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3 Bedroom Luxury Villa In Rethymno - Crete- Zafiri

Villa with 3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and private pool in Rethymnon region, Crete

From £1,064 per week

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Villa to rent in Rethymnon region, Crete

Surrounded by olive trees in a peaceful location.

  • Villa
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Private pool
  • Air conditioning
  • Parking
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Sauna

Villa overview - owner's description

Villa Zafiri is located in Nea Magnisia a traditional and picturesque village in the outskirts of Rethymno town, it is only 800 meters from the resort of Skaleta, a historical settlement, stretching on the shore of the Crete Island about 12 kilometres east of the of Rethymno port and 67 km west of Heraklion.

The European blue flag for clean beaches and sea water is awarded every year to Skaleta.
As you approach Villa Zafiri which is newly build and luxurious villa you will notice the olive trees and the peaceful surroundings before you find the parking area of the villa and right next to the parking you will find a door that opens leads you up to a ramp to the main entrance of the villa.

This ramp has been specially designed for wheel chair users. As you reach the main entrance door you will see an open plan fully equipped kitchen, with dishwasher, microwave oven, stove, fridge and all the necessary kitchen utensils, dining room and living room from which you will be able to enjoy panoramic sea views.

The living room has a sliding door that opens and leads to a large terrace from which you will be able enjoy the panoramic sea view and the view of the surrounding area. As you walk further you will find the swimming pool, sauna and the barbecue area.
Villa Zafiri offers 3 bedrooms:
- Master bedroom - has a queen size bed and en-suite with Jacuzzi - wc
- 2nd bedroom - has a queen size bed - wc - shower
- 3rd bedroom - has a queen size and en-suite wc bath.
The kitchen has the following facilities: Microwave oven, stove, dishwasher and all the necessary kitchen utensils, glasses, plates, toaster etc.

Other facilities:
Air-Condition in each room - Satellite TV - DVD - Sauna (extra charge) - Jacuzzi - Swimming pool - Barbecue Facilities - Washing Machine
Safe deposit box in the main bedroom
The villa is cleaned twice per week and the bed linen and towels are also changed at the same time.

Extra services provided on request:
Internet connection, Baby sitting, Tours Transfer from airport, Everyday cleaning.

3 bedrooms:
� Master bedroom - has a queen size bed and en-suite with Jacuzzi - wc
� 2nd bedroom - has a queen size bed - wc - shower
� 3rd bedroom - has a queen size and en-suite wc bath.

Other facilities:
� Air-Condition in each room
Why would someone want to rent Villa Zafiri?
Walking distance from the beach
Offers Panoramic Sea views
Bus stop and Taxis near the vill
Quiet and peaceful surroundings
One level build villa without stairs ideal for wheel chair users and for family with small children
Supermarket and the village of Prinos at a walking distance

Villa Zafiri is the centre of Crete and the guests can visit the following interesting sites:
1) The Monastery of Arkadi ( which is close to the villa) and is an historical monument.
2) The Knossos Palace in Heraklion
3) Rethymno old historical town - "Fortezza" " Venetian Harbour"
4) Prevely Palm Beach on the south of the Island (Sandy beach) Scuba diving available at Kalypso bay in the south of Crete
5) Damnoni Beach on the South of the Island
6) Ancient Eletherna/Margarites Ceramics and pottery done the traditional way. Melidoni Cave.
7) Imbros Gorge
8) Anogia and Zdi Plateau
9) Georgioupollis, Lake Kourna which is a sweet water lake
10) Chania and villages of Apokoronas

About Skaleta
The small harbour of Skaleta, was in use during the second Byzantine period. Attractions include the churches of Zoodochou Pighis (live-giving spring) and St. Nicholas, as well as archaeological finds. Skaleta¢s large, sandy beach, is surrounded by low hills, from the top of which a visitor can enjoy spectacular views especially at sunset.
The beach is one of the last hatching places of the caretta-caretta turtle and the seal of monachus-monachus. The historical and mythological background of the area and the village of Skaleta as well as the beauty of the landscape make the resort attractive to visitors.

The European blue flag for clean beaches and sea water is awarded every year to Skaleta . Picturesque nearby villages are Prinos, Episkopi, and Stavromenos as well as the monastery of Arsani ofering the visitor opportunities for walks and to get to know the local people and customs.

Driving Directions
The distance for Villa Zafiri:
- 12 kilometres from the old historical town of Rethymno.
- 75 kilometers from the airport and the city of Heraklion.
- 75 kilometers from the airport and the city of Chania


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1 out of 1 people recommend staying here


From Yorkshire

We recently stayed at the villa Zafira this July (11) and had a wonderful time. The owners Peter and Elena couldnt have been more helpful and had everything ready and sorted ant problems out very promptly.

The villa itslef is very spacious and plenty of room for my two children (10 and 11) and myself and husband-it was very well stocked so we could easily cook (lovely bbq area that lead onto the pool that overlooked the sea)

The only downsides were the air con was a little expensive (€140 pw) and the villa is too far away from anything so you have to drive at all times (however this has the positive in that it is very quiet-you could count the number of cars you saw on one hand in a day)

I would definitely recommend staying here if you are after a quiet family or couple holiday but do hire a car (and quite a good one-it is pretty hilly around there!) as Skaleta is relatively quiet but the close Rethymyno is only a 15 minute drive and has more to offer


This villa is:

15km from the nearest beach 5km from the nearest bar 15km from the nearest restaurant 15km from the nearest supermarket 75km from Heraklion airport 75km from Chania airport

Local activities

Boat hire 15km Fishing 15km Sailling 15km Scuba diving 15km Swimming 15km Water skiing 15km Wind surfing 15km

Sights and attractions

Historic site 45km Museum 15km Shopping 15km Cinema 15km

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Outside this villa in Rethymnon region, Crete
This villa is in the city but in a quiet area near the sea and mountains. It has a pool, a barbecue, a garden and a sea view. Car hire is recommended as the villa is less than a 15 minute walk to at least a couple of shops, bars and restaurants; however parking is available if required.

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Updated 1 August 2018

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Changeover days and minimum stays

  • 1 April - 31 October 2019: the minimum stay is 7 nights.
  • 1 April - 31 October 2020: the minimum stay is 7 nights.
  • 1 April - 31 October 2021: the minimum stay is 7 nights.



  • there is a possibility to accommodate a 7th person (extra bed)

    £31.00 per person per night, paid with booking

  • Air Condition

    20 euros per day, paid locally

  • Sauna

    10 euros per use, paid locally



3 bedrooms, Sleeps 6:

  • 1 double bed and en suite
  • 1 double bed and en suite
  • 1 double bed and en suite

There is also 1 cot


4 bathrooms including 3 en suites, 2 Separate WC's

Swimming pool

Private pool


CD player, DVD/Blu-ray player, Satellite / cable


Living area seats 6, Dining area seats 6, Air conditioning, Open fire, Hair dryer, Towels / linen, Car hire recommended


Crockery, Cutlery, Fridge, Freezer, Glassware, Kettle, Microwave, Oven, Pots / pans, Toaster


Barbecue, Parking, Private garden, Sea view



Suitable for

Children, Infants, Single gender groups, Smoking


Average rating from 6 reviews

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