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

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,291 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


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.

Ceiling Fans are placed in all bedrooms!

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.

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Elena Bebi
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
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Calendar last updated:
26 September, 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.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa around the Prines around the Nikiforos Fokas

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • 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
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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
  • 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 - 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.
  • 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 Ceiling 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
  • Balcony
  • 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
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • 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
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • 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 ( 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 ceiling 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 Anastasia will always welcome you at the villa no matter how late the arrival is.


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Lovely villa in the perfect village of Prines

  • 5 of 5

We spent on week at Villa Anastasia in the village of Prines and had the most amazing time. Thank you to Anastasia who made our stay so special and memorable.

The villa itself is simple but well equipped with a great pool. The location is absolutely perfect as it’s in a beautiful little village with 3 amazing tavernas selling the most incredible food. We traveled a lot around the north and south of Crete from here and explored what Crete had to offer.

The hospitality from Anastasia was the best we have ever experienced as she came to clean every day, leaving the villa spotless. Not only that she bought wonderful treats with her which were delicious. She is a fantastic cook with a big heart. One of the loveliest people you’ll ever meet.

We would definitely come back and would recommend this villa to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Sep-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
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  • 5 of 5

Where to start! Anastasia and Elena's villa is beautiful and exactly as described if not better. Every detail has been considered. As most of the reviews say what makes this holiday are the personal touches created by the wonderful Anastasia. We were met by her on arrival, the fridge had been stocked thoughtfully with useful basic items and she often bought us delicious homemade treats which were much appreciated by all, especially by two hungry teenage boys! Anastasia even bought food for my partner when he was ill and offered to accompany us to a doctor if necessary. We also met Elena, Anastasia's daughter, who like her mother, was so friendly and helpful.

The beds and pillows were super comfortable, the linen and towels were changed frequently. There are books and games to use. There is a washing machine that can be used The villa was kept spotlessly clean . The new canopy sunbeds are lovely, I think we were one of the first to use them! Ginger and Felix the villa cats would welcome us on our return if we had been out or in the morning when we opened the door which was lovely for us as cat lovers who had recently said goodbye to a family pet.

Our favourite area was the garden and pool. We had a couple of BBQ's- most of the equipment was provided, enjoyed leisurely breakfasts or lunches and spent plenty of time in the pool. It is a little haven of tranquillity.

The village itself is quiet, but all the tavernas, there are 3 are very friendly and serve good home cooked food. There is a small shop, but the best the supermarket is probably in Atsipopolou which is 1-2km away. The villa was a good base location to out and about to get out and about - Rethymmno only 10 - 15 mins away by car. We also ventured to Lake Kournos and ate in one of Anastasia's recommended tavernas as well as trips to Chania, the Waterpark in Heraklion, the beaches of Plakias and Prevali on the South of the Island and the closer beach at Episkopi .

We didn't want to leave and I think we will be back! We would, without hesitation recommend this villa, I don't know how anywhere else will compare now!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We spent a month in this wonderful property and the family is unanimous in rating it 5-star in all respects. The house is extremely comfortable and exactly as described - excellent mattresses & pillows; bath, pool & beach towels provided and changed twice a week; good fans in bedrooms but a/c also an option; small but functional kitchen area with all necessary utensils and cleaning materials; and two good bathrooms - cleaned daily. The outside space was a delight, with; an excellent eating area where we had all our meals; a good-sized pool (cleaned every other day) with more than enough loungers and umbrellas; and total privacy - apart from the two resident cats, Felix and Ginger, we were unobserved and undisturbed by outside noise or presence.

What sets this property apart from most other rentals, however, is the attention and consideration we were afforded by the owners, Anastasia and her daughter, Elena. Philoxenia, or generosity of spirit, is a matter of national pride among Greeks - even more so among Cretans - and is fully embodied in attitude of these to delightful women. Anastasia; stocked the fridge for our arrival; baked for us every other day (pies, pastries, cakes, tarts, and traditional dishes); came with us to the supermarket on our first day; and even accompanied me to the doctor's to ensure I was well treated.

It was an unforgettable experience and it is with whole-hearted enthusiasm that we all unequivocally recommend Villa Anastasia as a perfect holiday rental.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful setting, peaceful & wonderful generosity! Would highly recommend Villa Anastasia.

  • 5 of 5

Great location very close to Rethymnon town, plenty of parking on a quiet road.

The villa was clean, comfortable & peaceful.

The outside area is stunning & the pool was perfect! The garden had very nice furniture.

The hosts Anastasia & Eleni were so welcoming & even baked delicious cakes which they left for us to come home to. So very generous & kind.

It was well looked after, being cleaned daily with fresh towels & lots of little shampoos, creams & slippers :)

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay & I would highly recommend Villa Anastasia.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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The perfect place to stay in Rethymnon

  • 5 of 5

Right from the beginning Anastasia was fantastic! She met us at 3 o'clock in the morning when we arrived! If that's not going above and beyond. She showed us around the villa and had prepared a hot and delicious meal for us, perfect after a long journey. We stayed at Villa Anastasia prior to our wedding and Anastiasia did so much to make it a special time for us by by putting up weding decorations and providing special greek wedding treats like the sugared almonds and walnuts in honey. Staying at this villa you get the best of villa life: privacy, your own pool and garden, a fully equipped kitchen and the benefits of a hotel daily cleaning, amenities and food. Anastasia is an amazing cook and everyday I looked forward to what delicious treat she'd bring for us. She is such a lovely lady that we invited her to our wedding and the photos she took became some of our favourites. We cannot wait to stay again next year!!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Grand Rapids, Mi

Charming house and spacious and private backyard

  • 5 of 5

The house had so much character and charm, plus it was very clean and maintained. Anastasia was an amazing host and even left us little baked goodies. The backyard offered lots of privacy and was a great place to hang out, do yoga, have a family dinner or cool off in the pool. The house was located a walking distance from 3 really good restaurants. Our favorite was Veranta but Olives was a close second and Adonis, the owner of Olives was so helpful in making sure our time in Crete was amazing. The island of Crete was rugged and offered beautiful views of the mountains and valleys. But one of our favorite things about the island was all the Mom and Pop taverna's in the little villages (My grandmother made this was the usual response...). Totally recommend and was very different than our days in Santorini (although we loved that also).

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
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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

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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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