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House with character and beautiful garden

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,518 sq. ft.
Property type house


About the property

Very peaceful near the local town

Villa Maria is an authentic large Greek house built of stone. The house is located around a courtyard with exotic tall trees and has a private swimming pool with a separate childrens pool, a pond and a separate BBQ area in the corner of the garden. This house is 200 years old and was recently very tastefully renovated. The property is walled so that life is lived on the interior of this house.

The house as a staircase on the other side in the garden which takes you to a separate studio.

The garden is beautiful, almost a small paradise. There are lounge chairs and parasols

Food is mostly prepared on the BBQ. The BBQ space has a large covered seating area where you can all enjoy a meal together.

More Details

The Owner Vaggelis
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, Greek
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 August, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Giannoudion in Rethymno

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2518 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Coin Cabine
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linen Rental Possible
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Studio - 2 Single Bed
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Canoe
  • Courtyard
  • Terrace
  • Garden Table & Chairs
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • Boating
  • Disco club
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • walking
  • Water sports
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • jet skiing
  • diving
  • caving
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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House with character and beautiful garden
average rating of 4.8636365 based on 22 reviews

Tranquil country setting, yet only 10 minutes car ride from beach and local shops

  • 5 of 5

We all loved the villa, which is spacious and comfortable, with real character. The Owner was charming and very helpful, ensuring our stay went smoothly. Giannoudi is in the hills above the outskirts of Rethymno and at the entrance to the spectacular Amari Valley. A great place for a peaceful stay but not far from everything you might need!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Had a fantastic stay. Excellent property and location. The owners were really helpful and attentive

  • 5 of 5

Highly recommend this

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic house

  • 5 of 5

We loved the house and the pool. It was all fantastic. The rooms are lovely and a good size, and the outside space is great too. The kitchen has everything you could need. We had a perfect week's holiday here. We were 4 adults. Paulo and Vaggelis were really friendly and always on hand if we needed anything. Would definitely recommend staying here. You won't be disappointed.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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I strongly recommend this house for anyone including families

  • 4 of 5

The house is beautiful. Ideally located and the host is very kind. I can only recommend this house for anyone wanting to spend some quality time in Creta.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Super house en very beautiful garden

  • 5 of 5

Everything on this holiday for a week was ok. The owners gave us very good customer service. They were very friendly en did help us on every question. We can recommend this property and his owners to everyone. We had a very nice week on this property.

Broer Vos

  • Review Submitted: 11-May-2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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This house suited us perfectly

  • 5 of 5

6 of us (2 families with 6 year olds) stayed here for a week. We found the house and garden excellent. The conversion of this old house into a holiday let has been done extremely well and the garden, where we spent almost our whole week is a real gem. The trees all round the pool provide shade when you need it and the huge table shade meant we didn't eat a meal inside. We were trying to think of ways of improving the house and all we thought of were that the cicadas were a bit noisy sometimes. I would definitely recommend this house to others if you want an attractive house and garden in a very quiet, small village. Thanks for a great stay.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: July 2014
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Car: recommended

In small village 3Km from Rethymno

Beach ,restaurant ,explore the beautiful island


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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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