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Bedrooms 2
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Elegant Luxurious and Romantic traditional house with sea and mountain views

Nestled away in a quiet area of the enchanting mountain village of Asklipio, this is a unique traditional stone built property with a very modern twist.

This elegant village house has been lovingly renovated by its current owners to provide comfortable and stylish accommodation. New for 2017 we have an arrangement with a nearby hotel that guests of our house can use their outdoor facilities which comprise of lush gardens surrounding a spectacular pool (both kids and adult) and a toddler play area. Also a delicious snack bar serving all the traditional greek delicacies. The hotel is located a short 2km from our house.

This really is something special. Just inland from Kiotari, up a winding mountain road, is the village of Asklipio which maintains traditional Greek life.

Every Saturday the tradition of fresh baked bread is kept, and you will find all the old ladies baking their bread in their outdoor wood burning ovens.

The village also boasts the oldest Christian church still in use on the island which was founded in the 11th century AD. The village has its own museum, supermarket & cafes.

Only 2km down the mountain you will find the resort of Kiotari and the vast expanse of beach, restaurants, shops.

Golf: Afandou Golf Club is about 40 min drive. Club and cart rental is available. 18 hole green fees are around 35 Euro in the Season.

Walking Holidays: A paradise for keen ramblers; directly behind the house are some beautiful walks. Also popular with cyclists.

Something Special:

This traditional home has such charm and character with stunning views of the valley and the sea.

We have taken great care and pride in what we have achieved in a village that has not been spoiled by developers trying to build the next luxury hotel.

You definitely will experience the real Greek way of life here. The house is in a quiet and serene area of the village known as The Vrisi, which translates to the faucet, as there is a fresh-water source that runs from the mountains continuously and the water is ice cold and drinkable. The locals use it to refresh themselves and believe the water has many healing qualities.

*There is also free unlimited wireless internet access throughout the house.

More Details

Stergos Papastergos
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Swedish, Greek, Norwegian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 September, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Notia Rodos in Southern Aegean

Property Type:
  • house (terraced)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • Away From It All
  • Luxury
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Modern luxury bathroom with bath/shower over and WC. Pull out drawer unit with double basin for storage and wicker laundry baskets.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , huge beds could sleep up to three
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Two comfortable double bedrooms both with extra large double kings. Bedroom 2 with chest of drawers. Walk in wardrobe in main sala big enough for all clothes storage.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • 2 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Fully equipped kitchen. 4-ring electric hob, oven, grill, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, toaster, kettle, cutlery, crockery and utensils. Dining table and chairs. French doors leading onto the patio. Huge main sala area including a sleeping area for 2 above walk-in wardrobe. Traditional fireplace, French doors leading onto the patio. 40 inch plasma TV with satellite, DVD player, mini music centre with CD. There are 2 traditional 'banges' in the corners of the main room - which also can double up as sleepers. There is also another single bed above the walk-in wardrobe (this bed is slightly larger than a single and could snugly fit a couple). also there are two sofas one of which is brand new sofa bed as of 2010. Towels and linen included. Cleaning service upon request. High chairs/travel cot and children's toys upon request.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(18 traveller reviews)

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average rating of 4.888889 based on 18 reviews

Beautiful house on a lovely island.

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely little house which would suit a couple or small family. You need a car for this part of Rhodes. Interior design of this place is beautiful and the owner, Stergos, is a really helpful and friendly guy. The village is very friendly, as was everyone we met in Rhodes. The islanders virtually all speak English and are warm people. Beautiful beaches nearby - you can find quiet places or busier tourist areas all within a short drive. This is a great base from which to explore the island. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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An Ideal Combination

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at The Mandolin twice already in October 2012 and 2015. It really is an ideal combination for everyone looking for a small glimpse into traditional Rhodes village life but still wants to enjoy all the amenities. The cottage has a very romantic yet modern atmosphere and offers a perfect location just at the lower village border. So you get to enjoy great views from the terrace & this is great for sunny breakfasts or romantic evenings, while indoors offers all the creature comforts. Our daughter (12 years during our first stay) loved the high bed above the wardrobe and the mattress is comfy. The two bedrooms are also very nice with quirky features while the spacious living room is a great place to spend the evenings....it´s really as stunning as it looks in the photos. The cottage is situated in a quiet pedestrian lane but parking is just around the corner.

Asklipio is perfectly situated so you can choose between hiking in the hills, exploring the village & castle or just taking a very short drive to Kiotari (Pebble) Beach (sunloungers with sunshades are for hire) which is idyllic (& great for snorkeling!) but still offers a choice of superb Restaurants. A few miles down the road you will find the more busy resort beaches in case you are looking for sand and a bit more of busy beach life.

A lot of Rhodes tourist highlights are also within easy reach. Lindos is highly recommended but also Rhodes city or visiting Monolithos on the east coast are easily manageable during day trips.

We hugely enjoyed our stay at the Mandolin, Stergos is a perfect host and we definitely plan to return during the coming years.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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It Doesn't Get Any Better than This

  • 5 of 5

This is a very sweet property in a wonderful location. Gorgeous views from the terrace.... totally peaceful.... perfect location to enjoy the beach and explore the island. Stergos answered answered all our questions and more before our arrival and provided a very helpful information packet. We would not hesitate to come back to The Mandolin again. It was perfect!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 13, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rhodes off the beaten track

  • 4 of 5

We stayed two weeks in this beautifully decorated house (thumbs up for the interior decorator). We were somewhat apprehensive about visiting Rhodes in the season's peak, but we were so pleasantly surprised!!! We feel so blessed for having visited this ancient village and met its people. For a family of six with three small children ranging from 1 to 6 years of age, the house had everything we needed. The kids enjoyed the nooks and crannies of the walls, the platform bed, the circular arrangement. For some days, we even had two more persons living with us, and while the space is very smartly organized and fits all, it is not the best house if you are looking for privacy: rooms flow into each other and storage is somewhat problematic, although there is plenty of it. But that is only because the house has been refurbished to its traditional characteristics so faithfully that as all old things it is not 100% practical. But for whoever appreciates history, taste, romantic moments, and poetic dinners under the stars, look no further.

I particularly feel blessed for having met the locals, participated with them in their local celebrations, benefited from their insight in Rhodes' hinterland (breathtakingly beautiful!).

Do not miss going horsebackriding with Elpida, hiking in the mountains behind the village, exploring local food, and talking to everyone you meet on the street. Asklipio is a very special and unique community.

One suggestion for the owners: we would not mind paying a cleaning fee to have the house professionally cleaned, but we understand it might not always be easy to arrange in such a small community...

  • Review Submitted: Dec 7, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sonnige Novembertage in sehr schönem Dorfhaus

  • 4 of 5

Das schöne Haus liegt am unteren Ende eines intakten,traditionellen Hangdorfes völlig ruhig mit wunderbarer unverbauter Aussicht auf die Berge und ein großes Flusstrockental. Ein paar enge Gassen aufwärts durch das weiße Dorf liegt am Kirchplatz (mit wunderbaren Fresken) das Cafe und einige Kneipen und Restaurants. Das Meer mit langen Stränden liegt bergab ca. 3 km entfernt, in dem man auch noch Mitte November gut baden kann.

(leider aber beginnt auch hier die planlose Verbauung der Küste).

Das hervorragend restaurierte alte Haus ist mit einem großen, mit einen Bogen geteilten Wohnraum (TV und CD-Anlage), mit 2 kleinen Schlafzimmern, einer voll ausgestatteter Küche, geräumigem modernen Bad und stilvoller Terrasse lässt keine Wünsche offen. Probleme hatten wir nur bei einem Unwetter mit Starkregen, da an einigen Stellen Wasser ins Haus kam.

Absolut empfehlenswert.

Fam. Popp

  • Review Submitted: Dec 3, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Our week stay at the Mandolin was just perfect; the property is in a lovely location looking out over the hills and dry river bed towards the sea; the surroundings are so peaceful, sitting on the patio watching the daybreak or the sunset as birds of prey soared overhead or bats fluttered by was so rewarding. The property was exceptionally well equipped and very spacious and the decor was quirky, a little moroccan and subtly romantic.We very much appreciated our hosts collection of music in particular rediscovering our inner Floyd.

The village is charming and the locals very welcoming and the stroll each evening up the winding narrow streets to the village square for a meal and a chat over a Mythos was a perfect way to end the day.

Asklipio is in the perfect location assuming you have access to a car which is a necessity, away from the tourist throng and yet within easy access to a selection of lovely beaches particularly those in the south of the island Plimiri and Prasonisi. Further north our favorite beach was Tsambika, beautiful sand and calm waters backed by amazing pine clad dunes, and if your looking for crystal clear waters small coves and an abundance of fish try Ladiko bay or Anthony Quinn Bay nearby and slightly further north near to Kalithea Springs we happened upon Oasis Beach another picturesque but rocky cove ideal for snorkelling where the beach bar utilises the cliffs and rock formations to best advantage providing unusual yet very atmospheric seating areas.

We loved our stay at The Mandolin and wouldn't hesitate in recommending it to others and if like us you always pack all those homely things believing you won't find them at the property, don't worry they'll be there; I've never seen such an abundance of coathangers and good ones at that!!!!!

Thank You.

Paul and Marilyn Coughlan.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 22, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Rhodes Diagoras
Nearest Ferry
50 Kilometres
Rhodes Town (Mandraki Harbour)
Nearest Beach
4 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Kiotari is fast becoming one of Rhodes most stylish resorts. Full of natural life and beautiful unspoilt beaches. Kiotari also has some of Rhodes' most stylish bars and restaurants....Shimba's, known for the best cocktails on the island and exotic entertainment, and also the best known traditional restaurant 'Mourella' where you will find the best steak on the island along with a unique list of local dishes. There are plenty of shops in the nearby shopping centres. Located only a short drive away from Lindos this location is perfect as its away from the madding crowd.

The village of asklipio is located 2km up the mountain and gives a totally different feel from the main Kiotari resort. Here in the village you will feel part of Greek life and can often hear the goats trotting past your front door.

Please note in addition to Easyjet, Ryan Air operating new routes to Rhodes.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Notia Rodos, Europe

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
1 night minimum stay
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1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
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1 Nov 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
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16 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018
1 night minimum stay
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4 Jan 2018 - 31 Mar 2018
1 night minimum stay
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1 Apr 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
1 night minimum stay
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1 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
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1 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
1 night minimum stay
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1 Jul 2018 - 31 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
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1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
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1 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £175.93

200 Euro refundable security deposit payable with balance (refunded to you after your visit within a 2 week period, taking into consideration any damages or missing items.

For extra guests arriving that are not mentioned in the original booking, charges apply.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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