A very beautiful house sitting in the village of Koskinou, recently renovated in traditional methods and styles. The Mandarin was named after the mandarin tree in the courtyard, which also benefits from a lovely dining area, perfect for bbq's.
There are two terraces, the first has a superb hanging bed and the top terrace boasts panoramic views with sunloungers for private sun bathing.
The third bedroom mentioned is open plan, up a set of stairs on a mezzanine, overlooking the living room.
Finding a property such as this for your holiday is a real treasure. Step through the gate into the courtyard and you step into a private living area that will make you feel at home. The courtyard is home to beautiful mandarin tree and an outside shower. There is a mobile bbq for your use as well as couches and a dining table. The house benefits from two terraces. One of the terraces has a beautiful hanging double bed. From the highest point of the top terrace you will experience beautiful, panoramic views of the village and beyond. You will be able to see the mountains and surrounding areas, even as far as Turkey! The top terrace is private so should you wish to sunbath you can do so with no-one looking at you, on one of the two matresses/beds.
As you enter the property from the courtyard you walk into a beautiful and bright living space. The floor is traditional and made from pebbles arranged in a beautiful and complex mosaic pattern. This is a very expensive method and only found in houses that were owned by people who could afford such a luxury. There is a high raised sleeping area accessed from the living space which has a double bed and is accessible using solid wooden steps. There is an open fire-place in the living area for use on a colder evening. There are two further bedrooms and each of these has a double bed. The ground floor double room has enough space to accommodate a bunk bed or maybe two cots. This room also benefits from having a wood burning stove. There are two bathrooms, one on the ground floor with a bath tub and the second bathroom is en-suite to the upper double bedroom.
The house has modern amenities such as wifi, TV, DVD and satellite. The kitchen is fully equipped and there is air-conditioning in both bedrooms. The house is a mix of arty, minimalist and traditional, baroque styling, furnished using traditional pieces.
This house is yours completely so we hope you can really feel as if it is your home and property during the course of your stay....
Interaction with guests
I like to let my guests enjoy their privacy and solitude if they desire although should you want to invite me over and my schedule allows i will gladly drop by for a drink and a chat.
Other things to note
Anything i can help you with would be my pleasure. i can help with car hire, boat hire and recommendations for food and excursions
This is your home and i would like you to treat it as such. i do not expect to find it spotless after your stay and i also do not expect to find a big mess. Simply live in it and enjoy.
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I am Gudrun Wilsterman. I have lived in greece over the past 12 years where i met my ex-husband and got 2 children 11 and 12. My ex was always building houses, renovating them, and selling them, and the logic step was for me to rent out the ones that we preferred to keep or didn't sell. I really liked doing this, so I made a profession out of it. My fiancé, Micah, is from the UK and he is helping me with the renting and the technical and organisational aspects of it all. He is an electricien, and good in plumbing, wood work, and all sort of technical stuff that i don't even want to think about. He loves fixing things, and he had a hotel himself in the past, which he loved, as well as being in hospitality.
What i offer are not houses, but homes. I want people to come back after a day exploring the beautiful island and to feel they are going back to their homes. That is my biggest aim. They need to feel comfortable, feel being in a cozy environment, and i will do anything for them to arrive at the house for the first time and say 'wowww, this is great, even better than the pictures'. That's what gives me the drive to work hard, and make my guests feel comfortable and welcome.
I believe all of this is achieved best if i leave my guest to be as independant as possible, and not get into his home initially. I will be at the back ground, always reachable when necessary, but i hate intruding, so if you do expect me to come for a coffee or a chat, please notify me. I am too shy to initiate so myself, and will never take that first step, but if you appreciate it, then i will pass by. But remember: it's your home for as long as you stay, not mine!!
I do hope to be able to welcome you soon in your holiday home!!