House on the Hill
A large, stately, country house with incredible views over the Saronic Gulf. Set in Mature grounds above the hustle and bustle of Spetses old harbour and with one of the prettiest views in Greece.
Ideal for the lover of aristocratic heritage and all thatâ€™s perfect in the Mediterranean.
Located in the hills above the Old Harbour of Spetses and with the prettiest view across the Saronic Gulf over the islands of Hydra, Dhokos and Trikeri lies The House on the Hill. The property is embraced within the arms of the surrounding hillsides which are littered with olive trees and mediterranean shrubs and herbs. The house is Neo-classically styled and reflects the islands rich history. It is tasteful and aristocratic in every way from the distemper painted ochre walls to the dove grey wooden shutters and stone flagged flooring. Set in a mature estate of cypress, olive and fruit trees, punctuated by mediterranean herbs which give off a heady scent and the noise of cicadas enhance this incredibly unique setting.
The sweeping approach, through the grounds of the estate leads to the main entrance of the property which is grand and in style. It leads to a long hallway with stairs leading to the upper level, a door leading to the front terrace, the living room on the left and a master bedroom suite on the right and guest WC. The styling is simple and exudes the tastes of a by gone era. This is country living at its best.
The living room is beautifully furnished with antique wooden cabinets and comfortable sofas which surround a large coffee table in front of a lovely open hearth. Satellite TV and DVD plus an excellent stereo sound system give the modern luxuries that you would expect to find in such a property. The kitchen and dining area are located off the living room. The styling is refined and farm house like but also incredibly well equipped with all modern conveniences including espresso machine and dishwasher. The dining area is surrounded by paintings and the ceilings are high. A door leads conveniently from the kitchen to the most wonderful area for alfresco dining, under a pergola which is covered in raffia which casts a beautiful shade beneath.
The Master bedroom suite on the ground floor is large and contains a private office and library. There are colourful ethnic rugs on the tiled floor which are a beautiful addition to the colonial styling and the double bed is very large. The room has air conditioning and a ceiling fan, en-suite shower and WC facilities and large wardrobes.
Upstairs, are three bedrooms. The first is a double bedroom with en-suite bath facilities and private balcony which benefits from awesome views across the estate, harbour and Saronic Gulf. The second bedroom has twin beds and the third has a double bed. Both these bedrooms share a WC and shower roof. A lovely addition to this upper level is a large veranda with stairs leading to the entrance level below.
The maid quarters and laundry service is located on the lower ground floor.
There is a huge terrace which wraps around the ground level of the house, home to several perfect and very comfortable areas to dine, read or just sit and sip ones preferred beverage whilst taking in the view. This terrace leads to pathways and steps which meander to the many different levels of the estate, one being the pool terrace which is surrounded by stone walls, cascading plants and olive trees. Under the shade of the trees is a clearing where garden furniture and sun-loungers in front of the wonderful Mediterranean panorama.
The property is located in the most private location but the Old Harbour of Spetses with its many tavernas, cafes and bars is only 10 minutes drive away. Dappia and the main town of Spetses is also 10 minutes and the popular beach of Agia Marina lies almost directly below the property and takes 5 minutes by scooter.
Unique, private, stately, with a view that will linger long after you leave, this is Mediterranean, country living at its best.
Prices below are based on 8 guests sharing
BookedChange over day - flexible
Minimum 10 nights in August
Sophie Richardson arrived 12/08/2015
Thank you for your email and for all your help with our stay at the House on the Hill. You ve asked for feedback and so I will be honest.
The position and framework of the house was idyllic truly incredible views, loved how tucked away it was and yet so close to town. If the owner ever wants to sell then please let me know.
Matina was absolutely lovely and Lisa was an enormous help with translating and came over a few nights to help with dinner parties when we had friends over - very much appreciated.
Thank you again for all your help particularly with all of the travel arrangements, which would have been a minefield without you.