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Villa | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 8
A most attractive 3 bedroomed villa, situated in some 2 acres of unspoilt countryside, just 6km inland from Rethymno. Villa Aphrodite is a separate and isolated villa surrounded by old olive groves, oak trees and is reached via a winding country lane and then a long private drive. The living area of the villa is on one level and the interiors are simple, fresh and modern in style. The interior of the villa is open plan with pretty matching sofas, satellite TV, DVD, a Playstation 3, dining table and from here there is a well-equipped kitchen and two bathrooms, each equipped with shower/WC. The villa is also suitable for people with special needs and the elderly. The third bathroom which is ensuite in one bedroom is suitable for people with special needs. Our villa has been renovated in 2015 for this specific purpose.
The entrance has pretty flower beds, twin patios and comfortable garden furniture. There is ample outside dining for those meals al-fresco and the brick build barbecue compliments this area. Stone steps lead down into the gardens, to a 40sqm swimming pool with children's pool and the raised pool terraces are equipped with sunbeds and sun umbrellas. There are a few local shops and tavernas in Prines. A car is essential.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Koubes 5 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car essential, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Chania 60 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Children's pool|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Table tennis, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||2 Sofa beds, Double beds (2), Single beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Swing set|
|Access||Wheelchair users, Secure parking|
About this location
The Rethymnon Prefecture region
The region of Rethymno in Crete offers some of the most interesting and beautiful landscapes in Greece. Our villa Aphrodite is located in Prines, a picturesque village close to Rethymno. An area of outstanding natural beauty, the countryside lends itself to fascinating walks and mountain biking. The traditional village of Prines is just a few minutes stroll from our villa to find a local tavern and a mini-market. There are also local shops, bakery, butcher, cafes and chemist close to our villa. Within a 10 minute drive from Prines there are sandy beaches which offer good facilities. Situated in the middle of Crete, our villa provides an ideal base to explore Crete. Some interesting sights close to Rethymno are the monasteries of Arkadi and Preveli, Plakias, Lake Kournas, the natural springs of Argiroupolis, Episkopi and Georgioupolis beaches for beach lovers.
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21 Oct 2014
"Great place to spend your holiday"
We were greeted by the owners with warm Mussaka, vegetables, fruits, bread, wine, water, Raki etc - a very warm and friendly welcome!!!! Everything was great and clean. A new built pool area with new umbrellas and comfortable sunbeds had space for many, many persons ( we were only 4 ). We enjoyed the barbecues, the terraces and all the other amenities of modern civilization: Wifi, TV, oven, microwave, toaster, refrigerator, freezer, coffee-machine,( playground for children ,computer and play-station we didn`t use ). We can recommend this place for older people, too, but they mustn`t be afraid to drive a car.
The best thing was the barbecue with the owner-family one evening. We had a lot of fun speaking a mixture of German, English and Greek and enjoyed the delicious things they had brought with them. Many thanks to the Sofoulakis family!!!
Thank you very much for your nice comments concerning our hospitality. You are really wonderful persons and it was our pleasure to meet you. We had a great time when we had dinner all together. We are looking forward to meeting you again soon in the future!
4 Oct 2014
"The value for money is unique."
The villa is just fantastic.
A beautiful house. Large garden. Great pool. Just wonderful!
We stayed as a family of 4 children there. And also you will be greeted by a very lovely host family.
The value for money is unique.
We will come back for sure and can only recommend the villa.
31 Aug 2014
"Amazing! What a perfect holiday!"
There were four adults that made up our party, myself, my husband, my sister and her partner. This was our first villa holiday experience so we were a bit unsure about what to expect.
On arrival at the villa Stella's mother had left us a homemade moussaka and cake which was delicious and just what we needed after a long flight. There was also fresh fruit and veg in the fridge which had been grown by Stella and her family. Stella's father comes ever morning at about 6am to clean the pool. It is these little thing that make all the difference. Stella and her family really want you to enjoy our holiday and nothing is too much trouble. Excellent customer service!
The villa is in a quiet location which provides the perfect getaway if you wish to relax and enjoy the sunshine. We would highly recommend the butchers in the local village, the meat cooks wonderfully on the villa BBQ. We also had great fun relaxing on inflatable lilos in the large swimming pool.
We can honestly say that, thanks to the wonderful hospitality from Stella and her family, we will never do a package holiday again! We highly recommend this villa to all holiday makers as the villa caters for all age groups. We loved our experience so much that we are planning to return again next year!
27 Jul 2014
"An outstanding villa with wonderful hospitality from Stella and her family"
The party consisted of mother and father plus three daughters 16, 22 and 37and we stayed for the first two weeks of July.
The accomodation was first class with every conceivable facility inside and out. Each bedroom had it's own terrace plus one other patio leading from the kitchen so everyone had their own space as well as shared.
The hospitality from Stella and her family was outstanding with a large mousaka in the fridge on our first night and eggs from the hens every day.
The drive up from the village is a bit hairy but you soon get used to that and the villa is well placed for access to the national highway and nearby Rethymnon.
We would thoroughly recommend Villa Aphrodite and will certainly be back.
26 May 2014
Wir waren eine Woche in der Villa Aphrodite und werden bestimmt wiederkommen. Alles war perfekt. Ein traumhaftes Grundstück mit vielen Blumen, der Pool der jeden Morgen gereinigt wird, Liegestühle, … More
14 Aug 2013
"A wonderful place to stay with the opportunity to meet a Cretan family who are so generous and hospitable"
We have been staying at Villa Aphroditi every year since 2003. Returning is like coming to a second home with the chance to meet the Sofoulaki family again. Their generosity and hospitality over the years has been outstanding such that we have come to feel part of an extended family. Dimetri and Roula are such excellence hosts as are their children Stella and George, both of whom we have seen get married and now who have children of their own.
This villa is in a really private location yet only 5 minutes from the local village of Prines where Dimetri and Roula live. The villa is spacious, extremely well appointed and surrounded by extensive grounds which include a large freestanding BBQ and separate Pizza oven.There is also a table tennis table and of course a wonderful swimming pool where the water is often still so warm even late at night. This year has seen all new loungers and parasols and Dimetri will come every day at sunrise to clean the pool and surrounding area while Roula will clean and change bedding and towels twice in a week. I should also mention the local taverna in Prines where Yannis will serve up some food with great service.
If you have never been to this villa and met this family i would recommend the experience to you without reservation!!