My Friends and I recently stayed in the "Main House" of "On The Rocks" and were totally blown away by the accomodation... We thought the website pictures looked great but to actually be there in person was something else entirely!
Situated only a 10 minute walk from Ios's main town Chora, the spotless house boasts great sized bedrooms with ensuites, beautiful Mediterranean style decor throughout and a fully equipped kitchen with everything you need to be self sufficient.. That's if you want to be inside of course because outside is where you will want to be! Open the back door to the pool area and you will be in absolute awe at the breathtaking views from your own private infinity pool surrounded by cycalade gardens and overlooking the Aegean sea with it's majestic islands in the distance... The pool area has plenty of lounge chairs to soak up the sun and a large tiled undercover area with a long timber dining table to entertain or enjoy a relaxing dinner or drink whilst you take as much of the scenery as you possibly can.... There is even walking access down to a secluded little beach if you prefer a swim in the Mediterranean.. All visible and in close proximity to the House.
The hospitality provided by John and Emmanuella was amazing, everyday there was fresh bread, fruit and water and the rooms were cleaned upon convenience to us. They were extremely generous, helpful and kind making every effort to give us a comfortable stay and they did indeed!
A big thank you to John and Emmanuella for letting us experience this unforgettable place. Memories from this holiday will never be forgotten!
I couldn't recommend this place highly enough!
It really was quite incredible.
5* from us!!!
We stayed at On the Rocks in the Main House villa for 4 days during our visit to Ios and it was absolutely the highlight of our trip.
The villa is BEAUTIFUL. It is situated just 5 minutes drive (10-15 minute walk) from the main town Chora where there are plenty of bars and restaurants and a buzzing atmosphere. However the best thing about On the Rocks is that it’s peaceful and private hillside location takes you away from all the noise, so you get the perfect balance.
The infinity pool has what I can only describe as “WOW” views and is completely private - we felt spoilt. There is plenty of seating space outside and a dinner table overlooking the ocean, which was very romantic for dinner each evening. Picture perfect!
The interior is modern and beautifully decorated, with 5 spacious bedrooms, several en suites, and a large kitchen and living space. Great for staying with a group of friends or a large family. There is a second living space downstairs which is handy if you have kids and need extra play room!
The villa owners, Emmanuela and John, were excellent hosts. Whilst giving you privacy, they make themselves readily available for any questions about the villa or island. They were hugely helpful giving us tips of where to eat and what beaches to explore. They also kindly welcomed us with complimentary wine, pastries and fresh fruits which was a lovely personal touch we weren’t expecting.
The cleaners were excellent and come everyday at whatever time you request.
There is a gorgeous untouched beach just a short 5 minute walk from the villa, and the other main island beaches are just a short drive away.
Overall, I couldn’t recommend this villa more! If youre thinking of going, book!!
We certainly are keen to go back next year :)
Many thanks for having us,
Melissa and Alex
We were so happy to have stayed in this gorgeous house in Ios, Greece. It had absolutely everything we needed and more. Each room was clean, large, had it's own bathroom and was equipped with a comfy bed and bright, natural light. The pool was incredible and kept us cool the entire stay. Every morning we were stunned by the 360° views and every evening we got to enjoy a magical sunset.
We really appreciated the owner's hospitality! He provided freshly baked bread every morning and daily cleaning.
Can't wait to return!!!
We had an amazing time here. One of the best hosts I've ever had. Checked every single box when it comes to hospitality. I would leave a hundred stars if I could.
The House on the Rocks has to be THE BEST Holiday accommodation my family and I have ever been fortunate to stay in. Alas, I do not have the words to fully describe just how perfect each evening was as we sat drinking cocktails and watched the sunset in all its glory over the vivid blue Aegean and surrounding island.
We were lucky enough to spend 7 days on sunny IOS from (22 Sep 17 - 28 Sep 17) and could not be more happy with where we stayed.
From the moment we arrived on the ferry we were greeted by the two lovely Hosts
Emmanuela and Yannis who had organised transport from the wharf.
They are both very easy to talk to and made us all feel welcome and like old friends, answering all our questions and giving us a lot of useful information on the island as well as the layout of the house and its amenities.
Arriving at the house we were immediately blown away by the sweeping 180-degree view from the houses commanding position on a hill looking out over the island below and the shimmering waters of the Aegean. And the lovely touch of a fresh Greek salad and a cheese pie in the oven which was delicious!
All bedrooms and living areas a very nicely decorated and well stocked for your stay which made us feel at home and like we were kings and queens in our new kingdom.
Each bedroom has its own adjoining ensuite and really comfortable beds with various pillow and sheet options which have been compiled into what is called a linen menu which made sure each of us had the perfect softness/pillow type we preferred.
The kitchen is well stocked with all the cooking utensils you can think of which was a big bonus for us as we made good use of it! the house also includes a coal bbq just adjacent to the pool.
Lastly but not least the infinity pool is the crown jewel and where we spent the most of our time. You can laze around on the beautiful and comfy deck chairs or take a plunge and rest your arms on the infinity pool edge and lose your self as you stare out over the vast horizon.
We recommend a stay at the house on the rocks to anyone who wants a truly magical experience. Emmanuela and Yannis have perfected the art of holiday homes and we want to thank them again for their hospitality as well the staff for their fast and efficient work behind the scenes.
Josh & Mardi