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Newly-built villa in olive grove
Newly-built villa in olive grove

Entire home/apt

5 guests

2 bedrooms

4 beds
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About this listing

Lily's cottage is located in a 2-acres olive grove at the northern part of Crete 6 km east of Rethymno. The property can accommodate up to 5 people and it is ideal for families and nature lovers offering superb views of the Cretan Sea!

The space

Lily’s cottage features two cozy double bedrooms with very comfortable bedding and fine quality linens. In between the bedrooms is a stylish bathroom with a shower cabin. A sliding door in the hallway separates the sleeping quarters from the living room and kitchen area to ensure quiet and privacy.
Mix and match furniture with ethnic tones and a modern fireplace give the spacious living room a homey feeling. The adjacent open plan kitchen is fully equipped with all necessary appliances and cookware. This north side of the house also offers unobstructed sea views of the Cretan sea and the Platanias plain.

In the Southern part of the house, overlooking the olive grove, are the two bedrooms (one with a double bed and the other with an option of two singles or a double). Great consideration was given to the choise of mattresses and pillows, as we strongly believe that our primary service is to provide comfortable restful sleep. Between the two bedrooms is the bathroom that features a large shower and a washing machine.

Guest access

However, the great advantage of this amazing villa is really its external area. The 25m2 swimming pool invites the guests to relax on the sun beds and enjoy the warm Cretan sun while "resting" their gaze on the endless blue horizon. The large Mediterranean trees (olives, apricots, figs, pomegranates) offer generously their shade to the barbeque and the outdoor seating areas, making it the perfect place to enjoy your breakfast. The vegetable garden (“perivoli”) from where visitors can harvest their salad vegetables is an extra bonus!

Interaction with guests

I am available 24/7 for my guests. I will be glad to help with ideas, tips and advice to make your holidays memorable.

Other things to note


The space
Accommodates: 5
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 4
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: 25 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: 83
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House Rules

What I expect from my guests is to respect my house as if it is their own house. Although smoking is allowed, I would appreciate if my guests smoke outside the house. As far as pets are concerned, the well-trained pets are welcomed. Besides dogs are my weakness!!



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Safety features
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

4 nights minimum stay

2 Reviews

Dagan User Profile
August 2016
Lily is a great host, that went above and beyond to make our vacation unforgettable. All her recommendations were exellent and the house itself was simply perfect. The pool, and garden are spectacle. Kitchen, bathroom, bedrooms, and living room, are all new and very well equipped. We have visited many countries and places and Lily's vila is amazing. Thank you Lily for your open heart and wonderful place! Great vacation, we will be back for sure, Dagan & Limor

Greet User Profile
July 2016
A little paradise near Rethymnon! If you are looking for a charming place with all comfort in a calm environment close to the beach and city ... do not look any further because this is the place to be! Lily's cottage is a fully renovated and decorated with great taste house. It is located in an olive grove and surrounded by a green garden with shadowing trees and flowers. It has a beautiful swimming pool (privacy guaranteed) and the parking is easy in front of the house (private country road). From the terraces and garden you see the sea. The cottage is ideally situated at 5 minutes by car (15 minutes walking) from restaurants, pizzeria, bakery, shops, supermarket (Lidl), ATM, highway, etc. The nearest beach is at 5 minutes by car and Rethymnon (which is a wonderful little city) is at 15 min. From the cottage you can reach Heraklion, Chania, the south coast's beaches and the white mountains in less than 1 hour. On top of this you will not regret to meet Lily, the wonderful owner, and to enjoy her friendly services! Spotless experience, we will return for sure!

Rethimno, GreeceJoined in January 2016
Lily User Profile

I was born and raised in Rethymno, a picturesque town on the north coast of Crete. At Athens University I studied ancient Greek philosophy, a fascinating subject, but which I never used in my professional life. I was employed by a leading Greek bank for twenty years, the last six as a branch manager.
I consider my involvement in tourism a challenge. I hope to promote the beauty of Crete and I will meet people from a variety of countries and cultures who I will do my utmost to offer all the information necessary to make their holiday here an enjoyable and unforgettable experience.
I myself love travelling abroad. I have often been to many European cities. Travelling is enormously educational, as it gives you the opportunity to get to know the tradition and cuisines of different countries, as well as visiting important museums and art galleries.
I also enjoy cooking. I invariably use organic products when cooking for my family.
I am a great admirer of the Greek poet Cavafy, who lived in Alexandria. My favourite poems are The City and the First Step!
Animals are a great weakness of mine. I have a 4-year-old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, called Romeo, because of whom I became a vegetarian.
I speak English very well.

Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

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