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Brand new villa with unique sea views, pool, bbq, 3km to the beach!

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,152 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Welcome to DOLCE VITA Villa, located on the hill side of a picturesque, colorful village, near the beach and the lively town of Rethymno! The brand new, four bedroom villa blends harmoniously with the beautiful landscape and offer gorgeous views of the immense light blue Cretan sea and the mountains while the unique and elegant, country chic decoration promises days and nights of relaxation and rejuvenation.

Dolce Vita Villa features four bedroom villa, three bathrooms with a truly amazing pool terrace and stunning sea and sunset views over the olive groves ! Everything you will possibly need is in short distance....Traditional tavernas - restaurants, coffee shops and super market are in walking distance - 500meters. To make things better Kamari Beach is only a few minutes driving away- 3km- and the beautiful city of Rethymno where you can find various types of activities and sea sports on the 7km sandy beach


Outside Area

The 420 m2 outdoor space of Dolce Vita Villa provides everything you need for a memorable family holiday, including a 25m2 private swimming pool (1.50 m deep) in a beautiful terrace, equipped with sun beds, umbrellas, where you’ll love spending your time, just enjoying the sun and the summer breeze! Furthermore, an outdoor shaded sitting area, where you can treat yourself to nice glass of wine or just read a relaxing book and prepare a homemade meal in the BBQ facilities for the whole family are also available while your kids play right next to you, at the children’s playground, equipped with a swing, outdoor kids toys etc. Spend some quality time with your loved ones and make the most out of your stay!


Our Villa is a two storey house and its interior occupies a space of 200 m2. It accommodates up to 9 guests and is ideal for families and groups of friends who seek relaxation and memorable family moments. The house is wonderfully and discreetly decorated, yet very practical, covering all basic needs.. Villa features four lovely bedrooms (three double and one twin), two of which are on the ground floor and the other two on the first floor. Also, all bedrooms are sunny and airy. Bedrooms on the first floor both opening to large verandas with breathtaking views and their own outside sitting area, equipped with furniture. A bathroom and a separate wc - shower are on the ground floor and an additional family bathroom with a bathtub can also be found on the first floor. Located on the ground floor, is the fully equipped kitchen, dining area and living room, with a beautiful open fireplace. The open plan design creates a cozy atmosphere and relaxing environment. The space is sunny and airy all day long, giving off a light, summer feeling! In most areas you can enjoy the fantastic unobstructed view of the area and the sea! Dining outdoors is an experience you should definitely try and you most certainly will love it!

What's provided:

- Welcome basket is included.

- Housekeeping, towels and linen changes once a week.

- Pool and garden cleaning once a week.

- Baby cot and high chair and other equipment available upon request.

-All in-house electronics are available, including a flat-screen TV with satellite reception in both bedrooms and living room, DVD player, top mount fridge with freezer and ice maker, electric stove, kettle, toaster, french coffee maker and espresso, washing machine, tuble dryer, hair-dryer, iron and iron board. Cooking utensils, cleaning utensils and a first aid kit also provided.

- Air-conditioning available.

- Complimentary free Wi-Fi coverage is available throughout the villa.

- 24h/7days concierge service included.

- Free access to a tailor made mobile app. with a local guide (beaches, restaurants, sightseeing, activities, excursions etc)

- Free Parking space inside the Villa premises.

- 5% - 10% discount coupon in car rental

Extra Services

Have in mind that we can arrange anything you may need during your stay at your villa to ensure that you will have unforgettable holidays :

- car hire or transfers,

- massage and aromatotherapy from professionals to relax at your place ,

- chef or a local woman to prepare your meals so that you relax more ,

- meal delivery at the villa,

- fresh breakfast home-made and delivered at your door daily

- diving course to discover the beautiful cretan sea,

- unforgettable safari to explore picturesque villages along with the cretan hospitality and the relaxing nature,

- excursions to visit Spinalonga, Samaria Gorge,

- yacht or small boat hire to party / swim / fish in the crystal clear Cretan sea, - one day cruise to visit Santorini or one day boat ride to discover the unreachable beaches on the southern part of Crete ie Loutro, Marmara etc!

More Details

Property Manager
Evmorfia Tzagkaraki
Speaks English, German, Spanish, Greek
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 May, 2018

About Evmorfia Tzagkaraki

My name is Evmorfia Tzagaraki. I was born and grew up in this beautiful place. I lived for 8 years in UK where I had the chance to study, work, meet people from different cultures and traveled a lot. I came back and with my partner, Elizabeth Kardasi, founded a new company called Muses Travel based on incoming tourism, arranging accommodation and services.

We are here to build a relationship with you through our outstanding personalized service, warm hospitality and knowledge. I will responsible for you from the moment you first contact me sending a request form to book your stay in one of our Villas, up to the moment you get on board to return back home.

Whether you are a family with a baby or a child, we provide you anything you need. Moreover, we offer you upon arrival our application (with or without a tablet) in which you can find all the information you need (places to visit, beaches, shopping, restaurants, bars etc) in the specialized application we have created for Androids and IOS! Furthermore, any kind of arrangement (e.g car hire, excursions, baby sitting, chef or maid to prepare your meals etc) can be made so that you will be troubled as less as possible prior or during your stay!

Evmorfia Tzagkaraki purchased this villa in 2017

Why Evmorfia Tzagkaraki chose Prines

This villa combines everything you need ..... a nice relaxing atmosphere, close to the beach. Also its

Convenient location - everything you want for your holiday is very close:

- Nice beach is just 3km away

- Restaurants at 300m away

- Bars -beach bars to enjoy a summer cocktail next to the beach at Rethymno at 6km

- Super markets, bakery at walking distance

- Close to Gerani Cave where you can admire nature's beauty

-Historic city of Rethymno is 10 min away to walk around the venetian Old City and Port

What makes this villa unique

Short distance to the beach!

Amazing sea view from the balcony and the pool area...Sit and relax while you enjoy a nice glass of white wine looking at the beautiful sunset!

This house is ideal for families with children.


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

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • rural
  • town
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
  • All bedrooms are air conditioned and the mattresses are excellent quality
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Additional Services Upon Request with extra charge: Local woman as a maid to prepare traditional meals for you, Private Chef and Bartender for coctails, Massage, Boat Trips, Yacht hire, Car rental, Airport transfer, Pastry Cook, Tour guide, Activities and organised bus excursions, Additional cleaning and linen changes, Doctor on Call, Organising and planning a special event (wedding, birthday, anniversary, etc.) and much more!


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(3 traveller reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Wonderful villa, fabulous views, quiet area. Great local tavernas and small markets.

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a great first visit to Crete. My husband and I had four lovely days alone, followed by my son and partner and daughter and her partner. for the final week. There is plenty of room in the villa. We had a welcome pack with freshly cooked food (so yummy) What especially attracted me to Dolce Vita was the great outdoor space, the pool, bbq area and separate seating areas. Not to mention amazing views of the Aegean Sea and the mountains!

The Villa is situated in the lovely village of Prines, just south of Rethymno. I chose this area as it has access east to Heraklion, west to Chania and south to the wonderful beaches.

The Villa's owners, Yannis and Maria, whom we met several times could not have been more helpful, generous and hardworking. The Villa and pool is kept immaculately, cleaned with new linen twice a week and pool almost every other day. We also found out that Yannis had built the Villa, amazing!

'Muses Travel' the agents are also great, they keep a discreet distance unless needed and will be there for you whatever the problem.

The villa can easily accommodate up to eight people. We loved being on the quieter edge of the village, but also part of it if we chose. The three tavernas and small markets are all within walking distance.

We all totally recommend this amazing Villa and hope to visit there again very soon.

Thank you Yannis and Maria for allowing us use of your wonderful Villa.

Best wishes, hope to see you again

Brad and Debbie Stein

  • Review Submitted: 10-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Debbie and Brad, Thank you so much for your detailed review and your nice words! I am very happy that you really enjoyed your holidays in Crete and your stay in our villa at Prines. I hope to see you again in the future! Until then I wish you all the best! Evmorfia
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Delightful villa. Amazing views.

  • 5 of 5

We were lucky enough to be one of the first to stay at the villa, and the owners have got pretty much everything right first time. The pool area has loads of room to enjoy the sun, and plenty of shaded areas for when it gets a bit too warm, and the views down to the sea are such a bonus. The house is well equipped, the bedrooms are all large, and the communal areas are modern and tastefully furnished. Best of all was how well we were looked after before and during our stay, with nothing being too much trouble, and every time we needed help or advice it was offered, sometimes before we'd even had to ask. We couldn't have asked for anything more.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Graeme, Thank you so much for your nice words! I am very happy that you really enjoyed your holidays in Crete and your stay in our villa at Prines. I hope to see you again in the future! Evmorfia
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Geweldige villa met veel privacy en zon

  • 5 of 5

Heel fijne vakantie gehad bij villa werd heel goed ontvangen erg gastvrij en alles werd netjes schoongemaakt nog wat lekkers gehad bij aankomst en dag voor vertrek super goede service en redelijk dicht bij een mooie stad voor lekke dingen te doen een min puntje was dat de villa beetje moeilijk vindbaar was voor de eerste keer verder een hele fijne tijd gehad met goede service en een heerlijk zwembad

  • Review Submitted: 14-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fortezza Castle
Lake Kournas
Argiroupoli Springs
Prima Plora
Museum of Contemporary Art of Crete
The skewers of Gagani (Τα σουβλάκια του Γαγάνη)
Ancient Lappa's Necropolis, Argyroupolis
Cyclon Gas Station (Βενζινάδικο Cyclon)
Mojo Burgers
Theater Mythodia - Gerani Rethymnon (Θεατρο Μυθωδια - Γερανι Ρεθυμνου)
CABLE Rethymno Bar Restaurant (CAVO Rethymno Bar Restaurant)
Pharmakeio (ΦΑΡΜΑΚΕΙΟ)
Paleontological Museum
Guora Gate (Μεγάλη Πόρτα - Porta Guora)
Venetian Loggia
Venetian Harbour
Historical and Folklore Museum of Rethymno (Ιστορικό Και Λαογραφικό Μουσείο Ρεθύμνου)
Rimondi Fountain (Ενετική Κρήνη Rimondi)
Living Room Lounge and Bar
Cul De Sac
Raki Ba Raki
Fortezza Lighthouse Bar
Arkadiou (Αρκαδίου)
Punch bowl Irish bar
Dolphin Cruises
Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
7 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
7 Kilometres
Rethymno Sandy beach
Car: recommended

Settled only 7kms away from Rethymno town in the nice and quiet village of Prines, this villa is so well appointed that combines both tranquility and at the same time so close to anything you might need such as restuarants, nightlife, the beach and supermarkets.

In Prines village you can easily reach some local taverns and a mini market as well. It stands only 2kms away from Atsipopoulo, the closest town where you can find everything!


Prices & Availability

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Fees No additional mandatory fees

Guests are responsible to ensure that the property is left in a reasonable condition of cleanliness and in the same condition of repair as upon arrival.
The number of guest should not exceed the number referred at the rental agreement. We do not hold any responsibility for the extra people.
While all pools are built to the standards of the Greek Tourism Organization, parents have full responsibility for supervising their children. Children under the age of 12 are not permitted to use the pool or hot tubs at any time without adult supervision. Diving is also prohibited.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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