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Luxury Private Villa With Large Pool And Amazing Views

Overview

Property

Updated: 09-Nov-2016
Villa in Skopelos, Sporades Islands, Greek Islands - Peaceful And Private Location Set Within Its Own Olive And Fruit Tree Grove

Villa Aeolos sits on the hills just above Skopelos Town where it enjoys fabulous views. With 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, private pool and bar, Villa Aeolos is perfect for larger families, or several couples travelling together. The separated bedrooms offer privacy for all. The large private swimming pool area is well equipped with padded loungers, table and chairs. The most striking features of the villa is the traditional terracotta tiled floors and the cathedral, open-beamed wooden ceilings and the large house bathroom. All bedrooms have air-conditioning units. The 2 main bedrooms have French-style, hardwood doors giving access to the front terrace and pool area. There is a large Satellite TV with DVD player, wireless internet and music system in the open plan lounge. Skopelos Town is just 5 minutes drive away, where you will find lively waterfront restaurants, tavernas and gift shops. The nearest beach to the house is Glyfoneri Beach, which is just a few minutes drive from the villa.

  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Our names are John and Janice. We have 3 children who like us, adore Greece, the culture, the people and of course the cuisine. We spent several years in search of a private villa on one of the Greek islands. Our dream was realised when we first came to Skopelos after seeing the island featured in the TV series "A Place in the Sun". Since we purchased the villa, we have spent many hours (of pleasure) renovating and improving the pool side and terraces, so as to maximise the beautiful views and features of the villa. We currently live in central England in a place called Bewdley and always look forward to returning to our dream home in Skopelos.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

"We loved our stay at your villa, it was definitely just what we both needed after the hectic wedding week. The outdoor space was excellent and we spent many a day relaxing and sunning ourselves. I could not fault it at all - we would love to visit again!



Best regards,

Jemma "



"We had an absolutely wonderful time on holiday thanks – it already seems a long time ago now! Your villa is completely amazing – so spacious and the views were wonderful. The children couldn’t get over how many different seating areas there were! We spent a lot of time in the pool and found that our friends who were staying in a town house down in the harbour were extremely keen to come visiting! Once again, thank you for letting us enjoy your beautiful villa. We fell in love with Skopelos (I was looking longingly in the estate agent windows in the harbour). We definitely hope to be back!



Many thanks,



Louise"
Jan 2011
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8 Reviews

4.9
based on 8 holidaymaker reviews

5

Wonderful family holiday villa

  • 5 of 5

The villa was every bit as good - in fact better - than we had hoped. It was very comfortable, spacious, clean, secluded, has some wonderful views, and was a delightful place just to sit and relax, with lots of lovely outdoor sitting areas. The children really enjoyed the pool, and we had many happy moments sitting on the verandah relaxing; we also enjoyed the barbecue and ate in the villa quite a lot. Equally, it is a very easy drive down to Skopelos or across to the beaches on the W coast, and we had great fun exploring the island and ate in some lovely restaurants by the sea in some beautiful spots. Janice was an absolute fount of knowledge and advice on everything from ferries, car hire, restaurants, supermarkets, canoeing etc which made our holiday so much easier; she couldn't have been more helpful. Diana and Costas were also very helpful with advice etc

Skopelos is a beautiful island and we had the most wonderful holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

One of our best vacation rentals ever!

  • 5 of 5

We spend one week at Aeolos Villa Skopelos august 2016 and everything was amazing :) The house was very very clean, spacious, and beautyfully decorated. The kitchen has everything you need and even more. There are a LOT of different areas where you can just sit, relax and enjoy a drink or your meal. The pool area is great too- the pool is big (and on some parts very deep too ), clean and very enjoyable and there is also a very large and beautifull olive-tree and aloe garden. +Diana and Kostas were very nice and available. One of our best vacation rentals ever! Thank you very much !

Just remember that you absolutely NEED a car to get anywhere- the route to Skopelos isn't very long but it is very tricky (think narrow mountain roads).

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Idyllic island retreat

  • 5 of 5

Peaceful ... Spacious... Clean ... Comfortable ... Well-equipped ... Beautiful views ... Gorgeous weather ... We couldn't have asked for more!

This villa was recommended to us by a friend who had stayed there and everything she said was true - including the friendly help and support offered by the owners.

We dream of being able to return one day to this lovely, lovely place!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased you had a wonderful time!! Your review was really appreciated!!
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5

My Perfect 50th Birthday!

  • 5 of 5

My Perfect 50th Birthday Holiday!

I’m a seasoned traveller and I’ve stayed on many Greek islands in different types of accommodation and I’m so happy to be able to say that visiting Skopelos (for the first time) and staying at Villa Aeolos has to be one of the best holidays I’ve ever had anywhere.

After a phone call to Janice, who was so lovely, genuine and helpful, I booked without hesitation. I realised I had found the perfect place to celebrate my 50th birthday.

Two of us stayed at the villa for two weeks and when leaving, we wished we could have stayed for another two weeks.

Magic Cars was at the port to meet us with our car, as were the villa’s caretakers. It was a short trip up to the villa and on arrival, all our hopes for the perfect villa and location were realised. We instantly felt right at home and couldn’t believe our luck in finding such paradise. It was everything the website had described and more. The whole property was well maintained and the villa well appointed with everything you could need. It was so clean and tidy and the beds were very comfortable. The pool area was wonderful, so private and relaxing and the view down to Skopelos Town was beautiful.

We enjoyed most of our meals out, but the stand out meals were at Agnanti in Glossa for lunch, the food and view well worth the drive to the north of the island. Our favourite dinners were at Anna’s and Rodi both in Skopelos town. I recommend booking these restaurants in high season.

Also for some fun out on the water, book a kayaking day trip with Yvonne and Neil from Aegean Escapes. Again booking in advance in high season is advisable.

I haven't hesitated in recommending Skopelos and Villa Aeolos to friends and family for a very special Greek Island experience.

I can’t wait to return in the not too distant future!

Maria

Sydney, Australia

  • Review Submitted: Feb 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Maria for your wonderful review and recommending us to your family and friends. Regards Janice and John
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5

Beautiful island, beautiful villa!

  • 5 of 5

what a lovely week! 8 of us stayed at this villa and there was plenty of room for all of us, the outdoor areas were perfect for evening meals and relaxing by the pool. The view is spectacular, and I recommend waking up early to catch the sunrise! We hired a car from magic cars, they were extreamly helpful when we arrived. We drove to the mamma Mia chapel which took us around 45 minutes, which is stunning and well worth the drive! Alexander's garden restaurant was our favourite, real traditional Greek setting with lovely food!

Janice the owner has been so helpful throughout the booking, genuine and offered so much useful information regarding the island and travel.

This villa is perfect for relaxing or if you like to explore(which I certainly recommend!)

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for you lovely comments!! So pleased you had a wonderful time!!
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Wonderful holiday villa in a special location!

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned home from this beautiful location in Skopelos, having had a wonderful week full of sunshine and relaxation, enhanced by the wonderful and quality accommodation on offer in an idyllic location - which itself offered plentiful views of the picturesque island.

Having never previously holidayed in Greece, or any of its islands, we weren't disappointed. Skopelos we felt is a special holiday location and the accommodation ticked all of the boxes with nothing not being thought of by the owners, to provide an enjoyable and relaxing stay for 'all' of our family members, making it an easy holiday option, though still fulfilling all of our wants and hopeful expectations.

With many beautiful places to visit and bars and restaurants to enjoy, the only downfall was that we didn't have more time to enjoy everything the island has to offer, along with time to revisit and re-experience some of the many wonderful places.

Thank you for the opportunity to experience this wonderful villa in such a special location! :-)

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

After looking at several villas, we fell in love with this particular villa for many reasons, the views, the peace and quiet location, the fact it was a home with lots of character and had been built to high standards. Also, the fact that it had every modern convenience needed and as it had full central heating, meant we could come all year round. The people on the island are really welcoming and friendly and we have made some very close friends over the last few years. Villa Aeolos has a lot of land attached to it, which currently is home to many old olive, oak, fir and fig trees. Last year we had the pool side landscaped with a pool bar and barbecue area added, which has really enhanced the outside living space.

Activity and Interests

Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Given its countryside location, Villa Aeolos is a great place to explore the area by foot and hikers and walkers will find the nature pristine and peaceful. The Satellite ref number is 39.122807,23.715550. The Island offers numerous activities including snorkeling, horse trekking, boat trips to visit secluded beaches and other islands close by.

Sea kayaking has been introduced to the island over the last year and we can arrange single day trips, multi day tours circumnavigating Skopelos and expeditions to the neighboring islands, including island hopping in the marine conservation area.

Coast/Beach:

Easy access by car to many of the island’s beautiful beaches: Glysteri or Glyfoneri (Aghios Konstantinos) is approximately 10 minutes to the north, Limnonari, Agnondas is approximately 20 minutes, Panormos which has a wide sweeping bay with good swimming and many restaurants is 25 minutes. Kastani (beach where the main scenes of Mamma Mia were filmed) is 30 minutes approximately. Scenic views on drive to all beaches, with sand, sand and shingle or large pebbles.

Travel:

The nearest airport is on the next island of Skiathos, with frequent boats, flying dolphins and flying cats to Skopelos throughout the summer months (fewer outside of the main tourist season Oct to April). To travel from Skiathos to the port of Skopelos takes 45 to 75 minutes and Villa Aeolos is 10 minutes from the port by hire car. It will be possible to arrange for your car to be left on the port for you to collect and we can also arrange for you to be met and shown the way to the villa.

Distances:

Skopelos town is 10 minutes drive, Stafylos 20 minutes, Glossa (town at other end of island) and its port of Loutraki is 40-45 minutess. There are wilder, more isolated beaches on north east coast (such as Perivoliou) which are 1hour and 15 minutes away approximately. Church on the rock (Aghios Ioannis - used for the wedding scene in Mamma Mia) 1 hour approximately.

Further Details:

Skopelos is the nearest main town. The town has many well established restaurants, bars, cafes (including internet cafes). On the outskirts of the town you will find several family run restaurants offering wonderful home cooked, traditional Greek cuisine. At the end of the waterfront you will find the picturesque Chorio (old town), which is built into the hillside with winding alleyways, dotted with shops meandering between the old houses and the Venetian Kastro (castle). Skopelos is also famous for its hand made pottery, so you will find many family owned shops selling pots, plates, bowls etc. There is also a good selection of fine and artisan jewellery and clothing shops. There is also a medical centre, pharmacies, dentist, police and fire stations, supermarkets and tourist information centre. A full list of our favourite restaurants and bars, including addresses and telephone numbers, is kept at the villa for your convenience. Be aware that during the height of the season, these restaurants can get rather busy so it is always our recommendation to book to avoid disappointment! The good news is that the majority of them stay open until the early hours, so eating is never a problem.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Rate 1
28 Apr 2017 - 19 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£978
for 7 nights
£978
 
 
Rate 2
20 May 2017 - 8 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,430
for 7 nights
£1,430
 
 
Rate 3
9 Jun 2017 - 13 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,720
for 7 nights
£1,720
 
 
Rate 4
14 Jul 2017 - 17 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,178
for 7 nights
£2,178
 
 
Rate 5
18 Aug 2017 - 14 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,720
for 7 nights
£1,720
 
 
Rate 6
15 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,430
for 7 nights
£1,430
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
25% deposit (of total cost) is required to confirm your booking. The balance is to be paid 8 weeks before arrival. Please contact us directly to confirm availability and make your reservation (the existing weeks booked can be seen on the Owners Direct calendar).

Payment can be made via PayPal.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is normally on a Friday, however, it may be possible to be flexible on dates, if other bookings allow. Arrival after 3.00pm and departure before 10.00 am is helpful.

Notes on prices:
Payment can be made via PayPal

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

The location of Villa Aeolos has beautiful 360 degree views showing different aspects of the island. It is also convenient for exploring the island's wonderful beaches, monasteries and walking/hiking observing the stunning wildlife and plants. Also as it is close to Skopelos town, we can enjoy the fabulous restaurants and nightlife, that is when we are not entertaining ourselves and friends at the villa.

Property Type

  • villa

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

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • town

Attractions

  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • swimming

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1 is the large house bathroom, adjacent to the master bedroom 1 and bedroom 3. It has w/c, double washbasins, bidet, shower enclosure and a full sized separate bath. Bathroom 2 is close to bedroom 2 with w/c, wash basin and shower enclosure.

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: The bedrooms are separated at the two wings of the house. Bedrooms 1 and 2 have queen size beds with 2 single mattresses, which can be made into single beds if required. Bedroom 3 has adult sized bunk beds. All bedrooms have air-conditioning units.

Outside

  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: All rooms have wonderful views. All bedrooms have air-conditioning. There is a double sofa bed in the lounge to increase sleeping capacity to 8 and Z-beds can be arranged, should further beds be required. The villa is centrally heated so can be occupied all year round. Through the gated driveway, there is ample private parking for several vehicles to the side of the villa. Our villa has been used for several wedding receptions and for honeymoon couples due to the privacy and extensive outdoor areas. Outside: Villa Aeolos is surrounded by extensive terraces both front and back. The rear terrace is ideal for enjoying early morning breakfast under the shade of the sloping terracotta roof, from where you will enjoy views of the olive and pine clad hillsides of Mount Delphi. The front terrace is furnished with dining tables and chairs, wicker chairs and small tables from which to enjoy the fabulous views down to the harbour. Many hours will be spent watching the sun and moon rise above the hills opposite and checking out the ferries busily plying the waters below. Both terraces are shaded by pergolas with lush and mature greenery which help keep the temperatures cool even in the heat of the day. The pool area is situated slightly off to the side of the villa and is one of the largest swimming pools on the island (11metres x 4metres). The recent additions of a large pool bar, comfy furniture, cushions on the loungers and new landscaping will add to your stay at Villa Aeolos. Utility Room: There is a washing machine located within the basement. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Cleaning service & linen change is once a week. Additional maid service, baby cots, highchairs and extra beds to increase sleeping capacity to 10 can be arranged upon request & at an extra fee. A welcome pack is provided upon your arrival.

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