4 Bedroom (Sleeps 8) Villa in Skiathos

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

At a glance: Child Friendly, Pet Friendly, Wifi, Air Conditioning, Parking, Private Pool, Garden.
Reference: P161543 - Book via Simply Owners and pay no booking fees or extra charges


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Owner/Property Manager: Kevin James
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Property Type: Villa
Location: Skiathos
Sleeps: 8
Bedrooms: 4 Bedroom
Bathrooms: 3
Minimum nights stay: 7
Low season price per week: £980
High season price per week: £1995
Average price per week:£1669
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Welcome from me, Kevin James, to Orchard Villa - nestling in its half-acre hillside olive-grove, one of several villas and 3 top tavernas along the best stretch of viewpoint on Skiathos - the low 1-mile Katsaros hilltop and incomparable '7-islands' panorama across Skiathos Bay and the sandy beaches just below (nearest is Vassislias, 5 mins drive down).
The villa is within 10-25 mins drive of most of the 60 or so mainly sandy beaches, 9 mins to Skiathos village, port, and airport - and within 12 mins. walk of 3 of the top-10 (but affordable) Skiathos taverna-restaurants.
There's a quick overview of Orchard Villa, Skiathos, and Travel below, or for full details please visit my official site " www.SkiathosGreekVillas.com".
... and - in case covid may still affect travel in 2022, you may wish to check "Booking Changes" below ...

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.

The villa and grounds are quiet and not overlooked, fenced, with parking for 4 cars out of sight on a private entrance drive at the 'road' side of the villa.
You have 4 terrace areas, all with superb views ... The large unoverlooked roof sun-terrace has a 360º view from Skiathos bay's ‘7-islands’ to the wooded Kechria valley and the north channel. Then there's a split-level dining courtyard/patio (through 4 French windows from the lounge); a top ‘party’ terrace with sun-loungers; the pool-area terrace with slate-top drinks table; and the grassed picnic slope below.

The ‘above-ground’ POOL and wood decking is attractively set in-ground on its own ledge cut into the hillside. At 7½ x 4m. it’s like most mid-size Skiathos villa pools. But the new decking is just for a pool-side drink or sun-bathe ... not for a dive- or jump-in, as the pool is just a child-secure 1¼m. deep!
For adults it’s (as in Sophie’s 5* review) “ ... Great for a refreshing dip” ... rather than serious swimming, for which you have Skiathos’ 60+ safe and mainly sandy beaches, most at only 5-25 mins drive.
The pool-side and decking are child-fenced for 4m. along the lower terrace, with level access to the pool ladder by 2 steps down from the far end of the terrace, with its slate-top aperitifs table and bench - another spot to sip your aperitif enjoying the stunning panorama over Skiathos bay, with an eye on the kids - or sunset.

The price includes the following: welcome pack; weekly bed/bath linen; paper/cleaning products; end-clean; gardening; and (within limits including ‘natural misfortunes ’ in the Rental Agreement) equipment/pool maintenance/breakdown; .
In Greek villa rental law, these and all villa facilities have not been supplied on a serviced hotel/etc. basis, but to have been arranged by me at your request and risk within the price.
INTERNET - Very good 3-4-5G signal for mobiles as hot-spot for your tablet or laptop, and free WiFi at most tavernas, bars, and cafes. (sorry, fixed-line router impractical)

- Beach and Sea relaxation and Sports & Activities
- Village and harbour exploring -shops, tavernas, cafes, bars, shopping and all services - click "About Skiathos" on official site above
- Hill-country hikes and exploring
- Villa life with vine-covered courtyard, terraced garden, roof sun-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 EATS, DRINKS, and AMBIENCE (also see part 3 of of free 'Villa Guest Guide' sent with my offer)
- 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

- 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 ACCESS to villa
- 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 ('til after midnight!) outside in the courtyard (tastefully wood-furnished for up to 12)

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

SMOKING ... outside only (wood beams and ceilings inside!), and not on pine-wood walks

- 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.

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

BOOKING CHANGES due to events beyond reasonable control (inc medical and covid)
By booking Orchard Villa you accept the Rental Agreement contract (sent with my offer before you book). It needs a.o. for you to arrange your own insurance to cover any situation or event beyond reasonable control affecting either of us which prevents you from taking up your booking, or me from providing the villa or any of its facilities.
But if covid remains an issue in 2023, I may offer to transfer your booking free to 2024 (only), if you are unable to obtain reasonably-priced insurance &/or or airline refund guarantees, and also obtain my express consent to this offer before you book.

10 Reviews - 4.7/5 Average Rating

"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

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.

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.


2 June - 16 Jun 2023 Low Season £1484
16 Jun - 7 Jul 2023 Mid Season 1 £1694
7 Jul - 1 Sep 2023 High Season £1995
1 Sep - 6 Oct 2023 MId Season 2 £1694
6 Oct - 20 Oct 2023 End Season £980



Children Welcome
Wheelchair Access
Pets Welcome


Pantry Items
Coffee Maker
Dining Seats
Dining Room
Air Conditioning
Linens Provided
Washing Machine
Living Room
Music Library
Private Pool
Water Sports Equipment


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