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Idyllic holiday home - ideal for families

Bedrooms 2
Space 861 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms (A/C), living room w fireplace, kitchen, bathroom, terrace, barbecue

Detached and secluded holiday home with barbecue in the huge garden. Surrounded by olive groves, own sun terrace, quiet and away from the main touristic area. Only 10 min. walk to the 'Paraskevi' / Platanias beach that offers you water-ski, paragliding, jetski and many more. Sandbeach, ideal for kids and little children.

Several shopping possibilities around (5min walk). To Skiathos town by car: 15 min (shops, tavernas, cafés and restaurants).

Ideal starting point for hiking tours around the island, especially in spring and autumn when it's not to hot.

Dinette + kitchen, 2 bedrooms (one double bed, two single beds). On demand also seperate baby bed. Bathroom, wide terrace + garden with barbecue.

More Details

Alexandra Ruoff-Mayr
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, German
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
30 August, 2018

About Alexandra Ruoff-Mayr

My parents built the house from 1984 to 1987 with the support of many friends. Although we do not have greek origin, this country and especially the island of Skiathos has fascinated us ever since; thats why we spend our holidays here every year.

Alexandra Ruoff-Mayr purchased this house in 1984

Why Alexandra Ruoff-Mayr chose Skiathos

The 'Villa Olivenhain' is a detached house, hidden from any view, surrounded by a large garden (for sole use of our guests) with old olive trees and a private sun terrace. Both for rest-seeking vacationers and families with children, the villa is ideal. The large garden is for sunbathing, reading, resting, but also for water splashing, football games and much more.

The house has been continuously maintained, both inside and outside continuously. Renovation and restoration work was carried out to remove the main weather-related abrasion and to ensure the comfort of the villa, you could wish for on holiday. The bathroom was completely refurbished, furniture was replaced and renewed, the kitchen partially refurbished, the open grill and dining area in the garden was built and the facade of the villa was renovated.

What makes this house unique

The villa is situated in an idyllic location, quiet and away from the tourist bustle in a small valley, but still only a 10 minute walk from the lively beach of Platanias Beach. Also all other important places can easily be reached by foot: a small supermarket for breakfast sandwiches and other small purchases is about 3 minutes away, a scooter rental is about 10 minutes walk and several restaurants and taverns are in the nearby area (ca . 3-10 minute walk).

For hiking, the villa is an ideal starting point, especially in spring and autumn. A car is not necessary but recommended e.g. to go to Skiathos town, during high season the public bus is often crowded.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house around the Skiathos around the Sporades

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 861 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    living room - 1 Single Bed , sofa bed
  • Master bedroom with attached balcony, second bedroom woth direct access to the huge terrace, both bedrooms are airconditioned, baby bed upon request.
  • Books ...
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Balcony
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
complete kitchen with all necessary equipment including Nespresso machine (please bring your own capsules).


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Idyllic holiday home - ideal for families
average rating of 4.8 based on 10 reviews

Villa Olivenhain war super!

  • 5 of 5

Tolles Haus in ruhiger Lage. Ideal fuer Familien!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Liebe Gäste, wir freuen uns sehr über die gute Bewertung. Vielen Dank!
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Tolles, sehr gut ausgestattestes Haus

  • 5 of 5

Wir haben unsren Urlaub auf Skiathos im der Villa Olivenhain sehr genossen. Das Haus ist sehr ruhig gelegen aber gut erreichbar. Wir hätten selten ein so gut ausgestattestes Ferienhaus. Darüber hinaus hat es einen großen Garten in dem die Kinder toben konnten. Wir würden das Haus uneingeschränkt weiterempfehlen!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Sehr tolle Ferienwohnung....

  • 5 of 5

Wir waren mit unseren Kindern (2 und 6) für eine Woche in der Villa Olivenhain. Eine sehr, sehr gut ausgestattete Ferienwohnung mit genügend Platz für alle. Wir haben uns sehr wohl gefühlt in der Anlage, die abgelegen von der Küstenstraße sehr ruhig liegt. Auch für unsere Ausflüge zu den nördlich und südlich gelegenen Stränden war dies ein guter Ausgangspunkt. Für die Fahrt nach Skiathos-Stadt benötigt man ca. 15 Minuten. Überall in der Nähe befinden sich Tavernen und Supermärkte, ein Mietauto ist von daher unverzichtbar. Die Insel selbst ist ein Traum!!! Fazit - Preis-Leistung stimmen meines Erachtens überein.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Sehr ruhig gelegenes Ferienhaus

  • 5 of 5

Das Ferienhaus ist sehr liebevoll und vollständig eingerichtet. Man fühlt sich sofort wohl und kann sich in dieser ruhigen Lage sehr gut erholen.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Vielen Dank für Ihre nette Bewertung. Es freut mich sehr, dass es Ihnen so gut gefallen hat!
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Perfekter Urlaub

  • 5 of 5

Super Urlaub, netter unkomplizierter Kontakt, immer hilfsbereit bei Fragen oder Problemen.

Können Domizil uneingeschränkt empfehlen .

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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villa ruoff

  • 5 of 5

this is the perfect house for a holiday in skiathos, it was clean and with all the confort you need. the garden is amazing and the house is in the best part of the island

  • Review Submitted: 22-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
9 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
7 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Car: not necessary

SKIATHOS - the 'Pearl of Aegean'. The movie MAMA MIA was produced here.

The island, 17km in length and 5km wide, is known for its evergreen and wavy olive groves. Spring and autumn is the best period for hiking and various walks around the island.

Numerous beaches provide for crystal clear water and golden sand. At the nearby beach 'Paraskevi' (10 min walk) you have the choice between several watersport-activities such as water-skiing, sailing, paragliding and more. Other beaches - like Kokounaries - have scuba diving stations.

The picturesque small town has many cafés, tavernas and bars to visit.

Excursions to Athens, the Meteora monasteries, boating tours to the neighbouring islands and day trips to the marine parc (home of delphines and monk seals) can be undertaken starting from Skiathos harbour.


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