Esales Property ID: es5553948
Skiathos Island Greece
With its glorious natural scenery, excellent climate, welcoming culture and excellent standards of living, Greece is quickly gaining a reputation as one of the most desirable places across the world to live or visit. On offer here is a chance to make a smart financial investment in this magnificent part of the world.
The villa for sale is on the much sought after Greek Island of Skiathos, the Google co-ordinates for this property are 39.162466, 23.507107. This site is private and secluded with panoramic views over the Aegean Sea and nearby islands, there is no passing traffic, no air pollution and no noise pollution. Skiathos town and airport are roughly 15 to 20 minutes walk away, or some 4 minutes by car. The nearest beach is again about 15 minutes walk away, but there are so many beaches on Skiathos, some say, as many as 60, possibly more, we tend to go further afield.
The site comprises 10391 square metres, and has secure fencing all around, it sits back from the Aegean Sea on high ground, by about 200 metres, there is no chance of flooding. Part of the 200 metres is our property, the rest down to the sea is defined as Public Forest, and cannot be built on, this Public Forest is not easily accessible by humans, just goats, we therefore have uninterrupted views over the sea and nearby islands. Our property cannot be accessed from the sea as the shoreline is jagged rock, which is good from a security point of view.
The Villa, which faces South, was built in 2005 by a Skiathian Civil Engineer working to our specific design, combining simplicity with attractiveness, every room is spacious, providing comfortable and aesthetically pleasing living accommodation. There are two floors, the upper floor was created as the living area, it comprises a pergola for alfresco dining, virtually all year round, a lounge, a dining room, a kitchen, a study/office and a toilet. The lower floor provides the bedrooms and utility areas.
The Villa is called Villa Pounta because it is on the Pounta peninsular, scarcely populated. Although the airport is not far away, and we see planes circle to line up with the runway, we are not in the flight path.
Entrance to the Villa is through a secure 5 metre long sliding gate, operated manually. This gate could be automatic, as an electrical distribution box was installed for this purpose, when the gate was installed, on the outside of the two gate posts are infra-red sensors to provide light when it is dark. Next to this gate is a matching pedestrian gate, this gate has two locks, to make prising open virtually impossible,
Inside the gates to the left, but hidden from view is a 5000 litre water tank, for watering plants in the upper garden area, this tank provides water to four different outlets. Also inside the gate is another infra-red sensor that provides lights along the drive on the way to the villa entrance.
There is not a garage, although one could be added, but there is on site parking for at least 4 vehicles, maybe as many as 6 or 7.
The front door is in a tiled porch, the door is aluminium with multiple point locking, either side of the door, there is featured stonework, either side of the door are two windows around 30 cms wide and levelling out with the top of the door. Both windows are protected with built in ironwork. The porch also has wall lighting on either side.
Now to avoid constant repetition, the following information should be noted, glass patio doors and windows are all sliding, this avoids them being slammed and broken in high winds. All patio doors have etching, to show whether they are open or closed, and have built in locks. Each patio door also has a sliding mosquito blind, and lockable aluminium shutters, with a wood effect finish.
Windows also have mosquito blinds, and lockable aluminium shutters with a wood effect finish.
All areas of the Villa are tiled, with variations to suit the location.
Entrance through the front door brings you into a spacious hallway, that leads to the dining room, the lounge, the study/office, the toilet and the downstairs stairway. The hallway has 3 wall lights, a number of power points, a circuit distribution panel and a central heating thermostat for the upper floor, and a radiator. Furniture includes an occasional table, and a wall mounted ships wheel, originally from the island of Jersey,.
Entrance to the dining room from the hall is through a lockable oak door, that has 8 panes of featured glass, the dining room is 4.85m x 4.4m and has two patio doors, one leads out onto the patio looking out over the pool and the Aegean Sea, outside this door there is an electrically operated awning stretching out over the patio for shade, and a table and two chairs, for gin and tonic and pimm’s. The other door leads to the Pergola. There are 4 double wall lights, numerous power points and a radiator. To add character the dining room has exposed timbers overhead. Furniture includes an extending character dining table with 8 matching chairs (two with arms), there are also two occasional corner tables, one with a table light, and a long sideboard with drawers and shelves, for spirits etc., Entrance to the kitchen is through an arch, also to add character.
The kitchen is 4.15m X 3.5m, there two glass sliding windows, one by the sink, looking out over the upper slopes, the other looking out over the Pergola patio, pine woods and the Aegean Sea. The kitchen has a 3 speed ceiling fan for air distribution, 5 power points, 4 recessed ceiling lights, under-shelf lighting and a central heating radiator.
The equipment comprises:-
1) A Miele hob with an AEG extractor hood and lights.
2) A two basin stainless steel sink with hot and cold water.
3) A Miele dishwasher.
4) A Miele microwave.
5) A Miele oven.
6) A Samsung fridge/freezer.
Light green glass tiles surround the Hob, Sink, dishwasher, and wall-mounted storage units.
A large multi shelved storage cupboard with folding doors is at one end of the units.
Hidden from view when not in use, is a sliding table, that can be pulled out from under the work surface and positioned anywhere across the kitchen. It can be used for meal preparation, or for dining, two tall stools are available for seating.
Access to the Pergola is through the the second dining room patio door, the pergola is sheltered from prevailing winds, it is 11.3m long and 2.8m wide, there is a lockable gate leading down 3 steps to the drive that passes the Villa. There are 4 wall lights and a power point supplying light and power to the Pergola, which has an extending 10 seater teak table, with ten chairs. All around the front patio and the side patio there is a purpose designed balustrade for protection against falling.
The lounge which is accessed from the hall, through double oak panelled lockable doors, each with 8 featured glass panes, it is 7.6m long and 4.4m wide. To add character, the ceiling has exposed timber, and the floor has featured tiles to add more interest. There is a window looking East towards the end of the Pounta peninsular and the sea, a wide patio door opens out onto the patio, that has panoramic views of the Aegean Sea and nearby islands, another table with two chairs sits outside the lounge, lighting is provided at night by two patio lights. The lounge has an open fireplace that has never been used, 6 sets of wall lights and 4 power points. Furniture comprises:_ A 4 seater settee, a 2 seater settee, and an arm chair. A television table with 2 drawers, plus a television, a round central coffee table, 3 smaller coffee tables, and a standard lamp.
The study/office is accessed from the hall through a panelled lockable oak door with 8 panes of featured glass, and is 3.05m X 3.27m. The office is the entry point for the telephone landline/ Broadband/Wi-Fi. There 4 power points, 3 wall lights and a central heating radiator. Furniture comprises an oak desk with pedestal drawers both sides, that house essential files for the Villa, a swivelling director’s chair, and an oak bookcase 1.9m high, .75m wide and .3m deep. There are two windows, one looking out over the drive and flower beds, the other looking out to sea towards Turkey.
The upstairs toilet accessed from the hall, has a solid lockable wooden door, and a lockable window with a mosquito blind, and is primarily for visitors, it is tiled around the walls to a height of 1m. Equipment comprises a toilet, vanity unit with a basin with hot and cold water, under the basin is a storage cupboard. Over the vanity unit is a mirror with its own light, another light is recessed into the ceiling. There is also a wall mounted coat hanging rack.
The stairway from the hall leads to the bedrooms, it is 1m wide, and has 4 wall lights, at the bottom of the stairway is a corridor leading to the bedrooms, a dry store, a laundry room and the rear exit door. There is a small storage cupboard under the stairs.
The master bedroom is to the left, accessed through a solid lockable door, and measures 4.37m X 3.86m, glass patio doors lead out onto the lower patio that looks out over the Aegean, the patio has external lighting. A large built in wardrobe provides ample storage space. Furniture comprises two oversized single beds, 3 bedside cabinets, dressing table with padded stool, mirrors and pedestal units both sides, and an occasional wicker chair. There are 3 wall lights, 2 bedside lights, air conditioning, and a central heating radiator.
The master bathroom is accessed directly from the bedroom, it measures 3.22m X 3.05m, there is a window looking out over the Aegean. The bathroom contains a toilet, a bidet unit with hot and cold water, a walk-in shower 1m x 1m, with glass on two sides and tiles on the other two, with a multi jet shower unit, a Jacuzzi style bath, also with a shower. There is a 1m wide vanity unit with a large mirror and 3 overhead lights, below the sink is a storage area. There is a large built-in cupboard, measuring 1.5m wide and 2,7m high, this is used for the storage of toiletries towels etc..There is an electrical towel rail, and two clusters of 3 directional ceiling lights. This bathroom is tiled from floor to ceiling.
Bedroom 2 is the middle bedroom and is 4.5m X 3.5m, there are two oversized single beds, two bedside cabinets with lights, a large built-in wardrobe that is 1.5m wide and 2.7m high, a dressing table with mirror and a pedestal with drawers on one side, and a padded stool. There is an occasional wicker chair, air conditioning and a central heating radiator. A hinged window looks out over the Aegean, and inward-opening hinged glass doors lead out onto the patio, with again panoramic views over the Aegean, there are patio lights.
Bathroom 2 is accessed directly from the bedroom, it contains a toilet, shower unit, and a vanity unit, with hot and cold water, and three overhead recessed lights this room is also tiled from floor to ceiling. A window looks out over the Aegean.
Bedroom 3 measures 4.4m X 3.6m, it also has two oversized single beds, 2 bedside cabinets with bedside lights, a built-in large wardrobe, a dressing table with a mirror a single pedestal with drawers, and a padded stool. There is also an occasional wicker chair, air conditioning and a central heating radiator. Sliding glass doors open out onto the patio, with views out to sea, there are also patio lights.
Bathroom 3 is also accessed directly from the bedroom, it contains a toilet, shower unit, and a vanity unit with overhead recessed lights, this bathroom is also tiled from floor to ceiling. This bathroom also borrows light through glass bricks, at high level, from bathroom two. An extractor fan connected to the ceiling lights removes any excessive steam.
On the opposite side of the downstairs corridor, there is a dry storage room measuring 3.12m X 3.04m, with strong shelving along two walls, and a 64 slot wine rack, a central heating radiator, and a single ceiling strip light.
The next room on this side of the corridor, is the Laundry room, which measures 3.04m X 2.35m, this room has a double sink with hot and cold water, a washing machine, an ironing board, and a stand-alone freezer for bulk purchases. This room also has a central heating radiator and a single fluorescent strip light.
At the end of the downstairs corridor, which has two central heating radiators, and 5 wall lights, is the rear aluminium door with multiple point locking and a wood effect finish. This door leads out onto a covered patio which allows access to the garden and steps to the swimming pool, it also allows access to the boiler room.
The boiler room is accessed through an aluminium door with multiple point locking, and a wood effect finish. The boiler room has an electrical distribution panel for the lower floor and a sliding glass window. It houses a 600litre hot water tank, an oil tank , and an oiled fired boiler. Hot water is available from 3 sources ;-
1) 3 ground level solar panels
2) An electric immersion heater
3) The oil fired central heating boiler.
This room also houses some gardening tools. Outside the boiler room is a switch for lights down the steps to the pool.
At the far end of the patio outside the bedrooms are steps also leading to the pool. The pool is 10m X 5m, 1m deep at the shallow end, but half way, it gradually slopes down to 2m depth, around the pool is a massive area for sun beds or pool side games, the whole area has a protective balustrade, and of course the views out over the Aegean, are to die for. At one end is a pool house with a table and 4 chairs, a small fridge freezer, a sink unit with cold water only, and numerous power points.
The pool and the whole area can be lit up at night. Through an arch is a traditional Greek relaxing area under olive trees, this area is paved, and also has a table and four chairs, and as before views over the Aegean. It is also a good area for more sun-beds. Tucked away behind the pool house is a 5000 litre water tank that captures rain water from the pool house roof, which is used to water plants in this area.
Below the pool patio is a large room that is tiled, that houses the pool filtration plant, it is also used to store sun beds etc when not in use, this room is lockable and has two windows and mosquito blinds, to allow a flow of air.
There are many flower beds, and there are apricot trees, plum trees, lemon trees an orange tree, a fig tree, and nine grape vines. Below the area where these trees are is olive grove.
The villa footprint is 260.3 sqm. The footprint including the patios is 379.7sqm.
The asking price for this lovely Villa, in a superior location is around 1.65m euro, to allow some negotiating flexibility.
ABOUT THE AREA
Skiathos is a wonderful green island with many beaches, some say over 60, some are only accessible by sea or walking, they are so remote. There are many pleasant walks all over Skiathos , and many people go there just to go walking. Surrounded by the warm waters of the Aegean, Skiathos is a sailing paradise, yachts can be hired as can motorboats, permitting exploration of the numerous uninhabited islands nearby. Daily pleasures boat trips go further afield to other islands, or there are ferries for people who want to make their own arrangements. Other activities that are popular include tennis and horse riding, and of course there are numerous water sports.
Skiathos has a two terminal airport, one for domestic flights, mainly Athens, the other is for international flights. Direct flights start in April and end mid October, but it is also possible to drive using daily ferries, either from Volos or Thessalaloniki.
Skiathos has so many Tavernas all offering their own style of cuisine, to be honest, one is spoilt for choice. Sitting eating on a balmy evening with waves lapping a few feet from your table is an unbelievable experience, and you don’t have to leave until the early hours, this is Skiathos life, it has a distinctly slower pace. Food is fresh, it is not processed supermarket fodder, some fruit and veg is grown in Skiathos, but Greece is not all mountains, sea and olive groves, there are large agriculture areas where fruit and vegetables are grown, that can reach places like Skiathos, the same day they are harvested, without being frozen or subjected to days of travel. Also, not surprisingly, there is fresh fish caught daily, red meat is also of a surprisingly high quality, its known as the Mediterranean Diet, and you cannot beat it.
• 378m2 of living space
• 10391 m2 plot
• 3 Bedrooms
• 3 Bathrooms
• Stunning Views
• Private Garden
• Private Pool
• Private Parking
• Close to essential amenities such as supermarkets and pharmacies
• Close to many excellent bars and restaurants
• Great base from which to discover other fantastic areas of Greece
• Many excellent sports facilities, walking and cycling areas nearby
• Rental Potential through Airbnb and Booking.com
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