Villa tradicional ideal para 6-8; piscina, vistas impresionantes, 5 minutos playa-pueblo-puerto
- inglés, francés
Reglas de la propiedad
Se permiten fiestas o eventos
Número máximo de personas: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
Política de cancelación
No hay reembolso para cancelaciones realizadas después de haber realizado el pago.
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.
MÁS SOBRE SKIATHOS
PUEBLO DE SKIATHOS Y PUERTOS
Tal vez vio el puerto para la "llegada de los padres" en "Mamma Mia" (la boda fue en la iglesia de Agios Ioannis, en la cercana isla de Skopelos). Además, el pintoresco pueblo de Skiathos tiene una calle principal pavimentada libre de tráfico y carriles traseros, un antiguo puerto bordeado de tabernas.
Hay una gran variedad de TAVERNAS, CAFES, BARS, SHOPS y NIGHT-LIFE ... y todos los servicios: BANCOS / ATM, GARAJES, PELUQUERAS, SALUD, VIAJES, POST, AYUDA TURÍSTICA, etc.
PLAYAS Y TAVERAS
Skiathos tiene literalmente docenas de playas de arena ... todo dentro de 10 a 25 minutos en coche de Orchard Villa (bar en algunas calas que necesitan alquiler de botes o taxi acuático, y algunas un poco más lejos con un corto paseo por el bosque, o un Descifra hasta las calas más pequeñas.
La docena de playas principales tienen una o más tabernas y bares, y deportes acuáticos como el esquí acuático; parascending Anillos inflables y 'cohetes' de tubos remolcados por lanchas rápidas; vela ligera canoas o pedalos; Windsurfing; Submarinismo. Algunas de las pequeñas calas tienen "cantinas" al aire libre de estilo antiguo con una barbacoa y sombrillas con palmeras.
La villa Orchard está "en la cima de" 6 de las 12 playas principales: Vassilias, Achladies, Sklithri, Tzanerias, Kanapitsa, Megali Ammos. Todos son arenosos y se encuentran a 10 minutos en automóvil, con más de 60 playas / calas en 25 minutos en automóvil -
Las playas principales más cercanas (Achladies y Vassilias) están a 5 minutos en coche o 20 minutos caminando por la colina, pero dos veces más en el calor: no es bueno con bolsas de playa, tiendas y niños. Entonces, todos los tiempos asumen que tienes un coche de alquiler. Puedo ponerte en contacto con un arrendatario confiable que me conoce bien y hace un esfuerzo adicional para mis invitados.
Si prefiere pasar la mayor parte del tiempo en la villa, hay radio-taxis confiables o el autobús, taxis acuáticos a las playas y al pueblo, y ferries para excursiones a islas o continentes locales.
Mis 8 playas favoritas y 24 tabernas se encuentran en la Parte 2 de la 'Guía para huéspedes de Orchard Villa' de 32 páginas, además de muchas ideas para descubrir las suyas.
Para pasear y montar a caballo, hay una gran cantidad de bosques de pinos con senderos y pistas boscosas, flores silvestres y un par de arroyos que corren todo el verano desde los manantiales de alto nivel. Skiathos rara vez sufre el calor extremo de Creta, Rodas y Chipre, o los vientos meltemi a menudo continuos que pueden explotar en las islas Cícladas y Creta ... y la mayoría de las playas son arenosas, no las tejas de piedra caliza que los folletos de las vacaciones no dicen que eres el Característica de tantas otras islas!
Para encontrar "todo lo anterior", y su recorrido por la isla, hay muchos mapas en la estantería de Orchard Villa, incluidos los mapas "Sky / 3D" (¡gratis en las tiendas que no venden mapas!) para encontrar tiendas / servicios, etc. en el pueblo. Pero, no confíe en su mapa de caminos / senderos, use los mapas 'Anavasi', etc. en la estantería de la villa.
Además, consulte "Números de teléfono útiles" en la "Parte 2 de la Guía para huéspedes de Orchard Villa", especialmente para farmacias, médicos, dentistas, taxis y viajes.