floor. It is ideal for washing off after a day at the beach. The washing machine is also housed in this bathroom. There is a third toilet and handbasin off the utility room on the top floor of the house.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , The main bedroom is on the first floor with private balcony.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , This bedroom is on the first floor with village views.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , This bedroom is on the ground floor with village views.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Double futon. This room is also used as a study.
  • There are three good szied bedrooms in the house - two on the first level and one on the ground floor. All rooms have a queen size bed, cupboard and view over the harbour or town. As the house is located at the end of a short pedestrian walkway, all the rooms are quiet. The two upstairs room share the main bathroom and the third bedroom has access to the second bathroom, on the ground floor. There is a double futon bed in the upstairs living room and another single futon in the fourth bedroom/study (on the first level). We can also provide a travel cot for smaller children. All rooms get good breezes at night - but there are a couple of stand up fans that can be used on the really hot evenings. It is also very pleasant to sleep on the large lounge on the rooftop.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Patio
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The rooftop area of the house offers a panoramic view of Samos harbour and Samos/Vathi. It contains a dining table and chairs as well as a large comfortable lounge setting. There is a utility room off the rooftop which includes a fridge for drinks and snacks and a small dresser for plates, glasses etc. There is also a toilet and handbasin. There is a free public wireless during the summer that can usually be accessed from the rooftop. If this is not available, there is free wireless in all of the cafes on the main square (2 minutes walk from the house) and a couple of internet cafes close by. There is parking very close to the house but not immediately outside it as it is in a pedestrian only area. There are a few steps to the house - and the house itself is 3 stories so it would not suit anyone who has serious problems with stairs. The bus station is an easy walk. The house is very close to the main shopping mall plus all the waterfront cafes and tavernas.

Reviews

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5

I live my dream

  • 5 of 5

A well located spacious house with a spectacular view overlooking the old town and the harbor of Samos from a beautiful large roof top. The rooms are clean and the bathroom fulfills all your needs. The owner of this lovely house was pretty involved in giving us a hand where ever we need. The lunch we had together in a typical fish restaurant was very delicious.

Finally if you want to have a great time , go to

Samos : )

Cathleen, Rochus and Philipp

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Marvelous house in middle of Vathi town, Samos Island, Greece

  • 5 of 5

Steven's house, which he has lovingly restored, is a wonderful place for a family vacation. We were seven adults and a 6-month old child. We all fit comfortably and enjoyed the spaciousness and wonderful airiness of the rooms. Air conditioning in the two main bedrooms provided excellent cooling. The other two bedrooms (one a "library") were just fine although they only had portable fans. It was unusually hot for June when we were there, so additional AC would have been welcome, but the breezes from the north provided ample comfort.

There is a marvelous rooftop veranda with lots of room (and a second refrigerator nearby). We found ourselves ever assembling roofward!

The kitchen is amply outfitted for home cooking. There are three toilets to accommodate a crowd. For a family our size, we could have used a second shower, but really we are not complaining.

Steven, our host, was ready to accommodate if problems arose, but we really never had any.

We parked our car a block away, and it is a five-minute walk to the town square with restaurants, boutiques and specialty food stores, so we felt almost like locals.

The museum with the famous kouros is also only a five-minute walk, ferries 10-15 minutes, and it's easy to get on the road and traverse Samos island.

The only downside is that the house is really not built or situated to accommodate anyone who has difficulty with stairs -- there are many both inside and outside. But a marvelous accommodation for anyone seeking to live among the residents of a typical Greek village.

High recommendation from us.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to have John and his family staying at my home they were fabulous guests and greatfull for their honest review and i am surprised that he missed the fact that there's anothe shower in the laundry room as well as a bath with a shower in the main bathroom , sorry John i had to make this correction for information for future guests
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Fantastic extremely happy

  • 5 of 5

My wife and i decided to begin retirement with one year in Samos ,we contacted Steven and arranged 11 month occupancy, the house is huge about 1200 sq ft on each floor and the two levels have four bedrooms and two bathrooms ,it is conveniently located just a block from a commercial street and two blocks from the main square

But the most amazing thing about the house is the rooftop, it has 180 degree view of Samos harbour,vathi town,ferry terminal and open Aegean to the north

The rooftop also has a bonus room for overflow guests and a third bathroom ,If you rent this house you will enjoy just spending time up on the rooftop enjoying the spectacular views

Karl and Denita

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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An amazing home of grand proportions

  • 5 of 5

The house is a grand home of immense proportions beautifully restored and furnished. Every room was well equipped offering wonderful views from each window. The terrace was breathtaking with 180 degree views of the whole of the Vathi Bay and town. We could not have asked for more. Within a few steps from the main town, the convenience was great.

Also I want to thank John who came to greet us at the port and bring us to our car and to the home. He was a gentleman even providing us a few groceries items in the house to make a head start.

My family and I had a wonderful stay and we will definitely be considering taking it up again.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
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An excellent home of grand proportions

  • 5 of 5

The house is a grand home of immense proportions beautifully restored to its original character. Every room was well equipped offering wonderful views from each window. The terrace was breathtaking with 180 degree views of the whole of the Vathi Bay and town. We could not have asked for more. Within a few steps from the main town, the convenience was great.

Also I want to thank John who came to greet us at the port and bring us to our car and to the home. He was a gentleman even providing us a few groceries items in the house to make a head start.

My family and I had a wonderful stay and we will definitely be considering taking it up again.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks to Kathy and her wonderful family It is always a pleasure to know that the time,money and effort put to renovate this house is well apriciated by our guests and the personal service that we provide also. We just love to have families like yours Kathy and the house is available to you anytime Steven and John
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The Million Dollar View

  • 4 of 5

We rented this house for 11 months.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2014
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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
Samos Airport
Nearest Ferry
500 Metres
Samos/Vathi
Car: not necessary

Easily accessible by plane and ferry – Samos sits just a kilometre or so off the coast of

Turkey, the mountains across the Mykali straits providing a spectacular backdrop to

most of the north eastern part of the island. The southern most of the North East

Aegean Islands and just north of the Dodecanese, Samos is a great base for island

hopping - although there is of course lots to do on the island itself.

It was the birthplace of the mathematician Pythagoras, as well as the site of the ancient Temple of Hera. The Efpalinos Tunnel – an engineering marvel from the time of Polykrates – deserves a look. The house is metres from the ArchaeologicalMuseum in Samos (outstanding Kouros), the main village square, the port and Gaggou and Roditses beaches and close to the bus station..

Although damaged by fire, Samos is still a green island. Mountain pine forests and vineyards provide a cool green retreat on hot summer days and some outstanding hiking for those with the energy.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Canselation policy 30 days prior to your arrival with a loss of the deposit and l mean just the deposit

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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