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Luxurious countryside villa - private pool - close to nature

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,399 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 0 - 5 nights


About the property

3 bedroom Villa to sleep 6-7 persons, unique idyllic atmosphere close to nature

Villa Artemis is a newly built three bedroom country property, situated in some 2 acres of unspoilt natural environment. The lower level of the villa has a table tennis area and an 8m long private pool. A short flight of steps leads up to the main entrance, which in turn opens out into a lovely well furnished lounge/dining room and open plan kitchen. The lounge has a feature fireplace, satellite TV, a DVD and aPlay station 3. The patio doors open out onto the front terrace and pool area. On this level there is also a shower room with hydro massage shower. Next to this is the first air-conditioned bedroom and a shower with WC en-suite. A marble staircase leads up to the first floor and two further bedrooms. Both bedrooms have got terraces overlooking the pool, gardens and the bay of Rethymnon in the distance. On this floor there is also a large bathroom. On the ground floor there is a newly built fitness room where our guests can exercise themselves. Next to the pool and the barbecue there is ample space to dine al-fresco. Local shops are 1km away from the village of Prines. A car is essential.

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

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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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 April, 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

September 2013 werden wir zum 3. Mal in dieser Villa unseren Urlaub verbringen.

Wir lieben Kreta sehr und die Eigentümer dieses Hauses geben uns schon bei der Ankunft

immer wieder das Gefühl willkommen zu sein.

Obst,Brot,Käse und vieles andere mehr sowie Raki und Olivenöl aus eigener Herstellung

stehen bereit,vor allem wenn man spät anreist weiß man diesen Service sehr zu schätzen.

Nicht zu vergessen die wunderbare Moussaka hausgemacht von Frau Sofoulakis , ein


Das Haus ist wirklich fantastisch und sehr geschmackvoll eingerichtet , vor allem aber, hat

es eine ruhige traumhafte Einzellage.

Ein Mietwagen ist Voraussetzung um in die Stadt oder zu einem der herrlichen Strände zu

gelangen.Es gibt sehr viele wirklich schöne Ziele in der näheren Umgebung,nimmt man

sich mehr Zeit kann man natürlich auch die entlegensten Ortschaften erkunden.Wir waren

schon bis nach Ierapetra, der südlichsten Stadt Europas.

Bei der Rückkehr lädt der wunderbare Pool zum Erfrischen ein.

Das Haus ist mit allem ausgestattet was benötigt wird und darüber hinaus.

Alles ist sehr sauber und die Eigentümer kommen zwei Mal in der Woche um alles zu

reinigen und frische Bettwäsche aufzuziehen und Handtücher zu wechseln.

Die Reinigung wird vorher angekündigt , so dass man nicht unbedingt im Haus sein muß.

Die Diskretion wissen wir zu schätzen.

Die Villa hat eine tolle Dachterasse,von der man einen weiten Blick bis zum Meer hat,oder

man genießt herrliche Sonnenuntergänge bei einer Flasche griechischem Wein.

Unten im Haus befindet sich ein kleines ,von der Eigentümerfamilie liebevoll eingerichtetes

Museum,hier bekommt man einen interessanten Einblick in die Vergangenheit .

Wer vom vielen guten griechischen Essen und dem Faulenzen am Pool das Bedürfnis hat

sich ein paar Pfunde abzutrainieren , oder einfach nur Freude an sportlicher Betätigung

hat geht in den Fitnessraum und hat dazu Gelegenheit . Macht echt Spaß und dann ab in

den Pool.

Ein wirklich wunderbares Haus mit einer sehr herzlichen Eigentümerfamilie .

Wir freuen uns im September wieder ihre Gäste zu sein.
Jun 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Prines in Nikiforos Fokas

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1399 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • resort
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • 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 , Jacuzzi
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , En suite bathroom in one of the bedrooms
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Natural Organic Cosmetics made from Olive Oil are provided. ( Shampoo, Conditioner, Shower gel, Body lotion, Soap)
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 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 inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
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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Luxurious countryside villa - private pool - close to nature
average rating of 4.96 based on 28 reviews

Great stay. Fantastic accommodation andhospitality

  • 5 of 5

Stella and family were so welcoming and generous. We ate the best moussaka on our first evening and enjoyed the produce they provided. The villa was perfectly private and surrounded by olive trees. The pool, cleaned every day by brother George, was such a joy for the children and adults alike. The various spaces in the villa provided what we needed as a group with three children and three adults. The villa was clean and well equipt for cooking. The family also cleaned the villa midweeek - changing towels and making it spotless again. The local tavernas were fantastic as was the entire island. We loved having a BBQ at the villa and chilling out there and also having a few days out exploring places near and far. Crete is a fantastic and stunning island. Stella's family villa was a perfect base. We all agreed that it was one of the most relaxing and enjoyable holidays. Thank you also to Stella and her family for helping us sort out a bag which we accidentally left at the villa on our last day. We were so grateful for your help. We would definitely recommend and hope to come back in the future.

Many thanks xx

Sam, Natasha, Veronica, Mia, Araba and Kweku

  • Review Submitted: 12-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
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Wonderful place

  • 5 of 5

We had a truly relaxing peaceful stay in the villa. Beautiful tranquil surroundings yet within 20 mins walk of the local village and tavernas. We would recommend this villa to anyone and the hospitality of Stella and her family make you feel very welcome.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Another great holiday!

  • 5 of 5

Our second time at this property, and another wonderful holiday. The villa is immaculate and the generosity and friendliness of Stella and her family is outstanding. we loved every minute and will be back again!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
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Our home in Crete !

  • 5 of 5

We have just come back from 3 weeks at the villa and as its our 4th holiday there we now feel like it's home from home.The facilities are first class,the views are spectacular and the location is a perfect fit for those in the family who want peace and quiet and those who enjoy the nightlife in nearby Rethymnon.

However the real difference in booking this villa from many others we have been to is the detail and care the owners put into making you feel welcome and that you have everything you could need. On our last holiday they even invited us to a wedding - a real Mamma Mia moment !

A really wonderful place to stay !

  • Review Submitted: 04-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
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A very special place

  • 5 of 5

We arrived in the middle of the night and a day early.....but Stella and her parents could not have been more helpful despite our mistake, they found us a hotel at 3 in the morning and even offered to halve the costs! I suppose you could say, and it is, great customer service but it so, so much more and indicative of just how well you will be looked after if you stay here. The villa itself is faultless in terms of facilities, layout, cleanliness, view, location...everything! This is a very very special place and we hope to return next year. Thank you Stella and your family, we could not have asked for more. I would happily recommend Villa Artemis to anyone especially the moussaka....!!!

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
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Lovely villa

  • 5 of 5

Very Nice villa . With a nicely wellcome from Stella. Nô noise . Pretty swimingpool, garden with BBQ Ping pong table . For children it was the paradise . They lovéd the sport room also. . 10mn driving from rethimon . Supermarket at 5 mn. A car is obligatory. I strongly recommend

  • Review Submitted: 05-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
8 Kilometres
Rethymno Port
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Chania- Rethymno -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 Artemis 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 in Prines, Crete

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

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

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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