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Luxurious villa huge garden and private Heated pool in paradise environment

15 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Photos and Description of this 5 bedroom holiday villa in Melidoni - Villa Melitta

A self- catering fully equipped stone villa with spectacular views

Villa Melitta is a noble house built by George Hatzidakis. He used all his research into traditional architecture and put all his love into the house. The project was finished in 2004. In the middle of a 5000 sq.m fruit grove, rises a small palace, reminding us of a Venetian villa. Melitta is situated just outside of the village of Melidoni, in a quiet environment with a broad and beautiful view of the Tallaia mountains and Psiloritis. There is a wide variety of trees in its huge garden – orange, olive, pear, apple, and peach trees – offering fruits throughout the year. There are also flowers and organically grown vegetables in the backyard of the house. The house covers 250 M2 and there are 5 bedrooms – 2 on the ground floor and 3 on the upper floor – which can accommodate 10 persons, or even 12 if you use the two sofa beds of the sitting room. It has a tasteful interior and there are two verandas on the upper floor, offering you a choice of the view you prefer.

Further Details for The Villa In Rethymno,Crete: The nearest airport of Heraklion (HER) is located 50 km east of the villa, while the port of Rethymnon lies at a distance of 29 km. The airport of Chania (CHQ) is another 90km to the west, that is a 1 hour 30 min drive. A car rental can be arranged to pick you up at the airport and drive you to your villa.

As the owners cooperate with a car rental company you have the opportunity to hire cars in unique prices!!!

The nearest beach of Bali lies at a distance of 6 km, it is sandy and offers many opportunities for water sports. There are also quiet locations for guests to enjoy the beach without being annoyed by nearby jet-skiers or water-skiers. The sandy beach of Panormo offers you a second choice for swimming near the area. There are plenty of beautiful beaches in the area also!

There are some interesting excursions you can go in Kastri, Melidoni and the outskirts. The distances and routes are shown on the map in the web page.

The garden area is 5000 sq.m. Inside the garden there is a kiosk, BBQ area, beautiful plants, fruit trees and many corners to relax. There is also a 50 M2 adult swimming pool and a 12 M2 children’s swimming pool.

The discreet stone wall surrounding the gardens and the cool shade of the house offer privacy and, you will feel that, time passes by at your own pace, offering you a sense of childish happiness.

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible

Property Manager
Antonios Hatzidakis
Member since: 2006
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian, Greek
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
6 October, 2016
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based on 15 holidaymaker reviews

Luxurious villa huge garden and private Heated pool in paradise environment
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews
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Fantastic stay in a lovely villa

  • 5 of 5

The villa was absolutely great: well maintained grounds full of fruit trees (oranges, lemons, grapefruits and others which the kids loved eating/juicing), lovely spacious villa, plenty of options for outdoor cooking and dining, great sized pool, idyllic surroundings, comfortable beds and clean rooms. The owner and his wife met us on our (late) arrival and were incredibly welcoming and helpful. The location is great (once you get your bearings and know which routes to favour). Hyper-locally we visited the local village a number of times, plus the caves, the 'Riptisland' (reptilarium), a local olive oil farm (Paraschkis) and a small winery (Klados, who's wine pleasantly surprised us). Further afield we visited multiple beaches (favouring the beaches of Bali towards the second half of the stay), a larger winery and a water park (Water City) as well as a number of local towns (Margarites was especially nice). Would completely and totally recommend a stay at this villa.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous villa!

  • 5 of 5

The villa and grounds exceeded expectations. With ages ranging from nearly 2 to 65 years old, it worked very well for us all. The different outdoor seating options were a real treat. We do not return to the same places as there's so much to explore but with a place this good, we might be breaking that rule!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks a lot for your kind review hope to see you soon again in Meiltta
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Outstanding Villa

  • 5 of 5

The position was perfect for us, quiet with wonderful views, just a short drive to the beach. The villa was excellent, clean, well maintained and equipped with everything we needed. The garden and swimming pool (heated - nice so early in the year) were lovely. All in all," just what it said on the tin".

  • Review Submitted: May 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely villa in perfect surroundings

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay at Villa Melitta. The villa is large, clean and well decorated and is in a very quiet and peaceful location. The heated pool was warm enough to swim without needing to get out too quickly! Our young grandchildren particularly liked the small pool which was deep enough for them to swim but shallow enough to stand up in. The gardens and grounds are large and well maintained. We loved being able to pick oranges and lemons from the trees and to make fresh juice to drink. The villa is very private and safe. It is a short walk from Melodoni village which is small and very greek but does have two mini markets and a taverna. We had a brilliant time at the villa helped by the fantastic weather. We very much hope to return.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
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Peace and tranquility

  • 5 of 5

A beatiful villa with a stunning backdrop. We thoroughly enjoyed our week's stay and hope to return some day - thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Sarah Thank you very much for your time to write us a review and hope to see you again one time with your family in one of my villas! Regards Antonis Hatzidakis
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Wonderful. Very well designed and presented. Loved

  • 5 of 5

The house is wonderful and sits in beautiful gardens with the pool out to the front and stunning views. We went as two families and the upstairs and downstairs worked perfectly as two comfortable areas for us to use. Local people were very friendly and eating out was very good value indeed.

  • Review Submitted: May 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Nearest Ferry
6 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
60 Kilometres
Hersonisos Heraklion
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Highway of Crete
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Nearest Beach
6 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Villa Melitta is situated in Melidoni which is a beautiful traditional village in the centre of Crete. If you take a stroll through its narrow streets you will discover not only its traditional cafes and tavernas but the lovely community with friendly people as well. Melidoni is an active cultural society with festivals and other local social events. There is also a first aid and mini market to the village. Do not leave the village unless you visit its cave!

Perama is just 3km away for shopping and other services(banks, post office, chemist's, health centre, etc.).At 6km there is a beautiful sandy beach and at 25km. you will find the town of Rethymno. At a 10km. distance you will find the seaside village of Panormo with its traditional tavernas while at 15km. drive you will have the opportunity to visit the village Marga rites known for its tradition to ceramics.

A car is essential.

For further information the owners of Villa Melitta are at your disposal!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Melidoni, Rethymnon area

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
October Special offer
2 Oct 2016 - 5 Nov 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Winter Rates
6 Nov 2016 - 28 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Spring Rates
1 Mar 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
May Rates
1 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
June Rates
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early Summer Rates
1 Jul 2017 - 15 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer Rates
16 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
September Rates
3 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
October Rates
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

We can accept payment by bank tranfer of GBP, EUROS , USD .

Cancellation Policy:
• 91 days or more prior to arrival: 30% fee
• 45-90 days prior to arrival : 50% fee
• 45-15 days prior to arrival : 75% fee
• 14 days or less prior to arrival : 100%

Orientation : once you have settled in, our concierge will be on hand to share with you information about shops, restaurants, museums, gorges, beaches,
MHTE : 1041K91003109401

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Melidoni in Crete

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 250 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • ISDN Access
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Hair dryers, fluffy towels, bathrobes and all the necessary equipment are offered in the bathrooms.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot , En suite bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , En suite bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Large Double Bed
  • All bedrooms have air condition, with cocomat mattresses and all the linen needed. Maid service is offered twice a week.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • Wood Decking
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 10 deck chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • 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
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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