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Villa | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 8

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children over
  • Car essential
  • Air conditioning
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

Villa Limeri forms the basis of a lifelong memory and is clearly made of the stuff that any celebrity or non celebrity seeks in order to find peace, quiet and that feeling of "separateness" (why else do people own islands and estates?). Yes, there is a road, since it is 15 klm away from the main town of Rethymnon, but that's how you get to Villa Limeri....once there it as if no road had ever reached the place.

Eclectic in design and architecture as this has the modern version of a "great hall", yet none of the darkness of an old mansion, it is all exposed to the magic healing light we get so much of in Crete. In the middle of the flora and fauna, the massive mountains, the small trees and shrubs, the fragrant plants and herbs, the dramatic rocks to every side - far away from people, your view is open, the air is clear. The land area devoted to the house is large (20 hectares), but really you benefit from the extension of this all into the underpopulated hills beyond. Sit and think, write a paper, start a novel or go for a walk in the so many different paths that someone can take.

Going inside this 280 sqm villa there is a great-hall sized living with spectacular views of inland Crete, dining and kitchen area and a 20sqm balcony. Then still on the ground floor, a unique modern stone and wood inspired bathroom. Opposite you will find one of the bedrooms and up the open wood stairs to a gallery corridor leading into the other 2 bedrooms and one smaller bathroom. There is no air conditioning in the living room but only in the bedrooms, as Villa Limeri's 420 m altitude and well angled position keep things cool. Or If you want to be a bit more cool, you can head down to the swimming pool.

The name "Limeri", for your interest and perhaps descriptive of its qualities means a "haunt" or "refuge" and for others means 'a retreat', or 'lair' (as in pirate's or fox's lair) in Greek

Other Facilities are: fireplace, central heating, mini HiFi, flat screen TV, DVD player, High speed internet connection and a fully equipped kitchen with gas, a dishwasher, fridge and washing machine.

Mountain biking and hiking or if you are a bird watching enthusiast, bring your binoculars as Villa Limeri's position/location is ideal for these kind of sports!

Size Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach Rethymnon 15 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 3 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Heraklion 90 km
Family friendly Suitable for children over 5
Notes Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Fax machine, Safe, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms
Furniture 2 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Secure parking

The Crete region

Villa Limeri, pano Valsamonero

One short kilometer off gorgeous Valsamonero village, on an altitude of 420 meters, you'll find Limeri, a beautiful villa built of stone and Cretan wood in a 20 acre plot of land filled with oak trees, olive groves, vineyards and flowers. The villa is where a hideaway of Cretan warriors used to be, right across the Nikiforos Fokas' castle. There's a small grocery shop in Limeri, offering fresh Cretan products, and many places where you can enjoy a hearty meal. Activities like treks, mountain bike rides, climbing, bird watching and trekking along the E4 paths is some of the activities that someone can do.

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2 Aug 2014


"Beautiful villa, stunning location."

We spent a wonderful week at Villa Limeri, enjoying Manos' and Andreas' kind hospitality.The villa itself is something quite special both inside and out - impeccably maintained with spectacu… More

23 Sep 2013


"Better than expected!!!"

Even thought we come from Crete, we where looking for a place to chill and relax. And we found it! Villa Limeri was exacly what we where looking for. The panoramic view from the villa is the highlight of our stay and also the piece and quiet that is offering is unique. Furthurmore at night there is no lights around but only the villas which make very romantc atmosphaire. Adreas and Manos was there for us in every wish we had and provided us with very food recomendations on places, beaches and restaurants.
The villa inside has an amzing stracture with big walls and a very high sealing. A huge balcony which we think if there is a full moon(we where nit lucky) it must be amazing place to be.
We would defenetly recommend villa Limeri to our friends!

2 Sep 2013


"a true cretian gem"

exceptionally beautiful villa, situated in a private area. perfect for getaways with your family, friends or just a peaceful couples retreat. Manos is an amazing host, ever so helpful providing us wi… More

29 Aug 2013


"Beautiful villa, stunning location, excellent hospitality"

Villa Limeri is a beautiful building-built from solid local stone, and stylishly decorated with an epic, architectural, modern feel. The location is extraordinary-perched on top of the valley overlo… More

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Calendar last updated:30 Aug 2014

Based in Greece

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