About the home
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, 800m|
|Will consider:||Long lets|
Nearest amenities: 1km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||DVD player, Sea view|
|Pool:||Shared outdoor pool (unheated)|
|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 shower room, Solarium / Roof terrace|
|Furniture:||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seating for 4, Lounge seating for 4|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony / 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 Rethymno / Sfakaki area
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.
How to get there
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* All major airports including:
* Jet2, Thomas Cook, Thomson, Ryan Air from East Midlands.
* Thomas Cook,Monarch from Birmingham
* Easy Jet, Jet 2 from Manchester/Gatwick/Edinburgh
* Thomson from Luton
* Jet 2 from Newcastle
* Ferry from Athens to Rethymno.
* Contact owner for further details.
Activities near Rethymno
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
A winter sun break
08 May 2013
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 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.
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|November/December||1 Nov 13||1 Jan 14||£ 200||-||-||1 Week|
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NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
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