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Pool area  with... a  view !
amazing  views at the Agean Sea from the Veranda
Night view from veranda
Relaxing near the pool  and  the gazebo
Villa garden and pool area
Romantic relaxing
lavanders in the garden...
living room
Fish ...in the living room area .
Kitchen
Bedroom with double bed
Twin beds
Main bathroom for the disables
Master bedroom with en- suite bathroom
Sofa bed in the Master bedroom with en-suite bathroom
bathroom en-suite with jacuzzi
children painting....
children playing...
Master bedroom
Sofa bed in the master bedroom
Master bedromm
Vegetables from your organic garden
sun set by the pool
pool area
pool area
relaxing by the pool
sea view from the living room
night views from the living room
pool area
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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 7
Maroulas, Rethymnon, Rethymnon Prefecture, Crete

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Potamus_1...
Manchester, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
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“A jewel in the Crown.”
Reviewed 13 June 2013 for a stay in June 2013
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If you want stunning Panoramic views, peace and tranquillity, with a lovely spacious modern Cretan Villa north facing looking over a vast sea landscape and set amongst Olive Groves, this is definitely for you.
A perfect setting, great pool and gazebo to enjoy the brilliant sunshine which rises at 6.00a ( perfect for Tai Chi) and follows the villa around all day, super sunbathing trap.
The villa has 3 very well appointed bedrooms, furnished to a high standard, super Kitchen /Dining Room, with sofa suite to relax out of the sun, leading to a spacious balcony set out for open air eating whilst you gaze over those tremendous views. Two bathrooms which are excellent. Everything you need at a high standard, to have a Great Holiday.
The best villa we have ever stayed at, and the owner Eva is so charming and friendly, nothing is too much trouble. The 3 of us (retired) had a Super Holiday here, plenty of quaint villages to visit nearby, along with lots of taverna's serving first class food, with stunning views. Nearby supermarkets, butchers and bakers, everything you need.

A car though is needed, but a villa we will visit again and again. Superb

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Liked best: Peace, tranquillity and stunning views
Liked least: A car is needed
Travelling group: Extended Family
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CDeiger
Toledo, Ohio
1 review
“WIsh we could of stayed longer!”
Reviewed 3 June 2013 for a stay in May 2013

Absolutely stunning property and house! It was spotless. The kitchen has everything you might need, bathroom large and clean, and the bedrooms, nice and comfortable. We enjoyed our peace and quiet evenings outside. It was so nice after long days of siteseeing to come home to our Cretan oasis, set up high, with beautiful views of the ocean. Eva is an excellent host, so warm, kind, and accommodating. She knows how to go above and beyond to make sure you are comfortable. An absolute pleasure. If you are looking for a place away from all the hustle and bustle, book this villa. It is a retreat in and of itself.

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Liked best: The view
Travelling group: Extended Family
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Jim989
Selby, United Kingdom
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“What A Fab Way To Spend A Fortnight !!!”
Reviewed 24 September 2012 for a stay in August 2012
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Most of this has already been said by the other guests who have been lucky enough also to have stayed here. I am pretty meticulous when it comes to choosing holiday homes for my family and I which is why I choose this one. There are usually one or two things that aren't quite as described when you stay in holiday homes however that was not the case on this occasion. Everything was just as described on the tin (and more).

Right from the experience of meeting Eva and her family, who met us a few miles away from the villa to guide us in for the last few miles, right up to the end of the holiday their hospitality was excellent. Fresh produce was regularly brought to our door from their vegetable plot which made our "al fresco" dining experiences all the more fabulous. The Greek Salad's we made were exquisite when Eva's home produced olive oil was drizzled over them (and thanks once again for the bottle you gave us to take home).

The Villa had everything we needed with fantastic views down the hillside to the sea (bring your binoculars to see all the passing boats & cruiseliners!!!!). The pool was excellent and cleaned every day by Eva's husband. The kids were hardly ever out of the pool - and as most parents know if your kids are happy then you are happy. In fact so much so that I actually read 3 books as it was so peaceful & quiet and the kids were happy swimming around and snorkelling in the pool (whereas usually I struggle to read 1 book on holiday).

We hired a car and went out on a few excursions as the Villa is situated closeby to some great locations - Rethymnon (nice to stroll around and eat by the harbour), Chania (definately worth a visit), Georgioupolis (a great beach where the sea is shallow for a long way which is ideal for young kids) and Kournas Lake (where you can hire a pedalo for $10 euro's for 4 for an hour to look for the turtles and it has some lovely restauarants around it's edge) to name but a few.

If you are looking for a relaxing break with great amenities ? then this is the place to stay !

It's location on a hillside is also fabulous for watching the shooting stars each evening. The kids and I were having competitions to see who could see the most - an amazing experience !!!!

Thanks Eva and family for such a wonderful, relaxing holiday.

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Liked best: The location and amenities of the villa
Travelling group: Young Children
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Lucie C
Brussels, Belgium
1 review
“one of our best holidays ever”
Reviewed 25 August 2012 for a stay in August 2012

this is a marvelous, splendid villa, very new build and very comfortable, also a quiet and goodworking airco in all rooms! the place is excellent because it is very quiet and peacefull and yet nearby the village Platanias and some kilometers from Rethymnon where you find really everything you need (a lot of shops, supermarkets and restaurants). The view is breathtaking and you can enjoy beautiful sunsets. we spend a lot of time in the pool, the water was really warm!
Thanks also to Eva who brought us vegetables from her own garden and a very nice pie. she even came out of bed at 4 in the morning to ring a taxi when the taxi that my daughter and her friend ordered didn't show up! price/quality, surely the best we ever rented!

Marc and Lucie

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Liked best: the view, the pool and the airco
Liked least: i wouldn't know!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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miami1098
Birmingham, United Kingdom
1 review
“Holiday of a life time”
Reviewed 6 August 2012 for a stay in August 2012

We had the most wonderful holiday with our family. Glorious weather, marvellous accommodation - spotless, comfortable and so well-designed and loved our 'landlady' who was so kind with delicious vegetables and help and villa cleaned twice a week.

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Liked best: View and our landlady
Liked least: driving in Crete
Travelling group: Other
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