La Piscine d'Ioulis
- SQM 100
Part of a small complex of exclusive houses sharing their own secluded swimming pool; a modern independent 3-storey residence furnished and equipped by its owner to offer a unique experience in a privileged location at the top of Kea’s capital town, Ioulis.
The residence offers stunning panoramic views over Ioulis to the Aegean Sea, sweeping 170° from the southern tip of Makronisos in the west to the northern tip of Andros in the east. The vista from its veranda encompasses a vast arena of hillsides and ravines speckled with a plethora of tiny white Orthodox churches. Hawks may be seen gliding lazily high above in the morning air and in the distance the famous Kea lion can be seen perched on its lair after more than two thousand years among lush groves of miniature oak trees fed by streams from the mountains amphitheatrically surrounding the island’s ancient capital. The residence is a rare example of a modern townhouse aesthetically integrated at a privileged location within a Cycladic island’s capital or ‘chora’, offering mesmerizing vistas, breathtaking sunsets, luxury, serenity and a secluded swimming pool ideal for families and children. The house has direct access to the evocative stone-paved alleyways of Ioulis leading to quaint shops, an archeological museum, taverns, coffee and cocktail bars, while the amenities of a private parking, bakery, mini-market and restaurant celebrated for its gourmet Mediterranean cuisine are all within 5-minutes’ walking distance.
The residence has an area of 100 square meters divided into three levels and is suitable for up to 5 guests. It encompasses:
1. An upper level loft-style bedroom area with a queen-sized bed and windows with views of the sky, sea and mountains, integrated wardrobe, desk, bookshelves, hi-fi and wall-fitted TV.
2. A ground level area containing the main entrance, bathroom, kitchen, dining area, living room with two large couches, one of which may be converted to a single bed, a wall-fitted TV and door leading to the large outside veranda area with dining table, chairs, bench and steps to both the lower courtyard and a small private garden with lavender, thyme, daphnia and olive trees as well as an open-air shower. The veranda has ladder access to an exclusive rooftop area sundeck with two chaise lounge sunbeds for those wishing to relax under the sun in an ambience of infinite sky and stunning views of Ioulida, the Aegean Sea and surrounding mountains.
3. A lower level bedroom area with a queen-sized bed, en-suite bathroom, a wardrobe, desk, library, wall-fitted TV and access to a small private courtyard with table and chairs offering perfect shelter from any summer winds.
4. An adjacent superbly furnished guest room capable of accommodating one adult.
The house has WiFi, TV, a kitchen fully equipped with built-in electrical appliances including filter coffee and Espresso makers, all necessary cutlery and utensils. The owner has enriched the house with an extensive library of books covering many genres including art, science, history, philosophy and classical literature. The house's central location provides equidistant access to all the island’s best-kept secrets, including those of its pristine Eastern region, and the owner (a British philhellene who has lived and worked in Greece for more than 30 years) is available to offer advice about how to find them, including some lesser known beaches blessed with crystal-clear cobalt-blue waters where, even during high season, one may be virtually alone.
Apart from offering a base for a wonderful summer vacation in Kea, the house is a permanent residence with full central-heating and excellent insulation and can thus constitute the perfect off-season writer’s and walker's retreat with many of the island's ancient walking trails starting virtually at its doorstep.
2 Bathroom, 3 Bedroom, 1 Kitchen, 1 Living room, 2 Toilet
Sleeping1 Baby crib, Bed linen, 2 Queen bed, 1 Single bed
CookingBlender, Coffee machine, Cooking utensils, Dish washer, Kitchen stove, Microwave, Oven, Refrigerator, Toaster
OutsidePrivate Balcony, Private Terrace
EntertainmentWireless Broadband Internet, Stereo system, TV (Antenna)
SanitaryHair dryer, Essentials, Towel-set
LaundryIron & Board, Washing machine
MiscellaneousFire Extinguisher, First aid kit, Smoke Detector, Vacuum cleaner
Spa & GymUnheated Outdoor swimming pool (Shared)
Ioulis, Kea , Kéa, 84002, Greece
A boutique property management venture with the sole mission to promote the Cycladic island of Kea as a worldwide family vacation destination.