2 bedrooms 2 bathroom sleeps 4-6 furnished to a very high standard
Tim & Lesley Gill
About Tim & Lesley Gill
We are a UK family who live in the South East of England close to the south coast and about 60 miles from London. I run a specialist aviation software business and my wife is a hair dresser. We have 2 children both girls one aged 19 and at University in London and a second aged 9. We all love Rhodes and have many friends on the Island both Greek and English.
Tim & Lesley Gill purchased this Villa in 2008
Why Tim & Lesley Gill chose South Aegean
Having holidayed on Rhodes for more than 20 years and made many friends over that time, when we were looking for an investment property for our future retirement, there was only one place it was going to be. The beautiful island of Rhodes. Even though Rhodes has benefited massively in terms of investment into infrastructure, roads, hospitals and commerce since Greece joined the EU, the island still manages to keep all of it's charm and relaxed feel. We were excited about the prospect of building from scratch, and when we found our development with permission for just 8 villas, close to amenities and beaches yet set in a fantastic rural position, for us, the location was perfect.
What makes this Villa unique
Why we love our villa so much is because of it's location. Set in the rolling hills 2km from the local village with all the amenities you need, its secluded and peaceful away from the hustle and bustle of the main holiday resorts, but still close to the lovely beaches of Afandou, Tsambika and Kolymbia. The views across the hills and olive groves are simply fantastic and a constant breeze through the surrounding hills keeps the temperature down a degree or two especially welcome during the sometimes hot months of high summer.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
Great little Villa
Clean, great location, all you need with the pool, AC, BBQ and local attractions. Friendly and helpful staff.
Nice, clean villa in beautiful and quit location.
We had a great time at the villa! We loved the pool, not big but big enough for us to cool down and for our three kids to swim and play.
The villa is just outside the town Kalithies, a small not touristic place with friendly people and a place where they sell the best pita Gyros (thanks for the tip Tim!). The bigger, more touristic town Faliraki is just a 10 minute drive, here you find lots of good restaurants and little shops. We went to Tsambika beach a few times, about 15 minutes drive from the villa. Here you find a beautiful sandy beach with al the fun you need, boat rent, parasail etc.
The villa is equiped with everything you need, great kitchen with everything in it, washingmachine, tv with dvd (no antenna!), good wi-fi, airconditioning and blinds all around.
We booked for five persons, so our oldest son had to sleep on the couch which was a little bit hard. The beds upstairs were fine, only a bit squeaky.
If i have to say anything to improve, it would be te couch, it's better to replace it with a proper sofa bed/couch so the villa has 6 sleeps as it says on the website. And maybe a bigger table outside with six seats in a place near the pool, as we saw at the villa next door where our friends were staying.
So thanks Tim and Lesley for a great time at your villa, we wil sure recommend it to other people and friends!
Lovely villa and pool with great views in a very peaceful setting
The villa was clean and spacious with all the equipment we needed. Outside the pool area was clean and comfortable, ideal for a relaxing week and the evening views from the balconies were lovely.
The owners were very friendly and helpful and allowing us to check out late was a real help with a late flight home.
Would definitely recommend.
Many thanks for your kind review, we enjoyed you staying in our property
As stated. The villa is in a great location and you can get to all "essential" places to visit/sightsee etc really quickly.
Villa is very clean and well equipped.
Only very minor niggles are finding the villa in the dark at the first visit and lack of wardrobe space.
Pool area very relaxing.
Thanks Clive for your review were very pleased you enjoyed your stay
Tim & Lesley
Everything you need is there
Amazing villa, spacious for 2 couples,great pool also. We had stunning weather also. The location is countryside which has many plus points but unfortunately also a minor point as owners leave their dogs to bark. The villa has everything you need. lovely outside with sunbeds and chairs. The local villages are typically Greek but supermarkets, butchers and cafes are all there. We really enjoyed driving into Rhodes town and had several days out at local islands. Thank you also for the late check out, really appreciated.
So pleased you enjoyed our villa and your time on Rhodes thanks for your great review hope to see you again another year! Tim & Lesley
Fabulous location but the maintenance and cleaning need attention
This is a lovely villa in a great location in a village superbly positioned for beaches, Rhodes Town, Lindos and general exploring.
However we have reported to the owners a long list of cleaning issues and maintenance problems. Everything is relatively minor but they do need to sort these issues out.
Also they have swapped the bedrooms around so the advertised double room is now a twin room. The double bed has been moved into a smaller room and the result is quite cramped. The photos need updating.
Overall we had a lovely holiday
Thank you for your review and useful feedback on our villa in Rhodes. We are sorry that you experienced a less than usual standard of cleanliness in our villa during your stay, and also the unfortunate technical issue with the pool pump, which was rectified after a couple of days of being made aware of the problem. Hopefully the additional cleans during your stay went some way to mitigate your disappointment. Lesley and I stayed in the villa for a week directly after you vacated and can confirm that some of the issues that you raised were indeed justified. Be sure we have already taken steps to rectify these shortcomings and we do not anticipate sub-standard cleaning of the property in the future. We were both very pleased that overall you had a lovely holiday.
Tim & Lesley Gill
Although in a quiet position local amenities are a short drive in Kalathies with bars, tavernas and local shops. Within easy reach by car is Afandou beach which provides quiet areas to relax, and Kolymbia bay has a sandy beach and water sports. Falaraki with its busy tourist centre, shops, bars and nightlife is only 6 km drive away for those requiring a less sedate holiday. A car is highly recommended although there are plenty of local taxis in Kalathies but the convenience of your own transport will allow further exploration of this wonderful Island. Bustling Rhodes Town is to the north with its fascinating historical Old Town and the New Town shopping experience not to mention the vibrant waterfront at Mandraki harbour. Lindos and its famous Acroppolis, and lovely sandy beaches is only 35 minutes away. Anthony Quinn bay made famous in the film The Guns Of Naverone, with the impressively restored Italian ruins at Kalithea Spa where you can try snorkling or scuba diving, are approx 8 km.
Other Activities: Water Park