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Family-friendly great for kids of all ages, adults can relax and enjoy.

Bedrooms Studio
Space 2,260 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights


About the property

Sea & Mountain views, 4 bdrms, 3 baths. Large pool, palm trees. Close to all.

The Villa Gems is a very bright and spacious well laid out villa of 210 sq.m. It is a split level of unique design. In the center of the villa is a very attractive living room with different seating areas. The living room has a stone fireplace, high definition 55" TV, stereo system, limited satellite channels. Also DVD player, play station, board games and books for your enjoyment. The kitchen is fully equipped and a pleasure to cook in with views to the mountains, the dining area has french doors which lead to a wrap around balcony also with views to the mountains and the sea.

On the north side of the villa 4 steps up from the living room are 2 double bedrooms. Bedroom # 1 has an adjacent bathroom with an ex-large tub, beautiful view to the sea. Bedroom #2 has views to the sea and mountains and a private terrace overlooking the pool area.

On the south side of the villa also 4 steps up from the living room are 2 bedrooms. Bedroom # 3 has a double bed and 2 windows which look out onto the courtyard and the backyard. Bedroom # 4 has 2 single beds and bunk beds with one large window overlooking a garden and patio, also has a separate entrance. There are two bathrooms with showers. If 12 guests stay, 2 will be in the lovely fire place area. We have fold out beds and couches to accommodate.

The swimming pool has an amazing view with palm trees lining the edge and overlooking the sea and town below. The pool is 12m x 5m, 100 - 300cm deep, with an attached children's pool 70cm. There are plenty of lounge beds, chairs and tables for your relaxation. We have an outdoor refrigerator, sink, grill and bar, table tennis, dart board, and a hammock swing. The backyard is a great place for kids to run and play, we provide a basketball hoop and ball, badminton/volleyball net with equipment and other toys for children.

The Villa Gems operates from April until October. It is an ideal place for families and can comfortably accommodate 10 people. A car is essential and there is private parking. It is centrally located on the Island of Crete 84 km from Iraklion airport and 74 km from Chania airport.

The Village of Rousospiti is nestled in the hills 6 km above the town of Rethymno, Crete. Within walking distance you can find a mini-market for all your basic needs (best fresh-bread every morning)and 2 tavernas with traditional greek food. There are walking and hiking paths and Mili Gorge is nearby. The town and beaches of Rethymno is a picturesque 10 minute drive away. You can enjoy the museums and the ancient ruins. In the "Old" town you will find cobble stone streets lined with quaint shops, cafes and tavernas. The beach offers a nice board walk, water-sports and excursions by boat.

In closing we would like to add that as your hosts we will try to make your stay here very enjoyable and be available for all your needs.

More Details

Property Manager
The Villa Gems
Member since: 2016
Speaks English, Spanish, Greek
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 August, 2018

About The Villa Gems

We met in New York City in 1990, moved to Crete because of family history. Raised four children here and life is great on Crete. We both have home-improvement and real estate experience among other things.

The Villa Gems purchased this villa in 2005

Why The Villa Gems chose Roussospiti

We loved this property from day one however it was unfinished and in need of repairs. While our 4 children grew up, we worked everyday to fix this old house. We liked the fact that the village we live in is family oriented and very safe.

What makes this villa unique

The land offers fruit trees, privacy, views to the sea and mountains, large swimming pool with palm trees along the edge, big yard with basketball hoop and volleyball net, gardens, outdoor kitchen above the pool area, balconies outside of almost every room. Courtyard that is so cool in the heat of the summer.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Roussospiti in Rethymno

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2260 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Wireless Internet
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Main bathroom has extra large bathtub second bathroom has tub/shower third bathroom has shower. All come with soap, paper and towels
  • Studio, Sleeps 12
  • There are 4 bedrooms: 3 bedrooms have double beds 1 bedroom has 2 singles and a bunk-bed sleeps 10 comfortably 2 day beds in livingroom for additional accommodation.
  • Ping Pong Table
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • 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
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Nearest Airport
77 Kilometres
Daskalogiannis intl. airport Chania, Crete
Nearest Barpub
600 Metres
Milonas Taverna
Nearest Ferry
6.4 Kilometres
Rethymno Marina
Nearest Golf
107 Kilometres
Crete Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
6.4 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
600 Kilometres
Bambakas Tavern
Nearest Beach
6.2 Kilometres
Rethymno Sofokli Venizelou St.
Car: necessary

The Villa Gems is nestled in the hills above the historic old town of Rethymno, and offers beautiful views to the town and the sea. The village of Rousospiti has 2 tavernas with excellent traditional Greek food and hospitality, also a small market where you can find all of your basic needs and the best fresh bread everyday. It is lovely to walk around or go hiking, close by is the mountain of Vrisena and also Mili Gorge. The monastery of Agia Irini is about a 20 minute walk or a 2 minute drive. The beaches of Rethymno are lovely and the boardwalk offers many cafes and shops and also watersports, there are wine festivals and the Fortezza offers live shows in their open-air theater. There is also horseback riding close by and Go-Karts, ATV, mountain bike rentals, scuba diving, boat tours and excursions. Plenty of night life in the old town of Rethymno with the small lanes and cobblestone streets and something for everyone. Dancing, music until dawn.

The Villa is centrally located on the Island about 77 Kilometers from Chania airport and 88 Kilometers from Iraklion airport. It is less than an hour drive to the south side of Crete where the beaches are incredible and the drive is breathtaking. Plakias is one of the most popular spots and they have many restaurants and shops. In closing we would like to add that the Villa is a gated property and offers private parking, also offers amazing views to the sea and the mountains. The inside is very spacious and the outdoors have lovely gardens. There is a ping-pong table, basketball hoop, volleyball/badminton net, dart board and large pool for your entertainment.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £134.59
Refundable Damage Deposit £224.32

Manager'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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