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3 holiday houses in an authentic Cretan nature field! - Estia, goddess of warmth and family! Natural simplicity ...

People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 807 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

Description

Estia, goddess of warmth and family! Natural simplicity ...

Estia House is 75 square meters and offers accommodation for up to 6 people. The house has got 2 bedrooms, 1 living room, 1 fully equipped kitchen, 1 full bathroom (massage bathtub and shower).

The rooms are airy and sunny during the day with large balconies that will give your holiday a distinctive feeling of comfort and well-being. The large veranda with table and chairs will invite you to enjoy your meals outdoors. You can have a drink by the pool and sunbathe among the olive groves and the flowers. There is also a free parking space for your car.

The house has got a view to the pool, garden and countryside and offers such a tranquil, relaxing and dreamy escape to Crete so you can easily think you are in a little paradise on earth!

The house has a privileged position so you can easily visit the eastern and western part of the island, just 1.5 km from the sea.

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About the property

A real Cretan Jewel

Athina, Afroditi and Estia are three independent holiday houses named after the three goddesses of ancient Greece.

All the 3 “goddesses” are located in the heavenly peaceful and safe village Pagkalochori, surrounded by olive trees (the ultimate symbol in Greek myths), lemon, orange, tangerine, fig and several other types of trees, fruits, aromatic local herbs (such as “diktamo”) and flowers. In a spacious and well-cared garden which gives the sense of freedom and comfort our field could easily be considered as a real Cretan nature jewel! The houses are ideal for relaxing, unforgettable holidays for you, your family or friends, with a comfortable outdoor area for children and chances for viewing exceptional sunsets!

Our family’s philosophy is guided by the motto that “beauty lies in natural simplicity” and we promote the so-called “Cretan Therapy”. For that you just enjoy the nature’s goods (fruits, herbs, olive oil etc which we offer you), breathe fresh air and you will find peace of mind, rejuvenation and well-being. Our guests have the opportunity to use the goods cultivated in our field during their stay here.

The houses are located in a privileged area just 1.5 km far from the beach and have a good access to the nearest shops, mini markets, taverns, pharmacy etc. They've got a beautiful natural and geographical position so that you can visit the eastern and western Crete easily. You can combine your stay with a visit to the closest historical monasteries, Arsani and Arkadi, which are open to the public, archaeological sites (Eleftherna), the nearest picturesque villages (Loutra, Adele, Pigi, Maroulas, Arkadi, Margarites etc) and the town of Rethymno (10km far) with its historic fortress, Archaeological Museum, Old Town and the longest beach in Crete (18 km in length) covering very short distances. You can also go hiking, biking, fishing and swimming in the sea. During your walking tour you will enjoy the scenic route, the optical memorable and emotional experience offered by the landscape.

Each of the houses disposes 2 bedrooms, 1 complete bathroom, 1 fully equipped kitchen, 1 sitting room, large verandah and balconies.

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Owner
Koutelidakis' family
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French, Greek
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
21 June, 2018

About Koutelidakis' family

We are a small Cretan family, Nicos (the dad), Maria (the mum) and Elia (the daughter), who loves nature and countryside.

Our family is always ready to offer you a warm and hospitable welcome along with an experience of Cretan culture, with the best possible quality at affordable prices.

If you wish to experience the real Cretan nature, this is the right choice to make!

Koutelidakis' family purchased this villa in 2008

Why Koutelidakis' family chose Rethimno

The houses are located in a privileged area just 1.5 km far from the beach, the nearest shops, mini markets, taverns, pharmacy etc. and 20min far from Rethymno town. They've got a beautiful natural and geographical position so that you can visit the eastern and western Crete easily (about 1 hour by car). You could combine your stay with a visit to the closest historical monasteries, Arsani and Arkadi, which are open to the public, archaeological sites (Eleftherna), the nearest picturesque villages (Loutra, Adele, Pigi, Maroulas, Arkadi, Margarites etc) and the town of Rethymno (10km far) with its historic fortress, Archaeological Museum, Old Town and the longest beach in Crete (18 km in length) covering very short distances. You could also go hiking, biking, fishing and swimming in the sea. During your walking tour you will enjoy the scenic route, the optical memorable and emotional experience offered by the landscape.

What makes this villa unique

Our family's motto is that "beauty lies in natural simplicity"!

* The location is quiet, green and safe.

* The garden is large , full of flowers, herbs, plants and trees.

* Close to the nearest beach of the area, 20min driving from Rethymno town and about 1 hour far from Heraklion or Chania town.

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Rethimno in Rethymno

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 807 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Holiday Complex
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Bath with Shower , Jacuzzi
  • Sheets and towels are provided by the owners.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    - 1 Cot , 2 Sofa bed/Futon
  • The villa has got 2 bedrooms (1 double, 2 singles), 2 sofa beds. All beds have orthopedic mattress.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Parasol
  • Veranda
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Bathroom towels, kitchen towels, bed sheets, hand soap, a free bottle of olive oil, fruits and food are provided by our family upon your arrival at home. You can always use the products (fruits, herbs etc) that are cultivated in our field to make tea or food.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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average rating of 4.84375 based on 32 reviews
5

Superb!

  • 5 of 5

To be recommended most enthusiastically and with no hesitation whatsoever!! Nobody could possibly be anything but delighted with the villa, the property, and the hospitality of the wonderful hosts!! The pictures online do not do the place justice at all - it is totally modern, well-lit, and VERY spacious.

We rented a villa for one week as a family (two adults, one grown-up child) and were absolutely thrilled. We have travelled extensively and are very particular, but this accommodation is SPOTLESSLY CLEAN, gorgeous, and very convenient. ALL the appliances, etc. work perfectly (the shower leaves a flood, but this is common all over Greece), the pool is always immaculate, the beds are terrifically comfortable, and there is tons of closet space provided. The kitchen is well-stocked with pans, etc. and you can do proper cooking if you wish. The AC also works perfectly and there are units in every room. Even though we were there in mid-summer, there is a lovely breeze and we never had to use the AC overnight. I can't praise this accommodation enough - the family who runs it is absolutely lovely and I wish them the very best.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Sep-2013
  • Date of Stay: June 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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"July 2012- I have just a...

  • 5 of 5

"July 2012- I have just arrived back with my wife and 2 daughters aged 7 and 4 from Villa Estia. From the moment we arrived Nicos and Maria made us feel very welcome. The villa and grounds were immaculately clean. We were greeted with a lovely traditional Cretan meal which was a real surprise and treat. This allowed us to relax, unpack and settle into our holiday surroundings. Our children enjoyed the use of the pool which we often had to ourselves. We also enjoyed a lovely evening BBQ cooked by Nicos and Maria. The villa is very well located to local beaches and Rethymnon town which is only 10 kms away. We would highly recommend this villa if you are after a peaceful relaxing stay in beautiful surroundings."

  • Review Submitted: 06-Aug-2012
  • Date of Stay: July 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Ein Traum

  • 5 of 5

Das Wichtigste zuerst: Elia und ihre Familie sind wundervolle Gastgeber. Hier wird die vielbeschriebene griechische Gastfreundlichkeit gelebt; freundlich, zuvorkommend, immer ein Lächeln im Gesicht und ab und zu steht eine selbstgemachte Köstlichkeit von Maria auf der Terrasse.

Die Villa Estia ist schön, modern und mit Stil eingerichtet. Die Lage ist traumhaft. Inmitten von Oliven-, Zitronen- und Orangenbäumen steht diese neben zwei anderen Villen auf einem 8.000 m² Grundstück mit einem ca. 5 m x 10 m großen Swimmingpool. Es stehen vier Terrassen, für jedes Zimmer und jede Himmelsrichtung eine, zur Verfügung. Das ganze Haus ist auch technisch mit Geschirrspüler, Waschmaschine, Klimaanlagen und Whirlpool sehr gut eingerichtet und das Grundstück wird sehr liebevoll gepflegt und ist mit Liebe zum Detail angelegt.

Das Grundstück liegt ruhig am Ende des Dorfes Pagkalochori und ist für Ausflüge mit dem Auto in alle Richtungen gut gelegen. Zum Strand sind es 3 km und zu den wichtigsten Einkaufsmöglichkeiten (Bäcker, Supermarkt in Platanes) sind es mit dem Auto ca. 10 min. Ca. 1 h fährt man nach Chania und zum Flughafen in Iraklion, je ca. 1,5 km sind es nach Matala, Plakias und Chora Sfakion und zur Lasithi-Hochebene ca. 2 h.

Vielen Dank Elia, Maria & Nikos für einen unvergesslichen Urlaub.

Wir kommen wieder!

Schöne Grüße aus Berlin

Claudia & Lilly & Steven

  • Review Submitted: 26-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hallo Claudia, Lilly and Steven, thank you for your kind words and nice comments. Me and my parents wish you all the best! Friendly regards from Crete
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5

Accueil et location de rêve

  • 5 of 5

Jamais nous n'avons eu pareil accueil dans une location. Elia et sa maman Maria sont d'une gentillesse incroyable et toujours disponibles.

Maria nous avaient même préparé le repas pour notre arrivée, repas crétois d'ailleurs excellent.

La maison, au milieu des oliviers, est grande, confortable et d'une grande propreté.

Quant à la piscine, géniale: vous nagez au milieu des oliviers et n'avez comme bruit que celui des grillons et des oiseaux! Le rêve!

La maison est bien située et permet de faire de remarquables balades.

Pour conclure,vous pouvez louer cette maison les yeux fermés, vous y sentirez vraiment bien !

  • Review Submitted: 12-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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5

rencontre,sourire et calme

  • 5 of 5

Un accueil chaleureux, une collation nous permettant tout de suite de faire connaissance avec la gastronomie crétoise et avec nos hôtes attentionnés. Échanges tout le long du séjour, merci à toute la famille, villa superbe, environnement reposant et très bien situé pour visiter l'île de long en large. Envie de revenir...efkaristo

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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5

Paradise on earth!

  • 5 of 5

First time in Crete and certainly not the last one!

The welcome was warm and friendly, the owners very helpful and hospitable. The location is close to shops and mini markets, large garden full of trees , flowers and local herbs. It is quiet and ideal for those who wish to stay away from the centre of the town. Strongly recommended!

Thank you once again Maria, Elia and Nicos

  • Review Submitted: 28-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
65 Kilometres
Heraklio or Chania
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Stavromenos
Nearest Ferry
55 Kilometres
Heraklio or Chania
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
In Platanias
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Stavromenos
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Chrysi Ammos
Car: necessary

Pagkalochori in Rethymno is a village at an altitude of about 80 metres, 1.5km far from the sea and 20min far from Rethymno town. The closest villages to Pagkalochori are Sfakaki, Skaleta, Stavromenos, Loutra, Pigi, Asteri, Arkadi. The houses are situated in the middle of the island so you can easily visit the eastern and western part of the island. They are close enough to the beaches of the area between two historical monasteries, Arkadi and Arsani monastery, which are open to the public. The holiday houses are close to touristic shops, taverns, pharmacy, supermarkets etc. The resort of Platanes is just a 5-minute drive away from Pagkalochori with more shops etc. What you can do in the nearby area is swimming, sunbathing, walking, bicycling and visiting the small traditional villages while enjoying the spectacular countryside view on your way.

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