Guest Feedback 2012

John & Kate Dobson May 2012

Excellent luxury villa, great management team, everything you need.
From the jacuzzi to the swimming pool to the most amazing sunsets, every aspect catered for.
Centrally located with easy access to Lindos, Lardos and Pefkos.
All round great villa, made our honeymoon the most amazing of holidays.

Nicky Vangalis April 2012

An absolutely beautiful and stunning villa which we certainly did not want to leave. Colin and Jennie were fantastic to deal with and I’m very jealous that they own such a beautiful property. Little details were well thought about from the lovely furnishings to the bottle of champagne in the fridge on our arrival because we were getting married.
The price was extremely good value and the booking process was simple and hassle free. Olive Grove Villa is set in Pylona which is a gorgeous little village about 10 minutes drive from Lindos. You would definitely need a car to go and visit places but it’s well worth it.
Thanks again!! We hope we will be back.
Nicky and Dan

Donna McCalla March 2012

I have had the privilege of staying in some lovely private homes over the past two years, but I will have to say that Olive Grove Villa rivals that of the Angermeyer estate (Villa Opuntia) in Galapagos, the home of some of the original settlers in the Galapagos. All of my hosts have been exceptional, but I found that Colin and Jennie Smith, and their management team, went to exceptional lengths to ensure I was comfortable in a brand new environment (I had never been to Rhodes before), and everything was in place prior to my departure from the U.S. Once I got there, all of the plans went off like clockwork, ensuring the most peaceful travel experience I’ve ever had.

Olive Grove Villa itself is magnificent. Colin and Jennie had the pool filled for me a couple of weeks early and I looked forward to my daily swim in the cool, brisk water. Night time would not have been night time without the roof top Jacuzzi and the beautiful views. The stars seemed like they were only inches away. The house itself was immaculate, and every kitchen item you can even think of (even Tupperware!) was provided. Interestingly, washcloths were also provided, which is uncommon in Europe although a requirement for Americans! There were regular sized bath towels, as well as oversized towels for swimming. There is an excellent collection of DVDs in English, just in case you decide to spend a night in.

The house is just a couple of blocks away from the Mycenean Cemetery, which if you’re historically inclined is a significant property. Driving to Lardos is maybe 5 minutes where you’ll find the best green_grocer in the world at very reasonable prices. The nearest supermarket is 5 minutes or less, and they have everything you need or may have forgotten. Driving to Lindos was maybe 10 minutes, and the view is breathtaking as you cross the top of the mountain and enter Lindos proper. Driving along the coastline was simply amazing, not only for the views, but also for getting a true feel for life in Rhodes.

What I liked most about my stay at Olive Grove was not only the property itself, but also the local residents. People walk their dogs, or take walks with their children, and everyone was friendly and always stopped to say hello or even chat a few minutes since I was frequently outside reading. (Yes, despite all my adventures, I actually read 10 books on my Kindle while I was there! What a pleasure!) I never once felt like an outsider, but rather felt welcomed into such a small rural community. Pylona itself is very small, but for someone like me, it was perfect for my needs. Frankly, I don’t like the hustle and bustle of touristy towns, but also like easy access to touristy towns where there are archeological sites, cobble_stoned streets, clean beaches, and so much to see and do. Olive Grove Villa, and the Smiths, fulfilled my dreams.

Guest Feedback 2011

Mike and Gail Dodd September 2011

Mike & I would like to say thankyou, and how pleased we were with olive grove villa. The villa was superbly furnished and equiped, with everything you could possibly need. The roof terrace was a lovely peaceful haven, we spent many an hour relaxing with the wonderful views. Also Graham, Dave & Julie were amazing, really helpful, and nothing was too much trouble for them. We enjoyed there company several nights in the Pylona arms.

Alas, the good times have to come to an end, and we are now back in the UK. Although we both feel really refreshed and relaxed. We would not hesitate to recommend your Villa to family & friends.

Olive Grove Villa is equipped to a very high standard, with everything you couild possibly need for a self catering holiday. The facilities at the Villa are excellent, we spent many an hour relaxing by the pool, and later in the day relaxing on the wonderful roof terrace. The views from the roof terrace were amazing, particularly at sunset from the jaccuzzi.
A lot of thought and attention to detail has gone into the indoor and outdoor furnishings, which definitely make for a more welcoming and relaxing holiday. There are a couple of typical Greek Tavernas within walking distance, which serve lovely food. Venturing further afield, Lardos & Lindos are wonderful places to visit & sample the local cuisine.
We returned from our stay at Olive Grove totally relaxed and ready for the great British winter !! We can definitely recommend this Villa, particularly for it's peace and tranquility, (with livelier facilities close by if required)

Via trip adviser
Graham Newham August 2011

Visit this villa, while you can. Jennie & Colin run a very slick operation and you will not be disappointed.
It is central for the beautiful villages of Lindos, Lardos & Pefthkos and only 40 mins from Rhodes Town.
The villa is very well appointed and serviced by a very professional & knowledgeable management team.
A perfect relaxing hoilday”

Jacqui Grigg August 2011

A lovely villa in a peaceful greek village. Neighbours and residents all friendly and villa very well maintained. Great location to explore Lindos, Pefkos and Lardos all a few minutes drive away by car. Lots of good clean beaches with catering and watersports also in vicinity. Villa management team on hand and happy to help with any kind of enquiry. Loved the island, the villa and the people. Usually ready to come home but could have stayed for more.

Andrew Thomson August 2011

We had a fantastic holiday in a wonderful location. Sitting on the roof terrace, or the jacuzzi in the evenings was a delight as was discovering Lindos and other local villages. Highly recommend the villa and the setting.

Richard Whitehead July 2011


I just wanted to say thank you very much for our honeymoon at your villa _ you have an absolutely gorgeous place and it is a really nice place on the island. Your team out there were really helpful too

We can't wait to come back :)

Jackie and Mike Kerr July 2011

On previous villa holidays, especially those booked through a lettings web site we have had almost no contact from the owners. In contrast, the service we received from yourselves including the information you provided before our departure and upon arrival at the villa was extremely professional and most helpful from start to finish.
The villa itself and the way it was equipped was excellent. I can’t think of anything we needed that you hadn’t made available for us. Thank you very much.We had a fantastic holiday. Thank you for sharing your beautiful villa with us.

Becki Hall June 2011

We had a lovely stay at your villa in June for our wedding.
The villa is beautifully decorated and had everything we needed.

Alison Smith June 2011

An absolutely fantastic villa in a beautiful location. Welcome pack was much appreciated on arrival and the library of books was great!
Minor suggestion for improvement would have been a change of bed covers halfway through the stay.
We had a fantastic week. The villa is everything you could want for a romantic break away from it all. The pool area was great in the day time for sunbathing and the roof terrace with jacuzzi was a real treat in the evenings. We’ve had a really memorable holiday – thank you!

Daisy Roberts May 2011 _ Via trip advisor

Just recently returned from a wonderful week at Olive Grove Villa run by lovely Colin and Jennie _ right from booking they were so helpful with advice and friendly tips. They have a great management team out there who are always on the end of the phone as well. Plenty of space, clean and finished to a lovely standard, the pool was fantastic and the hot tub was a real treat! I don't think I could go on holiday again without having both to choose from! Made full use of the BBQ and lots of really good local produce to chose from in the little shops in Lardos, plus a well stocked supermarket near by. Would recommend hiring a car (use George Cars, great value and good service) as it's a short drive away from Lindos (although not too much for a taxi there and back in the evenings) but also great to be able to explore more of Rhodes especially the south and west coast. All in all just a really great place to be based, we had such a lovely time there and couldn't recommend it highly enough. Thank you!

Gerry and Hilda Donohue April/May 2011

We came for a romantic spring break to celebrate our silver wedding anniversary, and were not disappointed. The villa was in a lovely village setting, very peaceful, and the roof terrace with Jacuzzi added a touch of luxury you seldom find in rental properties. We left totally relaxed and re_charged and ready for another 25 years!!
Really nice, quiet location, with private pool, modern smart interior, and an excellent roof terrace where day or night you can relax. Highlight after dinner in or out was a night cap in the jacuzzi watching the stars.

George Horsford April 2011

Thank you for the food and Champers in the fridge on arrival. Good to have some music and dvds to entertain us.
You have a great selection of seating areas, umbrellas, chairs and tables and loungers, we were spoilt for choice. Hot tub was brilliant, everyone loved it. Many thanks for everything, Graham very helpful. I hope you have a good and fully occupied season.

Guest Feedback 2010

Tricia Redding September 2010

We could not fault our stay, the villa is beautifully furnished, spotlessly clean, and very well equipped.

The locals are very friendly, especially the man on his little tractor who goes past and waves every day.Great area around the pool which is a real sun trap with the sun all day. Weather was perfect.

The roof terrace and hot tub is a real asset to the villa and a definite selling point, a great way to end the evening with a glass of wine and the stars.

Graham & Dave were marvellous, very friendly and helpful. Enjoyed a couple of evenings at Grahams bar in the village too.

We have had many villa breaks but it was a first for our friends and they are definitely converted J We would definitely stay again.

Thank you

Deb Smith September 2010

This villa is perfect for a relaxing holiday near to Lindos and Lardos.The villa has an element of luxury to it with all of the mod cons you require from a villa holiday. We comfortably slept 6 adults and a 2 year old (1 double room and 2 twin rooms).Nice lot of storage space for clothes.

The swimming pool and Jacuzzi were spotlessly clean and well maintained, as was everything inside the villa.The villa is ideal for families with children and we had a good quality highchair and travel cot. Also the pool area is secured with two bolted gates.

The kitchen is very well equipped and the washing machine washed clothes very well (unlike cheap ones we have had in other villas).You will probably need a hire car (unless you literally do plan to stay at the villa and not go far afield) or rely on taxis as there is not much to do within walking distance.

There is a small local supermarket within walking distance and a large supermarket a few minutes drive away.There are two local Greek tavernas within walking distance that do very nice food in the evenings.

The hire car through Georges was quite cheap and the cars were dropped at the airport for collection on arrival.This villa could not be faulted and we would definitely recommend– it was spotlessly clean, had lots of home comforts and the décor both inside and out has a touch of class.
Christine Quinn August 2010

We had a really nice and relaxing time thank you it was our first villa experience and it was just what we wanted a different type of break from the 5star hotel routine, once again thank you for all your help with the flight situation etc

Marrion Morris August 2010

We had a fantastic Holiday and the Villa was outstandingand everything we could wish for. It was so well equipped, it was like being home from home.
A wonderful Villa perfect for a relaxing get away for a group of friends easily accommodating 6.
The different relaxation areas really gave character to the villa and it was nice to have been able to have interaction with those cooking at the BBQ or in the kitchen and with the outdoor table perfectly placed. We could not have been made to feel more at home by the management team who went out of their way to accommodate us, we felt like part of the Olive Grove community and would definitely return.
Graham was so helpful and that is the main difference we noticed from our previous villa holiday is that having a contact out there and someone that can look out for you and help with queries and make recommendations is invaluable and really added to our holiday.
We will definately come back!
Vitally Kostenko and Family August 2010

We had a great time in Rhodes and your villa is of high class and we felt like at home from the day one. Everything was just fantastic.
David Jones and family June 2010

I have to say that this was our best family holiday,the villa was perfect and just what we were looking for. The facilities at the villa were outstanding and that you had everything there for everyone’s needs from the music, dvd’s, games, kids pool toys and books!
Graham the property manager was such a great help and nothing was too much trouble, the neighbours were happy to advise on restaurants and even gave us a lift to our wedding as the taxi hadn’t turned up!
Once again thanks so much for sharing your villa with us, we will no doubt be looking to book again on our return visit to Rhodes.
Dorothy and Dave Chapman May 2010

We went with our 3 grandchildren on 29th May, 2010. Colin and Jennie were the perfect hosts and gave us lots of help and advice leading up to the holiday. The booking experience was smooth and straightforward and I ended up feeling like we had made good friends. The villa was just excellent. Clean, comfortable and well looked after by Graham the manager and Dave the pool man. They gave us plenty of good local advice which certainly enhanced our stay. The villa had lots of little extras and everything you could possibly need was there. I didn’t even have to take a hairdryer. The kids loved the pool and the jacuzzi was a delight. The villa included board/playstation games and a good choice of CDs and DVDs for our entertainment. I even found time to watch a couple of good DVDs! We rented a Fiat Doblo and Colin and Jennie advised us to go to Georges Cars in Pefkos for it. Great advice, everything was just what we needed. We had a fab holiday and the villa is a perfect base from which to enjoy Rhodes.
We had a great time at the villa and thank you for being so kind and helpful. The whole experience was just perfect and you made everything so easy for us.
Richard and Maria Veevers visited Olive Grove Villa April 2010

Thank you very much for alowing us to stay in the villa, we had a lovely time and found the villa to be excelent!

Lian McBride and friends visted Olive Grove Villa May 2010

The villa was beautiful and had everything we needed. We were so tired when we arrived but we just lit up when we got to the villa. We loved everything about it. The information you had there was a great help, especially as we were only there a week and would have wasted time trying to find things out ourselves. The roof terrace is so well done and it was heaven sitting under the stars in the hot tub. George’s car hire was great so thanks for the recommendation. The management team were excellent and really friendly and helpful, Graham was brilliant and nothing was any trouble. The kitchen was just like being at home, everything to hand and the beds really comfy.

Thank you very much for all of your assistance and answering all of my questions before our holiday. I will recommend your villa to all of my friends and family and hope to come back myself in the future.

Guest Feedback 2009

Sam Fells and family visited Olive Grove Villa October 2009

It's so easy to see how you fell in love with this idyllic spot. The villa was perfect, exactly what we had hoped for and even in late October we had some beautiful weather. The hot tub was huge hit in the cooler evenings at this time of year. Long lazy days at St Pauls Bay and the cheese balls at the taverna in the village are to die for _ we seriously considered offering Mama the spare room to come home with us! Thanks for a great holiday .

Janice Taylor visited Olive Grove Villa September 2009

A very well appointed villa,everything you need and more, We enjoyed our stay. Village Taverna is very good, they even have a menu now. When in Greece expect the unexpected.

Pearl and Ed Hawkey visited Olive Grove Villa September 2009

Lovely Villa, superb hot tub. Management staff very helpful, great village Taverna_ best Calamari, The Pilona Arms is a must.