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Rethymnon: Piece & Quiet But Action Nearby In Vila Laga

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,767 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

Sleeps 12. 5 Bedrooms 5 Bathrooms

This is an ideal villa for chilling out, private partying and/or family gathering, while the “action” of ''Platanes'' resort village is available for those who desire more action. The beaches, the restaurants, and the nearest supermarkets, are all less than a five minute drive away. Villa Laga is located on the road from Rethymnon (almost 15km away) to the historic monastery of Arkadi before Kyrianna village surrounded by 4 acres of olive trees, just 3.5 km from the sea. On the outside you can find a pool and a children's pool, with its spacious pool deck and sun beds. Moreover a BBQ area can be found next to the pool for some Cretan specialities. It has its own electric locking gate, fenced-in garden and 2 enclosed garage parking places with a few more parking places just outside. The villa has 3 floors where the first and second floor is identical in size and room giving you privacy and individuality since they both have a main entrance door. Both with fully equipped kitchen, living room, bedrooms, bathrooms and with panoramic views of the ocean and landscape. Stepping into the villa from the first floor, one finds himself in the living/lounge area, with its comfortable sofas, Flat screen TV, WIFI, etc. Continuing on, one enters to the kitchen/dining area. The fully fitted kitchen is well equipped with oven, hob, fridge, microwave, etc. On the same floor there is 2 bedrooms, one with double bed and the other one with 2 twin beds. All of them have their own bathroom, TV, air-condition, reading lamps, massive wardrobes and last but not least. All 4 bedrooms in both floors have their own private balcony! On the ground floor there is the last bedroom with 2 twin beds, a small kitchen, living room and a WC. The keynote of this modern villa is its privacy.

Floors Layout.

Ground Floor (Pool Level):

Living room, kitchen with balcony, dining table and chairs, 1 double bedroom with air-condition, safe, TV and private balcony, 1 bedroom with twin beds, TV, air-condition and private balcony, 1 WC/Shower, 1 WC/Bathroom

First Floor:

Living room, kitchen with balcony, dining table and chairs, 1 double bedroom with air-condition, safe, TV and private balcony, 1 bedroom with twin beds, TV, air-condition and private balcony, 1 WC/Shower, 1 WC/Bathroom

Lower Ground Floor:

Living room, kitchen with balcony, dining table and chairs, 1 double bedroom with air-condition and TV, 1 WC/shower, Laundry room with washer, dryer, iron board, garage for 2 cars

Outside Area:

Private Swimming pool 13 X 6, Children’s pool, BBQ with dining table and chairs, lounge seats, garden with tomatoes etc, 4 cars parking


-Welcome Basket

-Cleaning Twice per week (1 week stay means 1 time cleaning/linen change, 2 weeks stay means 3 times cleaning)

-Concierge Service

-Chef Services in Villa

-Transfer Service

-Car Rental Service with additional discount for our guests

-Wine Tasting in Villa

-Sailing Service

-Wedding Service

More Details

Property Manager
Manos Dafermos
Speaks English, German, Greek
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
29 July, 2018

About Manos Dafermos

Hello there,

I am Manos, owner and manager of CreteVillas4U. I have been in the hospitality sector long before CreteVillas4U, however. I was actually born, grew up, and spent most of my life in a hotel owned by my family. So, I guess it came as no surprise when I expressed my wish to study in Rhodes’ Tourism School and, later on, when I decided to start my own business in the sector.

One thing I learned growing up in a family-run hotel is that hospitality is more than hotel management, logistics and operations. It is a culture, passing down from one generation to the next. You can study to be a hotel manager but you cannot study to be hospitable.

I apply this philosophy in my business as well. The rule is simple: the guests of the villas I manage are my guests. As an active traveller, I expect nothing less myself.

The fourth generation of Dafermos hoteliers has already been born. I know now that my two beautiful children will probably follow my steps, like I did before them. There is a small difference though: they are smarter, more educated, better (big smile).

All the best,

Manos Dafermos

Guestbook comments from the manager

'Villa Laga' did not disapppoint. We booked to stay for a week at the start of September, as a group of 11 friends wanting to experience some Cretan culture and fun. The first half of our group arrived first, welcomed by the owner, who had laid out a fresh platter of salad and fruit, and the famous homemade Raki. The drive for us was around 1hr 20 mins from Heraklion airport- better to drive in the daylight so you can see some of the amazing views!

The villa was perfect for what we wanted from a big friends holiday. Absolute privacy meant we could make all the noise we liked without worrying about upsetting neighbours, and there was so much space for us all to live very comfortably in. In fact, some sofas and tables were left completely unused! The outside area is where the magic happened. With a shaded barbeque and eating area, it meant we could enjoy every meal outside, next to the barbeque and facing the stunning landscape around us. We were instructed to help ourselves to the fresh tomatoes and peppers that grew in the grounds, which was such a treat!

I'd definitely recommend this villa to others who want to make the most of a stunning property in a quiet part of Crete. The nearest beach is around a 10 minute drive, too. And the cats (we named Feta and Pitta) are lovely creatures :)
Aug 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Rethimno in Rethymno

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3767 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • 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 10 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , Situated on the ground floor blow pool leevel
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , Sitiated on the ground floor
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , Sitiated on the ground floor
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Bidet , Sitiated on the second floor
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , Situated on the second floor
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Queen, Situated in the ground floor, pool level
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Situated in the ground floor, pool level
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , Queen, Situated on the second floor
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , Situated on the second floor
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed , Queen, Situated on the ground floor, below-level pool
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • MP3 Dock
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck Furniture
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Housekeeping
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Safe, Alarm System, Conservatory / Loggia


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Rethymnon: Piece & Quiet But Action Nearby In Vila Laga
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 7 reviews

Lovely villa, great bbq and pool, perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay at Villa Laga. There were two families of five (6 children) and the accommodation was ideal. Easy to spend all day lazing by the pool and having a nice bbq or handy base to explore Crete. Rethymno only a 25 minute drive down the hillside for great shops and restaurants. Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Stephen, We are glad you enjoyed your holidays lazing by the pool! The location of Laga villa is ideal for travelers who want to explore Crete and at a close distance they can have the advantages of the city such as Rethymno, with lots of choices in shops, restaurants, cafeterias etc. Stay cool and enjoy summertime!
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Great stay!

  • 4 of 5

Our family spent almost a week at this wonderful property. The villa is spacious, clean and well maintained. It could use some updates and additional kitchen ware if you plan on cooking. It is.located in a quiet and peaceful area. The pool area is wonderful and provided a great area to relax. The owner was very nice. Manos the manager was fantastic!!! He responded immediately to every question or request. He provided valuable recommendations for sights and food. Thank you both for a great and memorable vacation in your beautiful country and villa!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great relaxing family stay

  • 5 of 5

Lovely stay for 6 adults and 3 young children in villa laga. Everything in the villa was as good or better than we expected. Everything clean on arrival and swimming pool was pristine throughout. Great spread of food and a full fridge met us on arrival, as well as a shot of raki! House was in a great state of repair with nice furniture and well equipped kitchens.

Nikos (owner) popped by every day to water plants and do light maintenance, always saying a cheery hello, good or no problem (amazing how you can hold a conversation with so few words of English!) Cleaning was done on Thursday.

We tried both taverna faragi and taverna hovoli, both worth a visit! It was great being able to make as much noise as we wanted and know that we wouldn’t disturb our neighbours (or vice versa!)

  • Review Submitted: 26-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great spacious villa with welcoming and helpful staff

  • 5 of 5

We, a party of 11 family and friends, had a wonderful time at this lovely villa. It is really spacious and could easily fit more than 11 if you're willing to share rooms - equally a group made up of 2 or 3 small families could easily have a holiday where they were able to enjoy private space. The house is almost made up of several apartments with their own kitchens, bathrooms and living areas as well as the bedrooms.

There is also great communal space out by the large pool and the barbecue and outdoor dining area are wonderful.

Throughout the stay the owner and agent were extremely friendly and helpful, on hand whenever we needed them to give recommendations and answer any questions. The welcome hamper of food and drinks when we arrived was a lovely touch. The owner even came every day early in the morning to personally clean the pool and even tidied up the outdoor eating area if we had left any mess from the night before. The villa was also cleaned part way through our week's stay which was great.

There is a lovely taverna within walking distance which we made frequent use of and other really nice one a very short drive away. Good nearby shops provided everything we needed and we ate in on the barbecue quite a few nights.

Overall we really enjoyed our stay and hope to return next year. No complaints at all, except maybe that the wifi isn't very good, not strong enough to download films/tv shows on catch up and checking email takes a long time so if you were looking to work while on holiday it might be a little annoying.

Apart from this everything was perfect!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Just Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

We (9 people) spent a wonderful week in this spaciousv villa. Every room is very comfortable and has its bathroom right next to it. You find everything you need in the house (also towels, linen , toiletpaper...) and also the kitchen is well equiped. In a huge garage there is space for your car (s). Especially we`d like to mention the extremly friendliness of the housekeeper and the owner, who will provide you with a lot of advices for your stay. We found a bowl with fresh fruits and cold drinks in the fridge as we arrived! The villa is very clean and will be cleaned also during the week. What a service! During the day we relaxed in the deckchairs at the lovely pool and in the evening we loved to sit in the poolhouse, where we did Barbecue and campfire. Just a few minutes walk away you find a nice Taverne, further on down hill there is a bakery. The way is not long to Rethymnon and very nice beaches. Last but not least we like to mention that the villa has a roof terrace with a great view to the sea, the sunset or the mountains. We just can recommend the villa! And we recommend holidays in lovely Crete!

  • Review Submitted: 31-May-2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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A wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful stay!

We would like to thank Manos (rental company) and Nikolaos (the landlord) for being so kind to us. From the very beginning (negotiation of rental conditions) to the end (our stay in Kiriannah/"touristic" advices + departure), they really did everything to make us have a very pleasant and comfortable stay, exactly in the same vein as the Greek people are in the everyday life!

The house was exactly as on the pictures: clean, modern and spacious!

This is a very quiet location, far away from the noisy coast, far away from all other tourists! We spend 2 weeks there and were 11 people and really enjoyed to have 1 floor for the adults and 2 other floors for our teenagers (1 for the girls and another one for the boys)! so that everyone could have his/her own life without disturbing the others' life/rest, whereas the outdoor area + kitchen close to the wonderful swimming pool was just the very best place to gather everybody for lunch and dinner times.....or to play in the swimming pool, with lots of music for our teeanagers, without disturbing the non-existing neighbourhood!

Also appreciated was the great view over the countryside and the well as the proximity of 2 very good and cheap tavernas with local products and meals: Hovoli and Faragi! Shops and a Lidl supermarket are a 10 minutes drive away.

I must also mention that we were very impressed with all advices given by Manos on a mere "touristic" point of view, prior to arriving, about shops, bars, restaurants and touristic spots. Also greatly appreciated was Manos' responsiveness, so that we really had the impression that even something could happen, Manos would take care of it!

I'd definitely recommend this villa to large have fun...but also enough space to have rest too!

Beaches are nearly 10km away, but we really enjoyed the pool! And we would love to come back!

Thanks to Manos and Nikolaos...and in general to all the Greek people!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
7 Kilometres
Platanes Village
Nearest Motorway
6 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
''Xovoli'' Taverna
Nearest Beach
6 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Detailed instructions will be provided upon booking confirmation.

Type of destination:

- Seaside

- Campaign

Tourist Attractions:

- Cinemas


- Horse riding

- Water sports

Sports & Leisure nearby:

- Tennis

- Skiing


- Diving

- Jet-Ski


Prices & Availability

Ask Manager a Question

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Discount depending on length of stay, rate depending on the number of persons, Supplement for heating depending on the season, Downpayment / Deposit requested, Key pick up with owner not present on place, Owner not present on site.
We require a 25% deposit. Here you can cancel up to 60 days before the arrival day without any cancellation fee. The rest you can pay upon arrival at the villa or if you do not want to carry with you so much money, you can pay 2 weeks before your arrival day.
The above prices has no hidden costs and include all taxes, maid service twice per week, air-conditions......

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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