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Superb stonebuilt 19th century village longhouse with courtyard and roof garden

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview


Details
Property
house
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
4 - 7 nights

Description

Malonas House Rental Photos and Description

Affordable couples / family cottage 5 minutes from the best beaches on Rhodes.

Superbly equipped and fully a/c accommodation for up to 5 guests. Spacious lounge with 2 full-size sofa/day beds, 37' flatscreen TV, DVD/satellite, HiFi, selection of discs, baby grand piano, guitar, and FREE WIRELESS BROADBAND + Notebook with HDMi connection to TV. Double bedroom on mezzanine gallery. All mattresses are orthopaedic, and all cotton bed-linen is professionally laundered and pressed weekly. Large cook's kitchen/dining room with Smeg oven/hob/extract, 1950's retro fridge freezer, stainless microwave/grill, full stainless pan and knife sets, and dining suite, glassware, crockery and cutlery for 6. Spacious fully tiled bathroom boasts a corner jacuzzi with retro style shower over, wash basin, vanity unit, washing machine and a WC which happily accepts toilet paper. The front courtyard is the perfect place to take breakfast and say kalimera to the locals. Steps lead up to the roof garden with mountain views, shady rustic pergola, drinks fridge, soft lights and CD player. Great place to enjoy the cool of the evening with a carafe of local plonk

Resorts : Haraki Bay / Agathi Beach: At 4km, Haraki Bay is your nearest resort. Leave the car in the square, wander down past the church, and one of the most beautiful horseshoe bays in Greece will open out before you. Take a walk along the pedestrian only promenade with its single row of laid-back tavernas and friendly family run restaurants. The bay is overlooked by the ruins of Pheraklos Castle, which provide an especially dramatic backdrop when lit up at night. During the day, some tavernas will offer you free use of their sunbeds and parasols if you make good use of their bar facilities!

Also at 4km are the soft golden sands of Agathi Beach, backed by nothing but mountains and sand dunes. The sea is warm, shallow and clear, providing safe swimming for all, and great snorkelling. Sunbeds and parasols are available to rent, and not overcrowded, and there is a choice of 3 licensed marquee style-tavernas serving everything from cold drinks to a 3 course meal at very reasonable prices. Perfect family beach resort!

A free basic welcome pack is provided for your arrival, or the kitchen can be stocked to your order at cost, leaving you more time to enjoy your stay.

An introductory tour of the village and the two nearby resorts is provided free, and you will find guide books, information and maps in the house should you wish to venture further afield.

Local Transport : A car is highly recommended for your stay, though not completely essential. Two well maintained bicycles are provided free of charge. Hitch hiking is still a good way to get around the island during the day.

The bus services through the village are regular (hourly) if not entirely punctual, and will take you to Rhodes Town, Lindos and all points between for just a few euros.

Safety advice............

Motorcyclists beware! Wear helmets, and spend a few Euro extra on a trials bike, or at least something with full sized wheels. Scooters and step-throughs have a tendency to fish-tail without warning when the roads get dusty.

Steer clear of quad bikes, they are NOT fun; they are underpowered and roll over at the drop of a hat.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Martin Kerry
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, Google Translate
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 30, 2016
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About Martin Kerry

50 something former technician. In 2006, I went in search of a little bit of paradise, and found it. As well as the Old Olive Press, I have refurbished two other houses in Malona, and I now take care of 6 other holiday rental properties in the village for English and Greek owners. So much for early retirement !!!

Martin Kerry purchased this house in 2006

Why Martin Kerry chose Rhodes

The Old Olive Press was a derelict when I found it. However, it had a bit of history about it. Following a devastating earthquake in 1887, Malona and the neighbouring village of Maseri were completely destroyed. The villagers were persuaded to stay and rebuild by the local priest, using stone from the Templar Knights castle at nearby Haraki. The Old Olive Press was one of the first new buildings constructed in 1888, helping to re-establish the local economy, and the village of Malona.

What makes this house unique

Being situated on one of the oldest lanes in the village, the houses on both sides have courtyards, giving a good feeling of openness and space. The lane is entirely residential, and is not on a 'through route' to anywhere, so there is no traffic, and plenty of room to park. The commercial centre of the village is a 200m walk, as is the village square, where festivals are held throughout the year. I developed the roof terrace in 2007 to take advantage of the cool evening breezes and great views of the mountains. In late summer and autumn, the breeze brings with it the smell of wild herbs and pine. There is also a drinks fridge, soft lighting, and a CD/USB player, so after a meal at one of the excellent tavernas in the area you can settle down for a serious nights chilling !!!

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(19 traveler reviews)

Superb stonebuilt 19th century village longhouse with courtyard and roof garden
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 19 reviews
5

Best vacation ever.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here years ago, and while looking around the site I remembered I'd never left a review! Yikes! We had such a lovely time in Malona and were so well taken care of. The house is wonderfully cozy and gorgeous. Everything we needed was there, and Martin was very kind about showing us around the area and suggesting good places to eat and things to see. We stayed with our son who was a toddler at the time. He was enchanted with the beach and pleased that there was a piano for singing along with and DVDs for watching on the one rainy day we weathered while there. The property is within an easy distance of two excellent beaches where we spent the majority of our time. We did travel into Rhodes City and into Lindos, but honestly we wished we had just stayed in the immediate area. It was infinitely more relaxing and fun than traipsing around with a million other tourists in the higher traffic areas. The town of Malona itself is a gem. When we were there, at least, there was a truly lovely restaurant on the main street where old men sit and play cards and you can order delicious food to either eat there or take back to the house which is an easy walk away. Everyone in the area was so kind, remembering us from the day before and being super sweet to our son. We honestly couldn't have had a nicer time, and we hope to someday be able to return.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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5

Rustikt och fint hus i by med lugn atmosfär.

  • 5 of 5

Vi är 2 väninnor i (50-årsåldern) som hyrde det här fina huset i mitten av april. Huset är utmärkt för 2 personer men skulle också funka för upp till 4 personer. Det var rent och fräscht, fint badrum och ett bra kök med det viktigaste i. En härlig takterrass med plats för solstolar, grill och ett stort bord för måltider. Vid ankomsten hade Martin hade ställt in dricka i kylen och köpt lite kex. Det fanns även öl och vin till självkostnadspris.

Själva Malona är en liten och lugn by med få bilar och turister. Vi gick på morgonpromenader, pratade med katterna, beundrade stenhusen med dess vackra grindar och trädgårdarna med doftande citronträd i. Det finns två mindre matbutiker i byn, några barer/café och en restaurang som ska vara bra, men som ännu inte hade öppnat för säsongen.

Vi hade hyrt bil som tog oss till närliggande byar och stränder, både sandstrand och småsten, på ett par minuter. Där fanns också ett flertal restauranger för lunch eller sen middag. Några dagar gjorde vi även längre och kortare utflykter på ön som visade sig från sin bästa sida. Vädret var med oss och vi hade 25°c på dagarna, stränderna för oss själva, landskapet var grönt och blommande, restaurangerna nymålade och maten god.

Vi kan varmt rekommendera detta fina hus med en mycket trevlig och hjälpsam värd.

Tack Martin! Vi kommer säkerligen att återvända....

/Marie & Malena

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
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5

Alles super

  • 5 of 5

Die Unterkunft ist die perfekte Adresse für alle die, die abseits des Massentourismus die schöne Insel Rhodos entdecken möchten. Das Haus ist gemütlich eingerichtet, es war sauber und mit dem Auto nur wenige Minuten von verschiedenen ruhigen Stränden entfernt. Während unseres Aufenthalts hat es uns an nichts gefehlt. Vom freundlichen Vermieter haben wir ein paar tolle Tipps für Ausflüge erhalten. Wir haben uns jederzeit wohl gefühlt und würden diese Unterkunft auf jeden Fall weiterempfehlen.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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5

A wonderful house in an authentic Greek village

  • 5 of 5

From May 7th to May 28th 2015 we spent three wonderful weeks in Martin’s house at Malona.

It was a perfect mixture of relaxing, reading and enjoying the authentic Greek life in Malona. On some days we were hiking in the mountains, watching birds, smelling the fantastic fragrance of wild sage, rosemary, thyme, and lavender, being happy about the millions of blooming flowers. Exploring the island by car on small streets without other tourists, sightseeing (with other tourists) and sweet laziness completed our daily program.

In the evening we liked to cook with fresh Greek food in Martin’s perfectly equipped kitchen. We had our diner and wine in front of the house or at the roof garden - listening to the little owl in the neighbourhood and looking at the mountains around Malona.

Time flew during our holiday and we enjoyed every day very much.

Thanks a lot to Martin and his parents Brenda and Mike. We miss your kind regards in the morning from the other site of the street. If we can manage, we will come back as soon as possible.

Andreas and Angela from Lueneburg, Germany

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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5

Pristine house in a peaceful village

  • 5 of 5

We were really excited to arrive at the house and we were not disappointed. The house is more impressive than the photos show. The house was extremely clean and very well maintained with everything in it that you would need for a holiday.

The main bedroom on the mezzanine floor overlooks the lounge and kitchen which we really liked. The second bedroom is accessible by going up to the veranda which could be a problem for larger groups but we only required one bedroom. It is possible however to sleep in the lounge as there is a double bed settee/ 2 singles but this could be impractical as the main door is located in the lounge, As a couple it was perfect for us! The jacuzzi bath is lovely after a day trip out.

A car is essential to get to local beaches as well as explore Rhodes- which is well worth doing.

A day trip to Rhodes town is a nice day out. Other places worth visiting are Butterfly valley and Prasonisi. Lindos is a lovely place and is worth going to during the day as well as just for food in the evening- about 15 minute drive.

Our favourite beach was Plakia, near Pefkos- a small quiet beach.

Martin is very helpful and is on hand if you need help at any time.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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A calm and beautiful holiday home!

  • 5 of 5

This residence is a traditional village house in Malona, beautifully and tastefully restored by Martin, the friendly and helpful owner. We stayed two weeks in May 2014 and enjoyed every single day. The house is quite spatious with living room and large kitchen on the ground level and a sleeping room with large double bed on a platform upstairs. A nice and fully equipped bathroom is underneath that platform in the middle of the house between the lounge and the kitchen. Beds for two more persons could be made available on the sofas in the lounge. A (digital) grand piano is available in the living room, and Martin even provided a guitar in addition, so it is the ideal holiday flat (not only) for musicians. The kitchen is absolutely fully equipped, and everything for cooking, eating and drinking is available in small supermarkets in Malona. Furthermore, even that small village offers several nice bars and restaurants for going out, as does the closest village on the shore, Haraki Beach.

A rented car is highly recommended, most convenient to arrange with Haraki Car Hire in the next village on the shore with nice beaches, ca. 5 km away from the house. Their cars can be picked up at the airport for no extra charges.

Rhodes is a relatively small island but has nice landscapes, on the shorelines as well as inland. So hiking is definitely an option besides of enjoying the sea, but the rented car is needed (or strongly recommeded) to access the starting points of hiking tours. Furthermore, the very friendly local people apparently do not bother much about marking hiking trails (they would probaly find the idea of hiking absurd ;-), so a good guide book (with GPS coordinates) or personal guidance with a group are recommended.

Overall, this was five-star for us without any doubts or restrictions. Thank you Martin & family!

(Michael and Ruth from Goettingen, Germany)

  • Submitted: May 26, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Michael and Ruth, Thank you for your kind words. I have no visitors for the next 2 weeks, so after reading your review I have decided to take a short holiday there, myself ! I hope you have lots of sunshine in Germany this summer. If not, you know where to come. You will always be welcome in Malona.
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Map

Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Diagoras International
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Joy Bar / wi-fi internet cafe
Nearest Ferry
40 Kilometres
Mandraki Harbour, Rhodes Town
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Afandou Golf Course, open to the general public.
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Main north/south road
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Stefano's grill house
Nearest Beach
4 Kilometres
Agathi Golden Sands / Haraki Bay
Car: recommended

Malona is a quiet unspoilt village set amongst orange groves, 5 minutes drive from the golden sands of Agathi Beach, and the beautiful bay of Haraki, overlooked by Pheraklos Castle. The ancient capital of Lindos and stunning St.Pauls Bay are only 10 minutes drive. Half way up the eastern coast, Malona is the perfect base from which to explore the whole island.

Less than 60 minutes in the car will find you exploring the battlements of Rhodes Town in the north, wine-tasting on the western slopes of Mount Attaviros, or marvelling at the skill of the kite-surfers who come from all over the world to catch the waves at Prassonisi on the southern tip of the island. Also ideal as a base for hiking or cycling, a five min walk will see you spotting honey buzzards on a quiet mountain road, or scrumping the odd orange as you wander the old olive tracks.

The village has a good restaurant, 3 small bars, 1 bakery, 4 mini markets, an English speaking pharmacist and a post-office.

Golf: Afandou Golf Course is approximately 15 km north of the village just off the main road. The fairways can be a little on the brown side at high season, but the greens are kept reasonably green. Not exactly St Andrews, but if you can't go a week without a round, it's there. And yes, it does have a nineteenth hole !

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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
 
Winter 2016/17
Dec 1 2016 - Feb 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
$189
 
 
Spring 2017
Mar 1 2017 - Apr 28 2017
4 night minimum stay
$318
 
 
Low Summer 2017
Apr 29 2017 - May 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
$381
 
 
Summer 2017
May 27 2017 - Jun 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
$445
 
 
High Summer 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 8 2017
4 night minimum stay
$508
 
 
Late Summer 2017
Sep 9 2017 - Oct 6 2017
4 night minimum stay
$413
 
 
End of Season 2017
Oct 7 2017 - Nov 5 2017
4 night minimum stay
$349
 
 
Autumn 2017
Nov 6 2017 - Dec 20 2017
7 night minimum stay
$254
$635
 
 
Christmas 2017
Dec 21 2017 - Jan 6 2018
7 night minimum stay
$318
 
 
Winter 2018
Jan 7 2018 - Mar 2 2018
7 night minimum stay
$189
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

We charge a non-refundable 25% deposit to secure the booking. The balance is payable in cash (euros) on arrival.
Currency conversion will be based on HSBC's exchange rate on the date of transfer/payment.

10% discount on ANY dates and a bottle of fizz for returning guests.

Great discounts for long stay guests Nov to March. Escape to Rhodes for some winter sunshine.

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  • 0% refund if canceled at least 0 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Malonas House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 75 m²
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
  • The spacious fully tiled wet room comprises a corner jacuzzi with retro-style mixer shower over, shell wash basin, WC, storage unit, extract fan and a washing machine for your personal use. A stack of freshly laundered bathroom towels is of course provided, as is complimentary handwash and washing powder. Hot water is provided by solar panels during the summer months. At low season and during the winter, the immersion heater provides a tank of hot water in just a few minutes.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Mezzanine floor
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 1 child bed , 1 baby crib , 2 x Day beds in lounge (2x0.9m sprung mattress) + Zed bed
  • Gallery bedroom 1 features a queen size brass bed with orthopaedic mattress, twin wardrobe/shelf/drawer units with ample storage for your stay, plus bedside tables, reading lamp, fan and laundry basket. All cotton bed linen is provided plus blankets should you require them. All mattresses are fitted with protectors and are dry-steam cleaned regularly. Bedroom 2. The day beds require minimum fuss. 2 full size singles with orthopeadic mattresses. Cotton fitted bottom sheet, cotton top sheet, light throw. Just a bit of smoothing out required in the morning while the kettle boils! Plenty of cushions to sink into during the day. A huge restored antique Greek wardrobe and drawer combo provides ample space for your clothes storage and extra bedding. If you have a baby or toddler, cot + bedding + high chair + carseat are FREE OF CHARGE. All windows and doors are double glazed and fitted with insect screens to ensure a mozzie-free night.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Piano
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
With stone walls a foot and a half thick and 17ft ceilings, the house stays cool and airy even in the hottest months. All utility bills are included in the price of your visit, and charcoal is provided should you wish to BBQ some local produce in the old bread oven in the courtyard. The lounge has a floor to ceiling traditional stone fire place equipped with a cast iron wood burner, and during the winter months, seasoned olive wood may be purchased by the truckload from local farmers, or you can spend the odd bracing hour collecting driftwood from the beach for free. The owner lives locally and is on hand to assist and advise you in any way to ensure you enjoy your time in Rhodes. Or he can simply meet you with the keys and trot off back to the beach. You decide... It's your holiday !!!!

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