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“You MUST visit this little bit of paradise”
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Situated on a 20.000 sq.m. farm, providing privacy, and carefree holiday for families!
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Situated on a 20.000 sq.m. farm, providing privacy, and carefree holiday for families!
Villa Ostria at Lefkogia farm in Rethymno, a holiday rental nestling in the serenity of nature As the night falls, enjoy the company of your loved ones, in an exquisite atmosphere!
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Situated on a 20.000 sq.m. farm, providing privacy, and carefree holiday for families!
Villa Ostria at Lefkogia farm in Rethymno, a holiday rental nestling in the serenity of nature
As the night falls, enjoy the company of your loved ones, in an exquisite atmosphere!
So peaceful and carefree! Villa Ostria, a lovely cottage at Lefkogia village, in south Crete
Bright, functional and cosy interior space
Sleep tight!
Captivating sunsets! Pure delight... Villa Ostria at Lefkogia farm.. you will simply love it!
Fresh air, bird singing, goat- bells send greetings... It's all about getting away from it all..!
Can't help but loving it!
After having fed the animals... time for a refreshing shower...!
One could think... Enough space for some horse riding! Memorable  times in our farmhouse in Lefkogia
Our snowy- whites! So elegant, yet so temperamental at the same time...!
What a doll...! Meet Whiskey. Adorable..
I am not an expert but I could share a tip or two with you! Unless you ve got a tip or two for me!!!
Carefree... You have to feel this!
What can I say? She is my baby star!
You are welcome to help us taking care of them if you are in the mood!
...unique moments!!!! What an experience... what a life.. Share it with us! Farmhouse in Lefkogia
Turkeys' conferrence! Serious matters need to be solved... right here, right now! Farmhouse Lefkogia
Summer holidays full of joy, laughter, pleasant activities! Every day counts! Every hour is precious
Did you really think that only kids get to play at Lefkogia farm? Well... think again!
Discover the secrets of our nearby gorge! Impossible to get bored in Lefkogia village...
Kourtaliotis gorge! Full of surprises!!!
Ammoudaki beach (1 km away)!
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Farmhouse -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Lefkogia, Rethymnon Prefecture, Crete

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Louise W
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3 reviews
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“You MUST visit this little bit of paradise”
Reviewed 13 August 2018 for a stay in August 2018

From the moment I booked this holiday back in December 2017, I knew it was the place for us. Away from the noise and the busy towns and the freedom to do what you want, when you want!
The pictures on the website just don’t do it justice, it is breathtaking.
We arrived to a warm welcome from the lovely Betty, who I feel I have know for ages and her adorable dog who our youngest fell in love with. We were not there long before we had to take the children to explore. Beautiful grounds with olive trees, a large outside seating area with a pond which attracts all colours of dragonflies, beautiful view of the surrounding mountains and then you have the animals. A tame, dog like, turkey, pigs, a cow, horses, chickens, geese, rabbits and goats. All adorable but away from the accommodation so you can go and see them as much or as little as you wish.
The nearest beach is just a 10 minute walk as is the local town, which has a supermarket with all you could need to stock up. There are also a couple of tavernas that serve excellent local produce.
We visited another local beach (Plakias), a 10 minute bus ride from the town - a lovely sandy beach with yet more breathtaking views and the most amazing coffee shop with the best cakes! Other shops too!
Rethmano, a larger town, is a 45 minute bus ride and has every shop you can think of, we had the day there and loved it but were glad to be back to our little piece of paradise in the evening.
If you are looking for a holiday, away from the hussle and bustle - this is the place to go. We are already planning our next trip in 2019. Thankyou to Betty and Hlia for making us feel so welcome, we look forward to seeing you again soon xx

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Management Response
15 Aug 2018
Thank you, Louise, for this wonderful review!
It was such a pleasure to meet and accommodate you.
We look forward to seeing you again!
Our best wishes.
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erikr9
Eersel, The Netherlands
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“A great and special place with wonderful people!”
Reviewed 15 May 2018 for a stay in May 2018

Together with my wife and two daughters of 2 and 6 years old we are always on a quest to find a special place for our holiday. We want to avoid the mass tourism, and are looking for a place that is a part of the environment we go to. As we have two young children we also have high demand towards to accommodation as we want a decent, safe and clean place with all the facilities we have at home.

When we booked our stay at the Lefkogia farm we e-mailed the owner that we were looking forward to our stay. We directly received a very friendly e-mail and were looking forward in meeting these wonderful people. Before I go into more detail with regards to the accommodation I fist want to thank the owners ( Betty and Elias ). They are wonderful and friendly people who welcomed us with open arms, are caring and helpful. We even had a BBQ together and enjoyed some raki's during some very nice conversations!

Arriving at the location the accommodation exceeded our expectations. The house feels like it is just build a month ago, and everything is really spacious and clean. It has everything you would want, from Airconditioning, comfortable beds, an oven, microwave, a comfortable shower and a porch(terras) which overlooks the farm. This outside terras is very nice and gives you the possibility to lounge in the shade under the partial roof, or grab a sunbed and enjoy the sun.

Then you have the large garden which is beautiful, and has a lot of nice features. There are hundreds olive trees some of over 250 years old which give it a lot of character. The owners have placed some hammocks between some of them, in which you can retreat and enjoy the magical environments in the shade under the olive trees. There is a small playground for children including a trampoline, swings and a wooden playhouse with a slide. In a lot of places there are wooden benches & tables to sit at, have a picnic, or just enjoy the environment at sunset.

Last but not least it is an active farm with animals such as horses, goats, pigs, chicken, goose and a turkey which behaves more like a dog, following those around which give him food. Our children loved this farm and loved feeding and playing with the animals. They enjoyed an occasional horseride together with Elias and Betty at the farm, and even I got on the friendly horse named Whiskey, for the first time in my life :).

With 4 very nice beaches just 2 min away i would recommend this place to everyone looking for something special!

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Management Response
20 May 2018
Erik,
Thank you for taking the time to write this wonderful review! Your visit here will be one of the highlights of this summer. It was such a pleasure meeting and having you around. You filled Lefkogia Farm with your laughter and enthousiasm! Your joy was contagious. We so miss you! Take care and enjoy life with your lovely family. We hope we will see you again some time in the future.
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Duren, Germany
Reviewed 10 August 2016 for a stay in July 2016

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Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
4 Oct 2016
My dear friends, Sigrid and Wolfgang, thank you for taking the time to write this lovely review! I also want to thank you for being so kind, and supportive, and for taking such a good care of the property! You ve got a lovely family. It was a pleasure having you staying at the farm. You are always welcome.
Best wishes,
Betty
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Ivybank H
Scotland
1 review
“Beyond perfect”
Reviewed 13 October 2015 for a stay in September 2015

For the third year running we were unsuccessful in booking Villa Anemoi or The Apartment- not surprising having read their Guest Reviews; so, when Betty told us of a new villa being renovated on their farm outside of Lefgogia, we had high expectations of this one too.
Villa Elia surprised all expectations!
Set behind a security gate & midst acres of different types of trees, we found a home with character and the work of a master craftsman. Such finish! Such taste!
Spotlessly clean, comfortable, sleepimg facilities for 5 upstairs, bathroom downstairs, open plan lounge, diner, kitchen, opening on to a generous terrace. A delightful small farm beside a river beyond the trees. Sheep, goats, geese, hens, peacocks, horses, turkey's & one delightful happy, intelligent, friendly pig whom we swore smiled!
The pig of happiness: its joyful smile reminding us always how wonderful life is, & how much there is to be happy about!
How much thought & care had gone into it all, by this hard working couple....
Swings for children, beautiful hand made tables & bench seats in the grounds, a fish pond (flood lit in the evenings), horses to ride each evening, animals to tend....
We entered into the spirit of it all ....!
And all this set below tree - clad hills in a peaceful valley, close to beautiful sandy beaches.
Wakened by the cockerel and lulled to sleep by the crickets., we absolutely loved every second there and did not want to leave.....
But the spirit of any foreign holiday is in its people & in Elias and Betty we found a happy and devoted, attractive, kind, hard working couple, with whom we shared an instant affinity and who shared their home, farm produce, and their time with us. We came as strangers, we left as true friends who now have central place in our hearts....
Beyond perfection!
(If you've got this far you deserve a ride on the pig!!!)

We hope to return next year and for longer.
Thank you sincerely for our very best holiday- ever!

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Liked best: Betty & Elias
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
14 Oct 2015
My dear Catherine and Tom!

I am speachless... although I shouldn't be after the time we spent together, because from the moment I met you, it was clear... What I mean to say is that there are so many ways of saying things... and your way has been from the beginning and during your whole stay the most amazing, and unique, and delectable (is this the right word?) and this is one of the many reasons we missed you so much when you left us! It is not only that you had nothing but good and supporting things to say to us but your way of saying them was so special! All the love and the joy and the enthousiasm that are bursting from your speach or your writting, give meaning and life to everything around you! Such a positive energy...what a gift one can posses! I miss this so much. We enjoyed your being here with us, it was a pleasure having you wandering around! So many things to remember of you, everywhere I look... This last week we had the most amazing sunsets, here at the farm! I was thinking of you, how you would love this orange and deep purple colors of the sky! Stay well, stay wonderful, my precious people, and come back, please! Oh..and don't forget to send some money over here, please... Because due to your remark about ...pig riding (!) now... I am going to have to buy a saddle also for the pig... I bet everybody who will visit us from now on will require to ride the pig! Oh my God... what on earth am I going to do???
Love you!
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Patrick B
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Reviewed 7 August 2017 for a stay in July 2017
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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
20 May 2018
Cher Patrick,
Merci pour votre gentil commentaire. Ce fut un plaisir de vous rencontrer et de vous accueillir. Nous serons heureux de vous revoir!
Nos meilleurs voeux.
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