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TRADITIONAL COUNTRY HOUSE IN VILLAGE WITH POOL, LOVELY GARDEN AND GREAT VIEWS

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Kostas Vasilakis

Speaks English, Greek
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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights

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TRADITIONAL COUNTRY HOUSE IN VILLAGE WITH POOL, LOVELY GARDEN AND GREAT VIEWS

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday villa in Rethymnon - Villa Dimitra

3 Bedroom, 2 Bathrooms, great view, vegetable gardens that you can use!

Villa Dimitra is approved by Greek Tourism Organization with license number: 1041K91002986201

Villa 'Dimitra' is a two-story country house of 200 sqm which has been restored and renovated with respect for tradition. The building was originally constructed in 1800. In 1998, the owner renovated the house with respect to its history, and transformed it into a traditional villa, where you can relax and enjoy the Cretan country side.

Outdoors you can find a 70 sqm large garden with a large wooden table, the 25 sqm swimming pool, a barbecue, a traditional wood oven, a marble sink, facilities for cooking outside, sun beds with tables, plenty of places to sit and enjoy the magnificent view and parking space for 2 cars.

Indoor living room area that has old furniture with traditional Cretan textiles, offers comprehensive proposal entertainment DVD and CD player, cable TV and wireless internet. It is worth noting that there is even a traditional fireplace and air conditioning and heating in all rooms, in order for the house to be used as a travel destination during the winter in a transformation of the landscape of nature particularly enjoyable. Three double bed bedrooms, two bathrooms and a modern fully equipped kitchen which has all the necessary appliances (such as antique-style electric oven, microwave, antique fridge and freezer, dishwasher, coffee maker, toaster, juicer, etc..)

Villa Dimitra can accommodate 6 guests in 3 bedrooms which have double beds. Furthermore, there is a possibility to accommodate 4 more people (total 10), as the 4 comfortable couches can easily be converted into beds. There are also 2 bathrooms with shower and laundry for guests' convenience.

Entering the house, there is an open-plan area of 33 sqm which includes a dining table for 6 people, a sofa-bed, the living room area with the TV and DVD player, a small room where you can find the washing machine, and a bathroom. Right next to the living room area is the fully-equipped separate kitchen.

On the ground floor there is also a dining table for 8 people and one more living room area with 3 sofa-beds. Finally the first double-bedded bedroom is located at the end of the ground floor, offering direct access to a veranda its own sitting area and to the garden of the house.

Going up the wooden staircase, you will find the remaining 2 double-bedded bedrooms and a beautiful terrace with great view, which also has direct access to the villa's garden. One of the two bedrooms has an en-suite bathroom.

Finally, the villa has baby cots that can be used and installed in any room, depending on the needs of visitors.

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Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Kostas Vasilakis

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My name is Kostas Vasilakis and I have studied marketing and business management. Being already an owner of a very successful villa, I started to manage other villas 2 years ago.

I have the full management of all the villas that I represent, knowing everything about them and the areas where they are located.

My aim is to help the homeowners to manage their house better and guests to relax and have the best experience on their holidays with 24/7 service providing advice for all the matters during their stay.

My company which is located in 213 Arkadiou Str. Rethymno, Crete is approved by the Greek Tourist Organisation with license number: 1041 E 6061 01850 01

Villa Dimitra is a traditional country house, originally built more than 2 centuries ago. The house is located in the beautiful village of Amnatos but it provides its guests with absolute privacy within its grounds. The villa offers magnificent mountain views and numerous sitting places where you can relax and enjoy the sound of the singing birds. Finally, the house is full of antique furniture and utilities which will travel you back in centuries.

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews for this holiday villa rental in Rethymnon, Greece

Traditional country house in village with pool, lovely garden and great views
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Traditional country house in village with pool, lovely garden and great views
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1060596
+30 6947804377
Rethymnon Rethymnon area
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“A gem of a place with warm hospitality”

  • Review Submitted: 16-Apr-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
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We stayed for a week with a group of 6 friends at Villa Dimitri and absolutely loved it. The old stone house has been restored with great taste and is filled with antique furniture. The kitchen is small but very well equipped (there are 2 fridges) and the outdoor patio provides for great breakfast and evening BBQs. The owners are really friendly and were extremely helpful throughout the week, welcoming us with raki and biscuits, recommending places to explore, restaurants to try, even inviting us to the village party one night. A small pool has just been installed a few months before and we were able to cool down after a day of exploring near-by sites.

The house is up in the mountain, but only 20mn drive from Rethymno, which is a miniature, much less hectic version of Chania, with lovely boutique shops and superb restaurants. There's a very good tavern in the village as well, where locals offered us a warm welcome. You can then enjoy one last glass of liqueur on the roof terrace and enjoy the cool night breeze.

I cannot recommend enough this place, it was definitely the best part of our stay in Crete!
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Traditional country house in village with pool, lovely garden and great views
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1060596
+30 6947804377
Rethymnon Rethymnon area
Owner Submitted Review
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“Exceptional villa with a warm atmosphere"

“Exceptional villa with a warm atmosphere"
  • Review Submitted: 16-Apr-2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
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My husband and I and our 3 children aged 8,7,and 4 spent a fabulous 2 weeks at Villa Dimitra. We had a very warm greeting and a glass of raki with the owners on arrival in the courtyard infront of the villa under a grapevine laiden with fruit.There was no demand for a deposit or expectations that we`d pay for cleaning at the end of our stay which was refreshing. The garden around the villa is beautiful and so tranquil and the children were in the pool within moments of casting their eyes on it. As the villa is on the edge of the village it is not overlooked and the garden area is very private .The villa itself is tastefully decorated and wonderfully spacious.The walls are decorated with old paintings and tapestries making it feel cosy but lending a sense of history and authenticity to this once family home. The fridge was stocked with essentials and we were encouraged to help ourselves to the ample supply of raki ( home made) and the organically grown produce in their gardens below.
I enjoyed cooking in the outdoor kitchen and we ate many meals in the courtyard surrounded by the sounds of cicadas. Our children loved this place and my husband and I very much enjoyed the romantic setting.
The village of Amnatos where the villa is situated has a little shop where we bought our fresh bread daily. The lady who runs the shop clearly adores children and our 3 became very keen shoppers after she regularly rewarded them with lollypops and sweets. The taverna opposite is charming and serves a range of Cretan favourites on tables situated outdoors. A mobile greengrocer and fishmonger drive through the village daily declaring their presence with loud music.
We spent our days at various beautiful beaches on the North and South shores, interrupted with the essential trips to Knossos, Rethymnon, and Chania, and a day spent at a waterpark for the children. The villas location is ideally positioned for exploring the Island.
We have stayed in many villas but this is easily the nicest and by far the richest in sense of history and atmosphere.
business
Traditional country house in village with pool, lovely garden and great views
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1060596
+30 6947804377
Rethymnon Rethymnon area
Owner Submitted Review
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Very,very special place for holidays!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jul-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
(review copied from tripadvisor)
"I've stayed in thousands of places in more than 100 countries around the world but Villa Dimitra is unique -- for its charm, and the exceptional warmth and extraordinarily generosity of its hosts. I've truly never stayed anywhere like it, and plan to return often.

The house is an old family home in the medieval village of Amnatos, owned by Vangelis and Joanna and their sons. Amnatos is small -- a cluster of stone houses with walled stepped gardens on a sharp rise, like an Italian hill town -- with one basic shop and one rather fantastic taverna whose dining room, brilliantly, is the street. Villa Dimitra is on the southern edge of Amnatos, up a tiny, steep lane next to the church, with a clear view of the mountains and, from its upper terrace, the sea.

Vangelis, Joanna and Petros were on hand to greet us with a glass of raki when we arrived (more than two hours late). They'd also bought a giant supper for us from the taverna. Once they showed us around, it was clear that they'd stocked the two fridges and food cupboards and wine rack with enough food and drink (including homemade raki, jam, wine, and some very fine parmesan-like cheese and so on) to keep us going for days. Then Vangelis told us we should help ourselves to the tomatoes, aubergines, courgettes, grapes, chillis and herbs growing in the garden. (We did -- that didn't stop Vangelis occasionally turning up and picking some more for us, or dropping off a tray of Joanna's stuffed and baked peppers and courgettes flowers; or a box of Rethymnon honey cakes; or, when we left, Vangelis giving us a set of 10 prints of 17th century paintings and draftsmen drawings of the town and Joanna adding another box of wicked chocolates. Like I say, their generosity was quite stunning.)
Inside, the house is stuffed with a collection of very personal and rather precious antiques and family memorabilia which give a real sense of being part of the community. That's an impression only confirmed when you step outside the door and take a walk around Amnatos, which turns out to one of those places that most of us have only experienced in novels, where everyone knows everyone's name, everyone is a friend and, when you are in the company of any of the owners, you will find it impossible to pay for anything at all, even a dinner at taverna.
Very, very special indeed, and a week in Crete that none of us will ever forget."
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Location

Nearest Airport
78 Kilometres
Heraklion Airport
Nearest Ferry
70 Kilometres
Souda Port, Chania
Nearest Motorway
7 Kilometres
New national road Chania - Heraklion
Nearest Beach
7 Kilometres
Stavromenos
Nearest Barpub
12 Kilometres
Platanias area
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Traditional taverna 'Kapilio' in Amnatos Village
Car: recommended

The Village of Amnatos:

Amnatos is 17km from the centre of Rethymno and it is the last village on the way to the historical Monastery of Arkadi. The village is built on a rocky and high location having superb views across the valley of Rethymno.

The village was inhabited by the Venetians and the Turks and testify that the imposing buildings - towers of the village that survived until today. Houses Venetian notables (houses benezi), glass chimney style sebastiano serlio, mansions from the 17th and 18th century, imposing towers (the sanguinazzo) beautiful and lovely squares dominate and create a frame of a bygone era.

Due to the location of the village and the terrain in the area, there are many beautiful hiking and biking trails as to the nearby village of Kapsaliana where you can find the Museum of Olive. We will provide you for free 3 mountain bikes and light equipment for hiking (baton). Finally, the location enables visitors to explore the archaeological site of ancient Eleftherna and caves of Melidoni and Zoniana which are some of the most famous tourist destinations in central Crete.

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Availability & Rates

Rental rates for this holiday villa in Rethymnon, Rethymnon area

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Rental Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate Minimum Stay
 
Special Offer April
20 Apr 2014 - 26 Apr 2014
€140
6 nights
 
 
Special Offer May
5 May 2014 - 19 May 2014
€980
7 nights
 
 
Middle
1 Jun 2014 - 30 Jun 2014
€1,330
7 nights
 
 
High
1 Jul 2014 - 31 Aug 2014
€1,610
7 nights
 
 
Middle
1 Sep 2014 - 30 Sep 2014
€1,330
7 nights
 
 
Low
1 Oct 2014 - 31 Dec 2014
€1,120
7 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

NOW SPECIAL OFFER on April and May 2014 IS AVAILABLE!

Everything is included in the price! There are no additional charges in the price!

Payment Schedule
The deposit needed in order to secure the booking, is the 25% of the total cost of the reservation.
The remaining balance is due to be paid 20 days prior to the guest’s arrival.
Notes Cancellation Policy
If a booking is cancelled 4 months prior to the guest’s check-in date, the deposit is refundable. Otherwise, if the reservation is cancelled after the above period, the deposit is non-refundable.
If a booking is cancelled 20 days or less prior to the guest’s check-in date, the balance paid is non-refundable.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Rethymnon in Rethymnon area

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 200 m²
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • village
  • rural
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Farm Holidays
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Adventure
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Internet ...
  • Hair Dryer
Kitchen:
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Coffee Maker
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , 3 sqm en-suite bathroom on the first floor
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , 3 sqm bathroom on the ground floor
  • There is one bathroom on the ground floor and one en-suite bathroom in one of the two bedrooms on the first floor
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 15 sqm,en-suite bathroom, access to terrace, a/c
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , 15 sqm, 2 windows with garden-pool view
    living room area - 4 Sofa bed/Futon , 1 Single Bed , 3 comfortable sofa beds and one single bed in living room
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , 19 sqm, private veranda,a/c,mountain view
  • All bedrooms offer air-conditioning
Entertainment:
  • Video Library
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • DVD Player
  • Books
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Garden ...
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 5 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • hospital
  • medical services
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • caving
  • cycling
  • diving
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Villa 'Dimitra' was built by John Chaliopoulou monk in 1800, who also renovated the existing main church of the village, Church of the Life Giving Fountain. In 1998 the house was bought by its current owners, who restored it as it is today. Situated in an area of exceptional natural beauty, surrounded by gardens with flowers and trees, not just a cottage or vacation cradle. Located on the highest point of the village inhabited by Venetians who left old Venetian buildings, offering stunning views of the Cretan Sea, Mount Psiloritis and surrounding lush mountains and gorges area.

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