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Lovely 2-Bed Apt & Patio Near Beach
Lovely 2-Bed Apt & Patio Near Beach

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2 bedrooms

3 beds
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Bright and very spacious 130 m2 ground floor apartment of a 2-story villa in the exclusive coastal resort of Saronida, 2 large bedrooms, beautiful garden and patio/BBQ, air-conditioning, 5 minutes walk to the beach, 44 km south of Athens

The space

The apartment is accessed through the gated entrance to the villa and has wireless internet access, central heating, air-conditioning (all rooms), tiled floors and a beautiful large patio with table and chairs and outside grill. It also has full access to a striking garden with all kinds of flowers and roses, green lawn, vines and fruit trees like lemon, orange, figs, tangerines.
There are two double bedrooms with USQueen/UK kingsize beds, a fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, microwave and coffee maker, large living/dinning area and bathroom with shower with strong current. There is also an outside shower very conveniently located in one of the garden corners close to the apartment.

The apartment is located in the quiet and exclusive residential area of Saronida, an area along the Attika coastline comprised mainly of country housing and also of much larger houses and/or villas. Beautiful beaches can be found by taking a 5 minute (downhill) walk from the apartment.

In less than 1km away is the main business street of Saronida Avenue, where a number of shops are located such as full scale supermarket, bakeries, cafeterias, restaurants, fast foods (excellent souvlaki), bars, taverns as well 4 open air cinemas. There is a large kids playground area, tennis and basketball courts and a mini market open longer hours.

In short distance from the apartment, you can find quiet beaches, sea sports, play grounds and excellent sea side fish restaurants all along the coastline. Examples include:

Edens Beach: a variety of water sports is waiting for you, beach bar, sun beds, showers and beach volley.

Annavissos: The best location for wind surfing in the Attika region with separate beach front for those who want to swim. The beach has shallow waters ideal for windsurfers and the more inexperienced in swimming or children.

Saint Nicholas area: sandy beach with many facilities.

Cape Sounion/Temple of Poseidon: 20 minutes car drive, takes you to this historic site where you can visit the ancient Temple of Poseidon built 440BC. You can combine the visit with swimming in one of the close by beaches and also dine in one of many local restaurants and tavernas. You must definitely arrange your timing in visiting Sounion to watch the sunset
at the top hill of the cape where the temple is located. The view is breathtaking.

Glyfada: is 20km away and has an 18golf course, many supermarkets, shops, nightlife , restaurants, nightclubs, etc.

Lagonissi Grand Resort: 4km away. One of the most luxurious hotels in Grecce, where you can enjoy their exclusive beach(for a fee), top-notch restaurants and bars.

Acropolis Monument, the New Acropolis museum and other ancient sights are 40 minutes drive to Athens or take public transportation that leaves from Saronida every 20 minutes.

Guest access

Included during your stay is use of:

Broadband WiFi
Vonage phone for making free calls to Europe, USA, Canada and other countries. Check with owner.
Basic household supplies: e.g. tea, coffee, sugar, hand liquid soap,soap etc.
USA/Euro plug adaptor
Hairdryer
If you stay longer than a week, we will provide a fresh set of towels/linen weekly. Also, please note that the price includes one middle stay cleaning service. For more frequent cleaning, there will be an additional small fee. please ask owners.

Interaction with guests

My wife and I will meet you at check-in and if at the time of your arrival, we are in Chicago, then our daughter/part owner who lives on the 1st floor, will meet you and help you with questions about the apartment or offer you help as needed. Our daughter Mariana is born, raised and educated in the USA and therefore speaks and writes perfect English, Greek and some Spanish.

Other things to note

I am flexible for check-in/out times, depending on other bookings either side. Just ask.
The price includes one middle stay cleaning service. For more frequent cleaning service,
there will be a small additional charge, so please ask about this when you make your inquiry.


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The space
Accommodates: 5
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 3
Room type: Entire home/apt

Amenities
Cable TV
Dryer

Prices
Extra people $6 CAD / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee $63 CAD
Security Deposit $761 CAD
Weekly Discount: 5%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed, 1 single bed

House Rules

Saronida is highly valued for its quiet and safety, so quests are requested to act accordingly.
Also prices assume reasonable use of all utilities and appliances, including air-conditioning. Unreasonably high electricity or water bills may result in additional fees.
Kindly turn off the lights and air-conditioning when you leave the apartment to conserve energy and protect the environment. Also, during summer, in Greece there is a 2 hours of quiet time (no loud music and/or TV) between 3.30 p.m. and 5.30 p.m. for resting/napping.


Cancellations

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Fire extinguisher

Availability
7 nights minimum stay

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Katya User Profile
August 2015
I am very grateful to John and Angie for giving us the opportunity to stay in their apartment. My family and I spent marvelous 5 week vacation there. Apartment was spacious and comfortable with big patio - exactly what is needed for a family with 2 kids. Big kitchen has everything needed for comfortable cooking and even more. My kids are usually making lots of noise, still the construction of the house allowed others in the house to have a rest (at least John and Angie were so polite that never complaint about that noise :)). Two bedrooms have lots to space to keep personal things in order, therefore also were very comfortable. Big patio attached to the apartment played many roles - from kids playground to outdoor place for dining. John and Angie were extremely kind, they always asked whether everything was ok, and in the same time did not interfere, and entered into their part of house via different path. The area of Saronida allowed lots of interesting things to do: many different types of beaches; lots of tavernas in nearby small villages; open air cinemas; and lots of attractions with cape Sounion as the best one. To reach all that I would definitely recommend to rent a car. However if someone is thinking of calm and simple vacation on the beach, everything is available by foot: supermarket, farmer market, sweets and ice cream cafes, and one sandy beach of Saronida itself. Also it was extremely nice from John and Angie to let us stay till late evening on the day of departure, since our flight was at midnight (usually, you do not get such thing in standard accommodation). All in all, I would definitely recommend this place for a family with kids.

Tara User ProfileTara is a superhost.
September 2014
We had a fabulous (EMAIL HIDDEN)munications throughout were excellent (John is a very professional host, also very sweet!) and Saronida was amazingly easy to get to from Athens airport, just a 30 minute taxi ride. John’s daughter Mariana arranged for her friend, Tassos, to meet us for check-in, and he was so helpful when I asked about where to buy food, and drove me on an impromptu tour, showing me local beaches, tavernas and shops. He also took me to buy organic honey (I adore honey with Greek yoghurt) direct from the producer’s home garden (who threw in a couple of eggs plucked fresh from his chicken hut), and delicious local produce from a farmer’s street stall. It was a wonderful welcome to Saronida. Mariana was equally welcoming when she arrived back from work later that day. She made us feel really at home, and was so kind and lovely throughout our stay that it felt like staying with friends. We also had a lot of privacy as Mariana was at work all day, and her terrace is completely separate at the back of the house, so it was a perfect balance. The terrace directly outside the apartment was even more spacious than I’d imagined from the photos and the garden more beautiful with rose bushes and herb plants. Of course, we spent much of our time on the terrace - reading, dining al fresco, - and a large, quiet and well-shaded terrace is a summer holiday essential. The vicinity of the house is very quiet, with only the occasional passing car. The area is all upmarket houses or small blocks of flats set in gardens, and has a sleepy, sun-drenched air to it. The beauty of the sea on this part of the coast has to be experienced to be believed. Crystal clear blue waters, a lovely temperature, too. In terms of practicalities, there is an ATM within 5 minutes walk, as well as a mini-market open late (if you run out of milk or wine…). On the sea front further down the road is a good-sized supermarket (with a deli and butcher’s counter), and a baker shop (such a treat to have warm, freshly baked bread for breakfast). The broadband WiFi at the apartment was fast and reliable. All the facilities worked perfectly, from hot water to washing machine to aircon. I only wish we’d gone to one of the open air cinemas, which looked charmingly old-fashioned (outdoor café style), but the programmes changed so frequently that we’d miss the films we wanted to see (worth noting that apparently the films are subtitled, not dubbed, and there are two showings per night at 9pm and 11pm). Highly recommended and we definitely plan to come back. Thanks so much John and Mariana, - and John, I very much hope to meet you one day, either next time in Saronida or if you come to London :)
John User Profile
Response from John:
Thank you Tara for taking the time to write a review for our property. You have been not only the perfect guest but also a wonderful, pleasant and very sensible person. Say hello to your friend who was also a very nice person and guest. My daughter Mariana was very excited to have you stayed at our apartment and my wife and I hope will be able to meet you, when you visit us again in the future or when we visit your flat in London. You and friends will always be welcomed to our apartment in Saronida.
September 2014

Ирина User Profile
Ирина
August 2014
Great place to spent vacation with your family. We fall in love with the place and the owners.
John User Profile
Response from John:
Thank you Irina for taking the time to review my property. You and your family were great quests and lovely people.
August 2014

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John User Profile

I was born in Cairo Egypt and both of my parents moved there from the beautiful Greek Island of Chios located in the northern part of Mediterranean Sea. At the age of 7 the whole family moved to Athens Greece and I lived there for a long time. After my Bachelor's degree from the University of Athens in Finance, I worked for 35 years for the National Bank of Greece, the country’s largest Commercial Bank, in many positions in Greece as well as overseas In Europe, USA, Canada and South Africa.
During the years of my employment, we used to spend every summer in the house we now offer for rent. We love this privileged
Suburb and area and all the great activities it has to offer, namely the beaches and all the natural beauty all around which is the best-kept secrets of Athens for centuries. We have two children one lives in Greece and the other one in Chicago. My wife and I love swimming,
Beach side walking, reading books, seeing movies in the 4-5 open air movie theaters in the area, Greek cooking, sight seeing, helping friends especially older ones with errands among other activities and traveling in Greece and abroad. We have entertained many friends at our house and if you come to stay with us, you will want to return for more wonderful fun-filled days.
We would love to be your host and provide a unique holiday for you and your family. We would like to welcome you as well.

Languages: English, Ελληνικά
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a day

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