3 Bedroom Villa | Rhodes | Kitesurfing | Biking | Hiking | Families
About Karen Wilson
Hi I'm Karen, just one of the four members of The Wilson family. We are extremely privileged to own our own little piece of Greece, and love nothing more than welcoming other people to experience all the Island has to offer. Appreciating how hard we all work in order to enjoy annual holidays in the sunshine I make it my mission to ensure the whole process is as easy as it can be and promise I'm always at the end of an email / phone. So if you're wanting an easy, enjoyable experience with guidance from someone who loves all things Mediterranean look no further. Contact me today for more information.
Karen Wilson purchased this Villa in 2008
Why Karen Wilson chose Kalavarda
Kalavarda is a pretty little village on the west coast of the island. Away from the crowds this village is the perfect place to relax and gather your thoughts or if you like a more active holiday then hiring a bike couldn't be easier with the bike hire man just across the road. It's also great for hiking, walking and is quickly becoming well known amongst the Kite Surf community for it's newly opened Kite Surf centre. Although traditional and quiet it still has several tavernas and is only a 5 minute walk to the local beach. Just a 20 minute drive from the airport and 30 minutes from Rhodes Town with plenty of larger and equally as lovely villages along the coast road. Kalavarda is a truly wonderful little village with some truly wonderful friendly people.
What makes this Villa unique
The house is perfectly situated for you to enjoy both mountain and see views. It boasts it's own private garden and plunge pool. The house is cleverly designed with the bedrooms downstairs so they are nice and cool in the heat of the summer sun. The house has a large open plan fully equipped living area upstairs plus two balconies so you really can catch the sun or if you prefer, the shade all day long. And no matter where you sit you will enjoy beautiful views. Perfectly situated next to a citrus grove at certain times of the year it's possible to go pick your own fruits or you may even open your front door one morning to find a bag left for you by the local farmer. We have equipped the house with everything you could possibly need to enjoy your holiday.
Pool / Spa
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
The Citrus House was quite easy to find and the house was clean and fortunately the fridge was equiped with everything we needed for first breakfast - thank you for that.
Steve was very helpful and friendly - we felt very welcome.
We were a little upsed that the third bedroom turned out to be a space behind the bathroom whitout window or door. The description on the homepage was "3 bedrooms" - but the kids accepted that.
For a family of five was the table on the balcony a little too small and only four chairs but we dealed with it by taking the table and chairs form the terrasse and so we spend great evenings on the balcony with a fantastic view.
For me as a busy mum would have been a dishwasher a great help in the kitchen.
Rhodes is a great place to be and we discovered the whole island by car. The citrus house was a great homebase - and the wonderful seahouse taverna at the beach. Fabulous food.
I could absolutely recommend the villa - but only for families of four if they are like us and love cooking and sitting together.
When you love to stay the days out and have lunch or dinner in a taverna, you can fill the villa with up to six people.
Even if I had bad luck (slipped on the stairs and broke my ellbow in the second week of our stay) I would love to return to Rhodes.
Hi Nina, thanks for your feedback. I'm delighted you enjoyed your stay at The Citrus House and loved the island as much as we do.
I'm sorry you was disappointmented with the third bedroom, however we have never had a question about it and as you say it's great for children as it saves them being woken by the sunrise. I'm sure you'd agree it is a spacious and cooler room as the sun doesn't get in yet still plenty of light as it is open plan.
A dishwasher would be lovely I agree, also as a busy mum :) Most guests only really eat breakfast and maybe prepare lunches on the odd occasion then eating out on the evening so it's not something thats ever been raised.
I have taken onboard your comments and will look at addressing what we can.
Thanks very much and I hope we can welcome you back in the future.
A well presented property in a quiet village
A very relaxed place to stay and enjoyed exploring Rhodes. On a negative note, a proper shower not just a hand held shower head to wash down with in a bath without even a shower curtain would have been better and the plunge pool had a lot of gravel in it, feel it should have been cleaned before we arrived, but overall a good place.
Everything you could want or need
Karen has thought of everything with this place. It's a great space with a lovely balcony and garden in an authentic Greek village. Quieter side of the island and wilder sea, perfect for kitesurfers.
Easy to get to from the airport and helpful maintenance man Steve helped us with an inexpensive taxi to a wedding.
Great place. Highly recommended.
Thanks so much for your lovely review. I'm so happy that you love the place as much as we do. I hope we can welcome you back again in the future. Please do spread the word, you can earn yourself a discount of your next stay with us.
Thanks and regards
2 weeks in Rhodes
Very nice house, not far away from the beach. The village is very typical, no many tourist and the Greeks are very friendly. The villa is a terraced house, so you have neighbours (we didn't read it and we think that it's an important information).
Thanks for your lovely review. I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay in our villa. Sorry you didn't know there was neighbours, I hope they didn't disturb you too much. Yes the house is semi detached and maybe I need to note that on the description. Thanks for staying in our villa and I hope we can welcome you back in the future.
Well postponed and clean, asthetic and cimfortable
Enjoyed our stay.calm and relaxing...away but not too far from the madding crowd
Well servced with attentive friendly staff.
Airconditioning in living space not as strong as we would have liked.
All considered,we would return happily.
Thankyou for such a lovely review. I'm so pleased you enjoyed our house and we would love to welcome you back in the future.
Relaxation at it's best
A glorious stay in a beautiful place.
You couldn't wish for a more relaxing place to wyle away the time and the beautiful Greek sun.
It had everything we needed in a lovely friendly village where we were made to feel so welcome.
Somehow I don't think it will be the last time we visit Citrus House.
Thanks to Karen for making the booking so easy. And for Steve for helping when we got there.
Thanks for such a fantastic review. I'm so pleased you enjoyed the house as much a we do. I look forward to welcoming you back again in the future.
Special interest holidays:
Having owned the house for 10 years and spent many more years visiting Rhodes, I have lots of contacts on the island which means I often get asked by guests to arrange particular activities for them If you would like to Horse Ride, Kite Surf, Mountain Bike, Attend an outdoor Yoga class in Rhodes Old Town, Hire A Boat or have a guided tour of the island then just let me know. I can arrange pretty much anything for you.
The closest beach is Kalavarda Beach, which is a short 10 minute walk down a quiet road. This particular beach is targeted towards the Kite Surfers in the summer months although locals still do use it for their daily swim. There are no sun loungers here although there is two tavernas selling drinks and local Greek food. A few minutes drive both north and south of the coast road you will find several beaches with loungers, parasols, children's play areas and tavernas.
The villa is an easy pleasant 20 minute drive from the airport along the coast road. The closest port is Rhodes Town which is just a 30 minute drive away. Whilst a car is not essential we would generally recommend one if you wish to explore the island. We can arrange a very flexible and competitive car hire deal for you. We arrange it all prior to travel and it will be ready and waiting for you on arrival. Further information available upon request.
Distance to the ruins of ancient Kamiros - approx 3 miles
Distance to Fanes village & beach - approx 5 miles
Distance to Butterfly Valley - approx 15 miles
Distance to Mandriko Harbour (a daily boat to Halki) - approx 8 miles
Distance to Rhodes Towm - approx 35 miles
Distance to Airport - approx 20 miles
Rhodes has everything you could ever wish for, Whether you want relaxation or adrenalin activities you will be sure to find it. Rhodes is a fast becoming one of the Kite Surfing hotspots of Europe. With keen Kiters flocking here throughout the summer months. Kalavarda is situated on the west coast of the island which is renowned for its constant cross-shore winds, making it one of the top Kiteboarding / Kitesurfing destinations in Europe.
Kalavarda itself is an all year round village as it doesn't depend on tourism, here you will eat predominantly with the locals.
The village shop stocks all your essentials however if you are wanting to stock up for the duration of your stay then there are two larger supermarkets a 5-10 minute drive away as well as fish mongers, butchers, fruit and veg shops and ATM's all within a short drive.