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Traditional village house, Malona, Rhodes

Bedrooms 2
Space 65 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Village house, open plan living with all mod cons

Original village stone houses, restored with ECO principles, set in a quiet, traditional corner of the village.

Just 5 minutes drive from the fabulous sandy beach of Agathi, and the pretty harbour of Haraki.

It is an active traditional agricultural village, surrounded by orange, and olive groves which keep the locals busy all year around.

A small village with little narrow streets, with an authentic traditional pace of life. A place where the men of the village sit out in the evenings in the local cafes, and the women sit together in the streets with the children.

Many here speak some English after time spent working in America, and you will find them curious and friendly.

A 15 minute drive finds you in the beautiful village of Lindos, or 10 minutes in the other direction, in the heart of Rhodes 2nd town Archangelos.

More Details

Clare Lee
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, dutch, greek
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 5, 2017

About Clare Lee

Hi, I am Clare , British, and the owner and renovator of these two houses. I came here to live permanently in 2004 so that I could follow my dream to renovate traditional houses with due care to the environment, using traditional methods of building. As an Interior designer, you will find the houses are practical, well detailed, and contain everything you need. Apart from being a Mum, and looking after the running of the houses, I am also an independent Yoga teacher. We have been renting these houses since 2008 now, and people have been most enthusiastic about their experience. We trust you will be too.

Clare Lee purchased this house in 2005

Why Clare Lee chose Rhodes

I bought the houses in Malona as a stepping stone for us to the South of the island as we live near town generally. We love to drive to all the corners of the island, so the house is perfectly situated for this. An easy drive to join friends in Lindos, or to Kiotari for the fresh summer breezes, over to Monolithos for wild views and beaches, or for windsurfing madness down on Prassonisi beach at the far point of the island. Equally we love to sit in Haraki where we never fail to feel like we have arrived on a tiny Greek island somewhere. We enjoy the slow pace of the village, and find we are able to relax when we arrive there, riding the bikes and letting the children be free without a crowd in sight.

What makes this house unique

Visitors are most thrilled here about the style of the houses the kitchen facilities, and the fact that they are not part of the touristic trail.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Clair,

thank you so much for your email.

We enjoyed our holiday in Rhodes very much.

The house was great and comfortable.

We did use the Air Conditioning, the Temperature was high outside and it was also warm inside so we used it really every day.

The car showed 38 °C and we had 29°C in the evening.

It was nice not to need any jacket and to spend your time in the sea as long as you like.


Thank you for staying longer in the house, it really made things easier.

Kind regards,

Robert, Claudia, Amelie and Lisa
Aug 2015
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Malonas House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (semi-detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 65 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • A unique bathroom with a mosaic tiled sink, a walk in wet shower area, washing machine and WC. All the walls are covered in a coloured natural plaster and the house gets its name from the remainder of the old bread oven that serves as a shelf area in the corner. This was one of the villages hidden bakery ovens from WW2 ! The hot water is solar powered and has an electrical back up facility.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Upper sleeping platform 2 - 1 double , Open plan house with bed platforms
    Upper bedroom area 1 - 1 double , 1 baby crib , Open plan house with bed platforms
    Lounge - 1 sleep sofa /futon , The house is open plan
  • You see from the photos that the 2 double beds are up on the platforms in diagonal corners of the house as is Greek tradition in these houses. You will enter the bed from the foot end only and have a box shelf behind your head as the head board and for your books etc. There is a sleeping sofa bed next to the fireplace, or at the dining area.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
The house has a 55 sq.m. roof terrace accessed through small storage room. A corner of this area as you step out has a bamboo covered shaded area with sofa seat and 2 reclining chairs. There are also 2 deck chairs. The views from here are to the church, village and surrounding country which this house sits right on the edge of. General countryside noises should be expected. Parking to the side of the house is on the street or up to the church area. Outside the front door is an old traditional cooking/BBQ area to be shared with next door. The house is air-conditioned with heat exchange for cooler months, plus 1 standing fan available. Children are welcome, be aware there are no handrails to the platform beds and no stair gates, I find my 3 year old is deterred by a chair! The roof terrace is accessed by ladder like stairs.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

Traditional village house, Malona, Rhodes
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews


  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful surprise! Clare, the owner /designer extraordinaire ... Made such a beautiful place to light airy, complete with private roof deck. although one needs a car to stay in Malona as it is approximately 10 mins from your choice of many beaches, 15 from Lindos, a good 35 mins from Rhoades..with a car it is a wonderful way to see the whole island and have a fairly centrally located home base in a lost in time weenie old Greek

Village, at least 4 small markets and the incredible fresh produce truck swings through the village pretty much every other day(do not miss him!! Even if you are choosing to eat out all meals...his fruit bar none is some of the most delicious I have ever eaten...July/August stone fruits...incomparable peaches, nectarines, plums...outstanding. Clare is a lovely host, full of great ideas for things to do...all of which can em

Be found in the extensive homemade welcome book. Crisp cotton sheets, towels, fully equipt kitchen, games, tv, music, wifi, books...Clare though of most everything...even a washer and plenty of clothes lines on the roof to quickly dry...make sure to stop by Stephanos in town for a lovely home cooked meal by his wife or share a leisurely glass of Ozso with him to learn all about the locals and local goings on...the best spanakopita comes from the bakery just a few doors down and closer to the entrance of, tidy, charming...a truly wonderful slice of Greek life and staying at with of Clare's fantastic rentals with not disappoint ! PS Clare is open to selling eo

It her special place should you want to own your own piece of Greek Paradise(130K for the little one and 160K for the big one ) oh PS if you go to Haraki...don't miss the Malona Salad or the roasted eggplant with Greek yogurt ...outrageous

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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The place to be

  • 5 of 5

Quiet location and great atmosphere. Very warmly decorated house. It lacks nothing.

Strategic good location if you want to explore the island by car.

Highly Recommended!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes exactly, a great location for easily exploring the commercial north, the wild south, the long sandy beaches of the East, and the castles in the west with glorious views and sunsets, all within a 5 to 45 minute drive. We aim to make the house welcoming and with everything you could possibly want, it's always good to hear that's how it feels.
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Great property

  • 5 of 5

Spent 5 days here and it was great,the kids loved it, a really unusual property in a traditional village. The owner is lovely and couldn't have made us more welcome.

Will definitely be going back . Thanks Clare.


  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased you enjoyed yourself so much, we and the kids thoroughly enjoyed our time with you too. The whole pottering about between the 2 houses was great fun, I often imagine it is a perfect 2 -3 family holiday with plenty of space to spread out and enjoy. We look forward to seeing you again. Kind Greetings Clare & Ioannis
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Ein wundervolles Haus mit sooo viel Charme in einem traditionellen Dörfchen mit tollen Menschen!

  • 5 of 5

Es war ein wundervoller Urlaub! Wir haben nichts vermisst und der Kontakt mit Clare war auch sehr nett! Auf jeden Fall zu empfehlen!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Traumurlaub im Traumhaus

  • 5 of 5

Wir waren eine Woche Anfang Juli auf Rhodos und zu Gast im Fourno "Bakery" House.

Alle Angaben waren korrekt und die Buchung, Zahlungsabwicklung & E-Mail Kommunikation mit der Vermieterin war unkompliziert und herzlich.

Wir wurden von einem liebevoll eingerichteten Haus in Top- Zustand empfangen und konnten eine unbeschwerte Woche in dem kleinen Dörfchen Malona verbringen.

Wir hatten einen wunderschönen Urlaub und würden das Fourno House zu 100% weiterempfehlen!

Christina & Fabian

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We spent a week in early July on Rhodes and guest appearance at Fourno "Bakery" House. All details were correct and the booking, payment processing and e-mail communication with the owner was easy and welcoming. We were greeted by a beautifully decorated house in top condition and have a carefree week to spend in the small village of Malona. We had a wonderful holiday and the House Fourno would recommend 100%! Christina & Fabian We love it that our guests enjoy our houses as much as we do, and we pride ourselves on making our visitors feel well looked after before and during their trip. We are happy to welcome back Christina & Fabian again this Autumn.
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Lovely and functional home

  • 5 of 5

We spent two weeks in this comfortable and romantic home. The house really has everything you need. The kitchen is spacious and equipped, we found coffee, tea, fresh water and other products at our disposal,so when we arrived we were able to rest after the journey.

The house is clean and organized. The car is essential.

Malona is a cozy village, We believe his position is very comfortable to move in different places most interesting to visit. In ten minutes drive you can reach different beaches.

The assistance of the owner is on site. We recommend this location for couples, families and all those seeking peace.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Rhodes Diagoras
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Kilometres
In the village
Nearest Ferry
40 Kilometres
Rhodes Town
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Kilometres
In the village
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Haraki & Agathi
Car: recommended

Golf: The islands golf course is approx 15 mins in down the road in the direction of town, in Afandou. I am to understand it is not a great quality course, but fabulously located on the edge of the beach.


Rates & Availability

Malonas House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mar 26 2017 - Jun 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
Summer High season
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 9 2017
4 night minimum stay
Sep 10 2017 - Nov 10 2017
4 night minimum stay
Nov 11 2017 - Mar 25 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Additional cleaning can be arranged at 30€ per time.
You can choose to have air conditioning in the house for an additional 10 euros per day. Payable on booking, or when you arrive.
Arrival and departure days are flexible.
A surcharge of 50€ to be paid for 10pm - 8am arrivals who wish to be escorted to the property.
A map will be provided of the property location to find your own way there.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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