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“Magical”
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Overview of the villa, garden-park and swimming pool
Garden and swimming pool
Veranda with panoramic view!
Enjoy the view of Cretan nature from our veranda
35 square meters private swimming pool offering full privacy!
Large fenced garden - park
Living and dining area on the ground floor
Living and dining area on the ground floor
Living & dining area and stairs to go to the first floor
Dining area
Fully equipped kitchen!
The kitchen has direct exit to the barbecue area
Traditional decorated kitchen area
Bedroom with double bed on the first floor and exit to the veranda
Bedroom with double bed on the first floor and exit to the veranda
Bedroom with bunk bed
Bathroom with shower
Bathroom with shower
Outdoors fenced area and lawn garden
The whole outdoor area is totally fenced offering you safety and full privacy
Private swimming pool with sun beds, umbrellas and sitting areas
Fenced garden - park with barbecue, dining table and sitting area
Outdoors dining area next to barbecue
Barbecue with sink, we will provide everything that you might need like charcoal
Our garden full of trees and beautiful flowers
Beautifully planted garden with trees and flowers!
Calmness and full privacy, enjoy relaxing in our pool area!
Stone build villa located on a hill surrounded by trees and flowers
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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Prines, Rethymnon, Rethymnon Prefecture, Crete

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Excellent - based on 17 reviews
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elliews89
York, North Yorkshire
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Magical”
Reviewed 27 July 2014 for a stay in July 2014

It's hard to know where to start with this stunning villa. Not only is the building in a fantastic location, it's absolutely gorgeous and the owners Elena and Nikos are kind, welcoming and very helpful.

We have just returned from a two week holiday at the villa, and we can honestly say it was the most beautiful accommodation we have ever stayed in - and we've been lucky enough to stay in some really lovely places. The villa itself is perfect for all types of families and groups. We visited with teenagers, who equally loved the villa. There's plenty of room to kick back and relax, and the speedy wifi was appreciated by Chay (17) and Daniella (19)!

As for my partner and I, the villa was ideal. We had everything we needed to keep everyone entertained, from the fab BBQ to the squeaky clean pool and more. The villa is lovingly restored and boasts stunning original features and exposed stone, it's also beautifully furnished, decorated and absolutely spotless!

As for our hosts, Elena and Nikos - the hospitality they showed really took us by surprise. They couldn't do enough for us; dropping in homemade treats such as cheese pies and honey (made from their own goats milk), fresh eggs from their chickens, and cinnamon cookies, made my Elena, not to mention their own olive oil, wine and raki. They also treat us to a meal at a local tavern on our arrival - making us feel very welcome and arming us with some insider tips on the best places to visit.

The location of the villa itself is well placed for exploring both the North and South of the stunning island of Crete. We would highly recommend hiring a car, so you can explore the island as much as possible (and there's plenty of parking space, with a very secure electronic gate system - despite the area being very safe). We explored a good chunk of the Island and thoroughly enjoyed Elfonisi (great for families with small kids), Balos (Chay and Daniella loved) and a raft of other stunning beaches around the island.

The villa is also just a five minute drive from Rethymnon, so eating out isn't a problem - and for those that enjoy a drink, taxi's are available to and from the town. In addition to this there are two good taverns in Prines village itself and a couple more in the villages adjacent (only a two minute drive away). The food is gorgeous and a snitch, in the villages we found we were paying on average around 50euros for a three course meal for four. In the city, it's about three times the price, and the quality isn't as good.

We would highly recommend this villa, and hope that we are lucky enough to return one day too. A huge thank you to Elena and Nikos once again. A holiday to remember!

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Liked best: Everything, what's not to like. The owners, the location, the villa, the pool, the BBQ!
Liked least: We wouldn't change a thing!
Travelling group: Teenagers
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Eliza C
Paris, France
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15 reviews
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“amazing house, amazing hosts”
Reviewed 1 July 2014 for a stay in June 2014
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this is by far the most beautiful rental property we have ever had. This beautifully renovated traditional house is both confortable and very well located, 15 minutes away by car from the old port/center of rethymno, 45 minutes away from the amazing southern beaches of preveli or shinaria (the closest beach to the house is like 10-15 minutes away), and 1 hour 15 from the airport. every detail in the house was perfect and the hosts are amazing!!! definetly recommend staying here and looking forward to coming back! ps. our cat was welcome to come and she had a blast too!!!

Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 25-34
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Andreas S
Cologne, Germany
2 reviews
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“Great!”
Reviewed 12 June 2014 for a stay in June 2014

Superb hosts, amazing location.
Very nice village - off the beaten track, about 5km from the coastline.
No noisy tourists at all

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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