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Stone-Made Traditional Villa In Countryside With Great View And Enormous Garden

6 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday villa in Archea Eleftherna - Villa Stavros

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms With Amazing Views

Villa Stavros is approved by Greek Tourism Organization with license number: 1041K91002886601.

Villa Stavros is a fully-furnished traditional architecture stone building, covering an area of 170 sq.m. The ground floor covers 110 sq.m.

On the ground floor there is a spacious open plan living/dining room with kitchen and a small balcony at the entrance, and a big terrace on the side with a magnificent mountain and sea view. In the Living room there is a sitting corner with sofas and fireplace and a big wooden dining table with TV corner.

The kitchen is equipped with Fridge/Freezer, an electric stove with oven and a small help table.The villa has 3 big bedrooms. One bedroom is located on the ground floor and the two others are on the first floor. One of the two bedrooms on the first floor has also an attic with a double bed! The villa has two bathrooms, one in each floor and can accommodate up to 8 people in beds!

All rooms in the house are air conditioned and have central heating.

Outdoors of the villa there is a private swimming pool, charcoal barbecue and spacious lawn garden with amazing views.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair accessible

Property Manager
Kostas Vasilakis
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, Greek
Calendar last updated:
21 October, 2016
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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 213 Arkadiou Str. Rethymno, Crete and is approved by the Greek Tourist Organisation with license number: 1041E60610185001

What makes this villa unique

- The villa is located in an area with unique natural beauty and one very important archaeological site just a few meters away.

- Also the village is very quiet and offers relaxing holidays away from it all.

- It has privacy, spacious outdoor areas and great views till the sea.

- The swimming pool is isolated in a higher level that offers safety for young children.

- Finally you will love seating and relax under the tree shadow enjoying the view!

Guestbook comments from the manager

Copied from TripAdvisor.co.uk:

We just can agree to the previous mentioned review.

The villa and and the sorrounding garden are more beautiful than reported on the photos. Everything was fully included as mentioned on the web site, the villa is in a good shape and all the facilities were very clean.

We wandered with the sun around the house over the course of the day and enjoyed the stunning views from the different garden locations. Delicious regional food and drinks were provided by the owner.
Sep 2013
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based on 6 holidaymaker reviews

Stone-Made Traditional Villa In Countryside With Great View And Enormous Garden
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Exceptional villa nestled in a beautiful landscape

  • 5 of 5

Very welcoming host who spoke great English and was smiley and enthusiastic and really keen for us to have a great time at the villa (which we most certainly did!)

The villa had fantastic views of the valley and was a very short walk from the ancient site of Eletherna (but when we visited not all areas were open to the public - be aware before you set off on a hike to the covered ruins).

The accommodation was faultless. Lovely airy rooms - 3 bedrooms one with a double bed downstairs, another with two twins, one more with two twins with a mezzanine double. Very well equipped kitchen with dishwasher, washing machine, microwave etc.

Outside there was always somewhere to sit in the shade or the sun with plenty of garden furniture available. The pool was perfect for 2 adults and 3 teenagers - a metre deep in the shallow end and fenced off from the house.

Plenty of space for parking with the property secured with gates if need be - but security we understand is really not an issue in the village.

A nearby village (10 minutes in a car) had a decent sized supermarket which had everything you would need. Also nearby (a short dirve) were many tavernas serving authentic Greek food,

The Arkadi monastery, only several km away, is a must visit,

We had a brilliant time and felt in an idyllic world of our own. Brilliant find, Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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Great place to relax

  • 5 of 5

We really loved our stay in villa Stavros.

Everything was as good or even better than the pictures on the internet promised.

This is the perfect place to be if you like the silence of a small village on Crete.

The beach is only half an our away and the excavations off Ancient Eleftherna are next door and worth exploring.

The villa itself had all the comfort we needed, was very clean and we got clean sheets and towells every 3 days as promised.

A special thanks to the owner Mr. Manolis for bringing us all those nice local products. This was very much appreciated by all of us.

Crete itself is a beautifull island with a lot of different things to see and do.

Among other things, we visited Knossos and the Imbros gorge and spent some nice time in Rethimno.

And last but not least we loved the Greek kitchen.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
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Outstanding hospitality and wonderful house

  • 5 of 5

We spent a wonderful week in the villa Stavros. Crete is truly our heart stroke 2015. We often rent houses in Europe and we especially enjoyed our stay in this house. First, we must mention the great hospitality of the family of Mr. Manolis. We have been welcomed with a smile despite our late arrival and our family of six had a great breakfast the next morning as the fridge was provided. Mr. Manolis brought us regularly wine, eggs and olive oil. When our car was left out, we have been helped again with a smile. To the whole family, thank you for your kindness throughout this week.

The house, that has been constructed with care, perfectly fits the description of the website and is very clean and comfortable. Large garden and pool are beautiful and very well maintained. We really enjoyed the privacy of the villa and mountain landscapes that change according to time of day.

The villa is located in a village set back from the coast and bustle, which suited us perfectly. We enjoyed the surroundings including the village of Margarites, the Monastery of Arkadi, Panormo Beach and Rethymno. Everywhere, the Cretans were hospitable and kind.

Finally, Kostas, the property manager, was very caring before, during and after the renting.

We came back to Canada with the idea to return in Crete as soon as possible!

Sophie G.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
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Spectacular view from a beautiful property.

  • 5 of 5

We spent a glorious week in Eleftherna. The house is large and had absolutely everything we needed. The scorching summer heat was eased by the mountain location and the pool. The archeological excavations next to the house are uncovering some fascinating treasures. Roadworks giving access to the site made it impossible to park at the house and were noisy at times, but we managed the short walk. Lots to see and do nearby on those winding roads. The owner was charming, generous and friendly.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 4, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
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Beautiful Villa

  • 5 of 5

The villa is just as the photos show, probably better. The views are amazing - we loved to sit with a drink and a book underneath the tree and watch the panorama. The owner and his family went out of their way to look after us, from taking us to the next village for dinner, to dropping by with his home made wine and olive oil. The pool was a godsend, and the temperature much nicer than the hotel we stayed at the previous week!

The only negative I would say is that the villas really is in the middle of nowhere and a car is advisable. The tavernas in the village only sold limited drinks and we had to take a taxi to the next village to eat. Having said that, the food was good and much cheaper than on the coast so it wasn't really a problem. I would highly recommend this villa to anyone looking for somewhere quiet, peaceful and with stunning scenery.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
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Du rève à la réalité.........

  • 5 of 5

Nous somme venus en famille et je peut dire que la villa est parfaite et que les photos ne mentent pas et que la réalité est vraiment mieux.

Ont est dans un paradis ou la nature vous entour ou les odeurs vous font tourner la tête.

Je n’oublierai jamais la gentillesse de Madra et de son père qui sont toujours au petit soins en vous offrant du vin du raisin et des œuf maison.

La villa vous offre tout le confort et le jardin ainsi que la piscine tout le plaisir dont vous rêvez.

Un super barbecue pour des soirées sous les étoiles avec le chant des cigales.

Nous reviendrons surement un jour dans ce paradis sur terre.

Merci à Kostas Vasilakis qui nous a conseillé sur la location de véhicule et toutes les activités alentours.

Jean pierre et Olga.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
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Nearest Airport
77 Kilometres
Heraklion Airport
Nearest Barpub
15 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
26 Kilometres
Rethymno port
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Chania - Heraklion new highway
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Ancient Eleftherna traditional taverns
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres
Car: necessary

The splendid combination of the green landscape view and the blue colour of the sky will free your soul and mind.

The villas are situated at the top of Ancient Eleftherna hill, in a region with over 4,500 years of historical interest. It is where the first astrophysical and first homeopathetic doctor Diogenis Apolloniatis was born.

Ancient Eleftherna is located south-east of Rethymno. It occupies a wide area that mainly includes two ridges, called Pyrgi and Nissi. Three streams flow around the foot of the hills and join to the north of them.

Eleftherna is since 30 years among the designated areas of 'outstanding natural beauty'.

You can find a traditional tavern in Ancient Eleftherna village in 100 m away from the villa and shops and tavernas can be found in Eleftherna and nearby Magarites, while Rethymno, with its sandy beach and waterfront restaurants, is a half hour drive away.

The closest beach to the villa is 15 minutes away by car in the area of Sfakaki. An other great beach 20 minutes away that you have to visit is the beach of Panormo.

The village of Ancient Eleftherna or 'Archaia Eleftherna' (in Greek) is a quiet village where you will get the chance to interact with the very hospitable locals.

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SPECIAL OFFER in JUNE 2016 is available!

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.

Cancellation Policy
If a booking is cancelled 4 months prior to the guest’s check-in date, the deposit is refundable. Otherwise, if the reservation is cancelled after the above period, the deposit is non-refundable.
If a booking is cancelled 20 days or less prior to the guest’s check-in date, the balance paid is non-refundable.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Archea Eleftherna in Crete

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 170 m²
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • The villa has two bathrooms, one in each floor.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , Ground floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , First floor, it has also an attic with a double bed!
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , First floor!
    Living Room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • One bedroom in the ground floor and two in the first floor!
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • 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
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
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.

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