Villa Ioanna, Luxury Holidays!
from £124 /night help Price for guests, Nights
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Villa / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 10 Home 511630
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Villa / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 10
Villa Ioanna is a luxurious, stone-built villa of 120 m², that enjoys absolute privacy, set in an olive grove, filled with trees and fragrant flowers, an ideal place of calmness and relaxation. The entire property covers 1.000 m² and all of this is offered in a green clad environment. The great sandy beach and picturesque village of Panormo are only 4 Kms away, where you can find everything you need from shops, restaurants, taverns, supermarkets and bars!
In front of the house there is huge lawn covered garden, where kids can play safely, with the toys and swing provided. The terrace is complemented by a magnificent, 40 m² private swimming pool, with a special children’s compartment, equipped with sun beds and parasols, where the whole family can enjoy the games, sun and fresh village air! Additionally, in a covered, shaded area, there are a barbecue facilities available and a big dining table, where you can enjoy your meals all together! Each point of the garden and pool terrace offers breathtaking views of the surrounding area and hills. The pool and garden are beautifully lit at night, creating a magical, romantic ambience!
The interior of Villa Ioanna is very carefully decorated and furnished with a sense where comfort meets tradition. The villa consists of two totally equal designed floors and it can comfortably accommodate up to 10 people, which makes it perfect for big families or group of friends.
The ground floor consists of a fully equipped kitchen, a dinning area (table with 6 seats), living room area (2 large sofas and fireplace), a bathroom and two bedrooms(one double and one twin).
Stone stairs lead to the first floor, which also features a fully equipped kitchen, a dinning area (table with 6 seats), living room area (2 large sofas and fireplace), a bathroom and two more bedrooms (one double and one twin). This floor also provides access to a balcony, equipped with patio furniture, under a pergola, overviewing the pool terrace and garden, as well as offering wide, uninterrupted mountain views. Sun or shade, terrace or gardens, indoors or outdoors, the choice of where to have that relaxing drink is going to be a difficult one!
- Welcome basket included, courtesy of the owner.
- Towels, fine cotton linens, covers and blankets provided.
- Housekeeping, towels and linen changes twice per week.
- Pool and garden attendance twice per week.
- Baby cot and high chair available.
- Low noise, built- in air conditioning in all bedrooms and living room area is included.
- Complimentary free Wi-Fi coverage is available throughout the villa.
- Free Parking space inside the villa area. Remote controlled entrance gate.
- All in-house electronics are available, including a flat-screen TV with satellite reception, Music system (CD/radio) with individual room controls, DVD player, large fridge with freezer, electric stove, microwave, kettle, toaster, cooking utensils, french coffee maker and frape machine, iron and iron board.
- Automatic night lighting.
- First aid kit and a Security/Fire alarm also available.
- 24h/7days ThinkVilla concierge service included.
Distances to Important Locations
Super Market & Restaurants: 4 Kms
Panormo Beach: 4 Kms
Rethymno Port & Town: 23 Kms
Heraklion International Airport: 62.2 Kms
Chania International Airport: 85.7 Kms
Car rental is essential to explore the nearby villages and unique sandy beach locations!
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 4 bedrooms|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Nearest beach||Panormo 2 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Heraklion Airport 60 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, Please contact the owner|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player, Staffed property|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Children's pool|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Furniture||Double beds (2), Single beds (4), Cots (1), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Secure parking, Wheelchair users|
The Rethymnon Prefecture region
Panormo is a friendly, typically Greek, seaside village on the north coast of Crete. It has a very warm and friendly atmosphere and is an ideal holiday base for people wanting to stay in Crete. Once you land in Heraklion, it is very straightforward to get to Panormo by using the New National Road, which runs almost the length of Crete, along the north coast. As Greek roads go, it's a very good one, but think more “A1” than motorway! Depending on how quickly you drive, it should take between 45 and 55 minutes from Heraklion Airport. In the village of Panormo itself, there are narrow streets to explore; it's the perfect place for those who want to escape a little and enjoy the peace and tranquility of Cretan life. There is a good selection of cafes, traditional tavernas, a butcher, a baker (hot, fresh bread every morning from 9am!) and shops where you can sample the local food and drink at very reasonable prices.
If you have children, Panormo is ideal. This is not only because they are given a warm welcome in the village, but because there are lovely sand and pebble beaches to play on. The sea is gently shelving, beaches are well protected and there are interesting rock pools to explore.
For older children, there are numerous options including swimming / snorkelling in the sea. Watersports such as pedalos, banana boats, jetskis are available at the main beach. There is a scuba diving centre at the Creta Marine Hotel, on the outskirts of the village. Additionally, there is a snack bar with pool tables on the harbour front and tennis courts on the outskirts of the village, if you're feeling particularly energetic.
Also Bali which was a small fishing village, but over the years has become a charming touring village, overlooking the little fishing harbour and the sea. It is a very attractive and romantic place, combining sea and mountains. Life is easy going enjoying the sun and the clear calm sea at a number of sandy and shingly beaches. Bali offers a large choice of taverns, restaurants, little shops, diving school, bars and discos.
Finally, should you feel like having a late night out or do some shopping, you can drive to the lively city of Rethymno, a 15min drive away.
The Prefecture of Rethymno is the heart of the island of Crete and is one of the most beautiful places in Greece. Rethymno awaits you with clear blue seas and Mount Psiloritis, there are traces of a civilisation that dates back 4,500 years, numerous Byzantine churches and monasteries, enchanting Venetian monuments, the most well-preserved Renaissance city in Greece, with endless beaches, caves, gorges and unique flora and fauna.
Rethymno and its villages are live postcards, which are pervaded by the aroma of Cretan cuisine and the sound of the Cretan lyre.
People live here amidst nature and emotions, outside the code of behavior found in big cities. No matter where you go, be it even to the most isolated village, our people will open their doors to you to treat you to a "tsikoudia" and befriend you.
Rethymno is the homeland of Zeus, the god of Hospitality. The great number of visitors who return repeatedly confirms the words of the poet: ”Rethymno is not a place where you go to, but a place where you return.”
This is the Rethymno we offer you as an alternative for your holidays and we invite you to discover it.
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18 Sep 2013
"Please daddy, I don't want to go home"
Two families, four adults and a total of seven children (aged 6 to 14) stayed here in August 2013. Oh what a find.....From the very moment we drove in through the electronic security gates we known we had found a little bit of paradise in Crete. The Villa is ideal for a large group or two families as it is actually split into two apartments, one on the ground floor and one above - and they are almost identical. Every day for two weeks we swam, relaxed, enjoyed the huge garden, eat too much and some people would also say drank a little too much as well. But when you have hosts as generous as the owners of Villa Ioanna, you can't but eat and drink too much! Every few days we received wonderful food parcels - one day it was kilos and kilos of grapes or watermelons, the next it was wonderful sweets deserts and ice cream. Coupled with the fridge and cupboards that were already full of fruit, veg, milk, butter, tea, coffee (the list goes on and on...) as well as a few bottles of local raki. But the highlight had to be the wonderful lunch that was cooked for us in the outside ovens at the villa - lamb and wild boar with salads, potatoes and more raki than I care to remember! The Villa is located just a few mins drive to Panormo good for the local bakery, supermarket, cash machine and also post office. Perama is slightly bigger and again has a good selection of shops (drive over the Iron bridge, up the hill and you'll get to the main shopping street). The villa is ideally located for a range of days out. But be prepared, if you haven't driven in Greece before, it's certainly an experience. We visited Knossos, Chania, Rethymnon, Arkadi, Melidoni Cave, Margarites and the villages in the Amari valley as well as beaches at Bali, Elafonissi and Preveli to name but a few. Be prepared if you are going to Preveli beach, its a long unmade road and when we were there, it was fairly windy. If you are going to Elafonissi, then it's just a long way.... The highlight too many to mentioned. The one slight downside is the little dirt road as you approach the villa, it's not that easy to spot from the main road from Panormo to Perama. Small hint, you can just see the villa from the road, so just keep a watch for it, especially if it is at night.
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such great things about our Villa and services here at Villa Ioanna! It was our pleasure having you as guests! We are truly happy to hear that you enjoyed our amenities and had a comfortable stay with us. We hope to see you again on your next trip to Crete!
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