This villa lives up to the pictures and reviews. There is plenty of space, both inside and out, with a pool perfect for cooling down. The villa itself looks great located in spacious grounds with all the amenities you could need. It could do with a couple of extra loungers if you have a full house. Pool cleaning and linen change was good. We had 2 weeks there and thoroughly fell in love with the place. Peaceful - yes. Secluded - mostly. The location is good, but you do need a car. A couple of minutes to local supermarket and 10 minutes into Reth. We would love to come back!
This villa is of the highest quality. We had a wonderful stay here and only wish we had stayed longer. The property itself is immaculate, very well equipped and the owner has an incredible eye for detail, giving the house a wonderful sense of character, whilst making sure it is suitably comfortable. The outdoor area and pool are superb, making it the perfect place to relax or have fun with kids. The location is ideal. You can walk easily (8 mins) to Prines for essentials, or for a fantastic meal at Taverna Giannikos. It is a short drive to a number of local supermarkets or Lidl, if you prefer the familiarity! The lovely Episkopi beach and delightful Lake Kournas are not far and there are plenty of other areas to explore within easy reach. Eleni, the owner, is very welcoming and happy to assist if needed. She even treated us to delicious home baked Cretan pies! Kostas and his team at Etouri are also readily available to help make your stay even more comfortable. We have stayed in plenty of holiday houses before, but this is undoubtedly the best yet. As already mentioned, it is simply perfect!
We had the most wonderful stay here. A beautiful villa in a wonderful location. It was perfect, but the best bits were the lovely garden/pool area, and the first floor dining terrace with sea views. Thank you.
We just got back from a dreamy week in the beautiful Villa Caneva, and we couldn't be happier.
The Villa is located just 10 minutes from Rethymno, in an idealic small village, and has a completely private huge ground all green and well cared for, with olive trees, flowers and a feeling of being away from it all.
Inside - it's one of the most charming villas we've been to (and we're very seasoned travelers), organized with every little detail you can think of (even a folding umbrella for the beach, and two types of coffee machines for whatever you preferences are), very beautifully furnished with handmade/vintage furniture and a very distinctive personal touch, with comfortable beds, wonderful shower, a kitchen that has every possible gadget you may need etc. It's very clear that Eleni, the kind and generous house owner, takes great pride in her property and goes the extra mile to make her guests feel comfortable and at home.
The welcome package and the home-made baked goods were a fantastic personal touch. The pool is great, and there are so many beautiful outside areas to sit in, that we spent several days without leaving the property, just relaxing in the sun. We loved everything about our stay and will surely return next year.
We are a family of four who stayed here for a week. The villa is very well appointed with everything we needed. The location is perfect and quiet (once you get used to the quaint sound of the bells on the goats and sheep that wander through the neighbouring olive groves). Ate out in the village at two different tabernas and both were excellent. The kids (aged 8 and 11) loved the pool and are still talking about it.
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