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Lovely Villa With Panoramic Views, Large Private Pool. Easy Access To Beaches

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Villa near Kastellos, Rethymnon,Crete, Greek Islands, Greece - Peaceful Rural Location, Amazing Views, Easy Access To Shops, Tavernas And Beaches, free Wifi.

Villa Dris is a beautiful architect designed, fully equipped villa with stunning panoramic mountain and sea views. Easy access to sandy north and south coast beaches, local villages with a good choice of shops and the stylish town of Rethymnon with a beautiful Venetian harbour, marina, sandy beaches, tavernas and wide variety of interesting shops. The villa has 3 bedrooms (2 king size and a twin), an ensuite bathroom, a shower room, lounge, kitchen, terraces, extensive gardens, a large swimming pool with Roman steps and a pool house by the pool with kitchenette and shower room.

Property Manager
Robin & Veronica Cross
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
9 July, 2018

About Robin & Veronica Cross

Robin and Veronica have managed to do what many people dream of doing - we escaped from the rat race of crowded suburbia, having fallen in love with Beeson Farm, an historic, disused and derelict Devon farm nestling in a wonderfully tranquil valley less than a mile from a wonderful, unspoilt beach. Much hard work and loads of money later we are delighted to offer you beautifully restored cottages which have retained their character whilst providing every comfort and all mod cons. We have achieved AA 4 stars rating and recommendations from the Guardian, Express and Woman magazine. Our environmental efforts have resulted in being awarded a Gold Green Tourism Award.

We offer a range of quality accommodation which is child friendly, dog welcome or pet & feather free and wheelchair accessible

Robin & Veronica Cross purchased this villa in 2007

Why Robin & Veronica Cross chose Rethimno

We wanted to buy a holiday home in the southern Medtiteranean. Having visited and rejected many places, we fell in love with Crete. We think it is the perfect holiday destiation with lots of sunshine, beautiful beaches, mountains, gorges, caves, friendly tavernas serving locally sourced food and drink.We searched for a villa with easy access to both airports, the N. and S. coasts and Rethymnon which we think is the nicest large town on the island. We also wanted a quiet location but to be near a village with local shops and and good tavernas. The villa had to have amazing panoramic views of the sea and mountains, be on a very large plot and have a large swimming pool. We only found one villa that met all our search criteria - Villa Dris !! We hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

What makes this villa unique

It has fabulous views, a larger pool than most villas with the added benefit of Roman steps rather than the usual ladder. We also have a pool house with a kitchenette and shower room plus wc so you don't need to go into the villa when you are settled by the pool. There is the added bonus of having a Biodigestor sewerage system which allows you to flush toilet paper (no other items please) rather than putting it into the bathroom bin as is usual in Greece! We also have two k/s beds (unusual for Greece) and twin beds all with really expensive comfortable mattresses unlike the cheap uncomfortable ones you often find in Greece.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Rethimno in Nikiforos Fokas

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Enuite bathroom to bedroom 1 with bath, shower over, bidet, WC and basin. Shower room with WC and basin. Further shower room in pool house with WC and basin.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with K/S bed, ensuite, terrace and pergola. Bedroom 2 with K/S bed, terrace and pergola. Bedroom 3 with 2 single beds.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • bay
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: Meet and Greet service provided by helpful caretaker. Pool and garden will be maintained during your stay. Villa also has the additional benefit of a pool house with shower room, WC basin and a kitchenette with cooker and fridge to serve food and drink to the poolside and BBQ dining area. Unique UK designed biodigester sewerage system allows toilet paper to be flushed down the toilets unlike most Greek villas where used toilet paper has to be placed in bathroom bin for later disposal. Outside: Private large 40 sq.m pool with Roman steps. Extensive landscaped Mediterranean garden with specimen trees and flower beds.Terraces and pergolas surround the property and pool allowing magnificent unspoilt views to the White Mountains, rural villages and Aegean Sea coastline. Large purpose built BBQ with spit by the pool with tables, chairs, pool loungers and sun parasols. Cleaning / Towels / Linen All towels and bed linen are included. Other: Entrance vestibule. Separate pool house adjacent to pool with kitchenette and shower room to serve pool area and BBQ.


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Lovely Villa With Panoramic Views, Large Private Pool. Easy Access To Beaches
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews

Great location, beautifull view

  • 5 of 5

For this house and its location, garden, pool, equipment is five stars not enough. ... and viewed sunsets are unforgettable.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing villa in beautiful setting!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful two week stay here. Villa Dris is set in a stunning location, with views that will take your breath away, the pictures cannot capture the stunning landscape. Our flight got into Crete later in the evening, but we still got a much welcomed meet and greet from the local caretaker. He met us in the village and showed us to the house, and made sure we knew where everything was. The villa was clean and tidy on arrival and contained everything we needed to stay. The large pool and extensive gardens make it perfect to spend your time outside soaking up the sunshine. The pool is clean (the caretaker cleans it during your stay) and big, and offers a fun place to cool down and relax. The Villa is about 15 mins drive from the town of Rethmyno, which has beaches, shops and good places to eat. There are also local shops, bakery and butchers a lot closer in the next village. The Villa is about a one hour drive from both the islands airports, making arriving and departing easy. Veronica, the owner is very good to deal with, she stayed in touch before and after our stay, and answered any questions that we had, also offering great advice. Watching the sunset from terrace of the house is something you will never forget and will create memories that will last a lifetime. I would very much recommend a stay at Villa Dris, the whole experience is amazing.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We think that this is our own little shangri-la.

Villa Dris is situated in the hills above Rhethymno with fantastic views across to the white mountains and Chania.

It is such a peaceful place and is a welcome respite from Rhethymno.

We have stayed here three times over the past two years and hope to return soon.

The pool is large and the villa has all that you could ever want.

The owners Veronica and Robin are very helpful and the property is always clean and tidy.

Plenty of eating places around.Local taverna is good and a vast array of restaurants in Rhethyno.

Can`t wait to get back!!!!!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Dec-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Outstanding villa with spectacular views

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable and well appointed villa with a luxurious swimming pool and outside area with fantastic views all around. Quiet and secluded, but not isolated. Interesting local village with hospitable host in local tavern, good for day trips to both north and south coasts.

Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent Stay at Villa Dris

  • 5 of 5

The villa is maintained to a really high standard with excellent bathroom and furniture fittings. The pool is located in an excellent position in the bright sunshine and is ideal to cool down late in the evening.

The panoramic views are outstanding with both mountains around and sea at the distance.

It was is exceptionally clean on arrival

Lovely low cost meal at local taverns offer excellent food and in particular we really enjoyed our meals at the Taverna in Costellos with atmosphere generated by the owner Vasslis.

Rethymnon is the local main town nearby it has a selection of excellent shops and has real character about in the old town area.

Driving around the island offer breath-taking views and boat trips are readily available to visit the Gorge where you can walk if you have enough energy.

Its narrowest point is only 6 meters wide with towering sides.

A very relaxing and enjoyable stay highly recommended with many thanks


  • Review Submitted: 28-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Well-appointed villa in a beautiful secluded area

  • 5 of 5

This is a very well-appointed villa in a quiet area near a village with beautiful views over the surrounding valleys and mountains. There is a great deck for having meals and admiring the view. The pool is excellent. The area is good for bird-watching and also for hiking - a hiking trail passes within a hundred yards of the front gate. Yet despite the sense of peace and isolation, shops for food etc are not far away and it's only a short trip down to the main coastal road and Rethymnon. This villa is thoroughly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
80 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
11 Kilometres
Car: necessary


Easy drive to a variety of lovely sandy north coast beaches (nearest 11 km).

Short 28 km drive through gorge and magnificent unspoilt countryside to the fabulous south coast beaches for sun bathing, swimming, diving and water sports or just quiet relaxation. Good range of beach tavernas and bars.


Car hire essential. Heraklion Airport and Chania Airport both approximately 90 kilometres away via the New National Road. Approximately 1 hour 15 minutes drive time from both.

Good regular coach service along the New National Road, some local buses and plenty of taxis.


The local centre of Armeni with supermarkets, bakery, tavernas, cheese shop, chemist and petrol filling station is 6 minutes drive away.

The village taverna in Kastellos is walkable ( 15-20 minutes ) or 4 minutes drive time.

The stylish port town of Rethymnon with its harbour, marina, town beaches interesting architecture, fortezza and interesting shops is 11 kilometres ( short 20 minutes drive away.)

Further Details:

Lots of historic sites, Minoan, Roman, Greek, churches and monasteries, magnificent gorges, mountain ranges, caves. Lovely local walks including the European E4 walking route across Crete sited only 200 metres away from villa. Plenty of choice of local inexpensive country tavernas nearby.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Rethimno, Crete

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 6
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 3
1 Jun 2019 - 30 Jun 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 4
1 Jul 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Booking Notes:
Flexible. Please contact owner

Changeover Day:
Flexible. Please contact owner

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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