Belvedere Villas - Villa Efrosini, 1 bedroom villa with private swimming pool
Pool / Spa
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.
- 50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 7 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 7 days before check-in.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
Children allowed - We provide Free baby cot and highchair We provide Free baby cot and highchair
Max guests: 3
Cleaned with disinfectant
Check in and check out with no person-to-person contact
Enhanced cleaning practices
Absolute heaven on Earth!
We have just spent a fabulous week here at Efrosini celebrating our 20th wedding anniversary. We have absolutely nothing negative to say! From the initial booking procedures with Kostas to the personal attention from Robert at Etouri, and then the wonderful welcome from Sini we knew our week was going to be special. The villa is amazing, well equipped, comfortable, clean, well maintained and very private. The outside areas are just just the same but with added jaw dropping views. The photos just don't do it justice. The sound of the goat bells and cicadas at night help to send you to sleep and watching the sun rising over the mountains whilst lying in bed is a real treat. During the day we laid on the sunbeds, drinks at our sides, watching the eagles spiralling above, just wonderful. The pool was a great size, cleaned regularly and afforded great views whilst standing at one end in the cool water, hot sun on your back, over the coast and mountains. We found it a short drive to numerous restaurants and bars and to a good, well maintained beach. Couldn't really have asked for more...but we got it, from Sini! She went above and beyond to make our stay special. Our arrival to flowers, wine and chocolate and beautiful swan towels with fresh rose petals made us feel very welcome. Occasional visits with delicious treats and a very thorough mid week clean, then a personal goodbye as we left made our week even more wonderful. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending a stay here, wish ours had been longer and would definitely come back again. Thank you Etouri, Sini and Dimitris ❤️
A wonderful relaxing location
Villa Efrosini is exactly as depicted in the photos. Its about 10 mins drive out from Rethymno, on top of a hill with a view to the town and sea below on one side and the mountains and gorge on the other. We were fascinated by watching the eagles circling over the gorge. It is a brilliant, quiet location, and secure with a gated entrance. Access is steep and a bit unpaved but our little rentacar made it easily, and we watched the 'jeep safaris' going past everyday. You need a car to get there but any one will do. But its located on a part of the island that is well placed for access to the main attractions.
Inside its clean and has all the facilities you could want in terms of kitchen and cleaning/washing stuff. We thought it was strange (in a good way!) that there was only one bedroom inside because the outside covered patio/barbecue space and the exposed poolside area was enormous for 2 people. There is patio seating and table space enough for 4-6 at least!
Sini as caretaker was really helpful and friendly - she dropped by a couple of times with homemade pastry snacks and desserts, and supplied a lovely welcome pack of groceries on arrival. The management company, Etouri also offer a 24/7 concierge service for questions.trips. offers etc. We didn't use this much but when the wifi went down they were very responsive and helpful. Its nice to know they are there for you.
This is a wonderful villa and we had a great stay here. Watching sunsets over Rethymno, barbecues, seeing eagles floating over the gorge. Sini (and Etouri) have a winner here - maybe one day we will return. If you haven't been to Crete this is a wonderful villa in a great location.
A very special holiday destination
The luxury villas with their own access road, secured by an electric gate, captivate by their extraordinary location.
Our rented villa was called "Efrosini"
According to the provider, living space is approx. 75 m².
The welcome on arrival was uniquely hospitable and as lovingly as rarely experienced.
Mrs. Sini welcomed us at the villa to explain the villa and to give us tips and tricks.
As we arrived much later than planned, she had taken care of all the things that would be necessary for the first night.
A bottle of wine, a colourful fruit basket and freshly chopped vegetables to strengthen us, as well as fresh bread and some Greek RAKI. She had bought food in the refrigerator, such as water, milk, some cheese, even beer.
The interior is wonderful, very harmonious in itself and furnished by the owners with a lot of love and passion. In the large living room and bedroom there is a modern air conditioning system with remote control for programming. All windows have electrically operated external roller shutters. The bathroom has a tub and is spacious enough.
Internet is available via WLAN, the quality is excellent.
Sat-TV with German channels is available (who needs it)
The whole villa is super clean and neat.
When one comes from the living room to the huge outdoor area, one is overwhelmed by the panorama and the fantastic view. The view sweeps from the mountains, over the valley next door, to the sea and in the distance Rethymnon.
The pool measures approx. 7 x 3m is cleaned daily and you always have a view of the mountains and the sea.
From the back of the terrace, with a view of the gorge, it is possible to observe wild eagles.
In the evening the pool lighting switches on automatically and creates an idyllic atmosphere.
If we could, we'd give more than five stars.
A holiday that will remain unforgotten.
Belvedere Villas are located in a quiet area just outside of Prasies village in front of Prassano gorge, around 9 km away from the city of Rethymno. The surrounding area is a quiet, natural environment ideal for relaxation but also close to shops, restaurants and various services.
Close to the villa you will find several beaches that you should visit. The most closest one is the long sandy beach of Rethymno (7 km) with various organised spots with sun beds, taverns and beach bars or secluded quiet spots. The beach of Episkopi (24 km) is 10 km long and goes until the village of Georgioupoli which also has an organised beach (32 km).
The closest tavern from the villa is located in Misiria area (7 km) .Supermarkets and more shops are found nearby the beach in Rethymno area (7 km).
The other attractive spots nearby the villa are Prassano gorge (140 m), Milli gorge (9.6 km) and the Potami Dam Lake (14 km), etc and we will be happy to make you suggestions and directions for places which only locals know about them.
The villa’s location is ideal for one more reason, it is also close to the main national road, thus making excursions around Crete a very easy thing to do.
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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 designgraphic.gr, a well known web development company in Greece, I started to manage other villas in 2012. I have the full management of all the villas 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 2018
What makes this Villa unique
The unique benefits of Belvedere Villas are: MANAGED BY ETOURI which means: - We organised the villa down to every detail and check it annually. - Quick booking process and support in every step of your holidays. - A personal holiday advisor at your disposal for holiday organisation (free concierge service before and during stay). - Assistance in booking services and excursions. - Pre arrival service with detailed information of the area of the villa. FUTHERMORE, - Spectacular views of the sea and the gorge that the villas offer. Sunset from the villas is absolutely breathtaking and promises unforgettable moment! Additionally the gorge of Prassano is an important habitant of vultures and eagles in Crete which you can enjoy watching them flying in front of you while relaxing at the pool area. - Located in the nature offering totally calm and quiet environment. Additionally there are several spots nearby which you can explore the Cretan nature such as Prassano gorge, Milli gorge and the Potami Dam Lake, etc. At the same time the city of Rethymno and its beach is also close which ensure convenient stay for our guests. - Constructed in a way to offer full privacy among the villas. - It is a good value for money considering the good location and the quality that the villas offer. - The hospitality of the owner and his 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.