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Traditional Private Villas ~ Own Pool ~ Air Con ~ Wifi~ Peaceful Location

Bedrooms 2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Elena & Pelagia Villas in Rethymnon - With Private Pool.10 Minutes Walk To The Beach

In the beautiful picturesque village of Prinos, lies Villa Elena & Pelagia combines traditional architecture with all the modern amenities, for a comfortable stay 2 to 6 people in a green and quiet landscape with private pool where you can relax, and enjoy your holidays.

Make and bake your own bread in a Cretan traditional wood oven and light up the charcoals to BBQ the local testy Cretan meats and vegetables.

Large balconies with breathtaking view. Spacious front patio and gardens for your morning coffee. Well positioned. Easy access to the highway and to the rest of the island.

Elena & Pelagia Villas offer two double bedrooms & 1 bathroom , with an open plan living/dining area leading to a modern, fully fitted kitchen.

Outside, each villa has its own private swimming pool, grounds and parking. One sun terrace allow you to enjoy stunning views of the Cretan hills and the beautiful panorama to the Aegean sea.

It is well placed for exploring the surrounding area. Walk or cycle, ride a horse, go fishing and enjoy an experience surrounded by the beautiful nature. Discover the art of cheese, honey, and raki making only a few minutes away. Learn how the famous Margarites pottery is made.

On a distance of 3km from the villa, the guest will find tavernas, chemist, hairdresser, bakery, supermarkets, petrol station and Doctor's room.

More Details

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 18, 2018


Hello! My name is Pelagia. I am a fitness instructor, i love sports and dancing, travelling and socializing with people around the world. After many years of studying and working all over Greece , i decided to return back home, in Rethymno and close to nature. I work to a local fitness club and also i spend a lot of time with our family property, trying to make the best for all our visitors who are coming every year to enjoy and explore the beautiful Crete. I also have my own farm with lots of animals and horses, so you can enjoy a walk with them.

I ' d like to share all these unique experiences with everyone of you who wants to visit our guesthouse! Discover the island with starting point our villa accommodation.

Looking forward to welcome you!

Why PELAGIA MARINAKI chose Rethimno

It's an ideal base for exploring Crete, being fairly centrally located on the island, about midway between the airports of Heraklion and Chania (about an hour's drive from each)

The development is beautifully maintained and the pool is cleaned and serviced daily.

What makes this villa unique

The property is just a few minutes drive from the fabulous beaches. The house is self contained and stands on its own in olive groves, so your aren't overlooked by anyone!

Elena & Pelagia Villas are available all year round, and have heating & fireplace for those fresh winter evenings. Air Conditioning - Hot or Cold - in both bedrooms and the living area ensures year-round comfort.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Very good days we had in this lovely house. Sun, swimming pool, beach, walks, all was nice. Rethymno is a great city too.

Thanks a lot to house owners that were very nice and cool, thanks for their advice for restaurants, walk and finally for the cookies and wine.''

Relaxing Mission: Complete!


Best Regards from Eamie

''Beautiful villa very well equipped and clean in a peaceful setting. Spent 2 weeks relaxing in the gorgeous sunshine with Rethymnon a short drive away offering everything you might require from tavernas, bus and designer shops.

If you want to set away from the hustle and bustle of city life to relax then this place is perfect.

Thank you to the owners for making it such a special place, will definitely return in the future and also would recommend to family and friends.

20th Sept. 2011

Frances and Richard

Woodford Green, Essex
Dec 2012
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Rethimno Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Village
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
  • Bathroom with bath/shower over, wash basin & toilet, washing machine included.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with 1 single bed, Bedroom 2 with 2 single beds
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Private Pool
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • mountain climbing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: We are at your disposal for anything you need. We provide welcome packet, with food and supplies for the first days. Key pick up with owner. At no extra cost, we offer full air-conditioning, baby chair and baby cot. The swimming pool is private to the villa. Free wi-fi internet connection Ideal for honeymooners, families, or for couples Outside: Outdoor furniture, deckchair, parasol, courtyard. The pool is private, unheated and open according the season. Utility Room: Baby cot, high chair, games for children, iron, ironing board, washing machine, books, CDs, DVDs, second TV in the bedroom Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included, the property will be cleaned every 3 days at which time towels and linen will be changed. We also take care of the pool and the gardens twice a week.


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Traditional Private Villas ~ Own Pool ~ Air Con ~ Wifi~ Peaceful Location
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My family's stay - 02/08/18 - 18/08/18

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely fantastic, private villa kept clean and maintained by Elena and her husband superbly.

Elena's cooking is Greek food at its best.

Thank you so much, we hope to be back one day

Lots of love from the Shawyer family, especially - Isabelle, Joshua & Emily

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
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A lovely stay in a beautiful villa

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay! Pelagia and Elena were so welcoming and even cooked us a traditional Cretan meal. The villa was clean and well-maintained, and more than big enough for five people. We really enjoyed our holiday in Villa Pelagia and would be happy to come here again!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
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Such a gem!

  • 5 of 5

This villa was such an incredible find - we had a fantastic holiday, made even better by the lovely Pelagia and Elena. They were so incredibibly helpful and welcoming, the villa and surrounding area is beautiful - so nice and secluded but close enough to Rethymno and local shops/beaches. Would definitely come back!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
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Very wonderfull vacation

  • 5 of 5

We are blessed to enjoy the family Marinaki en thier wonderfull vacation home. Nature is perfect, people are very nice and the accomodation is comfortable. Wonderfull vacation in Crete!

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2014
  • Stayed: April 2014
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Chilled to the extreme

  • 4 of 5

What a wonderful week of relaxation we had in this villa. The owners made us feel welcome and could not do more to make our stay so fantastic.

A welcome pack was there for us, the villa was spotless, spacious and easy to relax in.

I would recommend this villa to anyone. A car is essential as it is a bit of the beaten track, but there are many car hire firms at the airport, or the owners can link you to a local company.

For us, the villa was ideally situated for touring the island, everything was within a 2 hour drive, and the drive through the mountains to the south of the island and the beautiful beaches was an experience.

If I had to make one critique, it would be the never ending offers of the local hooch - Raki ! Not for the faint hearted.

A most enjoyable week we want to repeat again

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2014
  • Stayed: September 2014
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Quiet retreat

  • 4 of 5

Clean, comfortable accommodation. Owners friendly and helpful without being intrusive.

Pool area well maintained with 4 beds and 2 umbrella. There is no way of shutting the pool area off, so not suitable for young children.

You definitely need a car here as it is in the middle of nowhere, that however is part of the charm.

Bar a Eleven was fantastic for waiting and watching the sun set. The beach hear the villa was ok.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
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Nearest Airport
75 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Stavromenos Village
Nearest Ferry
75 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Platanias Village
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
National Road VOAK
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres

Special interest holidays:

Enjoy a walk in the nature with our horse.

Walk or cycle, collect snails, wild vegetables and mushrooms, go fishing and enjoy an experience surrounded by the beautiful nature.

Take a walk through one of 57 breathtaking gorges of Crete.

Visit the nearby monasteries and see the impressive Byzantine icon art and history

Find out about the way of life and work of farmers and mountain shepherds of the area. Discover the art of cheese, honey, and raki making only a few minutes away. Learn how the famous Margarites pottery is made.


10 minutes walk to the nearest beach and water sports or 15 minutes drive to the Rethymnon town with organised beach.


Nearest AIRPORT - Chania : 65 Km

Nearest AIRPORT - Heraklion : 75 Km

Nearest FERRY - Rethymno: 15 Km

Nearest MOTORWAY - Rethymno: 500 m


Nearest BEACH - Skaleta: 800 m

Nearest BARPUB - Skaleta: 800 m

Nearest RESTAURANT - Skaleta: 800 m

Nearest GAS STATION - Stauromenos : 1 km

Further Details:

The Monastery of Arkadi , is an historical monument. The Fishing Village of Bali which you can enjoy the beautiful sea and fresh fish. The Knossos Palace in Heraklion. Rethymno old historical town - Fortezza Venetian Harbour. Privately Palm Beach on the south of the Island (Sandy beach). Scuba diving available at Kalypso bay in Plakias. Damnoni Beach on the South of the Island. Ancient Eletherna/Margarites Ceramics and pottery. Melidoni Cave. Imbros Gorge. Anogia, Georgioupollis, Kournas Lake. Visit Chania and villages of Apokoronas.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Cancellation policy
Any cancellation made within 15 days prior to arrival date, results in 50 % charge of total amount of the reservation
Any cancellation made 30 days prior results in 20% charge of amount
Non show or early departure results in 100% of amount

Changeover Day:
Arrival after 12 pm and Departure before 12 pm , it can be flexible.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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