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“Much more than a holiday rental”
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Villa Elena pool area with beautiful sky colours during sunset
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Villa Elena pool area with beautiful sky colours during sunset
Villa Elena main entrance Perfect setting for reading a book or just enjoying a moment of calmness
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15 reviews
Villa Elena pool area with beautiful sky colours during sunset
Villa Elena main entrance
Perfect setting for reading a book or just enjoying a moment of calmness
Ample seating space for everyone is available in all the areas of the villa
The pool area is surrounded by beautiful decorative plants and olive trees
The children's safety is very important. The pool has a separate shallow section just for them.
The roofed barbecue area located next to the pool
Villa Elena is surrounded by flower and tree gardens providing total relaxation and privacy
Enjoy beautiful sunsets and refreshing beverages with your family and friends
Hand carved period furniture in the lounge and dining room
The living room provides comfortable seating for all guests
In the fully-equipped kitchen you can create your own delicious meals using local products
When a full day comes to an end, a comfortable, relaxing sleep is the perfect epilogue
There are two Queen-size beds in each of the two master bedrooms
One bedroom with twin beds
One bedroom with twin beds and bookshelf
Bathtub/WC on the bedrooms' level and Shower/WC on the ground floor
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Villa -
4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Rethymnon Prefecture, Crete

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tonywilki
lochcarron
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Much more than a holiday rental”
Reviewed 14 October 2016 for a stay in September 2016
7
people found this review helpful

This house is like stepping into a gentleman's residence of 30 years ago, its beautifully furnished spacious accommodation is first class. The brochure photos give the impression of a large building with shared accommodation but this is not the case, you've got the whole place to yourselves, the owners, Yiannis and his mum Maria live miles away.
We were here for two weeks and Maria produced some wonderful meals for us, cooked in the outside clay oven which is there for you to use.
Yiannis provided a list of things to do and visit, proving very helpful on our first visit to crete.
Yiannis speaks excellent english and we met him a couple of times in Rethymnon when he filled us in on Greek politics, economy and his views on Crete life.
We loved the whole Elena experience.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Mrs Jagdi...
Level 2 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Beautiful Villa”
Reviewed 25 September 2015 for a stay in September 2015
1
person found this review helpful

Villa Elena and its surroundings were absolutely beautiful to wake up to every morning.
Everything was easily accessible..
Old town is a must to be visited, alive with music and restaurants and bars!
Thank you to the lovely owners Yiannis and Maria for letting us stay at their beautiful home.

Will definitely go back !!!

Jay Bharj

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theblackw...
Reading, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Welcome to our family home”
Reviewed 22 July 2015 for a stay in June 2015
1
person found this review helpful

From the moment we arrived Yiannis made us feel at home, a warm welcome and continued hospitality was in abundance throughout our stay. Villa Elena I'd ideally located and has a well equipped kitchen and is very well laid out to cater for a large group or family. There is a quiet spot for everyone to escape to and many communal areas when socialising. The outside dining area with its clay oven was the highlight for us, we made use of the free firewood and cooking advice. The pool is an adequate size where sun or shade can be found depending on your preference. The local shops has everything you require for home cooking but equally the local Tavernas are affordable and offer good food. Would recommend Taverna Eleven for its location, quality and price.

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Liked best: Clay oven and hospitality
Liked least: the crickets
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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l0nd0nium...
Ashford, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Fantastic Villa - Lovely, peaceful, well-equipped & fantastic owners”
Reviewed 9 October 2014 for a stay in September 2014
5
people found this review helpful

Excellent service – Owners are delightful and warm and friendly.

Fantastic huge property in rural location surrounded by beautifully kept garden and olive groves. One could not want or wish for any more nor fault anything.

We had a warm welcome with the most delicious stuffed vegetables dish cooked in the outside oven and a delicious pudding made from home grown oranges. I must add that being a vegetarian this was the best food I had during my whole stay in Crete.

Quickly unwound finding that it easy to get into relaxed starts to the day around the pool, followed by exploring the delightful nearby area - its close to the beautiful old towns of Rethymon (about 10 minute drive), and Chania, where there are many restaurants, bars and taverns. Whilst the nearest village is walkable (taverns and mini supermarket), a car is essential.

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Liked best: Everything - the owners, the house, the gardens, the pool, the little wild kitten
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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Reviewed 18 September 2014 for a stay in September 2014
5
people found this review helpful

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Liked best: Hospitality location and facilities
Liked least: All was satisfied
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
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