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Isolated and Luxury next to the beach,full privacy, full facilities, huge pool !

Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Space 3,767 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

4 bedroom luxury villa with indoor and outdoor pool close to the beach!

Villa Daphne is approved by Greek Tourism Organization with license number: 1041K10002989201.

If you believe that accommodation is a major factor in aiding a unique holiday experience then Villa Daphne is exactly what you are looking for!

Villa Daphne was built in 2006 and renovated mostly in the outdoors in 2014 and indoors in 2015!

It can accommodate 8 people in beds and up to 10 people.

The villa took the name “Daphne” from the fragrant homonymous plant which grows around the house that is used by local people to make tea or as a herb in traditional Cretan cuisine!

Layout of the villa:

Located in a 4,000 sq. m. high fenced olive grove Villa Daphne is a 350 sq. m. accommodation consisting of two floors. The open plan first floor is accessed through the main entrance and there you will find a living room, a sitting area and a dining area with a lovely view and an exit to the garden and the pool. Also found is a large fully equipped kitchen next to the dining area, the master bedroom with a double bed and a bedroom with two single beds. There is a bathroom with a bath, a WC and a laundry room with a washing machine and a tumble dryer.

On the ground floor there are two more bedrooms, one with a double bed and the other with two single beds and the main bathroom with a bath. There is a playroom with a 40’’ HDTV, a Playstation, a Nintento Wii and board games while just next to the playroom there is a door leading to the indoor swimming pool area with Jacuzzi. A second smaller kitchen is also found on this floor making it more independent.

The single beds in the bedrooms can also be converted to a double bed with a double bed size mattress topper.

Outdoors the villa offers a huge 100 sq. m swimming pool with sun beds and umbrellas. Next to the pool you will find the newly built barbecue with an outdoor dining table in front of the garden-park situated under the olive trees! The whole area is fenced and secured with an alarm system offering our guests safety and privacy!

More Details

Property Manager
Kostas Vasilakis
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, Greek
Calendar last updated:
16 June, 2017

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

Kostas Vasilakis purchased this villa in 2014

What makes this villa unique

Staying in villa Daphne you will have advantages that only a few villas can offer you around Crete!

- Luxury in every detail in a fully functional house!

- Total privacy in both the indoor and outdoor areas as the villa is located in a 4,000 sq. m. highly fenced olive grove.

- Surrounded by nature! The closest neighbouring house is almost 500m away.

- Close to the beach! Less than 1.5 km from the sandy beach of Sfakaki.

- Close to residential areas where you can find everything! Sfakaki market is about 1 km away while Platanias and Adelianos Kampos are approximately 5 km away.

- Close to the Traditional village Pagkalochori just 500 m walking distance.

- Sea and sunset views!

- A large outdoor 100 sq. m. swimming pool and a 15 sq. m. indoor swimming pool with Jacuzzi!

- One kitchen on each floor allowing privacy amongst your own group and making each floor more independent.

- A playroom for teenagers and young children.

- A garden-park for children.

- A variety of indoor and outdoor facilities! The house provides everything for the relaxation and comfort of 10 people.

- Several extra services on request.

- Hospitality! The owners will be on hand to help and give you any advice required.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa on Rethymno on Crete

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3767 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Holiday Complex
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Baby Gate
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Main Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , On the First floor.
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , On the ground floor.
    WC - Toilet , On the first floor.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Main Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , On the first floor. TV, Air-condition
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , On the first floor. TV, Air-condition
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , On the ground floor. TV, Air-condition
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , On the ground floor. TV, Air-condition
  • All bedrooms have air-condition, TV, closet, balcony or exit to the garden. Also the villa has two extra removable beds. Baby cot is also available. Single beds can also be converted to a double bed with using mattress topper.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Deck Furniture
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda
  • Yard
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Housekeeping
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • 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
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
The indoor swimming pool can be heated with additional 30€ per day upon request. Our services include: Welcome Basket - Cleaning every 3 days - 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 - Daily cleaning - Baby sitting - Daily excursions - Bicycle rent - Photographer - Delivery of traditional cretan food to your place - Airport transfer - Cook (Chef) in your villa. Please tell us your wish and we will try to make it reality!


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Isolated and Luxury next to the beach,full privacy, full facilities, huge pool !
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 12 reviews

probably the best villa in Crete

  • 5 of 5

This villa is superb in every way..It is so well equipped and caters for every taste,Spotlessly clean with all facilitiesv working perfectly and a cleaning staff who complete their work without getting in your way.

The accom,odation is fantastic ,every bedroom (there are 4)is vfully equipped with air con (free)

comfy beds clean bed linen close to bathrooms and with a well equipped washroom with washer and dryer and a kitchen that provides every device ,a massive fridge freezer 4 burner oven, micro wave etc all top quality.the lounge is luxurious with ultra comfortable settees, Tv Video re corder ,Air con etc.

An indoor swimming pool and gym and a magnificent outdoor swimming pool which is large but safe for kids and warm.a poolside area with loungers and beautiful gardens .Very secure building and completely private. although the setting is quiet and secluded it is only a short distance from the busy resort of Rethmynon which has everything you need from a Doctor to a super market.

Last but not least ,the owner Markos and his team,always willing to help ,friendly and very informative,really lovely people.

I could go on and on about Villa Daphne but will finish with WE ARE GOING TO BOOK FOR NEXT YEAR ,thats how wonderful it is . Tyhank you Markos

Stuart Green and Family

  • Review Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Absolute luxury, five star hideaway villa !!

  • 5 of 5

This was a family holiday to celebrate an 80th birthday with ages between 5 and 80. The villa was amazing, absolute luxury and comfort, we celebrated in style and made use of all of the facilities. The villa had everything you would need and more and the owner Markos looked after us so well. We had maid service twice in the week with full clean and replacement bedding and towels and Markos brought us cakes, croissants and pizzas ! The pool was huge and we spent lots of time in it and around it, lounging on the sunbeds or eating from the well equipped, spotless barbecue. We will be returning to this private haven next year, we have stayed in many villas but this was the best by far. Markos and his Cretan hospitality ensured this was a most special and memorable holiday. You really have to experience this villa to appreciate the quality, the photos look amazing but it is better in real life, thank you for a spectacular holiday !!

  • Review Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A great big happy villa with a truly superb view of the sea and skies.

  • 5 of 5

We loved the villa and enjoyed our stay. The owner has to be the nicest owner of all time. He was super kind and responsive and just unbelievably helpful. You won't meet a nicer guy. He built the place and he cares!

The view (especially in the evening) is truly beautiful - epic pink sunsets. And the villa is well placed between Chania and Heraklion for day trips.

The pool is immense and everything works a treat. Our only very minor issue was the temperamental internet which seemed to need half an hour to "warm up" every morning but then worked fine for the rest of the day.

Will come back when next in Crete.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Really delivers what it says on the packet!

  • 5 of 5

If you choose this villa based on the images you will not be disappointed. The house is huge, the layout such that larger groups feel they can have individual space. Facilities are great. Cleaning service every 3 days adds a bit of extra luxury. Markos is one of the best villa hosts we have ever come across and we have stayed in quite a few villas in several countries. Our family spent hours in the pool. Easy to spend a whole day at "home" without getting bored, but also easy to get out and about sight-seeing. You do need a car though, and the entrance to the property is "off track" so no conducive to easily walking out at night. I would not hesitate to recommend this villa to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stunning villa with beautiful views

  • 4 of 5

The rental agents are absolutely fantastic to work with, Kostos Vasilakis, property manager at Etouri Properites makes things so easy - I will book again in a heartbeat with Kostos and have high trust in Etouri.

The villa is immaculately clean, with a cleaning service every three days. It is also very well decorated. The pool is a show-stopper and if you want a villa with a spectacular pool - this is the one for you! The best villa pool we saw in the area. The outdoor bbq area is superb and the pool is flanked with numerous sun loungers and a kids play area.

The online pictures really deliver what the villa is.

The villa was very well stocked with supplies including food, detergent and excellent amenities in the bathrooms.

Mr. Markos the villa owner is very responsive if you need anything additional. If you really want to hunker down at a luxury villa and spend most of your days by an incredible pool, this is the place to be.

Local information is provided and the villa is in easy reach of Platanes and many local taverna's within a 1km range.

I give this villa 4.5 stars and would give it a full 5 if the roads to it were a little more accessible and agreeable to local taxi drivers.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent villa

  • 5 of 5

I always think it is useful to read other peoples experiences of visits when making my villa selections so wanted to share mine.

As is usual it is the small things that make a difference and Kostas was a fantastic host. I think it would be impossible not get on with him and his assistance to showing around on arrival, making sure cleaning was done thoroughly as well as great advice on places to visit was invaluable!

The villa itself was beautiful, all facilities were of excellent quality and the pool was the largest one I have seen for these types of villa. The area on the coast towards Rethymon had most of the bars, restaurants and shops needed. It was nice to be able to get to Heraklon, Chania and the south coast from here, especially as a narrow part of the island to cross. I would in addition recommend Bestcars, who we were given the contact via the villa booking and the service from them was faultless with delivery at the airport, great little open top car too!

I would easily recommend this villa and when visiting Crete again would have no hesitation in staying here again, thanks, Pete

  • Review Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
73 Kilometres
Heraklion Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Platanias area
Nearest Ferry
64 Kilometres
Chania (souda) port
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Kilometres
Heraklion-Chania national road
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Kilometres
'Kechagias' traditional Tavern
Nearest Beach
1.5 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Villa Daphne has an amazing location for unforgettable holidays!

Totally isolated and centred in the middle of a rural area abundant with olive trees it offers full privacy for those wishing to stay in a luxury accommodation away from it all! 

Simultaneously the villa is only 1.5 km away from the beach, living areas and Sfakaki market. Also found at a distance of 5 km are the well known tourist resorts "Platanias" and "Adelianos Kampos" where you can find supplies, amenities, services and entertainment! 

Finally the city of Rethymno is 10 minutes (12 km) away by car!

The location gives you the advantage of quiet and private holidays engulfed in Cretan nature but close to everything! 

PLEASE be advised that the villa may appear on a different 'location category' on HomeAway affiliate websites, depending on their categorised locations (each affiliate website has its own 'location categories').


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa on Rethymno, Greece

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season OFFER
8 Jul 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High 2017
15 Jul 2017 - 28 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season OFFER
29 Jul 2017 - 4 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High 2017
5 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
September OFFER
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low 2017
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
low season 2018
1 Jan 2018 - 31 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
medium season 2018
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
high season 2018
1 Jul 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

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

** Special Offer June 2017 is now Available**

The indoor swimming pool can be heated with additional 30€ per day upon request.
Everything else 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.
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