|Minimum Stay||4 nights|
Brand new semi-detached house on a beautiful holiday park in Panormo 20 minutes from Rethimon, 50 minutes from the Heraklion airport. One bedroom with two singe beds. Living room with a good sofa bed for two adults. An open kitchen, modern bathroom own terrace with pergola and sea view. Three common pools and a special pool for small children (16” deep). Kitchen fully equipped with oven, ceramic hop, water cooker, coffee machine for filter coffee. Wifi internet connection. Flat screen TV with satellite receiver (BBC). Sea view from the kitchen and terrace. Sea 300 feet, 3 nice beaches and town on approximately 1000 yards. Pool open all day (April until the end of October) in the pool area you will find sunbeds for common use and outside showers.
Hi, I am Frederik de Zeeuw, I live in the Netherlands, Amstelveen with my wife and three sons. I had a dream of retiring in my own house in Greece so I had a house build on Crete. For now I am one of the owners of a successful consultancy company, Premium Business Consultants. We have been visiting Greece since our early twenties and I still feel very much at home in Greece. The kindness of the people and their relaxed attitude still feels great. I visit Crete as often as possible. You can find my business profile on Linkedin.
Frederik de Zeeuw Amstelveen Holland purchased this house in 2011
When we first came to Panormo about 30 years ago we had a great holiday. It is a small coastal town with a harbor and three lovely beaches. Simple but good taverna’s and nice people. Over the years every time we came to Crete we went to Panormo for a day or so. In 2010 we saw this nice new development from Interland “Sea front homes II”. A Mediterranean type of park on Crete. Very unlike other developments. We immediately were attracted to its nice atmosphere and bought one of the properties.
Staying in this great place you can just relax, have your children play in a reasonably safe environment. You can eat in an excellent restaurant, Porto Paresi, overlooking the harbor and one of the beaches. You can walk to town and the beaches. When you arrive you can just unpack. The house is clean, the beds are made and the pool is waiting. You can even have the fridge filled with foods and drinks for your convenience. Just send us an e-mail.
Just wanted to let you know that we've had an absolutely brilliant time in Panormo. Your house is great: it's really well equipped, spacious, and having the private garden area so near to the pool is excellent.
Panormo has been perfect for us - it's really quiet but with plenty of places to eat. We had really good meals at Porto Parisiris (at your recommendation) and also Taverna Kastro.
Thank you for renting your lovely house to us, we'd love to think that we might return one day.
Ben and Helen
The apartment is really well-appointed, clean and modern, and had plenty of space for 2 people. It is right on the pool area, which was really nice, beautifully landscaped and kept very clean. It is about 10 minutes easy walk from town, a bit less to the beach. We really liked Panormo town, it has lots of character and plenty of good restaurants and nice shops, and was easy to get to from Heraklion. The rental process was really easy, Frederik was very responsive and provided all the information we could need and more. Overall, a great experience from start to finish.
We have just returned from the most relaxing holiday I think we have ever had. We found the property to be very clean and comfortable, the pool is just a few steps away and is very well maintained, it was also great to have wifi. We took advantage of having some shopping delivered for our arrival which took the stress out of having to dump our bags to then go out for basics, bread, water etc. The property is located within walking distance of some excellent restaurants, the harbour (more restaurants) and the beach, we did have a car but found the walk to and from the amenities very pleasant. Would definitely recommend this property and the village of Panormos especially if you are looking for quiet and chilled.
My husband and I stayed at the house for 5 nights in mid May. The house is located at the far end of a lovely little village, in a small complex of modern houses, in a quiet location near the sea. The apartment was very comfortable, modern, clean and spacious, with a terrace overlooking the large and very attractive pool. Mary, who lives in the village, met us on arrival to show us in, and was available if we had any questions. As it was early in the season there were only a few occupied properties and it was very peaceful. Even though the pool was a little too chilly for me at this time of year, it was really great to sit and have breakfast on the terrace, or relax and read a book, overlooking the pool. A minute walk to the end of the road and you can take a short walk along the cliff path overlooking the sea. It's a short walk into the village (10 mins max), where there are a number of excellent restaurants, and a few shops.
This is a perfect location for exploring Rethymnon or travelling inland to the Arkadi Monestary. A lovely drive across the island to Preveli beach takes less than 90 minutes and is well worth the trip. (Be prepared for the 500 zig zag steps down to the little beach). On route you can visit the ancient minoan cemetry of Armenoi.Iraklion is only an hours drive and the musuem is excellent - buy a joint ticket and go on to Knossos from there.
If you don't have a car there is a company in the village where you can book day trips to all the main sites such as the Samaria Gorge, Iraklion etc.
I would definitely recommend this property.
Very clean with every extra you want on holiday, great pool area and only short distance to the village, the apartment has a lot more going for it than the owner advertised. Great location to explore Crete from.
Just a short walk into the village of Panormos which we got to see gradually coming to life at the beginning of April. Some lovely tavernas close by, especially Barba Andreas!
The house is in a lovely quiet spot- walk out the front door in the evening and you can watch the sunset over sea and mountain; walk out the back door and the swimming pool is a mere few feet away!
With a rental car, there is quick and easy access to the main road connecting Rethymnon, Irakleio and Chania. It is the perfect location from which to explore this stunning island. Hopefully one day we will return.
The villa was great, had everything we needed, set beside a fab trio of pools, beautifully lit in the evenings! Just a short walk into the village and you are amongst typically Greek buildings, tavernas, shops etc. A truly lovely, unspoilt fishing village with very friendly locals. Strongly recommend Mikas taverna in Main Street (which is blocked off at night), totally authentic Greek dishes prepared during the day, no menus, you are shown what is available in the kitchen! Loved it! Also very reasonable. Would recommend hiring a car, had a great experience with Best Cars in the village, so simple and cheap! There are many beaches along the coast worth exploring, and it doesn't take long to drive across to the south coast through a beautiful gorge. Will def be back!
Special interest holidays:
In the area you will find two diving schools with daily excursions to many different sites. Around Panarmo there are a number of planned hikes. There are also hikes through gorges like the Samaria and Imbros Gorge. There is also the possibility to play golf and there are several waterslide parks. Crete is also known for its nice beaches and ancient fortresses. Near Heraklion you can find the Knossos, the palace of king Minos
Next to the park you will find a small cliff with a staircase to the sea. The three sandy beaches of Panormo are located on walking distance from the house, about 1000 yards.
The nearest airport in Heraklion (50 minutes drive) an alternative airport in found in Chania (1 hour and 15 minutes) On both airports you can rent a car which is recommended. There are comfortable busses from the port in Heraklion. The bus stop is about 1,5 mile from the house.
The centre of Panormo, with bars, restaurants and shops, is about 1000 Yards away. Rethimon is about 20 minutes by car or bus.
You will be welcomed by our English key holder. She lives in the village and can be contacted if problems arise.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable damage deposit||$106|
There is a down payment of 25%. The rest of the amount to be paid 4 weeks in advance. A deposit of € 100,-- to be paid for damages and returned within one week of departure. Payments can be made, on this website, by Bank or PayPal.
There is now specific changeover day. Arrival from 16.00 and departure before 10.00. You can use the pool and public bathroom during the day of arrival or departure.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.