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Stone Built Cottage House in the Nature with Spacious Gardens and Full Privacy!

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Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
7 nights


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3 Bedroom Villa, can accommodate 6 people in beds and up to 8 people.

Villa Caneva is approved by Greek Tourism Organization with license number: 1041K10003016601.

Villa Caneva is a 120 sq. m. stone built villa, located on a hill surrounded by trees next to the village of Prines. Only 10 minutes away from Rethymno town and the beach this renovated villa was formerly an old traditional aqueduct built in the 1950s! 

On the ground floor you will find the living room area with an indoor dinning table, a fully equipped kitchen and one bathroom with shower! The kitchen area has an exit to the barbecue area and the garden.

On the first floor, there are 3 bedrooms and one bathroom with a shower. Two bedrooms are double bedded with access to the veranda and the other hosts a bunk bed (2 joined single beds).

Outdoors close to the flower gardens and trees a private swimming pool with sun beds and umbrellas can be found. Also you will find a fully equipped barbecue area, many seating areas with view and a lot of space for children to play.

The whole area is fenced and secured by a security camera system directed at the main gate!  

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome

Property Manager
Kostas Vasilakis
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, greek
Calendar last updated:
October 21, 2016
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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 213 Arkadiou Str. Rethymno, Crete and is approved by the Greek Tourist Organisation with license number: 1041E60610185001

What makes this villa unique

 In our opinion Villa Caneva’s unique qualities are:

- Spacious fenced outdoor areas surrounded by trees and nature.

- Serenity with fabulous views.

- Great location, a feeling of privacy without actually being too far from anything. Only 300 m from the village of Prines with its cafe, taverns and a mini market, 5 minutes away from Atsipopoulo an even larger village with numerous amenities and 10 minutes from Rethymno and the beach!

- Bus to Rethymno is available.

- Full privacy in all outdoor areas as the villa is located on a hill.

- Ideal for families with children because of the outdoor layout.  Children will have plenty of fenced space to play without being near to the pool.

- It's stone construction means that the house is always cool maintaining the same temperature.

- The hospitality of the owner who will be on hand if need be ready to help or give you advice!


based on 4 traveler reviews

Stone Built Cottage House in the Nature with Spacious Gardens and Full Privacy!
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Beautiful Property

  • 5 of 5

Friendly and welcoming owner, beautiful Villa which was absolutely spotless.

Great location , Crete is so pretty with some stunning beaches.

Definitely up there as one of our best holidays to date:)

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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A really great villa

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at Villa Caneva it is a lovely villa beautifully maintained and very clean. The owner was extremely helpful and ensured we had everything we needed. The children loved the pool and garden and my wife and I loved the balcony in the evening overlooking the sea with beautiful colours in the sky as the sun went down. It was a short walk to the village where there was a couple of mini markets and a very hospitable taverna with good food. Getting to the beach was easy in the car, what more do you need!

I would highly recommend the villa as a choice for a relaxing holiday.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Villa Caneva : a wonderful place for your holidays

  • 5 of 5

The villa is really a very nice place to live in. Situated in a quiet city (Prines), not far from the beaches and cooler than Rethymnon. The evenings are unforgattable : since 18 or 19 h the temperature decreases and it's fantastic. Everything you need is provided : congratulations to Elene et Nikos.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Fantastic! A lovingly restored and very beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

From the beautiful exposed stone to the intricate details, this villa is absolutely gorgeous. We stayed here for two weeks in July 2014, and loved every minute! Elena and Nikos - the owners - were very hospitable and helped us out no end, from their fresh eggs to their homemade treats they went above and beyond to make us feel welcome. Their colleague Kostas was also very helpful and helped us to locate the villa very easily on arrival with clear instructions.

The villa is close to the beach and the town of Rethymnon and is well situated for exploring both the south and north coast of the island. There are also plenty of places to eat locally, with two taverns in Prines and great restaurants in the neighbouring villages.

The villa itself boasts speedy wi-fi, a gorgeous pool and great bbq area. There's plenty of space for everyone to enjoy the peaceful tranquility this villa has to offer - believe it our not, the villa is even more gorgeous in person than in the pictures. The building is beautifully restored and very pretty indeed. Out of all the places we've been lucky enough to visit, this was by far the most beautiful. The villa is spotless and has a great layout, providing space and intimacy for all guests. We visited with two teenagers, so this worked out really well for us.

We wouldn't hesitate to visit the villa again and would highly recommend it to all types of groups and parties, especially families with children of all ages! A car is worth investing in and provides a great opportunity to really explore the local area and discover the beautiful beaches of the south cost and the buzzing towns of the north coast.

A huge thank you to Nikos and Elena for a very enjoyable holiday, a gorgeous meal and all the treats you were kind enough to give us. We wish you every success in your new venture and hope it brings as much joy to others as it did to us!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Nearest Airport
65 Kilometres
Chania Airport
Nearest Barpub
7 Kilometres
Rethymno city
Nearest Ferry
50 Kilometres
Chania (Souda) port
Nearest Motorway
2.8 Kilometres
New National road Chania - Heraklion
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Traditional tavernas in Prines village
Nearest Beach
7 Kilometres
Long sandy beach of Rethymno
Car: necessary

Villa Caneva is situated outside the historic town of Rethymno, in the traditional village of Prines.

The village itself is beautiful, flourishing with flora and olive groves. A perfect option for those who appreciate nature and are looking for peace.  

Being a small countryside village, Prines has only a few small shops however, your basic requirements will be met by the local mini-market, the traditional cafes and the excellent tavern almost 300 m away from our villa.

Staying in Prines village will give you the advantage of both countryside life and being less than 10 min away from Rethymno town by car.

The nearest beach is Koubes beach which is approximately 5 km away at the entrance of Rethymno town. This bustling town with its long sandy beach and its numerous amenities is only a 10 minutes drive (7km). An alternative option is the quieter sandy beach of Episkopi village approximately 10 km away on the road to Chania.

Due to the location of the villa, you also have the advantage of easily visiting the South coast where you can find some of Crete’s truly amazing natural beaches such as “Schinaria”, “Damnoni”, “Triopetra”, “Agios Pavlos” and 'Preveli'. The distance to the South coast is about 45 minutes from the villa by car.  

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Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

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.

Cancellation Policy
If a booking is cancelled 4 months prior to the guest’s check-in date, the deposit is refundable. Otherwise, if the reservation is cancelled after the above period, the deposit is non-refundable.
If a booking is cancelled 20 days or less prior to the guest’s check-in date, the balance paid is non-refundable.

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Prines Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 120 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Baby Gate
  • Fireplace
  • 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 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , On the ground floor, It also has a washing machine
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , On the first floor
  • The villa has two bathrooms in each floor.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Air-condition, closet, exit to veranda
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Air-condition, closet, exit to veranda
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , It has a bunk bed, air-condition
    Living room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • All the bedrooms have air-condition and closet. We can provide you extra portable bed and baby cot if it's necessary!
  • MP3 Dock
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Yard
  • 3 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeping
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • 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
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
There is a security camera at the gate for extra security! 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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