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Frequently Asked Questions - The Villas & Your Stay

The Villas & Your Stay
How will I find the houses?

All guests receive complete instructions via e-mail in pdf form on how to get to the port of Lavrio and Kea. There is also a sign at the top of our road, 1 km after Peesses beach.

What is the villa setup?

There are three buildings, two closer to the sea in the front and one further back. The one front building contains Maria Beach House. Behind this is Villa Thymari. The third building  villa Aperon is further up and slightly back , offering a majestic sea view

Villas are well separated 50-200m apart

Do I have to bring towels and/or sheets?

Sheets and towels are included. However you can bring beach towels as it is not allowed to take house towels to the beach or you can rent beach towels on the spot

How close is the beach?

The Kastellakia beach is less than 15 meters away from Beach House Maria. Villa Thymari is 30 meters from the beach.  From Villa Aperon it is 120 meters and you have to walk up and down a steep road to the house.

Is the beach private?

Legally there is no such thing as a "private" beach in Greece. Beaches are public property and everybody is allowed access to them by land or sea. The Kastellakia beach is a less frequented, limited access beach. During high season (July & August) expect to encounter few people on it, not the number you normally encounter on other beaches of the island though. Generally speaking it is very quiet, with less than 8-10 persons on the beach at a time and this only in August. Off season (May, June, September, October) it is yours alone!

Is the beach suitable for children?

It depends on the age of the children and their swimming proficiency. The beach has small pebbles which become sand where the surf crashes. Entering the water may be a challenge for them as there are a few rocks in the beginning and the water gets deep very quickly. Koundouros (less than 3km away) is more "child-friendly", featuring sand and a gradual slope in. Expect to encounter a larger crowd there though.

Are there laundry facility in the vicinity?

All villas have laundry facilities: Beach House Maria shares a common laundry room and Villa Thymari and Aperons have their own. However, due to water restrictions and water scarcity, we do not encourage guests to do laundry at the villas on a regular basis. Bring enough clothes to last you your trip, at least for adults. In no case are you allowed to wash sheets, towels, blankets, etc without prior permission.

Is the water potable?

Theoretically yes, but the taste is not the best. We recommend bottled water for human consumption. You can use the tap water however to cook, wash vegetables, brush teeth, etc. It is clean rainwater!

Do you serve breakfast?

Villas are self catering and you have to make your own, the way you like it!

We do provide a welcome basket, and will pre-stock the fridge upon request.

What should I buy for food?

Villas come with basic supplies like salt and pepper, olive oil and vinegar, pasta, spices, soaps, detergents/cleaners, toilet paper. You will also receive a welcome basket with local goods, instructions and a map of the island to use. You should definitely plan to bring bottled water, juice/soda/wine/beer/alcohol, cheese, yoghurt, cereal, meat, fish, chicken, kitchen paper towels, candy, chocolate, ice cream and any other food or item you fancy! All of this may be purchased locally. Don't forget suntan lotion.

Where do I get and leave the keys?

Owners are on-site - for you every day, every night. Concerige services available as well.

Do you accept pets?

We accept dogs.  Larger dogs may have to live outside. In no case are dogs allowed to climb on couches, chairs, beds, sun beds.

What is the smoking policy?

Inside, the villas are NON smoking. Though not strictly enforced, we ask smoking guests to be considerate and smoke outside, being very careful to extinguish and dispose of their cigarettes properly.

Do you offer discounts?

Discounted prices are offered for Early Bird and Last Minute. Cash on arrival discounts available as well - inquire.

What form(s) of payment to you accept?

Bank wire transfers (SWIFT & other) in EURO via our booking clearing house Greek Villas 4 Rent.com or cash on arrival.
Paypal with its surcharge added (currently 3.54 %)
No credit cards are accepted, bank or personal checks

What is the price of my rental?

Prices are defined on three parameters: season, occupancy (number of people) and villa selection. Please inquire about economy, standard and deluxe packages to fit your needs.

Why can't I rent a villa for a weekend?

Our villas are licensed by the Greek National Tourism Organizaiton according to law 4179. The law defines a minimum rental period for such accommodation

Minimum rental period for our villas in high season (July-August) is 7 days. You can come and stay for the weekend, but you will be charged the entire week (as well as invoiced for that period)

Are there extra charges for our stay?

All packages include linen and towels, electricity and water, Beach Umbrellas and on-site assistance.

You can choose your package - Economy, Standard or Deluxe

Economy does not have WiFi, A/C option or BBQ use - these would be an additional cost.

 

Can the Guest Suite of V Aperon be booked while we occupy the top villa?

 Though independent with no common area, and little contact, it could be booked if you do not book the entier villa.

Are all of your villas together on the same location?

Villa Aperon, Villa Thymari and Maria Beach House are in Kastellakia Bay, a remote, tranquil, very private inlet in the SoutWest fo the isalnd

Alexandra Beach House is in the ever so popular Koundouros Bay, 1.3 km form Kastellakia Bay, in a complex of similar units. However, since it is the last in the row is offers some privacy

Is there Internet?

Yes there is! Despite our remote location with no land lines, we offer a fast 24 MBPS Satellite connection via Wifi to all of our Kastellakia Bay Villas with our Standard and Deluxe packages. Economy packages are charged extra for Internet access. Free access ranges from 1-5 GB (5000 MBs) depending on package and up to 6 devices can be used at a time

Upon arrival you will find on the villa your access code

Due to its nature, the connection has volume limits so any streaming application like Youtube, Spotify, Hulu, On-line games, etc will use up the available volume very quickly. Also smartphomes that have their Update Automatically option on, will do so too.

Hence the free internet volume is to be used to share your vacation moments with friends and family and keep, if necessary, in touch with your office! Time to log-off and enjoy the surroundings!

Alexandra BH offers land-line based Internet at 6-11 MBPS

 

Can I buy more internet access volume and how?

If you have an Economy package with no access or a Standard and Deluxe where you have used up your access volume, you can ask to buy more.

As this is an (efficient but expensive..) satellite connection, prices are defined daily according to demand. 1 GB will range form EUR 7 to EUr 45 depending on traffic.

Inquire and we will send you the quote within 2-4 hours and if you agree to it, it wil be charged against your damage deposit. A new code will be issued. There is a finite amount of GB you may purchase per week.

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