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5 bedroom villa, Private pool, nice view, 2.5km from the beach!



Updated: 26-Jun-2017
  • Sleeps 11
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

This impressive, well appointed 270 sqm stone built villa, is divided into two separate properties, Markos and Hara, which both exemplify a fusion between old and new – from jacuzzi baths to tasteful period furnishings.

Settled in northern Rethymno Prefecture in the picturesque village of Asteri 2.5 km from the beach and within walking distance from restaurants and mini market, can offer to the guest the benefit of relaxation in a rural area as well as the pleasure of a special but not exaggerated luxurity, tranquillity without loneliness, discretion but also hospital attitude, comfort and elegance, imparting with decency the cretan history and tradition. The stunning view will impress each one of you!

Villa Markos Kara extends in 270 sq. m. proving comfortable accommodation for up to 10 guests in its 5 bedrooms! Two independent houses, rented as one to ensure privacy! It combines a mixture of traditional and modern residence style and provides total privacy and tranquility. Tastefully decorated, this villa can satisfy even the most demanding guests, providing all modern conveniences and amenities. The villa overlooks the surrounding area and small hills, offering a magnificent view to the trees and cretan clear blue sky.

The villa provides:

5 bedrooms (3 double beds, 4 single beds)

2 living rooms

4 bathrooms

2 fully equipped kitchens

Ground floor

The open plan living room, tastefully decorated features a fireplace and cozy sofas. In this area you can relax and have fun watching your favorite movie on the DVD player. Also this area provides direct access to the pool and the outside area with the BBQ and is perfect for the younger guests to enjoy their time there. The fully equipped kitchen provides all the amenities ideal to prepare your homemade meals!

Kitchen : Dishwasher, Microwave, Oven, Hob, Fridge/Freezer, Coffee machine

Lounge :A/C unit, Satellite TV, DVD Player, CD player, Dining Facilities, Patio Doors

Bathroom1 : Shower, WC, Single washbasin

Utility area : Washing Machine

Bedroom1 : Double bed, A/C unit, Patio Doors

Bathroom2 :Jacuzzi shower, WC, Single washbasin

First floor

Bedroom2 : Twin beds, A/C unit, Patio Doors, Balcony

Bedroom3 : Double bed, A/C unit, Balcony

Bathroom3 :Jacuzzi bath, WC, Single washbasin

Bedroom4 : Double bed, A/C unit, Patio Doors, Balcony

Bedroom5 : Twin beds, A/C unit, Patio Doors, Balcony

Bathroom4 : Jacuzzi bath, WC, Single washbasin

External Features

The pool area is equipped with sun beds and umbrellas!

Finally, fully equipped BBQ facilities are available outdoors, along with a traditional oven and a dining area, in a great shaded area, giving you the chance to prepare your family meals and enjoy a wonderful dinner or lunch! Spend some quality time with your loved ones!

Pool size: 25 sqm

Built-in barbecue and wood stove, Covered terrace, Natural Shade


Very close to a traditional cafe, a well known restaurant in Crete and a mini market for the necessary! The beach of Stavromenos is about 2.5 km away, there you can also find bigger markets, bakery, butcher and gas station. In Platanias you will find plenty of bars, restaurants is just 3 kms away!

Bed linen, bathroom towels, and pool towels are provided. There is a weekly linen change, as well as a weekly thorough cleaning of the house, indoors, outdoors and pool area. Also, an additional mid week cleaning is provided.

We can also make any kind of arrangement for you like boat trips, day trips to Samaria Gorge, Elafonissi, Gramvousa-Balos, car hire. Extra fees will apply.

The villa is liscensed by the Greek Tourism Organization.

We can arrange anything you may need during your stay at your villa to ensure that you will have unforgettable holidays : transfers to any place you wish, car hire with free car delivery at your villa or airport, massage from professionals, diving course, safari to explore picturesque villages, excursions to visit Spinalonga, Samaria Gorge, yacht hire to party / swim / fish in the crystal clear Cretan sea. All the services above are available at extra charge depending on availability and weather conditions.

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About the Manager

Elizabeth Kardasi
Speaks English, Greek
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
26 June, 2017

About Elizabeth Kardasi

My name is Elizabeth Kardasi. My partner Evmorfia and I have recently founded a new company called Muses Travel based on incoming tourism, arranging accommodation and services.

We are here to build a relationship with you through our outstanding personalized service, warm hospitality and knowledge. I will responsible for you from the moment you first contact me sending a request form to book your stay in one of our Villas, up to the moment you get on board to return back home.

Whether you are a family with a baby or a kid, we provide you special equipment, such as toys, highchair, sterilizer, baby stroller, special equipment for outside activities. Alternatively, you can get our bicycles for a ride in the city of Rethymno (upon request). Moreover, we offer you upon arrival our application (with or without a tablet) in which you can find all the information you need (places to visit, beaches, historical monuments, shopping, restaurants, bars etc) in the specialized application we have created for Androids and IOS! Furthermore, any kind of arrangement (e.g car hire, excursions, diving, cruises) can be made so that you will be troubled as less as possible prior or during your stay!

Enjoy your holiday in Crete!

Elizabeth Kardasi purchased this villa in 2007

Why Elizabeth Kardasi chose Rethymnon area

This is a property in a rural area, in a traditional Cretan village to be precise, ideal who those who want to experience real hospitality without intruding, in a traditional atmosphere. You will have the benefit of enjoying one of the best meals in the Restaurant Poliou Place, just a few steps away! We can also provide any kind of advice in order to get the most of your visit in Crete!

2 Reviews

5/5 -
(2 traveller reviews)


Beautiful Well maintained property

  • 5 of 5

The team around the villa made sure all was catered for and were always happy to help.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Amazing accomodation between kind people

  • 5 of 5

Everything was perfect in the villa.

Elizabeth, the lady who took care about our reservation, the staff who kept cleaned rooms and pool area, everybody contributed to fulfil every needing and make our holiday simply amazing. Once arrived we found some dishes, water and wine into the fridge !!

Remember to rent a car and keep it for the whole holiday, the villa is located little bit far away from the village and the sea, but in the neighbor there is a small Market and a taverna.

I really reccommend this accomodation.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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From the Owner

This is a property in a rural area, in a traditional Cretan village to be precise, ideal who those who want to experience real hospitality without intruding, in a traditional atmosphere. You will have the benefit of enjoying one of the best meals in the Restaurant Poliou Place, just a few steps away! We can also provide any kind of advice in order to get the most of your visit in Crete!

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Heraklion at 73 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Platanias at 3 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Asteri at 0.3 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Stavromenos at 2.8 Kilometres Car: necessary

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Mid Season
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Season
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low Season
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

The villa is licensed by the National Tourism Organisation.

House maintenance is provided twice a week.
Guests are responsible to ensure that the property is left in a reasonable condition of cleanliness and in the same condition of repair as upon arrival. The total number of guests staying at the property may not exceed the number of sleeping places specified.
While all pools are built to the standards of the Greek Tourism Organization, parents have full responsibility for supervising their children. Children under the age of 12 are not permitted to use the pool or hot tubs at any time without adult supervision. Diving is also prohibited.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 26-Jun-2017


Property Type

  • villa


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Holiday Complex
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool

Onsite Services

  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff


  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Location Type

  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • town
  • village
  • waterfront


  • bay
  • churches
  • naturist beach
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 270 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Jacuzzi
  • Bathroom 4 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Jacuzzi


  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed


  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • 2 bicycles


  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed