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Villa with Private Pool , hammocks on roof terrace and Panoramic Sea Views

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 914 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Sunset Villa in Agia Triada, Rethymno, Crete - Peaceful Location, 5 Mins Drive to the Beach

Traditional Cretan villa with a private pool, roof terrace and stunning views across the valley to the sea, which is 5 minutes drive away. Heraklion airport is 50 minutes away. Chania airport 40 minutes. The villa has one double and one twin bedroom. The villa has a unique location between North and South and also East and West of the Crete Island. You can get anywhere in Crete with very easy access from the location of the villa.


Owner
Ibrahim Soliman
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, arabic
Calendar last updated:
October 23, 2017

About Ibrahim Soliman

My name is Ibrahim, I am British/Egyptian. I work as a

a Strategic analyst.Sunset Villa to me. It's not just a holiday home, it's much more than that. I picked Crete because I use to go there each summer holiday when I was student in Alexandria University. I use to work in farms, restaurants and hotels. I made loads of friends and I speak the Greek language. It was a dream for me to build a house in Crete as I felt it was my home. I came from a very poor background and this would be my first house ever. I finished at university then went to the UK to specialise in management accounts. Worked very hard, saved some money, then went back to look for a plot of land and built with a new vision in my mind of a holiday home.

Ibrahim Soliman purchased this villa in 2004

Why Ibrahim Soliman chose Rethymno

I went to many places in Crete to buy the plot of land I had imagined, but nothing really moved me.

One day I went to see a plot in Agia Triada village, when I arrived there and stood on the land, I said "wow!". I said yes immediately, it was exactly what I wanted, near the beach, supermarkets and restaurants, but far enough away to be peaceful and quiet. (It is only half a mile.) The views from where I stood were magical. It's very strange how you can feel that you are related to a place from the first visit, you just feel at home. I had a lot of input in designing the villa, so I feel it is my baby! I wanted to make the villa different to other holiday homes. I wanted people to feel at home, relaxed, at peace and to enjoy every minute of their holiday.

What makes this villa unique

A holiday in sunset villa will re-charge your batteries because of the fresh air, peace and quiet. The villa is surrounded with magical views of the sea, mountains, olive groves and across the valley. Where ever you are in the villa you will enjoy the views. Even when you are in the sitting room having a drink you will see the valley. This is one of the benefits you get in sunset villa and you wouldn't be able to get it in many other places due to the location of the villa. It is high on a hill so you can have great views from anywhere. If you go up to the roof terrace there are 2 even bigger benefits; number 1 the views are even better, and number 2, you will have more time in the sun while other surrounding villas have no sun around late afternoon.

Guestbook comments from the owner

If you are looking for something with amazing views, in a beautiful setting.... then look no further! We have just returned from a fantastic week at Sunset Villa. At about an hour's drive from Heraklion through some stunning scenary, the villa sits in a lovely rural location from which you can see the sea and mountains. The villa is fantastic with good sized, well kept bedrooms and a really nice open living space with a good kitchen and a dishwasher, which is a great timesaver when you just want to be outside! And you do... for this villa has a lovely terrace perfect for breakfast, another terrace with a great pool, and an amazing roof top terrace where you can while away the hours relaxing and dozing and observe the amazing display of stars at night. A car is a must for this location, but there are a number of villages and towns within easy reach and where you can pick up ample supplies. I have to admit, we spent the whole week at the villa.



Simon May 2012.
Nov 2006
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Map

Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Heraklion
Nearest Ferry
5 Kilometres
Rethymno
Nearest Motorway
400 Metres
E72
Nearest Beach
400 Metres
Adele Beach
Car: necessary

Coast/Beach:

The nearest beach is in about 500 meters, 5 minutes drive or less.

Travel:

Rethymno is situated roughly half way between the islands 2 airports in Herklion and Chania. It is 50 minutes to Herklion and 45 minutes to Chania.

Distances:

Adele village is 1 minute by car. Rethymno is a 10 minutes drive. Car hire is a must but here you are well positioned to see most of the island.

Further Details:

Crete is the most southerly of the Greek islands and is blessed with a lovely climate, lovely beaches, high mountains, breathtaking views and an amazing history. Also the food is great. Walking, cycling, diving, horse-riding, and sea fishing are available locally.

Amenities

Agia Triada Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 914 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
  • Bathroom with shower, WC , sink and bidet.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, and fitted wardrobe, dressing table, hairdryer, bedside cabinets, bedside lamps and books. Bedroom 2 with twin beds, bedside tables, fitted wardrobe and books.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table
  • Television ...
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Air-conditioning in the living room. Every room has a ceiling fan. The villa is suitable for families with children, for honeymooners, for sightseers, ramblers and birdwatchers. Outside: The patio area around the private swimming pool (4m x 6m) has 4 sunbeds and an umbrella. There are 2 gardens (upper and lower) , and off street parking. Also there are other 2 patios, one near the pool and the other one in the front of the villa. Patio table with 6 chairs. Utility Room: Washing machine, ironing board, iron. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels, beach towels, and linen are included. The villa is cleaned between lettings and the linen is changed weekly. More frequent cleaning is available by arrangement. Other: On the patio there is the outside dining area, the seperate roof terrace has 2 hammocks and a sitting area where you can look at the view and relax. There are 4 seating areas outside the villa all with lovely views.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Villa with Private Pool , hammocks on roof terrace and Panoramic Sea Views
average rating of 4.75 based on 13 reviews
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Beautiful Location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this villa for 9 nights and wish we had booked for longer. The villa is situated in a very peaceful, beautiful location. The roof terrace and the pool are both fabulous and were very well used. There are two hammocks on the roof terrace which we used every night, looking out towards the view of the sea and the neighboring villages. The villa itself is comfortable and clean and and has everything you need. The welcome pack was much appreciated.

We have never driven abroad before and were very nervous. Ibrahim the owner arranged car hire. He also arranged for us to be picked up and escorted from the airport to the villa and back again to the airport. Everything ran like clockwork and the team used by the owner were great. Yannis in the neighboring property and the pool cleaner were also very kind and helpful.

We did not venture far but discovered some really nice tavernas about 10 minutes drive away. We really liked a taverna is a small village named Mesi which is well sign posted and about 15 minutes drive away. The people here were very friendly and the food tasty

This is the first time that we have been abroad without booking through a travel agent. We were amazed how smoothly and stress free everything ran and this was down to the owner Ibrahim. He answered all of our e mails in a very timely manner and was very very helpful and accommodating.

We would have no problem recommending this villa. It is a very good base if you are brave enough to go out exploring or if you just want to totally relax and unwind

Thank you I brahim for letting us use your lovely villa

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words Paula. I am so happy that you and your family enjoyed your holiday at my villa. Hope to see you again in the near future.
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Wonderful holiday

  • 4 of 5

We had an amazing 2 weeks at Sunset Villa. A good location for exploring Crete. Sadly the taverna within walking distance was closed, so a bit more remote than expected. The villa was lovely and the pool was well kept. Would definately return.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Another day in paradise!!!!

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful villa with stunning views made for a fantastic holiday. It was everything we had hoped for and sitting in the hammocks on the roof terrace gave us some wonderful memories. As described, the villa was in a very quiet and peaceful location but with a car, (which is essential), getting to the local shops and tavernas wasn't a problem.

Ibrahim was a very good host, he kept us updated prior to the holiday and the pick up from the airport and the hire car which he organised went without a hitch.

Altogether a great weeks holiday and I would definitely recommend Sunset Villa for a relaxing break in the sun.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words , I am glad that you had a fantastic holiday at Sunset villa. Hope to hear from you again in the near future.
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5

Relaxing, amazing views and peaceful surroundings

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Ibrahim for a wonderful holiday. The villa was everything we could have hoped for. Beautiful views, very private and peaceful and relaxing. Villa was clean and comfortable with a lovely pool. Views from the roof terrace where amazing especially the sunrise which was well worth getting up for. Didn't want to come home. Definitely recommend this villa if you want piece and quiet but also want access to town and beach although car is a must. Brilliant holiday.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Pam for your kind words. Hope to see you again in the near future.
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5

Wonderful, relaxing holiday in a beautiful villa

  • 5 of 5

We loved Sunset Villa, it was everything that we hoped for. Beautifully maintained, pool, patios and a rooftop with hammocks and a view over the whole valley. It suited our need for a relaxing holiday. The location is good as a base for touring and there are plenty of beaches close by (though you do need a car). We enjoyed old town Rethymo, the local beaches and trips into the mountains. Crete is really interesting and friendly. Weather was warm and sunny in May. We would definitely recommend this villa to friends and family. Really easy to reach the owner too - friendly emails which we appreciated.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Caroline. I hope that you went back home happy and to see you and your family again in the future.
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Wonderful, relaxing holiday location. Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

This is the most amazing villa - it was such a lovely surprise to arrive at Sunset Villa! The scenery around the villa is stunning, the villa is gorgeous with a very good pool and even a rooftop sitting area with hammocks. We've returned home relaxed and refreshed after a lovely week. We've fallen in love with Sunset villa and Crete. We would recommend this villa to anyone. (The photos on this website don't really do the villa justice, it is much prettier in real life and the view is spectacular). A great base to explore the surrounding countryside, we loved the old town of Rethymno, the spectacular drive down to the secluded southern beaches, also drives locally along the valleys to hill top monastries! Local tavernas are very good. The beach is just a short drive away. Fantastic holiday location. Thank you Ibrahim.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Stay tax $1.32 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 5 years.
Tax Rate 20.0%

Booking Notes:

Changeover Day: we are flexible with change over day
Georgia who is managing the villa, do mid clean and shopping for any client who wish to have this service, clients should pay Georgia directly for those services.
Flexible.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the villa per week in UK Pounds.
security deposit, will only deduct the amount that Georgia reported to me, we are very reasonable and we do not just deduct money from the security deposit, in fact so far I did not deduct any...

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