Almond House | Sleeps 4-6 | from £1,200.00 per week
Almond House is set on the hillside in the old village of Vasilikades, with views to Ithaca and the Lixouri Peninsula. With its rural setting and local amenities the property is a perfect retreat for a family or group holiday and has been lovingly restored keeping many of the original features such as the old wine press and threshing circle.
Spacious and furnished with a combination of antique and modern fixtures and fittings the property is very well equipped throughout providing comfortable accommodation for up to 6 people in 4 bedrooms. All bedrooms have en-suite facilities and 3 of the bedrooms have a balcony with table and chairs and mountain or partial sea views. The 4th bedroom is at ground level to the rear of the house and has a table and chairs outside.
The ground floor is open plan with a fully fitted galley kitchen and steps down to the cosy sitting and dining area.
Outside on the threshing circle are two outdoor comfy sofas and chairs for enjoying the shade of the Umbrella pine tree in the day and for those sundowners in an evening! To the front of the house are tables and chairs for breakfast in the shade with an umbrella for during the day and at the side of the house is a round bench style with plenty of seating.
The large pool terrace has Steamer style wooden chairs, sun loungers and a selection of chairs and tables for sitting round and enjoying the pool. The terrace and gardens have been cleverly landscaped to provide separate areas to sit and relax. The 34 sq metre pool has steps for easy entry. An old foot path leads from the garden gate down through the lavender, fig, almond and olive trees to the village fo Vasilikades.
Almond House is on the same site as Almond Cottage and the two properties share a swimming pool. If you are planning a family or group holiday both properties can be rented together to accommodate a maximum of 8 people. Please contact us for availability and more information.
Within just a 10 minute walk are 2 tavernas, both with traditional cooking and takeout service. There is a mini-market, small corner shop and a bar/cafe.
Within 10 minute drive is the popular and colourful harbour of Fiskardo and 15 mins drive to the picturesque fishing village of Assos with its imposing Venetian fortress. The famous Myrtos beach is 20 mins drive away and many other beaches can be reached within a 10/15 minute drive.
Location gives easy access to Fiskardo and Assos
Large pool area with alfresco dining and BBQ
Spacious open plan living space
Mobile phone signal
'Honesty' fridge filled with beer and soft drinks
Can be rented with Almond Cottage
Shared pool if adjacent cottage is occupied by separate party but there are plenty of private outdoor areas
Car hire is highly recommended but the villa is within easy walking distance of a shop and tavernas
"8 of us (4 adults, 4 teenage kids) stayed for 2 weeks. Fabulous holiday. Property exactly as advertised. Scrupulously clean, very well kitted out and maintained. Wonderful views and setting, very comfortable accommodation, lovely pool.".
"This is a an idyllic holiday location. The house is spacious and comfortable, and was so well equipped it felt like staying in a family home. The setting is glorious, a large pool and lots of outdoor space with views across this beautiful island. ".
2 king sized beds with balcony & en-suite
1 small double bed & en-suite
1 Super King or twin beds with balcony & en-suite
Bath & hand towels
Pool (4m x 8.25m)
6 Wooden Steamer
Outdoor sofa set
Filter Coffee machine
Juicer and Blender
Toasted Sandwich maker
Welcome Hamper on arrival (tea, coffee, bread, milk, butter and preserves)
Maid service every 7 days (bedding once a week, towels twice a week)
15% deposit required at time of booking with final balance to be paid 6 (six) weeks prior to arrival
No pets, sorry.
Check-in : 15:00hrs / Check-out : 10:00hrs
Approximate driving times
Fiskardo : 10 minutes
Assos : 15 minutes
Beach (closest) : 10 minutes
Restaurant (closest) : 3 minutes/ 10 minutes walk
Mini-market (closest) : 3 minutes / 10 minutes walk
Airport : 1 hr minutes
Ports : Fiskardo, 15 minutes & Sami, 40 minutes
Car hire is highly recommended
TBC Please email for information
Minimum 7 night stay
Flexible change over days
IPS are pleased to arrange the following for our guests at a reasonable extra cost:
Camp bed(s), Cot(s), High chair(s), Private chef, Extra cleaning, Personal laundry, a small grocery shop can be arranged.
It is a 15 minute drive from Amigdalospito into Fiskardo where there is a large choice of tavernas and restaurants serving local specialties as well as a number of bars where you can sit and watch the boats come into the harbour. The harbour is lined with small shops and boutiques as well as ATMs, two bakeries, supermarkets, chemist, chandler and the Fiskardo Dive Centre for those wishing to adventure beneath the waves.
The village of Vasilikades is a 5 minute walk or 2 minute drive and has two mini-markets with fresh bread daily and a selection of fruit and veg.
Beaches we like to visit
Within 10 minutes drive
Agia Jerusalem beach is a pebble beach with crystal clear water making for great paddling, swimming and if you like to snorkel it's worth swimming out to the rocks where you will find much more marine life than in the bay itself. In high season sun-beds are available for hire on the beach and there is a taverna serving traditional Greek food.
Alaties beach is small but perfectly formed where you can lap up the sunshine either on the beach itself or on the surrounding rocks. There’s good parking available and a beach bar serving food all day and into the evening where you can watch the sun set with a cocktail in hand.
Within 15 minutes drive
Foki beach is a few minutes away by car. The beach is in a protected bay with a shady olive grove and a cave to swim to and explore as well as a taverna close-by.
Emblissi beach just outside of Fiskardo is easily accessible, has great swimming, wonderful views across to Lefkas and Meganisi. There's good parking although it does get busy in July and August.
Kimilia beach is a hidden gem accessible only by boat or by foot by following a winding forest path. We recommend you take food and as there are no facilities at the beach.
Dafnoudi beach with its crystal clear water is worth the 10-15 minute hike down from where you park. Of course you can also access the beach by boat. We recommend you take food and water as there are no facilities at the beach.
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