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Countryside Villa with cool ambience! Walking distance to taverna & mini market!

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,368 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

An amazing villa with private pool, terrace, BBQ facilities & garden! Rural area

Villa Sarris, is a beautifully countryside Villa of 250 m2, divided in two floors. The Villa can accommodate up to 15 guests, in its five comfortable and lovely bedrooms and five bathrooms and it’s conveniently located within walking distance from the house, there is a traditional tavern, a cafe and also a mini market. Additionally, in Villa Sarris guests have the opportunity and the possibility of enjoying homemade food, cooked by the owners and delivered daily at the villa at reasonable prices! Please ask us for further information and details! Furthermore, the nearest beach can be found in Panormo village, while banks, post office, small shops, super market and a variety of restaurants can be found 10 Kms away, in Perama town.

Outdoors, there is a private swimming pool of 35 m2 and 1.20m deep surrounded by high trees and a stone wall, which secure privacy and quiet. There is a large wooden table with wooden chairs and BBQ facilities, creating a perfect private setting for relaxation and al fresco dining and lounging. Also, there is a wonderful old well which now has a decorative role! Wood, stone and trees are the three elements that prevail in the Villa’s careful decoration, which give an earthy feeling and pleasantly predispose the quests!

On the ground floor of Villa Sarris, there is a quite spacious, traditionally furnished sitting area with a fireplace, giving a homely atmosphere! The living room is sunny and airy all day long and leads directly to the private terrace and pool. Also, there is a fully equipped eat-in kitchen and a large refectory. Additionally, a WC is available next to the sitting area. Furthermore, on this floor there are two bedrooms, one of which features a double bed, while the other one offers 3 single beds. Finally, family bathroom with bathtub is available on the ground floor.

Wooden stairs lead to the second floor where there 3 bedrooms of Villa Sarris are located. The first bedroom boasts one double bed and a single one, an open fire place and en-suite bathroom. The second bedroom is equipped with three single beds and en-suite bathroom with a shower. Last but not least, the third bedroom has one double bed and en-suite bathroom with a shower.

Property Notes:

- Welcome basket included, courtesy of the owner.

- Housekeeping twice a week. Towels and linen changes; additional change of bed linens on request by separate payment

- Air-conditioning in all bedrooms and living room area is included.

- Baby cot and high chair available if needed.

- Complimentary free Wi-Fi coverage is available throughout the house and in the garden.

- All in-house electronics are available, including cable TV, large mount fridge with freezer, dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker, toaster, electrical stove, large oven, and washing machine.

- Excellent mattresses and linens.

- Free Parking space at the front of the property.

- Sun beds and umbrellas available.

- 24h/7days ThinkVilla concierge service included.

EOT (Ellinikos Organismos Tourismou - issued by the Greek tourist board) licence number: 1041Κ10002927601.

More Details

Property Manager
Valia Kokkinou
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian, dutch, greek
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2018

About Valia Kokkinou

My name is Valia Kokkinou and Ι am a property manager, graduate of Glion Hotel Management School. I feel very fortunate to have joined some of the worlds most luxurious hospitality brands, such as, Leading Hotels of the World and after many years of studies and traveling around the world, to returned to my birthplace, Rethymno city,Greece.

I have recently created a brand new company, based in the wonderful town of Rethymno, whose main concept focuses on an authentic form of tourism. Here, me and my colleagues offer a hearty welcoming to all those who wish to escape the city life and remember the mystical secrets of nature. We are always at your disposal, in order to provide personalised and professional services to all our guests!

The combination of our passion for our work, our devotion, our wish and will to offer you a great holiday experience and our local expertise background, guarantee that your trip will be as dreamed and planned, leaving you with nothing but memorable moments and pleasant feelings!

At your arrival day, it is always the owners of the property of your choice, that will welcome and greet you, but I will also be available for communication, any questions that may occur and anything else you may need!

Your hosts and me personally, will take care of all the details of your holiday, responsible for your day to day needs, seven days a week – making recommendations and reservations, organising anything you may require and always be at the end of the line, in case of any problems.

Prior to your arrival, I will get in touch with you to make sure that your hosts will be waiting for you in the property and welcome you to your holiday home or even arrange a meeting point for them to pick you up, if needed! We will also arrange any other details, from special dietary requirements to particular requests!

Don’t hesitate to contact me for additional information or if there is anything else you may want to ask!

Welcome to Crete!

Why Valia Kokkinou chose Agios Mamas

This is a very comfortable villa, ideally located in the countryside of Crete! Live like the locals and enjoy your privacy, peace and quiet!

What makes this villa unique

Ideally Located in Cretan village, close to interesting places, sightseeing spots! Ideal for large groups or big families!


Agios Mamas Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2368 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Downtown
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Ground Floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Ground Floor
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , En suite bathroom, First Floor
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , En suite bathroom, First Floor
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower , En suite bathroom, First Floor
  • After a day spent exploring streets and squares, have a convenient and comfortable bathroom all to yourself is a necessity and a pleasure to be reckoned with!
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 3 - 3 twin/ single , First Floor
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double , First Floor
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , First Floor, there is also a fireplace in the bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 3 twin/ single , Ground Floor, an extra folding bed can be provided
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 baby crib , Ground Floor
  • All bedrooms are very comfortable and air conditioned! The mattresses are very comfortable and guests can enjoy a good night's sleep, thanks to the peace and quiet of the village!
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Additional Services Upon Request, at extra charge: Babysitting, Private Chef, Massage, Delivery of Personal Shopping, Regional Breakfast, Boat Trips, Car rental, Airport transfer, Yoga private lessons, Personal trainer, Spa treatments, Pastry Cook, Tour guide, Activities and excursions, Additional cleaning and linen changes, Personal Laundry service, Traditional cooked food delivery, Personal driver, Doctor on Call, Security, Organising and planning a special event (wedding, birthday, anniversary, etc.) and anything else that you might think!


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Countryside Villa with cool ambience! Walking distance to taverna & mini market!
average rating of 4.0 based on 3 reviews

spacious and private village house

  • 4 of 5

Welcomed late at night with a homecooked meal which was delicious .

The villa is spacious and made private by high stone walls and wooden gates .

The pool is a good size but very cold brrrr .Outside space is great for alfresco

dining and bbqing Sunbathing around midday around pool area and afternoon sun can be found by bbq area.

The kitchen is well equipped with masses of crockery , cutlery and glassware .

Athough lack of a tin opener did present a challenge one evening !

Bedrooms are clean and again spacious . Bedlinen and towels were changed twice during our two week stay , along with a clean up in the bathrooms kitchen and pool area .

Plumbing problems in 2 out of 4 bathrooms irritating . Dripping taps , toilets not flushing,

shower curtain rails insecure , shower head holders not working . Aircon unit in one bedroom did not work . Others were absolutely fine and quiet too .

Remote location demands carhire . Never found taverna serving any food in village ??


Must visit Preveli beach ,Evita bay ( in Bali), lake Kournas , Rethymno .Melidoni Caves.

Don't bother with Knossos not worth 15 Euros , seems to be a tribute to Stanley somebody who excavated the site .

Overall we had a fabulous holiday in Crete and the villa was a welcome evening venue .The

people here are so welcoming , friendly and keen to help .

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Margaret, thank you very much for choosing our Villa for your stay in Crete and for taking the time to share your recent experience. We greatly appreciate feedback from our guests and constantly strive to achieve the highest quality standards. I would like to apologise sincerely for the mentioned inconveniences you have experienced and assure you that our team is reviewing your comments and will take all the necessary actions with to improve our guests' overall satisfaction. Also, please note that there is not a taverna in the village, but homemade food delivery can be arranged by the owners. We thank you once again for letting us know and look forward to welcoming you to our property again in the near future. Sincerely, ThinkVilla Team.
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Plenty of space and friendly owner

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at Saris villa for a week and we had a great time. There was plenty of space in the villa for 12 adults and the bedrooms were large and the beds were all comfortable.

The first night we arrived very late however Mr. Saris greeted us with delicious food and drinks to get us settled in. Furthermore the villa manager was also very accessible and answered our quires in a timely manner. We also received a very well put-together document about the island prior to our visit which we found to be very useful.

The kitchen is very well equipped and we had no issues preparing meals for 12 people. We found that the description of the equipment available in the villa on the website to be very accurate.

You will need to have your own car. The nearest supermarket is 15min drive down the hill and the nearest town with restaurants, beach, activities etc is Rethimno which will take about 35min from the villa.

This would have been a five stars review but for the small maintenance work that the bathrooms need.

Overall we had a fantastic stay and would recommend it.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Ali, we really appreciate your review and we will take your feedback into consideration! We hope to see you again on your next trip to Crete! Regards, ThinkVilla Team.
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A hidden gem

  • 4 of 5

Villa Sarris gives you a taste of real Cretan life and is a slice of pure magic. We arrived late at night and starving, dropped in the road with our suitcases in the middle of a village celebration. We found our way into a hidden jewel of a villa with hot, home cooked food waiting for us like a fairytale. The owners had missed us as we were later than expected but soon returned to make sure we were clear about everything in the property. They were always on the end of a text to answer queries and I would recommend the home cooked food which is available to be purchased and delivered to the villa. The accommodation is spacious and as listed, the pool and outside eating area saw a lot of action as did the balconies which command interesting views. We rented excellent, flexible cars through Valia K's contacts, she was most helpful in answering the many questions we had in the run up to travel.

We were a mixed party of extended family of all ages, with young children and teenagers as well as adults. There is plenty of space within the property and grounds to either spend time together or find personal space.

A car is necessary to explore the surrounding area but gives you the flexibility to explore copious beaches along with the mountainous interior. Be warned that mobile sat nav can peg out in the Kriti mountains leading to some long but interesting detours, involving in our case ploughing gently through a funeral cortege of hundreds of mourners along a one car width village mountain track.

One of the pluses of hiring a villa off the beaten track was the plethora of much cheaper food available in mountain tavernas, do take advantage of this! Our other top tip would be to make the trek to Lake Kournas where there is excellent boating and kayaking for all the family.

This was an excellent villa, good value for money, suitable for those looking for a quiet stay off the beaten track. The locals are friendly but unobtrusive, inviting us to theatrical performances taking place in the village hall opposite.

Stones and Lockyers.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Gill, thank you so much for taking the time to write such an amazing review about our Villa! It was our pleasure having you as guests! Regards, ThinkVilla Team.
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Nearest Airport
77 Kilometres
Heraklion International Airport
Nearest Barpub
17 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
35 Kilometres
Rethymno Port
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
EO Chania-Heraklion
Nearest Restaurant
30 Metres
Agios Mamas
Nearest Beach
17 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Agios Mamas and the surrounding villages are like live postcards, typical of the cretan landscape, pervaded by the aroma of Cretan cuisine and the sound of the Cretan lyre. People there live amidst nature and emotions, outside the code of behaviour found in big cities and no matter where you go, they will open their doors to you to treat you to a 'tsikoudia' and welcome you!

Agios Mamas has a mini market, a regional tavern and a small traditional cafe.

In Perama town, which is 15 minutes away by car, you will find everything that you might need like shops, bakery, grocery store, butcher’s, taverns, cafes, supermarkets, ATM machines, pharmacies, gas stations and post office.

Also Panormo, is a friendly sea side village, 25 minutes away by car and well know for its sandy beaches. The two main beaches are Limanaki and Limni. Both of them are sandy with clear blue water and ideal for kids, as they are shallow and well protected from winds. The beaches are organised and equipped with sun beds, umbrellas. Water sports are also available.Even further to the east, there is a small cove with a pebbly beach, ideal for seclusion and snorkeling.

The village has all the facilities and amenities one would need : well-stocked mini-markets, post office, pharmacy, a doctor’s office, a butcher's shop, bakery (hot, fresh bread every morning from 9 am), various gift shops and traditional seaside shops at very reasonable prices.

Further, there is a good selection of cafes and excellent traditional tavernas, overlooking the harbour and the sea, which offer a warm welcome and a beautiful setting to enjoy some traditional Cretan food, fish as well as international dishes.

Panormo has regular bus itineraries every 30 minutes that connects Heraklion and Chania cities.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Quoted prices include all taxes and services, housekeeping, free Wi-Fi, A/C and welcome offer. There are no hidden costs. Rates are subject to change until the reservation is confirmed.

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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