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3 Bedroom countryside villa in Eleftherna!

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Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday villa in Eleftherna

3 bedroom villa, in a traditional Cretan village, with a small pool and BBQ!

Rural accommodation in Crete!!!

Have the benefit of experiencing the natural Crete, seeing the herbs growing, wandering in the olive groves and taste homemade wine, raki, olive oil and other local products.

Built in 1946 and renovated in 2014, Zefi is a traditional split level accommodation of 160 m2 offering a wealth of superb facilities. Located in an alley (no cars or other vehicles pass by), in the traditional village of Eleftherna in northern Rethymno Prefecture, can offer to the guest the benefit of relaxation in a rural area as well as the pleasure of a special but not exaggerated luxurity, tranquillity without loneliness, discretion but also hospital attitude, comfort and elegance, imparting with decency the cretan history and tradition.

As you go into Villa Zefi, the pool (16 sqm) is located on your right (accessible by restricted mobility people) offering the opportunity to cool yourselves, sunbathe or just relax. Next to the pool someone can also enjoy his meal as there is a shaded dining area with BBQ.

The house can accommodate up to 8 guests. This delightful, well maintained and decorated split level house of 160 m2 offers 3 bedrooms, 3 ensuite bathrooms.

By entering the building you will come across the living room with a traditional fireplace (constructed in 1946) offering view to the pool and the fully equipped kitchen with dining area and all the necessary home appliances such as microwave, oven , cooker, dishwasher, washing machine, a big fridge/ freezer, coffee maker, kettle, toaster, mixer, grill/sandwich maker and blender. There is a full set of cutlery, cooking utensils and glassware. In the storage rooms you will also find an iron, ironing board, first aid kit. More over at the same floor there is a bedroom with two single beds and ensuite bathroom specially formed for restricted mobility people. There's an LCD HD TV set with satellite , DVD player ,music system and air conditioning in the entire house (use of a/c is included in the price). With Catechin and Anti-Allergy Enzyme filter technology, air is effectively deodorised and there is significant reduction in allergen and bacteria levels.The Anti-Allergy filter traps and breaks down dust mites, pollen and other airborne allergens ensuring cleaner, healthier air. With inverter technology, our compact floor console series ensures perfect room temperatures are achieved with both upper and lower vanes distributing air and eliminating draughts while heating or cooling.

From the kitchen, a wooden stair brings you into the entryway where there is a little living room and a fully equipped office with a personal computer, a printer/fax. Next to this you will see the fabulous shaded terrace with outdoor furniture, viewed to Psiloritis mountain. Also, upstairs are another 2 bedrooms. A double bedroom and two single bed bedroom each one with an ensuite bathroom. All bedrooms are equipped by LCD HD TVs and brand-new quality mattresses provide maximum comfort. A safe deposit box keeps your valuables secure. All bedrooms are fully air-conditioned and provide WiFi with internet access. Baby cot and high chair are available on request (free of charge).

The house next to villa Zefi (on the right) is owned by the same family and noone lives in the most of the year! So you can enjoy full privacy!

Traditional meal is prepared for you, with your help if you wish, by the owners once a week! Taste local specialties and meet the Cretan gastronomy!

More Details
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

About Us

Elizabeth Kardasi
Tzagkaraki E. Kardasi E. OE
Samou 17
74100 Rethymno
Muses Travel, 1041E60000077401
Muses Travel is an independent company based in the city of Rethymno. As a tourist agent specializing in incoming tourism we provide a whole range of activities such as car or yacht hire, safari, excursions, diving or private chef! Moreover our expert team is available 24/7 to assist you with anything you need; from suggesting and booking an activity that matches to you, up to informing you for any local events that take place and reserve for you. We also are there for you to support you on any kind of issues that may arise during your stay. What we offer? Luxurious accommodation to our cooperative Villas which are located at magnificent places around Crete. We offer unspeakable Wedding services attending to each important detail with tender loving care. Our Wedding Consultants helps you work out the budget and make a plan for everything! We are here to build a relationship with you through our outstanding personalized service, warm hospitality and knowledge.
VAT Reg NoEL800557406

Property Manager
Elizabeth Kardasi
Speaks English, Greek
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 October, 2016

About Elizabeth Kardasi

Having managed two family villas, in 2014 I started managing friends' villas in local areas, most of them rural areas. So, taking into account that being in touch with the visitors is a must in order to help them in upcoming inquiries or give them advice, where to go or what to do, I will do my best to please each one of you. Furthermore, any kind of arrangement (e.g car hire, excursions, diving, cruises, private chef) can be made so that you will be troubled as less as possible prior or during your stay! Bicycles and a tablet are provided upon request for free!

I am here to build a relationship with you through our outstanding personalized service, warm hospitality and knowledge. I will responsible for you from the moment you first contact me sending a request form to book your stay in one of our Villas, up to the moment you get on board to return back home.

Whether you are a family with a baby or a kid, we provide you with special equipment, such as toys, highchair, sterilizer, baby stroller, special equipment for outside activities. Alternatively, you can get our bicycles for a ride in the city of Rethymno. Moreover, we offer you upon arrival our application (with or without a tablet) in which you can find all the information you need (places to visit, beaches, historical monuments, shopping, restaurants, bars etc) in the specialized application we have created for Androids and IOS!

Elizabeth Kardasi purchased this villa in 2014

Why Elizabeth Kardasi chose Rethymnon area

This is a property in a rural area, in a traditional Cretan village to be precise, ideal who those who want to experience real hospitality without intruding, in a traditional atmosphere, taste local dishes made by the owners (with your help if you wish) and being fully advised about the local area.

What makes this villa unique

Bicycles and a tablet are provided for free upon request in order to explore the area and get the most of it!

Guestbook comments from the manager

Everything was perfect!! The house is beautiful and has everything you need for your stay. The owners, George and Popi, always make sure that their guests are satisfied. They are extremly friendly and always see to it that their guests are satisfied. We will definitely return!
Apr 2015
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3 Bedroom countryside villa in Eleftherna!
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

The house is in a traditional village. It was beautifully updated. Everything you need it there WiFi, kitchen, TV, great bathrooms, nice out door space and a small pool. The owner and manager are GREAT they were helpful and friendly. I would go back in a second!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am more than pleased you enjoyed it here! It was our pleasure to be my guests! I hope to see you again! Best wishes!
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excellent hospitality and views

  • 5 of 5

Our group of six had the pleasure of staying at Villa Zefi for a warm and sunny week in October. This beautiful building was the perfect location for a week of total relaxation. The villa itself had everything we needed. The rooms were elegant , the beds comfortable. Everybody loved the pool.

The views are amazing and the hospitality of the owner is first class. It was locaded to very beautiful countryside but not too far from sightseeings, beach and Rethymnos lovely town. We visit the old cisternes and the ancient bridge nearby the villa, which was a special experience

The owners of the villa provided two outstanding Cretan meals for us which further demonstrates the quality of service and hospitality.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 11, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We can safely say that this was the best vacation we`ve had in Crete.

The setting was just as brilliant. Set in a small local village in expansive hilly countryside, there were plenty of walks, small tavernas and local shops nearby. You can walk to ancient ruins and hike down into a gorge and the city of Rethymno is a short drive

The house was exactly as good or better than the pictures and details said. Kitchen had just about anything you would need to prepare a meal and the BBQ was great. We spent many hours in and around the pool, enjoying the many views without having to stir from our sunbeds. Our children enjoyed the fact that the villa had a wifi.

On our last day the whole family came by and cooked us traditional cretan food Never tasted meat like this before

  • Review Submitted: Dec 10, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Unforgettable holidays !!

  • 5 of 5

It was the first time that we spent our holidays in Creta. We won't never forget the kindness and the hospitality of George and Poppy, the owners. We have particularly appreciated the lovely cake and the many details we could find the day of our arrival. The house was very nice and very well equipped. We have felt like in our own house.

The Eleftherna village was very quiet and people so nice. We could have discovered and appreciated the different tavernas and the nice landscape around. The only regret has been not to stay more time !

We recommend this house without hesitation !! We would like so much to come back soon.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
82 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
25 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
11 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
12 Kilometres
Car: recommended


At the northwestern foothills of Mountain Idi, at an altitude of approximately 380 m and in 10 min walking from the villa, there is the ancient city of Eleftherna. Today, ruins from different historic periods of ancient Eleftherna are rescued.

Eleftherna is supposed to be the 'next big thing' on Crete's archaeological map. A brand new museum is expected to be open in 2015 along with the archaeological site itself.

Last but not least, for those who want to get the most of it: Cycling or walking excursions by following the E4 path Arkadi – Eleftherna – Margarites. Each destination has its own beauty. Total path length: 12km, duration 4.5 hours, suggested period: all year round, difficulty level: the gradients are not steep, yet the route is quite tiring.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Eleftherna, Rethymnon area

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Low Season
1 Oct 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Mid Season
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Season
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

The villa is licensed by the National Tourism Organisation.

House maintenance is provided twice a week.
Guests are responsible to ensure that the property is left in a reasonable condition of cleanliness and in the same condition of repair as upon arrival. The total number of guests staying at the property may not exceed the number of sleeping places specified.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Eleftherna in Crete

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 160 m²
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • town
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Baby Gate
  • Business Center
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Printer
  • Scanner
  • 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
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
  • All bathrooms are ensuite!
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Baby cot and high chair provided free upon request!
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Deck Furniture
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Yard
  • 2 bicycles
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Housekeeping
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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