Whether you are looking for an active holiday or for some relaxation both can be enjoyed on this beautiful island of Rhodes. The peace and quiet can begin at Villa Maya (which is Greek for magic!). Situated in the quietest area of the development, at the edge of a traditional small village and just a 5 min drive from the spectacular and world famous village of Lindos. Villa Maya enjoys panoramic views of the surrounding hills, olive groves and the distant Mt Ataviros which can be viewed either while relaxing around the pool or sunbathing on the secluded 1st floor sun terrace. The house sits on one of the largest plots on the development affording our guests plenty of breathing space, the gardens are mature and inspiring! The villa is south facing and sun worshippers will relish the all day sunshine. When you want a change you are within a 5 minute drive of several wonderful beaches.
- Villa1205 sq. ft.
- Separate WCs0
- Min. Stay7 nights
South Facing Gdns & Private Pool, Qlty Fix & Ftgs, 42" TV, Internet, Wii, Fully Equipt,close to best beaches
Dea & George Karayiannis
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- 19 Aug 2018
About Dea & George Karayiannis
We are a couple who have been together for over 23 years. We both fell in love with Rhodes before we fell for each other so it was no surprise when we ended up buying our second home in this beautiful island. We love travelling anywhere in Greece and in the rest of the world when time and money allows! We enjoy singing (George not as good as Dea!), like long walks and chilling out with a gin & tonic and a good book! We love our Villa as it is our first home together and we hope you enjoy it as much as we do!
Dea & George Karayiannis purchased this Villa in 2009
Why Dea & George Karayiannis chose South Aegean
We love the tranquil location and privacy it offers sitting in this olive grove, yet it is only 5 minutes drive way from the best beaches and resorts on the island. It is also south facing and basks in the sun all day! So it is no wonder we feel it's a great spot to relax and provides a good base to explore the island. It offers you the choice to do as little or as much as you wish!
What makes this Villa unique
Large pool (9x5 metres) with good depth, ideal for swimming matched by very few private villas on the island. Lovely mature gardens and attention to detail throughout with quality fixtures & fittings (George is a perfectionist & Dea enjoys decorating!!). Don't take our word for it though, just read our 5 star reviews. We also strive to maintain the villa at a very high standard and always aim to add value for our guests every year. As a result, we are very pleased to have regular guests who visit us again and again.
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Lovely villa for relaxing holiday
The villa was very well maintained, extremely clean and had all facilities provided for a comfortable and relaxing holiday. A home from home.
The gardens were spacious and well looked after, as was the pool area. There were plenty of sun loungers around the pool, with parasols as well as a shaded area for outside sitting and eating.
The villa also had a roof terrace which was especially good for relaxing on an evening, the stars were amazing.
There is a bakery a short walk away in the village, which we used for fresh bread every morning and the nearest supermarket was a short drive down the hill and there is a small shop in the village.
The owners provided a welcome pack with food essentials, which was very welcome as we arrived at 2 am in the morning, very tired from the journey.
There was air conditioning in the villa and it was very good that this is included in the rental charge, it was essential during our stay as it was so hot.
We were just a short drive from Lindos, a very pretty coastal village, and went there often for food at the restaurants on an evening.
All in all a lovely villa for a relaxing holiday on Rhodes.
Home from Home. A complete understatement. Amazing.
OMG. What a wonderful Villa. So well appointed with every little thing you require. Home from Home is an understatement. From the minute we enquired to the minute we arrived. Dea and George were so accommodating. Providing all the information we needed to plan a very good holiday. We have visited Lindos many times and love the place. This is our first venture away from the Village. We were not disappointed. Only slight criticism, was organizing Taxi's to get us into and back from either Lindos or Lardos. We struggled for a few days until we spoke to our local contacts provided by Dea. They suggested a local guy called Billy. He was so amazing. Dea. You need to add this to your joining instructions. Absolutely amazing place. Just book it and join us with some great memories......
very nice villa everything you could need ,so well set up and the pool was always warm, at any time of day u could ind shade,very good welcome pack .Bit embarresed we broke a lamp but the owners were very good about it.
we had a great time ,the villa is so well set up loved it .Pool is amazing so warm.only thing we need was bit more light out side as we like yo play cards.we have stayed in many villas this is one of the best
We have had a wonderful holiday in Dea and George’s villa, they and their team could not have been friendlier or more helpful. Everything is good quality in the villa just one thing missing a good sharp paring knife, so as you can see if that is the only complaint all is good in villa Maya. Once again thank you for sharing your home from home with us.
Excellent villa had everything we needed for the week
A lovely villa set on the edge of the village which is about 3 miles from Lardos, a very quiet location with a short walk to the village taverna. The pool was cleaned daily and the kitchen had every appliance you could ever need. We were a party of 6 which fitted in well, with 3 good size bedrooms. Would recommend hiring a car (s), no local transport available that we saw whilst there.
We visited Lardos several times, did the wine route and went to Rhodes Town, all interesting places.
Whether it's the fun of messing about on the water - pedaloes, canoes, banana boats, waterskiing (if that's your thing !) - or just lounging around on sandy shores, you'll be spoilt for choice. Within a 5 minute drive of several wonderful beaches.
Rhodes Diagoras International Airport is a 40 min drive from the Villa. Hiring a car is strongly recommended. Direct flights from most major airports in the UK to Rhodes (Diagoras International Airport), main carriers are Easyjet, Ryanair, Monarch, Thomson, Thomas Cook & Aegean Airways. Flights and ferries from Athens to Rhodes Town. Car hire firms are aplenty-at the airport are the usual giants- Hertz, Avis etc, some local companies and AutoHolidays and Holidayautos which can be booked online and are often the cheapest.
5 mins walk to village, 5 mins drive to Lindos & Lardos beaches, 7 mins to Glystra. Full information guide with places of interest to visit, restaurants, activities, doctors, chemists, etc is available in the house.
It is just a 5 min walk to the village centre with its tavernas, mini-markets and the unusual and lovely bell tower and church of St. Gerasimos. 3 mins drive to large supermarket and ice-cream parlour/bakery. 5 mins drive to Lindos beach, cafes, ATM's, shops and supermarkets. Very vibrant night life with cafes, bars and nightclubs. Lindos is the most spectacular village on the island and just a 5 min drive away. A fabulous confection of sugar cube houses clinging to a hillside crowned by an Acropolis - a 4th century temple to the Goddess Athena - on each side an extraordinary vista of turquoise sea. Beaches of Pefkos, Lardos ( water sports) and Glystra within 7 mins drive, all golden sand.
Go karting and Crazy golf in Lardos. Prassonisi (wind and kite surfing beach) 40 kms south world famous and great for a whole day out - make sure you take a sunhat and loads of suncream! Infamous party village of Faliraki 30 mins drive away - fun for the young and young at heart! Afandou Golf course a 20 mins drive away, award winning par 72 course, enjoy! Valley of the Butterflies, (Petaloudes) Seven Springs (Efta Piges) and the beautiful pine trees on Mt Ataviros at the centre of the island. The list is endless. Rhodes Old Town itself is the best preserved medieval town in Europe - a vast walled citadel which is an UNESCO world heritage site. Take a walk along the top of the gigantic walls and get a birds eye view of the old town, Mandraki harbour and the azure sea beyond. Browse in the many tourist shops that crowd the busy cobbled streets, eat and drink to your hearts content (go on, you're on holiday!) in any one of the dozens of cafes and tavernas, visit the museums, mosques & the Street of the Knights where you will feel that you've stepped back in time.
When you've had your fill exit through one of the many impressive gates and visit the New Town with its trendy shops and cafes, not forgetting to visit the 4 umbrella shops in Lambraki St! Enjoy!
Booking Notes: A 25% minimum deposit is required at the time of booking with remaining balance to be settled 8 weeks before your arrival date please. Payments in instalments acceptable as long as final instalment is received 8 weeks before your arrival. We will also ask you to provide a refundable breakages deposit of £200 with the balance of your booking payment, to be refunded within 2 weeks of your departure (subject to satisfactory property inspection). No smoking in the house except outdoors. Changeover Day: Changeovers-normally Weds & Sat although at times we will do our best to accommodate other dates depending on other bookings close to your chosen dates. Villa available from 4pm on day of arrival and must be vacated by 11am on day of departure (We can extend time of dep. free of charge subject to availability). Notes on prices: Rates are based on weekly stays for normal capacity to sleep 6. Off season discount of £100 for max 4 people occupancy is offered (for the months of May, June, September and October). All payments are shown in sterling but arrangements can be made to pay in Euros at the going exchange rate. Arrangements can be made to sleep 8.