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EXTRAS INCLUDED
- Free welcome hamper with homemade bread, honey, milk and organic olive products is included in the price
- 24/7 caretaker service and made service are included
- All linen and towels are included
- Water and electricity bills are included;
- Taxes are included
- Free off-street parking is included
- Pick-up from the airport is available on request - please contact us should you wish to use the pick-up service

THE HOLIDAY
Holiday to suit everyone! Whether you are heading for the beach or wish to explore the beautiful island of Crete with its numerous historic sites, sandy shores and dramatic mountains and gorges – our villa is the place to start.

THE VILLA
An ideal spot for a relaxing holiday, the villa is located in a tranquil area near the beach, surrounded by olive groves. It is suitably furnished with all the necessary facilities for a perfect self-catering holiday for the whole family.

INSIDE
Sunny and spacious, the villa boasts an open plan lounge with a fireplace, dining and kitchen area, two air-conditioned bedrooms and a family bathroom with Roman style sunken bath.

OUTSIDE
There are two pergola-covered terraces for alfresco dining with wonderful views across the surrounding olive groves. The villa comes with a large private swimming pool suitable for the whole family with a shallow and deep area.

THE BEACHES
The nearest sandy beach is 5 mins away. Further sandy beaches suitable for swimming and sailling could be found witin 15 mins drive. The south coast with its unspoilt beaches and sparlking seas is within 1hr drive.

FACILITIES
Facilities include: modern fitted kitchen with oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, toaster and kettle, coffee machine, Satellite TV, DVD and CD players, all linen (except beach towels), iron and ironing board, hairdryer, maid service, 24/7 caretaker service, welcome basket including local bread and milk, and local products, landscaped garden with private swimming pool, barbeque. |Off-street parking on site. A car is considered essential for exploring the whole area.

LOCATION
The villa provides a great base for a relaxing break at the heart of real Crete. The nearest sandy beach is within five-min drive to the villa. The near-by old traditional village with excellent traditional tavernas, shops and a post office is within walking distance to the villa. This is the ideal place to sit outside in the morning and enjoy a cup of Greek coffee with the friendly locals in one of the little kafenions or taste a real Cretan moussaka in one of the tavernas in the evening. The many beauties and pleasures of the old Venetian town of Rethymno are only a 20 minutes drive. Heraklion Airport is within one hour drive.

Surrounded by a distinctive countryside with sweeping hills and ancient olive trees, the villa offers the opportunity to have a perfect relaxing holiday in a tranquil setting. The choices are endless - soaking up in the sun on the beach or by the pool, exploring the old traditional villages nearby, checking the tavernas in Rethymno, cruising to distant little islands - take your pick!

RATES/PRICES
The rates/prices are for the whole property per week in UK Pounds. Please contact us for rates in Euros. Please note that you could book the accommodation per week or per night. Please refer to the relevant rates above. The apartment could be booked per day or per week starting on any day during the week. Changeover day is flexible.

BOOKING PROCEDURE
Please contact the owners via e-mail to make your booking. A Booking Form will be e-mailed to you together with all the relevant information. Booking deposit 50% of the accommodation price will be required at the time of booking and a security deposit, fully refundable, will be required at the time of paying the balance 1 month before departure. All payments should be transferred electronically into the owners’ bank account. A booking confirmation receipt will be e-mailed after receiving the funds.

CHECK IN: Between 2pm–8pm.
Please note that no parties will be accepted outside the check-in hours as our caretakers will not be available.

CHECK OUT: before 12pm.

CARETAKERS
Our caretakers are available 24/7 to all our guests. They will meet you at the property and will hand over to you the keys. They will help you to find your feet around and explore the area, will give a valuable advise how to find the best taverns with home cooked Cretan delicacies and how to get to the shops, the banks etc. They are available in a case of emergency as they live nearby and will help you with any of your requests.

TRAVEL
Car is essential for this holiday. Maps and instructions will be provided.

Summary:

Beautiful 2 bedroom villa with private swimming pool in idyllic location 5 min from the beach. The ideal place for a relaxing holiday for the whole family. Perfect home-away-from-home accommodation.

Facilities

Property type: Villa

Room details

Bedrooms:

2 bedrooms, sleeps 5

Bedroom 1: 1 Double bed
Bedroom 2: 1 Double bed

Additional beds:
1 single sofa bed located in living room, 1 cot
Seats:
Room for 6 in the dining area
Room for 6 in the living area
Bathrooms:
1 bathroom, 1 Separate WC

Indoor facilities

Entertainment and IT:
CD player
Computer
DVD/Blu-ray player
Radio
TV Languages in Local
Heating and air con:
Air conditioning
Central heating
Open fire
Household:
Clothes drier
Cooker
Crockery
Cutlery
Fridge
Freezer
Glassware
Hair dryer
Iron / board
Kettle
Microwave
Oven
Pots / pans
Toaster
Towels / linen
Washing machine

Outdoor facilities

Swimming pool:
Private
Other:
Barbecue
Outside lighting
Parking
Private garden
Extra information (OUTSIDE: • Two pergola-covered terraces for alfresco dining with wonderful views • A large swimming pool, set amidst an enchanting garden, shaded by palms and surrounded by patio with a poolside shower. The pool is suitable for the whole family with shallow end with steps leading to the water and a deep area at the other end • A garden with mature trees, palms, cacti and bougainvillaea - perfect spot for relaxation • A BBQ is available to all our guests • Large selection of garden furniture and sunbeds)

Suitability

Suitable for
Infants
Smoking

Sports and activities

Boat Hire
Climbing
Cycling
Fishing
Flying
Golf
Horse Riding
Mountain Biking
Sailling
Scuba Diving
Skiing
Sports Center
Tennis
Water Skiing
Wind Surfing

Sights and attractions

Museum
Theatre
Theme Park
Zoo
Cinema

Prices and availability

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Changeover days and minimum stays
Arrival date range Arrival and departure days Whole weeks only Minimum stay (nights)
1st April 2015 to 31st October 2015 None set No 3

Discounts and extras

This property does not have any discounts or extras set

Location

This is the general location (within 1km of the property)

Nearby:
  • Nearest beach: 15km
  • Rethymnon: 20km

Reviews

12 June 2012, Dinas Powys Lovely holiday, we appreciated the villa and had excellent time as usual. We will hopefully book again next year. - 28 June 2012, California We absolutely enjoyed our visit to Crete! I definitely want to return to explore this beautiful island. My friends and I all agree we would book the villa again. It was very comfortable, quiet, but close to the surrounding villages. Dik and Ada were most gracious and accommodating.
20 October 2011, Cardiff We visited the villa quite late in the season but had excellent time. The weather was perfect and the villa was superb. We will recommend the villa to all our friends.
12 September 2011, Rochdale We had a fantastic holiday at your villa. The surrounding area is fab. We enjoyed the local beach and explored Rethymno. This is the ideal place for a family holiday. Thank you!
Wolverhampton, 29 July 2011 Our holiday at the villa went really fast. We travelled a lot. Visited lovely beaches in the south. The villa was conveniently located near the motorway. The caretakers at the villa helped us with all the necessary information we needed. They were very nice and helpful. The villa is lovely and we liked the views of the distant mountains in from the veranda. Will recommend the villa to all our friends.
Wolverhampton, 29 July 2011 Our holiday at the villa went really fast. We travelled a lot. Visited lovely beaches in the south. The villa was conveniently located near the motorway. The caretakers at the villa helped us with all the necessary information we needed. They were very nice and helpful. The villa is lovely and we liked the views of the distant mountains in from the veranda. Will recommend the villa to all our friends.
Berkshire, 17 July 2011 We had a lovely holiday at the villa. The villa is located in the outskirts of an old village, which we visited frequently and had few excellent evenings in the local taverna. We loved the pool which is conveniently located by the villa. It was cleaned regularly and was very enjoyable. Our children could not get away from it. We were sorry when we left the villa and the beautiful island of Crete and are definitely thinking of going back next year.
20 April 2011, Surrey We had a great holiday, the villa was superb, the weather was very good most of the time, and it was great to see all the flowers and snow capped mountain ranges. Dik and Ada were very friendly and helpful too. Thank you.
--------------------------------------------------Warwickshire, 5 June 2010We very much enjoyed our stay in your superb villa, and would not hesitate to recommend it. Your caretakers were charming and most helpful. We had a lovely time. Thank you, -----------------------------------------------Angers, France 20, July 2010We really enjoy our holiday in your villa. Crete is a very beautiful island and we still have a lot of things to discover we hope we have the opportunity to come back in your house. ---------------------------------------------Huntingdon, 7 August 2010We had a fantastic time - your villa was a real home from home and the setting and view was idyllic - we had a lot of trouble dragging ourselves away from it! -------------------------------------------May Bank, 21 August 2010We had a lovely holiday at your villa. The views from the veranda are outstanding and we enjoyed the beautiful area. Thank you for excellent accommodation. We would not hesitate to recommend the villa to all our friends. -------------------------------------------Rochester, 9 September 2010Loved the villa and location. Caretakers very helpful. Great holiday and the villa was brilliant.
Exeter, 18 April 2010We had excellent time. The villa was very well equipped and we loved the stepped swimming pool which was filtered regularly and kept beautifully clean. There was lots of hanging space in the wardrobes and you had thoughtfully provided some beach equipment for the children.Thank you very much for the welcome hamper which was a lovely touch and also the well-presented binder of useful information.Leiden, Holland, 22 May 2010The villa location was beautiful. We very much enjoyed the view. Every morning during breakfast we saw the sheep coming down the hill, and in the evening coming back again. It was also nice to go for a little stroll directly from the villa. The children enjoyed this very much. Dik and Ada were wonderful! We had a very warm welcome. They were very helpful and friendly. They gave us many tips for trips and restaurants. We were very happy that they were there.
Vale of Glamorgan, 30 September 2009We had a wonderful time at your villa and are already hoping that we shall be able to return next year, if circumstances allow. Everything contributed to make it a memorable holiday for us, with the added bonus of Dik and Ada with their friendly help and advice.
9 September 2009, RochesterOur stay was fantastic and the weather was not a problem. Loved the villa and location. Caretakers very helpful.Great holiday and the villa was brilliant. We were looked after very well and would not hesitate to book again or recommend it to our friends/family/website.
21 August 2009, WitneyWe had a lovely holiday at your villa. The views from the veranda are outstanding and we enjoyed the beautiful area. The villa is conveniently located for travelling around and we had a chance to visit most of the local attractions. Thank you for excellent accommodation. We would not hesitate to recommend the villa to all our friends.
Angers, France 20 July 2009We really enjoy our holiday in your villa. Crete is a very beautiful island and we still have a lot of things to discover we hope we have the opportunity to come back in your house. Dick and Ada were very nice and helpful as usual. Could you please thank them for us and wish them a good winter...in Crete, it is not so bad!--------------------------------------------------------Huntingdon, 7 August 2009We had a fantastic time - your villa was a real home from home and the setting and view was idyllic - we had a lot of trouble dragging ourselves away from it!Having now experienced the villa, the pictures on the web do not entirely do it justice! Villa, grounds and views are stunning - we couldn’t believe how lucky we were to have found it. But understand the comments from previous occupants about the parking!! (though we also got the hang of it quite quickly).
Warwickshire, 5 June 2009We very much enjoyed our stay in your superb villa, and would not hesitate to recommend it. Dik and Ada were charming and most helpful. We had a lovely time. Thank you.
Nantes, 17/07/2008We have had a lovely holiday in your beautiful and quiet house in Roumeli. Everything was just exactly as you have said and we were very happy in Zafiri Villa. Dick and Ada are very nice and helpfull, the house is very well equiped and we really apreciate to be located in a quiet autentic small village far from all the tourists.
Stockholm, 15/06/2008We liked the villa location and surroundings very much. We loved to sit out on the veranda staring at the view. But the road up to the villa is potentially dangerous. We liked to be able to pick our own oranges from the orange grove down the road.The photographs on your web site do not show how nice the villa and the outside area are.London, 03/07/2008We had a really lovely time and Dik and Ada looked after us very well. We loved Panormo - perfect beach and tavernas for the kids. And the villa was great - fantastic terrace, complete with much appreciated breeze. Thank you!We appreciated the villa location. Lovely orange and olive groves and very quiet. We did have a few problems parking the car on the bumpy slope though. Sadly we mastered it just as it was time to leave...!We really enjoyed ourselves and hope to be back some time in the future. Thank you!
Great Missenden, Bucks, 2 June 2008Many thanks for helping us with a very relaxing holiday. I will not hesitate to recommend you to friends and family. The location and surroundings were wonderful - even better than expected. The villa was very well equipped. Dik and Ada were very helpful - particularly the maps that he drew!We would recommend your villa to anyone and would very much like to come back.
Bedford, 16/05/2008We have very rarely holidayed twice in the same place, but Crete has been an exception. Our recent stay at Zafiri Villa was just as enjoyable as last year's. This time round we had no trouble finding your lovely villa, although the track up to it seems even rougher than we remember! Ada and Dik were again most welcoming and helpful. The setting really is superb.You have obviously done a lot of work in the garden since last spring - the roses are looking wonderful. The improvements in the villa were much appreciated.
Twickenham, 25/09/2007We had a wonderful two weeks at Zafiri Villa and loved everything about it. I must say we spent more time by the pool than we anticipated as we found it very hard to tear ourselves away. Dik & Ada were very helpful and friendly and we really enjoyed meeting them. The only slight downside was that we missed our connection flight from Athens to London and had to stay overnight and travel on the next morning although it did prolong our holiday a little longer so we can't complain too much.
Shepperton, Mddx, 09 September 2007We enjoyed our short stay in Zafiri Villa very much. We found the area very pleasant, and were surprised how quiet and tranquil the nearby village was. Dik and Ada were very helpful. Dik managed to 'talk us in' over the phone because as indicated Zafiri is not easy to find.
Crewe, Cheshire 07/08/2007We had a fantastic holiday, enhanced by staying at Zafiri Villa. We do hope to return to the villa and discover more about the beautiful isle of Crete.
Dartford, Kent 26/06/2007We had a relaxing and most enjoyable holiday. The villa was a pleasure to return to after a long day sight-seeing and equally relaxing when just lazibg around the pool. The veranda provided welcome shade and breeze from the gradually increasing temperatures as the holiday progressed.
Bristol 13/06/2007Overall we had a great holiday, the accommodation was good and Dik and Ada were very helpful about the area.
Bristol 06/06/2007We had a great holiday. Thank you!
Review submitted from Bedford 19/05/2007I am writing to say how much we enjoyed our three weeks on Crete. Zafiri far exceeded our expectations. It is a lovely villa - very comfortable, in a superb location, and efficiently maintained. The access route, however, is a little tricky! Had Dik and Ada not met us at the junction off the E75, when we had already missed the turning from the airport and were heading towards Rethymnon, we would never have found the villa at all, especially in the dark at midnight. What a picturesque setting. I was delighted to come across some of the spring flowers during the first couple of cooler days: the tulips and orchids in particular. Thereafter we had hot sunny days from dawn to dusk. Fantastic. We visited Knossos, of course, and various other archaeological sites, a sprinkling of monasteries and museums, Spili, the Nida Plateau, the Amari Valley, the Melidoni Cave, Lake Kourna, the Myli Gorge etc etc. We're already thinking about a return trip to do the things we didn't have time to tackle during this first visit. Might I just mention one detail at variance with the website? The kitchen is said to include a microwave which does not exist. This did not detract from our enjoyment (and is not a complaint) but should be clarified. Many thanks for such a wonderful holiday.
Review submitted from Crewe 10/09/2006The property offered all the facilities as described on the website. The view is fantastic, indeed. We enjoyed our stay and will recommend the villa. We had a lovely time.
Review submitted from London 26/08/2006An excellent villa in possibly the best location near an unspoilt Greek village. Very private and quiet. The owners have taken a lot of care in providing everything you could need for a perfect holiday. In addition it is very convenient for Heraklion airport as the motorway is not far away. I would recommend it to anybody. Review submitted from Newcastle-under-Lyme 11/08/2006 We had an excellent holiday. The villa was lovely, great views, well equipped with everything you require. Excellent service throughout. Would highly recommend this villa. We had a great time. Review submitted from Manningtree, Essex 20/07/2006 We had a fantastic holiday, very relaxing. We wouldn't think twice about recommending the villa to anyone. The facilities were excellent and the service was supreme. The views to the front of the villa were idyllic. We enjoyed our stay and will return to the villa next year for another excellent holiday. Review submitted from Scotland 25/07/2006We were very impressed with the villa and loved the holiday. The location is amazing, perfect for an idilic holiday. We had a chance to visit most of the area including Rethymnon, a very special old Venetian town. We had a lovely time. Thanks. Review submitted from Dereham, Norfolk 02/07/2006Very good value for money and is exactly as it was described on the website. We stayed at the villa as a group and had really good time. We will definitely be returning. Review submitted by from Liverpool24/05/2006The property was excellent. Just ten minutes away from Panormo beach and 15 minutes away from another beach where we did some great diving. Very picturesque and lovely. We had a chance to enjoy the swimming pool as well as the beach and loved it.

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