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Traditional Villa with pool and garden! Villa Manolia

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,464 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

230m2 Villa with 5 en-suite bedrooms, absolout privacy

Villa Manolia is a beautiful traditional holiday house located at the village of Prines which is just 5km away from the town of Rethymnon.

The Villa is designed to offer magnificent views of the area ( sea view and mountain view), the sky and the Cretan agriculture.

It lies on a large property, which has its private entrance(private parking place) and is surrounded by trees and beautiful gardens with many Mediterranean flowers on the outskirt of Prines, near the north coast of Crete. All materials used to construct and furnish Villa Manolia are natural and eco friendly.

A freshwater pool, with sun lounges and parasols and a wonderful sea view provide a refreshment on hot summer days.Around the swimming pool there are generously constructed terraces.

The pool is suitable for 10 persons (40sq.m) .

Viila Manolia is built in tree floors.

The Villa is furnished tastefully and comfortable, built in 2002, approx. 300 square meters, 5 bedrooms in the midst of a well-tended lawn- and garden property.

The heightened ground floor has direct exit to partly covered patio (approx. 70 square meters) with access to the swimming pool . Also at this level there is also the living/dining room, direct Open kitchen with electric stove, fume hood, refrigerator with freezer, coffee machine, new NESPRESSO coffee machine and dishwasher. Direct access to the barbeque area from the kitchen .There is also one bedroom with double bed. Anteroom (big built-in closet with safe), bathroom with tub and toilet.

At the first floor: there is :1 bedroom with 1 double bed, balcony. Own bathroom with tub and toilet. 1 bedroom with a double bed and direct exit to the patio (approx. 20 square meters) with a great sea view. Own bathroom with shower and toilet. 1 bedroom with 2 single beds, balcony. Own bathroom with shower and toilet.

At the Basement there is : 1 bedroom with double bed, own bathroom with shower and toilet. Fitness room with fitness equipment and a table tennis. Bathroom with shower and toilet. Lumber-room with washer, ironing board and iron.

From 2017 all our mattresses are COCO MAT,designed to offer you relaxing, comfortable sleep, Coco Mat mattresses are made of natural materials which are stacked in multiple layers. No metal springs are used.

Greek Tourism Organisation: We have to inform you that both villas are approved by Greek Tourism Organisation.

More Details

Manolia Giannouli
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, Greek
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 May, 2018

About Manolia Giannouli

Giannoulis Family owns three villas in the Village Prines , Villa Manolia- Villa DiStella and Villa Olia.

Our expirience over the last 15years made as to have the expirience to offer you the best for your holidays .


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

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2464 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 6 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • At Villa Manolia all rooms have its own bathroom. There is also 6th bathroom for common use.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , 30cm2 louxory bedroom with bathroom + access to the pool
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 27cm2 with balcony and sea view
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , 27cm2 with, bathroom, balcony and mountain view
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , 30cm2 bedroom , eith bathroom
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed , 29cm2 with balcony , bathroom and sea view
  • All bedrooms at villa Manolia are very confortable with air-condition and their own bathroom. There is the suite bedroom at the ground floor which has seperate wordrope area and bathroom, also it has direct access to the swiiming pool and outdoor sitting areas. At the first floor of the villa there are three bedrooms , two with double beds and their own bathroom and one with two single beds . Also at this level of the villa is the terrace with a sitting area to enjoy your drink at sunset. At the lower floor of the villa is the fifth bedroom with a double bedand its own bathroom. Baby cot is provided for free when it is necessary. All bedrooms are from 26 to 30 cm2.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace
  • Gated Community
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 10 deck chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(8 traveller reviews)

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Traditional Villa with pool and garden! Villa Manolia
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews

Beautiful house, wonderful village, great owners

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay here! We had 5 adults and 5 older kids. The layout and space in the house is perfect. Our kids loved the ping pong table/game room. The rooms are all a generous size, as is the outdoor space. We never felt cramped or uncomfortable. Three of the rooms are located on the top floor, one on the middle floor by the living room/kitchen, and one on the ground floor by the playroom (perfect for our two 16 year olds!)

There is fresh rosemary and lemon in the yard. The bbq is awesome. The views are incredible as well.

The house if very clean. The bedding is good quality and comfortable. The bathrooms are clean as well. We had everything we needed. There is tons of privacy and the house/property is very secure.

The village is a quaint, lovely place and the people are very kind. Our teenagers spent hours walking around exploring and enjoying the wonderful village. We had excellent coffee and tzatziki from the Taverna, a truly fantastic meal at The Olive, and a wonderful meal at Gianniko's. All are an easy walk from the house. The next village over has a good size supermarket with awesome pistachios and homemade pita bread. For larger grocery trips, there is a Lidl approximately 4km from the house. Rethmnon is very close and definitely worth a visit!

The owners are great too! They brought delicious homemade treats, bought a few grocery items for us since we arrived late, were always available if we needed them or had any questions, and are just genuinely nice people.

Just for informational purposes - the pool is not heated. In the hot summer, that is not an issue, but it makes a difference in April. You mustn't throw toilet paper in the toilet. It goes in the trashcan. Don't let that be the determining factor in considering to stay here. Turns out, that is how it is in 98% of places in Crete. The oven is not as effective at heating food when you use the stove top at the same time.

Again, this place is fantastic!! We would happily stay there again. This wonderful house made our trip all the more memorable, enjoyable, and relaxing.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous Villa Manolia

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful spacious villa, lovely pool, fantastic views of the sea, extremely kind, welcoming and generous owners. A great week had by all of us.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We rented the Villa Manolia at the beginning of September 2011 for 2 weeks. There were 9 of us, including a 2 1/2 year old. The villa had plenty of room so that if we wanted to we could go to another part of the property to get away from everyone else!

The villa was very clean and the cleaner seemed to be at the property every couple of days, but without intruding on us. There were plenty of towels and when we asked, the owner brought us towels for the pool and beach.

The kitchen was big enough and had everything we needed to cook for 9 people. The barbecue area was a lovely addition and we enjoyed cooking there too.

My only moan would be that one of the double bedrooms was in the basement (as stated in the description) but when compared with the other rooms it was a disappointment for the person who drew the short straw for it.

We went to the taverna in the village where we all enjoyed the meze, which was enough to fill us without a main course. However, some of us struggled on and thoroughly enjoyed the mains too!

The owners made us very welcome at the property, and any small problems were sorted out very quickly.

All in all a lovely, spacious villa in a beautiful setting, making this a truly lovely holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Sep-2011
  • Date of Stay: August 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you
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  • 5 of 5

Instämmer med övriga recentioner

  • Review Submitted: 27-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Je recommande très fortement!

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé 1 semaine dans cette grande villa avec 7 adultes, le coin terrasse/piscine est immense, le coin barbecue est très sympa du coup les soirées ne se ressembles pas !

Les propriétaires sont très disponibles et généreux ( accueilli par une entrée et un plat maison ainsi qu'une bouteille de vin, les draps ont été changés dans la semaine et la piscine nettoyée ).

La villa est au calme, la ville rethymno est à 10 min en voiture pour les achats et la plage ( mais la propriétaire à un minimarket à 3 min en voiture si besoin).

le reste est conforme à la description et 2 voitures peuvent être garées facilement dans l'enceinte de la villa avec un portail automatique.

Bref je recommande fortement ! et merci aux propriétaires !

  • Review Submitted: 14-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Dejligt hus i skønne omgivlser. Ikke "turist præget"

  • 4 of 5

Et dejligt hus i meget smukke omgivelser. Ved ankomst blev vi modtaget med hjemmebagt kage, frugt, vand og vin. Midt på ugen fik vi nye håndklæder - og atter en lækker hjemmebagt kage :-)

Der var meget rent og køkkenet var udstyret så der let kunne laves mad til 10 personer (hvilket ikke altid er tilfældet). Det kunne have været rart hvis der også var air condition i det nederste værelse, da vinduerne ikke kunne åbnes pga de mange katte, der var udenfor. Absolut et hus vi kan anbefale.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
90 Kilometres
Heraklion airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
4 Kilometres
Rethymno port
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
New national motorway
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
two traditional tavernas
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Koumbes Beach or Petres Beach
Car: necessary

One hour by car from Heraklion and only 7 minutes from Rethymnon or 3 min from the sea, the traditional village of Prines is set on the lush green hill overhanging Rethymnon.Prines used to be an important place during the Venetian occupation and the church of St. Nicolas dates from the 13th century. All the necessary shops can be found in the village, such as 2 supermarkets, a traditional kafenio and two tavernas. The village itself is surrounded by olive trees and is ideal for people who like less crowded places and want to be close to a very rich nature.

Rethymnon is very close, offering many and diverse activities and excursions.


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Fees No additional mandatory fees

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.