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Villa Arethousa Luxurious,own private pool & spectacular views

Antonios Hatzidakis

Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian, greek
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Antonios Hatzidakis

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian, greek
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Calendar last updated:
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Villa Arethousa Luxurious,own private pool & spectacular views

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Rethymno Villa Rental Photos and Description

5 Bedrooms , 6 bathrooms 2-12 people can be accommodated.

This house invites you to enjoy its elegance and nobility and to share with it the gifts of the beautiful garden and the sense of the tranquility. On leaving the house, you will feel emotionally and mentally richer. Arethousa proves that a house is not only a place to live in, but can also change your senses and make your spirit gentle and sweet. It is one of the noble houses of Melidoni, a village rich in architecture and history. It is construction to be preserved, according to the Greek Ministry of Culture, and was restored in the 2005 under its supervision. It was the owner’s Christina Hatzidakis’, birthplace, built 200 years ago and its decoration bears her sensitivity and taste. It is a house that gives you a feeling of love.

The nearest airport of Heraklion (HER) is located 50 km east of the villa, while the port of Rethymnon lies at a distance of 29 km.

The airport of Chania (CHQ) is another 90km to the west, that is a 1 hour 30 mins drive. A car rental can be arranged to pick you up at the airport and drive you to your villa. Perama is at a distance of 3 km and the traditional village of Panormo with the beautiful restaurants near the sea is at a distance of 9 km/10 mins drive!

There are some interesting excursions you can go in Kastri, Melidoni and the outskirts. The distances and routes are shown on the map in the webpage.

The gardens area is 2000 sq.m. Inside the garden there is a kiosk, BBQ area, beautiful plants, fruit trees and many corners to relax. There is also a 50 sq.m adult swimming pool and a 12 sq.m children’s swimming pool which can also function as a hydro massage, providing you with serenity.

The nearest beach of Bali lies at a distance of 6 km, it is sandy and offers many opportunities for water sports. There are also quiet locations for guests to enjoy the beach without being annoyed by nearby jet-skiers or water-skiers. The sandy beach of Panormo offers you a second choice for your swim near the area. There are plenty of beautiful beaches in the area also!

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Antonios Hatzidakis (Owner)
Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian, greek
Response time:
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Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 28, 2015

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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 9 traveler reviews

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Villa Arethousa Luxurious,own private pool & spectacular views
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
Jerusalem, Israel
5

Beautifully Restored Home for Family

  • 5 of 5

This is the perfect home for families who will be traveling with little ones. I did extensive research before choosing Villa Arethousa. And I chose it because of the safe distance the baby and adult pools were from the main house. We were a group of 8 adults and two toddlers celebrating my husband's 70th birthday. Could not have found a more perfect location. There's a beautiful green walkway that leads from the house to the pool where our "babies" played ball, with no worry of them falling into the water. The villa is situated in a historic Cretan village whose homes are protected by law and must be restored. Antonis (an architect) and his family did a beautiful job of restoring their family home. It was definitely large enough for all of us and another selling point was ensuite bathrooms in each of the four bedrooms. We also used the fifth bedroom near the pool, which was great for a newlywed couple. The villa is centrally located (located in a beautiful mountainous area but only 5 minutes to the beach). We easily toured Rythamon, Chania and Heraklion in day tours. Finally, the attention and care that Antonis, the owner and his parents, showered upon us was greatly appreciated. They basically became our producers for the birthday party we planned. Antonis found us two musicians who played throughout the evening. They also helped us with catered food. And most important, the villa was a perfect backdrop, with its front terrace and back garden area, for the celebration. Highly recommend this home, the village and Crete. Thank you Antonis!

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Magical

  • 5 of 5

This villa is magical. The villa and garden are stunning. Sitting by the pool in the beautiful garden with the view of the mountains is incredible. We were 6 adults and 2 teenagers. All spent a lot of time in the very clean and good sized pool. In the garden, it felt as if you were in the middle of nowhere but it was a couple of minutes walk to the central square with the taverna. We spent a couple of evenings at the village taverna - the atmosphere was great.

The bedrooms and bathrooms were simply but smartly decorated and everyone slept really well, particularly when the shutters were closed. The villa has beautiful woodwork and stonework and has been very well renovated. The kitchen had all we needed and we used the BBQ facilities a lot, eating outside in the flower filled garden.

It was also very quick to get to Bali beach where we spent a number of fabulous days and evenings trying various water sports and eating at the good restaurants. But the villa was also well placed for trips to villages in the mountains, we particularly enjoyed Margarites.

The family were very welcoming and attentive and were keen to make sure we had all we needed to enjoy the holiday.

Overall, this has been one of the best villas we have stayed in and we have stayed in a number over the last 10 years.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

A beautiful villa in a lovely traditional village

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of 6 adults, 1 child age 9 and 2 toddlers. We all had an amazing holiday in this beautiful villa. It was clean, well stocked and had everything you would need for a large family. The pool and garden area are lovely and very safe for the little ones to play. They especially loved running up and down the long path between the house and pool. We had a great barbeque but didn't get round to using the pizza oven. The village is beautiful and the people were

friendly. It has two small shops that have most things, and their are bigger supermarkets a short drive away if needed. Their are some lovely restaurants and shops near the beach a short drive away in panoma and bali.

I would highly recommend Villa Arethousa and would love to go back their in the future.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Excellent Choice

  • 5 of 5

My family of 6 adults and 6 kids stayed for 5 nights. What a fabulous villa!

Located in the heart of a beautiful village.

ecxellent arrangement, impressive interior, fully stocked kitchen, all toiletries, absoluse cleanness, friendly and helpful hostess. Simply the best holidays! Highly recommended for everyone.

We will absolutely visit again.

Nitzan Reut

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Annual Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of 12 from 3 different countries and include 3 young children. Arethousa was excellent. The property was clean, well maintained and as described in the listing. The kitchen was supplied with adequate equipment, dishes, pots, etc. as were the bathrooms. The BBQ and outside dining was great. Local stores and a restaurant were within a short walk. The villagers were friendly and helpful and enough spoke English so communication was not a problem.The kiddie pool was a plus since the 4 year old cannot swim. On the minus side, the beds were too firm for some and there was just enough flatware for our group. There were a couple of minor repairs needed when we arrived but the owners were very responsive in correcting them. All and all we were very pleased and would go back again.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

a lovely comfortable family house that has it all

  • 5 of 5

The house is homely, traditional but restored with love and care and with all the amenities to make you want to go to your "home' on Crete and take a dip in the pool before starting the barbecue.ideal even for for a big family with the extra little house in the lovely garden.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Heraklion
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Melidoni Village
Nearest Ferry
25 Kilometres
Rethymnon
Nearest Golf
60 Kilometres
Hersonissos Heraklion
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Melidoni Village
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Bali beach
Car: necessary

Melidoni the village in which is Villa Arethousa is a beautifull traditional village in the centre of Crete! If you ever feel like leaving the house to discover the village, you will find out that Melidoni has a lovely community with friendly people, an active culture society with festivals and other local social events that take place during the summer. There is also a tavern, a mini market, first aid and traditional cafe’s. Perama is just 3 km away for shopping and other services (banks, post office, chemist’s, health centre, etc.). The beach is 6 km away and therefore a car is essential.

For any further information, the owners of the Villa Melidoni are at your disposal.

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Rates & Availability

From €300 Per night

Rethymno Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Spring Rates
Mar 1 2015 - Apr 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
€300
€1,600
€6,000
 
 
May Rates
May 1 2015 - May 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
€300
€1,800
€7,500
 
 
June Rates
Jun 1 2015 - Jun 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
€350
€2,100
€8,000
 
 
Early Summer Rates
Jul 1 2015 - Jul 18 2015
3 night minimum stay
€500
€3,150
€15,000
 
 
Summer Rates
Jul 19 2015 - Sep 5 2015
3 night minimum stay
€550
€4,000
€15,000
 
 
September Rates
Sep 6 2015 - Sep 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
€400
€2,250
€8,000
 
 
October Rates
Oct 1 2015 - Oct 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
€300
€1,750
€7,000
 
 
November Rates
Nov 1 2015 - Nov 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
€300
€1,750
€6,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Notes We can accept payment by bank tranfer of GBP, EUROS , USD .

Cancellation Policy:
• 91 days or more prior to arrival: 30% fee
• 45-90 days prior to arrival : 50% fee
• 45-15 days prior to arrival : 75% fee
• 14 days or less prior to arrival : 100%

Orientation : once you have settled in, our concierge will be on hand to share with you information about shops, restaurants, museums, gorges, beaches,
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Amenities

Rethymno Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 240 m²
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Downtown
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Resort
  • Village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • ISDN Access
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet
  • Hairdryers, fluffy towels, bathrobes and luxury toiletries are offered in all bathrooms.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 queen , 1 child bed , 1 baby crib , En-suite bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 queen , 1 child bed , 1 baby crib , En-suite bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 1 child bed , 1 baby crib , En-suite bathroom
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , En-suite bathroom
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , En-suite bathroom in a separate building near the pool
  • All bedrooms have en- suite bathrooms and air condition. Maid service and change of linen and towels is offered twice a week or more with an extra charge!
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 10 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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