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Orchard Villa Skiathos, classic Greek island villa, above-ground pool, stunning views, top reviews

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Welcome from me, Kevin James, to Orchard Villa – nestling in its half-acre hillside olive-grove, one of several villas and 3 top tavernas along the best stretch of viewpoint on Skiathos – the low 1-mile Katsaros hilltop and incomparable ‘7-islands’ panorama across Skiathos Bay and the sandy beaches just below (nearest is Vassilias, 5 mins drive down).
The villa is within 10-25 mins drive of most of the 60 or so mainly sandy beaches, 9 mins to Skiathos village, port, and airport – and within 12 mins. walk of 3 of the top-10 (but affordable) Skiathos taverna-restaurants.
There’s a quick overview of Orchard Villa, Skiathos, and Travel below, or for full details please visit my official site ” www.SkiathosGreekVillas.com”.
… and – in case covid may still affect travel in 2023, you may wish to check “Booking Changes” below …

So – to the villa (btw, full villa and Skiathos details on www.skiathosgreekvillas.com).

There’s a shared gated entrance and the whole setting is very peaceful and quiet. It’s a traditional Greek island villa with blue shutters, red-tiled roofs, and – rare on Skiathos – its own Cycladic-style roof terrace.
You have a large cool flag-stoned living room, split-level to the winter log fireplace and sofa; and across the English ‘pub’ bar and stools, there’s the fully-equipped open-plan kitchen.
You can sleep 2 – 8 in 4 cosy air-conditioned bedrooms with exposed timber beams and roof, an en-suite wet room and two shower rooms.
The pool is a simple above-ground type approx 7.3m x 3m x 1.3m, more suitable for kids (or as an adult plunge pool). It is fenced and gated, and set into the terraced garden with beautiful views across the bay to the nearby islands.

DINING – inside, and on courtyard patio
The split-level lounge seats 8 for dinner, plus easy chairs and sofa. There’s a wine rack, full cook-book library, and lots of books for that rare rainy day.
Four French windows open onto a vine-covered ‘living’ courtyard patio with tasteful wood furniture (not the inevitable white plastic!). This is your extended living space, sheltered from breezes and warm enough for dinner and drinks ’til after midnight; with the garden lights and moonlit sea views across to the twinkling village lights on Skopelos and Evvia Islands.
The courtyard overlooks a half-acre hillside olive-grove garden with three terraces for sunbathing, partying, and drinks by the pool, and the unmatched ‘7-island’ view over Skiathos bay, and over sixty mostly sandy beaches and hidden coves.

Open-plan KITCHEN
… has a modern ceramic-hob cooker and hood with fan oven, microwave, toaster, electric kettle, filter coffee, two fridges with freezer compartments, work surfaces, double sink, dishwasher, and loads of storage. And there’s a washing machine, ironing board, and steam iron – with an outdoor ‘umbrella’ drying rack (tumble-dryer no use in summer!).

BEDROOMS
Double master with en-suite, 3 twins with 2 wet-rooms. Air-Con can be 24/7 but to avoid breakdowns, only if you’re in the room with doors/windows shut (also keeps the ‘mozzies’ out! – and floor-fans if you can’t stand air-conditioning!

SERVICES/SUPPLIES
Although the rental contract is a furnished unserviced villa lease (that is, not hotel-type “serviced accommodation”), your payment includes the rent plus provision of services/supplies you requested by making the booking.
These are: weekly bed-linen and bath (but not beach) towel supply; basic domestic supplies (cleaning, dish-wash, tissues/paper), end-cleaning, pool servicing, gardening, maintenance/breakdown, welcome pack. If pre-booked (but payable locally), we may be able to arrange ‘at cost’ … extra cleaning, barbecue party, shopping delivery, etc.

INTERNET
There’s a strong signal for 3-4-5G mobiles, as good as a wi-fi hot-spot to connect tablets or laptops (sorry, a fixed line and router aren’t practical).
… plus free wifi access from virtually all tavernas, cafes, beach-bars, and in the village and harbour-side.

POOL, GARDEN and ROOF SUN-TERRACES
The villa is quiet and not overlooked, with fenced grounds and a drive with remote-control gates – but all really only to keep two local goat/sheep herds out of the garden ! (no real security issues).

The pool has its own terrace with slate-top “ouzo” / aperitifs table and bench. Pool level access is by two steps down to a safety gate, and for full child security from all directions it’s fenced/gated beside the terrace (but not in your view), and built into the slope with a 1.5m high wall downhill by the picnic area. The pool is 8 .0m x 4.7, and 1.2m deep – so hardly Olympic! – more for a quick dip and a G&T on the pool terrace alongside, enjoying the fantastic “7-island” view over Skiathos bay and beaches.

There’s a large walled and un-overlooked sunbathing roof terrace over the villa, with its own country-valley view to the sea and wooded hillsides of the north coast of Skiathos.

LICENCE
We rented Orchard Villa through Owner’s Direct with average 90% review since 2005, and before that since 1992. It is licensed by the Greek Tourist Authority and complies with all regulations.

BEACHES, FACILITIES – all very close.
Skiathos village and harbour saw the “arrival of the fathers” in “Mamma Mia” – and the wedding was in Agios Ioannis church on nearby Skopelos Island. Within 5 – 25 mins drive are all Skiathos village shops, tavernas, and services, and literally dozens of sandy beaches. If you prefer to spend most of your time at the villa, use the reliable radio taxis or bus for shops and beaching. If not, you’ll need car hire – we always use our pal Nicos, call for details.

Local transport is good – bus, taxi, water-taxi… and ferries for inter-island or mainland excursions. The villa is 12 mins walk to three top-10 (and affordable) taverna/restaurants – “Olive View”; “Anastasia” (Paradise Hotel), and the “Kivo Gourmet Wine-bar” (Kivo Hotel); the hotels’ scenic pool-bars are usually open to you.

TRAVEL TO SKIATHOS … see our main web-site for full details -www.skiathosgreekvillas.com/travel-to-skiathos – and call me first, I’ve lots of practice finding “unavailable” flights and budget options!

Skiathos has direct UK flights (many Greek islands also need a ferry transfer); or fly to Athens, and onward by Aegean Air (or hydrofoil or ferry), or tour over by car. Our flight capacity increased 300% in 2017, charter fares dropped 25%, and even BA started summer scheduled flights!

REVIEWS
Please visit: www.skiathosgreekvillas.com/skiathos-villas/orchard-villa#reviews

BOOKING CHANGES due to events beyond reasonable control (inc medical and covid)
By booking Orchard Villa you agree to the T&C’s (sent with my offer before you book). They need a.o. for you to arrange your own insurance to cover any situation or event beyond reasonable control affecting either of us which prevents you from taking up your booking, or me from providing the villa or any of its facilities.
But if covid remains an issue in 2022, I may offer to transfer your booking free to 2023 (only), if you are unable to obtain reasonably-priced insurance &/or or airline refund guarantees, and also obtain my express consent to this offer before you book.

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Rental Price
Price per night from: £ 212
Minimum no of nights: 7
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Sleeping Situation
Bedroom 1
1 Double
Bedroom 2
2 Single
Bedroom 3
2 Single
Bedroom 4
2 Single
Rental Location
Address: Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.
City:
County: Sporades islands, Magnesia
Zip: 37002
Country: Greece
Rental Details
Listing Placed: 22 04 2019
Property ID: 6451
Property Size: 110 m2
Rooms: 0
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 3
Floors: One floor + roof sun-terrace
Pets Allowed: Pets allowed
Smoking: Outside
Check-in Hour: 14:00
Check-Out Hour: 10:00
Optional Services: On application
Outdoor Facilities: stunning views; park 4 cars; pool; furnished patio/courtyard; 3 garden terraces plus picnic area;
Extra People: No
Cancellation: In contract sent with rent quote. Must self-insure for "CFAR" (For Any Reason).
Rental Features
Other Features
Air Conditioning
BarBQ Equipment
Beach Access
Books
Close to Public Transport
Coffee Maker
Cooking Facilities
Cot Available
Dish Washer
DVD Player
Electricity
Ensuite
European Aplliances
Gated Community
High Chair
Horse Riding
Internet Access
Internet Access
Laundry Facilities
Local Grocery Store
Local TV
Local TV
Microwave
Ocean Views
Pet Friendly
Private Garden
Private Pool
Romantic
Secure Parking
Suitable for elderly or infirm
Suitable for Small Children
Washing Machine
Wedding Venue
Wedding Venue
Well Water
Wheelchair Accessible
Terms and Conditions
Smoking Allowed
Pets Allowed
Party Allowed
Children Allowed
In contract sent with rent quote. Must self-insure for "CFAR" (For Any Reason).
In contract sent with rent quote

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Kevin James

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 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 your contact email as “viviennes.villa@gmail.com”, I (Kevin) am now ‘your man’ for villa bookings.

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