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Private pool, ideal for families, playground, close to restaurants & Rethymno!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,291 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, BBQ facilities, picturesque village!

Villa Nikolaos gives its guests a warm welcome to the cretan countryside and the picturesque village of Roussospiti, where it’s conveniently situated, just 6 km away from Rethymno town and its long sandy beach! In the village, within walking distance from the Villa, guests will find two tavernas, a traditional cafe and a well-stocked mini market!

Villa Nikolaos is a perfect choice for those wishing to experience a greek island holiday, away from the busy tows and relax in a peaceful setting, close to nature. The living space of the villa is 120 sq. m. and it also features a surrounding are of 380 sq. m., including a private pool, BBQ facilities and a children’s playground, making in ideal for families!


First Floor

Villa Nikolaos is a two-level property, able to accommodate up to 7 guests. Entering the Villa, an open-plan cosy area, consisting of the kitchen, dining area and living room invites you to feel more than welcome and make yourselves at home instantly!

The soft, earthly colours create a relaxing ambience and the luxurious furnishings promise you a comfortable stay! The corner sofa in living room can sleep one guests and it’s also the most suitable place to sit back and watch a movie, read a book and share some family moments! Right next to it, there is a dining area for the whole family! The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you may need for your self-catered vacation and quite spacious to prepare your meals in it! One the there bedrooms of Villa Nikolaos is located on this floor, featuring a double bed. Finally, a family bathroom with a shower can also be found at this level.

Second Floor

A few steps above, marble stairs lead to the remaining two bedrooms of the Villa, one of which provides a double bed, while the last one has two single beds. All bedrooms are spacious, air conditioned and airy! Furthermore, an additional bathroom with a hydromassage bathtub.


The outdoor area is absolutely gorgeous and a 25 m2 swimming pool stands in the middle of the tile-paved terrace! The pool has a varying depth of 1.00 - 1.40m and it’s equipped with sun beds and umbrellas! Just imagine, sunbathing under the hot summer sun and then preparing your lunch at the BBQ facilities, right next to the pool! The outdoor dining area under the shade pergola will make al fresco dining your favourite moment of the day! Beside the pool there is also a lovely garden area with flower beds, pots and a beautiful oak tree!

Property Notes:

- Welcome basket included, courtesy of the owner.

- Towels, pool towels, linens, covers and blankets provided.

- Housekeeping, towels and linen changes once per week.

- Pool and garden cleaning twice per week.

- Baby cot and high chair available upon request.

- Air-conditioning in all bedrooms and living room area is included.

- Complimentary free Wi-Fi coverage is available throughout the villa.

- Free Parking space inside the villa premises.

- All in-house electronics are available, including a dishwasher, 32’ flat-screen TV with satellite reception, CD and DVD players, large fridge with freezer, electric stove, kettle, toaster, cooking utensils, french coffee maker and espresso machine, washing machine, iron and iron board.

- 24h/7days ThinkVilla concierge service included.

EOT (Ellinikos Organismos Tourismou - issued by the Greek tourist board) licence number: 1041Κ92003271701.

More Details

Property Manager
Valia Kokkinou
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian, dutch, greek
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 19, 2018

About Valia Kokkinou

My name is Valia Kokkinou and Ι am a property manager, graduate of Glion Hotel Management School. I feel very fortunate to have joined some of the worlds most luxurious hospitality brands, such as, Leading Hotels of the World and after many years of studies and traveling around the world, to return to my birthplace, the wonderful town of Rethymno.

I have recently created a brand new company, Think Villa, based in 97 Gerakari str, P.C.:74100, Rethymno, Crete, Greece, whose main concept focuses on an authentic form of tourism. Here, me and my colleagues offer a hearty welcoming to all those who wish to escape the city life and have a chance to live locally. We are always at your disposal, in order to provide personalised and professional services to all our guests!

The combination of our passion for our work, our devotion, our wish and will to offer you a great holiday experience and our local expertise background, guarantee that your trip will be as dreamed and planned, leaving you with nothing but memorable moments and pleasant feelings!

Your hosts and me personally, will take care of all the details of your holiday 7 days per week responsible for your day to day needs – from special dietary requirements to making recommendations and reservations!

Prior to your arrival, I will get in touch with you to arrange all details regarding your stay! Your flight details and telephone number would be very much appreciated, in case I need to contact you! Also, please let me know if you have any special requests!

At your arrival day, your hosts will be waiting for you, in order to welcome you and give you all the relevant information about the villa and the area! It goes without saying that I will be on the other end of the line if you need any further information or assistance during your stay!

Don’t hesitate to contact me for additional information or if there is anything else you may want to ask!

Welcome to Crete!

Valia Kokkinou purchased this villa in 2015

Why Valia Kokkinou chose Roussospiti

Great location, very close to Rethymno town and beach! Within walking distance to restaurant and traditional cafe.

What makes this villa unique

The villa features a private swimming pool, BBQ facilities, outdoor dining area and a playground!


Roussospiti Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1291 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , Ground floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , jetted tub , First floor with jacuzzi facilities
  • After a day spent exploring streets and squares, have a convenient and comfortable bathroom all to yourself is a necessity and a pleasure to be reckoned with!
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 baby crib , Ground floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , First floor
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , First floor
  • All bedrooms are air conditioned and the mattresses are very comfortable! Guests can enjoy a good night's sleep, thanks to the peace and quiet of the village!
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Additional Services Upon Request, at extra charge: Babysitting, Private Chef, Massage, Delivery of Personal Shopping, Regional Breakfast, Boat Trips, Car rental, Airport transfer, Yoga private lessons, Personal trainer, Spa treatments, Pastry Cook, Tour guide, Activities and excursions, Additional cleaning and linen changes, Personal Laundry service, Traditional cooked food delivery, Personal driver, Doctor on Call, Security, Organising and planning a special event (wedding, birthday, anniversary, etc.) and anything else that you might think!


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Private pool, ideal for families, playground, close to restaurants & Rethymno!
average rating of 4.6 based on 5 reviews

Great Villa

  • 5 of 5

Really great villa in a lovely village just inland from Rethymno. Spacious and beautifully appointed property with a fantastic pool area. Car is essential to explore the lovely island of Crete. Would very much recommend this villa for a family holiday

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Andrew, thank you so much for recommending our villa to other travellers and we hope to have you back soon! Regards, ThinkVilla Team.
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Excellent for families with small children

  • 4 of 5

Very well equipped villa. Nice location in a village up in the mountains with a nice view of the sea. We have two small children and it felt very safe. They even left us some toys which are always better than the toys from home!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jo, thank you for taking the time to review your stay in our Villa and we really appreciate your lovely comments! Regards, ThinkVilla Team.
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Fabulous villa, would love to stay there again.

  • 5 of 5

The villa was very comfortable, ideally placed near the North coast, within travelling distance of all of the major towns / cities - we visited Chania, Rethymno and Heraklion, all are worth a day trip.

All of the facilities within the villa were as described and excellent. The owner lived nearby and was enormously helpful - she even left us food and drink in our fridge for breakfast and lunch!

There were a couple of lovely restaurants within walking distance of the villa which we enjoyed each evening at a sensible price.

A cleaner came twice a week and the property was very well maintained.

This was easily the best villa we've stayed in and the customer service was perfect. Can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Lisa, thank you for giving us a perfect rating and we hope to welcome you again in our Villa! Regards, ThinkVilla Team.
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  • 5 of 5

When we arrived at the villa, late at night, the owner Maria was waiting for us. She showed us around and had filled the fridge with all the essentials in food and drink to last until we got to the shops. The villa was well stocked in towels, toilet rolls, soap, and a first aid kit. It was spotlessly clean inside and out and every few days, a lady arrived to clean and change the beds. It was 5 star treatment and it was great to come back to the villa after a hot day out to everything clean again.

The villa is located in a lovely, peaceful little town and I loved sitting on the balcony with my cuppa, watching the occasional coming and going of the locals, along with a beautiful sea view. We had a hire car, which was really convenient for travelling about the island and the road in and out of town was easy to drive.

We ate out in East Rethymno most nights and a couple of times in the old town at the harbour side. The tavernas were filled with great food and lovely friendly staff.

There are tour offices in the town and we booked a tour to Santorini which included the ferry ticket, a guide and bus on the island. After doing this, we were of the opinion that it would be much cheaper to do the island alone and quite easily by booking your own ferry tickets and using taxis on Santorini as there are only 2-3 towns to visit (seen in photos), which would also allow you to set your own schedule and pace. The tourist info you can get online, probably in more detail.

We also visited the sites of Phaestus and Knossos, which were really interesting and we ate at both places which was perfectly good.

The town of Chania is only an hour away to the West and easily reached by motorway. Parking was easy and the town has plenty of restaurants and shops. We visited the Venetian fort which was mostly rubble but the mosque and views are beautiful.

The island of Crete is beautiful and I can honestly say that the people we came in contact with are some of the kindest and most generous we've come across, whether it was in tavernas, shops and bars.

The villa was one of the best equipped we've stayed in and beautiful too. The owner Maria and Valia from ThinkVilla were wonderful, full of information on the area and what to do and very helpful when needed.

You will not be disappointed staying in Villa Nikolaos, the town of Roussospiti and the island of Crete. We miss it all already!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Kimberley , we are truly happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and we are looking forward to welcome you "home" again! Regards, ThinkVilla Team.
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Great villa

  • 4 of 5

The villa was very clean and the welcome food and wine were great. We were cleaned twice in the week which was a super surprise. The only downsides were the steep steps to the property and the tiny second shower room. All our queries were sorted out really quickly. Thanks to all for a lovely week.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Helen, we really appreciate your review and we hope to see you again on your next trip to Crete! Regards, ThinkVilla Team.
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Nearest Airport
78 Kilometres
Chania Airport
Nearest Barpub
6 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
6 Kilometres
Rethymno port
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
NR Heraklion/Rethymno/Chania
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Roussospiti village
Nearest Beach
6 Kilometres
Rethymno beach
Car: necessary

Villa Nikolaos, is located in Roussospiti village, which is situated 10 minutes away by car, from the city and beach of Rethymnon, and offers all the amenities guests will need, such as supermarkets, pharmacies, banks and ATM machines, restaurants, cafes and bars, a post office.

Roussospiti is known as “the balcony of Rethymno” thanks to its marvellous view of the area, the sea and famous White Mountains! Roussospiti is the most suitable place to totally relax and enjoy the stunning views of the area, as well as the nature! It’s ideal for walking, cycling and revitalising! It’s a vibrant village with a playground, two tavernas, a traditional cafe and a mini market! All within walking distance.

Through a scenic drive in the countryside you’ll be arriving at the village of Roussospiti, which has been classified as a preserved and traditional heritage site of great cultural value.

Roussospiti is also offered as a great base for exploring the nearby villages! The Mili Gorge can be found a few kilometres from Rethymno, along the Amari Road. The gorge has some beautiful ruins of old houses and water mills that once formed the village. Huge mulberry, cypress and nut trees grow wild along the gorge’s edge. At the top of the gorge there is a small taverna where you can sit and sample some Cretan dishes whilst enjoying the view. There are also a several small ponds and a picnic area. Also, the picturesque village of Chromonastiri, also a a preserved and traditional settlement, is very close to Roussospiti! Furthermore, in the nearby village of Saint Irene (Agia Irini) there is the homonymous old Monastery, which is considered to date back to the 14th century. After restoration works that started in 1989, the monastery was given a new life due to the eager activities of the nuns.

Additionally, from the village you can easily reach the highway leading to Chania and Heraklion cities.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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