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Absolute Privacy in a peaceful environment! Private Pool & Garden!Child friendly

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
1 - 7 nights

About the property

Picturesque village & location! Free wi-fi! Restaurant in walking distance!

Eleni’s Stately Home has been built with great care on the family’s home grounds. It is a destination which combines the class of a renovated mansion and the dreamy environment of the village.

This summer turn away from the busy touristy places in exchange for a quiet retreat, where you will have a chance to meet with the locals, who still live their traditional lives. Stress of daily life, traffic and tension are instantly replaced by serenity and a pace that will send you back in time to a forgotten life revolving around relaxation. Here, you’ll have a unique experience that enriches body and soul. Gaze upon the wide horizon, breath the fresh country air perfumed with the scent of wild growing herbs and relax among colours and perfumes…


The size and space arrangement of Eleni’s Stately Home, make it ideal for big families or groups of friends, as it can accommodate up to nine people, while its design ensures total privacy and comfort!

Outside Area

The serenity of the village makes the high walls that surround this property fairly unnecessary, but to guarantee the utmost privacy, it features a romantic and spacious courtyard of outstanding beauty, hidden from the sight of anyone passing by.

In Eleni’s Stately Home you most certainly enjoy staying outdoors! This truly beautiful house has an amazing swimming pool .4 meters deep, which dares you to refresh yourself anytime you wish and offers peacefulness and calmness.

Furthermore, beautiful flowers make the terrace even more appealing and the surrounding big trees offer shade during the mid day heat.

The ample outdoors sitting and dining areas and barbecue facilities at the terrace provoke you to avoid the interiors and try al fresco dining! Also, a small garden inside the property, provides fresh organic vegetables for your meals!

From the courtyard, an external stone-built staircase leads to a decent sized terrace on the upper floor. A wooden pergola offers partial shade and a small arrangement of garden furniture allows guests to retreat from the rest of the group, if preferred.

Ground Floor

The ground floor of the villa is L-shaped. Entering the villa, you’ll see the fully equipped, open plan kitchen with the adjacent dining area. Moving on, you’ll meet the living room area with its open fireplace, which creates a unique atmosphere. On this level you’ll find one double and one twin bedroom, both with en-suite bathrooms. All rooms of the ground floor have doors that offer direct access to and from the back of the courtyard, providing privacy and undisturbed sleep for all parties.

First Floor

From the terrace, guests enter the open plan living area that consists of a small -but very tastefully decorated and fully equipped- kitchen, a dining table for four guests and another bathroom. The living room area consists of two comfortable sofa beds and a lovely loft-type bedroom with a double bed.

Property Notes:

- Welcome basket included, courtesy of the owner.

- Housekeeping, towels and linen changes twice a week.

- Sun beds and umbrellas available. Pool towels provided.

- Pool and garden cleaning twice a week.

- Baby cot and high chair available if needed.

- Air-conditioning in all bedrooms and living room area is included.

Complimentary free Wi-Fi coverage is available throughout the house.

- All in-house electronics are available, including a washing machine, dishwasher, TV with satellite reception, CD and DVD players, large fridge with freezer, electric kitchen, kettle, toaster, espresso coffee machine, iron and iron board.

- 24h/7days ThinkVilla concierge service included.

- The pool operates from April to October.

EOT (Ellinikos Organismos Tourismou - issued by the Greek tourist board) licence number: 1041K050B0032001.

More Details

Property Manager
Valia Kokkinou
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Greek
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 February, 2017

About Valia Kokkinou

My name is Valia Kokkinou and I am the owner of the villa! I am here to welcome you to your home...and make your holidays special!

Ι am a property manager, graduate of Glion Hotel Management School. I feel very fortunate to have joined some of the worlds most luxurious hospitality brands, such as, Leading Hotels of the World and after many years of studies and traveling around the world, to returned to my birthplace, Rethymno city,Greece.

I have recently created a brand new company, Think Villa, based in the wonderful town of Rethymno, whose main concept focuses on an authentic form of tourism. Here, me and my colleagues offer a hearty welcoming to all those who wish to escape the city life and give a chance to live locally. We are always at your disposal, in order to provide personalised and professional services to all our guests!

The combination of our passion for our work, our devotion, our wish and will to offer you a great holiday experience and our local expertise background, guarantee that your trip will be as dreamed and planned, leaving you with nothing but memorable moments and pleasant feelings!

I will take care of all the details of your holiday, your day to day needs, seven days a week – making recommendations and reservations, organising anything you may require and always be at the end of the line, in case of any problems.

At your arrival day, I will get in touch with you and arrange a meeting point to pick you up, if needed! I will also arrange any other details, from special dietary requirements to particular requests! I will also be available for communication, any questions that may occur and anything else you may need!

Don’t hesitate to contact me for additional information or if there is anything else you may want to ask!

Welcome to Crete!

Valia Kokkinou purchased this villa in 2009

Why Valia Kokkinou chose Rethymnon area

It's a unique place to explore Crete and get involved with the real Cretan life! The house is really comfortable and offers peace and utmost privacy! Unique for families or a group of friends!

What makes this villa unique

All you need is to choose our home as your holiday home and we will take care of all the other details...

Guestbook comments from the manager

Beginning of September we had a wonderful week in this beautiful villa which is situated in the small village of Episkopi Milopotamos (http://goo.gl/maps/msKX5). The villa is clean, with all the necessary features (hair dryer, washing machine, washing machine, coffee machine, etc.) and decorated with lovely details, so that you feel right at home. On the terrace on the top floor you can see the mountains and has morning and evening sun. So is ideal for a morning coffee or raki Good night. The outdoor area with garden and pool is beautiful. Vis-a-vis the seat has a pomegranate tree surrounded by a small stone wall, where you can also sit down. The pool was for us to swim an optimal size for a little and feel refreshed. The barbecue area has apart from a grill and a Pizza-/Brotofen, and even a third Station, where you could still shoveling coal on it. So is also suitable for larger groups. Moreover, with firewood and all necessary facilities. In the morning the village is a bread of each bus (honks), as well as a vegetable sundry car (Music playing) supplies. There is also the village Garazo (approx. 10 min. By car) 2 supermarkets, which we recommend here the upper, which is run by a nice couple Cretan. The people in the village are very nice, it's helpful to speak a little Greek. We can highly recommend this villa!

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Sep 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Kouloukonas in Crete

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 130 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • city centre
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • resort
  • rural
  • town
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mezzanine
  • Parking ...
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , First Floor
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , En suite bathroom, ground floor!
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , En suite bathroom, ground floor!
  • After a day spent exploring streets and squares, have a convenient and comfortable bathroom all to yourself is a necessity and a pleasure to be reckoned with!
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , Ground Floor, bedroom with en suite bathroom!
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Sofa bed/Futon , First floor, 2 sofa beds and 1 double bed in loft bedroom!
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Ground Floor, bedroom with en suite bathroom!
  • All bedrooms are air conditioned and the mattresses are very comfortable! Guests can enjoy a good night's sleep, thanks to the peace and quiet of the village!
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Courtyard
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden Table & Chairs
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Parasol
  • Veranda ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Additional Services Upon Request, at extra charge: Massage, Personal trainer, Spa treatments, Yoga private lessons, House pre-stock, Chef, Regional Breakfast, Boat Trips, Car rental, Babysitting, Airport transfer, Tour guide, Activities and excursions, Additional cleaning and linen changes, Personal Laundry service, Traditional cooked food delivery, Personal driver, Doctor on Call, Security, Delivery of Personal Shopping, Organising and planning a special event (wedding, birthday, anniversary, etc.) and anything else that you might think!

Learn more about this vacation rental at the manager's website:


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(7 traveller reviews)

Absolute Privacy in a peaceful environment! Private Pool & Garden!Child friendly
average rating of 4.857143 based on 18 reviews

A diamond of a find

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property, a truly authentic villa in a small village/hamlet, very quiet, a little oasis once inside the gate. We met with Valia, a lovely lady and very focused on us having a lovely time. We loved the location, a great place if you really want to see/live the Cretan life, rather than feeling like a tourist. Great property, everything you could ask for and more.

We will be back Valia, thank you for treating us so well.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Sharen, thank you so much for your great review and for giving us a perfect rating! We hope to welcome you again in our Villa! Regards, ThinkVilla Team.
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Better than expecting

  • 5 of 5

The house is perfectly described in the announce

All the people in charge of the house have been really kind

To be honest the house was clean and well equiped and well taste decorated

The big surprise was that we had a food cooking service to an appreciated price, that was perfect !!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Gabriel, thank you so much for giving us a perfect rating and we hope to welcome you again!
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  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. The house is very private and comfortable.

We enjoyed cooking in the outside oven, resting by the pool, or just relaxing in the beautiful garden.

Everybody has been so nice with us, always ready to help and give suggestion.

The food in the taverna was very good!

It's the perfect place to relax, if you don't want anybody around, but at the same time a good start to discover the island. Thank you we hope to come back!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 13, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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"excelent stay! Perfect H...

  • 5 of 5

"excelent stay! Perfect Hospitality!"

  • Review Submitted: Jan 18, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Mooie idyllische locatie in een klein dorpje

  • 4 of 5

Onze groep : familie van 5 volwassenen, 1 peuter en 1 baby.

Het huisje is zeer ruim en heeft alle voorzieningen.

Pluspunten : rust en privacy.Mogelijkheid om naast de villa op restaurant te gaan indien gewenst. Elke kamer heeft eigen badkamer. Charmante bbq ed. Alle keukenmateriaal was voorradig of kon gevraagd worden. Afwasmachine is ook aanwezig ( halleluja!) Er werden reisbedjes en speelgoed klaargezet voor de kindjes. Echt een super gezellige locatie.

Minpunten : wifi enkel mogelijk beneden in gemeenschappelijke ruimte. Er is geen privacy tussen de kamers onderling (je hoort alles) en 1 van de slaapkamers is meer een doorgang naar een andere slaapkamer. Het terras om te zitten is ook aan de deur van één vd slaapkamers gelegen dus best geen langslapers daar leggen. Er waren ook zeer veel mieren, muggen, bijen, wespen en hommels ( op zich zeker doenbaar als je erop voorzien bent). Ook zeker geen aanrader indien je allergisch bent aan katten want die slaagden er elke dag opnieuw in om het terrein binnen te dringen alhoewel alles netjes afgesloten was met hoge muren.

Minpunt dat toch aandacht vereist : de communicatie ter plaatse met de eigenaar/manager is zeer moeilijk. Er kwamen ook 2x per week enkele dames poetsen maar dit is niet echt op een hygienische manier gedaan zoals wij dit gewend zijn( vuile badmat op propere handdoeken, vluchtig gekuisd, er is zelfs een tutje van de baby mee in de vuile was verdwenen door niet aandachtig te zijn). Hou dus rekening met een eigen kuismoment. Er was ook een tekort aan handdoeken maar na herhaaldelijk vragen, is dit opgelost. Je hebt ook wel de mogelijkheid om ze zelf te wassen maar dit werd niet echt in dank afgenomen.

Al bij al enkele schoonheidsfoutjes maar voor de rest zeker een super goede keuze !!!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Bianca, Allow us to thank you for your constructive feedback, it is highly appreciated. Concerning the mentioned areas of improvement we would like to reassure you that Think Villa & Eleni's Stately Home, take pride of our constant growth towards excellence and improvement. 1. Our wifi is available throughout the house, however, we have again checked immediately after your feedback - the signal and availability and it is working perfectly well. Apologies if during your stay there has been a challenge to connect in some areas, if though you would have mentioned it during your stay with us we could have resolved it on the spot 2. Concerning the mosquitoes and flies, we have available upon request "special sprays", but Greek summers are quite famous for mosquito nights 3. We have placed a "cat house" far and outside the property which will provide daily food for cats - our guests are welcome to compliment on that effort - we are an animal friendly company. 4. Concerning the cleaning during your stay, We apologise for the inconvenience during your stay. I wish to refer that you had a housekeeping service available every four days during your stay, including : bath towels and bed sheets change. We do not change the pool towels, as we find this policy environmental friendly, and also gives our guests more flexibility. In addition we provide washing machine with soap etc in the house for our guests to be able to wash when they wish. We appreciate your feedback and the cleaning employees and this has improved tremendously. Once again thank you for your valuable feedback and looking forward to hosting you back to Eleni's Stately Home again, Warm regards Valia Kokkinou Property Manager.
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Une villa idyllique

  • 5 of 5

Un havre de paix que cette superbe villa, conforme en tous points à l'annonce, dans un petit village entièrement restauré où la pierre est omniprésente. Tant son très bel intérieur que son jardin magnifique, sa piscine, son barbecue aux grandes dimensions, sont parfaitement entretenus et disponibles à loisir. Au milieu de notre séjour d'1 semaine, un ménage complet aura été fait avec changement du linge de maison et des draps.

Très proche de la côte, à équidistance des extrémités de l'île, la villa est un bon point de départ pour rayonner et découvrir une grande partie des beautés de la Crête.

L'excellent accueil (en français) de la propriétaire à notre arrivée (pourtant tard le soir), ses conseils et sa disponibilité durant notre séjour, la petite taverne à 10 mètres (excellent rapport qualité / prix) où nous sommes allés dîner le soir de retour de nos visites, complètent ce tableau idyllique.

Nous ne pouvons que recommander cette location.

Quant à la Crête, nous y avons rencontré des gens agréables, des paysages magnifiques, une histoire omniprésente ... et de superbes plages (ne pas manquer celles au sud/ouest).

La Crête, une île qui mérite d'être découverte.

Notre système a rencontré une erreur interne

  • Review Submitted: Jun 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Patrick, thank you so much for giving us a perfect rating and for recommending our Villa to other travellers! We really appreciate that you took the time to leave such a great review about our Villa and we are truly happy that you enjoyed your stay with us! We hope to have you back soon!
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Nearest Airport
79 Kilometres
Heraklion International Airport
Nearest Ferry
39 Kilometres
Rethymno Port
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
EO Chania-Heraklion
Nearest Restaurant
30 Metres
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres
Car: necessary

The village of Episkopi is located to the east of the large old city of Rethymno and in the midst of the Psiloritis Mountains and the Kouloukona mountains. Halfway up the large road between Heraklion and Rethymnon, on the west coast of Crete, the road turns into the mountains at Panormo. A winding road with a fantastic view of the surrounding area brings you to Episkopi.

The village, with its ancient history and traditional ways of life, is an ideal place to learn about customs, traditions and experience an authentic rural life.

Throughout the area the visitor is invited to walk in a region of particular natural beauty, to admire important monuments and to experience the customary local hospitality. We are pleased to offer our delightful region for excursions or holidays, combining naturalist and archaeological routes that, in their total, constitute an important 'map' of experiences. The forest of Milopotamo, running alongside the old National Road, is beautiful. Mountaineering in the Kouloukona and Psiloritis regions provides a wealth of unforgettable experiences, and quite a few surprises. Traveling at leisure around the watermills of Damavolou, at Kato Vrisi, Garazo, Moussai villages and Meteoro of Axos village offers a constant pleasure for nature lovers.

The hinterland of the area of Mylopotamos invites you to visit the monuments of Christian culture such as The Monastery of Vossako which dates back to 1195 and is operating at the foot of the Talea Mountain Range up until today.

Crete's highest peak, Mount Psiloritis, where the gods strolled in ancient times, is a sacred place with wild nature and unique breathtaking beauty. It always was and continues to be a symbol of the island since the Minoan period.

The Municipality of Kouloukona organises every year many interesting cultural events open to residents and to visitors alike.The "Talea Festival" with theatre performances, art exhibitions, concerts and various other ravishing activities is a yearly summer festival well worth visiting.

Episkopi is situated just 15 km away of beautiful, clean and organised sandy beaches of Panormo.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Kouloukonas, Rethymnon area

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Low Season
1 Dec 2016 - 30 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Season
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Season
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low Season
1 Oct 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night

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Fees No additional mandatory fees

Quoted prices include all taxes and services, housekeeping, free Wi-Fi, A/C and welcome offer. There are no hidden costs. Rates are subject to change until the reservation is confirmed.

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  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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