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A great villa with swimming pool & amazing sea views, offering absolute privacy!

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


About the property

Nice sun terrace with BBQ facilities, wonderful surroundings, peace & quiet!

Michail Villa I is a superb property, which offers absolute privacy, peace and quiet, in awonderful landscape! Michail Villa I is located in the village Skouloufia, just 5' away from the nearest beach and close to the lively town of Rethymnon. In the surrounding area you can visit the Monastery of Arkadi, the archaeological site and the Museum of Ancient Eleutherna and the nearby villages to get a taste of the local way of life and traditional dishes, as well as the delicious mediterranean cuisine!



Ground Floor

Michail Villa I covers 120 m2 and can accommodate up to 6 guests in its 3 bedrooms. On the ground floor guests can find a cosy living room with an open fireplace! Next to the sitting area, there is a dining table for the whole family, providing direct access to the pool terrace and BBQ facilities. The whole Villa is rustically decorated, with beautiful furniture. Additionally, a fully equipped kitchen is inviting you to prepare your family meals comfortably and easily. Finally, a bathroom with a shower cabin can be found on this level.

First floor

An internal wooden staircase leads up on the upper floor where the Villa’s three bedrooms are located (one of which features a double bed, while the other two bedrooms are equipped with two twin beds each). All bedrooms lead to a balcony with beautiful views and they share a spacious family bathroom with a jacuzzi bathtub.


Set on a hillside, the outdoor are of Michail Villa I offers magnificent and unobstructed panoramic views of of Rethymno, Chania peninsula and the Aegean Sea! Furthermore, the villa has a 40 m2 and 1-1.7 meters deep fresh water pool equipped with sun, loungers umbrellas and an outdoor shower! The terrace is next to a large garden with grass, flowers and with olive trees! Last but not least, BBQ facilities, a traditional oven and an outdoor dining area are available in the pool terrace! Don’t miss the opportunity to try al fresco dining! An ideal place for you and your family or friends to feel closer to nature and completely relax, away from the city noise! You will also find a small vegetable garden where you can pick fresh Mediterranean seasonal vegetables and fruit for your meals!

But what will certainly move you the most is the selfless hospitality and generosity of its owners! Your hosts will welcome you with a basket of traditional products and offer you a dinner with traditional cretan food and drinks! They will always be there for everything you might need and make sure you have a memorable stay!

Property Notes:

- Welcome basket included, courtesy of the owner.

- Quality towels, pool towels, linens, covers and blankets provided.

Housekeeping, towels and linen changes are provided once per week.

Pool and garden cleaning once per week.

- Baby cot and high chair are available upon request.

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

- Free parking space in the Villa premises.

- All in-house electronics are available, including a TV with satellite reception,DVD player, dishwasher, large fridge with freezer, electric stove, kettle, toaster, microwave, coffee maker, hair dryer, washing machine, iron and iron board.

- 24h/7days ThinkVilla concierge service included.

EOT (Ellinikos Organismos Tourismou - issued by the Greek tourist board) licence number: 1344130342.

More Details

Property Manager
Valia Kokkinou
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Greek
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 November, 2017

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 Skouloufia

This property is ideal for people who want to escape the frantic pace of the city, get closer to nature, totally relax and have some peace of mind and privacy!Also in the village you could find restaurants and mini markets, just 1km away from the villa!

The owners of Sunrise Villa are very friendly and very willing to help their guests with whatever they may need! They are always there for you and they will try to make your stay an unforgettable memory! Their selfless hospitality and generosity will certainly move you! Your hosts will welcome you with a basket of traditional products and offer you a dinner with traditional cretan food and drinks! Also, they allow you to daily collect and use seasonal vegetables and fruits, straight from the garden and trees!

What makes this villa unique

The unique benefits of this villa are its wonderful sea and village view, its large garden and surrounding area, the pool and the total privacy that it offers!All these just 7 km from the closest beach location!


Perama Health Center (Κέντρο Υγείας Περάματος)
"There is a Health Centre in the village which operates 24/7. For non-emergency medical treat..."
"Skouloufia is one of the most beautiful and traditional villages of Crete, located 19 Kms so..."
Traditional taverna Skouloufia
"A traditional cafe can be found in the village, where you can taste local dishes."
Traditional cafe Skouloufia
"A traditional cafe in Skouloufia village, where you can have your coffee."
Super Market Petrakakis Eleutherna
"A super market can be found in eleuthera for your everyday needs."
"A well stocked super market can be found in Stavromenos."
To Paradosiako Bakery Stavromenos
"A traditional bakery with a variety of freshly baked breads, rusks, cookies, sweets "
"The closest ATM machine can be found in Skaleta. Opening hours for banks are from 08:00 to ..."
Atlantis Diving Center
"Scuba diving... fun and adventure for the whole family! For many years diving has become one..."
Botonaki's Butcher Shop
"Inside Synka super market in Sfakaki you will find a butcher shop, if you wish to buy local ..."
Kokkinos Cheese Shop
"If you wish to buy local cheese from a local producer you can go to Kokkinos Antonis, in Per..."
"Margarites village is undoubtedly one of the most important pottery centres in Crete, famous..."
Relaxika Massage Specialist's Workshop
"If you wish to have a massage you could visit: Mr. Konstantinos Karras Location: Panormos Te..."
Cave Melidoni
"In the village of Melidoni you will find the Melidoni Caves, where there is a number of very..."
Museum of Ancient Eleutherna (Μουσείο Αρχαιολογικού Χώρου Ελεύθερνας)
"The originality of this museum is that the objects of the permanent exhibition will be updat..."
Paraschakis Olive Oil
"We would recommend a visit to Paraschakis olive oil press, a modern family business, that pr..."
"Two kinds of petrol can be found in the local petrol stations: unleaded and diesel. Please a..."
"Medicine prescriptions can be bayed from the Pharmacy situated in Sfakaki. Pharmacies in Gre..."
Greek Post (ELTA) (Ελληνικά Ταχυδρομεία ΕΛΤΑ)
"Correspondence can be handed out to the Post Office in Perama village for mailing. Opening h..."
JuraSplash Water Park
"Floating on the water, right on the beach, Jura Splash Waterpark includes a variety of wate..."
"Bali has four beaches, which are formed in sandy coves with nice greenish waters. The beache..."
Grecotel Club Marine Palace - All Inclusive
"ELIXIR THALASSOSPA A healthy mind in a healthy body: the ancient Greeks’ holistic approach ..."
Carob Mill Cultural Center
"The Carob Mill Arts Centre has organised many Dance Theatre performances and seminars over t..."
Μονή Αρκαδίου (Arkadi Monastery)
"The beautiful monastery of Arkadi can be found in the foothills of the western Ida (Psilorit..."
Nearest Airport
77 Kilometres
Heraklion International Airport
Nearest Barpub
6 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
18 Kilometres
Rethymno Port
Nearest Motorway
7 Kilometres
EO Heraklion/Rethymno/Chania
Nearest Restaurant
6 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
8 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Skouloufia is one one of the most beautiful and traditional villages of Crete, located approximately 15 minutes away by car from Rethymno. It is ideal for relaxation and as a base for touring around the many historical and natural attractions of the region, all year round.

Skaleta and Stavromenos beaches are the closest to the villa, 10-15 minutes away by car. Guests will find many necessities they need, such as super market, bakery, ATM machine, butchery and a petrol station!

In Skouloufia the visitors will have the pleasure to enjoy their meal and drink their coffee in the traditional restaurant and cafe of the village, located in lush greenery and picturesque scenery. Do not miss to enjoy the rich Cretan dishes, that will leave you with the best impression, since they will travel you back in time and tradition!

In the village there are historical monuments and buildings from the Byzantine and the Venetian era, such as a fountain built by the Turks, with inscription in Arabic and numerous old Byzantine churches, with ornate carvings.

About 10 minutes away there is Ancient Eleftherna and the historic village Arkadi, with its famous church, and approximately 15 minutesaway, there is traditional village of Margarites. Also, Roupes, is another worth visiting village of the area. The whole surrounding area is characterised by plains and fertile fields which calm the mood and leave you only pleasant memories!

The village is known, among other things, for its rich religious history. Do not forget to admire the view from the peculiar windows of the church of St. John in the village centre. And also the church located in the courtyard of the village's school, where although the roof has collapsed, one can still see magnificent reliefs on doors and windows.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Skouloufia in Rethymno

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1291 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • rural
  • town
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • 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 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Jacuzzi
  • The villa has 2 bathrooms and towels, shampoo and shower gel are provided! 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 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Bedroom with balcony access
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot
  • The Villa has three bedrooms, one with a Double Bed and two Twin bedrooms! All bedrooms, are very sunny and lovely and are air conditioned! Linens are provided 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
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • Porch Furniture
  • Yard
  • 1 bicycles
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Housekeeping
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • 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
  • golf
  • 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: Babysitting, Private Chef, Massage, Delivery of Personal Shopping, Regional Breakfast, Boat Trips, Car rental, Airport transfer, Yoga private lessons, Personal trainer, Spa treatments, Pastry Cook, Tour guide, Activities and excursions, Additional cleaning and linen changes, Personal Laundry service, Traditional cooked food delivery, Personal driver, Doctor on Call, Security, Organising and planning a special event (wedding, birthday, anniversary, etc.) and anything else that you might think!


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A great villa with swimming pool & amazing sea views, offering absolute privacy!
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

A relaxing, hilltop escape

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect way to experience Crete. The home, the property, the pool and the incredible view immediately set you at ease.

The owners greeted us at our arrival. Like everyone we met on the island, they were incredibly kind and generous.

The house has everything you need. We were totally comfortable and the owners are a text away. We cooked our own meals almost everyday, but made it to Rethymno a couple times for lunch. I recommend doing this. Alana and Prima Plora were fantastic!

The beaches in the south are a hour drive, but worth it if you enjoy fewer people.

This home was our perfect vacation. We fell in love with Crete and its people. We will be returning in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Favian, thank you for this amazing review and we would really love to host you again in our Villa! Regards, ThinkVilla Team.
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Magnifique propriété

  • 5 of 5

Très belle maison, bien équipée, vue splendide. Repos assuré. Les propriétaires sont adorables et sont très disponibles. La piscine est propre et est nettoyée régulièrement. Cette maison est parfaire pour un séjour au calme en famille. Prévoir un véhicule pour se balader.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Constantin, thank you so much for taking the time to write such an amazing review about our Villa! It was our pleasure having you as guests! Regards, ThinkVilla Team.
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Ashby de la Zouch

Secluded place, great facilities and fabulous owne

  • 5 of 5

The villa was spacious and well appointed, with a truly Greek feel about it.

On arrival, the owners had provided us with local produce (wine, raki, grapes, bread oil, cucumbers, plums etc). This was a great start to the holiday. The place itself was so relaxing, with a garden full of fig, pear, apple and pomegranate trees. The pool was large enough to swim lengths and clean. Outside there were several sitting areas to relax. We saw some fabulous sunsets whilst we were there, whilst still playing in the pool. The owners cooked a fantastic meal for us, which we had served in the garden. This was local food, with local people and the highlight of the holiday. Everyone was so helpful and friendly.

There are a lot of things to do in the area. This villa is well placed to be an hour or so from both Heraklion and Chania. The south coast is lovely to visit also.

I love archaeology, so we had to visit Knossos and Phaistos. These are two significant sites in central Crete. Phasitos is the best of the two. My son loved the waterparks.

The only negative thing was the directions to the villa were not great, we did get lost and had to ring the owner to help us find our way there. The roads immediately to the villa are dirt tracks, which are fine to drive on if you know that is what you are looking for.

We would recommend this villa to those who like an authentic experience in a tranquil location.

Enjoy - Ruth, Graeme and Isaac (aged 9)

  • Review Submitted: 26-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Ruth, you for writing such great things about our Villa and services! We hope to have the chance to host you again in the future!
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wonderfull house, spacious outside with great view

  • 5 of 5

We were very happy we found this excellent house. Especially the garden and pool with view are great. Also very good service.

We would recomment staying in this house.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Skouloufia, Crete

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Low Season
1 Oct 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low season
1 Dec 2017 - 31 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid season
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High season
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid season
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low season
1 Oct 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night

Additional pricing information

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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