|Minimum Stay||1 - 7 nights|
This charmingly luxury holiday beach residence in Rethymno, boasts an enviable location with dramatic sea views of North Crete. Whether it's a couple's coastal retreat, or a family self-catering getaway- Iris Residence has it all! Lead through the wooden front gate and you are quite literally right on the beach, dig your toes in the sands and enjoy a classic seaside break at one of the most memorable beach retreats.
The settings of this residence are a gift, being situated right on the beach with multiple broad and tall double doors functioning as portals inviting you to move seamlessly in and out. Amid all the grandeur of Iris Residence -- completely and elegantly reconstructed and refurbished with the fine appointments and finishes of the best private homes -- is the simplicity of water, light and air.
The enviable location of Espera Beach Front Luxury Residence, is a gift, lying right on a sandy beach, at the quiet edge of the charming town of Rethymno. This charming holiday beach Villa boasts dramatic, unobstructed views of the Northern Cretan Sea, as well as the beach, the Fortezza Fortress and Rethymno bay.
Furthermore, the Villa’s position offers an exceptional combination of beauty and practical appeal, as it is just ten minutes walking to the Old City centre and all the relevant historic sites. Additionally, super markets, cafes, beach bars, bus station, pharmacy, banks and all other kinds of amenities are easily reached on foot or by bike, giving you the chance of having a totally car free holiday!
Espera Residence is well suited both as a couple's coastal retreat or a family’s self-catered getaway! Besides the fact that the Residence is fully equipped, completely and elegantly reconstructed and refurbished with the finest touches of the best private homes, it also encaptures the simplicity of water, light and air in all its grandeur. The Residence can accommodate up to 6 guests in its three spacious bedrooms.
The interior layout of Espera Beach Front Residence works beautifully. All set on the ground floor, the 145 m2 Villa is very convenient for families with small children or older people. Entering, the Villa features a modern, open-plan area where the living room area and the fully equipped kitchen are located. Double doors lead directly to the private pool and terrace. Some steps further you will find the elegantly decorated bedrooms, bedecked in fine linens and cloud-soft pillows to ensure a blissful night's sleep. There are also two modern bathrooms, one of them featuring a bath tub and the other one with a shower cabin, providing the perfect space to pamper yourself after a long day at the beach and sea!
Multiple broad and tall double doors functioning as portals inviting you to move seamlessly in and out. Lead through the wooden front gate and you are quite literally right on the beach, dig your toes in the sand and enjoy a wonderful seaside break. The 100 m2 outside area is a perfect haven in which to kick back and relax, whether it’s just the two of you enjoying a romantic escape or you’re sharing the space with family and friends. Allow your self to enjoy the stunning private swimming pool (6x3 meters and 1.2 meters deep), which is wonderfully lit at night, and relax at the grassy garden or sunny slate terrace to the sounds of the sea. Have a homemade meal with traditional local products and prepare it at the BBQ facilities available at the terrace. At the outside dinning area, under the shade of a white linen umbrella, enjoy an unforgettable al fresco supper experience. The front deck, which faces directly to the sea, has the best sunset views, perfect to enjoy the real Mediterranean feel. This is the perfect area from which to fully appreciate your spectacular setting!
- Welcome basket included, courtesy of the owner.
- Housekeeping, towels and linen changes twice a week.
- Free parking space in the street besides the Villa and plenty of space for your bicycles!
- Air-conditioning in all bedrooms and living room area is included.
- Complimentary free Wi-Fi coverage is available throughout the villa.
- 24h/7days ThinkVilla concierge service included.
- All in-house electronics are available, including plasma TVs with satellite reception in all bedrooms and lining room, a washing machine, dishwasher, mp3/CD and DVD players, large fridge with freezer, electric stove, kettle, toaster, cooking utensils, microwave, espresso machine, blender, vacuum cleaner, iron and iron board.
- Check-in time after 16:00 pm. Check-out time before 11:00 am.
EOT (Ellinikos Organismos Tourismou - issued by the Greek tourist board) licence number: 1041Κ91003046001.
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 return to my birthplace, Rethymno,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 have 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!
Unique Position, a great option for a luxury retreat by the sea! Two very comfortable and modern houses, in town!
Beach front properties on a great sandy Beach, unique sea views, in Rethymno town! Car is not essential!
My parents, my brother and his girlfriend, my husband and I had a wonderful time at this beautiful apartment! The place is perfect for a relaxed, fun, quiet vacation. The (very!) nearby beach is beautiful, the pool is fun, and the entire apartment is clean, perfectly decorated and well equipped, with relaxing atmosphere. The place is not far from Rethymnon historic center with restaurants, grocery stores and shops close by, yet we enjoyed the peaceful, quiet atmosphere. Marianna and John (and their wonderful family!) are generous and amazing hosts, and made us feel at home with 5 stars quality. They took care of everything we needed and made sure we had everything necessary for the perfect vacation. Thank you!
When we first arrived at the location of the villa, I was a little worried as it at the back of a main road and in a part of Rethymnon that is being done up. However once you enter the villa from the back on the garden (which is modern and well maintained with plenty of loungers and seating) you realise that you are staying in your own little piece of modern luxury. Spacious, open and with all the facilities you will need it made our holiday special. The owner is so welcoming and helpful with advice, numbers and recommendations (and not to forget) the welcome pack she provided made you feel at home.
The view across the sea that stretches across the North coastline of the island put smiles on our faces every day and night.
The walk into rethymnon is a bit longer than what is stated I would say 20 mins to reach the outskirts and another 10-15 to reach the centre. But if you dont mind the walk it can be lovely if you take the coastline.
Make sure you visit the Restaurant Prima Plora which is a 5-10 mins walk from the villa (turn right as you come out of the villa) the views, food and service are so good.
The old fort is amazing to see and is huge! Lots of good bars and restaurants in rethymnon itself spoilt for selection.
The beach outside the villa is a bit of a let down if you were expecting sand. However the beach bar (out of the villa turn left 2 mins away) just up from the villa is worth the visit.
All the people we came across were incredibly friendly.
We also visited king minos palace which is good if you don't mind a drive and are into greek mythology.
Oh and on a final note the cab firm that Valia works with Cretan taxi, are amazing lovely drivers, water and internet in the cars and very helpful.
All in all a wonderful stay. Would highly recommend this villa and part of crete to everyone.
We had an amazing holiday at villa Iris, so much so that we didn't want to go home, so we didn't and extended our stay! The villa itself has everything you need, it's well appointed and you can step directly onto the beach. The location is perfect, with everything you need on your doorstep including some fantastic restaurants such a Prima plora, as well the old town in easy reach. The owner is more than helpful and genuinely cares about you having a great holiday. Highly recommend
If you are looking for a setting that is wonderful for couples, a family, or just friends, you won't be disappointed if you stay at the Iris Beach Front Residence. The villa itself is right on the Mediterranean; it is spotless and has been furnished with care. The central location allows for an easy walk to restaurants, shops, and historical Rethymno. The hosts, Marianna and Yannis couldn't be more gracious and helpful. It is obvious that Marianna has taken pride in the decorating of the villa. We would highly recommend it.
In September we spent 2 weeks at Iris Residence and this truly made our stay a memorable one! This residence is in a great quiet location, right on the water and a 10 minute walk to the center of town where all the restaurants and shops are located. The residence was very spacious, nicely decorated and clean. It is equipped with everything you can imagine. Nice remark is the private pool with underwater night-lights and the BBQ area. The attention to detail at this residence was excellent. Marianna and Yiannis are the best hosts ever, very attentive and caring! Would definitely stay here again!
thank you, our Greece friend! It was wonderful vacations! We felt us as very special guests. This villa situated in the best place! There are best restoration near, and a center not far. I never enjoy sea closer than there. Fantastic to wackup and fall a sleep whit sound of waves. The best words to Maryanne, they was like family to us. They do everything excellent. Thanks a lot to Valia, because insist on this villa. There was a special family holiday to us! Hope return back! Recommend to people who want to have an exclusive vacation!
The position of the residences offer an exceptional combination of beauty and practical appeal. These residences are settled at the quiet edge of the charming Rethymno city, in a ten minutes walking distance. All the relevant historic sites are easily reached on foot. The city of Rethymno is an ideal tourist destination for visitors who wish to explore the rich cultural heritage and the natural beauties of Crete. This well-organized city offers to visitors a variety of picturesque routes to follow and numerous historical monuments to visit.
There is nothing that is inconvenient from here, super markets, cafes, beach bars, bus station, pharmacy, banks….all reached on foot or by bike! Great for car free holidays!
Although, if you insist on renting a car, you can park it in the street beside the houses. Gratefully, there is plenty of space for your bicycles. Part of the hip new Rethymno is going by bike—with skirts and high hills if you please.