|Minimum Stay||1 - 7 nights|
Laura's sea view apartment is a modern, newly built apartment, which belongs to Panormama Seafront Homes I apartment complex and is located in Panormo, a beautiful village at an unspoilt rural area of Crete. Laura's sea view apartment and the whole complex, is set within small community of other homes, which provides a taste of safety and security! This is a truly wonderful accommodation in a peaceful, A great base to explore Crete or for the lazy ones just relax in Panormo village, enjoy the sea and the sun!
Laura's Apartments are two modern, newly built apartments, which belong to Panorama Seafront Homes apartment complex and are located in Panormo, a beautiful village at an unspoilt rural area of Crete. Laura's Apartments and the whole complex, are set within small community of other homes, which provides a taste of safety and security! This is a truly wonderful accommodation in a peaceful, a great base to explore Crete or for the lazy ones just relax in Panormo village, enjoy the sea and the sun!
Pool View Apartment
The apartment has one double bedroom, a bathroom and a living room area united with the kitchen! The sofa in the living room area unfolds to another double bed and can sleep two more guests. The living room area has a satellite TV and DVD player. You could play board games or watch your favourite film! All rooms are tastefully furnished and decorated, giving a touch of cretan lifestyle! The apartment is ideal for couples and four membered families! A cot or folding bed is available upon request!
The kitchen is fully equipped and has a mount fridge with freezer, an oven, kitchenware and utensils and is totally functional, if you want to have your meals at home! Coffee, sugar, water are always available and a welcome food pack is offered, depending on the season. The kitchen communicates with the living room area and there is also a dinning table and four chairs. A high chair is available upon request. The bathroom has a shower cabin and a washing machine.
The apartment is quite spacious, it’s on the ground floor and has very easy access to the complex’s shared pool! There is also a wonderful veranda with patio furniture, overviewing the pool, which has a unique shape (172 m2 and depth 1.40m) and pleasant surroundings, including sun beds, umbrellas and a kids’ pool (8 m2 and depth 0.4 m) and it’s very well maintained.
The apartment offers free wi-fi internet, english speaking representative 24h available, first aid kit, an iron and iron board, linens, covers, blankets and towels. All rooms have air-condition units, which can be used both for cooling and heating purposes. There is also free, outdoor ,shaded car parking space.
Sea View Apartment
Laura's sea view apartment is a modern, 75 m2 newly built apartment, which belongs to Panormama Seafront Homes I apartment complex and is located in Panormo, a beautiful village at an unspoilt rural area of Crete. Laura's sea view apartment and the whole complex, is set within small community of other homes, which provides a taste of safety and security! This is a truly wonderful accommodation in a peaceful, A great base to explore Crete or for the lazy ones just relax in Panormo village, enjoy the sea and the sun!
The apartment has one double bedroom and one twin bedroom, a bathroom, a living room area, a separated kitchen and a lovely balcony with unlimited and unobstructed sea view! A cot is available upon request! All rooms are tastefully furnished and delightfully decorated, giving a touch of cretan lifestyle! Also the handmade, blown glass chandeliers give a cosy style to the place! The apartment is ideal both for couples and families!
The kitchen is fully equipped and totally functional, if you want to have your meals at home! Coffee, sugar, water are always available and a welcome food pack is offered, depending on the season. The kitchen leads to the balcony, which offers a magnificent view of the Cretan sea! Patio furniture are available in the balcony, where outdoor dinning becomes a unique experience! A high chair is available upon request.
The living room area, with its rustic furniture, gives a traditional tone! You could play board games, watch your favourite film or read a book to relax and spend some quality time with your family or friends!
The apartment complex has a shared, 20X7m and 1.4 meters deep swimming pool, with a shallow 2,5X4m compartment 0.4 meters deep , made especially for children, with pleasant surroundings, including sun beds, umbrellas and an outdoor shower. And to make things even better…a fantastic sea view!
All rooms have air-condition units, which can be used both for cooling and heating purposes. Outdoors there is a lot of free space with shade for car parking.
NOTE: The pool operates from 1/5-31/10.
EOT (Ellinikos Organismos Tourismou - issued by the Greek tourist board) licence number: 6514/29.10.2014.
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, the wonderful town of Rethymno.
I have recently created a brand new company, Think Villa, based in 97 Gerakari str, P.C.:74100, Rethymno, Crete, Greece, 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!
Your hosts and me personally, will take care of all the details of your holiday 7 days per week responsible for your day to day needs – from special dietary requirements to making recommendations and reservations!
Prior to your arrival, I will get in touch with you to arrange all details regarding your stay! Your flight details and telephone number would be very much appreciated, in case I need to contact you! Also, please let me know if you have any special requests!
At your arrival day, your hosts will be waiting for you, in order to welcome you and give you all the relevant information about the villa and the area! It goes without saying that I will be on the other end of the line if you need any further information or assistance during your stay!
Don’t hesitate to contact me for additional information or if there is anything else you may want to ask!
Welcome to Crete!
Valia Kokkinou purchased this apartment in 2015
Laura's apartments are a great choice for couples and for families, with amazing sea and pool views from the balconies! Panormos is a lively place, providing all modern amenities to its guests!
Two great apartment with shared pool and wonderful sea and pool views, in Panormo, near Rethymno! 5 minutes walking to a wonderful sandy beach, shops and restaurants! Ideal for families!
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.
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Four in our party, 2 adults and 2 kids (7 and 10 yrs). The apartment was clean and well equiped with great sea views, particularly impressive at sunset. The lounge/diner has adequate seating including a sofa. It feels like home. TV is a bonus for the odd evening in but lacks English channels other than BBC News 24 and other International news channels. However the free Wifi is reasonably fast and reliable and Netflix streams fine from a UK account.
Apartment is on second level of a two level building, better for the sea view, but not good if you have anyone with mobility restrictions.
Shared pool is adequately sized and is clean and generally quiet / relaxing, with enough loungers.
It's about 10 - 15 mins on foot to the village centre, good restaurants, bars, cash point and beaches. A quite village retaining a traditional theme. We managed to walk to this with the kids without problems, but on one occasion after a slap-up meal the restaurant called us a taxi (5 Euro).
There is some development work going on at the side of the track which leads to the complex. Not close enough to be a disturbance, but it does mean the access track is a mess so drive slowly and pick the best path to avoid losing your exhaust (and CDW excess).There was always space to park on the road at the side of the complex, with less than 30m walk to the door of the apartment.
Beaches in the village are quite small, but clean and quite well protected if the sea is rough. There are better beaches within 15 mins drive.
You could manage without a car, if you got a taxi to/from airport, but with a car you can access more beaches etc. You can also shop at out-of-town supermarkets which are cheaper.
A great holiday. Would recommend.
I stayed in the apartment for a week in April/May with my 60yr+ mother and two children aged 3 yrs and 10 months. Any suggestions I have revolve around travelling with young children, guests with kids 6yrs+ will be fine!
The apartment was lovely and clean. Any questions or quibbles were picked up immediately by the agent and dealt with straight away. A brand new cot and high chair were provided at no extra cost. The kitchen was well equipped but could do with a larger chopping board and a better cooking knife for those cooking a lot (we knew we'd be cooking each night so took our own knife). The apartment complex was lovely and quiet, it was a pleasure to have a sea view. The two terraces we didn't use much but I'm sure guests without such small children probably would. The pool was pretty chilly and as it was out of season I'm not sure it was cleaned daily. There was a cute play area for children on the complex but some residents informed me it's technically owned by other residents not the whole complex, anyway we used it and nobody said anything! As a whole complex it was very clean and well looked after. There are a lot of DVDs and books (mostly Italian) in the apartment which were all at the danger height for little kids so we moved it all out the way as soon as we got there! The welcome pack was useful although our kind taxi driver went via the supermarket so we had provisions on arrival.
The walk to the shops in town was more like 800m I'd estimate - I jogged up there each day and walked back with our shopping as we didn't hire a car. The walk was too far for my 3yr old in the 23 degree heat. We ended up using the nearest hotel (500m away) for their excellent pool, beach & restaurant facilities for 4 of as the town was very quiet (it was also Greek Orthodox Easter while we were there) and the walk was too much for my eldest as previously stated. They charged us €45 p/adult p/day all-inclusive. There are lovely restaurants and bars in Panormo, and the small town beach is v good but there's no shade for the children there. I think a month later things would've been more lively.
If I was to visit again I'd take a double buggy as the unshaded walks are a lot for little legs, or even consider hiring a small car for the run to the shops or visits into town.
Overall it's a great place to stay, the local people and other expat residents were all wonderful and welcoming. Enjoyed the shoe shops in Panormo and the food everywhere was delicious!
Laura’s Apartments are located in Panormo, a friendly, seaside village, offering some beautiful sandy beach locations, ideal for families or couples. Within a few meters walking, guests will find all the facilities and amenities they would need : well-stocked super markets, post office, pharmacy, a doctor’s office, a butcher's shop, bakery (hot, fresh bread every morning from 9 am), various gift shops and traditional seaside shops at very reasonable prices.
Further, there is a good selection of cafes and excellent traditional tavernas, overlooking the harbour and the sea, which offer a warm welcome and a beautiful setting to enjoy some traditional Cretan food, fish as well as international dishes.
Panormo is a tranquil resort, which has met a fast development in recent years, without however losing its traditional face. The wild beauty of the pure Cretan landscapes, the picturesque village, the beautiful beaches and easy access, have contributed to this development.
In Panormo there are actually two main beaches and a few smaller ones. As the name implies, Panormos is a natural harbor with calm waters. The harbor (Limanaki) beach in front of the village is the port of the area. It is sandy and has clear waters. It is ideal for children, as it is shallow and well protected from winds with piers, where the boats tie up. It is organized with umbrellas, showers, water sports and accommodation facilities around.
The second main beach named Limni is located just 200m west of the village. Similarly to the harbor beach, it’s a sandy beach, well protected by a rocky pier. Even further to the east, there is a small cove with a pebbly beach, ideal for seclusion and snorkeling.
Rethymno city is just 20 minutes driving away from the villa. Finally, in panormo there is a bus station, with regular itineraries every 30 minutes that connects Heraklion and Chania cities.