Beautiful villa - perfect for a large group
The main thing to mention about the villa is the fact that it is truly private and isolated and on the other hand, everything you need is only 10-15 minutes away. When Audrey, the manager, discussed Villa Isabelle with me over the phone, she said that the pictures do not do justice to this gorgeous villa. We found out that she was totally right. The garden, pool and outside areas are well taken care of, the garden is beautiful and the view is amazing. What you do not see in the pictures is the breathtaking view, the picturesque mountains surrounding the villa and the vast feeling of space. The villa is very comfortable and much thought has been given to little details around the house (for example, I thought it was a nice touch to find a library of bestselling books which were left for the travelers pleasure.) We had the nicest barbacue meals in the garden area in which we ate meat bought at a local supermarket (15 minutes drive). The barbecue area is convenient and the meat was not only delicious, but also quite cheap. The garden table is large enough to hold 12 people and the children loved eating by the pool.
When we went out to eat we mostly enjoyed restaurant Socrates in Milatos port, restaurant Liofito in Sissi and Taverna Kalyva at the beach. Everything around the house was very clean and brand new and we loved the kitchenware and the abundance of all-new matching sets of dishes, cups and glasses. There are two dishwashers in the kitchen and a nice pantry in which we found several packages of closed, new food products (probably left by previous renters) which helped our cooking. This was another small detail which was very thoughtful. Audrey and her staff were very reliable and efficient. Audrey sent us clear instructions and came out to meet us upon our arrival. On the last day another person came to take the keys. We were afraid he might be late but he arrived even earlier than planned. Audrey was ready to assist on any matter and gave us clear instructions. The main thing about Audrey and her staff is that they are trustworthy. Everyone can understand how important this is when renting a villa in another country. The house description is very accurate. I might add that there is a substantial difference between the first floor master bedroom and the two other (lovely yet smaller) bedrooms on the ground floor. This can be important when two families travel together and one couple gets the better room…
To sum up – highly recommended.