Villa Anne TA 2014 Certificate of Excellence
Villa | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Luxurious traditional style villa. Villa Anne is just 6.5 km away from the Venetian town of Rethymno, therefore providing the perfect blend of town and country.
130sqm allows for villa Anne to be well laid out offering kitchen/diner open plan lounge with fireplace, three double bedrooms, one en-suite and a spacious family bathroom. An air of tranquillity has been created by the use of natural materials in the building and decoration of this villa.The 10m X 4m swimming pool with Roman End and the flower garden are set in an unspoilt natural environment providing a setting of complete relaxation. Villa Anne is unique in that it offers a fully alarmed (to international standard) swimming pool to ensure the safety of our younger guests. Also in the hope that your holiday is completely relaxing, a baby sitting service can be arranged and with the owners living nearby; your holiday is guaranteed to be completely unforgettable.
At no extra cost the villa comes with full air-conditioning and up to 24Mbps speed Wi-Fi connection, hopefully providing the most enjoyable holiday in an unforgettable environment. Also a complementary welcome basket will be waiting for you upon arrival.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||3.5 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Chania or Irakleio|
|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||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Wheelchair users, Secure parking|
|Further details indoors|
• All baby equipment can be provided, (baby cot/linen, high chair etc.) at no extra cost
• Full air-conditioning at no extra cost
• Wi-Fi connection at no extra cost
• Hot Bird Satellite offering, German, Italian and many other European channels
• Terrestrial TV
|Further details outdoors|
• Swimming pool 10m x 4m with roman end steps (40sqm), fully alarmed to international standard.
Cleaned regularly, a minimum of twice a week
• Child shortie wetsuits supplied, all ages (beginning and end of season)
• Outside barbeque
• Six sun loungers including two 'rocker loungers'
• Outside dining
• Secure off road car parking
• An authentic Createn complementary welcome basket will be waiting for you upon arrival.
• Managed and owned by English family who live locally..
The Crete region
Crete is the largest islands in the Aegean and the fifth largest island in the Mediterranean; it lies between the three continents of Africa, Asia and Europe.
Crete built the first European civilization over 4000 years ago with the Minoans. It’s steeped in legends and traditions, not forgetting its golden beaches and clear blue seas.
Its historical attractions, to mention a few, include the sites of Knossos and Agia Triada and not forgetting the Hall of Frescoes found in the Archaeological museum of Irakleio.
Crete also boasts one of the longest gorges in Europe, the gorge of Samaria. The gorge is within the National Park of Samaria and is 16 km long and will take the average walker approximately six hours to complete.
Crete and its 300 days of sunshine per year, enjoy one of the healthiest climates in Europe. The island straddles two climatic zones, the Mediterranean and the North African. Spring and autumn temperatures reach the high 20s (Celsius) and in the heart of summer temperatures can reach into the high 30s (Celsius). The rainy season is predominately in the winter months and it is not uncommon for Crete to have no rain between the months of May and September.
Rethymno is Crete’s third largest town, conveniently placed in the middle of the north coast between Irakleio and Chania, making it an ideal base to explore the island, just a forty minute drive to the south coast.
Rethymno boasts having the largest Venetian fortress on the island and the old town has a colourful mix of architecture which has basically remained intact since the Renaissance, with its beautifully decorated piazzas and superb fountains.
An evening stroll through the old town’s narrow lanes will be an unforgettable experience.
Prines lies 6.5 km W-SW from Rethymno town, making it a perfect location to see the most of this amazing island. It boasts eight churches (you will need a local guide to find all eight) the church of St. Nikolaos dates from the 13th century.
Prines has two village shops; a butcher and a traditional taverna; Atsipopoulo a mere 1.5 km away, also has two supermarkets, fish monger, bakery, pharmacy, DVD rental and two tavernas.
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2 Aug 2014
"Fabulous new stone Villa, well equipped with idyllic garden and pool"
This is our second stay at Villa Anne and we will be back again. Set on the outskirts of the village of Prines in the countryside just outside Rethymnon, this fabulously built and well equipped stone villa is positioned on a large plot of land surrounded by carefully manicured gardens and a large pool. It has a outdoor dining area, BBQ, sunshades and lounges. It also has a private terrace off the main bedroom. All rooms have air conditioning. If you want to cook instead of enjoying the Greek cuisine, the kitchen is just like your well equipped kitchen at home supported by supermarkets and bakeries that are not far away. It also has the beaches of northern Crete on your doorstep with a short 10-15 minute ride away. Of course the old town of Rethymnon is also only a short drive if you want to do some shopping or experience the nightlife. We brought three teenagers and a 12 year old. Experiencing a beautiful evening meal in the old town then home to bed was usually enough for three of us, whereas the teenagers safely stayed out till 5am with a taxi home on a couple of occasions. The owners Mike and Donna are an English couple with two children who have made Crete their home. They live close by and are always available to suggest places to visit whether that be caves, great walks or fantastic beaches. You need a car but what's the use of coming to the historical island of Crete if you just stay in a hotel by the beach! I can thoroughly recommend this wonderful villa and great hosts for one of the best holidays you will have in the Greek Islands.
7 Jul 2014
"The villa was of a very high standard & more than what we expected, it has a real home from home feeling."
My husband & I spent 2 fabulous weeks at Villa Anne, it was our 4th visit to Crete however it was our first time staying in Villa Anne. The villa is situated in a very quiet & peaceful area of Prines & is within walking distance of the 2 Mini markets & the 2 Tavernas in the village. The villa is exquisite & of an exceptionally high standard which met all our needs. The villa was spotless & beautifully decorated with great attention to detail. The owners, Mike & Donna made us feel very welcome & provided us with a lot of information that proved to be useful for our stay. There was also a welcome pack on arrival with all fresh produces (freshly laid eggs their hens produced) wine & beer & everything you would need to get you
started. The garden has 2 seating areas which was well maintained by the owner Mike & the pool & patio area was attended to regularly to a very high standard.
We would highly recommend this villa & thanks to the owners Mike & Donna & girls who made our experience extra special. We would hope to visit Villa Anne with our family next year.
3 Jul 2014
Très belle villa en milieu rural au calme dans le village de Prines (2 tavernes) à 15 minutes des plages et de Rethmynon en voiture. La maison est décorée avec goût. La piscine est grande, bien… More
18 May 2014
"Amazing villa, excellent location, great for a family holiday"
My family and I loved the villa as soon as we saw it on TripAdvisor, we chose it due to the fantastic reviews. As soon as we got to the villa we loved it, it was so beautiful and Donna and Mike provid… More
28 Apr 2014
"Superbes vacances en famille"
Notre semaine de vacances à la Villa Anne avec nos deux jeunes enfants (4 ans et 1 an et demi) a été super sympa. L'accueil de Mike et Donna a été très chaleureux : panier de bienvenue de produits crétois, tout le matériel nécessaire pour les jeunes enfants (jusqu'aux puzzles et autres jeux de construction) avait été prévu... La villa est moderne et fonctionnelle (wifi, DVD, machine à laver le linge, tout l'électro-ménager de cuisine...), la ciboulette, les fraises et les citrons poussent dans un jardin très bien entretenu, autour de la piscine. La villa se situe à quelques kilomètres de la côte et de Rethymnon, une situation relativement centrale pour visiter l'ouest et le sud de l'île.
Nous recommandons chaudement cette villa, notamment pour les familles.
17 Dec 2013
"Beautiful Villa in a Quiet Small Village Setting"
My husband and I traveled to Crete in late September with two friends and stayed at the Villa Anne for 6 nights. We had selected the Villa for its central location in Crete and in a quiet,small villag… More
30 Sep 2013
Vi havde fornøjelse af at bo i Villa Anne en uge i september, vi var en stor familie med 4 teenager og et lille barn på 2 1/2 år. Stedet er ganske enkelt fantastisk og lever til fulde op til alle forventninger. Placeringen i Princes er super, en hyggelig lille by tæt på Rethymnon og en placering der giver et godt udgangspunkt for at udforske resten af Kreta.
Selve huset er rigtig godt indrettet med 3 store, charmerende og lækre dobbelt værelser, et super godt køkken, alt hvad man har brug for. Det holder samtidig en charmerende Græsk stil. Udendørs arealet med pool og have er ganske enkelt bare indbydende og rigtig, lækkert.
Værterne Mike & Donna er utrolig søde og imødekommende og hjælper gerne med alt, uden på nogen måde at være anmassende. Alt i alt et fantastisk udgangspunkt for en super dejlig ferie.
Kan VARMT anbefales!
Mange ferie hilsner
Charlotte & Jakob
6 Sep 2013
"Great Family Holiday"
Spent 2 fantastic weeks at Villa Anne. Beautiful place, and in a great location for seeing the whole island. The villa itself is very well equipped (with a young family this is essential) and the owne… More
19 Aug 2013
"Beautiful villa with everything you need, lovely location"
Villa Anne is perfect for a family holiday. It is week situated with easy access to supermarkets, beaches and restaurants. The villa itself is in a lovely peaceful location just outside the village of Prines. There are a couple of tavernas within walking distance, and supermarkets and beaches are within 10 min drive. This is the perfect villa for families, it has plenty of space, all the amenities you need and you always feel safe and relaxed. The villa is decorated beautifully and it very clean. I cannot recommend it enough, we definitely hope to return soon.
5 Aug 2013
"Perfect in every way!"
We've just returned from our stay at Villa Anne with our two boys aged 10 and 7 and can't enthuse enough about the experience! The villa is beautifully furnished and well laid out set in a lovely garden, pool and patio area. The village itself is quite small but only a short walk away to two tavernas, both selling good homemade food and offering excellent friendly service ( especially at Giannikos Taverna). We ate out each evening and only ventured into the nearby town of Rethymnon to eat on one night where we were spoilt for choice as to where to eat as there were so many tavernas and restaurants on hand. During our stay at Villa Anne we did not have a reason to contact the owners Mike and Donna ( who live next door) for anything as all our needs were catered for on arrival and there was even a welcome basket provided full of local produce which was a lovely touch. We know that if we had needed to contact them though they would have been more than happy to help. Donna came to introduce herself on our first day and was most charming. As we were only there for one week we were looking for more of a relaxing holiday but Donna had a wealth of information to share with us about the island if we needed it. This was our first visit to Crete but we have visited many Greek islands and know we will come back to Crete and would be more than happy to have Villa Anne as our 'home base' again. Thank you for a wonderful stay.
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