Spiti Charlie - Spetses, Greece
"Spiti Charlie" is a grand old Venetian-style villa in the old part of Spetses town with lovely big rooms, elaborately painted ceilings, painted wooden floors, old-fashioned iron bed-steads (with comfortable modern mattresses!) and thick walls – making it delightfully cool in the heat of summer
It sleeps 10. It has an enormous terrace which looks right onto the sea with a spectacular view to Mt. Didima on the mainland, and a delightful garden at the back with a wisteria-covered pergola where there is a large marble table for eating outside.
Spiti Charlie does not have a swimming-pool but the sea is literally at the bottom of the front steps and is beautiful for swimming.
The best beaches and coves are on the other side of the island and on the further reaches of the mainland – it is easy to hire a traditional Greek caique with a boatman who will take you to these places for the day or half-day.
Spiti Charlie’s housekeeper speaks excellent English. She and her sister are both good cooks and, by separate arrangement, can cater for picnics, breakfast, lunches and large dinner parties. Two hours maid-service is provided daily – additional hours on request.