Premium Villa with 4 en-suite bedrooms 50 meters away from Panormo sandy beach!
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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 vacation rentals in 2012. I have the full management of all the vacation rentals 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
Kostas Vasilakis purchased this Villa in 2017
What makes this Villa unique
What makes Villa Contessa so special: - Staying in a beachfront villa is a unique experience! The location offers you to be next to any kind of shops, restaurants, bars, cafes and the beach. Everything can be reached on foot with a plenty of choices and it is not necessary to rent cars if you stay in the villa area. - Only a stones throw away to the nearest organised sandy beach. We will provide beach equipment such as beach towel and bag. Also our WiFi internet connection is accessible from the beach. - Our beachfront location makes the villa to have a panoramic spectacular sea view which is a key feature of the house. The exceptional sunset spread in front of the villa will offer unforgettable memories! - Premium villa with high quality in all the details to ensure comfortable stay. - The villa has spacious bedrooms with king size beds, mini bar fridge and en-suite bathrooms and perfect holiday layout in order to maximise the comfort. Additionally all the floors are connected by elevator. - Facilities for children such as Playstation 4 with games. - Holiday advisor call centre is available exclusively to our guests. It has a landline connection which you can call anytime for any problem, question or just seeking our advice. - The hospitality of the owner and her family who will be on hand with helpful advice and information whenever it is needed. The owners have a wide knowledge of the island and will be only to willing to suggest places of interest and routes to get there.
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.
6 adults and 2 children stayed at the Contessa for a week. The villa was spacious, clean, well decorated, and outfitted; the views are spectacular. The elevator for our senior citizen was a big help. Mrs. Christina was warm, welcoming, and helpful. She found a lot of children's pool toys and furniture for us. Etouri staff were always available to assist us by answering questions about the villa and even arranged a wonderful yachting experience for us. It is so convenient to be able to direct dial them on the dedicated line. We didn't realize that we were going to be located in the village of Panormo and it was so convenient to have shops, markets, and restaurants just a couple of blocks away. The supermarket is very well stocked. It's difficult to suggest anything to improve the property, but it would be helpful to have some appliance manuals for Americans who aren't familiar with European controls. Street parking can be a bit tricky when you have multiple vehicles because there aren't dedicated spots for the villa. But there is a dirt lot in front of the villa that can be used. The Contessa is a wonderful property and I highly recommend it.
A group of 6 friends stayed at Villa Contessa for a week. We were sorry that our stay was so short.
It’s position overlooking the sea was fabulous. Good location for restaurants, bars and easy access to the two local Beaches.
Spacious bedrooms all with en-suite bathrooms. Home from home.
We loved having our lunch or evening drinks on the patio before heading out to dinner - just a perfect setting.
Fabulous all the way around!
From the initial contact with Kostas and the team of holiday advisors at Etouri who booked our taxis for arrival and departure to booking a catamaran that left from Panormos to contacting the owner who bought some groceries for our arrival the whole process was seamless. The management team was excellent.
We arrived at the villa through Cretan Taxi Service, also excellent.
Christina met us at the house at 10:30 at night. It was spotless top to bottom and had everything we needed including a fancy elevator to get suitcases up to the second and third floor. The groceries were all there so we could relax. The 4 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms were all large with views. The bottom floor bedroom is a bit smaller but has sliding glass doors right out onto the pool deck. No complaints from anyone!
When we woke to the view it was spectacular. It’s true the beach is right down below and it has a taverna so drinks and food are available. Beach chairs are to rent.
The town is a block or so away where you will find a grocery store open late at night in June, several- outdoor restaurants with a view of the harbor, and a few tourist shops for browsing. It is small but we found plenty to do - and we also took day trips and we were always happy to come back to the clean pool overlooking the ocean.
Everything was high quality and the beds were very comfortable.
Will I stay anywhere else next time.? Nope.
We all loved it. You can walk to everything in this small town. We also bought an excellent cake from the bakery! I have rented houses all over and this was certainly one of the very best. Tell Christina Hello from Sara!
Wonderful! Villa Contessa
This was our home away from home for a week in early September 2018. The owner (Christina) met us on arrival. She is a nice person who wanted to be sure we were comfortable and happy while staying there. The groceries we requested were there when we arrived. The management company also put us in contact with a local chef (Chef Stelios of Petite Fleur), who came to the villa one evening and prepared for our group of 6 people a private 5-course meal. It was delicious! Location: the villa is beach-side; viewing the sunrise each morning, as well as evening sunsets, was spectacular. It is only a few blocks to local shops and restaurants nearby, in the cute village of Panormo. Inside the villa, the decor is well done. The bedrooms are spacious - each has a bathroom, nice touch. The main floor has a bedroom (the purple room) - it is conveniently located near the main living areas. There is also a half bathroom on the main level. Up one flight are two more bedrooms (the green room and the pink room). On the top floor is the last bedroom (blue room) with wrap-around outside patio. The lift (elevator) came in handy when we moved luggage - otherwise, we typically used the staircase. Pool: great to have it at the villa. We used it a few days during our stay. It is small, but functional. Parking: never an issue. In front of the house, around the corner on the street. Electronics: we had an issue with the tv - but Christina called and somebody came by to remedy it. Took us a while to adjust to the air conditioning - it shuts off in a room if you leave a door open (after a certain amount of time). This is an energy efficient system. We did eventually get the hang of it, though, we just had to remember to always keep the doors shut. As for keys/security - the house is well equipped electronically. We would recommend a programmable electronic key pad for access. (vs. actual keys). Keys can get lost - we did not lose our keys, but I can see how that might happen. Closing Summary: would we stay here again? Yes! It was really fabulous. The management company was great to work with (Etouri) and the owner (Christina) is a nice lady, who has tremendous pride in her villa. The village is charming and great to wander through. The ocean and beach are beautiful. We rented a van for our group (6 people) which helped us get around, since Crete is large island. Activities we did: Samaria Gorge hike; visited Chania; did a foodies tour in Heraklion. All recommended.
Villa Contessa in Panormos is wonderful. Our group of 6 adults really enjoyed our stay for a week in Crete. Seeing the sunrise in the morning was beautiful; and sunsets at night. Each bedroom has an outside patio and en-suite bathroom. The kitchen is small, but well equipped. The villa’s owner, Miss Christina, takes great pride in her villa and she really cares about guests enjoying their stay. It was a true home away from home for us. Excellent location and we loved walking down to the beach/ocean and into the village to the stores and taverns/restaurants. We rented a van for the week, which allowed us to drive to Chania, Heraklion etc. Some activities we did during our week in Crete: hiked the Samaria Gorge; strolled around Chania; did a Foodies Tour in Heraklion (Viator); and made a day trip to Santorini (also booked through Viator). The holiday advisor was very helpful in getting our hike arranged. Etouri Property Management did a great job from the time of booking the rental and throughout our stay as well as following up after we departed. We ordered groceries in advance and they were stocked in the villa for our arrival. Nicely done. Additionally, we had a local chef prepare a private dinner at the villa one evening (Chef Stelios of Petite Fleur). That was delicious and our group agreed it was a highlight during our trip. Wonderful experience. We would definitely recommend this villa to any group visiting Crete and wanting a comfortable “home away from home”.
Exceeded our expectations in every way.
Lovely, spacious villa in a perfect location providing everything you could possibly need. Spotlessly clean, with quality furnishings and lots of personal touches making this holiday rental feel more like a home. Photos don’t really do it justice, however the pool is smaller than it appears, but it still provided a great place to cool off and endless fun. Would highly recommend and we would definitely return. Thank you to the owners and management company for first class service. We had a ball!
Villa Contessa is located next to a sandy organised beach in Panormo village, a beautiful seafront 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 all kinds of shops such as supermarkets, pharmacies, traditional taverns, cafes, restaurants and some of the best sandy beaches in North coast of Crete and everything can be reached on foot from the house.
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.
Additionally take advantage of the location and explore the nearby villages of Melidoni, Margarites, Eleftherna, Zoniana and Anogia where you can interact with real Cretan people and feel the Cretan hospitality. Around those villages you will also be able to see some unique sightseeing spots like the Idaion Andro cave where the Zeus was born according to Greek Mythology, the Zoniana village museum with candle statues and the cave “Sfendoni”, the well known cave of Melidoni, the traditional pottery shops in Margarites, the Ancient city of Eleftherna with its museum and many more.
Furthermore if you are looking for privileges that only a big city can offer, then Rethymno town is 22 km away and offers unique facilities and a wide variety of entertainment.
On your arrival we will provide you detailed information of the area and what really worth a visit based on your interests.