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Forest Villas in Crete, near the beach -Ellotia
Forest Villas in Crete, near the beach -Ellotia
6 guests
3 bedrooms
4 beds
2 baths
6 guests
3 bedrooms
4 beds
2 baths
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A fully equipped villa with a private swimming pool and barbecue, ideally placed for exploration of Crete, since it is close to the central national road of the island. A prime location, away from the city noise, with a magnificent view which is truly beyond any description. Situated in the heart of one of the few oak forests in Europe, less than a 10 min drive from the city of Rethymno and the beach, Forest Villas is the ideal destination for nature lovers, families and couples.

The space

A prime location, that combines the peaceful enjoyment of nature and all the benefits of being close to town (Rethymno), with a magnificent view which is truly beyond any description.

Interaction with guests

Our guests can try day-fresh eggs from our farm and various vegetables grown at our on-site garden.

During your stay at Forest Villas you are wholeheartedly invited to take part in taking care of the farm animals, walk along the forest and the farm paths and finish your day watching a beautiful sunset that will take your breath away.

Family/kid friendly
Wireless Internet
Free parking on premises
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Bedroom 3
2 single beds
Common spaces
1 couch
House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check-in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 10AM
Security deposit is $266

12 Reviews

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Arne User Profile
October 2017
Sophia is a great host!

Tammy User Profile
September 2017
Great villa and pool with a wonderful view. Lovely sunsets and sunrises. Only downside for us was having to drive everywhere but if you don't mind driving then it's a short drive to shops and tavernas and 15 minutes to Rethimno which is wonderful.

Paul User Profile
August 2017
Villa Ellotia was brilliant for our family of three adults and two teenagers. Sophia greeted us with fresh fruit, eggs, a bottle of wine, a box of very yummy biscuits and a small bottle of raki. My wife and I had the upstairs room with ensuite with access to the roof terrace, while our friend had the other double, and the twin’s teenagers had the two singles. After a quick look around it was into the pool which is one reason why we chose the villa. The pool is more than adequate for five almost adults, and being all the same depth was great for games. We had several BBQ's during our stay and coals can be bought at the local supermarket for 5 euro. The kitchen was well equipped and we had no problem cooking at the villa. During our stay Sophia’s brother bought us a homemade moussaka and some delicious cakes from his patisserie. Our plan was to walk but after advice from Sophia and a look on (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) maps we went with car rental from Heraklion. We only planned to use the car as a taxi and not drive all over the island. The route to the Villa was very easy and the villa is well signposted once you get in the right area. The villa was cleaned during our stay and the bed linen and towels changed. The view to the sea was very pleasant and it was great to watch the sunsets. The local super markets are close by and there are several to choose from. The main town of Rethymno is buzzing at night and a walk around old town for shopping is not to be missed. Eating out you will be spoilt for choice and after a walk down the sea front you find yourself getting many cards from the restaurants, some with some great offers to entice you in. We had a terrific stay and would highly recommend this villa and Sophia.

Warren User Profile
July 2017
This villa is in a group of 4 villas and is easily the best positioned for the views. We stayed for a week and rarely ventured anywhere else as the pool and the views were magnificent. It could have been a little difficult to find but Sophia provided excellent instructions on how to reach the villa from Heraklion airport. Our flight into Crete arrived quite late but Sophia met us when we arrived at the villa which was sometime after midnight! A great and considerate host. We can highly recommend this villa and will certainly be telling our friends about it!
Sophia User Profile
Response from Sophia:
Thank you very much Warren for your great review! It was a pleasure to meet you all and I hope to see you again in the future! Best wishes, Sophia
July 2017

Kim User Profile
July 2017
The location is great. You get a taste of living in the countryside, as well as living amongst the locals, and then you're only a 10-minute drive to Rethymon where there's many restaurants and shops. You also have total privacy. Now for the negative aspects: 1). There is major ant infestation problem in the villa, which renders the kitchen unusable. 2). The mattresses are extremely outdated. There's no padding, and you can feel the springs digging-in to your body. 3). There's no overhead showers, only handheld devices. 4). The first-floor bathroom has a toilet leak, leaving constant water on the floor. 5). The host Sophia's communication was practically non-existent, beginning from the time that we paid online four-months in advance for the stay, throughout our stay.

Edward User Profile
June 2017
This villa is beautiful, the area is rural and quiet but lovely. The house has everything you need and has plenty of room for 6 people. Sophia is a brilliant host, everything is well thought out and she has some great advice. I couldn't recommend this villa or Sophia more. Had an amazing holiday and would love to go back.
Sophia User Profile
Response from Sophia:
Thank you very much Edward for your great review. Our reward is seeing our guests genuinely enjoying their time here, leaving the place relaxed and full of beautiful memories! I would love to see you again! Best wishes, Sophia
June 2017

Janis User Profile
May 2017
This place is amazing! The pool and view were breathtaking and the hosts went above and beyond to make our stay special. I really could not recommend it enough. I hope to stay again in the future!
Sophia User Profile
Response from Sophia:
We cannot thank you enough Janis! For being such a great guest, and for taking the time to write this review! We hope too, that we have the chance to host you again in the future! Best, Sophia & family
May 2017

Rethimno, GreeceJoined in June 2014
Sophia User Profile

I'm a mathematician and I find a great interest in the field of Ecotourism, which is an excellent way to spend my summers!

Born and raised in Rethymno, I wouldn't dream living anywhere else in the world! I find the fact that you can be up in the mountains in a small village and just 10 minutes later you can go be at the beach truly amazing! And of course, it is sunny all year around!

Languages: English, Ελληνικά
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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