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Villa Elia-Family villa with privatep pool – Home 199779 Villa

  • 4 bedrooms
  • 8 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Villa Elia-Family villa with privatep pool – Home 199779

Excellent Excellent – based on 20 reviews

  • Villa
  • 4 bedrooms
  • 8 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Villa / 4 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 8

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from owner

Description

A few kilometers outside Rethymno, in the village of Atsipopoulo, we see the construction of the guesthouse, 'Villa Elia'.

Villa Elia is one of the two twin- villas of this property, in which you will feel the venetian atmosphere, which is related with the hostory of this island. The name of the guesthouse came from the tree 'Elia', which produces the famous Cretan olive oil.

The owners have respected the traditional architecture of Crete and have used indigenous materials such as stone and wood. However, they have constructed a very comfortable house, as it is the most important point of holidays.

It awaits you to experience the Cretan hospitality, tradition and history, as well as pleasurable moments of relaxation and serenity.

The villa locates at the center of village Atsipopoulo, that can meet all your first needs. Supermarket, bakery, groceries and butchery shop, cofee shop, restaurants, ATM and pharmacy are all in walking distance (200 metres from the entrance

A few kilometers outside Rethymno, in the village of Atsipopoulo, we see the construction of the guesthouse, 'Villa Elia'.

Villa Elia is one of the two twin- villas of this property, in which you will feel the venetian atmosphere, which is related with the hostory of this island. The name of the guesthouse came from the tree 'Elia', which produces the famous Cretan olive oil.

The owners have respected the traditional architecture of Crete and have used indigenous materials such as stone and wood. However, they have constructed a very comfortable house, as it is the most important point of holidays.

It awaits you to experience the Cretan hospitality, tradition and history, as well as pleasurable moments of relaxation and serenity.

The villa locates at the center of village Atsipopoulo, that can meet all your first needs. Supermarket, bakery, groceries and butchery shop, cofee shop, restaurants, ATM and pharmacy are all in walking distance (200 metres from the entrance of the villas). However, as you come in from the entrance of the villas, the whole atmosphere changes, as our villas locate inside the nature in a peaceful and ideal for relaxing enviroment. The center of Rethymno is also 5 kilometres away and 10 minutes drive.

Each villa is concstructed in maisonette style, measures 150 m2 and has a private swimming pool and balcony. Moreover, each of the villas host 8 persons in 4 bedrooms. Two of them have a double bed and the rest two have two single beds each.

On the ground floor you will find the living area with a fireplace, a full-equipped kitchen and a dining area. It also includes the first two bedrooms and a lavatory.

The top floor consists of two bedrooms, a lavatory and a balcony with a view of the traditional village nearby and the nature. All the rooms are air-conditioned.

The villa is equipped with Satellite television, DVD player, CD Player and radio, Coffee machinet, Microwave, Toaster, Dishwasher, Clothes washer, Deposit box, Hair-dryer and Baby cot.

The exterior of the villa has a table and seats for all the 8 persons, as well as 8 sunbeds in order you can enjoy the cretan sun. In addition, each villa has its own barbeque facilities for your personal use.

The location of the villas are ideal for exploring our whole island. Located in the center of the north part of Crete, only 3 kilometres from the highway provides easy access from the local airports (Heraklion and Chania) and the opportunity to visit from the big cities of the island to the smallest beaches in both north and south part of Crete.

Location description from owner

The Rethymnon Prefecture region

From fertile coastal plains to rugged barren mountains, from mellow stone houses to stark concrete modernity, from bustling capital to sleepy hill villages, Crete, the largest of the Greek Islands, is an island of contrasts. Home to around 650,000 people and several million olive trees, the island remains ever popular with visitors from northern Europe, other parts of Greece, and indeed, visitors from all over the World. It consists of four prefectures: Chania, Rethymnon, Heraklion and Lasithi.

Crete is a different world compared to other parts of Greece. Crete is a place with its own tradition, its own character and its own dialect. Local people are very proud of their Cretan origin. Throughout the island the remnants of occupation by invaders from the Romans, through to the Turks, can still be seen, with aqueducts and architecture still plainly visible. But throughout these invasions the Cretan people have remained relatively unscathed and retain their justifiable pride in their island and their culture. With English spoken widely throughout the island to ask a Cretan a question is to invite them to sit with you, and with time measured differently here you are likely to be sitting for while taking in long conversations that will naturally require food and drink.

Nowdays, Crete has a flourishing economy which is based partly on tourism. It has giant hotel resorts where you can enjoy splendid facilities. In the south of the island, you will find hundreds of exotic beaches, some crowded and some isolated which can satisfy any taste. Crete is famous for its fruit and vegetable production. So by visiting Crete, you have the chance to taste the world-known Cretan diet based on vegetables and pure olive oil.

Atsipopoulo

Tsipopoulo
The village of Atsipopoulo is strategically placed and therefore it has seen many battles against the Turks. The houses are closely built to each other and are easily converted to a fortress in times of need. The residents realized the architectural value of their homes and respected and up kept them. In this way Atsipopoulo today upholds the traditional look and sophistication of Venetian years. Its neighborhoods, its churches and spellbinding alleys will charm the visitor. Walking through the side streets they will find themselves under Venetian galleries and arches.

The Villa represents a traditional architecture. The visitor will enjoy the tranquility and be able to relax, even though it is located in the middle of the village.

Rethymno

Welcome to Rethymnon, the capital of the prefecture of the same name. It is located on the north Mediterranean coast, between the prefectures of Chania and Heraklion. The town of Rethymnon still maintains its old aristocratic appearance, with its buildings dating from the 16th century, arched doorways, stone staircases, Byzantine and Hellenic-Roman remains, small Venetian harbour and narrow streets.

The Venetian Loggia and the municipal gardens are also some sites that you don't want to miss. Arcadi monastery is a place which reminds to all Cretans and any visitor the struggle for freedom against Turkish conqueror. It is a historical monument which attracts many visitors every year. The town of Rethymnon offers great amusements as small bars near the seaside, clubs, restaurants and many small picturesque taverns.

People of Rethymnon as all Cretans, are very hospitable people and they will try to make you feel like your home. You will also have the chance to taste the delicious local products!

There is a mountainous area in the centre of the prefecture, from where you have access to the highest peak of the mountain Psiloritis . Wonderful exotic beaches decorate the prefecture, where you can forget your worries and relax in a luxurious hotel or any accommodation of your taste.

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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • Cot available
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Double Bed
    Bedroom 2: 2 Single Beds
    Bedroom 3: Double Bed
    Bedroom 4: 2 Single Beds
  • 2 Family bathrooms

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Air conditioning
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Solarium or roof terrace
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Internet access
  • Fireplace
  • Safe
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

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Smoking
Yes, smoking allowed
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About the owner

George K

Tourist Licence
1041K91002986701

Response rate:
100%
Calendar updated::
30 Nov 2016
Years listed:
5
Based in:
Greece
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English


This Villa has 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 8. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 03 Jan 2012. Located in Rethymnon, it has 20 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £770 to £1129.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 30 Nov 2016.

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“Lovely villa in an authentic setting”

Reviewed 2 Oct 2013

We were well looked after by the owners who were absolutely charming throughout, from booking to leaving. The villa itself was very nice and clean with a good size very clean, pool. Likes:- Location - you in the the middle of a proper Cretan village, not a tourist hell-hole. You have a small supermarket and bakery just round the corner. Tavernas and good Pizza take-away just a few meters further up the street which were all great. Another, larger supermarket is also within walking distance approx 100m. - Weather - was wall to wall sunshine and mostly hot but not unbearably so. Air-con in the bedrooms was great. - Terrace - lovely views, great to start your evening here with a drink. - Beaches - head south for stunning views and lovely sandy beaches and clear water. Locally there is a nice little shingle, rocky cove at Petre heading west on the highway, only 10 min drive, it is great for snorkelling but beware of the beach bar music! Dislikes - I don't feel any negative feelings towards the holiday but I could point out one or two things that are not clear in the blurb:- - The sister villa's pool is adjacent to this villas, separated by a fence and flowering climbing plants so you do experience noise from the other guests. In our case it did not cause a problem and I think the owners would've 'had words' with them if we had. - There is no shallow end in the pool. - Greek plumbing - it is sadly still the case that you must put your toilet paper into a bin rather than flushing it away. A shock initially but you soon get used to it. - Bathrooms - if you're fully occupied then there's four sharing a bathroom. Could do with an extra shower room/toilet somewhere. All in all it was a wonderful holiday and we had a great time. The local people were so welcoming and we really enjoyed trying all the local dishes in the tavernas. I would certainly recommend to others and would go back there myself.

“Beautiful villa, Fantastic location”

Reviewed 17 Oct 2012

We stayed in the Villa Elia with our parents. Although we had planned to take 2 more people, which meant 2 bedrooms were empty, we were so happy we booked the villa. It is lovely, with a beautiful outdoor eating area at poolside, which is lit at night-time. The villa is beautifully built and decorated and had everything we needed. The owners, Maria and her family, welcomed us warmly and were so attentive to our needs without being intrusive, that it was a pleasure to deal with them. The location of the villa is perfect for people wanting to see something more than tourist resorts and package holiday hotels: it is close (10 min drive) to the old town of Rethymnon, which means it is easy to go there for dinner (€2-3 for car parking at the harbour for the evening, or look around the streets). The village is old and "real": we had the feeling we were the only tourists there. There is a baker, supermarket and a couple of tavernas within 2 minute walk. It is fantastic for day trips around this part of the island to fantastic mountain scenery, little villages and the coast. All in all - perfect!!!

“Fantastic accommodation in great location”

Reviewed 3 Oct 2012

Beautiful villa in a great location to tour the island. A very welcoming family who couldn't do enough to make the stay enjoyable. Thanks a lot.

“Perfect !”

Reviewed 3 Sep 2012

Very beautiful villa which will allow to stay perfect holiday. The owner, George and his familly, are very friendly. They will can help you to pass good holidays. Nothing wrong with this person and this property. I would explain why i put 4/6 on the cathegory Kitchen&ustensils. Because I have found that is limited in utensils. Little more of pan and sauce pan will be perfect.

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