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A Luxury Eco-friendly Villa With Pool And Breathtaking Sea Views - On The Rocks

Overview

Property

Updated: 25-Jun-2017
  • Sleeps 12
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 6 Bathrooms, 2 Separate Toilets
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Description

On The Rocks

On The Rocks consists of two almost identical villas (East & West) build next to each-other sharing a swimming pool and a large garden.

Each villa has two bedrooms with large double beds and one bedroom with two single beds, all with their own bathroom/shower room, a comfortable and stylish sitting room with a well stocked library, HI-Fi and TV Home System, a fully equipped dining kitchen that will impress even the most demanding chef, an outdoor dining area, an indoor play area with lots of toys, books and games.

In total there are 6 bedrooms with 6 en-suite bath/shower rooms,

two kitchens, two sitting rooms, two playrooms, two outdoor dining areas and two WC.

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About the property

On The Rocks

“On The Rocks” is a luxury Eco-Friendly holiday home on the island of Ios in Greece with a swimming pool, large garden, BBQ and breathtaking views.

It is situated in a quiet part of the island just fifteen minutes walk away from lively Chora and right above the beautiful beach of Valmas.

All bedrooms have en-suite bath/shower rooms, free toiletries and pillow & mattress menus that will ensure a great night’s sleep.

The common areas are stylish and comfortable, with a well stocked library, satelite TV and HiFi.

All areas are air-conditioned and cleaned daily by our dedicated staff.

There are also a number of outdoor sitting areas, verandas and balconies as well as a BBQ.

“On The Rocks”, will accommodate you and your family and friends in style and comfort. Here at “On The Rocks” you will feel at peace. The view, the breeze, the sun, the sea....will inspire you and give you strength. The pool area and garden are ideal for a morning swim, a brunch, to read a book, sunbathe, or be inspired by the view .... and in the evening they will provide ample space for alfresco dinning, BBQ, sunset cocktails, or late night drinks by the pool.

We are a small family business, we want all our guests to feel special, enjoy a relaxing holiday and have a great time. We will try to attend to your needs and requirements and make your holidays a truly memorable experience.

On arrival we provide all our guests with a welcome pack that includes fruit, cakes, tea and coffee, snacks and canapés. We will also stock the fridge with mineral water; wine, beer and soft drinks to give you time to relax.

“On The Rocks” is perfect for a fortnight holiday for large families, or families with friends and teenage children.

MHTE 1167K91001146501

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About the Owner

Owner / Manager
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French, Greek
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
25 June, 2017

About Owner / Manager

We are a small family business who have been spending most of our summer holidays in Ios since 1988.

Our goal is to provide a relaxing and enjoyable stay for you and your family and friends that will leave you with lasting memories.

Here at On The Rocks we feel at peace, the view, the breeze, the sun, the sea... inspires us and gives us strength.

We love this place and we want to protect nature's beauty and preserve it for generations to come.

We generate as much energy as we use from our solar panels.

We collect and recycle 100,000 litres of rainwater a year.

We treat our effluent on site.

We have planted over 1000 trees and shrubs.

It is our belief that we should do our utmost to protect the environment as best we can and we work tirelessly towards our goal

Owner / Manager purchased this villa in 2013

Why Owner / Manager chose Greece

Ios is an island of outstanding natural beauty.

The breathtaking views, the energising breeze, the brilliant sunshine, the cool sensation of seawater on the skin, all invigorate our senses and make us feel rejuvenated.

On The Rocks is situated a short walk away from lively Chora and right above the beautiful beach of Valmas.

The town of Ios has numerous gift shops, beautiful narrow little streets and two lovely squares where you can enjoy a coffee, breakfast or a drink.

Ios is famous for its night life.

There are numerous bars that stay open till the early hours of the morning, many beautiful restaurants and tavernas that will cater for all tastes and budgets.

Our favourite beach Valmas, is just 5 minutes walk away. There is a small taverna and a few sun beds and umbrella

What makes this villa unique

The villa is perfect for a fortnight holiday for large groups, or families with friends and teenage children.

It will accommodate you and your family and friends in style and comfort. The four mattress system and the pillow menu will ensure a great rest at night and the view from the windows and balconies will take your breath away.

The pool area and garden are ideal for a morning swim, a brunch by the pool, to read a book, sunbathe, or be inspired by the view .... and in the evening it will provide ample space for alfresco dinning, sunset cocktails, or late night drinks by the pool.

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Notes

Check-in time: 16:00 Check-out time: 11:00

There is a 25 euros charge per day and per person for additional guests.

6 Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(6 traveller reviews)

Geneva, Switzerland
5

Couldn't fault it

  • 5 of 5

I stayed with a group of 24 across the 3 villas for a week in late May/early June. The villas themselves were absolutely gorgeous, and we felt we were close enough to walk into town easily. The bedrooms and kitchens were great and the infinity pool especially wasn't spectacular. We loved being so close to Valmas, which was just down from the villas but was always empty. One of the clearest beaches in Ios!

Our hosts were so welcoming, even though we were a group of students. They brought us to and from the port (even storing our luggage on the final day) and made us a Greek meal on our final night. One of our party broke a stovetop, but it was replaced quickly by the owners.

Our stay couldn't have been better and all of us are dreaming of a return!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Catherine, Thank you for your kind words. It was a great pleasure to have you as our guests and we will be delighted to welcome you again anytime. We are so pleased you enjoyed the little cove of Valmas. It is our favourite too. We wish you all, "Good Luck" with your studies!! All the very best, Yannis & Emmanuela
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5

Breathtaking

  • 5 of 5

We were collected from the port by the owners at no charge to us (it wasn't a problem to them that our ferry was nearly an hour late), we were a family group of 11, ages from 16 - 83. On arrival at the Villa we were absolutely blown away by it. The views are amazing, the villas are newly built and extremely tastefully decorated, the owner must have a talent for design, or had a professional in. Everything you could want for during our stay was in these two villas, they are stocked as well as my own home. They also provide the basics (sugar, oils .... fresh bread everyday and plenty of bottled water). The maid cleans everyday and makes sure you are happy with everything. The beds are extremely comfortable, you can even choose which mattress topper and pillows you want, whether it be feathers or hypo allergic. Good size rooms with lovely fully tiled bathrooms. The top floor bedrooms in each villa have lovely terraces, the only problem was agreeing who could have those rooms!

The villa is perched on cliff top, it is just a short 10 minute walk into the nearest village, which has a supermarket and you can wander through the cobbled streets where all the bars and tavernas are. There is a lovely tiny cove with a taverna just a 5-10 minute walk, but coming back up might be a problem if your mobility isn't that good. Taxi's are available 24 hour and cheap so easy to get about.

Thoroughly recommend this accommodation, will definitely be going back. The owners were lovely people and extremely accommodating, they even gave us a lift down to the supermarket and back with all our shopping bags.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. It was a great pleasure to have you as our guests and to know that you had an enjoyable stay at "On The Rocks". We hope to see you again sometime in the future! Best regards, Yannis & Emmanuela
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5

Best family and friends vacation

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home, amazing view, combining comfort, relaxation and best location. Kids friendly, nice people, felt like home!! Thank you

  • Review Submitted: Jan 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. It was a great pleasure to have you and your family at "On The Rocks". We are very pleased you enjoyed your stay and we hope to see you again sometime in future. Best regards, Yannis & Emmanuela Pantelireis
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5

Wow, wow, wow

  • 5 of 5

Not sure whether it's the breathtaking views of the sunny Aegean, the pure quality of these fantastic villas or the wonderful hospitality from hosts; John & Emmanuela that makes 'on the rocks' probably the best holiday villa experience we've ever had! The villas are in a quiet location but within easy walking distance of the main town & the local beach. The villas are finished to a very high standard & comes with all the amenities you could ever need. It was only my wife & I however our villa could accommodate 6 comfortably & a larger party if we took both villas. The hosts couldn't be more helpful & having lived in the UK for many years, there was no language issues. We'll definitely be coming back to the beautiful island of Ios & staying again at 'on the rocks' - Brilliant!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 26, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wow, wow, wow

  • 5 of 5

Not sure whether it's the breathtaking views of the sunny Aegean, the pure quality of these fantastic villas or the wonderful hospitality from hosts; John & Emmanuela that makes 'on the rocks' probably the best holiday villa experience we've ever had! The villas are in a quiet location but within easy walking distance of the main town & the local beach. The villas are finished to a very high standard & comes with all the amenities you could ever need. It was only my wife & I however our villa could accommodate 6 comfortably & a larger party if we took both villas. The hosts couldn't be more helpful & having lived in the UK for many years, there was no language issues. We'll definitely be coming back to the beautiful island of Ios & staying again at 'on the rocks' - Brilliant!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 26, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

wonderful place for family holidays !!!

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons adoré notre séjour à la villa On The Rocks, l'accueil des propriétaires depuis le port jusqu'au moindres détails de la villa ont été parfaits.

Sa situation sur l'ile d'Ios est idéale (proche de tous et au calme).

La décoration intérieure et extérieure est très raffinée et l'on se sent comme chez soi avec le service qui y est proposé.

un accès direct à une petite plage permet de profiter de la mer dans un calme idyllique... bref, nous recommandons cette endroit aux plus exigeants d'entre vous.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Un grand merci pour le temps que vous avez consacré à poster vos commentaires suite à votre séjour à "On The Rocks". Nous sommes particulièrement touchés par vos remarques et ravis d'apprendre que le lieu et le service vous ont apporté satisfaction. Nous espérons vous revoir très bientôt. Très sincèrement, Yannis & Emmanuela
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Location

From the Owner

Ios is an island of outstanding natural beauty. The breathtaking views, the energising breeze, the brilliant sunshine, the cool sensation of seawater on the skin, all invigorate our senses and make us feel rejuvenated. On The Rocks is situated a short walk away from lively Chora and right above the beautiful beach of Valmas. The town of Ios has numerous gift shops, beautiful narrow little streets and two lovely squares where you can enjoy a coffee, breakfast or a drink. Ios is famous for its night life. There are numerous bars that stay open till the early hours of the morning, many beautiful restaurants and tavernas that will cater for all tastes and budgets. Our favourite beach Valmas, is just 5 minutes walk away. There is a small taverna and a few sun beds and umbrella

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Santorini at 35 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Lots of great bars at Ios Chora at 0.8 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Ios Port at 2 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Many traditional and modern restaurants at Chora at 0.8 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Valmas, Kolitsani, Yalos, Koumbara, Mylopotas at 0.2 Kilometres Car: not necessary

The village is a short walk away. It has numerous gift shops, beautiful narrow little streets and two lovely squares where you can enjoy a coffee, breakfast or a drink. Ios is famous for its night life. There are numerous bars that stay open till the early hours of the morning, many beautiful restaurants and tavernas that will cater for all tastes and budgets.

Ios is famous for its beautiful sandy beaches. They have organised water sports facilities and numerous cafes and little shops.

Valmas: A beautiful beach just 5 minutes walk from On The Rocks. There is a small taverna and a few sun beds.

Koumbara: 2km from the Port has a beautiful sunset.

Yalos: A beautiful beach next to the port with a number of coffee shops, tavernas and water sports.

Mylopotas: Beautiful, very popular beach with a lot of coffee shops, restaurants, bars and water sports.

Manganari: 21 km from Chora, is considered one of the best beaches in the Cyclades with four little bays.

Ios is in the south Aegean and can be accessed only by boat. The closest airport is Santorini. The crossing from Santorini is 45 minutes. The 'High Speed' ferry from Athens (Piraeus) sails daily and the crossing takes three to four hours. The conventional ferry, from Piraeus or Rafina sails daily and takes 7 to 8 hours.

There are also a number of boats/ferries connecting Ios to Santorini, Naxos, Paros, Mykonos, Sikinos, Folegandros and Crete.

Manganari: 21 km from Chora, is considered one of the best beaches in the Cyclades. Four little bays the fourth of which is a nudist beach.

Pikri Nero: 40 minutes by boat. Ideal destination for a boat day trip.

There are also numerous beautiful beaches such as Tripiti, Vathi Rema, Pappas, Agia Kyriaki, accessible only by boat.

Where To Eat

Chora:

• G r a n d m a ’ s (Gourmet Mediterranean)

• Lord Byron (Fusion)

• Katoi (Mezze)

• Pithari (Greek cuisine)

• N e s t (Greek cuisine)

• Safran (Continental cuisine)

• Ciao Bella (Italian cuisine)

• V e s u v i o ’ s (excellent pizzas and souvlaki)

• T h e m i l l s (Traditional Greek cuisine)

• Seven Eleven (International cuisine)

Koumbara:

• Koumbara (Seafood and fresh fish)

• Polydoros (Local cuisine)

Port:

• S u s a n a (Local cuisine)

• Octopus Tree (Mezze)

• Akrogiali (Greek cuisine)

• Aphroditi (Greek, fish)

• Peri anemon (Grill)

Mylopotas:

• D r a k o s (Seafood and fresh fish)

• K a r m a (Italian cuisine and chill out bar)

• Delfini (Greek and Thai cuisine)

• F r e e (Beach bar with occasional live music)

• H a r m o n y (Mexican cuisine and chill out bar)

Psathi:

• Alonistra (local cuisine)

Kampos:

• Vilaeti (Local cuisine)

• Unique (local and gourmet cuisine)

Facilities

From the Owner

The villa is perfect for a fortnight holiday for large groups, or families with friends and teenage children. It will accommodate you and your family and friends in style and comfort. The four mattress system and the pillow menu will ensure a great rest at night and the view from the windows and balconies will take your breath away. The pool area and garden are ideal for a morning swim, a brunch by the pool, to read a book, sunbathe, or be inspired by the view .... and in the evening it will provide ample space for alfresco dinning, sunset cocktails, or late night drinks by the pool.

Property Type

  • villa

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeping
  • Massage
  • Private Chef

Suitability

  • Groups
  • Singles

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • rural
  • village
  • waterfront

Attractions

  • bay
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins

Leisure Activities

  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 200 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower)
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower)
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 4 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 5 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 6 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • WC 1 - Toilet
  • WC 2 - Toilet
  • Fine cotton towels and bathrobes are provided and changed every second day Apivita Eco-friendly toiletries provided

Bedrooms

  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 6 - 2 Single Bed
  • Four mattress sleeping system, with three pillow menu choice from Co-comat Fine Egyptian cotton bed linen are provided and changed twice a week Cot available

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Deck Furniture
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda

Meals

  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only

Notes:

  • The houses are cleaned daily and the bed linen and towels are changed twice a week. Rubbish bags are collected daily. If you need help with your groceries or fresh bread & cakes from the bakery or drinks, let us know and we will try to assist. We want all our guests to feel special, enjoy a relaxing holiday and have a great time We provide, apivita toiletries bathrobes and complimentary slippers for our guests. We will arrange to pick you up and take you to port. If you like to sample local produce, there are a number of local farms that can deliver fresh fruits and vegetables. We can book you a car, help with restaurant reservations, booking your ferry tickets, organising day trips and beauty treatments. We provide complimentary WiFi connection to all our guest. We have some exclusive on the rocks products that we have selected for our guests and are available at cost. We will try to attend to your needs and requirements and make your holidays a truly memorable experience.