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Amid Ancient Olive Groves

  • 6 guests

  • 3 bedrooms

  • 2 bathrooms

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This captivating Cretan home is a sure-fire Greek delight. Boasting authentic interiors, a large alfresco lounging and dining deck as well as private, outdoor swimming pool complete with sunbathing area, this heavenly home really does have it all. Surrounded by Cypress, olive and fragrant orange trees, this enviable villa offers unadulterated peace and quiet amid sheer rural beauty. Featuring an open plan kitchen, dining and living room – all exposed stone walls, cool tiled floors and beautiful beamed ceilings – this traditionally designed family home is perfect for both entertaining and relaxing. Wooden French doors open out onto the deck from which you can enjoy gazing out on ancient olive trees and enjoy as well as both subtle sunrises and silky sunsets. You’ll love spending lazing on loungers beside the pool before cooling off with a refreshing dip. Come lunch or dinner time, why not feast on plates upon plates of barbecued delights accompanied by Greek salads and washed down with a glass or two of local wine? If you fancy exploring a little of the surrounding area, spend the day at the nearest beach, only 3km away, or visit the charming hilltop village of Asteri. Alternatively, wander the bougainvillea-draped cobblestone streets of Rethymno city, with its historic Venetian castle and picturesque harbour.


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What to expect


Highlights

Explore ravishing Rethymno – 14km away from your home

Explore ravishing Rethymno – 14km away from your home

Laze on loungers in the sun before cooling off with a refreshing dip in your private, outdoor pool surrounded by Mediterranean greenery

Laze on loungers in the sun before cooling off with a refreshing dip in your private, outdoor pool surrounded by Mediterranean greenery

Drink, dine or lounge on your private terrace overlooking the pool

Drink, dine or lounge on your private terrace overlooking the pool

Gather around the open fire place with a bottle of red wine at chillier times of year

Gather around the open fire place with a bottle of red wine at chillier times of year

Indulge in a long, hot soak in the tub at the end of the day

Indulge in a long, hot soak in the tub at the end of the day

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Home truths

    Due to the location of this home, we recommend hiring a car to get the most out of your stay –there’s free parking for one car here

    You’ll have your own private entrance here

    This home is spread over two floors, with no internal lift

    There’s an outdoor shower here

    The swimming pool isn't fenced, so children will need to be supervised at all times

    Though there isn't a dedicated desk here, the dining table doubles up as a laptop-friendly workspace

    One well-behaved dog is welcome to accompany you during your stay

About this stay


Amenities

Outdoor seating

Laptop friendly workspace

Wi-fi

Air conditioning

Pets allowed

Parking available

Bedrooms & bathrooms

3 bedrooms, 5 beds

2 bathrooms

Extras


VIP services

Daily cleaning

Additional fees

  • Your host can arrange excursions, water sports, bike tours, and car and boat rental for an additional fee

  • There may be some extra fees to pay here, such as charges for utilities, final cleaning fees, city tax and security deposits – all of which you may need to pay in cash to the homeowner. Please reach out during the booking process to confirm.

Additional fees subject to a 3.5% handling charge.

Extras are subject to availability. Please enquire with your host.

Local guide


About Rethymno

A labyrinthine Old Town, a bustling promenade and an enchanting Venetian port – Rethymno really does have it all. The latter is where you’ll find most of the crowds, but a quick stroll up Paleokastro Hill and you’ll be away from the masses, gazing out at the Cretan Sea from the star-shaped citadel of the Fortezza. The town’s Venetian influence is obvious up here, but you won’t be able to...

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Local restaurants, cafes, museums, sites and activities, recommended by our community of hosts and travel experts

Explore the Venetian Fortezza Castle

Explore the Venetian Fortezza Castle

Imposing ruins of a 16th-century Venetian citadel offering panoramic views of Rethymno town and port. Get a sense of its heyday and visit the restored mosque for an impressive cultural experience.

29 min
Explore the Rimondi Venetian Fountain

Explore the Rimondi Venetian Fountain

An elaborate public fountain with Corinthian columns, built in 1626 by the Venetian governor Rimondi. Drinkable water, lovely antiquities, and a chilled atmosphere make it a charming spot to relax and people watch.

27 min
Indulge in great dishes at Romeo&Juliet Fusion Cuisine

Indulge in great dishes at Romeo&Juliet Fusion Cuisine

Enjoy a delicious meal at this hidden gem of a restaurant. The friendly service and freshly cooked dishes make it a home away from home. Highly recommended for great food and lovely company.

6 min
Sample homemade Greek dishes at Irini's Cafe Neon

Sample homemade Greek dishes at Irini's Cafe Neon

Experience the warm welcome of this family-run restaurant and indulge in delicious, homemade Greek cuisine. With a surprise menu every day, you'll be treated to authentic dishes like moussaka and beef stifado. Don't miss this hidden gem.

1 min
Delve into the stunning Melidoni Cave

Delve into the stunning Melidoni Cave

Discover the fascinating history and stunning beauty of Melidoni Cave, with its illuminated chambers and impressive stalactites and stalagmites.

26 min
Feast at White Lady Taverna

Feast at White Lady Taverna

This gem of a restaurant offers top-notch service, complimentary starters and sweets, delicious and fresh food, live music, and a warm welcome. Highly recommended for a memorable dining experience.

13 min
Take a stroll and unwind in Rethymnon Municipal Garden

Take a stroll and unwind in Rethymnon Municipal Garden

A peaceful park with tree-lined paths, beautiful plants, and historical statues. Take a stroll, relax in the shade, and enjoy the well-maintained surroundings.

21 min

Get around

Airport

Heraklion N. Kazantzakis

1 hr 8 min

Chania International Ioannis Daskalogiannis

1 hr 18 min

Sitia Public "Vitsentzos Kornaros"

2 hr 56 min

Train station

Club Calimera Sunshine Kreta

59 min

Bus stop

Loutra

7 min

Local shops & services

Convenience store

9 min

Cafe

23 min

Pharmacy

26 min

Points of interest

Beach

Paralia Skaleta

13 min

Booking policies


House Rules

Infants welcome (under 12 months)

Children welcome (1-12 years)

Pets welcome

No parties or events

No smoking

Good to know

Arrival from 16:00

Departure before 10:00

Air con

Wifi

Cancellation policy

  • Up until

    30

    days

    Cancel at least 30 days before your check-in date for a full refund.

  • Up until

    7

    days

    Cancel at least 7 days before your check-in date for a 50% refund.

  • Not eligible for a refund once your check-in date is under 7 days away.

Host


This home is managed by Ian

This home is managed directly by a business. A member of their staff will be your point of contact before and during your stay. Ian and the team look after a truly incredible collection of villas found in some of Europe's most beautiful locations. What's just as impressive is the attentive service they provide to ensure all stays pass completely hitch-free.

Registration or licence number: GR/43521.

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