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Review of Villa Aglaia

Private pool with superb views to Gennadi beach
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15 reviews
Private pool with superb views to Gennadi beach
Villa Aglaia
Front entrance
Alfesco dining on the patio before and after a bit of sun.
What more could one want?  Hot sun, fantastic view, cold beer and delicious local baklava.  Mmmmm
Traditional Greek BBQ
Dining table and sea view
Living area
Well equipped kitchen
Master bedroom
Bedroom 2
One of Gennadi's beach restaurants
Glystra Beach
Lindos
Lindos - your transport to the Acropolis awaits!
Stone stairway to the Acropolis at Lindos
St Paul's Bay, Lindos seen from the Acropolis
The wide open beach of Prassonissi.  Aegean Sea and Mediterranean Seas  meet during the winter.
Prassonissi, Mecca for wind and kite surfing.
Prassonissi
Prassonissi
Petaloudes
Rhodes Town
Explore the narrow alleys of the Old Town
Rhodes Old Town
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3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Gennadi, Rhodes, Dodecanese, South Aegean

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Ottumar
Tallinn, Estonia
1 review
“Perfect villa for family vacation with a beautiful sea view”
Reviewed 21 September 2013 for a stay in August 2013

We had a very good time in Villa Aglaia! It is a very nice house, indeed, and a perfect location as well. You can never admire enough the gorgeous sea view from the backyard, which due to its placement on the mountainside works more like a terrace. It is also a perfect place for stargazing for the people from the north. There is not much light pollution around. The terrace is directed to the south, so you can see the part of the sky never available on the latitudes back home. Probably not very important to all the people, but we just loved staring at the Milky Way, shining bright in the cloudless sky, while standing or laying on your back on the low stone wall, separating the backyard from the harsh hillside terrain behind it.
Gennadi village is not a place with a flourishing night life, but everything you need is still available there. The food store, the bakery, a pedestrian walk lined by cafes and couple of restaurants and even a pub offering fast internet connection, playing good music, showing football matches and staying open till very-very late. Also the taverns on the beach are within a walking distance and offer an excellent atmosphere to have dinner and look at the twilight taking over the Mediterranean and then darkness embedding the wavy waters. The way back to the villa, though, is going uphill and requires some effort to cover with your stomach full of “good and the better”, but this is the price you need to pay for having such a magnificent view and refreshing breeze on the hillside - an opportunity to exercise after all!
The landlords, Suzi and Alan, take extra good care of their guests. Thank you very much for that, Suzi and Alan! Everything what was promised was there, worked and was in perfect shape, making our life easy and joyful during our stay. The information provided was precise and easy to understand, starting from the excellent instructions about how to find the way to the villa, which guided us there even though it was dark already when we arrived, to the accurate information provided about how often the pool-man comes to do his pool maintenance tasks – should fulfil even the most demanding wishes for privacy.
Even though the public transportation works, it is a must, I think, to hire a car. It gives you a freedom and flexibility to peek here and there and visit places around whenever you want. The beaches around offer places to sunbathe and sandy sea bathing, for the ones who like it, and rocky seabed for the ones who prefer more active entertainment, like snorkelling, for instance.
The villa fulfilled all our expectations. The only warning – beware of opening the doors on both sides of the house at the same time on windy days. The gusts can be strong and the wind could break the door glass.

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Liked best: The view
Liked least: Couple of windy days
Travelling group: Teenagers
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers Families with young children
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Management Response
14 Feb 2016
We are glad you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to welcoming you on another occasion!
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pjbrown48...
Melbourne, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
“The perfect holiday rental”
Reviewed 16 July 2013 for a stay in June 2013

The villa is not only a great size, well planned & fitted but in a fantastic location up a small hill with amazing views of the ocean. Then there is the quiet, and I means quiet, peacefulness, the open space, relaxing area and the occasional goat strolling by.
Amenities, fittings, beds......all of a high quality.
The village is amazing, the people friendly and extremely welcoming. Special mention to Mama's kitchen, the food is so good we would return just for it. The owners could not do enough, cooking special dishes for our coeliac daughter so she also experienced traditional Greek food. Then there was Effies Dream, a wifi cafe who the owner again made you feel extremely welcome. This is not to mention the tavernas nearby on the beach.
A choice of great beaches nearby, recommend Glystra beach, try the canteen for lunch.
Can't wait to return.

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Liked best: Fantastic villa in a great location
Liked least: Leaving
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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14 Feb 2016
We are glad you enjoyed your stay!
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Paul W
Exeter
1 review
“A stunning villa with Sun, sea and total comfort, a perfect relaxing break.”
Reviewed 15 July 2013 for a stay in April 2013

I had the pleasure of a weeks stay in Villa Aglaia. First of all what a stunning location with fantastic vistas including to the sea. The peace and quiet was fabulous whilst still being within easy walking distance of Gennadi town itself.
Villa Aglaia has everything you could possibly need for your stay, from cooking utensils to clothes washing, air conditioning throughout, a great plunge pool for cooling off and excellent outdoor eating area with fantastic custom built BBQ included. The lawned area is large enough for positioning your sunbed in order to catch the most rays, and there were 6 of these so no arguments about who gets the best seat in the Greek Sun!
On arrival at Villa Aglaia there is plenty of space for car parking including designated car space right outside your front door. The villa is immaculately kept and in top order and all ready for you to simply switch off and enjoy your stay. It is in a complex of buildings but its own position gives it good separation from the other buildings and superb airy views. All rooms are spacious and the bedroom balconies amazing with their sea views. Dining and lounge areas are great with plenty of space and creature comforts. Eating inside or out is simple to do through the location of the brilliant kitchen.
If you wish to walk into Gennadi town for groceries you can be collecting your fresh bread, fruit & veg etc within 20 minutes from the villa. Most supplies are available at the 2 supermarkets there is also a local pharmacy and bakery. Should you wish to explore the town during the day or in the evening there is plenty of literature and hand picked leaflets in the villa to give you names and directions for great food, local tavernas and bars - a couple of which have free WiFi should you need to catch up with the outside world! Gennadi town is very pleasant with a mixture of ages in architecture and a wonderful laid back community feel to it with young and old always smiling and greeting new faces. If you walk for a few minutes more you are on the pebble beach complete with a further two tavernas. If you decide to go a little further afield and discover more of what Rhodes Island has to offer then there are adequate maps and again choice leaflets to point you in the right direction to get the best from your stay at Villa Aglaia.
The villa in general is very modern with a wonderful Greek feel to it, spacious and very comfortable and literally has everything you would require during your stay including books, games and DVDs should you wish to have an evening in or entertain younger family members.
To conclude - a big thank-you to Alan & Suzi Clayton for a fantastic stay at their Villa Aglaia, in short look at the photographs on their website and what you see is definitely "what you get", Sun, sea, cool breeze and total comfort!

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Liked best: Peace and quiet and the views and need for nothing!
Liked least: Nothing really detracted from my stay.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups
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Management Response
14 Feb 2016
We are glad you enjoyed yourself. We have since installed WiFi in the villa and the whole village has benefited from the new street lighting.
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Ian S
Bugle, St Austell, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
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“Fabulous Sea views - a Five Star Villa!”
Reviewed 19 June 2013 for a stay in June 2013

Myself and 4 friends recently returned from a weeks stay in this villa. It is situated in the quiet village of Gennadi which is about a 20 minute drive from the town of Lindos and about an hour from Rhodes town. It enjoys a wonderful location high on a hill above the village, commanding amazing sea views from all 3 bedroom balconies as well as from ground level around the lovely plunge pool. Being part of a very small development of only 6 properties and surrounded by rolling hills, it is a very relaxing, quiet spot to unwind and enjoy the sun...with the only disturbances likely to be from the odd passing goat!
The villa itself is beautiful and spotless and spacious, even for 5 people - Alan & Suzi have really tried to think of everything to make your stay enjoyable. You really do feel you have the privilege of staying in someones home rather than just any rental villa!
The village is quiet - don't expect a bustling nightlife..we didn't and it was perfect for us. The two main Tavernas - Sergios and Mama's offered a wide range of food and the two local bars were welcoming and provided a great atmosphere to enjoy your drinks. You are not made to feel like a tourist - just one of the village! However, if you do wish to travel further afield as we did on a couple of nights, there is a fantastic variety of restaurants just 20 minutes away in Lindos.
All in all we had a great time and would definitely stay again and recommend to others.

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Liked best: The location of the villa with it's fantastic sea views.
Liked least: The approach to the villa up a steep unfinished road which may be off putting to some, but I understand this will soon be surfaced and the villa's stunning location more than offsets this minor point.
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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Management Response
10 Nov 2016
We thank you for your lovely review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay.
We look forward to welcoming you on another occasion.
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Leicester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 August 2012 for a stay in July 2012

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Liked best: 4 euros for 2 litres of wine at local supermarket!!
Liked least: Unmade road up to villa, especially in the dark.
Travelling group: Teenagers
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
14 Feb 2016
We are glad you had a good time. We have recently installed Wi-Fi in the villa if you want 'to keep in touch'!
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