Myrtia Stonebuilt village house

House - Entire home/apt · Kallithea, South Aegean 85100, Greece
Gudrun

Attention: In april we give a 50 % discount, and in may a 20 % discount on the total price of all bookings on all of our properties.

Very nice property with outside kitchen, built in b.b.q , 2 roof terraces with hanging bed and nice courtyard.

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Attention: In april we give a 50 % discount, and in may a 20 % discount on the total price of all bookings on all of our properties.

Very nice property with outside kitchen, built in b.b.q , 2 roof terraces with hanging bed and nice courtyard.

The Space

The Myrtia House is a beautiful stone built old village house of late 1800 with 2 air-conditioned bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a living room with a double sofa bed and a separate kitchen, a wonderful romantic courtyard with mosaic pebble floor, and three terraces on different levels. The house is intimate enough for just a couple yet large enough for a family of 6 persons. The house is located in a typically Greek lively neighborhood. The Myrtia house is a very tastefully and colorfully designed rental house, all furniture are old and we had them restored. Which is something that has resulted in the most cozy holiday home and worthy of spending your precious vacations. There are lots of candles everywhere, and the lightning is always dimmed, indirect and warm: something that is very important for us and most of our artistic lamps and mirrors are made by our good friend Inez Lacunes, who lives and works in Lahania where she sells her art. In the myrtia house you can have a real holiday like any vacation should be: enjoy your breakfast in the morning sun on the wonderful terrace or relax on one of our sun loungers. There is sea view from 2 terraces. You can sunbathe totally private (naked if you like) sleep on the roof terrace in the lovely double hanging bed. The village of Koskinou is a traditional one, with lovely friendly Greek people.
The Myrtia house is a very colorful and happy rental house that is only for rent since may 2010. It was a ruin that we renovated during 2 years into the beautiful holiday home that it has become now. The house has 3 different roof terraces, with a built in bbq, 2 dining areas, a double hanging bed under a pergola, and on another roof terrace one can lie in the sun on the sun beds for hours so that one really has a feeling of making the most out of the holiday. The house has been built to be private if wished, but in the midst of a very sweet and friendly neighborhood. After having had holiday here, one can truly say that one had a Greek holiday, and not a typical tourist one.
You enter Myrtia house via a charming enclosed courtyard. Walk inside the holiday home to the lounge dining area with a double sofa bed or to the well equipped kitchen and adjoining a beautiful bathroom. Next to the bathroom is the downstairs bedroom, which has mosquito nets over the beds, and cozy lighting. Going upstairs you will find the nice wooden double bed, and an en suite bathroom, which are all very colorful. From the bedroom you can go onto the terrace with the kitchenette and b.b.q. which is also reachable through the outside stairs. One terrace further up, one can enjoy on the sun beds and enjoy full privacy because of the walls around. One terrace further is the hanging bed for 2 people with mosquito nets, so one could even sleep there. From this terrace you have a sea view and you can see Turkey and Marmaris.
Outside:
Ground floor patio: with dining table and a sitting couch.
2nd level a built in bbq. and sink like an outside kitchen, with some chairs and a table. There is reach ability to the terrace from the top bedroom as well as from the outside stairs.
3rd level: double size sun bed behind walls, total privacy, for naked sunbathing if wished. Views on the sea and on an olive grove.
4th level, roof terrace where one can sleep and relax on the hanging bed with a pergola on top for full protection.
Its ground level is used as living room and dining room, but there is also a dining area outside at the courtyard. Its upper level consists of two pataras (= wooden traditional Koskinou platform bed), which are set at different levels and are accessed by individual staircases. Each one of them sleeps two persons. There is one well sized bathroom with basin, shower and toilet, and to be comfortable, another small toilet with shower and basin was built.
The House
Living
The living is a space with a big dining table, a double sleeping sofa, the tv-dvd set, the fireplace and an office. The room is very light as we brought a sky light into the room. There are 2 doors that open up to the kitchen and to the courtyard
Kitchen
The kitchen is fully equipped, and is spacious with a dining area. All the kitchen furniture is made of old wood and there is a beautiful closet, that was handmade a long time ago. The kitchen door opens onto the courtyard. On the other side one gets into the hallway with the main bathroom and a bedroom. The kitchen is also the place where one goes up the stairs to the bedroom upstairs.
Bedrooms
There are 2 bedrooms that both have airco and a bathroom next to it. They both contain double beds, and sufficient space in the closets to tuck away ones clothes. If desirable, in both rooms, a baby cot can be placed.
Bathrooms
The bathrooms both have a shower, basin and a toilet. The bathroom furniture is made after our own design, and the mirrors are made by our artist friend.
Outside Outside
There is one walled private courtyard, and 3 walled terraces, so there is space enough to have lots of fun and to be able to lose each other. There is a dining area in the courtyard downstairs, and a dining area upstairs next to the BBQ. The different terraces have different possibilities of relaxing and lounging or sleeping, just find out as you get there.
Location of object
Location of the object
The Myrtia house is in one of the many alleys in the old village of Koskinou that were designed to make the pirates loose the way. So in the beginning it is always a wonder where you are, and where are the places that you have found before. The Myrtia house is rentable with the next door house (also owned by us) which has sleeping space for 6-8 people. The holiday homes are in a fabulous Greek neighborhood. The old ladies together with their grandchildren are often sitting outside in the evening, chatting and laughing and eating their lovely mezes. Don't be shy if they ask you to take some of theirs. The ladies love the fact that we renovated the houses so beautifully and that the people are coming from far away to visit it, and they are not shy to explain you some greek words, and expect of you to at least say 'kalimeeeera'. After a stay in the Myrtia or the Lemonia house next door, one can truly say to have had a real Greek holiday.
This beautifully restored traditional village house is located in the old unspoilt living village of Koskinou, and is about 10 minutes drive from Rhodes Old Town. Lindos is about 40 minutes driving and the beach is a short 5 minutes drive. Diagoras Airport is a drive of 25 minutes and the Butterfly Valley can be reached in 45 minutes. If you want to go surfing, some nice places to go are Theologos and Prasonisi that also surfers schools and a water sport center. The Myrtia house itself is in one of the many alleys in the old village of Koskinou that were designed to make the pirates get lost. So in the beginning it is always a wonder where you are, and where are the places that you have found before.
The village of Koskinou
The village of Koskinou is an old one, although from the very first houses is not much to be seen left. There are some ancient monasteries that one can visit. And in the old village of Koskinou is a museum where you can find the means and ways of how one was living here for the past 300 years. Well worth a visit if you are attracted to the old Greek houses and the authentic lifestyle of people. The village is divided into 2 parts.
Beaches
The beaches
On Rhodes island, wherever you stay, the beach will never be far away, as the whole coastline is covered with beaches in all sorts and kinds. The beach closest by Koskinou is the Sun Wing beach, but all around it are also numerous beaches: sandy ones, pebble ones and rocky ones; quiet ones, family ones, stylish ones, deserted ones, noisy ones (faliraki). So the best thing is to explore some beaches, and decide for yourself what is best. Personally we like Thermen Kalithea, Tassos beach, Lindos Bay and Hawaii Beach (in the south of Rhodos closeby Lahania).

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Attention: In april we give a 50 % discount, and in may a 20 % discount on the total price of all bookings on all of our properties.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 6
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 3
Extra people: $14 / night after 4 guests
Minimum Stay: 7 nights
Security Deposit: $281
Cleaning Fee: $112
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 10:00 AM
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Cancellation: Strict
  • We felt in love with the house already when we saw the pictures on the homepage. In reality it was even better. The house is very beautiful, with lots of lovely details. We felt very welcome with all the fresh flowers everywhere, very tasty "mezzes" in the fridge and fresh fruits.
    The neighbors welcomed us also very warmly and we quickly learned some greek words. It soon felt like "coming home" when we came back in the evening.
    We hade the chance to look at some other of Gudruns houses. The only question is now: which one shall we take the next time. Thanks for a wonderful holiday!

    October 2012
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I live in Greece, Rhodes with my family, and rent out Traditional stonebuilt authentic Greek houses. My ex husband (Greek) and i renovated them, decorated them with the help of lovely inez (another ex of my ex husband, who makes most of our mirrors and lamps and helps with the colors), and then rent them out. We like to decorate them with art and old renovated furnishings. We renovate eco-friendly, using methods like the old greeks were using them, as they had true sense of what was right and wrong and healthy. I graduated in Law and in business school, so it helps me, but I wouldn't like to work in that field anymore. I love what I am doing and I feel very fortunate to live on the Island of Rhodes, with a lot of nautre and sunshine. For me it is very very important that my guests feel at home, and that they have all they wish. This starts with clarity in my communication. So I always aim to make a true and clear picture of what i can offer. And i ask my guests what they expect so that there is no gap in what they expect and what i offer. Respect for the ones that rent my houses and therefore pay for my living and family is of utmost importance to me. Thanks to my guests, I can live a carefree live on my Island and they deserve to be treated with the best care. I have 2 children and a dog and soon I hope some chickens as well. I love to make Greek food, and soon I hope that for my guests I can make big home diners of about 20 guests under my big trees, with some Greek Lira players (musical snare instrument). This is free of choice of course. Many of my guests I don't get to see at all, as they are very independant, and the key is in the key box, and they just go their own way. (i was always like that as well). But if you need me, just call me and I'll be there. Hope to see you (website hidden) Gudrun
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