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Welcome to the house of nature colours!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,291 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

The building and location

The new fully-equipped villa 120 τ.μ. decorated in minimalistic design and paying tribute to tradition and the natural environment is located on the hillside of the north coast of Rethymno, in an area called Scaleta. Scaleta is 13km away from the center of Rethymno in the east. The house is only 230 m away from Scaleta beach. The ideal location of the villa with a panoramic view to the gulf of Rethymno and Chania offers tranquility and relaxation to its tenants. Our guests can enjoy the Cretan sun ¸taste the fresh vegetables of the organic garden, explore nature around the area and entertain at the same time.

Enjoy your cup of coffee or taste the excellent traditional Cretan cuisine in the tavern next to the beach, while feeling the ocean breeze, listening to the sound of the sea and taking joy in the view of the Cretan sunset. Have a swim in the fantastic beach of Scaleta or in the crystal clear waters of Geropotamos beach, and spillies nearby.

The house was built with materials friendly to nature and humans in order to improve his bioclimatic behavior and healthy stay.The external hand-formed luteinizing plasters ensure breathability of materials and reconciliation with the colors of the surrounding. In the interior, the technique of the hand-formed pressed mortar under which the walls are made offers intimacy and warmth to anyone who decides to experience it!

Natural, warm and earthly materials cover both the internal and external floor as well as the pergola in front of the living room, a place where you can find pleasure in having your breakfast or relaxing, while watching the idyllic sunset. The large openings of the living room allow nature to "penetrate" the building giving the impression that the tradition speaks to contemporary life. During the mild winter of Crete, you can delight in the warmth of the energy-generating fireplace and relax under the sound of the olive logs crackling in it.

The apartment is perfectly situated in a place to access easily the lovely beaches and to explore all the other interesting sites that central Crete has to offer.

Its location is terrific for visiting the whole central region of this beautiful island, where the real Cretan spirit is hidden!

The apartment is tastefully decorated, spotlessly clean and relaxing to spend time in.

While entering the house there is an open area, consisting of a huge living room with 2 sofas, a fireplace, and a fully equipped kitchen. On the left side, there is an area designed as a study with a library, a sofa and a table-desk with laptop for your needs. The porch under the pergola is designed to offer direct view to the sea. It is a comfortable and shaded place to relax while enjoying the sunset every evening.

On the same floor there is a bathroom with a shower and a bedroom with 2 beds, which can be transformed to a double one if needed. This room has a large balcony with view to the east side of the house. There is a vegetable garden in front of the balcony, where you can taste home-grown vegetables.

The large master bedroom, which has its own wc, is on the sub-layer, higher than the rest of the house, with a view to the east garden, too.

The house can accommodate 5 people in beds and up to 7 people, (a sofa bed easily converted into a 2 bed if necessary), or 3 adults and 4 children aged 6-12 years.

Baby cot and high chair for lunch is available on request.

Independent heating system and 3 air conditioning units.

More Details

About Us

Garefalia Mathioudaki
74052 Prinos, Skaleta
VAT Reg No020495972

Property Manager
Member since: 2017
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 a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
14 August, 2018

About Cretasunset

Hi, I am Litsa

Born and grown up in Crete like my parents.

I studied mathematics and computer science at the University of Athens.

After many years of studying and working in Athens, I finally decided to return back home, in Rethymno and live in the nature, near the sea and under the Cretan sun!!

My motto in life is "Read a lot, work hard, make the most of life, caring for each other, and enjoy while doing so!"

It is important to exchange experiences, knowledge and cultures!

I enjoy meeting people from around the world with different cultural background, offering them warm-hearted hospitality and giving guidance on how to find information, which will help them make their choices.

So, traveling and hosting can help develop our personalities and educate us, as well.

At home you will find an Electronic tourist guide with information and suggestions for various attractions (beaches, canyons, lakes, monasteries, museums, historic centers, archaeological sites, traditional villages, etc.).

Discover the wonderful island of Crete while having as a starting point the “cretasunset”.

I wish you to have unique experiences and great holiday in Crete!

Looking forward to welcoming you!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house on Skaleta on Crete

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1291 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 12:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 5
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • Turn off heat/cooling when you leave the house.
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 1 - Bath with Shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • naturist beach
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Laptop computer available


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Welcome to the house of nature colours!
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We spent a wonderful week in this beautiful home. Litsa made us feel so welcome and she was exeptionally generous giving us an opportunity to sample local produce and allowing us to gather vegetables from her extensive garden. Litsa also gave us very useful information on places to visit but a week is nowhere near long enough to explore this lovely island. This is not your average holiday rental. It is a beautifully maintained and appointed home with every convenience.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Liz and her friends are an excellent companion, extremely friendly and communicative. They love the places they visit and like to discover the beauty and nature of Crete. They took care of the house as though it was theirs and transfer to the host all their positive energy for life and travel. Thank you, Liz, and I wish you many trips and unique explorations!
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Well-endowed house. Friendly hostess.

  • 5 of 5

Very cozy and well-endowed house. Friendly hostess cooked delicious treats and gave vegetables grown in the garden. Location of the house in walking distance from the sea. Everything was wonderful. The only correction: the house is suitable for comfortable accommodation 4, not 5 people.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ρesponsible guests. Enver and his family are a particularly serious and responsible family. They had a keen interest in the sights and local traditions of the island. The apartment was perfectly clean tidy. We would highly recommend them to every guest on Homeawαy. I just wanted to clarify that the house is 120 sq. Meters and the layout of the bedrooms is as follows: One bedroom with a double bed and a second with 2 semi-double beds (1.20 x2.00). Also in the office area (a little isolated from the living room) there is a sofa bed of the visitor (0.80x 2.00). Last year at this house stayed 5 and 7 people (3 children). semi beds
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  • 5 of 5

A very nice apartment to feel good. The landlady is very friendly, helpful and accommodating. We were surprised with fresh fruits, vegetables, cakes and a casserole. We would highly recommend this apartment and would like to come back anytime. The environment is very quiet and the beach is also easy to reach. Thank you Litsa, that we were allowed to be your guests.

Ein sehr schöne Wohnung zum Wohlfühlen. Die Vermieterin ist sehr freundlich, hilfsbereit und zuvorkommend. Wir wurden mit frischen Obst, Gemüse, Kuchen und einem Auflauf überrascht. Diese Wohnung würden wir sehr empfehlen und auch jederzeit gerne Wiederkommen. Die Umgebung ist sehr leise und der Strand auch gut zu erreichen. Danke Litsa, dass wir deine Gäste sein durften.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Sandra for the very good cooperation and understanding we had. You are very friendly and polite family. I'm glad I helped even a little to discover Crete. I'm waiting for you next time for more explorations. Kiss the children!
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Sehr schönes, gut ausgestattetes und liebevoll eingerichtetes Haus

  • 5 of 5

Wir haben mit unseren beiden Kindern in dem Ferienhaus zwölf tolle Tage verbracht. Das Haus entspricht der Beschreibung und bietet die Möglichkeit, seine Zeit sowohl in schön ausgestatteten und klimatisierten Räumen als auch auf den beiden Terrassen (mit Meerblick) zu verbringen. Die Vermieterin ist ein zuvorkommende Gastgeberin, die uns sofort mit selbstgemachtem Kuchen, Auflauf sowie allerlei Obst und Gemüse aus dem eigenen Garten empfangen und über den gesamten Urlaub versorgt hat. Zum Strand nach Skaleta muss man ein gutes Stück laufen, weshalb man doch das Auto nimmt, um dorthin zu gelangen oder einen der nahe gelegenen schöneren Strände anfährt. Auch hierfür haben wir von der Vermieterin jede Menge gute Tipps erhalten.

Alles in allem können wir den Aufenthalt in diesem Ferienhaus sehr empfehlen.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Christian for your good commends. You are a wonderful family. I am glad you enjoyed your stay at my apartment. Thank you for respecting the rules of the home. I will be happy to host you again! The Christian family is highly recommended to every host on Homeawαy.
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Selten zu finden: so ein Haus, so eine Vermieterin!

  • 5 of 5

Wir erlebten eine wundervolle Zeit in dem Haus. Den vorangegangenen positiven Kommentaren können wir uns voll und ganz anschließen. Auch von uns vielen Dank, Litsa!

  • Review Submitted: 16-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great guests! Karl and Igne were the most friendly and polite guests I had in the past 2 years. Thank you for taking care of the house, watering the flowers and the garden. I appreciate your gentle behavior and silent presence during the holidays. I will be happy to host you again. Thank you!! Große Gäste! Karl und Igne waren die freundlichsten und höflichsten Gäste, die ich in den letzten 2 Jahren hatte. Danke, dass Sie sich um das Haus gekümmert haben und die Blumen und den Garten bewässert haben. Ich schätze Ihr sanftes Verhalten und Ihre stille Anwesenheit in den Ferien. Ich werde mich freuen, Sie wieder zu empfangen. Vielen Dank!!
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Wunderbares Haus mit wunderbarer Vermieterin

  • 5 of 5

Zuerst ein Dank an die Vermieterin: So eine Gastfreundschaft haben wir nirgends erlebt! Unmengen Obst und Gemüse aus eigenem Anbau standen auf dem Tisch, dazu Auflauf und Kuchen, Honig und Wein. Nachgereicht wurden Gebäck, Olivenöl und eingelegte Früchte. Unglaublich. Das Haus ist wunderbar und liebevoll eingerichtet, umfassend ausgestattet und Gebrauchsutensilien von Alufolie über Duschbad bis Laptop vorhanden. Alles ist super sauber. Alles entspricht der Beschreibung - voll ausgestattete Küche, 2 Bäder, 2 Schlafzimmer, min. 3 Sitzmöglichkeiten draußen, ... Das Meer ist fußläufig schnell erreicht, für Ausflüge empfiehlt sich ein Mietwagen. Unweit des Hauses hält aber auch ein Bus. Das Haus ist ruhig gelegen, es führt eine kleine Straße vorbei. Und das Abendessen mit Blick auf Meer und Berge mit Abendrot ist einfach nur schön. Vielen Dank Litsa!!!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great family for hosting! Uta, her husband and their cute little boy are an ideal family for hospitality! They are very friendly, easy to communicate, and almost silent in their stay. They loved and cared for the house leaving it better than they found it.. very clean ang tidy! I strongly recommend them. Uta thank you so mutch!
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Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Chania and Heraclion
Nearest Ferry
65 Kilometres
Chania and Heraclion port
Nearest Motorway
200 Metres
Highway, national road
Nearest Restaurant
230 Metres
Pasithea on the beach
Nearest Beach
230 Metres
Skaleta beach
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

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Fees No additional mandatory fees

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 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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