Traditional Cretan villa with a private pool, roof terrace and stunning views across the valley to the sea. The nearest beach is only 10 minutes drive away. Heraklion airport is 50 minutes away. Chania airport 40 minutes. The villa has one double and one twin bedroom. The villa has a unique location between all touristic destinations in Crete Island. You can get anywhere in Crete with very easy access.
- Villa914 sq. ft.
- Separate WCs0
- Min. Stay3 nights
Sunset Villa in Agia Triada, Rethymno, Crete - Peaceful Location, 10Mins Drive to the Beach
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- English, Arabic
- Calendar last updated:
- 18 Aug 2018
About Ibrahim Soliman
My name is Ibrahim, I am British/Egyptian. I work as a a Strategic analyst.Sunset Villa to me. It's not just a holiday home, it's much more than that. I picked Crete because I use to go there each summer holiday when I was student in Alexandria University. I use to work in farms, restaurants and hotels. I made loads of friends and I speak the Greek language. It was a dream for me to build a house in Crete as I felt it was my home. I came from a very poor background and this would be my first house ever. I finished at university then went to the UK to specialise in management accounts. Worked very hard, saved some money, then went back to look for a plot of land and built with a new vision in my mind of a holiday home.
Ibrahim Soliman purchased this Villa in 2004
Why Ibrahim Soliman chose Agia Triada
I went to many places in Crete to buy the plot of land I had imagined, but nothing really moved me. One day I went to see a plot in Agia Triada village, when I arrived there and stood on the land, I said "wow! yes", it was exactly what I wanted, near the beach, supermarkets and restaurants, but far enough away to be peaceful and quiet. (It is only half a mile.) The views from where I stood were magical. It's very strange how you can feel that you are related to a place from the first visit, just feel at home. I had a lot of inputs to the design of the villa, so I feel it is my baby! I wanted to make the villa different to other holiday homes. I wanted people to feel at home, relaxed, at peace and to enjoy every minute of their holiday.
What makes this Villa unique
A holiday in sunset villa will recharge your energy because of the fresh air, privacy, peace and quietness. The villa is surrounded with magical views of the sea, mountains, and olive groves across the valley. Where-ever you are in the villa you will enjoy the views. Even when you are in the sitting room having a drink you will see the surrounded views. This is one of the benefits you get in sunset villa and you wouldn't be able to get it in many other places; as it is high on a hill. If you go up to the roof terrace, you will enjoy relaxing on the hammocks watching the amazing panoramic views, and you will have more time in the sun while other surrounding villas have no sun around late afternoon.
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We stayed at this villa for 9 nights and wish we had booked for longer. The villa is situated in a very peaceful, beautiful location. The roof terrace and the pool are both fabulous and were very well used. There are two hammocks on the roof terrace which we used every night, looking out towards the view of the sea and the neighboring villages. The villa itself is comfortable and clean and and has everything you need. The welcome pack was much appreciated.
We have never driven abroad before and were very nervous. Ibrahim the owner arranged car hire. He also arranged for us to be picked up and escorted from the airport to the villa and back again to the airport. Everything ran like clockwork and the team used by the owner were great. Yannis in the neighboring property and the pool cleaner were also very kind and helpful.
We did not venture far but discovered some really nice tavernas about 10 minutes drive away. We really liked a taverna is a small village named Mesi which is well sign posted and about 15 minutes drive away. The people here were very friendly and the food tasty
This is the first time that we have been abroad without booking through a travel agent. We were amazed how smoothly and stress free everything ran and this was down to the owner Ibrahim. He answered all of our e mails in a very timely manner and was very very helpful and accommodating.
We would have no problem recommending this villa. It is a very good base if you are brave enough to go out exploring or if you just want to totally relax and unwind
Thank you I brahim for letting us use your lovely villa
Thank you so much for your kind words Paula. I am so happy that you and your family enjoyed your holiday at my villa. Hope to see you again in the near future.
Wonderful Cretan villa, clean, well managed, modern and excellent location.
We (3 experienced adult travellers) used the villa for a week in July 2018. The villa was everything it was advertised to be: clean, modern, spacious (both indoors and outdoors) and functional. It could not be faulted. It was very quiet although we went off-season. Wonderful views and beautiful flowers and trees. The large outdoor space provides great spots to relax in the shade with sumptuous vistas. Inside, the Air-Con was invaluable as temperatures didn’t drop below 26. Note there is no air-con in the 2nd bedroom, just a ceiling fan. The owner was very attentive throughout the entire rental process and prompt in answering any queries. For example, the wifi code we were given was incorrect but that was soon resolved.
Two issues from the villa contract to emphasise: a) the apartment is very difficult to find, Sat Nav and detailed Google maps were of little use. We found the village, parked our car and walked around until we spotted it. If you’re arriving late you’ll struggle to find it in the dark without assistance. The owner does provide a guide (for a fee) to take you from the airport to the accommodation. Also note the very steep and narrow road to the villa and its parking space. b) small children will need to be supervised closely, there are slippy stone stairs, low walls over big drops and the deep swimming pool is unguarded. If you are eating by the pool of an evening, watch out for insect bites if you are susceptible.
The villa is in a great location to explore large parts of Crete. However, the roads and signs are generally poor so you will need your wits about you. Note that Heraklion is 70 min away and Chania 90min away IF you follow the speed limits. There are good beaches just east of Rethymno about 15 min away by car. Petrol stations are everywhere. Rethymno itself is a large and bustling town and well worth a visit. Around the villa itself there are several good tavernas and supermarkets, for example Pigi which is a 5min car drive, once you know the route. We tended to eat at these local tavernas as the food was good and inexpensive as it was wherever we went (£5 would usually get you a good meal).
In conclusion, we would have absolutely no qualms in renting the villa for a future holiday.
We had an amazing 2 weeks at Sunset Villa. A good location for exploring Crete. Sadly the taverna within walking distance was closed, so a bit more remote than expected. The villa was lovely and the pool was well kept. Would definately return.
Another day in paradise!!!!
A beautiful villa with stunning views made for a fantastic holiday. It was everything we had hoped for and sitting in the hammocks on the roof terrace gave us some wonderful memories. As described, the villa was in a very quiet and peaceful location but with a car, (which is essential), getting to the local shops and tavernas wasn't a problem.
Ibrahim was a very good host, he kept us updated prior to the holiday and the pick up from the airport and the hire car which he organised went without a hitch.
Altogether a great weeks holiday and I would definitely recommend Sunset Villa for a relaxing break in the sun.
Thank you for your kind words , I am glad that you had a fantastic holiday at Sunset villa.
Hope to hear from you again in the near future.
Relaxing, amazing views and peaceful surroundings
Thank you Ibrahim for a wonderful holiday. The villa was everything we could have hoped for. Beautiful views, very private and peaceful and relaxing. Villa was clean and comfortable with a lovely pool. Views from the roof terrace where amazing especially the sunrise which was well worth getting up for. Didn't want to come home. Definitely recommend this villa if you want piece and quiet but also want access to town and beach although car is a must. Brilliant holiday.
Thank you Pam for your kind words. Hope to see you again in the near future.
Wonderful, relaxing holiday in a beautiful villa
We loved Sunset Villa, it was everything that we hoped for. Beautifully maintained, pool, patios and a rooftop with hammocks and a view over the whole valley. It suited our need for a relaxing holiday. The location is good as a base for touring and there are plenty of beaches close by (though you do need a car). We enjoyed old town Rethymo, the local beaches and trips into the mountains. Crete is really interesting and friendly. Weather was warm and sunny in May. We would definitely recommend this villa to friends and family. Really easy to reach the owner too - friendly emails which we appreciated.
Thank you Caroline. I hope that you went back home happy and to see you and your family again in the future.
The nearest beach is in about 500 meters, 5 minutes drive or less.
Rethymno is situated roughly half way between the islands 2 airports in Herklion and Chania. It is 50 minutes to Herklion and 45 minutes to Chania.
Adele village is 1 minute by car. Rethymno is a 10 minutes drive. Car hire is a must but here you are well positioned to see most of the island.
Crete is the most southerly of the Greek islands and is blessed with a lovely climate, lovely beaches, high mountains, breathtaking views and an amazing history. Also the food is great. Walking, cycling, diving, horse-riding, and sea fishing are available locally.
Direction from Heraklion airport
Booking Notes: Changeover Day: we are flexible with change over day Georgia who is managing the villa, do mid clean and shopping for any client who wish to have this service, clients should pay Georgia directly for those services. Flexible. Notes on prices: Prices are for the villa per week in UK Pounds.