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200 Year Old Converted Barn in mountain village location near to Panormo Crete

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Space 592 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

200 year old villa in Pasalites, Rethymnon, Crete, Greek Islands, Greece - Mountain Village, Suiting Walkers, Cyclists, or Couples and Newlyweds Wishing A Romantic Getaway

Converted 200 year old barn, in the mountain village of Pasalites, near Perama and 7km south of Panormo and the beaches, makes a romantic and quiet base for couples, walkers, cyclists or couples wanting to be away from the crowds. Villa Alexander is a studio style one bed villa with enclosed garden and real well. It is in easy reach of Heraklion, Rethymnon and several ancient and historical sites, including Eleftherma, Melidoni, Arkadia and Rethymnon. It has single studio style accommodation, with kitchenette, seating area with TV etc, raised bedroom area and separate bathroom. The stone walls and timber ceilings make this a very warm and relaxing location. The private courtyard garden gives privacy for eating and relaxing. A child cot can be provided on request. Not suitable for wheelchairs, but can be used by restricted mobility. It is incredibly peaceful and relaxing!


Owner
Martin Fagan
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french, german
Calendar last updated:
December 4, 2017

About Martin Fagan

We like Crete....always have ...ever since we were students coming here backpacking. In 2008 we built our first house here, in Ag Galini on the south coast. We have recently bought our second property here at Pasalites.

Crete is wonderful .... history, nice beaches, mountains, wildlife. However we prefer the quieter aspects hence both our houses are in isolated locations.

Passilites is very suited to couples wishing walking, cycling, quiet holidays.

Martin Fagan purchased this villa in 2015

Why Martin Fagan chose Rethimno

We saw this on TV in the UK, on a "Property in the Sun - Home or Away'

In November 2014 we visited and fell in love with it. The sale was completed in January 2015.

What makes this villa unique

Peace and quiet! Our daughter says it is 'cute'! Altogether very relaxing. Great romantic getaway, and dry suitable for couples wishing a base to explore Crete, or those interested in nature, seclusion, history, or just looking for a quiet getaway.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Firstly many thanks again. We had a wonderful fortnight and found staying at Villa Alexander suited us perfectly. We loved the peaceful location and you have appointed and equipped the cottage extremely well. There was nothing lacking (apart from a nutcracker but we wouldn’t expect one!) and a number of items provided that we would not normally expect. Our only suggestions would be that we found the pans unnecessarily large for 2 people and the shower hose stretched across the corner of the shower tray. The provision of one, or preferably 2, small pans would have been handy and a longer shower hose hooked to the corner would mean that it would not be in the way.



Pasalites’ position also fitted our needs really well with easy access to the New National Road making trips to Chania, Knossos, Spinalonga, the Lasithi plateau, Phaistos and the South coast manageable, and also close to Arkadi and Eleftherna for more local exploration. Eleftherna we found particularly rewarding though it’s a shame we couldn’t see the Acropolis or Necropolis.



One little extra touch which we hugely appreciated and came as a complete surprise was that on both Sundays Haroula called in at the window and presented us with a freshly cooked hot snack; dolmades and a stuffed pepper and onion one time and pittas (?), fried spinach pies the other. We felt so inadequate in that we couldn’t thank her properly as our Greek is no better than her English, but it was terribly kind of her.



With thanks again
Sep 2015
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Amenities

Rethimno Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 592 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Raised sleeping area with double bed. Safety deposit. Couch for child if required.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • jet skiing
  • snorkeling
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Fantastic character and ambiance with extensive wooden beams and stonework. The Villa is open plan with kitchen area, lounge area and bedroom area, with windows to secluded courtyard. This is a great location for the quite and relaxing holiday, or those seeking a central base with which to explore central Crete. Outside: Marble paved, enclosed patio garden, with overhanging trees for shade, and real well. Small flower garden, and many potted plants. Garden furniture. Working well where water can be drawn, but mains water is supplied! Garden has views of mount Psiloritis to the south, the highest peak in Crete and the home to Zeus. Utility Room: Washing machine Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and bed linen provided The Villa has a first aid kit and a defibrillator available Tourist license number : 1041?91003067301

Reviews

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200 Year Old Converted Barn in mountain village location near to Panormo Crete
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 6 reviews
4

Modern and clean villa in a stunning mountain setting in a peaceful Cretan village.

  • 4 of 5

Exactly what it said in the description on line and the directions to get here from Sally were spot on. The courtyard was lovely for lounging and the villa is completely self contained with all mod-cons. The power shower and air con came in very useful after a day out sightseeing. Plenty of storage and there were some nice touches with parasols, sun loungers, torches and candles in case of power cuts- we didn't have to use them, external lighting for evening meals, there was even a spring balance to weigh your cases for the trip back - we needed for nothing.

We used the villa as a base so visited Knossos, Margarites - ceramic art village, took a stunning drive up Mount Ida to Anogeia and drove to the south coast to a beach called Aya Pavlos - utter heaven. A trip to the Arkadian Monestary is a must - very moving and if you are visiting Eleftherna make it a whole day and go to the museum in the new village first to get the lie of the land - a fascinating place. A couple of days we lay in in the comfy bed and then sun bathed in the courtyard listening to the goats in the adjacent olive grove.

The people are friendly our neighbour gave us a gift of freshly picked apricots and fresh oregano - everyone says hello and nothing is too much trouble.

Our two weeks flew by and we relaxed well helped by the wine and Raki. Our first visit to Crete and it won't be the last.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay! You are right there is a lot to do around that area - it's a great central spot to explore the island. Do come again - you will be very welcome!
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5

Nice and cosy place near the coast

  • 5 of 5

I spent a whole week with my girlfriend in this nice house. It is located near the coast and is easily accesable with a car. It was the perfect starting point for several trips all arround crete. Nearby is a small super market that provided us with the essential foods. I would recommend this place to friends. Espacially the very fast and friendly responses from Martin and Sally were noteworthy.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to have Julian and Michaela in our house. We are delighted that they made use of the villa's excellent location to explore this wonderful island. We do hope they will come again.
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5

Charmante maison dans un joli petit village.

  • 5 of 5

La maison est située dans un petit village plein de charme et très calme .Elle est très bien équipée , joliment décorée avec une cour très agréable ou l'on peut prendre ses repas .

Les classeurs avec les renseignements de fonctionnement et endroits à visiter sont très utiles et bien faits .

L'annonce est tout à fait conforme au descriptif(pas de mauvaise surprise)

Tous les renseignements avant le départ ( indications du trajet ,recupération des clés...) sont très clairs.

Nous avons passé un agéable séjour et nous recommandons cette location.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind comments and we are delighted that you enjoyed your holiday in our house. Please do visit us again!
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Map

Nearest Airport
75 Kilometres
Heraklion
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres
Panormo
Car: necessary

Coast/Beach:

Short 15 mins drive to beaches at Panormo and Bali

Travel:

Nearest airport is Heraklion (60 mins), but Chania is only 1 hr 30 mins away. Car hire is essential.

Distances:

Perama - 3km

Panormo - 10 km

Arkadia monastery - 15km

Eleftherna ruins - 7 Km

Knossos - 45KM

Rethymnon Fortezza - 20 Km

South coast - 45km

Further Details:

Banks, supermarkets and restaurants can be found in Perama, Bali and Panormo. The harbour restaurant in Panormo is particularly good.

Photos

Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $133.24
Tax Rate 13.0%

Booking Notes:
100 Euro or £100 returnable damage deposit required when booking.
25% payment with booking, remainder 6 weeks before arrival.

Note VAT is chargeable from 2016. All bookings received and paid for before 31st December 2015 we will pay the VAT. after 1st January 2016, we will absorb the VAT on all bookings for 14 days or more.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is flexible and depends upon current bookings. Housekeeper lives nearby.

Notes on prices:
Property available all year around.
Payment accepted in Euros as well

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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