5 bedroom villa with 2 kitchens, playground, short walking distance to shops!
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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
What makes this Villa unique
Villa Andreas has many advantages compared to other vacation rentals in Crete! Some of the most important are: - The location. The villa is located in the end of Panormo village, only 40 meters from the beach! That gives you an advantage of staying in a quiet seaside village where you can find everything a few meters away from the house. - The functionality of the villa. The villa is designed only for holidays. The three levels of the house and the locations of each room are just perfect according to what of all our past guests are saying! - The villa is spacious, bright and airy! - The traditional design which reminds you that you are in Crete. - The budget for such a villa next to the sea is very reasonable. - There is no need to rent a car if you stay in our villa. - The sea view from any angle of the villa. - The hospitality of Mrs. Lucy and Mr. Andreas who own the villa! They also live in the village of Panormo and they will be there for you when you need them for help or advices.
Please consider the following guidelines when booking this property:
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Beautiful property with stunning views
We had a brilliant holiday at Villa Andreas. The welcome by Lucy was 5* and she was available throughout our holiday to answer any questions.
The location of the property was perfect, sitting at the quiet side of Panoramos but within easy walking distance of all the shops and bars. There is no need for a car but it is a help if you need to do a big supermarket shop - we found the village expensive for general shopping a a trip to Lidl was really worth it!
The swimming pool was lovely and always clean, the space around the pool is a little limited for 11 though.
The kitchen facilities are great, with plenty of cookware and crockery for 11 people. We found it difficult to fit 11 people around the table comfortably at meal times, but we managed. There is nowhere outside for 11 people to sit and eat a meal, which was also a disappointment.
We only had two issues with the villa and that was the bedrooms on the bottom floor, these rooms were interlinked, which was not noted on the website. You have to walk through the triple room (3 singles) to get to a double room, meaning those in the double disturbed the triple room every morning. The door to this room is also extremely difficult to open and close and cannot be done quietly, the children could not shut it at all. This really needs to be looked at or made clear on the website.
The other negative about the villa is the grassed area, this is a great space but it is accessed through the triple bedroom. This means the people in this room never get any privacy and the outside space cannot be used once people in that room go to bed. In our case we had children sleeping in there so we couldn’t use it after 9pm. This area is wasted space, and access to it needs to be reviewed.
If the access to the grassed area is resolved and the interlinked rooms were separated (which they could be) then Villa Andreas would get 5 stars, however these issues really disappointed us hence the 4 stars.
Fantastic villa in perfect location
This property is in an absolutely fantastic location! The beach really is only just over the road and is sheltered and safe for bathing - lovely warm water! That said, we mostly enjoyed the beautiful pool at the villa which is a decent size for serious swimming.
The villa itself is well equipped and VERY spacious, a home from home. The arrangement of bedrooms over 3 floors works well. The basement was perfect for my daughter and her husband, with an adjacent bedroom for the baby and a fridge for milk just up a few stairs to the smaller kitchen.
Etouri travel were incredibly helpful agents all the time we were there, sorting out cabs and giving a wealth of helpful information.
The villa is a very short walk to the shops and tavernas. Our favourite place to eat was Kastro Cretan Cuisine where the food was really far superior to anywhere else we tried. But really most of the eating places are great and free raki shots and complimentary fruit is in abundance pretty much everywhere you eat!
The only downside we experienced was that the cleaners were still in the villa when we checked in at 3pm and didn't finish until almost 6pm which was very frustrating after a long hot journey - we were desperate to get into our bedrooms. It all looked perfectly fine when we arrived and we would have been happy for them to go and leave us to it!!
Don't hesitate to book this holiday home, it's fabulous!
Lovely villa, lovely people!!!
We had a fantastic holiday at villa andreas for my sisters 30th birthday! The villa had everything we needed and the owners couldn’t do enough for us, Andreas even picked my husband and myself up on the morning of my sister birthday and drove us to the next town so we could get a cake absolutely lovely people! The villa is in a great location right next to the sea, lots of tavernas near by and local supermarkets and shops! We visited Bali a couple of times which was lovely also! The pool was too cold to use being in October but we went to the beach everyday and my boys loved swimming in the sea and snorkelling it was very safe for children! Thanks again for s great holiday!!
Great holiday home perfect for a family hols!
The villa is gorgeous and conveniently located. Walking distance to the beach (which is lovely) and the local shops and tavernas. It is clean and adequately stocked with plates/glasses for a large family (there were 8 of us). So many different places to sit and chat (there is an area on ground floor, first and second!) which works really well when travelling in a group. Pool is perfect and our boys loved it. The town itself is gorgeous too, we ate in some lovely places. Family friendly ( not rowdy so don't come here if you want bars/clubs and go to Malia instead! But plenty of places to chill and drink wine or cocktails and eat with children).....couldn't recommend this villa more! Etouri were fantastic too, as was Mrs Lucy (villa owner).
My only suggestion would be to have some plastic plates/glasses for families with children as we ended up breaking a couple due to tiled floors and little fingers!!
Lovely villa in a great position.
We loved our stay at this villa - one of the best we have been to. It was beautifully clean when we arrived and we felt very welcomed by Lucy the owner. The layout is great for a bigger group and our whole family loved it. Just as described it is very close to the sea and the views were lovely. The village is also beautiful and we loved being near to the bakery and all the little restaurants. It was easy to visit other places in Crete - we liked Bali and the pottery village. We would love to go back and would highly recommend this villa to anyone. Thank you for making us feel so at home. The Cook Family from Wales
Fantastic property and a wonderful family holiday
This holiday was our first visit to Crete and we will be returning thanks to the hospitatility shown to us by the owner Ms Lucy and her husband, and the property manager Kostas.
The property is as fabulous as the photos show. The sea views from each balcony are amazing. I enjoyed reading on the balcony listening to the sea most days. Our children loved the safe, large playground in the gardens. The pool area was spacious and offered another space for our family to relax. The living space was luxuriously furnished with beautiful artwork by Ms Lucy. The bedrooms were all a good size with private balconies for a large group to have private space of their own.
The town of Panormos is an excellent choice for an authentic Cretan holiday with lots of local amenities within walking distance. We will be returning next year and already planning this. Thank you so much
Villa Andreas is located in Panormo village, a beautiful seaside village with a lovely view overlooking the Cretan Sea.
It is the most central location of the island of Crete and from here you can visit the whole island. It is only 22 km from Rethymno and 56 km from Heraklion town.
Panormo has supermarkets, traditional tavernas, cafes, restaurants and some of the best sandy beaches in North coast of Crete, offering its visitors moments of rest and relaxation.
With its Cretan hospitality and traditional character, Panormo ensures an unforgettable visit that features impressions of Crete that will remain in the minds of all of its visitors!
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