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
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
Wonderful weather (mostly!)
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 house.
Marian (Washington, USA)
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 every night!
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 and happy.
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 remembered.
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.
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)
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
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
Sue & Chris (England)
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 next March.
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,
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 here!
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
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
Nina, Ivana & Tvrtko (Den Haig); Minia & Dionyssis
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)