|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
EOT Licence : MHTE 147K10000396301
This lovely air-conditioned villa is situated at the edge of a traditional Greek village, Lardos and only 5km from the famous village of Lindos with its Acropolis. Villa Helios is in a quiet private cul-de-sac, only 3 minutes walk from the village square with many excellent tavernas and bars. The villa is one of the larger villas in the popular White Houses and the garden faces south with no houses overlooking the garden which is bordered by trees giving full privacy. The first floor has 2 patios, 2 double bedrooms and bathroom. The ground floor has a spacious lounge, fully fitted modern kitchen, double bedroom and shower room. Outside are 3 terraces on the ground floor and a private swimming pool with outside shower and secluded garden with uninterrupted mountain views. There is a brick built barbecue and you can buy fresh meat or fish from either of the two butchers or two fishmongers in the village. The garden is well furnished with hardwood table and 6 chairs. It also has 6 sunbeds. The villa is set in a private road with large car port.
No need to miss your home TV channels as the villa has a flat screen TV with UK and Sky channels with sport and films in the large comfortable lounge.
We have been travelling to the Greek islands with our 2 children for 25 years. We fell in love with Rhodes and decided to buy a property there in an area that is surrounded by beautiful beaches and scenery.
Terry and Hilary Lynch purchased this villa in 2005
We wanted a villa with its own private pool and garden set in a village that is open all year round and within a few minutes we can just stroll into the village in the evenings to the many friendly bars and restaurants.
The villa is very well designed with a shaded terrace where you can eat and drink outside overlooking the pool with views of the nearby mountain.
We have no buildings overlooking our south facing garden.
It is particularly relaxing to sit there at night with the pool light on and watching the moon and stars with a nightcap.
‘What an amazing place! This is the luxury life. Great accommodation, super terrace and pool and so comfortable inside. Four mins walk to a fun and welcoming village. Valentinas was my favourite taverna - the fresh sea bream were the best I've ever had. Yamas bar was so friendly. This is paradise - so much to do, but so easy to just chill out. Would love to come again’ - Mr and Mrs Lewis, October 2007
'What a fantastic villa to just relax and let the world go by. Many thanks to all the helpers there, they all made us feel so welcome' - Nick Palmer, September 2008
Just wanted to say thank you - we had a lovely holiday. The villa was absolutely perfect for us. We had more than enough space, it was clean and quiet and perfect distance from the village. Will definitely recommend you to anyone we know going to Rhodes. Julie Eve, June 2009
The villa was everything and more than we could have expected, with 3 large bedrooms and a spacious living room and kitchen which had all of the equipment we needed for our family of four adults. The outside areas are great with 2 terraces upstairs and an outside dining area next to the pool. The pool (needed to cool off with the lovely hot weather) was fantastic and beautifully clean. The booking with Hilary and Terry was straight forward and included lots of useful information about the villa and directions from the airport. Lardos is a nice village with some good restaurants and local shops, and is a good base for visiting the rest of the island.
All in all a fantastic holiday which we thoroughly enjoyed and would recommend to anyone looking for a relaxing holiday in Rhodes
We were lucky enough to be with Paul and Mandy so enjoying a glorious 2 weeks in Rhodes-13 straight days of pure blu sky, clouds only on our last day. I can only wholeheartedly agree with everything Mandy has said about Villa Helios. Location was perfect, tucked at the edge of the village, completely private pool and patio. The walk into the village was all of about 3 minutes, where we found loads of very friendly bars restaruants and shops, including 2 small supermarkets. For anyone feeling active there is a go-cart track just down the road (have to say, great fun!) and also a very nice crazy golf course. Shaded parking for our hire car just completed this little taste of heaven. Would recommend this villa without a moment's hesitation.
Sue and Tim
We stayed at this lovely villa with friends (one other couple; we did not use the downstairs twin room) for 2 weeks. The villa was absolutely perfect for our needs. The bedrooms are very spacious with huge amounts of wardrobe and storage space and very big comfortable beds. It is great to have two bathrooms, one per couple too. There is everything you need in the well laid out kitchen, including a dishwasher and washing machine. It was great to be able to do all the holiday washing before returning to cold rain soaked England!! Also with the luggage allowances being so low on budget airlines it meant we could get away with one checked bag per couple. The terrace is a lovely size with a large table and chairs leading to the fab and necessary pool. The garden area is very private and not overlooked. The villa also has very efficient air-conditioning as well as ceiling fans, which we took good advantage off in the July heat!! The villa also has wi-fi with a very strong signal which was a lovely bonus; also as the TV had sky the men were delighted to be able to watch sport when they needed to come indoors to cool off!!
The thing we really enjoyed about this villa is its location. Only a 40 minute drive from the airport and only a 3-4 minute walk into Lardos Village, and what a lovely village!! So friendly, in the bars, restaurants and shops, both the locals and the ex-pats. The restaurants were very good value and the food was delicious; Roulas was our favourite. We used both bakers and both butchers. So, so reasonable, we even had a Birthday cake made at the cost of 11 Euros!!
We loved exploring Rhodes Island; we visited Lindos, Rhodes Old Town and harbour. We also drove over the mountains (a very good road too!) visited a monastery, and relaxed on some of the beaches - Glystra Beach was our favourite.
Paul, Callum and Gayle (all British) were on hand for any problems and looked after us well. All in all a top notch holiday and we would definitely recommend this villa. If we decided to return to Rhodes again we would definitely stay here.
Mandy and Paul
We stayed at this Vila with two friends, went for a chill out break to enjoy the sun. WOW great place very homely fully equipped home from home, fantastic pool sun all day, 2 mins walk into village supermarket, bakers, butchers, fish monger, fantastic tavernas and cocktail bars all cheap and friendly, local beach 5min drive perfect. Definitely recommend this place. Only negative.... we had to come home.. Thanks Hilary we all enjoyed the stay
Special interest holidays:
For the more adventurous there is a large Go Kart track just outside the village, 10 minutes walk. Many weddings take place in the beautiful St Paul's Bay, Lindos, which is only a 10 min drive / 5 km and the villa would be ideal for couples or wedding guests. Water skiing, snorkeling, scuba diving, deep sea fishing, golf, cycling, hill walking, wine tasting at nearby Tharri Monastery. You must visit the historical Rhodes Town and its Old Walled City. Old Rhodes Town has many shops, with very reasonably priced quality jewelry and leather goods.
Visit the recently opened Lardos museum and get a guided tour by the owner Paneotis.
There is a large beach at Lardos, 2 km from the villa. Glystra beach, 3km away is a sheltered beach with a backdrop of sand dunes (see photo). It has sun beds and pedaloes for hire and a friendly snack bar. Lindos has 3 very different and attractive beaches to suit all tastes. The main beach is the largest with all with all the usual water sports. There are several other sandy beaches along the east coast, including the beautiful Agathi beach. The west coast has many rugged isolated beaches.
Rhodes airport is approx 45 mins taxi or car ride from the villa. There is a bus stop and taxi rank in the village square which take you to Rhodes, Lindos and several resorts and attractions. Car hire is very reasonable and you will find details in the villa. We can arrange car hire prior to your stay when you book.
Villa to nearest supermarket 300 yards. Nearest restaurant 300 yards. Lardos Square 300 yards. Bus stop 300 yards. Taxi 300 yards, Lardos Bay 1.25 miles.2 miles to Glystra beach. Lindos 5 miles. Rhodes Town 35 miles. Airport 35 miles. Afandou golf club 18 miles. Water Park 22 miles.
The villa is on the edge of Lardos, which is a traditional and very friendly Greek village, which does not rely solely on tourism. The attractive village square with its Italian fountain is only 3 mins walk with its lively and friendly bars, tavernas, supermarkets, bakers, pharmacy, doctor, dentist, hairdresser and gift shops. The restaurants in the village are very good with 4 offering traditional Greek food and fish dishes and an Italian restaurant offering pastas with a wood burning oven for pizzas. There are numerous snack bars and cafes catering for for all tastes. There is a tourist information book in the villa, but don't miss the opportunity to visit the historical town of Rhodes or the beautiful village of Lindos. The information book gives you useful information including the telephone numbers of the people dealing with hand over and cleaning. Both are English speaking and live locally. They will introduce themselves to you to ensure you have a relaxing trouble free holiday (see our guest comments).
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
Contact the owners direct either by email or phone. There is a 20% deposit required to guarantee the booking. The balance is payable 8 weeks prior to arrival.
The preferred changeover day is Wednesday or Saturday but this is flexible. Arrive after 4 p.m. depart by 11 a.m., although it may be possible to stay later dependent on availability. Please check on arrival.
Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds. Please call or email the owners to confirm availability and pricing.