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MONOLITHARO - REFURBHISED OIL MILL SECLUDED RETREAT

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Front view with paved courtyard
oil mill before restoration
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1 bedroom
1 bathroom
4 guests
4 nights minimum
Cottage
Early 19th century olive mill fully reconverted into a 55 sq.m. self-catered stone-built cottage, set in a tranquil and secluded 500-year old olive grove in the island of Paxos (Ionian Sea-Greece). Facilities include: one double bedroom, 2 built sofa beds in sitting area, spacious bathroom, dining area, fully equipped kitchen, open air cook oven & BBQ, 2 courtyards as well as ample space in the surrounding property, rain water from refurbished traditional cistern, and maid service 3 times a week. The thick stone walls and the ceiling fans ensure a comfortable temperature in hot days. However, as some days (and nights) are too hot to bear without air-conditioning,two discreet but very efficient A/C units have been recently added to make your stay more comfortable.The house is situated near...Early 19th century olive mill fully reconverted into a 55 sq.m. self-catered stone-built cottage, set in a tranquil and secluded 500-year old olive grove in the island of Paxos (Ionian Sea-Greece). Facilities include: one double bedroom, 2 built sofa beds in sitting area, spacious bathroom, dining area, fully equipped kitchen, open air cook oven & BBQ, 2 courtyards as well as ample space in the surrounding property, rain water from refurbished traditional cistern, and maid service 3 times a week. The thick stone walls and the ceiling fans ensure a comfortable temperature in hot days. However, as some days (and nights) are too hot to bear without air-conditioning,two discreet but very efficient A/C units have been recently added to make your stay more comfortable.The house is situated near the village of Fontana or Platanos, 3.5 km. from the main port of Gaios, and 3 km. from Loggos. There are two tavernas, one bakery and a mini market in the village near-by (Fontana). The closest beaches are 700 m. and 1 km. from the house. Plenty of hiking trails nearby and all over the island.The island of Paxos boasts great beaches and a clear sea surrounded by a deep green landscape and several picturesque villages. It balances perfectly a cosmopolitan side during high season while a tranquil refuge during the rest of the year.Renting this house will offer you a great opportunity for relaxing and secluded vacations in one of the most idyllic islands in the world.[National Tourism Organisation Registration number (MHTE):0829K9100O405201 Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: AMA:00000947640(MHTE:089K9100O405201)More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
- Please be considerate with the water, as it is a scarse resource. - Smoking is allowed outside the house.
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About the Owner
Monolitharo D
Languages spoken:English, French, Italian
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:April 2013
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Reviewed August 30, 2018

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Date of stay: August 2018
Reviewed July 24, 2018 via mobile

Had a lovely time staying in this beautiful house.So quiet and tranquil.House has everything you need and is set in lovely location.Within walking distance of Fontana(shop and 2 tavernas).Can walk down to small beach but be prepared for walk back! Nice to also meet Aliki....More

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank P3481AAcatherinec
Reviewed June 22, 2018

,Really enjoyed our stay at The Old Oil House it's so peaceful yet only a stroll from 2 tavernas,a grocery shop & a bakery.....a torch comes in very handy for the evenings.A car isn't essential, as the local bus stops nearby, but does make things...More

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank helenrockall
Aliki M, VR Owner at MONOLITHARO - REFURBHISED OIL MILL SECLUDED RETREAT, responded to this reviewResponded June 24, 2018

Thank you so much Helen for your review. I would love to have you back! Best wishes.

Reviewed June 17, 2018

We ‘ve visited Paxos many times & wanted somewhere to stay where we could either cater for ourselves or eat out that was in walkable distance from a village....we like Fontana so were very pleased to find Monolitharo The house has everything that we require...More

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank Helen R
Reviewed October 6, 2017

We had a such a wonderful time staying at Monolitharo. Aliki was very helpful in the run up to our trip giving helpful tips on what to do / where to eat etc and arranged our taxi transfers from the boat to the house for...More

Date of stay: August 2017
Thank Celia C
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Reviewed August 24, 2017

We had a lovely time, no complaints at all. A beautiful cottage with great amenities in a secluded peaceful part of the island. Close to a wonderful small beach that we often had just to ourselves.Very well serviced with regular cleaning.

Date of stay: August 2017
Thank cripwellclaire
Aliki M, VR Owner at MONOLITHARO - REFURBHISED OIL MILL SECLUDED RETREAT, responded to this reviewResponded August 27, 2017

Thank so much Claire for your review and your visit. Hope to see you next year.

Reviewed July 14, 2017 via mobile

This charming cottage was once an olive mill and has lovingly been restored. It is ten minutes drive from Gaios new port and in a beautifully quiet area. The accommodation is perfect for two people but with extra bed space for two more in the...More

Date of stay: July 2017
Thank chrisburgess801
Aliki M, VR Owner at MONOLITHARO - REFURBHISED OIL MILL SECLUDED RETREAT, responded to this reviewResponded July 15, 2017

Thank you Annita and Chris for taking the trouble to write a review and for your comments. You are right about the toaster, I have avoided buying one fearing that someone might forget switching it off, but I'm might be exaggerating! All the best, Aliki

Reviewed July 22, 2016

A lovely place to stay. Tucked out of the way down a remote track. House was very clean, well appointed and furnished. Bed (memory foam mattress) was very comfy. You have to walk down the track a teeny way to get the sea view, but...More

Date of stay: June 2016
Thank travelbrownie
Aliki M, VR Owner at MONOLITHARO - REFURBHISED OIL MILL SECLUDED RETREAT, responded to this reviewResponded February 27, 2017

Hi, thank you very much for such a detailed and accurate review. Hope to host you again. Aliki

Reviewed May 25, 2015

This property is a restored and converted olive press in an isolated olive grove a few hundred metres down a rough track from the road from Fortuna to Loggos. The village of Fortuna is actually only about 10 minutes' walk up a footpath from the...More

Date of stay: May 2015
1  Thank DavidCM2000
Reviewed September 15, 2014

Anyone needing a real getaway that is truly peaceful will find this hideout amidst olive groves to be a real treasure. The house and environs are superlative. The kitchen is so well appointed that you can make any style of coffee from French press to...More

Date of stay: September 2014
7  Thank Brooklynese
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Air Conditioning
Balcony
Grill
Ceiling Fans
Central Heating
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
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Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Private Garden
Safe
Secure Parking
Stereo System
Cooker
Terrace
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
A Winter Sun Getaway
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About the neighbourhood
Paxos is a cluster of small islands that also includes, apart from the main island (with a total surface of 19 sq. km.), Antipaxos (3 sq. km.), Daskalia, Kaltsonissi, Mongonissi, Agios Nikolaos and Panagia. Paxos is located in the North Ionian Sea, 7 miles from the south coast of the island of Corfu and 10 miles from the coast of mainland Greece (Epirus). It is easily accessible by hydrofoil, ferry-boat, cruise boat, and sea-taxis. Paxos is covered by countless, over 500 year-old olive groves, as well as cypress trees and rich vegetation, whilst Antipaxos is one large vineyard. The eastern coastlines of the island are smooth, while the west coasts are bold and abrupt with remarkable natural formations: caves, arches, dome-shaped forms, sheer cliffs etc. The capital of Paxos is Gaios, a pi...
Getting around
It is recommended to hire a car or a scooter in order to explore the island and increase your swimming options. If, however, you like walking, there are two beaches close by (albeit with a 20 mins uphill walk all the way back) whilst the little village of Fontana (Platanos) is only 300 m. away and hosts a mini market, a bakery and two tavernas. You can also take the bus (3 times a day) to visit the other villages, Gaios, Magazia, Lakka and Loggos. If you wish to rent a boat, you can choose between Loggos and Gaios. The taxi is also quite affordable.
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MONOLITHARO - REFURBHISED OIL MILL SECLUDED RETREAT is able to accommodate up to 4 guests. See all property details.

MONOLITHARO - REFURBHISED OIL MILL SECLUDED RETREAT has one bathroom available. See all property details.

MONOLITHARO - REFURBHISED OIL MILL SECLUDED RETREAT has one bedroom available. See all property details.

Stays at MONOLITHARO - REFURBHISED OIL MILL SECLUDED RETREAT must last at least 4 nights. See all property details.