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View from outside the front terrace at dusk. A great vantage point to watch boats sail in & out the port.Stroll, Sunbathe, Swim or Snorkel along the shallow waters edge around the port
Historical House of Kastellorizo
Historical House of Kastellorizo
8 guests
2 bedrooms
6 beds
2 baths
8 guests
2 bedrooms
6 beds
2 baths
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Located directly on the waterfront, our home dates back nearly 200 yrs & is a cherished heirloom to our family & visitors to the island. It is by no means a luxury accommodation, but a chance to stay in one of the islands historical homes for your next holiday. Enjoy a commanding view of the picturesque harbour, steps away from a dip in it's turquoise waters. Sleeps up to 8

The space

Kastellorizo lies to the south-eastern end of Greece's frontier at the fringes of the Dodecanese complex of islands, 3 nautical miles from the Turkish coast. A small picturesque island with a present population of less than 600 residents, has been inhabited since antiquity and was once a prominent trading port reaching a population of as many as 11000 during Greece’s Ottoman occupation and Italian rule.

The foundations for the construction of the house were first laid in 1820 and ownership still remains with the original family. The house was occupied by Turkish and Italian Governors over the years, and briefly served as the headquarters for the British military command after the island was taken by the allies in 1944.

It is situated directly on the waterfront providing a commanding view of the harbour. There are two large bedrooms that accommodate up to 8 persons on the upper floor (2 double beds + 4 single beds) with two balconies overlooking the harbour. There are 2 large modern bathrooms on the ground floor & a full kitchen and saloon as well. The kitchen is equipped with all basic utensils & utilities - fridge, stove/oven, crockery etc.

The dining area is reserved for the outside patio which also accommodates sun beds for lounging during the day.
Apart from the enclosed patio, there is a small open terrace at the entrance with cushioned seating & small tables for relaxing outdoors to enjoy the view. The house is equipped with air-conditioning units for cooling those hot summer nights.

During the numerous attempts to maintain and renovate the house, the owners have done so with great care preserving the traditional features of the house and its original style. The most recent renovations having been completed during the summer of 2014.

Guest access

There are umbrellas & sunbeds available for use. There is also a baby cot available.

Interaction with guests

We do not live on the island but will make all arrangements for your stay at the property with our caretaker.

Other things to note

Sheets & Bath Towels are provided for use. Beach Towels are not.

Air conditioning
Family/kid friendly
Extra people No Charge
Security Deposit $1062 NZD
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed, 2 single beds
Bedroom 2
1 double bed, 2 single beds
House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check-in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

Additional Rental Notes:

- Only Guest registered to stay on the premises are allowed to reside on the property

- Maximum Guest - 8 persons

- 1 week minimum stay required

- No pets allowed

- Smoking not allowed on premises

- No parties or receptions allowed on the premises

- Bath Towels are provided for each Guest, however Beach Towels are not provided (Guest must come with their own Beach Towels)

- A free cleaning service is offered 1 day per week during your stay. If you require more than 1 day per week, an additional cost
of 50 euros per day will be required

- A Refundable Security Deposit of 600 Euros is required for all bookings

Safety features
Fire extinguisher
6 nights minimum stay

2 Reviews

Marcus User Profile
July 2017
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the house. The house is appointed with old photos and artifacts that are very interesting and the modern bathrooms and kitchen were great, as was the air conditioning. Very happy to recommend!
Charlene User Profile
Response from Charlene:
We're glad that your enjoyed your stay! Welcome back anytime. It was a pleasure hosting you!
July 2017

Daniel User Profile
June 2016
My wife and I had one of most enjoyable and relaxing holidays in our 25 years of international travel. Charlene describes the home very well. It is like a museum with artifacts and photos of the island's history. We lounged on the rock terrace most of the day and into the evening enjoying the crystal clear water and sea turtles. Many of the local residents stopped to introduce themselves and were helpful explaining the importance of the family and the home to the community. The restaurants were informal, the proprietors attentive and made us feel as if we were locals without imposing. The wine and food outstanding.
Charlene User Profile
Response from Charlene:
Thank you for choosing to stay with us. It was our pleasure hosting you!
June 2016

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Charlene User Profile

Our place is Ideal for families, couples or even the lone traveler needing a quiet retreat. We strive to ensure your holiday is enjoyable! Check out our reviews on T.A. ......

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