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Private Holiday Villa With Amazing Views & Large Private Pool (Rithymna Mansion) – Home 1359464 Villa

  • 4 bedrooms
  • 8 sleeps
  • 4 nights min stay

Private Holiday Villa With Amazing Views & Large Private Pool (Rithymna Mansion) – Home 1359464

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

Excellent Excellent – based on 23 reviews

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Villa / 4 bedrooms / 3 bathrooms / sleeps 8

Key Info

  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

Description from owner


Our Holiday Villa is a unique vacation home located on the island of Crete. Rithymna Mansion is a wonderful choice for a distinctive vacation stay. The property for rent is situated on the edge of the old traditional village of Prines, 350 meters above sea level, 3 km from the coast, and only 6 km from the center of the old town of Rethymno in Northern Crete.

Bed & bathroom

  • 4 Double Beds, 1 Cot available
  • 2 Family bathrooms, 1 En suite


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Air conditioning
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Mountain Views
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Patio
  • Solarium or roof terrace
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Sea view
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Safe
  • Staffed property
  • Table tennis
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Video player
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Telephone
  • Fax machine
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • Housekeeping Included

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  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Lift access
  • Accessible for wheelchair users — please contact the owner for details before booking


This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Yes, smoking allowed


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 8 weeks before check-in.

8 weeks before

25% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

About the owner

Giorgos N.

Tourist Licence

Average reply time:
1 hour 58 minutes
Response rate:
Calendar updated:
22 Oct 2019
Years listed:
Based in:
United Kingdom
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English

This Villa has 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and sleeps 8. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 01 Feb 2014. Located in Rethymnon, it has 23 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £1036 to £2761.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 22 Oct 2019.


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Guest reviews

23 reviews

Very Good

“A definite jewel! Spacious, private with stunning views yet close to sea & mountains”

Reviewed 19 Sep 2015

This villa truly lived up to expectations but the biggest asset is the owner who went to great lengths to ensure we had everything we needed. We arrived after midnight and Giorgos kept in touch from the moment we landed to help us locate the villa, and was there to welcome us, despite the late hour. As my husband has health problems we did not stop to eat so Giorgos surprised us with an evening meal. - mousaka ! The fridge was also well stocked with more than the usual essentials, including chilled beers & soft drinks, plus more fruit than we could possibly eat! The villa is spacious and equipped with everything you might need. It was beautifully cleaned for our arrival and Maria visits most days and keeps the pool and patios clean and tidy and towels refreshed. The pool is large and deep and is great to have a proper swim. The views are stunning- sea and mountains as well as the olive trees and garden belonging to the villa. In the mornings and evenings swallows come by and there are also an array of beautiful butterflies. The location was ideal for us, private yet near to local amenities and just a short drive to the city, harbour or beach. Importantly to us, the wifi was excellent We run a business and need to keep in touch, even on holiday so good communication can reduce significant stress. Our student son also found it invaluable for work and pleasure, enabling him to be 'connected' to friends. It is so good to know that you have someone on hand to offer advice when you visit a country for the first time and Giorgos was there for as much, or as little as you needed. We totally enjoyed our visit - only downside? Why oh why didn't we book for a longer stay A definite jewel. Would definitely recommend and hope to return before too long

Owner's reply: Dear Anne, Gil & Ben, Thank you so much for your nice words and for being such wonderful guests. From my point of view I just wanted to make sure that you felt welcome and at home - being your first time in Crete. The little time we spent together is something for me to remember. Already looking forward to seeing you again in the near future. Do take care of yourselves, and carry on thinking positive. Be well, Giorgos

“The Photos cannot do it justice.”

Reviewed 16 Jun 2015

Perched atop a charming little town, this beautiful home has amazing views of the stunning mountains of Crete from all angles. From the moment you drive into the property you'll realize that you've found your dream vacation home. Beautiful gardens surround you as you enter the mansion. Inside the home, it just gets better and better! We were greeted with a fully equipped kitchen complete with fresh olive oil, wine to sample, and a refrigerator full of fresh fruit. Several large dining areas both inside and out, gave our group of 8 plenty of options for our giant meals. The bedrooms were spacious and very comfortable. The pool area was sparkling and huge. Loungers and umbrellas were plentiful and there were many days that we just wanted to stay put. The owner was always available if we needed anything at all but, really, we had everything and more. I can't say enough about this home. Plenty of shops nearby, a 10 minute drive to your choice of beaches, and an amazing landlord making sure you enjoyed your vacation in the lap of luxury. We cannot wait to go back to Crete and the beauty that is the Rithymna Mansion.

Owner's reply: Dear Karen, I cannot express in writing my gratitude for your lovely words. A big "thanks" with all my heart will have to do in these few lines. I'm very much looking forward to seeing you again next year and spending some more time together. I wish only the very best for you and your family, and not to forget of course your friends :-) Until we meet again then, take care, Giorgos

“Traumurlaub in einem Traumhaus!”

Reviewed 8 Jun 2015

Es ist alles so, wie es auf den Bildern aussieht: traumhaft! Dieses Haus ist nicht nur ein Haus, sondern ein Heim. Es fehlt an Nichts und die Betreuung durch den Vermieter Giorgos ist außergewöhnlich. Der Kühlschrank ist gefüllt mit Früchten und Getränken - wir haben das so bisher noch nie erlebt!! Das Haus, der üppig bepflanzte Garten und der Pool - alles top gepflegt. Wir hatten eine wunderschöne Zeit und würden, nein wir werden wiederkommen! Giorgos: wir wünschen Dir ein ausgebuchtes Haus - du hast es verdient!!!

Owner's reply: Dear Birgit & Oliver, family & friends, It was a true pleasure for me to spend some time with you and getting to know a little bit each other. Thank you for being so relaxed and for taking such excellent care of the villa. I'm already looking forward to seeing you again next year. May your wonderful wish come true. Lot's of love, Giorgos

“Amazing holliday”

Reviewed 19 Aug 2014

In July 2014 had a wonderful holiday at the villa Rithymna mansion. A comfortable house with wonderful views of the sea and mountains, located not far from a very nice beach and tavernas. The house is very comfortable layout to stay a big company and equipped with all necessary for living things. Relaxing, we felt the Cretan lifestyle and hospitality. Thank you, Giorgos !

Owner's reply: Dear Arina & Sergei, It was an honor to meet you and your family. I hope i always have such excellent guests, taking such good care of the house, being relaxed, and enjoying their holidays. I think you felt a bit like home. I really hope to see you again in the future. Until then, many greetings from Rethymno, Giorgos.

“Wonderful holiday, fantastic villa”

Reviewed 14 Aug 2014

We have just returned from a week in the villa and had a fantastic time. The villa was spotless on arrival and the fridge was stocked with fruit, wine, beer and water. Giorgos was an excellent host and could not do enough for us both before and during our stay. The pictures do not do the villa justice and the view is breathtaking. It was great to return after a day out for a swim in the pool to cool off. The beaches in the south are best for snorkelling and the local taverna is a 5 minute walk away. The service can be a little slow but the owner, Yannis, is constantly on the go and we did not mind waiting. The food is excellent and good value. One minor gripe was that on arrival we could not easily locate the road to the villa from the main road as there is no sign for the villa despite the directions advising to look for it. You just need to turn right at the first crossroad sign when entering Prines and drive down a slope which does not look like it leads anywhere. If we return to this part of Crete we would have no hesitation in returning to this villa. Thanks Giorgos and give Bella a stroke from us all.

Owner's reply: Dear Anne & Julie, Thank you for your kind words and for being such excellent guests, leaving the villa as clean as you had found it, and that i think it's an understatement. You are right about the the photos and the directions to the villa, both must be updated as soon as possible. I look forward to seeing you again in the near future. With my best regards to the rest of the family, Giorgos


Reviewed 14 Aug 2014

Si vous souhaitez un séjour agréable et tranquille au milieu des oliviers, avec une vue magnifique sur la mer et les montagnes, des couchers de soleils magiques, une maison parfaitement entretenue et très bien agencée (détails plus que soignés), un ascenseur et des chambres climatisées parfaitement équipées, une piscine de 20 mètres de long à 30° qui rafraîchit à toute heure, ne cherchez plus, réservez pour cette magnifique villa ! Le propriétaire Giorgos vous y accueillera à bras ouverts ! Nous y sommes restés 5 jours fin juillet-début août et nous y retournerons sans hésiter l'année prochaine ! Encore un grand merci à Giorgos pour son accueil formidable :) (Une bise à Bella)

Owner's reply: Dear Flo, It was a great pleasure to meet you, Carol, and your friends. Thank you very much for your nice words and comments, i truly appreciate them. Until next time we meet then, I wish you all the best, Giorgos

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Send an email through the contact form on this page. Or if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to view Giorgos the owner's contact details or send them a message.

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Or send Giorgos (the owner) an enquiry through the Contact the owner/manager form if you’d like a quote or more info first.

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You can also request a quote from Giorgos (the owner) through the contact form. The owner will email you the total cost for your dates and a link to book and pay online.

How do I know if my booking request has been accepted?

You’ll receive an email within 24 hours to let you know. Or you can check in Manage your holiday booking. No money will leave your account unless it’s accepted.

How do I pay for my holiday?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. Giorgos (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your holiday booking.

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Why can't I call Giorgos (the owner) before booking?

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Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

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How can I retract my booking request?

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Go to Manage your holiday booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I edit my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your holiday booking page. To change your holiday dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Giorgos (the owner) a message.

If Giorgos (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your holiday booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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