Villa traditionnelle idéale pour 6-8; piscine, vue imprenable, 5 minutes plage-village-port
Particulier / consommateur
- anglais, français
Salle(s) de bain
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
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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.
PLUS SUR LE SKIATHOS
SKIATHOS VILLAGE et HARBORS
Vous avez peut-être vu le port pour "l'arrivée des pères" à "Mamma Mia" (le mariage a eu lieu à l'église Agios Ioannis, sur l'île voisine de Skopelos). De plus, le pittoresque village de Skiathos possède une rue principale et des ruelles en retrait, sans trafic, un vieux port bordé de tavernes.
Il existe un vaste choix de TAVERNAS, CAFES, BARS, SHOPS, NIGHT-LIFE… et de tous les services: BANQUES / DAB, GARAGES, COIFFEURS, et SANTÉ, VOYAGE, POST, AIDE TOURISTIQUE, etc.
PLAGES ET TAVERNAS
Skiathos a littéralement des dizaines de plages de sable fin. Toutes à 10-25 minutes de route de Orchard Villa se précipiter dans les petites criques.
La douzaine de plages principales comptent une ou plusieurs tavernes et bars, ainsi que des sports nautiques tels que le ski nautique; parascending; des anneaux gonflables et des «fusées» à tubes remorquées par des hors-bord; dériveur canoës ou pédalos; planche à voile; Plongée sous-marine. Certaines des petites criques ont des «cantinas» de style ancien en plein air avec un barbecue et des parasols en feuilles de palmier.
La villa Orchard est «au-dessus» de 6 des 12 principales plages - Vassilias, Achladies, Sklithri, Tzanerias, Kanapitsa, Megali Ammos. Tous sont sablonneux et à moins de 10 minutes en voiture, avec plus de 60 plages / criques à moins de 25 minutes en voiture -
Les plages principales les plus proches (Achladies et Vassilias) sont à 5 minutes en voiture ou 20 minutes à pied en bas de la colline, mais deux fois plus près de la chaleur - pas terrible avec des sacs de plage, des boutiques et des enfants. Donc, les horaires supposent tous que vous avez une voiture de location - je peux vous mettre en contact avec un locataire fiable qui me connaît bien et qui va plus loin pour mes invités.
Si vous préférez passer la plupart du temps à la villa, il existe des radio-taxis fiables, des bus, des bateaux-taxis pour les plages et le village et des ferries pour les excursions sur l'île ou sur le continent.
Mes 8 plages et 24 tavernes préférées figurent toutes dans la deuxième partie du «Guide de l’hôte de la villa Orchard», qui compte 32 pages, ainsi que de nombreuses idées pour en découvrir plus.
Pour les promenades et les balades à cheval, vous trouverez de nombreuses forêts de pins couvertes de sentiers et de pistes boisées, de fleurs sauvages et quelques ruisseaux qui s’écoulent tout l’été à partir de sources élevées. Skiathos souffre rarement de la chaleur extrême de la Crète, de Rhodes et de Chypre, ou des vents en fusion qui peuvent souffler continuellement dans les Cyclades et en Crète ... caractéristique de tant d’autres îles!
Pour trouver "tout ce qui précède" - et votre chemin autour de l'île -, vous trouverez de nombreuses cartes dans la bibliothèque d'Orchard Villa - y compris les cartes "Sky / 3D" (gratuites dans les magasins qui ne vendent pas réellement de cartes!) pour trouver des magasins / services etc. dans le village. Mais ne vous fiez pas à leur carte de route / sentier, utilisez les cartes "Anavasi" etc. sur la bibliothèque de la villa.
Voir également "Informations utiles" dans le "Guide de l’hôte de la villa Orchard", partie 2 - en particulier pour les pharmacies, les médecins, les dentistes, les taxis et les voyages.