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This beautiful modern “designer” villa is located on a hillside above the sea, situated in a cypress forest and is totally private.
The location is on the northeast shore of Paxos about halfway between the ports of Gaios and Loggos Paxos.
You'll approach the villa down a rough concrete road that winds its way through the olive groves. It stands on approximately 10,000 sq. meters of land that slopes quite steeply down through terraces to a beach at the bottom of the garden.
Secluded amongst numerous Italian cypress, pine and olive trees, and no other houses or roads are visible.
The villa is very quiet with virtually the only sounds being those of the sea, and of the wind in the trees. The house was built in 2004. It is very modern and is filled with beautiful furniture and art. It has wooden floors, french windows and shutters leading out onto terraces facing the sea. The bathrooms have marble walls and floors and the terraces are covered in travetine. All the bedrooms are air conditioned.
The main house is entered over a bridge to the upper floor and through a large mahogany door. From the entrance hall one looks over the double volume living room and through large windows one sees the trees and sea.
Leading off to the left is a corridor to two double bedrooms, both with en suite bathrooms. The one has a mezzanine floor with a futon that can accommodate an adult or a couple of children whilst the other leads onto a small private balcony.
To the right of the entrance is a study, which overlooks both the living room and the patio. It has a fireplace and modern communications with a Dell computer and Internet access through an ISDN port. There is also satellite television.
A bridge, which shades the patio, leads from the study to the roof of the guesthouse, which acts as a separate patio area. A staircase leads down from the entrance hall to the living room. This is a large, double volume room with a large fireplace, 7 meters in height, adjacent to which are a modern kitchen and a separate card room. All these rooms open out onto a large patio with wonderful views over the sea.
To the side of the living room is the master bedroom that integrates with a large modern bathroom.
A guest house, comprising of two double bedrooms each with an en suite bathroom, stands on the right side of the house.
At ground level there is also a separate apartment with a double bedroom, bathroom, living room and kitchen. There is also a utility room with a washing machine and dryer.
The rear of the house is encased in handmade stone, which was also used to make all the retaining walls. The floors are of Zimbabwean teak and the bathrooms are covered in Italian travertine. The windows are all double-glazed with German fittings, and have wooden shutters.
The patios are all covered in Italian travertine. The balustrades are stainless steel. Most of the furniture was handmade out of solid wood by Pierre Cronje, a Capetonian craftsman. The art is largely original and of the modern abstract genre.
The swimming pool is located about 30 meters from the house and is approached down a stone path. It is covered in green handmade glass-ceramic mosaic tiles and measures about 12 by 4 meters, running along the terraces, and is 3 meters at its deepest. There is also a separate shallow pool suitable for children. It is heated for winter and spring use. The pool house contains a bathroom, and adjacent catering area with refrigerator and sink. A cantilevered platform covers and shades a dining area next to the pool whilst at the same time providing a deck area for sunbathing and admiring the view.
A stone path that runs from the pool, through the trees to steps down to the pebble beach. Although no beaches in Greece are private, this one can only be reached by boat or with some difficulty overland, and it is usually deserted. The sea is crystal clear.
A very fast rigid inflatable boat able to carry 12 adults can be used to potter around Paxos, and to travel up and down the coast to the mainland and other Ionian islands. The boat is a 7.5 meter Carson RIB with a stepped hull powered by a 275 horse-power V8 Volvo Penta petrol engine capable of about 35 – 40 knots. It has a radio, depthfinder, and other modern safety equipment. It is offered with a qualified skipper and an additional crewman.
Sporting facilities include: Home gymnasium, bicycles, table tennis, darts, volleyball, boules, paddleskis, windsurfer, kayaks. A small inflatable boat with outboard engine is also available.
Staff: resident English speaking manageress/cook and two maids
Transport: Visitors will be met at Corfu airport and transported to the villa. Two 4-wheel drive vehicles will be provided with the villa.