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New stone made Villa with panoramic sea view - 2 km away from a sandy beach!

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,152 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Only 2 km away from a sandy beach & walking distance to any kind of amenities

Villa Sugar is approved by Greek Tourism Organization with license number: 1041K10003174201

Located in a great location only 2 km away from the long sandy beach of Episkopi and in a walking distance away to all king of shops, the one-storey 200 sq. m villa melds its traditional stone built house facade with a strikingly modern addition and offers the best comforts to our guests. It can accommodate 8 people in beds and up to 10 people if it is necessary.

Indoor layout

Entering the villa and as you go through the hall way there are 4 bedrooms and the main bathroom with shower. Two of the bedrooms are with 2 single beds which can be converted to a double one and the other two are with a double bed. Both double bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms, one with shower and the other with a Jacuzzi bath. Then there is a hall with a sofa and office desk.

After the hall there is a spacious open plan area consisting of the living room with a large sofa, a 48” satellite HDTV, Playstation 4 and Nintendo Wii. An impressive panoramic floor-to-ceiling window from the living room area leads you to the outdoor terrace, garden and pool. Next to the open plan living room area there is a fully equipped kitchen of top quality fixtures and appliances with a dining table.

The villa has an ecological under floor cooling system throughout the house which can make the whole house cool faster than any air condition. Also because of the stone made construction the house can keep the same temperature both day and night.

Outdoor area

The beautifully landscaped outdoor area of the villa offers a variety of facilities and spots for relaxation.

More specifically our outdoor facilities include:

- 50 sq. m ecological infinity swimming pool with child pool

- Fully equipped barbecue area

- An outdoor dining table under a pergola with views to the pool and the surrounding landscape

- A variety of furnished spots (with sun beds, umbrellas and outdoor sofas) for relaxing in the terrace and the garden around the villa

- Ping-pong table

- Football table

- Parking space for 2 cars.

The whole outdoor area is totally private and fenced, offering full privacy to our guests.

More Details

Property Manager
Kostas Vasilakis
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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
14 September, 2018

About Kostas Vasilakis

My name is Kostas Vasilakis and I have studied marketing and business management. Already being an owner of two successful villas and co-owner of, a well known web development company in Greece, I started to manage other villas in 2012.

I have the full management of all the villas that I represent, knowing everything about them and the areas in which they are located.

My aim is to help the homeowners to manage their vacation properties to their full advantage and guests to relax and have the finest holiday experience with 24/7 service providing advice and information for all their concerns throughout their stay.

Let me be your personal advisor for your holidays and let’s start organising your trip in Crete together!

My company which called “etouri” is located in 271 Arkadiou Str. Rethymno, Crete and is approved by the Greek Tourist Organisation with license number: 1041E60610185001

Kostas Vasilakis purchased this villa in 2016

What makes this villa unique

What makes villa Sugar so special:

- The single-storey layout which is the perfect layout especially for holiday makers! Open the panoramic floor-to-ceiling glass doors in the living room and integrate the indoor areas into the pool area, having the same “summer” feeling from the villa.

- Unique panoramic view, being located in an area overlooking the Cretan sea provides unique and stunning sea and mountain views from the villa both indoors and outdoors.

- The villa is located just 2.3 km away from Episkopi sandy beach which is one of the best beaches in north Crete and ideal for families.

- You can find amenities within walking distances from the villa such as grocery shops and great traditional taverns as the village centre of Episkopi (where you can find all kind of shops) is only 350 meters away.

- Only 30 meters away from the villa’s gate there is a big supermarket (the grey building in photos).

- Just across the street and only 15 meters away there is a safe fenced public playground for children.

- Total quietness and full privacy as the villa is located in a fenced 2,000 sq. m hill of the quiet village of Episkopi.

- The villa is stone built house and it offers cool temperature in the summer along with the under floor cooling system that the villa applied.

- The hospitality of the owner, he will be on hand with helpful advice and information whenever it is needed. The owners have a wide knowledge of the island and will be only to willing to suggest places of interest and routes to get there.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa around the Episkopi around the Lappei

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , En-suite bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Jacuzzi , En-suite bathroom
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed , The beds can be converted to a double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , The beds can be converted to a double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , With en-suite bathroom with shower
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , With 43" HDTV and en-suite bathroom with Jacuzzi
    Living room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • All the bedrooms have under floor cooler, closet, orthopaedic mattresses and black out curtains. Also the villa has an extra removable beds. Baby cot is also available.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Table Football
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • arboretum
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • 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
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Our services include: Welcome Basket - Cleaning every 3 days - Linen and towel change every 3 days - Pool towels provided - Gardener twice a week - Cleaning and pool maintenance 2 or 3 times a week (depends on the weather). Services upon request (extra charge): Doctor on call - Massage - Beauty treatments - Yoga and/or Pilates mat sessions - Daily cleaning - Baby sitting - Daily excursions - Diving - Car or Bicycle rent - Photographer - Delivery of traditional Cretan food to your place - Airport transfer - Cook (Chef) in your villa. Please tell us your wish and we will try to make it reality!


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New stone made Villa with panoramic sea view - 2 km away from a sandy beach!
average rating of 4.888889 based on 18 reviews

A 5 Star View

  • 5 of 5

This villa has an absolutely fabulous view from the pool area and pool. The pool is wonderful and is maintained to a very high standard.

We were made to feel very welcome and nothing was too much trouble. We always felt there was someone at the end of a telephone if we needed anything. The owner Andreas left us lunch on arrival including a homemade pasta dish and cakes together with various other Greek treats. He personally met us at the villa and contacted us by whatsapp during our stay with suggestions of restaurants etc. On cleaning day he messaged us to tell us the time they would come and once again we were brought homemade cakes. He also came to drop off gifts for us to take home of Greek olive oil and rosemary and check we had had a good time.

The etouri team also contacted us on our first day on the villa phone to check everything was alright and to offer their assistance with anything we needed arranging. We did take them up on this offer and asked them to book a taxi to a restaurant one evening which they organised for us.

Although it says the nearest taverna is 350metres this appeared to be more of a Greek cafe. The taverna which we ate in was about 15 minutes walk away, the Kaktus taverna and we enjoyed some very tasty food there. Other than that we took a taxi organised by etouri to the beach area where there were tavernas which cost €20 euros for a return trip.

The Villa was extremely well equipped with plenty of crockery and cutlery and lots of thoughtful things like plastic cups, herbs, oil, coffee for the coffee maker and cling film and foil etc. Every time you opened a cupboard or drawer you found something useful making it feel like home for the week.

The supermarket next door was very useful and wasn't noisy although there was some noise on a couple of nights which you could hear if you slept at the front of the villa from a nearby parking area.

We also booked a car for a few days during our stay in advance and a taxi both ways to the airport all through the owners company auto different and this all went very smoothly and was well organised. The company replied to my emails with regard to timings etc promptly and efficiently.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Sep-2018
  • Date of Stay: September 2018
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Even better than on the pictures!

  • 5 of 5

Villa Sugar is a wonderful place, with a stunning panorama-view over the nearby sea and mountains!

Also the beach is only 5 minutes away by car, the spacious outside area with a fantastic, but unheated pool, the cosy sun loungers and a sheltered eating table make it so inviting, that we spent the first days of our holiday with our kids age 3-10 simply chilling on the terrace ;)

The nearby infrastructure is fantastic, with a supermarket just next door, an authentic village with restaurants in walking distance and the beach with restaurants just 5 minutes by car.

In nearby driving distance there is lots more to see & explore inlands and to the beautiful towns of Rethymno and Chania are its just a 20 and 45 minute drive.

Last but not least the owner Andreas and the Team from Etouri were very helpful and assisted us in a very personal way throughout our stay!

We will definitely be back!!!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
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Great Villa for a holiday with friends

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed one week with seven adults at villa sugar in September and its was a very nice holiday. The villa offers everything you need for a summer holiday week with friends. The pool is an ecological salt water pool with very clean water that offers an refreshment whenever needed. The outside area is very comfortable with sun beds and parasols. The host and his team are very cooperative and recommended some trips to beaches, restaurants and gave us support in everything we needed. Some local foods and drinks were given as a present, so we enjoyed the stay even more.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
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relaxing and enjoyable holiday for our family of 6

  • 5 of 5

Our stay here in the villa as a family of 6 was for sure one of the most relaxing and enjoyable holidays. We actually visit seldom a place twice but this might be a candidate.

The pictures don't lie and we found this place as it was described, with an overwhelming view of the mountains and the sea. You don’t need to be a photographer to easily take similar photos on your own as you find them in the advertisements which demonstrates the authenticity of this place.

The villa is located in an original Cretan village with nice and friendly natives offering you a sense of the Greek hospitality. Especially the owner of the villa took care of all our little requests and needs we had and this with the dedication as if you are staying with a friend and not a landlord.

The villa offers plenty of space and all amenities of a modern house. The spacious bedrooms as well as the three bathrooms and the generous living area have given our family enough opportunities to retreat or come together.

The pool is very well maintained and offers lightly salted water instead of the typical chlorine smell. This is very pleasant and our children enjoyed every chance to stay in the pool. We would never have booked a villa because of a kicker table, however it was great to have it and it offered us many hours of fun.

For our daily needs the short distance to the supermarket was very comfortable for us, so we wouldn’t have needed a car at all. The butcher speaks English and has a good offering to do your own barbeque in the villa. The market is not big but has all you need in the household during your stay.

As we wanted to do more than just relax by the pool, we rented a car for some days to explore the island, get to the beach or to visit restaurants outside the village. However, we also had a nice walk through fields of olive trees and found at the end Episkopi beach low-frequented and with clear cyan-colored water and a clean beach.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
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Great house

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely time in Villa Sugar. We had a great welcoming from Andreas, the owner. The Villa is as beautiful in real life as in the pictures. Great view! Andreas was always available for questions, recommendations, getting us nice tables at restaurants or when small problems occurred. The only flaw would be the cleaning of the house and regular problems with the water in the mornings. Other than that everything was great.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
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Panoramic view of villa sugar

  • 5 of 5

The villa sugar is well equiped to spend some good times with friends and family

The owner like cretan people is charming and ready to help if necessary

The key point of the house is the panoramic view and it's wonderful when the sun sets.

Furthermore, the house is located in a quiet and nice village close to rethymno and Chania.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
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Nearest Airport
56 Kilometres
Chania international Airport
Nearest Barpub
17 Kilometres
Rethymno town
Nearest Ferry
40 Kilometres
Souda (Chania) port
Nearest Restaurant
350 Metres
Traditional taverns in Episkopi village or beach
Nearest Beach
23 Kilometres
Episkopi beach
Car: recommended

Villa Sugar is located in Episkopi village around 17 km west of Rethymno town.

The whole surrounding area is a totally quiet natural environment ideal for relaxing but also being very close to all kind of supplies shops, restaurants and services.

Just 2 kilometres from the villa, you can find one of the best sandy beaches of the North coast, the beach Episkopi, which is 10 km long and was named after the village (Episkopi), which is only 350 m away from our villa. The village of Episkopi has shops, traditional taverns, cafes and some supermarkets for your supplies. One of the supermarket is available just 30 m away from the villa as well as an organised playground for children which is located just opposite of the supermarket.

According to the location, you can easily visit Argiroupoli village which is only 6 km away, a well-known village for the small spring waterfalls and the amount of the great, traditional taverns under the big trees!

Also you must visit Kournas Lake, which is12 km away from the villa and it is the only natural freshwater lake in Crete.

Furthermore both big cities in West Crete are close as Rethymno city is less than 10 minutes drive away and Chania town is about 30 minutes drive away.

Staying in our villa offers you an opportunity of total relaxation in a quiet and secluded area with being in small distances to living areas at the same time.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa around the Episkopi,

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Medium 2018
3 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low season 2018
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low season 2019
1 Jan 2019 - 31 May 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Medium season 2019
1 Jun 2019 - 30 Jun 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
July 2019
1 Jul 2019 - 31 Jul 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
August 2019
1 Aug 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Medium season 2019
1 Sep 2019 - 30 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low season 2019
1 Oct 2019 - 31 Dec 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Everything is included in the price! There are no additional charges in the price!

Payment Schedule
The deposit needed in order to secure the booking is the 25% of the total cost of the reservation.
The remaining balance is due to be paid 21 days prior to the guest’s arrival.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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