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Breathtaking views of 360 degrees, unique pool! 2 km from a sandy beach!

Bedrooms 3
Space 3,229 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Amazing sea views, BBQ facilities, Jacuzzi bathroom, wi-fi! Close to shops!

Alexis Water Front Villa is a unique, stone-built Villa, designed with taste and traditional style. Such a luxurious, 300 sq. m. Villa, that enjoys absolute privacy, providing all comforts and exceptionally decorated with care, is for whom they desire calmness and relaxation. It can comfortably accommodate up to ten people, including using the lounge. The Villa is also located really close to all amenities that you may need, from shops restaurants, taverns, supermarkets and bars. Additionally, the amazing sandy picturesque beach of Episkopi, is ready to welcome you in it’s crystal-clear blue waters. All things considered, either you are a multi-child family or a group of friends, Alexis Water Front Villa will offer you an unforgettable holiday experience!



The Villa’s stone paved terrace enjoys breathtaking views of natural beauty, and boasts the panoramic sea view and the amazing sunsets! Built in a traditional style, this Villa provides a relaxing base for your stay, as well as the whole area, that will give you the sense of paradise and promises that you will have a dream holiday, comfort and hospitality! More often than not, the traditional style of architecture of the Villa is very appealing to our guests, not only because they are very attractive, but also because they reflect the culture and long history of Crete.

While outdoors, sit on the comfortable sun beds by the unique, free shaped pool (0.7-1.6 meters deep) and enjoy the magnificent views of the surrounding area and hills and the refreshing country air. Soak up the sun around the pool terrace and be charmed by nature’s music, harmonically combined with the perfume of wild Cretan countryside! To make things even better, there is a sitting area, under the trees where you can rest, read your summer books and enjoy the company of your loved ones. Additionally, you can try preparing your meals at the BBQ facilities available and try al fresco dining at the large veranda. Last but not least, this Villa has its own yard and garden where healthy biological (organic) vegetables are grown. This Villa offers you the opportunity to meet with the Cretan pure cuisine and will absolutely meet your expectations!


Alexis Water Front Villa offers a variety of comfortable accommodation to suit your needs. Αn enormous lounge with six sofas, and an impressive fire place, where you can sit and enjoy your company with family or friends and a large traditional wooden dining area, are there to welcome you. Be charmed by the feeling of warmth that you receive by the beautiful design and the combination of stone and wood, that will offer you the chance to meet with the Cretan traditional style. The ground floor consists of a large fully equipped kitchen which is fully equipped and totally functional, if you want to have your meals at home! Additionally, there are three bedrooms, two double and one twin. The master bedroom features a large wooden bed and en suite a bathroom with a hydromassage bathtub and also offers direct access to the veranda, which is equipped with patio furniture…ideal for relaxing after a long day exploring! The twin bedroom, is beautifully designed and also offer veranda access and boasts amazing views the surrounding countryside area! Additionally, the second double bedroom is also equipped with a wonderful wooden bed and its balcony overlooks the pool.

Property Notes:

- Welcome basket included, courtesy of the owner.

- Bed linen and bath towels provided, covers and blankets provided.

- Housekeeping, towels and linen changes once per week.

- Baby cot and high chair available if needed.

- Complimentary free Wi-Fi coverage is available throughout the house and garden.

- All in-house electronics are available, including air conditioning a fridge with refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, dishwasher, toaster, electrical stove, oven, flat-screen TV with satellite reception, washing machine and DVD player.

- Private Parking space.

- 24h/7days ThinkVilla concierge service included.

NOTE: Please note that 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.

EOT (Ellinikos Organismos Tourismou - issued by the Greek tourist board) licence number:Κ.

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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 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, Think Villa, 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 give a chance to live locally. 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 Rethimno

Magnificent Sea Views, Private Pool & Jacuzzi and just 5min driving from amazing sandy beach!

What makes this villa unique

Sea Front villa with Breath taking view of 360 degrees around, luxurious villa, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and jacuzzi.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Rethimno in Lappei

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3229 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • resort
  • rural
  • town
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • 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 ...
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Jacuzzi , Bidet , Ground floor, en-suite
    Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Ground floor
  • 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!
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , En suite Bathroom, ground floor
    Double Bedroom - 1 Double Bed , Ground floor
    Twin Bedroom - 3 Single Bed , Ground floor
  • All bedrooms are air conditioned and the mattresses are very comfortable! Guests can enjoy a good night's sleep, thanks to the peace and quiet of the village!
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • Yard
  • 1 bicycles
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Housekeeping
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • 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
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Additional Services Upon Request, at extra charge: Babysitting, Private Chef, Massage, Delivery of Personal Shopping, Regional Breakfast, Boat Trips, Car rental, Airport transfer, Yoga private lessons, Personal trainer, Spa treatments, Pastry Cook, Tour guide, Activities and excursions, Additional cleaning and linen changes, Personal Laundry service, Traditional cooked food delivery, Personal driver, Doctor on Call, Security, Organising and planning a special event (wedding, birthday, anniversary, etc.) and anything else that you might think!


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Breathtaking views of 360 degrees, unique pool! 2 km from a sandy beach!
average rating of 4.818182 based on 11 reviews

Thank you very much for a lovely stay at Alexis Villa, we had a wonderful time.

  • 4 of 5

The views were amazing and the house was beautiful, had everything we needed and was clean.

Our only two problems were the beds were extremely hard and meant that we didn’t get a good night sleep in the whole time we were there. Which was a shame on holiday when you want to relax.

And the cats that obviously live outside the house were extremely annoying, we spent most of the holiday shooing them away from us. We couldn’t leave any food outside unattended as they would be straight in to steal it. It was quite a problem when trying to do a bbq outside by the pool.

Other than that we had a lovely time and spent most of the time in the pool and at the local beach.

The local area is lovely and there is lots of Tavernas within a short drive.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jessica, thank you very much for choosing our Villa for your stay in Crete and for taking the time to share your recent experience. We greatly appreciate feedback from our guests and constantly strive to achieve the highest quality standards. I assure you that our team is reviewing your comments concerning the cats and the comfort of the beds, and will take all the necessary actions to improve our guests' overall satisfaction. We thank you once again for letting us know and look forward to welcoming you to our property again in the near future! Sincerely, ThinkVilla Team.
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Perfect better than the pictures

  • 5 of 5

We all loved the property it was far better than in the pictures.very big and beautiful surroundings. Beach wasnt far but only went one day as the pool was perfect too.alex the owner is very friendly and a perfect host.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Christopher, 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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Beautiful stone villa with fantastic views of sea and mountains.

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic villa in the hills above the beach. If you like sitting watching the sun set over the mountains then this place is perfect - just like the photos. Owner and agent were friendly and helpful. Only niggle was construction work down the hill about half a mile away - I suspect though that we were unlucky to coincide with early drilling and the wind from the north - I doubt this would be a problem next week. We had an excellent holiday. Thanks.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Victoria, we really appreciate your review and once again we apologise for any inconvenience caused because of the noise. We hope to see you again on your next trip to Crete! Regards, ThinkVilla Team.
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En fantastisk villa

  • 5 of 5

Vår familie på fire leide denne villaen i 11 døgn. Huset ligger usjenert til på en høyde, med nydelig utsikt og en deilig bris fra sjøen på varme dager. Stort uteområde med forskjellige oppholdssoner, slik at man kan flytte seg i forhold til steder med skygge, havbris og lune plasser.

Huset er stort innvendig også. Tre soverom. To med dobbeltseng og et med tre enkle senger. Babyseng på det største dobbeltrommet. Madrassene er veldig harde, og kunne med fordel blitt oppgradert med myke overmadrasser.

Aircondition på alle soverom, samt oppholdsrom. Denne trengte vi ikke å bruke, da det var gode insektsnettinger foran vinduer og altandører. Soverommet med tre senger hadde defekt netting foran altandøren og manglende netting foran vinduer. Det ble likevel luftig nok fordi minstemann ville ha døren open til resten av huset som ble luftet natten gjennom. Føltes helt trygt å sove med huset åpent. Man må gjennom en port som åpnes med fjernkontroll for å komme opp til villaen. Området er ellers preget av noen få eiendommer som ser ut til å være bebodd av lokale bønder. Geiter og sauer beiter rundt eiendommen. Velutstyrt kjøkken. Vi testet aldri om komfyren fungerte bra, da vi heller reiste rundt til restauranter på forskjellige små og store steder. Nødvendig med tilgang til bil om man leier denne villaen.

Bassenget var rent og daglig vedlikeholdt av eieren. Trolig veldig tidlig om morgenen, før jeg begynte å tusle rundt ute i bikini ;-)

For frostpinner er bassenget kjølig nok. Temperaturen er endel behageligere på stranden (juni).

Vi har hatt en veldig fin ferie i denne villaen. Kommer gjerne tilbake hvis sengene blir oppgradert med tykke, myke overmadrasser.

Kristin og Roy Cato



  • Review Submitted: 01-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Kristin, thank you for taking the time to review your stay in our Villa and we really appreciate your lovely comments! Regards, ThinkVilla Team.
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Fantastic location and a very beautiful villa

  • 5 of 5

Perfect getaway for anybody who wishes to experience Cretan countryside and sea at the same time

  • Review Submitted: 14-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Ryszard, thank you for giving us a perfect rating and we hope to welcome you again! Regards, ThinkVilla Team.
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Redmond, WA, USA

Didn't want to leave!

  • 5 of 5

We had high expectations based on the pictures of the villa, and we were surprised to have them surpassed when we arrived. The house is extremely spacious, decorated beautifully, clean, and in excellent condition. I had the feeling that I was staying in someone's well-loved home, not a vacation rental. This made our visit special, as I felt like I was living in a real Greek home. Alex kindly supplied us with some food, water, and a home-made casserole at our arrival.

The outside areas and view were amazing, with so many places to sit and enjoy the view, shade or sunshine, depending on your mood. The views of the mountains and water were gorgeous, and it was so nice to have a pool. Many evenings we enjoyed the sunset over the mountains and water. Our daughters enjoyed the six kitties that visited every day, and we kept our eyes out for goats and sheep passing through the nearby fields.

The beds were very firm, but I discovered that a firm mattress was very good for my back, so it wasn't a problem for me at least, although my daughters wanted them to be more squishy.

One of the best beaches that we found on Crete is less than 10 minutes from the house, and there is a grocery store and ATM close by too. Be sure to visit Lake Kournas for paddle boating. Instead of the Samaria Gorge, we hiked St. Anthony's gorge and were thrilled with the experience. Have fun in Crete!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Kathleen, thank you so much for taking the time to write such an amazing review about our Villa and for recommending our villa to other travellers! It was out honour to have you as our guests and we we hope to see you again on your next trip to Crete! Regards, ThinkVilla Team.
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Episkopi Super Market
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ATM Episkopi
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Nearest Airport
57 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
15 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Kilometres
EO Rethymnou/Herakliou/Chaniwn
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
1.5 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Episkopi is a small town near to the city of Rethimno, overlooking the northern coast of Crete, and the green and fertile valley of Mousselas river. Episkopi is the administrative and commercial centre of the area, providing quite a few facilities such as tavernas, supermarkets, a bakery, an ATM machine, a post office, as well as a fish shop and a butchery.

The homonym beach Episkopi is located really close, just 5 minutes away by car, in a fertile valley with lowlands. It is a long beach, which is sandy and shallow, like most beaches of Northern Crete. It is very well organised, since there are many hotels, restaurants, taverns, bars and all the amenities one could need. In the western part of the beach you can find places with lifeguards, showers, changing rooms, umbrellas, snack bars, water sports, etc., perfect for children. However, given its large size, you can certainly find a quiet spot, especially in the eastern part. Lastly, at the beginning of the beach on the east side there is an opportunity for naturism.

Then you could visit the neighbouring village of Argiroupolis, with its springs and lush vegetation…a taste of Cretan paradise, breathtaking view for your eyes, calming water sounds from waterfalls for your ears and divine taste for your mouth!

Moreover, Lake Kournas is also located in close proximity. A beautiful freshwater lake in the midst of a mountain backdrop, you can sunbathe around the lake, there are sun beds, or if you prefer, go swimming in the lake, hire a pedalo (it takes about an hour to get all around the lake) or enjoy a meal in one of the plenty restaurants around the lake. Also, a tennis court could be found in Kournas area.

Furthermore, Petres beach is located at the eastern end of the vast beachfront of Episkopi It is named after the imposing Petres Gorge that finishes here. All around there are some facilities such as, restaurants, a diving school, etc. In the main cove of Vythos, which lies north of the others, there are umbrellas and it is less sandy. The rocky seabed is ideal for fishing and snorkelling.


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
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
Mid season
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
Low Season
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
Low season
1 Nov 2018 - 31 May 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
Mid season
1 Jun 2019 - 30 Jun 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
High Season
1 Jul 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
Mid season
1 Sep 2019 - 30 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
Low Season
1 Oct 2019 - 31 Dec 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £177.83

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.
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