Vici is born to be a host! From the first messages online to a melancholic fairwell at the port of Serifos we had a wonderful stay in her beautiful studio. Having coffee and a great conversation on her terrace, Vici told us the story of her house (a fantastic architectural work with a modern, spacious floor plan and smart appropriation of local materials and building traditions) and how well Airbnb worked for her.
We host travellers seeking a tranquil, romantic getaway in Serifos and we are grateful for their gestures of thanks giving. This is the most visceral and moving part along the way. Hospitality at it’s best.
Huffpost, July 2016, How a writer built the homeliest Guesthouse on Serifos.The lovely house was a guesthouse, but it was a million miles from the ‘classic’ Greek ‘rooms for rent’. For lack of a better word, it was far more homely than that. In fact, its every little detail filled you with an irresistible desire to visit—and stay there forever.
frescoes, literary fresh, are all these new things or services that our guests as like-minded folks, inspire us to add every now and then at the Writer’s Home & Guest-home. Every year we love nesting in preparation for guests that appreciate the small gestures of a home-made hospitality. So, despite cleaning up insides and taking good care of our lush garden -not to mention the difficulty of preserving a lush garden on a rocky land – we enjoy to think of
Everyone, without a single exception, had a great laugh with my desire to build a small, stone built home and a detached guest-home in Serifos during early 1990s since brick is the easiest material for modern constructions. But it has happened as hoped. It was built by local artisans; with local stone. It was characterized as a prototype house for Cyclades and it was a low budget story that needed much tenacity and loads of personal labor. It has been more than 50 years since a stone house got built on the island, which is a rock in its entity.
Nestled at the foot of the mounthill, a 3min walk down to the sandy beach, set on a lush landscape by a shady arbor with grape vines, juneberries trees, pomegranate, eucalyptus and olive trees, the writer’s home welcomes you to a place of peaceful respite. A real rural escapism overlooking the sailboats in the sea.