“Large tranquil villa (for 6-10) with infinity pool and incredible views, near the yachting town of Nidri”
The heart of the villa is a generous open-plan kitchen, dining room and lounge with sea views, a wooden beamed ceiling and a balcony through an arched doorway.
The 5 ensuite bedrooms are airy and cool with teak furnishings, wooden floors, air-con and ceiling fans. Indonesian batik cushions and collectibles from South-East Asia mingle with soft rugs, muslin curtains and crisp white linens. Windows have insect screens.
In the main house, you'll find 2 super-kingsize bedrooms (double or twin) and, on the lower level, a large twin bedroom (2 big doubles) that can also be used as an entertainment area. A hideaway haven for teenagers and children, it has DVDs, TV, books and board games.
Accessed via the terrace, a further 2 sumptuous bedrooms, including the four-poster master bedroom, have French doors opening out onto glorious views.
The terrace itself has cleverly designed spaces with secluded bench seats, comfy sofas and a communal dining table set amongst the mature gardens.
The kitchen is a cook's paradise. Cookbooks, electric mixers, juicers and ample workspace are at your disposal, along with a herb garden outside the back door. There’s an American fridge-freezer with ice and filtered water; everything is on hand to create the perfect holiday feast. The indoor dining table seats 10 while the shaded outdoor eating area is kept beautifully cool thanks to the ceiling fans. On the terrace, a stone barbecue will inspire herb-roasted meats and chargrilled veggies.
En route from the airport, we'd advise stopping in Nidri to buy the basics for 1 night, then the next day head to the supermarkets in Lefkas town (closed Sundays) to do a proper shop. If you don't want to cook, Sue can arrange a chef to come in, or lunches and dinners to be delivered (or pre-delivered for your arrival). There's a traditional taverna 5 minutes' walk away, and Nidri (10-15 minutes' walk) has mini-markets, a fishmonger and butchers, and a wide variety of restaurants, bars and cafes.
A great family escape with plenty of space for children to play, an entertainment room with DVDs, toys and board games, and a gated infinity pool. The kitchen is well-stocked with plastic crockery, and useful equipment such as a sandwich toaster, electric hand mixer and Magimix
Three of the 4 double bedrooms can be converted into twin rooms, and the twin room on the lower level can sleep 4 kids (in 2 double beds). There are 2 travel cots. All bedrooms have ensuite bathrooms with a shower or tub, insect screens on the windows, and ceiling fans
A high chair and 2 travel cots (bring your own sheets)
Remember baby and child equipment may be limited or need pre-booking
The villa is on a hill, surrounded by walls with steep drops the other side. The pool is unfenced, though it is on a gated terrace with a child-proof lock.