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Karen Lysons Hatzidimitriou

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, greek

Detached Secluded Country Villa in Olive Grove with Panoramic Sea-Mountain View

11 Reviews
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Property type villa

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Overview

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5 bedroom country villa in an olive grove with roof terrace, balconies & garden

The Olive Branch has a Licence from the Greek Tourist Board (MHTE 1471K10000396901), a Fire Certificate, Water Quality Certificate and Public Liability Insurance. It is set in 4000 sq m of olive grove and well stocked gardens full of flowers, herbs and fruit trees - to which you can help yourselves!.

The Olive Branch Villa is available for rental all year round - in the winter it is with central heating and I can assure you the views are as amazing in the Winter as they are in the Summer.... Clients arrive here from Rhodes/Athens and Bodrum which makes it easy to get to all year round.

We can also organise Greek Lessons, Yoga, Greek Home Cooking Courses, Greek Dancing Lessons, Hippocrates and Herbs as well as many other things you may be interested in - everything is possible - also in a variety of languages - just email us for more information.

The house is on 3 levels - on the ground floor there are 3 bedrooms - 3 doubles and a large bathroom with bath/shower,toilet. All bedrooms have access to the terrace that surrounds the house. On the first floor there are 2 bedrooms (1 with two single beds and one with double bed), shower room with toilet and spacious open plan kitchen/diner/living room leading on to main balcony with spectacular views down to the salt lakes and sea and over to the islands of Kalymnos and Pserimos. The sun sets over Kalymnos so the views of the sunset are incredible.

Stairs then lead up to the laundry area which leads to the roof terrace with Panoramic views - mountain as well as sea. Amazing sunsets and stargazing - a new edition this year is a telescope for all the star gazing enthusiasts!!!

We hope that you have anything you need here to include 24 hr internet WIFI, Cable TV - if there is anything else you may need let us know and we will see what we can do!!!

We try to have everything you may need in the house - there is a Picnic Basket and ice packs, 4 sunbeds, beach umbrellas, various beach toys for children to name but a few things.....

There are plenty of hosepipes around the garden too for outside showers!

The Olive Branch Villa is just 2 minutes walk away from the amazing Panorama Taverna - excellent food and wine and homely atmosphere - everyone that goes there ends up going back several times.....

WHERE TO GO AND WHAT TO DO: The Olive Branch Villa is located in the centre of the island. If you hire a car (or bring your own) it is a great base. There is so much to do here - tours to the Sponge Divers Island of Kalymnos, the Volcano Nissyros, trips to Turkey, Greek Evening, sunset cruise, pinics with BBQ etc can all be booked at Tingaki. Diving is available from the harbour in Kos Town as well as Kardamena. Horse riding along the beach at sunset is available at the Salt Lakes - as well as daily rides.

Watersports are available on various parts of the island - Tingaki, Kardamena, Kefalos and Marmari. There are bananas, pedalos, windsurfing, jetski and paragliding to name but a few....

Private top of the range speed boat hire is also available (details on request). If you like cycling mountain bikes are also available to hire. If you like walking......there are too many walks to mention here. If you like going off road Kos is the place and views are amazing!

From the Olive Branch Villa there are also a lot of amazing walks!!!!

KOS IN GENERAL: Kos is a wonderful place - there is everything you can think of here. It takes about 3 days to drive around the island. There are beautiful beaches and bays at Kefalos as well as neolithic caves, the ruins of the Basilica of St Stephen and the monasteries of St John and Saint Theologos. Limnionas is an amazing little fishing harbour. Antimachia has an old traditional house, windmill and castle of the Knights of St John. Kardamena has the windfarm (amazing walk up and views), lovely beaches and watersports together with the ruins of the Temple of Appollon and also a traditional village museum on the harbour. (Kardamena also has great nightlife). Mastichari is a beautiful fishing village on the sea with lots of great fish tavernas and is where boats go across to Kalymnos. Marmari has nice beaches. Tingaki has a sandy beach and very shallow water - also a great nightlife together with traditional tavernas. Last but not least there is Kos Town which has everything from shops - tavernas - nightlife - ruins!!!

MOUNTAIN VILLAGES: 3 Minutes away from the Olive Grove are the traditional mountain villages of Evangelistria, Assomatos, Lagoudi and Zia. Zia is the main village with lots of shops selling traditional goods - hand made tablecloths, crocheted work, lace, herbs and oils. The views from up here are breathtaking. Lagoudi is a traditional village with one cafe nion (little cafe) run by Dionissia and Antonis - it is basic but truly Greek. The menu is limited but excellent - Dinonissia is the best cook in the world. If you are lucky, Antonis might play the 'violi' and sing - he also speaks Italian! Then there is Christina's Antique and Coffee shop... Walks up here are incredible - you will not believe the views.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Karen Lysons Hatzidimitriou (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, greek

About Karen Lysons Hatzidimitriou

The Olive Branch Villa is owned by us - Kayt (English) and Manos (Greek) - apart from the villa which is our life - we are fanatic about producing the best olive oil, soap and soap for the washing machine as well as olive oil pate, herbal oils etc etc etc - we love the Olive Branch and we love the 'Good Life' - we enjoy the peace, harmony, wellness and good vibes that are here - we are sure you will feel the same....

Karen Lysons Hatzidimitriou purchased this villa in 2001

Why Karen Lysons Hatzidimitriou chose Greece

We bought this piece of land after a very long search - over many years - when we came here we realised 'this is it' - the views are incredible and I have still not found a piece of land with views similar to this. Close to all amenities and yet far enough away to be private.......

What makes this villa unique

Panoramic sea and mountain views - healthy air - spacious - great gardens and wonderful olive oil and soap!!!!!!!!! And of course, the Wild Mountain Thyme, Oregano, St John's Wort and Rosemary to name but a few - the scents are amazing......

The Olive Branch Villa has the benefit of also being available for rental for winter holidays, It has full central heating and the views are as amazing in the Winter as the Summer. Most of the clients that rent the Olive Branch Villa do not come on Charter flights - most people either come via Athens, Bodrum or Rhodes - either by plane or yachts -these places have flights all year round.

Reviews

5
based on 11 traveler reviews

Detached Secluded Country Villa in Olive Grove with Panoramic Sea-Mountain View
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews
5

Perfect holidays !

  • 5 of 5

We had such a great time at the Olive Branch villa ! Perfect for a good family time ! We were welcomed as if we were family, with full baskets of fresh and good food, plenty of advices from the owners and a clean and well equiped house. And of course : the amazing view ! Thanks again for making our holidays so nice.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you ever so much - amazing view - peace and quiet - a pleasure to meet you and we hope to see you again!
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5

Beautiful Home and Location!

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful home with everything you and your family will need for a wonderful stay on Kos. Kayt and Manos helped us out with anything we needed. The garden is huge and is a great place for the kids to run around. We had a great holiday!

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you ever so much! Hope to see you all again! The Olive Branch tries to have everything you would need and our aim is to make sure your holidays dreams come true.....
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5

Best holiday ever!

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of 10 people, between the ages of 21 an 25. We stayed in The Olive branch villa for 10 days in august. Needless to say how beautiful is the island of Kos, with his amazing beaches and breathless sunsets, also the house leave us without words: beautiful outside and inside, cleaned, it offers everything you could need, considering also that the price is very cheap compared to at other places in Kos! And in the case something is missing, Karen and Manos are always so kind and available to provide to all your request. They are very wonderful people, they put a lot of passion in what they do for the Olive grove.

Of course, there were also some little problems: for exemple cook for 10 people in the house kitchen could be hard, because of the dimension and the limited number of dishes, but it's normal and we are perfectly adapted to the situation.

Overall was a great great holiday in Kos, of course the good company and the amazing places join an important roll in my evaluation, but without The Olive branch villa anything of this could have happened!!

I'll definitely recommend you this beautiful house and I hope to return there one day!

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review - you were a perfect group - it was a pleasure to meet you all and we hope to see you all again one day! The house should always have everything x 10 in (knives, forks, plates, spoons, cups, glasses) so there should not have been a problem..... may be you could send me an email with what was missing and I will go and get it.... Everything must be perfect at the Olive Branch Villa!
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5

wonderful

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at The Olive Branch Villa in July and we had a very good time, not just because the house is absolutely beautiful and very clean, but the thing that impressed us the most was the wonderful welcome we received.

Karen was very kind and caring with us not only on aur arrival, but throughout our stay made ​​us feel at home, leaving us tips on where to eat, where to go and what to do.

We have never found a home so provided and such an attention to details, so well-organized we felt like staying in our house.

We recommend staying at The Olive Branch Villa to anyone wants to go on holidays in a wonderful and hospitable place.

Camilla Luca Nicole

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your wonderful review - I try my best - I relalise how hard people work and how much holiday time and privacy means - it is a time to relax - escape - enjoy - explore - experience together - I want holidays at the Olive Branch Villa to be an experience that you will remember and treasure.......
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Wonderful place! Terrific!

  • 5 of 5

An amazing place in the middle of the nature. Relaxing with umbelivable sunset on the sea. Very well equipped with a lot of charme. Kate and husband are really kind. Super suggested!! Don't miss it!!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your excellent review!
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5

The best place I have ever stayed in Greece!

  • 5 of 5

This place is absolutely unique. It is beautiful situated in a olive grove, and at the same time one can enjoy amazing sunsets from its large windows and the beautiful balconies. On the other side of the villa the views to the green mountains of Kos makes you feel like you are in Switzerland. Five bedrooms each one with its own balcony. I huge bathroom and a smaller second one. The owners are the most wonderful people. It is an absolutely friendly place for families with young kids like mine. Close to everything and yet very quiet. I have stayed in hundreds of hotels, villas, apartments in several Greek islands. This one is the best place I have ever stayed. I wish I can go back every year!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you ever so much for your wonderful review! It was a pleasure to meet you all and we look forward to having you stay many times in the future. As you realised the Olive Branch Villa is a very special place - a place for healing the soul - relaxing and re-charging the batteries.
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Map

Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Hippocrates
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Kilometres
Zipari
Nearest Ferry
12 Kilometres
Kos Town
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Panorama
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Tingaki
Car: recommended

Country House/Villa with EOT Licence No. MHTE 1471K10000396901 (Greek Tourist Board) set in an Olive Grove with Panoramic views across the sea to the islands of Kalymnos and Pserimos as well as up to Mount Dikeos. Private and scluded - Large balconies, Roof Terrace and well stocked garden - herbs including Rosemary, Sage, Oregano, Basil, Lavender to name but a few. A fantastic place to either get away from it all and relax - enjoying the amazing sunsets across the islands. Or, to use as a base to see the rest of the island - 5 mins drive from the amazing mountain village of Zia with all its' traditional shops and Tavernas, 5 mins to the beautiful beach of Tingaki, 10 mins from Marmari and 15 mins from Mastichari and Kardamena and 30 mins from Kefalos. If you fancy a day in Kos Town it is 15 mins drive away and 3 mins to the local shops at Zipari. The property is ideal for walking or cycling holidays as it is located in the centre of the island.

Also available are various courses - Greek Language - Cooking - Yoga - Greek Dancing - Hippocrates and Herbs - to name but a few - email us if you are interested and we will send you details.....

Other Activities: There are a full range of watersports at Tingaki, swimming pools at Tingaki, Nightlife at Tingaki, Mastichari, Marmari, Kardamena and Kos Town!

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Rates & Availability

Dikeo Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
HIGH
Jul 1 2016 - Sep 10 2016
1 night minimum stay
$206
$1,031
$4,124
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
September
Sep 11 2016 - Sep 30 2016
1 night minimum stay
$103
$516
$3,093
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
October
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
1 night minimum stay
$93
$464
$2,062
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
End of Year
Nov 1 2016 - Apr 30 2017
1 night minimum stay
$93
$412
$1,547
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Tax Rate 9.0%

Rates are for up to 5 people - 15 Euros pppn extra over this amount - email for quote - discounts given at owners discretion!!!
Includes Free Standing Fans in Summer & Central Heating in Winter (November-March), Welcome Basket, 24/7 WIFI, Beach and Bathroom Towels, Linen etc...
Maid service once a week is included for bookings of 7 days or more....
Damage deposit of 200 euros required - or at owners discretion.
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Amenities

Dikeo Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 174 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Baby Gate
  • Basic Soaps
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • The large bathroom downstairs has handles on the bath and is large enough for wheelchairs.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
  • Cots are available on request free of charge as are Highchairs. There is a possibility to sleep 3 extra in the living room on the traditional Greek settees that open out into beds - again upon request. Bedrooms 1,2 and 3 each have their own balcony windows that open on to the terrace that surrounds the house. Bedroom 4 on the first floor has its' own balcony. There is a lot of cupbaord space and lots of hangars so you will have plenty of space to put all your clothes!!!
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch Furniture
  • Terrace
  • 12 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The bedrooms and large bathroom on the ground floor are suitable for wheelchairs. However the kitchen is based on the first floor which is up a flight of stairs. However, if you are caring for someone and they just want to relax in their room or sit out on the terrace and maybe have a BBQ outside, this is a wonderful place to be. The hot water is heated by solar panels - however there is an electric booster just in case you run out. The house has full central heating for the winter which also heats the hot water. The Olive Grove was built in 2001 originally as a family home. It is being repainted March 2013. We do not have any carpets in the house only rugs which are changed and washed every week. We provide an Information Book on Kos and can also arrange car/jeep/landrover hire - even motorbikes and bicycles. All matress covers and pillows are washed on departure.

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