Gerani Luxury Villa
About the home
The stylish new apartment is meters away from the sea. With a large communal pool , it is a great base for a family holiday. The outside dining area provides the perfect setting in the evening to enjoy a Mojito or have nice romantic dinners. Enjoy the tranquillity of having sun downers whilst watching the sunset over the sea!!!
The apartment is situated in a small community of elegant villas and apartments, some set in its own private area with a large communal swimming pool, offer traditional features with modern building specifications, creating a new ,yet rustic dwelling in a peaceful seaside setting. The apartment has access to common areas with a large communal swimming pools and pathways.
The local village is within walking distance. The village has great tavernas and good bakery. From most of the tavernas, one can look down onto a beautiful village harbor with a stunning beach. This means that you can sit in the taverna having lunch while watching the kids playing and swimming on the beach.
Custom designed furniture and comfortable mattresses making this holiday accommodation functional and fun.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Gerani, Petres, koubes., 500m|
|Will consider:||Long lets|
Nearest amenities: 500m
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Internet access, Sea view|
|Pool:||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General:||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||3 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 family bathrooms|
|Furniture:||Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 6|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony / Terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
Further details indoors:
It is a newly built villa with lots of natural light
It is beautifully decorated, neat and tidy
The villa is well maintained.
The kitchen is fully equipped
It is built around lifestyle and relaxation.
There are two bathrooms with showers
Further details outdoors:
Easy walk to beach and tavern
The pool is a nice size in order to play pool games
Good view to the pool from all over the house for you to keep a eye on the kids.
Outdoor covered barbecue with outdoor furniture to have great barbecues in the evening next to the pool.
House location ensures fantastic views and sun sets
Special Welcome Packs can be arranged for special occasions e.g. Anniversaries, honeymoon etc
Refundable breakages deposit of Euros 200 required on arrival, to be refunded within two weeks of your departure (subject to satisfactory property inspection}
Our villas features a stone arch and modern fixtures that give it the overall traditional yet modern look. It is fully fitted by all you need to ensure you have the perfect family holiday.
30% deposit payment at booking,
Full payment 2 months before arrival,NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Please note that availability is updated regularly. Bookings are reserved when bank confirmation is sent via email or fax.
If you send us your fixed telephone number we will contact you for details in English or Greek.
*Taxes, Utilities (water, electricity), villa clean and linen change prior to your arrival.
PAYMENT VIA BANK TRANSFER
Within 15 days after reservation: full refund
From the 16th day after reservation, until the 15th day before arrival day: no refund, unless the apartment is rented (from people other than the clients): in which case only the deposit will be refunded.
The last 15 days (Last minute cancellation): no refund.
The Crete region
Welcome to Rethymno, Crete! The beautiful city of Rethymno is standing on the site where ancient Rithymna used to be, as archaeological excavations of the late Neolithic period (3500- 2800 BC) proved. It is the gate way between Chania and Heraklion. Full of rich history, ancient sites, magnificent sandy beaches, Byzantine churches, lovely villages & lively resorts.
Rethymno combines an old- time aristocratic appearance with a modern aspect, a blend which is creating a unique atmosphere.
Various elements are participating to the charm of this attractive town such as the many arched doorways and stone staircases, 16th century buildings, Byzantine, Hellenic and Roman remains, narrow stone-paved streets, the small Venetian harbour and the superb huge municipal gardens, ideal for peacefulness and tranquility.
FESTIVALS AND CELEBRATIONS IN RETHYMNON:The Renaissance Festival is the culmination of the city's cultural festivals. The festival plays host during its three weeks to a variety of theatrical, musical and cinematic events as well as dance and multi-media spectacles. The Cretan wine festival Already over 35 years old, this celebration in the public park lasts three weeks in the heart of summer and attracts thousands of visitors. The Rethymnon Carnival held at the start of Lent every year, has been revived in recent years and it can be regarded one of the best and biggest in Greece. The feast of Klidonas, a historic celebration every June which maintains an interesting custom of burning the flower wreaths which were made on first of May. The fishermen's festival Celebratory festival in the Venetian Harbour, with free fish and wine on offer. Rich FLORA AND FAUNA as the climate and geomorphy of Rethymnon, and Crete generally, allow the existence of a large number of species, many of which are endemic to the island. As a result, the visitor may find natural treasures that have existed on the island for centuries and were depicted in Minoan frescoes such as the sea lily, sea turtles "caretta caretta" which lay their eggs on the beaches and may even see the Eleanora's falcon which migrates from Africa in the summer months. In the valleys, the visitor will come across, beautiful Fauna and Flora unique to Crete,dozens of varieties of wild flowers. The quick-eyed visitor may also spot hares, skunks, martens, hedgehogs, bats and many types of birds. In the semi-mountainous areas many birds of prey soar the blue skies. In the mountains amongst other varieties are the Cretan maple (acer sempervirens), the Cretan tulip (tulipa cretica), the yellow violet (erysimum raulini) etc. This is also the most important habitat for birds of prey as well as the Cretan wild goat and the thorn mouse (Amocos minus). In the wetlands of Geropotamos and Preveli, the visitor will encounter interesting fauna and flora, especially the latter, which includes the Cretan Palm tree (phoenix theophrastii). Lastly, in the gorges visitors can come across the famous Cretan dittany and other fragrant plants of Crete. Rethymno is a haven for walks, cyclists or just site seeing!!!
The town offers all the touristy facilities needed as well as lively bars and clubs and various restaurants and excellent taverns.
Rethymno has regular bus services to the main towns and villages of the entire prefecture.
The Gerani area
Gerani is only 10 minutes drive from the ancient Town of Rethymno and it is an old traditional village originally built around the fishing activities of Gerani Bay. Gerani beach ideal for swimming and sun bathing is within walking distance from our villa.
The best sandy beaches on the island are in this area, Petres, Rethymno, Georgiopouli. Other beaches worth visiting in the south: Amoudi, Damnoni, Agia Galini, Agia Giorgis, Triropitra, Plakias,
Great Night Life in the Ancient Town of Rethymno
The traditional village of Gerani with Tavernas and all amenities
Nice walks in the the area
Snorkeling in the bay (500m)
Diving in the Dive Centre (Petres)
Fishing in the bay ( 500m)
Tennis in town 5 km
Water sport offered on beaches in Rethymno
Water park for the kids 35 minutes drive
Lake Kournas -a fresh water lake, a must see. 20 minutes drive.
Monastery of Arkadi
Best golf course in Greece!!!! - The Crete Golf Club - 85 km
How to get there
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There are direct flights from your country to Chania airport or Herakleon Airport
Flights by Easyjet.Olympic and Aegean Airlines directly to Crete.
Charter flights do operate directly to Crete
Ferry daily from Pireus to Rethymno , Crete
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Activities near Gerani
Beach or lakeside relaxation
13 Apr 2012
Found the villa well furnished and clean. Great mattress in the master bedroom. The property manager met us at the villa and did a very nice introduction to the villa and area. The Kids really enjoyed the large pool for their games. I would advise bringing lots of sun screen as we found July very hot and we had to take care not to over do the sunbathing.
It was a short walk for the kids to the beach. We would recomend the taverna next to the beach. Rethymno with the old town was fantastic to walk in and dine out at night. We will be back hopefully soon.
18 Dec 2011
We contacted the advertiser/property manager, Dean Spyropoulos, about the villa's availability and had an email response 2-3 days later. We decided to go ahead with the booking, although payment was only by bank transfer - credit/debit cards are not accepted. We were initially a little sceptical about this, but it all seemed to go OK and in fact we spoke to Dean on the phone beforehand (he rang us to reassure us and also go over a few details about the property). He sent us directions to the villa and also his contact number to ring when we arrived in Crete. We phoned him after picking up our rental car at the airport and again once we'd arrived at the villa, so he could meet us there to give us the keys and a quick tour of the villa. He also gave us recommendations for some nice beaches on the south coast and also some local places to eat.
The villa is set in a 'compound' of other newly-built villas, many of which were fairly quiet whilst we were there (Sept 2011) so maybe mostly holiday villas. There is an electric gate to go through, on the road leading up to the villa, and a car port outside the villa itself (a slightly steep hill to drive down to it, which we quickly got used to). NB. this electric gate has a remote control you can use, that's provided inside the villa, to save you getting out to type the numbers into the keypad each time. However, on our final morning there, there was a power cut and the controls for the gate didn't work! I was terrified we'd be trapped and miss our plane but we phoned Dean and he sent a workman out to manually open it, in time thankfully. However I understand that power cuts are reasonably common and can last for a few hours.
The villa itself is lovely, fairly well-equipped and having a private pool and sun terrace was bliss. The pool could be a bit chilly sometimes but was around 21-23 degrees C each day. You get nice sunsets over the hills across to the west. There was a small supermarket about 1/4 mile away, across the other side of the gorge, but it wasn't that well-stocked and was a bit expensive, so we mostly bought food from either Lidl (on the road/junction to Rethymno) or the shops found on a strip of hotels/restaurants etc. a few miles to the west, on the coast road (Paralia Kourna). Incidentally, this is probably also the nearest decent/large beach to the villa too - there is one below the villa, accessed via the road/back under the road bridge, but it's quite small and only gets the sun for part of the day. There is also a small restaurant there too, right on the seafront, but it was very quiet when we went (our first night there) and the menu was a bit limited, although quite tasty food and good value for money.
The area also has a certain amount of road noise, since the main E75 road runs close by. Some days seemed noisier than others but it could be difficult to tune out completely. I guess it depends what you're used to (and whether you're indoors or outside by the pool) but I imagine some people might find it a bit intrusive at times. We were concerned that the pool might be a bit overlooked but it wasn't that bad actually - this is one of the better-positioned villas in the compound.
We were a bit taken aback that the advertised 'satellite TV' was mostly non-English-speaking and only a couple of channels (a music channel and BBC World) were in English. We checked with Dean and he said that this was correct, and was how the owners had set it up - so no chance to change it at all. However, there was wifi internet access in the villa, which we didn't expect, so we could still get online, although not able to access iPlayer content etc. due to broadcasting restrictions.
There was maid service and also a pool cleaner once a week (although not always appearing at the time of day Dean said they would!). The rest of the villa was generally fine, nothing in particular to comment on.
Overall it was a lovely villa with good facilities (except the TV channels!). Location-wise, it was OK but would strongly suggest you have a car - also be aware of the noise from the road. We would recommend it and would consider going back another year.
Recommended restaurants: Taverna Romantika, Paralia Kourna - try the rabbit stifado.
Recommended places to visit: Lake Kourna - go out in a pedalo. Samaria Gorge - the long way (you'll feel superior to those who did it 'the lazy way'). The Fortezza at Rethymno. Skinaria beach on the south coast - there is good snorkelling here, also try the pastitsio at the nearby Libyan Star taverna (N.B. this is a nudist-friendly beach - try the eastern end of the beach if that's your thing).
Pay pal has been set up , the satellite television has been set up to provide a few channels to cover most nationalities, Bearing in mind all the local channels feature many English movies with Greek subtitles. The beach which s a few minutes walk is a very popular beach as it is sheltered from the wind and does get sun for most of the day. The sun sets over that beautiful cove so it wouldn't get the last bit of the sun setting which you can estimate would be around 9 in the evening.
|Rental prices originally quoted in: Euros €||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 6|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Low Season||8 Jan 13||1 Jun 13||€ 1100||€ 158||€ 158||6 Nights|
|Mid Season||1 Jun 13||1 Jul 13||€ 1400||€ 200||€ 200||6 Nights|
|Hi Season||1 Jul 13||1 Sep 13||€ 1500||€ 215||€ 215||6 Nights|
|Mid Season||1 Sep 13||1 Nov 13||€ 1400||€ 200||€ 200||6 Nights|
|Low Season||1 Nov 13||1 Jan 14||€ 1100||€ 158||€ 158||6 Nights|
The property does not have weekend tariffs.
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Payment in Euros only
Payment via Bank transfer
Camping/ Baby Cot: 10 Euros per day
Baby Feeding chair: 5 Euros per day
Pram /Stroller: 5 Euros per day
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