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Stone Villa Set In a hillside Overlooking the Aegean Sea

Bedrooms 3
Space 538 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Fantastic View, Peaceful Location, 10 Minutes Drive to the Beach

This traditional style villa is in the area of Maroulas village. The village of Maroulas near by (1.5km from the villa) is an historic site with Venetian towers and stone houses of this period.

The beauty of the natural surrounding, the abundance of endemic flowers and aromatic herbs makes the position of Kivotos Villa unique.

Kivotos villa has also an organic vegetable garden and our guests are welcome to collect seasonal vegetables. The flowery garden full of Mediterranean plants combined with the privacy and the astonished Views will make your stay unforgettable..

Eva Maravelaki
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, french, greek
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 13, 2018

About Eva Maravelaki

My name is Eva, I am married and I live in a house near Kivotos Villa together with my family. I studied French literature and Hotel Management.

I was working for 10 years in a farm of organic cultivation in the area only 2km away from Kivotos Villa. From 2016 I manage a boutique hotel of the area.

My working experience together with my studies taught me to be close to the needs of travellers..

Eva Maravelaki purchased this villa in 2009

Why Eva Maravelaki chose Rethymno

We purchase this piece of land in 2009 because of the unique place with fantastic view and the beautiful nature surroundings.

The villa start to accept her guests in July 2011

The villa is up to a hill, only 5 min drive from the closest village where one can find 3 supermarkest, 2 bakeries, a drugstore and many small restaurants.

The town of Rethymno is only 7 klm away.

What makes this villa unique

Villa Kivotos is in a rural area ,full of olive trees and Cretan aromatic plants.The area is very peaceful and is ideal for the ones who want to combine the beauty of the landscape together with modern facilities.

The disabled have also the opportunity to enjoy all the above too,because the Villa is designed to welcome them.


Rethymno Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 538 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Ocean View
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Shower room 1 - shower
  • On the ground floor is one bathroom with a luxury shower ,wash basin & toilet.(fully equipped for the wheelchair user). The second bathroom is equipped with a Jacuzzi,wash basin & toilet.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 7 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom 1 with a double bed. Bedroom 2 with two single beds. bedroom 3 en-suite with 1 double bed and 1 sofa-bed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: At no extra cost the villa comes with full air-conditioning and Wi-Fi connection and all baby equipment (cot, highchair) hopefully providing the most comfortable & enjoyable holiday in an unforgettable environment. Also a complementary basket will be waiting for you upon arrival. Outside: Within the pool area is a barbecue and 6 sun loungers. The swimming pool 9m x 4m is private to the residence of Villa Kivotos and is cleaned daily. The garden is home to some traditional plants to the Mediterranean and parking is provided in the private and secured area of the villa. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Villa Kivotos provides all linen and towels. The property is cleaned twice per week with a complete change of linen and towels. Additional cleaning and change of linen can be arranged at an extra cost.


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Stone Villa Set In a hillside Overlooking the Aegean Sea
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Perfect Vacation Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at this Villa was absolutely perfect for my family of four! Eva, our host, and her family were extremely hospitable and helpful. She checked in on us daily and advised us on which places to see. The Villa is fully equipped, with spacious, clean rooms and has an amazing view. Eva stocked our refrigerator and gifted us a bottle of fresh olive oil from her garden. She was extremely kind and sweet. Many people travel to the more mainstream and slightly overrated islands of Greece, whereas the actuality of Greece's nature and culture is in Crete. There is so much to explore in Crete and the most perfect place to live in is Eva's Villa! Thank you so much for your hospitality, we would love to come back again! xx

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Felpham, Bognor Regis

Excellent facilities and wonderful views.

  • 5 of 5

My son is in a wheelchair and the villa was very spacious enabling my son to access the shower room with the aid of a manual hoist, sourced for us by Eva. The villa had electric gates which meant it was private and secure. The villa and pool was cleaned twice a week and fruit and veg was brought from Eva's garden as was her own olive oil. The whole holiday experience was wonderful and would recommend this villa. Would hope to come again.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Villa magnifique, très moderne avec vu sur la mer.

Eva la propriétaire est au petit soin.

De belles attentions tout au long du sejour (conseil sur les visites et restau, petit cadeau, legumes du jardin, petit plat préparer)

Eva parle très bien français

Bref nous n'aurions pas pu rêver mieux!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Chere Charlotte merci beaucoup pour vos commentaires Bon fin d'ete et j'espere vous revoir tous un jour EVA
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Location Amazing, Villa Stunning!

  • 5 of 5

The property is in a wonderful location near the beautiful town of Rethymnon. it's high on a hill which means you get a lovely breeze with stunning views. The property is behind gates in a lovely quiet spot. Everything you need is in the villa and it is immaculate. The owner like all Greek people could not be nicer, she is helpful, speaks great English and nothing is too much trouble. The children absolutely loved the pool which is a great size. A car is needed but if you want to see the best of Crete it's a must anyway. Highly highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Leanne thank you a lot for your lovely review Hope I see you again ...Enjoy the rest of your summer All the best EVA
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Hook, Nr Basingstoke

Lovely Villa, Lovely Sea View, Friendly Owner

  • 5 of 5

4 of us stayed at the villa for 10 days in June and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Eva, the owner met us and took us to the villa and was extremely friendly and helpful. She had stocked the fridge with some essentials on arrival which was much appreciated.

The villa is fairly new with a large garden, beautiful pool 1.8M depth all over, a pergola which was a nice place to sit and read. Eva bought us a lovely home made pie and various other gifts throughout our stay. We only used the upstairs part of the house but there is a bedroom rooms with bathroom downstairs. Hardly needed the air-conditioning as the villa is very cool. You need a car to get out and about but the town is only 10 mins drive, we have been to this area for several years now and there is plenty to see, Rethymnon is a beautiful town a warren of shops and restaurants and a port area full of fish and sea food eateries. 5 of our all-time best restaurants are there....

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent family friendly villa

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the villa for one week at the end of April and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The owner (Eva) was extremely friendly and helpful. She made sure the house was stocked with essential food on our arrival which was much appreciated and was helpful with sightseeing tips and local information. The villa itself was beautiful with great views of the sea, spacious and light. We only used the upstairs part of the house which we felt was lighter and warmer than the rooms downstairs. It was extremely family friendly with toys, a stair gate, cot, high chair and utensils, perfect for our very active toddler. The outside area was great with garden, patio and pool (although not warm enough to use the pool). You would need a car to get out and about and discover the local area. Plenty to see and do. In short the villa comes highly recommended!

  • Submitted: May 11, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
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Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Kilometres
Platanes village
Nearest Ferry
65 Kilometres
Chania port
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Kilometres
Platanes village
Nearest Beach
1.5 Kilometres
Platanes village
Car: necessary


The nearest beach is at the village of Platanes (1.5km from the villa).

The village of Maroulas near by (1.5km from the villa) is an historic site with Venetian towers and stone houses of this period. In the village of Platanes (1,5 km from the villa) you will find a butcher, several taverns, two supermarkets, a bakery and a pharmacy.

Rethymno area is characterised by a variety contrasts. Flourishing valleys succeed harsh, mountainous areas, and rocky shores follow endless sandy beaches.


Charter flights operate from all major airports to Heraklion (Her) and Chania(CHQ) airports. Ferry’s operate to the port of Heraklion & Chania. Heraklion airport to Villa Kivotos is approximately 80 klm and will take just over an hour by car. Chania airport to Villa Kivotos is approximately 70 klm and will take just under an hour by car. Hiring a car is strongly recommended, major hire companies operate from both airports.


Villa Kivotos is just 7 km from the town of Rethymnon and just 1.5km from Maroulas Venetian village. In Maroulas you can find a tavern, a mini market and a small workshop of Cretan aromatic herbs and oils.Wondering around the village one can discover pictures of another time frame.

Further Details:

Highlights of the area are: The historic monastery of Arkadi, Maroulas, Eleftherna, Knossos, Phaestos and Gortyna archaeological-sites, the Kourtalioti gorges,Plakias, the Triopetra and Agios Pavlos beach in the south coast. Tavernas, cafes and small shops are at nearby villages while the inhabitants are courteous and hospitable. Various religious festivals are celebrated in the villages, along with traditional fiestas and cultural events during summer!

Rethymno is Crete ‘s third largest town, conveniently placed in the middle of the north coast between Heraklion and Chania, making it ideal base to explore the island, just a forty minute drive to the south coast.

A day trip to Rethymnon-town is a “must” as you will have the opportunity to visit the sixteenth century Venetian Fortezza, the old Venetian-harbour as well admire the Turkish and Venetian buildings of the old town . If you’re interested in the history of the island you may also want to step into the Historical and Folk Art Museum for a taste of traditional Cretan-ceramics, textiles, artefacts, jewellery, and clothing from across the centuries.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Rentals prices include air-condition, Wi-Fi,cleaning services, change of bed linen & bathroom towels. A 25% deposit will be required at the time of booking being confirmed.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day can be flexible.
The Villa will be available on the day of arrival from 3 pm.
We would be grateful if the villa is vacated by 11:00 am on the day of departure. Should there be no following booking; a later time can be arranged .

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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