The Loutsa Retreat
The Loutsa Retreat is just a 10 minute walk from 2 waterside tavernas and a 3 minute walk to Loutsa beach yet is hidden from the outside world within beautiful private gardens and forested hillsides of olive and pine.
The pretty port of Vathy is a 20 minute coastal walk or a 5 minute drive.
The Retreat has no immediate neighbours and it therefore has total privacy and tranquillity.
If you are looking for a modern, swanky, minimalistically furnished villa with sharp edges then the Loutsa Retreat is not for you – it is a comfortable, elegant home with many soft edges.
Large terraces open out to beautiful gardens where it is possible to have sun or shade throughout the day.
A curving swimming pool sweeps through a small olive grove, bordered by hedges of lavender – its shallow end resembles a beach.
Each month of the gardens’ season offers different colours and scents.
From the Retreat’s upper terraces and verandahs the views are over olive, cypress and pine trees, across the sea and a tiny island, which marks the fjord like entrance to Vathy port, and up to the hillsides of the island’s interior. No other house in sight – a big, colourful and natural panorama.
Private swimming pool 11 x 7.5 metres
Maid service daily & linen change twice weekly.
Location: car hire recommended. Ithaca Mare taverna is a 10 minute walk and has good seafood. Vathy has a good selection of tavernas, shops and boat hire.
Accommodation: the main house has a large sitting room (WiFi accessed by dongle, provided on arrival/satellite TV/DVD) leading to dining area and kitchen (dishwasher); one double bedroom (air-con), one twin bedroom (air-con); children’s twin bedroom (air-con); cloakroom. Separate cottage (10 steps away from the main house) has an open-plan double bedroom, sitting area and kitchenette – all with air-con. All 4 bedrooms have an en suite bathroom.
Washing machine & dryer. Mosquito screens on all bedroom windows. Barbecue. Bicycles. Ping pong table.