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“beautifully restored villa”
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Overview of the villa, garden-park and swimming pool
Garden and swimming pool
Veranda with panoramic view!
Enjoy the view of Cretan nature from our veranda
35 square meters private swimming pool offering full privacy!
Large fenced garden - park
Living and dining area on the ground floor
Living and dining area on the ground floor
Living & dining area and stairs to go to the first floor
Dining area
Fully equipped kitchen!
The kitchen has direct exit to the barbecue area
Traditional decorated kitchen area
Bedroom with double bed on the first floor and exit to the veranda
Bedroom with double bed on the first floor and exit to the veranda
Bedroom with bunk bed
Bathroom with shower
Bathroom with shower
Outdoors fenced area and lawn garden
The whole outdoor area is totally fenced offering you safety and full privacy
Private swimming pool with sun beds, umbrellas and sitting areas
Fenced garden - park with barbecue, dining table and sitting area
Outdoors dining area next to barbecue
Barbecue with sink, we will provide everything that you might need like charcoal
Our garden full of trees and beautiful flowers
Beautifully planted garden with trees and flowers!
Calmness and full privacy, enjoy relaxing in our pool area!
Stone build villa located on a hill surrounded by trees and flowers
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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Prines, Rethymnon, Rethymnon Prefecture, Crete

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gingergas...
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9 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“beautifully restored villa”
Reviewed 17 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015

We have just come back from a week in Villa Caneva, and I would happily return and recommend to others.

The villa is beautifully restored and very clean and well equipped. Including large gardens and a lovely pool.
The agent and owners are all very helpful, ensuring we had everything we needed and more for our stay.

Great to be able to walk to the nearby village of Prines for basic supplies and 2 good tavernas for meals out.

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Arne W
Pulheim, Germany
1 review
“Great and wonderful summer-holidays in this Villa”
Reviewed 21 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015

We had a great 2 1/2 week summer holiday in this beatiful villa with our 3 kids.

The villa looks exactly as described in the photos or the homepage. The owner was so friendly and we get a good list of restaurants and beaches. Also the communication in front of our trip, everything perfect.

And as a family you really enjoy that twice a week a cleaning of the house, the pool and changing of towels, like in a hotel.

Thank's again we really can recommend that villa

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Liked best: Everything
Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Marion S
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Perfect base for a family holiday in Crete”
Reviewed 27 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015

Villa Caneva has been beautifully restored to make a fabulous holiday home.
We arrived late in the evening but Eleni was there with a friendly welcome and took us to the taverna in the next village for a late supper.
The villa is simple but perfectly presented. Both house and garden are immaculate, and every 3-4 days Eleni and her mother-in-law visited to clean and change sheets, bringing home-made cheese pies and eggs from their own chickens. The pool was cleaned too.
We found it difficult to drag ourselves away from the balcony (lovely view), pool and garden, but we enjoyed trips out, our favourites being to Arkadi Monastery, Rethymno Fortress & Old Town and to Souda beach.
We also recommend Gianiko's taverna in the village where we had a warm welcome and good food at very reasonable prices. They even produced a special cake when we celebrated our son's birthday.
Highly recommended for a laid back family holiday.

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Liked best: Balcony, pool, craftmanship
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Teenagers
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children People with pets
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judeyork
York, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
15 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Charming restored stone villa in traditional village”
Reviewed 30 May 2015 for a stay in May 2015

My son had booked this villa for a party of 5 of us plus 5 month old baby but due to illness he and his family were unable to travel so my husband and I had this amazing villa to ourselves. We were staying in Rethymnon before and after the week in the villa and as we were not hiring a car Kostas, the manager, very kindly offered to drive us to the villa and stop at a supermarket on the way for us to pick up shopping. We met with Kostas and by chance with Nikos, the owner, in a bar in Rethymnon, they are very friendly and helpful young men.

We were greeted by Elena, Nikos' wife who showed us around and explained how things worked. The villa is absolutely beautiful, spotlessly clean and very well equipped. The kitchen has every utensil and appliance you could possibly need. There was a welcome basket of local produce waiting for us, as well as supplies of their own olive oil, vinegar and raki.

We spent most of our days around the pool and on the different terraces around the property. We walked into Prines, no more than 10 minutes, for shopping and to eat out in the evening, although there are regular buses from the village into Rethymnon. The walk is flat, if you take the road by the school, with a short, sharp incline up to the villa itself. There are also 2 bikes available at the property. There are a couple of tavernas in Prines, we ate at Giannikos a traditional taverna in the centre with a very welcoming owner, Giannis. There were also a couple of mini markets in Prines.

The villa is set in beautiful, extensive gardens and has views out over the owners' olive groves with distant sea view and towards the mountains. There are seating areas on different levels with a covered terrace outside the 2 double bedrooms. The bedrooms are boutique style with bedding and towels embroidered with the name of the villa, plenty of built in wardrobe space and ornate light fittings. The villa is spotlessly clean, Elena said that she would come back after 3 days to change the beds etc. When she did, she came bearing gifts of home made cheese pies and not only changed the beds but cleaned the house from top to bottom again.

To sum up, Villa Caneva is a beautiful charming villa enhanced by the owners' attention to detail and lots of thoughtful touches.

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352scottk
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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“A beautiful villa in a peaceful location”
Reviewed 12 May 2015 for a stay in April 2015

This is a fantastic villa not to be missed! It has recently been restored both externally and internally to create the perfect home away from home. It has everything you need for a small group (or family), and the owners are extremely hospitable, friendly and reliable.

Despite it's tranquil and quiet surroundings, everything you need is nearby (supermarkets, great bakeries, tavernas etc...). There are fantastic walks, runs and cycles to be had on the various paths around the area. Do rent a car - it's really a must for getting there, and for exploring this area of the Island (endless things to explore). Ask the locals for ideas - by far the friendliest people with great suggestions!

The pool, house and gardens are very well maintained; and lots for the kids to do outside.

We thoroughly enjoyed our trip to Crete and would highly recommend this house and area of Crete.

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Liked best: hosts hospitality and responsiveness
Liked least: no instruction manual for the house, but pretty easy to figure everything out eventually!
Travelling group: Young Children
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