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Traditional Villa Sofia - a dreamhouse in Rhodes

SuperhostKoskinou, Greece
Cycladic house hosted by Konstantinos
6 guests2 bedrooms3 beds2 bathrooms
Entire home
You’ll have the cycladic house (greece) to yourself.
Clean and tidy
13 recent guests said this place was sparkling clean.
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NEW UPDATED CORONA CLEANING PROTOCOL! With 24 hour between each guest, check in and check out is now available from 12.00.
A wonderful traditional greek living experience!! Mixing old and new in the beautiful village of Koskinou, 5 minutes from the beach and 15 minutes from Rhodes town.
This is my familys house since it was built in mid 1800s and it is completely renovated in 2016. Amazing roof terrace with the best view.. Comfortable beds.. Light.. Breeze.. You will love this house!!

The space
Villa Sofia is named after Sofia, my great-grandmother who I stayed with in this house when I was a child. She and her husband renovated the house in 1920 but the house is older than that. When tourists started to come to Rhodes in the 60s Sofia opened her house for them to see and experience something original greek. Now I want to do the same! The house is completely renovated 2016 so it has all the modern amenities but I have kept the traditional feel of a Koskinou village house. You will not be disappointed!!

Opening the metal door to the courtyard everyone gets a smile to their face. You see a stair up to the roof terraces and a beautiful pattern pebble floor.. A few steps in you pass the outside bathroom and see the dining area with a big barbecue especially built for kontosouvli (meat that is put on a 2 meter long metal pole and grilled rotating slow for 2 hours.. Absolutely amazing!).

If you now decide to go up the stair you will come up to the first roof terrace with an old-style sitting area. What better than to have your morning coffee here.. Or maybe a glass of wine when the sun is setting. If you have laundry that needs to dry this is where you hang them. Up the next stair is the big roof terrace, with another dining table, a pergola-sofa-bed, some nice chairs and a sunbed. Whatever you decide to do up here the view is amazing! You will see the town and the ocean and all of the village..

Downstairs on the courtyard there are two door in to the house. The one on the right leads to the kitchen and the one straight ahead leads to the main room - which is also one of the bedrooms. This room is the most characteristic, 5 meter to the ceiling with a big arc in the middle. Most of these houses in Koskinou are a little dark since they don't have so many windows but when Sofia renovated the house in 1920 they opened windows on the back wall. This gives the room a wonderful light and if you open the windows in the summer the breeze will cool you down.. There are family pictures on the walls, old plates, bowls and glasses, golden frames, another amazing patterned pebble floor and two pataros (loft beds) that each have a comfortable double bed. Under the highest pataro is walk-in closet!!

There is a door from this room that leads into the kitchen, which you can also access from the courtyard. Here you have everything that you would need for cooking. Even a little coffee station! Since it is also located in the middle of the house, the person who ends up cooking is a part of the socializing and everyone can give a helping hand when they walk through.

The next door leads to the other bedroom where there is a fireplace for the winter! This use to be the old kitchen and the fireplace was used for cooking actually, that is why it is much higher than a normal fireplace. The sofa turns into a really comfortable double bed and there is also another bathroom that is accessed from this room. Internet and a TV with most cable channels is another nice little feature in this room. Per request I can arrange for a work-desk to put in this room too!

Welcome to Villa Sofia!!

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This house will be all yours during your stay!

Other things to note
The few things to note is written down in "house rules". Other than that I hope that you will love and care for this house as it was your own. There is a lot of history in this house and it means a lot to my whole family.

Licence number
00000076774
NEW UPDATED CORONA CLEANING PROTOCOL! With 24 hour between each guest, check in and check out is now available from 12.00.
A wonderful traditional greek living experience!! Mixing old and new in the beautiful village of Koskinou, 5 minutes from the beach and 15 minutes from Rhodes town.
This is my familys house since it was built in mid 1800s and it is completely renovated in 2016. Amazing roof terrace wit…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
2 double beds, 1 cot
Bedroom 2
1 double bed

Amenities

Kitchen
Wifi
Cable TV
Hangers
Air conditioning
Washing machine
Hair dryer
Essentials
Iron
Laptop-friendly workspace

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Koskinou, Greece

Koskinou (Greek: Κοσκινού) with a population of over 3000 is a beautiful village at 7 km from the capital, built atop of a hill overlooking the east coast of Rhodes.
Koskinou is one of the oldest villages on the island, byzantine coins and other artefacts indicate that the village existed well before the 15th century. Walking around the village you will find traces from the ancient Greek and the Byzantine eras.
With it's winding roads it is easy to get lost, but it is not so big so you will eventually find your way. The people are very friendly and most speak english.
The old ladies on the street might be curious of who is staying at the house so please say hi to them!
Koskinou (Greek: Κοσκινού) with a population of over 3000 is a beautiful village at 7 km from the capital, built atop of a hill overlooking the east coast of Rhodes.
Koskinou is one of the oldest villages…

Hosted by Konstantinos

Joined in January 2016
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My name is Kostas Tampratzis and I am born and raised in the beautiful village of Koskinou - Rhodes, Greece. After the mandatory army service I continued on to military school for 2 years. I left from there with one star on my shoulder and a lot of experience and strength. I continued to work at my familys restaurant and I later became the owner the last 5 years. So you can ask my how to make the best greek food! I am very proud to rent out my familys traditional house, where I spent the first years of my life, living with my parents, sister, grandmother and grand-grandmother. It is a house with a lot of history. One of my biggest interests is fixing and building most anything, so when the idea of renting out the house me and my wife Jeanette decided to renovate everything ourselves. Apart from all of the above I love to go fishing! Jeanette is from Sweden so when we go somewhere it is either to family around Greece or visiting her family in Stockholm.
My name is Kostas Tampratzis and I am born and raised in the beautiful village of Koskinou - Rhodes, Greece. After the mandatory army service I continued on to military school for…
During your stay
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  • Policy number: 00000076774
  • Languages: English, Ελληνικά, Svenska
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: After 12:00 pm
Check out: 12:00 pm
No pets
No parties or events
Smoking is allowed
Safety & Property
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit – if you damage the home, you may be charged up to ₹16933

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