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“Beautifully appointed villa with perfect service.”
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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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Shellsey7...
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“Beautifully appointed villa with perfect service.”
Reviewed 6 January 2014 for a stay in June 2013
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We stayed in June and have wanted to write this review since then but needed to find time. From the start of booking this villa we had great communication with George the owner. He answered all our questions and reassured us about our stay down to even arranging for his brother to meet us and show us how to find the villa on the night we arrived. The place is very nicely done out and we appreciated the extras of coffee machine and Internet access. The location is a little off the beaten track but we knew that on booking and used our hire car every day . The villa , garden and pool were kept very well by George's family . With George's mum giving us some very tasty cakes which we really enjoyed along with the welcome pack that had been left for us on arrival. George's dad kept outside lovely and was very good with our toddler. We found the villa excellent value for money and as a family of 8 we really enjoyed our time there and our holiday in Crete. If you are looking for a quiet spot to relax and unwind then this is the place for you.

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shammi69
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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“Perfect villa for a leisurely, comfortable holiday”
Reviewed 27 October 2013 for a stay in October 2013
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My husband and I absolutely loved the villa, the pretty little village of Eleftherna and the friendliness and hospitality of the Vasilakis family. The villa is perfect for 8 people and very clean and beautifully maintained. The garden is lovely. I would recommend this place without hesitation to anybody who wishes to visit Crete for a peaceful holiday, especially if, like us, they prefer the quiet of the mountains to the touristy beach spots.

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Liked best: Everything!
Liked least: The unheated pool in October!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Julian B
London, United Kingdom
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“Beautiful villa, amazing views, child friendly, lovely owners, great stay!”
Reviewed 30 September 2013 for a stay in September 2013

We have just got back from a wonderful week in Villa Eleftherna. We were two families with three children under 2 and the villa suited us perfectly. Great thought has been given to safety for children with verandas, balconies, gardens and pool area all gated off.

The villa is spacious and clean and the owners are lovely. They left us a large basket of fruit, honey, wine and olive oil on arrival and came back with more gifts as the week went on.

I would recommend the villa without hesitation.

A car is definitely needed as the shop in the town is a bit useless for food so you need to travel further afield to stock up.

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Liked best: The garden and pool area were great
Liked least: The vill is a little remote
Travelling group: Young Children
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Tina10021...
Swindon, United Kingdom
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“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.
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Trond M
Bergen, Norway
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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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