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Bungalow | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
The Villa is set in its own private garden with front patio overlooking swimming pool. Side patio off the main bedroom leads to an upstairs roof terrace for sunbathing and magnficent views of the sea, Rethymno Town, the mountains to the front and rear and glorious sunsets. The village of Sfakaki, Stavremenos and the beach are 15 minutes walk away from the villa.
Two double bedrooms, one with double and one with twin beds, both have fully fitted wardrobes and drawers. In addition to air conditioning in the main area, we have electric ceiling fans in all rooms. Fully fitted kitchen. Living room with TV, DVD player, CD hi-fi system, games and books. Towels and bedlinen provided. Around the pool area there are 4 sunbeds, umbrella, outside dining table and chairs, shower facilities BBQ and private garden area. Individual parking space provided.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Local beach 800 m|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Heraklion 60 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Safe|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
* Both bedrooms are 2.65m wide by 4 m long. 1 has a double bed and the other twin beds.
* The living, dining and kitchen open plan area is 5.25m x 6 m.
|Further details outdoors|
* The roof terrace is 5.25 m x 11 m
* The main bedroom leads to a side terrace.
* The 32 m sq pool is shared between the 2 villas only. Maximum usage at any time 8 people.
* A welcome pack can be arranged if required.
The Crete region
Sfakaki is about an hour's drive away from Heraklion Airport and 20 minutes drive from Rethymno on the north/west coast of Crete. The people in this area are renowned for their hospitality and traditional atmosphere which has not changed over decades.
The area lies in a very fertile valley between Mount Ida and the White Moutains and gives easy access to the South of the Island via the main road out of Rethymno so is very central for exploring the western side of Crete. The main town had a very cosmopolitan feel and offers a variety of tavernas and restaurants to suit all tastes.
The nearest beach is 800m down the road. The Village of Sfakaki and nearby Stavremenos offer excellent facilities with at least 8 tavernas, 2 supermarkets, petrol station. The nearest village is Sfakaki about 15 minutes walk down the hill towards the sea. Inland villages include Pigi which is about 20 minutes drive where there is a bakery, 2 butchers shops, supermarket, chemist and two tavernas, both of which serve excellent food. In amongst all the old rambling buildings you will find an internet cafe.
Rethymno town has two parts, old and new and there is a regular bus service along the old main road to town. The beautiful 'old town' area has a strong Venetian influence and lovely unspoilt harbour area, with rambling cobbled streets that lead to a small square with a fountain and small harbour area. All the dining tables and chairs spill out onto the pavements in the evening creating a very cosy friendly atmosphere. The up beat bar area is around the old Fortress and the upper part of the harbour. The new area offers a wide variety of shops, including a cinema showing English films with Greek subtitles. There is a 'little train' running along the old road which also takes you to town and into the surrounding countryside to visit the Monastery of Arkadi.
There are so many other places of interest in the surrounding area, such as the famous Minoan palace of Knossos, walking through the Samaria Gorge, Margarites where the pottery is still made the traditional way, Matala, the old hippie beach on the South side of the Island and many more.
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26 Jun 2014
"Brilliant place, brilliant time"
I stayed here with my wife 17th to 24th June, had a brilliant time. We had the pool to ourselves as the villa next door was empty and made good use of the BBQ too. It's very close to a local shop… More
4 Nov 2013
"Lovely setting, lovely villa"
Villa Bamanifa had everything we could possibly need, the kids swam in the pool and the sea everyday. As we were staying at the very end of the summer season it was very quiet everywhere we went....heaven!
10 Oct 2013
"the sea on one side and the mountains on the other"
Lovely villa, clean and well presented with everything you need. We were lucky as nobody in the other villa we had the pool to ourselves. Weather was glorious and local tavernas were friendly and food was good. A little hard to find, we did arrive at midnight though. Close to bus stop for trips into Rethymnon and from there anywhere on the island, could probably do with a car though
23 Sep 2013
The quality of the villa and furniture and fittings were of a high standard. The location was very quiet and nestled between a vineyard and olive grove and about 5-10 mins walk downhill to small village. The only criticism is that equipment for self-catering was a bit limited, especially for 4 people. A proper coffee maker would have been nice as would a cold bag/box. There was a lovely big fridge freezer and as supermarkets and great patisseries were 15-20 mins away, things tended to melt before we could get them home.
The local village was rather charmless and was bisected by both the dual carriageway and the busy beach road. But the villa was very well placed to drive to lots of places and activities.
3 Sep 2013
We booked for one week as part of a two week holiday in Greece. The location was quiet with easy access to a mini market and a few restaurants and bars. The villa has a lovely outdoor pool shared with… More
27 Jul 2013
In combination with a rental car (must!) the villa was a nice and quiet haven to start and plan a day. The swimming pool is an important surplus. Evenings on the small but cosy terrace, relaxing after again a day full of activities. Overall state of villa was very neat and clean. All facilities you might want or need. Kitchen ok, though some "rusty" pans really need replacing. Airco can't cope with "july" temperatures, but that we knew before booking. Had the luck to have very nice neighbors. Also Agnes and Eric were very friendly and helpful. Contacts with owner smooth and correct. One of our best holidays...
. tn after a day and to come back to after
Thank you so much for your kind comments. We will get the pans changed as soon as possible.
8 May 2013
"Beautiful location perfect for a family holiday"
We stayed in the villa for a week. It was set in a beautiful location with amazing views of the sea and the mountains. The villa itself was perfectly appointed with everything you would need for a family of 4.
We were 'out of season' but everyone was very welcoming. Eric who looks after the villa was brilliant when we had a problem with our hire car and it seemed nothing was too much trouble.
A car is essential to fully appreciate the area, the local area hold some real jewels, lake kourna and Rethyminon castle being 2 highlights for us.
The swimming pool, although too cold whilst we were there was a real bonus for the villa.
We would highly recommend this villa to families visiting Crete as it was not too far from the airport and allowed good access to the main routes around the island. Welook forward tobour next visit.
15 Oct 2012
had a pleasent quite stay and villla was well eqipped.
If i was staying in july/august i think the 1 air con unit in lounge/kitchen would be insufficiant to cool down property.
This aside we had a great holiday.
As not everybody likes air-conditioning, we have gone for the option of having ceiling fans in all rooms. We have had mixed response but 2012 was a particularly hot summer.
12 Oct 2012
"A Tranquil peaceful location."
A nicely appointed Villa with modern appliances, Plenty of hot water via the solar water heating, so we didn`t need to use the immersion heater at all.
For the infirm, the steps might be a little steep but otherwise we couldn`t fault the place. The property appeared to be still quite new, with no issues, a well kept place.
26 Sep 2012
"beautiful villa in peaceful surroundings"
We stayed at this villa in September and it was even better than we expected.The villa is set in idyllic surroundings with views of olive groves and the sea in the distance.We watched many beautiful sunsets from the roof terrace.
The villa itself is very spacious,clean and well equipped.We didn't need to use the air conditioning as the ceiling fans kept the villa lovely and cool.We slept well in comfortable beds.The large shared pool was very clean and we had it mainly to ourselves for most of the holiday as we rarely saw the other occupant.
The local beach was clean and uncrowded and a pleasant walk down the hill.
On arrival we found the villa easily in the dark due to good directions.The only problem we encountered was we couln't find the gate to the property in the dark, as it is just an opening in the wire fence.The owner was helpful and always replied to e- mails,if we return to Crete we would love to stay here again.
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay in our Villa and that everything was to your liking. We have now installed a sensor light on the side on the house which will illuminate the gate on dark evenings.
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