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Forest Villas-Private villas in the heart of Crete, near the beach and the City - Asterion

Overview

Property

Updated: 22-Sep-2016
private swimming pools, BBQs, WiFi, breathtaking sea/mountain views, farm

Forest Villas in Crete is a complex of 4 fully equipped villas, each with a private swimming pool and barbecue, that will satisfy all your expectations.

You can choose between traditional stone-built villas that resemble the Cretan architecture and our brand new modern-styled villa with state-of-the-art facilities and luxurious amenities. Each villa will offer absolute privacy to you and your family!

Free Wi-Fi is available in all areas.

A prime location, away from the city noise, with a magnificent view which is truly beyond any description. Situated in the heart of one of the few oak forests in Europe, just 5 km from the city of Rethymno and the beach, Forest Villas is the ideal destination for nature lovers, families and couples.

A private tranquil area, that combines the peaceful enjoyment of nature and all the benefits of being close to town (Rethymno), it is an ideal base for starting your excursions around the whole island, since it is close to the central national road of Crete.

Atsipopoulo Village with several local restaurants, supermarkets, ATM machine, bakeries, coffee shops, pharmacies, etc is just 1.5 km away (less than 5 minutes drive).

Reserve one of our 4 villas for your vacation and enjoy the sounds and fragrances of nature overlooking a magnificent landscape that combines the lush hills and the Cretan Sea!

Guests at Forest Villas - Kanakakis Estate can try day-fresh eggs from our farm and various vegetables grown at our on-site garden.

During your stay at Forest Villas you are wholeheartedly invited to take part in taking care of the farm animals, walk along the forest and the farm paths and finish your day watching a beautiful sunset that will take your breath away.

All of our villas are approved by the Greek Tourism Organization.

More Details on Each villa:

1) Villa Sarpedon (5 BD - 4 BA - 155 sqm - built in 2016), private pool (39 sqm) and barbecue

For more information & photos visit http://www.forest-villas.gr/sarpedon/

2) Villa Asterion (3 BD - 2 BA - 120 sqm - built in 2006), private pool (28 sqm) and barbecue

For more information & photos visit http://www.forest-villas.gr/asterion/

3) Villa Rhadamanthus (3 BD - 2 BA - 130 sqm - built in 2002), private pool (32 sqm) and barbecue

For more information & photos visit http://www.forest-villas.gr/rhadamanthus/

4) Villa Ellotia (3 BD - 2 BA - 130 sqm - built in 2002), private pool (32 sqm) and barbecue

For more information & photos visit http://www.forest-villas.gr/ellotia/

More Details

Details for holiday villa Asterion , 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, 2 Bathrooms

Located only 5 km away from the town of Rethymno, this private 3-bedroom villa is the perfect place for you and your family to spend your vacation. On the ground floor of villa Asterion there is a dining room, a living room with fireplace, fully equipped kitchen, a bedroom with a double bed with its own bathroom, a bedroom with two single beds and another bathroom. A wooden staircase in the interior leads you upstairs on the loft where is the third room with a double bed.

Outside, the covered terrace has dining furniture and a BBQ, as well sun chairs by the private swimming pool - perfect for dining with cold beer in the warm evenings and for tanning in the mornings!

  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

I'm a mathematician and I find a great interest in the field of Ecotourism, which is an excellent way to spend my summers!

Born and raised in Rethymno, I wouldn't dream living anywhere else in the world! I find the fact that you can be up in the mountains in a small village and just 10 minutes later you can go be at the beach truly amazing! And of course, it is sunny all year around!

Call Manager
Speaks English, Greek

2 Reviews

5
based on 2 holidaymaker reviews

5

Α great villa in a lovely location!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in Asterion villa!

Especialy the quiet evenings by the pool...

Having a car is necessary, but everything (shops, super markets, tavernas, beach) is within easy reach (5-10 min away).

Being well situated, close to the main road every sightseeing is easy to reach, especially beautiful beaches all around Rethymno.

Sophia and her whole family are great and very helpful!

I would highly recommend this place!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The location is 10 min by car from Rethymno- a quiet and very calming area with great view! Villa Asterion is well equipped and cozy with a private pool- very nice! The communication with Sophia was great- she was very kind and helpful. There were even mousaka and eggs from their farm! I recommend Forest Villas to everyone visiting Crete!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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Location

From the Owner

Kanakakis Estate is a family business, run by myself and my two siblings. Our property was passed down to us through our father and is of great sentimental value, since he was the one who undertook most of the work building the villas. Consequently, all of us have put our heart and soul into it, making it what it is today. But it didn’t take too much effort, since the hard work had already been done by Nature. It has its ways.. Take a moment to watch for the swallows and swifts swooping down each evening/late afternoon to the pool - they even fly alongside you if you are swimming - very special! Oh and.. unique sunset! The colors of the sky, the sea, the mountains.. This combination will take your breath away!

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Chania Airport at 65 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : at 1.5 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Rethymno Port at 5 Kilometres Nearest Golf : at 15 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : at 1.5 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : at 1.5 Kilometres Nearest Ski : at 50 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Rethymno Beach at 5 Kilometres Car: necessary

Kanakakis Estate is extremely peaceful and ideally placed for exploration of Crete, since it is close to the central national road of the island. A prime location in the heart of one of the few oak forests in Europe with breathtaking view less than a 10 min drive from the City of Rethymno, 1.5 km outside the picturesque village of Atsipopoulo.

Atsipopoulo provides amenities with a supermarket with delivery service, coffee shops, restaurants with traditional Cretan food, patisseries, a hairdresser's, bakeries, pharmacies, ATM machine, etc.

Rethymno offers a variety of activities, scuba diving, hiking, water sports, etc.

Some interesting monuments and sights to visit are the Fortezza castle, the Venetian harbour, Loggia,the Municipal Garden, the Archaeological museum of Rethymno, the Historical and Folk Art museum of Rethymno, Preveli Monastery, Rethymno Centre of Contemporary Art, Old Town, Sacred Monastery of Arkadi, etc.

The surrounding area of Kanakakis Estate is full of green hills, fields with olive and oak trees and the whole area is famous for its spectacular view of the forest, whereas in horizon one can see the Cretan Sea and the City in a magical combination.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
low season
1 Oct 2016 - 31 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£282
for 3 nights
From
£94
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
middle season
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£410
for 3 nights
From
£137
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
middle-high season
1 Jul 2017 - 15 Jul 2017
5 night minimum stay
£896
for 5 nights
From
£179
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
high season
16 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
5 night minimum stay
£1,110
for 5 nights
From
£222
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
middle season
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£410
for 3 nights
From
£137
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
low season
1 Oct 2017 - 31 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£282
for 3 nights
From
£94
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£359
for 3 nights
From
£120
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Tax Rate 6.5%

The villa is licenced by the Greek National Tourism Organization [license no.1041K91002906601].

Discount depends on the length of the stay.

ALL CHARGES ARE INCLUDED

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 22-Sep-2016
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Facilities

From the Owner

A superb place to unwind, quite central to visit other areas on the island, a truly memorable place! Part of the attraction is the wildlife, a herd of mountain goats occupy the surrounding area outside the boundary fence. They have a daily routine strolling past, calling to one another with their bells ringing, each with their own personality! Here you will meet the Cretan hospitality and truly realize what Ecotourism means, enjoying day-fresh eggs from the hens, freshly-harvested vegetables and fruit, as well as getting in touch with farm animals by feeding and taking care of them. We will be at your disposal with helpful advice and information whenever needed, as we have a wide knowledge of the island and will be only willing to suggest places of interest and routes to get there. You will enjoy the best of both worlds!

Property Type

  • villa

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic

General

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

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Location Type

  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural

Attractions

  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

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

Floor Area

  • 125 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath with Shower

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed

Outside

  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Every day service is provided. Change of linen and towels is made every 4 days. Amenities such as Natural Organic Cosmetics made from Olive Oil as well as free Wi-Fi internet will make you feel at home. Air Conditioning and the Central Heating are available upon request. All the windows in the villa are covered with mosquito nets. Family Kanakakis will make sure that you will have the most enjoyable holidays in an unforgetable enviroment.

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