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Helidoni: pool & close to kite/windsurfing beach
Helidoni: pool & close to kite/windsurfing beach
6 guests
2 bedrooms
4 beds
2 baths
6 guests
2 bedrooms
4 beds
2 baths
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Located in beautiful Lahania, a quiet, traditional Greek village with superb views out to the sea from from bedroom terrace. Plus you benefit from your own chlorine free pool to cool off in so it really is too good an opportunity to miss!

The space

Nestled on the edge of the quiet, peaceful village of Lahania. Villa Helidonis is truly a retreat of great charm and character. Set in a walled and landscaped garden, is a sparkling private pool, surrounded by comfortable loungers and an outdoor seating area for al fresco dining.

This house stands close by Villa Meltemi, so when both are free and you have a large group of 8, 9 or even 10 people there's the possiblity to rent both villas.

When you open the large wooden doors set in the high walls around the whole property, you enter the large patio with its swimming pool, sun loungers, garden, and dining area. From here you enter the house into the open plan living room and kitchen which is great for socialising while you cook. It's very much a home from home, with comfortable couch and well-equipped kitchen.

If you need extra bed space, the couch has a pull out bed for two people so the house is really capable of sleeping six people in total.

There is a bathroom with shower, washbasin and WC in the hall, just off of the kitchen, along with a downstairs bedroom offering two single beds. The stairs to the first floor are accessed via the kitchen/living room. Here you will find a double bedroom with an en-suite bathroom. You can wake up in the morning and head out onto the balcony leading off of the bedroom to take in the beautiful views of the sea, the valley and the village.

The house is fully surrounded by its own grounds enclosed by high walls so privacy is guaranteed. The pool is with water that contains no chlorine but is cleaned with a different system, so isn't bad for your health. There are four comfortable sun loungers next to the pool with a big umbrella for shade and a shower to clean up before and after swimming. There's a pergola over the dining area, protecting you from the sun should you wish to enjoy lunch or dinner outside.

Lahania lies in the south east coast of Rhodes Island and is far away from and has nothing to do with the hurly burly tourist package destinations. The distance to the city of Rhodes is about 70 kilometers. By car it is about a 1 1/2 hours drive and by taxi it is about one hour, which would cost about 60 euros. Lahania, like Koskinou, is built on a hill with valleys and a river on the side and mountains at the back. Around Lahania there are beautiful, natural areas, meadows and lots of olive yards. To walk around Lahania is very inspiring and one can feel and breath all the clean air and look at all the beautiful wild vegetation on the sides of the road and in the meadows. Being in Lahania relaxes most people that can appreciate nature, silence and authenticity. The distance to the beach is about 2/3 km. You can easily walk there since the walk is down hills, but going back is a bit of a heavier walk, which is very doable but only outside the hottest months of July and August.

Guest access

guests will have sole and private access to the whole house and premises. nothing is shared with other guests.

Other things to note

The pool has chlorine free water filtration system and is cleaned weekly.

Wireless Internet
Pets allowed

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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

House Rules
Check-in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 10AM
Security deposit is $265

Please have respect for this home that we provide you, and leave it in a normal respectful way.

We have siesta time in Greece as in most mediterranean countries, which is between 14:30 and 17:30. We do urge our guests to respect this resting time, so as to have respect to the country and it's working people that are sharing their treasures with you. so please during these hours, keep children inside, go to the beach or city, and keep your voices low outside.

thank you for being considerate.


8 Reviews

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Wojciech User Profile
September 2017
Villa Helidoni is a fantastic place for a holiday escape. Away from the crowded places, offers lot of privacy and a spectacular view from the top floor terrace. In case of any problems or requests during Your stay, You can be sure that Gudrun will help You out. Thanks again, Gudrun & Micah!

Melanie User Profile
August 2015
Described just as we found it, some food and wine waiting for us in the fridge. Very welcoming. Left alone to enjoy villa in peace and quiet. Very restful break. Far from the madding crowds! Taverna Platanos in village exceptional quality and value. Idyllic!
Gudrun User Profile
Response from Gudrun:
Thank you Melanie for your good comments. I will take your text to the owner, and i will freshen up the house for next year, have it all painted from inside, and put some power in it again. I totally agree with your words and i look forward to making this house too, into a great house that looks fresh.
August 2015

Karen User Profile
July 2015
We had visited Rhodes town several years ago, and wanted to return and have a more "authentic" experience. Villa Helidoni is a lovely place. The villa is very private and the location is off the beaten tourist path. There are, however, amenities such as small markets and tavernas within walking distance. The locals were very friendly to us. There are also many other sights to see on the island by car, and night life if one chooses. Our hosts were welcoming and accommodating--greeting us with appetizers and wine from local fare. And the villa was very clean and uncluttered. We had everything there that we needed. We immensely enjoyed our time at Villa Helidoni, and we hope to return soon.
Gudrun User Profile
Response from Gudrun:
Karen, I am very happy that you had such a relaxing time, it's something that makes a host's heart happy. Come back anytime..
July 2015

Lynda User Profile
June 2015
A lovely villa in a quiet village. The welcome package of wine and a food platter on our arrival was a nice touch.

Gerti User Profile
June 2016
Vielen Dank für 2 wunderschöne Wochen in der traumhaft gelegenen Villa Helidoni. Das Ferienhaus ist ein Traum, wenn man das ursprüngliche Griechenland kennenlernen will und das lohnt sich. Wir haben uns sehr willkommen gefühlt - Danke für die griechischen Leckereien, die uns im Kühlschrank überrascht haben. Die Aussicht war herrlich, vor allem von der schönen Dachterasse aus. Das Haus ist sehr gemütlich und stilvoll eingerichtet. Die Ausstattung der Küche ist sehr gut. Auch der Pool war sehr sauber und wurde jede Woche gereinigt. Einfach alles hat super gepasst und es waren 2 wunderschön erholsame Wochen. Wir werden sicher wieder kommen. Gerti

Gerald User Profile
October 2015
Empfangen wurden wir mit griechischen Vorspeisen und Wein im Kühlschrank. Wir waren bereits vor 3 Jahren in dem Haus. Das neue Bad im 1. Stock ist eine wunderbare Neuerung. Die Lage ist unverändert ruhig. Ein besonderes Highlight des Hauses ist die Zeit um den Sonnenuntergang auf der Terrasse.

Dominika User Profile
July 2015
Dom typowo grecki, bardzo urokliwy i przyjemny. Z sypialni jest piękny widok. Okolica jest cicha i bez turystów. ok 20-30 min od Prassonisi, blisko sklepu spożywczego i smacznej Taverny Platanos. W dniu przyjazdu w kuchni czekały na nas greckie przysmaki, owoce, woda i wino przygotowane co bardzo miło nas zaskoczyło.
Gudrun User Profile
Response from Gudrun:
literal translation (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN): House typically Greek, very charming and pleasant. From the bedroom is a beautiful view. The area is quiet and no tourists. 20-30 minutes from Prassonisi, close to a grocery store and tasty Taverny Platanos. On arrival in the kitchen waiting for us Greek delicacies, fruits, water and wine at a very nice we prepared us by surprise. Thank you very much Dominika for your kind words. I hope Lahania will be your home again next year, and i will make the house better even.
July 2015

Rhodes, GreeceJoined in November 2014
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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