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The Blue Cottage - totally private, with pool, in the countryside

18 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
5 - 7 nights


Sporades Cottage Rental Photos and Description

'Heaven on Earth' JLM's review, 'Magical Place' Yeatman's review

For relaxing holidays, you can't beat this detached cottage with its pool in a large enclosed garden; set amongst the verdant hills of the island, it has been lovingly restored to provide all modern facilities, yet preserved many of the features of an old traditional property. A big joy of this property is the large terraced areas surrounded by a fenced garden with trees and flowers, that you can enjoy at different times of the day. The roomy terrace is a lovely sheltered spot with shade provided by trees or covered patios, and color provided by potted flowers. There is plenty of room to sunbathe, to enjoy the views and the stunning sunset, or to dine outside; there is also a stone-built barbeque perfect for outdoor cooking. Whether you choose to take your breakfast and meal, or sunbathe by he pool, enjoying the verdant hills and lush countryside, garden furniture and sun beds are at your disposal. There is a small front terrace, off the living room with views to the sea.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm

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based on 18 traveler reviews

The Blue Cottage - totally private, with pool, in the countryside
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 18 reviews

Quiet property in a stunning location

  • 4 of 5

We had a very peaceful stay at the Blue Cottage, located in a very quiet part of the island only 15 minutes from Skopelos Town, with a stunning view of the interior of Skopelos but possible to see the sea. The cottage has all the facilities required, a great pool, a bbq, lots of areas outside to sit and relax. No wifi and limited mobile coverage but that was great as it meant we could get away from our electronic gadgets! Can't recommend it enough.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing our cottage for your holidays and for writing a review! We hope to see you again in near future!
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If you want peace and quiet, then it's perfect

  • 4 of 5

The garden and the pool are lovely, it's like being in your own Mamma Mia movie. You have two hammocks and so many nice places to sit and eat or read or just relax.

Unfortunately the pool was not really warm (the nights were not warm either, which was good and bad at the same time) and there were lots of bees in the garden because of all those lovely fruit trees. The Kids were quite frightened at the beginning and unfortunately there's nothing you can do about it.

It's quiet, no neighbours, you can sit outside and listen to loud music or let the Kids play in the pool forever. Nobody cares up there :)

What was not perfect for us: we have two Kids age 9 and 5, but the major bedroom was in the upper house. There are 2 houses, built next to each other. In the upper house you have the major bedroom, kitchen, bathroom & livingroom. In the second house you have 2 sleepingrooms with 2 single beds in each room and 1 bathroom. There is NO door to the Kids room from upstairs which meant, either we let our two girls sleep downstairs alone and if the wake up at night they have to walk through the dark garden alone to find us in the other house or, and that's what we did, you don't use the major bedroom at all and move into the other bed room downstairs. It was ok, but very small and the second bedroom doesn't even have a window, the nicest room is the major bed room in the upper house and we couldn't stay there because our Kids are far too young to sleep in their own house on their own... I would have preferred to know this before we get there. So the two houses are perfect for Teenagers and their parents, but not for such Young Kids as ours. Also, you definately need a car, theres is nothing rechable by foot. But we knew that. Dimitris helped us to get a rental car and even picked it up for us. Thank you! :)

There is no WLAN in the house or anywhere close to the house, there is actually hardly any mobile connection possible. But that was fine for us, so we couln't work or do something on the computer. :)

Dimitris and his parents were very nice and they cleaned the two houses and the pool/garden every 3 days. They also brought us traditional dishes, which we really enjoyed.

It was a very nice stay at Skopelos and we were able to relax a lot :)

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your detailed and sincere review! We take in mind the issues you mentioned in order to improve our services and keep all our clients satisfied. We wish you all the best!
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Perfect Greek cottage

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful place to stay. So peaceful often the only sounds were the tinkling of the goat bells on the hills and the crickets. Even though the photographs are beautiful the reality is even better. Picking figs, grapes, apples and plums from the terraced gardens was an unexpected treat. The outdoor spaces are extensive and beautifully planted and arranged. indoors is very well equipped and comfortable housed 5 of us. Dimitris and his family could not have been more helpful keeping the cottage spotless with regular visits and bringing us wonderful homemade treats each time. I have travelled extensively and never usually bother with reviews but this stay was so exceptional I had to write a review. Wish we were back there!

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your lovely review! We are glad to know that you had a enjoyable stay. It was a pleasure having you and your family in Blue Cottage. Hope to see you again!
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Sweet, secluded, homey...a little gem!

  • 5 of 5

The Blue Cottage is as the green, quiet countryside of Skopelos. The house itself is well-cared for with fantastic outdoor space to gather, eat, swing in the hammocks, etc. We had 6 family members staying in it, and it was perfect. The house has everything needed, and it was a pleasure to explore the walking paths around it. While private, it is only 20 minutes drive from town, beaches, etc. Dimitri and his family were great. They even provided us with a delicious birthday cake!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind comments! We are absolutely delighted you had great stay at Blue Cottage. It is always our pleasure to offer enjoyable days to our guests. We do hope you’ll come back for your next summer holidays.
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Erholung pur

  • 5 of 5

Wir haben 2 herrliche Wochen in der Blue Cottage verbracht. Ein ganz wundervoller Ort, wenn man sich nach Stille und Ruhe sehnt. Schon bei der Anfahrt zum Haus über das ginsterbewachsene Sträßchen hatten wir das Gefühl, dass wir uns den richtigen Ort ausgesucht haben. Morgens hörten wir nur das Zwitschern der Vögel und das Summen der Bienen. In den Nächten beglückte uns die Nachtigall mit ihrem Gesang, während die Fledermäuse im Tiefflug über den Pool segelten. Das Außengelände mit Pool, Garten, Grill, Liegen und Hängematten übertraf unsere Erwartungen sogar noch. Im Haus ist alles sauber, ordentlich und zweckmäßig eingerichtet. Mit den Eltern von Dimitris hatten wir trotz Sprachbarrieren ein sehr herzliches Verhältnis. Sie kümmerten sich ganz liebevoll um uns und luden uns sogar ein, alles was im Garten reifte -z. Bsp. Kirschen- zu ernten.

Was man in jedem Fall braucht ist ein Mietwagen, um an die Strände, Tavernen oder zum Einkaufen zu fahren. Unsere Lieblingsstrände waren übrigens Limnonari, Agnondas und Milia. Auch die dazugehörigen Tavernen waren ganz nach unserem Geschmack. Wir können das Anwesen und diese wunderschöne grüne Insel in jedem Fall weiterempfehlen. 5 Sterne.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your review and the wonderful description of Blue Cottage. We are very pleased to know that the whole experience with us met your expectations. Your comments are valuable for us in order to continually improve our services. We hope we will have the chance to welcome you back in the future!
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charming, beautiful retreat to enjoy

  • 5 of 5

cosy cottage with all its different places around the house to relax under the fig treat ,in the hammock, beside the pool, at the fire place....warm welcome with cheese pie and lots of ideas and tips from Dimitri where we should go to..., Skopelos is a beautiful, green island , certainly a place we would like to be again.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely comments! We are glad to know that you had lovely holidays at Skopelos and it means so much to us that you enjoyed your stay at the Blue Cottage. It would be our pleasure to have you back in the future!
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Nearest Ferry
7 Kilometres
Skopelos Harbour
Nearest Beach
7 Kilometres
Car: necessary

PYRGOS AREA: A holiday in the area of Pyrgos would suit those who would like to be not far from the beautiful beaches of Skopelos and do not mind being away from - but within easy reach of - Skopelos Town. The area consists of wooded hillsides, olive groves, plum or almond orchards and vineyards. Pyrgos is sparsely inhabited and a holiday here is generally a quiet affair.


Rates & Availability

Sporades Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Low Season
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
5 night minimum stay
Low Season I
Apr 15 2017 - May 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
Low Season II
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
High Season I
Jun 23 2017 - Jul 20 2017
7 night minimum stay
High Season II
Jul 21 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Low Season I
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 21 2017
5 night minimum stay
Low Season II
Sep 22 2017 - Oct 31 2017
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Rental basis is per property, when occupied by 2 people. Add 10% per every extra person. Bed-linen and towels changed, cottage and pool cleaned every three days. All water, electricity and taxes included. We will be waiting for you at Skopelos harbour to transfer you to the cottage and show you how everything works. The local transfer from the port to the 'Cottage' is included in the rent.

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Sporades Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • On the ground floor, off the second bathroom, there is a washing machine.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Room 1 - 1 double
    Room 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Room 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • TOP FLOOR MAIN BEDROOM: sleeps 2 people. It has a double bed and traditional corner fire place, wooden floors and ceiling. Access to the front terrace with views to the sea. GROUND FLOOR BEDROOMS (STUDIO): sleep maximum of 4 people. For parties of more than two, the house has an extra studio on the lower floor of the property, which is very cool with stone flagged floors and a high pitched timber ceiling. The studio is private, not connected to the main house and has a separate entrance from the garden. There are two bedrooms with two single beds each one and a second fully tiled bathroom with shower and WC, and washing machine.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
LIVING ROOM / KITCHEN: The front door opens into a spacious living room with two sofas, air conditioning set, dining table and windows with views to the garden and the hills. The kitchen area, in the same room, is equipped with fridge, sink, 4 ring stove, extractor fun, kettle. Off the living room there is a fully tiled bathroom with basin, WC and bathtub with shower. The sofa bed can accommodate an extra person, if required. There is a small front terrace, off the living room with views to the sea.

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