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Luxurious Villa, walking distance to shops! Close to Rethymno!Beautiful location

Bedrooms 3
Separate WCs1
Space 2,152 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Private Pool & Free Wi Fi! Picturesque village & wonderful views!

Villa Elena is wonderfully situated in Roussospiti village, where the landscape of the area is great, with longer perspectives of sea and mountains. Villa Elena offers a perfectly balanced environment for modern-day vacationers who don't want to settle for less and at the same time are looking for a genuine Cretan hospitality feeling! The luxurious environment and furnishings, the very frequent linen and towels changes (every second day) and the very warm welcome of the owner will make you feel right at home! The owner, Mrs. Elena, will take care of you and will host you in the best possible way, offering traditional, homemade treats every two days and providing everything else you may need!

The house runs smoothly and easily with an easy-going inside and outside area, and the position is ideal for roaming around on foot or by car. In walking distance from the house you could reach two traditional restaurants and a cafe and a mini market. Every corner of this area is worthy of exploration, following your interests; historic sites, charming villages and mountain trails alike. From Roussospiti you easily reach Rethymno town in 10 minutes, where anyone with an interest in shopping, historic sites or dinning out, swimming or water sporting, will find this village a good choice.


Outside Area

An outdoor dinning shaded loggia with BBQ, a traditional wood oven and an outside fireplace with a dining area is set just off the kitchen, giving you ample opportunity for outdoor dining. Along the entrance, under a shaded pergola, is the outdoor living room, offering a stunning view of the village. The great private pool (4 x 6 meters, 1.90-2.20 m deep) lies astride the southern edge of the property, surrounded by a wooden fence providing privacy form the adjacent public landing. Sun beds and lounging chairs are available at the terrace, next to the pool. An outside guest bath is also available (it leads to a side entrance for convenience from the pool). At the grounds, there is also a small private church.

Ground Floor

The interior layout of the Villa works beautifully. On the ground floor there is a modern open plan, eat-in fully equipped kitchen with seating for eight. Also a living room/dining room with an open fireplace, can be found on the same level. Both the kitchen and the living room have doors leading directly to the the garden and the pool area. Furthermore, a bath is also available on the ground floor. Some stairs below you will find an extra, spacious bedroom with two comfortable double bunk beds, well designed to accommodate up to 6 guests, suitable for children. A separate laundry room also exists on this level.

First Floor

Guest can find two more bedrooms on the upper floor. A master bedroom and a twin bedroom, both offering access to a shaded balcony with great views. The top floor bedrooms are well placed for entertaining diversions away from those who prefer to sip wine and enjoy conversation or a book alongside the glittering pool waters.

Property Notes:

- Welcome basket included, courtesy of the owner.

- Towels, pool towels, linens, covers and blankets provided. Excellent mattresses and linens.

- Housekeeping, towels and linen changes and pool cleaning every two days.

- Baby cot and high chair available.

- Air-conditioning in two bedrooms and living room area is included.

- Complimentary free Wi-Fi coverage is available throughout the villa.

- Free Private Parking space next to the villa’s entrance.

- All in-house electronics are available, including a dishwasher, flat-screen TV with satellite reception, CD and DVD players, hair dryer, large fridge with freezer, electric stove, kettle, toaster, cooking utensils and coffee maker.

- A washing machine, iron and iron board are available in a separate laundry room.

- 24h/7days ThinkVilla concierge service included.

- The pool operates from April to October.

EOT (Ellinikos Organismos Tourismou - issued by the Greek tourist board) licence number: 1041Κ10003032101.

More Details

Property Manager
Valia Kokkinou
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Greek
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
10 September, 2018

About Valia Kokkinou

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 returned to my birthplace, Rethymno city,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 give 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!

Why Valia Kokkinou chose Roussospiti

This is a spacious, very comfortable villa, with 3 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, situated in a traditional and picturesque cretan village, ideal for big families or groups!

What makes this villa unique

The villa offers amazing views of the sea and surrounding mountains! Tavernas, cafe and mini market within walking distance and it's well located near the city of Rethymno!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa around the Roussospiti around the Rethymno

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed
Location Type:
  • beach
  • city centre
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • rural
  • town
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • 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
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Outdoor Shower , outside WC, near the pool
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Ground floor
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , First floor
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , First floor
  • After a day spent exploring streets and squares, have a convenient and comfortable bathroom all to yourself is a necessity and a pleasure to be reckoned with!
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , Bunk beds, ground floor
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , First floor with balcony access
    Master Bedroom - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot , First floor with balcony access
  • The first floor bedrooms are air conditioned and the mattresses are very comfortable! Guests can enjoy a good night's sleep, thanks to the peace and quiet of the village!
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • Porch Furniture
  • 1 bicycles
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Housekeeping
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • 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
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Additional Services Upon Request, at extra charge: Massage, Personal trainer, Spa treatments, Yoga private lessons, House pre-stock, Chef, Regional Breakfast, Boat Trips, Car rental, Babysitting, Airport transfer, Tour guide, Activities and excursions, Additional cleaning and linen changes, Personal Laundry service, Traditional cooked food delivery, Personal driver, Doctor on Call, Security, Delivery of Personal Shopping, Organising and planning a special event (wedding, birthday, anniversary, etc.) and anything else that you might think!


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Luxurious Villa, walking distance to shops! Close to Rethymno!Beautiful location
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews

Outstanding home.

  • 5 of 5

This house was everything and more that it advertised. The views were great, the property was in excellent shape and Elena and her family were so kind to us. The neighbors were very nice and it really made our holiday. The next time we're in Crete will will stay here if at all possible.

  • Review Submitted: 19-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Dean , we are truly happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and we are looking forward to welcome you "home" again! Regards, ThinkVilla Team.
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Highly recommended!

  • 5 of 5

For a family with two children this was an ideal holiday villa. It truly had everything we needed. Here you can taste the authentic cretan life and the people of the village are very friendly. The touristic life of Rethymnon is not far though, only about ten minutes' drive away. So you can have it all: the touristic life and action as well as living like a local in peace and quiet. Perfect!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Sanna-Mari, thank you for taking the time to review your stay in our Villa and we really appreciate your lovely comments! We hope to have the chance to host you again in the future! Regards, ThinkVilla Team.
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Очень хорошо, особенно для спокойного отдыха

  • 4 of 5

Общее впечатление от виллы осталось очень хорошее. Менеджер, обслуживающая виллу, заботливая и внимательная. На просьбы и вопросы, возникающие при проживании, реагировала быстро.

Необходимо откорректировать значок месторасположения виллы на карте в дер. Руссоспити, а то вначале приехали к другому дому. В виде рекомендаций можно посоветовать разнообразить завтрак, добавив фрукты и молочные продукты.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Andrey, thank you so much for your great review and we hope to see you again on your next trip to Crete. Regards, ThinkVilla Team.
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Lovely Villa, Lovely Country

  • 5 of 5

First impressions were perfect, lovely warm Cretion welcoming with meal, Raki and wine. Villa met all expectations and the few minor things (we were first visitors of season) we sorted within hours! Elena was lovely doing anything sh could to assist our stay, Poppie was superb and again anything we wanted she provided. The booking system was easy and Valia responded and sort out everything we wanted to know before the visit. We decided not to hire a car and used taxis once you have a number they are easy to use costing 12Euro for a journey to the city we needed 2 taxis for each journey spending approx 240Euro during the 2 Week stay this was far cheaper than hiring a vehicle and aloud all of us to have a drink and enjoy meals without the need to drive, in the comments book in the villa we have left the number of the taxi we would recommend you use he was great and nothing was any trouble. Highly recommend the villa.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Ian, thank you so much for giving our services a perfect rating for recommending our villa to other travellers! We hope to have the chance to host you again in the future!
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Das Haus hält was die Bilder versprechen. Abseits von Touristenstrom aber nicht abgehangen vom Leben

  • 5 of 5

Für jeden der etwas besonderes sucht und zugleich landestypische wohnen will. Sehr gute Atmosphäre, für den der entspannen möchte. Wer will kann auch die vielen Angebote des Vermieters nutzen. Egal ob die Inimität einer Ferienwohnung oder das Zubuchen von Annehmlichkeiten eines Hotel. alles ist möglich.

  • Review Submitted: 27-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Henry, thank you for giving us a perfect rating and we hope to welcome you again in our Villa! Regards, ThinkVilla Team.
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Nearest Airport
77 Kilometres
Chania International Airport
Nearest Barpub
7 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
7 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
EO Rethymnou/Herakliou/Chaniwn
Nearest Restaurant
40 Metres
Nearest Beach
7 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Villa Elena, is located in Roussospiti village, which is situated 10 minutes away by car, from the city and beach of Rethymnon, and offers all the amenities guests will need, such as supermarkets, pharmacies, banks and ATM machines, restaurants, cafes and bars, a post office.

Roussospiti is known as “the balcony of Rethymno” thanks to its marvellous view of the area, the sea and famous White Mountains! Roussospiti is the most suitable place to totally relax and enjoy the stunning views of the area, as well as the nature! It’s ideal for walking, cycling and revitalising! It’s a vibrant village with a playground, two tavernas, a traditional cafe and a mini market! All within walking distance.

Through a scenic drive in the countryside you’ll be arriving at the village of Roussospiti, which has been classified as a preserved and traditional heritage site of great cultural value.

Roussospiti is also offered as a great base for exploring the nearby villages! The Mili Gorge can be found a few kilometres from Rethymno, along the Amari Road. The gorge has some beautiful ruins of old houses and water mills that once formed the village. Huge mulberry, cypress and nut trees grow wild along the gorge’s edge. At the top of the gorge there is a small taverna where you can sit and sample some Cretan dishes whilst enjoying the view. There are also a several small ponds and a picnic area. Also, the picturesque village of Chromonastiri, also a a preserved and traditional settlement, is very close to Roussospiti! Furthermore, in the nearby village of Saint Irene (Agia Irini) there is the homonymous old Monastery, which is considered to date back to the 14th century. After restoration works that started in 1989, the monastery was given a new life due to the eager activities of the nuns.

Additionally, from the village you can easily reach the highway leading to Chania and Heraklion cities.


Prices & Availability

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Fees No additional mandatory fees

Quoted prices include all taxes and services, housekeeping, free Wi-Fi, A/C and welcome offer. There are no hidden costs. Rates are subject to change until the reservation is confirmed.

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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