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Cul-de-sac location private road panoramic sea/mountain views village 3 min walk

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,291 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 30 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms 2 bathrooms, shaded veranda, roof terrace, large garden private road.

Eden Villa is in an unrivalled position on the island for views and location. Megalo Horio village is only a 2 minute walk down our private road but the quietness, feeling of solitude and complete seclusion here makes for a truly relaxing holiday. The villa offers plenty of space for a holiday with family or friends. The ground floor has one bedroom, a bathroom and the fully equipped kitchen. On the 1st floor is a spacious living room leading out to a shady covered veranda which is perfect for breakfast time or evening meals. The 2nd floor has two further bedrooms and the second bathroom and on the 3rd floor is the roof terrace with superb views of the mountains, Eristos Bay and Megalo Horio, a traditional Greek whitewashed village built into the side of the mountain. Here you will find an excellent restaurant, ouzeri and kafenion; it also has a supermarket which sells everything you could need for your stay. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions, e.g. travel arrangements or special rates.

FREE Wireless internet is available in the villa for unlimited internet/email access and is perfect for contacting friends or family by SKYPE or to stream live sporting events. We provide beach towels for your convenience for use around the swimming-pool or to take to the beach which will save you valuable space and weight in your suitcase.

How about spending Christmas on an unspoiled Greek Island with a roaring log fire and a locally reared turkey dinner? Eden Villa is the place at a very reasonable rental rate in a fantastic location. Email us for further details of what we can offer.

Our responsibility to the environment: we are aware of our responsibility to the environment, so here at Eden Villas we ask you conserve the water of the island wherever possible, we also have low energy light bulbs fitted throughout the property with solar lights in the garden and solar panels to heat the villa water tank. The swimming-pool lights and pump are on a timer for maximum efficiency not compromising the cleanliness of the pool which is checked daily by us to ensure the best possible quality swimming water.

We offer current guests 'first option' on the same dates for the following year for a 25% initial deposit. The balance then becomes due 10 weeks before their holiday.

More Details

Rob & Annie.
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 27, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Annie & Rob. We loved staying at Eden Villa, a perfect place for chilling out! Thank you for the rose wine we drank on your terrace. Best wishes.
Aug 2013
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Megalo Chorio Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1291 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Ground floor Bathroom - toilet , shower
    2nd floor Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • Both showers are situated in the corner of the bathroom with a small raised step and have shower curtains inside to prevent a wet bathroom floor which is still common in Greece. Soap dispensers with coconut scented hair and body wash are provided in both bathrooms. Hand and bath towels are provided for each guest and changed twice a week or when required.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Ground floor - 1 double , 1 baby crib , Double bed
    2nd floor - 2 twin/ single , Twin beds
    2nd floor - 2 twin/ single , Twin beds
    1st floor living-room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Double sofa bed
  • Double bedroom on the ground floor with french windows opening out to the garden area, two twin rooms on the second floor one with french windows leading to a panoramic sea view balcony, the other bedroom has garden and castle views.Ceiling fans and mosquito netting are in all rooms along with 'mossie plug ins' and spare liquid bottles. All bed linen provided; sheets and towels changed twice weekly or as requested. Cot with detachable mosquito net, changing mat and high chair provided. All bedrooms are fitted throughout with handmade pine furniture including bed-side drawers, wardrobe and dressing table.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Bicycles ...
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Porch Furniture
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 4 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Singles
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Optional
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
Visitors' book comments: Bill Debbie Larry Suzie Downing 03.09.06. Another wonderful fortnight at Eden Villas! NOTHING was lacking. Cant wait to come again in 2007. There is only one word to describe everything about Tilos - LUSH! Denise & Nick August 06: Had a superb week at Eden Villas. Tranquility and relaxation are only some of the words to describe it. Tilos is a beautiful island! Jean James. Australia. This is paradise on Earth. We have spent a perfect month here to celebrate my birthday. The location and facilities are tops. A magical island. Thank you. Pete Andrew (Devon) Eden Villas, so well named! This is paradise. You've got something special here. Great place, great people, fantastic holiday. Malc & Sue (Bury) A brilliant place to chill out. Villa great with fantastic views.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(47 traveler reviews)

Cul-de-sac location private road panoramic sea/mountain views village 3 min walk
average rating of 4.93617 based on 66 reviews

A Little Piece of Paradise Found

  • 5 of 5

Both my Husband and I have visited many Greek Islands during our "younger" years. Our 16 year old daughter wanted to holiday on a Greek Island and when looking we liked everything written about Tilos for her first Greek experience - no McDonalds, Nightlife, Irish bars with satellite TV and Sky Sports permanently blaring out - you get the idea! Oh, the other criteria from her was "it MUST have a pool".

This immediately narrowed it down to one - Eden Villas, owned, maintained and looked after beautifully by Rob and Annie.

We immediately booked . . . . . . 2 years in advance. It was so worth the wait though. Prior to our arrival Rob and Annie could not have been more helpful providing links to ferry companies and hotels in Rhodes and general information when asked.

We arrived on a very hot sunny day and, as promised, Rob was waiting for us as we came off the ferry from Rhodes. He took us up to Eden Villas, having first driven round showing us useful places such as the ATM (they don't take credit cards, only cash on the Island), local supermarket (which was just superb) and good restaurants.

We were made so welcome on arrival at the villa. It was meticulously presented and had absolutely everything we needed and more. Being so hot, the ceiling fans were very welcome and aided keeping the villa cool. Not a single bug came into the villa either.

My Husband loves a BBQ and Rob very kindly set this up for us to use. Nothing was too much trouble. The villa was kept very clean and both Rob and Annie were attentive but without interrupting our privacy. They were also extremely accommodating and understanding in keeping their dog, Fergie, away during our two week stay, as both my daughter and I are fearful of dogs - this was so appreciated.

The views from the rooftop veranda were simply stunning and the perfect end to each day was drinking a Metaxa and looking up at the stars listening to the Little Owls calling to each other across the valley.

The swimming pool was very well maintained by Rob and loved by us all.

All in all it was one of the best family holidays. Now we are two weeks away from Christmas, we still talk fondly of our holiday at Eden Villas.

We would thoroughly recommend and will definitely return. Rob told us that when you arrive at Tilos you just don't want to leave, and he was so right.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Sharen and family. Thank you so much for your lovely, thoughtful review. We would love to see you again in the future. Have a fantastic summer. Rob & Annie. xxx
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Fantastic place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Had a great fortnight in June at this comfortable and clean accommodation. Nicely isolated but with a local shop providing all your needs. A small number of local tavernas provide good food, although have to particularly recommend The Casto. Rob and Annie were great hosts and with them living in their own house close by, were always at hand if needed. Having our own pool was a big bonus, with sun beds and sunshades a plenty. A special mention for Fergie, Rob and Annie's lovable hound. Unless you have a real dislike of dogs you won't fail but fall in love with her. The island's bus provides travel across the island and Rob and Annie also provided us with bicycles so provided another way of seeing the island. Some great local walks, especially up to the ruined castle behind the villa (a steep climb but worth it for the views). Can't recommend the villa enough. A big thanks to Ron and Annie.

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Steve, hi Charlie, Thank you so much for your kind and thoughtful review and thanks for being such lovely guests. We sincerely hope to welcome you again in the future. All the best for 2017. Rob & Annie.
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Wonderful villa in a beautiful location !

  • 5 of 5

This is the ultimate Greek get away from it all holiday destination. A detached villa perched on a hillside with a gorgeous clean pool that gazes down the valley to a long virtually deserted sandy beach. The villa is really spacious, comfortable and well equipped. The owners Annie and Rob have a twin villa on site and can't do enough for you to make your stay completely relaxed and trouble free. They speak good Greek and can advise you on every aspect of your holiday including travel arrangements. They will of course pick you up from the port ! Just a few minutes walk from the villa are two lovely authentic family run tavernas and a superb Kafenion serving drinks and small plates of delicious Greek food. On the way to the beach you'll find two more excellent tavernas. There is also a supermarket in the village and a regular bus service. If you enjoy walking, this island is unbeatable. It is the real Greece ! Away from the crowds, great food, amazing weather (and sunsets) and the best people. Book early to avoid being disappointed, we are back in April 17 !!!

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi there. Thank you for the lovely review. Have a good winter in Blighty. See you next year! :-)
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Eden Villas in a beautiful valley location

  • 5 of 5

We have been visiting Tilos since 2002 and knew of Eden Villas before our visit in 2016. Having normally stayed in Livadia we decided to book with Rob & Annie for a change and it is a decision we certainly did not regret.

The villa is well equipped and very comfortable. It was quite cold at night during the first week, with a keen north wind, but the heaters kept the villa warm when we were in at night. We cooked and ate in more often than usual because the kitchen is equipped well enough to do that and we were able to contribute to the BBQ lunch party Rob & Annie organised for a friend's birthday, to which we were invited.

The villa is kept clean and Rob and Annie are both very attentive and sociable hosts. Annie's home made marmalade and olives in herb oil were delicious and we were delighted when the empty jars were immediately replaced with a fresh supply!

Jim really enjoyed the two mountain walks with Rob and Fergie - an opportunity to return to a couple of routes on the Profitis Ilias range after 4 years absence following a serious climbing accident in 2013.

The villa and grounds are a perfect place to chill out after a morning out walking, with a variety of spots to sit out in the sun or under shade. The view from the veranda to the mountain peaks overlooking the Skafi valley is stunning. The villa is also a perfect spot for bird watching, with the bee-eaters providing hours of entertainment.

The swimming pool is an added luxury and is well maintained by Rob.

Overall the villa is a perfect location whether you prefer an active holiday exploring the magnificent Tilos mountains, visiting nearby beaches or just chilling out around the pool and lovely garden.

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jim, hi Catherine. Thanks for the great review. Your walking book "Exploring Tilos" (Jim Osborne) is a wonderful book for the island and has been an inspiration for so many visitors of many nationalities. Keep in touch.
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Lovely villa on a beautiful island

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed an idyllic holiday at Eden Villa on Tilos in June/July 2015. We were a party of two adults and three children (aged 14, 11 and 8). The listing here is entirely accurate and the property really did live up to all our expectations. Eden Villa was clean, pleasant and well-maintained and it felt like a very friendly, homely place to stay. Everything you might expect to find upon arrival was there, and all the little things you hope not to have to worry about while you are on holiday were taken care of.

Our hosts, Rob and Annie, were welcoming, helpful and knowledgeable about the local facilities and environment. Our children utterly adored their dog, Fergie. We liaised with Rob and Annie by email in advance about travel routes / connections. We flew in to Kos and then caught the catamaran which connects the local islands out to Tilos, and Rob collected us from Livadia port without a hitch. The best features of the property for us, without a doubt, were the swimming pool (which we made the most of) and the shaded veranda (where we shared our meals against a backdrop of mountains and sea).

Tilos itself is a very beautiful, unspoilt holiday destination – a real find. We liked the fact that Tilos was quiet, and not at all touristy. If you want to eat out, there are a small number of good quality places that cook authentic, tasty local food. The people on Tilos care about their island and there is a real sense of community. If you’re looking for somewhere natural, authentic, atmospheric and friendly, Tilos is the place. And if you do want a bit of nightlife, there is a bar we would recommend: during the summer months a late night bar opens around 11pm each evening in the deserted hillside village of Mikro Horio – it is quirky, delightful and a big draw for locals and visitors alike, with a generous, friendly atmosphere.

Tilos is incredibly beautiful. We enjoyed unspoilt beaches (we had them pretty much to ourselves in June) and clear seas. An abundance of natural beauty is around every corner of the island. The walk to the nearest beach took us past hundreds of butterflies and gloriously colourful wild flowers and herbs. We did hire a car to get about quickly – it was very simple and cheap to do – but no journey was ever more than a couple of miles and you could easily manage without a car, by walking and catching the local bus. Avoid the pitfalls of busy tourist destinations and take a real holiday on Tilos.

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear all, thank you for your lovely, thoughtful review. We hope you will consider returning to the villa and Tilos in the future.
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First trip to Tilos

  • 5 of 5

The property description and facilities are perfectly accurate it does exactly what it says on the Tin. The villa was well presented and very clean,Rob and Annie are perfect hosts, if you want to go solo that's fine with them but we enjoyed their company and were fortunate enough to have a couple of evenings out together.we have been to plenty of other Greek islands that proclaim to be the real Greece as it used to be but these haven't met our idea of the real Greek islands.Tilos is without doubt a relaxed island and on this occasion fully met our expectations at Last !! not a Brit bar in sight.The Tilos people are genuine and friendly (you soon realise this when your child is throwing up on the Bus),We stayed for 2 weeks and ate out a lot,in this time we never had a bad meal or any other problems relating to foreign travel .we stopped in Rhodes overnight on the way out and the way back just to make life easier with flights.So go on spoil yourselves and book it you deserve it,Just remember this is life not a dressed rehearsal.

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a great review! Thanks Paul and Michelle for taking the time and effort to write the review, we really hope to see you again on Tilos. Please say hi to the rest of the party from us. :-)
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Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
1.'Palio Meraki' cafenion 2.'Kali Kardia' ouzeria.
Nearest Ferry
7 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
750 Metres
Livadia-Megalo Horio
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
'To Kastro' (The Castle restaurant).
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

Tilos is one of the most southerly Greek Islands situated close to the Turkish coast near Rhodes and Kos in the Dodecanese. Smaller than its more famous neighbours it is still largely unknown and having avoided mass tourism it remains one of the few genuinely unspoiled Greek Islands. Tilos has two villages, Megalo Horio the capital and Livadia the port. Our village is a 2 minute walk from the villa with restaurants and a cafenion but is far enough away for total peace and quiet. There is also a museum which has bones from a dwarf elephant which were found in a nearby cave some years ago. Eden Villa has one of only five swimming-pools on the island and is the only property for rent with a private swimming-pool. It is not overlooked and offers spectacular views of Skafi valley, the surrounding mountains and Eristos Bay to the south which boasts the best beach of many on the island. The mountain behind the villa features a ruined 15th century castle which can be reached on foot in about 45 mins.

Other Activities: Island boat tours with BBQ. Excellent birdwatching. Snorkeling. Fishing. Deep sea fishing. Ancient monastery and many restored chapels. Abundant wild flowers in spring.


Rates & Availability

Megalo Chorio Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
April 2017.
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
May 2017.
May 1 2017 - May 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
June 2017.
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
July 2017.
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
August 2017.
Aug 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
10 night minimum stay
September 2017.
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
October 2017.
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Winter 2017.
Nov 1 2017 - Mar 31 2018
30 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Cancellation policy:
25% deposit. Non refundable. In some cases we may offer a deposit transfer for alternative dates subject to availability.
Balance for stay: If a cancellation is made after the full amount has been paid i.e. 10 weeks or less before your arrival. We will refund pro rata if we are able to re rent for the original period or part period on the new rental rate we receive.

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