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Kostas Vasilakis

Member since: 2010
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Speaks English, Greek

A peaceful oasis offering all kinds of facilities next to the beach and the city

8 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Photos and Description of this 5 bedroom holiday villa in Rethymnon area - Giakoumakis Villa

5,000 m² fenced outdoor area, 500 m² villa, 120 m² eco-pool, 1 km from the beach

Giakoumakis Villa is approved by Greek Tourism Organization with license number: 1041K10003075501.

Wonderful holiday destination for exclusive travellers!

Giakoumakis villa is nestled on St. Mark's hill, on a three level footprint of 500 m², which makes it a peaceful oasis, offering a high standard accommodation.


On opening the huge white door of the main entrance, you are immediately presented with a welcoming environment. This includes a spacious, cosy living-dining area of 120 m², with large floor length windows. These can be widely opened allowing for endless views from an impressive height that makes you feel like you are in a world of your own. This space has a big corner-shaped fire place, a full luxurious living room, a dining area, 55” HDTV, home cinema and a WC.

There is a separate kitchen with oven, hot plates, gas hobs, microwave, coffee maker, espresso machine, bread maker, egg boiler, water filter machine, fridge, refrigerator and dishwasher that leads to the dining area with its own exterior veranda for dining. The kitchen is followed by a laundry room, with a tumble dryer, an iron, an ironing board and a vacuum cleaner.  

The Rooms   

The villa has 5 bedrooms and can accommodate 10 people in beds and up to 12 people maximum. As you ascend the marble stairs from the living room, you will find a long corridor with built in wardrobes, an office area which overlooks the living room with a PC and a printer and three spacious bedrooms. The master bedroom has a king-size bed and a balcony, where visitors can enjoy the spectacular view over the Cretan Sea and Psiloritis mountain.

It also has a large private bathroom with two sinks, a shower cabin and a Hydrosonic hydro-spa. The other two bedrooms each have 2 single beds but are designed to be transformed into double beds if preferred. A bathroom with a steam shower cabin are also found along the corridor. Each room has floor length windows which lead to the exterior areas of the villa.  

In the living room a marble stairway leads to the ground level of the villa, where a bedroom with a large double bed and a bedroom with 2 single beds can be found. The double-bedded bedroom hosts a TV and a 30 m² dressing room as well as a fully equipped bathroom and direct access to the garden. A 120 m² play room with a mini living room, mini playground, a piano and a pool table are also found on this floor.

For those who want to keep fit, there is a fully equipped gym with Power Plate, a Plasma TV, satellite TV, PC, internet connection and WiFi. All the ground floor areas have large floor-length windows which lead to the exterior areas of the villa.  


The 120 m² ecological swimming pool is surrounded by 48 huge palm trees and has large seatings and comfortable deck chairs. Offering panoramic views of the surrounding areas and with a large northern oval veranda with its own 100 m² private balcony it is perfect for sunbathing. There are 8 comfortable deck chairs around the swimming pool, where visitors can relax and enjoy a cool swim in its refreshing deep blue waters, one umbrella, three coffee tables and three chairs. There is also a 10 m² mosaic shower and a WC.

At the southeast part of the estate, among the gilded plants, there is also a hot tub, for additional pleasure.

The 5,000 m² outdoor area offers full privacy and is designed to harmonize with its natural environment. A stone-built barbecue area with a wood burning oven, a stove and a dining area covered by a wooden kiosk, will promise unforgettable moments with your family or friends. While a playground for our little visitors, located under large trees, with swings, a seesaw, a slide and a climbing bar, ping-pong table and a one-on-one basketball court is sure to keep everyone entertained. The villa also offers free 6 bicycles in total, 4 for adults and 2 for children.

For hiking lovers, there is a 350 m perimeter walkway among the trees.  

More Details
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Kostas Vasilakis (Property Manager)
Member since: 2010
Call Manager
Speaks English, Greek

About Kostas Vasilakis

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 213 Arkadiou Str. Rethymno, Crete and is approved by the Greek Tourist Organisation with license number: 1041E60610185001

Kostas Vasilakis purchased this villa in 2013

What makes this villa unique

- Just a few minutes away from the beach and the city centre!

- This is a house which provides you variety of options to spend your day within it's luxurious facilities such a playground, playroom with PS3, pool table, fully equipped gym,120 sqm ecological swimming pool, barbecue area with dinning table, basketball court, table tennis, trees, gardens, vegetable gardens, amazing views from several sitting areas, walking path through the gardens, outdoor hot tube and many others.

- It is difficult to find a villa which can provide you so many options in a great location with amazing views,close to the beach and the city of Rethymno. We believe that our villa has all the advantages for unforgettable moments!

- Ideal for families and friends looking for exclusive holidays!

Guestbook comments from the manager

Copied from TripAdvisor:

Magnifique villa, proprietaire tres disponible et accueillant.

Piscine de 3 metres de profondeur, jacuzi, baignoire hydromassante... le reve..
Aug 2013
  • 1 of 4


based on 8 holidaymaker reviews

A peaceful oasis offering all kinds of facilities next to the beach and the city
average rating of 4.75 based on 12 reviews

5 Star paradise in Crete

  • 5 of 5

Villa just as described on the internet - magnificent in all respects. The pool was a delight and helping ourselves to vegetables from the garden a bonus. We had a party of 11 including three generations - the youngest being 9 months. The grand children loved sleeping on the sofa beds in the bedrooms even though they had a room of their own to use. The views were breath taking and loved watching the Swifts (or were they Swallows?) bombing the pool during the day. One actually managed to get into the villa a we found it lying on the floor. I guess they can't take off unaided so took it outside and let it go from height. The surrounding area was great with shops a very short car ride away. The local beach was easy to find and parking there was not an issue. The Cretans are fabulous and nothing was ever too much trouble.

Thank you Mr Vasilis for the use of your beautiful villa on a beautiful island.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
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  • 4 of 5

We arrived at Villa Giakoumakis on the 7th of May for a week long stay, we were a family of 7 adults and 2 children. The villa is simply beautiful, there are so many facilities and so much to do at the villa we hardly left it! The grounds surrounding the villa are beautiful, from the swings to the lovely manicured gardens, we all had so much fun and spent plenty of time outdoors, the fresh fruit and vegetables being grown are also extremely tasty! The villa was everything we wanted, the entire family had a wonderful time, there was something to do for all, whether it was relaxing in the hot tub, playing a game of pool or simply appreciating the amazing views there was something for everyone and we thoroughly made the most of it and truly enjoyed our stay. Mr Vasilis and the extended team were always on standby if we needed anything and their hospitality was most definitely appreciated and we would love to come back another time! ... Thankyou so much for our lovely stay !!! Vipul ...

  • Review Submitted: May 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
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Family holiday in Crete

  • 5 of 5

Thank you to all for making our holiday most memorable, the villa was amazing, we were nine adults and catered for all our needs, the beds were very comfy which I think is one of the main priorities, pool was incredible, the villa was in a great location, supermarket about a mile down the road, restaurants in Rethymnon, about a ten minute drive, the old town is the place to go to eat, beautiful back streets, the food was wonderful, we never had a bad meal, The Avli , and Raki Baraki were just a couple of our favourites, we would thoroughly recommend this villa to all, especially larger groups, the booking process was very easy, we were well looked after by Kostas the manager, and the owner. A huge thank you again, we will be back. The Smallridge Family , Devon ,England.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
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  • 5 of 5

Sono appena rientrata da una settimana nella splendida Isola di Creta con altri 6 membri della mia famiglia. Abbiamo soggiornato a Villa Giakoumakis e devo dire che è davvero un posto incantevole. La Villa è comoda, con spazi sufficienti per tutta la famiglia e con ogni servizio necessario. La parte esterna, poi, è davvero unica, con una piscina molto grande e curatissima e tanto spazio che i miei figli e mio nipote adolescenti hanno apprezzato moltissimo. Il proprietario, Signor Vasilis è davvero cordiale e disponibile ed ha soddisfatto ogni nostra esigenza. La Villa è molto ben curata e pulita ed il personale molto educato. Sia io che tutta la mia famiglia abbiamo lasciato la Villa a malincuore e stiamo già programmando un nuovo soggiorno per il futuro. Personalmente ho apprezzato la meravigliosa vista che si può godere sia dall'interno che dall'esterno della villa.........svegliarsi al mattino e vedere il mare con il sole che spunta all'orizzonte è davvero impagabile. Consiglio a chiunque un soggiorno nella meravigliosa Villa Giakoumakis.

  • Review Submitted: May 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
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Beautiful villa

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a week in this wonderful villa with 12 adults and one 4-year old. The villa was as beautiful as the pictures promised. There was plenty of living space for everybody. The outdoor space and swimming pool were fantastic with a beautiful over Rethymno and the sea. The location is quiet but the villa is close to shops and restaurants and the old town of Rethymno but it’s up the hill so a car is needed. The owner of the villa was super friendly and very helpful and very responsive to questions. He also gave us some very good suggestions for stores and restaurants. We had a wonderful stay.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 15, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
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Incredible villa in superb location

  • 5 of 5

We (party of 8 adults and 7 children) had a wonderful stay in this stunning villa. Fantastic pool area, with a very large pool (if anything the pool is even bigger than it appears on the pictures), lovely extensive gardens (which are totally secure - i.e. no danger of children getting out or anyone else getting in) with orange, apple, fig and pomegranate trees and a large vegetable plot where we could pick tomatoes, cucumbers, strawberries and grapes. There are also large outdoor areas suitable for children to play in and a table tennis and pool tables. The villa was extremely clean when we arrived and a cleaner came daily and did a very thorough job of keeping it clean throughout our stay.

The villa is set on a secluded hillside above Rethymno with great views down to the sea and it is possible to walk into the outskirts of town where there are a few shops and Taverna's. It is also possible to walk to the beach, although this takes around 20 minutes and would be a demanding walk back with children. You will need to hire a car to get further into the centre of Rethymno or into the Old Town.

The villa owner is extremely friendly and helpful and even took some of our party for a drive around the area on the first morning to help us get our bearings and show us where the best shops, beaches and restaurants were. He also offered to take us out on his boat.

Rethymno is lovely, very pretty old town, great scenery, very nice beaches (warm sea, nice sand, clean and very quiet considering we were there at the height of the season).

We have been on many villa holidays before but this was easily the best we have ever stayed in and I would recommend it without any reservation - really can't think of any critical comments to make at all and we may well be back there next year!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
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Nearest Airport
79 Kilometres
Heraklion Airport or (Chania Airport 73 km away )
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Rethymno town centre (or Platanias area 2km away)
Nearest Ferry
3 Kilometres
Rethymno port
Nearest Motorway
600 Metres
New national road Chania - Heraklion
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Rethymno town centre (or Platanias area 2 km away)
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Rethymno long sandy beach
Car: recommended

Our highly aesthetic luxurious villa is built on a round structure on the green hill of St. Mark in a 5,400 m² range and is located in the eastern part of Rethymno town. It is 1 km away from Rethymno's marvellous beach and just 3.5 km away from the center of the old town of Rethymno.

Built on a three level footprint of 500 m² it makes for a peaceful oasis offering a high standard of accommodation.

The great view over the Cretan Sea combined with the spectacular views of Psiloritis and the Lefka Ori mountains can be enjoyed from all angles of the villa. This accommodation is definitely a tempting suggestion for families or large group vacations, offering not only an outstanding holiday experience full of calm and relaxation, but also full privacy.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Rethymnon, Rethymnon area

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Jul 2016 - 31 Jul 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Aug 2016 - 31 Aug 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
September 2016 Offer
1 Sep 2016 - 9 Sep 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
10 Sep 2016 - 30 Sep 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low 2
1 Oct 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low 1
1 Nov 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low (1) 2017
1 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low (2) 2017
1 Apr 2017 - 31 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Medium 2017
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
July 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
August 2017
1 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Medium 2017
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
October 2017
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low (1) 2017
1 Nov 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

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 21 days prior to the guest’s arrival.

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

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 500 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • city centre
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Holiday Complex
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Baby Gate
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Printer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , First floor, en-suite bathroom of the master bedroom.
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , First floor, steam shower cabin
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Ground floor
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Lower Floor
    Swimming pool bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , This bathroom is located outdoor
  • The swimming pool bathroom is next to the pool area.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Master bedroom with en-suite bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , The singe beds are designed to be double bed as well
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed , The singe beds are designed to be double bed as well
  • All Bedrooms offer air-conditioning, orthopaedic matresses, antiperspirant and antiallergic mattresses, balcony with views and enough space to place extra beds if necessary! Baby cot is also available.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • MP3 Dock
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Deck Furniture
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • Yard
  • 6 bicycles
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Our services include: Welcome Basket - Daily cleaning - Linen and towel change every 3 days - Pool towels provided - Gardener twice a week - Cleaning and pool maintenance 2 or 3 times a week (depends on the weather). Services upon request (extra charge): Doctor on call - Massage - Baby sitting - Daily excursions - Bicycle rent - Photographer - Delivery of traditional cretan food to your place - Airport transfer - Cook (Chef) in your villa. - Barbecue with fresh fish (Cook optional) - Barbecue with local meat and traditional food (Cook optional) - Excursions in unique places with owner's private yacht! Please tell us your wish and we will try to make it reality!

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