Mandarin house - gorgeous home with great views
Mandarin house - gorgeous home with great views

Entire home/apt

6 guests

3 bedrooms

3 beds
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A very beautiful house sitting in the village of Koskinou, recently renovated in traditional methods and styles. The Mandarin was named after the mandarin tree in the courtyard, which also benefits from a lovely dining area, perfect for bbq's.

There are two terraces, the first has a superb hanging bed and the top terrace boasts panoramic views with sunloungers for private sun bathing.

The third bedroom mentioned is open plan, up a set of stairs on a mezzanine, overlooking the living room.

The space

Finding a property such as this for your holiday is a real treasure. Step through the gate into the courtyard and you step into a private living area that will make you feel at home. The courtyard is home to beautiful mandarin tree and an outside shower. There is a mobile bbq for your use as well as couches and a dining table. The house benefits from two terraces. One of the terraces has a beautiful hanging double bed. From the highest point of the top terrace you will experience beautiful, panoramic views of the village and beyond. You will be able to see the mountains and surrounding areas, even as far as Turkey! The top terrace is private so should you wish to sunbath you can do so with no-one looking at you, on one of the two matresses/beds.

As you enter the property from the courtyard you walk into a beautiful and bright living space. The floor is traditional and made from pebbles arranged in a beautiful and complex mosaic pattern. This is a very expensive method and only found in houses that were owned by people who could afford such a luxury. There is a high raised sleeping area accessed from the living space which has a double bed and is accessible using solid wooden steps. There is an open fire-place in the living area for use on a colder evening. There are two further bedrooms and each of these has a double bed. The ground floor double room has enough space to accommodate a bunk bed or maybe two cots. This room also benefits from having a wood burning stove. There are two bathrooms, one on the ground floor with a bath tub and the second bathroom is en-suite to the upper double bedroom.

The house has modern amenities such as wifi, TV, DVD and satellite. The kitchen is fully equipped and there is air-conditioning in both bedrooms. The house is a mix of arty, minimalist and traditional, baroque styling, furnished using traditional pieces.

Guest access

This house is yours completely so we hope you can really feel as if it is your home and property during the course of your stay....

Interaction with guests

I like to let my guests enjoy their privacy and solitude if they desire although should you want to invite me over and my schedule allows i will gladly drop by for a drink and a chat.

Other things to note

Anything i can help you with would be my pleasure. i can help with car hire, boat hire and recommendations for food and excursions

The space
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 3
Beds: 3
Check In: Anytime after 4PM
Check Out: 10AM
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: 13 / night after 5 guests
Cleaning Fee: 157
Security Deposit: 249
Weekly Discount: 5%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 double bed, 2 cribs

House Rules
Check in is anytime after 4PM

This is your home and i would like you to treat it as such. i do not expect to find it spotless after your stay and i also do not expect to find a big mess. Simply live in it and enjoy.



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Safety features
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

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11 Reviews

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Stephen User Profile
April 2017
If you are going to Rhodes this is the place to stay.Wonderful helpful hosts.The house is very traditional with everything you need for a holiday in a beautiful village full of wonderful friendly people.try it you will not be disappointed.

Stephan User Profile
October 2016
We had a warm welcome from Gudrun and Micah. The brought us greek apero plate and some cold white wine. Perfect to start our holidays. Koskinou is a nice town, we also went to the old town of Rhodos, equiped with some excellent tips from our host. Thank you very much Gudrun, we really liked your hospitality, your beautiful house, your sense for decoration and the shaby chic look, the amazing roof top with great sunsets and of course the island of Rhodos itself.

Petros User Profile
September 2016
We spent a week of September at the Mandarin house and we wish we had stayed for much longer! The listing description was accurate, but the posted pictures really can't do justice to this little gem. Traditionally and very tastefully decorated, but without missing on any modern day amenities, this fantastic house is situated between Kallithea Springs and the town of Rhodes, in a beautiful and laid-back village. The location was excellent and easy to find with the provided directions. The house is very close to Rhodes, but also provides an easy access to the beaches and Lindos via the nearby highway. Gudrun and Micah were ready to provide all sorts of assistance, directions, restaurant and beach recommendations, etc. via phone/email throughout our entire stay, replying to our every request at once. The house is very comfortable and spacious and the price was really reasonable. I am very glad we picked this as a romantic getaway and very sad we've already left...

Tomas User Profile
August 2016
Gudrun is fantastic like her house! She always there And aware to give you good informations And beautiful places to see to make your travel better A very good host! Don t hesitate And go!

Joan User Profile
May 2016
Gudrun was very welcoming to the beautiful Villa Mandarin, it was exactly as described and very spacious in the old part of town. Gunrun gave us several recommendations for restaurants on the island, we only had time to try two of them and they were excellent.

Aleksandra User Profile
September 2015
Mandarin House is a dream. Perfect for both families and couples. Real treat for people who enjoy traditional authenticity yet comforts of modern living. Perfect spot for exploring the island, but also a place where soon you feel at home. Gudrun was a perfect host, always available and very helpful. Her suggestions and tips are truely insightful and customized to yours personal preferences and needs. Looking forward to spend some future holidays in one of Gudrun's houses.
Gudrun User Profile
Response from Gudrun:
Hi Aleksandra, it was my pleasure, if ever you come, we will have a nice dinner again. and that coffee that we mentioned :-)) Looking forward to having you in one of my houses anytime..
September 2015

Sonia User Profile
April 2017
Senzillament fantàstic!

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Gudrun User Profile

I am Gudrun Wilsterman. I have lived in greece over the past 12 years where i met my ex-husband and got 2 children 11 and 12. My ex was always building houses, renovating them, and selling them, and the logic step was for me to rent out the ones that we preferred to keep or didn't sell. I really liked doing this, so I made a profession out of it. My fiancé, Micah, is from the UK and he is helping me with the renting and the technical and organisational aspects of it all. He is an electricien, and good in plumbing, wood work, and all sort of technical stuff that i don't even want to think about. He loves fixing things, and he had a hotel himself in the past, which he loved, as well as being in hospitality.

What i offer are not houses, but homes. I want people to come back after a day exploring the beautiful island and to feel they are going back to their homes. That is my biggest aim. They need to feel comfortable, feel being in a cozy environment, and i will do anything for them to arrive at the house for the first time and say 'wowww, this is great, even better than the pictures'. That's what gives me the drive to work hard, and make my guests feel comfortable and welcome.

I believe all of this is achieved best if i leave my guest to be as independant as possible, and not get into his home initially. I will be at the back ground, always reachable when necessary, but i hate intruding, so if you do expect me to come for a coffee or a chat, please notify me. I am too shy to initiate so myself, and will never take that first step, but if you appreciate it, then i will pass by. But remember: it's your home for as long as you stay, not mine!!

I do hope to be able to welcome you soon in your holiday home!!

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