Dr Gavin Thoms
- english, french, A little Greek (ligo)
About Dr Gavin Thoms
I'm a semi-retired doctor originally from the South Coast of England. Nowadays I live near Consett, Co Durham, and work mostly in Scotland. Greece has become an important part of our life, so we like to spend a good part of the year at the Villa. I speak fluent French and a little Greek.
Dr Gavin Thoms purchased this Villa in 2001
Why Dr Gavin Thoms chose Pefki
The privacy and peace of Villa Kipseli means you can enjoy the pool, view and gardens without any interruptions. The house is extremely comfortable with a kitchen that is lovely to work in and a larger pool than many larger Villas. Pefkos is where posh Rhodian families used to have their second homes. "Pefki" means Pine Trees in Greek - they grow well here because of the cooling breezes. Pefkos got going about twenty years ago and has evolved into a classy family resort over the last few years, with one or two outstanding restaurants.
What makes this Villa unique
This is a home, not a stripped down rental place. It is well equipped and is crammed with art and books; and our lawned gardens are starting to look quite mature. Staying here makes you part of the local community.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Children must be supervised by pool area
Max guests:6 (sleeps up to 6 adults)
Please shut the gates, otherwise goats will get in and trash the garden
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Amazing home from home.
Amazing property only a few minutes from town. Fully equipped with all you could ask for. Beautiful gardens and pool and those little extra touches that make it extra special. Perfect 👌
Outstanding location fallen in love with Rhodes.
Gavin is a fantastic host he was very informative from the start of our booking process giving us all the information we needed for a successful trip to Pefkos. He was not intrusive at all keeping us updated when any visitors where due pool guy, cleaners and gardeners. The villa is a perfect location and very easy to get around a short walk down I would not recommend walking back from the town unless your a keen walker. The views from the villa are amazing the pool area is outstanding. Gardens are well kept and managed. Eating areas are perfect for bbq and outdoor living. The villa is well stocked with everything you need for making food. This is not a ordinary rental it’s a home and it feels that way like a home from home. I can’t recommend this place enough and I hope to return very soon. My only advice to anyone visiting Rhodes is what where you step as it’s very uneven and unexpected surfaces about. Gavin thank you for having us at your home and we sincerely thank you for an amazing stay. Wi-fi was an added bonus that it was just installed before we arrived. If you are looking for a private relaxing holiday this is the place to book. Without a doubt a hidden gem for any size or group. Ps I read people saying about snakes didn’t see any and only one spider in the town there are some large hornets by the pool but they won’t bother you they just want a drink and the wagtails in the garden are a wonderful thing to sit and watch as you soak up the Greek sun. One restaurant I highly recommend is KYMA Beach Restaurant the view and the food and staff where incredible. Second choice would be Tsambikos amazing views again and food also added bonus is the bakery below ♥️ goodbye for now
Stunning self contained Villa, in stunning surroundings
Our family of 6 stayed at the stunning Villa Kipseli in June 2018.
The Villa was extremelly spacious, really well equipt and had a wonderfull pool and outdoor areas.
It is ideally situated just outside of Pefkos village and is literally a 5 minute drive from Lindos.
The information provided by home owners Gavin and Claire both before our arrival and throughout our stay was supurb and really helped prior to arriving at the Villa.
Highly recommend this property, we had a wonderfull holiday and loved the Villa.
Loved the Villa. Good size, well equipped, excellent pool. Probably need a car for back-up.
Travelled with family, used the pool every day. Grand daughters developed their swimming. Excellent beach, safe bathing, beach bars, good restaurants, very child friendly. Able to use other hotel pools. Weather very hot, but sea breezes.
Very high standard of accomodation
Great property in a quiet location which suited us.
About half hour walk to beach / strip all down hill going but a bit of a hike coming back but good safe taxi service (5 euro return trip) so was not an issue.
Pefkos has loads of places to eat and drink and its only half and hour bus (2 euro each way) away from Lindos which is a must visit but gets really hot at mid day so find a bar.
All in all a great vacation.
TRANQUIL ESCAPE IN A TOP NOTCH VILLA
Really lovely villa with attentive owner who responded to all questions quickly and in detail.
It was like a home-from-home with all facilities and loads bits and pieces there that one would not get from a more commercial rental. Great size pool for a villa. Comfortable bed mattresses. Local agent, Katie, was also good.
Spotlessly clean and amazing location - away from everywhere yet just a few minutes from Pefkos and Lindos. You do need a car.
Minor niggles (e.g. aircon in kitchen did not work, wifi was not great, bath towels were a little tired) but totally outweighed by a brilliant place.
Highly recommended. Thank you.
Wines: Local white wines are very good, though you need to spend about 10€ - try Kounaki white blend, Emery's dexamini 4, and the wines of Santorini. Assyrtiko, moscofilio and mantilia are good Greek grape varieties. Zacosta Is one of the best local reds.
Restaurants: For a special, romantic (and pricey) evening, consider Philosophia (Pefkos), Melenos or Mavrikos (Lindos), Dinori's (Rhodes) or The Robber's Den (Profilia). Highly recommended but idiosyncratic, just 1k towards Lindos, is Ville Di Lindos, where Eirini Fourtsadakis runs a small, family hotel serving classy traditional food. You will need to make arrangements with her beforehand. Ask her about ultra-fresh fish and vegs.
All inclusive packages: Both Lindos Princess (Lardos) and Andriana Princess (Kotari) do all-inclusive by the day. People who have been say it's fun and good value. Magic life at Plimiri is a brand new German resort and does the same thing, no reports yet.