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Stunning Detached Villa With Private Pool, Garden And Sea Views

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Property

Updated: 20-Nov-2016
Villa in Gennadi, Nr. Lindos, Rhodes, Greek Islands - Traditional Village Location, 10 Minute Walk To The Beach

Registered with the Greek Tourism Board (EOT) licence no: 1476K100A0391101

Villa Alexander is one of only 4 beautifully designed modern villas that make up the small, exclusive development of Gennadi Hills, located on the edge of the traditional, year round village of Gennadi on the South East coast. Ideally situated in peaceful surroundings of olive groves and open countryside yet just a few minutes stroll to the village where there is a good range of facilities including supermarkets, a bakery, green-grocery, ATM, motor cycle hire and a number of bars and tavernas. A short walk takes you to one of the island's coveted blue flag beaches and beach front tavernas. A little further along the beach is a modern beach bar serving good food, drink and cocktails and providing free sunbeds. A pharmacy and medical centre are located between the village and beach.

The villa's split level, air-conditioned ground floor comprises a fully fitted kitchen, lounge, separate dining area and bathroom.The two en-suite bedrooms on the first floor have their own private sea view balconies and air-conditioning. Outside there is a south facing private pool, garden, 2 large terrace areas for sunbathing and alfresco dining, a traditional Greek BBQ and ample off road parking.

The location would ideally suit families and couples of all ages.

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

We live and work near Plymouth in South West England after relocating from along the coast in Dorset where our five grown up children and four grandchildren live.

We started holidaying in Rhodes in 2002 and like many visitors we fell in love with the beauty of the island, the history and the hospitality of Rhodians.

In 2007 we decided to look at buying a holiday home and potential retirement property.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Evelina, July 2011 - We enjoyed our holidays immensely! It is our fourth summer of villa holidays and we all agree this was the best so far. The house is fantastic, the location wonderful and the beach one of the best we've been to despite it being a pebble one. Having seen the busy tourist resorts we were happy to have chosen your villa in such an idyllic location that allowed us to escape the crowds and truly relax. Everything in the house seems to have been made for the convenience of the guests and it reminded us again why we chose villa holidays in the first place. There is a good selection of DVDs and Playstation games which helped entertain the kids during those hottest hours and we all enjoyed having our dinner on the terrace overlooking the pool and listening to cicadas or at the local taverna. We'll definitely consider going back! Thank you!
Sep 2008
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10 Reviews

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Quality villa in a peaceful setting

  • 5 of 5

Our second visit to Villa Alexander and we were glad we came back. Previous reviews say it all, this is a clean well presented and spacious villa which has everything you might need. Our children joined us for a few days and the accommodation was very adequate for 6 adults, they were impressed with their first Greek villa holiday.

We like this area because it is well off the Rhodes beaten track in a fairly typical Greek village and the setting of the villa is great. Although Gennadi is small it has all the amenities you could want. The supermarket sells everything, try their pork chops on the barbecue, and the local bakery was impossible to walk past without seeing what they had in the way of freshly baked cakes. The local tavernas give you a range of different settings. We always had top quality meals wherever we went but have to say that Mamas Kitchen does the best pizzas we have had in a long time.

The beach is pebbly but only a short walk and gives you a choice of tavernas to relax over lunch before using their free (if you buy a meal) sun beds. All the prices are very reasonable and the food quality, as usual, outstanding.

Gennadi is ideal for seeing the south of the island, obviously you need a car, go to Prassonsi to see the kite surfers followed by a fish lunch at the Plimiri Beach taverna (choose your own fish) or over to Apolakkia via the very quiet mountain road and busts Kastro Monolithos. The is a great restaurant serving fantastic goat stew at Profyllia up in the mountains, which is served by one of the best roads on the island.

So, lots to do and see here, or as we did for most of the time, just chill out in a great place to be.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely House

  • 5 of 5

Villa Alexander is exactly as described on the web site only even nicer in reality. Inside it is uncluttered, spacious and bright. The air con is efficient and the Wifi works very well even out on the terrace. The kitchen is well equipped and the french doors onto the terrace make it easy transfer food etc to eat outside.

Outside, the terrace gets the sun from early morning until evening, the table with the canvas awning is perfect for having lunch and shade in the day or having a bar b que in the evening (bar b que is very efficient) The pool is not large or deep but is ideal for cooling off and well maintained. The house is slightly offset from The neigbouring house so you don't feel overlooked too much and the area is very quiet and peaceful.

The village is a very easy five minute walk and the supermarket which has everything you might need and is open seven days a week for amazingly long hours. There are two fruit/vegetable shops and the bakery, which is also open long hours and has fresh bread daily and if you like cakes, loads of sweet things. Try the Greek spinach and cheese 'pie' it's very good. There are several places to eat and cafes and a couple of bars in village all of which are good, but we liked the three beach tavernas the best. They are less then five minutes walk from the village and the setting right on the beach is lovely. They serve great fresh fish and are very friendly.

The beach is pebbley but the very quiet and the sea is warm, crystal clear and great for swimming. There are other sandy beaches close by and Alan who looks after the house is a mine of information about where else to go and how to get there.

Gennadi still retains the feeling of being a 'Greek' village it's not at all touristy, which cannot be said for the strip further up the cost towards Rhodes town, which appears very built up and rather characterless. However Rhodes Town and Lindos are not far by car and we drove round the interior and up into the hills, which again is much more typically Greek and well worth doing.

The owners are very efficient responding to quesions almost immediately and booking was easy and trouble free. All in all this is a lovely house in a lovely area, especially if you want to relax and are not looking for a wild night life. We would highly recommend booking a stay.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Villa, perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

The villa is perfectly located, quiet and tranquil yet just a few minutes walk to the local village where there are some excellent local restaurants/bars, a supermarket (with a butchers counter inside - excellent kebabs for the bbq) and a bakers. The local beach is another 5 minutes walk with some more tavernas on the sea front - perfect for lazy evenings as the sun goes down.

The villa itself is very well appointed, the en-suite bathrooms were very well fitted and very useful for a family of 4 . It was spotlessly clean when we arrived and the only thing we missed was a dishwasher - everything else was there, plenty of pots/pans cutlery etc. It was also nice that certain things were already there - olive oil, tea, coffee etc and a welcome pack of beers/wine in the fridge! The wifi works really well and is more than capable of streaming video - netflix or similar.

The pool, though not huge, was lovely and suited our 2 children aged 8 & 10 who spent many happy hours splashing around on inflatables. The two upstairs terraces were also very pleasant to enjoy a glass of wine on, although the best views are from the twin bedroom terrace which we couldn't access when the children were asleep! There is a small garden but the grass is quite sharp underfoot so you need to wear shoes, the bbq is very good though and we enjoyed cooking al-fresco!

The local representative Alan was very helpful and knowledgeable about the area, giving us great advice on the best beaches and things to see and do. We particularly liked Glystra and Kavos beaches a short drive away for the beautiful sand and clear water, ideal for snorkelling.

We hired a car to see the island and visits to Lindos and Rhodes old town were a highlight, as was the dramatic mountains and west coast of the island. The driveway to the villa is a little tight but no problem once you got used to it.

The villa is one of 4 but feels very private and is well shielded from the other villas with great views towards the coast. We had a lovely time and can highly recommend a stay here!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Tranquil and convenient

  • 5 of 5

This was just about as lovely as it gets, 5 minutes walk from the village square and shops, 6 minutes to the nearest restaurant. Although surrounded by 3 other villas cleverly offset so privacy is not an issue. The outside seating is well covered by a canvas awning and gives that needed shade for the hot days. The pool is more than adequate for a nice cool down or if you have a family a bit of funtime. The Villa is very clean and well laid out with pretty much everything you need. The bedrooms have balconies, one spacious enough for substantial seating, the other smaller but for better views.

The local uncrowded small pebble beach is just a few minutes drive away and local beach bars should you want them. Lindos around 30 minutes drive and Rhodes town 60 mins. The hiring of the villa was trouble free and the owner gave great directions and information. Without doubt a no "Brainer" to choose here to stay for your trip to Rhodes. You won't regret it.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely comments, we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Villa Alexander and all that Gennadi has to offer. Janet & Derek
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5

Excellent home from home, very well equiped.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at Villa Alexander in Gennadi and cannot imagine a better location in this village, everything was close by but the villa is in a very quiet area. It is well equipped and had everything we needed. There is more than ample crockery glassware and cooking utensils (not always the case in rentals). The BBQ was great. The villa was spotlessly clean and the local management team very friendly and knowledgeable. Gennadi itself has a grocery, bakery and very reasonable supermarket so there is no need to stray far. There are also good bars and several tavernas in the village serving excellent food, and cheap (you can get a big gyros for two euros!!). The shingle beach is a good place to spend time if you want to be by the sea and tavernas are once again close by. All in all a great place to stay, we would certainly recommend it and intend to return if we can. This is a lovely part of Rhodes!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Villa!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous stay at the Villa - it was just beautiful, well equipped and comfortable. The pool was superb - we loved just floating around. Lindos was beautiful and we ate there two nights, and loved Mama's Kitchen too. Gennadi is a great place to base yourself to see Rhodes - a fantastic holiday and really great communication and support from the owners. Thank you for a fabulous holiday!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

There was never any question that Rhodes was where we wanted to buy and having got to know the Island well and looking at properties in various locations we decided that the traditional village of Gennadi, away from the busy tourist areas yet has everything you could want within walking distance, was the ideal setting. It was in late 2008, after much searching, we looked at the concrete shells that were to become the Gennadi Hills properties. Our minds were made up when we saw the fantastic views over the sea, the equally beautiful mountains along the coast above Pefkos and the wonderful landscape towards the southern tip of the island. The design is in keeping with the traditional look of the village yet with a modern feel.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Rhodes International at 65 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Gennadi at 1 Kilometres Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Approximately 17km from Prasonissi, a paradise for water sports including kite surfing and windsurfing. Scuba diving trips can be arranged from Rhodes town. Excellent location for walking holidays. Other activities available nearby are horse riding, quad biking, go karting and off road 4 wheel driving.

Due to the close proximity to Lindos and St Paul's Bay Gennadi is an ideal location for wedding parties, honeymoons and wedding blessings.

Coast/Beach:

A 10 minute walk (0.7km) to the blue flag Gennadi Beach. The beach is a mix of sand and shingle.

Travel:

Rhodes airport is approximately a 60 minute drive (65km). Car hire is recommended and widely available, however the village is served by a regular bus service which will take you where you need to go at very low fares. Taxis are also good value and can take you to and from the airport.

Distances:

Lindos with its impressive Acropolis is less than a 25 minute drive, Lardos a 10 minute drive, Pefkos 15 minutes drive and Rhodes Town approximately 60 minute drive (63km).

Further Details:

Local shops, restaurants, bars, supermarket and ATM within walking distance. Various activities are available in the area, for example, hiking, horse-riding, cycling, off-road 4x4 adventures, water sports, fishing and boat trips.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
April 2017
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£550
for 7 nights
£550
 
 
May 2017
1 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£695
for 7 nights
£695
 
 
June 2017
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£845
for 7 nights
£845
 
 
July/August 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£945
for 7 nights
£945
 
 
September 2017
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£845
for 7 nights
£845
 
 
October 2017
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£625
for 7 nights
£625
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

PRICE REDUCTION, REMAINING OCTOBER 2016 DATES NOW £ 550

Payment direct to the owner is also accepted via bank transfer, personal cheque or PayPal

Booking Notes:
A deposit of 25% is payable on booking with the remainder 8 weeks before departure. If booking within 8 weeks of travel the full amount is payable. A £150 security bond is required with the remaining balance, this is refunded within 2 weeks of your departure date providing no damage has occurred.





Changeover Day:
Preferred changeover days are Wednesdays or Saturdays. Other days of the week possible dependent on time of year. Arrival time after 4pm. Villa must be vacated by 10am on day of departure unless prior agreement has been obtained with the owners.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week

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Facilities

From the Owner

The villa was completed in June 2009 and we spent a busy few weeks furnishing and equipping it to ensure our guests had everything they needed for a relaxing holiday. The villa is named after Derek’s late father, as fittingly Alexander is a prominent name in Greek history. We have enjoyed holidays with our parents, children and grandchildren at the villa. We love our time in Gennadi and enjoy nothing more than being able to sit outside until late at night in the peaceful surroundings and then waking up to the glorious views in the morning. Due to work commitments we can only visit a few times a year at present, however it gives us a great deal of pleasure when people have enjoyed their holidays at Villa Alexander and say that they have had a peaceful, relaxing, and fulfilling time.

Property Type

  • villa

Theme

  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

General

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

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • village

Attractions

  • churches
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks

Leisure Activities

  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Bathrooms

  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
  • En suite bathroom to bedroom 1 with large walk-in shower, wc and basin. En suite bathroom to bedroom 2 with shower, wc and basin. Ground floor bathroom with shower, wc and basin.

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4/6 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, fitted wardrobes, bedside cabinets, en-suite bathroom and large furnished veranda with sea views. Bedroom 2 with twin beds, fitted wardrobes, bedside cabinet, en-suite bathroom and private furnished balcony with sea views.

Outside

  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • The villa is fully air-conditioned. Free WIFI internet access. There is off road parking for at least 2 cars. A welcome pack made to your individual requirements can be provided at an additional cost (paid locally). A call out service is also available. Please note that there is a strict no smoking policy inside the villa. Outside: South facing private pool (7.5 by 3.5 metre) which is treated and maintained on a regular basis. Secure garden with lawn and flower beds. 2 large terrace areas with patio table, chairs, sun loungers and traditional Greek BBQ. Private driveway with parking for at least 2 cars. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bedlinen and towels provided (not beach towels). Villa will be cleaned and bedlinen/towels changed weekly, prior to arrival and mid stay for 14 day rental. Additional cleaning/changes on request(payable locally). Pool cleaned and treated regularly. Other: Two fold-up beds, travel cot, highchair, stair gate, baby seat and buggy available if required.

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