|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Villa Satra is approved by Greek Tourism Organisation with license number: 1041K91002924501
Villa Satra is a 190 sq. m two-story stone built villa, located on one of the highest spots of the village offering views on the Cretan Sea, Mt. Psiloritis and the whole area.
The villa was formally an oil factory built in 19 century and in 1949 it was converted to a residence with the addition of the first floor. Now it has been fully renovated (2012) and transformed into a comfortable villa with combination of the modern and traditional style.
It can accommodate 8 people in beds and up to 10 people.
Entering the villa on the ground floor, the living room area provides a complete entertainment area, as the TV corner has a DVD player, satellite TV and WiFi connection.
The fully equipped kitchen has all the essentials (such as electric oven, microwave, fridge and freezer, dishwasher, coffee machine, toaster and washing machine).
There is also a bedroom with two single beds and a bathroom with shower on the ground floor.
On the first floor there are three more bedrooms, two with double bed and one with two single beds. This floor has two bathrooms and one is an en-suite bathroom with a double room.
All the interiors are cosy and tastefully decorated with wooden and iron furniture, elegant drapery and curios. Comfortable sofas and big dining tables in both indoor and outdoor areas guarantee relaxed summer evenings.
Outdoor area of the villa has a big garden with barbecue facilities and a traditional wood oven, parking area and a 40 sq. m private swimming pool with sun beds and umbrellas.
In a lower level there is a large fenced plot of land which has vegetable gardens and fruits trees which you can enjoy with your meals!
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
The unique benefits of Villa Satra are:
- Truly Cretan traditional house to feel the way of real life in Crete!
- Full privacy as there are not many houses nearby.
- Great layout for all the guests such as families, friends and couples.
- Safe pool fence for children.
- Walking distance to a tavern and a mini market.
- Next to the villa going down to the lower level there is a big plot of land which you have direct access from the villa and you can find all kind of vegetables and fruit trees that you can use for your meals. Also our grandmother who lives nearby will deliver you every morning fresh eggs from her chickens and other Cretan specialties.
- Owners hospitality! The owner will be on hand to help and give you any advice required.
- Total nature around the villa but close to the village centre!
What can we say? What a beautiful and special place. If you are looking for somewhere to escape to rediscover yourself, this is perfect! Located a short distance from the tourist centres, the local village is quiet and beautiful with warm friendly locals. Our hosts Kostas and family were wonderful gifting us fruit, vegetables, oil and wine. We were even presented with a wonderful desert!
What made this extra special was our engagement - all helped along by Kostas arranging for a wonderful restaurant for the special evening! We will always remember this special place!
It is a really nice house, and we truely enjoyed our stay.
The house was very clean with very pleasent rooms - Very cozy. (some of the beds where a little hard). Three bathrooms was nice for our big family. The environment in generel was very nice and the kids enjoyed it a lot.
The pool is fenced which was super as our youngest is only 1 year old.
Both the owner and the agency gives a unique service and are genuine friendly. The owner gave us olive oil, cakes, eggs etc. If any problems he solved it right away.
Things to be aware of: The pictures (from outside) are "oversold". The garden (grass) was only app. 3*4 meters, so we missed space for childrens activities. We have the last 7 years rented more than 12 houses. Normally remote houses have plenty of outdoor space which is not the case here. (E.g.: Is the parkingspace only 2*3 m - I.e.: Only space for one micro or small vehicle.). We had to park our van somewhere else.
Also relevant to notice: Driving time to nearest supermarket is 25 min. (each way) and 35 min. to the nearest beach.
But all in all a nice place.
We just arrived back from a 2 week stay in the fantastic Villa Satra. What can we say? The whole thing, from booking to arrival to (sadly) departure was perfect. The villa is lovely, as is the setting, but this is only part of it. On arrival Kostas, who owns the villa, was waiting to greet us. He was so friendly, showing us round the villa and pointing out anything we needed to know. He soon left us to unpack, whilst the kids rapidly made there way to the pool! But it wasn't the last we saw of him. He called round occasionally to ensure we had everything we needed and at the same time bringing us a selection of tasty treats, ranging from freshly picked tomatoes and vegetables to delicious home-cooked chocolate deserts and wine from his own vineyard. He really was the perfect host. We even got invited to watch a traditional Cretan wedding that was taking place in the village. It was so interesting and something we would never usually get the opportunity to experience. The villa is beautiful. Plenty of space, although we spent most of our time outside as that's what we prefer. When not eating out we cooked outside. The villa has an excellent barbeque area and pizza / bread oven. The pool is great. When we were at the villa this is where the kids spent most of their time and they had a brilliant time. There are plenty of seats, sunbeds and also pool games and inflatables. All in all it was probably the best holiday experience we have had, also helped by the weather, which was also perfect for the whole 2 weeks! I cannot recommend this villa highly enough really. A couple of other mentions. Kostas Vasilakis (a different Kostas) who we booked the villa with was extremely professional. I believe his company is Etouri. His communication was excellent, always responding quickly and providing all information needed. And Kostas (the owner) and some of his family came round every few days to clean the villa. They worked hard at this and left the place spotless, with nice clean towels. This was a really nice touch as we felt they really wanted everything to be perfect for us. And it was. We will definitely be returning and our only concern whilst writing this review is that we are sharing this gem with others!
Superb Villa on Crete with an excellent host - Kostas. We enjoyed the 11 days we stayed in Villa Satra, with the pool, vegetables, relaxing surroundings and nice weather. We would love to come back
We rented this house for a week for a family vacation of three generations and everyone loved it. The house is lovingly renovated to preserve its historic character and yet provide every modern comfort. We enjoyed charming touches like a spiral staircase and masonry walls and the kids spent hours in the lovely pool while the adults lounged on the patio. It is just as nice as the photos and description on the site suggest. Everything was spotless.
The owner and his family treated us to fresh picked fruits and vegetables from the garden, a home made cake, and help with anything we asked. It is in a small village up in the hills where you can walk to a taverna and a market, and about 25 minutes drive to the coast where there are beaches and shops. (A car is a must). We enjoyed seeing the sheep and goat flocks and the beautiful countryside. There is an ancient site nearby that is being excavated and we walked down to see the old ruins. Highly recommended for a relaxing, comfortable and quiet vacation retreat.
Ejeren og hans familie var meget gæstfrie. Der var blomster, vin, olie og frugt og grønsager ved ankomsten, og vi fik en hjemmebagt kage..
Villaen var flot og dejlig indrettet med alt hvad man kunne ønske sig.
Landsbyen, som villaen ligger i, er charmerende og autentisk.
Vi havde en pragtfuld ferie og ville gerne komme tilbage.
Wir waren Ende Mai 2016 für 10 Tage in der Villa und haben es absolut wunderbar getroffen mit diesem schönen Haus und der fantastischen Umgebung. Das gesamte Haus war super sauber (es wurde alle 3 Tage gereinigt, inkl. frischer Handtücher), der Pool wurde jeden Tag gereinigt. Insgesamt war der Service so gut, wie wir es nur selten kennen.
Der Außenbereich ist sehr schön mit vielen Blumen und Kräutern angelegt. Aber vor allem der Gemüsegarten mit dem Zitronen- und Orangenbaum ist toll. Wir durften uns an allen Gartenfrüchten bedienen :). Kostas brachte uns Kuchen, selbstgemachtes Olivenöl und Wein. Es gibt im Innenhof einen Außengrill und einen Steinofen (sehr zu empfehlen um Pizza und Brot selber zu backen!).
Die Besitzer des Hauses sind wirklich extrem aufmerksam und gastfreundlich, wir haben uns deshalb auch rund um wohl gefühlt.
Im kleinen Ort Eleftherna gibt es zudem 2 kleine Tavernen, die fußläufig in 5 min zu erreichen sind (das ist Essen ist perfekt), auch ein kleiner Supermarkt ist vorhanden (ca. 10 min zu Fuß).
Wir würden diese Villa jedem empfehlen, der das echte griechische Dorfleben kennenlernen möchte, ab von den Touristenhochburgen.
Wir kommen definitv im nächsten Jahr wieder in die Villa Satra!
Vielen Dank, Kostas und Familie! :)
Villa Satra is located in village Eleftherna. Our village is one of the most well known villages in the whole Greece for the historical site & the new built museum which is a stone-throw away from our villa! Excavations in the area started in late 1920s' by the British expedition, since 1985 up to now the excavations are being carried out under the supervision of the University of Crete, whose target is to reveal the whole area of the ancient site, known only from text evidence.
It seems that the place was active from Prehistoric times up to the Early Christian era. Nowadays the area is ready for visitors and the new built museum is just 5 min away from our villa!
Our family will give you all the information that you might need about the area and also inform you for activities that you can do around!
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|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
Everything is included in the price! There are no additional charges in the price!
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 21 days prior to the guest’s arrival.