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Cul-de-sac location private road panoramic sea/mountain views village 3 min walk

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 - 30 nights

Overview


Details
Property
villa
People
6
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
7 - 30 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday villa in Megalo Chorio - Eden Villa, Tilos, Dodecanese.

3 bedrooms 2 bathrooms, shaded veranda, roof terrace, large garden private road.

Eden Villa is in an unrivalled position on the island for views and location. Megalo Horio village is only a 2 minute walk down our private road but the quietness, feeling of solitude and complete seclusion here makes for a truly relaxing holiday. The villa offers plenty of space for a holiday with family or friends. The ground floor has one bedroom, a bathroom and the fully equipped kitchen. On the 1st floor is a spacious living room leading out to a shady covered veranda which is perfect for breakfast time or evening meals. The 2nd floor has two further bedrooms and the second bathroom and on the 3rd floor is the roof terrace with superb views of the mountains, Eristos Bay and Megalo Horio, a traditional Greek whitewashed village built into the side of the mountain. Here you will find an excellent restaurant, ouzeri and kafenion; it also has a supermarket which sells everything you could need for your stay. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions, e.g. travel arrangements or special rates.

FREE Wireless internet is available in the villa for unlimited internet/email access and is perfect for contacting friends or family by SKYPE or to stream live sporting events. We provide beach towels for your convenience for use around the swimming-pool or to take to the beach which will save you valuable space and weight in your suitcase.

How about spending Christmas on an unspoiled Greek Island with a roaring log fire and a locally reared turkey dinner? Eden Villa is the place at a very reasonable rental rate in a fantastic location. Email us for further details of what we can offer.

Our responsibility to the environment: we are aware of our responsibility to the environment, so here at Eden Villas we ask you conserve the water of the island wherever possible, we also have low energy light bulbs fitted throughout the property with solar lights in the garden and solar panels to heat the villa water tank. The swimming-pool lights and pump are on a timer for maximum efficiency not compromising the cleanliness of the pool which is checked daily by us to ensure the best possible quality swimming water.

We offer current guests 'first option' on the same dates for the following year for a 25% initial deposit. The balance then becomes due 10 weeks before their holiday.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Owner
Rob & Annie.
Member since: 2004
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
11 November, 2016
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Guestbook comments from the owner

Annie & Rob. We loved staying at Eden Villa, a perfect place for chilling out! Thank you for the rose wine we drank on your terrace. Best wishes.
Aug 2013
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Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(45 traveller reviews)

Cul-de-sac location private road panoramic sea/mountain views village 3 min walk
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 64 reviews
5

Wonderful villa in a beautiful location !

  • 5 of 5

This is the ultimate Greek get away from it all holiday destination. A detached villa perched on a hillside with a gorgeous clean pool that gazes down the valley to a long virtually deserted sandy beach. The villa is really spacious, comfortable and well equipped. The owners Annie and Rob have a twin villa on site and can't do enough for you to make your stay completely relaxed and trouble free. They speak good Greek and can advise you on every aspect of your holiday including travel arrangements. They will of course pick you up from the port ! Just a few minutes walk from the villa are two lovely authentic family run tavernas and a superb Kafenion serving drinks and small plates of delicious Greek food. On the way to the beach you'll find two more excellent tavernas. There is also a supermarket in the village and a regular bus service. If you enjoy walking, this island is unbeatable. It is the real Greece ! Away from the crowds, great food, amazing weather (and sunsets) and the best people. Book early to avoid being disappointed, we are back in April 17 !!!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi there. Thank you for the lovely review. Have a good winter in Blighty. See you next year! :-)
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5

Eden Villas in a beautiful valley location

  • 5 of 5

We have been visiting Tilos since 2002 and knew of Eden Villas before our visit in 2016. Having normally stayed in Livadia we decided to book with Rob & Annie for a change and it is a decision we certainly did not regret.

The villa is well equipped and very comfortable. It was quite cold at night during the first week, with a keen north wind, but the heaters kept the villa warm when we were in at night. We cooked and ate in more often than usual because the kitchen is equipped well enough to do that and we were able to contribute to the BBQ lunch party Rob & Annie organised for a friend's birthday, to which we were invited.

The villa is kept clean and Rob and Annie are both very attentive and sociable hosts. Annie's home made marmalade and olives in herb oil were delicious and we were delighted when the empty jars were immediately replaced with a fresh supply!

Jim really enjoyed the two mountain walks with Rob and Fergie - an opportunity to return to a couple of routes on the Profitis Ilias range after 4 years absence following a serious climbing accident in 2013.

The villa and grounds are a perfect place to chill out after a morning out walking, with a variety of spots to sit out in the sun or under shade. The view from the veranda to the mountain peaks overlooking the Skafi valley is stunning. The villa is also a perfect spot for bird watching, with the bee-eaters providing hours of entertainment.

The swimming pool is an added luxury and is well maintained by Rob.

Overall the villa is a perfect location whether you prefer an active holiday exploring the magnificent Tilos mountains, visiting nearby beaches or just chilling out around the pool and lovely garden.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jim, hi Catherine. Thanks for the great review. Your walking book "Exploring Tilos" (Jim Osborne) is a wonderful book for the island and has been an inspiration for so many visitors of many nationalities. Keep in touch. edenvillas@hotmail.com
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5

Lovely villa on a beautiful island

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed an idyllic holiday at Eden Villa on Tilos in June/July 2015. We were a party of two adults and three children (aged 14, 11 and 8). The listing here is entirely accurate and the property really did live up to all our expectations. Eden Villa was clean, pleasant and well-maintained and it felt like a very friendly, homely place to stay. Everything you might expect to find upon arrival was there, and all the little things you hope not to have to worry about while you are on holiday were taken care of.

Our hosts, Rob and Annie, were welcoming, helpful and knowledgeable about the local facilities and environment. Our children utterly adored their dog, Fergie. We liaised with Rob and Annie by email in advance about travel routes / connections. We flew in to Kos and then caught the catamaran which connects the local islands out to Tilos, and Rob collected us from Livadia port without a hitch. The best features of the property for us, without a doubt, were the swimming pool (which we made the most of) and the shaded veranda (where we shared our meals against a backdrop of mountains and sea).

Tilos itself is a very beautiful, unspoilt holiday destination – a real find. We liked the fact that Tilos was quiet, and not at all touristy. If you want to eat out, there are a small number of good quality places that cook authentic, tasty local food. The people on Tilos care about their island and there is a real sense of community. If you’re looking for somewhere natural, authentic, atmospheric and friendly, Tilos is the place. And if you do want a bit of nightlife, there is a bar we would recommend: during the summer months a late night bar opens around 11pm each evening in the deserted hillside village of Mikro Horio – it is quirky, delightful and a big draw for locals and visitors alike, with a generous, friendly atmosphere.

Tilos is incredibly beautiful. We enjoyed unspoilt beaches (we had them pretty much to ourselves in June) and clear seas. An abundance of natural beauty is around every corner of the island. The walk to the nearest beach took us past hundreds of butterflies and gloriously colourful wild flowers and herbs. We did hire a car to get about quickly – it was very simple and cheap to do – but no journey was ever more than a couple of miles and you could easily manage without a car, by walking and catching the local bus. Avoid the pitfalls of busy tourist destinations and take a real holiday on Tilos.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear all, thank you for your lovely, thoughtful review. We hope you will consider returning to the villa and Tilos in the future.
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5

First trip to Tilos

  • 5 of 5

The property description and facilities are perfectly accurate it does exactly what it says on the Tin. The villa was well presented and very clean,Rob and Annie are perfect hosts, if you want to go solo that's fine with them but we enjoyed their company and were fortunate enough to have a couple of evenings out together.we have been to plenty of other Greek islands that proclaim to be the real Greece as it used to be but these haven't met our idea of the real Greek islands.Tilos is without doubt a relaxed island and on this occasion fully met our expectations at Last !! not a Brit bar in sight.The Tilos people are genuine and friendly (you soon realise this when your child is throwing up on the Bus),We stayed for 2 weeks and ate out a lot,in this time we never had a bad meal or any other problems relating to foreign travel .we stopped in Rhodes overnight on the way out and the way back just to make life easier with flights.So go on spoil yourselves and book it you deserve it,Just remember this is life not a dressed rehearsal.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 2, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a great review! Thanks Paul and Michelle for taking the time and effort to write the review, we really hope to see you again on Tilos. Please say hi to the rest of the party from us. :-)
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5

Perfect place to stay on Tilos

  • 5 of 5

We felt at home immediately in this lovely house. There is plenty of space both inside and out and it is in very peaceful and quiet surroundings.

The kitchen is well equiped including a washing machine. This and the provision of beach/pool towels meant we could travel light.

The house is on the edge of Megalo Horio, a traditional Greek village with one taverna and an ouzeria, the latter at which is frequented by the local men each night. Great to experience a real Greek atmosphere! There is also a nice path down to the little taverna at Agios Adonis port. All serve good locally sourced food and we found it best to just ask what they had cooked that day rather than looking at the menu.

The couple who own the house, Rob & Annie live next door and will keep a quiet eye on you to ensure everything is ok. They were very helpful and only too happy to let us borrow their walking guides and walking poles during our stay as well as picking us up/returning us to the port and giving ferry advice both prior to arrival and during our stay due to the Sea Star being out of service. They have also just rescued the most delightful friendly dog who greeted us enthusiastically whenever she saw us.

We were able to go walking directly from the house; it is only 30 minutes to the nearest beach at Eristos or 50 minutes to the deserted (in sept) beach at Skafi. The climb to the castle behind the house is also worth it for the views. We also used the 'Exploring Tilos' guide to embark on some longer walks.

We have always loved Tilos and have now found the perfect place to stay. We will certainly book it again next time we holiday on Tilos.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 19, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jane & Mark, It was really nice to meet you both. Thanks for your lovely review, it is very full and thoughtful. We so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope to see you again.
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5

Great value for money and just as described.

  • 5 of 5

Having got to know the wonderful island of Tilos, we realise that there is no better base than Eden Villa. A perfect spot just beside the nicest village and an easy short walk to a fantastic shop which stocks everything imaginable staffed by a family who are friendly and helpful beyond belief (they can even arrange delivery of crates of beer). Excellent friendly affordable restaurants to walk to as well. Good walks to mountain tops and beaches from the door. Dead easy to use bus service (forgot to take coins to pay? - don't worry, 'pay next time') - leading to both ends of the island's road, stopping at beaches etc. The port village is also nice and hosts great, not too fiddly, honest car and scooter rentals - very quiet scooters only! Beaches are nice and often genuinely empty (in late June at least). Interesting places to visit. Things that stand out are the quietness and peace - you can hear the bus coming minutes before it arrives. Interesting flora and fauna all around you and beautiful scenery. Astonishing night skies. As for the property it is as good as it sounds and is perfectly equipped. The pool is a genuine pool, kept clean and is deep and big - suitable for diving and synchronised swimming contests! Nearby, but with a keen eye to your privacy, are Rob and Annie - willing to help and advise as much as you want and easily found if you need them. Rob and Annie are as friendly as can be.

We flew out to Rhodes and spent a night at the Noufara Hotel (good value, basic, clean and friendly - and very helpful indeed) before getting the ferry to Tilos. Don't worry if you can't find ferry timetables up to date on the internet - just email Rob and Annie while, or after, booking and they will sort you out in good time (we didn't know how we would get back to Rhodes even after arrival on Tilos but were not concerned one bit and, of course, it all fell into place - it's that sort of island). We'd advise people to go to Tilos and stay at Eden Villa with one proviso - don't tell anyone else about it.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow, what a review! Thank you so much for your positive comments and for staying with us this year, you were the perfect guests. We hope to see you all again. :-)
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Location

Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
1.'Palio Meraki' cafenion 2.'Kali Kardia' ouzeria.
Nearest Ferry
7 Kilometres
Livadia
Nearest Motorway
750 Metres
Livadia-Megalo Horio
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
'To Kastro' (The Castle restaurant).
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Eristos/Skafi
Car: not necessary

Tilos is one of the most southerly Greek Islands situated close to the Turkish coast near Rhodes and Kos in the Dodecanese. Smaller than its more famous neighbours it is still largely unknown and having avoided mass tourism it remains one of the few genuinely unspoiled Greek Islands. Tilos has two villages, Megalo Horio the capital and Livadia the port. Our village is a 2 minute walk from the villa with restaurants and a cafenion but is far enough away for total peace and quiet. There is also a museum which has bones from a dwarf elephant which were found in a nearby cave some years ago. Eden Villa has one of only five swimming-pools on the island and is the only property for rent with a private swimming-pool. It is not overlooked and offers spectacular views of Skafi valley, the surrounding mountains and Eristos Bay to the south which boasts the best beach of many on the island. The mountain behind the villa features a ruined 15th century castle which can be reached on foot in about 45 mins.

Other Activities: Island boat tours with BBQ. Excellent birdwatching. Snorkeling. Fishing. Deep sea fishing. Ancient monastery and many restored chapels. Abundant wild flowers in spring.

Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa on Megalo Chorio, Aegean Islands

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Winter 2016
1 Nov 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
30 night minimum stay
£1,000
for 30 nights
£1,000
 
 
April 2017.
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£800
for 7 nights
£800
 
 
May 2017.
1 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£900
for 7 nights
£900
 
 
June 2017.
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,000
for 7 nights
£1,000
 
 
July 2017.
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,200
for 7 nights
£1,200
 
 
August 2017.
1 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
10 night minimum stay
£2,000
for 10 nights
£1,400
 
 
September 2017.
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,000
for 7 nights
£1,000
 
 
October 2017.
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£900
for 7 nights
£900
 
 
Winter 2017.
1 Nov 2017 - 31 Mar 2018
30 night minimum stay
£1,000
for 30 nights
£1,000
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Cancellation policy:
25% deposit. Non refundable. In some cases we may offer a deposit transfer for alternative dates subject to availability.
Balance for stay: If a cancellation is made after the full amount has been paid i.e. 10 weeks or less before your arrival. We will refund pro rata if we are able to re rent for the original period or part period on the new rental rate we receive.

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Megalo Chorio in Europe

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 120 m²
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Ground floor Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    2nd floor Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Both showers are situated in the corner of the bathroom with a small raised step and have shower curtains inside to prevent a wet bathroom floor which is still common in Greece. Soap dispensers with coconut scented hair and body wash are provided in both bathrooms. Hand and bath towels are provided for each guest and changed twice a week or when required.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Ground floor - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot , Double bed
    2nd floor - 2 Single Bed , Twin beds
    2nd floor - 2 Single Bed , Twin beds
    1st floor living-room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Double sofa bed
  • Double bedroom on the ground floor with french windows opening out to the garden area, two twin rooms on the second floor one with french windows leading to a panoramic sea view balcony, the other bedroom has garden and castle views.Ceiling fans and mosquito netting are in all rooms along with 'mossie plug ins' and spare liquid bottles. All bed linen provided; sheets and towels changed twice weekly or as requested. Cot with detachable mosquito net, changing mat and high chair provided. All bedrooms are fitted throughout with handmade pine furniture including bed-side drawers, wardrobe and dressing table.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Bicycles ...
  • Binoculars
  • Terrace ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Patio
  • Veranda ...
  • Porch Furniture
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • 4 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Optional
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • festivals
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
Notes:
Visitors' book comments: Bill Debbie Larry Suzie Downing 03.09.06. Another wonderful fortnight at Eden Villas! NOTHING was lacking. Cant wait to come again in 2007. There is only one word to describe everything about Tilos - LUSH! Denise & Nick August 06: Had a superb week at Eden Villas. Tranquility and relaxation are only some of the words to describe it. Tilos is a beautiful island! Jean James. Australia. This is paradise on Earth. We have spent a perfect month here to celebrate my birthday. The location and facilities are tops. A magical island. Thank you. Pete Andrew (Devon) Eden Villas, so well named! This is paradise. You've got something special here. Great place, great people, fantastic holiday. Malc & Sue (Bury) A brilliant place to chill out. Villa great with fantastic views.

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