Chic and comfortable island living with large pool, stunning sea views and surrounded by nature
Villa Petrada is located in an area of outstanding natural beauty on the sought-after northern coast of Zakynthos. The property comprises a main house sleeping 8 guests and a separate guest house sleeping 2 guests. 'Petrada' in Greek means a jewel or small stone and this vibrantly colourful, Bohemian-chic property with its stone walls nestled into the verdant hillside with the azure-blue of the sea below really is a perfect gem!
The main house has a large split-level room with vaulted ceilings. To the right of this room is the kitchen area which is decorated in a funky style with brightly coloured ceramic tiles. To the left is a spacious dining area which can seat 10 guests. A few steps lead down to a very comfortable and cosy living area with fireplace and plenty of sofas and brightly coloured pillows. Keen cooks amongst the guests can enjoy the well-equipped kitchen whilst the other guests can be close by to entertain. Above the main living area is a mezzanine - a fairly steep, open-tread staircase leads up to this galleried study which has wonderful views out to the sea. The living area opens onto the large terrace with its spectacular sea views and very large and elegant outdoor dining table.
There are four double/twin bedrooms all on the same level and each has its own bathroom. All bedrooms open up onto the terrace so each one has its own superb views. The bedrooms are prettily decorated in a comfortable, light, island style.
The main house also has a fully equipped utility room with washing machine and other household appliances, and WiFi internet available for guests' use.
The terrace runs the length of the house and is shaded by a traditional-style wattle pergola which in itself is a small work of art! There are many places to sit and relax and contemplate the view or admire the gardens. In particular there is a lovely area with in-built benches with plenty of scatter cushions to one side of this terrace. There is a further terrace below the house surrounded by thick shrubbery and bushes providing the perfect spot for the ping-pong table. Walking down through the herbaceous borders and shrubbery, there is a 10x6 metre swimming pool with a wide sun deck . Adjacent to the pool is another terrace shaded by a pergola. From all aspects of the garden, you have wide views over the sea and on clear days you can see across to Kefalonia.
Adjacent to the main house but totally self-contained is a very pretty stone guest house which is just as comfortable and well-furnished as the main house. It comprises a living room and kitchen area in one large room with a fireplace, sofa and armchairs, a dining table and kitchen units including gas hobs and an electric oven, a large fridge and deep freeze. In addition there is a separate double/twin bedroom and en suite bathroom with WC and large walk-in shower. The guest house has its own outside terrace and sitting area with wonderful mountain views shaded by a pergola.
This exceptional property is entirely private and surrounded by pristine nature. The nearest house is about half a kilometre away so it is perfect for families and friends who relish their privacy. The northern coast of Zakynthos is really unspoilt with lovely stone houses set within the cypress-clad hillsides. It's a short drive of about 10 mins to the sea where there are many beautiful coves and beaches. Local tavernas and shops are also about a 10 min drive away. From the asphalt road, you arrive at the property via a short dirt road and although jeep hire is useful, it is not necessary.
Villa Petrada is for those who enjoy good living in relaxed, comfortable and chic surroundings and who would like to experience a little slice of Greek island life that is unchanged by time.
Prices below are based on 10 guests
£ 3500/weekJuly & August
BookedChange over day - Sunday in July/August, otherwise flexible
Minimum 7 nights
Pippa from Hampshire - July 2017
Hi Vickie and Marie- Louise,
We had the most brilliant time - we LOVED the villa, Nicoletta the housekeeper was fab etc. etc. Can you let us know its availability for next summer as we are keen to go back!!
Many thanks, Pippa
Jason Green August 2016
A great house for the family and children with lots of space to play around the pool. The ping pong table was also a great hit. Easy to get to from the Airport. It took us 50 minutes.
Alexia Robinson July 2016
We really enjoyed the Bothy where my husband was able to concentrate on his work in total peace in inspiring surroundings.
Karen Nissen, June 2016
The best in the Ionian! We loved our bedroom and bathroom and everything about Petrada.
Olivia Henriques, September 2015
Our second trip back and it was such a tonic to be back. So special.
Tessa Rue, September 2014
We all think that this is one amazing place. Hope we’ll return before long.
Caroline Mann, July 2014
Such a dream place. So comfortable in every way and the quiet and solitude in beautiful surroundings very unique.
Veronica and Peter Stephens June 2014
We just love the house, its amazing views and the great pool area. Can’t wait to go back.