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Rethymno: Metochi Villa - Rustic Ambience & Comfort

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,399 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

An oasis serenely tucked away from the tourist hordes!

Villa Metochi is the ultimate holiday home for modern-day vacationers searching for full privacy and total home-like comfort, along with easy and rapid access to downtown amenities and to the nearest sandy beaches. This gorgeous villa stands in an enviable cliff-side setting overlooking the Aegean Sea and the endless Cretan olive groves, and it’s reachable within a 6-minute drive from the town of Rethymnon. Villa Metochi consists of a roomy main house (90 sqm) with 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, and a fully equipped studio (40sqm) with 2 beds, 1 bathroom, and can comfortably accommodate 6 -7 persons. The excellent location, the homey atmosphere, the feeling of independence and the intense close-to-nature sensation will ensure a fantastic vacation experience. This lovely property is ideal for extended families with kids or groups of friends.


After entering the villa’s gate you will surprisingly find yourselves into an amazing 2.500 sqm exterior space with palm trees, pines, fruit trees, lawn and all kind of ornamental and aromatic plants. This beautiful ambience is completed by a stunning private swimming pool (9m long & 1.40m deep) which offers magnificent views to the clear blue sea and the Cretan countryside. By the pool, there is a lovely gazebo and a lawn area where you can lounge and sunbathe while enjoying a cold, refreshing beverage. The veranda of the house with its dining table for 6 is the perfect spot for having plentiful meals with family and friends or feeling the rejuvenating night dew whilst enjoying a summer cocktail. The villa also features another outdoor sitting area with BBQ facilities and a big table for 6. Depending on the season, our guests may have the change to taste fresh fruits from our trees (apricots, pears, oranges, loquats, mandarins, lemons, etc).


The main house of Villa Metochi covers a ground floor space with an open-plan living room, a fully equipped kitchen, two spacious bedrooms (1 double & 1 twin) and a bathroom with shower cabin. This layout is perfect for two couples or families of four. The comfy living room with its discreet decoration and the wooden ceiling boasts 2 triple sofas and a monastery-style dining table for 8, is air-conditioned and opens up to a large veranda with amazing views of the pool and the well-kept gardens. The house is equipped with free WiFi, flat screen TV, DVD player, washing machine,a/c in all bedrooms and living room, hairdryer, safe box, iron/iron board, first aid kit and all necessary items and appliances for a comfortable stay.


The studio with its roominess and its rustic-like furnishing can ideally host 2-3 extra guests. This annex house is fully equipped and features two comfortable beds, a large kitchen, a spacious bathroom with shower cabin, an A/C unit and a flat screen TV. The studio can be additionally booked in case the total number of guests is higher than 4 and a supplementary charge will be required. Otherwise, it will remain closed.

In addition, within the premises of the villa there is an adorable and very friendly small dog called Ermis. Our dog disposes of his own place with fresh water and food. Usually, he is free hanging around, but if you are not familiar with dogs, there is no reason to worry about! He can perfectly remain at his place.

To make things even better, in Villa Metochi we are delighted to offer our guests homemade local specialties upon request. Baking dishes of moussaka, pastitsio, gemista, traditional pies, etc. are brought to you on-demand and give you the opportunity to taste the real Greek cuisine.

Last but not least, the hospitality and the helpfulness of the owners and the staff will make you feel like home and will contribute to an unforgettable stay.


- Bath and pool towels, bed linen, bed covers, blankets and extra pillows are provided

- Housekeeping every 3- 4 days. Pool and garden attendance twice a week.

- Baby travel cot & high chair provided upon request.

- Any other service: airport transfer, daily housekeeping, starter grocery shopping, etc. can be offered at an extra charge.

More Details

Marina Kazila
Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French, Spanish, Greek
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 July, 2018

About Marina Kazila

I work as a professional translator, but at the same time I dedicate a big part of my time and energy in promoting Givera Villas, our family business. I love being in contact with people from all over the world and satisfying their desire for exciting and relaxing vacations. My intention is to build a familiar and friendly relationship with guests, contributing to make their stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.

Why Marina Kazila chose Megalo Metochi

Givera Villas (Villa Givera and Villa Metochi) is a family business launched by Mr. George Kazilas who wanted to put his own spin on the promotion of Cretan hospitality and top-notch accommodation and service. In 2006 he raised two lovely, private villas with personal commitment and care in order to preserve the Cretan heritage and offer visitors the opportunity to explore the beauties of this land, enjoy the landscape and experience the Cretan way of life. The longtime know-how of Kazilas Family is a guarantee of high quality vacations and a travelling experience you rarely get as a mass tourist. Villa Givera and Villa Metochi stand in two different locations, but they are both just a few-minute drive from the town of Rethymnon.

What makes this house unique

• Service-minded family business

• Kid-friendly villa

• Property very close to the town and beach of Rethimno (2.5km)

• Easy access to all parts

• Very calm area

• Lush gardens

• Big outdoor spaces

• Lovely, always clean and well maintained swimming pool

• Beautiful views to the sea and countryside

• Cleanliness and attention to detail

• Owner always reachable

• Homemade meals


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Megalo Metochi in Rethymno

Property Type:
  • house
  • floor 0
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1399 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • town
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Studio's Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Main house bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Twin Bedroom - Main house - 2 Single Bed
    Master Bedroom - Main house - 1 Large Double Bed
    Studio - 2 Single Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden Table & Chairs
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Parasol
  • Veranda
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Massage
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Disco club
  • 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
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Guests are responsible to ensure that the property is left in a reasonable condition of cleanliness and in the same condition of repair as upon arrival. The total number of guests staying at the property may not exceed the number of sleeping places specified.


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Rethymno: Metochi Villa - Rustic Ambience & Comfort
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 21 reviews

perfect , when can we go back

  • 5 of 5

BEAUTIFUL villa , perfect week.

Welcomed by the hosts with some necessities from the shop milk, bread as we had a late arrival.

The villa was clean , cosy, incredible black out blinds in the bedroom sleep so well :) everything has been well thought out.

The outside space is beautiful well looked after, lovely pool , views 5 minutes if that from the town so nice and peaceful and private gorgeous lemon lime trees and flowers looked after well.

Especially in love with Ermis the owners dog, wanted to take him home gorgeous boy so friendly and made us feel at home having left our dogs at home in the UK.

I recommed the near by lake which is about a 20 minute drive where you can pedalow around the lake to see the turtles.

The old town is lovely lots of cobbled streets very pretty

I would come back in a hearbeat

Thank you

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Emma, we really appreciate your great review and we hope to see you again on your next trip to Crete! Regards, Marina
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Very well maintained villa in quiet location

  • 4 of 5

We stayed for one week at the villa with our 2.5 year old daughter. The location was very quiet and the views (being high up on the hill) great. The owner (Marina) was very helpful and provided lots of extra information and all sorts of child "necessities".

Everything in the house was very clean and the garden nice and well maintained. The swimming pool was great for the hours we spent at home, our little girl loved it.

We also had lots of fun with the dog on the premises - he is very good with small children, who will love him.

The only care we had was to watch our daughter when she went outside, so that she would not end up in the pool.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Ioana. It was nice to have you as our guests.
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Great holiday at Metochi Villa

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 5 nights at Metochi villa. A great accommodation, with a beautiful collection of plants in the garden. Early October was a bit too chilly to enjoy the swimming pool and the outside BBQ area, but all in all, the combination of the quiet villa in the mountains with the beautiful city of Rethymnos.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Johan. Your positive feedback is much appreciated.
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Awesome Stay

  • 5 of 5

This was a great area, with a great view. Never saw the neighbors or heard any traffic. The house was clean and came with everything we needed except a dryer. We purchased food to cook and charcoal and never left the house. Beautiful pool, comfy beds, comfy couches, and hot steamy water!! Dining area out by the grill, by the pool, and in the house. The best part was the dog that was clean and sweet. We loved him so much, he slept in the house with us.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Holiday in October

  • 5 of 5

I can highly recommend Villa Metochi. It is a beautiful place. The villa is well equipped and provide a good service.

I have just celebrated my 70 years birthday with my children and grandchildren in the villa and we had a wonderful time there and of course in Creete.

Try it !!

Kirsten Bidstrup


  • Review Submitted: 25-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: October 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Kristen! It was a pleasure having you!
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"We spent a week at Villa...

  • 5 of 5

"We spent a week at Villa Metochi and it was really worthy.The house was renovated, comfortable and very clean and the surroundings really beautiful with great view. We even had the chance to eat tasteful medlars from the garden! The old town of Rethymno is fantastic and the house is close to everything by car.We absolutely appreciated the fact that the area was very peaceful, but at the same time we were close to shops and tourist attractions (about 2km from the nearest super market). We didn''t bath at the sea, but the beach was looking really nice.The weather in April was fine, although very windy (a hot southern wind).Finally, the owner received us warmly and was very helpful.It was good value for money and we would definitely recommend this property."

  • Review Submitted: 16-Apr-2013
  • Date of Stay: April 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
68 Kilometres
Chania Airport
Nearest Ferry
60 Kilometres
Souda Port
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Motorway Heraklion-Chania
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Beach of Rethymno
Car: recommended

Car hire is required.

Directions will be given after the reservation is confirmed.

There are many great attractions nearby, including Rethymno's old town, the Venetian Fortezza, the Venetian harbor, the Loggia, the Rimondi Fountain, Saint Franciscus Church, the Neratzies mosque, the famous Sacred Monastery of Arkadi, the Village of Margarites and the Village of Eleftherna.

The beaches of Preveli, Triopetra, Ligres, Agios Pavlos, Damnoni, Ammoudi and Rodakino are of exceptional beauty (southern part of the prefecture of Rethymno). In addition, the small towns of Plakias and Agia Galini are worth visiting and there are many beautiful beaches around.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Megalo Metochi, Crete

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
High Season
1 Jul 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
Nightly Rate
21 Jul 2018 - 1 Aug 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
High Season
17 Aug 2018 - 20 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
Nightly Rate
27 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Mid Season
2 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
Low Season
1 Oct 2018 - 18 Nov 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
Low Season
1 May 2019 - 31 May 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
Mid Season
1 Jun 2019 - 30 Jun 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
High Season
1 Jul 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
Mid Season
1 Sep 2019 - 30 Sep 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
Low Season
1 Oct 2019 - 18 Nov 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

- Rental rates include all local taxes, utility bills, housekeeping, bed linen and bath/pool towels.
- Maximum capacity: 7 guests. For groups larger than 4, there is an extra cost of 20 euros/day for the use of the studio (1 or 2 extra guests). The cost for an additional guest beyond 6 is 10 euros/night.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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