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PEACEFUL/PRIVATE VILLAS NEAR RETHYMNO TOWN

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Sophia Kanakaki

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Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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PEACEFUL/PRIVATE VILLAS NEAR RETHYMNO TOWN

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday villa in Rethymnon - Forest Villas - Ktima Kanakaki

private swimming pools, BBQs, WiFi, breathtaking sea/mountain views, farm

Located in the heart of one of the few oak forests in Europe, Forest Villas is the ideal destination for nature lovers.

Ktima Kanakakis is a complex of 3 traditional fully equiped villas with private swimming pools each, in Crete, located only 5 km away from the town of Rethymno, 1.5 km outside of the picturesque village of Atsipopoulo and it is open all year around.

Each villa has its own and absolute privacy!

Here you can enjoy the sounds and fragrancy of nature overlooking a magnificent landscape that combines the lush hills and the Cretan Sea.

During your stay at Forest Villas you can take part in taking care of the farm animals, go for a ride with our horse Pandora, walk along the paths and end your day watching a sunset that will take your breath away.

Details for holiday villa Ellotia, 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, 2 Bathrooms

Located only 5 km away from the town of Rethymno, this private 3-bedroom villa is the perfect place for you and your family to spend your vacation. The spacious living area includes open plan kitchen-dining room, comfortable lounge with working fireplace. With spectacular sea/mountain views, one bedroom is located on the first floor, where you can enjoy the mountain breeze from the large veranda, whilst the ground floor has two bedrooms and full wheelchair access. Outside, the covered terrace has dining furniture and a BBQ, as well sun chairs by the private swimming pool - perfect for dining with cold beer in the warm evenings and for tanning in the mornings!
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Sophia Kanakaki

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Ktima Kanakakis is a family business, run by myself and my two siblings.

I'm a mathematician and I find interest in the field of eco-tourism, which is an excellent way to spend my summers!

Sophia Kanakaki purchased this villa in 2013

Born and raised in Rethymno, I wouldn't dream living anywhere else in the world! I find the fact that you are up in the mountains in a small village and 10 minutes later you can go to beach truly amazing! And of course, it is sunny all year around!

Our property was passed down to us through our father and is of great sentimental value, since he was the one who undertook most of the work building the units. Consequently, all of us have put our heart and soul into it, making it what it is today.

I love the villa's architecture, stone built with a roof terrace in which you can watch the sun setting in the distance, exposed beamed ceilings..

Part of the attraction is the wildlife, a herd of mountain goats occupy the surrounding area outside the boundary fence. They have a daily routine stolling past, calling to one another with their bells ringing, each with their own personality!

Take a moment to watch for the swallows and swifts swooping down each evening/late afternoon to the pool - they even fly alongside you if you are swimming - very special!

Oh and.. unique sunset! The colors of the sky, the sea, the mountains.. This unique combination will take your breath away!

The villa is a superb place to unwind, quite central to visit other areas on the island , a truly memorable place you just want to return again and again!

Here you will meet the cretan hospitality and truly realize what eco-tourism means, enjoying fresh eggs from the hens, freshly-harvested vegetables and fruit as well as getting in touch with farm animals by feeding and taking care of them.

You will enjoy the best of both worlds!

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Reviews

Reviews for this holiday villa rental in Rethymnon, Greece

Ellotia
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 3 reviews
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Ellotia
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p865795
+30 6976173442
Rethymnon Rethymnon area
5

3rd time back

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 02-Jul-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
Our third stay and happy with it all. Sofia and her charming family are unobtrusive but make you feel totally at home, including presenting us with a wonderful home made moussaka. The villa is simply furnished but has all the basics and has a cosy traditional farmhouse feel about it. Very, very private, quiet and secluded, but just 3 minutes from the local village with good shops for food, bakery etc. and only 10 minutes from the throbbing heart of Rethymnon. 1 hr. from Heraklion and Chania. Car essential. Amazing 12km Episkopi beach also 10-12 mins away.
Helpful votes: 1/1
business
Ellotia
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p865795
+30 6976173442
Rethymnon Rethymnon area
5

Our best holiday from many years!

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 17-Sep-2012
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2012
We spent 3 very nice weeks in villa Ellotia. The house is really nice and it is a pleasure to eat outside with the sea view and the sound of goat bells.
The house has good equipment and the service of cleaning is perfect. The situation is good. A car is necessary but is is not far from the nice village of Atsipopoulo, not far from Rethymnon and not far from a nice beach which was not busy even in august. We appreciate the calm. We spent very relaxing moment in family around the swimming pool.
The situation is good to visit west of Crete.
We received the warmest of welcomes. We appreciate the special attentions as fruits and cakes at arrival. Sophia, thank you so much for your kindness and your advices. A special thanks to your mom for the cretan food which was very good!
The children enjoyed going to the farm.
We will recommend this house and if we come back in Crete, we will come back to this villa!
Helpful votes: 2/3
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Ellotia
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p865795
+30 6976173442
Rethymnon Rethymnon area
4

Private and secluded

  • 4 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 23-Jul-2012
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2012
This is a quiet, charming villa in a cluster of three, set in secluded farmland. The properties are sufficiently set apart so there is complete privacy on most of the property. Car absolutely needed as nearest village and contact of any sort is 5 mins away. Good little supermarket and most types of provisions in the village. Nearest large town Rethymno a further 10 minutes. Set up in the hills the views are wonderful in all directions. The pool is small but that seems to be the norm in Crete. Crete was quite breezy when we were there, apparently this is not unusual, and the villa is no exception as it sits up on the hill, but unless you are really bothered by this, it is not generally an issue, and it can drop to nothing just as easily. Generally it was stiller in the evenings.

The house itself has a traditional feel, quite plain but sympathetically decorated/ furnished, and perfectly comfortable as a holiday home. Definitely nothing tacky or jarring about it. 2 bathrooms, three bedrooms. The upstairs bedroom terrace is a nice touch, and as it is one of the few decent wi-fi spots (very patchy downstairs), a good place to catch up on the emails late afternoon/early evening with a gin and tonic or glass of wine and some nibbles!
No fancy extras but everything you need is here for a very relaxing stay. The maid came twice in our 8 days, and did a passable job at cleaning, changing sheets (once), etc. The pool terrace is nice and the barbecue was well used almost every evening that we were not out. Sofia and the family are gracious hosts and make themselves scarce but are always on hand if you need anything. They live in the village. At one point a local homemade supper dish (made by the mother) arrived which we baked and it was really delicious - very kind of them.
We were intending to use the house more as a base, preferring to find some secluded beaches, but in the end it was so peaceful, we spent a lot more time (with time standing very still) at the villa with nothing but the sounds of birds and bees and the gentle tinkling of goat bells in the distance, perfect for reading, sun bathing, little dips in the pool, idle chatter and total relaxation. The outdoor table tennis table was a nice touch for silly fun, except that I got beaten by my girlfriend, which I blamed on the second gin.
The beauty of this place is that if you want action, noise, excitement, it is only 15 mins away. This is a complete bolthole of quiet - so you can have it both ways!
Helpful votes: 4/7
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Location

Nearest Airport
65 Kilometres
Chania Airport
Nearest Ferry
5 Kilometres
Rethymno Port
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Rethymno Beach
Car: necessary

Ktima Kanakakis is extremely peaceful and ideally placed for exploration of the island, as it is located only 5 km away from the town of Rethymno, 1.5km outside the picturesque village of Atsipopoulo.

The small village of Atsipopoulo provides amenities with a super market with delivery service, cafe's, a restaurant with traditional Cretan food, a patisserie, a hair dresser's, bakeries, a pharmacy, etc.

The picturesque town of Rethymno offers a variety of activities and it is just 5 km away from our villas.

The surrounding area of Ktima Knanakakis is full of green hills, fields with olive- and oak trees and the whole area is famous for its spectacular view of the one of the few oak forests in Europe, whereas in horizon one can see the Cretan Sea and the city of Rethymnon in a magical combination.

Each villa has its own and absolute privacy!

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Availability & Rates

Rental rates for this holiday villa in Rethymnon, Rethymnon area

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate Minimum Stay
 
Rate 3
13 Jan 2014 - 30 Apr 2014
€900
3 nights
 
 
Rate 4
1 May 2014 - 31 May 2014
€800
3 nights
 
 
Rate 5
1 Jun 2014 - 30 Jun 2014
€1,150
3 nights
 
 
Rate 6
1 Jul 2014 - 31 Aug 2014
€1,500
3 nights
 
 
Rate 7
1 Sep 2014 - 30 Sep 2014
€1,000
3 nights
 
 
Rate 8
1 Oct 2014 - 31 Oct 2014
€950
3 nights
 

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Notes The villa is licenced by the Greek National Tourism Organization [license no.1041K191002929701].

Discount depends on the length of the stay.

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Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 130 m²
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • mountain
  • rural
Theme:
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Wireless Internet
  • Living Room
  • Firewood
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Safe
  • Heating
  • Local Maps
  • Iron & Board
  • Fireplace
  • Sunbed
  • Parking
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Air Conditioning
Kitchen:
  • Toaster
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Coffee Maker
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Bath with Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Living room
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Stereo
  • Video Player
  • Books
  • Toys
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • CD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Barbecue
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Deck Chairs
  • Barbecue
  • Garden
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • naturist beach
  • library
  • forests
  • museums
  • caves
  • water parks
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • restaurants
  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • cinemas
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horse riding
  • walking
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • eco tourism
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • Babysitter
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • medical services
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • diving
  • hiking
  • water skiing
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • bay fishing
  • snorkelling
  • jet skiing
  • deepsea fishing
  • tennis
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
Notes:
Every day service is provided. Change of linen and towels is made twice per week. Amenities such as Natural Organic Cosmetics made from Olive Oil as well as free Wi-Fi internet will make you feel at home. Air Conditioning and the Central Heating are available upon request. All the windows in the villa are covered with mosquito nets. Family Kanakakis will make sure that you will have the most enjoyable holidays in an unforgetable enviroment.

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