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Villa Elli - Traditional Villa with Superb Garden

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Overview
3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
8 guests
Minimum stay varies 
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Villa
Villa Elli is approved by Greek Tourism Organisation & managed by "etouri vacation rental management" which means : - We organised the villa down to every detail and check it annually. - Quick booking process and support in every step of your holidays. - A personal holiday advisor at your disposal for holiday organisation (free concierge service before and during stay). - Assistance in booking services and excursions. - Pre arrival service with detailed information of the area of the villa. VILLA DESCRIPTION : Nestling on a quiet lane in the village of Prines, Villa Elli is a superb rural hideaway, timber-built in traditional style. Set in an area of magnificent natural beauty, surrounded by gardens of pretty flower shrubs and fruit trees. It is more than a country cottage only minute...Villa Elli is approved by Greek Tourism Organisation & managed by "etouri vacation rental management" which means : - We organised the villa down to every detail and check it annually. - Quick booking process and support in every step of your holidays. - A personal holiday advisor at your disposal for holiday organisation (free concierge service before and during stay). - Assistance in booking services and excursions. - Pre arrival service with detailed information of the area of the villa. VILLA DESCRIPTION : Nestling on a quiet lane in the village of Prines, Villa Elli is a superb rural hideaway, timber-built in traditional style. Set in an area of magnificent natural beauty, surrounded by gardens of pretty flower shrubs and fruit trees. It is more than a country cottage only minutes from the beach... Villa Elli is ideal as a peaceful hideaway and combined with a car a perfect start point for any of your Cretan adventures. Prines village is at the center of Crete making it easy to visit the whole island. It also has easy access to all necessary points of interest like market, banks, hospital etc. Villa Elli consists of a ground and upper ground floors along with a first floor in a form of an attic or loft. It can accommodate 6 people in beds and up to 8 if necessary. - Interior Layout - On the ground floor there is an open plan area with the living room, the dinning area and a fully equipped kitchen. The living room has a piano area and the fireplace. There is also an entertainment set with a flat screen satellite TV and a game console. The ground floor also has a WC with laundry facilities. From the living room and the dining area there is access to the veranda and the pool-garden area. On the upper ground floor there are two double bedrooms both with a double bed, the main bathroom. Both rooms have their own veranda with sitting arrangement. The loft is a third bedroom with two single beds, closet and a private balcony. A small area but with a unique romantic decoration and cosy arrangement. - Outdoor area - The outdoor area of Villa Elli is beautifully landscaped, filled with flowers and trees, create a peaceful and relaxing haven. Also, the facilities available ensure a pleasant stay and they include: - A 20m2 private swimming pool with ladder access. The pool terrace is equipped with sun beds and umbrellas for your comfort. - A portable charcoal grill is also available allowing you to experience al fresco dining. - A dining table under the shaded veranda for al fresco dining, so you can enjoy outdoor cooking. - Private parking area for 2 cars. - The villa is completely fenced and has a gated entrance, offering privacy and tranquility to our guests. Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: 1041K91002924801
House Rules
Kid friendlyNo smoking
Check with ownerPets
-Payment Schedule: The deposit needed in order to secure the booking is the 25% of the total cost of the reservation. The remaining balance is due to be paid 21 days prior to the guest’s arrival. -Refundable security deposit of 150€ is required. -Starting 01/01/2024, a new tax “Climate Crisis Resilience Charge” was introduced, requiring a fee of €10/night from March to October and €4/night from November to February. The amount needs to be paid in cash or by card upon your arrival.
Bedrooms
2 Kings1 Sofa2 Singles
Bathrooms
1 Half bath1 Full bath

Meet the host
Kostas G. Vasilakis (Property Manager Etouri Vacation Rental Management)
Hosting since February 2013
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsOnce your reservation has been confirmed you will be connected to our concierge service and your personal holiday advisor. We will welcome you in the villa upon arrival regardless of the arrival time, even if it is late at night. Additionally during your stay you have full disposal to the Holiday Advisor Team by email, mobile or landline (VOIP) phone in the villa directly connected to our office (like a room connected to the reception desk of a hotel), for any kind of: - Questions for the house / area - Suggestions & making bookings for restaurants, attractions / activities - Assistance in arranging services such as private chef, boat trips, transfers and more. Our goal is to be there for you and help you get the best out of your holidays!

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Travel10719328429
Travel10719328429
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The Elli experience
nice and cozy house, clean pool, some sweet cats around, good equipped kitchen, room service, easy way to a small village with nice restaurants, no trouble at all. full recommendation :-)
Visited July 2023
Written 29 July 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Caspersek
Caspersek
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Looking for a Mediterranean Villa like in the movies? This is it!
I was always wondering if I could find any romantic villa I was seeing them in the movies. Always wanted to have a nice dinner like group of people in the movie Before Midnight. Almost all similar villas are so expensive you can not afford. But then I found Villa Elli. I found it completely random, fell in love already seeing pictures and then when you arrive, you just watch and watch and don't know where to go because Villa Elli has such a magical garden and so many beautiful micro places. Go for it!
Visited August 2021
Written 6 September 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Sandrine
Sandrine
Ploeren, France4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Ms
Une belle villa, juste un manque de poêle dans la cuisine et des chiens dans le voisinage qui aboyaient toutes les nuits (pas des plus agréables pour dormir). Mais un très bon accueil et suivi tout au long du séjour. Merci beaucoup!!!
Visited August 2020
Written 18 August 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Floki54
Floki54
Fleville-devant-Nancy, France16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Merci Elli!
Une adorable Villa dans le village de Prines, a quelques kms seulement de l effervescence de Rethymnon. Tres propre et calme et la charmante Elli est au petit soin de ses hôtes ! Un jardin sublime et luxuriant ! Le point de chute ideal pour visiter l île ! Nous recommandons vivement cette villa et reviendrons un jour avec plaisir! Un service de conciergerie assuré par Kostas et toute son équipe Etouri!
Visited August 2019
Written 27 August 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Adam D
Adam D
Plymouth, MA3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautiful, peaceful, well maintained
Fantastic, thank you to Elli and the etouri vacation team for a pleasant, memorable stay. Arrived to a home cooked meal for 3 adults and 6 children, with leftovers. Villa was well positioned to beaches and tourist sites. Venture into town or stay in nature, both are close.
Visited July 2019
Written 3 August 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Gertjan S
Gertjan S
Haarlemmermeer, The Netherlands4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautiful Villa at a quiet location
We stayed in Villa Elli for two weeks with our two adult sons and the girlfriend of one of them. The villa is a very spacious traditional greek house with a very beautiful garden and swimming pool. The area is quiet and the location is excellent as starting point for numerous trips. When we arrived the fridge was already filled with some drinks, fruits and feta. The owner is very friendly and cooked a delicious cake for us. A very nice place to eat is Giannikos Taverna in Prines. The owner is friendly and has plenty of touristic advices.
Visited July 2019
Written 22 July 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Vacation16309756480
Vacation16309756480
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Gezellige en sfeervolle vakantiewoning
Sfeervolle vakantiewoning met gezellige veranda en een heerlijk zwembad, zeker voor een gezin met kinderen. Rustige locatie maar toch dichtbij allerlei bezienswaardigheden.
Visited June 2019
Written 23 June 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Sarah
Sarah
North Berwick, United Kingdom5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Traditional Cretan villa, with great support from etouri
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.
Visited July 2018
Written 7 August 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Alex W
Alex W
London, United Kingdom77 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautiful Villa
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!
Visited July 2018
Written 8 July 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Colin B
Colin B
Kenley, United Kingdom2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
True tranquility in a traditional rustic house
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.
Visited September 2017
Written 6 September 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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What this rental offers
Location info
  • Kid friendly
  • Beachfront/Lakeside
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Parking
  • Secure parking available
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Television
Bathroom and laundry
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Living spaces
  • Highchair
Outdoor amenities
  • Balcony
  • Deck
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Private yard
  • Terrace
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Nearby
  • Horse riding facilities
  • Tennis court
  • Hiking areas
  • Countryside area
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
  • Watersports
  • Cycling areas
Indoor amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Internet access
  • Cable television

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About the neighbourhood
Villa Elli is situated outside the beautiful city of Rethymno, on the traditional village of Prines. where you can find some excellent taverns and a mini market! Prines is 8 km away from Rethymno centre, only 4 km away from the sea and 2 km away from the village Atsipopoulo, a well known village which has grown up fast in last 10 years and now is actually a small town and a suburb of Rethymno town. There is nothing that you cannot find in Atsipopoulo nowadays, as it has all kinds of shops, supermarkets, bakeries, many restaurants and services. Staying in Prines village you have the advantage of staying in the country side and be only a few minutes away from big markets, shops and the beach! The village itself is beautiful with many vegetations and olive tree forests. It is ideal for those who love nature, peace and quiet it can offer. Finally the location is giving you the possibility to visit many sightseeing and beaches in the North or South Crete!
Getting around
The Villa is located in Prines, Rethymno. Please see below where the closest amenities can be found. -Closest beach: Gerani Beach (unorganised beach) 3km and 8km to Petre and Rethymno Beaches -Mini market: 850 meters -Super market: 2.1 km -Bakery: 1.9 km -Butcher: 2.7 km -Fresh fish: 6.5 km -Pharmacy: 2.5 km -Tavern or restaurant: 800 meters (You have many more choices for restaurants and tavernas within a short distance away) -Heraklion Airport: 89 km -Chania Airport: 64 km
Access
Car required
How to get there
We will provide you detailed road directions using google maps in order to find the house easily. Just inform us from in which airport (Chania or Heraklion) is your arrival. Also we will be on alert in case that you face any problem or lost your way to our villa.
Activities nearby
Fishing spots availableHorse riding facilitiesTennis courtWatersports

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 4 pm Check out by 11 am
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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