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Jacuzzi terrace with great sea views, walking distance to taverna!

Bedrooms 2
Space 968 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Character house in picturesque village, close to Rethymno town!

Mamis Mansion is located in the picturesque village of Chromonastiri and is within walking distance from many taverna’s options and traditional cafes. It has been classified as a preserved and traditional heritage site of great cultural value and it’s considered as one of the most important historic settlements of Rethymno. Chromonastiri means 'Colour Monastery' after the Byzantine church dating from the 11th century.

Mamis Mansion is a beautifully restored traditional home with all the modern amenities that a holiday home can offer, combined with the local element and atmosphere of the village! It has been completely renovated recently with respect to the unique architecture and style of the old building and has become the ideal house for rest and relaxation that enchants visitors any time of the year!

It’s size makes it ideal for families or couples who want to experience the true cretan style of life in a picturesque location, characteristic of the cretan land! Also, all village facilities, such as taverns and traditional cafes are within walking distance from the house!


Ground Floor

At the exterior of the house, before entering, there is a stone-paved veranda full of flowers along with a grapevine with clusters of grapes hanging from it. Feel free to grab one and taste it! There is also a nice shaded sitting area where you can sit and relax while drinking your coffee and enjoying an amazing sea view!

The impressive wood and stone, two storey mansion comprises a spacious living room, along with a swinging chair, which welcomes you when entering.

Furthermore, a fully equipped kitchen where you can cook your own meals and a dining area where you can enjoy your dinner on a very nice wooden table right under an old clock. This area leads to a beautiful hallway where there is an old stone built oven where you can also sit if you wish, ideal for relaxation and reading moments. Finally there is a spacious bedroom with a double bed, with romantic curtain decoration and a bathroom with a shower where you can enjoy a nice bath before going to bed!

First Floor

The staircase, full of old pictures reminding of older and different times in Crete, leads to the first floor. There guests can find one more bedroom and a hall with an extra bed that could accommodate one more guest. There is also one more family bathroom with a shower available on this level.

To make things better, on the first floor there is a solarium terrace, featuring a shaded area with a great jacuzzi tub for four people where you can relax while enjoying a magnificent view to the countryside and the surrounding area. Respecting the environment and trying to use alternative energy sources, our jacuzzi tub is connected with solar panels and fills up with hot water from the boiler! For that reason, in days with not enough sunshine (mainly in April and May) it may not be possible to operate. But don’t worry…in Crete there is sunshine most of the time! You will also find two sun beds and a hammock where you can take your evening nap and appreciate the peacefulness that Mamis Mansion offers!Completing this beautiful picture is a small sitting area where you can drink your coffee and find pleasure in just sitting there and gazing upon a lovely sunset!

Property Notes:

- Welcome basket included, courtesy of the owner.

- Housekeeping, towels and linen changes once a week.

- Excellent mattresses, 100% fine cotton towels and lavish linens.

- Baby cot and high chair available if needed.

- Air-conditioning in all bedrooms and living room area is included.

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

- Free public parking is possible at a location nearby (reservation is not needed).

- All in-house electronics are available, including a washing machine, dishwasher, plasma screen TVs with satellite reception, CD and DVD players, large fridge with freezer, electric kitchen, microwave, kettle, toaster, iron and iron board.

- 24h/7days ThinkVilla concierge service included.

- Pets allowed with prior notice.

More Details

Property Manager
Valia Kokkinou
Premier Partner

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

Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Greek
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 May, 2018

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 Chromonastiri

This is a very comfortable villa, ideally located in the countryside of Crete! Live like the locals and enjoy your privacy, peace and quiet and amenities in walking distance from the house! Close to interesting places, sightseeing and sandy beaches!

What makes this house unique

Amazing rooftop terrace with a wonderful jacuzzi tub and stunning sea views! Totally private! Ideal for families and groups of friends! Just 9 Kms from the town of Rethymno!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Chromonastiri in Rethymno

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 968 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • city centre
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • rural
  • town
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • 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 , Ground floor
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , First floor
  • Two bathrooms are available in the Villa. After a long day of exploration, a relaxing shower is a necessity and a pleasure to be reckoned with! Bath towels for all guests, shampoo and shower gel are provided.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , First Floor
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , Ground Floor
    Living Room - 2 Sofa bed/Futon , 2 sofa beds are also available!
  • The Villa features 2 bedrooms, which can accommodate up to 4 guests in real beds. In the living area 2 sofa beds are available. All bedrooms are air conditioned, tastefully decorated and equipped with comfortable mattresses for a good night sleep! A baby cot can also be provided upon request.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • 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
  • 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!


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
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Jacuzzi terrace with great sea views, walking distance to taverna!
average rating of 4.5 based on 12 reviews

Beautiful and cosy place to stay

  • 4 of 5

I loved the villa, so did my daughter. Everything we needed was in there, for cooking, washing clothes, jacuzzi when weather eas not so good for the beach...

It was a 10 min drive to the closest beach so when weather was fine we just drove there to enjo the sea and nice restaurants close by:)

Reastaurants and taverns close by where a bit pricy, if to compare prices in Rethymnon, but if we were hungry its good to have some good food around the corner:)

Only thing which I would suggest to to is blocking (soundproofing) the door from 1st floor bedroom to the street, as it was always some party in the street at the night, so it was impossible to sleep there, so we used bedroom upstairs which was a bit more quiet.

Thank you for a good holiday :))

  • Review Submitted: 25-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Paul, thank you for your kind review and we really appreciate the feedback. Regards, ThinkVilla Team.
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We loved it!

  • 5 of 5

We had never been to Crete before, this seemed like a good place for us to visit as it's easy to drive in any direction and see a lot of Crete and still come home to a nice village and quite an amazing property! We were amazed by the hospitality from everybody we got to meet, and if we had any questions Valia never took long to reply to us. Thank you so much!! Would definitely recommend staying here!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Auke, thank you so much for recommending our villa to other travellers and we hope to have you back soon! Regards, ThinkVilla Team.
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  • 5 of 5

Every thing was perfect the house is really nice, the owner and the manager are amazing. We love all of that We wish we can come back every year same time same place. I aldready recommend the place for every one I know

  • Review Submitted: 20-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Anne, thank you so much for your great and kind review! It was our pleasure to have you as guests and we hope to see you again in your next trip to Crete!
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bien , mais......

  • 3 of 5

Tout d'abord un super accueil par Maria qui est vraiment super gentille.

l'appartement est bien, mais il fait super sombre dans le salon et la chambre du fond.

Les matelas ne sont pas top non plus.

La décoration allie le moderne et l'ancien. (un peu trop d'ancien et trop chargé à mon goût) et on a été déçu par le jaccuzi que l'on doit remplir à chaque fois que l'on veut s'en servir..

A part cela, les terrasses sont superbes, la vue magnifique et les salles de bains sont sympa.

Autre petit soucis, il n'y a pas grand chose pour faire la cuisine (pas de poêles par exemple)

Le propriétaire est disponible et à l'écoute.Le gîte est bien placé pour la visite.

Nous avons eu un temps superbe et avons pu profiter des terrasses et de la baignade en mer.

Les Crétois sont vraiment des gens accueillants et la région est magnifique.

  • Review Submitted: 13-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Franck, thank you for taking the time to review your stay in our Villa and we really appreciate your lovely comments! We hope that you have mentioned them while still being here in order to make sure that everything was taken care of. We will take your feedback into consideration and we would like to inform you that we will equip the kitchen with any items that are not avalbale. Regards, ThinkVilla Team.
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Vienna, Austria

Sehr schönes Haus. Immer warmes Wasser. Räumlichkeiten sind etwas dunkel.

  • 4 of 5

Das Haus ist perfekt für 4 Personen. Es ist sehr liebevoll und stilvoll eingerichtet, sehr geräumig mit 2 Terrassen. Sehr sauber und gepflegt. Jegliche Bitten und Anfragen an den Verwalter werden umgehend beantwortet. Leider befindet sich das Haus am Dorfplatz wo immer wieder Feste stattfinden und man vor 4 Uhr morgens nicht schlafen kann. Man sollte dies den Mietern vorankündigen.

Leider hatten wir das Pech das in unseren 2 Urlaubswochen 2 Dorffeste stattfanden.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Eva, thank you for taking the time to review your stay in our Villa and we really appreciate your lovely comments! Regarding the festivals, we are sorry to hear that they kept you up late twice during your stay. Celebrations like that take place in various locations of Greece during the summer and they are associated to saints, to whom the local churches are dedicated. Regards, ThinkVilla Team.
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Perfect stay!

  • 4 of 5

We had a perfect stay in this house with our little daughter (22months). There is a small playground at 50meters an soccer field on 150 meters. A few small but good restaurants (especially in the center of the village too meters walk). A good and cool home (22 degrees inside). Nice view from the roof terras and just a 10 minutes drive to 3 big supermarkets and 15 minutes to the beach. If you rent a car on your holiday this is perfect! The center of Rethymnon is easy to drive to and very cheap parking on several places. We had a great stay!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
78 Kilometres
Chania International Airport
Nearest Barpub
9 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
10 Kilometres
Rethymno Port
Nearest Motorway
9 Kilometres
Crete National Road
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Nearest Beach
9 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Mamis Mansion is located in the picturesque village of Chromonastiri and is within walking distance from many taverna’s options, as wells as a well traditional cafes. It has been classified as a preserved and traditional heritage site of great cultural value and it’s considered as one of the most important historic settlements of Rethymno. Chromonastiri means 'Colour Monastery' after the Byzantine church dating from the 11th century.

Within this pretty village there are numerous stone paths, historic alleys, buildings with Venetian architectural elements are scattered in the village, but the most imposing building is the so-called Villa Claudio, a magnificent mansion, which has been restored and now houses an Army museum.

Furthermore, a 5X5 football field and a children’s playground exist in the village. Additionally, its location and surrounding area makes it a perfect destination for a relaxing holiday close to nature!

Rethymno town, which is 15 minutes away by car, offers all the amenities guests will need, such as supermarkets, pharmacies, banks and ATM machines, restaurants, cafes and bars, a post office.

Chromonastiri is also ideally located 10 minutes away by car from the beautiful sandy beach of Rethymno and it’s offered as a great base for exploring the nearby villages! The Mili Gorge, a wonderful leafy area, can be found 5 minutes away by car, along the Amari Road. There are also a several small ponds and a picnic area. Additionally, Roussospiti village, next to Chromonastiri, also a a preserved and traditional settlement, offers two traditional tavernas, playground, a cafe and mini market.

Furthermore, in the nearby village of Saint Irene (Agia Irini) there is the homonymous old Monastery, which is considered to date back to the 14th century.

Additionally, from the village you can easily reach the highway leading to Chania and Heraklion cities.


Prices & Availability

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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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