Traditionele villa, ideaal voor 6-8; zwembad, prachtig uitzicht, 5 minuten strand-dorp-haven
- Engels, Frans
Zwembad / Spa
Max gasten: 8
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Lovely Rustic villa
We stayed for a week in early July and had a fantastic week. The views are wonderful, Kevin the onsite manager is helpful and fantastically quiet. You do really need to hire a car because it is a ten minute drive out of Skiathos Town with only one restaurant within easy walking distance. The villa is full of Vivienne's personal possessions so it feels very homely but some might think its a bit cluttered. Warm pool, plenty of sunbeds, effective aircom and several sunbathing decks. Charming.
If I could come here every year I would! The views alone would do it - truly spectacular view of the sea from the terrace and a lovely pool that we struggled to tear ourselves away from despite having come to spend time at the beach. One of the best things about this place is that it is family owned and run, so it is beautifully cared for and feels like a home rather than an agency letting. That said all v well organised and clean. We were there as two friends with a child but it would work for a group of families of friends as there is a large double room plus three small twin rooms and lots of outdoor space. The villa is comfortable, spacious, with a beautiful outdoor space organised with tables and sunloungers on different levels, surrounded by fig trees, grape vines, flowers.... You could happily hang out at the villa and not go anywhere for a week! That said it would be a shame as Skiathos is so lovely. It's really worth having a car on the island as there are so many lovely beaches and restaurants and sites to visit, but not impossible to get around by bus. The nearest beach from the villa is walkable - we did it a couple of times - but it's a long steep schlep in high temperatures. Lovely Olive Tree restaurant round the corner (also walkable but take a torch at night!) with incredible views and lovely food, but our favourite place to eat was the fish taverna on Sklithri beach, lovely and laid back by day and intimate and romantic at night, with tables right on the beach, dinner by lamplight. The monastery was also a fantastic place to visit, incredibly serene and stunning setting. The other brillaint thing about the villa is that the owner Vivienne is incredibly helpful and was always available to answer questions, offer advice, help with organising travel or car hire - and clearly knows the island very well and loves it. We left feeling fully recharged, rested and relaxed.
Perfect family villa with stunning views.
"What a great place for our family get together"
From our booking through to our departure we were impressed by the care and dedication of Orchard Villa's owner Vivienne and her support team.
Vivienne furnished us with all the information one could wish for to help get our holiday on Skiathos off to a great start. Info included travel suggestions, Local Car Hire (you will need to check your insurance cover with international car hire firms as 70% of the islands roads are NOT paved therefore your included insurance will not cover you) Places to shop, eat and visit etc.. and this was before we had even left the UK!
We were met by the property manager and were given a comprehensive tour of the property and an overview of the facilities including the do's and dont's of life on a greek island.
The 'welcome pack' was very impressive and included EVERYTHING we needed and more for our first night at the villa, we have travelled extensively and have never been so well looked after.
The Villa was well prepared, clean and well appointed with everything needed for a family with 6 adults, two young people and a small child including a new Cot, play pen, highchair and bath.
The property has a master suite with double bed and ensuite with a view through the gardens and across to Skopolos.
The other three bedrooms are situated at the front of the Villa and all have twin beds and are of reasonable size with Two shower/toilet rooms in the corridor directly outside. All rooms have ample wardrobe/draw space.
The living room kitchen and diner has a kitchen diner divided by a breakfast bar then on a split level a small seating area with easy chairs and fireplace, these areas have plenty of access out to the garden and have windows overlooking the views to the sea. There are hundreds of books, guides, maps etc and a good selection of games.
The kitchen has all the required equipment including Dishwasher, two fridges (with small freezer) washing machine, microwave, cooker/oven, kettle, coffee maker and all the cooking/eating utensils you might need, and a well stocked cleaning cupboard with all the basics required.
On three split levels the gardens are a delight, mature vines over trellis and copious flower pots and planted beds, a grassed area off to one side and plenty of seating, dining and chill out areas. There is a sun deck with loungers and a pool deck with a generous sized pool overlooking the gorgeous views.
All in all a perfect holiday.
Così e così
Siamo tornati da pochi giorni, ma la vacanza non è stata proprio bellissima. La villa è grande ma sporca e vecchia. Abbiamo dovuto lavare stoviglie e pentole ma la gravità erano i teli di spugna che sicuramente non erano pulitissimi. La piscina l'abbiamo potuta utilizzare solo dal terzo giorno perchè torbida e sporca.
L'unica nota positiva il grande e ricco kit di benvenuto........Peccato
We spent a magical 12 nights at Orchard Villas, the pictures do not do justice to the magnificent views. The detailed info pack about the Island (emailed by the owners) was spot on and we would concur to all their suggestions of beaches and restaurants to eat at. Vivienne was most helpful and the few blips (of which where no fault of the owners) where dealt with quickly. Even on our day trip to Skopolos where we had no idea where to eat - Vivienne came back to us within moments with a fab suggestion. We have suggested that they need to refresh the towels and have plastic cups and plates for kids and I'm sure they will take it on board as Vivienne is most eager to make sure her guest have a pleasant stay. We hope when we next visit they will have installed wifi as the 3G was intermittent. This did not spoil my trip (but my husband needs to be connected). We came away with many wonderful moments to add to the memory bank! I have already recommended Orchard Villas to friends who enjoy the rustic life and laid back approach Orchard Villas and Skiathos have to offer.
I am delighted that you had such a great time at Orchard Villa.The villa is very special as is the beautiful island of Skiathos.
Thank you so much for your lovely comments and for your suggestions, I will be getting some children's unbreakable mugs and plates for our kitchen, a great idea!
You were very unlucky with the 3G/4G signals. We now receive a strong signal at the villa and our smart-phone 'wifi hotspots' give us wifi access for our laptops etc.It is now a really good option with roaming charges being dropped.
Many thanks again for your lovely comments and I look forward to you and your family staying at Orchard Villa again.
We had such a wonderful stay at Orchard Villa in Skiathos. The villa was well stocked with everything we need and there was a welcome pack of wine and beer and food enough to make a basic meal. The views for the villa were so beautiful and it was well positioned for town too. Very quiet and Vivienne had provided a comprehensive guide to everything about the villa and Skiathos which was really helpful. We would defnitely come again.
MEER OVER SKIATHOS
SKIATHOS VILLAGE and HARBOURS
Misschien zag je de haven voor de "aankomst van de vaders" in "Mamma Mia" (de bruiloft was in de Agios Ioannis-kerk, op het nabijgelegen eiland Skopelos). Ook, schilderachtige Skiathos dorp heeft een verharde verkeersvrije hoofdstraat en achterste rijstroken, een taverna omzoomde oude haven.
Er is een enorme keuze aan TAVERNAS, CAFÉS, BARS, SHOPS en NIGHT-LIFE ... en alle services: BANKEN / geldautomaten, GARAGES, KAPPERS, en GEZONDHEID, REIS, POST, TOERISTISCHE HULP, etc.
STRANDEN en TAVERNAS
Skiathos heeft letterlijk tientallen zandstranden ... allemaal binnen 10-25 minuten of zo rijden van Orchard Villa (bar een paar baaien nodig bootverhuur of water-taxi, en wat een beetje verder met een korte wandeling door het bos, of een klauteren naar de kleinere baaien.
De twaalf belangrijkste stranden hebben een of meer tavernes en bars, en watersporten zoals waterskiën; parasailing; opblaasbare ringen en "raketten" van buizen, getrokken door speedboten; dinghy zeilen; kano's of waterfietsen; het windsurfen; Duiken. Sommige van de kleine baaien hebben oude 'buiten' kantines met een barbecue en palm-varen zonneschermen.
Orchard villa is 'op de top van' 6 van de 12 belangrijkste stranden - Vassilias, Achladies, Sklithri, Tzanerias, Kanapitsa, Megali Ammos. Alle zijn zanderig en binnen 10 minuten rijden, met meer dan 60 stranden / baaien binnen 25 minuten rijden -
De dichtstbijzijnde belangrijkste stranden (Achladies en Vassilias) zijn 5 minuten rijden of 20 minuten lopen naar beneden de heuvel, maar twee keer dat een back-up in de hitte - niet goed met strandtassen, winkels en kinderen. Dus de timing gaat ervan uit dat je een huurauto hebt - ik kan je in contact brengen met een betrouwbare huurder die me goed kent, en een extra stapje doet voor mijn gasten.
Als u liever de meeste tijd doorbrengt in de villa, zijn er betrouwbare radio-taxi's of de bus, watertaxi's naar de stranden en het dorp en veerboten voor excursies op het lokale eiland of op het vasteland.
Mijn favoriete 8 stranden en 24 taverna's staan allemaal in deel 2 van de 32-pagina 'Orchard Villa Guest Guide', plus tal van ideeën om meer van jezelf te ontdekken.
Voor wandelingen en paardrijden, zijn er tal van dennenbossen met bospaden en -sporen, wilde bloemen en een paar stroompjes die de hele zomer door hoge bronnen lopen. Skiathos lijdt zelden onder de extreme hitte van Kreta, Rhodos en Cyprus, of de vaak continue meltemi winden die de Cycladen eilanden en Kreta kunnen doen ontploffen ... en de meeste stranden zijn zanderig, niet de kalkstenen grind die in de vakantiebrochures niet vertellen dat jij de kenmerk van zoveel andere eilanden!
Om "al het bovenstaande" - en je weg door het eiland - te vinden, zijn er veel kaarten op de boekenplank Orchard Villa - inclusief de 'Sky / 3D'-kaarten (gratis in winkels die geen kaarten verkopen!) om winkels / diensten etc. in het dorp te vinden. Maar - vertrouw niet op hun wegen- / voetpadkaart, gebruik de kaarten 'Anavasi' enz. Op de boekenplank van de villa.
Zie ook 'Nuttige Tel Nos' in de 'Orchard Villa Guest Guide' deel 2 '- in het bijzonder voor apotheken, artsen, tandartsen, taxi's en reizen.