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Small luxury stone built cottage house in a Quiet Village with Pool and Hot tub!

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,668 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Small luxury house in a village, offering 100% privacy, pool and hot tub

Salis villa is a 155 square meters stone built luxury cottage house, located in a quiet small road in the village of Gonia which is 10 km away from Rethymno city and the beach!

Our small cozy villa was originally an old traditional house built in 1955 and renovated in 2014 to the form that you can see today.

The house has only one floor where you can find one open plan area which contains the living room area and an indoor dining table next to the fireplace and the fully equipped kitchen. In the same area there is also the entrance of two bedrooms, one with double bed and the other with two single beds and the main bathroom which has a bath with shower and a separated shower as well.

The third bedroom is totally independent and separated from the rest of the building with its own entrance, accessible from the house yard or the road. It has one double bed and an en-suite bathroom with shower. Moreover there is another independent bedroom with a double bed, its own entrance and bathroom with bath.

Outdoor area of the house has a yard where the pool and the hot tube are located. Next to the pool, there is a dining table and the barbecue under a pergola!

The whole house is furnished with high quality branded furniture, electric devices and orthopaedic mattresses.

Also the outdoor area is highly fenced and offers total privacy from the nearby houses or the road!

Villa Salis is approved by Greek Tourism Organization with license number: 1041K91003017701.

More Details

Property Manager
Kostas Vasilakis
Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

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

Speaks English, Greek
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
10 August, 2018

About Kostas Vasilakis

My name is Kostas Vasilakis and I have studied marketing and business management. Already being an owner of two successful villas and co-owner of, a well known web development company in Greece, I started to manage other villas in 2012.

I have the full management of all the villas that I represent, knowing everything about them and the areas in which they are located.

My aim is to help the homeowners to manage their vacation properties to their full advantage and guests to relax and have the finest holiday experience with 24/7 service providing advice and information for all their concerns throughout their stay.

Let me be your personal advisor for your holidays and let’s start organising your trip in Crete together!

My company which called “etouri” is located in 271 Arkadiou Str. Rethymno, Crete and is approved by the Greek Tourist Organisation with license number: 1041E60610185001

Kostas Vasilakis purchased this villa in 2014

What makes this villa unique

The unique benefits of villa Salis according to my opinion are:

- Located in a quiet village but close to the city! Ideal to interact with local Cretan people and experience their hospitality!

- It has a perfect layout for small families or couples!

The design and all the furniture indoors and outdoors, the beds and the electric devices are giving to the house a unique luxury touch.

- Free bicycles! The villa has four bicycles for our guests.

- It is stone made, so it will be cool indoors even if you do not use the air condition!

- The famous traditional tavern is just 100 meters away from the villa! It is one of the most well known taverns to locals as you can taste authentic Cretan cuisine there.

- The hospitality of the owner and his family!!

Guestbook comments from the manager

Copied from TripAdvisor:

Nous avons particulièrement apprécié le calme rurale et le confort de la villa Salis .

Le propriétaire c'est montré d'une gentillesse et d'une hospitalité hors paire .

Les conseils de visite étaient pertinents et nous avons vraiment aucun mal a recommander ce lieu de villégiature .
Jul 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Gonia in Nikiforos Fokas

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1668 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Baby Gate
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone ...
  • 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 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , In the main house
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , En-suite bathroom in the independent bedroom
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , En-suite bathroom in the independent bedroom
  • The villa has two bathrooms, one in the main house and the other one in the separated studio.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , Separated studio with en-suite bathroom
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed , Independent bedroom with en-suite bathroom
    Living room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • All the bedrooms have orthopaedic mattresses and closet. Baby cot is also available.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • MP3 Dock
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Deck Furniture
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda
  • Yard
  • 4 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Housekeeping
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • 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
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
The villa offers 4 free bicycles!! Our services include: Welcome Basket - Cleaning every 3 days - Linen and towel change every 3 days - Pool towels provided - Gardener twice a week - Cleaning and pool maintenance 2 or 3 times a week (depends on the weather). Services upon request (extra charge): Doctor on call - Massage - Daily cleaning - Baby sitting - Daily excursions - Bicycle rent - Photographer - Delivery of traditional cretan food to your place - Airport transfer - Cook (Chef) in your villa. Please tell us your wish and we will try to make it reality!


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Small luxury stone built cottage house in a Quiet Village with Pool and Hot tub!
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 7 reviews

Great villa for a group of friends

  • 5 of 5

Awesome villa with a small pool and jacuzzi + dining table outside, grill, probably everything you can think of for a great holiday. A bit hard to reach the first time, so try to stick to the main road and don't take any shortcuts.

Upon arrival, we were gritted with some food and water in the fridge which was great. The owner Kostas was very friendly and there is also whatsapp number to stay in touch and ask questions or so. When our dishwasher capsules were finished, we asked for more and they were delivered very quickly to the house - great service in addition to a beautiful villa.

Also, an entrance to the fancy beach at Rethymno was arranged for us with some free drinks and fruits which was also very nice surprise. So, I recommend it very much and I think they have more villas managed by the same people, so I expect the level of service would be the same on those.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Casa splendida e molto accogliente

  • 4 of 5

La casa è proprio come la immaginavamo vedendo le foto.

Arredata con gusto, molto accogliente e pulita, silenzio e privacy impagabili.

Si trova in un paesino a pochi chilometri dalle spiagge, è consigliabile l'affitto di un'automobile per vedere tutte le bellezze dell'isola.

Molto apprezzata la vasca idromassaggio nei momenti di relax.

La signora Sophia della Etouri Vacation è stata molto disponibile e pronta a rispondere a qualsiasi nostra richiesta.

Appena arrivati siamo stati accolti dal proprietario che ci ha fatto sentire subito bene e a nostro agio. Essendo arrivati di sera tardi avevamo chiesto al proprietario una spesa per la colazione a pagamento; in più gentilmente ci ha offerto un bel cesto di frutta fresca!!

L'unico neo ... la mancanza di qualche utensile in più in cucina.

Siamo tornati da poco e ci manca tantissimo .... sicuramente da consigliare!

E' stata una piacevole e bella esperienza che speriamo di poter rifare ancora.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful house in a small, friendly village

  • 5 of 5

I cannot fault the experience we had from our first enquiry about the booking until the last day of our stay. Kostas, the property manager was so efficient and helpful - nothing was too much trouble.

Even though we arrived after 11.30pm Michael, the owner was there to welcome us with his wife and daughter(they live in the village). We have never had such a welcome before and we have stayed in many villas. The fridge was stocked with milk, water, fresh fruit, coffee, bread and jam - all we needed for breakfast on our first morning.

The house itself was spotlessly clean and furnished to a very high standard. The pool is quite small but perfect for cooling off in - it was very hot when we were there. The house was cleaned half way through our weeks stay and a lovely bowl of cherries left for us.

The village has a small shop which sells all the basics and the staff are very friendly and spoke some English. Sadly, the Taverna in the village which is very popular in the area was closed for renovation but there was a small grill/takeaway where we ate one night which was very good.

The villa is about a 20 minute drive from Rethymnon which has a huge selection of restaurants and shops in the lovely old city. We had a wonderful meal at The Lemon Tree. It was then another hours easy drive on good roads to Chania which is very beautiful.

The location of the villa was also great to reach the south of Crete as the Island is at it's narrowest here. It was a lovely drive via a spectacular gorge to the mountain village of Spili and then on to the coast.

I would have no hesitation in recommending Villa Sallis to anyone. Thank you to Kostas and to Michael and his family for looking after us so well.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Villa formidable 👍👍👍

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons découvert une magnifique villa, au calme, dans un village où nous devions être les seuls touristes lol. Quelle villa magnifiquement agencée, des chambres totalement séparées, une petite piscine, un magnifique jaccuzzi, l'air conditionné partout...une propreté impeccable...sans doute la plus belle villa que l'on ait jamais loué. Propriétaire très ne trouve aucun point négatif...vraiment un séjour superbe dans une maison de rêve. Voiture indispensable, pour info.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Magnifique villa dans un petit village très calme

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons beaucoup apprécié notre séjour. La maison, construite sur la base d'une ancienne demeure en pierres, a été réalisée avec beaucoup de goût et d'attention. Les propriétaires sont absolument charmants, nous ont donné de bons conseils et ont même rempli le frigo avant notre arrivée. Un mini-supermarché et trois tavernes (dont une, Androulidakis, est vraiment à recommander!) sont à cinq minutes à pieds (ou quelques secondes avec les vélos fournis).

  • Review Submitted: 23-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Une villa de rêve dans un petit village calme, le must 👍

  • 5 of 5

A notre arrivée, quel bonheur de voir à quel point la villa, qui était deja magnifique en photos, dépassait encore nos espérances.

Une propreté irréprochable, un agencement de la villa qui permettait de dormir soit dans le bâtiment principal, soit dans des annexes séparées de qq mètres et permettant d'avoir plus d'intimité.

Une petite piscine et un superbe jaccuzzi ont fait notre bonheur quotidien également.

La villa se trouve dans un petit village très calme où se trouvent très peu de touristes; je ne sais d'ailleurs pas s'il y en avaient d'autres que nous dans ce village.

Un propriétaire très agréable et se déplaçant rapidement au moindre petit souci (juste un détecteur de fumée qui s'est déclenché pour une raison inconnue)...en quelques minutes, le propriétaire était là et a de suite réglé le problème.

Prévoyez (comme nous) une voiture afin de voyager sur cette magnifique île où les habitants sont vraiment trés accueillants, tout en ne vous poussant jamais à l'achat où que vous soyez; et ce, malgré leurs difficultés financières pour beaucoup d'entre eux...

Mais pour en revenir à la villa, quelle pure merveille...n'hésitez pas si vous n'avez pas peur de faire quelques kilomètres pour rejoindre la mer et la magnifique station balnéaire de rethymno située à environ 20 min en voiture. Nous y avons passé pratiquement ttes nos soirées â flaner dans un grand piétonnier rempli de boutiques de tout genres, restaurants,...

Bref sans doute nos meilleures vacances en famille; et ce essentiellement grâce au luxe et à la situation calme de cette merveilleuse villa...encore merci pour tout 👌👌👌

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
67 Kilometres
Chania international airport
Nearest Barpub
10 Kilometres
Rethymno city
Nearest Ferry
52 Kilometres
Souda (Chania) port
Nearest Motorway
7 Kilometres
New national road Chania - Heraklion
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Traditional taverna 'Androulidakis' in Gonia
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres
Rethymno long sandy beach
Car: recommended

Salis cottage house is located in the centre of the picturesque village Gonia, a small village surrounded by olive trees and 10 km away from the Rethymno city and the beach.

The area around the village is totally in nature and quiet! It is one of the best locations if you want to stay in a quiet village and also be close to the city and the beach!

It is also an ideal spot for daily excursions because of it central location in Crete. You can easily explore the North coast of Crete from Chania to Heraklion or drive to the South coast of Rethymno prefecture where you can find some of the most beautiful natural beaches in the whole Greece.

The village has a mini market, a “souvlaki” grill house and a well known traditional tavern to locals just a few meters away!

The closest area where you can find shops, bakeries and supermarkets is in Atsipopoulo village which is 5 minutes away by car.

The closest beach is the long sandy beach of Rethymno which lies in front of the Rethymno city!

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Gonia, Crete

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
high season 2018
11 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
medium season 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
low season 2018
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low Season 2019
1 Jan 2019 - 31 May 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Medium Season 2019
1 Jun 2019 - 30 Jun 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season 2019
1 Jul 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Medium Season 2019
1 Sep 2019 - 30 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low Season 2019
1 Oct 2019 - 31 Dec 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Everything is included in the price! There are no additional charges in the price!

Payment Schedule
The deposit needed in order to secure the booking is the 25% of the total cost of the reservation.
The remaining balance is due to be paid 21 days prior to the guest’s arrival.

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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