Aunties House Milos Information

Here is important information regarding your stay at Aunties House Milos, in greater detail. Click on the tabs below to expand each topic. Check-In and Check-Out, Amenities included, Services offered, Internet Access, Water Quality, Cancellation policy, Payment terms, Pet, No-Smoking and partying policy, Parking, and Identification requirements.

For detailed information on how to get to Aunties House on foot, by car, or by taxi, please see Maps and Directions.

Confirmed guests prepare for your arrival here.
Check-In and -Out
Normally, the host will be expecting you, let you in, and give you an orientation to Aunties House. Alternatively, the keys will be on the lock so you can check yourselves in.

Check-in: 3:00pm
Check-out: 11:00am

In case you arrive early, you may leave your luggage at my yard, across the street. Your belongings will be in the shade and safe. Arrangements have to be made in advance. Please contact me for details.

For detailed information on how to get to Aunties House on foot, by car, or by taxi, please see Maps and Directions.

Confirmed guests prepare for your arrival here.
Amenities at Auntie's House include:

  • Electric water heater
  • Air conditioning (Dining Room only)
  • Full-size fridge
  • Full-size kitchen
  • Dining Room
  • Bathroom with hot water and shower
  • Electric oven with stove
  • Dishes, cookware, utensils, cutlery and glassware
  • Bed linens
  • Microwave oven
  • Fireplace
  • Ceiling fan in Bedroom
  • Fan with remote control
  • Mosquito repellant
  • Anti-bacterial lotion
  • Internet router with WiFi
  • Coffee maker
  • Espresso coffee maker < NEW!
  • Hair dryer
  • Beach umbrella
  • Baby cot for infant (upon request)
  • Extra bed for additional guest (upon request - extra charges apply)
  • Private entrance
  • Patio with elevated sea view
  • Outdoor furniture (2 metal chairs and table)
  • Free street parking
Aunties House is thoroughly cleaned prior to the guests' arrival, according to the Airbnb enhanced cleaning standards.

We normally do not provide any additional cleaning services, unless specifically requested by guests. In case of a prolonged stay, say, 5 nights or more, we usually provide a change of linen for all guests and optionally, sweeping the floor, detailing the bathroom and taking out the trash.

There is a one-time, €45 cleaning fee charged per reservation.

We also provide to all guests information on sightseeing on the island of Milos, best beaches, and favorite restaurants. Free maps can be obtained at several locations throughout the island.
Internet Access
At Aunties House Milos, you get broadband internet access via pocket WiFi. Our routers connect to a 4G Mobile Data Network and have been tested to achieve approximately 9Mbps/download, 3-4Mbps/upload. Access is limited to a few Gigabytes during your stay. Customarily, during the high season, data consumption is unlimited.

Network: AuntiesHouse
Password: 0647803654

Sometimes, the router goes to sleep and disconnects from the network. You may reset it by pressing the power on button for 3-4 seconds and then releasing.

Water quality
In most islands in the Cyclades Archipelago, water quality is rather poor, but not dangerous. In Milos, water quality is very good, since the creation of a desalination plant that produces excellent quality water. However, the network of pipes on the island is still very old, carrying rust and other undesirable elements to homes. Therefore, we do not recommend long-term consumption of tap water. In any case, if you do use tap water, it is not necessary to boil it first.

We generally use mineral bottled water for drinking and cooking in Milos. Tap water can safely be used in the short term for washing vegetables, cookware, and of course, oral hygiene and showering.

Bottled water is under government price control. Expect to pay exactly €0.5 for a small bottle (0.5L) or €1.00 for a large (1.5L) bottle in stores, bars, and restaurants. Much better discounts can be had when purchasing 6-packs of bottled water at the supermarket. All brands are good, but we recommend Zagori or Samaria brand mineral water.

Warning: Practically ALL bottled water sold is mineral water, collected from springs on the mountains of Crete or mainland Greece. It doesn't get any better than that. However, there are brands (usually the supermarket's private label) that are PLAIN bottled water, even though the label is misleading, as it features images of snow-capped mountains. Do not buy plain bottled water! It tastes awful, and the price difference is infinitesimally small. Always buy MINERAL bottled water.

Mineral bottled water from our recommended favorite brands is always provided at Aunties House, to get you started, waiting for you in the fridge upon arrival.
Payment Terms
We accept PayPal. We do not accept cash or credit/debit cards.

To make a reservation directly through us, a 25% deposit is required, with the balance due 30 days prior to arrival date. To send your downpayment (usually 25% of the total amount), or pay off your balance, please use this PayPal link format:

...where 'xxx' represents the amount of funds in Euros to be sent to us. For example, to send us €200, use this link:

There is a €25 charge for each extra guest per night, over and above the usual three guests, up to a total of 2 extra guests (5 guests total.) One infant of up to one year old may stay for free, and a baby cot will be provided at no extra charge. No discounts offered for occupancy of only one guest.

We reserve the right to also charge a refundable security fee, usually €200 - €300. Assuming there is no damage to Aunties House or items missing after the guest checks out, the security deposit will be refunded within 48 hours.

For our indicative rates, please visit our Rates page.

Reservation Request
Reservation Request
Cancellation Policy and Refunds
Direct Reservations
You have 48 hours after booking, that is, after we receive your deposit, to change your mind, for a 100% refund.

Beyond the first 48 hours, and up to 30 days prior to arrival, cancelling your reservation incurs a 25% penalty (We would withhold your deposit).

If cancellation takes place 30 or fewer days and up to a week prior to arrival, cancelling your reservation incurs a 50% penalty.

If your reservation is cancelled 7 or fewer days prior to arrival, no refunds will be issued.

There are normally no exceptions to the above rules, but we might consider issuing full or partial refund in case of extenuating circumstances. These include worldwide events, such as war affecting your country of origin, or a pandemic. Personal reasons, i.e., death in the family, etc., do not qualify for refunds, and will not be considered as exceptions.

Any refunds will be issued using the exact method used for sending us the funds in the first place, that is, via PayPal, and to the same, originating account. No exceptions. We will not issue refunds any other way, including but not limited to, cash, cheque, credit or debit cards, deposit in bank accounts, cryptocurrency, or remittance via Western Union or other money handlers.

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Airbnb Reservations
Our Airbnb cancellation policy is what Airbnb calls "Strict", meaning you have 48 hours after you book to change your mind. After that, cancellation penalties apply.

You may read more information on the Airbnb site: Airbnb Cancellation Policy

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Very Important! Guests are required to provide identification prior to checking in. Actual, good quality, readable image(s) are required. Simply texting us your name and passport number is NOT acceptable. Providing cropped, or otherwise altered images of your passport is also NOT acceptable. Guests will NOT be admitted without having supplied acceptable, valid forms of ID in advance of checking in.

Acceptable forms of identification include valid passport, or (for EU citizens only) official, government-issued identification, such as National Identification Card or passport.

The guest making the reservation needs to be 18 or older, needs to be present at check-in and be one of the occupants for the duration of their stay at Aunties House.

Confirmed guests prepare for your arrival here.
There are no streets or roads on any side of Aunties House. That's part of what makes it a quiet, privileged location. There is, however, free street parking all around the town of Adamas.

To park your vehicle, you may park either on the upper street level, and then walk down a few stairs to Aunties House, or at the lower street level, and then walk up a few stairs to the House. You may also find street parking just west of the main ferry pier. There is usually more street parking spots available at the upper street level. Parking may be tight in the high season, that is, in August, especially if you try to park after sundown.
Pets, Smoking, Partying
We have a very strict No Smoking policy at Aunties House. There is no smoking allowed inside the House or the outside terrace. Vaping is only allowed outside.

No pets of any kind are allowed inside the House or the outside terrace. That being said, we love animals, especially felines. There are lots of cats in the neighborhood, and we expect guests to treat them with love, like we do.

Ours is a quiet neighborhood, and we intend to keep it this way. Guests are expected to do their part, being quiet and considerate during their stay. No parties or loud noises, please.
Covid Information
Covid Test Information
We do not discriminate based on vaccination status. All are welcome.

That being said, guests will probably be subject to the laws and regulations of both their country of origin regarding passengers of departing/arriving flights, as well as the laws and regulations of the state of Greece at the time.

For example, you may have to provide proof of vaccination or results of a negative PCR test about 48 hours prior to embarking on boats or boarding airplanes.

Some countries may require their citizens to provide proof of a negative PCR test 48 prior to re-entering the country. In Milos, you may make an appointment to get a PCR test at:

Διαγνωστικό Κέντρο Clinitest Μήλου
Diagnostic Center Clinitest, Milos
Triovasalos, Milos (3 km from Adamas)
Tel: +30 22870-28018.
By appointment only

Rapid test:
Results back in 30 minutes.
Cost: €20

PCR test:
Results back in 48 hours
Cost: €60

Please note that the rates quoted above are provided for reference purposes only. They are subject to change, and beyond our control.
Milos is for Lovers
The milosisforlovers moniker is a registered trademark of Andreas Belivanakis, the proprietor of Aunties House and an Airbnb Superhost. You will probably encounter the Milos is for Lovers logo in several Milos images on the internet, if you haven't already, as well as in bumper stickers and apparel such as t-shirts, polo shirts and baseball caps.
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