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There are just not enough superlatives to describe the experience we enjoyed while staying at Villa Stella for a week. We shared the property with another couple. The home is very spacious, such that we all had plenty of room to ourselves. The appointments are luxurious, the setting is quiet, and the views are stunning. The photos are accurate, but cannot do this property justice. The owner, Vasso, was always quick to accommodate any request we made. We retained the guide recommended in the listing. Stavros was a remarkable find, who showed us places we would not have even known to look for. Everyone made us feel like we were part of their families, and combined to create the best vacation experience weve ever had. If you are traveling to the Athens area, do not pass up this opportunity!
Recommended for: Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
We spent a week at the Villa Stella and had a wonderful time. A beautiful home and location, and the owners were very friendly and helpful. Plenty of room, beds were comfortable, and the views were stunning. Much nicer experience than staying in a hotel. The owners referred us to a wonderful tour guide named Stavros which I would highly recommend. Seeing Greece was one of those trips of a lifetime, and staying at the Villa was one of the reasons. Highly recommend.
Date of Stay September 3, 2011
We would highly recommend this beautiful,clean villa with breathtaking views especially from the living area and the gorgeous, crystal clear infinity pool! Great for familys. It has all the amenities and comforts of home. Nearby archeological sites easily accessible by car. Close to the towns of Marathanos and Nea Makri and only 1 hour from Athens.Excellent local guide available.
Recommended for: Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Date of Stay April 2, 2012
My family stayed in this beautiful seaside villa. As soon as we drove within ten minutes of Villa Stella we realized that the entire area is very special. It is situated on a peninsula that is uncrowded and the relatively few homes are definitely upscale. The villa itself is located at the top of a small mountain, overlooking the Aegean Sea. It is one of the most lovely views that we have seen (and we are relatively well-traveled). The owners, Vasso and her husband, live close by which is a blessing. They were extremely warm and courteous in every way. When my younger daughter landed a bad case of sunburn and we had to postpone our outbound flight by 2 days, they not only were flexible about the change but made sure that we had proper medication by contacting a nearby pharmacy and even drove us to a physician so that my daughter could be seen by a medical professional! If you want to experience luxurious living and relax next to a beautiful pool or on a veranda with a magnificent view of the Mediterranean I would heartily recommend this rental to everyone.
Date of Stay July 27, 2013
Its always risky to book vacation overseas, remotely, but it was extremely positive experience for us..villa Stella is a heaven on earth , stunning views, from almost all the sides, luxurious , , comfortable with its 4 bedrooms, very well maintained, clean , sufficiently equipped kitchen .Great location -remote from civilization yet easily accessible , nice beaches, near town Marathonas, and other charming places.., not to mention Athens, 1 hr away... Our stay was wonderful , the host -owner , mrs Vasso, is there yo make sure u have everything u need. providing all the info regarding how to get around, where to shop, what to see, etc... Overall it was absolutely great experience , Im keeping this place in my future vacation plans, definitely coming back , spreading news to my colleagues at work, friends, etc..
Guest: Kat(Stamford, CT)
Date of Stay: 04/06/10 Review Submitted: 06/22/10
This was one of the best vacations I have ever taken, and the accommodations were stellar. The views from the property are the main attraction: from almost every window in the house you have amazing views of the sea laid out before you. Basking in the pool while gazing out on the bright blue ocean is an experience everyone should have at least once in their lifetime. Multiple patios that allow you to sunbathe or relax in the shade were a nice bonus. Inside, the house is well-appointed with nice details (like marble floors and pretty bathrooms). I loved sitting in the living room with the floor-to-ceiling windows during the heat of the day and reading. The property gives you a feeling of being "away from it all," in the lap of luxury, yet within half an hour there are multiple fun towns to explore, sandy beaches, restaurants, shopping. Its close enough to Athens, Delphi and Sounio n (all of which I highly recommend) and yet its away from all the hustle and bustlewhich was the perfect mix. Local restaurants were yummy, and you cant beat eating in your bathing suit and sarong (talk about casual!). Of course the property was clean, well-maintained, great customer service we had no complaints and would love to return someday.
Recommended for: Age 55+, adventure seekers, girls getaway, sightseeing, families with teenagers, families with young children, romantic getaway.
Guest: Cindy & Harry(Denver ,Colorado)
Date of Stay: 05/29/10 Review Submitted: 07/11/10
Our trip to Greece and staying at Sella Villa with family and friends for our 40th wedding anniversary was AMAZING . The accommodations were outstanding and the views stunning. It was perfect for the 10 of us.Great location for a getaway yet close to great beaches and good restaurants. Vasso and Despina were great hostess and helpful with our travel needs. We did use Stavros as our travel guide he was extremely helpful with transfers and driving us to Dephi.Rented a van from Clio rent a car very good service. Our stay at Stilla Villa was more than we could ever have imaged . Thanks for all your help and kindness. Cindy & Harry
Recommended for: Age 55+, girls getaway, sightseeing, families with teenagers, families with young children, romantic getaway.
Guest: Tara(Minneapolis, MN)
Date of Stay: 05/29/10 Review Submitted: 07/12/10
My husband and I travelled to Greece to celebrate two 40th wedding anniversaries (my parents and our very dear friends). We had the absolute pleasure and good fortune of staying at Villa Stella! The house was amazing…the view was stunning and we enjoyed the pool more than you can imagine! Vasso was a true gem! We enjoyed the many conversations we had with her and appreciated her hospitality, humor, knowledge and recommendations. Vasso and her sister, Despina, ensured the 40th wedding anniversary celebration was a huge success by arranging for a private chef and providing such a welcoming environment! Despina and Vasso were truly gracious hosts and we could not have asked for anything more! We took Vasso’s and Despina’s recommendation and used Stavros as our tour guide. There are not enough words to describe the value he added! His knowledge of the country, its history, culture and people was spectacular. He was so kind and accommodating! To quote my husband…”he walks on water”! Thank you so much for sharing your home with us! We had such an amazing time!
Recommended for: Age 55+, adventure seekers, girls getaway, tourists without a car, sightseeing, families with teenagers, romantic getaway.
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