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Helidonia Villas: panoramic view & private pool, near beach & Rethymno town

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Holiday home: private pool, panoramic views, near beach, Wi-Fi, airco, 100 sqm


Enjoy the stunning panoramic views towards the sea and mountains from the covered veranda and the private pool. Relax in a tranquille area, close to the beach and located in the vicinity of Rethymno town. When you feel comfortable you feel at home during your holidays in Greece.

The groundfloor holiday home of 100 sqm is built on a separate plot, bounded by stone walls. The living area consists of an open plan fully equipped kitchen with dish washer, sitting corner with coaches and dining area. Several large windows offer sea and mountain views. For your sleeping comfort we offer 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom with washing machine and 1 separate guest toilet. Air condition units (3) in each bedroom and in the living area (1).

The vacation house offers a private fenced pool (not shared) surrounded by landscaped gardens, settled in typical Cretan scenery. It is situated at walking distance (300 m) from the village 'Pigi' for your daily shopping. The region offers countless recreational activities during all periods. The holiday home is situated at a short drive (4 km) from the North coastline with sandy beaches at "Platanes" or (2,5 km) at "Sfakaki" where you find cristal clear sea. The bustle of the town 'Rethymno' with its Venetian harbor, historical sites to visit, gorges and caves to explore, the Cretan countryside with its magnificent nature, there is something for every taste, so that your vacation truly is pure enjoyment. Searching for an exclusive holiday accommodation offering comfort and a cozy atmosphere in Crete? At the 'Helidonia Villas', which are located in a tranquille rural area, we offer the perfect lodging for your family and friends. Enjoy a relaxing holiday and stay at an ideal spot to undertake daily trips around the island!

Greek National Tourism Organization license number: MUTE 1041K123K2581201.

Rental terms: • Inclusive: Wi-Fi internet. Weekly housekeeping with change of linens and towels with a stay of more than 7 nights. • Check-in: from 15:00 PM. Check-out: before 11:00 AM. • Pool: operational from April to November, depending on weather conditions. • Key pick up with owner.


More Details

Property Manager
Denise Volonge
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, german, dutch, greek
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 10, 2018

About Denise Volonge

I am a belgian native and I live for 25 years in Crete. I am happy to assist my guest during their holiday and provide them information about local events, the region, village taverns with fresh dishes. If you have special interesta like massage, buddy jumping, horse riding, bus hours or other requests, I will help you to with your search for this services.

Denise Volonge purchased this villa in 2010

What makes this villa unique

The villa offers a stunning views from the pool, the patio and the living room towards the sea and the mountains. Enjoy also the night scene from the lighted pool. You will find tranquility and a relaxing surrounding at this lodging, near the highway and the sea. Cultural events take place during all seasons in the area and you can also enjoy a vibrant nightlife at Rethymno old town. A local village 'Pigi' where you can buy your daily food supplies and the bus stop for Rethymno are situated at walking distance (300 m).


Pigi Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • Lower noise during the local quite hours: from 15:00-18:00 PM hours and 23:00 PM-09:00 AM hours. Attend minors all the time, especially at the pool.
  • Pool: take a shower before entering the pool, rinse off all sun oils, exaggerate use blocks the pool filters. Do not throw stones/sand in the pool.
  • Air conditions: use wisely, be physically present in the villa, close windows & doors, max.10 degrees lower than the outside temperature.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Business Center
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Safe
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • American Kitchen
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , washing machine
    Toilet 1 - toilet , Basin
  • hairdryer
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
  • Full length mirror in all bedrooms and small TV units. Baby cot, plastic layer for changing diapers , table high chair: request with reservation. .
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Garden Table & Chairs
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Parasol
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Porch Furniture
  • Yard
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeping
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • disco club
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • water sports
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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(14 traveler reviews)

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Helidonia Villas: panoramic view & private pool, near beach & Rethymno town
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews

"The Owner is a very nice...

  • 5 of 5

"The Owner is a very nice lady, with a wide experience in tourism. She supported us a lot to choose the best places to visit, the most beautiful beaches, and how to get there, the best restaurants and how to behave to avoid any difficulty. We also leearned from her local habits that were not described in the guidebook, like how people drive in Crete and how to manage with the toilet paper. The Villa is beautiful and perfectly clean. It is in the country and it was nice to see sheeps come in the night to have some grass in the fields aroud. The position is really baricentric in the island and is actually not far from everywhere, but we had to give up the visit to many places due to the roads (most are narrow and in the mountains). We had not realized that the second bathroom was so small, but actually the picture shows it.

This holiday was positive as a whole but required much more energies than we expected; especially for our 7yo daughter it was heavy."

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2013
  • Stayed: June 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Petach Tikva, Israel

"We have stayed in many s...

  • 5 of 5

"We have stayed in many self-catering establishments in North America and Europe and this is one of the best. It is located 10 minutes from the main highway and beach and the tourist areas near Rethymon, in a quiet village. The only noise is the birds singing in the olive trees. The property is new and spotless, well-appointed. Lots of towels. Very comfortable, large for 5 adults. Air-conditioning in every room, complete kitchen including dishwasher. I'm watching the beautiful sunset over the sea as I write. Denise is responsible, organized and very nice. I would highly recommend this property to families or couples".

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2011
  • Stayed: June 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellente location, très fonctionnelle, très bien équipée et très bien située

  • 5 of 5

La Villa est vraiment très agréable, très bien équipée et très bien entretenue. Elle est située dans un quartier calme, à l'écart des zones fréquentées. Elle est proche de toutes les commodités et est également très bien placée pour visiter l'île.

Très bon contact avec la propriétaire qui est très réactive et très à l'écoute des locataires. Excellents conseils également sur les choses à faire et à voir durant le séjour.

Prestations de très bonne qualité donc.

Nous avons passé une très bonne semaine dans cette villa en famille au cours du mois d'août avec nos 3 enfants agés de 8 ans, 5 ans et 15 mois. La piscine est très agréable et la barrière de sécurité est un plus indénibale.

Nous recommandons vivement cette location

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Petit séjour de rêve en Crete

  • 5 of 5

Nous venons de passer un très agréable séjour de 15 jours dans la Villa "Stefanos". Cette villa est très bien située car proche de la ville de RETHYMNON mais loin de son bruit et de son agitation avec une vue imprenable sur la colline et la mer. L'intérieur de la maison est très soignée et moderne (conforme à la description de l'annonce) rien ne manque, la piscine est toujours très propre et régulièrement entretenue et que dire de Denise, la propriétaire, qui est une personne accueillante, souriante, très disponible et arrangeante. Elle nous a conseillé sur des excursions que l'on ne trouve pas forcément dans les guides. C'est un excellent rapport/qualité/prix.

Nous reviendrons avec grand plaisir.

les 3 soeurs F. (France).

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2013
  • Stayed: August 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent accueil de Deni...

  • 5 of 5

Excellent accueil de Denise qui nous a fort bien conseillés sur les lieux et activités à ne pas manquer.

La maison est très bien équipée et très bien entretenue. Rien ne manque pour passer un très bon séjour.

A conseiller

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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"Nous venons de passer 15...

  • 5 of 5

"Nous venons de passer 15 jours superbes dans la villa Stéphanos.

Nous avons été très bien accueillis par Denise, la propriétaire, qui pris beaucoup de son temps pour venir nous chercher à la sortie de l''autoroute, et nous conseiller de nombreuses balades à faire en Crète. La maison est très bien équipée, la literie est très bonne, la terrasse et la piscine très agréables. La situation est très bien, nous étions au calme. Nous y reviendrions avec plaisir."

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2012
  • Stayed: September 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
75 Kilometres
Heraklion (HER) or Chania (CHA)
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
12 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
North highway at Platanes vllage
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Pigi - Mesi
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Stavromenos - Platanes
Car: recommended

The owner will welcome you on your arrival at the Helidonia Villa (any day and time).The holiday home is situated at the same distance from both airports Chania (CHQ) or Heraklion (HER). After reservation I sent you the detailed route description from your departure airport and the set the meeting time by mail.

The region offers recreational activities during all periods. The villa is situated at a short drive from the North coastline with sandy beaches along the sea, the town of Rethymnon with it's Venetian harbor, historical sites to visit, gorges and caves to explore, the Cretan countryside with it's magnificent nature, there is something for every taste, so that your vacation truly is pure enjoyment.

A long sandy beach can be found at approx 5 kilometers with local bars & restaurants. Water sports are available in the summer months.

The holiday accommodation is located on the road to the village of Aghios Dimitrios in a peaceful and beautiful countryside area.

Rethymnon with it's pretty, often vibrant Venetian port and old town is approx 12km away; offering bus services to Heraklion / Knossos, Chania, Samaria gorge, all roughly an hour away. Lake Kourna is about 20 minutes away and is well worth a visit. Arkadi monastery, well known for it's history is a short drive away.

Shopping facilities for everyday's necessities can be found at the neighboring village of Pigi at a walking distance of 300 meter providing butcher, baker and a grocery shop, tavern and internet cafe.Larger supermarkets can be found on your way to the beach resort 'Platanes' at a distance of 4, 5 km, offering an elaborated tourist infrastructure of restaurants, cafes, tourist shops, etc... clubs and bars are concentrated along the Platanes beach road. Taverns serving typical fresh Cretan dishes can be found on the way to Arkadi at a short distance offering good quality for price value.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $49.22

AMENITIES, additional fees - payment cash at arrival.
Government Residence tax due from 01/01/18: 0,50 € per night per accommodation.
• Departure cleaning fee for a stay of less than 7 nights: 40€.
• Pet cleaning fee: 40€.
• Exclusive electricity consumption during the period from November to April: you pay cash at departure your personal consumption of electricity at the local rate of 0,23 Euro per Kilowatt-hours.
• Air condition: 10 Euro/day (available from April to November).
• Baby cot and high chair: 3 Euro/day, request at reservation.
• Inclusive weekly cleaning service with a stay of more than 7 nights with fresh bed linen and towels. Extra mid-week cleaning service: 25 Euro per service with change of bed linens and towels, request at reservation.

Manager'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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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