If you’ve ever dreamed of vacationing the way “the other half lives,” you’ll see it when you land at Douglas, a luxury villa in Kalafatis on the Greek island of Mykonos. The villa, offered by The Greek Villas, actually consists of several different guesthouses. The main house contains four bedrooms, each with its own bathroom — and a “his and hers” bath arrangement for the master suite ¬— plus a lower level in which the lucky vacationers can house their private staff. For extended family, there are two additional guest houses, each with its own entrance, and each containing two double bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, as well as living areas, kitchens, and private terraces. Should last-minute guests need to arrive quickly, or in style, this villa even has its own helicopter landing pad!
It’s a lot of space for a discriminating vacationer and select friends, or a large family who can take advantage of a beautiful expanse. Interiors of cool white and light wood flooring play off neutral colors in furniture — grays, browns, pale blues, and sand colors — that reflect the hues of sea and sky. An open floor plan leads from the kitchen, dining, and living area out to the outdoor terrace, featuring a magnificent pool and spa as well as a rustic stone-and-wood sheltered al fresco dining area with barbecue. For entertaining, there’s an indoor/outdoor sound system, as well as satellite TV and movies — not to mention the ever-changing panorama of views over the Aegean Sea. In short, Douglas is the crème-de-la-crème of villa rentals — offered by The Greek Villas on an individual inquiry basis.