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Apartment 150 Meters From The Sea, Overlooking The Cascading Swimming Pool - Apartment No 9 Sleeps 5 (2 Bedrooms)

Overview

Property

Updated: 20-Jun-2017
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Swimming pool
  • Internet
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Description

Apartment No 9 Sleeps 5 (2 Bedrooms)

All rooms have air-conditioning, under floor heating and French doors leading onto terraces or a balcony.

There are 2 bedrooms:

Bedroom 1 with king size bed, bedside tables, wardrobes and dressing table.

Bedroom 2 with twin beds, bedside table, fitted wardrobes.

Open Plan Living Room With:

Fully fitted and equipped kitchen for those who prefer self catering, dining area with table and chairs, comfortable seating and satellite TV.

Utility Cupboard: Located in hallway with washing machine, bucket, mop, brush and dustpan. Ironing board, iron and a clothes air'er.

Shower Room:

Walk in shower, WC, basin, mirrored cabinet.

Large Terraced Area: Overlooking the pool with table and chairs.

Amenities/Facilities:

Parking, Garden, Communal Swimming Pools and Children’s pool, Sun beds and umbrellas.

Dishwasher, Fridge/Freezer, Electric Hob & Oven, Washing Machine. Toasted sandwich maker, Iron. Satellite, TV.

Cot & High Chair provided upon request.

More Details

About the property

GR4160

This stylish new 2 bedroom air conditioned apartment is meters away from the sea. With a large communal pool and shallow children’s pool, it is an ideal base for a family holiday. The outside dining area provides the perfect setting in the evening to enjoy a Mojito or have nice romantic dinners. You can enjoy the tranquillity of having sun downers whilst watching the sunset over the Cretan sea! There is a choice of 2 apartments to rent. If the one you are viewing is fully booked we have another one. Please inquire. This ground floor apartment is situated in a small community of elegant villas and apartments, some set in their own private area with a large communal swimming pool, all properties offer traditional features with modern building specifications, creating a new yet rustic dwellings in a peaceful seaside setting. Panormo is very suitable for families of all ages.

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

John Goodwin
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
20 June, 2017

About John Goodwin

My wife Robyn and I live in the South of England in the New Forest. We fell in love with Greece and the lifestyle 30 years ago. For the last 25 years I have run my own Greek property Consultancy. I have been involved in the design and construction of over 100 Greek properties specializing in Crete and the island of Alonissos.

Why John Goodwin chose Rethymnon area

Over the years we have gained a wealth of experience in the Greek property business. When the land became available it ticked all the boxes as the perfect location to build luxury high quality villas and apartments. My wife and I personally own 3 apartments at Panorama Seafront Homes which we rent out and take regularly holiday there with our family and friends. We kept the 3 apartments because we knew we could rent them out easily. Our plan is to live there for several months of the year when we retire. If you decide to holiday in one of our apartments I hope you enjoy them as much as we do.

What makes this apartment unique

Panorama Seafront Homes stand just meters from the sea, You have the choice of swimming in the pool or at one of the sandy beaches. We just love the 10 minute evening stroll to enjoy the food in the wonderful traditional tavernas in Panormo village. The apartment where designed by one of Greece's top architects and the interiors are modern and fitted out to a very high standard that you wont see elsewhere in Crete. As most apartments are privately owned holiday homes the pool is never overcrowded, some days you get it all to your self.

We always take a trip by bus, ferry boat or hire car to Rethymno old town and harbour front is full of life and one can spend hours walking around the narrow lanes window shopping, there is a great choice of restaurants and lively bars to suit all tastes

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Notes

Booking Notes:
Booking notes
Once a booking is agreed, a booking form will be emailed. The holiday will be held as a provisional booking for seven days, while the form is completed and returned, along with a deposit.

For holidays booked more than 8 weeks before the holiday start date, the deposit is 10% of the booking cost. The balance is payable 8 weeks before departure. For holidays booked within 8 weeks of the start date, the full value of the booking will be required. Payments can be made by Bank.

Changeover Day:
There is no specific changeover day. Arrival from 14.00 and departure before 10.30. You can use the pool and public bathroom during the day of arrival or departure.

12 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(12 traveller reviews)

5

Apartment No.9 at Panorama Seafront Homes II in Panormo Crete

  • 5 of 5

An absolute delightful sight greets the eyes as you enter the small complex of apartments at Sea Front Homes II, attractively arranged around the 3 free form swimming pools and baby pool. Beautiful palm trees, shrubs and flowers are tastefully dotted around the pools and in my opinion the next best thing other than a close sea view.

No.9 is positioned ideally within the complex - it's most attractive feature being the long wide terrace , bathed in late afternoon and evening sun with a commanding view of the pools where we spent many an evening drinking in the beautiful vista whilst enjoying a glass of wine. One of the 2 bedrooms has a small terrace at the rear which enjoys the morning sunshine.

The location is 15' walk into Panormo village which is very quaint with its small harbour, a couple of beaches and a nice selection of tavernas which are simply wonderful and the people very friendly.

Thank you John and Robyn for the use of your apartment but there are a couple of points I feel are worthy of comment. Firstly, it would have been appreciated if there had been a stock of toilet rolls in the cupboards as the inadequate supply meant having to buy more - not something I want to be doing on holiday. Secondly, I wasn't happy with the 10 Euro charge for the small selection of groceries I ordered with Dean. It was a charge that wasn't mentioned about previously and also we considered the charge to be too expensive and was half the cost of my shop so a 50% mark up was unexpected.

This aside, the apartment was superb and the location ideal. We would particularly like to thank you for all your recommendations from the car hire to places to visit and eat. We did them all and each one was wonderful! Thanks again - a wonderful place and ideally would suit young families or older couples.

  • Review Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, we really appreciate your constructive review and are pleased you loved the apartment and pool. I will mention the 10 euro cost of the welcome pack to Dean and Flora, they should have informed you of their charge. As the apartment is self catering we only leave a few toilet rolls for arriving guests, but will ask Dean and Flora to make sure there is a full pack in future. Look forward to welcoming you again in the near future.
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4

Spacious, clean and comfortable apartment in an attractive complex.

  • 4 of 5

This apartment is in an attractive modern complex 10 - 15 mins walk from the pleasant town centre and small sandy beaches of Panormo.

It is clean, spacious and well-equipped, with comfortable beds, plenty of storage space, good Wi-Fi and lovely hot water. A roomy terrace with table and chairs overlooks the series of small turquoise swimming pools - different depths for different ages - surrounded by gardens and picturesque palm trees lit up at night to look very exotic! The whole complex is beautifully clean and well-maintained. Easy parking on the adjoining road.

The village itself offered a wide variety of restaurants so you could easily eat at a different one every night. It is full of tourists - particularly the small, crowded sandy beaches, but maintains its Greek character and charm. There are several excellent supermarkets. (We found a much larger and quieter beach with good taverna under a bridge a mile or two west down the main road - easy to see from the road).

You could easily manage without a car - there is a tourist company called Bali travel that runs excursions to different parts of the island every day. We found driving quite difficult - firstly, arriving at night and driving on the one-lane main road (on the wrong side and in a strange car) with cars trying to overtake all the time; and secondly, driving on the very mountainous inland roads with precipitous drops! However, you don't need to go on those and can quite easily stick to the main roads and less precipitous inland ones. Access to and from the airport by car is very easy - a minute's drive or so from the main road. The car-hire company recommended by the owner did not answer any of our emails, so we ended up booking with Avis. We later found the emails in the Spam box, so wished we had checked there (we did apologise to them!).

I am sorry to have one criticism of this lovely apartment (which is why I have put 4* and not 5*), and that is the pillows. The ones on our bed were very small and very dirty, which was surprising because the sheets and pillowslips were beautifully clean and ironed. I couldn't sleep on the pillows but fortunately had brought a beach pillow which I used instead. We did find one normal pillow, and my husband used 3 of the small pillows which were cleaner (found in the cupboard). I hope the owner will replace the pillows at the first opportunity - I am sure he will because everything else in this apartment was really good.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, so glad you had a great holiday in our apartments. Thank you for the comment regarding pillows being to soft. I have asked Flora and Dean to replace them immediately. Each apartment should have soft and medium pillows.
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5

Quiet apartment with a lovely pool, walking distance to great tavernas

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay here. The apartment is on the ground floor, directly overlooking the pool, with a large terrace area which is shady in the morning and gets the sun in the afternoon and early evening. The apartment has everything you would need and is located just outside the village centre meaning it is lovely and quiet. When we stayed there were only a few other people around the pool and on occasion we had it to ourselves. It is a few minutes walk to a rocky cove and great views of the sunset that you don't get from the village. The instructions for arrival were very clear, the apartment was very clean and any minor issues that we had were dealt with very quickly by the local management company. I would not hesitate to recommend this apartment and Panormo for a chilled out break where you are still within easy reach of the major sights.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, much appreciated. We are very pleased that you enjoyed the apartment, pool and Panormo village.
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5

Superb spotlessly clean, well equiped apartment.

  • 5 of 5

Property is situated just outside village, pleasant 15 min walk, superb apartment overlooking a great pool, ideal for children. One of the most pleasant villages I have had the pleasure to stay in. A good number of Taverna's all very good and a really good beach again good for children. Wont hesitate to go back to the village or apartment again

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great review, thank you. Look forward to welcoming you again for your 3 holiday in our apartments.
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5

The perfect holiday

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time and have booked to go back in September. In early June we stayed in apartment 9. It was spacious, well fitted out and air-conditioned. The small complex was clean and well-kept with a great swimming pool. Contact with the owner John before the trip and the service during the stay was very quick. Panormo village was within easy walking distance with small supermarket’s, bakery, butchers, nice restaurants and 3 sandy beaches we will be back soon !

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We look forward to welcoming you back again.
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5

Great holiday apartment and lovely village

  • 5 of 5

The property was in a very well maintained group of apartments around a lovely set of pools. There was a good mix of nationalities around the pool and no problems with noise. We were a family with 2 teenage children and the pools were great for them as well as for smaller children. The apartment was well equipped and had much needed air conditioning and apartment 9 has a large terrace which leads to the pools. The terrace was mostly shaded so excellent for sitting outside when wanting to escape the sun.

We enjoyed our walks into Panormo for meals in the evening. We ate at several tavernas and they all provided good quality and well priced food. The village is lovely - picturesque and catering for tourists, but not tacky. The tavernas overlooking the harbour were a great setting for an evening meal.

We visited a few places recommended by John and particularly liked Rethymno and the wonderful archaeological museum in Heraklion. We would have explored further if it was out of season.

It was our first visit to Crete and we loved the dramatic,rugged landscape. Couldn't fault the apartment, the village, the friendliness of the people or the weather and would love to return out of high season to explore more of the island.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review, My wife and I felt exactly the same when we first visited Panormo, we loved the tavernas, the harbour, back streets and lanes. The complex and apartments, we feel, are second to none and were designed by a famous Greek architect, Thank you again and we hope to see you on your next holiday in Crete.
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Location

From the Owner

Over the years we have gained a wealth of experience in the Greek property business. When the land became available it ticked all the boxes as the perfect location to build luxury high quality villas and apartments. My wife and I personally own 3 apartments at Panorama Seafront Homes which we rent out and take regularly holiday there with our family and friends. We kept the 3 apartments because we knew we could rent them out easily. Our plan is to live there for several months of the year when we retire. If you decide to holiday in one of our apartments I hope you enjoy them as much as we do.

Activity and Interests

Car: not necessary

Special interest holidays:

In the area you will find two diving schools with daily excursions to many different sites. Around Panarmo there are a number of planned hikes. There are also hikes through gorges like the Santa Maria Gorge. The almost guaranteed summer sunshine (on average Crete has more sunny days that any other Greek island) makes Crete the perfect destination for a beach and pool focused holiday. Hundreds of sandy beaches - some almost deserted even during the peak summer months - are a prefect retreat from the rigors of city life.

Coast/Beach:

There is a stony cove approx 150 meters away. There are 3 sandy beaches in Panormo village approx a 10 minute walk from the apartment.

Travel:

Airport: Iraklion 45 minutes or Chania 56 minutes by car.

Ferry Boat To Rethymno, arrives Panormo Harbour at 14:00

Taxi: To Rethymno - 20 minutes: 22 km

When you arrive at Hiraklion or Chania Airport there are always local taxis available to take you to Panormo Village.

Taxi reservation, taxi transfers in Crete. There network of fully licensed and insured vehicles guarantees best value for money.

Distances:

Panormo Village centre is 10 minutes by foot, approx 1000 meters

Rethymno town is approx 22 km

Facilities

From the Owner

Panorama Seafront Homes stand just meters from the sea, You have the choice of swimming in the pool or at one of the sandy beaches. We just love the 10 minute evening stroll to enjoy the food in the wonderful traditional tavernas in Panormo village. The apartment where designed by one of Greece's top architects and the interiors are modern and fitted out to a very high standard that you wont see elsewhere in Crete. As most apartments are privately owned holiday homes the pool is never overcrowded, some days you get it all to your self. We always take a trip by bus, ferry boat or hire car to Rethymno old town and harbour front is full of life and one can spend hours walking around the narrow lanes window shopping, there is a great choice of restaurants and lively bars to suit all tastes

Property Type

  • apartment

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet

Dining

  • Dining Area

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool

Location Type

  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • village
  • waterfront

Attractions

  • caves
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • ruins

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

Bathrooms

  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2

Outside

  • Golf ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Panormo, the local fishing village is within easy walking distance. The village has great tavernas, an Italian restaurant, several bars, a good bakery, butchers, supermarkets and a range of tourist shops. From most of the tavernas, one can look down over the beautiful village harbour and its stunning sandy beach. This is great if you have children, you can sit in a taverna having lunch while watching the kids swimming and playing on the beach. Custom designed furniture and comfortable mattresses make the accommodation functional and fun. Family friendly and suitable for children of all ages. Outside: Patio doors lead from the apartments living area to a large sun terrace area with table and chairs. The terrace enjoys great pool views and is ideal place to enjoy your morning coffee or a glass of wine in the evening. The terraced cascading swimming pool is is in 3 sections with waterfalls between. There is also a small children's paddling pool. There is a BBQ area approx 150 meters from the apartment just a few meters from the sea.