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Private Villa 50 Metres From The Beach

Bedrooms 3
Separate WCs1
Space 721 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Villa in Kokkari, Samos, Greek Islands - In The Heart Of The Picturesque Village

Private villa with 3 bedrooms, air conditioning, free wi-fi, close to beach with patio & BBQ. The house is in the centre of the village very close to the bakery, shops and tavernas. It is approximately 50 metres from the main town beach, were wind surfing is a very popular pass time. There are two smaller quieter beaches about 10 minutes walk away. The house is 25 minutes from Samos airport and 10 from Samos town, where you are able to catch a ferry to near by Turkey and visit Ephesus for the day.

Property Manager
Matthew Card
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
10 August, 2018

About Matthew Card

My name is Matt Card, I am 48 years old and live in Kent. I work full time as a shift operator at Medway Power Station, which is a CCGT natural gas power station. I am married to Karen and we have 6 children. I am also a part time fire fighter for the Kent Fire and Rescue Service.

Matthew Card purchased this villa in 2004

Why Matthew Card chose Kokkari

My Father purchased the property in 2004 and began renting it out in 2005 after extensive refurbishment and restoration. He had been traveling all over Greece since 1978 and eventually fell in love with Samos and in particular Kokkari, so decided to buy a property there. He sadly passed away in 2009 before he had a chance to retire and live in the house. It was left to my Sister and I and we have carried on renting for the past year or so. Kokkari is a very typical beautiful greek fishing village, with a lovely atmosphere and great tavernas. The surrounding area is also stunning especially up in the hills and mountains.

What makes this villa unique

The house is in the centre of the village very close to the bakery, shops and tavernas. It is approximately 60 metres from the main town beach, were wind surfing is a very popular pass time. There are two smaller quieter beaches about 10 minutes walk away. The house is 25 minutes from Samos airport and 10 from Samos town, where you are able to catch a ferry to near by Turkey and visit Ephesus for the day.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Kokkari in Samos Prefecture

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 721 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • 1 wet room comprising toilet, handbasin & bath with shower attachment, 1 further WC with handbasin.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 2 double size bedrooms with twin beds 1 is slightly larger than the other. Also 1 smaller bedroom with single bed & pull out truckle bed. The 2 bigger bedrooms have wardrobes, all the rooms have bedside drawers & 2 bedrooms have dressing tables.
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Outside: Walled patio garden with built in BBQ, patio table & chairs. Water hose in basement with extra chairs & BBQ grill. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All linen & bath towels provided (excluding beach towels). Housekeeper attends after each stay or once a week if longer stay.


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average rating of 4.6 based on 5 reviews

Papa Joe's Kokkari

  • 4 of 5

A lovely little place to stay and close to the beach and shops, restaurants. Nice and quiet although due to it's position in the little village streets was a bit hot, temps were over 30 when we arrived. Lots of breeze on the beach though. This is more like a home than an apartment with lots of equipment laid on, you don't need anything and Mariana, the housekeeper is very friendly and helpful. Beds a bit hard though but that's Greece! Would defo go back.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Kathie for the lovely honest review, we are so pleased you enjoyed Papa Joe’s House and Kokkari. Tell all your friends. Best wishes, Matt.
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  • 5 of 5

We ( 4 audits and a baby)stayed in Matt's house for two nights (wish we would stay longer). It is a wonderful Greek house with a soul located close to the beach and old town. Will definitely try to book it again when we return to Samos.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so very much Dmitrij. I like the house with a soul description, you are very kind and welcome back anytime, best wishes and kind regards, Matt.
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Perfect villa, amazing location

  • 5 of 5

The villa was everything we had expected and made travelling with two toddlers that bit easier. Would highly recommend staying here and really wish we could go back tomorrow! You are spoilt for choice with restaurants within minutes away from the villa and loved discovering the completely different vibe the harbour had. The owner is excellent at making sure you have all the information you need before you go and the housekeeper Marina is lovely.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much for your kind words, I'm so glad that your enjoyed yourselves and had a good Kokkari experience. Warmest regards, Matt.
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Kokkariurlaub mit Freundinnen in Papa Joe`s house

  • 5 of 5

Kokkari ist ein typisch griechisches Fischerdorf mit hervorragenden Restaurants.Das Haus hat eine sehr gute Lage, nicht nur die Nähe zum Strand (3Min.) auch die Lage selbst (Seitenstraße, zwischen 2 Häusern empfanden wir als sehr angenehm. Wir konnten zu jeder Tageszeit auf der Terasse sitzen, war nicht zu heiß, obwohl es heiß war. (großer Tisch mit Sonnenschirm und Stühlen, Holzmöbel). Das Haus hat 3 Schlafzimmer, wobei eins davon sehr klein ist, ein Hochbett wäre für diese Größe von Vorteil. Wir konnten in den Betten alle gut schlafen. Toll war, dass in jedem Schlafzimmer eine Klimaanlage war. Das Bad ist auch gut, uns fehlten nur Ablagemöglichkeiten. Ablage unterm Spiegel wäre von Vorteil. Sehr gut war,dass es noch eine zweite Toilette gab, auch hier wäre eine Ablage von großem Vorteil .Die Küche war sehr gut ausgestattet. Sogar mit Waschmaschine.(SUPER) Uns fehlte nur die Kaffeemaschine oder wenigstens eine Isolierkanne zum Kaffee machen. Auch mehr Handtücher (hatten nur 1 Badetuch, 1 Handtuch) wäre besser gewesen. Es hat uns sehr gut gefallen und wir empfehlen das Haus auf alle Fälle weiter.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Isabella, thank you so much for your honest and positive review, I’m so happy you had a good Kokkari experience. Kindest regards, Matt.
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Einfach toll! 5ter * wenn etwas bessere Matratzen da wären.

  • 4 of 5

Es ist ein wunderschönes Haus mit drei Schlafzimmern. Diese sind nicht die größten aber absolut ok. Die Küche ist sehr gut ausgestattet und verfügt über alles was man im Urlaub braucht. Der Kühlschrank ist bei 6 Personen etwas klein. Das Bad ist ein Traum für griechische Verhältnisse. Der große Hof mit Grill lädt zum Verweilen ein. Grillen ist ein Abenteuer da die Griechen mit Holz grillen. Also Holz suchen Feuer machen und danach Grillen. War sehr lustig. Wir kommen auf jeden Fall wieder.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
22.3 Kilometres
Samos International
Nearest Barpub
30 Metres
Long Beach Bar
Nearest Ferry
10.4 Kilometres
Samos Town (Vathi)
Nearest Restaurant
10 Metres
Tzaki Taverna
Nearest Beach
30 Metres
Tarsanas Beach
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Samos is the birth place of Pythagaros.


60 metres from main Kokkari beach, 10 mins walk to 2 other beaches.


Samos airport is about 25 minutes drive by taxi, also accessible by bus.


Samos Town is about 10km away (10-15 mins), Pythagario is 20 mins away, Karlovasski is about 30 mins away.

Further Details:

Several internet cafes are available. Kokkari is famous for its windsurfing. Mountain bike hire is available. Lots of mini markets. Cash machines. Pharmacy is at the end of the street. 4x4 jeeps are essential for exploring the many mountain villages including Vourliotes & Manolates, which are very beautiful. There are many ancient Monasteries & Pythagoras' cave & tunnel. Wonderful choice of tavernas. Ferries from Samos Town can take you island hopping or to Kusadasi & Ephesus in Turkey.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Bookings can be made via website, email or telephone.

Changeover Day:

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

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