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Villa Thalia,private pool, located between Palio Klima and Glossa, Skopelos

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Villa Thalia, peaceful location

Villa Thalia is a traditional villa full of character and charm, facing West and blessed with glorious sunsets.It has been totally renovated by a well known French architect.A large dining terrace, with a pergola covered by Bougainvillea and Passion flowers provides ample shade.The private, kidney shaped pool,8x4m. situated on the most beautiful part of the property, is surrounded by olive and cypress trees giving shade to the seating areas. A barbecue is built into the stone wall surrounding the gardens and has its own sitting area.The main villa has a spacious living room with an original fire place, which still has the traditional baking area built inside. A well equipped, open plan kitchen with a corner dining area..The kitchen door opens on to the dining terrace. From the sitting room, a stone stairway leads to the second level, where the front door provides a second entrance to the villa. The upstairs master bedroom has wooden flooring and high open beamed ceilings with French doors leading onto a balcony with some of the most stunning views to be found on the island.Adjacent to the master bedroom is a small office with a bed, suitable for a child.

A bedroom annex is attached to the main house with its entrance opening up on to the terrace with its own seating arrangement .A small path leads through the garden to the guest house, which has its own verandah with views of Skiathos and Loutraki Harbour. Just outside the front door a walk of about 45 minutes leads to the village of Glossa and continues to Loutraki's harbour. An old stone wall gives full privacy and security to the property

More Details

Owner
Anja Rowe
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, german, dutch
Calendar last updated:
November 13, 2017

About Anja Rowe

My husband is English, born in Kenya, and I am of Dutch origin.

We have always lived and worked overseas,in the USA, East Africa(Kenya, Ethiopia) and Far East, however, we have made Skopelos our favourite second home.

We usually spent the winter months in Kenya, but returning to France and Greece for the Spring/summer in order to enjoy Thalia, at the same time we will be preparing the garden and house for the summer and make sure everything is working in order

to make our guests feel happy and comfortable.,

Anja Rowe purchased this villa in 1999

Why Anja Rowe chose Sporades

We were visiting friends on Skopelos, and enjoyed it so much, that we decided to look around to buy a second home. We found this 100 year old shepherd cottage and had it totally renovated by a French architect.

We especially liked the large forest areas, wonderful for walking, and where ever you are one has always those amazing views over the Aegean Sea.There is no airport on Skopelos and we rather like the remoteness from the crowds, even if it takes a bit longer to arrive on the island.

Having a sundowner, while watching the spectacular sunsets over the Aegean Sea, Loutraki Harbour, Skiathos, and even Mt.Athos on the mainland is an unforgettable experience.

What makes this villa unique

Villa Thalia is located in a very peaceful location, where one can enjoy tranquillity, privacy and seclusion.

However, one never has to feel isolated! During the day one can observethe activities going on in Loutraki's port.

In the evening the sky is lit up with lights coming from

Glossa village, situated on the hillside,as well as from the Neighbouring island of Skiathos. it only takes a short time either to Glossa, Elios and Loutraki to be near the Tavernas, supermarket or the beaches of Milia (Mama Mia's),Elios, Kastani or Perivolou (our favourite!)

Amenities

Sporades Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Shower room 1 - shower
    Shower room 2 - shower
  • #1 Master En-suite bathroom with bath/shower, basin, separate wc #2.Annex En-suite bathroom with walk in shower,wc and basin #3 Guest cottage En-suite bathroom with walk in shower, wc and basin.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4/5 (3 Bedroom s) Notes on bedrooms: #1 Master : with Kingsized bed,elevated on a platform surrounded by mosquito nets, safari style # 2. Annex : with Queensized bed # 3 Guest cottage: with double bed and extra room for a camp bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • forests
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Notes on accommodation:Suitable for families with children,the perfect place for a romantic getaway, a favourite for honey moon couples. A chilled bottle of white wine and water to welcome you. Villa Thalia is located in the most quiet and un-commercialized area of the island. Even during the high season, one can be sure to be left in tranquility and peace.A private kidney shaped swimming pool. 8x4 m.,pool alarm,lounge chairs with mattresses, wooden side tables, umbrella's. Hammock available on request. A barbecue built in the stone wall surrounding the gardens, has its own sitting area. Large dining terrace with a wooden dining table, which can seat 6, with comfortable wooden safari chairs. 20 olive trees, large fig tree, cypress trees, all giving shade in various parts of the property. The master bedroom with its high beamed cedar ceilings, has a large king sized bed, placed on a platform, surrounded by mosquito net, safarie style.The annex has a double queen size bed.A stone path from the main terrace leads to the guest cottage, which has a double bed and a door opening to its own verandah. Utility: Washing machine in guest cottage,dish washer, fridge/freezer, TV, WIFI, internet. Aircon in all three bedrooms.. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Linen, towels and bath towels provided. Cleaning and change of linen weekly. Pool cleaned every three days.

Reviews

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Villa Thalia,private pool, located between Palio Klima and Glossa, Skopelos
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
New York
5

A dream home in Skopelos

  • 5 of 5

Villa Thalia finds itself on an idyllic peninsula surrounded by pine, olive and fig trees and overlooking the Aegean sea towards the island of Skiathos and Mount Pelion on the mainland. It feels very private yet it is not isolated as there are a few more homes discreetly situated in the vicinity and the picturesque town of Glossa is 2 km away.

The views from all parts of the house are magnificent and the moods of light and weather present you with an ever-changing panorama of beauty.

My family and I return to this place every summer for an unforgettable time and simply cannot get enough of each day spent here.

The property consists of a two floor main house with a kitchen and living room on the ground floor and a master bedroom, a work room, (I use it as a place to set up my portable studio to compose music in) and bathroom on the second floor. Attached to this house there is a bedroom with its own entrance and bathroom. There is also a guesthouse in the property which also perfectly equipped for 2 people to stay there.

All of this is immersed in a fantastic greek garden full of flowers, lavender, rosemary bushes, olive and fig trees, jasmine and geraniums which are very well kept by the groundskeeper who also takes care of the pool and general maintenance.

The villa is rustic but well equipped and comfortable and one can spend endless hours there in perfect harmony with nature.

There are walking paths everywhere in Skopelos and that is also true for the vicinity of the Villa. One of them leads down to the port of Loutraki and the ancient Roman baths where there is a small swimming spot.

For the more popular beaches of Skopelos one needs a car and having one is highly recommended for one's stay here, whether it is needed to make supply runs to the town or exploring the many beautiful locales and excellent beaches of the island.

The owner has equipped the house with an assortment of maps, guide books and cookbooks which will give you ideas on how to best use your time but beware:

Even though there is no wrong way to do that here, alas time in this lovely house passes way too fast...

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Tao , I am very happy to know when my guests love VIlla Thalia as much as we do!
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Jonkoping
5

Dream place for relaxing vacation

  • 5 of 5

We arrived in the afternoon to the small and charming Loutraki harbour in Skopelos. We were very nicely welcomed at the boat by Christos who showed us the rental car company and then the house. Except Christos and his wife, three lovely cats were welcoming us to this spectacular view and villa. We cannot find anything bad to say about the house. We walked one time down to the beach and that was quite exhausting so a car is really a must if you like to swim in the ocean and see more of the island. The second floor has a master bed room with an amazing view to wake up to. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are all great to enjoy at the outside porch. From the porch you have a great view towards Skiathos. Just lean back and enjoy! If we decide to visit Skopelos again we rent it again.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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New York
5

A place to dream about all year long.

  • 5 of 5

My family and I have returned to this amazing house 3 times now. Villa Thalia has proven to be an addiction that is hard to break. Anyone who has visited Greece knows well how many Edens exist within this small blessed country. Idyllic places to visit, stay and explore. We have done our share of it but I am here to tell you that Villa Thalia in Skopelos is by far the place where we feel that all the elements of an ideal vacation come together to nest in one place. The island, the house itself, the landscape, the vibe, the views, the soul of this land, just love it.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Very relaxing with wonderful views

  • 5 of 5

It was an older property with character, relaxing, peaceful and comfortable. The views were amazing and we were reluctant to go out in the evening as it was impossible to find a restaurant with as good a view. The only time we had an issue with the property the caretaker resolved it very quickly. We found it was a perfect place to stay for us and our teenage girls making good use of both the pool and the local beaches.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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New York
5

Our island dream house

  • 5 of 5

Villa Thalia is the most lovely blend of traditional greek island farmhouse and luxurious villa. One can spend weeks there surrounded by beautiful views among the olive and fig trees. The village of Glossa is 3km away where one can go out to dinner or visit the bakery/market to replenish supplies. Chances are that after a day of swimming in any of Skopelos blue green coves, one would prefer to cook dinner and stay in having dinner on the patio under the stars.

I stayed there for the second time last summer, this time with my wife and two children ages 7 and 3. We had an amazing time. Although some care is required with children that do not swim yet due to the swimming pool, we never felt particularly stressed. A mode of transportation is also required to get to the many beaches of Skopelos or one can simply walk through the pines down to the cove of Loutraki (even though that requires quite an aerobic capacity) .We did both and vote for a car or moped...

Writing this review makes me feel nostalgic of the amazing ten days we spent there last summer. I cannot wait to visit again next year.

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Sofia, Bulgaria
5

Fantastic house

  • 5 of 5

Villa Thalia is a fantastic place and has the best view we have ever seen in our life. Unspoiled scenery overlooking the sea and Skiathos in the distance. We have spent 10 unforgettable days. The house is very charming and it is equipped with all you might need. The garden is so beautiful with the flowers and the olive and fig trees.

Thank you Anja.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
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Map

Nearest Barpub
10 Kilometres
Glossa, Elios
Nearest Ferry
10 Kilometres
Loutraki
Nearest Restaurant
10 Kilometres
Glossa Elios Loutraki
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres
Milia, Kastania (mama Mia's beach)
Car: necessary

Coast/Beach:

By car from Villa Thalia to Milia and Kastani Beach 20 minutes.

Kastani has a very popular beach bar, recently opened. Loungers, umbrellas were

Free of charge, as of summer 2017

Toilets very modern and clean. There is a large grass area where one can sit under the olive trees, as well as lounge beds on the water front. very good snorkelling along the rocks.

Reliable bus services.

Perivoliou, our favourite beach, wild coastline, only reached by car or motorbike. About 20 minutes by car.

Travel:

car hire is essential.we will be able to advice you on that.

Nearest airport is on the neighbouring island of Skiathos. The ferry boat takes half an hour to the port of Loutraki on the island of Skopelos. Villa Thalia is about 20 minutes drive from the port.

Distances:

from Villa Thalia to Skopelos Town about 45 minutes by car. Bus service available.

To Glossa village by car 15 minutes.

from Loutraki harbor to villa Thalia about 20 minutes by car.

Ag.Johannes, Mama Mia's church 15 minutes by car

Further Details:

Skopelos Town has several large supermarkets. National Bank of Greece is on the waterfront and has an ATM as well. There are many tavernas on the waterfront, which all serve traditional Greek food, and have bouzouki players in the evening.

Gianni's supermarket in Glossa, very helpful and friendly owners. They speak very good English. Kiria Ellenis coffee shop, lovely sweets, cereal bread on certain days, good ice cream, almost opposite Gianni's supermarket. kiria Elleni also provides very good, home made, light lunches on the square in Glossa.

Sea kayaking has become much a favourite!

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
To confirm your booking 20% deposit is required.Deposits are not refundable.
Balance due no later than six weeks before rental date, a reminder might be sent to you in advance.
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice

Changeover Day:
Changing days Friday to Friday, but can be open for discussion.
Arriving time not before 1400 PM
Departure time 10.00 AM
Depending on bookings this can be flexible.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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