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Villa with Private Pool , hammocks on roof terrace and Panoramic Sea Views

Overview

Property

Updated: 09-Dec-2016
Sunset Villa in Agia Triada, Rethymno, Crete - Peaceful Location, 5 Mins Drive to the Beach

Traditional Cretan villa with a private pool, roof terrace and stunning views across the valley to the sea, which is 5 minutes drive away. Heraklion airport is 50 minutes away. Chania airport 40 minutes. The villa has one double and one twin bedroom. The villa has a unique location between North and South and also East and West of the Crete Island. You can get anywhere in Crete with very easy access from the location of the villa.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

My name is Ibrahim, I am British/Egyptian. I work as a finance analyst and management accountant. I bought Sunset Villa 5 years ago. It's not just a holiday home for me, it's much more than that. I picked Crete because I use to go there each summer holiday when I was student in Alexandria University. I use to work in farms, restaurants and hotels. I made loads of friends and I speak the Greek language. It was a dream for me to build a house in Crete as I felt it was my home. I came from a very poor background and this would be my first house ever. I finished at university then went to the UK to specialise in management accounts. Worked very hard, saved some money, then went back to look for a plot of land and built with a new vision in my mind of a holiday home.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

If you are looking for something with amazing views, in a beautiful setting.... then look no further! We have just returned from a fantastic week at Sunset Villa. At about an hour's drive from Heraklion through some stunning scenary, the villa sits in a lovely rural location from which you can see the sea and mountains. The villa is fantastic with good sized, well kept bedrooms and a really nice open living space with a good kitchen and a dishwasher, which is a great timesaver when you just want to be outside! And you do... for this villa has a lovely terrace perfect for breakfast, another terrace with a great pool, and an amazing roof top terrace where you can while away the hours relaxing and dozing and observe the amazing display of stars at night. A car is a must for this location, but there are a number of villages and towns within easy reach and where you can pick up ample supplies. I have to admit, we spent the whole week at the villa.



Simon May 2012.
Nov 2006
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11 Reviews

4.7
based on 11 holidaymaker reviews

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Wonderful holiday

  • 4 of 5

We had an amazing 2 weeks at Sunset Villa. A good location for exploring Crete. Sadly the taverna within walking distance was closed, so a bit more remote than expected. The villa was lovely and the pool was well kept. Would definately return.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Another day in paradise!!!!

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful villa with stunning views made for a fantastic holiday. It was everything we had hoped for and sitting in the hammocks on the roof terrace gave us some wonderful memories. As described, the villa was in a very quiet and peaceful location but with a car, (which is essential), getting to the local shops and tavernas wasn't a problem.

Ibrahim was a very good host, he kept us updated prior to the holiday and the pick up from the airport and the hire car which he organised went without a hitch.

Altogether a great weeks holiday and I would definitely recommend Sunset Villa for a relaxing break in the sun.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words , I am glad that you had a fantastic holiday at Sunset villa. Hope to hear from you again in the near future.
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Relaxing, amazing views and peaceful surroundings

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Ibrahim for a wonderful holiday. The villa was everything we could have hoped for. Beautiful views, very private and peaceful and relaxing. Villa was clean and comfortable with a lovely pool. Views from the roof terrace where amazing especially the sunrise which was well worth getting up for. Didn't want to come home. Definitely recommend this villa if you want piece and quiet but also want access to town and beach although car is a must. Brilliant holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Pam for your kind words. Hope to see you again in the near future.
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Wonderful, relaxing holiday in a beautiful villa

  • 5 of 5

We loved Sunset Villa, it was everything that we hoped for. Beautifully maintained, pool, patios and a rooftop with hammocks and a view over the whole valley. It suited our need for a relaxing holiday. The location is good as a base for touring and there are plenty of beaches close by (though you do need a car). We enjoyed old town Rethymo, the local beaches and trips into the mountains. Crete is really interesting and friendly. Weather was warm and sunny in May. We would definitely recommend this villa to friends and family. Really easy to reach the owner too - friendly emails which we appreciated.

  • Review Submitted: May 31, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Caroline. I hope that you went back home happy and to see you and your family again in the future.
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Wonderful, relaxing holiday location. Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

This is the most amazing villa - it was such a lovely surprise to arrive at Sunset Villa! The scenery around the villa is stunning, the villa is gorgeous with a very good pool and even a rooftop sitting area with hammocks. We've returned home relaxed and refreshed after a lovely week. We've fallen in love with Sunset villa and Crete. We would recommend this villa to anyone. (The photos on this website don't really do the villa justice, it is much prettier in real life and the view is spectacular). A great base to explore the surrounding countryside, we loved the old town of Rethymno, the spectacular drive down to the secluded southern beaches, also drives locally along the valleys to hill top monastries! Local tavernas are very good. The beach is just a short drive away. Fantastic holiday location. Thank you Ibrahim.

  • Review Submitted: May 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely villa

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Ibrahim for a great holiday in your lovely villa - it was totally relaxing and just what we all needed. The location and views are just amazing, we couldn't stop looking at them, whether it was from the window, dining terrace, roof terrace or lying on a sun bed! The villa was clean and comfortable and the pool was a bonus! We went out and about a lot as we love the beach, but it was great to come home and cool off in the pool. We loved the beach at Panormo, and Bali was nice too, but there are lots of lovely little beaches you can stop off at while travelling about. Rethymno is nearby and fun to look round, the fortress is impressive. We drove to the South one day, to Plakias on the coast and then back to the little mountain village of Spili which is pretty. En route we passed through a spectacular gorge. We found lots of restaurants but our favourite was in Mesi, the little village almost opposite the villa on the mountainside - simple but delicious food. Irini picked us up from the airport which was especially good as we were delayed by an hour and we would have had trouble finding the villa in the dark! So, in short, we had a lovely holiday and thank you Ibrahim for your help and flexibility in sorting everything out.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was great to have you, I am glad that you enjoyed your holiday, hope to see you again in the near future.
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Location

From the Owner

I went to many places in Crete to buy the plot of land I had imagined, but nothing really moved me. One day I went to see a plot in Agia Triada village, when I arrived there and stood on the land, I said "wow!". I said yes immediately, it was exactly what I wanted, near the beach, supermarkets and restaurants, but far enough away to be peaceful and quiet. (It is only half a mile.) The views from where I stood were magical. It's very strange how you can feel that you are related to a place from the first visit, you just feel at home. I had a lot of input in designing the villa, so I feel it is my baby! I wanted to make the villa different to other holiday homes. I wanted people to feel at home, relaxed, at peace and to enjoy every minute of their holiday.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Heraklion at 55 Miles Nearest Ferry : Rethymno at 5 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : E72 at 400 Metres Nearest Beach : Adele Beach at 400 Metres Car: necessary

Coast/Beach:

The nearest beach is in about 500 meters, 5 minutes drive or less.

Travel:

Rethymno is situated roughly half way between the islands 2 airports in Herklion and Chania. It is 50 minutes to Herklion and 45 minutes to Chania.

Distances:

Adele village is 1 minute by car. Rethymno is a 10 minutes drive. Car hire is a must but here you are well positioned to see most of the island.

Further Details:

Crete is the most southerly of the Greek islands and is blessed with a lovely climate, lovely beaches, high mountains, breathtaking views and an amazing history. Also the food is great. Walking, cycling, diving, horse-riding, and sea fishing are available locally.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Low Season
1 Dec 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
£550
for 7 nights
£550
 
 
Low Season
1 Jan 2017 - 31 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£400
for 7 nights
£400
 
 
Low Season
1 Feb 2017 - 28 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
£400
for 7 nights
£400
 
 
Low Season
1 Mar 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
£400
for 7 nights
£400
 
 
Low Season
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£475
for 7 nights
£475
 
 
Mid Season
1 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£650
for 7 nights
£650
 
 
Mid Season
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£750
for 7 nights
£750
 
 
High Season
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£890
for 7 nights
£890
 
 
High Season
1 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£990
for 7 nights
£990
 
 
Mid Season
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£795
for 7 nights
£795
 
 
Mid Season
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£690
for 7 nights
£690
 
 
Low season
1 Nov 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
£400
for 7 nights
£400
 
 
Low Season
1 Dec 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£600
for 7 nights
£600
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:

Changeover Day: we are flexible with change over day
Georgia who is managing the villa, do mid clean and shopping for any client who wish to have this service, clients should pay Georgia directly for those services.
Flexible.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the villa per week in UK Pounds.
security deposit, will only deduct the amount that Georgia reported to me, we are very reasonable and we do not just deduct money from the security deposit, in fact so far I did not deduct any...

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Facilities

From the Owner

A holiday in sunset villa will re-charge your batteries because of the fresh air, peace and quiet. The villa is surrounded with magical views of the sea, mountains, olive groves and across the valley. Where ever you are in the villa you will enjoy the views. Even when you are in the sitting room having a drink you will see the valley. This is one of the benefits you get in sunset villa and you wouldn't be able to get it in many other places due to the location of the villa. It is high on a hill so you can have great views from anywhere. If you go up to the roof terrace there are 2 even bigger benefits; number 1 the views are even better, and number 2, you will have more time in the sun while other surrounding villas have no sun around late afternoon.

Property Type

  • villa

General

  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table
  • Television ...
  • Toys

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool

Suitability

  • children welcome ...

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • bay
  • churches
  • naturist beach
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing

Floor Area

  • 85 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom with shower, WC , sink and bidet.

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, and fitted wardrobe, dressing table, hairdryer, bedside cabinets, bedside lamps and books. Bedroom 2 with twin beds, bedside tables, fitted wardrobe and books.

Outside

  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue

Meals

  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Air-conditioning in the living room. Every room has a ceiling fan. The villa is suitable for families with children, for honeymooners, for sightseers, ramblers and birdwatchers. Outside: The patio area around the private swimming pool (4m x 6m) has 4 sunbeds and an umbrella. There are 2 gardens (upper and lower) , and off street parking. Also there are other 2 patios, one near the pool and the other one in the front of the villa. Patio table with 6 chairs. Utility Room: Washing machine, ironing board, iron. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels, beach towels, and linen are included. The villa is cleaned between lettings and the linen is changed weekly. More frequent cleaning is available by arrangement. Other: On the patio there is the outside dining area, the seperate roof terrace has 2 hammocks and a sitting area where you can look at the view and relax. There are 4 seating areas outside the villa all with lovely views.

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