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“Traditional Cretan villa, with great support from...”
Overview of the villa, located in a quiet area
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Overview of the villa, located in a quiet area
Private pool in the beautiful garden with flowers, trees and herbs! The veranda in front of the garden
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7 reviews
Overview of the villa, located in a quiet area
Private pool in the beautiful garden with flowers, trees and herbs!
The veranda in front of the garden
Private pool with sun beds and umbrellas
Enjoy relaxing in our pool area in the magical garden!
Outdoor dining area
Open plan living room area with satellite TV and fireplace
Piano in the living room area
Dining area
Dining and kitchen area
Dining and kitchen area
Kitchen area
Bedroom with double bed on the ground floor
Bedroom with double bed on the ground floor
Stairs to go to the loft
Bedroom with 2 single beds on the loft (attic)
Bathroom with bath and shower
Bathroom and washing machine
Pool area
Outdoor dining table next to the pool
Enjoy Cretan taste in our garden!
Garden and pool area
Our vegetable garden  which you can enjoy with your meal
The villa offers total quietness and relaxing environment
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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Prines, Rethymnon, Rethymnon Prefecture, Crete

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Very good - based on 7 reviews
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JasperBun...
North Berwick, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Traditional Cretan villa, with great support from etouri”
Reviewed 7 August 2018 for a stay in July 2018

I have booked many holiday houses in the past and have had access to a nice house and perhaps a welcome pack, but little more than that. The Villa Elli was different. The house is owned by Mrs Stella and her family live in the house next door. We were welcomed on arrival and had a beautiful vegetarian (our preference) meal made for us in the middle of the week that lasted us for three evening meals. We arrived late at night and were able to request that some food was left in the kitchen for us to eat at breakfast the next day. The family were discrete but were there if we needed anything. The other unique thing about this holiday was the support provided by etouri. The company provided information in the run up to the holiday about family-friendly activities that I specified we would be interested in. They were in contact during the holiday and booked a boat trip to Preveli for us and also arranged access to fantastic beach club.

The holiday provided accommodation in a traditional Cretan home with the support of a welcoming family and the knowledge and efficiency of etouri which made the whole experience very easy.

I travelled with my husband, three children (9, 7 and 2) and my mother. The villa had lots of toys and inflatables for the pool to keep everyone entertained. The kitchen was well appointed with plenty of utensils. The bathroom didn’t have an easy to access shower which was a bit of a challenge for my mum (who has had double knee replacement) but otherwise the villa was fantastic and I highly recommend it.

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Alex W
London, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
66 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Beautiful Villa”
Reviewed 8 July 2018 for a stay in July 2018

We spent two weeks at Villa Elli and recommend it highly. Elli herself lives next door and brought us over several dishes from her garden that we're all excellent! The villa itself is beautiful, with a well-maintained garden & pool, just outside of Prines, a lovely small village with several nice tavernas and a well stocked corner shop (Prines is about 10 mins walk). The rental company, Etouri, were very helpful throughout and booked us all of our cabs, restaurants + booked us a babysitter (who was also lovely) at good value so we could go out and enjoy Rethynmon.

Helpful tips for future visitors: There are a lot of mosquitoes in the evenings, bring some spray! There are lots of toys on site for young children, make sure you eat at Giannikos Taverna - it's excellent!

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Colin B
2 reviews
“True tranquility in a traditional rustic house”
Reviewed 6 September 2017 for a stay in September 2017

This is a lovely old house just outside the village of Prines. Its most striking feature is the wealth of plants and flowers around the house and pool. Inside it is spacious and cool with air conditioning in every room. The villa is extremely well equipped with everything you could need for a great holiday. Elli lives discreetly next door and is generous with produce from her garden. A warm welcome is guaranteed. A first class service is provided by Kostas and his etouri colleagues.

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carmentud...
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Nice place with very good position to visit Rethimno and many beaches.”
Reviewed 22 July 2017 for a stay in July 2017

Near Rethimno that is a beautifull city is Pirines village that is full of properties for rent. Villa Elli si a small traditional old house with a magnificient garden and very nice owners. Pretty close to main amnities like backery, supermarket and 2 nice tavernas in the village!
We enjoy our stay here.
Thank you, Carmen

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sneilltro...
Norwich, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Relaxing and peaceful”
Reviewed 30 November 2015 for a stay in August 2015

Just what we wanted, a peaceful and relaxing holiday in a traditional village without being too far from the town. Lovely villa surrounded by a beautiful garden on the outskirts of the village with beautiful views of the sea and mountains.. We had some beautiful evening walks around the area. Lovely swimming pool and seating area we spent lots of evenings with Elli and her lovely family.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Jackie B
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
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“Ms”
Reviewed 5 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015

Excellent holiday accommodation, very well presented, spacious, clean, airy and light.
Well kitted out kitchen.
Met with a welcome cake, eggs and home made jam.
At our visit there was no air con, so night time a little uncomfortable.
The gardens where very pretty, ideal place with both sunshine and shade.
The pool was an asset to the property excellent place to cool down and unwind.
The owners lives discreetly next door and even cooked us two meals from products grown in her own garden. Excellent touch on leaving we were given rolls and presents, we were really touched by that.
We will be returning to this villa as soon as we can

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Management Response
12 Apr 2016
Dear Ms. Jackie,
Thank you very much for staying in Vill Elli and your review.
As an update of 2016, air-conditioning has been placed in all the rooms and areas in the villa.
We hope to have you back anytime again in the future.
Thank you once again and all the best wishes from Crete.
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stefc0c0
Conflans Sainte Honorine, France
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 August 2017 for a stay in July 2017
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