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Exceptional Panoramic Sea Views , hanging over Rethymno city

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,399 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights


About the property

3 bedroom villa overlooking downtown Rethymno and the Cretan sea

Villa Princess is approved by Greek Tourism Organization with license number: 1041K91003064601.

Villa Princess uses its sloped terrain to amplify views of the surrounding area.

Located in a great location only 1 km away from the closest beach and the town, the one-storey 130 sq. m villa offers outstanding panoramic views and the best comforts to our guests.

It can accommodate 6 people in beds and up to 8 people if it is necessary.

Indoor layout

Entering the villa there is a spacious open plan area consisting of the fully equipped kitchen with a dining table and the living room with a large sofa, a fireplace, a 50” satellite HDTV and Playstation 3. The area opens to a balcony which offers the excellent sea view. As you go through the hall way there are 3 bedrooms with 32” HDTV and the main bathroom with bath and shower. Two of the bedrooms have a double bed and the other one has 2 single beds which can also be transformed to a double one. One of the bedroom has an en-suite bathroom with shower.

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:

- 30 sq. m swimming pool

- Fully equipped barbecue area

- Two outdoor dining tables under shadows with views to the pool and the surrounding landscape

- A variety of furnished spots (with sun beds, umbrellas and hammocks) for relaxing in the garden

- Organised playground area for children

- Parking space for many 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:
18 August, 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 Princess so special:

- The location, the villa is located just 3 km away from Rethymno city centre with all kinds of shops and entertainment and the long sandy beach which is ideal for families.

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

- Quiet area with no noise from cars or neighbouring houses. Also even the national road looks to be close on the map, we can guarantee that you will not hear noises in the villa area (the villa is actually not close to the national road than it seems and also the national road is located behind a mountain that is also higher altitude than the villa’s altitude).

- It is a good value for money considering the excellent location and the facilities that the villa offers.

- 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 in Rethimno in Rethymno

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1399 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • rural
  • town
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • 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 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , The main bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , en-suite bathroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , The bed also can be transformed to be a double bed
  • All the bedrooms have air condition, closet and 32" HDTV. Baby cot is also available.
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • 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
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • 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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Exceptional Panoramic Sea Views , hanging over Rethymno city
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews
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Traumhafte Anlage mit super Blick

  • 5 of 5

WIr haben 2 Wochen mit 6 Erwachsenen und einem Baby verbracht. Das Haus selber ist bereits 30 Jahre alt, großteils modernisiert und hat alles was man so braucht. Das eine Badezimmer ist etwas klein, aber man kommt gut klar, sofern man die Dusche im anderen Bad benutzt. Das Highlight ist die Außenanlage, die der Besitzer in den letzten Jahren komplett neu gestaltet hat. Hier ist wirklich an alles gedacht: Pool, großer Grill, Hängematten, 2 Tische, bequeme Liegen und viele Spielsachen für Kindern. Man hat einen traumhaften Ausblick auf die ganze Bucht und noch weiter. Am Abend kann man vom Balkon das Ganze unter Sternenhimmel stundelang beobachten. Perfekt zur Erholung! Die Stadt Rethymno ist super nah. Man könnte sogar laufen, allerdings geht es rückwärts steil bergauf. Wir sind immer mit dem Auto den Berg runtergefahren, haben das Auto abgestellt und sind ein paar Minuten zum Hafen gelaufen.

Absolut empfehlenswert

  • Review Submitted: 31-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Schöne Herbsttage in wundervoller Villa

  • 4 of 5

Wir hatten zu viert schöne Herbsttage in der wundervollen Villa mit einem wirklich grandiosem Ausblick hoch über Rethymno. Unser erwachsener Sohn hatte zu seiner großen Begeisterung seinen eigenen Bereich mit getrenntem Eingang und Badezimmer sowie Terrasse. Die uns entgegengebrachte herzliche Gastfreundschaft von Giorgos und seiner Mutter war außergewöhnlich. Alle 3 Tage wurde die Villa gesäubert und kunstvollste Gebilde aus Handtüchern geformt. Maria ist eine Künstlerin! Die Küche ist vollständig ausgestattet. Uns hat jedoch ein Gang in eine der vielen umliegenden Tavernen sehr viel Spaß gemacht. Wir haben uns in unsere Ferienkatzen und den süßen Hund Spithos verliebt. Die Villa ist ein idealer Ausgangspunkt, um mit dem Mietwagen 14 Tage Zentralkreta zu erkunden.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Week Long Stay April 2017

  • 5 of 5

We spent one week in this Villa overlooking the town of Rethymno as two small families of 4 adults and 4 young children in total. The size of the property was ideal for this amount of guests or alternatively 6 adults would fit comfortably.

Without a doubt the selling point to the this villa is the view, there is an amazing panaramic view of the Cretan Mountains to the West, the Northern Coastline of Crete and an overlooking view of the lovely city of Rethymno and its Fortezza. I can't imagine there is a better view in any villa throughout Crete.

Another positive of the Villa is the outside space. The barbecue is ideal for cooking and there is plenty of outside seating for dining. The swimming pool is a decent size and access is restricted to children, it is however not heated so a little chilly in April! This would be ideal in the middle of a hot greek summer. The outside space is perfect for young children to play in safety and with lots of childrens toys available.

The villa itself is homely and has been well looked after in spite of its age. There are three bedrooms and two bathrooms, which is well suited for the number of guests the villa caters for. There is lots of traditional decor and is cleaned twice a week to a very good standard.

The local area is a great place to spend a holiday and I would recommend a hire car for the duration as the Villa is a about 3km uphill from the town. A taxi is however only 5 euros if required.

The most memorable part of the booking has to be the hospitality of the host, Giorgios. On the first evening he met us at the Villa with local cheese, breads and Raki to make us feel welcome from the very beginning. This continued through the week as he brought local dishes for us to try and recommended a really good fish restaurant in Rethymno where he turned up with a birthday cake for one of our guests. A brilliant host, in a lovely villa on a beautiful island.

In summary we definitely left with a love for Crete and would recommend this Villa on the view and outside space alone.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Underbar villa!

  • 5 of 5

Vi har avnjutet två härliga veckor i Villa Princess. Utsikten från huset är helt otrolig, solnedgången är spektakulär. Ägaren Georgoe tog emot oss när vi kom och var lyhörd till våra behov. Hans mamma lagade en otroligt god maträtt och en god kaka under vår vistelse. Huset blev ordentligt städat var tredje dag. Huset har en egen grind som gör att villan känns väldigt privat. Grillen är mycket bra och vi har grillat många av våra kvällar i huset. Bra med matplatser ute med skugga. Bra sovrum inne med många balkonger att välja på. Mycket bra wi-fi som fungerade bra både inne och ute. Poolen hade ett underbart läge och var lagom stor.

Hängmattorna var ett bra komplement till utemöblerna.

Vi hoppas att vi någon dag kan komma tillbaka till fantastiska Villa Princess.

Vi tackar också etouri för den fina gåva vi fick, en dag vid Baja beach.

Mvh Victoria Nyberg med familj och Våra vänner Mia, Janne och Måns

  • Review Submitted: 06-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
66.7 Kilometres
Chania international Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Rethymno town
Nearest Ferry
51.2 Kilometres
Souda (Chania) port
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Kilometres
"Prima Plora" or "Tavern Galera" in Koumbes area
Nearest Beach
1.3 Kilometres
Koumbes beach
Car: recommended

Villa Princess is located in Akrovateri area, only 3 km outskirts 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.

The location of the villa offers full privacy and quietness and there will be no noises from car or surrounding houses (although the villa may look to be close to the national road on the map, actually not close to the national road than it seems and also the national road is located behind a mountain that is also higher altitude than the villa’s altitude).

Shops, great seafront restaurants and supermarkets are only 1 km away in the Koumbes area at the entrance of Rethymno town. Koumbes also has the closest sandy beach to the villa, however the more organized cosmopolitan beach of Rethymno is only 3 km away. Furthermore, the villas location provides a great base for making excursions around Crete as the main national road is only a few minutes away.

Staying at our villa will give you the advantage of relaxing in a quiet private area while literally being close to everything, a perfect choice for all the family!

PLEASE be advised that the villa may appear on a different "location category" on HomeAway affiliate websites, depending on their categorised locations (each affiliate website has its own "location categories").


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Rethimno, Crete

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
high season 2018
1 Jul 2018 - 17 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
high season 2018
18 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Medium season 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 6 Sep 2018
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Medium season 2018
7 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
high season 2019
1 Jul 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
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

**Special Offer in April - May 2018 is Now Available!**
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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