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Full Privacy, 100m2 Outdoor Pool, Indoor Pool, close to the beach, Sea Views!

Bedrooms 5
Separate WC's1
Space 3,767 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Playground & toys, 5 bedrooms, Close to shops!

*Special Offer in May & June 2018 is now available!*

The villa was named “Daphne” after the fragrant homonymous plant (laurel) which grows around the property and is used by local people to make tea or as a herb in traditional Cretan cuisine! 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! Built in 2006 and renovated mostly in the outdoors in 2014 and indoors in 2018, Villa Daphne can accommodate 10 people in beds and up to 12 people in total in its 5 bedrooms. This outstanding property provides total privacy in both the indoor and outdoor area, surrounded by nature and at the same time is conveniently located very close to the beach and all kinds of shops!

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 with an open fireplace, cosy sitting area with large sofas and a dining table. Through its large glass doors, the room offers lovely sea views and direct access to the garden and pool, after descending a few stairs. A 40’’ HDTV, a Playstation 4, a Nintendo Wii and board games are also available in the living room. Next to the dining area, a fully equipped kitchen makes sure that you have all that is needed to prepare your homemade meals. The master bedroom with a double bed and a twin bedroom are also available on this level, as well as a bathroom with a bathtub, a WC and a laundry room with a washing machine and a tumble dryer. The living room opens up to a large veranda, equipped with patio furnishing, providing additional siting areas overlooking the sea and the pool, an ideal place to watch the sunset and relax.


The remaining three bedrooms of the Villa can be found on the ground floor, two of which feature a double bed each, while the last one has two single beds. If needed, the single beds in the bedrooms can be converted to double beds with a double bed size mattress topper. Furthermore, a second kitchen and an additional bathroom with a bathtub can be found on this floor, providing independence and privacy to large groups when required. Last but not least, the ground floor boasts an indoor,15 sq. m. swimming pool (minimum - maximum depth: 0.6 m - 1 m), which also functions as a Jacuzzi and can be heated if required with an extra charge.


The terrace of Villa Daphne is complemented by a huge 100 sq. m swimming pool, (minimum - maximum depth: 0.4m - 1.7m) equipped with sun beds and umbrellas for your comfort. Barbecue facilities and an outdoor dining table under the shade of the pergola give you ample opportunity to try al fresco dining, while an extra shaded siting area and a gazebo are also available. On the other side of the pool a lawn covered area with a playground and toys under the olive trees is at the disposal of our young guests, while on a covered part of the ground floor veranda, by the pool, an air hockey, mini football table, as well as gym equipment including a bicycle, wights and an exercise bench. The whole area is fenced and secured with an alarm system offering our guests safety and privacy! Staying in villa Daphne you will have advantages that only a few villas can offer you around Crete!

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

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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 May, 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 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 in Rethimno in Rethymno

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3767 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Holiday Complex
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Baby Gate
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • 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
  • WC - Toilet , On the first floor.
    Main Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , On the First floor.
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , On the ground floor.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , On the ground floor. TV, Air-condition
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Double Bed , On the ground floor. TV, Air-condition
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , On the first floor. TV, Air-condition
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , On the first floor. TV, Air-condition, can be a double bed.
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , On the ground floor. TV, Air-condition, can be a double bed.
  • Four of the bedrooms have air-condition, TV, closet, balcony or exit to the garden. The fifth bedroom is next to the indoor pool and has a window. 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
  • Table Football
  • 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!


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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average rating of 4.9411764 based on 17 reviews

Great Holiday.

  • 5 of 5

We really had a great time. The villa was more than we expected. Because of the view, the large swimming pool, the complete kitchen and some new furniture .

We also want to thank Marcos. He is very involved and the cleaning, new bath towels etc has given us the real holiday feeling. Both the children and the adults have enjoyed this great holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 07-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Villa Daphne

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week at Villa Daphne, Markos the owner was welcoming and provided great facilities. The villa is outstanding, well appointed, very private and secure. The welcome pack was ideal including bread and milk, however we did stop at the supermarket before arriving to stock up on supplies not knowing what would be provided on our arrival. Cleaning service was provided on Monday and Thursday which was great. Everything was provided including consumables such as dishwasher tablets, washing machine capsules, toilet tissue, even sponges, shower soap and shampoo. The whole outfit was superb and a welcomed experience for our family to enjoy the most it had to offer.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
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Outstandingly beautiful property!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Villa Daphne for 10 days. There was 7 of us including 3 children. The house was beautifully clean and modern and very well equipped and comfortable, especially the beds. The pool was amazing and we all enjoyed a very relaxing time there. Markos, the owner, was on hand to help with any questions and even bought us a new DVD player! He was very helpful and knowledgeable about the house and the area and brought us fabulous gifts whenever he visited. The cleaners were incredibly thorough and the house was sparkling clean. Some additional seating and dining furniture on the balcony would have been nice but otherwise the villa had everything we could have needed. Kostas and Sophia were amazing from getting us groceries for our arrival, organising us a fabulous greek night with traditional greek music and dancing, taxis and a fabulous complementary Gazebo at nearby Baja Beach Resort with wine and a fruit basket. Nothing was too much trouble and response times were very quick and efficient. I would highly recommend this fabulous villa and etouri for your stay - you won't be disappointed!

  • Review Submitted: 29-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
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Family Paradise

  • 5 of 5

This villa is quite simply the most beautiful, luxurious accommodation we have stayed in. I didn't want to write this review incase to many people find out about it. But I have give my thought's so Markos the owner can read them. Markos really was an invisible great host. Every time he showed up with the pool guy's & the cleaners he had a Creten delight's for us. His knowledge of Crete & the local area where second to none. The villa was immaculate ( until our five children where let loose ) The pool is the biggest pool we have seen in a private villa, with proper stairs not just steps. Our chickens aged 7 months up to 10 all went in to swim every day. The steps down from the villa are a tiny bit tricky but they have non slip tiles so don't run and you will be okay. Indoor pool was also a great extra for the hottest part of the day with cooler water and well out of the sun. Lovely kitchen every utensil known to man, great coffee machine and so on and so on. I cooked every day on the huge barbecue and indoors. There is a small gym area with a bike and weights ( i did look at this twice then had to have a drink ) All in all everyone, if you have children, family or just friends, Villa Daphnne gets 11 out of 10 from us. Going for three weks next year ( may not come back ) Thank you Markos Love Matt Carrie and our gang.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
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Great vacation

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic house, extremely nice, friendly and helpful owner, the house and pool was very clean, outstanding hospitality level; all was well organized and everyone we dealt with as part of the journey was friendly and highly professional. Also, the children were treated very very nicely, by everyone we met, including in all recommended Tavernas. Strong recommendation to visit this place, we will certainly be back.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
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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: 15-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from 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 in Rethimno, Crete

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
May Offer
1 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
June Offer
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 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
Low Season 2019
1 Jan 2019 - 31 May 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Medium Season 2019
1 Jun 2019 - 30 Jun 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season 2019
1 Jul 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Medium Season 2019
1 Sep 2019 - 30 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low Season 2019
1 Oct 2019 - 31 Dec 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Special Offer in April, May & June 2018 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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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