A Stone Sheepfold Reborn as a Dramatic Hideaway

Architect's Villa Beyond Horizon, Kea, Greece
Architect's Villa Beyond Horizon, Kea, Greece | vacation home rentals
  • House
  • 2 BR
  • Sleeps 8
  • from € 280 nt
Endless Views by Day, Starry Skies by Night

This vacation home rental in Greece was born from the bones of an ancient sheepfold. It has been given a stylish makeover by an artist and architect couple, with respect for the traditional building style of the region and without any synthetic materials.

Located on the island of Kea, which is an hour by ferry from the mainland, it sits on a large, elevated plot of land with two other independent houses.

The walls of the house are its most striking feature (apart from the dramatic views, of course). Made entirely of stone and over a meter thick, they not only keep the house cool, but they form a great backdrop to the interiors.

There are more than 300 trees, shrubs and flowers on the surrounding land, all planted by the owners: olive, fig, pear, almond, apricot, mulberry, oak, eucalyptus, pine, cypress, cob, roses, laurel, rosemary, and many more. And best of all, chemicals have never been used.

A stone terrace looks out over the landscape of olive trees and grazing land, where you may even see wild horses. The 360-degree views across the Aegean Sea take in islands such as Kythnos, Serifos, Sifnos and Tinos, and at night the house offers the perfect vantage point for contemplating the starry sky in total silence, far from the rest of the world. 

Description

This vacation home rental in Greece has two bedrooms and sleeps up to eight guests.

ADDITIONAL FEATURES

The outdoor terrace has a pergola, a sink and a large table. As the houses are made of stone, it gives an unequaled freshness during the summer and so there is no need for air conditioning. There is heating and an indoor fireplace, a TV, and a fire extinguisher. There is an independent laundry, which was a former small stable, and an outdoor parking space.

AROUND

The property is located near Agia Mavra or Velado, on the eastern part of the island, a region that is home to the only ancient oak forest in the Cyclades islands. This is the greenest part of the island.

Only 3km by car from the house, there are two beaches. Orkos beach is quiet and perfect for snorkelling, while the more remote Psathi beach is even more secluded. The main village of Chora Ioulida is about 7km away. The owners recommend the archaeological site of Karthea and the museum in Ioulida. There are many hiking paths.

LOCATION

Kea, Greece. Nearest airport: Eleftherios Venizelos, Athens. From the airport, it is half an hour to the port of Lavrio, and the ferry takes an hour to reach the island.

BEST TIME TO VISIT: Spring through fall

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  • Architect's Villa Beyond Horizon, Kea, Greece | vacation home rentals
  • Architect's Villa Beyond Horizon, Kea, Greece | vacation home rentals
  • Architect's Villa Beyond Horizon, Kea, Greece | vacation home rentals
  • Architect's Villa Beyond Horizon, Kea, Greece | vacation home rentals
  • Architect's Villa Beyond Horizon, Kea, Greece | vacation home rentals
  • Architect's Villa Beyond Horizon, Kea, Greece | vacation home rentals
  • Architect's Villa Beyond Horizon, Kea, Greece | vacation home rentals
  • Architect's Villa Beyond Horizon, Kea, Greece | vacation home rentals
  • Architect's Villa Beyond Horizon, Kea, Greece | vacation home rentals
  • Architect's Villa Beyond Horizon, Kea, Greece | vacation home rentals
  • Architect's Villa Beyond Horizon, Kea, Greece | vacation home rentals
  • Architect's Villa Beyond Horizon, Kea, Greece | vacation home rentals
  • Architect's Villa Beyond Horizon, Kea, Greece | vacation home rentals
  • Architect's Villa Beyond Horizon, Kea, Greece | vacation home rentals
  • Architect's Villa Beyond Horizon, Kea, Greece | vacation home rentals
  • Architect's Villa Beyond Horizon, Kea, Greece | vacation home rentals
  • Architect's Villa Beyond Horizon, Kea, Greece | vacation home rentals

Architect's Villa Beyond Horizon

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Info
Bedrooms2 bedrooms
Bed Type2 doubles, 4 single sofas
KitchenFully equipped
Bathrooms2 bathrooms
AccommodateSleeps 8 guests
InternetWiFi
Kid FriendlyFamilies welcome
Pet friendlyNo pets
ViewHillsides, Aegean Sea and surrounding islands
Rates
Sec. Deposit€300
Check-In4 PM
Check-Out12 PM
CancellationStrict, 60 day notification required for cancellation, deposit non-refundable
Season Start Date End Date Nightly Min Stay
Normal SeasonMay 1Jun 30€2807 nights
High SeasonJul 1Aug 31€3507 nights
Normal SeasonSep 1Oct 31€2807 nights
ClosedNov 1Apr 30
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