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A Well-equipped, Spacious Home, Spread Over 3 Floors Overlooking the Sea

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Sleeps Up to 8, 3 Bedrooms

At Villa Lucas you can enjoy the perfect beach holiday away from the crowds but with all the comforts of your own home at an affordable price. One of 4 detached villas, Villa Lucas is set back 75m from one of the most beautiful and unspoiled beaches on the island of Rhodes. A well-equipped, spacious home, spread over 3 floors, with 3 terraces overlooking the sea, the villa is an ideal place for sharing families and couples who desire a relaxing break but without the stress of feeling away from home. Wifi, bluetooth sound system, DVD Library, a trampoline in the back garden, toys, games, and plenty of baby equipment are just some of the extras we offer our guests at Villa Lucas.

Afandou beach is known to be the cleanest and most natural on the island of Rhodes. The water is crystal clear and many Rhodians travel there for these reasons. There are sandy and stoney areas, beds, umbrellas and water sports if desired, and a handful of traditional Greek fish tavernas and restaurants scattered along the front. A fantastic swimming pool at a luxury 5* hotel is just a 5 minute walk away along the beach. The large pool is rarely busy with plenty of sun loungers, a large children's pool and play area, and an excellent pool bar/diner.

The villa is 2km from Afandou village - a large traditional Greek village full of friendly family run shops and boutiques, and plenty of traditional Greek bars and restaurants. Afandou Golf Course is a 5 minute drive along the beach - a scenic 18 hole course, open all year round with reasonable green fees and all equipment available to rent.

The villa comprises of 4 floors in total. The lower ground floor has a large bathroom and 2 bedrooms, 1 double + sofa bed and 1 twin which lead out to a lawned garden at the back.. The upper ground floor has a lounge and a kitchen with seating area leading out to a covered terrace with a large dining area and comfortable chairs. The 2nd floor has a double bedroom with a terrace and a bathroom. The roof of the property is also a terraced area with spectacular views. There is an extra bed available to be added to any of the bedrooms.

Baby equipment available: cot, + sheets, high chair, push chair, car seat (0-9kilo), baby relax chair, baby monitor, baby bath, plastic plates/cups/cutlery.

More Details

Owner
Owner / Manager
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 8, 2017

About Owner / Manager

My husband and I (both British) lived at Villa Lucas from 2007 until 2012. My husband and his family have been coming to Rhodes for over 25 years, and he introduced me to the island in 2002. His family have also lived there for many years so we are a well known family on the island!

Owner / Manager purchased this villa in 2007

Why Owner / Manager chose Afantou

We decided to make the leap and leave the UK back in 2006. We rented an apartment for a year, had our son 'Lucas' and then bought the villa in 2007. After 4 very happy and peaceful years we decided to move back to the UK for work commitments and British schooling but still coming back twice a year for holidays. A good friend of ours manages Villa Lucas for us and will greet you there on arrival (or at the nearest convenient time) and be on-hand to help you if you should need her during your stay.

What makes this villa unique

We would like to add that we run Villa Lucas as a totally non-profit making British company, purely to cover our expenses. This is why you will find our prices significantly lower than other similar villas on the island. We are happy that we are bringing tourists to the island that will utilise the local business' and generate good tourism, rather than the large all-inclusive hotels that are monopolising Greece's tourism and taking away custom from the local people who need it more than ever. Please note it is possible to pay in Euro or Pound Sterling - please contact me to arrange this.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We stayed at the end of april, which was just the right weather for us. The villa is in a great location for exploring the island as it is within half an hour of both lindos and rhodes old town. The villa is very close to the beach and there are plenty of super markets, restaurants and other facilities near by. We had five adults and one infant in our group and found the villa a good size for us all. The owners and their representitive were very helpful and the villla was well equiped and in good condition.

I would recomend this villa to anyone, but especialy to groups with children who are looking to travel around the island by car. Rhodes is a facinating place with more than enough beautiful beaches, landscape and sites of historic interest for anyone.
Apr 2013
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Amenities

Afantou Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • There is an extra bed available to be added to any of the bedrooms.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

Reviews

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A Well-equipped, Spacious Home, Spread Over 3 Floors Overlooking the Sea
average rating of 4.4444447 based on 16 reviews
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Nice house close to the beach. Fully equiped. Only

  • 3 of 5

Fully equipped nice house close to the beach and possibilities to use swimming pool of resort next door. Only issue was that the taps in bathroom and kitchen were not working properly.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Tranquil and relaxing, close to the beach

  • 5 of 5

This was our third visit to Villa Lucas, we really enjoy the peaceful surroundings and being able to walk to the beach in five minutes. We stay here with our child and another couple with a child. There is plenty for us to do with a car, we love visiting the old town for the touristy part and also the waterpark, because the island is small you can get to anywhere easily. The local village is lovely for an evening out, and children are made welcome everywhere. The children also enjoyed staying at home somedays, playing on the trampoline in the garden and wandering to the beach. We also spent a day walking along the beach to the next town, where there are restaurants, bars and shops. We always find plenty to do without overspending and we will return! Thank you for a lovely holiday😎

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Absolutely loved it! Great location

  • 5 of 5

This villa was simply perfect. There were 3 adults & one child with another couple joining us for a few days. Plenty of space & the outdoor area was lovely. Villa was clean & had everything we needed.

Could walk to a fabulous taverna which was fantastic value for excellent food, & we drove into Afandou a few times & found the best tavernas/bars & spent hours sitting with the locals who were so friendly. Lovely to be away from the crowds of Lindos, Falaraki & Rhodes! Beach was clean & quiet, & we used the hotel pool most days which also served great food. Villa Lucas was really homely - the locals around bought us fresh figs & we didn't want to leave! A car is recommended if you want to explore the island, but taxis are plentiful & not far from bus-stop if you want to travel that way. We preferred the local beaches of Stegna, Tsampika, Haraki & Agathi to the busy ones & had the best time ever.

The owners were in constant contact with us to check all was ok but we had no issues. Great place!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Gorgeous stay at Villa Lucas

  • 5 of 5

great location - very close to the beautiful beach - very peaceful and natural. lovely villa - good value for money. lovely pool close by at Afandou Bay hotel.... Villa has stunning views - USP! can see the whole beach from the top floor. - 5 miles long.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Not as we epected

  • 3 of 5

The vila is near the beach and there are two tavernas near.

Hoewer, the rooms were not very clean, the dishes and all kitchen staff were improper to be used for eaten being dirty, there were spiderwebs almost everywere and the sheets were sewed.

In the bathroom is was a horrible smel irespective if the windows were opened or not.

The wi-fi limit is depleting extremely fast; we suspect that the internal network is shared; we recharged the wi-fi after first three days with 11 GB and in three days the wi-fi was unavable again.

No value for money.

At the same price we could obtain a much better quality.

If I will come back in Rhodos, I will not stay at Vila Lucas.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is my first bad review in 5 years! We always make sure the villa is spotless and very surprised to hear of 'sewed sheets' and dirty kitchen utensils. The villa is cleaned very thoroughly, particularly prior to the first guests of the season (as with these guests) and all the linen, towels and bed covers are washed thoroughly after every use. The wifi is mobile so will run out fast if used for streaming, which is clearly noted in the welcome pack. The villa is very reasonably priced compared to most other villas on the island. What a shame to not have been notified of this very unjustified and damaging complaint during their stay, in order that we could have look at any 'dirt' that is spoken of. Please take note of ALL my other reviews and hopefully you will hear about the real Villa Lucas. Thank you X
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Amazing

  • 5 of 5

We had an incredible stay at Villa Lucas. From the moment we arrived and followed the directions to the Villa, our expectations were continuously exceeded. The home was very spacious and well spread out, with everything we needed - we were 4 adults and 4 children (9, 6, 3 and 1). All baby items were very useful and we were very grateful to find somewhere that had considered family holidays from every angle.

It was just a short stroll to the beach, and although we explored the whole island, each day began right there.

The Villa is in a very quiet area, but only a 10 minute drive (11 Euro Taxi) to Faliraki if you're looking for some nightlife, 25 to Rhodes city, or 40 minutes to Lindos (& Pefkos) for some picturesque Rhodes beaches and villages.

We would very much consider Villa Lucas if we were blessed enough to be able to come back to Rhodes. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Rhodes International airport
Nearest Ferry
20 Kilometres
Rhodes Town
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Afandou Beach
Car: recommended

The Aegean Islands region

The largest of the Aegean Islands, Rhodes is known as the 'Island of Sun' - having on average more sunny days than any other island, and according to Greek mythology, the Island belonging to Helios - the God of sun, who bathed the island in his radiance and made it the most beautiful in the Aegean sea.

Why pick Rhodes for your Greek holiday destination? It has so much to offer - it has fantastic weather, it is rich in history and places of natural beauty, culture and tradition, but also offers nightlife, water sports and family activities so there really is something for everyone.

The Rhodes / Afandou area

Geographically, Afandou is the ideal location for a holiday on Rhodes. It is almost equidistant from the main sight seeing attractions of the old town of Rhodes - the oldest inhabited medieval town in Europe (20km), and the stunning white village of Lindos (30km). It is centraly located to all the best beaches on the island - Anthony Quinn Bay, Ladiko, Faliraki, Tsambika and of course Afandou beach, and being only a 20 minute car ride from Rhodes airport means you have no long and hot car journey to your holiday home after your plane journey.

Afandou is 5km from the resort of Faliraki - which is these days a much calmer family resort with masses of entertainment on offer . A huge Waterpark is the main attraction - also a bowling alley, the Luna park fairground, The Magic Castle (fun centre), go-karting, boat trips from the harbour, shopping, and many bars and restaurants to chose from.

Other sights of interest close to Afandou are The Seven Springs (Epta Piges) of Rhodes (an area of striking natural beauty for walks) and The Kalithea Spa - a remarkable Italian spa - recently renovated - with a museum and a stunning cafe/dining area overlooking a bathing area. At the far end of the beach above the resort of Kolymbia is Tsambika mountain (visible from Villa Lucas), at the top of which is the Tsambika monastery - known to the people of Rhodes as the fertility mountain - beware! The views from the top are breath-taking.

A drive inland will take you to the Valley of the Butterflys - a beautiful shady valley where thousands of butterflys go to reproduce in August. Further over on the West side of the Island is the site of Filerimos and the ancient city of Kamiros which together make a fascinating trip out. You can climb up the large cross monument at Filerimos (if you dare..) for a dramatic 360 degree view of the North of the Island. At the site of Kamiros you can see the remains of a very rich and advanced civilization that existed 3000 years ago.

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Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $132.47

- A 25% deposit is required on booking, the full amount must be paid 6 weeks prior to arrival.

- 100 GB pounds will be added to the price to be held against any damages, this will be fully refunded (provided no damage) immediately after your stay. An inventory must be signed on arrival.

- Mid-week cleaning can be arranged at an extra cost.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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