About the property
- Villa2906 sq. ft.
- Separate WC's1
- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, private pool & BBQ facilities!
Welcome to Villa Malena, situated in the attractive village of Sfakaki, close to the busy and picturesque town of Rethymno! Villa Malena is a luxurious five-bedroom Villa, ideal for big families, especially if travelling with kids, as it offers a great choice of several activities for our young guests and it’s unique for a car-free holiday, as it’s conveniently located close to a lovely sandy beach and basic amenities as well, such as restaurants, bakery and super market!
Villa Malena can easily accommodate up to 10 guests in its 220m2. The whole Villa is tastefully decorated with soothing, earthly colours and it has a modern vibe and a graceful combination of several different materials…tile floors, stone arched doors, wooden furniture and stairs and iron beds create a unique style and a cosy, family ambience!
On the ground floor, entering the Villa an airy, sunny open-plan space, consisted of the fully equipped kitchen and the dining area, which boasts superb vistas of the sea and the surrounding area. Also, double doors from the dining room lead directly to the private swimming pool and the amazing gardens. Furthermore, two of the Villa’s bedrooms, each of which features two single beds, are also located on the ground floor, along with a family bathroom with bathtub and a WC. The ground floor is also wheelchair friendly as it provides direct access to the exterior space and a twin bedroom and there’s a special ramp at the Villa’s main entrance.
A few stairs above, guests can relax in the comfortable living room area, with the two comfortable corner sofas, the open fireplace and the unobstructed sea views from the windows! Additionally, the three remaining bedrooms can be found on this level. Two of the bedrooms have a double bed (1,65 - 1,70m X 2,05m) and the last one has two bunk beds (the top one is 0,90cm long while the bottom one is 1,10 Χ 2m). Finally, an extra family bathroom with a bathtub exists on the first floor.
Just outside the dining room, there’s a shaded veranda with a comfortable sitting area and an extra dining area, leading to the 2 acres outdoor area of Villa Malena. A vast lawn covered garden with trees, bushes, flowers creates an idyllic landscape, where the tile paved pool terrace and the swimming pool (30m2 and 1,50m deep) make an unforgettable impression. The pool is equipped with sun beds, umbrellas and an outdoor shower, for your outmost comfort! On top of this, outdoor grill facilities, a beautiful al fresco dining area with wooden benches and a large table for the whole family under the shade of a wonderful flower covered pergola, will make outdoor dining an unforgettable experience for your family!
Further along the way, a gravel garden with a cute bamboo siting area surrounded by some stunning palm trees it’s the perfect place to read a book or have a cooling drink! And of course, don’t miss the chance to try the fresh vegetables from the owners’ vegetable garden!
To make things even better, Villa Malena comes with a private, lawn covered 5X5 mini soccer field, mini soccer field of 800 m2, just for you…young and older kids! Enjoy endless hours of playing with your loved ones! Additionally, a bike is also available.
Last but not least,Villa Malena is very child friendly oriented, equipped with all the necessary equipment a family travelling with young members may need, including a baby cot, high chair and stroller, which are available upon request. Villa Malena has it all and it promises you a carefree summer holiday!
- Welcome basket included, courtesy of the owner. The owners live across the Villa, in a separate house with a separate entrance, so they will be available for anything you may need during your stay.
- Quality towels, pool towels, linens, covers and blankets provided.
- Housekeeping, towels and linen changes once per week.
- Pool and garden cleaning twice per week.
- Complimentary free Wi-Fi coverage is available throughout the Villa.
- Free, parking space inside the villa premises.
- Air-conditioning in all bedrooms and living room area is included.
- All in-house electronics are available, including a 43’ flat screen TV with satellite reception, dishwasher, top mount fridge with freezer, gas stove burners, electric oven, kettle, toaster, microwave, french coffee maker, espresso coffee machine, Bluetooth dock, food processor, washing machine, hair dryer and DVD player. Cooking utensils and first aid kit also provided.
-Cleaning utensils, iron and iron board are available in a separate laundry room.
24h/7days ThinkVilla concierge service included.
- A security deposit of 200 euros is required and it shall be due at arrival to the owner of the villa. At the end of the stay this security deposit will be returned to you.
EOT (Ellinikos Organismos Tourismou - issued by the Greek tourist board) licence number: 1041Κ91003245301.
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- English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Greek
- Calendar last updated:
- May 24, 2018
About Valia Kokkinou
My name is Valia Kokkinou and Ι am a property manager, graduate of Glion Hotel Management School. I feel very fortunate to have joined some of the worlds most luxurious hospitality brands, such as, Leading Hotels of the World and after many years of studies and traveling around the world, to return to my birthplace, the wonderful town of Rethymno. I have recently created a brand new company, Think Villa, based in 97 Gerakari str, P.C.:74100, Rethymno, Crete, Greece, whose main concept focuses on an authentic form of tourism. Here, me and my colleagues offer a hearty welcoming to all those who wish to escape the city life and have a chance to live locally. We are always at your disposal, in order to provide personalised and professional services to all our guests! The combination of our passion for our work, our devotion, our wish and will to offer you a great holiday experience and our local expertise background, guarantee that your trip will be as dreamed and planned, leaving you with nothing but memorable moments and pleasant feelings! Your hosts and me personally, will take care of all the details of your holiday 7 days per week responsible for your day to day needs – from special dietary requirements to making recommendations and reservations! Prior to your arrival, I will get in touch with you to arrange all details regarding your stay! Your flight details and telephone number would be very much appreciated, in case I need to contact you! Also, please let me know if you have any special requests! At your arrival day, your hosts will be waiting for you, in order to welcome you and give you all the relevant information about the villa and the area! It goes without saying that I will be on the other end of the line if you need any further information or assistance during your stay! Don’t hesitate to contact me for additional information or if there is anything else you may want to ask! Welcome to Crete!
Valia Kokkinou purchased this Villa in 2016
Why Valia Kokkinou chose Sfakaki
Villa Malena is a luxurious five-bedroom Villa, ideal for big families, especially if travelling with kids, as it offers a great choice of several activities, such as 5x5 mini soccer field, play room, gym equipment, toys, TV room and more! Villa Malena is also unique for a car-free holiday, as it’s conveniently located close to a lovely sandy beach, basic amenities such as restaurants, bakery and super market, as well as the picturesque town of Rethymno!
What makes this Villa unique
The location of the villa does not require a car, since it is very close to the beach and restaurants. The villa has a private pool, BBQ facilities and a 5x5 mini soccer field!
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
The whole journey from booking to arrival was smooth and well mangaged....thank you Valia. We were a group of five friends who were welcomed by our wonderful hosts, Eleni and Giorgios with both lovely food and drink.
The villa was wonderful and had everything you would need for your stay and having the owners next door meant they would be hand if we needed anything, we didn't. When you enter you could not help, but be drawn to the outside. The view was spectacular. The pool, which seemed quite new was lovely. Whilst on holiday we would normally go out in the evening, but the patio area at night , when the lights in the both the pool and garden came on gave us the best place to sit and share some wine.
We had one day of rain which was when we made use of the lovely spacious upstairs lounge, again with stunning views, Netflix and chill. On this day Giorgios knocked and asked if we needed to be taken anywhere, as we didn't have a car. He really went above and beyond what was expected. Overall we all had a lovely time. The beach and amenities are all in walking distance, a bit of a hill back, but we like to walk whilst away. Thank you again .
Dear Janet, thank you so much for taking the time to write such an amazing review about our Villa! It was our pleasure having you as guests! Regards, ThinkVilla Team.
Overall disappointed as the villa was not private
The HomeAway team were brilliant, Valia was helpful from pre booking to during the holiday - professional and helpful thank you.
The pool was lovely and the children loved it
The owners were very kind and helpful
But sadly the villa was not private and the owners lived in the building attached and this had not been communicated with us, so felt misled and too uncomfortable to complain during our stay
thank you very much for choosing our Villa for your stay in Crete and for taking the time to share your recent experience. We are really glad to hear that you enjoyed our Villa and services.
We greatly appreciate feedback from our guests and constantly strive to achieve the highest quality standards. I would like to apologise sincerely for the mentioned inconvenience you have experienced. However, please allow us to also pass you some further feedback on your comments.
Regarding the owners, we would like to mention that the house they live in is not attached to the Villa, but it's across the garden. Also, it has a separate, private entrance and it doesn't have direct access to the Villa. Furthermore, the owners are very discreet and they respect the privacy of our guests and only interact with the guests, if the guests are comfortable with that, as they were in your case, since they helped and supported you in various occasions as you also mentioned, regarding your transfers and everything else you required during your stay.
Once again thank you very much for your feedback. Regards, ThinkVilla Team.
Fabulous spacious villa in quiet location
A lovely well looked after villa in which the owners take much pride over. Located in a quiet location with lovely views and away from the more tourist places. I would advise that a car is required so that you may venture out and explore surrounding areas.
Villa is equipted with everything you'll need and the footall pitch was a winner!
The owners were fabulous hosts and make you feel very welcome where nothing is too much trouble.
Dear Catherine, thank you so much for taking the time to write such an amazing review about our Villa! It was our pleasure having you as guests! Regards, ThinkVilla Team.
We came away with my 18 month daughter and I can honestly say I have never met such fantastic and accommodating people! The villa is stunning and perfect for families with children as the facilities are brilliant. It's super clean, has a huge playroom, its own entire football pitch and a lovely garden. The location was peaceful and very close to all amenities. I would highly recommend this villa to anyone looking for a relaxing break to suit all the family! The owners are so helpful and always on hand to help with anything you need. 5 stars!
Dear Nikki, thank you for giving us a perfect rating and we hope to welcome you again in our Villa! Regards, ThinkVilla Team.
Very nice house, perfectly fittet for a large family or 2 normal size families.
The owners is so kind and helpful and you immidietly feel welcome, home and relaxed.
The house is clean and the beds are good.
This pictures of this house is good but in reality it`s even better.
We have been so warmly welcomed (very very nice family). The villa was as well great (lots of space, everything you need in the kitchen, good size pool specially with the children, the house was cleaned during our stay for one week (bed sheets, etc.). Everything was perfect and we strongly recommend this villa. Regards,
Dear Frederic, thank you so much for recommending our villa to other travellers and we hope to have you back soon! Regards, ThinkVilla Team.
Villa Malena is located in the picturesque village of Sfakaki which in recent years has evolved into a very popular seaside resort, as it combines all the features for both vacations and permanent accommodation.
The village has a wonderful, long, sandy beach, just 10 minutes walking from the villa, which is famous for the fact it is chosen by Caretta Caretta Sea turtle, which is an endangered species, for its reproduction. The beach is also ideal for sunbathing, swimming and water sports! Enjoy the well known greek sun and sea all day long!
Sfakaki is special specifically for another reason too: its has a variety of shops such as a super market, a bakery and a pharmacy, that are within hand’s reach, making ideal for a car free holiday! You can taste the well known traditional Cretan and Mediterranean cuisine in the local tavernas and restaurants, have your coffee in one of the many beach bars on the coast or go for a drink in one of the small bars.
Also in Stavromenos and Skaleta just 5 minutes away by car, guests will find a butcher shop, an ATM machine and a petrol station.
Additionally, its proximity to the highway, makes it easy to move around and travel almost anywhere in Crete and explore the amazing landscape and beautiful rustic villages! It is only 15 minutes’ drive away from the city of Rethymno and 1 hour (70 Kms) from the International Airport of Heraklion.