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Bedrooms 3
Space 1,399 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property


Villa Phaedra is a traditional stone house with private pool and garden, only 10 minutes drive from center of city and 5 minutes drive from beach Situated in a traditional village Prines- in a walking distance from its

center ,can accomodate 8 persons .All rooms have AC

Floor Layout:

Ground floor: Living room with fireplace and sofa bed for 2 persons, dining area, full equipped kitchen ,bedroom

( 2 single beds , wardrobe)WC/bathroom ( bathtub ,hairdryer and washing machine),terrace to swimming pool and garden

First Floor: 2 double bedrooms(two single beds and one king bed) with access to balcony, WC/bathroom ( bathtub,hairdryer)balcony with sea view

Outside area:Furnished terrace and balcony with sea and forest-oak view

Garden :Βarbecue, sun beds,outside shower ,children games ,private parking for 2 cars and a 30sq.m private pool

The villa can accommodate 6 persons in 3 bedrooms and may extend for 2 more using a twin sofa bed and has a special, on request baby bed.


-Welcome Basket depending your arrival hour

-Changing linen/towel once a week

Car Rental , with additional discount to our quests

Transfer service

Local drinks tasting



Villa Phaedra,decorated by wood with Cretan traditional style with handmade crafts,offers al the amentities of modern house such BBQ, private parking, WFI , etc. It is surrounded by olives, oaks and Cretan herbs and is Ideal for lovers of country ,beach ,children,families and couples .The hosts can enjoy relaxing,peace,safety and privacy as is fenced by high walls .Most of all the feeling of staying in your home.


The traditional village of Prines is 7 kilometres from the vibrant city of Rethymnon and only 2 kilometres from the sea. The village has mini -markets where you can find all the necessary products for basic needs ,3 traditional tavernas and coffees. Also the area lends itself to beautiful excursions and is ideal for those who love nature.You will have also the opportunity to see the traditional style of homes with old arches

Car is necessary for your transportation.


Coast/Beach: 2 km away.

Nearest airport: 70 km.

Village center: is 250m

Rethymno city: 5 km.

Tavernas, local market etc: 250m

More Details

Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
25 June, 2018


In the photo its me ,from eyes of a small lady who stayed in villa .The joy of children and their pleasure is my best reward .Thank you Juno for this picture


I live very close to the villa and i was impressed when I saw it the first time.It is very warm so you feel like your home ,the stone appropriates to the nature and the green and quiet is is something fantastic .

What makes this villa unique

Except the fact that is very conventient in location because it is near the center but very close to sea it combines the traditional style with modern equippement and first of all it gives you the sense that you live in your own home

Guestbook comments from the owner

"My family and I had a great holiday at Villa Phaedra. The accommodation was spacious, clean and well equipped. The pool was warm and great fun. We enjoyed sitting both on the terrace by the pool and on the upper terrace with views of the sea. The location was very convenient with lots of sandy beaches within easy reach as well as the lovely town of Rethymnon with its excellent harbour. We also enjoyed walking into the local village and eating at the local taverna. Finally, the owners supplied us with raki (and other supplies) at the start of our holiday and even brought us a lovely meal on Sunday. First class!" David.
May 2011
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Prines in Nikiforos Fokas

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1399 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • town
  • village
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • The villa has two comletely bathrooms each in every floor . Each of them has bathtub,toilet ,dryhair machine and there is washimg machine in one of them .
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6/8 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed and television,wardrobe,mirror ,chest of drawers,balkony with view . Bedroom 2-- single beds,mirror and balkony with view. Bedroom 3 -- 2 single beds ,mirror and window in the garden They are all air conditioned There is possibility until 3 babay cots
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Notes on accommodation: There is also a safe box and first aid box Sea towels are also provided for swimming pool. Outside: Outdoor furniture, deckchairs,pergola and umbrellas, parasol, courtyard,children garden games ,BBQ and outside shower, parking for 2 cars, swing. The pool is private, unheated and open according the season. Utility Room: Baby cot, baby high chair, games for children, board games, books, first-aid box. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and sea towels and linen are included in renting price and changed . Pool and garden maintenance provided . Other: Dining room has table with chairs and direct access to terrace


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average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews

Perfect house

  • 5 of 5

The house is large, well appointed, with beautiful flowers and a pool. It is located in a charming village above Rethymno. It would be best to have a car to stay there. The best part is the lovely Alexandra. She is so kind and helpful, plus she gave us some delicious food treats. I would stay for a month or a year if i could!

  • Review Submitted: 15-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Immaculately presented villa in a restful location

  • 5 of 5

We just wanted to say thank you for a great holiday at your villa. You’d thought of everything and we really appreciated your effort and the gifts. The villa was perfect for us. We had everything we needed, the house was immaculate and well equipped, the wifi worked great, AC in every room, the pool was refreshing and fun.

We will certainly return!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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This lovely villa is exactly as shown in the photographs and Alexandra was the perfect hostess.

  • 5 of 5

Alexandra's genuine concern that our party of 4 had a good holiday extended to having a delicious lunch ready for us on arrival and at the end of a long journey we were all very grateful. The bottle of Raki left for us by Alexandra was also very welcome.

The villa is beautifully appointed and lacks for nothing, there were only 4 of us but the villa could easily house more.

The villa is situated in a quiet position on the edge of a village but within easy reach of Rethymno and perfectly placed to tour a large part of the island.

I can confidently recommend the villa and am most grateful for Alexandra's kindness during our stay and would love to return.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely house in beautiful Cretan village

  • 5 of 5

We have just spent a wonderful 2 weeks in Crete, staying in the lovely house belonging to Alexandra. On arrival we were greeted by Alexandra, a kinder, more welcoming host you couldn't wish to meet. Alexandra had made us a delicious lamb and pasta dish to have on our arrival and during the course of our stay, popped in with more Cretan treats.

The house is beautifully decorated and has everything you could possibly need for your stay. There are lovely views of the sea from the balcony, that both upstairs bedrooms open out onto.

Sitting in the garden by the pool you could smell the jasmine and throughout the beautiful village of Prines the lovely smell of figs.

Prines is a very pretty village with a couple of very good tavernas within walking distance. The next village down the hill also has a couple of very good tavernas, a wonderful bakers and coffee shop, as well as a few other shops and bars.

We were amazed at the kindness and generosity of the Cretan people and are already counting down to our return visit to Alexandra's house next summer.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A wonderful villa in a beautiful place

  • 5 of 5

We had a great holiday, enjoying Crete and relaxing in the lovely Villa Phaedra. Alexandra greeted us with warm pastries and a carafe of Raki, both delicious and very welcome.

When she came to check all was well later in the week she arrived with a tasty lemon cake and home made cordial, which everyone loved.

The Villa has a balcony with great views, perfect for breakfast or an evening meal and the pool was great. What really made the holday special though was the warm welcome and friendliness of Alexandra - we hope to see you again very soon!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely villa in nice village!

  • 5 of 5

Thank You Alexandra! We really enjoyed our trip. And your house was perfect for us.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Exploring nature,walking in the mountains,diving courses ,riding courses are provided by experts upon contact to the owner


Sandy beach is only 2 km away.


Distance from the airports is about 70 km.The owner can provide you transfer with taxi but comments you to rent a car .The owner can introduce you renting companies


Distance from the village center is 300 m and from Rethymno city is 5 km.

Further Details:

Prines village has many tavernas with traditional local food , mini-market, coffe shops.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Prines, Crete

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
1 Oct 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

- Rates are in Euros
- Rates include all taxes, services and usage of air-condition
- Cleaning service, including linen and towels change -once a week
- Final cleaning is included in the price
- Free baby cot and high chair
- Welcome Pack

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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