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

Villa Olivar

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Villa / 5 bedrooms / sleeps 12 Home 1293596

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Villa / 5 bedrooms / sleeps 12

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

Villa Olivar is situated in a 1100m2 private estate in Mesi, a picturesque traditional Cretan village near Rethymno. The villa dominant on the edge of the village overlooks the green hills and the Mediterranean sea offering breathtaking views. The house is spacious enough to comfortably accommodate up to 12 guests. All areas of the house are fully equipped as well as tastefully decorated with the purpose to offer the guests the utmost in luxury in a warm and homely atmosphere. In the exterior of the villa, the gardens, the verandas, the gazebos, the outdoor living room and the 50m2 private pool complement the setting, in perfect harmony with the virgin nature, the olive and other trees surrounding the villa.Swim, sunbathe, admire the view, enjoy a romantic sunset or just relax. In the yard, there is also a BBQ with a traditional wood-burning-oven, perfect for cooking delicious meals.The villa is absolutely safe for children and properly equipped to accommodate younger kids.


In the big garden of the 1100m2 private estate there is a 50m2 pool with sunbeds and umbrellas around, perfect for swimming and sunbathing.

The villa has three verandas with wonderful views of different aspects of the landscape. All of them have gorgeous gazebos with lovely outdoor living areas ideal for moments of relaxation. The biggest one has an outdoor dining area too. Take your coffee or enjoy your meal admiring the amazing view. After your vacation, you will definitely remember the romantic sunsets you have enjoyed. There is also a barbeque and a traditional oven burning wood for delicious meals.


Villa Olivar is a very spacious house of 200m2 with 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms (one of them en-suite), 2 kitchens and dining areas as well as a comfortable living room.

All rooms are fully equipped and tastefully decorated, combining traditional features with an international style in order to create a warm, relaxing and homely atmosphere for the guests.

Stay in a private estate in the picturesque village Mesi, at a place of exceptional natural beauty, with gardens, flowers, trees all around,

Relax at a peaceful place away from crowded hotels, but still close to all amenities.

Stay at a lovely house that combines the warmth of a country cottage and the comforts of a luxurious villa.

Admire the breathtaking view of the exquisite natural setting from the green hills to the blue sea

Take the chance to explore the beauties of the cretan nature and visit many historic sites of the island.

Size Sleeps up to 12, 5 bedrooms
Rooms 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 3 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites
Nearest beach Skaleta or Pigianos Kampos 2 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Chania or Heraklion airport 78 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property, Sea view
Pool Private outdoor pool (unheated)
General Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Telephone, Table tennis, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Furniture 2 Sofa beds, Double beds (3), Single beds (4), Cots (4), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 12
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Swing set
Access Secure parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users

The Rethymnon Prefecture region

The villa is private but yet not remote. Although it is located in a rural region, it is pretty close to all amenities. To begin with, the traditional café and tavern of the village where you could taste homemade delicacies are just 30m and 50jm away respectively.The airport of Heraklion is 78km away and the one of Chania 80km away.Both the ports of Heraklion and Chania are at a distance of 76km.The town of Rethymno (and its port) is just a 20min drive (10km away)The nearest hospital is in Rethymno, so 10 km away.The nearest supermarket is 1.5km awayThe nearest pharmacy is 1.5km away.

Spend your time in many interesting ways!You can choose from a number of activities, due to the options the location of the villa and the village offers.Enjoy the sun and the sea at a nearby beach such as the Pigianos Kampos beach (2km) or the Skaleta beach (2km)Explore the Cretan countryside walking or cycling on the rural roads of Mesi and the nearby villages. You can also choose hiking or climbing and you may even participate in the tours of the island that the climbing club of Rethymno organizes to discover wonderful aspects of the Cretan nature and wildlife. And if you are a true adventure-seeker, you could try the extreme sports available on the island.Furthermore, there are lots of places it is worth visiting and at a quite close distance.Just a few steps away, you can find the historic cave Kioubra. You may also visit the old churches in the nearby villages and the historic monastery of Arkadi as well as some other places such as Margarites, ancient Eleuftherna, Charkia (scenes of the El Greco movie), the cave of Melidoni etc


Except for the benefits and the facilities of the house, our guests have the chance to experience some parts of the real traditional cretan life.

You can buy bread and milk from the baker and the milkman that cross the village to sell their products. Almost every day, you will have fresh eggs from the hens of the neighbour.

You will have the chance to try many local delicious dishes (and see how they are prepared, too)

One of the most famous cretan dancers can teach you traditional Cretan dances if you wish.

If you go for a walk in the village, you will see the shepherds taking care of their herds of sheep or their goats. In the nearby area, you will meet people working in the fields, cultivating their land.

Furthermore, close to the village, there is a historic place of paramount importance, the "Arkadi" monastery; a world heritage site protected by UNESCO, a place related with one of the most significant events in the Greek History that is definitely worth visiting.

Finally, we are always at your disposal and we can help you arrange excursions, visits to wineries etc

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      Dr Nikolaos S.

      • 5 Years listed

      65% Response rate

      Calendar last updated:22 Nov 2015

      Based in Greece

      Languages spoken
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