The following comments are taken from the Captain's View guest book. We think they speak for themselves!
Came for one week………stayed for four! If it wasn’t
for work, we’d want to stay more!!!!!!
Dear Melinda, Theo, Afrodite, Kimon and Rhea…… It has been
an absolute pleasure meeting you all! Thank you for providing such a beautiful
place to stay – you have created a real haven! (….or heaven!!!).
Thank you also for all your help, without which the extra three weeks
would have been impossible. Wishing you all, and the cottage.
Much love, peace and happiness.
Elaine, Steve and Dan (UK)
Nice and comfortable house (despite bad weather in December). Warm welcome
from Melinda and Theo – caring people. Certainly a place to recommend.
Hope to come back (in another season)
Wonderful weather (mostly!)
Love from Gill and Sally (UK)
Words can’t describe what a wonderful time we have had! Melinda
and Theo, your cottage is the perfect place to holiday and you have both
been perfect hosts – attentive but not intrusive. The website doesn’t
do justice to this lovely place – it is truly special. See you in
July and again next March.
John and Rosie (UK)
There is one thing I really hate about the house! That is ‘I have
to leave it’. My sister Nancy agrees with this by 100%. We’d
love to come again with more friends. Sure they will love it too.
Coco and Nancy (China)
Lesvos is a grand island and much appreciated by all of us. And the birds
came through for the watcher in tour group. Thank you for your wonderful
Marian (Washington, USA)
Thanks for your wonderful place. It felt like home! This island is very
beautiful and do hope to return. Being the birder in the group, this area
is magical! Birds everywhere. There is a scoops owl right at the intersection
down the hill, when you turn to the harbour. We heard and saw it most
Cheers, Bruce (Tacoma, WA. USA)
One of the nicest self-catering houses we have visited (and we have done
quite a few!). Well done to both of you. The birds have been great, the
weather wonderful, food and retsina brilliant - we shall return.
Many thanks, Carol and Brian (UK)
We had faith not to pre-book all accommodation in Molyvos knowing we’d
find somewhere perfect for the conclusion of our honeymoon…. and
we certainly did. We loved the house, adored Molyvos, Lesvos, Greece.
Thank you for making us so welcome.
Love, Monique and Paul Smith (Queensland, Australia)
We have decided we’re not leaving. We’re moving into your
home here and future guests will have to find other accommodations! We
were hoping to write some lovely words on just how much we truly felt
at home here, but as you know, we partied too long and hard with all of
you last night at The Captain’s Table! An abundance of ouzo, wine,
tears and goodbyes. However, we did manage to give you our deposit for
next year and it can’t come soon enough!!! You know we love Molyvos,
your home, restaurant, and most of all, your dear, dear family! Stay well
Much love, Alex and Byron Neal (Portland, Maine)
Thank you so much! What a wonderful, relaxing week. The house was perfect,
the island magical. We’ll be back! A family vacation to always be
Norah, Rodney, Catherine, Ted and Julia (Ohio, USA)
Thanks Melinda and Theo,
Thanks a lot – we loved it!
Gisela, Rosa, Freda.
Dear Melinda and Theo, thank you so much for letting us stay I your wonderful
cottage. Highly recommendable!
Kari, Marainne, Penelope, Jason and Ira.
Αγαπημένη μας Μελίντα και Θόδωρε σας ευχαριστούμε για το όμορφο σπίτι
που μας προσφέρατε. Ο Mόλυβος ήταν πανέμορφος και το καταπληκτικό σας
σπίτι μας έκανε πιο ευχάριστη τη διαμονή μας. Μακάρι να μέναμε ακόμα 1
βδομάδα. Ελπίζουμε να σας ξαναδούμε !!!!!!!
ΟΙΚΟΓΕΝΕΙΑ: Κελαïδή, Μπετινα-Κυριάκος,Κλεάνθης.
Σοφία-Σωτήρης, Ερμιόνη-Κών/ος, ΦΙΛΙΑ ΑΠΟ ΔΡΑΜΑ
Dear Melinda and Theo, you have created a perfect Molyvos House. It is
incredible that this was not an old house restored; it feels settled and
warm. Couldn’t have been more perfect. You both deserve to feel
very proud! We love your family; Rhea, Kimon, Afrodite are precious jewels.
Also love your momma!!! We will be back next year.
Love and Hugs, Blue and Shanti Micheal and Dana (USA)
I stopped worrying about work after only one day. It usually takes me
3 or 4! Thanks Melinda and Theo for a FABULOUS holiday!
Hugs, Mark Slater (San Francisco)
A lovely, comfortable house – with a view so mesmerising, we find
it hard to go anywhere else! Congratulations, Melinda and Theo, on creating
such a special place.
Dale and Peter (Edinburgh)
This is, without doubt the most beautiful house we have stayed in, in
Molyvos. Spectacular views with stunning sunsets, and a pet owl! Many
thanks Theo, Melinda and family.
All our love
Chris and Gregan (Edinburgh)
This is not a house but a home and you instantly feel comfortable when
you step inside. Even watching the rain on our last day was cosy! It’s
always hard to leave Molyvos but even harder leaving Captain’s View.
Looking at Rabbit Island, the harbour and the owl is very special and
relaxing. The library is also a bonus! Many thanks
Heather and Yannis (UK)
Someone once said: ‘Greece is not about a place, it’s about
the people’. Melinda, Theo, their family and friends have proven
this to me. You folks have made our holiday the best ever. Melinda’s
stone cottage is a work of love and art. The best kept secret in the entire
world is the view of the ocean from the porch at sunset.
Roger and Bella (Colorado, USA)
What a wonderful house from which to experience the many delights of Molyvos.
We hope to return one day & stay for far longer. Highly recommended.
Many thanks to Melinda & Theo.
Andréa & Toby (Melbourne, Australia)
What can we say that hasn’t already been said! We have had a fabulous
holiday in your beautiful house here in Molyvos. We will see you again
next year! Thank you again.
Sue & Chris (England)
Another wonderful holiday at Captain’s View – even better
than the last! Great hospitality in the perfect location. We’ll
be back as soon as we can – hopefully later this year but definitely
John & Rosie (England)
What a perfect holiday! Just enough adventure – the weather! Just
enough relaxation – wine & ouzo on the balcony. Just enough
romance – a lovely village dog who adopted us. And a chance to make
great new friends – Melinda & Theo. Wonderful home here –
thanks for sharing it.
Hugs, Joan (Vienna, Virginia, USA)
I had very high expectations for this stay in Molivos and they’ve
been far exceeded. The immersion experience has been a “once in
a lifetime” one that I hope to repeat. At the heart of it is the
perfect house and Melinda & Theo. I cannot remember such a difficult
goodbye. Au revoir.
Fondly, Deena (Toronto, Canada)
A wonderful place to stay. Breakfast on the terrace, tasty bread from
just down the road - local honey, jams and fruit. Lovely walks even if,
or rather when you get lost. Some lovely meals at your restaurant. Melinda
& Theo, thanks for such a special place and such a relaxing week.
I would be hard to find a better place – the stunning views and
such a lovely house with everything we could possibly need. It sounds
as if we will need to book soon for the next time…
Love from Julia & Nigel (Bath, UK)
The house was everything we hoped and more. The view from the terrace
is magnificent and was the perfect place to unwind in the afternoon. Melinda
and Theo, thank you for your hospitality and for sharing Molyvos with
us. It was a wonderful vacation and we look forward to coming back.
Donald & Lorraine
Dear Melinda & Theo, how is anyone at home going
to take our word for it – how amazing it is to stay here? All the
mystery and excitement AND self-catering AND the view! Stunning. I think
the “Captain” deserves promotion – Admiral of the Fleet
at least. We wish you well with you great new (ad)ventures and hope to
come again, and again.
Tony & Jane (Sydney, Australia)
The worst part about writing in this book is that it means we are about
to leave. But do you ever really leave a place where you feel you partly
belong? So when we are back on our island in Maine, a part of us will
still be there in Molyvos. And who knows what might lie ahead? As you
know, you don’t have to be born Greek to “Be Greek”!
Here’s to many more happy reunions!
Love, Alex & Byron (Great Diamond Island, Maine, USA)
Another fantastic holiday here in Molyvos made extra special staying at
Captain’s View. You know our thoughts on the place but our lips
are sealed from now on, otherwise other travellers might want to stay
Love always, Heather & Jan (Durham, England)
Dear Melinda & Theo, you put us on top of beauty
and excellence by lodging us at the Captain’s View and serving us
at the Captain’s Table. In respect and admiration of your outstanding
achievement and care, we will always remember this holiday as the best
Gerard, Monika (Germany)
The Island is wonderful. Molyvos is a jewel. The
Captain’s View is more than just a house: it is a home. Our last
evening and a long and wistful last glance over the bay glittering in
the moonlight. We hope to return some day. Thanks!
Nina, Ivana & Tvrtko (Den Haig); Minia & Dionyssis (Athens)
Our congratulations on creating an absolutely warm and comfortable home
for all of those who want the chance to share a slice of Molivos life.
It is what we, as a family needed, a home away from home and a welcome
from your family. Best of luck with the next stages of your project –
I’ve no doubt that they will be as fine.
Janalyn, Theo, Sebastien - “So long and thanks for all the fish”
Another two glorious weeks in Molyvos, now sadly over; we've already sipped
our last Cosmopolitans on the balcony and watched the sun set. Back to
Edinburgh in the morning but not before booking again for next year!
Much love to you and your family,
Chris & Gregan (Edinburgh)