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Secluded 2 bedroom villa, private pool, near coast.

Bedrooms 2
Space 914 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps max 5 guests

PLEASE NOTE......QUOTED PRICE.......HOMEAWAY HAVE ADDED A SERVICE CHARGE OF APPROXIMATELY 6% (+ VAT) ON TO MY ADVERTISED VILLA PRICE.....this is an entirely OPTIONAL CHARGE LEVIED BY HOMEAWAY. If you wish to pay for the villa through the HOMEAWAY PAYMENT SYSTEM and get the protections that this method of payment affords you, you will pay the extra 6%.

........IF, HOWEVER, YOU WISH TO PAY ME (or any other owner) DIRECT (and we have been letting our villa on this site for 10 years, with 5 star ratings) THEN you will NOT HAVE TO PAY THIS EXTRA CHARGE.....ONLY THE ADVERTISED PRICE IN MY RATES SCHEDULE.

(EXAMPLE......My price for a week in June 2016 is £800......quoted price will be £ me direct, you will pay £ through Homeaway payment system, you will pay £868 (I get £800, Homeaway get £68)

.Villa Erdyma is situated 2km from Rethymnon on the north coast of Crete. It has a good sized pool set within attractive gardens and sunbathing terraces. (the pool is about 1.2mtrs deep at the 'shallow' end, which makes it unsuitable for young children, unless they are competent swimmers, or there is close adult supervision........the pool and sun bathing area is,however, fenced off) There is a large roof terrace with views of sea and mountains. Accommodation comprises:- 2 large A/C bedrooms (1 en-suite ) 2 bathrooms, a well equipped kitchen, a large A/C lounge/diner and covered terraces from both the lounge and the bedrooms. Good beaches are 15 minutes away by car, and a large s/market 10 minutes walk. Linen and towels are changed weekly.

Car rental: We have found that the best car rental rates can usually be found via 'travel', or 'argus'

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Robert & Wendy Banbury
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 10, 2017

About Robert & Wendy Banbury

A retired family department store owner. We have loved visiting Crete for 25 years and purchased a plot of land in an olive grove in 1999, and built our lovely villa in 2000-2001. In the winter of 2014 we extended the villa by 'raising' the purely decorative roof over the rear of the villa, and turning it into a small 'owners' apartment (will not be used whilst guests are renting the villa, and makes no difference to the accommodation on offer......and has the advantage of offering a large 'shade area' on the roof terrace in the heat of the afternoon)

Robert & Wendy Banbury purchased this villa in 2001

Why Robert & Wendy Banbury chose Rethymno

We love our villa......but we are somewhat biased.......our guest reviews will give you a more balanced view of the villa and its facilities !..........we love sitting beside the pool (and bathing in it, of course !).....we love sitting on the roof terrace in the early evening and watching the sun set with a glass of wine to hand........we love visiting the superb tavernas of Rethymno, and visiting all of the boutiques and shoe shops....we love walking around the narrow streets of old Atsipopoulo.

What makes this villa unique

The best features of the property are its privacy and peacefulness, whilst at the same time being very convenient for access to the town of Rethymnon, the main coast road (1km from villa).....plenty of beaches, and the mountainous hinterland.


Nearest Airport
75 Kilometres
Heraklion or Chania
Nearest Ferry
3 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Taverna Kombos
Car: recommended

Villa Erdyma is situated on the outskirts of the village of Atsipopoulo, overlooking the major town of Rethymnon.3km away. The villa is in an olive grove, nearest neighbouring properties are about 50mtrs distant.

Walling and flower covered railings give the villa a high degree of privacy. Rethymnon has many lovely shopping streets, an abundance of superb restaurants and tavernas, a Venetian style harbour....all overlooked by massive castle ruins. There are 15km long beaches to both east and west of Rethymnon. The village of Atsipopoulo has s/markets, bakeries, tavernas, internet facilities, beautiful narrow streets, and much more.


Atsipopoulo Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 914 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , En-suite
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Gold Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Blue Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • A/C, en-suite bathroom,door to rear terrace (gold bedroom); A/C, door to rear terrace (blue bedroom).
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Washing machine available by request; No beach towels provided; Large roof terrace with shade. Microwave, kettle and cafetierre available in the kitchen. plastic tables and chairs on terraces and around pool. Table and chairs on front terrace. Good sized gated car parking area.


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Secluded 2 bedroom villa, private pool, near coast.
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

Cretan gem, Villa Erdyma

  • 5 of 5

Villa Erdyma exceeded all our expectations. It is located in very convenient position within a few minutes walk to the local village with its shops and tavernas (try "Manilo's", what a lovely authentic Greek taverna, the food was excellent) and a 5 minutes drive to Rhethymnon, a beautiful Cretan town. The villa itself is spotlessly clean, has beautiful, well kept gardens, a refreshing swimming pool and magnificent views from the roof top terrace of the surrounding country side and including an amazing sunset every evening.

The communication with the owners was very easy. Katerina and Aris, the house keepers, were extremely friendly and helpful. We had three Cretan meals cooked by them!

We highly recommend this villa and certainly try to go back there in the very near future.

Doris and Chris P.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Exactly as promised

  • 5 of 5

Lovely villa, beautiful garden, spotlessly clean, very welcoming villa managers. Very peaceful and private location, yet within walking distance (10 mins) of supermarkets and a few traditional tavernas. A short drive or taxi ride to the buzz of Rithymnon. Everything we needed for a restful holiday! Book this villa and you won't be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great for privacy, peace and quiet and lots of fun

  • 5 of 5

We spent a fantastic two weeks at the villa. It really is a gem; and even better than it looks online. Our children (8 and 12) made many happy memories playing in the spotlessly clean pool from dawn 'til dusk and there is plenty to keep them occupied around the island of Crete. We spent many days snorkelling, diving from rocks and generally having a great time.

Robert's amazing organisational skills and the information that he provided made our plans much easier, and the Cretan family that keep the villa in an immaculate state (Katerina and Yanis) could not have been more helpful. They went beyond the call of duty to help; nothing was too much trouble.

We would not hesitate to recommend the villa to anyone looking for fun, privacy and a very warm welcome.

Thank you Robert and Wendy!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Our homeaway - topp rated by all 4 family members

  • 5 of 5

All 4 of us loved the house. Comfortable sitting area inside, soft and comfortable beds, quiet aircondition, fully equipped kitchen, beautiful garden, comfy sunbeds and outdoor sittingarea. Our 2 boys learned to swim in Robert and Wendys clean and warm swimmingpool. Not a touristy area, very quiet and secluded. We would certainly recomend this to friends and family, and we will certainly return. Thank you for a wonderful stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect retreat for a fantastic holiday

  • 5 of 5

We've just arrived home from a glorious 2 weeks stay at Villa Erdyma, Rethymnon. It's is a perfect villa for a relaxing stay off the beaten track of the usual tourist circuit. A car is essential to get about and explore this beautiful island. The facilities in the villa are perfect from the stunning pool (attended to early mornings by local, Yanni) which was so welcome after the day's heat, to the barbecue, sun beds and all the indoor equipment. Nothing has been forgotten when catering for guests. The villa was cleaned mid stay by Yanni's wife, Katerina, who also provided clean sheets and towels. The local noises - cicadas, goats, chickens, dogs and the locals - would usually have annoyed me at home but I loved waking up to the cacophony of them all and now home, it's just too quiet! We have managed to pack into our two weeks the usual tourist attractions in the local area and beyond plus spent some relaxing times on beautiful beaches and in Rethymnon old town, which itself is stunning. There are thousands of eateries to choose from with a choice of traditional Cretan cuisine to pizzas and pastas. Parking is also relatively easy in the town. The road to Palm Beach near Prevali Monestary was particularly challenging! Only try it if you have a decent vehicle and a bag of nerves! Stunning views however. I would not hesitate to recommend this property to others and have done so already to family and friends. It is perfect for a family with older children (the pool is deep for small children) and secluded enough to never be overlooked by passing locals. Communication from the English owner was first class. I was telephoned by him within an hour of making my enquiry where I was given information about the area and confirmation of booking dates. He was also extremely helpful when looking for hire car companies (we used Firefly, part of Hertz which was hassle free). He sent the key beforehand with details of how to get to the villa and maps with local information. There is also an extensive folder of information at the villa. All in all we have had a superb relaxing holiday in a beautiful country and gorgeous villa. We come home with batteries fully charged. Thank you so much Bob and Wendy.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A perfect villa

  • 5 of 5

Over the years we have booked many villas from the internet in different countries and many do not live up to either the descriptions given or a number of the reviews.

The villa Erdyma is one that not only lives up to expectation, it exceeds it.

It's location is perfect, private but not isolated. The village supermarket is a five minute walk and it takes about 20 minutes by car to be sitting in one of the very many restaurants in the picturesque venetian harbour town of Rethymno.

The Villa is well laid out and has shaded areas for outdoor eating and a panoramic roof terrace. The pool is exceptional, kept in perfect condition and is much bigger than it appears in the photographs.

The British owner is very helpful in giving lots of detailed information.

In summary Erdyma is a villa that we would definitely recommend.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Oil fired central heating is available at an extra cost of £70 per week.
The swimming pool will not normally be available from November to mid march

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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