House in Koskinou, Rhodes, Greek Islands - Charming Peaceful House Full Of Character, 5 Mins To Beach, Local Shops And Restaurants
This wonderful traditional house is situated in a quiet village street surrounded by other traditional houses too. Numerous foreigners own the surrounding houses and enjoy their summers here. As you step down into the pebbled courtyard there is a relaxed seating corner and a dining area and flowers all around. The bathroom is outside in the courtyard. As you enter the house into the kitchen, you will find high ceilings and a fully equipped space to be totally self contained during your stay. To the left is the private double bedroom, and to the right you enter into the wonderfully dramatic main room with high stone arch, dining corner, living corner and walk in wardrobe, office corner and 2 high double bed platforms. You can also access the main room from the courtyard so in the summer with both courtyard doors open there is a lovely circular feel to the house. This is really an indoor outdoor house in the summer and you will be surprised at the peace and quiet in the village.
Top Traveller Review
Lovely house in the centre of a traditional Rhodes
About the Owner
I am Dimitris the owner of this traditional house which I bought in 2007, and I am a local Rhodian. My shop Oistros which you can see on the photo is my Handcrafted metal business. We rent this house in the summer, and I live in the house myself during the winter months. Visitors have been most enthusiastic about their experience in the huse and the village, and enjoy meeting everone and being on hand to help when needed. It is so easy and charming to be in the old streets of the village, there is a calm realaxed pace living here. Koskinou is the village where I choose to live because of this calm and character yet still close to town for my work, I love that, and we trust you will enjoy it too. Kalo Taxidi....a good journey to you.
4.3 based on 3 holidaymaker reviews
Lovely house in the centre of a traditional Rhodes
Lovely traditional house in the centre of a lovely village. We stayed in March so out of season but at that time of year felt like a very traditional Rhodes village. Locals incredibly friendly, close location to Rhodes town and walkable distance from the coast. Dimitri and Clare both very helpful with booking and arrival. We had a wonderful stay, it was exactly the experience we were hoping for.
Could be excellent with some proper building work
We are a couple with two children (8 and 5). We arrived at the house on the 22d of July and stayed for a month. We had a very pleasant first impression.
The house was clean and is well equipped. There are enough plates, glasses and cutlery, a big refrigerator including big freezer compartments for storing lots of water bottles and food. Enough towels, sheets and table sets are provided, also clean and nicely prepared.
Dimitris has been very helpful with any question we had and was there to sort things out promptly.
The open Rhodos-WIFI worked well in the house though not very fast and unfortunately we couldn't connect regularly to the WIFI of the house which didn’t seem to have been installed properly.
We found that for the price a dish washer would have been perfect...
The beauty of the house was slightly spoiled by the fact that windows and doors had to stay shut due to insects ...e.g. cockroaches… that invade the island in July and August. Make sure you ask Dimitris if the house has been sprayed by a professional company to eradicate any of these unwelcome visitors and you will have a pleasant stay.
The patio is particularly nice and cool in the evenings and during the day the shower located outside provides cooling down.
Just down the road there is a very good butcher for tasty meet at very reasonable prices and there are two supermarkets within a few minutes walking distance. Koskinou also has a pharmacy, a very good baker, where you can order delicious fresh cakes, and big and small supermarkets. It is therefore easy to provide yourself with food. There are also a few Tavernas. We don't drive and thus depended on the local transport. We were told that there were buses going from Koskinou to Rhodos town every hour and that they would pass at least 3 beautiful beaches. This turned out to not work so well. Possibly due to the economic situation, there were buses only every 2 to 4 hours. Btw, it took us a week to find out the right timetable for the buses as nobody, not even the staff at the Borough Council, did seem to know them exactly. The island is beautiful and it is better to rent a car to enjoy it fully.
Wonderful traditional house.
Our first time in Rhodes and we booked this wonderful house, a sheer delight. It has been uniquely restored by the owner Dimitris whose talents are displayed in every corner. Koskinou is a very warm and friendly traditional village, the very reason we chose to stay there and were not disappointed. Weather wonderful. Restaurants all within walking distance and couldn't have been more welcoming. Will definitely be visiting again. Thank you very much Dimitris and Clare for making our holiday one to remember. Very best wishes, Christine
From the Owner
“Dimitri bought this house as it was in such a lovely part of the village and because it is close to town where he has a Handcrafted Metal work shop 'Oistros' which is always worth a visit.”
Activity and Interests
Special interest holidays:
Private or group yoga classes can take place in either of the houses, or you are welcome to join our regular group classes, just see the Website below for classes and special events.
There are 4 beaches within 5 mins drive of the beach, most of which are sandy and wonderful for swimming. They are small or medium sized bays, and Kalithea Spa just a few minutes further towards Faliraki also has 4 wonderful rocky small bays with great tavernas on them to choose from. The island of Rhodes is blessed with one fabulous beach after the other, some busy others wild and empty, you will find it hard to choose your favourite.
Rhodes Diagoras International airport is approx 20 km from Koskinou which takes about 20 minutes. Main harbour/port is in Rhodes town 7 km away, 10 mins by car. Car hire is recommended for these houses to access all the local beaches and places of interest, although there is a regular bus service which heads to Rhodes town every hour from the village along the coast line.
Koskinou village has 2 parts: the old village, and around it the new area. The house is set in the Old part of the village a few minutes walk from from the central square. From Koskinou it is about 40 minutes driving from Lindos, 90 minutes driving from Prasonisi surfers paradise, and 10 minutes driving to Rhodes town.
The village has a good selection of little shops for food including a new medium size supermarket. The large supermarkets in the area are no more than 5 minutes away. Koskinou has a lovely taverna culture during the summer months with pretty places to sit and eat at outside in the narrow streets. The big Paradise hotel down at the beach close by have great tennis, spa and water sport facilities which you are welcome to use. Rhodes Old town is an amazing array of tiny streets and shops to explore along with all the historic sites, and it has a wonderful buzzing nightlife scene for relaxed eating and late summer nights of fun.
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Price|
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Additional pricing information
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
To confirm a booking a non refundable deposit of 30% is required and can be paid by bank transfer in euro or sterling. The balance must be paid 6 weeks prior to arrival by the same method. Sheets, bath and hand towels are provided. Please bring your own towels for the beach. Additional cleaning can be arranged at 30€ per time including sheet and towel changes.
Flexible departure and arrival days.
Timings of arrival and departure will depend entirely on whether there are guests leaving or arriving the same day. Where there is no other guests occupying you will be free to arrive early and depart late as you like
Notes on prices:
Discounts are available when booking more than 6 months in advance, or for last minute bookings.
- Available arrival
From the Owner
“Peace and quiet, no loud music, and village tavernas on your doorstep, no driving required for a wonderful night out in the village streets. Close to town, and lots of great beaches.”
- Away From It All
- Ceiling Fans
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room ...
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Wood Stove
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Kitchen ...
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- DVD Player
- Music Library
- Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
- The bathroom is outside in the courtyard with a WC, sink and walk in open double shower.
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
- Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
- Bedroom 2
- Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4/7 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1: Private room, with 1 double bed. Bed 2 and 3(in main room): double bed raised platforms. Single sofa bed.
- Golf ...
- Garden ...
Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website
- Outside: The pretty courtyard is a wonderful space to spend evenings relaxing and gazing a the stars. There are 2 seating areas one for relaxing and one for eating outside. Utility Room: Washing machine. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Sheets, bath and hand towels provided. Please bring your own towels for the beach. Additional cleaning can be arranged at 30€ per time including sheet and towel changes.