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Luxury Villa With Pool ideal for family and honeymooners



Updated: 24-Oct-2016
Villa in Nea Magnisia, Rethymno, Crete - Greek islands - Greece - Peaceful Location, 10 Mins Walk To Scaleta Beach

Villa Zafira is a brand new luxury villa with all modern facilities and commodities. Only 1200m from Scaleta beach. Offers panoramic views of the sea in a very quiet location. Well positioned. Easy access to the highway and to the rest of the island. One leveled house without stairs, wheelchair friendly with ramps with 3 large bathrooms and 3 large bedrooms. Offers satellite TV, Wi-fi internet, air conditioning in each room, sauna, jacuzzi, BBQ, safe deposit, central heating, large private swimming pool with sea view and terrace with sea view.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Pets considered
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

I visited Rethymno for the first time in 1993 and I loved it here. I emigrated from Johannesburg, South Africa in 1995 with my family and we have lived in Rethymno ever since. Peter and I found a very nice piece of land in the village of Nea Magnisia which we bought and built Villa Zafira. We offer all our guests personalized attention from the time of their arrival to the time of their departure and we are at their disposal at all times.

Speaks English, French, Portuguese, Greek, French

Guestbook comments from the owner

'Hi Lena / Peter.

Just a quick note so say thanks again for a superb stay at your Villa Zafira. We have both settled back into our lives back in England but have taken away from our honeymoon the most fondest of memories to keep forever.

Annie and Stu.'

'Morning Lena, Peter, We really did have a wonderful holiday, which your attention to detail in the Villa and the checks to make sure everything was alright , made a significant contribution.

With every good wish and thank you again,

Eric, Sue, Roger and Jenny.'

Hi Lena and Peter,

We all very much enjoyed our stay at the Villa Zafira. We found it extremely spacious and comfortable, and appointed to a high standard of comfort and luxury.

The local shops and tavernas provided everything we needed and its central location provided an excellent base for touring the island by car.

We were very grateful for all the help.

Thanks for the wonderful time.

Chris Rooney ( stayed at villa in June 28/05 to 3/06 2012)
Jul 2007
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6 Reviews

based on 6 holidaymaker reviews

Frome, Somerset


  • 4 of 5

All 6 of us much enjoyed our week's stay in this well-run, appointed and comfortable villa, tucked away, but well-placed for visiting the sights on the North Coast. Peter and Lena were attentive hosts, ensuring that we made the best of our all too brief stay. Would recommend to all.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a great pleasure having you staying at our villa and we hope to see you all again in the future ! best regards Lena and Peter
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A wonderful holiday villa in beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

We have just got back from a perfect 10 day holiday in Crete. The island is beautiful with lots of fun things to do and the villa was everything we hoped for. It is decorated and furnished to a high standard with a stunning pool and garden area. The owners were really friendly and helpful with prompt replies to all my communications and available by text throughout our stay to answer queries. There was regular maid service and therefore the Villa was kept nice and clean. The owner also came to clean and refresh the pool every couple of days. We travelled with our three children and can't recommend this villa highly enough as a lovely family accommodation to stay in. My only recommendation is that a car is ideal ( which we were aware of in advance so came prepared!) as it is a bit of a way up a hill which would be hard to do daily if walking. It is very central and therefore a good base from which to explore the whole island. Thank you very much to Peter and Lena for letting us stay in your lovely villa!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We thank you too for being such wonderful guests and we look forward to your next visit! Best regards from both of us - Peter and Lena
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great villa for the family

  • 5 of 5

Stayed for 14 days with my family, from the initial booking enquiry with Lena the booking was promptly confirmed . great directions from the airport had no problem meeting Peter who took us to the villa, showed us around and even took us to a nearby super market, very helpful. We had a couple of issues which were sorted out promptly by Peter who came daily to clean the pool, the villa was clean ,in a great location although a car is essential. It would have been great to meet Lena but we were looked after by Peter. I would highly recommend the villa for family breaks. I would like to suggest that one bedroom could do with having twin beds in as I have 2 boys who would sleep on a double bed.

Thank you very much Peter.



  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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North Yorkshire

Villa Zafira

  • 4 of 5

Peter and Lena (wonderful people) met us and we followed them to the Villa which we would never have found without them - car definitely needed. Villa perfect, pool felt rather cold but cannot have been that bad because we got in it. Very peaceful location with views of countryside and sea in the distance. No tavernas or anything nearby so as I said earlier definitely need a car although Peter did say he could organise a taxi if needed. Peter and Lena were very helpful even providing some shopping for our arrival. Anyone visiting Crete we would recommend Villa Zafira. Thanks Peter and Lena you were brilliant xx

  • Review Submitted: Oct 23, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Mrs Gray It was nice meeting you and we are happy that you enjoyed your stay at Villa zafira and you are always welcome! Best regards Lena and Peter
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Can't wait to go back!

  • 5 of 5

5 of us holidayed here last month and were thrilled with the villa. It was spacious, extremely well equipped and very comfortable. The location offers privacy and is undisturbed by noise. The views are stunning. The beach is a short drive away and the nearest shops a 30 min walk or 5 min drive. You do need a car to stay here, but shops, restaurants etc are not far and are a cheap taxi ride.

The villa is well maintained with the pool cleaned each day and towels and bedding replaced half way through the week.

Peter and Lena were so helpful if we needed any advice.

One of our party uses a wheelchair and the property was ideal. Whilst not adapted for anyone with severe disability, there is ramp access, the doorways are wide and 2 of the bathrooms were accessible and we easily made provision to accommodate our friend.

We all enjoyed the setting and privacy. It was most comfortable and we all said that we would definitely visit again.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 1, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Mrs Siobhan, We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and we really look forward to your next visit. With Best regards Lena and Peter
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Villa Zafira

  • 4 of 5

Villa Zafira is a perfect place to stay for families and friends. the villa is spacious air-conditioned and has a beautiful pool and patio area to relax. A car is required to to get to beaches and shops, however, the quiet location more than makes up for this. Lovely quiet beaches are close by and local restaurants are no more than 5 minutes drive. Nicely located to visit the historical sites. Peter Pispas is the perfect host and more than willing to advise on where to visit or eat. I wold have no hesitation in recommending the villa for a perfect family holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

We thought that the location was ideal as it is close to the beach, quiet setting and offers all our guests panoramic views and easy access to the rest of the island and at the same time is close to supermarket, bakery, pharmacy, doctor, butchery, coffee shops and tavernas and now to Rimondi Grand Spa Hotel.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Heraklion at 74 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Scaleta Beach at 1.2 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Heraklion at 70 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : E75 at 1.2 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Scaleta at 1.2 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Scaleta at 1.2 Kilometres Car: recommended


The nearest beach is Scaleta Beach which is 1200m from the villa. Scaleta Beach is a sandy beach with local tavernas and coffee shops. Sfakaki beach and Adelianos Kampos Beach is 2km from the villa with beach bars. Platanias beach is 7km from the villa with tavernas, water sports, supermarkets and beach bars, mini golf, train tours of the area. Fishing village of Panormo is 6km from the villa.


"Easy Jet" airline company, " Ryanair " airline company and "British Airlines" and Aegean airlines offer direct flights from airports of the United Kingdom to the airport of Heraklion or Chania, island of Crete, Greece. German Wings as well.Villa Zafira is 74 kilometres from the airport of Heraklion. Villa Zafira is 74 kilometres from the airport of Chania. Car hire is recommended. Taxi transfer available on request. Bus stop and taxi rank 1000m from the villa.


Prinos village is only 1km away.

Scaleta beach is 1000m.

Rethymno Old historical Town 12km.

Monastery of Arkadi only 9 kilometres.

Monastery of Arseni 2 kilometres

Further Details:

Villa Zafira is the centre of Crete and the guests can visit the following interesting sites: The Monastery of Arkadi ( which is close to the villa) and is an historical monument. The Horse Park which is close by about 6 kilometres after the Platanias bridge turn left for Horse and pony lovers! The Fishing Village of Bali which you can enjoy a nice swim and fresh fish!The Knossos Palace in Heraklion. Rethymno old historical town - Fortezza Venetian Harbour. Prevely Palm Beach on the south of the Island (Sandy beach). Scuba diving available at Kalypso bay in the south of Crete. Damnoni Beach on the South of the Island which is close to the Palm Beach. Ancient Eletherna/Margarites Ceramics and pottery done the traditional way. Melidoni Cave. Imbros Gorge. Anogia and Zdi Plateau. Georgioupollis, Lake Kourna which is a sweet water lake. Visit Chania and villages of Apokoronas.


Rental rates

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Rate 11
1 Oct 2016 - 30 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
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7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:

Changeover Day:
It is flexible the changeover day. Check in time is after 2pm. Check out time is at 11am.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per night in euros and include cleaning services, change of bed linen and towels. The air-condition costs extra 20 euros per day. Sauna available at extra cost of Euro 10 per day. Free Wi-Fi internet. Long Winter lets for 1 month cost Euro 750 for 2 persons. Cancellation policy: In event of cancellation the deposit is not refundable.

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Updated: 24-Oct-2016
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From the Owner

Villa Zafira was build with great care always thinking of our guest's comfort. It has no stairs! There is ramp for easy access. You will enjoy a very nice and warm sauna and then you will be able to jump into the pool or have a nice jacuzzi bath to relax you! Each bedroom has its own wc shower/bath.

Property Type

  • villa


  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • rural
  • village


  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 132 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Jacuzzi
  • Shower room 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • 3 bathrooms - En-suite bathroom to bedroom 1 with jacuzzi bath and WC. Separate WC shower to bedroom 2. En-suite bathroom to bedroom 3 with shower/bath and WC.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed, Queen size double bed with en-suite wc bathtub
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Large Double Bed, 1 Cot, King size bed with en-suite- wc jacuzzi bath
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed, Double bed - separate wc shower
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6/7 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: The bedrooms are large and spacious and each has a balcony. Bedroom 1 with king size double bed and extra bed available. Bedroom 2 with double bed. Bedroom 3 with king size double bed. Extra single bed on request.


  • Notes on accommodation: The villa is 130sqm without the surrounding balconies, terrace, swimming pool and garden. The lounge offers swimming pool views. Dining room and the swimming pool area offer panoramic sea view. Ideal for honeymooners, families, or for 3 couples. Central heating and air condioning throughout. Outside: Large Private swimming pool which has jacuzzi system as well with surrounding garden and BBQ facilities and Sauna. Garden chairs, table and umbrella. Lazy chairs for laying around the pool. The swimming pool is 9m in length and 4m wide and is 1.35m in depth. Utility Room: Fully equipped kitchen with cookware and all the necessary kitchen utensils. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Villa Zafira is cleaned twice per week. The bed linen/towels is changed once per week. Beach and pool towels are not provided.

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