Every year our extended family (10 adults and 7 kids from 15-3) goes for a week-long holiday in a different location in Europe.
This year we stayed at Marina's House and we had the best experience one can imagine.
The house is huge (8 bedrooms, some of them can be used as self-contained units) and 8.5 baths), fully air-conditioned (important for us) and very beautiful. It has an extensive (and multi-layered) garden with fruit (we picked grapes, figs, squash, tomatoes, and pears) overlooking the tranquil Aegean sea, with the continent visible in the horizon.
The swimming pool is large, clean, and commands breathtaking views.
The kitchen is fully stocked and there is nothing more satisfying than cooking a delicious meal from local produce and enjoying it at the large veranda.
Aegina itself is quite close to Athens (45 minutes by boat and 75 by ferry) and is unspoiled by foreign tourists (most of the people we met were locals or domestic tourists). We found great fish restaurants, beautiful beaches, and nice ports.
Marina herself was the perfect host (although we only met her once, upon arrival). We communicated via WhatsApp and whatever problem we had, she was quick to resolve (e.g, an air conditioner that wasn't working well, was fixed within a few hours). She was also my personal lifesaver as on the way from Athens to the airport I forgot my phone and wallet on the taxi and had no way to identify t he driver. Marina did the mission impossible of hunting down the driver, locating my belonging, and shipping it to me.