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Lovely Villa with private Pool & Garden! Unique sea views! 1 km to the beach!

Bedrooms 5
Separate WCs1
Space 1,937 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Child friendly Villa with lawn covered terrace & BBQ facilities! Close to shops!

Villa Anemolia is located in a very quiet residential area, in a strategic point, in Gerani and it’ s surrounded by a large garden of 2.000 sq. m., with spectacular views of landscape and sea. It’s newly built (2012) over a hill with view of the Mediterranean Sea.

Among all this ahead on the horizon you can enjoy the view of the blue sea and most of all you can enjoy the privacy of the area but yet again close to everything since it’s only 1 Km away from the beach and 8 Kms from the town of Rethymnon. Its location is also convenient to reach the most beautiful beaches of north Crete and it’s ideal as a starting point to discover the many cultural touristic city areas via the nearby motorway (2 Kms).

The villa is on three levels of 160 sq. m. and is surrounded by a large park that allows children to play and enjoy, colourful flowers and plants, relaxation area with tables and chairs and barbecue for al fresco dining, swimming pool 30 m2 and 0.95-1.5 meters deep with beach chairs, umbrellas and private parking for your car. Is the perfect oasis for those seeking a peaceful holiday, body and mind, and contact with nature as the place and the atmosphere are the key ingredients to satisfy the desire to relax in the sun of Crete.

Villa has a maximum capacity of 9 persons, included are 5 separate bedrooms (divided in three store levels), which offer our guests privacy and isolation during their stay. It is built with high standards, equipped with all modern facilities and has been furnished with attention to detail.

On the ground floor (pool area) there is a fully equipped kitchenette where you can cook your meals with your family with a very cozy and nice dining area where you can sit and eat while enjoying the sea view. The dining area leads to the pool terrace where you can seat alongside the pool or enjoy your evening coffee in the lawn covered area while watching the sunset. There are two bedrooms on this level as well, one of which features a double bed, while the other one has one single bed. Also there is a bathroom with a shower cabin and a hydromassage where you can relax after a long day.

A few steps up there is an additional, open plan living room with a fully equipped kitchen and an extra siting area. The space is airy and sunny and marble tiles and light colours, add a touch of elegance and luxury to the Villa. The living room boasts a beautiful fireplace as well and offers direct access to a spacious veranda, equipped with patron furniture, overlooking the pool area. You can have your breakfast or afternoon coffee there and enjoy an amazing view to the sea. Furthermore, large windows at the dining area provide ample light and sea views.

An internal staircase leads to the second floor where the remaining three spacious bedrooms of the Villa are located, two of which have double bedrooms and offer balcony access. A twin bedroom is also available and the beds can also be set together as a double bed, if required. All rooms are air conditioned and guests can enjoy here a good night's sleep, thanks to the peace and quiet of the village. Finally, there is one more family bathroom with a bathtub and a glass cabin on this floor.

Property Notes:

- Welcome basket included, courtesy of the owner.

- Quality towels, pool towels, linens, covers and blankets provided.

- Housekeeping, towels and linen changes twice per week.

- Pool and garden cleaning twice per week.

- Baby cot and high chair available.

- Fully air-conditioned.

- Complimentary free Wi-Fi coverage is available.

- Free parking space.

- All in-house electronics are available, including a large fridge with freezer, electric stove, kettle, toaster, microwave, coffee maker, washing machine, hair dryer, iron and iron board. Cooking utensils and first aid kit also provided.

- 24h/7days ThinkVilla concierge service included.

- The Villa owner lives nearby, so she will be available for anything you may need during your stay.

- The pool operates seasonly, April to October.

- A security deposit of 200 euros is required and it shall be due at arrival to the owner of the villa. At the end of the stay this security deposit will be returned to you.

More Details

Property Manager
Valia Kokkinou
Premier Partner

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

Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Greek
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
9 July, 2018

About Valia Kokkinou

My name is Valia Kokkinou and Ι am a property manager, graduate of Glion Hotel Management School. I feel very fortunate to have joined some of the worlds most luxurious hospitality brands, such as, Leading Hotels of the World and after many years of studies and traveling around the world, to returned to my birthplace, Rethymno city,Greece.

I have recently created a brand new company, based in the wonderful town of Rethymno, whose main concept focuses on an authentic form of tourism. Here, me and my colleagues offer a hearty welcoming to all those who wish to escape the city life and remember the mystical secrets of nature. We are always at your disposal, in order to provide personalised and professional services to all our guests!

The combination of our passion for our work, our devotion, our wish and will to offer you a great holiday experience and our local expertise background, guarantee that your trip will be as dreamed and planned, leaving you with nothing but memorable moments and pleasant feelings!

At your arrival day, it is always the owners of the property of your choice, that will welcome and greet you, but I will also be available for communication, any questions that may occur and anything else you may need!

Your hosts and me personally, will take care of all the details of your holiday, responsible for your day to day needs, seven days a week – making recommendations and reservations, organising anything you may require and always be at the end of the line, in case of any problems.

Prior to your arrival, I will get in touch with you to make sure that your hosts will be waiting for you in the property and welcome you to your holiday home or even arrange a meeting point for them to pick you up, if needed! We will also arrange any other details, from special dietary requirements to particular requests!

Don’t hesitate to contact me for additional information or if there is anything else you may want to ask!

Welcome to Crete!

Valia Kokkinou purchased this villa in 2012

Why Valia Kokkinou chose Gerani

Villa Anemolia is located in a very quiet residential area, in a strategic point, where it is very convenient to reach the most beautiful beaches of north Crete.

What makes this villa unique

Villa Anemolia is the perfect oasis for those seeking a peaceful holiday, body and mind, and contact with nature as the place and the atmosphere are the key ingredients to satisfy the desire to relax in the sun of Crete.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Ho soggiornato per una settimana in questa villa con un gruppo di amici. La struttura è nuova, sempre ventilata, con una bellissima piscina ed è in una buona posizione perchè a pochi chilometri dal centro di Rethymno e più o meno a metà strada fra Chania e Iraklion.

Ci ritornerei subito!!!
Jul 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Gerani in Nikiforos Fokas

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1937 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • resort
  • rural
  • town
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Middle Floor - Toilet
    Ground Floor - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , hydromassage
    First Floor - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • After a day spent exploring streets and squares, have a convenient and comfortable bathroom all to yourself is a necessity and a pleasure to be reckoned with!
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Double Bedroom - 1 Double Bed , Ground Floor
    Single Bedroom - 1 Single Bed , Ground floor bedroom
    Double Bedroom - 1 Double Bed , Second Floor
    Twin Bedroom - 2 Single Bed , Second Floor
    Master Bedroom - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot , Second Floor
  • Guests can enjoy a good night's sleep, thanks to the peace and quiet of the village!
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • 9 garden chairs
  • 9 deck chairs
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • 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
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Additional Services Upon Request, at extra charge: Baby sitter, Private Chef, Pastry Cook, Massage, Personal trainer, Spa treatments, Yoga private lessons, House pre-stock, Regional Breakfast, Boat Trips, Car rental, Babysitting, Airport transfer, Tour guide, Activities and excursions, Additional cleaning and linen changes, Personal Laundry service, Traditional cooked food delivery, Personal driver, Doctor on Call, Security, Delivery of Personal Shopping, Organising and planning a special event (wedding, birthday, anniversary, etc.) and anything else that you might think!


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Lovely Villa with private Pool & Garden! Unique sea views! 1 km to the beach!
average rating of 4.5 based on 7 reviews

Beautiful Villa in a quiet relaxing location with fantastic views.

  • 5 of 5

Arrived at 15:15 to the Villa. Followed Sat Nav from Chania airport, however it was fairly straightforward to find (sat nav did try to take us up a dirt track but carried on a found the correct actual road) The Villa was still being cleaned at time of arrival, however Maria (the lady that owns the Villa and lives next door) showed us round and explained where the nearest Lidl was. The position of the Villa is good if you like being away from all the holiday noise. You need a car, but everything is within easy driving reach (supermarkets, restaurants etc) Heraklion is approx 1 hour 15 minutes away and Chania 50 minutes. Rethyinmo is a 5 minute drive, which is a beautiful town where we eat most nights. Before arriving we were provided with 'things to do in Crete' by Valia which came in handy. The Villa was well equipped with everything you ever need and was big enough for 9 of us with 4 double bedrooms and 1 twin room. All had air con which was a god send due to temperatures of 36-40 degrees. It is a rural location and we enjoyed looking at the local goats going about their business. The position of the Villa provides amazing sun rises and magical sun sets. If I could own the Villa I would 😀. Overall a really enjoyable holiday and stay in crete. Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Terry, thank you for giving us a perfect rating and we hope to welcome you again in our Villa! Regards, ThinkVilla Team.
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The villa is lovely, but the location is not for anyone looking for a quite or peaceful location

  • 3 of 5

• No safe at the villa.

• No scissors other than in the first aid kit at the villa.

• No outdoors shower for when you come out of the pool.

• Very few mirrors in the villa and no full length mirror at all.

People renting the property should be informed about the following.

• There is a animal shed close to the boundary wall/fence.

• There is a horrible view of all the rubbish from the animal shed which the neighbours stores again close to the boundary wall/fence.

• There are noisy neighbours, both adults and children.

• The neighbours have lots of big dogs that bark, bark and bark, other properties close by also seem to have dogs as well so when one

starts they all start and this is from early morning until late at night.

• The neighbours animal shed has a mixture of sheep, goats and chickens, there must be 20 plus sheep and goats and all the goats have

neck bells that continually clink and clank continually and of course the chickens crow.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Terry, thank you for your kind review and we really appreciate the feedback. As fas as the things that you have mentioned that were missing we would like to let you know that we could have provide them for you, if you had mentioned them to us during your stay. Also we would like to inform you that they have already been placed at the villa. As far as the surrounding area, since the location of the villa is rural we are really sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy that part since most of our guests usually do enjoy it. Regards, ThinkVilla Team
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Nice house, no near neighbours.

  • 4 of 5

The house was very clean and in good condition. Location perhaps a little isolated, you definetely need a car. Nice restaurants, Taverna on the beach and a good one in the village.

We met no surprises with extra costs etc, everything was included in the list price. It a nice surprise to have a extra cleaning during the week.

I definetely recommend the house for groups of 6 - 10 persons!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Juha, thank you so much for your kind review and for recommending our Villa to other travellers! We hope to have you back again some time!
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Amazing view, fantastic villa layout and excellent location

  • 5 of 5

Superb villa with breathtaking view and very kind host!

We spent a week at Villa Anemolia at the beginning of May 2016. The villa is wonderful - the listing description was accurate , the property is perfectly clean and well-maintained, the owner provided excellent customer service. I have already recommend this property to friends.

Some details:

- The view is fantastic!! Every morning all you see is the sea in front of you, we watched sunrises and sunsets from the same garden! It's a quiet place on the hill with easy access from the main road. You need a car for sure. We were eager to drive around the island, so we did at least 30-40 min up to 2 hours of driving in one direction daily to see some of the best beaches - Balos, Marathi, Elafonissi, Bali, Preveli.

- The villa is superbly located to cover all of these beaches and the wonderful Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre. It's 55 min from Chania airport, and very close to Rethimno!

- There is a small supermarket in the very village of Gerani and a Lidle at the entrance of Rethymno coming from the east, plus the fish markets it makes it all very easy to buy groceries on the way back from anywhere and enjoy a wonderful evening in the garden, where kids played free and happy to run.

- The villa's layout is perfect - two families /w kids 5,6,10 felt comfortable with a lot of space and any amenities needed for breakfast and dinner at the villa, we cooked on the stove, grilled outside, anything needed was there.

- The host is fantastic - Mrs. Maria is the kind of person who will make sure you feel she is at one hand distance and will provide anything you need without her ever interfering in your time and space! We had a wonderful surprise waiting for us the evening we arrived - it was Easter, so there was Easer bread, died eggs and raki, as well as all main things we would need for at least one breakfast! She had noticed that we would arrive at midnight so it might be hard to shop for the first breakfast - all was generously provided for us in the fridge! She passed by in the mornings to ask if everything is ok and cleaned the villa at the middle of our stay, we needed our boarding passes printed before we left, she printed them for us and left them on the kitchen table just when we needed them.

Before arriving on the island we got a list of info on how to get to the villa, including the GPS coordinates, which was fantastic! We took some of the dinner recommendations!

  • Review Submitted: 09-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Emiliya, thank you so much for giving us a perfect rating and for taking the time to leave such an amazing review about our Villa and services! We hope to have you back soon!
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"Wonderful Villa"

  • 5 of 5

My family & friends had the pleasure of staying at this villa last year. All in all there was 10 of us. We were worried that the villa would not cater for all of us comfortably but it was fine. The villa was lovely, clean and well maintained. The pool was excellent, the kids loved it. The owner was a lovely lady and we spent a lovely 9 days there, and the view from the Villa are marvellous. Would highly recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: 28-May-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Gary, thank you so much for giving us a perfect rating and for recommending our villa to other travellers and we hope to have you back soon!
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Great house, good location, new and clean

  • 5 of 5

We had an exellent stay at Maria's house, very clean, well equiped,, nice sea view and very relaxing.

The welcom was pefect with fridge filled with the breakfast ingredients as well as fruits and Raki.

Firts half October gave us a perfect weather and we could eat almost every dinner outside.

The nearby town Rethymnon was so enchanting we fall in love. Maria's house is well located to explore the western part of Crete with the famous town Chania, and the not to miss caribean like beaches of Balos and Elophonissi.

Many thanks to Valia and Maria for making our holiday a great success.

Annick & Paul

  • Review Submitted: 31-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Paul, we are really glad that you had a comfortable stay in our Villa and we are thankful for your beautiful review and comments! Regards, ThinkVilla Team
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Nearest Airport
62 Kilometres
Chania International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
10 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
EO Rethymnou/Herakliou/Chaniwn
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Car: recommended

There are plenty of ways to spend your time whilst on holiday to Gerani, Rethymno. The beaches are just 1 km away and the warm weather provide the opportunity for swimming, boating, diving and fishing. Of course, sunning on the beach with a cold drink and a good book is another option. The village has lovely taverna where you can enjoy a tasty meal, a mini market for your daily needs and a bakery just 1.5 km away.

There are some beautiful spots for hiking, and horseback riding and cycling are also popular in the area. Those who enjoy shopping will find plenty of places to spend a day. From modern retailers to shops, there are plenty of options in and near Gerani. The small swimming-bay beneath the village has a beach, a tiny fishing-port, a small church and a popular taverna.

Just 5 km west, the bridge over Petres river marks the easternmost edge of one of Crete's most beautiful sandy dream beaches. It spreads over a distance of 11 km along the Almirou Bay via Kavros till Georgioupolis and gives home to all kinds of water sports, and a dive centre.

Episkopi beach, Georgioupoli beach and Rethymno town at a glance!

Also Rethymno town, offers a great selection of choices in shops, restaurants and anything else you might need and can be easily reached by car within 15 minutes.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £178.11

Quoted prices include all taxes and services, housekeeping, free Wi-Fi, A/C and welcome offer. There are no hidden costs. Rates are subject to change until the reservation is confirmed.

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.