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!
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.
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
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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!!
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.