Xyloporta, Zakynthos, Greece

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2-15
Bedrooms
7
Dining
15
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2019
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Groups of Cottages
Charming cottages sleeping 15 with an infinity pool, for relaxing holidays and yoga retreats, on Zakynthos, Greece

Holiday Rental for Groups of Families and Friends.
Xyloporta, Zakynthos, Greece, sleeps 2-15 in 7 bedrooms.

Xyloporta, on the Greek island of Zakynthos, sleeps up to 15 and is perfect for large groups of friends or for 2 or 3 families coming together for special holidays. We accommodate yoga retreats, art workshops and groups of walkers, and it is excellent for parties and celebrations: have a look at our video!

There are beautiful walks into the hills and around the coast, cycling routes to explore and simple tavernas to enjoy. The nearest beach is about 7 minutes away by car and the nearest restaurant a 10 minute walk. There is plenty to explore and visit (the local winery, beaches, walks over the hills, Cephalonia) but a car is essential.

Over 100 years old but recently renovated, Xyloporta is a group of small one-storey cottages allowing each guest their own entrance and terrace area. The property is secluded and peaceful, at the end of a quiet track and surrounded on 2 sides by olive groves and a landscaped garden area.

Just one cottage also has an upper storey with a Juliet balcony looking out over the sea. The cottages have similar simple interiors but each one is individual in size and shape, and each has an en suite bathroom or wetroom. The family room has a child's bedroom off the main room so parents of a young child can be close by. There is WiFi, and air conditioning in the bedrooms.

Based broadly around the central courtyard shaded by plumbago and olive trees, the main living, eating and cooking "house" is spacious with 2 very large windows that can be fully opened, allowing for the sea breezes to sweep through on hot afternoons. The kitchen is open plan and designed for use by large parties. The sitting area is generous, with 2 three-seater sofas and 2 armchairs around a coffee table, and a large fireplace ensuring this property works well in the spring and autumn as well as high summer.

The large terrace is half-shadowed by the pergola and beyond is the infinity-edged pool dropping into the olive groves below and a smaller, shaded pool for children, shallow enough for little ones to splash in safely. Both the pool terrace and the barbecue area can seat 15 at a large table.

Facilities

Extra-large electric oven plus gas hob, 2 fridges, microwave, 3 sinks for vegetable preparation, a dishwasher and a water-purifying tap.
Open plan, shared indoor area can seat 15 or outdoors also seating 15. Indoors there is an open fireplace for chilly evenings.
Open plan, indoors, 2 large sofas and 2 armchairs, various cushions, rugs and chairs. Contains a smart TV - accommodates Netflix.
Wireless speaker for streaming music via iPhone or similar. DVD player. Alexa.
WiFi and good mobile reception.
There is no games room.
Open fireplace in sitting area with wood supply outside.
5 twin or double occupancy, 1 double occupancy, 1 child's room off double/twin room. All rooms have en suite bathrooms; 2 with baths.
White Company bath and bed linen, provided by housekeeper and changed twice a week.
7 bathrooms en suite, 2 containing baths. All have showers. Open plan, wet room style decorated in polished concrete.
The rooms are all ground floor and one would work for a wheelchair user.
2 highchairs and 2 cots. Child-minding can be arranged.
Surrounded by olive groves and terracing, it looks over the sea and the hills behind. Barbecue, plenty of garden furniture. Infinity pool.
The pool is a large infinity edge pool with a little splash pool off it, for non-swimmers. It is unheated and uncovered.
There is parking outside Xyloporta in its own private space.
Smoking is allowed outside the property but with caution due to the risk of fires.
No pets - sorry.

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Location

On the Greek island of Zakynthos, overlooking the Ionian Sea. The google map location is 37.887943,20.701109. There is no address as such, however this coordinate pinpoints where Xyloporta is.
Zakynthos - about 43 km south. The nearest beach (Agios Nikolaos) is c5 minutes drive away or a 20 minute walk; as is the nearest shop. The closest taverna is a 10 minute walk from Xyloporta.
Agios Nikolaos mini-market.
Ex Animo - a local taverna set in olive groves. It is about a 10 minute brisk walk from Xyloporta downhill. A car is recommended for returning.

Booking Information

Changeover day is Saturday, we ask for a damage deposit of £800. The price is for the entirety of Xyloporta, with exclusive use.

Self Catering
Yes
Outside Caterers
Yes
Breakfast
No
Other Meals
No
Full Board Only
No
Wi-fi
Yes
Games Room
No
Hot Tub
No
Swimming Pool
Yes
Tennis Court
No
Pets
No
Open Fire
Yes
Disabled Access
No

Getting here

Zakynthos
Greece
There is no train station.
Buses leave from Agios Nikolaos infrequently and go to the main town of Zakynthos.
The only airport is Zakynthos International which is about 43 km from the house. Allow an hour when driving to it.

Rental Rates

PeriodDatesWeekly Price
2019
14th Jul 19 to 24th Aug 19
8295
2019
25th Aug 19 to 7th Sep 19
7200
2019
8th Sep 19 to 28th Sep 19
4200
2019
29th Sep 19 to 26th Oct 19
2600

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Xyloporta, Zakynthos, Greece
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Emily Robb

Joined us: 2019
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Zakynthos
Greece