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Premium Beachfront Accommodation with Pool & Panoramic Sea Views From Any Angle!

Bedrooms 4
Separate WCs1
Space 2,583 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Premium Villa with 4 en-suite bedrooms 50 meters away from Panormo sandy beach!

Villa Contessa is approved by Greek Tourism Organization with license number: 1041K10003272501.

Set atop the Cretan sea, the brand new Villa Contessa takes advantage of its location by offering sweeping views of the beach, the bay and the village of Panormo. The villa has an open plan that helps connect the main living spaces with the outdoors, via a large viewing deck with pool. Additionally all of our en-suite bedrooms have access to veranda or balconies to give all rooms unrestricted access to the impressive view. Being only a stone-throw away from the sandy beach, the villa offers premium holiday experience and services to our guests. Enjoy tranquillity, comfort and luxuriousness in this exquisite and unique villa.

Furnished in a combination of stylish and luxurious touches, the villa offer a perfect layout to maximize both space and views. Offering a quick access to Panormo beach, it can accommodate 8 people in beds.

- Indoor layout -

Entering the villa on the ground floor, there is a spacious open plan area consisting of a living room area with a sofa, satellite 50” HDTV, Playstation 4, a dining area and a fully equipped authentic kitchen with top quality fixtures and appliances. From the living room area, you have direct access to a veranda which offers exceptional panoramic views of the Cretan sea and the nearby beach. There is also a toilet located on the same floor.

Ground floor hosts a bedroom with a king bed and en-suite bathroom with shower. The bed can be transformed to be 2 single beds if needed.

Reaching the first floor through a staircase or an elevator, there are 2 bedrooms with a king bed, sitting area and en-suite bathroom. One of the en-suite bathroom has shower and the other one has shower and Jacuzzi.

Reaching the second floor (loft) through the staircase or the elevator, there is a bedroom with 2 single beds which also can be transformed to be a double bed if needed. All the bedrooms offer views to the sea from any angle, HDTV, mini bar fridge, air-condition, closet and access to outdoor area or balconies. Additionally all the floors are connected by elevator which offers perfect holiday layout in order to maximise the comfort.

- Outdoor area -

The beautifully landscaped outdoor area offers a variety of facilities and spots for relaxation.

More specifically our outdoor facilities include:

- A swimming pool with pool alarm system for child safety.

- Gas barbecue

- Dining table for 8 people next to the pool.

- A variety of furnished spots (with sun beds, umbrellas, tables and chairs) for relaxing in the veranda and balconies around the villa

The whole outdoor area is totally private and fenced, offering 100% privacy to our guests.

More Details

Property Manager
Kostas Vasilakis
Member since: 2010
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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 September, 2018

About Kostas Vasilakis

My name is Kostas Vasilakis and I have studied marketing and business management. Already being an owner of two successful villas and co-owner of, a well known web development company in Greece, I started to manage other vacation rentals in 2012.

I have the full management of all the vacation rentals that I represent, knowing everything about them and the areas in which they are located.

My aim is to help the homeowners to manage their vacation properties to their full advantage and guests to relax and have the finest holiday experience with 24/7 service providing advice and information for all their concerns throughout their stay.

Let me be your personal advisor for your holidays and let’s start organising your trip in Crete together!

My company which called “etouri” is located in 271 Arkadiou Str. Rethymno, Crete and is approved by the Greek Tourist Organisation with license number: 1041E60610185001

Kostas Vasilakis purchased this villa in 2017

What makes this villa unique

What makes Villa Contessa so special:

- Staying in a beachfront villa is a unique experience! The location offers you to be next to any kind of shops, restaurants, bars, cafes and the beach. Everything can be reached on foot with a plenty of choices and it is not necessary to rent cars if you stay in the villa area.

- Only a stones throw away to the nearest organised sandy beach. We will provide beach equipment such as beach towel and bag. Also our WiFi internet connection is accessible from the beach.

- Our beachfront location makes the villa to have a panoramic spectacular sea view which is a key feature of the house. The exceptional sunset spread in front of the villa will offer unforgettable memories!

- Premium villa with high quality in all the details to ensure comfortable stay.

- The villa has spacious bedrooms with king size beds, mini bar fridge and en-suite bathrooms and perfect holiday layout in order to maximise the comfort. Additionally all the floors are connected by elevator.

- Facilities for children such as Playstation 4 with games.

- Holiday advisor call centre is available exclusively to our guests. It has a landline connection which you can call anytime for any problem, question or just seeking our advice.

- The hospitality of the owner and her family who will be on hand with helpful advice and information whenever it is needed. The owners have a wide knowledge of the island and will be only to willing to suggest places of interest and routes to get there.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa around the Panormos around the Mylopotamos

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2583 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • rural
  • town
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Lift ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , On the ground floor, en-suite bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , On the first floor, en-suite bathroom
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Jacuzzi , On the first floor, en-suite bathroom
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , On the second floor, en-suite bathroom
    Bathroom 5 (WC) - Toilet , Toilet on the ground floor
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , On the ground floor with en-suite bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , On the first floor with en-suite bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , On the first floor with en-suite bathroom
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , On the second floor (loft) with en-suite bathroom
  • All the bedrooms offer views to the sea from any angle, mini bar fridge, HDTV, air-condition, closet and access to outdoor area or balconies. Baby cot is also available.
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Our services include: Welcome Basket - Cleaning every 3 days - Linen and towel change every 3 days - Pool towels provided - Gardener twice a week - Cleaning and pool maintenance 2 or 3 times a week (depends on the weather). - Beach equipment (beach towel and bag) Services upon request (extra charge): Doctor on call - Massage - Beauty treatments - Yoga and/or Pilates mat sessions - Baby sitting - Daily excursions - Diving - Car or Bicycle rent - Photographer - Delivery of traditional Cretan food to your place - Airport transfer - Cook (Chef) in your villa. Please tell us your wish and we will try to make it reality!


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average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Exceeded our expectations in every way.

  • 5 of 5

Lovely, spacious villa in a perfect location providing everything you could possibly need. Spotlessly clean, with quality furnishings and lots of personal touches making this holiday rental feel more like a home. Photos don’t really do it justice, however the pool is smaller than it appears, but it still provided a great place to cool off and endless fun. Would highly recommend and we would definitely return. Thank you to the owners and management company for first class service. We had a ball!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Sep-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
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Perfect week in a beautiful Villa.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week at Villa Contessa. The Villa is beautifully decorated and spotlessly clean. We didn't arrive until 11.30pm but the owner Christina was there to greet us and show us around. Christina had left us a lovely welcome pack and had arranged our shopping for the first few days. She also brought us some delicious warm baked treats on Wednesday morning. Thank you Christina.

There are four really spacious en-suite rooms each with its own unique décor. The downstairs living area is compact but perfectly sufficient given we spent 90% of our time around the lovely pool area enjoying the spectacular view .

The villa is very well equipped with all you could need -hairdryers , bathrobes, slippers etc . All our bathrooms were well stocked with a lovely selection of toiletries. There is a PlayStation ,& board games. The kitchen has all the modern appliances you could possibly need.

The location of the Villa was also a big attraction for us as we didn't want to hire a car. There are two lovely small beaches within a 2 minute walk and the village of Panormo is also no more then a 2 minute walk away and has absolutely everything you need. Panormo is a charming village , offering an authentic experience, un-spoilt by mass tourism. It has a very relaxed and calm vibe that was exactly what I was looking for. There are plenty of family run restaurants offering wonderful food at very reasonable prices. The "Feta from the oven" at George and Georgia is a must !

Eleni who was our advisor from Etouri was so very, very helpful and I was amazed how responsive she was to any little query we had no mater what time of the day or night it was . Kostos was also extremely helpful when I was arranging the trip, answering my numerous questions with great patient and attentiveness.

If you are looking for luxury accommodation , in a charming village with impeccable services this is a must! I would not hesitate to recommend to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolute perfection.

  • 5 of 5

Thanks to Ms Christina and all those who helped to make our stay at Villa Christina so wonderful. The villa is beautifully appointed, with 4 large bdms-all with ensuites, A/C, great closet space and amazing views. There is also a lift/elevator for any family members who may have difficulty with stairs. The villa is located in a lovely little fishing village, Panormos, approximately 50 minutes from the Heraklion airport. We rented a car at the airport following a recommendation from the villa management, and they were super friendly and easy to locate. The villa is located 50-100 metres from many of the village’s great tavernas, tourist shops, and a small supermarket. And if your eager for an early morning, you can stroll down to the dock/port and purchase fresh seafood. The balcony area is obviously the highlight of the house. The pool is lovely and well maintained. And the view over the ocean and beach below is absolutely stunning! The weather(July) was amazing as well. Approximately 30 Celsius (90F) everyday with not a cloud in the sky. Perfect! We, along with our 3 children, absolutely loved Villa Contessa and would happily recommend to all. Thanks so much Ms Christina and Co.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
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Fantastic Villa in a Charming Village !

  • 5 of 5

We chose this Holiday from the stunning photos on the website and when we arrived we were not disappointed. Sometimes photos can be made to look better than the real thing but this was certainly not the case here , if anything the villa was better in real life !! The owner Christina was extremely helpful as were all the Etouri staff and nothing was to much trouble to them. The villa was ideally located in Panormos which is a quaint fishing Village, with the beach (small but lovely & safe), Shops, restaurants, Tavernas & supermarkets within a short walking distance. We stayed for 7 days and did not leave the village. We had a very relaxing holiday in fantastic surroundings and would recommend to anyone

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
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A relaxing Greek experience.

  • 5 of 5

A large contemporary stylish villa overlooking the sea and beach. 5 good size bedrooms individually themed. All the mod cons you could possible ask for when on holiday . Our hosts were attentive from the moment of booking, recommending car hire (Kosta at best cars was exceptional).The villa was spotless and Christina was there to greet us on our arrival. We had a quiet week choosing to eat in the local tavernas. A very pretty little village and would recommend .

  • Review Submitted: 10-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
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Top class accommodation with excellent hosts and an amazing view

  • 5 of 5

The holiday was 5* deluxe from the moment we stepped into this amazing villa. The lovely owner and incredibly helpful cleaner were there to greet us and really nothing was too much trouble. The accommodation itself is luxury and then some more. It has been beautifully styled throughout. This reasonably small and quiet resort has everything you need. Just enough restaurants and bars to make it interesting. We particularly loved the proximity of where the villa is whereby you can easily access the pretty little beach and also the restaurants and supermarkets.. you definitely do not need a car unless you plan to explore past Panormos. We visited nearby Bali and some other smaller resorts plus Rethymnon, but it would not have bothered us at all if we had just stayed around the villa and Panormos as we had the best food right there in the nearby Tavernas. All in all it was a fabulous holiday and we were not looking forward to coming home but very much look forward to visiting again. Huge thanks to Christina (the owner) Gianna (the cleaner and then some) and Sophia from the office.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60.9 Kilometres
Heraklion airport
Nearest Ferry
58.2 Kilometres
Heraklion port
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Traditional tavern in Panormos
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Panormos beach
Car: not necessary

Villa Contessa is located next to a sandy organised beach in Panormo village, a beautiful seafront village with a lovely view overlooking the Cretan Sea. It is the most central location of the island of Crete and from here you can visit the whole island. It is only 22 km from Rethymno and 56 km from Heraklion town.

Panormo has all kinds of shops such as supermarkets, pharmacies, traditional taverns, cafes, restaurants and some of the best sandy beaches in North coast of Crete and everything can be reached on foot from the house.

With its Cretan hospitality and traditional character, Panormo ensures an unforgettable visit that features impressions of Crete that will remain in the minds of all of its visitors.

Additionally take advantage of the location and explore the nearby villages of Melidoni, Margarites, Eleftherna, Zoniana and Anogia where you can interact with real Cretan people and feel the Cretan hospitality. Around those villages you will also be able to see some unique sightseeing spots like the Idaion Andro cave where the Zeus was born according to Greek Mythology, the Zoniana village museum with candle statues and the cave “Sfendoni”, the well known cave of Melidoni, the traditional pottery shops in Margarites, the Ancient city of Eleftherna with its museum and many more.

Furthermore if you are looking for privileges that only a big city can offer, then Rethymno town is 22 km away and offers unique facilities and a wide variety of entertainment.

On your arrival we will provide you detailed information of the area and what really worth a visit based on your interests.

PLEASE be advised that the villa may appear on a different "location category" on HomeAway affiliate websites, depending on their categorised locations (each affiliate website has its own "location categories").


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa around the Panormos,

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*Special Offer*
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
October 2018
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low Season 2019
1 Jan 2019 - 31 May 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Medium Season 2019
1 Jun 2019 - 30 Jun 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season 2019
1 Jul 2019 - 14 Jul 2019
7 night minimum stay
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High Season 2019
15 Jul 2019 - 19 Aug 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season 2019
20 Aug 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Medium Season 2019
1 Sep 2019 - 30 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low Season 2019
1 Oct 2019 - 31 Dec 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £447.89

**Special Offer in September 2018 is Now Available!**

Refundable security deposit is required.
Everything else is included in the price! There are no additional charges in the price!

Payment Schedule
The deposit needed in order to secure the booking is the 25% of the total cost of the reservation.
The remaining balance and the security deposit is due to be paid 21 days prior to the guest’s arrival.

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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