mandarin house, typical old (1830) house, courtyard & 3 roof terraces, outside shower, hanging bed, wifi
- Family/child friendly
- Air conditioning
- Indoor fireplace
|Address||Vasileos Pavlou, 85100 Kalithea, Greece|
|Property type||Holiday home|
Beautiful stone built 19th century village house. The house is called this way, since it houses a big mandarin tree in the courtyard which casts a shade on the whole courtyard. The Mandarin house is a recently renovated house dating from the end of the 19th century. Originally it had only one floor, we built another one on top with a bedroom and a small bathroom inside. We built everything from environ friendly material and we didn’t do anything with cement, as is the right way. When you are interested in the building process, please contact Yiorgos and he can explain you on the spot.
We start with the courtyard which has sitting couches and a dining table, and one can take an outside shower under the tree, while no one can see you. there is a nice b.b.q. which one can place just outside of the iron gates if one prepares the food, so no smell will come inside the courtyard. Except for the courtyard, there are 2 terraces, each on a different level and one roof garden, which has 2 beds, some sitting space and tables, so one can spend long evenings here with a full 360° view around on all the roofs of the village as well as all the way to Rhodes Town. It has magnificent mountain views, sea views and a good view on Turkey. One terrace lower is just outside the bedroom up, and has a couch and beautiful handmade ceramic pots with flowers. And another level down is a terrace with sun beds that allow the guests to sunbathe in full privacy, that is to say if one feels like going topless or nude here, one can feel free to do so.
All the ground floors inside and outside are made of pebbles, laid pebble by pebble into a very sophisticated mosaic, which was typical for the houses in Koskinou, for those who could afford so. Nowadays these floors are extremely costly and this is why one sees these floors only in the old, traditional houses in the old village.
The Mandarin house has 2 bedrooms with each a double bed. Furthermore one sleeping space (double bed) is built high up a raised platform (sofas) in the living room (sala). All together these 3 double beds sleep up to 6 people, but in the bedroom on the ground floor we can easily place another bunk bed, single bed or 1 or 2 baby cots. There are 2 bathrooms one on the ground floor with a bath tub and one small one upstairs ensuite with the bedroom. The bedroom up has fantastic sea views and one can see Turkey and its beautiful mountains, sometimes covered with snow. The bedroom at the ground floor is very cozy and has a wood stove for cold winters. The double doors in this room lead to the courtyard.
The spacious open plan lounge/dining room (sala) has a beautiful mosaic pebble floor and a stone arch (kamarra), semi-dividing the living area into a lounge/sitting part and the kitchen area with a large wooden table seating 6-8 people. There is a fireplace for colder nights outside of low and middle season. All lamps and lights are indirect creating a warm and cozy atmosphere. There is also a sofas with double bed, which can be reached with a stairs. Under the sofas is the bathroom with bath tub. The 2 doors in the sala open up to the courtyard where is another dining space suitable for about 6-8 people.
The house comes with all modern amenities as all our houses do. We offer free high speed, wireless internet, and all media equipment like satellite TV, DVD, etc. The kitchen is fully equipped and there is airco in both bedrooms.
The style of the house is a mixture of traditional, baroque, minimalist and arty styles. We have tried to keep all traditional features intact, and all the furniture is old and renovated and made of wood.
The mandarin house lies in the old, picturesque village of Koskinou, with its narrow streets that were designed for the pirates to get lost and never to find the way back. The house is the last one in a dead end street. There is one more house at the end, actually it is a ruin, but it is uninhabited and also the house at the one side is uninhabited as it has no electricity. So the house has a lot of privacy, besides the high walls that are built around it. For those who are looking for tranquility, comfort and absolute privacy in a historical setting, this will prove to be the ultimate place to rent.
The location of the house is in a side street, 3 houses further than the small home factory of mrs. Sophia who makes melekounia (small sesame cookies with honey) on the corner. Practically everyone knows her. So it is fairly easy to find if one asks. There are all kinds of shops in the near neighborhood: a grocery, a butcher, a bakery, a sweet store, some cafes, a Swedish lunch café, 3 restaurants, 3 snack bars. There is childrens playground, and a café with a huge playground, where you can enjoy your drinks, while the staff looks after your child. Just outside Koskinou is Waterpark. A huge swimming pool paradise with all sorts of water entertainment. A little further in Faliraki is Lunapark a Tivoli for children.
House rulesIf airco is desired, a nightly fee of 10 euros will be charged to be paid locally.
|Monthly rate for up to 4 guests||£ 715|
|Price for > 4 guests||£ 8 per guest/night extra|
|Maximum Nights||3 months|
|Check-in before||On arrangement|
Reviews of this property
The Mandarin House is een prachtig huis, koel, veel ruimte, alle apparatuur is aanwezig en een hele mooie vloer! Op de avond van aankomst stond een fles wijn koud en stonden er lekkere Griekse hapjes in de koelkast! Heerlijk! Koskinou is een goede uitvalsbasis om Rhodos te ontdekken, hoewel Koskinou zelf niet zoveel interessante dingen heeft. Vlakbij het huis (dat idd erg rustig ligt) is een crêperie waar je kunt ontbijten en ze hebben heerlijke koffie. Op loopafstand is er ook een kleine supermarkt. Verder weg zijn er twee grotere supermarkten. Het is wel aan te raden om een auto te huren (heel snel geregeld via Micah, de partner van Gudrun) om Rhodos te verkennen. Wij hadden contact met Micah en dat verliep allemaal heel soepel. 1 van onze koffers was niet op Rhodos aangekomen en werd een paar dagen later verstuurd. Micah bood zelfs aan om onze koffer van het vliegveld op te pikken. 1 nadeel was de erg harde matras in de slaapkamer beneden. Dat hebben we opgelost door een matras van de tweede slaapkamer bovenop de harde matras te leggen.
Ein super schönes Haus! Das Dorf ist ebenfalls sehr schön und idyllisch. Wir haben vieles auf Rhodos gesehen, aber diese Ortschaft ist absolut am besten platziert.
Vielen lieben Dank auch an Gudrun! Sie tat alles, damit wir uns wohl fühlen während unserer Ferien. Obwohl ich (mein Fehler) ein Tag früher ankam, bemühte sie sich sehr um uns eine Übernachtung zu organisieren. Beim Eintreffen erwartete uns ein Willkommensgeschenk und ihre Tipps bezüglich Restaurants oder Ausflüge konnten wir ebenfalls zu unseren Zufriedenheit nutzen.
Alles in Allem ein sehr gelungener Urlaub und das Dorf mit dem Haus würde ich mit keinem Hotel in Faliraki tauschen!
Do you want to live your greek dream? here it is!
The house is situated in a very lovely location,narrow streets with all year living people with the daily- lives sounds. And at the same time you have all the rest of want you might look for on your holiday as restaurants, beaches, interesting sites nearby.
The house is an experience itself. Renovated in a really,really nice way with an extraordinary feeling for coulor and details.the reality is even better than the photos here. And even though we never got to meet the host we felt welcomed and a hospitality in all the arrangements in the house.
We were there as a couple and it would have easily been comfortable for more people.The only restriction we can see is if you have any disability to move; the stairs are frequent and steep.
We spent a week in this dream house typically Greek, located in the quiet streets of the small village of Koskinou beautifully restored and fully equipped kitchen (fridge, freezer, dishwasher, espresso maker, electric fruit press, TV, DVD, hate hi-fi, wi-fi connection free bbq, and the icing on the cake on arrival, a bread in the fridge and a Greek salad and a bottle of wine. could ask for more? hosts are charming and have other locations as well restored in the same village, also available on Wimdu. Anyway, nothing to complain about.
Nous avons passé une semaine de rêve dans cette maison typiquement grecque, située dans les calmes ruelles du petit village de Koskinou, merveilleusement restaurée et complètement équipée (frigo, congélateur, lave-vaisselle, cafetière à expresso, presse fruit électrique, TV, DVD, haîne hi-fi, connection wi-fi gratuite, bbq, et cerise sur le gâteau, à l'arrivée, un pain et dans le frigo une salade grecque et une bouteille de vin . Que demander de plus ? Les hôtes sont charmants et possèdent d'autres locations tout aussi bien restaurées dans le même village, également disponibles sur Wimdu .
Bref : rien à redire .
Reviews for this host's other properties
We had a very nice stay at the Lavender House. Koskinou is a very typical Greek village, with small pebble stone streets and friendly people. From Koskinou you are within 10 min. in Rhodes City (by car), and close tot to the road to to Epta Piges, Anthony Quinn Bay, Archangelos Beach and Lindos.
The house was very nice and clean, with plenty of room and a nice classic Greek interior.
Lavender house was beautiful and Koskinou was nice and calm. Gudrun was a very nice host and we would love to come back again sometime!
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