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“Perfect pool and house for young children”
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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 7
Rethymnon, Rethymnon Prefecture, Crete

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J P
Oakham, United Kingdom
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“Perfect pool and house for young children”
Reviewed 20 August 2013 for a stay in July 2013
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We chose the house because we wanted to have the pool close to the rest of the house. The children could jump in and out all day with us being able to be close enough to supervise, and also able to sit in or out of the sun, in or out of the house. We have rented many houses and this one was by far the best for this. There were several eating places we could choose based on where the sun was, and they were also near the pool. The house is lovely, beautiful to look at and beautiful inside. The decor is tasteful and we liked its simplicity.
Marianna and Nikos were very welcoming and helpful, and we had some lovely meals at the taverna. Having this and a small supermarket within easy walking distance made early mornings and evenings very relaxing. For a proper grocers you need to go down to the big crossroad at Atsipopoulos where there is a Lidl, with an excellent fruit and veg shop next door.
The only downside was the noise of dogs barking all night. The bedrooms are quite cool enough if the windows are kept open (the insect nets work very well), but this means that the noise is inescapable.

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Liked best: The pool
Liked least: Noise
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Families with young children
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Vellmar, Hessen, Germany
Reviewed 26 December 2012 for a stay in July 2012

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Liked best: The hospitality of owner family
Liked least: missing air condition :-( but it was ok
Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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traveldel...
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Luxury villa”
Reviewed 20 June 2012 for a stay in June 2012

We spent 10 days in this lovely villa which is conveniently located to Rethymno (10 minute drive), and its in the middle of Crete so not too far to travel places. The beaches on the north and south coast are really nice. Particularly Bali beach which is only about 20 minutes.
Marianna was delightfully accommodating in getting a cot, highchair and other useful bits for our baby (at no additional cost) and everything of an exceptionally high standard. She even arranged for a barbeque for us.
The shutters and doors shut out any light and noise which made for very peaceful sleeping at night, although children can get a bit noisy inside the house!
It was a really amazing stay and would recommend this to any type of visitor!

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Liked best: The modern appeal
Liked least: Barking dogs at night
Travelling group: Family with Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
23 Jun 2012
Dear Nikki,
Thank you for all and we hope to see you again.
Friendly,
Marianna+Nikos
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Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed 11 October 2011 for a stay in August 2011
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Liked best: Modern villa, very clean & hospitality
Liked least: Noises during the night
Travelling group: Family with Teenagers
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Management Response
19 Oct 2011
Thank you for your kind words.Maybe we see you again.
Friendly, Nikos+Marianna+Petros+Mery
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LondonEur...
London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Feel at home in a superb property away from the crowds in beautiful Crete”
Reviewed 18 August 2011 for a stay in July 2011
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We loved the modern design of the house, which is like something that would be featured in Architectural Digest. Superb quality construction and luxurious furnishings, including COCO-MAT linens and furniture. Fully equipped with large and small appliances. Great natural and artificial lighting. Impeccably clean inside and out. The owners live in a nearby village and they also own a restaurant (the "Taverna Androulidakis") which is a 5-minute walk from the villa. They are a local family who work hard cultivating their own fresh produce and livestock to supply the restaurant. They made us feel perfectly at home both in the villa and on Crete. The linens were changed and the villa was cleaned every three days (we stayed for 11 nights). The pool water was sampled daily for testing. The villa is located in a tiny village about a 15-minute drive up the hills from Rethymno. To stock the kitchen there are several options within a 10-minute drive: supermarkets, grocery stores, bakeries, butchers, etc. Meanwhile, the Taverna Androulidakis, which has been there since 1911, serves exquisite Cretan food, with a broad variety of items on their menu including something for all tastes. We dined there several times and were always extremely happy with the quality of the ingredients, the perfect cooking, the friendly service and the reasonable prices. We generally alternated one day just relaxing at the villa and the next day on an excursion (historic sites, beaches, etc.) elsewhere on the island. All in all the trip was unforgettable, in large part thanks to the quality of the villa and the friendliness of the owners.

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Liked best: Architectural design, furnishings & friendliness of owners
Travelling group: Family with Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
19 Oct 2011
Thank you very much for all, you are great family.
We hope to see you again.
Friendly, Marianna+Nikos+Petros+Mery.
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