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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 7
Rethymnon, Rethymnon Prefecture, Crete

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1flower1
Stuttgart, Germany
1 review
“We will come again as soon as possible - it was a wonderful holiday”
Reviewed 23 July 2015 for a stay in May 2015

We stayed in the Villa for two weeks with our four children. The Villa is very beautiful and everything inside and outside is very tasteful. The photos tell the truth. Everything is new and beautiful and the pool is fantastic. By car you can drive to the beaches on the north and on the south coast easily. Rethymnon is very close, too. In Gonia there is a very small supermarket where you can buy the necessary things. The highlights of our vacation were our visits in the tavern from the owners, Maria and Nico. The tavern is in Gonia about 150 metres away from the Villa. Maria and Nico are sooooo friendly and hospitable and the food is sooooo good. First we wanted to cook for ourselves in the great kitchen of the villa but then we tried the tavern and could not resist to eat there anymore... Our whole Family wants to come back as soon as possible.

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Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Teenagers
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Carla W
Thames Ditton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Perfect villa, holiday and hosts!”
Reviewed 28 May 2015 for a stay in May 2015

We stayed at Villa Gonia for 10 days this May and we had the most wonderful holiday. The villa was stunning and much bigger than the photos suggest. The décor throughout is immaculate and remained that way due to the cleaning service every 3 days.

We were welcomed by Marianna at the villa and she had left us some bits and pieces in the fridge which was so kind! Especially as the shop less than 2 mins walk away has all the basics and fresh fruit and veg. The bigger supermarkets were 5 mins drive away and there was a lovely deli and patisserie in Agripopoulis too (2 villages down).

We ate at Marianna and Nikos' tavern on the first night and Nikos' 'Mama' had made a Mousakka - the best we've ever eaten and accompanied by the mixture of starters and the house wine (made locally by Marianna and Nikos) the meal was perfect and such good value. We ate there 4 times during our stay as the stumble back to the villa was so convenient but also because the food was excellent and it was lovely to see and chat with Marianna, Nikos and their children!

We would recommend hiring a car and we went into Rethymno most days for a wander, spot of shopping or dinner - we went to 1600 or Raki Ba Raki which was a recommendation from Marianna and it was brilliant. Avli opposite is also a brilliant restaurant but a little more upmarket.

The villa itself had everything we could ask for - dishwasher, washing machine, a Nespresso machine, a DVD player, all manner of cooking equipment in the kitchen but it was also the little touches like having washing up liquid, coffee, olive oil, salt and pepper and all the basics in the cupboards when we arrived. It made such a difference. The beds, bedding and towels were all really good quality and comfortable and the villa is in a great location and very private.

Overall a perfect holiday - 10/10 and we have already booked to come back next year!

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Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 25-34
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annie563
LYTHAM
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“Fantastic villa & hosts”
Reviewed 24 May 2015 for a stay in May 2015
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We were met on arrival at the villa Gonia by our host Marianna who gave us a tour of the villa & explained how everything worked. The villa is set in a small village & is truly superb, spotless & has everything you need plus the coco-mat beds are so comfortable & to die for.
Marianne & Nikos make sure everything is ok for you with the villa cleaned & bed linen & towels changed every 3 days . They are on hand to help if you need anything plus give advice on where to visit.
The village is well placed to visit many parts of the island by car or bus Chania & Knossus are 1 hr away, Rethymnon 10-15 minutes & the south within easy reach .

A definite must is a visit to Marianna & Nikos taverna around the corner . The food is superb traditional Cretan food with a very warm welcome from Marianna & family .

We loved our stay very much in these wonderful surroundings, beautiful villa & fantastic hosts. Thank you so much Marianna & Nikos for making us so welcome.

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Liked best: Everything
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Travelling group: Extended Family
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Chrille D
Berlin, Germany
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“Luxurious stay in Crete's quiet countryide”
Reviewed 7 January 2015 for a stay in October 2014

I rented the villa for me and my family (5 people) for a one week holiday stay in Crete. The villa is located in the quiet village of Gonia which is in the hilly area south of Rethymno, about a 15 minute drive away from Rehymno with its fortress, pretty streets and harbours. Gonia itself is small, very green with trees and bushes, has two restaurants and a small shop. The location is in Crete's narrowest part, which means that it's easy and quick to reach the Southcoast even though the North coast is close. The villa is spacious, very clean and very well equipped including the kitchen. We particularly liked the interior clear design and the beautiful pool. Maria and her husband are very warm welcoming hosts, communication via email or phone were prompt and efficient and very friendly. They invited us for dinner in their restaurant on the first night, the food is excellent. We used the villa as base for day tours around the island, slept in long in the mornings and used the kitchen extensively for cooking in the long evenings. We enjoyed our stay a lot and felt very much relaxed after this holiday. We can recommend the villa.

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Liked best: Quietness, modern and new house with good equipment
Travelling group: Extended Family
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Aabenhus
Helsinge, Denmark
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“So perfect, that you don't really want to tell anyone about it!”
Reviewed 21 August 2014 for a stay in July 2014

The house and the surroundings are beautiful and the perfect center of a true Cretan Holiday. So good in fact, that you really want to keep it to your self and not tell too many about it :-)
The villa is placed between olive threes with perfect view to the surrounding Mountains and in the wonderful and calm small village "Gonia" with minimarket, traditional coffee house and of cause for the evenings Marianna's tavern with traditional Cretan food. If you want to shop more you'll find plenty of supermarkets on a 5-10 minutes drive and in 15-20 minutes you can be in Rethimnon where you will find the more tourist based but huge shopping and restaurant area near the harbor and beach.
The Villa it self is in very modern and high quality, perfectly kept and with everything you need. Even though we were there in the middle of summer the lack of air-conditioning were not an issues as the architecture and functionality of the house keeps the rooms chilled and comfortable all day long.
The service is fantastic - Marianna makes sure everything suits into your plans and cleaning is done without any inconvenience (every 3-4 days) and includes maintenance of outside area and change of towels and bedspreads/sheets.
In conclusion there is really nothing complain about so please go somewhere else so that we can keep it to our selves :-)

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Liked best: The pool, the view, the house - EVERYTHING!
Liked least: to leave it all again?!
Travelling group: Extended Family
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