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Stone Built Cottage House in the Nature with Spacious Gardens and Full Privacy!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,291 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom Villa, can accommodate 6 people in beds and up to 8 people.

Villa Caneva is approved by Greek Tourism Organization with license number: 1041K10003016601.

Villa Caneva is a 120 sq. m. stone built villa, located on a hill surrounded by trees next to the village of Prines. Only 10 minutes away from Rethymno town and the beach this renovated villa was formerly an old traditional aqueduct built in the 1950s! It offers total privacy in a relaxing village.

The villa can accommodate 6 people in beds and up to 8 people.

On the ground floor you will find the living room area with an indoor dinning table, a fully equipped kitchen and one bathroom with shower! The kitchen area has an exit to the barbecue area and the garden.

On the first floor, there are 3 bedrooms and one bathroom with a shower. Two bedrooms are double bedded with access to the veranda and the other hosts a bunk bed (2 joined single beds).

Outdoors close to the flower gardens and trees a private swimming pool with sun beds and umbrellas can be found. Also you will find a fully equipped barbecue area, many seating areas with view and a lot of space for children to play.

The whole area is fenced and secured by a security camera system directed at the main gate!  

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:
18 August, 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, 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

What makes this villa unique

 In our opinion Villa Caneva’s unique qualities are:

- Spacious fenced outdoor areas surrounded by trees and nature.

- Serenity with fabulous views.

- Great location, a feeling of privacy without actually being too far from anything. Only 300 m from the village of Prines with its cafe, taverns and a mini market, 5 minutes away from Atsipopoulo an even larger village with numerous amenities and 10 minutes from Rethymno and the beach!

- Bus to Rethymno is available.

- Full privacy in all outdoor areas as the villa is located on a hill.

- Ideal for families with children because of the outdoor layout.  Children will have plenty of fenced space to play without being near to the pool.

- It's stone construction means that the house is always cool maintaining the same temperature.

- The hospitality of the owner who will be on hand if need be ready to help or give you advice!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Prines in Nikiforos Fokas

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1291 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Baby Gate
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • 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 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , On the ground floor, It also has a washing machine
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , On the first floor
  • The villa has two bathrooms in each floor.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Air-condition, closet, exit to veranda
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Air-condition, closet, exit to veranda
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , It has a bunk bed, air-condition
    Living room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • All the bedrooms have air-condition and closet. We can provide you extra portable bed and baby cot if it's necessary!
  • MP3 Dock
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda
  • Yard
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeping
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • 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
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
There is a security camera at the gate for extra security! 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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average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We have spent fantastic holidays in Prines and specially in Villa Caneva.

The house and the garden are beautifull, the owner provided us a very good custumer service. All the property is very clean, as well as swimming pool. We really recommend villa caneva and we will come again that's sure! Thank you for your hospitality and kindness.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Simply Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

This villa is of the highest quality. We had a wonderful stay here and only wish we had stayed longer. The property itself is immaculate, very well equipped and the owner has an incredible eye for detail, giving the house a wonderful sense of character, whilst making sure it is suitably comfortable. The outdoor area and pool are superb, making it the perfect place to relax or have fun with kids. The location is ideal. You can walk easily (8 mins) to Prines for essentials, or for a fantastic meal at Taverna Giannikos. It is a short drive to a number of local supermarkets or Lidl, if you prefer the familiarity! The lovely Episkopi beach and delightful Lake Kournas are not far and there are plenty of other areas to explore within easy reach. Eleni, the owner, is very welcoming and happy to assist if needed. She even treated us to delicious home baked Cretan pies! Kostas and his team at Etouri are also readily available to help make your stay even more comfortable. We have stayed in plenty of holiday houses before, but this is undoubtedly the best yet. As already mentioned, it is simply perfect!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful family holiday

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was a real find, the communication as mentioned before is extremely reassuring, both from the owner and the agent, we really felt confident from the moment we booked,

The cottage itself is fantastic, spacious inside and so much space for is all outside, equipped with everything we required it ticked every box.

The pool as mentioned is large and a superb feature with loungers around the side, you feel very secure in letting the children play around with the garden fenced and electric gated at the driveway entrance

You do need a car if you're staying here, the cottage is very easy to find with signs for the villa when you enter Prines, the nearest shops are a few minutes drive away where you can get necessities, and 5-10 minutes drive is a supermarket to stock up,

A perfect base for exploring this area of Crete, Rethymnon and lake kournas, Which is beautiful !

Having stayed in Crete several times before, the vote from us and the children is that this cottage is now definitely a must for booking for next year !

A wonderful stay

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect home for our family vacation

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect home for our family vacation and we really appreciated the easy, efficient communication with the owner and the agency before and during our stay.

We would rent this place again in a heartbeat if we ever happen to come back in this beautiful region. The villa gathered every feature we were hoping for. 1. Great location: 10-15 min away from downtown Rethymno and lots of sightseeing to do within 1-2 hours drive. Several supermarkets nearby, and in Prines we enjoyed the bakery and 3 friendly tavernas within walking (or very short car ride) distance. Nice views of the Mediterranean sea from the balcony, fairly secluded feeling. 2. House is spacious, well equipped and very clean. We had plenty of space for 4 adults and 2 small kids to roam around. Of course we spent most of our time outside and we enjoyed having 2 locations for outdoor meals/drinks - one on the balcony by the bedrooms and another one downstairs closer to the pool. We stayed 7 days and there was a cleaning 3 days into our stay. Beds were comfortable and linens of good quality. Pool towels were provided. There were also a few games and sand toys that we used. There is a small dishwasher that worked great. We used the washing machine a couple times although we struggled a bit to translate the programs written in Greek ;-) We had issues with the fridge that was not cold enough - but the fridge is brand new so it must have been a problem with settings rather than a defect of the fridge. The pool was another great feature of the house. Pretty deep overall (our 7 year old was just tall enough to walk on the front end) and water felt a bit chilly when the clouds were masking the sun but we all had lots of fun playing there. The landscaping of the property and the general atmosphere of the house (stone, wood, decoration) are very pleasant and relaxing. 3. Very responsive owner: she welcomed us the first day, had a nice basket of local items waiting for us on the dining table, and was very responsive (via text or phone call) each time we needed something. Thank you for letting us stay in your very pleasant villa!!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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wonderfull villa

  • 5 of 5

Very beautiful villa, nice attention of the owners.

All is perfect , this is the good way to know Crete !

and thank you again for the recommandation about the rent of the car (perfect too) !

Thank you again for all , we enjoyed very much our holidays.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Property

  • 5 of 5

Friendly and welcoming owner, beautiful Villa which was absolutely spotless.

Great location , Crete is so pretty with some stunning beaches.

Definitely up there as one of our best holidays to date:)

  • Review Submitted: 13-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
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Nearest Airport
65 Kilometres
Chania Airport
Nearest Barpub
7 Kilometres
Rethymno city
Nearest Ferry
50 Kilometres
Chania (Souda) port
Nearest Motorway
2.8 Kilometres
New National road Chania - Heraklion
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Traditional tavernas in Prines village
Nearest Beach
7 Kilometres
Long sandy beach of Rethymno
Car: necessary

Villa Caneva is situated outside the historic town of Rethymno, in the traditional village of Prines.

The village itself is beautiful, flourishing with flora and olive groves. A perfect option for those who appreciate nature and are looking for peace.  

Being a small countryside village, Prines has only a few small shops however, your basic requirements will be met by the local mini-market, the traditional cafes and the excellent tavern almost 300 m away from our villa.

Staying in Prines village will give you the advantage of both countryside life and being less than 10 min away from Rethymno town by car.

The nearest beach is Koubes beach which is approximately 5 km away at the entrance of Rethymno town. This bustling town with its long sandy beach and its numerous amenities is only a 10 minutes drive (7km). An alternative option is the quieter sandy beach of Episkopi village approximately 10 km away on the road to Chania.

Due to the location of the villa, you also have the advantage of easily visiting the South coast where you can find some of Crete’s truly amazing natural beaches such as “Schinaria”, “Damnoni”, “Triopetra”, “Agios Pavlos” and 'Preveli'. The distance to the South coast is about 45 minutes from the villa by car.  

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Prines, Crete

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
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

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.

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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