Rethymnon holiday villa rental with private pool, beach/lake nearby, internet access and balcony/terrace


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  • Villa
  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • Min stay varies
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Key information

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

From the manager

Villa Mayeia has been distinguished with the 2024 Tourism Awards Bronze for Design Villa of the Year

Tucked into the southern coastal landscape of the island, Villa Mayeia provides a serene retreat for recharging in Crete. This impressive holiday home is situated in the area of Plakias, in a beneficial location, just minutes away from all kinds of daily amenities as well as the homonymous long sandy beach, so our guests can enjoy a car free holiday.


Villa Mayeia is designed to accommodate large groups, while offering privacy at the same time, as it is consisted of two autonomous, fully equipped buildings. The interior of the property covers 260 sq.m. in total, featuring 5 en-suite bedrooms and it can accommodate 10 guests in beds and up to 13 if necessary. Each bedroom is a minimalist haven from the harsh sun with clean aesthetic featuring a king size double bed (1,60 X 2,00) equipped with high quality DUNLOPILLO mattress and pillows, suitcase stand, open wardrobe, 32’’ TV, A/C and en-suite bathroom consisted of a shower cabin, washing basin and toilet.

The upper building is comprised of three levels, connected by a central staircase, offering 3 bedrooms, one in each level. On the ground floor, guests find themselves in a cosy, open plan area with a 50’’ HDTV, energy wood burning fireplace and portable JBL bluetooth speaker. Additionally, a full kitchen, equipped with high quality, built-in appliances provides all necessary equipment for a self catered holiday, including an island counter, an upper counter oven with induction hobs, large fridge with freezer and even a wine cooler. An indoor dining area with benches is also available and the kitchen also offers outdoor access to the BBQ area. The bedroom on this level also offers a built-in sofa with a top mattress that can accommodate one guest.

Stairs lead from the ground floor to the lower level, where you can find one more bedroom, offering a sofa chair that can be used as a single bed and accommodate one guest, balcony and direct outdoor access. Finally, a laundry room with a washer and a dryer exists on this level.

The master suite on the first floor retains the openness characteristic of the rest of the villa, offering access to a spacious veranda equipped with cozy bean bag chairs overlooking the pool and outdoor area. A second large veranda featuring a wooden sauna is also accessible from the first floor, enjoying beautiful views of the area and offering an additional sitting area, ideal to enjoy the sunset.

The lower building also features an open plan area with a second living room and kitchen on the ground floor. To keep the guests connected to the pristine landscape, the interior living room is sophisticatedly furnished and expands out onto the open-air space to take advantage of the sea views and warm climate, as large glass doors frame in ocean and mountain vistas and extend the interior out to the terrace and second swimming pool with outdoor sitting area. The lounge area offers a sitting area and round dining table for 5, Marshall bluetooth speaker and 50’’ Smart TV, while a second fully equipped kitchen is also available. Furthermore, one bedroom can also be found on this level, offering direct access to the pool.

Ascending the stairs to the first floor guests can find the fifth bedroom, that enjoys beautiful views of Plakias bay and the surrounding area. A second door leads for the bedroom to the roof top veranda, boasting superb views of the sea and the surrounding area.

Last but not least, the careful selection of earthly colours, natural materials, branded furniture (Flos, Baxter, Classicon, al2, Talenti, Davide Groppi, Paola Lenti, Nemo lighs), minimal design and bohemian chic decoration of Villa Mayeia offer its guests a sense of luxury, harmony and tranquility while its clean lines create a contemporary silhouette.


To make things even better, the outdoor spaces of Villa Mayeia are designed to make the most out of the beautiful landscape and amazing sea views, spreading in two levels and covering 400 sq. m. in total. More specifically, the outdoor facilities include:

- A 35 sq. m. private swimming pool, 1,50m deep, that can also be heated with an additional daily charge upon advance request.

- A 25 sq. m. private swimming pool with steps access, 0,40m - 1,30m deep.Both pools are ecological.

- A wooden sauna for 6 people, with amazing sea views on the first floor veranda.

- Various seating spots with 3 comfortable sun beds, 2 luxury lounge beds, 4 bean bag chairs, 1 chaise longue, 2 chairs and side tables.

- Two outdoor dining areas with comfortable seating under the shade of a pergola for up to 12 guests each.

- Two outdoor showers, one of which also provides hot water as well.

- Two spacious verandas on the first floor of the upper building, as well as a roof top terrace in the lower building.

- 2 fully equipped electric BBQ facilities (Weber Pulse 2000 Black with a Trolley)

- 4 parking spots.

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Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King Bed Single Bed
  • Bedroom 2: King Bed Single Bed
  • Bedroom 3: King Bed
  • Bedroom 4: King Bed
  • Bedroom 5: King Bed
  • 5 En suites


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


  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Air conditioning
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Private outdoor pool (heated)
  • Mountain Views
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Sea view
  • Internet access
  • Fireplace
  • Safe
  • Sauna
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Stereo system
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • Housekeeping Included

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Interaction with guest

Once your reservation has been confirmed you will be connected to our concierge service and your personal holiday advisor. We will welcome you in the villa upon arrival regardless of the arrival time, even if it is late at night. Additionally during your stay you have full disposal to the Holiday Advisor Team by email, mobile or landline (VOIP) phone in the villa directly connected to our office (like a room connected to the reception desk of a hotel), for any kind of: - Questions for the house / area - Suggestions & making bookings for restaurants, attractions / activities - Assistance in arranging services such as private chef, boat trips, transfers and more. Our goal is to be there for you and help you get the best out of your holidays!




Things to know

Check in: 16:00 Check out: 11:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.


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Damage deposit: (£420.06) €500.00

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No smoking at this property

House rules

Please note that the upper pool can be heated at an additional daily charge for the entire stay and it requires at least one week’s advance notice.

Each additional guest from the 11th person is charged 50€ extra per day.

Starting 01/01/2024, a new tax “Climate Crisis Resilience Charge” was introduced, requiring a fee of €10/night from March to October and €4/night from November to February. The amount needs to be paid in cash or by card upon your arrival.villa.

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About the manager

Etouri Vacation Rental Management
Tourist Licence
Average reply time:
2 hours 43 minutes

Calendar updated:
17 Jul 2024

Years listed:

Languages spoken: English
This Villa has 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms and sleeps 13. It has been listed on Holiday Lettings since 23 Jun 2020. Located in Rethymnon Prefecture, it has 4 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £6177 to £7059.
The Manager has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 17 Jul 2024.
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4 reviews
Very Good
Dublin, Ireland

Great week In Plakias
Jul 2023

We, a group of 5 adults and 7 kids, stayed in the villa for a week in late July. Eleni and George (the owners) met us on arrival, with a lovely selection of food and wine. They pointed out the local b… More 

Reviewed 21 Aug 2023

This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on all reviews.

Shiv P
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

A hidden paradise in South Crete
Aug 2023

Two adjoining villas of very high quality with separate pools and kitchens/lounges. All rooms are en suite with a top range of units and electrical appliances throughout, including good WiFi connectiv… More 

Reviewed 16 Aug 2023

This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on all reviews.


Great villa!
Aug 2020

Brand new villa. Well designed and equipped. Nice heated pool. Located close to the beach and within walking distance from tavernas, shops and restaurants. Eleni was a great host, very reactive and he… More 

Reviewed 24 Aug 2020

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Wubbien K
Groningen, The Netherlands

Great family vacation villa!
Aug 2020

At the south coast of Crete, you’ll find this little paradise in Plakias... a brandnew villa with everything you need for a family vacation: great hospitality, terrace and pool with a view on th… More 

Reviewed 13 Aug 2020

This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on all reviews.

Review 1-4 of 4


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