Recently restored 1820s 3-story villa 100 steps from its main gate. YPI ORI
Description from the manager
The 2800 square feet of covered house, dating back to 1820 but recently undergoing a complete restoration, offers an additional 3000 in usable, furnished terrace spaces. The property entrance is located directly off of the main coastal road (and offers one, enclosed parking spot), however, there are 90 steps leading down from the main road to the private gate which enters the property. There is a service entrance (down the first flight of 30 steps) from where one can use a luggage lift to bring luggage down to the main villa. The property offers various pathways intertwining throughout and the extreme left area of the property offers a stone 'grotto' from where one can sit and enjoy some of the panoramic views. To navigate the property requires walking, steps, and various terraces.
The main terrace of the 3-story house is located about 100 steps down from the main gate. The front door is found off of the main terrace, which offers the most amazing panoramic views and tranquility. The main terrace, with its white color motif and tile floors, boasts a stone barbeque, dining table for 4, various seating areas, a glass coffee table, couches and chairs with a sun umbrella, and some stone bench seating.
The villa is splashed with beach house colors (yellows, blues, and greens) and ceramic tile floors abound. Entrance is into an open format where a small breakfast room bleeds into the bright, ceramic tile kitchen with a four range stovetop, dining table for 8, refrigerator/freezer, brick oven, and dishwasher. The breakfast room also borders, on the opposite side, the living room and secondary, small reading room. The main living room is an open space with a couch and several chairs, along with a glass coffee table. The smaller reading room boasts a Satellite TV with DVD player and radio. There is also a ½ bathroom.
The first bedroom is found up a ½ flight of steps from the main entrance to the villa. It looks out onto the main terrace and access to the bedroom can also be achieved directly from the terrace. The very comfortable bedroom is a queen double with beautiful ceramic tile floors, cupola ceilings, a fireplace, and en-suite, ceramic tile bathroom with Jacuzzi-jet shower. Another ½ flight of steps leads you to another two bedrooms, one a double and a second with two, single beds. Both offer built-in closets and the bedroom with the singles has a small couch which also pulls out into a single bed. These two bathrooms share an external, ceramic tile bathroom with shower.
Down a flight of steps from the main terrace, a staircase leads to a super-panoramic external shower. The staircase leads to a second terrace where several sun lounge chairs and a sun umbrella offer even more amazing views and a 5 meter long x 3 meter wide 'grotto' pool/jacuzzi coming out of the stone wall and plunging onto this second terrace. This terrace wraps around to yet another external terrace from where a small annex/guest apartment lies. The basic, very beach-feel apartment has a small preparatory kitchen (with amenities to make coffee or tea) with a small refrigerator, a small living room with a breakfast table, chairs, closet, a TV, and a couch which folds out into a queen bed. There is a double queen bedroom with dresser and built-in closet and a full bathroom with wall shower. All rooms in the guest apartment lead out onto a private terrace space offering three, comfortable sitting areas. There is an L-shaped seating area built into the rock, a patio living room area with a glass coffee table and chairs, and 3rd sitting area with a ceramic table, 2 chairs and small L-shaped stone bench.
There is a small, hidden sitting/relax room in a hollowed out grotto with sofa-bed at the extreme left end of the property, in the garden (no electricity). On the walkway to the grotto there is a 4th bedroom with shower.
The staff apartment is on the lower-most terrace. A housekeeper is onsite 24 hours per day.
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