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

68 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights

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Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday villa in Prines - Welcome to VILLA ANASTASIA

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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 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.

More pictures of the villa can be found in our web site


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.

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.

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Elena Bebi
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, Greek
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
21 October, 2016
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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...

Why Elena Bebi chose Rethymnon area

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 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.


based on 68 holidaymaker reviews

Traditional Stone Built Eco Villa-Pool-WiFi-Absolute Privacy-Daily Maid Service
average rating of 4.970588 based on 68 reviews

Another reason why we like Crete so much!

  • 5 of 5

If you're looking for an experience of the original and famous hospitable cretan mentality, you're in best hands in Villa Anastasia. But: you mustn't worry about your body weight! Because every day you will be delighted by cretan delicacies, homemade by Anastasia herself: "tiropita" (greek cheese pies), "gemista" (stuffed tomatoes, peppers and eggplants), greek salad, cakes, marvellous desserts, and, and, and ....

And every day Anastasia, the soul of the house, cleans the whole house and the terrace.

By the way, the garden and the terrace with the swimming pool are wonderful if you want to calm down, to enjoy the blue sky and the sun, or just to cool down yourself in the pool. Under parasols or olive trees you will enjoy the silence.

If you come with children you will find a veritable playground for them just beside the pool/terrace, and even a small carousel is planned for next year as Anastasia told us.

And when you've become sufficiently calm, you can go to Rethymnon - only a few miles away - for shopping or dinner for example.

So: we love'd it so much, and many thanks to Anastasia for a marvellous stay that we surely won't forget!

Gerold K.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
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Oasis of calm in the middle of Prines

  • 5 of 5

Villa Anastasia is very comfortable and it has all the makings content vaciationers need. We had breakfast or dinner outside at a wonderful place and relaxed on the sunbeds at the pool. Everything was very clean and in excellent condition.

Anastasia gave us a very warm welcome. She is a brilliant cook and we got spoiled every day with fresh made delicacies. She was always good-humoredly and made us feel like at home.

There are so many places to recover around Rethymnon, we really can't list them.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
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  • 5 of 5

Having looked endlessly at the pictures on the website for the last 8 months and re-reading the reviews there is always that little apprehension that it won't be what you expect it to be. As soon as we walked through the gate we knew instantly that it was even better than we could ever have imagined. Anastasia who has to be the nicest person on this planet greeted us with her beautiful smile and made us feel at home and loved instantly. I will come back to her later. The villa itself surpasses anything that you can envisage, the attention to detail is better than any 5*star hotel. All the bedrooms are tastefully and beautifully decororated. The organic toiletries are in ample supply and do your skin wonders. The kitchen was perfect and had all that you need to prepare meals, not that you need to as the two tavernas in the village have wonderful food. The outside area is even bigger than the photos, and we spent most of our time in it. The pool was perfect and the area around it had ample space to be in both the sun or under an olive tree in the shade (my husbands favourite place!) the outside space also offers a great alfresco cooking experience, which we used as often as we ate out. There are two mini-markets in the village, you will be surprised as to how much you get from them, look out for the olive oil in water bottles and honey in a plastic jar, they are locally sourced and delicious. There is a bigger supermarket down the hill if you need more. We didn't hire a car for the full duration of our holiday and managed to walk down and back with our groceries. The beach at Episkopi is lovely but our favourite was on the south side of the island.

Elena, Anastasias daughter was as wonderful as her mother and we enjoyed many a conversation about Greek life, cuisine and she was a constant source of entertainment and information for us.

Anastasia, there are not enough superlatives to describe how amazing she is. We all fell in love with her charm and personality, most of all my two teenage boys (18 and 15) and my eldest sons girlfriend. Everyday we looked forward to her visit, not so that she cleaned the villa but just to see her and to talk. Her cooking is amazing and her generosity second to none.

All in all it has to be the best family holiday we have ever had and that is down to Anastasia, Elena and of course paradise itself. We have booked to come back next year before we have even left.

Thank you thank you thank you Anastasia

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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Fantastic Villa Fantastic hospitality

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time at Villa Anastasia. This is our third time staying there and it is faultless. The villa is beautiful and well maintained. Anastasia works hard and comes to clean most days bringing her delicious treats. Her hospitality is incredible and we felt welcomed and well looked after. There is everything you need and more. The village is friendly and welcoming. We had a fantastic relaxing holiday in beautiful surroundings and we wont hesitate to visit again. Thank you Anastasia and Ellena

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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Beautiful villa and amazing hosts

  • 5 of 5

Our family visited Villa Anastasia July 2016, and the stay exceeded all our expectations. The villa itself and the beautiful area around the pool is so well designed, and is perfect for relaxation. The pool area was perfect, both for the children and for the adults in the family. In the evenings, we enjoyed the outdoors area and food from the outdoors grill. Also, it was really nice to walk in the village, and visit the local tavernas.

And most importantly: The hosts of the villa are truly fantastic. Anastasia and Elena went out of their way to make us feel welcome, and it was very easy to communicate with them prior to our stay. During our stay, Anastasia stopped by everyday with homemade treats for us, which made us feel so welcome. We enjoyed to much getting to know them.

Needless to say, we are coming back, and we have already booked our two week holiday for next year. Can't wait!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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The Most Beautiful Place

  • 5 of 5

This villa not only lived up to all the wonderful reviews we had already read, it completely surpassed our expectations. Whilst the photos on the site look beautiful it is even more impressive in person. Our group was made up of 4 adults and 1 3 year old. Every single one of us had one of the best experience. The villa is wonderful, outside space exceptional, the pool gloriously clean and warm. As well as the property being out of this world, Anastasia is also one of the warmest most welcoming people I have ever met. She went above and beyond both before we arrived in terms of answering my questions and trying to help me arrange a spa trip for me and my friend to bringing us a wonderful homemade dish of the day. The villa was cleaned spotlessly every day which was lovely and we were made to feel right at home as soon as we stepped through the door. The villa itself is in a village with a mini market and 2 places to eat. Both the restaurants are nice and the people running them are also lovely. A huge Lidl is 5 minutes away and the town of Rethaymon is 10 minutes in the car. I would recommend each of the local restaurants for 1 meal each but venturing to town is worthwhile for the vast variety of restaurants and lovely shops. The villa had a beautiful BBQ so we had one BBQ a day and one meal out. I would recommend this Villa to anyone. The only things is you have to be prepared for a serious case of holiday blues when you return it really is that good!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
5 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Nearest Beach
4 Kilometres
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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Prines, Rethymnon area

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Low Season
1 Oct 2016 - 30 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Midle Season
1 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
High Season
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Midle Season
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Low Season
1 Oct 2017 - 30 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Reservations will be confirmed by fax or email. After this confirmation you will receive by post an envelope containing a receipt of your payment, along with an official confirmation letter 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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Prines in Crete

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 120 m²
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • 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
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Natural Organic Cosmetics made from Olive Oil are provided. ( Shampoo, Conditioner, Shower gel, Body lotion, Soap) An outdoor shower by the swimming pool is available. Pool Towels are provided.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
  • 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.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace
  • Deck Furniture
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • Yard
  • 7 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Housekeeping
  • Massage
  • 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
Every day service 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. Air Conditioning and the Central Heating are available upon request. 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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