This is an old Cycladic stone house, built in traditional style, only a few minutes’ walk from the town centre of Paroikia and just a minute away from a secluded beach. It is not your typical holiday rental, it a part time home, complete with a Bechstein grand piano, hundreds of books and a beautiful central courtyard, lush with greenery, protected from the winds and covered by pergolas that offer plenty of shade. From the terrace you can watch the sun set into the sea every single night and see the boats sailing in to the port of Parikia through the twin rocks called “Portes” (=gates in Greek).
This house is ideal for 7 friends, a large family or two smaller ones. It is split into three sections grouped around a magnificent courtyard, which serves as an outside dining room and a relaxing living space during the summer months. Bedrooms 1 and 2 share a common entrance and bathroom. Bedroom 3 has its own separate entrance and private en-suite bathroom. This room is quite large and is perfect for a family of three or even four. Apart from the twin beds it has a very comfortable sofa bed and a travel cot for a baby. The third building, containing kitchen, diningroom, livingroom and cloak room, is across the courtyard from the bedrooms, which means no one will disturb anyone else if there are late night trips to the kitchen, or someone feels like playing the piano at 3 in the morning.
There are four principal outside areas: the main courtyard, a smaller back courtyard, the seaside terrace and the roof terrace. In other words, plenty of space both for socializing and for privacy, should you want it.
The house was built in the early 1960’s by well known Austrian sculptor Herbert Seiler, parts of it literally sculpted by his own hands. The inside of it has been respectfully renovated since then, but the exterior remains unchanged.
With the sea on your door step and the heart of town just minutes away, there is no need to rent a car, unless you want to explore the rest of the island. Restaurants and tavernas, bars and cafes, abundant night life, grocery shopping and shops full of local produce and artifacts – all is within easy walking distance from this house.
Guests will have access to the entire house, with the exception of the art studio on the roof, the garage and the storage room in back.