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Luxury stone made villa with private pool & Jacuzzi, garden-park.

Kostas Vasilakis

Member since: 2010
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Speaks English, Greek
Bedrooms 4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


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Luxury stone made villa with private pool & Jacuzzi, garden-park.

Bedrooms 4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday villa in Eleftherna - Villa Eleftherna

4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 8 in beds up to 10

Villa Eleftherna is approved by Greek Tourism Organization with license number: 1041K91002923801.

Nestling on a quiet lane in the village of Eleftherna, Villa Eleftherna is a superb rural hideaway, stone-built in traditional style. Set in an area of magnificent natural beauty, surrounded by gardens of pretty flower shrubs and fruit trees it is more than a country cottage or a holiday villa. Built on the highest spot of the village, it offers breathtaking views on the Cretan Sea, Mountain 'Psiloritis' and the whole area.

Private but not remote, Villa Eleftherna is next to the village square, where you can find traditional taverns, cafes and a mini-market.

The villa indoors contains two floors. On the ground floor there is an open plan area where you will find the living room, the dinning area and a fully equipped kitchen. From the living room and the kitchen there is access to the veranda and the pool-garden area. Also on the ground floor there is one bedroom with a double bed and one with two single beds. Finally there is a full bathroom with bath between the two bedrooms.

On the first floor there is the main bedroom with a double bed, the main bathroom with the Jacuzzi and one more bedroom with two single beds. Also from the first floor you will have access to the enormous veranda which offers panoramic views of the sea!

Outdoors there is a fenced area which contains the 40 square meters swimming pool, the garden park under the tree, the barbecue area, one veranda with a seating area and many flower gardens!

Activities: The convenient location of Villa Eleftherna allows easy access to the sights of the island and offers the opportunity to various activities; relaxing walks in the countryside, hiking, mountain biking or climbing trips can be easily organised. We offer 4 mountain bikes and light hiking equipment (batons) at your disposal for free.

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Kostas Vasilakis (Property Manager)
Member since: 2010
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About Kostas Vasilakis

My name is Kostas Vasilakis. Villa Eleftherna was built by my father a few years ago! I manage the web marketing and reservations and he manages everything in order the house to be perfect for a pleasant stay!

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

Kostas Vasilakis purchased this villa in 2008

What makes this villa unique

Unique benefits of our villa are:

- The villa is built on a hill just outside of the village Eleftherna offering 100% privacy and amazing views!

- It is just a “stones throw” away from one of the most historical areas in Crete, the archaeological site of Ancient Eleftherna. 

- According to our previous guests (you can read the reviews), the villa has a perfect layout and  is equipped with everything you can imagine! 

- Fenced and safe garden park for children! 

- Swimming pool that can be isolated from young children.

- You will love to relax under the natural tree shade!

- Quiet and away from it all!

- Traditional tavern and mini market just a few meters away!

- Free bicycles and light hiking equipment.

- If you enjoy country walks, my father who is an experienced member of Rethymno’s climbing club would love to guide you or take you with him on organised excursions for free!

- Finally you will realise what Cretan hospitality means on meeting my family and locals who live in the village nearby!  

Guestbook comments from the manager

Abbiamo prenotato convinti dalle foto e dalle recensioni dei precedenti ospiti, e dopo aver passato quindici giorni a Creta ospiti della villa ...non saremmo più tornati a casa.

Le foto non rendono la bellezza della casa, fornita di tutto, tv satellite e internet wifi, piscina bellissima giardino, spazi per stare tranquilli e per condividere la vacanza con altre persone. Noi eravamo due famiglie per un totale di 7 persone, 4 adulti e 3 bambini.

Ogni coppia aveva la sua camera, matrimoniale per i grandi e due letti per camera per i bambini. Da segnalare oltre la villa che ha tutto ciò che promette anche la grande cordialità del proprietario, che ogni giorno veniva a sincerarsi che tutto andasse bene, senza essere minimamente invadente e che ci ha cucinato alla griglia l'ultima sera una cena ottima insieme alla moglie e ai figli. Abbiamo passato una serata veramente conviviale e amichevole.

(Review copied from tripadvisor)
Aug 2011
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Bedrooms 4
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Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Luxury stone made villa with private pool & Jacuzzi, garden-park.
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 22 reviews
Stockholm, Sweden

Did not want to leave this fantastic villa

  • 5 of 5

We started our trip in Sweden, arriving at the villa a bit tired from the trip where we received a very warm welcome at Villa Eleftherna. The tiredness was gone and we realized that our high expectations was by far exceeded. Besides the very warm welcome, the villa and its perfection stunned us. The mixture of a luxurious villa and the genuine surroundings made our week an unforgettable memory, the only mistake we made was not to book another week:-).

  • Review Submitted: Sep 28, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Outstanding and Amazing Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We have rented many villas over the years and Villa Eleftherna was definitely at the top of the list. The entire experience from pre-arrival arrangements to our departure was personally and professionally attended to.

We visited as an extended family of 7 ranging in age from 17 to 80 years and each of us had a wonderful experience. The villa is impeccably clean, well maintained and an easy walk to the nearby village tavernas. The location is perfect for anyone looking for an authentic experience in Crete. We were able to complete several great day trips to Knossos, Old Rethymno, Chania, Heraklion, the Amari valley and the South coast, as well as the beautiful villages and monasteries that are situated nearby. We enjoyed hiking to nearby ruins as well but mostly it was the relaxing time spent in the villa on the patio and pool and playing Tavli ( backgammon) that made this vacation superb. We recommend this villa and location to anyone thinking of traveling to Crete.

Our sincerest Thank-you to the villa's owners/family for their hospitality and the fabulous home away from home.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Lovely family villa

  • 4 of 5

In spring Crete is at its best. The whole island is green and covered in flowers. That's why, just as last year, my brothers family and mine set off for Crete.

We found this house for our group of 4 adults and 4 kids (age 5 till 8). The surroundings were beautifull, between the green hills, with the mountains in our back and looking towards the sea. We were very charmed of the traditional build of the house, giving it a very snug atmosphere, even though it's large.

The owners, the Vasilikas family, were very relaxed and helpfull. Upon arrival, they showed us the house and gave us good information for trips in the surrounding area. During our stay they kept the house and garden very neat and tidy. The also let us enjoy Cretan hospitality, because when they came around, they gave us some local food and drinks to taste!

From the house, we set of to discover the area; we visited Rethymnon (nice old centre), Panormo bay, Bali bay, the nearby monastery Anogia, the Melidoni cave, etc. etc.

In short, we had a wonderfull time in our lovely house on the lovely island of Crete.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

A Real Pearl

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely week in July 2014 at Villa Eleftherna. The owners were waiting for us when we arrived (which I admit was quite a bit later than anticipated) and gave us a full explanation of operating the house and more important of the best things to do in the area.

The house is everything that is advertised and more. It has every amenity: the kitchen is well equipped, a nice big TV with satellite channels (I wish the satellite menu could be switched to English but there are English channels) and a beautiful garden and good sized swimming pool (there is even a volley ball net which is a nice extra as we had a great time playing int he pool). There are sitting areas everywhere (inside outside, in the garden, on the roof...) so you can always find a piece of sun or shade and there is even instant electric driven hot water if the solar heater runs out.

The bedrooms are good sized and everything is well kept and clean.

If you are looking for a beautiful house in a quiet village with a lovely big garden (the plot must be a least 1,000 sqm) excellent maintenance and lovely owners- this is the place you are looking for. Truthfully I don't think the pictures really reflect how beautiful this house is, The weather here is also better than down on the beach and it is nice and cool in the evenings and not too hot during the day.

BTW- it is about 15 minutes to the beach from - here as suggested by the owner. 30 minutes to Rethymno, 1.5 hours to Chania and 1.75 hours from Herakilion.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

A superb and well laid out property for our party

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic set up for a family or group including safe, fenced off pool area. Georgios and his family couldn't do enough for us and instantly made us feel at home. It's perfectly positioned if you're not in to beach holidays although we did venture down to Rethymon (30 mins away) a couple of times (try the Alana restaurant, we had seriously good food there at a good price. Fab Fillet steaks!) The location of the villa is superb and the immediate surrounding countryside is breathtaking (fancy a bit of Eagle spotting?). We saw two from the villa. Would I go back again? Absolutely. Everything is taken care of. One tip would be to stop by the LIDL which is adjacent to the national road you travel down from either Chania or Hereklion, on the outskirts of Rethymon on your way from the airport. Great quality and cheap!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 3, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

very well equipped. lovely views and terraces

  • 5 of 5

Well equipped. Owner very flexible helpful and friendly. Great luxurious oasis with great views in the mountainous Rethymnon hinterland.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 5, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway


Nearest Airport
81 Kilometres
Heraklion Airport
Nearest Barpub
19 Kilometres
Platanias area
Nearest Ferry
23 Kilometres
Rethymno port
Nearest Motorway
12 Kilometres
Chania-Heraklion new national road
Nearest Restaurant
150 Metres
Psiloritis Taverna
Nearest Beach
12 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Our villa is located in central Crete in Eleftherna village giving you the advantage to combine mountain and sea. You can make a tour of the villages around or visit some of the most well known beaches on the north coast. The village of Eleftherna is well known because of the archaeological site of Ancient Eleftherna and has about 400 inhabitants today. The surrounding area is quiet, a place where you can relax and feel “away from it all”. The village has one traditional tavern, a few traditional cafes and a mini market!

Given the location of the village and the landscape, there are numerous attractive hiking and cycling routes. The European path E4 crosses the village and passes through behind the building. The villa provides 4 mountain bicycles and light hiking equipment (batons) for free. Visitors can also easily explore the archaeological site of ancient Eleftherna (which is a stone-throw away), Arkadi (7km away), Margarites (6km) the cave of Melidoni (22km away), Zoniana (32km away), Anogia (37km away).

The owner of the villa, George Vasilakis, is an experienced member of the Climbing Club of Rethymno and he will be glad to help with any relevant information on beautiful scenic routes and paths you can walk, ride on the bikes or drive. If you are lucky enough, your stay may coincide with one of the guided trips the Climbing Club organizes around the island (you can participate after arrangement). For the adventure-seekers, you will be given the necessary information when you arrive!

PLEASE be advised that the villa may appear on a different 'location category' on Homeaway affiliate websites, depending on their categorized locations (each affiliate website has its own 'location categories').


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16 Feb 2015 - 31 Mar 2015
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Special Offer April
1 Apr 2015 - 30 Apr 2015
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1 May 2015 - 31 May 2015
7 night minimum stay
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1 Jun 2015 - 30 Jun 2015
7 night minimum stay
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1 Jul 2015 - 31 Aug 2015
7 night minimum stay
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1 Sep 2015 - 30 Sep 2015
7 night minimum stay
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1 Oct 2015 - 31 Dec 2015
7 night minimum stay
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Notes NOW SPECIAL OFFER in APRIL 2015 is available!

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

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 190 m²
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Jacuzzi
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • The villa has two bathrooms, one in each floor and the bathroom upstairs has Jacuzzi!
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Child Bed , 2 Cot , Child beds & Cots are removable
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
    Living room - 2 Sofa bed/Futon
  • The sofa beds are in the living room. Also the child beds and the cots are removable. We also can provide you 2 removable air-beds! Each floor has one bedroom with double bed and one bedroom with 2 singles beds. All the bedrooms have air condition, closet and orthopaedic mattresses.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Deck Furniture
  • Gated Community
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • Wood Decking
  • Yard
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Services upon request (extra charge): Doctor on call - Massage - Daily cleaning - Baby sitting - Daily excursions - Bicycle rent - Photographer - Delivery of traditional Cretan food to your place - Airport transfer - Cook (Chef) in your villa. Please tell us your wish and we will try to make it reality!

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