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Review of Kivotos Villa

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57 reviews
Pool area  with... a  view !
amazing  views at the Agean Sea from the Veranda
Night view from veranda
Relaxing near the pool  and  the gazebo
Villa garden and pool area
Romantic relaxing
lavanders in the garden...
living room
Fish ...in the living room area .
Kitchen
Bedroom with double bed
Twin beds
Main bathroom for the disables
Master bedroom with en- suite bathroom
Sofa bed in the Master bedroom with en-suite bathroom
bathroom en-suite with jacuzzi
children painting....
children playing...
Master bedroom
Sofa bed in the master bedroom
Master bedromm
Vegetables from your organic garden
sun set by the pool
pool area
pool area
relaxing by the pool
sea view from the living room
night views from the living room
pool area
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Villa -
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 7
Maroulas, Rethymnon, Rethymnon Prefecture, Crete

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“If I could give a 6 I would!”
Reviewed 16 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014

Family of 5 stayed in august. Great location in the hills above seaside town so could leave the hustle behind, yet just a short drive from bakers, butchers, ice cream and cappacino's. The host could not do enough supplying home grown vegetables, which we bbq'd with garlic, yum, and a homemade pumpkin and feta cheese pie - this was delicious! She was very helpful and on hand if needed but otherwise left us to enjoy the beautiful setting! The perfect place to stay. Kids for info were 10,12&14 and had everything they needed I.e. internet and a pool.

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Nico W
Kristiansand, Norway
1 review
“A home away from home”
Reviewed 10 June 2014 for a stay in May 2014

My wife, 2 kids and I stayed at Kivotos Villa during the last week of May and the first week of June 2014. This was the third time we've rented a house for the holidays and this time we could not have chosen better. No description or picture can do justice to this fantastic place. The villa has everything we could have asked for, the pool is a dream, the 180 degree view of the Aegean Sea is undescribable and the house owner family is so generous and so sincerely interested in the well being of their guests. Words fall short. This place is so private that it is hard to believe that we were just a five minute drive away from the beach and merely 10 minutes to the lovely town of Rethymno. Eva, Sakis and their daughter Zania made the stay memorable, offering valuable advice on what to see and where to eat. The welcoming package that awaited upon our arrival was ample, the house was cleaned 2 times a week, the pool was chrystal clear every single morning and we even had our own organic garden where we could go and pick our own veggies :) The hardest part during our stay was to convince the kids that there was more to see and do than simply use the pool! This place is a 5+ star property in our book and we will most definitely be back! :)

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Travelling group: Young Children
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Sally O
Norwich, United Kingdom
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“A fantastic place to stay for all ages”
Reviewed 5 November 2013 for a stay in October 2013

Situated close to Rethymnon in Crete, this villa is a wonderful place to stay. Close to mountain villages, beautiful beaches and the old town of Rethymnon. The villa is well appointed with everything you need and the owner, Eva and her daughter, are extremely welcoming although not in any way intrusive. We travelled with my 9 year old daughter and her grandparents and everyone had a fantastic time. My daughter particularly enjoyed the pool and the friendly kitten and cat.

A big thank you to Eva for making our stay so memorable. We hope to return in the future.

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Razz55
Penrith
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“A perfect and relaxing holiday at a fantastic villa. Cretan hospitality at ita best.”
Reviewed 16 September 2013 for a stay in September 2013

Just completed a wonderful and relaxing holiday at this lovely villa. The perfect location provides a peaceful setting with fantastic views of the surrounding countryside and the bay east of Rythmanon. It's within easy reach of supermarkets and just as important small local shops offering everything from bread/cakes to plants. With easy access to the highway to enable visits to Rythmanon and Chania. Internally the villa is modern, clean and beautifully equipped and externally has a lovely pool and dining terrace. However the most lasting memory of this visit will be Eva's hospitality and kindness. She ensured we located the villa under her personal guidance, following our late night arrival into Iraklion, which meant our holiday was relaxing from the start. Eva's presents of home grown organic aubergines and tomatoes made cooking an evening meal a joy and her pannacotta with chocolate sauce was superb. We left with homemade olive oil and a vow to return to this lovely villa. P.S. the cat and her black kitten were a bonus, which made us start the day with a smile.

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Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Bergen, Norway
Reviewed 4 August 2013 for a stay in July 2013

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Liked best: Eva's warm personality and great hospitality
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
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