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Modern Countryside Villa with Private pool, spectacular view, peaceful location

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 1,506 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 6 nights

Overview

About the property

3 bedroom Villa to sleep 6-8 persons, unique idyllic atmosphere close to nature

A most attractive 3 bedroomed villa, situated in some 2 acres of unspoilt countryside, just 6km inland from Rethymno. Villa Aphrodite is a separate and isolated villa surrounded by old olive groves, oak trees and is reached via a winding country lane and then a long private drive. The living area of the villa is on one level and the interiors are simple, fresh and modern in style. The interior of the villa is open plan with pretty matching sofas, satellite TV, DVD, a Playstation 3, dining table and a well-equipped kitchen. There are three bathrooms (one is en suite in the main bedroom and it is suitable for people with special needs).There is also a third bathroom which is equipped with a Shower/WC. The entrance has pretty flower beds, twin patios and comfortable garden furniture. The garden is suitable for young kids since there is a small playground. There is ample outside dining area for those meals al-fresco and the brick build barbecue compliments this area. Stone steps lead down into the gardens, to a 40sqm swimming pool with children's pool and the raised pool terraces are equipped with sunbeds and sun umbrellas. The villa was renovated in 2015 and it is suitable for people with special needs.

There are a few local shops and tavernas in Prines where you can enjoy traditional meals. A car is essential.

Changeover day is flexible. The villa must be vacated by 11:30 am on departure day but can be flexible if available. Arrivals at 4pm.

More Details

Owner
Stella Sofoulaki
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, greek
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 25, 2017

About Stella Sofoulaki

I am an English teacher and the manager of two villas - Villa Artemis and Villa Aphrodite- in Prines village (Rethymno). Me and my family have run this business since 2003. We do our best to make our guests feel at home and satisfy their needs. All of us try hard to make our guests' holidays unforgettable!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We enjoyed our holidays at your villa very much! We had a wonderful time. Thanks for the greek food, fruits and vegetables. We liked tehm very much. Thank you for the gifts that will remind us the happy moments in Crete. We appreciate your hospitality.

Best wishes from, Heinz, Silvia, Daniel and Lukas
Jul 2014
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Map

Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Chania
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Atsipopoulo
Nearest Ferry
8 Kilometres
Rethymno
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Chania --Heraklion
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Prines
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Koubes Rethymno
Car: necessary

The region of Rethymno in Crete offers some of the most interesting and beautiful landscapes in Greece. Our villa Artemis is located in Prines, a picturesque village close to Rethymno. An area of outstanding natural beauty, the countryside lends itself to fascinating walks and mountain biking. The traditional village of Prines is just a few minutes stroll from our villa to find a local tavern and a mini-market. There are also local shops, bakery, butcher, cafes and chemist close to our villa. Within a 10 minute drive from Prines there are sandy beaches which offer good facilities. Situated in the middle of Crete, our villa provides an ideal base to explore Crete. Some interesting sights close to Rethymno are the monasteries of Arkadi and Preveli, Plakias, Lake Kournas, the natural springs of Argiroupolis, Episkopi and Georgioupolis beaches for beach lovers.

Amenities

Prines Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1506 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: 11:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • Resort
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Suitable for people with special needs
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , jetted tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , This bathroom is equipped with a washing machine
  • Natural Organic Cosmetics made from Olive Oil are provided. ( Shampoo, Conditioner, Shower gel, Body lotion, Soap)
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , A newly built bathroom is en suite in the main bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
  • All the bedrooms are equipped with wardrobes and air conditioning units.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
Towels and linen are included and are changed twice a week (once on arrival and once during the week). Pool towels are also available. Natural Organic Cosmetics made from Olive Oil are provided. ( Shampoo, Conditioner, Shower gel, Body lotion, Soap)

Reviews

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Modern Countryside Villa with Private pool, spectacular view, peaceful location
average rating of 5.0 based on 35 reviews
5

A Fantastic Week in the Sun!

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely villa! We had a very enjoyable week in this beautiful villa which really is a home away from home as its so perfectly equipped with everthing that you could possibly need for your stay!

Our hosts, Stella and her wonderful family were extremely hospitable during our stay and the lovely welcome treats of mousakka, fruit, veg, milk etc were extremely helpful when we arrived at the villa after midnight!!

The outside space is just fantastic and I dont think we cooked inside once the whole week making full use of the bbq area.

The gardens are great and as we had young children they did lots of exploring! The pool area was the gem for us, as we spent all of our time there! All day sunshine, gazing up at the blue skies with the occassional fly by of the many eagles that live nearby. Stunning views from the villa and we enjoyed many sunsets out in the garden.

We were quite sad to leave our little bit of paradise at the end of the stay. I would highly recommend this villa and would love to return again in the future!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Simply Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful and relaxing holiday!

We took our 15 month old on his first holiday and stayed in this wonderful, spacious, elegant villa. It has everything you could possibly need; large living area with tv and access to back balcony for those lazy evenings, large comfortable bedrooms, private areas, large clean pool and children's pool - which our son loved! Amazing views from both front facing patios (which made a lovely background in the evening for food and drinks!), large garden area and we made use of the BBQs on a couple of nights too!

The villa is situated close to amenities including a number of lovely bakeries, coffee shops and a wonderful restaurant (Giannikos Taverna) and its only a short drive to the hustle and bustle of the town (Rethymno)

We definitely couldn't recommend this villa and the owners more - what a wonderful family - they are so tentative (even down to the ice creams in the freezer and lovely toilertries) We can't wait to stay here again next summer!!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Good time in Villa Aphrodite

  • 5 of 5

We, 3 women from Germany spent our holiday in may at Villa Aphrodite. The wonderful villa is located on a hill, in between oak trees, olive trees and with a great view to the sea and snowcovered montains. We made many trips and had also time to relax at the swimming pool. We thank the very friendly owner family for their kindness and warm-heartedness.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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5

Wonderful Villa Aphrodite

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic stay at Villa Aphrodite. The villa is everything one could wish for to have on holiday.

The villa is very well equipped. We really appreciated how well everything needed is there. The bedrooms are large and the lounge is big and comfortable.

We very much like the jacuzzi. The terraces on all sides of the villa allow you to either have the sun or be protected from it.

The garden is huge and the pool fantastic. All the different places to sit are very convenient.

The pizza oven and very large barbecue were used several times. So nice too, to have wood for the pizza oven.

But the best of Villa Aphrodite is Stella and her family. Their friendliness and generosity is very special. From the food and drinks in the fridge, the raki and olive oil and toiletry products in the bathroom, to the so welcome moussaka left in the kitchen. Stella and her family are the perfect hosts.

We loved our stay in Villa Aphrodite. We love Crete.

  • Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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5

Peaceful Prines

  • 5 of 5

Amazing villa, lovely gardens and great location in hills above Rethymnon. Pool kept immaculately. Fantastic hospitality - family very welcoming and responsive to needs. Stella and parents really looked after us and took time to make us feel most welcome. Nice outdoor cooking facility and we used the charcoal grills and wood fired oven several times during out stays. Beautiful oak trees surround the garden inter spaced with olive groves that abound the property. You need a car at this location though. Some nice restaurants locally in Prines and great little bakery in nearby village of Atsipopoulos. Plenty supermarkets locally though not on Sunday's - will need to go into Rethymnon. Fantastic holiday. We love Crete

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Stunningly Perfect

  • 5 of 5

We arrived at the villa to the smell of homemade & warm moussaka which was a lovely touch. The villa was spotlessly clean and was cleaned regularly throughout our stay as was the pool, almost daily (very quietly at 7am so as not to interrupt or disturb any swimming time!). The family extended the friendliest welcome you could ever imagine putting themselves out to ensure our every need was catered for even when things arose during the holiday they would visit at short notice. We have never experienced such attentive, kind people who treat this not just as a business and you as a customer but treat you with the care they would their own family. I cannot emphasise enough what a wonderful stay we had due to their attention to detail and especially the kindness to my disabled son whose needs were more than met by the disabled facilities at the villa. I would highly recommend this beautiful villa to anyone wishing to visit. You won't find better.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.