Private 5X5 field!5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, private pool & BBQ facilities!
Pool / Spa
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.
- 50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 7 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 7 days before check-in.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Children allowed - Children of all ages are welcome! Children of all ages are welcome!
Max guests: 10
Cleaned with disinfectant
Check in and check out with no person-to-person contact
Beautiful villa and grounds, spotlessly clean. Made to feel very welcome by Giorgos and his family ,on our arrival greeted us with spinach pie and a welcome drink. Always on hand if needed. Plenty of shade in stunning garden for the children to play. We were a party of 9 including 4 children and there was plenty of space for sveryone. Would definitely recommend villa and will return although perhaps when not so hot !! Thanks also to Valia for all her help over the last few months.
Dear Susan, thank you so much for recommending our villa to other travellers and we hope to have you back soon! Regards, ThinkVilla Team.
This is a pleasant, well-equipped villa for a week’s holiday with a young family. The walk to the beach was longer than we expected, and uphill on the way back. A car is probably essential for transporting a young family. We had a warm welcome.
Dear Richard, thank you for your review and we really appreciate the feedback. Regards, ThinkVilla Team.
Lovely Villa, Great View!
10 of us stayed in the villa (4 adults,6 Kids). It’s a perfect villa for 2 families and the pool and garden are great for evening BBQ's. The view is lovely, and we relaxed into the sunny Crete lifestyle amazingly. George and his wife are very welcoming with fresh juice and spinach pie on arrival. George even took us to the local supermarket for supplies and showed us some local restaurants that were very good. The property manager Valia is always speedy to respond to emails and very helpful.
The villa area is more rural than we thought but even still it worked very well, the beach is a 10min walk away and generally quiet due to being rural. The busier beaches are towards Rethimno and the old town is fantastic!
I would advise having a car, so you can see more of the area but again Valia helped us with this. The owners of the villa are on the same plot in another house, which is a positive. We had total privacy and even if he needed to do maintenance he would knock.
All in all, a fantastic 2-week holiday, a big thanks to George and his wife and the HomeAway team (valia).
Dear Dave, thank you so much for taking the time to write such an amazing review about our Villa! It was our pleasure having you as guests! Regards, ThinkVilla Team.
Great villa in a peaceful location with a fantastic view!
We we're a party of 10 consisting of 6 adults and 4 children - The villa was spacious with a unique layout - The outside area was great, very pretty with a good sized pool and a fantastic view of the coastline - We found a couple of good Taverna's within a short walk in the evening and a good bakery.
Finally, the hosts were extremely helpful and welcoming, thank you George!
Dear Mike , thank you so much for taking the time to write such an amazing review about our Villa! It was our pleasure having you as guests! Regards, ThinkVilla Team.
Convenient, comfortable and clean.
Our group of 7 (4 adults and 3 kids, 8&10) loved our time in Sfakaki. The house and garden were beautiful, as well as centrally located for many excursions. George was attentive, kind and generous - greeting us with juice and delicious homemade spinach pie. I highly recommend!!
Dear Patricia, thank you so much for recommending our villa to other travellers and we hope to have you back soon! Regards, ThinkVilla Team.
Villa Malena is located in the picturesque village of Sfakaki which in recent years has evolved into a very popular seaside resort, as it combines all the features for both vacations and permanent accommodation.
The village has a wonderful, long, sandy beach, just 10 minutes walking from the villa, which is famous for the fact it is chosen by Caretta Caretta Sea turtle, which is an endangered species, for its reproduction. The beach is also ideal for sunbathing, swimming and water sports! Enjoy the well known greek sun and sea all day long!
Sfakaki is special specifically for another reason too: its has a variety of shops such as a super market, a bakery and a pharmacy, that are within hand’s reach, making ideal for a car free holiday! You can taste the well known traditional Cretan and Mediterranean cuisine in the local tavernas and restaurants, have your coffee in one of the many beach bars on the coast or go for a drink in one of the small bars.
Also in Stavromenos and Skaleta just 5 minutes away by car, guests will find a butcher shop, an ATM machine and a petrol station.
Additionally, its proximity to the highway, makes it easy to move around and travel almost anywhere in Crete and explore the amazing landscape and beautiful rustic villages! It is only 15 minutes’ drive away from the city of Rethymno and 1 hour (70 Kms) from the International Airport of Heraklion.
Out & About
Restaurant & Pharmacy: 500 meters
Bus stop, Super market & Bakery: 750 meters
Chrisi Ammos Beach: 800 meters
Rethymno Port & Town: 10 km
Heraklion International Airport: 73 km
Chania International Airport: 79 km
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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 2016
Why Valia Kokkinou chose Sfakaki
Villa Malena is a luxurious five-bedroom Villa, ideal for big families, especially if travelling with kids, as it offers a great choice of several activities, such as 5x5 mini soccer field, play room, gym equipment, toys, TV room and more! Villa Malena is also unique for a car-free holiday, as it’s conveniently located close to a lovely sandy beach, basic amenities such as restaurants, bakery and super market, as well as the picturesque town of Rethymno!
What makes this Villa unique
The location of the villa does not require a car, since it is very close to the beach and restaurants. The villa has a private pool, BBQ facilities and a 5x5 mini soccer field!