Medieval City House Close 2 Beach&museum,garden,internet,ac
Beach house with 1 bedroom and 1 bathroom in Rhodes Old Town, Rhodes
From £326 per week
House to rent in Rhodes Old Town, Rhodes
13th century house with private garden and patio. Only five minutes walk from Rhodes Old Town and 150 metres from the beach, perfect for Island hopping as harbour near by or for solo travellers
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House overview - owner's description
In the heart of the medieval city, behind a high wall you will find hidden, enclosed on 85 sq m Maison Roxanne. with a patio - garden,with a private sitting area outside and separated.On the ground floor is the living room with comfortable seating - sleeping for 2 (1,40 x 1,90) and library, fireplace, TV & satellite, telephone ,free wireless,air condition (only upstairs in the bedroom area) and a dinning area,you will find all necessary kitchen equipment and a washing machine. A wooden staircase leads to first floor, to the one open bedrooms with with a double bed (1,80 x 2,00 ) .The bath is located in the middle ,equipped with a round bath tab and bidet.The shutters or blinds are adjustable to dark the rooms,or to keep mosquito's away.
On the terrace, guests can have their meals under the sun umbrella and a sitting area invites you to enjoy the the barbecue or reading a book.
On the enclosed ground we have a second house with it's own terrace fenced and separated with a wooden wall.No car needed - all reachable in walking distance, nearest beach 150 m away , museum , night life and restaurants. Perfect for single travellers as owner lives next door.Close to all museums, harbour perfect for Island-hopping.
The house was re-build in 2002 ,original 13 th century.
Rhodes is the principal city of the Greek island of Rhodes, in southeastern Aegean Sea and the capital of the Dodecanese prefecture. Its has a population of approximately 80,000. Rhodes has been famous since antiquity as the site of Colossus of Rhodes, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. The citadel of Rhodes, built by the Hospitalliers, is one of the best preserved medieval towns in Europe which in 1988 was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The City of Rhodes is a popular international tourist destination.
The green, fertile island of Rhodes is one of the most developed tourist destinations in the Mediterranean. On its northern tip, the capital, Rhodes Town, lies within impressive medieval fortifications built by the Knights of St John, a military religious order who made it their power base from 1309 to 1522. It was taken by the Ottoman Turks in 1522, hence the proud minarets that punctuate its skyline. Now a UNESCO World Heritage site, its cobbled streets are crammed with boutique hotels, rustic tavernas and souvenir shops.
Cruise ships dock in the Commercial Port, just a 5-minute walk from the old town.
Its a joy to wander through the pedestrian-only, cobbled streets of Rhodes Towns old town, protected by 14th-century fortifications measuring 4km (2.5 miles) in length. The top attraction is the vast 14th-century Palace of the Grand Masters, housing a museum tracing the islands history. To reach it, walk up Ippoton Street, lined with ‘inns, each one representing a different country from where the knights originated. Close by, the 15th-century Knights Hospital houses the Archaeological Museum, while the nearby Byzantine Museum displays religious icons and frescoes in the former cathedral.
Also take a look at the pink 16th-century Mosque of Suleiman the Magnificent, built when Rhodes was controlled by the Ottomans. A short distance southwest of town, overlooking the sea, the Acropolis of Ancient Rhodes is home to the Temple of Apollo.
Many Agencys are offering a half-day excursion by bus to Lindos, a whitewashed hillside village crowned by a medieval fortress and an ancient Greek temple.
• City Walls
• Ippoton Street (Street of the Knights)
• Palace of the Grand Masters
• Knights Hospital
• Byzantine Museum
• Mosque of Suleiman the Magnificent
• Acropolis of ancient Rhodes
The former bazaar area of Socrates Street in Rhodes old town is the best place to shop for souvenirs, though you will also find some chic gift stores in Lindos. Typical mementos include Turkish-inspired rugs, ceramics (decorated with a deer, the symbol of Rhodes), leather goods, furs (from Kastoria in northern Greece), and gold and silver jewelery. Local wines, olive oil and sponges are also good buys.
Greek cuisine is based on fresh, seasonal, Mediterranean ingredients, with the abundant use of olive oil. Popular main courses include simply prepared fresh seafood, plus charcoal-grilled meat and hearty stews.
When To Go
from late April to late October. Peak season in Greece is July to August, when all the main destinations are very hot and very crowded. Try to visit in May/June or September/October/November/December/January to avoid the crowds and enjoy milder weather.
Many of the outdoor scenes of The Guns of Navarone (starring Gregory Peck, David Niven and Anthony Quinn) and Escape to Athena (starring Roger Moore and Telly Savalas) were filmed on the Island of Rhodes.
The city of Rhodes is situated in the north-east tip of the island and forms a triangle from north to south. It is the smallest municipality of the island in terms of land area and the largest in population. It borders with the Aegean Sea in the north, the east and the west and with the municipalities of Ialysos and Kallithea in the south.The island of Rhodes is at a crossroads between Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. This has given the city and the island many different identities, cultures, architectures, and languages over it long history. Its position in major sea routes has given Rhodes a very rich history. The island has been inhabited since about 4000 BC (Neolithic Period).Both city and island population continue to grow contrary to national levels the city has an official population of 54,000, but the actual population is estimated between 75 and 80,000. This is caused by many permanent residents of the city registering in their place of birth during the census. Thus the citys total population, as counted by the census, is less than the number of people actually residing in the city. Currently it is estimated that 80,000 people reside permanently in the city although last census showed only 54,000.
Taxis in the city are plentiful during winter,about 400 taxis serve the city and can be either found in specified taxi ranks or by phone.
The city hosts four harbors the central serves national and international traffic (ferried and cruise ships), Akandia harbor is currently in construction servicing mainly cargo ships and cruise ships on busy days, Kolona serves in-prefecture traffic and private yachts and finally Mandraki harbor services daily trips around the island and small yachts. The new Marina of the island is being constructed in the Zefyros area and is expected to be operational by 2009.
Diagoras International Airport of Rhodes serves both city and the island. It is situated 14km south west of the city. It is connected to all major Greek airports and Cyprus throughout the year and during tourism season accepts charter traffic.
Television and Radio
Most major nation-wide television stations broadcast in the city. There are also five local television stations and a number of local and national radio stations.
Major Dodecanese islands
Crete (Agios Nikolaos and Heraklio)
This house has 6 verified reviews.
6 out of 6 people recommend staying here
Claudia was very responsive to any requests for help and in ensuring we had a good holiday.
The house was clean and welcoming with all facillities we needed
The villa is an absolute gem. We were so fortunte to find it. It is located inside Old Town Rhodes, in fact right across from the charming historical town wall. All sites in Old Town, inc luding beaches and shopping, are within walking distance. The newly renovated villa contains portions of the old building, circa 1500. This gives it "character". The interior is nicely furnished and very clean. It has a very charming garden with a sitting and dining area. The villa exceeded all of our expectations for a family vacation rental home. The rent was quite reasonable for a family of four as compared to hotels (hotels in Europe charge per person as opposed to per room). Above all, the property owner was most kind, generous and helpful. She offered us so many extras for no charge without being asked. There is no doubt in our mind where we will be staying the next time we visit Rhodes, hopefully soon.
Villa Roxanne was a lovely place to live, even if only for 2 weeks. Its location in the Old Town of Rhodes mean that we were never far from anywhere and if we wanted to go further afield, we used the bus. Claudia was a wonderful host and was always ready and happy to advise and assist us if we needed it. Nothing was too much for her and she was overwhelmingly generous. Thank you Caludia for letting us borrow your home. x :)
Sowas lässt sich kaum beschreiben, das muss man gesehen und erlebt haben, dass es sowas noch gibt:-)! Das Haus verfügt nun wirklich über jeden Komfort, den man braucht, um sich zu Hause zu fühlen. Claudia ist eine äusserst grosszügige und zuvorkommende Gastgeberin alles was sich im Haus befand durften wir nutzen. Kein x-males abwaschen am Tag, weil es knapp für jedes Familienmitglied eine Gabel oder ein Glas hat, von allem ist mehr als genug vorhanden. Genauso gut ausgestattet ist der Rest des Hauses. Besonders Freude hat mir gemacht, dass der Kühlschrank bereits über Inhalt verfügte, ich konnte mich nur noch erschöpft auf die tollen Gartenmöbel niederlassen, die erste Flasche Wein öffnen und die ersten Oliven geniessen...den Innenhof haben wir für manch gemütliches Apéro oder Lesestündchen genutzt. Die Lage des Hauses, die Ambiance im ruhigeren Teil der prächtigen Altstadt von Rhodos ist einmalig, ein paar Schritte entfernt findet sich ein Bijou von einem Minimarket mit sehr freundlicher Bedienung. Auch der Fournos (Bäckerei) ist in 5 min erreichbar. Meinerseits gibts nichts anzufügen, nur top:-))
Had an excellent stay. The villa was in a great location and the landlord was incredibly helpful. Would recommend for sure, and would stay again!
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Outside this house in Rhodes Old Town, RhodesThis house is in the city and near a lively area and the beach. It has a balcony, a barbecue, outside lighting and a garden. Car hire is not necessary as the house is less than a 15 minute walk to a large selection of shops, bars, restaurants; however parking is not available.
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Changeover days and minimum stays
- 18 June - 31 October 2019: the minimum stay is 4 nights.
- 1 November 2019 - 31 March 2020: the minimum stay is 5 nights.
- 1 April - 31 May 2020: the minimum stay is 3 nights.
- 1 June - 31 October 2020: the minimum stay is 4 nights.
- 1 November 2020 - 30 March 2021: the minimum stay is 5 nights.
- 1 April - 31 May 2021: the minimum stay is 3 nights.
- 1 June - 31 October 2021: the minimum stay is 4 nights.
- 1 November 2021 - 30 March 2022: the minimum stay is 5 nights.
- 1 April - 31 May 2022: the minimum stay is 3 nights.
Early booking discounts
- Receive 20% off if the booking is made 6 months before the arrival date.
Late booking discounts
- Arrive between 1 April - 31 October and receive 20% off if the booking is made within 3 days of the arrival date.
Long stay discounts
- Receive 20% off if the booking is for 1 month or more.
If more than one discount matches your arrival date, please be aware that only one discount of the highest amount will be applied to your booking.
£267.43 per booking, paid locally
£17.83 per night for each additional person if there are more than 2 people, paid locally
private transfer 1-4 Persons airport Rhodes Diagoras to the housepayable direct to the driver,who will await you at the airport.The Fee could be little higher during late arrival
£31.20 per booking, paid locally
1 ensuite bedroom, Sleeps 4:
- 1 double bed and en suite
There is also 1 double sofa bed in in open lounge, 1 cot
1 bathroom including 1 en suite
CD player, DVD/Blu-ray player, Internet / WiFi, Radio, TV Languages in English, German, French, Italian, Local, Satellite / cable
Living area seats 4, Dining area seats 4, Air conditioning bedrooms only, Central heating, Open fire, Hair dryer, Iron / board, Towels / linen, Washing machine, Car hire optional
Cooker, Crockery, Cutlery, Fridge, Freezer, Glassware, Kettle, Microwave, Oven, Pots / pans, Toaster
Balcony or terrace, Barbecue, Outside lighting, Private garden
Children, Infants, Single gender groups, Smoking, Pets
daily cleaning available on request / car& motorbikes rentals are available/ excursions to other islands or turkey/ pre - booked transfer from the airport to the location by Taxi ( Taxi drivers at the airport may refusing to drive into the Old Town) scuba diving course/ Yacht and sailing boat rental/ golf course/
Agency From Rhodes, Greece Member since Sep 2006
Past bookings: 117 bookings
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