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200 sqm Villa with Private Gardens and 60 sqm Pool, 1.5 km from the Beach

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,174 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedroom villa with enormous pool, near the beach, recently renovated

Villa Joanna is approved by Greek Tourism Organisation with license number: 1041K131K2602101 

Villa Joanna is a generously proportioned (200sqm) and a perfectly clean modern villa, which can accommodate up to 10 people in beds. Peacefully positioned, in a beautiful gently rolling countryside of olives groves and in a set of very large and pleasant low-walled gardens.

The villa is built on a 2,000 sqm plot of land, among olive groves and it is fenced by a low wall of beautifully arranged gardens with flower beds and some palm trees. In the rear part, there is a large private ecological pool and a separate children's pool. There are sun loungers and umbrellas around the swimming pool area. Additionally an organised children playground is found in the garden.

On the ground floor of the house, there is a living room for up to 10 people which offers a HDTV, video games and air-condition. Right after the living room, there is a fully equipped kitchen with a dining table for 6 people and a balcony. Finally, there is a bedroom with 2 single beds, en-suite bathroom and balcony.

Going up the staircase which is located in the living room of the house, you find yourself in a corridor which will guide you to the 2 remaining bedrooms. Both of them include a large double bed and one single bed, air-conditioning, big wardrobe, safe deposit box, en-suite bathroom and balconies with great view. One of them offers a small kitchenette (2 electrical hobs, fridge and sink), a baby cot and can be isolated from the other bedroom by an extra closing door.

Right next to the entrance of the main house, there is the entrance of a separate 35 sqm studio, built within the main house. The studio offers a kitchenette (2 electrical hobs, sink, fridge, microwave), a dining table for 4 people, 2 armchairs, a big wardrobe, a 5 sqm bathroom with shower and a 15 sqm bedroom with 2 single beds, air-conditioning and a balcony.

More Details

Property Manager
Kostas Vasilakis
Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, greek
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

About Kostas Vasilakis

My name is Kostas Vasilakis and I have studied marketing and business management. Already being an owner of two successful villas and co-owner of, a well known web development company in Greece, I started to manage other villas in 2012.

I have the full management of all the villas that I represent, knowing everything about them and the areas in which they are located.

My aim is to help the homeowners to manage their vacation properties to their full advantage and guests to relax and have the finest holiday experience with 24/7 service providing advice and information for all their concerns throughout their stay.

Let me be your personal advisor for your holidays and let’s start organising your trip in Crete together!

My company which called “etouri” is located in 271 Arkadiou Str. Rethymno, Crete and is approved by the Greek Tourist Organisation with license number: 1041E60610185001

What makes this villa unique

The house has been recently renovated providing high standards of accommodation. It offers great outdoor areas which include a large ecological swimming pool, children's swimming pool, barbecue and numerous parking places. Finally, the location of the villa is excellent as it offers quick access to the beach, urban areas and the national road which you can use in order to explore Crete.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Copied from TripAdvisor:

Let me take this opportunity to to wholeheartedly recommend you this villa. It is spacious, fresh and fully equipped with everything you may need to make your vacation on the island comfortable.

I travelled with my family of four (incl. two children aged four and two) together with my sisters family which is the same in size and age. Eight people total. We did not use the space to its fullest. I suppose it is able to accommodate up to 16 people. Consult the owner on that.

The villa is well suited for young children. It has two swimming pools; one of them is very shallow. It has a large back and front yard. The BBQ corner is nicely equipped.

Location is good for those who plan to hire a car and travel around the island (our case exactly). There are many shops in the area. The nearby town of Rethymno is very nice, especially in the evenings with all the illumination. We enjoyed strolling around its center. The restaurants are abundant and offer a variety of quality traditional and international cuisine.

The owner and his family is very hospitable and always ready to help. In case there is an outage of water in the village, they have a backup water tank system. All other requests were satisfied in the shortest delays. It was very comfortable and we are very thankful for that :)

To sum up - you will not be disappointed.
Sep 2013
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Prinos Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2174 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Baby Gate
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 4 m², Ground floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , 4 m², first floor
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , 5 m², first floor
    Studio Bathroom - toilet , shower , 4 m², in the studio
  • All bedrooms have their own en-suite bathroom.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single , Ground floor, 15 m², en-suite bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , First floor, 20 m², 1.6 m wide double bed, en-suite bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , First floor, 20m², 1.6 m wide double bed, en-suite bathroom
    Bedroom 4 (Studio) - 2 twin/ single , 15m², kitchenette, en-suite bathroom, separate entrance
  • We can provide you extra removable beds if necessary! One of the bedrooms is a studio with a small kitchenette and bathroom and has entrance just one meter next to the main entrance of the building!
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • MP3 Dock
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Deck Furniture
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Yard
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Our services include: Welcome Basket - Cleaning every 3 days - Linen and towel change every 3 days - Pool towels provided - Gardener twice a week - Cleaning and pool maintenance 2 or 3 times a week (depends on the weather). Services upon request (extra charge): Doctor on call - Massage - Daily cleaning - Baby sitting - Daily excursions - Bicycle rent - Photographer - Delivery of traditional cretan food to your place - Airport transfer - Cook (Chef) in your villa. Please tell us your wish and we will try to make it reality!


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200 sqm Villa with Private Gardens and 60 sqm Pool, 1.5 km from the Beach
average rating of 4.888889 based on 12 reviews

Family holiday with grandchildren

  • 5 of 5

Villa Johanna is a nice place, but without a car it's not possible.

We were 6 adults and 4 children between 2 and 6 years old, here the house is all the way to the right and not least the pool area with plenty of space for the children. The inside door facilities are ok with plenty of space and many terraces with beautiful views.

We can only recommend the house.

Best regards,



  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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  • 5 of 5

The villa is amazing and we had wonderfull time there! We were 3 families (10 people) and it was enough space for all of us, it was very clean, full of nice furniture, many kitchen equipments . The area was quiet (except the neighbors dog) also not too far from beaches and Rethymnon, but car is necessary!

Big thank you, we strongly recommend this villa.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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wonderful holiday in the villa joana

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our holiday at Villa joana from 14.7. - 26. 7.2016.We were two families with two adults and two children - total 8 members. With our rental cars we drove from the airport to the villa where we were welcomed by the owners.

The house was wonderful, we had plenty of space, the decor was perfect, there were plenty of pots, cutlery and glasses available . The dining area at the grill was beautiful . We enjoyed him many evenings. We also enjoyed the cleaning service and changing of towels . The owners were extremely accommodating. The two donkeys opposite the villa made great pleasure ​​to our children and they visit them daily . The villa is really highly recommended and we enjoyed our holiday very much.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
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Lovely holiday villa! Absoluty enjoyed it.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Villa Joanna for one week and travelled with 2 little girls, both age 1.

When we arrived at the villa everyting looked so nice and the owner was there with his family to welcome us. Everything that we needed was there (enough rooms, very clean bathrooms, plenty of balcony's, large kitchen with every supply that you need). And ofcourse the lovely garden with a beautiful swimmingpool! We enjoyed it every day!! And for the little girls there was enough to play with.

Outside there is a lovely patio with outside grill.

Rethymno is like a 15 minute drive by car and is very nice to visit for shopping and eating! also nearby is the beach of Bali which is really nice.

We enjoyed our time at Villa Joanna and had the best vacation!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
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Beautiful villa perfect for families

  • 5 of 5

We were 4 adults and 4 young children (2 who were under the age of 1) who stayed in the villa for one week. We are very happy with our stay. The owner provided extra babycots, baby diningchairs upon request when booking without any problem. The owner gave us a heartly welcome upon arrival and had also provided a playhouse, slide and pooltoys for the older childern, which was very much appreciated. A nice touch! The house is just as nice as in the pictures. The neighbours dog does bark alot, but we didn't find it to be a problem. The house is in a small village away from the beach and shops, so renting a car is necessary. There is no taverna or supermarket within walking distance. Kostas (the renter) was helpful when we needed a taxi and gave us with tips of sights to see, and restaurants with good food. (Knossos taverna in Retymno has very good seafood.) Overall we had a great time!

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
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Great time in Villa Joanna in Prinos

  • 5 of 5

We were 4 adults-4 children and spent 2 weeks in Prinos. We all enjoyed the villa and location very much. All was great: villa, garden, pool, etc. The area was quiet, while not too far from beaches and Rethymnon (car necessary). We particularly appreciated the excellent service provided by the owners, who were always keen to make our stay as comfortable as possible as well as provide useful advice as to places to visit. We would highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
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Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Heraklion Airport
Nearest Barpub
9 Kilometres
Platanias area
Nearest Ferry
69 Kilometres
Heraklion port
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
New national road Chania - Heraklion
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Traditional taverna
Nearest Beach
1.5 Kilometres
Skaleta Beach
Car: recommended

Set in the wonderful village of Prinos, the villa's location is great, as you have the opportunity to visit all the well-known beaches and sightseeing of Rethymno with your car, taking only 5 to 20 minutes maximum. 

Around the villa you will also find a traditional tavern, 1 km away. All the shops that you might need as well as the nearest beach, are located in “Skaleta” area, which is only 1.5 km away.

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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Each additional guest from 9th person is charged 15€ extra per day.
Everything is included in the price! There are no additional charges in the price!

Payment Schedule
The deposit needed in order to secure the booking is the 25% of the total cost of the reservation.
The remaining balance is due to be paid 21 days prior to the guest’s arrival.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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