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Villa Malena, beach retreat!

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Overview
5 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
10 guests
Minimum stay varies
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Welcome to Villa Malena, situated in the attractive village of Sfakaki, close to the busy and picturesque town of Rethymno! Villa Malena is a luxurious five-bedroom Villa, ideal for big families, especially if travelling with kids, as it offers a great choice of several activities for our young guests and it’s unique for a car-free holiday, as it’s conveniently located close to a lovely sandy beach and basic amenities as well, such as restaurants, bakery and super market! Layout Ground Floor Villa Malena can easily accommodate up to 10 guests in its 220m2. The whole Villa is tastefully decorated with soothing, earthly colours and it has a modern vibe and a graceful combination of several different materials…tile floors, stone arched doors, wooden furniture and stairs and iron beds create...Welcome to Villa Malena, situated in the attractive village of Sfakaki, close to the busy and picturesque town of Rethymno! Villa Malena is a luxurious five-bedroom Villa, ideal for big families, especially if travelling with kids, as it offers a great choice of several activities for our young guests and it’s unique for a car-free holiday, as it’s conveniently located close to a lovely sandy beach and basic amenities as well, such as restaurants, bakery and super market! Layout Ground Floor Villa Malena can easily accommodate up to 10 guests in its 220m2. The whole Villa is tastefully decorated with soothing, earthly colours and it has a modern vibe and a graceful combination of several different materials…tile floors, stone arched doors, wooden furniture and stairs and iron beds create a unique style and a cosy, family ambience! On the ground floor, entering the Villa an airy, sunny open-plan space, consisted of the fully equipped kitchen and the dining area, which boasts superb vistas of the sea and the surrounding area. Also, double doors from the dining room lead directly to the private swimming pool and the amazing gardens. Furthermore, two of the Villa’s bedrooms, each of which features two single beds, are also located on the ground floor, along with a family bathroom with bathtub and a WC. The ground floor is also wheelchair friendly as it provides direct access to the exterior space and a twin bedroom and there’s a special ramp at the Villa’s main entrance. First Floor A few stairs above, guests can relax in the comfortable living room area, with the two comfortable corner sofas, the open fireplace and the unobstructed sea views from the windows! Additionally, the three remaining bedrooms can be found on this level. Two of the bedrooms have a double bed (1,65 - 1,70m X 2,05m) and the last one has two bunk beds (the top one is 0,90cm long while the bottom one is 1,10 Χ 2m). Finally, an extra family bathroom with a bathtub exists on the first floor. Outdoor area Just outside the dining room, there’s a shaded veranda with a comfortable sitting area and an extra dining area, leading to the 2 acres outdoor area of Villa Malena. A vast lawn covered garden with trees, bushes, flowers creates an idyllic landscape, where the tile paved pool terrace and the swimming pool (30m2 and 1,50m deep) make an unforgettable impression. The pool is equipped with sun beds, umbrellas and an outdoor shower, for your outmost comfort! On top of this, outdoor grill facilities, a beautiful al fresco dining area with wooden benches and a large table for the whole family under the shade of a wonderful flower covered pergola, will make outdoor dining an unforgettable experience for your family! Further along the way, a gravel garden with a cute bamboo siting area surrounded by some stunning palm trees it’s the perfect place to read a book or have a cooling drink! And of course, don’t miss the chance to try the fresh vegetables from the owners’ vegetable garden! To make things even better, Villa Malena comes with a private, lawn covered 5X5 mini soccer field, mini soccer field of 800 m2, just for you…young and older kids! Enjoy endless hours of playing with your loved ones! Last but not least,Villa Malena is very child friendly oriented, equipped with all the necessary equipment a family travelling with young members may need, including a baby cot, high chair and stroller, which are available upon request. Villa Malena has it all and it promises you a carefree summer holiday! Property Notes: - Welcome basket included, courtesy of the owner. The owners live across the Villa, in a separate house with a separate entrance, so they will be available for anything you may need during your stay. - Quality towels, pool towels, linens, covers and blankets provided. - Housekeeping, towels and linen changes once per week. - Pool and garden cleaning twice per week. - Complimentary free Wi-Fi coverage is available throughout the Villa. - Free, parking space inside the villa premises. - Air-conditioning in all bedrooms and living room area is included. - All in-house electronics are available, including a 43’ flat screen TV with satellite reception, dishwasher, top mount fridge with freezer, gas stove burners, electric oven, kettle, toaster, microwave, french coffee maker, espresso coffee machine, Bluetooth dock, food processor, washing machine, hair dryer and DVD player. Cooking utensils and first aid kit also provided. -Cleaning utensils, iron and iron board are available in a separate laundry room. - Pool operates seasonally (end of March - middle of November) 24h/7days ThinkVilla concierge service included. - A security deposit of 200 euros is required and it shall be due at arrival to the owner of the villa. Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: 1041Κ91003245301More
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About the Manager
Valia Kokkinou (Property Manager ThinkVilla)
Languages spoken:German, English, French, Dutch, Spanish
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:February 2013
Interaction with guests
Your hosts and me personally, will take care of all the details of your holiday 7 days per week responsible for your day to day needs – from special dietary requirements to making recommendations and reservations! Prior to your arrival, I will get in touch with you to arrange all details regarding your stay! Your flight details and telephone number would be very much appreciated, in case I need to contact you! Also, please let me know if you have any special requests! At your arrival day, your hosts will be waiting for you, in order to welcome you and give you all the relevant information about the villa and the area! It goes without saying that I will be on the other end of the line if you need any further information or assistance
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I would highly recommend staying at this property. The house is beautiful, spacious and spotless. The host makes a huge effort so that you have everything you need. It's a little far from the town of Rethymnon but taxis are reasonable and the local village...More

Date of stay: August 2019
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Reviewed 4 June 2019

We enjoyed our fortnight at Villa Malena, and it perfectly suited our very eclectic group of guests - ranging from pregnant, a baby of 10 months and visiting Americans who dropped in! Our hosts, Eleni and Georgios, were kindness themselves, and ensured that we had...More

Date of stay: May 2019
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Inspire717372, VR Owner at Villa Malena, beach retreat!, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2019

Dear guest, we really appreciate your great review and we hope to see you again on your next trip to Crete! Regards, ThinkVilla Team.

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Date of stay: September 2018
Inspire717372, VR Owner at Villa Malena, beach retreat!, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2018

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Date of stay: June 2018
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Date of stay: June 2018
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Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Housekeeping Included
Air Conditioning
Towels Provided
Ocean Views
Private Garden
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
TV
Rural/Countryside Retreats
City Getaway
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Secure Parking
Horse Riding Nearby
Internet Access
Toaster
Staffed Property
Cooker
Grill
Fishing Nearby
Water Views
Dishwasher
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Balcony
Mountain Views
Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
Patio
Fireplace
Deck
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Does this holiday rental have a dining room?YesNoUnsure
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About the neighbourhood
Villa Malena is located in the picturesque village of Sfakaki which in recent years has evolved into a very popular seaside resort, as it combines all the features for both vacations and permanent accommodation. The village has a wonderful, long, sandy beach, just 10 minutes walking from the villa, which is famous for the fact it is chosen by Caretta Caretta Sea turtle, which is an endangered species, for its reproduction. The beach is also ideal for sunbathing, swimming and water sports! Enjoy the well known greek sun and sea all day long! Sfakaki is special specifically for another reason too: its has a variety of shops such as a super market, a bakery and a pharmacy, that are within hand’s reach, making ideal for a car free holiday!
Getting around
Distances to Important Locations Restaurant & Pharmacy: 500 meters Bus stop, Super market & Bakery: 750 meters Chrisi Ammos Beach: 800 meters Rethymno Port & Town: 10 km Heraklion International Airport: 73 km Chania International Airport: 79 km A car is only necessary in order to explore close beaches and villages! Everything else is within walking distance!
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