Halki holiday house rental with beach/lake nearby, internet access and balcony/terrace and air con

Polyxeni's Sea front Villa

from £62 /night help Price for guests, Nights

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from £62 /night help Price for guests, Nights

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House / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4 Home 572683

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House / 2 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 4

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from owner

" Villa Polyxeni is a wonderful traditional stone house just a few steps from the sea. Built more than 100 years ago, recently renovated, is located on the left side of the village of Halki, when entering the harbor by boat.

Covering a total area of 120 square meters it consists of a large main room of 60 square meters, an inner courtyard with access to a separate bedroom and the bathroom / WC. On the front is the large balcony with a lovely view over the village and the sea. The main room of 60 sqm with high ceilings and a traditional wooden roof contains a raised (2m high) double bed directly overlooking the sea, There is, a fully equipped kitchen (refrigerator, oven, dishes, glasses, many cookware, blender, toaster, juicer, coffee machine etc), a dining table with 6 chairs, a living room with two sofas and armchairs as well as a spacious wardrobe.

In the inner courtyard under the shade, provided by the white-purple bougainvilleas, is another sleeping room an outdoor shower and a table

" Villa Polyxeni is a wonderful traditional stone house just a few steps from the sea. Built more than 100 years ago, recently renovated, is located on the left side of the village of Halki, when entering the harbor by boat.

Covering a total area of 120 square meters it consists of a large main room of 60 square meters, an inner courtyard with access to a separate bedroom and the bathroom / WC. On the front is the large balcony with a lovely view over the village and the sea. The main room of 60 sqm with high ceilings and a traditional wooden roof contains a raised (2m high) double bed directly overlooking the sea, There is, a fully equipped kitchen (refrigerator, oven, dishes, glasses, many cookware, blender, toaster, juicer, coffee machine etc), a dining table with 6 chairs, a living room with two sofas and armchairs as well as a spacious wardrobe.

In the inner courtyard under the shade, provided by the white-purple bougainvilleas, is another sleeping room an outdoor shower and a table with chairs, and a small garden with colorful flowers.

The unique balcony of 30 square meters is exactly above sea level and has a breathtaking view - probably one of the best of the island- that will leave you speechless. You look straight to the harbor, the settlement and the open sea, heading to Rhodes, where you can admire the crystal clear emerald sea filled with colorful fishing boats, the quiet dusk, or the magnificent sunrise. There is a large table with sofas and a big umbrella that will enable you to enjoy endless moments of peace.

Just below the house there is a small "beach" for direct access to the crystal clear waters of Halki. "

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The Dodecanese region

Greece's best kept secret

Halki island: the Hidden Paradise

Characterized by Unesco as the island of Peace and Friendship,Halki(Chalki, Khalki)is a jewel of an island, small and rocky, situated some 6 km (4 miles) west of the island of Rhodes in the Dodecanese Archipelago. With an area of 28 km2 (11 sq miles) and a population of a few hundred people in the summer, it is one of the smallest inhabited islands not only in the Aegean but in all of Greece.

This unspoiled, unique, colorful and undiscovered by mass tourism fisher-island is lately seeing a steady flow of visitors who come for its relaxation value. Almost abandoned at the turn of the 20th century, when the sponge-fishing industry took a nosedive, Halki existed in forgotten silence for many years.

The climate of Chalki is very dry and therefore very pleasant for vacationing. Normally the last rains fall by the end of April and start again at the end of October, providing ample opportunity for swimming in the meantime. The region is famous for long, sunny summers with temperatures ranging between 25° and 35° Celsius.

Halki is an “anti-stress” destination where bibliophiles, poets, writers, spiritually motivated individuals, religious walkers, romantic couples, families with kids or just people that want to get away from “it all”, swim in crystal clear waters, take a deep breath of sea breeze, sit by the port, hear and watch the fishing boats leave or return, hear the church bells inviting them to Liturgy, observe the night sky with the countless stars, and the glowing moon reflected in the sea. The days in Halki are filled with calmness, romance, sea dives, fishing, snorkeling, exploring the island, tasting the local Greek cuisine and enjoying the local aperitifs and wines.

Halki

Emborio

The impressive Emborio (or Nimborio) is the only inhabited village of the island. A quiet fishing port village amphitheatrically built around the harbor with traditional island-style mansions of extreme beauty. Most of them are recently restored to their former glory. Made out of stone with colored shutters and white frames or entirely painted in bright colors, they signify the old prosperity of the island. Even those that are still in a state of disrepair – yet slowly being renovated – overgrown with weeds and decrepit, contribute to astonish the visitor. Car traffic is prohibited once the ferries have come and gone, so the waterside always enjoys a relaxing, vehicle-free setting.

Most commercial services and accommodation options are within 200m of the harbor. The streets of the village are paved with stones, and the village justifiably holds a leading position in the list with the most picturesque villages of the Greek islands.

The inhabitants, two hundred and fifty in total, are occupied with fishing, farming and tourism. Summer evenings are “filled with life”, but not with noise.

Cars are not needed and there is no pollution at all. The water is crystal clear even inside the “harbor” and the houses are built on the seaside, giving the unique opportunity to jump into the water even directly beneath your house.

Worth visiting in Emborio are: the church of St. Nicolas, the building of the City Hall, recently renovated; in front of it, the impressive Clock Tower (the clock was stopped years ago by the inhabitants because it was… too noisy);and nearby the only School of today, that constitutes a special and impressive building. Halki's traditional house-museum is also nearby. From traditional embroideries and crochets to crockery, from the olden-day cooking utensils to the delicate yet beautiful decoration of the rooms, the traditional house of Halki opens a window to all visitors who wish to learn more about the lives of the people on this glorious and much loved island.

Bed & bathroom

  • 2 Double Beds
  • 1 family bathrooms

Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Sea view
  • Boat available
  • Internet access
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Toaster
  • Washing machine
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

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Payment
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by wire transfer).
Smoking
Yes, smoking allowed
Cancellation policy

About the owner

Panos V
Response rate:
100%
Calendar updated:
07 Feb 2016
Based in:
Greece

Languages spoken: English, French, German, Italian, Dutch

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“Welcoming, Friendly, Brilliant, Peaceful, Gastronomic Excellence”

Reviewed 22 Jun 2014

My wife and I have hi powered jobs in the UK and we were seeking a total break from the 'rat race' with rest and relaxation at the top of the list. We found it in spades in Panos' villa and Halki. What a wonderful peaceful, relaxing, friendly island taking you back to a world before IT (although WiFi was also provided in the villa) and pre the hustle and bustle of life these days. Panos had thought about absolutely everything that you would need on a self catering holiday, right down to a glass of chilled Ouzo on arrival. He picked us up from the ferry and we walked up the narrow character streets and alleys to the villa (about three minutes from the centre); a little truck picked up our luggage on arrival (and also on departure). The villa was fantastic, splendid views and right on the edge of the town (village) which had everything available with a superb selection of Tavernas and restaurants. The facilities provided in the villa were second to none and the accommodation was luxurious and the sun was always somewhere on the large veranda from sunrise to sunset. The bed was elevated on a mezzanine floor to give superb views across the harbour, as long as you had a 'head for heights' an unusual but thoughtful and impressive arrangement. Panos was a very intelligent , professional, accommodating and friendly guy who could not do enough to make us feel welcome and with a plethora of tips and advice about life, restaurants and geography of this unspoilt island. He made himself available all the time but never 'in your face'. We would highly recommend Halki to anyone who wants peace and would most highly recommend Panos and his villa for the place to stay on that wonderful Island - Thanks Panos we will return......... and recommend you to our friends and family too

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