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Traditional House With Pool And Great View

People5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

About the property

House in Skouloufia, Nr. Rethymnon, Crete, Greece - Peaceful Location in the countryside, near the beach and the city of Rethymno

Villa Gaia is situated in a quiet area in the village Skouloufia 18km from Rethymno. The villa is built in one floor layout. There is a big yard with swimming pool, barbecue area and private parking. The house has a large veranda with dining table and pergola. Ideally suitable for 5 persons there are three bedrooms in this Villa, all with view to the sea – one with double bed and terrace, one with semi-double bed and terrace and one with twin beds. There are many villages with tavernas, mini markets and pharmacies nearby, as well as many historical sightseeing. The nearest beach is only 6 km away from the villa.

The villa's licence number from the Hellenic Tourist Organization is

1041K122K2768301.

More Details
Zacharias Katsirakis
Skouloufia
74052 Rethymnon Crete Greece
VAT Reg NoEL 131494818

Owner
Zacharias Katsirakis
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
22 May, 2017

What makes this villa unique

The villa is built at the edge of a traditional village surrounded by olives, oaks and Cretan herbs.On the exterior of the villa there is a beautiful garden where is also the swimming pool which has a size of 25 sq m, with sun chairs and umbrellas around. Also a stone made barbecue and a nice veranda covered with a wooden pergola with beautiful views to the countryside The house is located in a very quiet place, which is still near the beach and the city of Rethymno, but also close to important sight seeings like the Arcadi Monastery and the ancient city of Eleytherna, and the museum of Ancient Eleytherna. Villa Gaia is ideal for families, couples and individuals who would like to feel the independence and the real Cretan village life.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa on Rethymno, Greece

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets not allowed ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • There is a bathroom/wc with jacuzzi in the house, which also includes a laundry machine. Towels, soap and laundry powder are provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: In the house, there are 3 bedrooms, one with a double bed, one with 2 single beds and one with 1 single bed. There is an optional baby cot, which is placed in the bedroom eith the double bed.All of the rooms are air-conditioned, with a separate device for each room.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Notes:
Outside: On the exterior of the villa there is a beautiful garden where is also the swimming pool which has a size of 25 sq m, with sun chairs and umbrellas around. Also a stone made barbecue and a nice veranda covered with a wooden pergola with beautiful views to the countryside. Finally, there is a parking place for the vehicles. Utility Room: - Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included. Their change is also included in the price. the house is cleaned one time per week and the towels and linen are also changed one time per week. Other: A car can be hired for the guest if it is asked.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(7 traveller reviews)

5

Fantastic villa, highly recommended.

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic week at Villa Gaia - it was spacious, comfortable and well-equipped. It made a great base for exploring this beautiful part of Crete.

While booking and throughout our stay , Zacharias was really helpful - he answered our queries very quickly and also organised car rental for us. He made all the arrangements totally stress-free!

Zacharias, Eleni and family were welcoming and generous, giving us home-made soup, biscuits, wine and loads of other delicious things.

We would thoroughly recommend staying in this villa in its beautiful surroundings.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful villa, great location, lovely hosts

  • 5 of 5

We had a truly fabulous 10 days at Villa Gaia in Jul 2015 and have felt guilty about not writing review ever since. The house was spotlessly clean and extremely well-equipped and tastefully decorated in a homely style. Beds were very comfy and plenty of storage space. Shower was powerful and always plenty of hot water.

The outside terrace is perfect at any time of day for catching the sun or shade as preferred. The pergola covered with beautiful flowering climber over the dining table ensured welcome shade. Indeed there was a stunning array of flowering shrubs with encumbent butterflies around the garden. The pool was clean and in good condition as was all the garden furniture.

From the moment we arrived the owners Eleni, Kostas and son Zacharias could not have been more helpful, caring and efficient. With a lovely welcome pack on arrival including wine, raki , fresh fruit and ice creams as well as delicious local biscuits and many other treats. We were treated to Eleni's home cooked snacks later in the week as well as more local supplies. They were superb hosts recommending places to go and indeed booked us into a wonderful traditional music/dancing evening at a local restaurant/museum in a nearby village where we ended up joining a wedding party! V memorable and special.

A car is a necessity as the Villa is a short drive up the hill from the coast. The village at the bottom had good small supermarkets and a range of Tavernas/hotels. However our favourite for evening supper was less than a kilometre away in the nearest village just down the hill and turn right. We returned several times for a very reasonable array of local dishes and were treated to a variety of homecooked specialities.

We had a wonderful holiday and the Villa made a good base to explore the island. This beautiful villa and generous, thoughtful hosts contributed to a magical holiday. Thank you indeed, we would love to return one day.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you James! We appreciate your good words for our villa and us very much and we are very happy that you had so nice time here. We are also very happy, because we met such a nice and kind family! We are looking forward to see you again! You are welcome any time you want to return to Crete. Best wishes to your family! Zacharias- Kostas- Eleni
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5

Lovely holiday home

  • 5 of 5

We have enjoyed a really lovely stay at Villa Gaia and would certainly recommend this house to anyone wishing for a great villa which is clean and well-equipped with garden and pool and situated in a beautiful area.

A car is essential but there are many wonderful places to visit within easy reach, and there is a lovely stretch of beach west of Rethymno with lots of available parking.

Different shops and supermarkets are also not far away and we spent several pleasant evenings in the local taverna.

Zacharias and all his family have been very warm and welcoming hosts going the extra mile to help us experience the best of Crete and being very generous with gifts of local produce. They are also always readily at hand if needed. Our two teenage children have really enjoyed their stay, making good use of the pool and the internet!

We would love to return here to explore this island further and meet up again with Zacharias and his family.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at Villa Gaia and couldn't fault our generous hosts. After a 30 hour flight delay(!) we arrived late in the evening to be greeted by the hosts with something for us to eat - which was so welcome!

The villa was perfect for the five of us: beautifully converted, with lovely high ceiling in the living area, furnished and decorated. It was very clean and comfortable and had wifi - essential when you want your older children (15. 18 and 20) to come away with you! We enjoyed time in the pool and garden which had great views but was also very private. We also enjoyed exploring, by car, the local area and further afield on the island.

We had a lovely welcome pack, including homemade olive oil and brought the remainder back with us, cakes during week and a lovely leaving present (thoughtfully flat and light). Our hosts were just lovely, and wouldn't accept payment for our lost day. We are only sorry that our stay wasn't longer and would love to return.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Scotland
5

Lovely villa, fantastic owners.

  • 5 of 5

This is a charming villa in the hills, approximately 10 minutes from the National Road and 15 km from Rethymnon. The villa is quite private and there is very little traffic noise. It has all that you could wish for in the kitchen and has TV DVD and WiFi. The grounds are well maintained, have an excellent BBQ and the small pool is well looked after.

Then there are the owners. They are very friendly and we were provided with a fantastic welcome pack and received more later in the week. There is plenty to visit nearby. The only dark cloud in our week provided thunder, lightning and very heavy rain, but neither the owners not the villa could do anything about that.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

The perfect holiday

  • 5 of 5

How do we begin to tell you what a fantastic time we had at Villa Gaia, from start to finish we could not have wished for a better welcome, better service, a better villa or better or more generous hosts, even the weather in early May was fabulous, this is truly an example for people who run villas to compare themselves to.

Tucked away up in the mountains 10 minutes from Stavromenos, this beautiful single story stone built villa is converted from and old Olive oil store, inside is a very spacious kitchen, dual dining area and large lounge, with three bedrooms, a twin room, a small double & a king size bedroom each with ample storage, the family bathroom has a bath with very powerful shower over. The sun terrace has a table for dining out which was lovely to use in the warm evenings. we used the pool every day, and was initially cold on entry but in truth a lovely temperature when you were in. on one day when it was above 30 deg it became essential.

We had the pleasure to meet Kostas & Eleni when we arrived, they showed us around the villa and gave us a welcome hamper of Raki, wine, olive oil, soft drinks biscuits, cake, chocolate, fruit, teas coffees plus more, Zacharias was also on hand if we had any problems of needed any information.

you cannot fault its location if you are looking for somewhere quiet and secluded, but it is essential you are equipped with directions before travelling, once there you will find your way to and from the villages with ease.

To Zacharias, Kostas & Eleni thank you so much for making our stay with you so wonderful, we will definitely be returning in the future.

  • Review Submitted: May 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Low season
1 Jan 2017 - 31 May 2017
5 night minimum stay
£421
for 5 nights
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£84
£590
 
 
Mid season
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
5 night minimum stay
£505
for 5 nights
From
£101
£707
 
 
High season
1 Jul 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
5 night minimum stay
£590
for 5 nights
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£118
£825
 
 
High season
8 Jul 2017 - 19 Aug 2017
5 night minimum stay
£800
for 5 nights
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£160
£1,120
 
 
High season
20 Aug 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
5 night minimum stay
£590
for 5 nights
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£118
 
 
High season
26 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
5 night minimum stay
£800
for 5 nights
From
£160
£1,120
 
 
Mid season
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
£505
for 5 nights
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£101
£707
 
 
Low season
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
£421
for 5 nights
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£84
£590
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
£421
for 5 nights
From
£84
 

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