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40 m² swimming pool with full privacy and removable wood fence for child safety Pool area with sun beds & umbrellas
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Overview of the villa - offering full privacy!
40 m² swimming pool with full privacy and removable wood fence for child safety
Pool area with sun beds & umbrellas
Spacious garden area with trees, flowers, swimming pool, sun beds, umbrellas, sitting area, etc.
Sun beds & umbrellas by the pool.
Relax and enjoy your stay in our garden!
Garden-park area
Garden - one of the two outdoor dinning areas under the tree
Balcony - outdoors dinning table in the veranda next to the kitchen with view!
Spacious living room
Living room
We offer you light hiking equipment for free!
Fully equipped kitchen and indoor dining table!
Kitchen with direct exit to balcony with the outdoor dining area
Main bedroom on the first floor
Main bedroom on the first floor
Bedroom with double bed on the ground floor
Bedroom with double bed on the ground floor
Bedroom with two single beds on the ground floor
Bedroom with two single beds on the first floor
Bedroom with two single beds on the first floor
One of the two similar bathrooms with Jacuzzi! (there is one in each floor)
One of the two similar bathrooms with Jacuzzi! (there is one in each floor)
One of the two similar bathrooms with Jacuzzi! (there is one in each floor)
Veranda on the ground floor with outdoor sitting area
Veranda on the first floor with outdoor sitting area
Our villa offers breathtaking views of the Cretan Sea, Mt. Psiloritis and the whole area.
Amazing views from all our balconies & verandas
Free bicycles and new removable safety fence for young children in pool
Barbecue with wood oven and sink, we will provide everything like charcoal!
Hammock under the tree for relaxation..!
Pool and garden area with view
Outdoors area
Fenced parking area
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4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Rethymnon, Rethymnon Prefecture, Crete

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Tina10021...
Swindon, United Kingdom
1 review
“A wonderful villa in a peaceful location, managed by a family who know the real meaning of service and hospitality.”
Reviewed 14 September 2013 for a stay in July 2013

Could all the excellent reviews about Villa Eleftherna really be true? We had booked the villa on the strength of the feedback from earlier guests and it turned out to be everything that was promised and more. The family team who own and manage the villa couldn't have been better hosts and in ten years of villa rentals we can honestly say we have never experienced such excellent service. The attention to detail, cleanliness and hospitality were far in excess of anything we have enjoyed elsewhere and when combined with the villa and its location, I defy anyone not to be impressed!

The villa itself is a real gem, sat atop the small village with views across the mountain ranges to the east and west, and northwards towards the coast. The interior is furnished to a high standard but it is the use of the outside space where the villa excels with plenty of places to sit and relax, whatever the time of day. We spent many hours in and around the pool, enjoying the many views without having to stir from our sunbeds. We had never rented anywhere with bikes before but we made full use of them to cycle around the locality on either the quiet roads or the many tracks which criss-cross the area. Although there were lots of restaurants within a short drive, we really enjoyed walking the 100 metres or so down into the village to enjoy the warm hospitality and good home cooking at the Eleuthir Taverna.

The modern shops and supermarket in Rethymnon were 30 minutes away and we took advantage of the barbecue in the garden to cook outside on several evenings, watching the sunset over the horizon. Our children enjoyed the fact that the villa had a wireless network whilst the rest of us enjoyed the fact that here was somewhere to truly escape the rat race, to soak up the endless sunshine and tranquillity. We wouldn't hesitate to return to the villa although when something is this good, we wouldn't be at all surprised to see it fully booked for years to come.

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Liked best: The village setting and hospitality
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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Trond M
Bergen, Norway
1 review
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“Doesnt get better than this.”
Reviewed 11 September 2013 for a stay in July 2013
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This was our third time travelling to Crete and the first time in the Rethymnon area. We can safely say that this was the best vacation we`ve had in Crete. The house was exactly as good or better than the pictures and details said. It was easy to see that the house owners cared alot for their villa. As an fun detail they have a book with pictures showing the erecting of the house.
The garden was amazing, with a large herb garden and an olive tree in the middle. We even used some of the herbs for cooking. But what we will remember best from this vacation was the hospitality and how well we and our kids where cared for. We where given a large fruit basket with delicious wine wich they generously resupplied. We got a very nice cake and the grandmother in the family brought us fresh eggs from her own henhouse. She even came back with sweets for our kids!! One day they arranged an excursion to the ruins of ancient Eleftherna wich was a fantastic experience. On our last day the whole family came by and cooked us traditional cretan food. Never tasted meat that tender before.

I really cant recommend this villa enough, we are definetly coming back this this place as soon as we can. A thousand thanks to the Kostas family for giving us an unforgettable vacation!

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Liked best: The owners, never met people that friendly
Liked least: Its a bit of a drive from Rethymnon, still worth it.
Travelling group: Friends
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Samrivot
Paris, France
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“Wonderful place !”
Reviewed 5 September 2013 for a stay in August 2013
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We stayed 15 unforgettable days in Eleftherna with friends (we were 7). The welcome was outstanding. Very friendly owners (thank you so much Giorgos and your family). Nice and quiet place not far from beaches, mountains and facilities. I warmly recommand to have a stay here !!

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Liked best: Very kind and friendly owners
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 35-49
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Recommended for:
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rvwhite32...
Stuttgart, Germany
2 reviews
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“Spring Break 2013”
Reviewed 17 April 2013 for a stay in April 2013
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We stayed at this villa with another family and had a wonderful stay! Beautiful villa with a pool and gorgeous view! Owners were super friendly and helpful! Welcoming gifts included a fruit basket, a bottle of their own olive oil and Raki. They brought a cake during the week and fresh eggs. Kitchen had just about anything you would need to prepare a meal and the grill was great. This had to be one of the best spring break trips we have ever taken, couldn't have asked for more.

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Guenter T
Henstedt-Ulzburg, Germany
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“Günter T”
Reviewed 3 November 2012 for a stay in October 2012
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We spent with four persons a week in this comfortable house. The house is well decorated.
Everything was cleaned. When we arrived the host family welcomed us and showed us around.
On the table in the kitschen was a big basket mit lovely fruits and a bottle of wine, raki and olivoil.
Also at the followed days Mrs. Vasilikis brought us cakes and other delicious things.
When we left the house we got two big bottles of olivoil.
It is quite area. We loved to sit outside for breakfast or in the evening by a glass of wine.
We hope we come back one time.

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