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Beautiful Villa With Private Pool And Stunning Sea Views

Bedrooms 4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Villa Elia, Skopelos Sporades Islands, Greek Islands, Greece - Nestled In A Peaceful Olive Grove Close To Both Town And Beaches

Villa Elia is a beautiful country style pool villa situated in it's own olive grove on a hillside overlooking the picturesque whitewashed town of Skoplelos and out to the sea beyond. The villa is fully equipped and beautifully decorated in warm colours with local art and ceramics throughout and special attention has been given to comfortable furnishings and bedding. Although Villa Elia has featured in an interiors magazine, it is very much a family villa and it's style is rustic and relaxed. This is not a typical "holiday let", the kitchen is fully equipped with all mod cons including an extensive collection of kitchen equipment and Greek cookery books. There are plenty of pool toys, books, board games and a great DVD library for guests to enjoy. There is also an I-pod dock, wifi and music system with cd collection. The linens and towels are top quality throughout. The house and gardens are full of shady spots and covered terraces to sit, relax and enjoy.

Sally Lorman
Member since: 2013
Speaks english, french, greek
Calendar last updated:
15 April, 2018

About Sally Lorman

We rented this beautiful villa with our children for many years and fell in love with both Skopelos and the house, before the previous owner finally agreed to sell it to us. Since then we have made many improvements and had many happy holidays at Villa Elia.

Sally Lorman purchased this villa in 2006

Why Sally Lorman chose Sporades

A real home from home in a quintesential Greek olive grove overlooking the sea.

What makes this villa unique

Breezes from the sea cool the house and there are 4 separate terraces to sit out and enjoy the gardens and sea view.

Guestbook comments from the owner

" Villa Elia was perfect for our family, really lovely villa, we loved it's style and the views as promised, were awesome! Thank you Sally and Bill for a great holiday. "

"We loved Villa Elia, really gorgeous open plan living. I don't think we ate a single meal indoors. Sally and Bill have thought of everything from lovely Hamam beach towels - to olive oil from their own trees. Have already booked for next year!"

"the villa was wonderfully peaceful but close enough to town to keep the teenagers happy. "
Oct 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa rental in Sporades, Greece

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:30 PM / Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • 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 Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure
    Shower room 1 - shower enclosure
    Shower room 2 - shower enclosure
  • The main bathroom has a bath and shower and the other two bathrooms are shower only. The studio has it's own en suite shower room. All three bathrooms have WC. Both bath and pool towels are provided.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 has double bed and fabulous sea facing deck. Bedroom 2 and 3 both have twin beds and the Studio bedroom has a double bed. An extra single bed can be put up on request. All linens are Egyptian cotton.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Veranda / Loggia
  • long term rentals available
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • bay
  • marina
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: The villa is spread over three floors with many private terraces to sit out on making it ideal for large groups or two families sharing. Please note that although they are completely private from each other Villa Elia and Elia cottage are located in the same olive grove so can be rented together and can sleep a total of 15 people. Outside: Lovely whitewashed villa with pale blue shutters. Has a private pool (4 by 10 meters) and extensive grounds overlooking the sea. The house is surrounded by olive grove and also has almond, walnut, lemon and orange trees. Utility Room: Utility room has washer/ dryer and iron, ironing board etc. There is a clothes line between two trees in the olive grove for outdoor drying in the sunshine. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The house is thoroughly cleaned and linen and towels are changed each week. More frequent cleaning is available on request. The pool and gardens are well maintained and are tended regularly. Other: The pool deck is beautifully layed out with teak loungers and umbrellas for relaxing days by the pool. There is an oversize hammock and swinging chair in a shady spot overlooking the sea.


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Beautiful Villa With Private Pool And Stunning Sea Views
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 4 reviews
Melbourne Australia

Perfect Greek Island Villa

  • 5 of 5

Let's start with the owner. We have rented many Villas through VRBO, and Sally is the most obliging and helpful host we've encountered, anywhere. She gave us precise instructions, spot-on recommendations, and immediately replied to any queries. We endured a mini heatwave on Skopelos early in the week, and when one of the bedroom fans broke down Sally had a replacement delivered the same day!

Location. Skopelos is a delightfully unspoilt island, with a laid back feel even in early peak season, attracting it seems more Greek families than package tourists. The island is worth exploring particularly the secluded beach coves of the west coast.

The villa is about 2km up hill from Skopelos Town, which can be walked but a car is recommended for exploring the island and those quick runs to the bakery/supermarket., or into town for dinner. The view over town and harbour from the villa is amazing, photos do not do it justice, we spent hours on the deck just taking it in.

The villa itself is an absolute delight. Set in lovely gardens dominated by olive trees, lavender, and rosemary. It has an eminently country feel with stone walls and timber beamed ceilings. Four good sized bedrooms, one of which was a self contained studio, perfect for our family of five and another couple. Everything in this immaculate house works. There are numerous outdoor areas where people can grab a little separate "me" time, or congregate together on the large deck overlooking the pool and beyond to Skopelos Town and the Aegean. Divine!

I am struggling to think of any point for improvement. We Aussies would have enjoyed more sport on the cable TV in a week of Wimbledon and the Tour de France, but that's not why were there. Sally is having air conditioning installed this season, to cope with those really hot nights. However, the villa catches a lovely breeze coming up from the harbour and is well designed with cross ventilation.

We had a magical week at Villa Elia and highly recommend it to any family looking for a memorable stay on a beautiful Greek island.

  • Review Submitted: 11/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you David - what lovely feedback to get! You were great guests and are welcome back to Villa Elia absolutely anytime. I can report that the aircon has now been safely installed and is working a treat. Thanks again for a great review. Sally and Bill
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When we walked in it was jaw dropping . The photos don't do it justice . Stunningly beautiful

  • 4 of 5

The villa was outstanding . Beautifully presented , well fitted out with all the things we needed . You can see a lot of thought has gone into it . The views are amazing. Sally gave us so much information on where to go and what to do and this proved beyond value .

  • Review Submitted: 30/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Dream vacation, wonderful home, we'll be back!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful home, well located, private, great views, great owners, hard to leave, can't wait to go back!

  • Review Submitted: 08/09/2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Skiathos Island
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Skopelos town
Nearest Ferry
3 Kilometres
Skopelos town
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Skopelos town
Nearest Beach
4 Kilometres


The nearest beach is 3 km.


Nearest airport is Skiathos which is approx one hour from Skopelos by boat. Skopelos town and port is 5 mins by car from the villa.


Villa Elia is 2 km from Skopelos village, a pretty little whitewashed harbour town, with it's great selection of tavernas, bars and lovely shops. It is a 5 minute drive or 20 minute walk down the hill from the villa. You can stroll along the front and admire the boats then have a drink in a waterfront cafe. At night the village has a great atmosphere, the whole area is car free and there are horse and cart rides and pavement stalls to browse and large Greek families out enjoying themselves.

Further Details:

Shops, banks, tavernas and a fabulous bakery for your morning bread are all in the village.

The little fishing village of Agnondas is 15 mins drive away with it's charming little beach and wonderful fresh fish and local wine.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday villa in Sporades, Greece

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 2018
5 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
1 Jun 2018 - 15 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
16 Jun 2018 - 12 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
13 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 13 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
14 Sep 2018 - 27 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2019
3 May 2019 - 23 May 2019
7 night minimum stay
24 May 2019 - 13 Jun 2019
7 night minimum stay
14 Jun 2019 - 18 Jul 2019
7 night minimum stay
19 Jul 2019 - 29 Aug 2019
7 night minimum stay
30 Aug 2019 - 12 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
13 Sep 2019 - 27 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Bookings are confirmed on receipt of deposit of 30 % of total amount. The balance is due 8 weeks before arrival.
All linens and towels and weekly cleaning service are included in the booking cost, as are the services of a pool cleaner and gardener.

Please note bookings are weekly and run from Friday to Friday to tie in with flights from the UK to Skiathos.

Changeover Day:
Bookings Run weekly from Friday to Friday to tie in with flights from thenUK to Skiathos. Checkout is 10.30 am and arrival is 4 pm to enable us to clean the house thoroughly for our next guests. We try to be flexible where we can.

Notes on prices:
Bookings run Friday to Friday.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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