Extracts from our 100% positive guest feedback
"As far as holiday villas go, this one lacks nothing in provision..."
"Your villa and pool is the nicest we have ever stayed in..."
"We had an amazing holiday and cannot wait to return next August!..."
"It is tastefully decorated, spacious, comfortable and with beautiful views, particularly from the roof terrace..."
"Your villa is fantastic and your attention to detail special"...
"When we woke up each morning to those views we were very happy!..."
"It is so peaceful there - only the sound of the odd goat to disturb the quiet..."
"We certainly recommend your villa to anybody who wants a relaxing time near to Lindos with incredible views..."
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From Gill and John September 2014
Hi James & Steve, we've so enjoyed our holiday! We spent the first 3 days in Athens before flying onto Rhodes and onto your lovely villa!
M&S cars were superb, they were waiting for us at the airport & drove us down to Lindos. They supplied an excellent service and the car was practically new.
We were so very impressed by your villa – who wouldn’t be. The quality of equipment right through to the household linen was “top drawer”!
Your kitchen is so incredibly well equipped, you provide everything! We had contact with both Julie and Paul your pool cleaner, who couldn't have been more very helpful.
We loved Lardos and went to Valantinas and Roulas restaurants as recommended in your Guest Guide. They are just great restaurants.
We drove around the whole island and must have visited practically every monastery and church. Even the smallest villages had something of interest.
We found Lindos to be so busy by day, even so late in the season. However, Paul your pool guy advised that we should visit after 4.30 which worked well and we were able to park and get around Lindos’s sites. We did the same for Rhodes town.
Thanks so much for a great stay!
From Michelle and family July 2014
Hi James & Steve, first impressions when we arrived at your villa were how much we loved the decor and that fact that it was a home from home! We loved your pictures and also the lighting inside and outside the villa. We especially loved the outside living space, the pool and BBQ area, and really appreciated the high quality sun loungers.
The air-conditioning was perfect and the kitchen along with all appliances & utensils ensured we were well catered for!
The WiFi was great too!
We all loved the pool and spent a lot of time in it, your pool guy came regularly and it was very clean.
We spent a lot of time in your BBQ area too using it most days. They sell fab chicken skewers in the big supermarket which were perfect on the BBQ!
We also loved the top floor roof terrace & had drinks there late at night, and breakfast there a couple of mornings, lovely!
We had a lovely meal at the Acropolis restaurant in Lindos, authentic Greek food and the waiters were so friendly.
We had a great day out at Rhodes, loved Tsambika beach, and a full day at the water park which the kids loved even though their ages are 17 and 5, so something for everyone.
The Blue Line villa development is a good location, very peaceful, but within 5 mins drive to Lindos or Pefkos, perfect!
Pavlos and Mary from M&S Rent a Car were amazing, can’t recommend them enough. They were punctual, so friendly, nothing was an issue, would definitely hire a car from them again next time.
Villa Lindos Blue suited our requirements perfectly & we'll definitely be coming back, and also will be recommending to our friends and family.
From Amy, Lawrence, Nadine and Dave July 2014
We have just returned from a fabulous week at Villa Lindos Blue! It really is such a beautifully maintained villa in a stunning location. I have been to Lindos many times, although only ever stayed at hotels and apartments closer to Lindos previously. I was already an avid fan of Lindos before this holiday, however staying at Villa Lindos Blue made the experience even more enjoyable as it gave us the freedom to relax in our own privacy whilst still enabling us head out in our rental car (from James & Steve's recommended car hire company M&S rentals) to explore the island whenever we wanted.
We were pleasantly surprised by the sheer size of the villa as it is actually a lot bigger than the photos indicate. We arrived early in the morning 2am and the welcome pack of wine, milk and the essentials were most appreciated! Everything had been thought of for guests at Lindos Blue from books/dvd entertainment to the plentiful self catering kitchen appliances (the coffee machine was used everyday by my husband! lol). All the bedrooms had air-conditioning to ensure for a comfortable stay plus the mosquito net shutters on all windows were a bonus as it kept insects & flies out. There is plenty of wardrobe and draw space plus there is a safe available not that we felt we needed to use it as Blue Line villas is such a nice area of villas (ours was no. 15 so it didn't feel there many more than this number of villas in total!). The top bedroom although it was used by our friends and not our room, was lovely and large with a big roof top veranda. All bedrooms have a balcony and sea view though so no one gets the short straw! The main bathroom is very large too with double basins and a large bath and shower.
I think we all agreed that the pool was the highlight of the holiday for us. It was very well maintained and the water was quite warm in July, it felt like a large bath! We didn't have a problem using the pool any time of day it was always pleasant to swim in and has evening lights on a timer. The depth is 1.5 m although it looks shallower to look at, its easy to get in and out too as there are steps into the pool at one end.
There are plenty of sun loungers and seats around the pool area which is great and a huge parasol for those who need a bit of shade. The BBQ area is just to the side of the villa and is also very large and my husband enjoyed cooking on it, the charcoal is available to buy at the larger supermarket nearer Kathalos. If you want to cook indoors there is also a cooker and ceramic hob and microwave at hand as well as dishwasher. BBQ utensils all available too. We often ate outside on the large garden table under the veranda which was very relaxing and well lit too.
Would love to return again and enjoy a longer stay, thanks again James and Steve for making our holiday so memorable.
From Kelvin and Philippa June 2014
Evening S.& J.
Hope you are both well.
We have been back from our week at Lindos for a week now.
Sorry it has taken that long to get round to sending you some feedback.
We all rated every aspect of your Villa as either very good or excellent.
We were very pleased with our choice on arrival. With the outside lights on the exterior & grounds were very impressive. Our first thoughts on arrival were that we were going to be staying in a very well appointed & spacious Villa!
Philippa & I loved the main bedroom on the uppermost floor. We enjoyed being able use the roof sun terrace and the privacy that affords.
We must congratulate you on kitting out your Villa so comprehensively. You really have covered all bases in terms of providing so many household & garden/swimming pool items for your guests. We were short of nothing at any time.
I used the BBQ on one night & cooked for my mob & another 7 of my family staying at another nearby Villa. It was a pleasure to use & made easy by the whole range of BBQ equipment you have provided.
We spent a couple of nights in Lindos & also in Lardos. We eat at Roulas & it was great food & such a pleasant atmosphere. We then enjoyed cocktails sitting on the Square whilst the locals put on a Greek night for our entertainment.
In conclusion we loved your Villa and we very grateful for your level of thought you have put in to making your Villa a really special place to stay.
Your Villa management team went about their jobs effectively & unobtrusively.
Kelvin & Philippa
From the Moons, Jones, and Shaws June 2014
Hi James & Steve, we've had a fantastic time at your superb villa. There was everything we needed and more! We loved the surroundings and the whole area. Our rooftop meals in Lindos were memorable, no wonder you love it here! We're Now now packed and ready to move on to Turkey! Thanks so much
From Trish, Kenny and family June 2014
Hello James and Steve,
Just wanted to thank you for another lovely stay at your beautiful villa. This was our second stay at Villa Lindos Blue and it was just as perfect as our first visit. The villa was immaculately presented for our arrival. We arrived at the villa late in the evening and it was a lovely welcome seeing the villa all lit up for our arrival. Once again the welcome pack containing water, milk, bread, honey, eggs etc was fabulous as we knew we could relax and didn’t have to rush out to a supermarket.
The quality of your furniture and decor in the villa is exceptionally high, the villa looked as fresh this year as it did last year, you can tell it’s a home from home and not just another rental villa. There are lots of little touches that you appreciate when staying here, that the owners have obviously thought about, from the lovely thick bathroom towels to the bottle opener in the kitchen. The BBQ area looks great, although we didn’t get round to using it – maybe next time!
The pool area with plenty of shade and comfy sun loungers was just perfect for us to relax by. Plenty of space for us to spread out and not get in each others way round the pool. It was very warm while we were there, as you would expect, but the air conditioning did an excellent job of keeping the villa cool. We found that it was not necessary to keep it on during the day, we just turned it on late afternoon and it cooled the villa down nicely.
Your villa management team were lovely, with the pool and gardens well maintained, they were unobtrusive but there if you needed them, with tips about the area. We ate mainly in Pefkos, the bakery was great for picking up rolls, cakes etc for lunch. There are lots of lovely restaurants in Pefkos and we didn’t have a bad meal the entire holiday, but a couple of our favourites were Kyma, down next to the main beach above Lee Beach bar, where we had a beautiful meal, a little bit different with a lovely view of the sunset – you need to book here. Georges Taverna on the main road in Pefkos, lovely home cooked Greek food. Also Lee Beach for a lovely relaxing lunch looking out to sea, can taste their Chicken Kebab pitta now!
Thank you for letting us stay at your villa,
From Gill, Stephen and Sam April 2013
Where do I start ? We have holidayed in many villas in Greece, Spain and Turkey, but without doubt Villa Lindos Blue is the most comfortable, the most nicely decorated and designed and obviously the most loved by its owners.
We are very familiar with Rhodes, but to anyone who is not, your directions to the villa were clear and succinct. It was dark as we travelled from the airport and we did, initially, miss the turn into the Blue Line development, but quickly realised our error and turned around to retrace out steps. As we drove past the front of the villa, with the pool area all lit up for our arrival, we knew we’d booked somewhere special. The rear of the property is equally lovely; very private and quiet with lots of space to relax or to dine whilst sat around the dining table and be surrounded by lovely gardens.
The interior of your villa is just wonderful; beautifully decorated throughout with colour co-ordinated rooms. What was so special about the furnishings is that they were unlike most villas that we have visited in that everything is top quality. From the crockery and kitchen utensils, to the towels, linen, living room and bedroom furniture – everything supplied by James and Steve was of a quality that you would expect from your own home, which all contributed to an extremely comfortable experience.
The welcome pack of water, wine, butter, eggs, jam, tea, milk etc was just perfect. We met your Property manager Graham and his son the day after we arrived. They were extremely approachable and friendly, recommending restaurants in Lardos etc. Graham’s son even contacted Lee for us who runs the diving school and arranged for Stephen and Sam to dive in Lindos, which was very helpful of him. They were completely unobtrusive, but we knew that if we needed them for anything, that they would make themselves available.
Your pool area was just lovely – so spacious with lots of room for the 6 brand new, comfortable reclining sunbeds with their luscious, upholstered cushions, as well as another ample dining table and chairs and the extremely comfortable rattan furniture in another quieter, shaded area. I didn’t use the pool myself, but Stephen and Sam did and they both thought it great fun ! We particularly liked your step-down-into barbecue with the lovely seating area. We didn’t use the barbecue on this occasion, but thought that it was such a lovely, unusual space and I can imagine that when all the colour co-ordinated throws and cushions are in place, it must look quite stunning. I have returned home and now want to create a similar space in our garden !
We visited all the restaurants you recommended in Lardos and were very pleased with all of them. Our particular favourite, which we saved until our last evening, was Bojangles. Peggy was extremely attentive and looked after us all really well and the food was just to die for ! We told her how much we’d enjoyed staying at your villa and she told us that you had emailed to mention that we might call in and that she was to ‘look after’ us ! That was a very nice, thoughtful thing for you to do, so thank you for being so considerate. We loved Valentinas and Roulas also for their wonderful Greek hospitality and absolutely scrummy Greek fare. If we had stayed for longer then we would have ventured further afield, but we either ate at the villa or alternated between these three restaurants in Lardos and were never disappointed.
Your top floor master suite certainly had the wow factor ! The unusual curved roof, the super-comfortable bed, the lovely roof terrace – just lovely ! All the bedrooms were kitted out with lovely, luxurious high quality bedding and so much storage – I have never before come across a villa where I had drawers/wardrobes that I was unable to fill !
We loved the Blue Line development. The position, overlooking the sea, with the mountains at the rear was just so peaceful. Which brings me on to the supply of books and games inside the villa.... So much choice ! I read ‘A Walk Across the Sun’ – real tearjerker – as well as the book written by an ex-air steward (cant remember the title), which was so funny! Stephen was wading through ‘Buying a Property in Greece’ which was really useful and informative. It rained on one day at the beginning of the week, but we went out exploring and then made good use of the scrabble board in the evening. Little touches like these all add to the feeling that you are ‘at home’.
We’ve been trying to think really hard of any improvements that you could make but are really struggling to be honest. Your information book warns that the wireless internet might not be as efficient as we would expect, but to be honest, we experienced no problems at all. The only suggestion that I can make – and this is not a criticism – is that although the pool was cleaned every other day (I think), a pool net would have been useful on those days that it was not serviced. I think the lovely pool lights combined with the outside lighting attracted so much insect life, that in the morning there were lots of ‘corpses’ that needed fishing out of the water. Sam spent lots of time using a bucket from the trunk at the rear of the property to fish out spiders, beetles and flies, but some sort of a net would have kept him occupied for hours – a pastime loved by boys in my experience !!!
Thank you for opening up your villa to us – it is a credit to both of you. We looked after it as if it were our own and hope that you have received positive feedback from the management team. We have already recommended Villa Lindos Blue to friends and wish you both much success with your on-going venture.
Gill, Stephen and Sam.
From Tamsin & Mark - June 2013
Dear James and Steve,
Thank you so much for allowing us to enjoy your amazing villa!
Pavlos (from your recommended car hire company M&S) picked us up as arranged with no problems and drove us to the villa! Unfortunately being dark we could not appreciate the view fully until the next morning.
Your villa is AMAZING! Definitely has the WOW factor!
It is so spacious and well equipped with everything you could possibly need and more! The welcome pack was much appreciated! Although it was late we did go out and went to the Ice Bar as it was close and still open. The people were very friendly and we did go back later in the week for a bacon roll!!!
The next morning we could really appreciate the location and the peacefulness of the development! It is beautifully looked after and we loved it!
It is hard to find any fault at all with the way you have dressed the villa. It was very comfortable and we loved the different seating areas and of course the barbeque is fabulous!
Having WiFi is such a bonus as Tony and Mags could easily contact their daughter back in Australia, Mark could respond to emails at work and I could still shop (I'm joking!). Actually it was faster than we get in Hever so was a luxury for us!
We went on a boat trip from near Vilha Bay with Captain Manolis which was good fun and he let us off the boat for lunch at Haraki - lovely little place! We went into Lardos and visited Graham's new bar which is beautifully done and had dinner at Valentina's.
We enjoyed Lardos and all its characters!!!!!!
Graham and his team do a great job and were all lovely and happy to help in any way!
We really enjoyed our time in Rhodes and it is definitely our new favourite place in Greece as we have only scratched the surface of what it has to offer. There are so many places to explore.
Many thanks again to you both and we would not hesitate to recommend your beautiful villa.
After speaking to Mark you know how much we loved Blue Line so watch this space! If things progress maybe we could meet up sometime?
From the Hotards - June 2013
"Hi Guys, firstly - apologies for taking so long to get this feedback to you. Things have been a little manic since our return what with the wedding plans and all the antenatal trips and planning we've been wading through!
It's certain that the pride you take in both your villa and the genuine commitment you show to all your guests shines through and makes for a superbly special holiday experience!
Knowing that we'd made the arrangement with you at the very last minute we certainly hadn't expected all you did for us.
Finding the villa was very easy, your printed instructions were easy to follow and clear. When we walked in on arrival (around midnight!) our first impressions were 'WOW'! We were so impressed with the arrangements (light on, welcome food pack) and how easy you made it for us to get in given the late hour. We knew we were going to love it!
The welcome pack you kindly provided was great along with the comprehensive in-villa Guest Guide - you guys have clearly spent a lot of time compiling everything in there. We enjoyed reading through it all and it gave us some quality ideas about places to eat and visit. Overall very useful indeed!
We were struck at how homely the villa is. It is a true home from home as others have said in your Visitors' Book. The décor is really very well done and helped to make it a thoroughly enjoyable stay.
Having the remote control air conditioning was very nice. We only had cause to use it one evening as the temperature hadn't yet ramped up as we understand it does mid summer, but imagine it must be a godsend during the hotter months !
As for the amazing kitchen! Absolutely everything that we could ever have needed was there for use!
We were very pleased you guys have installed high speed wireless internet. As we stayed round the villa most days it was nice to be able to browse things online for our wedding plans !
The brand new sunbeds were top quality ! Aside from Sharon's little mishap moving one on the first day which launched her iPhone into the middle of the pool (haha!) they were very comfortable and definitely added to the luxury feel of the villa.
The swimming pool was a delight. The steps were another thing we commented on. We noticed that the neighbouring villas didn't seem to have them - having steps is so much better than the ladders and make use of the pool much easier for everyone!
The BBQ area is fantastic, and the lizard motif set in the stonework floor looks great. Sets your villa aside from the rest for sure!
We adored the top floor master suite. The black out curtains were great and did well to keep the room cool during the day. We thought the views from the terrace were beautiful to look out on in the morning.
Your property management team did a great job whilst we were there. The pool cleaner always arrived and did his bit before we were really up so was no bother. Graham stopped past one afternoon and we chatted with him for about an hour which was nice, especially as he answered a few more of our questions with his local knowledge of the island. Aside from that, the guy that came round to water and maintain the lawn was the only other chap we saw and he similarly was very nice (although we didn't catch his name).
We took restaurant tips from your welcome guide ! I think our overall favourite was Valantinas in Lardos :-)
We thought the Blue Line development where your villa is situated is just gorgeous, and its location absolutely perfect. It was every bit as tranquil as we could have hoped for.
Over and above all we've said above we'd like to say again what a fantastic time we had at your special villa. We would love to return again next year if you will let us :-)
Dave & Sharon"