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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Rethymnon Prefecture, Crete

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Sam280964
Lutterworth, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
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“Stunning”
Reviewed 13 September 2013 for a stay in September 2013

We had a wonderful stay at the Vederi Estate. George and family were most hospitable. The welcome pack was the one of the best we have encountered in 25 years of holiday rentals.

The cleanliness was second to non, Poppy looked after the outside like an angel.

The only thing that spoiled this possible peaceful tranquil place was the dogs, both on site and in the village, they barked morning, noon and night keeping us awake every night. Being in a valley the noise echoed around the hillside so 6 or 7 dogs soon sounded like a massive pack. Too noisy.

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Liked best: Beautiful gardens and cleanliness
Liked least: The barking dogs
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Reviewed 23 October 2012 for a stay in August 2012

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Liked best: Excellent environment, great hospitality.
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 25-34
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45JanB
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
1 review
“The most idyllic place to stay”
Reviewed 22 October 2012 for a stay in August 2012

We had two glorious weeks staying in George and Irene's villas in Vederi, Crete. Our two children (10, 9) had the most enjoyable, uninterrupted pool time, we had the most relaxing time around the pool and taking in the amazing views over the olive groves and to the mountains. The area is so peaceful and you really feel like you are getting away from it all. The villa is decorated to the highest standard and George and Irene really go out of their way to make you feel very welcome and special, bringing home-made greek dishes, cake and pastries - delicious. The villa is a short drive from the seaside town of Rethymno which has some truly world class restaurants that we would highly recommend, our favourites being Castle Vecchio, Avli & Alana. I would recommend the location to anyone wanting to spend time together as a family in a beautiful setting with high quality accommodation. We left feeling like a member of George and Irene's extended family and we definitely hope to visit again some time soon !

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Liked best: Loved the location, standard of the accommodation and the relaxation
Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
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julie h
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“A little piece of heaven”
Reviewed 12 August 2012 for a stay in August 2012

I can't remember when I last stayed anywhere which exactly lived up to the pictures, but our villa at Vederi Estate more than lived up to the photos - it totally exceeded our expectations. The 3 villas are set in a peaceful olive grove a mile or so outside the nearest village. All 3 are in immaculate condition, well-furnished and with everything you could need for a perfect stay - air conditioning upstairs, a deluxe spa shower, a jacuzzi, washing maching, dishwasher, barbecue, Wifi, satellite TV (not that we watched it much) and DVD player, a good supply of fresh towels including towels for use by the pool, and a generous welcome pack of provisions to get the holiday started smoothly. The jewel in the crown for me was the wonderful balcony outside the master bedroom which had fabulous views over the olive grove and surrounding forest by day, and of the star-strewn sky by night (including a great view of the milky way). We awoke to the soothing clanking of goat bells (which I think were attached to sheep rather than goats), and the chirping of crickets, and I spent many a happy afternoon dozing on the sun loungers while the kids spent so long in the pool I'm surprised they didn't develop gills.
Nothing was too much trouble for George and his family, who went out of their way to be helpful and friendly, yet discreet. They guided us to the villa on our day of arrival, showed us all the amenities in the house, and had cooked us a wonderful home made Cretan dinner (even catering for us having a vegetarian in our party). They arranged for Nathalie, a local masseuse, to visit which was definitely a holiday highlight for my husband and teenage daughter. And they kept the grounds and pool in good order throughout our stay without being at all intrusive, also providing us with a good supply of fresh organic fruit and vegetable s grown on the estate (figs, tomatoes, peppers etc.).
Like other reviewers, we fell in love with this place and didn't stray too far - other than a few trips into the beautiful town of Rethymno to wander amongst the winding streets, and a memorable drive to see the antiquities at Knossos.
The whole experience from initial enquiry to warm welcome and friendly farewell has been a pleasure and we are already planning a return journey. Many thanks to George and family!!

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Liked best: The private swimming pool was the stand-out feature - immaculately clean, and a perfect location surrounded by flowers and olive trees
Liked least: Having to come home!
Travelling group: Extended Family
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Mike W
Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
1 review
“The Vederi Estate - probably the best kept secret in Crete....until now!!”
Reviewed 11 July 2012 for a stay in July 2012

From the moment we arrived in Rethymno, we knew we were in for a special holiday. Having arrived late at night into Crete, we did not get to Vederi until close to midnight, but this did not stop George and Irene from the most glorious welcome to our holiday. The fridge had been stocked with fresh produce from the estate and despite the late hour, they took time to show us around the villa and ensured that we were well versed with where everything was and how it all worked. The 'coup de grace', however, was the walk through onto the terrace overlooking the pool, where the table was laid for dinner with wine in the fridge and candles flickering on the table.The dinner, a local lamb special, was warming in the oven! A more luxurious and welcoming start to our holiday could not be imagined!
The villa itself is beautiful and looks out onto the olive groves of the estate and the hills in the distance. The sounds of the goat bells gently clanking in the neighboring field were a lovely sound to wake to as the sun rises over the bedroom terrace. The villas are described as being 'luxurious and traditional' but this does not really do them justice. High quality furnishings and fittings abound, with air conditioning (or a fire for winter travelers), tiled floors and stone walls and a well equipped kitchen and although the photos on the website are excellent, the spacious aspect of the villa needs to be seen to be truly appreciated.
The Vederi village itself is really tranquil and the close by village of Prines offers tavernas and local shopping (although the gardens of the estate will keep you stocked with fresh vegetables for organic Greek salads) Rethymno is a 15 minute drive away and this is another gem of the area, with narrow streets selling beautifully crafted local products, a lovely Venetian harbour and fantastic restaurants. Although we have heard of the beauty of the local beaches, sadly we cannot comment as we were so enamored with the villa that we rarely ventured afar to explore the rest of Crete!
We cannot recommend the Vederi estate highly enough. It is a place, that although we would like to keep as a 'best kept secret', the hospitality that George and his family have shown to us is such that we want everyone to experience the same beautiful holiday that we have had. We have always preferred to travel to new places for our holiday, but rest assured, this is one place that we will come back to again and again!

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Liked best: The Villa speaks for itself, but the welcome and hospitality was second to none. Its like we have known George and Irene for a lot longer than a week!
Liked least: We could only stay for 1 week!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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