“Why not rent your villa or part of it?” asked us a French friend back in 1996, with a villa of her own in Paros doing the same.
We were the first to offer luxury villa rentals -as we know it today- on the island of Kea-Tzia in 1999 our Maria Beach House.
All we heard for more than a decade was “WHERE” or “WHERE IS THAT” Kea-Tzia?
That Kea-Tzia from an unknown obscure Cycladic destination just off the shore of Attika, grew to become one of the most coveted ‘alternative’ Greek island destinations for “those who know”. Kea also became the site of major corporate hospitality giants’ investments like THE ONE AND ONLY luxury resort or the bespoke GRACE HOTELS.
After 2 decades plus and after many happy guests, the Kastellakia Bay Villas grew from one to 4 but are still a self-financed, family run operation under the commercial and marketing umbrella of an industry short-term rental leader Greek Villas 4 Rent.com.
Nevertheless, it never lost its family non-commercial profile, its serenity, seaside tranquility and “end-of-the-world” feeling, a guest once wrote. We still view all guests in the same manner: as unique and special to us, striving to offer a near perfect, unique, custom vacation experience, treating as family and trying to convey our 25-year old local knowledge to their benefit and needs.
We do not just hand you a key: we are on-site to help you organize your days and are ready to help with our intimate knowledge of the local area, organize guided day-trips to ancient monuments, island boat tours, and hikes. We are here to help create memories for you and your loved ones to cherish for the rest of your lives. As such, we can prepare or arrange for specific events –eg Weddings- or special meals at restaurants for anniversaries, birthdays.
For that reason, we encourage medium to long-term stays, to "soak-in" the island, its landscapes, it scents, the light, the wind, the people.
Our real reward is meeting and sharing experiences over food and a glass of wine watching the sunset on our Bay, with many wonderful people, from different backgrounds and countries. And that makes every ounce of effort and money worth it.
Come share the Kastellakia Bay experience with us, come to Kea, come to Greece this year! We would love to meet you and become your friends.
Michael, Ruth & Stefanos