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Eco Villa-Gonia with garden and pool 8km from Rethymno (town)

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 2,002 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Villa with 3 bedrooms (6+1)

During the designing and the construction of the villa we applied principles of ecological design to minimise the energy needs of the house and ensuring comfort in passive ways. In this way we have constructed a house which satisfies our guests’ demands and everyday needs by providing: The incorporation of the building in its surroundings. The thermic comfort bath in summer and in winter. The cooling of the villa (with out air-conditioning), heating and hot water. And finally, excellent conditions of natural of artificial lighting.The villa is 186 m²., built with an indoor lift. Upstairs there are three bedrooms with double and single beds, bathrooms and spacious verandas with a view of endless greenery that extends to the peaks of Lefka Ori.(White Mountains). On the ground floor there is a spacious sitting room with satellite TV, a fireplace and a comfortable sofa.Well-organized kitchen, combined with a cosy dining room. All bedrooms are equipped with Coco-mat mattresses and linen.

Location - Excursions: Katikia Gonia is located just 8km from Rethymno, in the village of Gonia. The Green landscape surrounds the house and the view towards the mountains of southern and western Crete is superb. The surroundings are perfect for hiking in gorges of wild beauty, green paths and along charming streams. The fertile olive groves and vineyards provide a great track for your running, your cycling and your short hikes. In the surrounding area, there are hospitable small villages where you will be able to taste the famous Cretan hospitality of the friendly people of this place. A cup of coffee under a mulberry tree together with the people of the village, or reading your book will be images return to you after your holidays. The northern beaches are just a fifteen-minute drive away, and the exotic southern beaches are a thirty-minute drive, so guests are spoilt for choice!

Owners traditional Taverna: At our traditional taverna, just a few metres from the villa, you will have the chance to taste the original traditional Cretan cuisine in the way that only ‘our mother’ knows how to cook.

More Details

Property Manager
Marianna Androulidaki
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, greek
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 13, 2017

Map

Nearest Airport
75 Kilometres
Chania Airport
Nearest Ferry
8 Kilometres
Rethymno port
Nearest Train
6 Kilometres
New national road Chania - Heraklion
Nearest Motorway
6 Kilometres
New national road Chania - Heraklion
Nearest Restaurant
150 Metres
Owners restaurant
Nearest Beach
8 Kilometres
Rethymno
Car: necessary

' LOCATION-EXCURSIONS Katikia Gonia is located just 8km from Rethymno, in the village of Gonia. The Green landscape surrounds the house and the view towards the mountains of southern and western Crete is superb. The surroundings are perfect for hiking in gorges of wild beauty, green paths and along charming streams. The fertile olive groves and vineyards provide a great track for your running, your cycling and your short hikes. In the surrounding area, there are hospitable small villages where you will be able to taste the famous Cretan hospitality of the friendly people of this place. A cup of coffee under a mulberry tree together with the people of the village, or reading your book will be images return to you after your holidays. The northern beaches are just a fifteen-minute drive away, and the exotic southern beaches are a thirty-minute drive, so guests are spoilt for choice! At our traditional taverna, just a few metres from the villa, you will have the chance to taste the original traditional Cretan cuisine in the way that only ‘our mother’ knows how to cook. '

Amenities

Gonia Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2002 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Max. adults: 7
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Hair dryer. Hot water always.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • All bedrooms are equipped with Coco-mat mattresses and linen (sheets and towels). The bedrooms they can be double and single. Baby cot.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Gated Community
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 3 bicycles
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Whirlpool
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Ecological house. During the designing and the construction of the villa we applied principles of ecological design to minimise the energy needs of the house and ensuring comfort in passive ways. In this way we have constructed a house which satisfies our guests’ demands and everyday needs by providing: 1. The incorporation of the building in its surroundings. 2. The thermic comfort bath in summer and in winter. 3. The cooling of the villa (with out air-conditioning), heating and hot water. 4. And finally, excellent condition of natural of artificial lighting. About the food: we have a traditional taverna in 200 m from the Villa and if you order anything you want you will have it. Ask us for more information when you arrive.

Reviews

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average rating of 5.0 based on 24 reviews
5

Stunning Villa

  • 5 of 5

I think everything has already been said about the villa so I will keep it short.

Absolutely lovely villa, incredibly well maintained and spotless.

Thank you to Marianna, Nikos and their children for their generous hospitality. It was a pleasure to meet you all and sample the many dishes at your restaurant just around the corner from the villa.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Andy, Thank you very much for your kind words. I hope to see you again in the future. Greetings from Marianna-Nikos-Petros-Mery
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5

Beautiful immaculate house - perfect in every way

  • 5 of 5

My family loved our stay at Villa-Gonia. We wanted to stay somewhere quiet and peaceful so we could relax but also stay in a location where we could access all the places we planned to visit in Crete. Villa-Gonia ticked all those boxes and even more!!

To start, the owners, Marianna and Nikos are the most kind, helpful, generous and friendly people you could ever hope to meet. We were treated like family and we felt so genuinely welcomed and looked after. We loved eating at the fantastic taverna they own down the road, and the food was delicious.

Next, the house is absolutely immaculate and has everything you could possibly need on holiday. The house is spacious and it works well for a small family or a larger family. The pool was beautiful and our children had a great time mucking about in the water.

We hired a car and had planned to travel to lots of different places in Crete. The house is about 15 minutes away from Rethymno - a great old town to explore and it is about an hour and a half from Heraklion airport. We went to some beautiful beaches in the south of Crete and they took about 45 minutes to get to. We loved basing ourselves here and driving around Crete through lovely little villages and through truly amazing landscapes. We saw so many amazing things on our adventure around Crete. And at the end of the day, we returned to our lovely house, where the sky was full of stars and we could rest our tired bodies in absolute peace and quiet.

We loved staying here and I highly recommend it as a great base for your adventure in Crete. Thanks Marianna and Nikos for making our stay so wonderful and memorable. We had a wonderful time in Crete and it has a special place in our hearts.

Much love,

Rachel, David, Xavier and Olivia

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A perfect villa for a great family vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had an excellent vacation thanks to this beautiful village house in Gonia, newly built, white, wide, clean, modern, tranquil and Well equipped. The friendly and welcoming owners are also run a charming tavern in the village. The villa is surrounded by olive trees, pomegranate, lemon, raspberry bushes, and figs. An excellent base for trips on the island. Wish we could stay more. Crete at its best.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A perfect place for a relaxing holiday

  • 5 of 5

What a fabulous place to stay! We can't recommend it highly enough.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much! We hope to visit us again in the future. Many greetings! Friendly, Marianna-Nikos-Petros-Mary
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5

A fantastic place for relaxing ...

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed here before and liked it so much that we came back for our honeymoon! It's immaculately clean and beautifully designed.

A lovely swimming pool for cooling down from the welcome heat. A short walk to gather provisions. Everything that you need is here - you just supply the food and drink and relax ...

We can't recommend it highly enough! And we will be back

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very happy when our guests leave from the villa with such a nice thoughts. Thank you for your kindness. We hope to see you soon. Friendly, Nikos-Marianna-Petros-Mery
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5

Fantastic villa - very nice and quite

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at this villa. Everything was perfect. The house is of very high quality and has everything you need. The location is in a very quite and small town - perfect when you relax but also not too far from nice restaurants, taverns, etc. in the area. You have a very nice view from the roof terrace of the surrounding area. I can only recommend this villa to everyone who wants to have a fantastic time with family or friends on Crete.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear friends, Thank you for all. I wish to see you in the future again. Friendly, Marianna-Nikos-Petros-Maria
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Check in: 2:00 pm
Check out: 10:00 am

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 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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