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Car-free vacation, walking distance to shops, close to the beach!

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
1 - 7 nights

About the property

Three bedroom villa with 35m2 private swimming pool, garden & BBQ facilities!

Mary’s House, located in Pigi village, approximately 10 Kms away from the lively town of Rethymno, is a lovely, three bedroom, ground floor Villa, featuring a fantastic garden and pool area! This wonderful house also offers a car-free holiday since it is 500 meters away from a bus station and it also allows guests easy access to every day amenities. It’s just 600 meters away from a mini market, tavern and cafe and just 2 Kms from the lovely sandy beach of Skaleta.

Also, there are plenty of fun activities in the area, reachable after a very short drive, such as water sports, tennis court and karts in just 2 Kms, as well as horseback riding in Platanias, just 6 Kms away! Also, a diving centre could be found in Panormos, only 10 Kms from the house! Make the most out of your stay, try new things with your friends and family and create some unforgettable memories, while enjoying the unique nature and landscapes of Crete! Also, the location of Mary’s House is an ideal base for your trips and excursions, as it’s close to important sightseeing spots such as the Arkadi Monastery and Ancient Eleutherna and also provides quick access to the National Road leading to both Chania and Heraklion cities.


Outside Area

Passing the gate to Mary’s House and entering the path leading to the house, you’ll firstly see the beautiful 750m2 lawn covered garden, with trees and flowers, then you’ll meet the 35 m2 and 1,40 m deep private swimming pool and finally you’ll find yourselves at the entrance of the house! There’s plenty of room for two or three cars to park inside the property and the door functions with a remote control.

The pool and garden area is truly wonderful and you’ll definitely take a lot of pleasure just by sunbathe or just relax on the sun beds, under the umbrellas, reading a book, with a refreshing drink on your hand! Also, there is an additional shaded area with patio furniture and a barbecue grill, right next to the pool! Enjoy the hot summer sun at day and cool night breeze afterwards, while listening to the soft song of the crickets and cicadas! To make thing better, there’s plenty of space for kids to play right by the pool! Additionally, the garden provides magnificent sea and sunset views!

Furthermore, right across the street there is an old, small church, which adds a traditional and historical touch to the area and you can’t help but admire for its unique architectural design, that makes you wonder about past times.

Finally, there is a spacious, shaded veranda, leading from the living room area directly to the pool and garden. Patio furniture are provided and it’s a great place to sit or try al fresco dining, which you’ll just love! Additionally, guests have access to fresh vegetables from the garden and one home cooked meal from the owner once during your stay!

Ground Floor

The interior of Mary’s House covers an area of 120 m2 and features three bedrooms, one double and two twin, which can accommodate 6 people. It’s size makes it ideal for big families or groups of friends. Furthermore, the living room is very comfortable and modernly decorated and has a dining area. The open plan design creates a cosy atmosphere and relaxing, family atmosphere. The whole house is sunny and airy all day long, giving off a light, summer feeling and it’s simply but tastefully and practically decorated, overing all basic needs and contemporary amenities of its guests! Moving on to the well-sized and fully equipped kitchen, which is perfect if you want to prepare a homemade meal! There’s also an another dining table here and a door leading outside. Finally, two bathrooms exist on the house, a family one with a bathtub and a smaller one with a shower, both covered with vintage looking tiles!

Property Notes:

- Welcome basket included, courtesy of the owner.

- Towels, linens, covers and blankets provided.

- Housekeeping, towels and linen changes once per week.

- Pool and garden cleaning once per week.

- Baby cot and high chair available.

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

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

- All in-house electronics are available, including a big flat-screen TV with satellite reception and radio, large fridge with freezer, electric stove, kettle, toaster, cooking utensils, coffee maker, blender, washing machine, vacuum cleaner, hair dryer, iron and iron board.

- 24h/7days ThinkVilla concierge service included.

- Free Parking on the property.

EOT (Ellinikos Organismos Tourismou - issued by the Greek tourist board) licence number: 1041K92003079801.

More Details

Property Manager
Valia Kokkinou
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Greek
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 February, 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 Crete

This is a lovely house, located near Pigi village, a quiet and wonderful place for your summer holiday! It's really close to fun activities and offers easy access to many interesting sights! A bus stop is also 500 meters away from the house!

What makes this house unique

This amazing house features three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a great garden with flowers and lawn, a private pool, barbecue grill, outdoor dining and siting areas and it's within walking distance from a mini market, cafe and restaurant!


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(6 traveller reviews)

Car-free vacation, walking distance to shops, close to the beach!
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews

Beautiful villa in a lovely traditional village

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stayed at Mary's house in Pigi, the villa is around 500m from the small traditional village of Pigi, where there is a taverna, butchers shop, mini-market, pharmacy and a lovely family run restaurant - we would recommend eating here.

The villa is well looked after and clean, it's got lots of outdoor space to enjoy the hot sunny days and the pool is ideal for cooling off when needed.

A car is needed if you wanted to venture out on the many day trips available in the surrounding areas.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear John, thank you for giving us a perfect rating and we are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us! We hope to welcome you again! Regards, ThinkVilla Team.
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The perfect stay

  • 5 of 5

We (a mixed group of 6 people between the age of 25-60) spent two weeks in the lovely house up in the mountains. We arrived quite late in the night and were starving, so it was a really pleasant surprise when we were welcomed by a hot dinner and all essentials for next day's breakfast. The house was in a very good condition, clean and nicely decorated. Only when we had a day full of heavy rain, the roof appeared to have some minor cracks and it started dripping from the ceiling in the kitchen and the living room. However, since those were news for the owners, I assume it will be taken care of soon. Whenever something else came up, even if it were only questions about our next sightseeing trips, we got help immediately. Thanks again for that!

The house isn't far away from the village center with some small shops and a pharmacy and it takes you about 5 minutes by car to get to the closest beach (sandy). The location itself is perfect for exploring many parts of the island, even though you shouldn't try to explore everything as you will spent too much time in the car then ;)

One last warning: some of us found the mattresses a little bit too hard, but I guess that is a matter of taste.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Ronja, thank you so much for giving us a perfect rating and we really appreciate your feedback. It's true that the rain that day was unusually strong for the area and the season and that's the reason these minor cracks were created. However, the roof is now repaired. It was our honour to have you as our guests and we would be really happy to welcome you again! Best regards, Think Villa Team.
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Fantastic relaxing time

  • 5 of 5

Arrived to smell of a delicious home cooked meal with fruit, salad wine and chocolates. Villa is beautiful clean and very peaceful. We had a wonderful relaxing time there and would thoroughly recommend it to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Matthew, thank you for writing such great things about our House and services! We hope to have the chance to host you again in the future! Regards, ThinkVilla Team.
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  • 5 of 5

A wonderful property, so spacious, so clean and the welcome from Maria, we were delighted with our stay. Arriving late at night the aroma of home cooked food from the kitchen was such a surprise for us, thank you. The selection of food, fresh fruit and veg, even the fridge was stocked. The location was ideal for exploring Rethymno, Kinossos and even Preveli Beach. Everyone we met were so friendly and helpful. A beautiful part of the world!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for giving us a perfect rating and we hope to welcome you again! Best regards, Valia.
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Great hollidays !

  • 4 of 5

Our stay at the villa was unforgettable ! Everything was perfect in the house and the owner was very nice during all our stay. The house is very clean, big and so beautiful !

The only drawback was the distance to go to the beach where we could only go by car.

I look forward to return one day in this beautiful house !


  • Review Submitted: Nov 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Virginie, thank you so much for your kind review and we hope to have the chance to host you again in our Villa soon!
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a wonderful holiday in a lovely house

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our trip to Crete and the house we rented exceeded all our expectations. It was clean and very wellmaintained. The owner was very friendly and we got a very nice welcome.We really recommend the property to friends and acquaintances who intend to travel to Crete.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Veronika, thank you so much for taking the time to write such great things about our Villa and services and for giving us a perfect rating and recommending our villa to other travellers! It was our pleasure having you as guests! We are truly happy to hear that you enjoyed our amenities and had a comfortable stay with us. We hope to see you again on your next trip to Crete!
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Nearest Airport
77 Kilometres
Heraklion International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
10 Kilometres
Rethymno Port
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
Platanias Mini Golf
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
NR Heraklion/Rethymno/Chania
Nearest Restaurant
600 Metres
Agios Dimitrios
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Pigianos Kampos
Car: not necessary

Mary's House is located on the road to the village of Aghios Dimitrios ( 500 meters from Pigi Village) in a peaceful and beautiful countryside area.

Rethymno with it's pretty, often vibrant Venetian port and old town is approx 12km away; offering bus services to Heraklion / Knossos, Chania, Samaria gorge, all roughly an hour away. Lake Kourna is about 20 minutes away and is well worth a visit. Arkadi monastery, well known for it's history is a short drive away.

Shopping facilities for everyday's necessities can be found at the neighboring village of Pigi at a walking distance of 400 meter providing butcher, baker and a grocery shop, mini markets, hairdresser, taverns and internet cafe. Larger supermarkets, including a LIDL, can be found on your way to the beach resort "Platanes" at a distance of 4, 5 km, offering an elaborated tourist infrastructure of restaurants, cafes, tourist shops, etc... Summer night clubs and bars are concentrated along the Platanes beach road. Taverns serving typical fresh Cretan dishes can be found on the way to Arkadi at a short distance offering good quality for price value.

A long sandy beach can be found at approx 3 kilometers with local bars & restaurants. Water sports are available in the summer months. However there are many beautiful beaches all over the island catering all needs - busy, secluded, whatever you are looking for, you won't have far to go.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Rethymno, Rethymnon area

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Low Season
1 Mar 2017 - 31 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 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
Low Season
1 Oct 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
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.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house on Rethymno, Greece

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 160 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • city centre
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • resort
  • 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 ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Family bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Family bathroom
  • 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 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , Ground floor
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , the single beds can be joined and form a King size bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , the single beds can form a King size bed
  • All bedrooms are air conditioned 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 ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
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
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • 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
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Additional Services Upon Request, at extra charge: Massage, Personal trainer, Spa treatments, Yoga private lessons, House pre-stock, Chef, Regional Breakfast, Boat Trips, Car rental, Babysitting, Airport transfer, Tour guide, Activities and excursions, Additional cleaning and linen changes, Personal Laundry service, Traditional cooked food delivery, Personal driver, Doctor on Call, Security, Delivery of Personal Shopping, Organising and planning a special event (wedding, birthday, anniversary, etc.) and anything else that you might think!

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