Situated on the North Shore of Blue Mountain, Villa Sounion derived its name from the Sanctuary of Poseidon on the southern tip of Attica. The temple is situated on a hill overlooking the cliffs and rocky shoreline. Mythically, the rocky peninsula was the home of the Sirens. Their sweet songs tempting many a mariner to their death on the rocks. We invite you to invoke the spirit of Jason and Odysseus and ignore the songs of modern day Sirens.
Bathe in sunlight and revel in the Ocean views as life takes on the pace of the Ancients. Villa Sounion was finished in 2000 in a style reminiscent of heritage. The Marble that grace the floors, combine with Cycladic columns in relief and the stunning views form a relaxing backdrop to the cacophony colors of Modern Life depicted on the walls. Feel welcomed!
The large (30 x 18ft) Living Room overlooking the Swimming Pool and the Atlantic Ocean beyond, is lavishly furnished with comfortable sofas and chairs affording relaxation for 10 adults. There is a Reflector 675 x 4.5" Telescope with a selection of lenses to view distant ships, the evening lights of Grace Bay or the romantic stars overhead. Night-time viewing is best with as many lights OFF as possible around the Pool Area. The twins of Gemini, Castor and Pollux can be readily viewed in the overhead winter sky. It is perhaps no coincidence that these mythological brothers, trained by Hercules, accompanied Jason and the Argonauts to encounter the Sirens at Sounion!
There is a full selection of entertainment equipment that resides in the large cupboard in the Living Room including chess board with pieces, and the staff can provide a badminton net, rackets and shuttle cock to play in the driveway, or set you up for Monopoly and poker. Sounion villa also provides a large selection of Videos, which are available for guest use. The Villa has satellite reception from DirecTV. The satellite is integrated into the Stereo receiver, allowing input from satellite audio channels to be played throughout the Villa. The villa is also equipped with internet access and a fax.
The Great Room also features a large 10-seat Italianate table and offers formal dining when desired. The room is decorated with Modern Art, high ceiling fans and an Italian Marble floor. A full table setting for 10 is provided: Silverware/China/Wine & Water glasses. Adjacent to the dining room is a Mini-Bar, a wine refrigerator (32 bottle capacity), the kitchen and a guest bathroom.
There are several places to sit under the shade and enjoy the views. Imagine sitting here, reading a book and listening to the gentle ebb and flow of the waves or music from the main stereo system. There is an outdoor dining table adjacent. Dine on Royal Doulton outdoor crockery and drink from unbreakable Stahl glasses.
A spacious, modern and airy Kitchen with commanding views of the Grace Bay and the Villa's Pool opens to 2 informal dining areas outside the Kitchen - either the Veranda, overlooking the pool, or the Breakfast Balcony, overlooking the Sea.
The Breakfast Balcony offers an impressive 180deg. view of Grace Bay, Thompson Cove and the Blue Mountains. The table sits 6 adults. A Barbecue is available for use on the Breakfast Balcony - stored either on the Balcony or the Garage.
The Villa is cleaned twice a week by our staff - a light mid-week clean of the bedrooms and common areas and the major clean (normally) on the weekend.
There is a pristine coral reef yards from the dock which is a "fish nursery" where you can see all species of fish and turtles at certain times of the year. Depending on the tide, you can walk along the shore to deserted Thompson Cove or hop in the car for an early morning walk on Grace Bay Beach. The coral is the best on the island and you can best see all the fish, turtles, lobsters and octopus at dawn or dusk when they are feeding. This part of the reef is a fishery so you may see many juveniles which are usually a different color then their parents. You can also use the telescope in the living room to chart the heavens and find you star!
Bedroom / Bathroom Descriptions:
Bedroom 1 - Master:- King size bed, En-suite bathroom, Air conditioning, Ceiling fan, Cable TV, VCR , Balcony