We have spent one wonderful week sharp in Ioannis’ house and garden, at the second floor.
It is a very quiet and nice place, pretty close to the center of Vourvourou (around 45 min walking, 10 minutes by car; there is a small patch of deserted beach just crossing the street, 5 minutes away from the house, and a small shop just on the other side of the main street).
The house easily accomodates 4 persons: there are two bedrooms (one smaller and one larger) and one sofa in the shared space. Both bedrooms have an exit to a common balcony which overviews the garden. The shared space may be used as kitchen (it has a small cooker where you can prepare yout breakfast, an electric mug, and all the tableware and kitchen equipment needed for your stay; it lacks very few things such as a strainer – for the coffee and tea, for examples). There is another balcony here.
There is another table on the terrace where you can have your breakfast just as you exit the house, where you can have a nice view of the garden.
Other things that may help visitors during summertime: a hanger and hooks where to hang your wet swimmig suits, a beach umbrella, a device for mosquitos which might bother you during the nights (it was not the case in September, when we were there).
Minor setbacks include things such as the fact that in the evening there are night-butterflies on the terrace and small lizards (inhabitants of the area, i.e., friends) which will colour your stay. All of them are completely harmless if you let them be.
The garden is a great plus of the place, it’s simply awesome, with a lot of vegetation, soft grass, pomegranate trees, plum trees, shady and sunny corners and a dreamy hammock where you can lie down when coming back from the beach.
Ioannis, his mother and his grandmother live close to this place, they are very kind and helpful, so please address them for any inquiry. At every three days, Ioannis’ mother will clean the house and change the linen. Ioannis will let you know which beaches are the nicest and will inform you on the boat trips that you can have around the island.
This place is a very good value for money and comes with a lot of advantages. We hope to come back soon!