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Wonderful Traditional House in the Main Town of Skopelos Island, Greece

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview


Details
Property
house
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
2 nights

Description

Sporades House Rental Photos and Description

Sleeps 6. 2 Bedrooms. 2 Baths.

An authentic traditional whitewashed stone house in the centre of the unique Town of Skopelos, with wooden frames and ceilings inside. A three floors house fully equipped with a traditional and very fine furniture, panoramic view towards the port from the large blue balcony on the last floor, very close to the port promenade with cafès, restaurants, supermarkets and big parking place. In the area of the house you will find many shops too, that sell everything you need. However, the house alley is very quiet.

THE HOUSE: On the ground floor there is a kitchen on a wooden raised platform, totally equipped (four hot plates, electric oven, shelves and cupboards), a table with chairs for six to eight persons, a bathroom with shower and two big ancient jars made of terracotta. The pavement is traditional too, composed by large sheets of grey schist. On the first floor, where you can access by a wooden stair, there are two wide double bedrooms and a big bathroom with shower and window. A second entrance leads to this floor from the alley on the backside of the house. By another wooden stair you can reach the last floor, where you will find a very bright open living-room sheltered by a high ceiling made of wooden slats as well as the pavement. In the room there are sofas, armchairs and corner seats, as well as a big wooden table with chairs and an old writing-table. There is a big flat screen TV with satellite antenna. From the traditional blue wooden balcony you can admire the view of the Skopelos town’s red roofs and the port bay surrounded by green hills.

The house has internet wi-fi connection.

SKOPELOS TOWN: Skopelos Town has all the services you may need (parking places, post office, supermarkets, internet cafes, taxi service, bus station, etc.) and all the recreation facilities you can desire (excellent restaurants and traditional taverns, lounge bars with sofas on the promenade, shops that sell souvenirs, jewels, dresses and pottery, ice cream parlors, bakeries and patisseries where you can have a rich breakfast), while the whole island is a continuum of wonderful pine forests and white churches where you can do short trips and excursions all year long and heavenly bays and shores with crystalline and lukewarm waters where you can stay all day long in spring and summertime.

You can move on the island with your own vehicle, or you can rent a car or a scooter. If you prefer, you can use the very functional bus service that goes along the perimeter road with stops at each shore.

The island of Skopelos allows to choose between the clearest Aegean sea and the most flourishing countryside, between the quiet of the pine forests and the monasteries and the happy chaos of the cafes and the crowded taverns, passing through a walk in the alleys of the traditional town with its whitewashed walls and multicolored balconies, in the most authentic Greek scenery.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Alessandra Scarano
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, italian, greek
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
November 27, 2016

Reviews

4.4/5 -
(5 traveler reviews)

Wonderful Traditional House in the Main Town of Skopelos Island, Greece
average rating of 4.4 based on 5 reviews
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Look elsewhere. This one is a dud. Smells like paint fumes.

  • 2 of 5

The owner has some nice reviews here, but something must have changed. We found her to be dishonest and unhelpful. She still has not sent the money she promised as compensation, despite several requests.

The house itself could be nice, but it smelled of paint fumes and we had to air it out for an hour when we arrived. One mattress is comfortable, but the other is basically a box-spring. The comforters on the beds are for single beds, but the beds are double (two single mattresses pushed together). The sheets are polyester. The furniture upstairs in the living room is nice. The kitchen is like someone went to a garage sale and just bought a large box of kitchen-like stuff without much thought about what kind of stuff -- mostly it is silverware. Some of the pots are rusted on the inside.

The house had been vacant for nearly two months prior to our arrival and because it is old, dirt and debris from the ceiling was sprinkled on most surfaces. The beds were not made. The linens were tucked away in a drawer somewhere. There were no bath towels.

We cleaned the place ourselves, made the beds, took several trips to the vodafone store to get a data plan for my phone, which I used as a router, bought bath towels for ourselves, turned on the refrigerator and waited for it to get cool before we could use it.

The wireless (which used to be in the description) was a big reason we chose this property because I needed to work while in Skopelos. It was not working because the owner's husband had taken the router with him when he left. The owner's response was for us to fix it ourselves.

To be fair, the owner had been called away on a family emergency, but it is not an excuse for leaving a dirty house when it could have been cleaned by someone in town prior to our arrival. The owner kept offering to have someone clean it, but by then we had already cleaned it ourselves. She made no offer to fix the wireless router. Or rather, she did but when I asked her to actually do it, she made up a lot of excuses and eventually did nothing. She offered to refund the cleaning fee and compensate us for the money we spent at vodafone. We have received no money despite several requests.

On the plus side, the house is well situated in town, the air conditioning is superb, and the neighbors are friendly.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mad people, and really, really unpolite. My parents had an accident with their car here in Italy, so I could not go to Skopelos in time. I send a friend of mine to lead the family to the house and show them everything. He was ALWAYS available to go there for anything they could need, but they ALWAYS SAID NO, we will arrange everything on our own. They made problems with the cleaning: the house had been cleand just a few days before, maybe there was a little dust from the outside because I asked my friend to open the window and air the rooms. I said them, do you want a new cleaning (obviously without paying anything more)? They said, NO. They mad proboems with the internet: I said them, it is a traditional house with thick walls, so the internet works better on the last floor (the one with the view); anyway, it is not an internet whit which you can work all day long. There are a lot of cafes with free wifi on the port promenade, if you need a faster internet all day long, please go there. I wrote them every day, sorry for everything but my parents are not well, but they answered that they wanted 400 euros back (for what??????) because in US they gained 100 euros for each hour of work (are not they mad????). Obviously, I answered no, because I had sent them so many messages and my friend was so available but they had always said no. If yoi read all the other reviews, you will understand that these people is not normal. It was the first time, and I hope the last, I had so unpleasant guests.
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5

It was a dream !

  • 5 of 5

I stayed a week in this beautifully and tastily restored old town house. Nothing is missing in this house to make your life great. The view from the living room on the last floor is really beautiful and it was a real joy to stay in this house.

Many thanks to Alessandra and Achilles for their kindness and their great hospitality. I regret not having been able to see them more but it will be for the next time without doubt.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jean, you are the kindness made person! We wouldn't desire a best guest and a best person to talk with.. a cultivated person, a real "traveller". We really hope to meet you again, anywhere you prefer. With our best regards, Alessandra and Achilleas.
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5

Superbe maison, belle situation

  • 5 of 5

Très jolie maison ancienne sur 3 niveaux, tres bien équipée

Située a 10 mns a pied du port, superbe vue du grand balcon

Accueil attentionné et bons conseils

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Perfect guests. So gentle. I really would be very happy to have them again in the house. Thank you for enjoying your stay!
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5

Wunderschöne Unterkunft in Altstadt

  • 5 of 5

Wir haben mit unseren Töchtern (16 und 19) eine herrliche Woche in der Unterkunft verbracht. Das Haus liegt mitten in der Altstadt, alles ist fußläufig erreichbar und trotzdem war es nachts total ruhig. Die Angaben im Internet entsprachen absolut der Realität. Das Haus ist ausgesprochen liebevoll und individuell eingerichtet, vom Balkon hat man einen tollen Blick über das Meer. Die drei Etagen im Inneren sind über steile Holztreppen verbunden, das ist vermutlich nichts für kleine Kinder oder gebrechliche Menschen.

Alessandra und Achilleas sind wunderbare Gastgeber. Wir haben uns sehr wohl dort gefühlt und können die Unterkunft nur wärmstens empfehlen.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, Birgit, for what you wrote about you stay in the House and about us. We knew you and husband had the culture and the sensitiveness to understand the unique atmosphere of this House and of the town and the island of Skopelos. It is always a pleasure to know people like you.. I really hope we'll meet again, here or in Germany! And I will send you my books, of course :) Hugs Alessandra and Achilleas
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5

Traumhafte Lage, sehr schönes Haus

  • 5 of 5

Ein sehr schönes, frisch renoviertes Haus mitten im schönen Städtchen Skopelos.

Sehr nette Vermieter, welche wirklich sehr bemüht sind den Aufenthalt zu einer tollen, angenehmen Zeit zu machen. Ein grosser Salon in der obersten Etage mit Balkon und traumhaftem Blick über die Bucht lädt auch mal dazu ein einfach nur "zuhause" zu bleiben. Die Ausstattung ließ keine Wünsche offen, alle Räume sind dazu noch mit Klimaanlagen ausgestattet.

Wir reisten als 4-köpfige Familie und hatten mehr als ausreichend Platz.

Auch das Badezimmer war von angenehmer Größe, sodass man sich nicht gegenseitig auf die Zehen tritt.

Wir können diese Unterkunft nur wärmstens empfehlen.

Thank you very much for your hospitality Alessandra and Achilleas!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for what you wrote about us and the House! you are the perfect guests to have, we couldn't imagine to have people so kind and open-minded like you in our house, really. We hope to have you here again, and I suggest every owner to invite you in his house or apartment :) Hugs Alessandra and Achilleas
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Map

Nearest Airport
7 Kilometres
Skiathos island airport
Nearest Barpub
0.02 Kilometres
a lot of bars very close to the House
Nearest Ferry
0.15 Kilometres
directly from Aghios Konstantinos or Volos
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Kilometres
a lot of restaurants very close to the House
Nearest Beach
0.2 Kilometres
Skopelos Town shore
Car: not necessary

Every year in August in Skopelos takes place the Skopelos Festival where you can listen to traditional music and see traditional dances, drinking and eating greek food without pay anything! Many people always come from many places to participate and enjoy this festival.

Rates & Availability

Sporades House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$107
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $160
Pet Fee $21
Cleaning $32

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Sporades House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 130 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Downtown
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , A double bed - sofa in the living room.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming

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