Restored Stone Thimonia (Small Barn)/Cottage: a Poet's Retreat(29 Reviews)
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- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Other (See Description), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-3)
~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 Retreat 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
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Member since: 2005
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Non Smoking Only
- Not Suitable For Children
- Pets Not Allowed
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, Beds for 3
- Double Bed (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- 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 about 75 euros is required....moreless
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Music Library
- Away From It All
Local Services & Businesses
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Mountain View
- Ocean View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Mountain Climbing
- Rock Climbing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Water Skiing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 4 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Broadband Access
- Clothes Dryer:
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Pantry Items:
- Deck / Patio:
IN-SEASON(May 01-Sep 30):$2700 per month;$7600 for 3 months(a $500 discount) Minimum Rental:$1350 for 2 Weeks. BUT,July&Aug rentals are 1 mo. min. NO ONE WEEK RENTALS, NO BY-THE-NIGHT RENTALS OFF-SEASON (Oct.01-Apr.30) $2200 per month;$6100 for 3 months (a $500 discount) Minium Rental is $1100 for 2 Weeks. Special Winter Rate for Jan.Feb.March $3000. Tenants are responsible for One cleaning @ 75 Euros. Yearly Rental:$25,000 rent includes utitilies except oil. Deposits & Paid Monthly Rental Fees are Fully Refundable If Given 2 Months Notice.
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
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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.
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 speak 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 Southern Aegean, Greece:
My husband, my young son 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 (with 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 motor bikes. It's very private and quiet--but five minutes walk to the village's mini-market and the bus stop.
- Primary: (212) 685-1528 (New York, USA)
- Secondary: +1 2126851528 contact by email as well: email@example.com
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A Corner of the Livingroom showing Twin Beds /Couch (Fireplace on Rt.)
Pergola for Outdoor Dinning with View of the Aegean Sea
Bedroom (Air conditioner hidden over canopy--but rarely needed)
One view of kitchen with hanging baskets
The house's cat, Kayto on an afternoon break
The Property's Olive Groves of 31 Trees on two levels
This listing was first published here in 2005.
Date last modified - Friday, December 02, 2016
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- Calendar last updated 08/23/2016
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