Villa Deleni is a beautiful modern villa with a private swimming pool.
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About Marina Davi
Marina and Capt. Vasilis Davis build this villa for their children and they are build to the highest standard. However since their children live in other countries they decided to rent them as holiday rentals. They are a marine family working in merchant marine vessels. They speak English and their daughter Helen speaks both English and French. They are very hospitable,friendly and helpful. They offer help when it is needed in a discrete way. Many people keep visiting the villa again and again because of them.
Marina Davi purchased this Villa in 2006
Why Marina Davi chose Rethimno
We decided to build our villa in this location because it is in front of the sea and offers fantastic sea views. Also we were very keen to work with the garden and we liked the big olive grove that surrounds the villa. Many of the olive trees are 400 years old! We like to collect the olives every November and to produce our own extra virgin olive oil.
What makes this Villa unique
What is really unique is the big variety of Cretan herbs that are abundant in the garden and you could collect them and use them in your cooking and for tea or as beauty and perfume products. We also have carob and olive trees in a big olive grove and you could be invoved in the collection of the olives. In the garden there are also pieces of art made of natural materials like stone and wood.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Fantastic villa in a perfect location
My family and I, including my two children aged 3 and 4 stayed in Marinas villa for a week in August. We had the most wonderful time and I cannot find a single complaint. Everything was exactly as described, the villa and grounds were spotlessly clean with the pool being cleaned every morning. The air conditioning worked brilliantly and the villa had everything we could have hoped for and more, were only sorry we didn't get around to drinking the wine Marina very kindly provided.
The location of the villa is fantastic with Rethymnon in easy reach, Lidl a very short drive, and various beaches also.
Arkardi Monastery is well worth a visit as are the Argyroupoli waterfalls but the whole area is wonderful to explore. There are some lovely tavernas in Prines also.
We absolutely loved exploring the gardens which really are beautiful, my daughters particularly loved the fish!
We cannot fault a single thing about our holiday only that we wish it had been longer! We look forward to staying with you again in the future and thank you so much for having us!
Imogen and family x
Beautiful Villa Deleni!
Beautiful villa! great location! super pool! wonderful and very attentive owners!
my family and I had a great time at Villa Deleni! Cant wait to go back!
We spent our holiday at Villa Danna with family and friends all September. We are very happy for choosing Villa Danna. Villa is at very harmony place: silence, nice view from terasa, but if you want to have shopping, dinner, bars or night life you can get it at Rethymno. Rethymno is ~5-7 km from Villa Danna. Villa is comfortable to stay with family or with friends. Rooms are good conditioned, with a lot of space, all of them has private balkony. Villa has 2 perfect terrasas. One of them is good place to see sunsent with a wine glass, at other you can have perfect brekfast with a nice view to olive trees garden. Villa has a big teritory with nice pool. It was amazing to use owner‘s garden! We had a fresh tomatos, spice herbal at every day. We were in Crete not first time, but we never met such fantastic owner. Especially thank you for Marina and Vasilis. They are very helpful, you can feel like at home. We had memorable holidays at this villa. Thank you!!!
Fantastic property, made to feel so welcome.
We had a wonderful stay in this beautiful Villa, everything was there for us, the pool was perfect, there was even fresh herbs from the garden for my cooking experiments! Perhaps the biggest bonus was just how welcoming our hosts were, nothing was too much trouble for them and the cleanliness was perfect. We've told everyone about our holiday and the great Villa we were lucky to find. Totally recommend this to everyone who wants a perfect holiday.
Great Villa for family holiday
I have spent a wonderful week with my family and two other families in this villa. The house is outside Rethymno ( 4km away ) on a quiet hillside. The rooms are big and comfortable, the bathrooms very clean. The pool is cleaned every morning by the owner, together with the entire pool area. The pool is about 10 m long and 4m wide, but about 2 m of the length is reserved for children. It has an amazing, very well kept garden and a big terrace with a view towards the sea, where the nice, chilled greek wine can be enjoyed in the quiet evenings. There are really no downsides to this house that I can think of, and if there were any, they have been made forgotten by the warm, welcoming, always helpful owners - Marina and Vasilis. Any request, some even just ideas, were fulfilled, always with a smile on. We even got small gifts from them - fruit, small toys for kids, olive oil. I recommend this villa from all my heart.
Beautiful and tranquil
the villa is lovely- set in a rustic location but over looking the sea and nearby mountains are clearly visible. The owners Vasilis and Marina are the most welcoming hosts that we have come across. The villa is set away from any main road- so as you soak up the sun by the pool all you can hear are the birds singing amongst the olive trees and goats bleating. The local taverna in Plines is owned by Yanis and he treats you like long lost relatives- very generous with his raki! In the other direction you can walk down to Gerani where you can swim in the small bay- there is a taverna by the small beach.... Amazing with cockerels, hens and peacocks wandering freely around the taverna!!! There is another very traditional traverna up in the old village centre of Gerani. Best to rent a car so you can explore and take some comfortable shoes as Gerani and Plines village centres are walking distance.
Argyroupolis village is only 15-20 minutes drive from the villa. There you can enjoy the springs and the small waterfalls and you can eat in beautiful small tavernas by thewaterfalls. Also the village Margarites is 30-40 minutes away and there you can do and buy pottery as it is a vilage that produces clay products. The Monastery of Arkadi is only 35-40 minutes away and there you can read about the history of the 900 Cretan rebellions against the Ottoman Empire and see the remainings of this battle. At the same distance there is a fantastic museum of Eleftherna where you can see Greek Ancient remainings and objects that were used since the era of Homer and they confim what was written in Odysseia and Heliada.