About the property
- Villa6458 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay7 nights
Quite location yet close to beach with views out to the sea, perfect for kids.
Large Cretan style Villa with comfortable accommodation for up to 6 people (no sofa beds!!) in a quiet, private location yet close to all amenities with fantastic views out to the sea and also of the surrounding mountain side.
Comprising of 1 double bedroom and 2 twin rooms (which can be turned into doubles), all of which have ample wardrobe and storage space and Air Conditioning. There are two bathrooms, one of which is the en suite to the main bedroom. The main living area and kitchen are open plan with high wooden ceilings giving the villa a spacious airy feel.
The Villa also has a private 50m2 swimming pool with a large patio area and brick build BBQ. There is also a roof terrace.
The nearest beach is 1.8km away in a lovely seaside village called Panormo.
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- Apr 23, 2018
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Beautiful Villa and fantastic pool
Just come back from a week in this lovely Villa. It was exactly as described. The Villa was spotlessly clean and well maintained as was the pool. The owner was very helpful and stayed in contact right up until we left and once we got home. I would definately recommend this Villa and is perfect for couples wanting a quite week away from it all or for a family as there is ample bedroom space and two bathrooms. We found a lovely restaurant in Bali which is 10 min drive away called Panorama and is worth a visit. Would definately stay at this Villa again if we went back to Crete.
Basic, Tired and Uncomfortable
For: location, clean, size of swimming pool
Against: basic, tired, does not lend itself to family living despite the 3 bedrooms, uncomfortable living area, small TV, lack of storage space in bathrooms, no shaver sockets, threadbare towels, no views despite name of the villa.
Seriously, at £89 per night, this villa did not represent good value. The outside space around the villa is poor, dominated by a sizeable swimming pool flanked on two sides by flower beds and small trees - insects were a real problem because of this. The driveway is barely large enough for one vehicle; two vehicles could be a problem. Inside, there is not even a sofa provided in the living area but a rattan-like garden seating set which was uncomfortable. Fixtures and fittings were tired. Only one bedside table light provided despite there being two bedside tables in the main bedroom. Bathrooms lacked any reasonable storage space and there was an absence of shaving sockets.
We stay in villas every year when we go on holiday and, for the money, this has to be the worst. If all you want is a base and don't intend to use the villa facilities, then stay in a hotel. At least you'll get your room serviced, a level of comfort, quality towels and clean sheets every few days. If, on the other hand, you expect to make full use of villa facilities when on holiday, this is probably not the villa for you, especially if you have children.
Basic and spacious
Had a lovely 11 nights stay, location fantastic, so central and set up in the hills. Both Perama and Panormo were lovely, many amazing Tavernas. We had a really super time. The Villa is spacious and peaceful. Ann and Bill were on hand to help solve the issues we had, which were unfortunately numbered quite a few minor issues and they didn't spoil our holiday. However 3 light bulbs blew, 5 hour power cut due to the water pump packing up on the final two days and then weak showers with low pressure, large umbrella over dining area broke, in a heat wave a bit dire! Pool needs re painting as the blue comes off on you and cozzies, thankfully with some scrubbing did come off my daughters new white bikini! Also it would be nice to be left some basics, soap, dishwasher tablets, washing powder, a few basics in the store cupboard. Never been to a property when this hasn't been the case and buying packets of each when only a few are needed adds up.
Overall, however we would return as the villa was merely a base for exploring the beautiful island of Crete (which we did) and served us well. The pool is also a fabulous size and we did spend a lot of time playing and having fun in it!
Fabulous, peaceful rural retreat !
Wonderful spacious villa in semi peaceful rural area with spectacular views - Mountain View - perfect name for lovely villa. Fantastic sized pool, virtually everything required for a near perfect holiday. Only downside - no WIFI - which would make this villa perfect ! Well equipped in kitchen - all utensils we required. Would benefit from air con in living room/kitchen as very warm but just about managed heat with portable fans - air con spot on in bedrooms ! This is a lovely place to stay but if you have young children - take DVDs to keep entertained in the evening as there is not much choice on television in Crete ! Perfect for an away from it all holiday - we really enjoyed our stay and would like to say huge thanks to Dave for his assistance fixing the toilet and round the pool - sterling work ! Also big thanks to Ann & Billy who greeted us and provided vital information ! Had trouble finding villa due to Crete road signs - extremely obscure - GPS a definite plus getting round island ! So apologies for late arrival ! Car essential for staying at this villa - bit off the beaten track but that was a positive for us - do not expect entertainment on your doorstep - but plenty within 15 min drive. We liked Bali ( Akrogiali Taverna)and Panormo (Kastros and Porto Parasiris) - plenty of nice places to eat in both villages. We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday and would definitely return to this area - had everything we look for in a holiday.
Beautiful aspect, gardens and pool
Spacious villa with particularly lovely terraces and pool which are very well maintained. Some of the equipment in the villa needs attention though such as freezer door, dishwasher, coffee machine and one of the air conditioning units. Some household items - matches, detergent, bin liners etc would have been appreciated (I would have been happy to pay a little more for the booking for these type of items to be included). Also, the village no longer has any shop or taverna but it is only a short drive to Panormo, the nearest town. The local contacts recommended by the owner were friendly and helpful.
The ideal vacation villa
From the reservation until the end of the vacation, everything was 100% in order. Very smooth communication with the owner. The house has everything you would expect for either a short or long stay. Both house and pool were very large and clean; ideal for a relaxing holiday! Each bedroom has airconditioning, which was very welcome. The villa is centrally situated on the island and makes for a good starting point for excursions in every direction.
Take into account that the villa is quite remotely situated, and that there are no real 'classic' tourist accomodations within close walking distance, just a few local bars/small shops. Personally, we did not mind, as we appreciated the calm environment, but if you like more activity/bars/restaurants in the direct neighbourhood, you might consider a stay closer to a city like Rethymno, allthough the nearby village of Panormo (+/- 2km) is very cosy and touristfriendly, and there's a LIDL supermarket at +/-15km from the villa.
Panormo is a small holiday resort, located in the center of the northern seaside of Crete, between Heraklio and Rethimno. In the ancient days of steam travel it was an important harbour and a flourishing small town. About 25 km south to the mainland is the archaeological site of ELEFTHERNA. Today, Panormo is a protected area due to its beautiful and traditional narrow streets and buildings. A fine sandy beach, several good restaurants, a wonderful sea view are just some of the pleasures a visitor can experience in this picturesque little resort... It is also an excellent geographical point to use as a base for excursions all over Crete
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
50% of rental fee due straight away to secure booking. 50% six weeks before your departure date. Welcome Packs - There is also a welcome pack service available at a cost of 30 euro including food and drink for your fist few days. Priorities can be given to your wishes.(Please notify me well in advance of your arrival). Keys - On your arrival at the villa your keys will be made available by Mr B