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Family-friendly holiday home in beautiful park and pool environment near the sea

Bedrooms 1
Space 548 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

New family home with pool near sea and small authenthic Cretan village

This new summer house is ideal for families with children, and also couples. A majority of the homeowners are Norwegian or British, but there is also owners and guests from several other European countries. The house is situated in a beautiful holiday park, and it is only a short walking distance from the unique Cretan fishermans village called Panormos. The communal pool is next to the house, and it is surrounded by beautiful flowers and palms. The sea is just 100 meters away, and nice sandy beaches can be found in the village. In this small charming village you will find restaurants, shops, cafes and everything you will need for a nice holiday. In May 2018 a brand new supermarket opened only 100 meters from the holiday complex.

The house has a 35 sqm tiled and furnished terrace partly covered with a pergola, and is accessible both from the living room and directly from the bedroom.

The spacious living room and kitchen has practical furniture and is equipped with new and modern equipment that makes it a nice home during summer holidays and for all year living. Direct access from the living room and kitchen to the terrace and pool. The living room contains both a sofa and a sofabed, and a mobile cot and a baby highchair. You will also find stove, dishwasher, micro oven, refrigerator with fridge and any other equipment you need in the kitchen. Free wi-fi, tv, DVD and air condition is also available in the living room and kitchen. All windows and the terrace doors can be covered with mobile mosquito nets if necessary. The bedroom is spacious with air condition and a doublebed. There is direct access to the terrace and the pool from the bedroom, and also large closets for clothing, and a safe.

The closet in the hallway contains the washing machine, the water boiler and the ironing board. The bathroom has shower, sink, toilet and a hairdryer.

Parking in the street just 30 to 40 meters from the house.

Walking distance (8-10 minutes) to the village with restaurants, cafes, bars and shops. The village also has ATM, several grocery shops, mini markets, pharmacy, bakery, butcher, hair dressers, rent a car, travel agency, boat hire and so on. There is a short drive (22 km) to nearby town Rethymnon, and 56 km to Heraklion which has an airport. Chania and its airport is 79 km to the west.

The summer house is a nice and cosy home for a quiet Cretan holiday, and a perfect starting point for trips and sightseeing on a fantastic island with very good climate, varied nature and lots of opportunities!

More Details

Roald Krumsvik
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

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

Speaks English, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 September, 2018

About Roald Krumsvik

Hi! My name is Roald Krumsvik, I am 57 years old and I live in Oslo, Norway. I visited Crete and Greece for the first time in my youth, but started coming back to Crete regularly over the last 10 years. I have travelled almost all over the island, but always kept coming back to Panormos. The Cretans are very hospitable and kind, and they make Panormos a very good place to live. In which I now have my second home.

Roald Krumsvik purchased this house in 2013

Why Roald Krumsvik chose Panormos

Upon arrival you will find this new holiday home clean, fresh and welcoming with all necessary amenities and equipment. Walk directly out to the terrace from either living room/kitchen area or the bedroom, and enjoy clean pools for all ages, surrounded by beautiful gardens with flowers and palms. Walk 5 minutes to the nearest sandy beach with beach bar and taverna, or 8 - 10 minutes to the nearby authentic Cretan village of Panormos with sandy beach, restaurants, cafes and shops. Find modern city life a 20 min drive away at Rethymnon, or go for walks in the countryside. Or let the nearby travel agency help you find a real Cretan day trip.

What makes this house unique

Well equipped airconditioned summer house with wi-fi and spacious terrace in front of the pools. Quiet family friendly atmosphere, and only a short walk to the beaches and the village.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house around the Panormos around the Mylopotamos

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 548 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • Oceanfront
  • resort
  • Family
  • Holiday Complex
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Shower, sink and toilet. Hairdryer and large mirror.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Double bed. Airconditioned, with direct access to the terrace. Several closets for clothing, and a safe. Full size wall mirror. Mobil mosquito nets can be pulled in front of all doors and windows.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Shopping provided. Send us a shopping list, and we will bring the groceries to your kitchen when it suits you, along with the receipt for the goods. Amount of groceries limited to start-up pack for 2-3 days consumption. Pay upon arrival or according to the deal you make with my local property manager based in Crete.


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Family-friendly holiday home in beautiful park and pool environment near the sea
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews

Excellent holiday!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed for one week in september 2018, relaxing and quiet place. Perfect temp in the pool, not to warm. House with all I needed, shop/grocery only about 100 meters away. Quick and good help from Roald, the owner, if there was any problems. (Phone and email.) Nice freediving (snorkeling?) in the sea! Only 100 meters to walk down to the sea. (Remember to bring some kind of shoes you can use in the water, easier to go in and out of the water.)

  • Review Submitted: 17-Sep-2018
  • Date of Stay: September 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The rocky beach below the holiday complex is good for snorkeling and freediving. A further 3 - 4 minute walk is all it takes to get to two sandy beaches close to the village. One of these beaches has been awarded the Blue Flag for its clear water and clean beach, and both of them have sunbeds, umbrellas and tavernas. It is very nice to receive a 5 star review! Best regards Roald Krumsvik owner
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Family Holiday - Aug 2018

  • 5 of 5

This property was perfect for our family of four. It is ideally located close enough to local shops/Tavernas and the local beaches and has all the facilities that we needed for a relaxing stay. The pool was great for the kids, especially as the apartment is located so close the pool and there was never any issue with sunbeds as there were two available in the garden of the apartment as well as additional sunbeds around the pool. It was never too busy and there were often quiet periods when we had the pool to ourselves.

The owner, Roald was very helpful and accommodating when we were organizing our trip and provided lots of useful info as well as being flexible with the dates for our stay. He stayed in regular contact via e-mail throughout our stay to ensure that we had everything we needed. I would recommend this property to anyone who would like to enjoy a relaxing holiday in a great location.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Andrew and family ; It makes me so glad to hear that you enjoyed your holiday in my house in Panormo! It was a pleasure to help you, and you are welcome back anytime! I wish you all the best! Regards Roald Krumsvik, owner
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Perfect holiday home.

  • 5 of 5

This was exactly as described, a lovely house on a lovely complex. The accommodation is modern, comfortable and very well equipped.The pool was great and never too busy with plenty of sun beds even in August. The village is still traditional with lots of good tavernas (Kastros is the closest and our favourite).

The owner was very accommodating when our travel dates didn't fit in with the change over dates and was always easy to contact when we had questions.

A slight criticism is that the hedge on the terrace restricted the lovely view of the pool but some people will value the privacy it provides.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind words, and a very good review! You are most welcome to visit another time!
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A lovely property in a lovely location

  • 5 of 5

Apartment 6 is exactly as described in the listing. It is bright, modern and clean, with all the facilities that you need. A mid-stay change of linen, and clean of the property was provided during our 10-day stay. The free wi-fi was reliable, and fast enough for our needs. The large patio/garden overlooking the pool area has a table with 4 chairs, and 2 sun loungers. This area gets the sun all morning (in September anyway!), and has shade all afternoon - an ideal spot for a shady lunch after a morning sun bathing and swimming. For those that want sun in the afternoon, there are many sunbeds for use around the beautiful pool area. The pool area also has 3 or 4 large sun umbrellas for residents' use, and a number of large palm trees also provide shade if required. The pool area was never, ever busy during the 10 days we were there, and there were always plenty of spare sunbeds (if not, you could easily use the 2 from the apartment).

The apartment is a 6-7 minute stroll from the nearest 2 tavernas, and the centre of Panormo (with a choice of many tavernas, cafes, mini-markets and gift shops - everything you could need) is a further 2 or 3 minute stroll away. Panormo is a beautiful and friendly little village, with lots of interesting streets and alleyways to wander around. Whilst being full of tourists, it is not "touristy" - it has retained its charm. The harbour area has a number of good tavernas and cafes with stunning views of the harbour. Prices for evening meals were reasonable - a typical meal for 2 of a shared starter, 2 main courses of local Cretan dishes, half a litre of good house wine, free desert (at all the tavernas we used), and free raki at the end of the meal would be 25 to 35 euros depending on your menu choices (lobster, fillet steak etc might be more).

Roald, the property owner, has very good English, and could not have been faster or more helpful when answering our (many!!) questions - both before the holiday and whilst we were there. Dean, his property manager in Crete, also spoke great English and was always available by phone or email if a problem arose (a brand new kettle failed on us, and was sorted immediately) - and he was also able to provide reassuring advice during a power cut (which is an occupational hazard on Crete!).

All in all, we had a fabulous time in Roald's apartment and would not hesitate to return to Panormo, and to Roald's apartment, in the future. We would also recommend it to friends and family.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review, Nick! Welcome back!
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  • 4 of 5

Bel appartement bien agence et au bord de la piscine. Équipement bien mais manque de vaisselle et de couverts. Obligé de faire tourner le lave vaisselle tous les jours !!.

Bruyant en journée á cause de groupes pas très respectueux.

Ces deux points ne nous ont pas empêché de profiter du superbe complexe avec la belle piscine tous les jours entretenu.

Merci Roal pour votre aide.


  • Review Submitted: 06-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: A few days after new guests arrive at my holiday home I always send them an email and ask if everything is OK. That way guests can tell me if anything is not ok, and I will have the opportunity to address any problems. If I don`t hear anything from guests during their stay I expect that all is well. In the ad here at HomeAway it says under "Facilities" and "Kitchen" that there is "spacious kitchen with all necessary equipment for preparing family meals". Which is correct : the kitchen has equipment such as crockery and cutlery for at least 6 persons. I have told my property manager to check if any crockery is broken or if any cutlery is missing, and to purchase new if anyting is broken or missing. If a problem such as noise during daytime is brought to my attention, then I will of course deal with the it. In general the holiday complex is quiet and peaceful both at daytime and during nights. That is why it is popular with both couples and families. It is very good to hear that you enjoyed our beautiful holiday complex and that you had a nice holiday! Best regards Roald Krumsvik owner
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Nearest Airport
61 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Nearest Ferry
22 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
81 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
400 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Nearest Beach
300 Metres

Spa and other tourist services available at the nearby 5-star hotel The Marine Palace. The tourist agency Bali travel (based in Panormos) provides exciting and interesting tours and sightseeings both locally and all over the island of Crete.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £88.82

Changeover Day:
No specific changeover day. Arrival from 16.00 and departure before 10.00. Pool and public bathroom available during the day of arrival or departure. If there are no new guests arriving on your departure day or the day after, you can stay in the house as long as you like on your day of departure, at no extra cost.

Owner'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.