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Traditional villa ideal for 6-8; pool, stunning view, 5 mins beach-village-port
Orchard Villa sleeps up to 8 adults in 4 air-conditioned bedrooms; click 'Vivienne - ask Owner a Question' to check if any offers for smaller parties outside high season. 1 master bedroom with king-size bed and en-suite shower etc. room, and garden door. 3 twin-bedded guest rooms with access to 2 shower etc. rooms
Pool / Spa
Damage and Incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 8
- To avoid uncomfortable breakdowns, run air con only when room occupied and windows-doors shut.
- Supervise children at all times, avoid garden shrubs.
- No smoking inside villa (wood roofs), great care in country
Minimum 3-day vacancy between guest stays
All towels and bedding washed in hot water that’s at least 60ºC/140ºF
Cleaned with disinfectant
High-touch surfaces cleaned with disinfectant (like countertops, light switches, handles, and faucets)
Hosted by VivienneAsk a question
For 30 years Orchard Villa Skiathos was both spring-time home and summer holiday retreat for guests of Vivienne and Kevin, a retired British couple who've spent a lifetime abroad together, mainly in Greece, the Alps, and the middle-East. But with the utmost sadness I have to tell our many Skiathos friends that dear Vivienne is no longer with us, and while her memory still remains as your contact with "Vivienne - send owner a message" button above, Kevin is now 'your man' to arrange lettings. I still divide my time between France, Greece, and England, and always delighted to chat about summer and winter/ski holidays in Greece and France, and their food, wine, and language. So don't hesitate to send me a message as above), and I will get back to you. And while you're on your holiday on Skiathos, if you have a rare problem the on-site management teams can't solve, I'm always at the end of a phone!
Vivienne purchased this Villa in 1988
Why Vivienne chose Katsarou
We combed Greece and the islands for ten years, for a dream villa plot with stunning sea and island views, and local building all in traditional Greek style - white walls, low red-tiled and flat roofs, blue shutters, sun-terraces, porches and pergolas - and no high-rise shoe-box hotels (or 'rave-up' resorts ... but still a v. cool night -life!). In 1990 architect friend Angelos Altsitsoglou realised our dream as "Orchard Villa", in its own olive and fig grove still with over 50 fruiting trees - but careful picking your figs - the leaves can sting! We found the land overgrown head-high, and had scramble up an ancient olive tree (still there!) to be sure we had the stunning panoramic view you now enjoy, equalling the very best coastline scenery anywhere in the Mediterranean!
What makes this Villa unique
We used the plans of our favourite Cycladic villa, with split-level flagstoned lounge, British 'pub'-style bar, and open-plan kitchen. Four French windows lead you onto a sun-trap split-level courtyard/patio with its vine pergola; and up to a roof sunbathing terrace, or down broad steps to the two garden terraces. The fenced pool below has level (child-gated) access from its own 'ouzo sundowner terrace', and the ultimate panoramic view over the bay and "7-islands" view ... Skiathos, Skopelos, Arkos, Marengo, Panormos, Tsougria, Tsougriaki, Evia ... and on the far blue horizon, even to Skyros .
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