Belvedere - Villa Argiro, 1 bedroom villa with swimming pool
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About Kostas Vasilakis
My name is Kostas Vasilakis and I have studied marketing and business management. Already being an owner of two successful villas and co-owner of designgraphic.gr, a well known web development company in Greece, I started to manage other villas in 2012. I have the full management of all the villas that I represent, knowing everything about them and the areas in which they are located. My aim is to help the homeowners to manage their vacation properties to their full advantage and guests to relax and have the finest holiday experience with 24/7 service providing advice and information for all their concerns throughout their stay. Let me be your personal advisor for your holidays and let’s start organising your trip in Crete together! My company which called “etouri” is located in 271 Arkadiou Str. Rethymno, Crete and is approved by the Greek Tourist Organisation with license number: 1041E60610185001
Kostas Vasilakis purchased this Villa in 2017
What makes this Villa unique
The unique benefits of Belvedere Villas are: - Spectacular views of the sea and the gorge that the villas offer. Sunset from the villas is absolutely breathtaking and promises unforgettable moment! Additionally the gorge of Prassano is an important habitant of vultures and eagles in Crete which you can enjoy watching them flying in front of you while relaxing at the pool area. - Located in the nature offering totally calm and quiet environment. Additionally there are several spots nearby which you can explore the Cretan nature such as Prassano gorge, Milli gorge and the Potami Dam Lake, etc. At the same time the city of Rethymno and its beach is also close which ensure convenient stay for our guests. - Constructed in a way to offer full privacy among the villas. - It is a good value for money considering the good location and the quality that the villas offer. - The hospitality of the owner and his family who will be on hand with helpful advice and information whenever it is needed. The owners have a wide knowledge of the island and will be only to willing to suggest places of interest and routes to get there.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
The perfect stay
A truly wonderful stay in a fantastic villa. First class facilities that more than matched our expectations.
From the moment we booked all our needs were catered for.
Excellent communication throughout from a very dedicated team.
Thank you so much, we will definitely return.
Fantastic and Relaxing Time
Just returned from 2 fantastic weeks staying in Villa Argiro.
The views from the property are breathtaking and watching the sunset on an evening was even better. Totally relaxing and total privacy from the other villas. The villa had all necessary equipment/items needed for an enjoyable stay. It was kept clean every 3/4 days and the pool was cleaned every morning.
Car definitely needed for getting around, but only 10 minutes drive down to supermarkets, taverna's and the beach. However we spent most of our day's around the pool.
This was our 1st visit and we did get lost trying to find the villa late at night, but the management team were great and sent us a link on google maps. We were only a few minutes away luckily.
Maybe the directions could give the name of the junction to come off from the New Road which is the turning off for 'Amari', then take first right, then first left. There is no mention of the Old Road anywhere, once you come of the New Road. However, we will know for the next time as we are certain we will visit again in the future.
Thanks to all for a wonderful holiday.
Helen & Colin Gatenby
Knaresborough, North Yorkshire
Quiet and peaceful place with stunning views!
We had a great and relaxing stay at Villa Argiro. The property is located just 10 minutes away from the town (you do need to have a car due to location). The place itself is spotless clean with a decent size swimming pool, supplied with everything we needed to have a nice stay. The owner is a very friendly and accommodating lady and so are the people from the rental management company, they looked after us very well (Thank you!). This is definitely the place to visit again!
A true dream holiday hideout
First of all, the accommodation impressed us all along the line!
Everything corresponded in all respects to the information in the advertisement and the expectations it conveyed.
Yes, it is really as beautiful on site as shown in the pictures!
The villa, situated on a spacious and inconspicuously fenced private property, lies quite a bit (approx. 7 km) inland and at an altitude of approx. 300 metres. However, the paved way to the area is no problem even with a normal car. On the property there are a total of four villas. Two free-standing villas and two directly adjacent villas, whose outer areas are separated by a thick hedge. Villa Argiro is one of the latter, but in our opinion it offers the best view and the best exposure to the evening sun from the west. The morning sun was best enjoyed at breakfast on the nice roof terrace.
The accommodation, as well as the whole area around the villas were in an extraordinarily well-kept condition.
On our arrival we were warmly welcomed by the very sympathetic owner with a Greek welcome gift basket. A short guided tour and briefing to electrical equipment and gate locking of the property then followed. The cleaning of the accommodation took place after agreement with us each three days, the pool cleaning however daily and discreetly between 7 and 8 o'clock in the morning, which always went unnoticed.
Via a telephone in the kitchen at any time contact with the landlord was possible. Internet access via Wi-Fi was stable, but the use of streaming services was limited due to limited bandwidth. Mobile reception and data throughput, on the other hand, were excellent.
All in all, we had a wonderful holiday on Crete and in Villa Argiro. In any case, we are sure that they will see us again in the Belvedere Villas and that we will spend more great holidays there in the next years!
Patrick & Nadine
Beautiful villa in a stunning location - 10/10 !
There was nothing to fault! The villa (and pool) was impeccably maintained and supplied with everthing you could need. We had total privacy and peace. Our hosts we lovely and so generous, so many thoughtful touches made our stay special.
Perfekter Urlaub! 10 Tage pure Erholung.
Wir waren 10 Tage in der Villa und wären gerne viel länger geblieben. Es ist sogar noch viel besser, als auf den Fotos! Wirklich alles perfekt. Schon die Schlüsselübergabe und kurze Einführung in die Wohnung war sehr freundlich und pünktlich zu unserer Ankunftszeit. Die Villa hat einen Ess- und Wohnbereich - mit TV und Audioanlage. Eine Küche mit allem, was man benötigt, ein Schlafzimmer mit Blick auf den Pool und eine Dachterrasse und ein weiteres Bett im 1. Stock, der über eine Treppe zu erreichen ist.
Vom Schlafzimmer oder Wohnzimmer kann man zum Poolbereich gehen, der wirklich schön gestaltet ist, mit zwei Liegen, Sitzmöglichkeiten, Grill, einer Außendusche, Sonnenschirm.. Alles, was man benötigt.
Der Pool wird morgens gereinigt, was man aber gar nicht mitbekommt, wie alles hier. Man ist im Grunde wirklich für sich alleine und kann seinen Urlaub genießen. Vorher haben wir die Reinigungszeiten erfahren, auf die man sich also auch gut einstellen konnte. Zweimal wurde in den 10 Tagen die Wohnung gereinigt, die Betten gemacht, Handtücher gewechselt, u.a.
Vom Poolbereich kann man das Meer sehen, das mit dem Auto (das man hier aber wirklich benötigt) in ca. 10 Minuten zu erreichen ist, wie auch Supermärkte, Bäcker, u.a.
Die Gegend um die Villa herum ist eher einsam und karg. Was aber ja nicht stört, da man dafür wie gesagt, für sich alleine ist.
Nachts hört man zwar bei offenen Fenstern die Zikaden, was aber auch zu so einem Urlaubsland dazu gehört ;)
Fazit: Wirklich ein entspannter, unkomplizierter und perfekter Urlaub. Freundliche Verwalter und reibungslose Abwicklung, alles ganz prima. Wir kommen ganz sicher wieder ;)
Belvedere Villas are located in a quiet area just outside of Prasies village in front of Prassano gorge, around 9 km away from the city of Rethymno. The surrounding area is a quiet, natural environment ideal for relaxation but also close to shops, restaurants and various services.
Close to the villa you will find several beaches that you should visit. The most closest one is the long sandy beach of Rethymno (7 km) with various organised spots with sun beds, taverns and beach bars or secluded quiet spots. The beach of Episkopi (24 km) is 10 km long and goes until the village of Georgioupoli which also has an organised beach (32 km).
The closest tavern from the villa is located in Misiria area (7 km) .Supermarkets and more shops are found nearby the beach in Rethymno area (7 km).
The other attractive spots nearby the villa are Prassano gorge (140 m), Milli gorge (9.6 km) and the Potami Dam Lake (14 km), etc and we will be happy to make you suggestions and directions for places which only locals know about them.
The villa’s location is ideal for one more reason, it is also close to the main national road, thus making excursions around Crete a very easy thing to do.
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