4 Bedrooms, Indoor and Outdoor pool, Full Privacy, Farm, Gym, Vegetable garden
- english, greek
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
What makes this Villa unique
You will be sure to have an exceptional experience at Villa Chrissi: - Great location! Close to a large village where you can find shops, and taverns and also close to Rethymno city. - Close to the best sandy beaches on the North coast such as Episkopi and Georgioupoli beach. - The outside facilities such as the outdoor kitchen next to the dining area, the gardens, the infinity pool and the lounging areas with their panoramic views will remain unforgettable. - The convenience of having both indoor and outdoor swimming pools! The indoor pool can be heated with additional fee upon request. - The layout, having two living room and kitchen areas offers more space and privacy among your own families/groups. - The villa has a fenced farm with a horse, goats, chickens and a variety of birds. A children’s paradise they will love to play there and interact with the animals. - A large organized vegetable garden at your dispense. - Full privacy, as there are not any other houses nearby. - You will love the owner's hospitality and his help during your holidays. During the summer various traditional Cretan events and celebrations take place in the nearby villages. If you are lucky enough to be here for one of them then you can experience these along with the owner. Further events regarding Cretan tradition are also organized by him at his own hotels (he owns two large hotels in the Rethymno and Kavros area).
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
We provide Free baby cot and highchair
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Thanks to the owners and Etouri for making this a superb holiday. The villa is truly breathtaking and didn’t disappoint in any way.
Would recommend to anyone looking for a 5* peaceful retreat.
The Wright family.
A wonderful Villa Experience
The booking system and contact with Kostas the villa manager through Etouri, was excellent. We needed to make many small changes but each time, he was able to liaise with the owners, deal with them and sort them out for us, quickly and easily - would definitely recommend using the Home Away App – payments, communication etc all very simple and secure.
As for the villa, it is truly wonderful. The pictures don’t really do it justice: everything is to a very high standard. It location is perfect. Away from prying eyes, but within walkable distance to a beautiful little village and centrally placed between the two airports. The villa is perched above the village providing astounding views of the coast and local countryside. The village, Gerani, has much of what you need, including several tavernas, bars, bakery, pharmacy and two supermarkets. We went a number of times, it is only a 10 min walk down hill – and maybe 15 back up after a drink! It is very friendly and a good mix of locals and small numbers of families staying in nearby villas. At the back of one of the bars is a surprise treat of the Mithodia theatre – well worth a look.
Despite our flight being delayed and not arriving until after midnight, we were greeted by the owners, Doris and Manolis, who kindly showed us around, talked us through key information and had provided some food / drink for us. They are wonderful people who pop in occasional to take care of their horses but are very unobtrusive, their homemade wine is particularly good, but very strong!
Everywhere was spotlessly clean and all appliances are high standard. There are a wide variety of spaces, terraces, kitchens etc to allow groups to be together, to have time apart depending upon how you feel.
The external pool and small children’s pool are great and give a wonderful infinity view if the coast. The internal pool is also a great addition, particularly when you want to get away from the heat – no need to have heated as it was a welcome way to cool down. The external kitchen is a great place to eat / drink and enjoy the sunset together. Our favourite area though, was the terrace outside the upper kitchen / main bedroom. The highest point and so tranquil.
It is the little extras that really make the difference. For us this was the small chapel that is in the grounds. It was our joint wedding anniversaries whilst we were there so we were able to renew our vows in the chapel. This made a wonderful holiday even more special!
Great quiet location on a hill with super views
V spacious , immaculate villa with great (new) facilities .
Scenic views over olive tree/ towards the sea and walking distance close to a nice small village
Not so good if group has alot of small kids or elderly due to the levels / steps though.
Schönes Haus mit beheizbarem Innen-Pool
Es handelt sich um eine Doppelhaushälfte mit einem nicht beheizbaren Außenpool und einen beheizbaren Pool innen. Im Poolbereich gibt es nur ein Laufband (auf den Fotos waren es 2!). So mussten wir halt nacheinander laufen. Das war auch nicht weiter schlimm Punkt teilweise sind Fotos auf der Internetseite gezeigt von der anderen nicht vermieteten Haushälfte Komma welche die Hausherren selber bewohnen. Die vermietete Haushälfte ist auch auf den späteren Fotos zu sehen (aber deutlich weniger schön). Die Vermieterin wohnte zu dem Zeitpunkt als wir dort waren, nicht in dem Haus. So hatten wir das ganze Gelände für uns alleine. Der Geschirrspüler befindet sich in der Außenküche die wir nicht viel genutzt hatten, da tagsüber Wespen kam und das nachts sich mal die eine oder andere Grille hinzu gesellt hat. Wünschenswert wäre für unsere Zwecke ein Geschirrspüler im Haus gewesen. Der beheizbare Pool war 26 Grad warm ( nur von außen zu erreichen) . Der Ankunftstag wurde uns netterweise nicht berechnet und da während unseres Aufenthalts an zwei Tagen ein Fest stattfand in der kleinen Kapelle wurden uns weitere 50 € erlassen. Außerdem begrüßte uns die Besitzerin mit einem gefüllten Kühlschrank: Toast, Marmelade, Käse, Wurst, Milch, Wasser und Obst. Das war sehr nett. Auf dem Foto ist auch ein schön gedeckter Tisch abgebildet ( das hübsche Geschirr insbesondere die Weingläsern haben wir jedoch vermisst). Auf Nachfrage gab es aber zumindest eine Tischdecke. In unserer Haushälfte hat es insbesondere unter der Treppe ein wenig nach Urin gerochen. Die Putzfrau kam alle drei Tage und hat sauber gemacht. Die Matratzen waren sehr bequem ,mittleren Härtegrades. Die Fenster hatten Moskitoschutz. die Lage des Hauses ist ruhig. Es gibt ein Pferd ,dass Kinder aber nur in Begleitung eines Erwachsenen streicheln dürfen. Gefüttert werden darf es gar nicht. Im Garten wachsen Granatäpfel Kiwis Äpfel und Quitten; alles was man findet darf man verzehren. Das Haus ist strategisch gut gelegen die drittgrößte Stadt Rethymno (wunderschöne Altstadt) auf der Insel ist in 12 Minuten Fahrzeit zu erreichen . Es gibt eine kleine Bucht, wenn man aus dem Örtchen raus fährt oder 15 Min. auf der Hauptstraße links Richtung Chania (auch sehenswert), gibt es einen sehr langen Sandstrand, dort kann man für kleines Geld auch ganz gut essen. Ein Muss ist der 2,5 Stunden entfernte Strand Elafonissi...Ein Traum. Auch wenn unsere Haushälfte nicht die Schönste war.Der Urlaub war toll. Blueray Player vorhanden
Thank you very much for staying in our villa and your precious review.
We would like to inform you and our future guests who are reading this review about an update of the villa's layout.
Till the end of the season 2017, one part of the building was rented to our guests. The rest was private for the owner of the villa and not for renting. Starting from the season 2018, the whole building will be rented as ONE VILLA to our guests. Consequently the villa from now on has 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2 living rooms and 3 kitchen areas. Also the whole outdoor area, the indoor and the outdoor pool, the outdoor kitchen and everything else that you can see in the photos will be private and only for our guests.
For further details of the villa's layout please read the description.
Thank you again and kind regards,
fantastic villa chrissi
tres bon acceuil des proprietaires.tres bon sejour dans villa chrissi tres bien entretenue.villa tres bien situee.
A wonderful family villa with animals!
We arrive early October and the weather was perfect everyday. The villa itself 3 bedrooms a small inside kitchen and 2 bathrooms.
We were 3 adults and two kids, ages 3 and 1. A high chair and baby cot were provided and within seconds of our arrival stair gates and a baby toilet seat were produced. This all aided in my ability to relax with a curious 1 year old!
We were given a tour of the villa and were shown to our huge outdoor kitchen and an indoor and outdoor pool. We did use both pools, the water was refreshing, but on the cool side. We didn't make as much use of the outdoor kitchen area as I would have liked. The nature of small children is really nap times and high chairs so we stayed up on the top area where the kids were easier to contain or respond too. It was a great outdoor area. I'm sure if the kids had been older we'd have used it a lot more. Having said that, apart from the last morning we had every meal outside on the terrace with amazing views out to the sea. So, It was hardly a hardship.
The villa owners kept a small number of animals and a fish pond. Every morning and evening we had to take our 3 year old to visit the animals. She just loved it. It was a nice addition especially with kids so young.
The villa was well cleaned a couple of times during our 9 days. We were home one day when the lady that came to clean arrived. She was efficient and very friendly. Making an effort to engage with the kids.
The villa is located near a supermarket and a nice bakery which did fresh bread. A 10 minute drive down the road was a small beach in a protected cove. The water was a good temperature for swimming and we managed to go at low tide each time we went. Perfect for the kids, although we did also manage a bit of swimming ourselves. Right next to the beach is a taverna. The food was good and all local food. Friendly owner.
We did a day trip to Chania, the parking was challenging, but the old town was beautiful. It was about an hour to get home. We also attempted Knossos a different day. It was only 1.5 hours, but too much for the kids. My favourite was Rethymon. The fortress and old town were nice the food was good, lots of shaded places to escape the direct sun.
One evening we managed to get the kids to sleep and left uncle in charge, Sophia booked us a taxi and restaurant. On the water front in rethymon. Just magical.
I would highly recommend to families. Crete is wonderful.
Villa Chrissi is located in a quiet area of Gerani village, a big village 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 popular one is the long sandy beach of Episkopi (9 km) with various organised spots with sun beds, taverns and beach bars or secluded quiet spots. The beach of Episkopi is 10 km long and goes until the village of Georgioupoli which also has an organised beach. The long sandy beach which lies in front of Rethymno city is around 11 km away. Additionally smaller beaches nearby the villa are the beach of Gerani (2 km) and Petres (7 km).
Gerani village centre (around 1 km away) has some essential shops such as a traditional tavern, a supermarket/mini market, a butcher and a pharmacy.
Bigger supermarkets and more shops are available in the area of Violi Charaki (6 km) and Atsipopoulo village (6.5 km).
The other attractive spots nearby the villa are Argiroupoli village (18 km), Kournas Lake (20 km) and the Georgioupoli waterfront village (17 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 only 2 km to the main national road, thus making excursions around Crete a very easy thing to do.