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Michael Samuels

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french

Tinos garden villa: Total privacy, nature, sea view

2 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights

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House, 5 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 4 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

The Tinos house was built below the most beautiful village, Triandaros, ten minutes by car from the ferry, town and from beaches. It is traditional Greek and European modern at once, with sweeping views of the sea and villages. There is a main house, with four bedrooms, three baths, and a guest house with one large room that has a living area, bedroom, kitchen bath with deck, views.

It is down ancient stairs from the village, about three flights from the car park. It is one of the few houses in TInos that has total privacy, it cannot be seen or heard from another house, it is a perfect retreat, or private getaway. It is in a pristine natural valley with trees, shelves of olive trees and gardens. From the house you see only nature and the sea.

The main house is architecturally beautiful, with dramatic terraces, secret shaded arbors, and maintained gardens. It is totally private and cannot be seen or heard from another nearby house which is rare in Tins or any of the Greek Islands.

The main house has a master bedroom suite, double bed and a marble bath with a terrace view and full kitchen upstairs and an apartment with two bedrooms downstairs, double bed, 3/4 bed, another kitchen, with private terrace and bath, the 3/4 bed is in a separate bedroom connected to the main room with no door between. There is also a guest bedroom, studio with a double bed, and with private bath on its own private terrace.

All bedrooms have total privacy. Each is separate with its own door, patio and bathroom. It is not best for very young children who need their own connecting bedrooms but offers unusual privacy for several couples or for families with older children.

The guest house, two terraces above the main house, is a studio with one large room with a sleeping area,double bed, kitchen, dining area and bath in a rock wall. It is perfect for a couple or family with one child. (there is a single bed too) It is a perfect lovers retreat, like the main house it has total privacy, you cannot see or hear it from anywhere. Both houses are usually rented from May-October, so reservations in advance are highly recommended. It too, is down ancient stairs from the village, about two flights from the car park. It has total privacy, sun, views, and is in nature.

The main house and guest house can be rented together or separately. If you are a couple and want a low budget vacation, the guest house is perfect. If you want an expansive dramatic villa, the main house is fabulous. If you are a family or several couples, you can rent both and sleep eight to ten people.

Minimum rental one week. Less with cleaning fees added.

Keywords: House

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  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Michael Samuels (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french


2 traveler reviews

Tinos garden villa: Total privacy, nature, sea view
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
Oxford, Oxfordshire

Stunningly beautiful house and location

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful property, consisting of a main house and separate guest house in a wonderfully picturesque location, is full of character and very comfortable. Since the guest house, downstairs studio and other parts of the property are spread out, it's ideal for two families who want to be together, yet still maintain their privacy.

The house is surrounded by terraces (some with olive trees and pictureseque dovecotes) and offers fantastic views over the countryside and sea. The distance to Tinos Town is approx. 15 minutes by car. Car hire is essential with this property.

The owner was very helpful, met us at the port, recommended beaches and restaurants and made sure that we had absolutely everything we could possibly need.

We've been to many Greek islands before and Tinos ranks high on our list: it's not very touristy (mainly Greek and a few French tourists) and there are countless great beaches to choose from. Tinos Town is, however, less picturesque than the main towns on Naxos, Paros or Skopelos and the island, not unlike other Cycladic islands, is not particularly green in August. Still the landscape with its steep mountains is dramatic and there are many 'unspoilt' villages to explore. The beautiful village of Pyros and Panormos bay are worth visiting. The island of Delos can also be reached via Mykonos for a day trip.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Florida, USA

What a beautiful and relaxing place!

  • 5 of 5

After traveling around Europe saying in hotels and dealing with the constant crowds, etc, we had such a relaxing and memorable stay here. Though it is easy to go to other places, we spent most of our vacation here, because it is beautiful and very comfortable. We bought fresh vegetables from the farmers' market and bread from the bakery and meat from the meat market and sat out on the pergola to feast while gazing out at the hillside with the ancient terraces, dovecotts, and olive trees. We rented a tiny car and drove all over the island; there is so much to see but never a crowd. Went surfing on the other side, diving off rocks, wandered through the villages, hiked on old roads (trails), visited museums and churches. But it is so nice to be able to come back to our secluded home away from home and just kick back.

Each part of this house has its charm. The guest house is built into the hill and has exposed rock for one wall. The stable room is kind of like a Santorini house, curved white plaster and looking out at the sea. The main house is beautifully designed and decorated with local marble carvings, both modern and traditional.

We look forward to coming back.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2010
  • Stayed: Jun 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Tinos House Rental Rates

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99

guest house alone 75E/night, main house alone 200E/night, both 250 E/ night,
lower off season, inquire

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Greece House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View
  • Broadband Access
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (4), Twin or Single Beds (1), Child Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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