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Modern Countryside Villa with Private pool, spectacular view, peaceful location

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,506 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 6 nights


About the property

3 bedroom Villa to sleep 6 persons, unique idyllic atmosphere close to nature

A most attractive 3 bedroomed villa, situated in some 2 acres of unspoilt countryside, just 6km inland from Rethymno. Villa Aphrodite is a separate and isolated villa surrounded by old olive groves, oak trees and is reached via a winding country lane and then a long private drive. The living area of the villa is on one level and the interiors are simple, fresh and modern in style. The interior of the villa is open plan with pretty matching sofas, satellite TV, DVD, a Playstation 3, dining table and a well-equipped kitchen. There are three bathrooms (one is en suite in the main bedroom and it is suitable for people with special needs).There is also a third bathroom which is equipped with a Shower/WC. The entrance has pretty flower beds, twin patios and comfortable garden furniture. The garden is suitable for young kids since there is a small playground. There is ample outside dining area for those meals al-fresco and the brick build barbecue compliments this area. Stone steps lead down into the gardens, to a 40sqm swimming pool with children's pool and the raised pool terraces are equipped with sunbeds and sun umbrellas. The villa was renovated in 2015 and it is suitable for people with special needs.

There are a few local shops and tavernas in Prines where you can enjoy traditional meals. A car is essential.

Changeover day is flexible. The villa must be vacated by 11:30 am on departure day but can be flexible if available. Arrivals at 4pm.

More Details

Stella Sofoulaki
Member since: 2009
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:
16 August, 2018

About Stella Sofoulaki

I am an English teacher and the manager of two villas - Villa Artemis and Villa Aphrodite- in Prines village (Rethymno). Me and my family have run this business since 2003. We do our best to make our guests feel at home and satisfy their needs. All of us try hard to make our guests' holidays unforgettable!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We enjoyed our holidays at your villa very much! We had a wonderful time. Thanks for the greek food, fruits and vegetables. We liked tehm very much. Thank you for the gifts that will remind us the happy moments in Crete. We appreciate your hospitality.

Best wishes from, Heinz, Silvia, Daniel and Lukas
Jul 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa around the World around the

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1506 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: 11:30
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • resort
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Suitable for people with special needs
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Jacuzzi
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , This bathroom is equipped with a washing machine
  • Natural Organic Cosmetics made from Olive Oil are provided. ( Shampoo, Conditioner, Shower gel, Body lotion, Soap)
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , A newly built bathroom is en suite in the main bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot
  • All the bedrooms are equipped with wardrobes and air conditioning units.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
  • Balcony
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Towels and linen are included and are changed twice a week (once on arrival and once during the week). Pool towels are also available. Natural Organic Cosmetics made from Olive Oil are provided. ( Shampoo, Conditioner, Shower gel, Body lotion, Soap)


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(28 traveller reviews)

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Modern Countryside Villa with Private pool, spectacular view, peaceful location
average rating of 5.0 based on 38 reviews

Paradise in Prines

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time in Crete and truly enjoyed our stay at Villa Aphrodite! We have rented many houses but Stella and her family were by far the best hosts we have encountered! Their gracious giving of Cretan food which were delicious the house was well equipped with food to get us started and the house itself was comfortable and immaculate! We can’t say enough good things about our stay . It was truly paradise!!

  • Review Submitted: 13-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Villa, even better hosts!

  • 5 of 5

My wife, daughter and I have just returned from a fabulous stay at Villa Aphrodite. Our flight from Dublin to Chania arrived late meaning we didn’t get to the Villa until midnight. Waiting for us on the kitchen table was home made moussaka, fresh bread and Easter treats. The fridge was also stocked with wine, beer, water and milk. Throughout the stay Stella and her family were the most wonderful of hosts. On a rare cloudy day our daughter was brought a new cuddly toy and doll to play with. On Easter Sunday one of the most important days in the Greek Family calendar the family came out of their way to bring some of their traditional roast lamb. They could not do more to make our stay anymore memorable.

The Villa itself is a sanctuary. Located high in the village of Prines, you feel a world away from the hustle of day to day life.

We had the most relaxing stay and since our return we having been telling all our family and friends about are most relaxing and enjoyable family holiday. We will be back in the near future!

Many Thanks to Stella and her family

  • Review Submitted: 13-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Conor and family, It was our pleasure to meet you. Thank you very much for your wonderful comments concerning our hospitality. It was the least we could do for you. We feel very happy and satisfied that you appreciated what we did for you during your stay. You were wonderful guets too! We hope to meet you again in the near future! Stella and family xxx
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A fantastic and amazing villa

  • 5 of 5

I would recommend this villa to anyone thinking of booking it! We arrived to a wonderful homemade Moussaka which was delicious and was looked after so well by Stella and her family. They were never intrusive but on hand to make sure anything that was required was there for us.

The villa itself is beautiful, spotlessly clean and set out in such fantastic grounds.

We were looking forward to a well deserved break and I feel like we got more than we expected from booking Villa Aphrodite.

Amazing memories.

Thank you Stella & Family

  • Review Submitted: 19-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Fantastic Week in the Sun!

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely villa! We had a very enjoyable week in this beautiful villa which really is a home away from home as its so perfectly equipped with everthing that you could possibly need for your stay!

Our hosts, Stella and her wonderful family were extremely hospitable during our stay and the lovely welcome treats of mousakka, fruit, veg, milk etc were extremely helpful when we arrived at the villa after midnight!!

The outside space is just fantastic and I dont think we cooked inside once the whole week making full use of the bbq area.

The gardens are great and as we had young children they did lots of exploring! The pool area was the gem for us, as we spent all of our time there! All day sunshine, gazing up at the blue skies with the occassional fly by of the many eagles that live nearby. Stunning views from the villa and we enjoyed many sunsets out in the garden.

We were quite sad to leave our little bit of paradise at the end of the stay. I would highly recommend this villa and would love to return again in the future!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Simply Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful and relaxing holiday!

We took our 15 month old on his first holiday and stayed in this wonderful, spacious, elegant villa. It has everything you could possibly need; large living area with tv and access to back balcony for those lazy evenings, large comfortable bedrooms, private areas, large clean pool and children's pool - which our son loved! Amazing views from both front facing patios (which made a lovely background in the evening for food and drinks!), large garden area and we made use of the BBQs on a couple of nights too!

The villa is situated close to amenities including a number of lovely bakeries, coffee shops and a wonderful restaurant (Giannikos Taverna) and its only a short drive to the hustle and bustle of the town (Rethymno)

We definitely couldn't recommend this villa and the owners more - what a wonderful family - they are so tentative (even down to the ice creams in the freezer and lovely toilertries) We can't wait to stay here again next summer!!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Good time in Villa Aphrodite

  • 5 of 5

We, 3 women from Germany spent our holiday in may at Villa Aphrodite. The wonderful villa is located on a hill, in between oak trees, olive trees and with a great view to the sea and snowcovered montains. We made many trips and had also time to relax at the swimming pool. We thank the very friendly owner family for their kindness and warm-heartedness.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
8 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Chania --Heraklion
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Koubes Rethymno
Car: necessary

The region of Rethymno in Crete offers some of the most interesting and beautiful landscapes in Greece. Our villa Aphrodite is located in Prines, a picturesque village close to Rethymno. An area of outstanding natural beauty, the countryside lends itself to fascinating walks and mountain biking. The traditional village of Prines is just a few minutes stroll from our villa to find a local tavern and a mini-market. There are also local shops, bakery, butcher, cafes and chemist close to our villa. Within a 10 minute drive from Prines there are sandy beaches which offer good facilities. Situated in the middle of Crete, our villa provides an ideal base to explore Crete. Some interesting sights close to Rethymno are the monasteries of Arkadi and Preveli, Plakias, Lake Kournas, the natural springs of Argiroupolis, Episkopi and Georgioupolis beaches for beach lovers.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa around the World,

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
High Season
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Middle Season
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Low Season
1 Oct 2018 - 20 Nov 2018
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Low Season
1 Apr 2019 - 31 May 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Middle Season
1 Jun 2019 - 30 Jun 2019
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
High Season
1 Jul 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Middle season
1 Sep 2019 - 30 Sep 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Low Season
1 Oct 2019 - 30 Nov 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

The price of the rent is for 4 people. Every extra person is charged 10 euros per night.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 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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