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Villa with private swimming pool and roof terrace & panoramic sea view

Bedrooms 2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

villa, countryside, near beach, mountains, olive grove, peaceful place.

Sunset Villa offers a sophisticated, comfortable and relaxing holiday for up to 4 people (adults and children) , The villa is in a steep hill (700 meters above sea level) where the views of the sea, countryside and mountains are magic. It's only half a mile to the sea, supermarkets, bars, shops and restaurants.. Rethymnon town is only 3.5 miles with the old town and loads of history. There are 4 seating areas outside the villa all with lovely views. Roof terrace has a seating area with 2 hammocks, where you can just relax looking at the sunrise over the mountains.

In the pool seating area are lemon tree, surrounding flowers and climbers like bougainvillea with loads of aromatic smells in the air make you feel in paradise.

I have been letting my villa for 5 years and I always get a fantastic feed back (please read the reviews written by previouse clients) , I am sure you will have a great time at sunset villa.

I can arrange car hire with good prices and free airport transfer.

Car hire and airport transfers: We will be very happy to arrange for a car hire and airport transfers.

Someone will wait for you at the airport to take you directly to the villa.

The extra charge will depend on which month you are travelling and what size of car you need.

I will be able to help you and to make sure that you have a good time and your holiday will be good value for money.

Cleaning during your stay: You will find a phone number to ring and discuss time of cleaning. you will have to pay that separately to the lady.

Time Share: I am building a villa with a private swimming pool in Alexandria, Egypt; it will be ready by June 2011.

I am offering a time share for the both villas (Crete & Alexandria)

It could work as 2 weeks in the winter in Alexandria (it’s warmer than Europe & America) and 2 weeks in Crete (April, May, June, September, October)

Who ever interested can use the weeks or I can sell it to them and get cash back.

It is a win win situation.

Please call +44 7766 275 245 to discuss if you are interested

More Details

Ibrahim Soliman
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, Greek, Arabic
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
9 March, 2017

About Ibrahim Soliman

My name is Ibrahim, I am British/Egyptian. I work as a finance analyst and management accountant. I bought Sunset Villa 5 years ago. It's not just a holiday home for me, it's much more than that. I picked Crete because I use to go there each summer holiday when I was student in Alexandria University. I use to work in farms, restaurants and hotels. I made loads of friends and I speak the Greek language. It was a dream for me to build a house in Crete as I felt it was my home. I came from a very poor background and this would be my first house ever. I finished at university then went to the UK to specialise in management accounts. Worked very hard, saved some money, then went back to look for a plot of land and built with a new vision in my mind of a holiday home.

Ibrahim Soliman purchased this villa in 2004

Why Ibrahim Soliman chose Rethymnon area

I went to many places in Crete to buy the plot of land I had imagined, but nothing really moved me.

One day I went to see a plot in Agia Triada village, when I arrived there and stood on the land, I said 'wow!'. I said yes immediately, it was exactly what I wanted, near the beach, supermarkets and restaurants, but far enough away to be peaceful and quiet. (It is only half a mile.) The views from where I stood were magical. It's very strange how you can feel that you are related to a place from the first visit, you just feel at home. I had a lot of input in designing the villa, so I feel it is my baby! I wanted to make the villa different to other holiday homes. I wanted people to feel at home, relaxed, at peace and to enjoy every minute of their holiday.

What makes this villa unique

A holiday in sunset villa will re-charge your batteries because of the fresh air, peace and quiet. The villa is surrounded with magical views of the sea, mountains, olive groves and across the valley. Where ever you are in the villa you will enjoy the views. Even when you are in the sitting room having a drink you will see the valley. This is one of the benefits you get in sunset villa and you wouldn't be able to get it in many other places due to the location of the villa. It is high on a hill so you can have great views from anywhere. If you go up to the roof terrace there are 2 even bigger benefits; number 1 the views are even better, and number 2, you will have more time in the sun while other surrounding villas have no sun around late afternoon.

Guestbook comments from the owner

A beautiful villa with stunning views made for a fantastic holiday. It was everything we had hoped for and sitting in the hammocks on the roof terrace gave us some wonderful memories. As described, the villa was in a very quiet and peaceful location but with a car, (which is essential), getting to the local shops and tavernas wasn't a problem. Ibrahim was a very good host, he kept us updated prior to the holiday and the pick up from the airport and the hire car which he organised went without a hitch. Altogether a great weeks holiday and I would definitely recommend Sunset Villa for a relaxing break in the sun.
Jun 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Agia Triada in Rethymno

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 83 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 4
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • main Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • The bathroom is big with clourful tiles, basin, bidet, toilet, shower and bathroom cabinet.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , open out to swimming pool
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot
  • Both bedrooms has got fitted walldrops, bedside cabinets and lamb sheds.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Toys
  • Beach Towels
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Optional
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Smoking only and strictley permited outside the villa.

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website:


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(30 traveller reviews)

Villa with private swimming pool and roof terrace & panoramic sea view
average rating of 4.733333 based on 31 reviews

Fantastic Holiday at Sunset Villa

  • 5 of 5

“Our holiday to the Sunset Villa was in one word excellent. The information supplied by Ibrahim prior to the holiday and the value for money was tremendous. We also arranged car hire through Ibrahim and the company collected us from the airport. An fantastic and stress free service for the novice tourist driving abroad! The villa itself is situated slightly away from the nearest resort and about 9 km from Rethymnon Old Town, which are both easily accessible by car - once you have mastered the roads and the local drivers! Around the property there are three other villas, all of which were empty at the start of our holiday and then one was populated on the last couple of days with an elderly couple with a hearing problem – hence the loud TV at night. That said, they didn’t stay up too late. The villa was very well equipped with everything that you would require for a self-catering break, but you must not miss the opportunity to try the local Greek cuisine. We would definitely recommend Symposium in the old town. The private pool was a welcome relief to the hot weather and the hammocks on the roof terrace were simply wonderful. All in all, we would definitely recommend this villa to other holidaymakers and will probably be back some time in the future.”

  • Review Submitted: May 15, 2013
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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A perfect Autumnal get-away

  • 4 of 5

We've just returned from a wonderful week-and-a-bit in Sunset Villa. It lived up to expectations, was clean and well-presented and provided a fabulous base from which to explore the central region of the island. We were amazed how few tourists were there to enjoy this idyllic time of year.

The visitor's book was a great idea and gave some really helpful hints for places to go, and places to eat. It appears from many of the comments that the pool is always bracing though! We hope Ibrahim replaces the hammocks - we were disappointed they weren't there, but it didn't spoil our stay.

Although the villa claims to have air-con, this is only in the lounge and is an additional cost. It would be essential in the heat of the summer (even the locals said it gets too hot!) but for our autumnal break, the temperatures were like a perfect British summer - hot, but not uncomfortable. The bedrooms had ceiling fans, but they were noisy and wobbled alarmingly...

The TV is also an irrelevance - although there's a satellite dish, there's no viewing card so there are only two English-speaking news channels to choose from. The DVD player came with a good selection of DVDs - a thoughtful touch. We chose to spend most evenings sampling the local tavernas instead!

Although the villa is rural, that doesn't necessarily mean peaceful! Local assorted dogs & cockerels did their best to out-shout each other through the night, and the neighbouring villa (residential?) liked their TV volume up loud in the evenings. Nothing Ibrahim can do about these, but it beats being on "the strip" with all its associated traffic noise :)

Being the end of the season, there were one or two maintenance issues to address, so 4.5 rather than the full 5 stars from us.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 17, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great, relaxing holiday

  • 5 of 5

The villa was absolutely wonderful and we had a great two weeks wandering around Crete. The location of the villa is perfect for a quiet holiday but is within easy reach of the main northern road which connects Fallasarna in the extreme west to Agios Nikolaos in the East.

Our only criticisms would be that the water supply appeared very inconsistant and it wasn't until the last day that we discovered that the auxiliary supply pump had been unplugged. The roof terrace was abolutely wonderful (we spent most of our time up there) although the hammocks made so much of in the photos and description are, in fact, broken and in the cupboard under the stairs. The car that Ibrahim kindly arranged would be a little on the small side for a family with their luggage, but suited our purposes very nicely even if it was a little beaten up. The photos could probably do with an update as the lemon tree pictured is now over 2 meters tall!

Whinging aside, we had a fantastic time and would have no hesitation in recommending this lovely villa to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 28, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Chris for your review and your kind words.I am glad that you enjoyed your holiday. I am sorry about the water pump, Usually we have consistsnt water. About the hammocks, it was in use from the begenning of the season till someone before you got worried to sit on it because he thought it might be weak, that's why Agnes took it off. Next season (2013) I am getting brand new hammocks. Thank you for trusting me with your holiday, hope to see you again in the future. Ibrahim
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Wonderful Villa

  • 5 of 5

This is just a short note to say thankyou to you for your wonderful “Sunset Villa” in Crete.

It is true that the villa was as you said remote and a hire car is required but it was still only 10 minutes drive to the nearest beach and 15 minutes to Rethymno. So it was very convenient in its location. And due to its height we were able to enjoy marvellous views from all parts of the villa

The facilities provided exceeded our expectations with roof, pool and 2 other patio areas and the pool just 2 steps from our bedroom door! It is difficult to know how to improve on this! The lounge and dining / kitchen areas were much larger than we thought they would be – the photographs just cannot do justice to what is there to enjoy at Sunset Villa.

The drive to and from the airport or to Chania or anywhere else for that matter give wonderful scenic panoramas to enjoy and make travel by car a pleasure – despite the variable quality of Cretan roads!

Thank you again for making our short visit to Crete such a memorable one.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful location with amazing views

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Sunset Villa in Crete in July 2012 and had a wonderful holiday. It is a lovely well appointed comfortable, spacious villa set in the hills in a beautiful location. It was a bit hair raising getting our little hired car up the hill to the villa but it was well worth it for the view. The villa has a really homely feel to it and is stylishly decorated with 2 good sized bedrooms, a large shower room and spacious living area. We loved the pool area and relaxed in the pretty garden around the pool. The villa has a roof terrace with comfortable seating and the view is amazing, we spent many evenings looking at the stars. In fact we spent most of our time at the villa because it was such a lovely place to be in a beautiful location.

The villa is a 10 minute drive from the beach where there are many tavernas and shops. It is a 15 minute drive to Rethymno which is lovely around the fort and harbour area with many tavernas all along the front and quaint shops in the narrow streets in the old part of town.

We had a lovely holiday in Crete especially in Sunset Villa it was a really relaxing place to stay in beautiful surroundings

  • Review Submitted: Jul 28, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely Holiday

  • 5 of 5

We arrived back from Crete at the weekend to say we had a lovely time in your villa such a lovely setting and wonderful view. We had spent the previous 8 days in East Crete based just outside Sitia so we toured around a lot so it was nice to chill out in your villa.

Thank you for a very comfortable well equipped villa, we loved the pool area with the beautiful plants and the roof terrace was amazing, it was a bit hair raising getting our little hired car up the road to the villa but we got used to that and it was well worth it for the view.

Thanks again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Agia Triada, Crete

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Low Season
1 Mar 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low Season
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid season
1 May 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 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season
1 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Season
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low Season
1 Nov 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low Season
1 Dec 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Cleaning during your stay will be optional. If you need to clean the villa during your stay, let us know to arrange it with our villa manager Pat/Geoff and they will sort it out.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Heraklion and Hania airports
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Rethymno port
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
E75 motorway
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Rethymno, agia triada village near the beach and town centre, resturants, bars, countryside, mountains, peacful place, olive grove, Hania, Heraklion, knossos,panormo, arkadi,crete,Greece, Greek islands, Arkadi monastery, Adele village, crete, crete island, hania, heraklion,villa, air condition, private pool, nice views, quite place, pool terrace, roof terrace.

Other Activities: History attractions

Golf: There is a Golf club near the villa. It's about half an hour drive from the villa.


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