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 reviews averaging 90% (4.5 / 5.0)
At a glance: Child 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: Kevin James
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Overview

  • Property Type: Villa
  • Location: Skiathos
  • Sleeps: 8
  • Bedrooms: 4 Bedroom
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Minimum nights stay: 7
  • Low season price per week: £1099
  • High season price per week: £2240
  • Average price per week:£1626
  • Property Rating: 5/5 Average Rating (10 Reviews)
  • Please contact the owner directly to confirm the price and availability

Description

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

ORCHARD VILLA AND GROUNDS
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

Dining:
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)

Pastimes
- 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.


10 Reviews - 5/5 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

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

Prices

28 May - 18 Jun 2021 Low Season 1 1596
18 Jun - 9 Jul 2021 Mid Season 1 1799
9 Jul - 19 Jul 2021 High Season 1 2156
19 Jul - 4 Sep 2021 High Season 2 n/a
4 Sep - 18 Sep 2021 High Season 3 n/a
18 Sep - 16 Oct 2021 MId Season 2 1596
16 Oct - 30 Oct 2021 Low Season 2 £1099

Location

Suitability

Children Welcome
Wheelchair Access

Facilities

Refrigerator
Hob
Oven
Microwave
Dishwasher
Pantry Items
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 Equipment

Theme

Family
Romantic
Sports activities
Tourist attractions