Up To 12 Guests, 5 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Perfectly Located Near Rethymno
Villa Olivar is situated in a 1100m2 private estate in Mesi, a picturesque traditional Cretan village near Rethymno. The villa dominant on the edge of the village overlooks the green hills and the Mediterranean sea offering breathtaking views.
The house is spacious enough to comfortably accommodate up to 12 guests. All areas of the house are fully equipped as well as tastefully decorated with the purpose to offer the guests the utmost in luxury in a warm and homely atmosphere.
In the exterior of the villa, the gardens, the verandas, the gazebos, the outdoor living room and the 50m2 private pool complement the setting, in perfect harmony with the virgin nature, the olive and other trees surrounding the villa.
Swim, sunbathe, admire the view, enjoy a romantic sunset or just relax. In the yard, there is also a BBQ with a traditional wood-burning-oven, perfect for cooking delicious meals.
The villa is absolutely safe for children and properly equipped to accommodate younger kids.
In the big garden of the 1100m2 private estate there is a 50m2 pool with sunbeds and umbrellas around, perfect for swimming and sunbathing.
The villa has three verandas with wonderful views of different aspects of the landscape. All of them have gorgeous gazebos with lovely outdoor living areas ideal for moments of relaxation. The biggest one has an outdoor dining area too. Take your coffee or enjoy your meal admiring the amazing view. After your vacation, you will definitely remember the romantic sunsets you have enjoyed. There is also a barbeque and a traditional oven burning wood for delicious meals.
Villa Olivar is a very spacious house of 200m2 with 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms (one of them en-suite), 2 kitchens and dining areas as well as a comfortable living room.
All rooms are fully equipped and tastefully decorated, combining traditional features with an international style in order to create a warm, relaxing and homely atmosphere for the guests.
Top Traveller Review
About the Owner
Guestbook comments from the owner
We have been to Crete many times but this time that we stayed at villa Olivar was the best!!
Villa Olivar is a beautiful house which is situated near wonderful mountains.
Amazing views, cool and clear pool and pretty garden! It was good and safe for the children to play in the playground.
Also a very good atmosphere especially in the evening that it is extremely quiet.We liked fresh air and enjoyed warm water in the pool.
Maria the guest manager was very friendly and helpful, Manos and the cleaners were welcoming and kind!!!
We would like to come back with our friends this time!
(Copied from Tripadvisor)
5 based on 2 holidaymaker reviews
Villa Oliviar, such an amazing place to stay. Upon arrival I would advise that you hire a car for the time you are staying. You have use of a beautiful private pool, private garden quarters if you have children their are also activities for them. The supermarkets are roughly around a 25-30minute drive nearest one being Lidl. You have many options for cooking but most nights we made use of the outdoor BBQ and Pizza oven, taking roughly 1hour to light and get going but worth the wait. You then have lovely friendly cleaners and pool man that come every other day. A short walk away from the villa is a beautiful family run Taverna, lovely and very friendly locals also. You have 2 churches within a 10minute distance each way. If at any stage you find yourself stuck on supply's I would highly recommend my good friend Stelios .. Taxi man he will go pick up anything you want and bring it straight to the villa door! He's a legend and also so so friendly. (+306932539036) Stelios or one of his guys will be more than happy to cater to you, save you going into town if you just want to relax. There are so many phenomenal things to say about the villa and Mesi, and just Crete it's self. All the locals are so friendly and have lovely conversation. Very welcoming the Cretans where with us. Amazing place & would 110% stay in this gorgeous villa all over again! So do not hesitate and book you'll have such an amazing time as did me and my 11 friends. Sleeps 12, but at a squeeze could probably get 16 in. At some stage I will be visiting this place again as I cannot get enough. So efharisto Dr.Nikos & family and thank you for making our time the best. Crete 2016🎉❤️ - Katie Pearson X
Nos 15 jours passés dans cette maison nous laissent d'excellents souvenirs. Venus entre amis avec nos ados, tout le monde a trouvé sa place, tantôt au bord de cette belle piscine, au fond du jardin ou plus proche de la WIFI pour certains ! A 10 minutes de toutes les commodités mais surtout à 3 pas d'une taverne de qualité à l'accueil et au prix imbattables. C'est en toute confiance de la part du propriétaire que nous avons investie ce lieu joliment décoré et paisible. Maria et Manos ont tout fait pour nous rendre le séjour agréable. Le ménage tous les 3 jours a été apprécié de tous. Difficile de quitter un endroit aussi agréable... Merci
From the Owner
“Choose villa Olivar for a memorable holiday in Crete! Spend your holiday in privacy! If you choose villa Olivar, you will.... Stay in a private estate in the picturesque village of Mesi, at a place of exceptional natural beauty, with gardens, shrubs, flowers, olive and other trees all around, Relax at a peaceful place away from crowded hotels, surrounded by trees, but still close to all amenities. Stay at a lovely house that combines the warmth of a country cottage and the comforts of a luxurious villa. You will be able to enjoy the facilities of this luxurious house, relax in or by the pool etc. Admire the unobstructed breathtaking view of the exquisite natural setting from the green hills to the blue cretan sea Take the chance to explore the beauties of the cretan nature and visit many historic sites of the island. Villa Olivar is the ideal choice for your private escape in Crete with family and friends.”
Activity and Interests
Spend your time in many interesting ways!
You can choose from a number of activities, due to the options the location of the villa and the village offers.
Enjoy the sun and the sea at a nearby beach such as the Pigianos Kampos beach (2km) or the Skaleta beach (2km)
Explore the Cretan countryside walking or cycling on the rural roads of Mesi and the nearby villages. You can also choose hiking or climbing and you may even participate in the tours of the island that the climbing club of Rethymno organizes to discover wonderful aspects of the Cretan nature and wildlife. And if you are a true adventure-seeker, you could try the extreme sports available on the island.
Furthermore, there are lots of places it is worth visiting and at a quite close distance.
Just a few steps away, you can find the historic cave Kioubra. You may also visit the old churches in the nearby villages and the historic monastery of Arkadi as well as some other places such as Margarites, ancient Eleuftherna, Charkia (scenes of the El Greco movie), the cave of Melidoni etc
Additional pricing information
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
All rates are based on price per unit(villa).
Rates are subject to change without notice and include VAT.
deposit refundable up to 121days prior to arrival date. Otherwise deposit not refundable, payment transfer costs not refunded.
Rates include local taxes, water and electricity, usage of air conditioner & maid service
linens & towels provided free
Owner's Cancellation Policy
- Available arrival
From the Owner
“Except for the benefits and the facilities of the house, our guests have the chance to experience some parts of the real traditional cretan life. You can buy bread and milk from the baker and the milkman that cross the village to sell their products. Almost every day, you will have fresh eggs from the hens of the neighbour. You will have the chance to try many local delicious dishes (and see how they are prepared, too) One of the most famous cretan dancers can teach you traditional Cretan dances if you wish. If you go for a walk in the village, you will see the shepherds taking care of their herds of sheep or their goats. In the nearby area, you will meet people working in the fields, cultivating their land. Furthermore, close to the village, there is a historic place of paramount importance, the "Arkadi" monastery; a world heritage site protected by UNESCO, a place related with one of the most significant events in the Greek History that is definitely worth visiting. Finally, we are always at your disposal and we can help you arrange excursions, visits to wineries etc”
- Away From It All
- Farm Holidays
- Holiday Complex
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Air Conditioning ...
- Hair Dryer
- Heating ...
- Internet ...
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided ...
- Living Room ...
- Parking ...
- Telephone ...
- Towels Provided ...
- Washing Machine
- Wood Stove
- Coffee Maker ...
- Dishes & Utensils
- Kitchen ...
- Pantry Items
- Refrigerator ...
- Child's Highchair
- Dining ...
- Dining Area
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
Pool / Spa
- Private Pool ...
- Private Chef
- Events Allowed
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome ...
- smoking allowed
- wheelchair inaccessible
- near the sea
- naturist beach
- water parks
- winery tours
- eco tourism
- horse riding
- paddle boating
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- fitness centre
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- freshwater fishing
- jet skiing
- mountain biking
- water skiing
- 200 m²
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
- Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
- Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
- Bathroom 4 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
- There are 4 bathrooms in the house, one of them en suite. All bathrooms have WC and shower.
- 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
- Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
- Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
- Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
- Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed
- Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
- The villa is spacious enough to comfortably accommodate up to 12 guests (10 in beds and 2 in sofa beds). In the first section of the house, there are 3 bedrooms, all of which have large double beds. In the second section, there are two bedrooms, one with two single beds and one with a very large double bed. In addition, there are four bathrooms, two in each section of the house. In the second section, one of the two bathrooms is en suite. All bathrooms have WC and shower. All bedrooms are air-conditioned (air conditioners or ceiling fans) and have windows or balconies with wonderful view to the garden or the whole area as well as a direct access to the garden- verandas. Of course, baby cots are provided for free on request for the accommodation of younger kids.
- Balcony ...
- Beach Umbrellas
- Garden ...
- Outdoor Furniture
- Barbecue ...
- Veranda ...
Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website
- (copied from "unique benefits' paragraph) You can buy bread and milk from the baker and the milkman that cross the village to sell their products. Almost every day, you will have fresh eggs from the hens of the neighbour. You will have the chance to try many local delicious dishes (and see how they are prepared, too) One of the most famous cretan dancers can teach you traditional Cretan dances if you wish. If you go for a walk in the village, you will see the shepherds taking care of their herds of sheep or their goats. In the nearby area, you will meet people working in the fields, cultivating their land. Furthermore, close to the village, there is a historic place of paramount importance, the "Arkadi" monastery; a world heritage site protected by UNESCO, a place related with one of the most significant events in the Greek History that is definitely worth visiting. Finally, we are always at your disposal and we can help you arrange excursions, visits to wineries etc