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From the moment we drove up the drive and were greeted warmly by John and excitedly by Ellie the dog we know we were going to enjoy our stay at Olive Tree Cottage. John cooked us a delicious home cooked meal the 1st evening we were there of - Greek Salad, spicy meatball, taziki, sun ripened tomato bread, pitta bread and lemon cheesecake (just the start of wonderful tasting home cooked goodies from John over the next week).
From the terrace outside the cottage you have a stunning view over the olive trees and out across Lagana Bay. The steps from the terrace lead down to the lawn under the shade of lemon and Olive trees with a table and chairs. Next to here is the pool with a covered area, sun terrace, hammock, sun beds and pool.
If you are looking for a quiet typically Greek style holiday Olive Tree Cottage is for you, it's very relaxing. It is ideally suited to a couple. We very much appreciated John's "little parcels" of home made/home grown goods (marmalade, croissants, saganki cheese, fresh figs). John made us feel as if we really were home from home, he advised us of places to eat locally - we tried and recommend Zepos. The trunk on the terrace contains an array of games and books should you want to use them.
Ellie the dog loves to have company and would come most morning and evening to make sure we were ok, which as animal lovers we enjoyed.
The lane up to the cottage is quite uneven and the drive very steep so we would suggest that a jeep or vehicle of similar height would be best - we did however manage in our hired Skoda fabia but it wasn't easy.
On our last evening John had a BBQ for two friends who had come over from UK to help John with some ground maintainenance and asked us tp join them - once again John's cooking was out of this world - homemade garlic bread, greek salad, tomatoes with melted feta and Olive Oil (John's own oil), beetroot and onion salad, Jacket potato, bbq'd marinated pancetta chops,, chicken drumsticks, fresh large prawn, vegetable kebabs, calamari, followed by bbq rum banana/pineapple.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, the only downside for us we only booked 7 days! If we could give 10 stars we would.
Two weeks of sunshine and comfortable temperature was a perfect regeneration for a Norwegian family (parents and children 7 and 9). The Apartement was convenient, but most of the time we spent outside on the balcony, by the pool or exploring the island. The garden with olives, tomatoes and lemons added to the experience. Our friendly host John took very good care of us and gave helpful tips for excursions around the beautiful island. The property is secluded from the touristic parts of the island, and a good starting point for adventurous visits to the west of the island. Five stars!
Would like to thank John and Gilly for their kindness during our stay at olive tree cottage! The accommodation is everything you need for for your holiday and has views to die for.
The handmade Greek treats we received regularity from John during our stay were delicious and our hosts made us feel so welcome and relaxed. The pool was fantastic, just the right size for a swim and Is nice and private and very clean. Lovely outside seating area to take in the views while dining a la fresco. John let us help ourselves to fresh lemons off the trees and provided us with eggs from his hens.
The accommodation itself is clean, comfortable and well equipped with good air conditioning and Insect screens. Great bathroom and shower with lots of hot water.
It's only a short walk to the local shop where they could not be friendlier, even helping us to call a taxi when we were struggling with accent barriers and place name pronouncement. There are Places to eat nearby if you do not wish to drive and john has some great reccomedations for more traditional tavernas and day trips.
Would like to thank john especially for being such a good host despite his daily trips to the hospital and lack of sleep on this week in particular! It was very much appreciated.
Love this beautiful island and the cottage is the perfect base to explore from, giving you the chance to do the quiet traditional holiday but also with the option of some nightlife only 10 euros away in a taxi if u wish. Absolutely fantastic and Looking forward to returning! Would highly reccomend
Could not have stayed anywhere nicer. Our hosts were delight full and the villa is fantastic with the most amazing views. The local knowledge provided you just wouldn't get in a resort hotel. My first visit to Zante and I truly have been spoiled, so much so I plan on returning next year for 2 weeks rather than 1 and most definitely at the beautiful villa.
We first visited John and Gilly last year, and it was such a success we decided to repeat it, this time taking the opportunity to explore some new places. Our visit was once again greatly enhanced by John's wonderful range of foods (including home-made croissants this time around!) and his local knowledge of the area, which took us to places we'd never have found in a hundred years without his help.
On John's advice, we went to some lovely eateries on the island, including a rustic farmhouse tucked away in the Greek countryside and a very modern cafe right on the coast. We also visited the scenic Blue Caves, which must be seen to be believed, and a little more of the village behind the cottage, which has a quiet, serene air to it (and a corner shop with fresh bread, which always helps too.)
Add in some great views from the cottage and one of the friendliest dogs we've had the pleasure to encounter, and it was another holiday to remember. A recommended holiday destination!
We had the honour to open the season 2014 in Olive Tree Cottege, a week we will never forget. It's difficult to write something original, we can tell you all the positive things mentioned in earlier reviews are true: John and Gillian are perfect hosts who spoiled us with lovely treats, the view from the appartement is wonderful and there are lovely places and restaurants on the island to visit. We can really recommend this place to people who like a little bit of adventure ànd comfort.
And now something in dutch:
Dit appartement is werkelijk een aanrader! De Engelse eigenaars zijn zeer gastvrij en verwenden ons regelmatig met lekkere Griekse hapjes. Ook kunnen ze je, als je dat wilt, van allerlei tips voorzien, zoals restaurantjes die je zelf anders nooit vindt. Het appartement is prettig, met twee bedden in 1 kamer en een slaapbank in de andere. Het overdekte terras met prachtig uitzicht is de "eetkamer" met tafel en stoelen/bank.
Het zwembad in de mooie tuin is geweldig en helemaal van jou gedurende je verblijf. Een echte aanrader voor mensen die op zoek zijn naar een speciale plek met comfort èn een beetje avontuur.
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out 1 2016 - out 31 2016
Estadia mínima: 7 noite(s)
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To make your stay less stressful the rates include pick up from the airport or ferry if you are traveling by sea. Car or motor bike hire can be arranged and they can also be waiting for you on arrival if you wish. Just email your flight or travel details and we will be there to pick you up.
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