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Traditional Stone Built Eco Villa-Pool-WiFi-Absolute Privacy-Daily Maid Service

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,291 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Villa Anastasia-Absolute Privacy-A/C-Official Licence-WiFi-Playground-Sleeps 6

Villa Anastasia, is a stone built, luxurious traditional villa combining a happy blend of new and old and of town and country style. The villa is in a quite area, just 6km away from the vibrant Venetian town of Rethymno. It's well laid out into 120sq metres with living room, kitchen and dining area, three bedrooms and two bathrooms. Due to the natural materials used for building and decorating the villa (stone and wood for the villa and hand made carpets and curtains for the decoration), it breathes a romantic air. The swimming pool is surrounded by a spacious lush garden (with olive trees and many colourful flowers), thus guaranteeing absolute privacy. The daily maid service (at the time of your preference during the day) completes the most enjoyable holidays in an unforgettable environment. Our little guests will enjoy endless games in a play-ground made with a lot of love from the owners. A welcome basket will be waiting for you upon arrival. This officially licensed lovely and traditional stone built villa is the ideal holiday resort for all those who are looking for tranquility and relaxation.

General Description: : This beautiful traditionally stone built villa set on the edge of the village of Prines is immaculate, extremely romantic in style, and very tastefully furnished. Its spacious cottage style interior can sleep 6 people, as it has 3 bedrooms and 1 bathroom plus 1 shower / WC. Inside, the thick stone walls (half a metre thick in most places) keep the interiors lovely and cool, and all the materials that have been used in the house are natural, from the stone of the walls to the hand-crocheted curtains. Villa Anastasia is an ideal holiday retreat for those seeking for relaxation. Its 800 m garden with olive trees and lovely Cretan flowers provide a cool and refreshing atmosphere during the warm summer days. The property and its surroundings offer absolute privacy.

The swimming pool: The 32 m² swimming pool has been placed in an area that ensures absolute privacy. Umbrellas and sun beds are set next to it and an external shower is at its one end.

Ground floor description:: Ground floor: Off the patio, the front door opens into the spacious open plan living room and kitchen area with a corner fireplace, and stone corner seating area with cushions, rugs, coffee table, and in-built shelves with books Wi FI- internet and Satellite TV. The gallery style kitchen is equipped with full size cooker, microwave, hob and large fridge freezer. There is also a wooden dining table and chairs. A tiny hall leads to two ground floor bedrooms, both with wrought iron beds and stylish antique furniture. Both have doors leading out onto a shared front terrace facing the gardens. One bedroom has a double bed with a muslin mosquito net, and the other has twin beds. All windows have hand-made white lace curtains. The bathroom on the ground floor has a bathtub with shower, wash basin, washing machine and WC. The villa covers an area of 120 m².

ΝΕW! From now on you will not only feel and smell the nature all around VILLA ANASTASIA but you will "sleep on it". We upgrade the sleeping quality of our guests.New COCO-MAT matresses and pillows are placed in all beds.

Hand made, only by natural materials such us natural rubberand coconut fiber, will ensure a deep and blissful sleep........and every time our guests will wake up happy our dream of offering a high standart accommodation will come true.

Upper floor, garden and Prines village: A staircase connects the ground floor living room to a spacious wooden floored sleeping gallery set under a beamed ceiling, with a double bed, an en-suite shower/ WC and a small dressing room. Exterior and surroundings: Outside the split level terraces, there is a comfortable furnished patio with a large hand made stone sofa, a large marble table with extra seats and a stone built BBQ, set next to the sofa. Stone and wood have been used to build the house and as for its interior, all curtains and carpets are hand-made and the materials used are natural. The traditional old village of Prines has few little shops and a mini-market as well as some local traditional cafes. There are two excellent tavernas in the village of Prines, in 100m. The nearest beach, Koubes, is approximately 4 km away, while the beach of Petres is 6 km away. The bustling big town of Rethymno, at 6 km distance, with its wide variety of tourist amenities can be reached in 10 minutes.

More Details

Owner
Elena Bebi
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, Greek
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
26 May, 2018

About Elena Bebi

We are welcome you to Villa Anastasia.

My name is Elena Bebi and i live in Rethymno with my husband and my eight years old daughter. We own this family business since 2002.

I have studied in Alpine School - Switzerland Travel and Tourism Management.

My mother Anastasia and I by offering to our guests every day service we aim to make your holiday unique in an unforgettable environment .

By staying in a short distance from the villa our family is always ready to response in all your needs.

In this Real Ecological Villa built only from natural materials you will feel the difference...

Elena Bebi purchased this villa in 2002

Why Elena Bebi chose Prines

Despite the fact that I was borned in Athens, Rethymno was the home land of my mother Anastasia and always our dream was to return to this unique island of Crete.

The perfecture of Rethymno represents the heart of Crete and it is without any doubt one of the most beautiful areas of Greece.

You are invited to enjoy many beautiful beaches either organized or isolated in a short distance from the villa depending on your mood....

The mild and warm climate of Crete allows us to start swimming after the middle of March.

In the evening only in five minutes drive you will have the chance to visit the old town of Rethymno one of the best preserved Renaissance city of Greece.

You may enjoy your dinner or your drink among a hudge variety of restaurants and bars. In case that you preffer a more quite evening you may stay in the village enjoying the refreshing air of Prines and a meal at the Traditional tavernas of the square in walking distance from Villa Anastasia

You may have taste luxury in other destinations but, in Rtehymno we will take you one step further. Here you will feel the emotion of Cretan hospitality along with the touch of care of my mother Anastasia! Her service always comes with a smile!

What makes this villa unique

During the construction of the villa we respected the enviroment and we refused to cut any tree in the property. As a result our guests now can relax under the shade of the olive groves in a colorful garden.

Only at villa Anastasia our little guests can enjoy playing in their own wooden villa (play ground).

Every day service( at the time of your preference during the day) is provided except Sunday.

All the materials used to built the villa are ONLY ecological.

Everything used in the interior (bed linen,towels, hand made carpets...etc.) are only from natural materials.

Anastasia will always welcome you at the villa no matter how late the arrival is.

It will be our pleasure to meet you and we are ready to offer you a unique experience of hospitality in the picturesque and sunny town of Rethymno.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Prines in Nikiforos Fokas

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1291 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Greek Nature Meets SPA Treatment! Natural Organic Cosmetics by COCO-MAT and O.LIVE are provided. (shampoo, conditioner, body lotion, shower gel and soap). An outdoor shower by the swimming pool is available. Pool Towels are provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
  • ΝΕW! From now on you will not only feel and smell the nature all around VILLA ANASTASIA but you will "sleep on it". We upgrade the sleeping quality of our guests.New COCO-MAT matresses and pillows are placed in all beds. Hand made, only by natural materials such us natural rubberand coconut fiber, will ensure a deep and blissful sleep........and every time our guests will wake up happy our dream of offering a high standart accommodation will come true. All bedrooms are equiped with A/C units and Fans. All the windows in the villa are covered with mosquito nets in order to enjoy all day and night the fresh air of the village. Special decoration for honey mooners is provided.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace
  • Deck Furniture
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Veranda ...
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • Yard
  • 7 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Singles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Housekeeping
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Every day service ( at the time of your preference during the day) is provided except Sunday. Change of linen and towels is made twice per week. Amenities such as Natural Organic Cosmetics made from Olive Oil (Shampoo, Conditioner, Shower gel, Body lotion, Soap), Pool Towels as well as free Wi-Fi internet will make you feel at home. All bedrooms have fans. All the windows in the villa are covered with mosquito nets. A great sellection of garden toys is waiting of our little friends! Anastasia and her family will make sure that you will have the most enjoyable holidays in an unforgetable enviroment. You may also visit our web site www.villa-anastasia-crete.com Anastasia will always welcome you at the villa no matter how late the arrival is.

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5

memorable family vacation

  • 5 of 5

The property was outstanding and the owners were very detailed oriented making sure that our stay would be memorable.

The villa is centrally located but the grounds are very peaceful. There was no road noise even though we were within walking distance to family owned restaurants and markets. The pool area was relaxing and well kept--we were serenading with the lovely chirping of birds each day. The bedrooms were spacious for 6 adults-2 on the first floor and a romantic master with ensuite on the second floor. We had ample space in the kitchen and the outdoor dining and BBQ area provided additional space as well. The villa is well maintained and cared for by the owners.

What made this place special were the owners and their attention to detail! Anastasia

was positively a wonderful woman who cares about people. She had the refrigerator stocked with food for breakfast and then she baked us the most delicious apple cake when she found out we were celebrating our 35th wedding anniversary. When we left she gave us a jar of homemade orange marmalade! Elena was always available if we had any questions.

The central location of the villa made it easy to drive to Heraklion, Chania and the south area of Crete. Rethymno, one of our favorite cities was a 10 minute drive with lots of things to explore. Thak you Anastasia for making this a memorable family vacation!

  • Review Submitted: 26-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely villa, great location

  • 5 of 5

Stayed 5 nights in early May. The villa is a decent size, with a lovely patio outside and around the pool. Easy to get to from the main road, though Google Maps will take you down the back roads if you come from Chania. The grounds are very private; no view from the road and not overlooked. The kitchen area is small but functional and there is a built-in bbq outside which is perfect for lunchtime. There are two double bedrooms and a twin room; one bedroom is mezzanine-style (no door) but has an en-suite. There is another shared bathroom downstairs for the double and twin rooms. There are insect grilles over the windows, so it was comfortable enough to sleep with windows open and not use the aircon.

Anastasia is a lovely hostess who made us feel very welcome, and for whom nothing was too much trouble. She baked me a cake for my birthday!

The village has three tavernas, of which we tried two. Giannikos is one of the top-rated places in the Rethymno area, and Veranta is comparatively new. Both serve home-cooked style food, and both are great. There is one small shop in Prines selling packet food; the supermarket CRM Ariadne on the other side of Atsipopolou is probably the best local source of food, and there's a cake shop and a meat shop a bit further down.

I have no hesitation in recommending this villa if you want a comfortable, village-style holiday whilst being close to the main highway and only about a 15 min drive to Rethymno.

  • Review Submitted: 12-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Second time even better than the first!

  • 5 of 5

Villa Anastasia was just as attractive as I remembered it. It is full of little details which make it feel really cared for - from the lovely soaps and toiletries to the bedware with olive motifs of Villa Anastasia, and the lighthouse in the garden and the mini garden newly arrived by the front door.

Despite our best efforts as a family of 5 with 3 teenagers, we couldn't make the place messy or dirty as Anastasia cleaned and sorted things every day - always in a very unobtrusive way! It was a real home from home.

Having left our two cats behind, we were all delighted, especially the children with having Felix and Ginger there to make it more than just a rental house! Hours of fun were had playing, or relaxing by the pool with them! Despite the fact that it was April, the pool got used nearly every day and though invigorating was fun!

But the best bit as last time was the wonderfully warm welcome from Anastasia, Elena and her family - it made us feel part of her family and the community. We were treated to wonderful Greek delicasies every day - and specialities for the Greek Orthodox Easter too! We have very special memories of the Good Friday procession round the village by candlelight and even more of the Easter Vigil lighting of the bonfire and the fireworks etc afterwards.. .! As my 15 year old son said, they have more fun than we do! - particularly impressed by the firecrackers! Anastasia had warned us that it would sound like war - but not to be afraid! She wasn't joking!

This time we came for 10 days - so that we could enjoy leisurely starts by the pool and allow the teenagers to get up late, and still be able to explore in the afternoons. Despite being here 2 years ago - we weren't short of lovely places to visit or things to do - including visits to the Arkadi monastry, Eleftherma archeological site, and Kournos lake as well as trips to Rethymmno and Chania and the coast. We didn't want to leave and we do want to come again! There is nowhere quite like Villa Anastasia!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Alles was man vom Traumurlaub erwartet

  • 5 of 5

Wir waren mit vier Erwachsenen und zwei Kindern in der Villa, es wurde ein wunderschöner Urlaub! Ein perfektes Haus, sehr gepflegt und liebevoll eingerichtet, eine wunderschöne Außenanlage samt Pool und last but not least: eine unglaubliche „Betreuung“ durch Anastasia!!! Jederzeit gerne wieder dorthin, auch der Ort Prines ist zu empfehlen, zum Essen und als Start für Ausflüge aller Art!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Fabulous little gem of a place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Villa Anastasia is fantastic! The villa is exactly as it's described. It has everything you could want. It's clean, well maintained, decorated well. The beds are super comfy, the kitchen well stocked, the pool - unbelievably clean and the kids play area an absolute hit. Anastasia is a true treasure to find, she is so kind, generous, she comes everyday to clean and brings with her a treat... some little delight she has cooked that morning... they are delicious! She absolutely makes the holiday. I wish I could live there forever... I would be size of her house mind you! I would recommend this villa to anyone, its a gem of a place, but Anastasia makes it extra, extra special. I loved it.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A villa with heart

  • 5 of 5

Two weeks of total bliss in a beautiful home. You walk through the gates and are welcomed like your part of the family. Anastasia' s friendliness reassures you that you made the right decision.

The house was immaculate, beautiful linen, lovely toiletries and the basics in the fridge to get us started. Then the next day the treats start and by the end of two weeks we are waiting to see what Anastasia will turn up with next, cheese pastries, apple cake, chocolate cake, all very delicious, this was a daily occurrence! Along with keeping the place spotless.

The garden where we spent most of our time is just perfect, especially when having a drink of wine and the pool provided the best relief from the scorching sun. We also fell in love with Felix and Ginger - the cats!

The village is lovely and all the restaurants are great.

Can only say the we would recommend this villa without hesitation, because it not just a villa but a home.

Thank you so much to Anastasia and Elena we will be back x

  • Review Submitted: 01-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Chania
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Rethymno
Nearest Ferry
5 Kilometres
Rethymno
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Rethymno-Chania-Heraklion
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Prines
Nearest Beach
4 Kilometres
Rethymno
Car: recommended

Villa Anastasia is one hour by car from Heraklion, only 7 minutes from Rethymnon and approximately 7 minutes from the sea front. The traditional village of Prines is set on the lush green hill overhanging Rethymnon. Prines used to be an important place during the Venetian occupation and the church of St. Nicolas dates from the 13th century. All necessary shops can be found in the village, such as 2 supermarkets, a traditional cafe and two tavernas. The village itself is surrounded by olive trees and is ideal for people who like less crowded places and want to be close to a very rich nature.

Rethymnon is very close, offering many and diverse activities and excursions. Where to begin is a difficult decision to make: the picturesque villages, the areas of natural beauty, the caves, the beaches, the high mountains, the historical monuments?

Crete has the most hospitable inhabitants and one of the oldest civilizations of the world.

Rethymnon map marks the location of the property in Rethymnon area.

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

In the above rates everything is included ( A/C, Central Heating, Daily Maid Service etc ).
Reservations will be confirmed by email. After this confirmation you will receive by post an envelope containing a receipt of your payment, along with an official confirmation letter driving instructions and interesting brochures regarding the area, maps etc.
Discounts can be given for longer rental periods.
The villa is licenced by the GNTO (Greek National Tourism Organization). LICENCE NUMBER 1041K121K2869201
Anastasia will always welcome you at the villa no matter how late the arrival is.
In case of cancellation the deposit can be used for a future reservation.
For cancellations one month prior to the arrival the total cost of the stay has to be paied.

Reservierungen werden per Fax oder Email bestätigt. Nach dieser Bestätigung erhalten Sie per Post einen Umschlag mit dem Eingang Ihrer Zahlung zusammen mit einem offiziellen Bestätigungsschreiben und interessanten Broschüren über die Gegend sowie Karten etc.
Ermäßigungen können für längere Mietperioden gegeben werden.
Die Villa ist von der GNTO (Griechische Nationale Tourismusorganisation) lizenziert. Die LIZENZNUMMER lautet 1041K121K2869201.
Anastasia wird Sie persönlich in der Villa empfangen, unabhängig von Ihrer Ankunftszeit .

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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