Pretty family villa with private pool, gardens with lawn and great views over a serene bay
Pretty family villa with private pool, gardens with lawn and great views over a serene bay
Villa Ostria is a modern stone villa set on a hillside with wonderful views over the serene bay of Salandi. The villa has a garden with lawns, children's play area and a lovely private swimming pool.
Villa Ostria is perfect for families with children. It has a private pool, garden with lawns, children's play area and fantastic views over the serene bay of Salandi. From its hillside position, it is a few mins drive or 10 mins walk to the beach. There is an excellent taverna next to the sea, and the main village is about a 10 min drive away.
The villa is all on one level. The front entrance leads into an open plan room with vaulted ceiling. To one side is a fully equipped kitchen with dining area for 6, and to the other side a comfortable living area with various sofas and chairs centred around a corner fireplace. French windows lead out onto the main terrace overlooking the sea. There are two bedrooms – one with double bed and one with twin beds. These bedrooms both have access to the terrace. There is one large bathroom with shower and WC. The property has air-conditioning throughout and WIFI internet access.
The outside areas of the property are particularly pretty. The long terrace that runs the length of the property is a wonderful spot to enjoy al-fresco dining with the use of an in-built barbecue to one side. The stone pagoda clad in bougainvillea and vines with built in sofas offers a shady retreat from which to sit back and enjoy the panoramic view of the bay below. The gardens are colourful and planted with various Mediterranean flowers and herbs with a lawn running the length of the property and a good sized swimming pool. There is a new children's play area with swings, slide and see-saw.
Salandi Bay is idyllic with still relatively few houses on the bay - Villa Ostria itself only has two neighbouring houses. The local beaches are some of the quietest in the area even in the height of the season. The nearest beach to Villa Ostria is an idyllic cove fringed by pine trees situated a few mins drive/approx 10 mins walk from the villa. At the sea, there is also an excellent taverna generally open daily during the main part of the season and at weekends at other times. The traditional village of Didima with shops and tavernas set in the hills above Salandi is about 10 mins drive away and there are various pretty fishing villages within a 15 -20 min drive.
For those times when you may want to experience something more than traditional tavernas and shops, within easy driving distance there is the refined marina town of Porto Heli i(about 25 mins by car) with its sophisticated selection of restaurants, cafes and shops. The area of Porto Heli is one of Greece’s little secrets. It is an exquisitely beautiful part of the Peloponnese with many private islands owned by Greece’s elite and as such the local towns with their 18th and 19th Century mansions and their marinas lined with yachts offer a more exclusive selection of places to dine or shop.
The archaeological sites of Mycenae, Epidavros, Corinth, Nemea and the Frachtis Cave as well as the Venetian town of Nafplion are within easy driving distance. The unspoilt islands of Hydra and Spetses are also easily accessible in a day trip.
Salandi Bay is a quiet and traditional area and is ideal for those wanting to have a low-key, relaxing holiday with tremendous views and in peaceful surroundings, and with some culture and history thrown in.
Adina C. arrived 31th Aug 2019
The villa is superb and this is by far the best holiday we have had in a
long time. The owner was so generous with first day food supplies and his house is a gem!
Thank you so much for this wonderful experience!!!
Joanne F. arrived 24th Aug 2019
We had a lovely holiday thank you and no
problems with our stay at the villa . It was perfect for the 4 of us and the pool and gardens were beautiful. Rather amazing view too. Kostas met us quickly at 9:00pm at night in the dark which was really helpful as we would never have found the villa then! Lovely to have food in the fridge too - really thoughtful. The a/c was the best we have ever had overseas - relatively quiet and kept the villa at a perfect temperature all week.
Everything was perfect - as with previous clients my only comment
would be a stand in shower (if pressure allowed) rather than the bath - just easier with the kids and a quick shower after the beach. Apart from that, no complaints at all.
We would certainly recommend you and the villa for friends.
Thank you so much for all of your help and when we head back to
Greece, we will certainly be in touch.
Richard G. arrived 10th Aug 2019
The stay at Villa Ostria was lovely - would definitely recommend it.
Pool and outside areas are the highlight.
Also we impressed by how much Kostas put in the fridge for our arrival - a truly impressive array of food and a really nice touch.
Richard and Alison
Ruth J. arrived 7th July 2019
We loved the villa! Everything was so well set up and clean. Have to
say probably the best we have ever rented. Having the view with the
different places outside was so lovely, and the beach so close was a real bonus. We will definitely book through you again.
Many thanks and please keep in touch.
Jacqueline H. arrived 8th June 2019
I have travelled extensively and I have to say the services of Pretty
Greek Villas and the accommodation was excellent!
The garden was gorgeous, it was an absolute pleasure to arrive to a fully stocked fridge as well as the arrival of a cleaner and a pool boy during our stay. Thank you for a thoroughly enjoyable holiday and I would certainly book with you again.
Rachel M. arrived 1st June 2019
We had a fantastic stay and would definitely use Pretty Greek Villas
again. Communication from start to finish has been excellent.
The villa was beautiful. The beds were great, the outdoor area and pool absolutely faultless. Just an incredible space to enjoy.
A beautiful unspoilt area, we take with us such amazing memories.
Graham B. arrived 25th May 2019
Our experience of PGV was first class - very responsive and professional. It gave a feeling that you were always there if needed. Will recommend you to friends and colleagues.
Feedback for Villa Ostria.
Stunning location - so very quiet and peaceful.
The outdoors area is lovely. Green and beautifully kept with lots of different seating areas and plenty of natural shade. There is a perfect BBQ area for Alfresco dining. Views are to die for - recommend you take binoculars. The infinity pool is not the largest but is very nicely done and has a proper deep end, which we like. As others have said before, the Villa would benefit from an outdoor shower. Many would then use that as an alternative to rotating through the single bathroom.
Inside the villa is well presented and met our needs. Air con worked well when needed and decent Wi Fi kept the teens happy.
The owner, Kostas, is a nice guy and his stocking of the fridge for your arrival provides a huge amount of quality fresh produce.
You will not need to shop on the way there! Pleasing also to have the villa freshened up and laundry changed mid-week.
There are a number of small coves very close to the villa. If you don't want the walk back up the hill then it is easy to drive down and park safely off road. At the end of May we had these coves completely to ourselves. Great swimming and snorkelling. The beaches are smooth white pebble which we grew to prefer over sand.
The local taverna was welcoming. Small menu but none the worse for it as everything tasted nice and fresh. Well worth frequenting. Of larger places nearby we preferred Ermioni to Porto Cheli - plenty of restaurant/bakery choices and just a nicer place to spend the evening.
For those preferring a euro branded supermarket there is a Lidl on the road in to Kranidi
In summary a really pleasant stay. Great place for recharging the batteries and a quiet base from which to explore the area.
John F. arrived 13th Sept 2018
Our stay at Ostria was amazing, we loved the views from the villa and
the outside spaces and facilities were first class, especially the pool and barbecue area.
The amount of food and drink Kostas provided was exceptional, the
fridge was absolutely packed with very tasty items which we very much appreciated and enjoyed.
We had a very restful and thoroughly enjoyable time at Ostria and will
definitely use Pretty Greek Villas the next time we plan a holiday in Greece.
Gerold S. arrived 1st Aug 2018
We enjoyed our stay at Ostria very much. It is a wonderful place and house. The filled refrigerator at the arrival was a big surprise for us. Thank you very much.
Eva and Gerold S.
Alan B. arrived 16th July 2018
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Villa Ostria in July and are
thinking of returning to Greece next year.
I would like to thank you for booking our stay at Villa Ostria. We
loved the villa and had a great holiday. We were also touched when we arrived to see that Kostas had filled the fridge with food. This was very kind and toughtful. In fact we hardly had to buy any fruit or vegetables the whole time we were there!
If we return to Greece we will certainly contact you. We will also
recommend you to our friends.
Paul G. arrived 24th June 2018
1 Excellent view
2 Good accommodation
3 Excellent welcome pack
4 Excellent garden
Thanks for organising what, in the main, was a good holiday
Nicholas C. arrived 11th June 2018
What a fantastic villa. Wonderful setting in a very quiet location, which suited us well. Kostas was very helpful. The welcome pack? was out of this world! All in all we had a fabulous holiday - many thanks.
Pretty Greek Villas will certainly be our first choice in the future.
All the best
Nick and Maggie C.
Gavin H. arrived 3th June 2018
The villa is mostly delightful, in a great location - and very relaxing
The owner was most helpful and greeted us warmly
We very much enjoyed our holiday
Christopher McG. arrived 24th May 2018
We had a wonderful stay at your villa. The accommodation was clean and comfortable, with everything you could possibly need, provided. Kostas was amazing - the fridge was full of food (including fruit, wine, beer, cheese, water, ham, bread...) when we arrived.
We have already recommended you to our friends.
Freda R. arrived 19th Aug 2017
We all absolutely loved our stay at Villa Ostria! : ))) The villa was perfect in every way…….beautiful out door area with amazing views and everything you could need in side the villa and very clean. We had a wonderful relaxing time and would love to come back and stay another time! Please pass on a very big thank you to Kostas and family, and especially for all the great food which was in the fridge when we arrived, which made our stay all the more enjoyable!
Also, thanks to everyone in the officer all your great help whilst booking the villa and all the very helpful information. We will definitely consider using Pretty Greet Villas for future holidays!
Freda and Family
Stephen L. arrived 05th Aug 2017
We had a great time.
The villa was well equipped though perhaps having two loos would have been helpful.
It was great that there was food in the fridge when we arrived and
Kostas as owner was more than charming. Please do pass our thanks to him.
We loved the BBQ area and the covered seating area for lunch and
drinks to look over the bay was great.
Would recommend you add details for Drepani water skiing resort to
your information sheet yes it was 1.5hrs from Selanti Bay but the skiing was great and it was next to Poros so we got on ferry and went over there for swim etc.
We went to Lefkada with you in 2012 and am sure we will come through you again whether as family of four or as a couple.
With kind regards
Simon & Debra B. arrived 29th July 2017
We had a great stay at Villa Ostria. Kostas met us as planned and the fully stocked fridge/welcome pack was exceptional.
The villa is beautiful and no pictures can fully give the view its justice. To get that view, the road up to the villa is pretty steep, so you are more likely to drive to the Beach/Taverna rather than walk during the day.
The outside area is really well planned with several places to sit and relax in (or out of) the sun and take in the surroundings as the day moves along.
The kitchen and barbecue area are well stocked with all the cooking utensils you might need.
Salandi Bay is quiet and the local Taverna has a simple but very fresh/tasty menu.
For those wanting to get away from it all this villa is a must (and the Wifi was >4Mbps which is better than home for us!).
Simon & Debra
Rob S. arrived 12th June 2017
We had a fabulous time at Villa Ostria.....
Kostas (the owner) was a charming man, and his dad (also charming) was there to welcome us and show us around. The villa was as lovely as the photos suggested, the pool was wonderful (the coloured lighting at night was amazing!), and we were delighted with all of the food supplies Kostas provided in our welcome pack!).
Salanti was a lovely bay, although clearly the economic crisis has
taken its toll, with several villas only half finished, and the nearby hotel just a shell!.
The local Taverna run by Dimitrios and Evangelina was great and the beach was perfect. Evangelina also helped us sort out a new hire car as the original one supplied didn't start the day we were at the Taverna!
We visited Porto Heli/Spetses and Nafplio on 2 separate days and bought supplies from the local shops in Didyma....everyone we met were lovely people.
Your customer service was excellent, and the instructions and local
info pack was very useful as well.
We would love to come back next year, maybe for 2 weeks.
Rob & Clare S.
Debbie Y. arrived 04th June 2017
Alex and I would love you to pass on our thanks to the owners of Villa Ostria. We've had a fabulous and relaxing stay - it's been perfect! They are extremely generous too with the fridge full of supplies when we arrived.
Thank you also to everyone at PGV who has helped us along the way - you are a fantastic operation and a pleasure to deal with.
David H. arrived 11th Sept 2016
We had a great time.
Kostas the owner met as arranged and we were very impressed and relieved to see the fridge fully stocked, now that's what I call a welcome pack!
WOW what a location !!!
The outside space is stunning and the pool is beautiful and the peace and tranquility make all of the above pale into insignificance.......................
Thanks and regards
Richard B. arrived 4th Sept 2016
We had a lovely stay in the Villa, it was very relaxing just what we all needed.
Paddy F. arrived 28th Aug 2016
We had a fabulous time and will be coming back. We also visited Hydra and think we will book there next year.
Lucy W. arrived 5th Aug 2016
We had a wonderful stay at Villa Ostria and found it extremely relaxing and peaceful. The villa was as gorgeous as it looked on your website, and very well equipped and spotlessly clean. We were surprised and delighted to find the fridge fully stocked with fruit, veg and dairy products, plus rice, pasta, coffee, olive oil etc in the cupboards. When we were concerned the pool level was dropping and contacted you, the owner arrived later that same (Sunday) evening to fix it. Everything was perfect, and next time we plan a trip to Greece we will be in contact.
Thanks so much to you and everyone
who made our holiday so
straightforward and comfortable
Simon H. arrived 24th July 2016
As far as our holiday is concerned I would say that we had a lovely time! In terms of the villa itself the vista was exceptional and certainly externally it was of a very good standard.
Lucy F. arrived 26th June 2016
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Villa Ostria.
A perfect spot and very nice house.
Avance were very helpful also.
Ruth D. arrived 18th June 2016
We've had a wonderful week and loved the villa.
Siegfried S. arrived 14th May 2016
We really enjoyed our stay in Greece - it was a marvellous villa and great place to be. We are thinking about booking again next year. Nothing to complain or to change - everything was perfect! Especially the filled fridge waiting for us at our arrival was such a nice surprise. Kostas, the landlord was very hospital, helpful and friendly. We would like to thank him of the great time at his place.
Thanks a lot and best regards,
Tracey M. arrived 16th Aug 2015
We absolutely loved the holiday, the villa was perfect for us and we loved the quietness of the location. All round another fabulous family holiday - thank you.
The fully stocked fridge with, literally every food and drink needed for the week was a lovely surprise and very much appreciated!
Once again, i can happily say, we will be highly recommending you as a caring and well groomed travel company with, based on our experience, villas managed to a high standard and a true reflection the promotional material.
Isabelle S. arrived 19th July 2015
We very much enjoyed our stay there. We hope it does not change too much and gets built around as it is such a lovely secluded place.
Sandra C. arrived 28th June 2015
We did have an excellent time, and really liked most aspects of the villa, especially its beautiful outlook and lovely terrace. It was comfortable and well looked after, and maintained to a high standard. The kind and generous provision of food in the fridge, also coffee, pasta, fruit, etc. was much appreciated.
We did have a lovely holiday.
Sam M. arrived 15th May 2015
I wanted to let you know what a fantastic time we had at the Villa Ostria. The villa was truly lovely and the location perfect. We all agreed that it was one of the best holidays we had ever had and that the accommodation and setting could not have been better. Truly wonderful place!
We managed to eat at the taverna most local to the villa (To Petrino) and the food was very good - and what a setting! We also ate the the taverna with no name in Kilada and this was also just superb food. Unpretentious, fresh and authentic. The beach nearest to the villa was completely deserted all week and was great for snorkelling and swimming. The fact that the fridge was stocked upon our arrival was very much appreciated and saved us having to go shopping that evening.
We managed to tear ourselves away from the pool and beach and took some trips - Epidavros, Nafplion, Porto Heli, Kranidi, Ermioni...
Thank you very much for your information and attention to detail. We were all thinking about our next trip to one of your villas next year on the way home on the plane. Me and my partner will be looking for a place to stay in September for two weeks and I shall be looking to book this soon.
Thank you again
Sam (Vicky and Katrina)
Grant D. arrived 29th March 2015
Booking and communication very easy and very helpful. Lots of advice given and very friendly!
Owner offered to get a few groceries in for us as we arrived on a Sunday: he filled our fridge and wouldn't accept payment! Too kind!
Villa was in a beautiful location, was very well maintained, and extremely well equipped. Don't think we've stayed in a villa with so much kitchen kit!
The outside cooking area was a real bonus and made cooking on holiday fun!
Beautiful views across the bay, crystal clear sea, pebble beach was a short walk away and totally deserted so early in the season. Climbed the hill behind the villa because we could! Took about an hour to get to the top and it was well worth it for the sense of achievement and the spectacular views.
Met the local goatherd (and his goats) who was very friendly and appreciated a bit of conversation in his broken English and our broken Greek!
Dimida is close by and has a couple of shops which sell locally produced goods. The bakery in the square is particularly good and the friendly owner appreciated our efforts to speak Greek!
We didn't venture very far as we were after a week of relaxing and solitude! Going so early in the season (last week of March) meant there was hardly anyone around so it was very quiet. Perfect for us!
Plenty to do in the local area if you don't mind travelling 30 mins or so. Dimida caves worth a look and pretty spectacular!
Overall, couldn't fault our week and would love to return!
Thank you for all your help and advice,
it was greatly appreciated
Nikki and Grant
Katia V. arrived 15th Oct 2014
We had a great time at villa Ostria, the location is fantastic!
Kostas welcomed us with a very generous and well appreciated welcome basket.
We would love to come back!
Graham & Tamsyn K. arrived 16th Aug 2014
The villa was lovely and had spectacular views as well as being very quiet. We had a very relaxing family holiday, recharged our batteries and thoroughly enjoyed sitting outside in the warm evening air. It was very refreshing not to hear an English accent and meant we felt as if we truly had got away from it all.
Graham and Tamsyn K.
Max & Sarah W. arrived 12th July 2014
We all had a great time at villa Ostria. ...shame it had to end!
Please pass on our thanks to Kosta for his hospitality and that his villa is wonderful.
Fiona B. arrived 5th July 2014
We adore the cottage, the area and the people. A blissful holiday.
We had a wonderful holiday and would certainly consider booking through Pretty Greek Villas again.
Lulu W. arrived 1st May 2014
We very much enjoyed our stay in Ostria. Costas, the owner, was very accommodating and helpful with anything we needed and his welcome left us speechless. He left us with lots of fresh food in the fridge and was very generous.
Points for improvement: To be honest, I'm slightly at a lose for words as can't think of anything I would change.
Many thanks and all the best,
Ofir A.and Lulu W.
Adrian S. arrived 12th Aug 2013
We had a really great, relaxing, stay. First impressions of a beautiful view after journey had to overcome the imposing and derelict hotel that dominates the bay, but there isn't a lot you can do about that!
We spent a lot of time at the villa, which was lovely and very well looked after. Great to have things like aircon and wifi (for the paper and downloading books!). The car hire people were excellent and very prompt. Nice to have them at the airport - other people had to be driven to their cars..
Porto Heli was nice, as was the closer fishing port. We drove home via Nafplion, which was beautiful and worth another visit if we were in the Peloponnese again.
Thank you for your recommendation and your service, which was excellent throughout.
We'll be in touch again.
Adrian and Louise S.
Sophie B. arrived 21th July 2013
We very much enjoyed our stay at Villa Ostria in Greece this summer.
Chris G. arrived 26th May 2013
We have just returned from a fantastic week at Villa Ostria - what a
perfect location - beautiful Villa, quiet, fantastic views, and lovely surrounding areas.
Your attention to detail in getting us organised was excellent, as
were your recommendations of things to do locally. In fact we didn't venture too far enjoying the pool and the beach. We did make Porto Cheli and the amphitheatre at Epidaurus.
Kostas the villa owner was very friendly.
We certainly won't hesitate to use Pretty Greek Villas in the future.
Many thanks, best wishes and keep up the great work.
Chris and family
Harriet H. arrived 1st Sept 2012
We are now here at Villa Ostria. Luckily the villa itself is fabulous, particularly the pool and terrace, and Kostas has done everything he could to welcome us. The house was beautifully presented with tea lights etc when we arrived and the fridge was stocked with much more stuff, and much more interesting things, than we had requested.
Laurence B. arrived 10th Aug 2012
First of all, i would like to emphasise about the very good quality of
Pretty Greek villas services, the rental car was so smooth, being met
straight at the airport and leaving the car at the entrance door is
just perfect, we did not have to go through the usual "going to get
the car (usually outside the airport, having to get a bus et..)
Furthermore, your reaction when I contacted you was spot on and you did your best to help us; thanks for your help
Jordanis T. arrived 23th June 2012
Villa Ostria was such a delight for my mum. I think she enjoyed it a lot. Will see her when she comes this week to Switzerland.
You have some nice villas in your portfolio. Two couples of our Swiss friends have rented a house of yours, too. Not sure if they decided on Cephalonia or Tinos. But I'm sure they'll love it.
Hugo H. arrived 14th April 2012
We had a lovely week in Greece and we
generally liked the villa
Karen C. arrived 16th Sept 2011
We had a great time the villa was lovely ,very well equipped.
We will be back
Edward F. arrived 1st Sept 2011
The villa is excellent and of a really high quality
in terms of the furnishings, garden and pool. The view and location are wonderful and Kostas is a really nice guy and very helpful. The
complimentary food and drink he left for us on arrival was very generous.
Alexander G. arrived 28th Aug 2011
We had an excellent time and the Villa was very comfortable and clean and in an idillic location.
Baptiste G. arrived 8th Aug 2011
We are at Ostria (travel info and meeting point was very good) :
what a wonderfull view !
That is realy a fantastic pleasure to stay in front of the sea.
All is perfect
Julia F. arrived 31th July 2011
Thank you for everything at Villa Ostria - we all had a wonderful time. the villa was just what we needed, the weather was fantastic & we all had a relaxing time.
Jeannette P. arrived 17th July 2011
The villa was beautiful. The views great.
The villa owner provided a very delicious birthday cake and refused to take any money for it, which we really appreciated.
On the whole, we enjoyed our stay.
Thank you for your help in trying to find a new suitcase.
The support and help you gave during the booking, and whilst we were in the Villa, was excellent.
I would have no hesitation in using your company again if we are able to have another holiday in Greece, or recommending you to friends. I hope you find my comments helpful. Thank you all, again.
Gianna B. arrived 19th June 2011
As our vacation reach to the end, i would like to inform you that we had a great time here, everything was lovely, exactly as described. Thank you very much for your help and assistance so far. I will definetely contact you again in the near future, and recommend you in my friends.
Peter K. arrived 5th June 2011
We are having a really great time at Villa Ostria. Kostas is such a sweet and generous guy. We couldn't be happier. Thank you for everything you've done to make this possible.
Ellen K. arrived 14th Aug 2010
We had a wonderful week in de Ostria villa. The owner gave us his
phone number, so we could phone him if there was something wrong. The house was very clean and the view was breathless.
If we go in the future to Greece we will find your company!!
Thanks again for your cooperation,
Sue Lee-S. arrived 31th July 2010
Just to say we had the most wonderful holiday,
so thanks so much for all your help.
Ginny R. arrived 24th July 2010
The villa itself is lovely, well stocked and with a very helpful pool/houseman
Allyson B. arrived 29th May 2010
We had a wonderful time at the villa, and Kostas was very kind and
charming etc. The gardener was very attentive to the gardens and discrete.
Al Z. arrived 26th June 2010
thanks for your help in organizing our stay at Villa Ostria. The property is beautiful and Salandi bay is one of the most amazing places I have seen in Greece. It is also so close to Naphlio and Argos, where I needed to go on a regular basis.
I really should be coming yearly to Greece to take care of family affairs, so don't be surprised if I'm emailing you again for housing.
Thanks again, and have a good summer.
Caroline F. arrived 3th Aug 2009
We can only say that it was absolutely perfect! So uncomplicated as
far as picking up/returning keys to the owner (who was super helpful)
and as for the villa- it was more than we had hoped for- even more
beautiful than the pics on the website! (which is not usually the case!)
We really didn't want to leave and will definitely be returning
sometime in the future!!
Have already recommended the website to many friends!
Thank you so much!