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Beachfront Villa Espera with Private Pool within walking distnace to everything

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,506 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 6, beachfront, swimming pool

Espera property is located right on the beach road of Rethymno City, yet it is unreachable by the city noise, posing a unique opportunity for you to enjoy the life of the city together with a concealed and quiet accommodation. So what do you say to this? Wake up, open your balcony door and sit on the beach for your morning breakfast? Well this is what you have worked for all the year and this is what you will get! Espera Beachfront house is particularly stylish, featuring modern design, layout and decoration, while all modern amenities from Wi-Fi to air-condition in all the communal areas and bedrooms. It consists of a spacious open plan living area with direct access to the pool area and beach where siting and enjoying the view of the sea is something you will always remember. The dining area consists of a comfortable table and chairs for the entire group. There is also a fully equipped kitchen with fridge, oven, stove and more. The house has 3 stylish bedrooms all with their own big wardrobes air-condition, flat screen TV's with individual satellite channels and mattresses with ISO certificate for a very comfy sleep. Two of the bedrooms have double beds and one has twin beds but can easily put next to each other if needed. Moreover 2 bathrooms of which one is En-Suite for the master bedroom and the other one is shared between the other 2 bedrooms. Going out of the house and by the pool someone can find a relatively adequate size pool, lounge comfortable seats made of Bamboo, sunbeds, BBQ, a dining table with chairs and of course the gate to step on the sand! Be prepared to enjoy the magnificence of the Cretan sunset at its best. This property is named after "Espera" that means sunset in Greek.

Floors Layout.

Main floor:

A living room with stylish sofa leading straight to the pool, a flat screen TV with satellite channels and

cd player, a dining table and chairs, a fully equipped kitchen with a washing machine, fridge, toaster, espresso machine etc.

There are 2 double bedrooms and 1 bedroom with twin beds that can turn into double bed all with air-condition, flat screen TV with individual satellite channels and wardrobes

Outside Area:

An 18sqm swimming pool of 1,2m depth, lounge seats, dining table and chairs, a BBQ and an entrance leading string on the beach!

CreteVillas4u General Services:

-Welcome Basket

-Cleaning Twice per week (1 week stay means 1 time cleaning/linen change, 2 weeks stay means 3 times cleaning)

-Concierge Service

-Chef Services in Villa

-Transfer Service

-Car Rental Service with additional discount for our guests

-Wine Tasting in Villa

-Sailing Service

-Wedding Service

More Details

Property Manager
Manos Dafermos
Speaks English, German, Greek
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 June, 2018

About Manos Dafermos

Hello there,

I am Manos, owner and manager of CreteVillas4U. I have been in the hospitality sector long before CreteVillas4U, however. I was actually born, grew up, and spent most of my life in a hotel owned by my family. So, I guess it came as no surprise when I expressed my wish to study in Rhodes’ Tourism School and, later on, when I decided to start my own business in the sector.

One thing I learned growing up in a family-run hotel is that hospitality is more than hotel management, logistics and operations. It is a culture, passing down from one generation to the next. You can study to be a hotel manager but you cannot study to be hospitable.

I apply this philosophy in my business as well. The rule is simple: the guests of the villas I manage are my guests. As an active traveller, I expect nothing less myself.

The fourth generation of Dafermos hoteliers has already been born. I know now that my two beautiful children will probably follow my steps, like I did before them. There is a small difference though: they are smarter, more educated, better (big smile).

All the best,

Manos Dafermos

Manos Dafermos purchased this villa in 2014


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Rethimno in Rethymno

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1506 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • town
  • waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • 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 7 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • jet skiing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
We will be there to help any time you need us in case of emergency or if you are looking for a good restaurant.


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Beachfront Villa Espera with Private Pool within walking distnace to everything
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Relaxing, luxury break

  • 5 of 5

Great location once you get beyond the main road. Rock pooling everyday and lazing around the pool. Walk into Rethymno isn't that picturesque in places but a good- paced 20 minute walk and you are in the heart of the old town.

Villa has everything you could possibly wish for. Minor points would be the lack of English speaking channels on TV or the capability to mirror cast devices, when you are on holiday with kids, it's sometimes a blessing to have bit of TV to watch. Also there was noise from the main road but the sound of the waves drown this out ( no pun intended.)

Supermarket, bakery and a couple of good restaurants in the walking distance.

Would definitely recommend

  • Review Submitted: 22-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Will be BACK!

  • 5 of 5

So the place is absolutely great. The pictures present it well, everything looks new and amazing all the little touches are beautiful and really make an amazing atmosphere. Manos and Marianna were fantastic, just perfect. Great welcome with little meaningful touches (lovely wine, great chat) was followed by leaving us to enjoy the place but whenever we needed anything Marianna was fantastic and quick to react with everything we asked for, really I cant imagine better people to rent from. The only downside (for us) was that the villa is next to the busy road (main road out from Rethymno), so you can hear the traffic when laying next to the pool. If you don't mind that this place is truly FANTASTIC!!! It is placed in less renovated part of the town, but it really is 15min walk from the center. The villa itself is GREAT! No cheap furnishings, everything is tasteful and grand, the place also has everything from wi-fi, cofee machine through great garden chairs, cooker, even to washing powder. Thanks very much to Marianna and Manos.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastische Villa am Strand & exzellenten Service

  • 5 of 5

Die Buchung und Organisation vorab war sehr unkompliziert schnell und zuverlässig. Manos hat auf alle Fragen immer schnell und nett geantwortet. Begrüsst wurden wir von Marianna, die uns erstmal alles im Haus erklärt hat und uns Tipps für Unternehmungen, Restaurantes, etc. gab. Sehr sympathisch! Das Haus selbst ist wirklich sehr sauber, geschmackvoll eingerichtet und großzügig. Gemütliche Betten. In der Küche findet man alles was man braucht. Zudem haben wir einen großen Obstkorb und Essen im Kühlschrank für die erste Verpflegung vorgefunden :). Danke! Den Pool konnten wir leider nicht nutzen da es zu kalt war (Ende Oktober), aber auch dieser ist sehr schön und sehr sauber. Der Strandabschnitt vor dem Haus war zu dieser Jahreszeit auch eher nicht zum Baden einladend, starke Wellen und angespühltes Holz, etc.. Alles in allem haben wir eine super Woche in der Villa verbracht. Wirklich zu empfehlen. Vielen Dank nochmal an die Gastgeber!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Much Better than Expected!

  • 5 of 5

First - quick direction! Coming from university exit on dual carriageway, look out for Voi & Noi shoe shop, on the right and then a BP on the left. The villa is just before the BP. Don't be put off by this. You can park on the forecourt of the building before the BP. Go down the slope towards the sea, open the gate and it is like going through the wardrobe into Narnia. The view is beautiful. The busy road falls into the background and you are ready to enter the villa which is actually beneath the buildings on the main road but has a huge picture window looking straight out over the ocean. We have probably stayed in around 20 villas over the years and there is no doubt that this is one of the best. Clean, comfortable, English speaking TV channels, air conditioning in all rooms, TVs with satellite in all bedrooms, all the amenities you would expect in a well equipped house. Even though it is under the office above, all the rooms are spacious with high ceilings and windows. Even more amazing, half way through the week a cleaner came in, swept up and changed all the towels and beds. I had the master bedroom with its own en-suite and an enormous comfortable bed. The whole villa is really well furnished and, quite honestly, you could move in and live in it happily for years! Marianna had bought us all the food for breakfast and was waiting for us when we arrived at 11pm with cakes and Raki, she could not have been more helpful and nothing was too much trouble. Manos was also very helpful and brought a box of cakes with him when he came to check that everything was OK.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
80 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Prima Plora
Nearest Beach
10 Metres
Car: not necessary


-Here is my favourite restaurant in town which I think you should go to. It's cold ''Prima-Plora''

It's a great value for money, by the sea and with beautiful views. I would recommend here to eat fish dishes and is just 200m away.

-After being in Prima-Plora I would suggest that you head down to ''Maestros'' for a drink since they have one of the best views of the

-Another good restaurant very close to the villa is called ''Almyra'' which is about 5 minutes' walk from the house. Again you can try here some fish food and the restaurant is just next to the sea.


-A good choice in the old town is ''Avli'' restaurant

A bit more expensive but still worth going to. It's one of the best (if not the best) restaurant in the old town. Here they have both fish and meat dishes. Some times during the weekend they have a dj too.

-Last option is again in the old town ''Alana'' restaurant

Here is very good for meat and very good for value of money as well.

-Also another must is our ''raki restaurants''. Consider them as the 'tappas' in Spain. They are located in the old town and its worth sitting in any of them for one time. The tables of these restaurants most of the time are located on the street, so it's fun to sit out and watch the people go by''

As far as water sports you will find from the other side of the town (2klm) quit a lot to choose from


Prices & Availability

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Fees No additional mandatory fees

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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