Villa

Io House

  • 4 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Bathrooms

Experience that special moment on your first morning when you stand on the balcony of this beautiful stone villa and gaze across the olive groves and goat meadow to the Ionian sea at Fiskardo. Often the sound will be the melodious tinkle of goat bells. An ancient stone footbath runs along the side of the house and will bring you a few minutes away to the charming hamlet of Antipata with its traditional taverna and Italian wine bar.

This is Io House, a beautiful two bedroomed stone villa built by local craftsmen using traditional materials. Every care has been taken to provide a luxurious, healthful and sustainable experience. The Natralysis filter water tap provides EU Award of Excellence alkaline drinking water - - a more healthful hydration than bottled water. Guests are provided with stainless steel water canteens on arrival. Io House has a natural water swimming pool by Naked-Pool. Also award winning, it ensures purified pool water without the need for chlorine, salt or added minerals.

The house and interiors have been designed by the homeowners with the expert assistance of our friend and neighbour, Marcus Love. Numerous features using local stone, iron work and wood have been designed into Io House including the generous balcony terraces that each of the bedrooms open onto - a perfect spot for a sunrise coffee or a “sundowner”.

Inside, quality natural materials and thoughtful design imbue an air of tranquillity to enhance your stay in this elegant boutique accommodation. The kitchen is particularly well appointed including quality wine crystal, espresso machine, gas cooking and excellent drinking water from the Natralysis tap., And, Io house has underfloor heating for added cosiness in the shoulder season. Our team is on hand to look after your every need: from a concierge service able to organise everything from private boat hire to tailor-made yoga classes (all bookable prior to your holiday, or in resort), to regular and discrete housekeeping service, garden maintenance and pool cleaning.

Outside, there is the fabulous pergola with a great traditional handmade dining table, comfort seating, hand-crafted lighting features and all to the sound of a Marshall Amp sound system.

The setting is secluded and private and yet, from here, you can easily immerse yourself in an authentic Greek island experience. You could take a walk on one of the many foot-trails (monopati) around the house. Perhaps take the monopati for a morning dip in secluded Dafnoudi beach, one of many in the area. The unique pedestrian-only port town of Fiskardo is only five minutes away by car. This Venetian gem is the jewel of the island and offers premium waterfront dining, boutiques and crafts amidst beautiful architecture and views.

Io provides a sense of sanctuary and discreet service in the context of island living whether it is lounging by the pool, sundowners on the terrace, traditional music in the local restaurant or the many water and island activities on offer. Quite simply, for the owners as much as for guests, Io House offers the kind of magical experience we used to dream about during the working months.

Io House has dedicated parking spaces.

Pets are not allowed

No wheelchair access.

Not suitable for children.


Within Walking Distance:

- 2 Local Tavernas (5min)

-1 Mini Market (5min)

- Dafnoudi Beach (20min)

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Amenities

Pool & spa facilities

Unheated Outdoor swimming pool

Parking & facilities

Parking available , Private Garden

Services

Housekeeper Included , Laundry service Included

Policies

Pets not allowed , Wheelchair inaccessible

Kitchen & dining

Gas BBQ, Coffee machine, Cooking utensils, Dishwasher, Kitchen stove, Oven, Refrigerator, Toaster , Vacuum cleaner

Location features

Near ocean , Village

Bathroom & laundry

Bed linen, Hair dryer, Shower , Washing machine

Heating & cooling

Air conditioning, Ceiling fans , Floor heating

Entertainment

Stereo system

Internet & office

Wireless Broadband Internet

Home Safety

Fire Extinguisher , First aid kit

House Rules

  • Housekeeper Included

  • Pets not allowed

  • Wheelchair inaccessible

Location

Antipata, Cephalonia, Greece , Antipata, Greece

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Marcus Love

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