Built in 2008. Set in 5315sqm of mature olive grove, Villa Aquilo nestles on the west coast hillside of Alonissos with stunning views out to sea and over towards Skopelos. Aquilo’s location gives it a wonderful South West aspect and so enjoys stunning sunsets over Skopelos town in the distance together with the gentle sound of waves breaking due to the location being 2 minutes walk away from the beach cove of Megali Ammos.
Aquilo is just two kilometres away from the port of Patitiri, a small graded track leads to a coastline covered in pine, olive and cypress trees. Aquilo provides and comfortable and peaceful retreat.
Villa Aquilo has been designed by a well respected resident architect and completed to an exceptional standard and provides over 125sqm of living accommodation over two floors. The property conforms to the latest earthquake-proof reinforced concrete frame standards. The villa has mains electricity together with a sterna capacity of over 65m3. The property is accessed by a private illuminated driveway of over 75m ending with a walled parking area with illuminated steps leading up towards the villa’s entrance.
Steps lead up onto a large open plaka faced terrace pass the swimming pool and up to the double doors of the entrance. From here the door opens into a 2m x 2.5m lobby area, opposite is another set of double doors which opens out to the very private 6m x 5m courtyard which has a beautiful illuminated olive tree giving shade to both the courtyard and the herb garden beneath it.
Turning left from the lobby area you enter the 5m x 3m kitchen/dining area complete with two under counter refrigerators, dishwasher and electric hob and fan oven, the plumbed-in washing machine can be found in the 5m x 4m Apothiki (storeroom). Following into the 5m x 4m lounge area and looking up you will be notice the lovely rich chestnut beams, which add character throughout the property. The entire floor area of Aquilo is covered by natural tumbled marble botticino tiles and layed in the Opus Romano pattern. Towards the far end of the lounge there is a round cove area where the Jotal 6kw wood burning stove sits for those cosy nights in. From the lounge there is a large French window that leads out towards the pool and the magnificent views beyond.
Bedroom one (double): Turning right from the lobby area you enter through large double doors one of the three well appointed air conditioned bedrooms. Bedroom one measures 4.0m x 5.1m with the continuing tumbled marbled tiles and the chestnut roof. Double doors leading off the bedroom opens into the en-suite measuring 2m x 4m with an additional wet room shower area of 1.5m x 2.5m (semi circle). Tumbled green and botticino mosaic tiles cover the entire wet area with large wall tiles setting off the remaining area. From the bedroom there is a French window opening out to the terrace with outstanding views across megali ammos and beyond to Skopelos.
Bedroom two (double): From the lounge area leading through double doors the marbled stairs lead up to bedroom two. This bedroom measures 4.0m x 4.5m and has the benefit of it’s own balcony over looking the beautiful fragrant courtyard and over the pelion stoned roofs of Aquilo to the forested coastline. The en-suite carries the same dimensions and quality finishes as bedroom 1. Leading from this double bedroom are French doors that open out to a substantial covered pergola terrace area (4m x 6m approx) where you can comfortably seat 6 people and enjoy eating al fresco while the sun slowly sets over Skopelos. From this pergola area you are able to take the winding stone stairs back down to the courtyard area as well as stairs down to the poolside.
Bedroom 3 (twin): From the double doors leading from the lounge there is another set of double doors opposite that lead into the twin bedded room (4.0m x 3.5m). Leading off to the right of bedroom three are French doors with direct access to the courtyard. The ensuite to bedroom three again carries the same dimensions and quality finishes as bedroom one and two.
Within the ground floor terracing lies the swimming pool. The pool measures 3.5m x 9m with an additional 2m x 2m step area, the pool depth is a constant 1.3m and is beautifully finished with glazed agean blue tiles with a defining band of white tiles defining the pool water level. The pool has four pool lights that can be operated independently of other landscape lights. Just off the pool area is a traditional purpose built barbeque area for everyone to enjoy. Up from the pool area there are the stone stairs that take you down to the Apothiki which is directly beneath the lounge area.
Aquilo stands at the top of the large 5300sqm plot and enjoys garden borders of oleanders, lavendar, plumbego flowers complimented by apricot, lemon and almond trees. Ground cover includes sage, oregano and rosemary.