4 bedroom villa with amazing views, excellent service, 2km from town and beach!
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About Elizabeth Kardasi
My name is Elizabeth Kardasi. My partner Evmorfia and I have recently founded a new company called Muses Travel based on incoming tourism, arranging accommodation and services. We are here to build a relationship with you through our outstanding personalized service, warm hospitality and knowledge. I will responsible for you from the moment you first contact me sending a request form to book your stay in one of our Villas, up to the moment you get on board to return back home. Whether you are a family with a baby or a kid, we provide you special equipment, such as toys, highchair, sterilizer, baby stroller, special equipment for outside activities. Alternatively, you can get our bicycles for a ride in the city of Rethymno (upon request). Moreover, we offer you upon arrival our application (with or without a tablet) in which you can find all the information you need (places to visit, beaches, historical monuments, shopping, restaurants, bars etc) in the specialized application we have created for Androids and IOS! Furthermore, any kind of arrangement (e.g car hire, excursions, diving, cruises) can be made so that you will be troubled as less as possible prior or during your stay! Enjoy your holiday in Crete!
Elizabeth Kardasi purchased this Villa in 2014
Why Elizabeth Kardasi chose Rethimno
Ideally situated on a hill just 2 km from Rethymno town, it can offer its guests more than enough. Excellent decoration, tranquility in a peace and quiet environment!
What makes this Villa unique
Short distance from the town, excellent service and assistance from the owners and the manager!
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
Villa Joanna - the perfect retreat
What a fantastic villa, we've stayed in over 20 villas so we've got a lot to compare it to and Villa Joanna is up there in the top five. The location is perfect if you want peace and quiet but it's just a five minute drive into the centre of Rethymnon. We hired a car but we used a taxi at night, promptly turning up whenever we needed it. Just 10euros each way. But back to the villa! It's beautifully decorated throughout in really contemporary colours and styling. It feels like a boutique hotel. All the bedrooms are a really good size with tonnes of storage. The bathrooms are gorgeous too, really really well planned out and it works well with the 'Jack & Jill' bathroom for the two bedrooms upstairs. We didn't use the 4th bedroom apart from the kids to get the strongest wifi signal during the day!! Kitchen is vast with everything you need, there's a Dolce Gusto coffee maker if you want to arrive with 'pods', but we used the percolator. The units are super modern, loads of storage and massive american-style fridge freezer. We only ate in twice so can't vouch for the cooker but I'm sure it's fine. The real highlight is the outdoor wood-burning oven and TWO barbecues. We never got round to using the wood oven, which we regret. But for foodies this would be amazing! The pool area is one of the best features of the villa, LOADS of space and a fantastic seating area which is way better than even the pictures show. We used it at night when the kids had a late swim while we sipped metaxa! It's a small point but there is a lot of outdoor space that you can't see, a really big car port which keeps the car cool and a gorgeous double-fronted entrance which really sets the tone for what's beyond the doors. Please don't be put off by the seemingly 'middle of nowhere' location, it was so easy to get to and the views are wonderful. We loved hearing the owner's horse and listening to the goats on the hillside. This villa is stunning. You will not be disappointed and the family that own it are on hand as little or as much as you need, we didn't need their help with anything so we didn't see them apart from when the father tracked down our car rental which couldn't find us! The agent that manages the villa is also super efficient and responded to all of our questions usually within minutes, this was very reassuring and only adds to the 5 star rating of Villa Joanna. Small point but this villa was spotlessly clean with 3 cleans in 14 days, Enjoy - it's paradise!
WOW! SUPER! WONDERFUL!
We were 2 families with a total of 6 people. Granted the house is large for 6 people but it was fantastic. Everything in top shape, big house, big bathrooms, air conditioning in all the rooms, a SUPER pool, wonderful outside with enough space to lounge, to sit, to eat. The owners were reactive, friendly, THANK YOU Manolis for the breakfasts you brought us, twice a week cleaning is super, pool always in top condition. We were more than satisfied, we were awed and come back totally relaxed. 2 totally relaxing wonderful weeks. We would immediately come back.
Terrific property, amazing views, great owners
We stayed for a week in early July 2017. The property was excellent and exactly as described. We had 8 people with 6 adults and two children. The villa was comfortable, very well equipped, well maintained and very clean. We had housekeeping 2 times during the stay. The views from the property were amazing.
The pool was great and just the right size!
The owners met us at the villa and were always available for any questions or to bring anything we needed.
We had a private chef for a home cooked meal on Friday evening. He was AMAZING and we highly recommend him. He cooked outside on the charcoal grill. Everything was served and cleaned after. It was a real treat and the best dinner we had on Crete during our stay.
Rethymon has a long sandy beach. Unfortunately, the wind was from the North (actually provided a very nice breeze) but the water had high waves and we ended up driving to the beach in Bali on the north side (about 25-30min). We were told the real nice beaches are on the south side of the island about 45-1hr away. We did not go there.
Overall, we highly recommend the villa and the location.
Thanks Dima for submitting such a nice review! We are more than glad you enjoyed ot here!
Fantastic villa with everything that you need
We stayed here with our son & it was truly as beautiful as the photos.
The owner of the villa answered any questions we had on arrival. We had a cleaner come during the middle of the holiday to refresh bedding/towels & clean.
I'd highly recommend this villa and hope to be back once our new arrival is born. :)
Thank you Tammy for your kind words, we really appreciate it! We hope to see you again, many greetings from all of us. Our best wishes to all of you!
This villa has it all, you do not need to leave and get lost amongst the tourists, just stay home enjoy the paradise that is villa Joanna . The owner is so helpful and is on hand to assist with anything. The pool is perfect and we spent most of our time on the patio. A perfect family villa
Villa Joanna is the perfect house for a Cretian holiday. We recently stayed for about 10 days. We had two families (7 people in total) sharing the house, and it worked perfectly. It's located just up the road from Rethynmno, which is a beautiful town, and within easy driving distance of lots of tourist attractions and historical sights. The house is perfect for summer (great outdoor eating area and pool) and the whole thing flows really well.
The only warning is that we first arrived at night, and the house was difficult to find (particularly in the dark) - satelllite navigation is a must (it's very difficult to find from a map). We got lost. However, the owners were very helpful did come and rescue us and drove us to the house. Once you know where it is, it's pretty easy to find.
We would definitely stay there again, and were very sad to leave!
Our villa is located on a hill right outside of Rethymno city center. Alll the amenities guests will need, such as supermarkets, pharmacies, banks and ATM machines, restaurants, cafes and bars, a post office are only 2 kms away!
Kastellakia where the villa is located is the most suitable place to totally relax and enjoy the stunning views of the area, as well as the nature! It’s ideal for walking, cycling and revitalising! Take advantage of the bicycles we provide for free upon request and availability!
The Historical Old City center of Rethymno is just 5 km away where you can discover the venetian beauty of our town...Do not forget to visit our Fortress Forteza, the Old Port - Light House and walk around in the romantic old town.
Heraklion Airport 82 km away.
Chania Airport 73 kms away
Rethymno Town (Bars, restaurants, supermarket, sandy beach, hospital, ATM & anything else you might need) 2kms away