Great outdoors siting areas!The pool terrace is beautifully lit at night!
Eleni’s Stately Home, picturesque location!
Hosted by Valia
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9 guests
3 bedrooms
6 beds
3 baths
9 guests
3 bedrooms
6 beds
3 baths
Please set the number of adults.
Please set the number of children.
Ages 2 - 12
Please set the number of infants.
Under 2
9 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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Absolute privacy, 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, private pool and garden, free wi-fi internet, housekeeping service!

The space

Eleni’s Stately Home has been built with great care on the family’s home grounds. It is a destination which combines the class of a renovated mansion and the dreamy environment of the village.

This summer turn away from the busy touristy places in exchange for a quiet retreat, where you will have a chance to meet with the locals, who still live their traditional lives. Stress of daily life, traffic and tension are instantly replaced by serenity and a pace that will send you back in time to a forgotten life revolving around relaxation. Here, you’ll have a unique experience that enriches body and soul. Gaze upon the wide horizon, breath the fresh country air perfumed with the scent of wild growing herbs and relax among colours and perfumes…

The size and space arrangement of Eleni’s Stately Home, make it ideal for big families or groups of friends, as it can accommodate up to nine people, while its design ensures total privacy and comfort!

Outside Area
The serenity of the village makes the high walls that surround this property fairly unnecessary, but to guarantee the utmost privacy, it features a romantic and spacious courtyard of outstanding beauty, hidden from the sight of anyone passing by.

In Eleni’s Stately Home you most certainly enjoy staying outdoors! This truly beautiful house has an amazing swimming pool 1.4 meters deep, which dares you to refresh yourself anytime you wish and offers peacefulness and calmness.

Furthermore, beautiful flowers make the terrace even more appealing and the surrounding big trees offer shade during the mid day heat.

The ample outdoors sitting and dining areas and barbecue facilities at the terrace provoke you to avoid the interiors and try al fresco dining! Also, a small garden inside the property, provides fresh organic vegetables for your meals!

From the courtyard, an external stone-built staircase leads to a decent sized terrace on the upper floor. A wooden pergola offers partial shade and a small arrangement of garden furniture allows guests to retreat from the rest of the group, if preferred.

Ground Floor
The ground floor of the villa is L-shaped. Entering the villa, you’ll see the fully equipped, open plan kitchen with the adjacent dining area. Moving on, you’ll meet the living room area with its open fireplace, which creates a unique atmosphere. On this level you’ll find one double and one twin bedroom, both with en-suite bathrooms. All rooms of the ground floor have doors that offer direct access to and from the back of the courtyard, providing privacy and undisturbed sleep for all parties.

First Floor
From the terrace, guests enter the open plan living area that consists of a small -but very tastefully decorated and fully equipped- kitchen, a dining table for four guests and another bathroom. The living room area consists of two comfortable sofa beds and a lovely loft-type bedroom with a double bed.

Property Notes:
- Welcome basket included, courtesy of the owner.
- Housekeeping, towels and linen changes twice a week.
- Sun beds and umbrellas available. Pool towels provided.
- Pool and garden cleaning twice a week.
- Baby cot and high chair available if needed.
- Air-conditioning in all bedrooms and living room area is included.
Complimentary free Wi-Fi coverage is available throughout the house.
- All in-house electronics are available, including a washing machine, dishwasher, TV with satellite reception, CD and DVD players, large fridge with freezer, electric kitchen, kettle, toaster, espresso coffee machine, iron and iron board.
- 24h/7days ThinkVilla concierge service included.
- The pool operates from April to October.

EOT (Ellinikos Organismos Tourismou - issued by the Greek tourist board) licence number: (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN).

Guest access

Guests have the entire property to their private use! Full access inside and outside the Villa! No shared areas!

Interaction with guests

I will personally take care of all the details of your holiday 7 days per week responsible for your day to day needs – from special dietary requirements to making recommendations and reservations!

Prior to your arrival, I will get in touch with you to arrange all details regarding your stay! Your flight details and telephone number would be very much appreciated, in case I need to contact you! Also, please let me know if you have any special requests!

At your arrival day, I will be waiting for you, in order to welcome you and give you all the relevant information about the villa and the area! It goes without saying that I will be on the other end of the line if you need any further information or assistance during your stay!

Other things to note

Additional Services Upon Request, at extra charge: Baby sitter, Private Chef, Pastry Cook, Massage, Personal trainer, Spa treatments, Yoga private lessons, House pre-stock, Regional Breakfast, Boat Trips, Car rental, Babysitting, Airport transfer, Tour guide, Activities and excursions, Additional cleaning and linen changes, Personal Laundry service, Traditional cooked food delivery, Personal driver, Doctor on Call, Security, Delivery of Personal Shopping, Organising and planning a special event (wedding, birthday, anniversary, etc.) and anything else that you might think! (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)

Free parking on premises

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed, 1 crib
Bedroom 2
2 single beds
Bedroom 3
1 double bed, 2 single beds, 1 floor mattress

House Rules
Check in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)


11 Reviews

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Holly User Profile
October 2017
Beautiful home. Lovely village. Great host. It is actually 2 units separated—good for large parties. And it is a bit of a drive to get anywhere, but offers great peace and serenity.
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Response from Valia:
Dear Holly, we are truly happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and we are looking forward to welcome you "home" again! Regards, ThinkVilla Team
October 2017

Nicolas User Profile
August 2017
Beautiful house, very confortable outside area, very quiet area, extremely clean, as in the picture (except perhaps the pool, smaller than it seemed). Only drawback is the lack of multiple food options (the taverna in the village opens only on demand and other tavernas of average quality are a few kms away). The quality of the homemade products that can be bought is highly variable.
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Response from Valia:
Dear Nicolas , thank you so much for taking the time to write such an amazing review about our Villa! It was our pleasure having you as guests! Regards, ThinkVilla Team.
August 2017

Mel User Profile
July 2015
It was just the two of us at Eleni's stately home. We stayed on the ground floor. We truly enjoyed the property, the backyard/garden is a great place to unwind in a tranquil environment. The village is peaceful, the pool is perfect. Its a 25 or so minute drive down the local road to get to a small town (Panormo), then another 20 to get to Rethymnon, but it was worth it. The beds are comfortable, the kitchen was equipped enough to cook if we wanted to...and the setting was charming. It was wonderfully relaxing at Eleni's.
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Response from Valia:
Dear Melissa, thank you so much for your review and we are truly happy to hear that you enjoyed our amenities and had a comfortable stay with us, here at Eleni's Stately Home! It was our pleasure having you as guests and we hope to see you again on your next trip to Crete!
July 2015

Dharshi User Profile
July 2015
We had a fantastic stay at Eleni's Stately Home. The villa is well-equipped and comfortable. The courtyard, pool and terrace are wonderful and were a big hit with the kids. The villa is in a lovely setting, with great views of the hills from the terrace, and Episkopi village is charming and peaceful, but with plenty to see and do nearby. A car is definitely needed to get around, but despite the windy roads the driving was pretty straightforward. We really appreciated being able to have provisions delivered to the villa each morning, and it was also very handy having a taverna close by. Valia was very helpful before and during our stay. The only minor issue was a problem with the dishwasher, but apart from that I would say that this is the nicest holiday house I've stayed in. We were all extremely reluctant to leave!
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Response from Valia:
Dear Dharshi, thank you for your great review and we really appreciate the feedback! We are truly happy to hear that you enjoyed our amenities and had a comfortable stay with us. We hope to see you again on your next trip to Crete!
July 2015

Bartek User Profile
April 2015
We were two families, with two infants, staying at Valia's place for almost two weeks. House is wonderful, very comfortable with everything you might need. Even if there are some cooler evenings, heating is available. Valia and her family are great, helpful hosts. Garden of the property is charming and you just want to spend there the whole day. Possibility to order local specialities directly to the house is very nice.If you are looking for some peaceful place on Crete, it is definitely to recommend! We had wonderful time. Thank you
Valia User ProfileValia is a superhost.
Response from Valia:
It was a pleasure meeting you and hosting you! We are looking forward to welcome you again! Regards from Crete ;-)
April 2015

Susan User Profile
April 2015
Ours was a special family trip - to celebrate Susie's 60th birthday with those closest to us - our two sons, their wives and our granddaughter. We could not have picked a more wonderful place. Eleini's Stately Home is as close to paradise as you can get. The place has everything - three families can share it very comfortably, with private bedrooms and bathrooms. The kitchen came fully equiped; the washing machine was great to have because of the baby... Valia, who welcomed us on arrival, could not have been more gracious. She brought enough snacks to tie us over until food shopping - supermarkets are 10 minute drive. One can also order food on the provided forms. The village of Episcopi is very charming. We found the location perfect for day trips to Heraklion & Knossos, to Rethimno, and to Chania. And it was always wonderful to return to "our" home and relax in the garden.
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Response from Valia:
Thank you Mrs Susan! It was a pleasure meeting you and hosting you! We are looking forward to welcome you again! Regards from Crete ;-)
April 2015

Thorsten User Profile
October 2014
We enjoyed our stay in the villa soooo much! Valia was perfect in introducing us to the facilities and giving good tips for trips into the neighborhood. We appreciated especially the full fridge, which helped us through the first day. Thanks Valia! The house and the garden are so wonderful and everything is decorated with good taste. Our children enjoyed swimming in the pool nearly every day and the parents relaxed in the quiet garden. Nearly the best thing: order breakfast (fresh bread, honey, eggs, self-made marmalades etc.) through the home-delivery-service from the tavern next door! And, if you want they cook also in the evening. Real greek, tasteful delight! Count 20 min. to Panormo, which has a little, lovely beach. Beside that, the village is a good starting point to explore the middle part of Crete.

Rethimno, GreeceJoined in December 2012
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My name is Valia Kokkinou and Ι am a property manager, graduate of Glion Hotel Management School. I feel very fortunate to have joined some of the worlds most luxurious hospitality brands, such as, Leading Hotels of the World and after many years of studies and traveling around t…
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