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Lux. Detached Villa w/ Private Pool, Sea View, Beautiful Garden, Toddler-safe!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Villa in Gennadi, Gr. Isl., Rhodes, Greece - Peaceful Location, Near Authentic Village And Beach

Completed in 2011, Villa Dolphin is one of 4 beautifully designed villas that make up the small, exclusive development of Gennadi Hills. Located on the edge of the traditional, year round village of Gennadi on the South East coast. Ideally situated in peaceful surroundings, just a few minutes stroll to the village where there is a good range of facilities including supermarket, bakery, green-grocery, pharmacy, medical centre, motor cycle hire and a number of bars and tavernas. A further short walk takes you to one of the island's coveted blue flag beaches and beach front tavernas. The villa's split level, air-conditioned ground floor comprises a fully fitted kitchen, lounge, separate dining area and bathroom. The two en-suite bedrooms on the first floor have their own private sea view balconies and air-conditioning. Outside there is a south facing private pool, gardens, 2 large terrace areas (ideal for sunbathing, alfresco dining and BBQs) and ample off road parking.


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F.S. Cohn
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french, german, dutch
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
July 22, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Yvonne and Frank. Thank you so much for letting us stay at your villa. My sister and I took our Dad there as he has just retired and we had a lovely week. We have never been to Rhodes before and it really is a beautiful island. Your villa is absolutely gorgeous, and we enjoyed every minute of our relaxing stay there. Gennadi is a lovely place - it has everything you need without the crowds! I hope that everything was OK when we left. Thanks again for letting us stay - you have been so helpful and I hope that we can come back next year sometime. Many thanks Zoë

Villa Dolphin ist eine sehr schöne, gepflegte und hochwertig ausgestattete Villa mit wunderschönem Meerblick. Obwohl man nur zwei Minuten gehen muss, um zu Bäcker und Supermarkt zu kommen, wohnt man ruhig am Ortsrand. Der Garten mit dem Swimmingpool gibt einen Erholungswert, so dass man nicht an den Strand fahren muss.

Wir fühlten uns sehr wohl und würden mit fünf Sternen bewerten.

Ute, Erwin und Xerxes
Jul 2011
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Gennadi Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - toilet , shower , Rain shower
    Shower room 2 - toilet , shower
    Shower room 3 - toilet , shower
  • En-suite bathroom to bedroom 1 with rain shower, wc and sink. En-suite bathroom to bedroom 2 with shower, wc and sink. Bathroom next to living room with shower, wc and sink. Electrical heating for winters.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 - 6 (2 bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 w/ dbl bed (Swedish Mattress), wardrobe, safe, a/c, el. heating (winter), large veranda w/ sunbeds. Bedroom 2 w/ twin beds (Swedish Mattress) , wardrobe, a/c, el. heating (winter), balcony. Living room w/ sofa bed (sleeps 2), a/c, el. heating (winter).
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Stricktly non-smoking villa. free wifi. in winter the villa can be comfortably heated! We as grandparents took every precaution to make the house and pool safe for our grandchildren. Therefore it is also safe for your toddler: The pool is surrounded by a glass (to maintain the beautiful views) fence, there is a fence on top of the stairs, the power outlets are made baby-safe, etc. Outside: Beautifully landscaped garden with private swimming pool for sole use of our guests, umbrella's, sun beds, dining table and chairs. Big stone BBQ. In our garden full of flowers you can enjoy the warm summer evenings especially since we have wonderful illumination. New: the swimming pool is surrounded by a glass fence, so it is safe for toddlers! Utility Room: Iron, ironing board, vacuum cleaner. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and bedlinen are included, exchanged weekly. The villa is cleaned weekly.


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average rating of 4.8125 based on 17 reviews

A very comfortable and private villa we would like to return to

  • 5 of 5

The villa is beautifully laid out, open plan with a feeling of space. It has a homey and welcome atmosphere and the surrounding garden was a delight and afforded maximum privacy.

The kitchen was very well equipped and the whole property is maintained to a high standard with great attention to detail.

The double bedroom had a large balcony where you could watch the sunrise, and at night see the whole of the bay lit up. The sitting room was comfortable with a good sized television but not many English speaking channels which didn't matter as we listened to music and watched videos.

The lounge led out to a terrace with a large table where we had all our meals, so we were able to use the dining room table for our 1000 piece jigsaw which we enjoyed when it was too hot to sit outside, or in the evenings.

The pool was lovely and warm and well maintained and plenty of sun loungers. We used the bbq on several occasions and cooked meat from the well stocked supermarket in the village.

The old village was about 5 minutes walk from the villa and every morning before breakfast we went to the family run bakers and bought all sorts of local delicacies before going on to the friendly green grocer where we discussed all manner of topics. Also in the village was Mammas,a well established family restaurant where you ate outside and enjoyed traditional greek food.

There were more restaurants on the beach, a 20 minute walk from the villa where our favourite was Antonios. We found we could do circular walks from the villa taking us through the village and up into the hills behind us, through olive groves and with wonderful views of the sea. We walked for an hour or so which was fine for us as our health isn't 100%, but you could make them longer.

We had a car which is great for exploring off the beaten track and found charming monasteries at every turn and some delightful villages where you could always find a nice and inexpensive place to eat. We went to Rhodes on a Sunday which worked out well as we found parking by the docks was free and a stones throw from the old city.

We would have done more car trips but it was hard to tear ourselves away from the villa.

To summarise, the villa offered everything we wanted, we had a great 2 weeks with wall to wall sunshine and plenty of relaxation time to read books and generally chill out. We came home refreshed and ready to face the world again. We hope to visit again next year.

Thank you Frank and Yvonne

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Guests, Thank you so much for your wonderful review, we are very happy that your well deserved holidays in Villa Dolphin were such a success! We too hope to welcome you again in the near future, it was a pleasure to have you as our guests. And we'll check on the English tv channels! Kind regards, Yvonne and Frank
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Peaceful and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Frank and Yvonne,

We really loved the villa, it had everything we needed. The most important things, for us anyway, was the pool and the lovely garden. Being in walking distance of the village, everyone very friendly, and the beach. It's a holiday morning ritual to walk down to a local bakery and buy fresh bread and croissants for breakfast and the bakery was wonderful. We didn't even need to hire a car as the bus service was so good. Thank you to you both for all the help and advice prior to and during our holiday. Also thanks to Georgio and Carla as we got to meet them on the day of our departure We would highly recommend the villa.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fabulous modern relaxing spacious

  • 5 of 5

Lovely villa in a lovely little village , we had a fabulous relaxing time we will definitely be booking again can't express how impressed we were

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your review! It certainly was a pleasure to have you as our guest and we look forward to welcome you again in the future. Yvonne and Frank
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Going back next year

  • 5 of 5

The Villa Dolphin is situated on the edge of the small town of Gennadi towards the south of the island. It is part of a development of four adjacent villas but sits on the south side, enjoying a good open view with the sea in the distance without being significantly overlooked.

It is only a short walk into Gennadi which has a small supermarket, a bakery and a few restaurants and bars. Everyone is friendly and many people speak English. The beach is only a short distance away. When we were there in April the season hadn’t really started but it didn’t look heavily touristed - if you want more tourism it is only a short drive to the north where you can also find supermarkets with a wider choice. Although Gennadi is in the south, Rhodes is small enough to be able to visit anywhere easily on a day trip.

The facilities of the villa are accurately described. The interior is very well equipped, spotlessly clean and an ideal place to stay, even out of season when the heating is useful, should you need it. Outside you can sit in the shade or soak up the sun in the lovely garden, then cool off with a dip in the pool.

The owners Frank and Yvonne are a pleasure to deal with: they are very helpful if you require advice about anything.

Possibly the strongest recommendation we can make is to say that we have just booked to return next year. Even though we rarely go back to places we have stayed in, this is an exception.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Guest, We are happy that you have enjoyed your stay in our villa so much, thank you very much for your kind words. It will be a pleasure to welcome you back in 2017!
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A great property in a very quite location for total relaxation.

  • 5 of 5

We had a week's stay at Villa Dolphin. The villa is situated in very quite location but this suited us. The villa was beautifully presented both in its cleanliness and its decoration. Both inside the Villa and outside are of a very high standard. The gardens are perfectly kept which added to the stay. The pool was spotlessly clean and very welcome in the high temperatures. Our favourite part of the Villa was the great BBQ area. From start to finish this has been a great holiday and the owners Frank & Yvonne were great to deal with which also helped make the holiday go without any problems. In Gennadi village there are a couple of restaurants serving very good and reasonably priced food especially Mama's Kitchen. And if you want to let your hair down and party until the early hours of the morning then, The Lab2 in the village is a great cocktail bar owned by brothers Nikos & Andrianos who certainly know how to make a night go with a bang. We hope to visit Villa Dolphin again one day and will certainly be recommending it to our friends.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your review and your kind words! We are very happy that you have enjoyed your stay in Villa Dolphin so much. We do try to make everyone feel comfortable and at home, and we are so glad that we have succeeded in these aspects with you. Also the people who take care of the house, garden and pool will be happy to know that their efforts don't go unnoticed. We are looking forward to welcome you again, and the same goes for your friends!
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Very quiet very clean lovely garden. Inside well equipped.

  • 5 of 5

This property is in a lovely spot with views of the sea. When you arrive at the gates and open them you are greeted with a very lovely garden. This makes you not overlooked. Inside the villa is equipped very well and to have an ice machine was lovely. The pool was very nice if you have small children there is a glass screen and gate to stop them getting in the pool.

There are shutters around the windows and balcony doors with mosquito nets.There are a number of restaurants close by so no need to drive to get something to eat. They all sell lovely food and are very friendly. There is a supermarket within walking distance and a bakers for fresh bread etc. There is a short walk to the beach about 10-15 mins down there you will find some more restaurants. There is also a local bus service we went to Lindos had a few drinks in the town and caught a cab home. Cost of the bus for 4 was 10eu and cab was 28eu quite a way so not bad.

We would stay in this villa again in the future. We was not disappointed by anything out of the 4 villas that are all the same by far the best for position and the garden is lovely and lit up at night.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your kind words. We are happy that you enjoyed our villa so much and we hope to welcome you again in the future!
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Diagoras Rhodos International Airport
Nearest Barpub
250 Metres
Multiple in the village centre
Nearest Ferry
60 Kilometres
Rhodos Town
Nearest Golf
40 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
250 Metres
Multiple in the village centre and at the beach
Nearest Beach
800 Metres
Car: recommended


The sand/pebble beach of Gennadi is two minutes by car, 15 minutes on foot. The sea water is of the highest quality. Sun beds and umbrellas are for rent. There are also several restaurants at the beach. In the vicinity are a number of secluded coves.


Rhodos International Airport is 60 km away.


Nearest village 500 meters. The beautiful town of Lindos, with abundant night life is 20 minutes by car. Rhodos Town is 60 km, appr. 1 hour by car. Frequent bus services to and from Gennadi.

Further Details:

All the shops necessary for daily life are within walking distance of less than 3 minutes. ATM, Post Office, pharmacy and medical station are also in the village.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $287.29

Booking Notes:
Please contact the owner about vacancy and payment details.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day flexible.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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