FAQ’s: Navigating Your Stay at Villa Kotseli

Your Queries, Addressed: Everything You Need to Know for an Unforgettable Island Retreat

Getting There & Transportation

Traveling to a new location can often be a puzzle. In this section, we’ve compiled all the essential information you’ll need to reach Villa Kotseli and navigate the area during your stay.

Where can we book a ferry to Andros Island?2023-06-13T09:26:58+00:00

You can book your ferry tickets to Andros Island from Rafina port in Athens through a platform called Ferryhopper. Ferryhopper is an online service that provides comprehensive information on ferry schedules, connections between different ports, and allows you to compare prices across different ferry operators. With an intuitive interface and easy booking process, it ensures a hassle-free experience for travelers. Remember, all ferries arrive at Gavrio Port on Andros Island.

Can we hire a taxi or cab from Villa Kotseli?2023-06-13T09:25:57+00:00

Yes, hiring a taxi is possible. Please inform us ahead of time and we can assist in arranging a cab for you.

Is parking available at Villa Kotseli?2023-06-13T09:25:07+00:00

Yes, ample parking is available at Villa Kotseli for your rented vehicles. Please ensure the parking area is kept tidy and accessible for all guests.

Do we need to rent a car during our stay?2023-06-13T09:24:29+00:00

Yes, due to the villa’s location in the tranquil village of Felos, we recommend renting a car or bike for your convenience and freedom to explore the island

Can you arrange for transfers?2023-06-13T09:23:57+00:00

Yes, we can assist in arranging transfers from the airport to the port with a company called Welcome Pickups. They offer English-speaking drivers for your convenience. We can also help arrange taxis or rental vehicles for you on Andros.

Is there public transportation available nearby?2023-06-13T09:23:13+00:00

Public buses operate between the towns of Gavrio, Batsi, and Chora, but they do not extend to the village of Felos where Villa Kotseli is located. We recommend renting a car or bike for ease of transportation around the island.

How do we get to Villa Kotseli from the port?2023-06-13T09:22:33+00:00

To get to Villa Kotseli, you must take a ferry from Rafina Port in Athens to Gavrio Port in Andros. From Gavrio, you can rent a car or bike to reach Villa Kotseli, which is about a 15-minute drive.

House Rules

We want all our guests to enjoy their stay at Villa Kotseli, and these rules help ensure a harmonious environment. Please familiarize yourself with our house rules to ensure a comfortable and respectful experience for all guests.

What are the quiet hours at Villa Kotseli?2023-06-13T09:37:43+00:00

In respect to the tranquility of the area and other guests, we kindly request our guests to observe quiet hours during siesta time (15:00-17:00) and nighttime (23:00-07:00).

What is the smoking policy at Villa Kotseli?2023-06-13T09:37:20+00:00

We kindly ask our guests to refrain from smoking inside the accommodations at Villa Kotseli for the comfort and safety of all guests. If you must smoke, it is permitted outside, but we ask that you do so with caution due to the fire risk, particularly during the hot and dry summer months. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.

Can we bring our pets to Villa Kotseli?2023-06-13T09:36:42+00:00

We understand that pets are part of your family. While we are pet-friendly at Villa Kotseli, we ask for prior approval before you bring your pets. This is to ensure we maintain a comfortable and suitable environment for all guests.

Check-In & Check-Out

Whether you’re arriving early or need a bit more time before leaving, here are all the details about the check-in and check-out processes at Villa Kotseli.

Do we need to clean the room before check-out?2023-06-13T09:40:42+00:00

While we have a cleaning team that prepares the villa for the next guests, we kindly ask our guests to maintain a clean living space during their stay and upon their departure. This includes disposing of garbage and leaving the kitchen clean. Your cooperation contributes to a pleasant stay for the following guests.

What is the process for key collection and drop-off?2023-06-13T09:40:19+00:00

We offer a meet and greet service at Gavrio port. Our team will meet you upon your arrival, guide you to Villa Kotseli, and hand over the keys. On the day of your departure, you can simply leave the keys at the villa. Everything will be organized to ensure a smooth process.

Can we arrange for an early check-in or late check-out?2023-06-13T09:39:45+00:00

We understand that travel plans can vary, and we aim to accommodate our guests’ needs when possible. Early check-in or late check-out may be available depending on other bookings. We kindly ask you to discuss your requirements with us prior to your stay.

What is the check-in and check-out time at Villa Kotseli?2023-06-13T09:40:00+00:00

Check-in at Villa Kotseli is at 3:00 PM, and check-out is by 11:00 AM. We ask our guests to adhere to these times for proper cleaning and preparation for the next guests.

Amenities & Services

From kitchen and bathroom amenities to Wi-Fi and laundry services, we’ve got you covered. Here, you’ll find all the information about the amenities and services available at Villa Kotseli.

What is the arrangement for linens and towels?2023-06-13T09:44:29+00:00

We provide linens and towels in both accommodations. Please note that while we provide bath towels, we ask our guests to bring their own beach towels.

Is there a washing machine available for use?2023-06-13T09:44:08+00:00

Yes, a washing machine is available for guests at the Valley’s Veil accommodation.

Is there WiFi available in the rooms?2023-06-13T09:42:47+00:00

Yes, both accommodations, the Bougainvillea Bliss and Valley’s Veil, have free WiFi access. This allows you to stay connected throughout your stay.

What bathroom amenities are provided?2023-06-13T09:42:20+00:00

Both accommodations provide fully-equipped bathrooms for your convenience.

In the Bougainvillea Bliss, you’ll find a clean and comfortable bathroom with basic amenities like a shower, sink, and toilet. We also provide towels for your use during your stay.

The Valley’s Veil offers a well-equipped bathroom as well. In addition to a shower, sink, and toilet, you’ll also find a washing machine for your convenience. Towels are also provided.

What kitchen amenities can I expect?2023-06-13T09:41:48+00:00

Our two accommodations, Bougainvillea Bliss and Valley’s Veil, come with fully-equipped kitchen spaces.

In the Bougainvillea Bliss, you’ll find a practical kitchenette. It’s well-suited to simple meal preparation, with facilities including a stove, refrigerator, cooking utensils, and a dining area.

The Valley’s Veil boasts a larger, fully-equipped kitchen. Here you’ll find a full range of appliances and utensils such as a stove, oven, refrigerator, toaster, coffee machine, as well as pots, pans, and cooking utensils. This allows you to prepare meals as you would in your own home.

Safety & Security

Your safety and security are our top priorities at Villa Kotseli. This section outlines the measures in place to ensure a safe and secure stay at our villa.

What safety measures or precautions are in place?2023-06-13T09:45:13+00:00

At Villa Kotseli, we prioritize the safety of our guests. Our property is equipped with several safety features, including fire extinguishers to ensure you have a safe and worry-free stay. Additionally, automatic lights illuminate the premises at night for visibility. All doors to the accommodations are lockable, and we provide keys to our guests. We also encourage our guests to follow the house rules to ensure their safety and the safety of others, particularly regarding fire safety due to the risks of wildfires.

Reservations & Payments

From reservation methods and payment options to deposit requirements and cancellation policies, here is all you need to know about the booking and payment process at Villa Kotseli.

Can we make a reservation without a credit card?2023-06-13T09:48:11+00:00

Yes, it is possible to make a reservation without a credit card. However, in such cases, the deposit will have to be made first, and then the remaining balance can be paid in cash.

Is a deposit required for booking?2023-06-13T09:47:43+00:00

Yes, a deposit is required at the time of booking. This is to secure your reservation and will be returned to you at the end of your stay, provided there are no damages or breaches of the contract terms.

What is the cancellation policy at Villa Kotseli?2023-06-13T09:47:15+00:00

At Villa Kotseli, we maintain a strict cancellation policy due to high demand, particularly during the peak season. The specific terms will be shared with you at the time of booking. Please ensure you read and understand our cancellation policy prior to making your reservation.

How can we make a reservation?2023-06-13T09:45:57+00:00

You can make a reservation for Villa Kotseli directly through our website for the best deals. Additionally, you can view our availability and make bookings via Airbnb, Booking.com, and other traditional booking websites.

Dining & Local Attractions

From cooking your own meals in our well-equipped kitchens to exploring local restaurants, this section has all the information you’ll need. Plus, we’ve listed some must-visit local attractions in the area to help you make the most of your stay at Villa Kotseli.

How far is the nearest beach from Villa Kotseli?2023-06-13T09:58:20+00:00

The nearest beach to Villa Kotseli is Felos Beach, which is a mere 10-minute drive away. You can also visit Zorkos Beach, one of the island’s most beautiful beaches, and Kourtali Beach, both within easy reach.

What are some must-visit local attractions in the area?2023-06-13T09:57:51+00:00

Villa Kotseli is ideally located for exploring the beautiful island of Andros. From our villa, you can easily access Gavrio Port, a hub of activity with various dining and shopping options, a 15-minute drive away. Felos Beach, a serene pebble beach, is just 10 minutes away. Batsi Town, a vibrant place with cafes, restaurants, and shops, is a 25-minute drive away. For culture and history enthusiasts, a visit to the Archaeological Museum of Andros and a stroll through the cobbled streets of Chora is a must.

Are there any recommended restaurants or eateries nearby?2023-06-13T09:57:01+00:00

Yes, indeed! There are several lovely places to eat nearby. An 8-minute drive from us is Kosis Taverna, a local favourite. We also recommend Andreas Taverna for its fresh food and traditional Greek dishes. If you’re headed to Zorkos Beach, there’s also an excellent beach taverna. In Gavrio, you can enjoy delicious souvlaki, and in Batsi, do not miss Mastelo’s authentic dishes and Brenda’s flavoursome Greek food.

Can we cook our own meals in the kitchen?2023-06-13T09:55:53+00:00

Absolutely! Our accommodations, the Bougainvillea Bliss and Valley’s Veil, have kitchen spaces. The Bougainvillea Bliss has a kitchenette with a mini-fridge, hot plate, kettle, and basic utensils, while the Valley’s Veil comes with a fully-equipped kitchen that includes a stove, oven, fridge, toaster, coffee maker, and all necessary cooking utensils. Feel free to prepare your favourite meals right in the comfort of your accommodation.

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