Villa Mouthouria is a beautifully-restored traditional house overlooking the harbour of the unspoilt Greek island of Halki, within 5 minutes of the waterfront with tavernas and shops, and within walking distance of the two main beaches. The property is rented as a whole, not as two apartments, although it has full facilities both upstairs and downstairs. Downstairs - 1 twin bedroom, fitted kitchen/diner with dishwasher, fridge, microwave and air conditioning, shower room and washing machine. Upstairs - 1 double bedroom, 1 twin bedroom, kitchenette, shower room and a spacious elegant living room with antique painted ceiling. Living room has dining table, sofa and sofa bed (suitable for one adult or two younfg children), and double doors to balcony with table, umbrella and spectacular sea views. Downstairs front patio with umbrella and sun-loungers. EOT registered - licence 1476K92000451100
- Villa430 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay3 - 7 nights
Traditional 3 bedroom Venetian-style house close to harbour and beaches
- Calendar last updated:
- Aug 28, 2018
About Izzy Brimelow
I live in the South of England but originally come from Edinburgh where I was brought up and went to University. The house has been in our family for 17 years, as the seasonal home of my sister and elderly father for much of that time, and much enjoyed by family and friends for summer holidays.
Izzy Brimelow purchased this Villa in 2000
Why Izzy Brimelow chose Chalki
When he first came to see the house, Dad fell in love with the view from the balcony, and said "I want to spend the rest of my life here". Halki is an enchanting place, to which travellers tend to return, for its traditional unspoilt atmosphere, friendliness and tranquility. There are very few cars on the island, and no car hire or motorbike hire. You can swim in the clear waters of the harbour, with swimming steps a short walk from the house.
What makes this Villa unique
Mouthouria is an exceptional house, one of the finest of the old mansions dating from the days of sponge-diving. We believe it used to be the home of the Turkish governor of the island. It never fell into ruin, like many others on Halki, so it retains its original antique painted ceiling, and was sympathetically restored in the 1970's as part of a UNESCO initiative. Since then it has been well maintained and improved, with a fitted kitchen and modern appliances, while keeping traditional features such as the wood burning stove.
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Great views, well equipped, traditional decor, spacious, great for outdoor living
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Villa Mouthouria. This traditional house is spacious and well equipped with a great location and magnificent views over the harbour.
Communication with the owner was quick and easy, with flexibility for arrival and departure times.
Hi Ann! Thank you for this great review. So glad you enjoyed your stay.
Lovely old Halki villa, looking out over harbour.
Villa is spacious, with kitchens, bathrooms and bedrooms on both floors - the biggest, most authentic villa we have stayed in on the island (8 visits!). Our group of 5 adults had room to spare, with quiet spaces if needed. The villa has many of its original features - the upstairs sitting room decorated in lovely red, blue and ochre painted/carved walls and ceilings - recalling ealier times on the island. Some platform beds add to this feeling.
Several flights of steps lead up to the villa from the harbour but Izzie had organised that we were met off the ferry and our bags were taken up for us. The villa nestles among local families and it was lovely to hear the local children calling for one another on Saturday morning. We were close enough to the bakery to have honey pancakes on many mornings and the nearest supermarket is just down the steps!
Our days, as usual, were spent on one of the three beaches, enjoying good food and surprisingly improved snorkelling. Kania beach now a particular delight - no longer a long walk with no facilities - but a delightful oasis with taverna and PADI dives to tempt the adventurous.
The castle is always worth an evening visit and we had it to ourselves. It was an easier walk than we remember, as much path building has helped the climb to the summit. The views are amazing and the walk down always sharpens the appetite for the evening taverna visit.
Another great visit to the island - a very special place.
Thank you Izzie.
Villa Mouthouria is an historic building with lots of character and fabulous views. It's very close to the harbour, shops and restaurants and well placed for access to all the nearest beaches. We had a great time.
Halki is a traditional unspoilt Greek island, to the west of Rhodes. There are few cars and no car hire. Walking and swimming are the main activities, with boat trips in the summer season. A minibus visits the three main beaches, the ruined mountain village (Xorio) which leads to the crusader castle, and to the Monastery of St John up on the high plateau.