4 Bedroom (Sleeps 8) Villa Rental Skiathos

Orchard Villa is a traditional island family villa, in a private terraced hillside garden with pool and absolutely stunning views and reviews averaging 90% (4.5 / 5.0)

At a glance: Child Friendly, Wifi, Air Conditioning, Parking, Private Pool.

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  • Property Type Villa Rental
  • Location Skiathos
  • Sleeps 8
  • Bedrooms 4 Bedroom
  • Bathrooms 3
  • Minimum nights stay7
  • Low season price per week£1099
  • High season price per week£2240
  • Average price per week£1626
  • 🌈 NHS Discount upto 0%
  • Customer rating 4.7 / 5 ( 10 reviews )
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Orchard Villa nestles in a half-acre hillside olive-grove, amongst several villas scattered across the Katsarou ridge overlooking the sandy beaches below, with panoramic views over Skiathos Bay.
It's within 10-25 mins drive of most of the 60 or so mainly sandy beaches, 10mins to Skiathos village, port, and airport - and within 12 mins. walk of 3 of the top-10 (but affordable) Skiathos taverna/restaurants.

But before looking at Orchard Villa, I'm sure you will first want to know about cancellation or medical costs due to covid.
Skiathos has had v few covid cases, but as at Feb 2021 there are restrictions to holiday travel both from UK and into Greece.
It is expected these will be relaxed from May onwards, but check on www.travel.gov.gr and www.gov.uk/coronavirus
Holiday and flight cancellation insurance and refunds
First and foremost, some insurers still offer cover - for instance, check www.avi-international.com/en/news/covid19-information-avi-travel-insurance.
And it seems airlines will extend their present non-standard policy to refund flights cancelled due to pandemics (see www.jet2.com/flights/incident).
I will transfer bookings for 2021 to 2022 for free, if you cannot obtain such insurance - to be agreed in advance please. (all airlines, click ⇒ 'Skiathos Flights' )

TRAVEL to Skiathos, and SKIATHOS description ... please visit our main website pages:
www.skiathosgreekvillas.com/travel-to-skiathos www.skiathosgreekvillas.com/skiathos-island

There's a shared gated entrance and the whole setting is very peaceful and quiet. It is a traditional Greek island villa with blue shutters, red-tiled roofs, and its own roof-terrace. There’s a large cool flag-stoned living room, split-level to the winter log fireplace and sofa, four air-conditioned bedrooms with exposed timber beams and roof, and a fully-equipped open-plan kitchen, with an English ‘pub' bar and stools. You can sleep 2 - 8 in cosy bedrooms, with an en-suite wet room and two shower rooms. The villa's pretty pool is fenced and gated, and set into the terraced garden with beautiful views across the bay to the nearby islands.

Kitchen - Ceramic-hob cooker and hood with fan oven, microwave, toaster, electric kettle, filter coffee, two fridges with small freezer compartments, double sink, and dishwasher. And there’s a washing machine, ironing board, steam iron, umbrella clothes dryer in garden.

Guest Rooms and shower rooms - 4 air-conditioned bedrooms sleep up to 8 adults (1 double, 3 twins). The master-bedroom wing (l. of fireplace) has 1 double and an en-suite wet room with double vasque vanity unit and w-c; the 3 twin-bedroom wing (r. of fireplace) has 2 shower-rooms each with a small vanity unit and w-c.

Pool, garden and sun-terraces - The villa is quiet and not overlooked; fenced grounds and a drive with remote-control gates keep out curious tourists! The pool is built into the hillside with its own small terrace and a slate-top drinks table and bench. Level access is by two steps down to a safety gate and in-pool steps. The pool is 8 x 5m, and 1.2m deep. Safe, but hardly Olympic! More for a lazy dip and drinks on the terrace, enjoying the panoramic "7-island" view over Skiathos bay to Skopelos beyond

There's a large totally private sunbathing roof terrace, with the 'Seven-island' view across Skiathos bay, and its own view down the forested valley to the sea on the north side of the island.

Pre paid services - The rental is of non-serviced furnished accommodation, but the 'chart price' includes prepaid provision by us of:

- Weekly bed- and bath-linen; paper and cleaning products; end-cleaning; pool servicing; gardening; maintenance/breakdown; welcome pack.

- Internet - Very good 3G/4G signal for mobiles as hot-spot for your tablet or laptop, and WiFi at most tavernas, bars, and cafes. (no fixed-line router in villa)

Holiday Themes and suitability for your party:

- Beach and Sea relaxation and Sports & Activities (as below);

- Village and harbour exploring -shops, tavernas, cafes, bars, shopping and all services - see "About Skiathos"

- Hill-country hikes and exploring;

- Villa life and sun - vine-covered courtyard, terraced garden, roof terrace and pool (both secure for youngsters, fenced and gated), all with panoramic views

- Family / group holidays and events (Skiathos weddings v popular! - call for info)

Greek ambience, eats, and drinks

- Affordable 'food-guide' standard tavernas and restaurants (three of the 'top-10' within 12 mins walk of Orchard Villa)

- Traditional tavernas and 'zacharaplasteos' (ice cream and cakes)

- Cafés, bars, and night-clubs

Sports & Activities:

- Beaching, swimming, snorkelling, SCUBA (booked in village)

- Water sports on all main beaches - water-ski, wind-surf, speedboats, sailing dinghies

- Sea and pier fishing

- Hill and forest walking (accompanied available)

- Cycling (MTB/VTT)

- Tennis club (in village)

- Horse riding

Ease of villa access

- Easy front-door access from car in drive - 2 shallow steps only (many Greek-coast villas don't warn you about long steep stone stairs !)
- A few steps between split-levels, and gentle path / shallow steps to upper and pool terraces

Kitchen and utilities:

Oven, ceramic hob - Microwave - 2 Fridges - Double sink - Dishwasher - Coffee Maker

Toaster - Dishes & Utensils - Washing Machine - Iron + board

Most guests prefer meals and drinks (until midnight!) outside in the courtyard (tastefully wood-furnished for 12)

Indoors ... Split-level dining/living room for 8, and high-chair
Open-plan across 'pub' bar and bar stools to kitchen
Traditional Skiathos fireplace inside looks lovely, but not in summer (fire risk)
Sofa, easy chairs

Smoking outside only (wood beams and ceilings inside!)

Bed and bathrooms:

Master bedroom has king-size bed, en-suite wet room with shower, wc, and double vanity unit (twin vasque wash-basins)

Guest wing has 3 more (twin) bedrooms, and 2 shower rooms with shower, small vanity unit and w-c, all with bath linen (please BYO beach towels).

Bedrooms have air-con, bed linen, fitted wardrobes, small dressing table, bedside tables/lamps - plus 1 hair dryer.

Internet - Good 3G / 4G signals, and WiFi hot-spots in virtually every taverna and bar! (fixed-line ot practical for blling)

- Plenty of cook-books, maps and guides - DVD (BYO discs) - Board games - Hi (-ish) Fi, CDs - even cassettes (C&W, 60s rock, classic) - TV (mainly Greek)

Garden and outside living:

Terraced private olive-grove garden with pool, fabulous views never fail to stun every guest (see our great 4*-5* reviews !)

Split-level dining patio with tasteful wood furniture for up to 12; small 'wheely' barbecue

Fenced/gated pool (4.7m x 8m x 1.2m.) on its own terrace with attractive slate-top aperitif table and bench

Private parking for 4 cars - secure from wandering tourists with private fenced grounds and remote-controlled drive gates (shared with the next - separately fenced - villa.


"Best view in Mediterranean" !

By James And Sophie on 05-Sep-2020

Hello Kevin, this is to say thank you so much for letting us have the villa. It’s such a beautiful place, and we’re having a lovely time.
When you said it was the best view in the Mediterranean I thought you must be exaggerating, but now I think it may well be true!
The pool is great for a refreshing dip, and we’ve enjoyed the range of comfortable shady spots to sit reading under the grapevine pergola or up on the roof terrace.
Wonderful restaurant only 5 mins walk, said to be best on the island, we’ve been twice already and planning a third visit.

James and Sophie
29 Aug - 4 Sep 2020

5 of of 5

Lovely rustic villa

By Kate V. on 31-Jul-2019

We stayed for a week in early July and had a fantastic week. The views are wonderful, Kevin the onsite manager is helpful and fantastically quiet. You do really need to hire a car because it is a ten minute drive out of Skiathos Town with only one restaurant within easy walking distance. The villa is full of Vivienne's personal possessions so it feels very homely but some might think its a bit cluttered. Warm pool, plenty of sunbeds, effective aircom and several sunbathing decks. Charming.

5 of of 5

Wonderful memories Fantastic week Beautiful setting Wonderful holiday

By F.M - G.S. - M.S. - S.H on 31-Jul-2018

F.M. - July 2018 - return visit
We had a lovely time again at Orchard Villa. We made a video with a selection of our photos creating more wonderful memories.

G.S. - July 2018
Just to let you know that we had a fantastic week in your villa. The photos really don't do the villa justice, the views all round, are as good as I’ve ever seen from a holiday let. The booking, communications, car hire and meet and greet couldnt have gone any smoother and the pre-holiday information you sent us was perfect and we used it as our "Rough Guide"
We didn't get to see the whole island, as we were happy to laze around the wonderful terraces/pergolas and pool area of the villa. All in all it was the most memorable relaxing holiday we have ever been on, and a lot of that is down to the detailed information you provided, and the local team who looked after us well.

M.S. - June 2018
We enjoyed our stay on Skiathos and the wedding went very well, everyone seemed to enjoy themselves and the bride looked lovely, despite the 33 degree heat!
The villa setting is beautiful and the villa is so well equipped, the terraces are beautiful with lots of sitting areas. The views are stunning – day and night, we were lucky with the full moon

S.H - June 2018
We had another wonderful holiday! We love your villa and the views and we really enjoyed ourselves thank you.

5 of of 5

Lucinka e August 2017 - Unforgettable getaway - 5/5

By Lucinka E on 31-Aug-2017

If I could come here every year I would! The views alone would do it - truly spectacular view of the sea from the terrace and a lovely pool that we struggled to tear ourselves away from despite having come to spend time at the beach. One of the best things about this place is that it is family owned and run, so it is beautifully cared for and feels like a home rather than an agency letting. That said all v well organised and clean. ..... The villa is comfortable, spacious, with a beautiful outdoor space organised with tables and sun loungers on different levels, surrounded by fig trees, grape vines, flowers.... You could happily hang out at the villa and not go anywhere for a week!

That said it would be a shame as Skiathos is so lovely. It's really worth having a car on the island as there are so many lovely beaches and restaurants and sites to visit, but not impossible by bus. The nearest beach to the villa is walkable - we did it a couple of times - but a long steep schlep in high temperatures.

Lovely Olive Thea restaurant round the corner (also walkable but take a torch at night!) with incredible views and lovely food, but our favourite place to eat was the fish taverna on Sklithri beach, lovely and laid back by day and intimate and romantic at night, with tables right on the beach, dinner by lamplight.

The monastery was also a fantastic place to visit, incredibly serene and stunning setting. The other briliant thing about the villa is that the owner Vivienne is incredibly helpful and was always available to answer questions, offer advice, help with organising travel or car hire - and clearly knows the island very well and loves it. We left feeling fully recharged, rested and relaxed.

0 of of 5

Wonderful stay at Orchard Villa

By Debbie R. on 01-Aug-2017

We had such a wonderful stay at Orchard Villa in Skiathos. The villa was well stocked with everything we need and there was a welcome pack of wine and beer and food enough to make a basic meal. The views for the villa were so beautiful and well positioned for town too. Very quiet, and Vivienne had provided a comprehensive guide to everything about the villa and Skiathos which was really helpful. We would definitely come again.

5 of of 5

Perfect family villa, stunning views, great place for our family holiday

By Steve G on 01-Jun-2017

From our booking through to our departure we were impressed by the care and dedication of Orchard Villa's owner Vivienne and her support team.

Vivienne furnished us with all the information one could wish for to help get our holiday on Skiathos off to a great start. Info included travel suggestions, places to shop, eat and visit etc.. and this was before we had even left the UK!

We were met by the property manager and given a comprehensive tour of the property and an overview of the facilities including the do's and dont's of life on a Greek island.

The 'welcome pack' was very impressive and included EVERYTHING we needed and more for our first night at the villa, we have travelled extensively and have never been so well looked after.

The gardens are a delight, mature vines over trellis and copious flower pots and planted beds, a grassed area off to one side and plenty of seating, dining and chill out areas. There is a sun deck with loungers and a pool deck with a generous sized pool overlooking the gorgeous views. All in all a perfect holiday.

5 of of 5

Ideal for family group 70th birthday - Relaxing, peaceful holiday

By Buckingham - Paul Northumberland on 31-Aug-2014

The villa was ideal for a family group 70th Birthday Celebrationof 2 grandparents. three adults and 2 young girls.The bedrooms were great for the family group and the master en-suite wet-room was always in great demand. The villa was well maintained and the kitchen and utility very well equipped. The views from the terraces were truly superb and the gardens delightful and very safe for the young children. A car is essential because the hill up to the villa is extremely steep. This is definitely a 5 star villa.

Paul Northumberland June 2014 - 4/5

Myself and my wife were looking for a relaxing, peaceful holiday & that is exactly what we got ! we love Skiathos and this was our third visit (first in a private villa). The location is stunning with amazing views. There is lots of room inside and out. Walking to the villa is about 20mins from main road up a steep hill so would recommend car hire, alternatively taxi, ask the cost first and get good deal. Great & friendly service would definitely recommend!

4 of of 5

Great Views

By Graham - Essex on 01-Aug-2014

July 2014 - - 4/5

We stayed for a week at Orchard Villa in July 2014 to experience the island of Skiathos before departing on a week flotilla sailing around the other Sporades islands. The villa was a perfect size for a family of four or more. Our two teenage girls had a room each and spent most days chilled out by the pool. We hired a car and used it for exploring the island including the more remote beaches on the north side. We would recommend a 4X4 as many of the roads on Skiathos are really dirt tracks and our hire car struggled a little with the steep hills and ruts. The views from the villa were amazing and it made a relaxing start to our holiday. The local taverna within walking distance of the villa is superb, but we regularly drove into Skiathos town for the restaurants and bars. Great villa and location with excellent service from Vivienne and her local team.

4 of of 5

Place to chill - Wonderful seaview

By Deb East Anglia Vittorio & Isa Milan on 31-Aug-2013

August 2013 - - 4/5

Stayed for a week as a couple having left the children behind. The location is superb with breath taking views over the bay. The villa is very private making it the ideal place for a totally relaxing holiday without having to worry about dressing up for breakfast! The kitchen is very well equipped if you do want to rustle up a meal or at least a Greek salad or two. Would recommend the Olive Thea for a nice meal within walking distance.

August 2013 - - 4/5

The garden and the panoramic view from the villa (and swimming pool) are terrific beautiful! we received a kind welcome and assistance from the team; it was a pleasure to meet them. The villa is on the hill, andnot too close to the busy and noisy village. It is perfect for a walk or jogging at the sunshine, and close to a delicious family restaurant ('Olive Thea'). Perfect for 8 people even only one room has a double bed. Vivienne gave us a lot of information and suggestions for our time on Skiathos.

4 of of 5

Heavenly Views - Mediterranean Delight

By Joanna M - Vernon Johannesburg on 31-Jul-2013

July 2013 - - 4/5

We loved this villa! - really traditional and full of character. The views from the terraces are stunning and totally private. The kitchen is really well equipped and has everything you need to enjoy outdoor eating. The 'Olive Thea' restaurant is wonderful, fantastic service, food and views. Get there in time to watch the sun go down. Easily done as it is only a few minutes walk from the villa. We would certainly recommend Orchard Villa and would love to stay there again.

June 2013 5/5

Our family of seven in total had little difficulty in finding Orchard Villa a "home-from-home" and had a holiday of a lifetime. The superb view, refreshing pool and all the amenities house were a delight.This comfortable villa is very well equipped for family meals and outdoor living, and is situated in a lovely olive grove in a quiet and peaceful area well above the main road.

5 of of 5
28 May - 18 Jun 2021 Low Season 1
18 Jun - 9 Jul 2021 Mid Season 1
9 Jul - 19 Jul 2021 High Season 1
19 Jul - 4 Sep 2021 High Season 2
4 Sep - 18 Sep 2021 High Season 3
18 Sep - 16 Oct 2021 MId Season 2
16 Oct - 30 Oct 2021 Low Season 2
Children Welcome Wheelchair Access
Refrigerator Hob Oven
Microwave Dishwasher Pantry item
Coffee maker Toaster Dining seats
Dining room Internet Fireplace
Air conditioning Linens provided Parking
Living room Television Dvds
Music library Private pool Garden
Bicycles Tennis Boat
Kayak/canoe Water sports
Family Romantic Sports activities
Tourist attractions
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