House of the Nightingales

Spetses

An oasis of calm with private pool, beautiful garden and close to the Old Harbour and beach

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House of the Nightingales is a beautifully renovated Sea Captain's House dating from the 19th Century.

Its pure island atmosphere, simple refined decoration, visual splendour and exquisite garden offer a peaceful sanctuary away from the hustle and bustle of the island and yet only a short walk away from the Old Harbour.

Three separate buildings make up the property. The main house is on two levels. Downstairs is a lovely, airy living room featuring traditional in-built sofas with plenty of comfortable cushions set around a fireplace. On this level there are 2 bedrooms each with twin beds which share a bathroom. Upstairs is a magnificent virani style master bedroom with double bed, living area with in-built divans that can sleep 2-3 extra guests, as well as bathroom. The property has wonderful carved vaulted ceilings and still features the original thick stone-flagged floors.

The guest house is situated opposite the swimming pool and features a peaceful guest double bedroom with en-suite bathroom.

The very pretty third building houses the kitchen which is fully equipped and has a cosy indoor dining area for cooler months.

Just outside the kitchen is a large outdoor dining terrace shaded by a pergola as well as comfortable outdoor living area. It is the perfect spot to sit and enjoy the scents and colours of this beautifully planted garden with its three mature jacaranda trees with their delicate silvery-purple blossoms, the cloudy-blue of the plumbago tumbling over the walls and the night-scented jasmine growing in profusion. At the heart of the garden is a lovely swimming pool (10m x 4m) with spacious sunbathing area.

The property has WIFI and air-conditioning in all four bedrooms. Included in the price is a housekeeper who cleans everyday except Sundays. The housekeeper is also an excellent cook so it is possible to arrange cooking in advance at an hourly rate.

House of the Nightingales is situated in a very quiet position just off a small laneway within easy walking distance of both the Old Harbour and Aghia Marina Paradise Beach. The Old Harbour has an excellent choice of restaurants, cafes and bars along the quayside. Aghia Marina beach has an excellent beach bar and various watersports available.

For those looking for a restful holiday and a peaceful retreat, this little oasis of calm is perfect. On still summer evenings you may even be able to catch the delicate sound high up in the jacaranda trees of a lone nightingale singing.

Please note that in August, we can usually only accept bookings of 2 weeks or more.

Prices below are based on 8 guests sharing.

Facilities

Prices

Sleeps 8
Deposit 40%

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Available
Booked
Change over day - flexible
Minimum 14 nights in August

Reviews

Andrew H. arrived 28th Oct 2019

We have arrived at the lovely Nightingale House and just wanted to let you know it is lovely.

Thank you

 

Julie K. arrived 8th Sept 2018

We had a lovely time and really enjoyed the House of Nightingales-
lived up to expectations. Service PGV provided was very good and much appreciated. The recs for the island were spot on and we followed most of them.
All and all minor gripes we will certainly be using PGV again-our
experiences and the quality of the houses are great. Please pass on my thanks to ML.

Best
Julie

 

Mary Z. arrived 15th July 2018

We had a fabulous time and would like to send our thanks to you all and Rita and family for being so helpful and proactive.
All went like clockwork...

Kind regards,
Mary

 

Mary W. arrived 3th Sept 2017

Our house is FANTASTIC!!!! Absolute perfection. Rita is wonderful, warm , SO cheerful & an excellent cook. It's quite special to see her here in the morning. Please thank the owners for Rita!!!

Thanks for everything.
Mary

 

Romaric L. arrived 5th Aug 2017

We had a great stay in Spetses and we loved the house.
Regarding my deposit, please find attached my bank details.
Thank you in advance.

Best regards,
Romaric

 

Rebecca C. arrived 11th June 2016

We loved our stay at House of the Nightingales very memorable and a great house.

Thanks and regards,
Rebecca

 

Geoffrey C. arrived 14th May 2016

Our stay was splendid and the house exceeded our expectations. It is quite unusual to stay in a rental property which has been renovated, decorated and designed with such good taste.
So many thanks to Madame Thuvenon (I think) on that score.
All the travel connections worked perfectly and the trip was quite stress free as a result. Rita the housekeeper was terrific both as a cleaner and as a cook.

Thanks again
Geoffrey C.

 

Carol B. arrived 20th June 2015

We really enjoyed staying at the House of the Nightingales - a really fabulous villa. A little more information about the house itself would have been appreciated.

Many thanks
Carol B.