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The Big beautiful Arch House - The Fourno 'Bakery' house

Bedrooms 2
Space 699 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights



The Fourno 'Bakery' house

The house is a 61 sq.m. semi, consisting of one large traditional 'camera' (archway) room, open plan.

Bedrooms: There are 2 double beds set up on high traditional platforms, with a bathroom below one and a walk-in wardrobe/storage area under the other. (N.B. access to beds is from feet end of bed).

Bathroom: A unique bathroom with a mosaic tiled sink, a walk in wet shower area, washing machine and WC.

Kitchen: A modern practical hand made kitchen, includes electric fan oven, 4 ring gas hob, fridge/freezer, coffee maker, toaster and kettle.

Other parts of the main room include: a dining table area and a fabulous fireplace in one corner of the house, which is really the heart of these old houses where everyone gathers around to sit and relax on the traditional raised seating area, enjoying the drama of the 'camera' as their view. There Are 2 sofa beds here.

Wardrobe: Walk in with hanging rail, open shelving unit and chest of drawers.

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About the property

Authentic Greek Village house

Original village stone houses, restored with ECO principles, set in a quiet, traditional corner of the village.

Just 5 minutes drive from the fabulous sandy beach of Agathi, and the pretty harbour of Haraki.

It is an active traditional agricultural village, surrounded by orange, and olive groves which keep the locals busy all year around.

A small village with little narrow streets, with an authentic traditional pace of life. A place where the men of the village sit out in the evenings in the local cafes, and the women sit together in the streets with the children.

Many here speak some English after time spent working in America, and you will find them curious and friendly.

A 15 minute drive finds you in the beautiful village of Lindos, or 10 minutes in the other direction, in the heart of Rhodes 2nd town Archangelos.

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Clare Lee
Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French, Dutch, Greek
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 July, 2018

About Clare Lee

Hi, I am Clare , British, and the owner and renovator of these two houses. I lived permanently in Rhodes from 2003-2013 so that I could follow my dream to renovate traditional houses with due care to the environment, using traditional methods of building. As an Interior designer, you will find the houses are practical, well detailed, and contain everything you need. Apart from being a Mum, and looking after the running of the houses, I am also a Yoga teacher. We have been renting these houses since 2008, and people have been most enthusiastic about their experience. We trust you will be too.

Clare Lee purchased this house in 2005

Why Clare Lee chose Malonas

I bought the houses in Malona as a stepping stone for us to the South of the island as we live near town generally. We love to drive to all the corners of the island, so the house is perfectly situated for this. An easy drive to join friends in Lindos, or to Kiotari for the fresh summer breezes, over to Monolithos for wild views and beaches, or for windsurfing madness down on Prassonisi beach at the far point of the island. Equally we love to sit in Haraki where we never fail to feel like we have arrived on a tiny Greek island somewhere. We enjoy the slow pace of the village, and find we are able to relax when we arrive there, riding the bikes and letting the children be free without a crowd in sight.

What makes this house unique

Visitors are most thrilled here about the style of the houses the kitchen facilities, and the fact that they are not part of the touristic trail.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Clair,

thank you so much for your email.

We enjoyed our holiday in Rhodes very much.

The house was great and comfortable.

We did use the Air Conditioning, the Temperature was high outside and it was also warm inside so we used it really every day.

The car showed 38 °C and we had 29°C in the evening.

It was nice not to need any jacket and to spend your time in the sea as long as you like.


Thank you for staying longer in the house, it really made things easier.

Kind regards,

Robert, Claudia, Amelie and Lisa
Aug 2015
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Zusätzliche Reinigung kann bei 30 € pro Zeit vereinbart werden.
Sie können wählen, um Klimaanlage im Haus für weitere 10 Euro pro Tag zu haben. Zahlbar bei der Buchung oder wenn Sie ankommen.
An- und Abreisetage sind flexibel.
Ein Zuschlag von 50 € für 10pm - 8am Ankünfte, die auf die Immobilie begleitet werden sollen bezahlt werden.
Eine Karte wird von der Liegenschaft zur Verfügung gestellt, um Ihren eigenen Weg dort zu finden.

Additional cleaning can be arranged at 30€ per time.
You can choose to have air conditioning in the house for an additional 10 euros per day. Payable on booking, or when you arrive.
Arrival and departure days are flexible.
A surcharge of 50€ to be paid for 10pm - 8am arrivals who wish to be escorted to the property.
A map will be provided of the property location to find your own way there.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house on Malonas on Archaggelos

Property Type:
  • house (semi-detached)
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 699 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • A unique bathroom with a mosaic tiled sink, a walk in wet shower area, washing machine and WC. All the walls are covered in a coloured natural plaster and the house gets its name from the remainder of the old bread oven that serves as a shelf area in the corner. This was one of the villages hidden bakery ovens from WW2 ! The hot water is solar powered and has an electrical back up facility.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Upper sleeping platform 2 - 1 Double Bed , Open plan house with bed platforms
    Upper bedroom area 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot , Open plan house with bed platforms
    Lounge - 1 Child Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , The single child bed is 180 long and has a sprung mattress.
  • You see from the photos that the 2 double beds are up on the platforms in diagonal corners of the house as is Greek tradition in these houses. You will enter the bed from the foot end only and have a box shelf behind your head as the head board and for your books etc. There is a sleeping sofa bed next to the fireplace, or at the dining area.
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
The house has a 55 sq.m. roof terrace accessed through small storage room. A corner of this area as you step out has a lightly shaded area with sofa seat and 2 reclining chairs. The views from here are to the church, village and surrounding countryside, which this house sits right on the edge of. General countryside noises should be expected. Parking to the side of the house is on the street next to the house, or up to the church area. Outside the front door is an old traditional cooking/BBQ area to be shared with next door. The house is air-conditioned with heat exchange for cooler months, plus 1 standing fan available. Children are welcome, be aware there are no handrails on the stairs to the platform beds and no stair gates, I found my son was deterred by a chair when he was young ! The roof terrace is accessed by boat ladder like stairs with a hand rail.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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The Fourno 'Bakery' house
average rating of 4.9 based on 12 reviews

Loved it....

  • 5 of 5

This was a surprise visit to catch the end of summer in Rhodes. We found the island peaceful, empty of tourists and very relaxed. The locals were very friendly and Regina who looked out for us in the house was helpful and available when we needed her.

We found the house as it was described by Clare and the atmosphere of the house even better than we could have imagined It was a really lovely experience to be in a house like this and one we will not forget. All the details to get us to the house were easy to follow and even though this house is amongst the small village streets it was completely peaceful and wonderfully calming.

We had a great end of season visit, cold at night warm by day and swimming too, we would definitely recommend this house for people who want a real Greek experience.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you 🙏 so pleased you had a good stay, we love this time of year too for the bright blue skies and fresh feel to the island.
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  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful surprise! Clare, the owner /designer extraordinaire ... Made such a beautiful place to light airy, complete with private roof deck. although one needs a car to stay in Malona as it is approximately 10 mins from your choice of many beaches, 15 from Lindos, a good 35 mins from Rhoades..with a car it is a wonderful way to see the whole island and have a fairly centrally located home base in a lost in time weenie old Greek

Village, at least 4 small markets and the incredible fresh produce truck swings through the village pretty much every other day(do not miss him!! Even if you are choosing to eat out all meals...his fruit bar none is some of the most delicious I have ever eaten...July/August stone fruits...incomparable peaches, nectarines, plums...outstanding. Clare is a lovely host, full of great ideas for things to do...all of which can em

Be found in the extensive homemade welcome book. Crisp cotton sheets, towels, fully equipt kitchen, games, tv, music, wifi, books...Clare though of most everything...even a washer and plenty of clothes lines on the roof to quickly dry...make sure to stop by Stephanos in town for a lovely home cooked meal by his wife or share a leisurely glass of Ozso with him to learn all about the locals and local goings on...the best spanakopita comes from the bakery just a few doors down and closer to the entrance of, tidy, charming...a truly wonderful slice of Greek life and staying at with of Clare's fantastic rentals with not disappoint ! PS Clare is open to selling eo

It her special place should you want to own your own piece of Greek Paradise(130K for the little one and 160K for the big one ) oh PS if you go to Haraki...don't miss the Malona Salad or the roasted eggplant with Greek yogurt ...outrageous

  • Review Submitted: 12-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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The place to be

  • 5 of 5

Quiet location and great atmosphere. Very warmly decorated house. It lacks nothing.

Strategic good location if you want to explore the island by car.

Highly Recommended!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: July 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes exactly, a great location for easily exploring the commercial north, the wild south, the long sandy beaches of the East, and the castles in the west with glorious views and sunsets, all within a 5 to 45 minute drive. We aim to make the house welcoming and with everything you could possibly want, it's always good to hear that's how it feels.
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Great property

  • 5 of 5

Spent 5 days here and it was great,the kids loved it, a really unusual property in a traditional village. The owner is lovely and couldn't have made us more welcome.

Will definitely be going back . Thanks Clare.


  • Review Submitted: 23-Apr-2013
  • Date of Stay: April 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased you enjoyed yourself so much, we and the kids thoroughly enjoyed our time with you too. The whole pottering about between the 2 houses was great fun, I often imagine it is a perfect 2 -3 family holiday with plenty of space to spread out and enjoy. We look forward to seeing you again. Kind Greetings Clare & Ioannis
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lebendiger Traum

  • 5 of 5

Die Einrichtung ist ausgesprochen geschmackvoll und berücksichtigt die Traditionalität von Rhodos auf sensible und bezaubernde Art und Weise. Gleichzeit sind alle modernen Ansprüche an Komfort befriedet: Kühlschrank (der keinen Lärm verursacht), schicker Gasherd, Klimaanlage. Welch herrliches Leben: komfortable Moderne im 16.Jahrhundert!! Die Dachterasse ist eine Oase und viel schöner als auf dem Bild! Die versorgende gute Fee, die das Haus vor Ort betreut, war unser lebendiger Schutzengel. Wir waren mit zwei Kindern hier, die sich mit dem Haus schnell anfreundeten und sich sehr glücklich hier fühlten, nicht zuletzt durch die liebevolle Einrichtung!! Vielen Dank für diese herrliche Zeit - ein wunderbarer Glücksgriff !!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Google Translation : The decoration is very tasteful and takes into account the traditionality of Rhodes in a sensitive and charming way. At the same time, all modern comforts are satisfied: refrigerator (which does not cause any noise), stylish gas stove, air conditioning. What a wonderful life: comfortable modernity in the 16th century !! The roof terrace is an oasis and much nicer than on the picture! The caring good fairy who takes care of the house on site was our living guard gel. We were with two children here, who quickly became friendly with the house and felt very happy here, not least by the loving decor !! Thank you for this wonderful time - a wonderful luck! My response: Thank you so much for all your kind messages, it has been a delight to have you stay, and I am always thrilled when visitors enjoy our space as much as we do 🌻 We hope to be of help again in the future.....Clare
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Très belle maison dans un joli village grec typique

  • 5 of 5

Très belle maison, à l’extérieur comme à l’intérieur, avec notamment la grande arcade dans le salon, située dans un joli village avec d’etroites ruelles. Une supérette se trouve à 2-3 minutes à pied où on peut acheter du pain livré le matin par le boulanger. Depuis la terrasse sur le toit on voit l’église et les montagnes derrière. L’escalier menant à la terrasse est assez raide.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Beautiful house in a pretty typical Greek village Very nice house, outside and inside, with in particular the big arcade in the living room, located in a pretty village with narrow alleyways. A mini market is a 2-3 minute walk where you can buy bread delivered in the morning by the baker. From the roof terrace you can see the church and the mountains behind. The stairs leading to the terrace are quite steep. Thank you, I’m pleased you enjoyed your holiday, the house and the village. Yes you are right, the stairs go up over 4 meters to the second floor and terrace, and the turn in particular is steep. For this reason there is another double bed downstairs for those who find the stairs difficult. 👍
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Rhodes Diagoras
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Kilometres
In the village
Nearest Ferry
40 Kilometres
Rhodes Town
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Kilometres
In the village
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Haraki & Agathi
Car: recommended

Golf: The islands golf course is approx 15 mins in down the road in the direction of town, in Afandou. I am to understand it is not a great quality course, but fabulously located on the edge of the beach.


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