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Updated: 27-Oct-2016

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 with 2 single beds , WC/bathroom with bathtub 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 with bathtub,balcony

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.

More Details
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

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

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Speaks English, French

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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13 Reviews

based on 13 holidaymaker reviews


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: Aug 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 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: Jun 19, 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: Apr 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Pretty nice in Prines

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely house and what a kind, lovely owner! Thank you Alexandra for a wonderful holiday and for the warm welcome late at night after a longish drive from Chania on the 'wrong side' of the road. The stuffed peppers and raki were much appreciated.

The four of us -- mum, dad and two teenage boys -- had no trouble finding energetic and action-packed things to do: sunbathing by the pool, reading, watching the clouds drift, listening to the call of a hawk high above, enjoying the scent of jasmine...Perfect relaxation, interspersed with dips in the cool and refreshing pool and thoughts of barbeques.

Beyond the garden gate, we enjoyed trips to Rethymnon and its market, and a few forays to the beach. Furthest was Plakias, on the south coast. Well, well worth it. Also a spectacular and trembly drive through the Imbros Gorge and on to Frangokastello. So much to see and do...

In Prines, Giannikos was the perfect place for dinner (The Olive too, I'm sure, but we didn't have the chance to go).

Half the fun was shopping for new and tasty things - the three supermarkets on the way through Atsipopoulo were an alternative to the big Lidl. Would highly recommend the bakery just up from the last supermarket on the left, going down the hill towards the highway turn-off to Rethymnon. Great bread and cakes, and fantastic home-made ice-cream.

The villa and location had everything: five out of five!

P & M & family, UK

  • Review Submitted: Oct 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect for our family

  • 5 of 5

First of all I want to tell you that I usually need a lot of time to get used to a new place outside my home. Even if I travel a lot, it is very difficult to me to get well accommodated in a new place.

But in this house everything was as we expected so in a matter of hours we felt like home. We were a family of three (4 yrs child). The swimming pool was perfect attraction for me and my daughter, a quiet place, space for parking, plenty of room even for bigger families, good TV and internet connection and good connection to the main roads.

Basically you have everything on hand in the villa.

If you chose this location you will need a car for visiting everything and site seeing. In the villa you will find a lot of touristic information and if something is unclear feel free to talk to Alexandra, the owner of the villa, she is a very special person and very welcoming one.

Crete has a lot to offer for you to fill up your entire summer and if you combine your journey with this location you will be definitely upset when your holiday will be over.

Thank you Alexandra for everything, many kisses back from Katerina. We already count the days to our next holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Exactly as described - very nice for whole family

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of five (children aged 16 to 21) and had a great holiday at Villa Phaedra for our 9 day stay. The property was very clean and well equipped with lots of extras already in stock such as tea bags, spices, etc. We used the pool many times a day.The pool,terrace, kitchen and lounge all nicely connected which makes it very sociable. The road is very quiet which we enjoyed as is a dead end with only a small number of properties. Aircon worked well too as was 34 to 36c often. Alexandra was very helpful and provided a nice meal on our arrival and some superb homemade lemonade too. Also when we could not get the DVD player to work, Alexandra had somebody come quickly to resolve.The two tavernas in the village were both very good to eat out at too and the butchers (less than 5 mins walk) very good meat for BBQ and cheese too.Very nice being in a quiet village but only 10 to 15 mins drive from a range of beaches. Would recommend this Villa as very good value for money and lower cost than many similar villas. The Mooney family.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
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From the Owner

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 .

Activity and Interests

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.


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1 Sep 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
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1 Nov 2016 - 30 Nov 2016
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1 Dec 2016 - 28 Feb 2017
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1 Mar 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
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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

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From the Owner

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

Property Type

  • villa


  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool


  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • beach
  • village

Floor Area

  • 130 m²


  • 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
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • 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


  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda


  • Self-catering

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


  • 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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