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Accommodation With Pool



Updated: 09-Oct-2016
Villa in Skiathos - Peaceful Location, 7 Minutes Drive To 10 Sandy Beaches

The Barn is so called because it originally started it's life as a place to store hay and grain for our horse, donkey, goats and chickens. However, as we gradually switched our source of income from animals and an organic garden to providing accommodation for those looking for peace and quiet, we slowly converted the barn into the modern house which it has now become. It is surrounded by fruit trees, oleanders, Virginia creeper, vines and flowering shrubs. There is a large shady patio and another sitting area under the shade of a large pine tree. We have incorporated as much wood, terracotta and native materials as was possible during the conversion and it has developed a distinctive character all of it's own. It is situated in its own grounds providing complete privacy. The accommodation consists of a fully equipped kitchen and open-plan living room with French doors leading out to the patio. There is a bathroom with bath and shower and a smaller bathroom with just shower facilities.

  • Sleeps 7
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine

About the Owner

We (Lida and Geof Baldry) have lived here for over 40 years and have spent that time creating an environment which has all the creature comforts but still feels like the unspoiled Greece which we have come to love. We started with no road, no water and no house, but we dug our own well and carried the materials for our first (wooden) house by horse and donkey along the narrow track that eventually became our road. We now have 3 very solid houses built of stone and wood, bricks and mortar, running water, electricity, telephone and even an internet connection, but we have a special appreciation of all these "normal" things by having had to struggle hard to achieve them. We have come to value the peace and quiet here, above everything else.

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Speaks English, German

Guestbook comments from the owner

'Geoff, our time on Skiathos fulfilled our every expectation and then some. This was in no small part due to your wonderful accommodation and your hospitality. It makes all the difference in the world if one feels welcome and you and Lida have that down to a fine art.

What you have created in the Zorbathes Valley is very special: I'm quite sure many others have said the same thing. What is so patently obvious is that the house is not just that, its a home. For us it was the quantum difference between straightforward accommodation and a quality experience.'

'We were fortunate enough to have 2 months with our little baby at Zorbathes. Geof and Lida made our stay so memorable and made us feel so welcome. From little packages of home grown veggies and homemade wine to advice on the hidden spots on the island and best places for an Ouzo as the sun sets, we really felt like we were so looked after. The houses are located in a beautiful part of the island, in a quiet, peaceful, valley.'
Apr 2010
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Skiathos International at 12 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Troulos at 3 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Skiathos Town at 12 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Troulos at 3 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Troulos & Aselinos at 3 Kilometres Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Cookery classes, painting classes, walks, horse riding, boat trips, tennis can all be provided.


Within 7 minutes drive are 10 sandy beaches including the famous beaches of Koukounaries and Banana. The nearest beach of Aselinos is 30 minutes walk away.


Many charter flights direct into Skiathos International airport. Ferries and hydrofoils run regularly throughout the season.


Skiathos Town: 12 kilometres.

Skiathos Airport: 13 kilometres.

Evangelistra Monastery: 15 kilometres.

Kounistra Monastery: 2.5 kilometres.

Koukounaries Beach:5.5 kilometres.

Further Details:

Shops and restaurants are 5 minutes drive away. Skiathos Town for banks and many shops and restaurants is 15 minutes drive away.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Rate 6
1 Oct 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Winter 2016/7
1 Nov 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
30 night minimum stay
for 30 nights
9 Apr 2017 - 23 Apr 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Rate 1
1 May 2017 - 19 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 2
20 May 2017 - 28 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 3
29 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 4
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £22 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
To reserve a booking, a 20% deposit is required with the balance payable 8 weeks before the arrival date.

Changeover Day:
Fridays preferred but we can be flexible about this.

Rates are for up to 6 people. 1 extra person is allowed at a supplement of €25

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 09-Oct-2016
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Property Type

  • villa


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Washing Machine


  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only

Location Type

  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural


  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Main bathroom with bath/shower over, WC. Bathroom with shower, WC.


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 7 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed. Bedroom 2 with double bed. Bedroom 3 with twin beds. Bedroom 4 with a single bed.


  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: The villa is ideal for families and very safe for children. Outside: The shared pool is 12 x 4.5 metres and has depths from 80 centimetres to 2 metres. No diving is allowed. Sun beds and umbrellas are provided and the pool terrace has a large BBQ area. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The villa is cleaned and linen changed once a week.

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