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Lily's cottage, secluded, sea view villa with private pool and gardens.

People5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

2 bedroom, 1 bathroom villa close to Rethymnon. Sandy beach on walking distance

Lily’s cottage features two cozy double bedrooms with very comfortable bedding and fine quality linens. In between the bedrooms is a stylish bathroom with a shower cabin. A sliding door in the hallway separates the sleeping quarters from the living room and kitchen area to ensure quiet and privacy.

Mix and match furniture with ethnic tones and a modern fireplace give the spacious living room a homey feeling. The adjacent open plan kitchen is fully equipped with all necessary appliances and cookware. This north side of the house also offers unobstructed sea views of the Cretan sea and the Platanias plain.

In the Southern part of the house, overlooking the olive grove, are the two bedrooms (one with a double bed and the other with an option of two singles or a double). Great consideration was given to the choise of mattresses and pillows, as we strongly believe that our primary service is to provide comfortable restful sleep. Between the two bedrooms is the bathroom that features a large shower and a washing machine.

More Details

Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2016
Speaks English, Greek
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
7 December, 2017

About The Owner

I was born and raised in Rethymno, a picturesque town on the north coast of Crete. At Athens University I studied ancient Greek philosophy, a fascinating subject, but which I never used in my professional life. I was employed by a leading Greek bank for twenty years, the last six as a branch manager.

I consider my involvement in tourism a challenge. I hope to promote the beauty of Crete and I will meet people from a variety of countries and cultures who I will do my utmost to offer all the information necessary to make their holiday here an enjoyable and unforgettable experience.

I myself love travelling abroad. I have often been to many European cities. Travelling is enormously educational, as it gives you the opportunity to get to know the tradition and cuisines of different countries, as well as visiting important museums and art galleries.

I also enjoy cooking. I invariably use organic products when cooking for my family.

I am a great admirer of the Greek poet Cavafy, who lived in Alexandria. My favourite poems are The City and the First Step!

Animals are a great weakness of mine. I have a 4-year-old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, called Romeo, because of whom I became a vegetarian.

I speak English very well.

The Owner purchased this villa in 2015

Why The Owner chose Rethimno

The great advantage of this amazing villa is really its external area. The 25m2 swimming pool invites the guests to relax on the sun beds and enjoy the warm Cretan sun while "resting" their gaze on the endless blue horizon. The large Mediterranean trees (olives, apricots, figs, pomegranates) offer generously their shade to the barbeque and the outdoor seating areas, making it the perfect place to enjoy your breakfast. The vegetable garden (“perivoli”) from where visitors can harvest their salad vegetables is an extra bonus!

What makes this villa unique

Built in the middle of the island, this stunning villa is the ideal place for guests wishing to travel a lot around the island. Located at the north side, about 6 km east of Rethymnon (the third largest city of the island with a population of 30.000 inhabitants), and about 80 km from the international airports of Chania to the west or Heraklion to the east. Rethymno is about 8 minutes drive, while Heraklion and Chania airports are about 1 hour drive.

The cottage is located in an olive grove in a region with the Turkish name Cesme. The position of the residence up on a hill provides unobstructed view to the Cretan Sea and the Plain of Platanias, an area with many high quality hotels, restaurants, bars, pop art shops etc.

The nearest sandy beach is only 1 km away.

The area is particularly suitable for guests interested in hiking. Just outside the property there is a path leading to “Maroulas”, a traditional village with Venetian color and about 5 km inland is the picturesque , green gorge of Mili with the abandoned village located by the torrent.

At a distance of about 16 km lies the historic Arkadi monastery a monument of self-sacrifice in 1866 during the fight for liberation from the ottoman occupancy.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Rethimno in Rethymno

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • west bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , bed's dimensions 1,50X2,00m
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Games
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

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Lily's cottage, secluded, sea view villa with private pool and gardens.
average rating of 5.0 based on 30 reviews
5

Stunning cottage with perfect hospitality!

  • 5 of 5

Lily's Cottage is one of those rare gems... you get so much more than just a house, you get to stay in a beautiful home and experience wonderful Cretan hospitality courtesy of Lily. The cottage itself is stunning spotlessly clean, tastefully furnished and newly renovated. Lily has focused on the things that really matter, like high quality mattresses, comfortable furniture and a well-equipped kitchen. Whatever we needed it was there. Pictures don't do the location

justice: nestled in the hillside, the cottage is private with lush gardens and beautiful flowers. Perfect for relaxing poolside! It's also just a short walk or drive to the nearby shops and restaurants, and just minutes from the main highway with quick connections to Rethymno. What sets this property apart from others though is Lily's superb hospitality! We arrived to fresh home baking (with cakes and

pastries to last our entire stay) and extra home cooked food during the week. Also we were in touch with Lily by text daily to ask about

which beaches, sites and restaurants to visit. Her advice was fantastic and helped us to discover a different side of Crete. We were so grateful we asked Lily to join us out for dinner towards the end of our stay because she had been the perfect host. Private rentals can sometimes be a bit of a gamble but with Lily's Cottage it's a safe bet for a truly memorable experience.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Simon, first of all I would like to say a huge THANK YOU for this amazing review! You are really very talented in writing and of course a very polite person with a big smile on your face.. Two years ago, when I decided to renovate the country house of my family and turn it into vacation rental what I had in my mind was a cozy, very comfortable home, with all comforts someone need when on holidays which would give to its guests the feeling that they are in their own home!! I don’t know if I managed it but I did my best... BUT to my opinion, what is really important when you are on vacation is the feeling that you are safe , that no matters what it happens to you, you always have a person to make things easy for you, to be there when needed and of course to host you either giving you recommendations, a piece of advice or even a nice homemade mussaka or spinach pie... So from my side, I tried to combine all these things.. my guests will judge! My warmest regards to you and Kier. Hope to see you soon in London!
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5

A Great Get Away!!!

  • 5 of 5

Lily's cottage was just what we needed for a relaxing getaway week prior to a tour of the middle east. The cottage is lovingly appointed with art, furnishings, marble tile floors and area carpets. It's just off the beaten path so it's quiet at night but with water views and still close enough to easily get to Rhethymno for nice restaurants and shopping. Lily's welcome casserole in the oven and later in the week made us feel right at home. We loved it!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely villa and gardens

  • 5 of 5

We have just arrived home from a fabulous two week stay at Lily's cottage.

The villa was lovely and clean and had everything you could want. Our 5 year in particular loved the pool and when he wasn't in there he was either in the garden playing football or chilling out inside watching the Disney channel!!

There are a couple of nice tavernas just a short walk and we managed this easily even with the pushchair (with our 10 month old) back up the drive.

Nothing seemed too much for Lily she truly took care of us spoiling us with all the treats and her Mousaka and the Dakos we had was the best in our two week stay.

We had a lovely holiday and if we came back to Crete we would definitely stay here again.

Thank you so much Lily.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: My dear Nina, thank you so much for your 5* review.. You and your family have been so wonderful guests. Wish you all the best and hope to meet you someday in the future! Lily
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5

Relaxing holiday

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time in Lily's cottage and we were glad to have come back.

The cottage was as beautiful and as clean as our first time. The pool is extremely pleasant for adults as well for kids.

Lily takes special care of her guests and their needs . She is an extraordinary host.

We felt that we were on holidays at freinds instead of a Holiday rental.

If you are planning a holiday in this part of Crete,, we highly recommend Lily's cottage.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: My dear Manisha, thank you for one more time for your 5* review. Having you, Silvain and your pretty girls at the cottage is my pleasure. See you next summer.. Kisses to all of you
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5

Beautiful villa

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in this beautiful villa. The gardens and pool in particular are lovely. Lily was a fantastic hostess - extremely helpful and welcoming. The location of the villa is also great; a short walk to the local tavernas and shops.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Tracy, thank you very much for your nice words about the cottage and me. The pleasant and relaxing holidays for my guests is my aim. Hope to see you in the future again. Lily
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Excellent villa, peaceful location, beautiful garden

  • 5 of 5

Such a lovely week and lots to do if you can drag yourself away from the beautiful garden. The Cretan sea is the most amazing deep blue, perfect for swimming. Lily is a perfect host, thank you Lily for the lovely Greek cooking!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Ann thank you so much for this 5* review. It was my pleasure to have you in my villa as guests. You are a very nice family with two wonderful, sweet girls. Wish you the best Lily
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Location

Nearest Airport
78 Kilometres
Heraklion, Chania
Nearest Ferry
78 Kilometres
Heraklion, Chania
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Kilometres
Highway Chania-Heraklion
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Platanias
Car: recommended

Built in the middle of the island, this stunning villa is the ideal place for guests wishing to travel a lot around the island. Located at the north side, about 6 km east of Rethymnon (the third largest city of the island with a population of 30.000 inhabitants), and about 78 km from the international airports of Chania to the west or Heraklion to the east. Rethymno is about 8 minutes drive, while Heraklion and Chania airports are about 1 hour drive.

The cottage is located in an olive grove in a region with the Turkish name Cesme. The position of the residence up on a hill provides unobstructed view to the Cretan Sea and the Plain of Platanias, an area with many high quality hotels, restaurants, bars, pop art shops etc.

The nearest sandy beach is only 1 km away.

The area is particularly suitable for guests interested in hiking. Just outside the property there is a path leading to “Maroulas”, a traditional village with Venetian color and about 5 km inland is the picturesque , green gorge of Mili with the abandoned village located by the torrent.

At a distance of about 16 km lies the historic Arkadi monastery a monument of self-sacrifice in 1866 during the fight for liberation from the ottoman occupancy.

In a distance of 800 meters from the property there is a bus station to Rethymno with 10 daily services. The nearest sandy beach is about 1 km from the property - about 15 minutes on foot down the hill.

It is recommended however to rent a car in order to visit Rethymno whenever you wish as well as many other sites of interest all over Crete .

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Rethimno, Crete

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
LOW 2017
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Mar 2018
4 night minimum stay
£468
for 4 nights
From
£106
£847
£3,485
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
EASTER 2018
1 Apr 2018 - 15 Apr 2018
4 night minimum stay
£538
for 4 nights
From
£124
£909
£3,750
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
APRIL- MED MAY 2018
16 Apr 2018 - 31 May 2018
4 night minimum stay
£503
for 4 nights
From
£115
£847
£3,485
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
JUNE 2018
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
4 night minimum stay
£609
for 4 nights
From
£141
£1,032
£4,279
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
HIGH SEASON 2018
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
4 night minimum stay
£679
for 4 nights
From
£159
£1,156
£4,809
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
SEPTEM 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
£609
for 4 nights
From
£141
£1,032
£4,279
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
LOW 2018
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
4 night minimum stay
£468
for 4 nights
From
£106
£785
£3,221
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
£503
for 4 nights
From
£115
£847
£3,485
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

CLEANING £44.12
Pet Fee £4.41

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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