Brilliant villa for any family, excellent for children, the owners were unbelievably nice. Lovely welcome and a quick tour on arrival, a lovely fruit bowl and beers in fridge plus other nice treats, On our first day because we had members of our party coming 2 days later with a hire car we were car-less, Joanaa and Stelios insisted on taking us to Lidl supermarket so we could do a quick food shop. We had fresh eggs every day delivered to us, Joanaa even made us a delicious cake one day. The villa was kept clean and friendly staff (maid, gardener) were often tidying early in the morning. The villa itself is beautiful, we will be returning one day. A big thank you to you all for making it a special holiday that we will always remember.
We spent 10 fabulous days at the beautiful Villa Belle and enjoyed ourselves so much that we were all sad to leave.
We were a group of 6 (2 families with 2 teenage children). We were met by the villa owners Stelios and Joanna on our arrival, even though our flight was late at night, they were really friendly and welcoming. They had been shopping for us and left us some complimentary drink and food.
When we first arrived we were stunned by how spacious and luxurious Villa Belle is (the photos do not do it justice). It is no exaggeration to say that it is breath-taking. Internally the villa is decorated to a high specification and is extremely well equipped. The size of the villa could easily have catered for a larger party. The addition of the games room/gym was a great bonus for us and the kids. We have stayed in a lot of villas and we felt that the outside space and facilities was the best we have encountered so far. The gardens are beautifully landscaped and there are so many seating areas that we struggled to use them all in our 10 days. The swimming pool was a good size and was perfect for cooling off on hot days. The Jacuzzi added to the luxury feel of our stay. It was so fantastic to sit in the Jacuzzi and admire the view of Rethymno day and night.
Stelios attended the gardens and pool on a daily basis to make sure it was perfect for our use. He came early in the morning and his attendance never felt intrusive. Joanna and Kostas the villa manager were available by WhatsApp and text us to make sure we were having a lovely holiday. Kostas was very helpful with the arrangements for our car hire.
The local village has good amenities with a bakery, shops, tavernas and even a Lidl. The villa is very well located being in the centre of the island. It only took 10 minutes to get to Rethymno by car which was brilliant. The national road was nearby allowing easy access to other areas of Crete, but far enough away from the villa to prevent any noise.
We all loved our stay and we look forward to visiting again soon.
It was amazing. The villa is perfect. Big, clean, the pool and jacuzzi, garden...the view is amazing. . Two cities are not far (rhetymo and chania) and are easy to visit. Also other sight-seeing is neareby. It was a fantastic welcome from the owners and Every morning, when we were still asleep, the owner came to clean the pool and put on the jacuzzi.... also the real estate Office, etouri, as the owners where easy to contact. Everything was More than a 100%!
Great house, great host, no complaints at all. Pool, spa, game room, BBQ, indoor and outdoor entertaining. It has it all. We were 8, House can hold 10 comfortably. Close to town, great local fish market just up the hill and Lidl grocery just down the hill.. 5 stars..
For us, the reflect holiday
A family holiday for my grown up children and 2 grandchildren. We all needed to relax. The villa is simply wonderful. Spacious, stylish and with every facility, spotless and comfortable. It's even better than the pictures on their website, We all loved it. Felt like being millionaires for a week. The view terrific, the pool perfect, lots of places to eat, sit, relax, talk. We played table tennis, pool and used the gym. Supermarkets down the road. Visitors will definitely need a car.
The owners and their rental agents were most helpful and friendly. Nothing was too much trouble for them and they were always contactable if we had a query. The pool and gardens were kept in perfect order daily, though unobtrusively. We were asked if there was anything that would make our holiday better...we mentioned that some music would be good. The next day a music system arrived! We had one of the best holidays ever.