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The Barn

Holiday Rental House -
4 Bedrooms , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 6
Skiathos Town, Skiathos, Sporades
The Barn is so called because it originally started it's life as a place to store hay & grain for our horse, donkey, goats & chickens. However, as we gradually switched our source of income from animals and an organic garden to providing accommodation for those looking for peace and quiet, we slowly converted the Barn into the modern house which it has now become.
It is surrounded by fruit trees, oleanders, Virginia creeper, vines & flowering shrubs. There is a large shady patio & another sitting area under the shade of a large pine tree.
We have incorporated as much wood, terra-cotta & native materials as was possible during the conversion & it has developed a distinctive character all of it's own.
Listing #HL216451
About the Owner
Geoffrey B
Languages spoken:German, English, Dutch
Response Rate:94%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:March 2012
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Reviewed 27 September 2018

Just finished 10 days in Skiathos. Geof and Lida were the consummate hosts. The accommodations were superb. The lovely pool, the quiet patio, the modern kitchen, all Lent themselves to a relaxing and refreshing trip. I have been here 4 times already, and will definitely...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank Amelia A
geofbal, VR Owner at The Barn, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2018

Many thanks for the review Amy. You are, of course, welcome back again many times :o)

Reviewed 17 August 2018

The location is great! The owners, Lida and Geof are absolutely nice and accomodating. We loved our three week stay. Especially our kids loved the large pool. It has extra soft water due to a special salt mix. The beautiful furnished house is clean and...More

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank stuehni
geofbal, VR Owner at The Barn, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2018

Hello Jan & Leonie and all your family, we would love to see you back here again.

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Reviewed 10 August 2018

We have been in Skiathos for many times. This time we came with all our family: Children and grandchildren. We booked the Barn, because we knew it to be a wonderful quiet place with enough space for us all. The Sensation for the grandchildren was...More

Date of stay: July 2018
1  Thank wolfgangtschechne
geofbal, VR Owner at The Barn, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2018

Wolfgang, you and your family are welcome back any time.

  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Cooker
  • Cots:(1)
  • Dining Seats (7)
  • Double Beds:(2)
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (2)
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (7)
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Parking
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Shared Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
  • Single Beds:(3)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Washer
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Wi-Fi
Additional amenities & feature info
The accommodation consists of a fully equipped kitchen & open-plan living room with French doors leading out to the patio. There is a bathroom with bath and shower & a smaller bathroom with just shower facilities. The bedrooms are situated in two 'wings'. One wing has a large bedroom with a double bed, a small bedroom with a single bed. The other (newly built) wing has a double bed in a smaller bedroom and 2 single beds in a large upstairs bedroom with a balcony.
The villa is fully equipped for self catering. It has an extensive kitchen with cooker, oven, microwave, toaster & coffee maker. Additionally, the villa has a washing machine, an iron and a hair dryer. Cots and baby chairs are also available.
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 3:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
    2 Full baths
    1 Crib
    2 Fulls
    3 Twins
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Additional Rate and Availability Information
Long term lets in the Winter Season do not include electricity or heating oil which are metered and cost extra. All prices are for up to 6 people - an extra child can be added at a supplement of 25 Euros per day.
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About the neighbourhood
Zorbathes Valley is in the middle of the island but towards the west end. A stream runs through with plane trees of many hundreds of years age next to it. It is green & shady all through the summer months and cooling breezes blow through it.
It is a haven of peace & quiet.
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Skiathos International: 12.0 km
Ferry: Skiathos Port: 12.0 km
There are many direct charter flights from al over Europe to Skiathos and daily ferries and hydrofoils from Volos and Aghios Konstantinos (for Athens). Olympic airways fly to Skiathos daily throughout the season and twice or three times per week in the winter season.
Activities nearby
Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 3.5 km.
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