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

Bedrooms 5
Separate WCs1
Space 5,381 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

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

Wonderful holiday destination for exclusive travellers!

Giakoumakis Villa is a peaceful oasis offering all kinds of facilities. Only around 1 km away from the long sandy beach of Rethymno this 500 m² villa with its endless outdoor areas provide high standard accommodation accompanied with beautiful views of the Cretan Sea.

The villa can accommodate 10 people in bed and up to 12 people if it is necessary.

- Indoor layout -

Entering the villa on the ground floor, there is a spacious open plan area consists of living-dining area of 120 m² and a fully equipped functional kitchen. The living room area has large sofas, a 55” HDTV with home cinema and a corner-shaped fireplace. The kitchen is followed by a laundry room with a washing machine and tumble dryer. There is also a WC located on the same floor.

Reaching the first floor through the marble staircase there is an office space with a PC and a printer. The first floor hosts 3 bedrooms, one is the master bedroom with a king-size bed and a balcony with spectacular views. It also has an en-suite bathroom with a shower cabin and a hydromassage Jacuzzi bath. The other two bedrooms have 2 single beds which are designed to be transformed into double beds if preferred. Both rooms have floor-to-ceiling windows which lead to the exterior areas of the villa. A bathroom with a steam shower cabin is also found along the corridor.

From the living room on the ground floor the staircase leads to the lower level of the villa where a bedroom with a large double bed and a bedroom with 2 single beds are found. The double-bedded room hosts a TV, a dressing room and direct access to the garden. This floor also hosts a bathroom with bath. A 120 m² playroom with a mini living room, a plasma TV (satellite) with Playstation 3, toys, a piano and a pool table is also found on this floor. For those who want to keep fit, there is a gym area next to the playroom. All the areas on this floor have floor-to-ceiling windows which lead to the exterior areas of the villa.

- Outdoor area -

The beautifully landscaped outdoor area is surrounded flowers and palm trees and it offers a variety of facilities and spots for relaxation.

More specifically our outdoor facilities include:

- 120 m² ecological swimming pool

- Hot tub for 4 people

- Fruit trees and vegetable gardens

- Fully equipped charcoal barbecue area with a wood oven

- Outdoor dining table under the pergola

- A variety of furnished spots (with sun beds, umbrellas, deck chairs and hammocks) for relaxing in the veranda and the gardens around the villa

- Playground area for young children

- Table tennis

- One-on-one basketball court

- Bathroom (shower / WC) next to the pool

- 6 bicycles in total (4 for adults and 2 for children).

- 350 m perimeter walkway among the trees

- Parking space

The 5,000 m² outdoor area is totally private and fenced, offering 100% privacy to our guests.

* Note: All the visits from our stuff members can be flexible and arranged according to your wishes.

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

More Details

Property Manager
Kostas Vasilakis
Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, Greek
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 July, 2018

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, 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

Kostas Vasilakis purchased this villa in 2013

What makes this villa unique

The unique benefits of Giakoumakis villa are:

- 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 sq. m ecological swimming pool, barbecue area with dining table, basketball court, table tennis, trees, gardens, vegetable gardens, amazing views from several sitting areas, walking path through the gardens, outdoor hot tub 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!

- 100% privacy in all areas and full safety. The whole 5,000 sq. m area is highly fenced and protected with advanced alarm systems.

- 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
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Rethimno in Rethymno

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 5381 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
Location Type:
  • beach
  • city centre
  • near the sea
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Holiday Complex
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Baby Gate
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • 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 (WC) - Toilet , Ground floor
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Lower Floo
    Swimming pool bathroom (outdoor) - 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
  • 3 bicycles
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
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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A peaceful oasis offering all kinds of facilities next to the beach and the city
average rating of 4.818182 based on 26 reviews

Stunning Villa in Crete

  • 5 of 5

We were overall a party of 8 adults -staying a total of 11nights. This villa is as good as it appears in the pictures and has plenty of space inside and out. We loved the BBQ and sitting on the terrace watching the sun go down. We went out on the owners boat one day and that was also a very good experience. His wife even prepared us some lunch - authentic Greek food.

You can walk to the bakery/small supermarket in just over 10 minutes and 20 minutes to the beach club. One point - the small hill up to villa is very very steep. A car is really needed to get about or taxis to Rethymnon. We would definitely go to this villa again and have recommended it to friends

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Brilliant holiday loaction, ,amazing Villa ideal for family/group of friends with wide age range.

  • 5 of 5

We were a family of 6 adults ( incluing 2 grandparents) and 3 children ( 7,8 9 ). We stayed for 1 week and most of this time was spent at the Villa. Everything at the Villa was of high quality as expectred from the photographs on the web pages.

The sun terrance and the pool with its diving board provided an exceptional experience, it was an almost constant focus of activity-- water games, diving compretitions . dancing, relaxacing in the hot tub , reading and of course sun bathing.

The football and basket ball area was another focus of activities and the gym had good use.

Every morning, 2 of the dads and 1 mum went on long early morning runs into the hill behind or on various routes down to the old town,.

The large high headroom cool lounge provided an excellent complement to the outside heat, where the children regualrly retreated to play on various electronic devices, while the grandfather preferred to retreat to a shaded area in the beatiful garden for his escape from the heat.

The takeaway food and wine , and the sit-in experience at the local Taverna ( Tabetna-Toy Zheh), was very tasty and modestly priced, portions were large and we were prone to over order ; also the local cake shop was excellent and stayed open late.

The old town of Rethymno is compact with bustling narrow streets and shops selling some exceptional elegantly designed clothes, jewellery etc. There was plenty of choice of Taverna,and the ones we used were excellent , albeit more expensive than the local ; and significantly more expensive at the water's edge in the old port opposite the lighthouse.

Above the old town, Fortezza, built initailly by the Venetians in the 16th Century, provides a flavour of the millitary historical of the area , from the siege of Rethymno by the Ottomans up to mondern times; the fort also provides spectacular views of the coastline.

The sea locally was relatively rough because of a North wind ,and on the owner recommendation we went to a beautiful bay a little distance away at Bali, where the headland provided protection. Here the sea was calm and safe for the children to swim in; access was along a narrow windy road , a challenge to the drivers , but well worth it.

During our short stay we were only able to sample some of the joys available in the countryside behind the Villa, having made a short walk up the Mili Gorge and driving to the site of the Military Museum .

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The specious villa contains everything a family up to 10 people could wish. Nice, big and very clean swimming pool, fitness room fully equipped, spacious playing ground for kids of every age, beautiful well maintained garden, everyday perfect cleaning. Excellent location. Within one hour drive there is so much worthwhile a visit.

  • Review Submitted: 15-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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The perfect villa for family vacation

  • 5 of 5

One of the best villas we have ever stayed

We travelled in Crete with our family in August and stayed in Villa Giakoumakis for a week which we had the most wonderful stay!

A first class villa that was perfect for our family, big rooms, lots of space and very clean!

The swimming pool is incredible, we spent a lot of relaxing time there and at the Jacuzzi alongside of it.

Also from the pool area we enjoyed unique views of the sunset every evening.

The villa has many seating options for everybody for all the occasions and there is also an amazing barbecue area that we enjoyed preparing our meals.

The gardens surrounding the house were equally spacious and perfectly kept. We enjoyed walking there and we even tasted fruits from the trees. I personally spent some relaxing time on the hammock in the garden.

We used the bikes that were available in the villa for some rides around the area and some of us also took advantage of the fully equipped gym area for some exercises.

Additionally, the location of the villa was perfect. It is very close to Rethymno centre, only 5 - 10 minutes by car and at the same time it is far from the city noise and gives you the feeling that you are far from the crowd. We had 100% privacy and no one could disturb our relaxing holiday.

Lastly, Rethymno area is a perfect choice as it is located in the centre of Crete and gives you the chance to discover the whole island.

We want to thank again the owner and etouri (management team) for their services and kindness, we will be back again!

  • Review Submitted: 31-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The house is perfect for a large family.

  • 5 of 5

There is a beautiful large garden, with enough seats and sunbeds for everybody to find a comfortable place. The house is very spaceous and we found everything we needed. We had a great time, and especially the kids enjoyed it very much.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic villa that's perfect for families

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely as described, the owner and agents are very helpful and the villa is fully kitted out with enough toys and games to keep kids entertained. I appreciated the security and cleanliness with daily maid service and occasional visits from the owner to check that we had everything we needed. We used the airport transfer recommended by Kostas which was reliable and comfortable including child seats. A hire car is useful for shopping trips but the main beach is only a 15 min walk so not needed all the time. Would definitely return when next in Crete.

  • Review Submitted: 29-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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
800 Metres
Traditional tavern “Zisis”
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.

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').


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Rethimno, Crete

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
High season 2018
21 Jul 2018 - 19 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
August 2018
20 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Medium season 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
low season 2018
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low Season 2019
1 Jan 2019 - 31 Mar 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low Season 2019
1 Apr 2019 - 31 May 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
June 2019
1 Jun 2019 - 30 Jun 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season 2019
1 Jul 2019 - 14 Jul 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season 2019
15 Jul 2019 - 19 Aug 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season 2019
20 Aug 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
September 2019
1 Sep 2019 - 30 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low Season 2019
1 Oct 2019 - 30 Nov 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £446.25

Special Offers 2018 are Now Available!
Refundable security deposit is required.
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.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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