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The Big Arch House

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3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Rhodes, Dodecanese, South Aegean
This is one of two 1895 original old village stone houses here, which have restored with environmental materials and a sympathetic approach. They are set in a quiet, traditional corner of the village of Malona, just 5 minutes drive from the beautiful golden beach of Agathi, and the pretty harbor of Haraki. <BR>The village of Malona has a lot to offer in both the summer and the winter as it is an active traditional agricultural village, surrounded by orange, mandarin and olive groves which keep the locals busy all year around. Malona is a small village with little narrow streets, and retains its Greek traditional pace of life. A place where the men of the village sit out in the evenings in the local cafes, and the women sit together in the streets with the children. <BR>Many here speak some English after time spent working in A... Read more
About the Owner, Clare L
Languages spoken: English, French, Dutch
Response Rate: 95 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 33 days ago
Listed since : Jan 2013
Overall rating: 4.0 / 5.0
Based on 9 reviews and 2 properties
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Listing #HL306785
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Bucharest, Romania
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10 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014
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Very dirty, everything was sticky, very disgusting. The bed sheet were grey (at the origin white), crease, a lot of insects (different) that cause us a lot of skin trouble. it was like a garage, 3 bicycles in the single room, downstairs, a lot of packages, a great mess. The house was a kitsch, maybe the owner is frequently staying...

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As the owners of our much loved house, this was a stressful experience for us after a great 5 year history of renting this house. Our very reliable, local German housekeeper who has been looking after our houses now for 3 years, really bent over backwards to help this elderly lady and her daughter from Romania, but unfortunately nothing was...


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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2013 for a stay in April 2013

Management response:

Thanks for your kind words, we love that you all love the house and our Greek neighbours are always asking after you all. Such an amazing valley with river and waterfall you found this spring close by, thanks for showing us the way, what an amazing find!! Looking forward to seeing you again in the autumn. Clare & family


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  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Cots:(1)
  • Dining Seats (7)
  • Double Beds:(2)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (7)
  • Parking
  • Refrigerator
  • Single Beds:(1)
  • Sofa Beds:(2)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
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Additional Rate and Availability Information
BOOKING DETAILS : To confirm a booking a non refundable deposit of 30% is required and can be paid by bank transfer in sterling. Final payments due 6 weeks prior to arrival.
Please note, there is an extra charge for Air Conditioning
Fourno : 10€ per night. Big House : 15€ per night (generally required July & August) This is payable before you arrive, or on arrival during your arrival visit when you can decide if you need it. The controllers will be available to you on your arrival for you to decide.
Sheets, bath and hand towels provided. Please bring your own beach towels. Additional cleaning 30€ per time including sheet and towel changes.
Discounts can be negotiated for long winter lets.

Changeover day:
Arrival and departure days are flexible. 4 night minimum booking. A surcharge of 50€ to be paid for 10pm - 8am arrivals who wish to be escorted to the property.
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About the neighbourhood
A 5 minute drive takes you to the pretty little fishing harbour of Haraki, with very pleasant cafes and tavernas along it promenade. This is a shingle bay with a fast drop into the crystal clear water. Agathi beach next door is beautiful sand, and shallow easy access to the water. This beach has many sunbeds and some beach cafes. A 15 minute drive takes you to Lindos in one direction, to Kolimbia in the other, and not forgetting stunning Tsambika beach, or quieter Stegna beach in between.
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Rhodes Diagoras Airport: 40.0 km
Ferry: Rhodes Town: 40.0 km
Pick up a car from the airport and take the easy ride down the island main road into the village. Stop off at a supermarket in Faliraki or Kolimbia on route to stock up. A village map will be provided to find your way in to the house, and you will be visited by a local English lady who looks after the houses to ensure you are Ok.<BR>Taxis are outside the airport and cost between 35-50 euros depending on time of day.
Activities nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, Water Park Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 5.0 km.
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