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Impressive & well designed luxury villa with relaxation in mind. Nearly sold out

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Villa in Vlicha Bay, Nr. Lindos, Rhodes - Peaceful Location Within Easy Reach of Historic Lindos

Welcome to Villa Galini, your beautiful home for your time here on Rhodes. Sitting on a tranquil hillside overlooking the sweeping bay, you are less than 3 minutes from the crystal clear waters of the Aegean Sea. Villa Galini has been designed to afford all of its’ guests the very highest standard of luxury and comfort. Our aim is to ensure you leave here feeling that you have had more than just a holiday. We have three bedrooms, each with their own individual colour palette and style, and all have stunning views of the bay and mountains. The master bedroom has a superking size bed which can be divided into 2 separate beds at your request. Bedroom 2 has a king size bed, and each of these rooms has a private balcony for you to take in the breathtaking views. Bedroom 3,with a double bed, is situated on the ground floor and has French windows which open onto the outside patio area. The indoor and outdoor living areas are fully equipped with everything you need to enjoy a perfect getaway.

Russell Andrews
Member since: 2009
Speaks english, British Sign Language
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
24 June, 2018

About Russell Andrews

Having visited Rhodes more than 20 years ago, it was one of my choices when I decided to purchase a property abroad, as I’d loved my time here and always promised myself I would come back. However, being rational, I decided to widen my search to make sure I was making the right decision. I wanted somewhere I wouldn't tire of, somewhere I felt safe and comfortable, and somewhere I could kick back, relax and call a home from home.

Russell Andrews purchased this villa in 2007

Why Russell Andrews chose South Aegean

After searching for a property for more than 2 years travelling to, and holidaying in, over 12 destinations in Europe and America, I finally came back to Rhodes! I find the pace of life relaxing, the people welcoming, the history fascinating, and the sun and sea absolute perfection! I visited Vlicha Bay almost by chance, and immediately fell in love with the tranquility and beauty of it. Again, being rational, I walked away, but the views and peacefulness wouldn’t leave me. I returned and bought Villa Galini, and nurtured it into the stunning Villa you see today.

Guestbook comments from the owner

'We would say villa Galini is one of the jewels of the Med.Russ the owner was so helpful in organising the stay that we weren't surprised at the level of attention to detail when we arrived.The villa boasts an array of outstanding features, including the wonderful pool, gorgeous landscaped gardens&great air conditioning system for those sweltering days.Special touches like the welcome pack and the selection of music/DVDs make the villa easily comparable with a 5* hotel.We particularly liked the quiet location,only a stones throw from the beach and yet just a 5 minute ride to bustling Lindos. We have no doubts in recommending the villa to anyone'

Dr Fallon & family

'This is a seriously fantastic villa,beautifully decorated&equipped with everything you could possibly need whilst on holiday.It was perfect for our stay,each bedroom is comfortable&luxurious,the lounge area fantastic&well equipped and don't get me started on the kitchen...wonderful.'

Rudd family
Feb 2009
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa rental in South Aegean

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Resort
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
    Shower room 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , full walk in shower
  • Bathroom 1 - first floor. Bath/shower, wc, vanity unit. Bathroom 2 - ground floor. Walk in shower, wc, vanity unit. Both bathrooms finished to a very high standard with imported Italian tiles.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed , 1 cot
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , 1 cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms)+ 2 cots Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 super-king bed (can be divided into 2 singles on request). Bedroom 2 king bed. Bedroom 3 double bed. All come with luxury over sized headboards, wardrobes, vanity units and hairdryers. All rooms have stunning sea views.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Veranda / Loggia ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: The property is fully air-conditioned and is tiled throughout to keep it cool on those hot summer days. It has been finished to a very high standard. Outside: Patio area with large dining table and chairs to one side (including outdoor fridge) and, to the other, large comfortable outdoor sofas under the covered pergola. The private pool (8 x 4 meters) has over-sized sun loungers for complete relaxation. Take a dip in the pool to keep you cool on those hot summer days. Landscaped garden with fruit trees and shrubs to compliment the surroundings. A large stone barbecue for that alfresco experience while you watch the sunset over the mountains. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The villa will be cleaned weekly with luxurious white bedlinen and quality white towels being provided for the guests. Other: There is a storage area under the stairs that houses a washing machine, vacuum cleaner, mop and bucket.


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Impressive & well designed luxury villa with relaxation in mind. Nearly sold out
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews


  • 5 of 5

I am so often disappointed with holiday rentals..... but not this time!

Booking Villa Galini was very straightforward and all my questions and queries were answered quickly and honestly. The week before we left to go to Rhodes I was bowled over by their pre-welcome pack, such a lovely thing to do and as it turned out, shades of things to come.

When we arrived at the villa I was so delighted - it really is absolutely stunning, incredibly comfortable and with wonderful attention to detail.

Spotlessly clean, beautifully maintained and lots of finishing touches that made it feel very special indeed.

The pool area is divine and because it was very warm we spent many happy hours relaxing there.

I cannot say enough positive things about Villa Galini, the owner was very helpful and completely understands the true meaning of hospitality, we loved the villa so much we rarely wanted to venture out but the island is spectacular and well worth exploring.

We really can't wait to go back ❤️

  • Review Submitted: 27/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Stunning Attention to Detail, Truly Special.

  • 5 of 5

Ever since our first interaction with Russ the owner and designer of Villa Galini we were blown away by his eye for detail, nothing was too much trouble and he genuinely cared that we were relaxed, had everything we needed and could just enjoy our luxury break.

When we arrived there were some beautiful little touches that were very much appreciated (we wont spoil the surprise for future guests).

The view over the bay from the beautifully decked pool and garden area was a super backdrop to dinner on the extensive outdoor terrace with the pool lit by night and the stars twinkling above it made for some memories we will enjoy for a lifetime.

We would recommend this super property without any hesitation and look forward to returning.

  • Review Submitted: 14/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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The perfect villa, for a perfect holiday!

  • 5 of 5

Right from the first contact we had with the owner regarding the booking, we found the process straight forward, helpful and friendly. Our emails were answered promptly and very informatively. Myself and my wife thought the villa was stunning, spotlessly clean and tidy. We really liked the way the villa was furnished and decorated, it was totally to our taste. We were amazed at the choice of equipment in the kitchen and the outdoor area. There was even a fridge outside to keep your drinks cool. It was really useful to have a dishwasher and a washing machine in the villa. The additional things such as cleaning supplies, toiletries, bath towels and luxurious pool towels were a nice addition too. The outdoor area is perfect to chill out in the warm evenings and is a welcomed break from sun in the daytime. The pool was beautiful, perfect depth (1.3M), a great size for the family to have fun in and was also well maintained. There are plenty of sun beds, outdoor seating etc...and a great BBQ area should you want to eat in. Our children particularly loved the pool (even at 10pm!), the wifi which they could use anywhere in the villa grounds and they enjoyed the excellent choice of DVDs and CDs on offer. Alexandra (Villa manager) visited us at the beginning of the holiday and was most helpful and informative. She reassured us that she was always there should we need her. The villa location is brilliant, we didn't realise how close it was to the restaurants, supermarkets and the beach, all within a 2 minute walk. We chose to eat at the local restaurant Azzuro most evenings which has excellent food and great views of Vlicha Bay. This was a real bonus. In a nutshell what we are trying to say is the villa is perfect. This has been our best family holiday to date! Thank you Russ for sharing your villa with us and I will definitely consider returning one day.

  • Review Submitted: 21/08/2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks Neil & Heather for taking the time and providing us with such a glowing villa review, it is very much welcomed and appreciated. Villa Galini is a place we love very much & it's nice to know our guests love it too. It would be a pleasure to have you and the children return for another holiday soon, keep in touch. Best wishes Russ.
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Stunning Villa!

  • 5 of 5

Incredible villa, wonderfully managed and a truly great location for a holiday.

We traveled out to Lindos for our wedding at the end of May and found Villa Galini to be the perfect base. 40 minute drive from the airport and you wind down into the quiet yet large vlicha bay. With only a handful of hotels, apartments and villas you don't feel like you are in a really touristy spot which allows for a relaxing stay and some beautiful views. The villa is nestled slightly up the hill and immediatley you can tell it certainly different to the others around! The villa has recently undergone some more improvements to really make it feel like you are staying in somebody's home rather than a rental villa. Inside you have 1 bedroom downstairs that opens out onto the beautiful shaded area poolside and there is also a fully equipped kitchen and bathroom with a lovely shower. The outside living area has a dining table, outdoor fridge, coffee machine and sofa's to relax in the shade. The pool area looks out over Vlicha bay and the pool itslef has easy access with concrete steps and also and ledge at one end allowing the kids to splash around without the worry of being out of their depth. The pool is however all one depth so diving isn't really advised! Upstairs there are two more bedrooms with balconies and a shower/bath.

Villa Galini is about a 5-10min drive to Lindos where the beach is much more sandy than Vlicha Bay however be advised that driving in limited in Lindos and paring can get quite frantic in the mornings when the tourist buses arrive to visit the acropolis!

As mentioned Vlicha bay is quite quiet and places to eat are fairly limited. Having said that, the Lindian Jewell (2 min walk) offers great food as well as takeaways and also the Yota Beach (3min walk) does some fantastic food! The villa does have a great BBQ area which i would advise taking advantage of. Just off the main road at the top of Vlicha Bay is a big supermarket where you can buy everything you will need for your stay!

Overall i would highly recommend staying at Villa Galini. We honestly felt it was the nicest villa we have stayed in and Russ (owner) was so helpful during the booking process, even sending us Christmas cards, luggage tags and a welcome home card! We just hope not too many people find out abut this gem of a location! ;-)

  • Review Submitted: 23/06/2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from an absolutely fabulous 17 days at Villa Galini. We had a fantastic holiday and would not hesitate to return to this stunning villa. It is obvious that the owner has put so much care and thought into every area of the decoration and presentation and has achieved stunning results.

Throughout the process, from the initial booking with the owner to the contact with the Management Company, we found everyone to be extremely professional, friendly and approachable.

On arrival we were truly 'wowed'. Everything was beautifully presented and clean and there were some lovely touches like a welcome card, complimentary White Company toiletries and a great selection of food and drink. There was even a birthday card and a bottle of bubbly from the owner!

The villa itself is spacious and well equipped. There's plenty of storage and the kitchen has everything you could could possibly need on holiday - there's probably more glassware and crockery than we have at home!! There was excellent wi-fi coverage throughout the villa and outside on the terrace which kept the kids happy when they weren't in the pool!

The thing that really sets Villa Galini apart however is the outdoor space. The covered terrace is spacious and again beautifully furnished - perfect for relaxing in the shade, taking in the view of the bay or enjoying a drink or two in the evening.

The location in Vlicha Bay is also great. It is in a quiet, yet not isolated position. It is only a 5 minute drive into Lindos but what we hadn't actually realised when booking is that there's a mini-market and a couple of bars / restaurants within just a couple of minutes walk. We enjoyed the Azurro bar at the Lindian Jewel, and they were happy to call you a taxi if you wanted to go on anywhere else.

I could go on as we had such a fantastic holiday but to sum up we absolutely loved this villa and would wholeheartedly recommend to anyone looking for a special holiday rental in Rhodes.

  • Review Submitted: 10/09/2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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No negatives, only superlatives

  • 5 of 5

Villa is perfect - comfortable, cool, stylish & spacious. Difficult to decide where to spend chill-out times - upstairs on the balcony, in the stylish sitting room with air con on, out in the fabulous outdoor lounge or over on the stone seat with the pebble mosaic and exotic plants; try them all! So much hard work has gone into making this a five star villa, the others in the same row are way behind by the looks of things. The mini market in the bay does fab doughnuts, cheese pies and lots of other useful things, and the 19 and 21 year olds in our group enjoyed wandering down for reasonably priced cocktails in the bar just close to the mini market. A great place to stay and only a five minute drive to Lindos. Hihly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 13/07/2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
48 Kilometres
Rhodes (RHO)
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Lindane Jewel
Nearest Ferry
52 Kilometres
Rhodes City
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Rhodes offers it's visitors a multitude of all year round leisure activities. The island has excellent shopping, romantic temple ruins and a fabulous Medieval Old Town. A 5* Casino, Butterfly Valley, Ostrich farm and the Water Park are within easy driving distance of the villa. There are plenty of water sport facilities to be found within walking distance of the villa in the bay itself.


Villa Galini is 300 meters from the beach at Vliha. The sea is crystal clear and very calm.


There are many airlines that operate into Rhodes International airport and you will find a taxi rank directly outside the airport. Major international car hire companies have facilities there too. The villa is 35 minutes away by car. I would be more than happy to assist with hire car recommendations.


Walking distance to local cafes, bars, mini-market and beach. Less than 5 minutes by car to historic Lindos.

Further Details:

Vliha is ideal for those looking for a quiet location but within easy reach of the historic town of Lindos with it's breathtaking Acropolis, white washed houses, beautiful restaurants, bars and famous donkeys.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday villa in South Aegean

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1 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
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Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$624.07

Booking Notes:
Bookings taken all year round. A non refundable deposit of 25% on booking with the remaining balance due 10 weeks before together with a £350 refundable breakage deposit. We understand accidents do happen and items get broken. The breakage deposit is for wilful damage and missing items. The deposit will be returned to you after your holiday providing no damage has been reported.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is a Wednesday or a Saturday. Short breaks of 3-4 nights may be available depending on availability. Send in a request and I will always be happy to assist.

Notes on prices:
Payment is accepted either via cheque, PayPal, bank BACS transfer. If paying through OwnersDirect they will add a surcharge.
Full details will be given at time of booking along with a booking form for completion. A copy of the rental Terms and Conditions will also be sent.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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