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Traditional Stone built cottage, quiet village, perfect for couple

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Rcently Extended and refurbished self catering cottage in quiet village

A superbly equipped, air conditioned cottage providing a relaxing, peaceful village holiday. The cottage includes a large well equipped lounge with comfortable sofa, TV, DVD, iPod station, selection of DVDs and books and a beautiful chess board if you fancy a game during your stay. Upstairs is a spacious, light and airy double bedroom with a king size bed leading to a large Mediterranean style terrace with views over the roof tops to the mountains beyond. All bed linen is provided and is 100 % cotton and professionally laundered and pressed weekly. On the ground floor is a fully fitted and recently refurbished wet room with shower, wash basin, WC and fresh towels. An internal staircase leads off the lounge up to a the bright and airy bedroom upstairs. A new fitted kitchen provides all cooking facilities with an oven, hob and grill, fridge freezer, full set of pans, crockery, glassware and cutlery. Thick, stone walls and tiles floors keep the house cool, although air conditioning has been fitted for added comfort. A spacious dining area is located outside the kitchen providing a cool and relaxing area to eat or why not enjoy a glass of chilled wine on the terrace and watch the sun set before you head out for the evening.

Internet is available via SIM dongle (10 euro per week or part week).

A free welcome pack is provided fr your arrival and the kitchen can be stocked with your requirements at cost (receipts provided) leaving you more time to enjoy your stay.

The village of Malona has a good restaurant, a bakery, three small bars, a post-office, four mini markets and an English speaking pharmacist.So why not take a gentle stroll through the back streets and enjoy a lovely evening eating local food and meeting the friendly locals.

Your nearest resort if Haraki Bay, just 4 km from the village. Park your car in the square and take a gentle stroll past the church and wander along the pedestrian only promenade along the beautiful horseshoe bay with crystal clear waters and dramatic back drop of the Pheraklos Castle ruins, even more spectacular when lit up at night. Visit one of the friendly, family run restaurants or laid back tavernas for drinks or a superb meal and during the day chill out on the beach where umbrellas and beds are available.

Also 4 km from the village to the west of Haraki Bay are the beautiful golden sands of Agathi beach with warm, shallow and crystal clear sea which is ideal for snorkelling and provides safe swimming for all the family. The beach is backed by mountains and sand dunes giving a stunning backdrop to your relaxing day on the beach. Sun beds and parasols are available to rent and there's a selection of 3 licensed tavernas serving a variety of refreshments from cold drinks to three course meals.

Other resorts nearby include Lindos and St Paul's Bay, only 10 minutes drive away, or you could visit Tsambika beach, a long sandy beach with numerous tavernas and water sports, a 15 minute drive from the village. While there why not visit Tsambika Monastry, not for the faint hearted at 300 m but persevere up the 350 steps and you will be rewarded with stunning views out to sea and to the north and South of the island.

We can provide you with an introductory tour of the village and nearby resort free of charge and there are a selection of guide books, information and maps provided for your convenience.

We would recommend a car although this is not essential as there is a regular bus service rough the village linking with Rhodes town and Lindos and the various resorts in between.

Less than 60 minute drive from the village you will find yourself in Rhodes Town on the northern tip of the island exploring the old town with hassle free shopping, friendly traditional tavernas, ancient battlements and modern marina, or catching the meeting of the the calm Mediterranean Sea and stormy Aegean Sea at the southern tip of the Island at Prassonisi, a surfers paradise, or wine tasting on the western slopes of the Mount Attaviros.

Malona makes an ideal base for hiking and cycling, take a wander through the peaceful olive tracks or try spotting honey buzzards along the quiet mountain roads. The perfect place to unwind and relax.

More Details

Owner
Jo Kirk
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 27, 2017

About Jo Kirk

We fell in love with Rhodes whilst on holiday in 2006 and decided to buy a holiday home so we could own a piece of this beautiful island. We now have three children and love to come and visit the island as often as we can, spending our time relaxing on the local, deserted beaches, just us, the sea and the peace and quiet. We always return home feeling completely relaxed.

Jo Kirk purchased this house in 2007

Why Jo Kirk chose Rhodes

We loved Malona when we visited, enjoying the peace and quiet and the friendliness of the locals. Haraki is also a lovely peaceful resort that doesn't get over crowded even in the high season months of July and August. The backdrop of Malona and the surrounding mountains are beautiful.

Amenities

Malonas House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (terraced)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet
  • fully tiled and recently refurbished wet room with shower, wash basin and WC
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • King size bed, large double wardrobe and dressing table A fold-away camp bed is available, which is suitable for a child or young teenager. Air Conditioning is provided for added comfort.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Terrace
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
we would request that guest refrain from smoking inside the house, they are welcome to do so in the courtyard/terrace.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(21 traveler reviews)

Traditional Stone built cottage, quiet village, perfect for couple
average rating of 4.6190476 based on 21 reviews
5

Our stay in Malona in August 2008

  • 5 of 5

Malona is the perfect station for exploring whole rhodes by car and also a very authentic and quite place far from mass-tourism. The property itself is great and offers everything you need for a self-organised holiday. The owners provided perfect customer service; the communication via e-mail was fast and very friendly. We would recommend this property to friends.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2008
  • Stayed: Aug 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

The perfect place to recharge your batteries

  • 4 of 5

We visited Rhodes in April 2017 and this little house in Malona made an excellent base for exploring the island. It’s just the right size for a couple, with a shower room, kitchen and sitting room downstairs, and a bedroom and roof terrace with table and chairs upstairs. The kitchen is small but well-equipped, with a proper cooker (not just a hob), and the sitting room has a DVD player and a selection of books and DVDs.

Malona is a picturesque town, with narrow maze-like streets, lots of interesting old houses, a supermarket, bakery (with excellent cakes), restaurant and cafes. It is situated off the main east coast road, so although it has very good transport links to other parts of the island, there is not too much traffic in the town itself. There are nice walks behind the town along the river banks, and the nearest beaches – at Haraki – are just 10 minutes’ drive away.

Rhodes has lots to do and see, and in April it’s not too busy with tourists. As well as sightseeing in Rhodes Old Town, we visited the acropolis at Lindos, ruined medieval castles at Haraki, Kritinia and Monolithos, and the remains of an ancient Hellenistic town at Kamiros. The walk to Kleoboulos’ tomb at Lindos is lovely, and there are some nice paths around Akramatis peak near Monolithos. We saw some interesting birds at Plimiri, but also enjoyed swallows and martins and a little owl in Malona itself.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Great little retreat in a tyraditional village

  • 5 of 5

This is my second visit to this cottage - that really say's it all - I came back!! It is an ideal cottage, away from the tourists in a traditional village. The kitchen and shower room are good, a good spacious bedroom and a cool lounge downstairs. Air conditioning and fans. You will need a car, although there are a couple of small eating places and 'corner shops' in the village you will need to drive to restaurants, supermarkets and beaches. Although I was there pre-season the weather was hot and the sea very warm. The cottage has a nice balcony which catches the sun during the day and in the evenings and is a great place to have 'sundowners' before going out.

There is absolutely no doubt that I will be returning.

  • Submitted: May 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Peaceful holiday in Malona

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful weeks holiday at Jo and Ian's house in Malona. The house was a wonderful base for our stay, being comfortable, clean and tidy. It had everything we needed and we found it excellent value for money in comparison. We loved picking lemons from the tree and making our own fresh lemonade. Malona is a lovely village and we enjoyed wandering through the streets of an evening and visiting the local restaurant which provided us with lovely traditional Greek food. Even though it was early in the season we found Haraki, the nearest resort, to be quite lively with various restaurant and bars open. We spent a few days exploring the island and found it an easy island to navigate and there was plenty to see, definately need to make another trip to see what we missed this time round. We would definately recommend staying at Jo and Ian's place and hope to visit again later this year

  • Submitted: May 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
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5

Beautiful traditional Greek house in Malona.

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our 2 weeks staying at Jo and Ian's house in Malona. The house was exactly as described with comfortable bedroom, lounge and roof terrace, very clean throughout and well maintained. As the temperature was hovering around 40 degrees during our holiday the air conditioning was most welcome.

The owners were most efficient in every respect and their representative in Malona, Martin, could not have been more helpful including showing us around the area.

We found the information pack in the house very helpful and especially enjoyed visiting many of the suggestions listed. Our favourites were Rhodes Old City, Monte Smith which includes the Acropolis of Rhodes and the Archaeological site and the Acropolis at Lindos. Our favourite beaches were Agathi, Haraki, Kalathos and Prasonisi. We were lucky enough to have a car for the duration of our holiday which could be considered almost essential.

The locals are extremely friendly and there are two tavernas within walking distance of the property as well as several mini-marts, also within walking distance.

We would have no hesitation in recommending this property to others, particularly couples.

Jim and Sheila

West Sussex

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased you enjoyed your holiday and had everything you needed during your stay. Many thanks for staying at our house, kind regards jo and ian
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5

Very comfortable house fitting with our wishes

  • 5 of 5

Pleasant stay, very quiet house and village ideally located between Lindos and Rhodes allowed to visit the island easily.

Very good home equipment, everything has been designed for us and Martin is a very good butler and tour guide too. Thank you very much for his kindness and availability.

  • Submitted: May 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for choosing to stay at our house and we 're so pleased you enjoyed your holiday. Many thanks
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Rhodes Diagoras International
Nearest Ferry
40 Kilometres
Rhodes Town
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Agathi Beach (Golden Sands) and Haraki Beach
Car: recommended

The village of Malona is situated on the east coast of Rhodes where many beautiful beaches can be found. As an active traditional agricultural village it is surrounded by orange, manderin and olive groves. With footpaths leading from the village into the surrounding forests and hills the village is ideally located for those interested in walking and experiencing the beautiful surroundings.

There are a number of eateries to be found in Malona and the neighbouring village of Masari. Within the village are several small mini-markets, a chemist and a butchers. The local post office runs from one of the cafes in the square and fresh fruit and fish are sold from vans visiting daily.

Just 5 minutes drive lies the beautiful beach of Agathi, a sheltered beach with aqua blue waters and the port of Haraki which boasts a number of cafeterias, bars and tavernas.

Other Activities: waterpark

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Rates & Availability

Malonas House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Mid Season
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$294
 
 
High Season
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$349
 
 
Mid Season
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$294
 
 
Low Season
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$240
 
 
Winter
Nov 1 2017 - Mar 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
$163
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

These prices are for a minimum of 1 week. Shorter breaks are available. Please contact us for prices.
Change over days are usually Wednesday and Saturday, coinciding with flights from the UK, however this is flexible and other days of the week are possible depending on the time of year and availability. Reservations can be held for up to 3 days to allow for the booking of flights. A 20% deposit is

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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