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Rethymno: Villa in South Crete

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths4
Space 2,045 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 14 nights


About the property

Villa Despina is located in Asomatos - Municipality of Foinikas, in the county of Rethymno in Crete, which is the largest island of Greece. It is about 1km far away from Leukogeia, 6km from Plakias on the south coast of Crete.

Facilities - Inside the villa

The open plan ground floor has a living room with a double sofa bed, satellite ΤV and radio/CD player. Also the living room is equipped with a firing place. Leading off this there is a fully equipped kitchen, a dining area, the sauna and hydro-massage. There are two ground floor bedrooms, one with a double bed and one with twin bed, two bathrooms, one with a corner bath/shower/WC and washing machine, and one with a shower/WC.

On the first floor there are a further two bedrooms, each with one double bed and a single bed and a further two showers/WC. All of the bedrooms open up to either a balcony or a sun terrace with patio furniture offering a variety of views over the magnificent surrounding countryside - the Kourtaliotis gorge, all the way to the sea. All bedrooms have air conditioning for extra local charge, two of them have a TV and three come with a little fridge. For cooler spells the house is also equipped with central heating for extra local charge.

Garden, Pool, BBQ, Playground, Enternal Area

The villa has a pool with a children's pool, barbecue, playground for children and can accommodate up to 12 people in about 180 m2 of living space, built in a 10000 m2 plot, with hundreds of olive and fruit trees and other vegetation.

No other buildings exist for about 300 meters.

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, greek
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2018


World House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2045 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Holiday Resort
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Coin Cabine
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Ski Locker
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • American Kitchen
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - tub
    Bathroom 2 - tub
    Bathroom 3 - tub
    Bathroom 4 - tub
    Toilet 1 - toilet
    Toilet 2 - toilet
    Toilet 3 - toilet
    Toilet 4 - toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • - 2 sleep sofa /futon
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Garden Table & Chairs
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • Sauna
  • caves
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • water sports
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(10 traveler reviews)

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Rethymno: Villa in South Crete
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

"We spent one week vacati...

  • 5 of 5

"We spent one week vacation together with friends here. Villa has enabled us to take trips on many sides of central Crete (Rethymno, Hora Sfakion, Gortis, Phaistos, Matala, Agrioupori, ...) and also there are many beautiful beaches near. In May there was very few tourists.

Accommodation is at a good standard level - for ten people enough space. The pool is very well maintained. A great and unique advantage of this place are very friendly owners, who provide us perfect service every evening in their neighboring taverna. Mrs. Despina´s food was just great.

We very much enjoyed it there - southern Crete and this place impressed us. Thank you, very much"

  • Submitted: May 29, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The villa was exceptionaly clean. I recomend it to anyone that wants to spend his holiday at a beautiful place and get the most out of it.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Very nice villa

  • 5 of 5

It was wonderful.It was clean with a great pool and garden and very friendly owners.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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vacances parfaites

  • 5 of 5

Nous revenons juste de notre séjour, lieu à recommander (ne pas trop le dire car trop de touristes afflueront...). maison spacieuse, propre et régulièrement nettoyée durant notre quinzaine, avec changement des draps et des serviettes réguliers.

Lieu idéal pour découvrir les plages paradisiaques du sud de la crête (toutes sont bien dans le secteur, 30km à la ronde, préférence Prevelli et Shinaria). La région est assez sauvage, magnifique et authentique, pas trop dénaturée par le tourisme de masse. les prix dans les tavernes sont abordables sur l'ensemble du secteur. Ne pas craindre le vent qui est assez fréquent et peut souffler fort parfois, dans ce cas n'hésitez pas à partir en ballade après Plakias.

Enfin il convient de remercier encore une fois les propriétaires, très sympathiques, serviables, adorables, et de bon conseil pour visiter le secteur.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: the clients were very good people,friendly,polite and very very clean people.i wish they had a good time and see them soon.
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Vacanza 2013 a Villa Despina

  • 5 of 5

Abbiamo passato una vacanza veramente indimenticabile a Villa Despina. Eravamo un gruppo di 14 persone, di cui 8 adulti e 6 ragazzi: ogni coppia aveva la sua camera da letto con bagno privato, mentre i ragazzi (con loro immensa gioia) hanno dormito tutti insieme nel soggiorno.

La casa è molto spaziosa e dotata di ogni comfort.

Inoltre vorrei spendere due parole riguardo i proprietari (Despina, suo marito e i suoi due figli): sono gentilissimi, esaudiscono ogni richiesta tu faccia loro e per di più gestiscono una piccola taverna a 50 metri dalla villa che siè rivelata provvidenziale per quando tornavamo a casa la sera stanchi dopo un'escursione.

Ci ritornerei ad occhi chiusi.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2013
  • Stayed: August 2013
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Des vacances merveilleuses dans un lieu superbe

  • 5 of 5

Une semaine idyllique dans la villa Despina. Une situation parfaite, au sud de la Crète, au milieu des champs d'oliviers, dans un paysage à couper le souffle. Quatre belles plages à proximité (nous avons préféré celle de Damnoni, sable blond, eau limpide à 25° et taverne sympathique). Beaucoup de restaurants pieds dans l'eau à Plakias, à 5 km. La maison, parfaitement propre, possède tout le confort avec un seul petit bémol, la connexion Internet très aléatoire. Belle piscine. Des terrasses partout. Propriétaires charmants (possèdent la taverne voisine). Et en plus, le temps de septembre est idéal : grand ciel bleu et 27° tous les jours, à part un petit orage pour arroser les oliviers...

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2013
  • Stayed: September 2013
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
90 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Car: recommended


Villa Despina is close to the traditional Taverna of Despoina. Same owners, same quality! The food is homemade and the ingredients are homegrown. This facility will accompany your accomodation, if you wish, and although your privacy is our priority we offer the option to socialize, eat, drink and feel Crete all over.

The owners offer a 8 EURO (3 course meal) per day / per person in the Taverna right next to the house. The meal includes salad, main course and dessert. Contact us for more details. We ll be very happy to assist in any way.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

acompte/arrhes à la réservation, remise des clés par le propriétaire non présent sur placeriétaire

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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