Unique Sea Front Villa, within walking distance to great sandy beach and shops!
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About Valia Kokkinou
My name is Valia Kokkinou and Ι am a property manager, graduate of Glion Hotel Management School. I feel very fortunate to have joined some of the worlds most luxurious hospitality brands, such as, Leading Hotels of the World and after many years of studies and traveling around the world, to return to my birthplace, the wonderful town of Rethymno. I have recently created a brand new company, Think Villa, based in 97 Gerakari str, P.C.:74100, Rethymno, Crete, Greece, whose main concept focuses on an authentic form of tourism. Here, me and my colleagues offer a hearty welcoming to all those who wish to escape the city life and have a chance to live locally. We are always at your disposal, in order to provide personalised and professional services to all our guests! The combination of our passion for our work, our devotion, our wish and will to offer you a great holiday experience and our local expertise background, guarantee that your trip will be as dreamed and planned, leaving you with nothing but memorable moments and pleasant feelings! Your hosts and me personally, will take care of all the details of your holiday 7 days per week responsible for your day to day needs – from special dietary requirements to making recommendations and reservations! Prior to your arrival, I will get in touch with you to arrange all details regarding your stay! Your flight details and telephone number would be very much appreciated, in case I need to contact you! Also, please let me know if you have any special requests! At your arrival day, your hosts will be waiting for you, in order to welcome you and give you all the relevant information about the villa and the area! It goes without saying that I will be on the other end of the line if you need any further information or assistance during your stay! Don’t hesitate to contact me for additional information or if there is anything else you may want to ask! Welcome to Crete!
Valia Kokkinou purchased this Villa in 2017
Why Valia Kokkinou chose Mylopotamos
Thalassa Residence is located just a few minutes away from the beach, shops and restaurants! Ideal for big families or groups of friends looking for exclusive holidays! Enjoy a car free holiday!
What makes this Villa unique
This is a brand new Residence which provides you variety of options to spend your day within it's luxurious facilities such a playground, playroom with PS3 and home cinema, pool table, gym, 3 X 2m, heated jacuzzi, 42 m2 private, overflow swimming pool, barbecue area with outdoor dinning area and amazing sea views from several sitting areas! It is difficult to find a villa which can provide you so many options in a great location with amazing views, close to the beach and the city of Rethymno. We believe that our villa has all the advantages for unforgettable moments!
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Everything about this property was fabulous. From the moment we entered the property we knew we had made the right choice, it was simply spectacular! The villa is exactly as described but even better than the photos and everything worked to perfection. It's a very luxurious villa in a lovely traditional village with beach, bars, restaurants and mini markets within walking distance. The communication with Valia, prior to and during our stay was exceptional going above and beyond our expectations. Valia made many recommendations for car hire, restaurants and beach clubs and took care of our reservations. All were amazing! Five stars from us!
Incredible Villa - but with a few issues that needed resolved
This villa has the wow factor - from the moment you enter the door, the glass floors and stair case look amazing, the lift is an added touch of luxury (even plays music !) and the kitchen and living areas do not disappoint. Bedrooms are all superb and live up to the photos.
Outside space is huge and overlooks the surrounding sea and hills. The pool is lovely and there is a huge hot tub.
However, we cannot avoid pointing out the issues we faced and had to request to be fixed - the hot tub was not working, the infinity pool was not overflowing, outside lights were not working, two sunbeds broken, broken parasol, wasps nest under kids climbing frame, sun loungers stained and faded.
Dimitri the handyman was great, and resolved these issues as quickly as he could. However, we had 5 days of various workmen at the villa while these were resolved.
What is disappointing most is that these issues were there when we arrived, it should not have taken us to snag the villa and point them out, and have workmen all over the place for more than half our stay.
We had a fantastic week in the Thalassa Residence. The outside space is fantastic and great for large groups.
We have stayed in a lot of 5 star properties in the last 5 years.
This property is the best house that we have stayed in.
The cleaners were really lovely and couldn’t do enough to help you.
Nothing was too much trouble for the manager and the cleaners.
I would highly recommend this property to anyone.
Great property - clean, new, spacious and very well appointed.
Great place for a large group. House and views are both beautiful. Walking distance to Panormo, a pretty village with a good selection of local restaurants, beaches and shops.
Dear Simon, thank you so much for taking the time to write such an amazing review about our Villa! It was our pleasure having you as guests! Regards, ThinkVilla Team.
Most amazing house!
Our party of 9 (4 adults, 5 adult children) spent a spectacular week at this house. This house is exactly what the pictures show. There is some natural landscape right below the pool - it isn't right on the water. You just have to appreciate the natural Crete landscape. (We didn't consider this a negative.) The house was so well equipped for us to make meals in the kitchen or on the grill. We all enjoyed the infinity pool to read, sunbathe, and play games as well as view the Mediterranean Sea/Sea of Crete. The pool decking was not hot to our feet even if the temperature was really high. We never felt crowded in the house because it was so spacious. We felt totally safe in the area and in the house. Beautiful sunrises as well as sunsets were visible from the pool deck. My only concern might be for very young children or elderly people because the stairs were marble and could be slippery.
Some staples (such as coffee, milk, bread, sugar, fresh fruit, etc) were left for us. It was very nice! Closest large grocery was in Rethymnon (about 25 minutes to the west) and smaller markets in Perama.
A two minute walk to the beautiful, rugged shore let us relax in some protected coves. We could easily walk to the Panomos village for shopping or meals. The town was built up enough to have both, but it isn't crowded nor overly touristy.
We had 2 small issues (grill out of gas and hot water pump not working), but they were fixed so fast! The house manager was so attentive and nice.
Recommended restaurants: Porto Parasiris and Captain's House
Things to do: JoyRide.Bike (Panormos), Discovery Safaris - 4 wheelers/buggies in the back country (Rethymnon), Paraschakis olive oil tour (Meldoni area)
It was a wonderful week in Crete!
Dear Lisa , thank you for giving us a perfect rating and we hope to welcome you again in our Villa! Regards, ThinkVilla Team.
Thalassa Residence is located in Panormo, which is a friendly sea side village, and is within walking distance to its well known sandy beaches. The two main beaches are Limanaki and Limni. Both of them are sandy with clear blue water and ideal for kids, as they are shallow and well protected from winds. The beaches are organised and equipped with sun beds & umbrellas. Water sports are also available. The harbour beach in front of the village is the port of the area, where the boats tie up, this beach is unorganised.
The village has all the facilities and amenities one would need : well-stocked mini-markets, post office, pharmacy, a doctor’s office, a butcher's shop, bakery (hot, fresh bread every morning from 9 am), various gift shops and traditional seaside shops at very reasonable prices.
Further, there is a good selection of cafes and excellent traditional tavernas, overlooking the harbour and the sea, which offer a warm welcome and a beautiful setting to enjoy some traditional Cretan food, fish as well as international dishes.
Panormo has regular bus itineraries every 30 minutes that connects Heraklion and Chania cities.
Out & About
Distance from the sea: 10 meters
Panormo sandy Beach: 400 meters
Mini Market & Restaurants: 200 meters
Rethymno Port & Town: 23 Km
Heraklion International Airport: 61 Km
Chania International Airport: 91 Km