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Villa Nikolaos - Peaceful Villa, Pool with View!

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Overview
2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
5 guests
4 nights minimum 
Villa
Villa Nikolaos is approved by Greek Tourism Organisation & managed by "etouri vacation rental management". Welcome to Villa Nikolaos, an enchanting old farmhouse with a history spanning over a century. This beautiful property was lovingly restored by its owners in the early 90s, with great care and attention to preserving its traditional charm while putting in personal hard work. Unwind and rejuvenate by taking a refreshing dip in the pool or finding solace under the shade of the magnificent trees in the lush garden. Villa Nikolaos offers the perfect setting for those seeking relaxation amidst the breathtaking beauty of Cretan nature. Nestled on the brow of a steep slope, the villa boasts exceptional views that dominate the surrounding absolute green landscape. Villa Nikolaos can comf...Villa Nikolaos is approved by Greek Tourism Organisation & managed by "etouri vacation rental management". Welcome to Villa Nikolaos, an enchanting old farmhouse with a history spanning over a century. This beautiful property was lovingly restored by its owners in the early 90s, with great care and attention to preserving its traditional charm while putting in personal hard work. Unwind and rejuvenate by taking a refreshing dip in the pool or finding solace under the shade of the magnificent trees in the lush garden. Villa Nikolaos offers the perfect setting for those seeking relaxation amidst the breathtaking beauty of Cretan nature. Nestled on the brow of a steep slope, the villa boasts exceptional views that dominate the surrounding absolute green landscape. Villa Nikolaos can comfortably accommodate up to 5 guests in its 2 beautifully appointed bedrooms, covering an area of 130m2. The ground floor of the villa features a fully equipped kitchen, perfect for preparing delicious meals, and an inviting living room area complete with a 50’’ smart TV, Bluetooth speaker. Additionally, a convenient WC with a washing machine is available on this level. A charming wooden internal staircase leads to the upper floor, where you'll find the delightful two bedrooms. Each bedroom is equipped with A/C and central heating (radiator), ensuring a pleasant and comfortable stay in any season. If needed, we can arrange for an extra bed to be placed in one of the bedrooms. Moreover, the first floor boasts a spacious veranda, spanning 40 sq. meters, where you can enjoy the refreshing outdoors and scenic views. The outdoor area of the Villa covers 1300 sq. meters, featuring: - A 32 sq. meter swimming pool. It is situated in the best spot, offering an amazing view of the surroundings. The pool terrace is equipped with sunbeds and seating areas for your comfort. - Barbeque facilities with charcoal grill and outdoor dining table for al fresco dining - A garden with roses and various flowers, large carob trees, stone-built terraces with grapevines and fruit trees, and vegetable gardens where you can learn how to cultivate vegetables! Moreover, you can even use the freshly harvested produce when preparing your meals during your stay! The spacious gardens also offer ample chance for kids to play around! - Parking space inside the villa premises. - The villa has a gated entrance and is fully fenced offering complete privacy! Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: 1041Κ10000010800
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.
Bedrooms
1 Double2 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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Emmanuel
Emmanuel
Fontenay-aux-Roses, France2 contributions
Un coin de Paradis
Les propriétaires sont très accueillants et sympathiques, le jardin fleuri est splendide malgré le climat sec, la piscine est grande. Tout est propre, la location est soignée. Le village est calme, une tranquillité antique s'y dégage. La vue est tout simplement à couper le souffle. Hâte de retourner dans ce coin de paradis.
Visited August 2021
Written 29 August 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

M M
M M
1 contribution
A place you must visit
The villa is located in a small village which is central and you have the possibility to visit all the corners as you wish. The villa has all you need, a beautiful garden, swimming pool, grill, and so many sitting possibilities outside. The villa is very clean. The owners of the villa are super friendly people. They are very helpful. I really liked the communication with them. They helped us when we needed it. It doesn't matter if you are travelling in a group or with your partner, you should really visit this place. This place is a place to visit. Especially if you are interested in the history, you must visit this place. I am happy that I could leave a positive comment behind. Thanks a lot
Visited July 2021
Written 29 July 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

dafosham
dafosham
36 contributions
A perfect place to stay
Villa Nikolaos is the perfect oasis for a relaxing and authentic Cretan holiday. The villa and it’s surroundings are beautiful- nestled in the mountains close to small villages with tavernas and traditional Cretan products. Visiting kafenio Filio is a must- fantastic food and service. The villa itself is modern, well equipped and very comfortable- it has everything you need including aircon in the bedrooms, a washing machine and full cooking facilities. The outside space is large, full of plants and fruits and has a good sized pool. We loved sitting in the garden in the mornings and evenings, it was very peaceful. Everything about our visit to Villa Nikolaos was perfect- we received a warm welcome, the fridge was stocked with fruit, water, yogurt, eggs, cheese, butter and more! The owners were lovely and the agents Etouri were contactable throughout- making sure we had everything we needed for our stay. We would love to return to villa nikolaos.
Visited September 2020
Written 19 September 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Cinderella53
Cinderella53
1 contribution
The perfect get away from it all villa!
We have just come back from the most relaxing stay at Villa Nikolaos. From the moment we arrived and walked through the gates we knew it was going to be a great holiday. We were met at the villa by the owner who showed us around. He and his wife gave us a bottle of olive oil, a bowl of fruit and some wine which was really lovely(they make their own wine and olive oil). Let me start with the view, which is absolutely stunning and even more so during sunset. The gardens of the villa are so pretty and beautifully maintained. The villa itself had everything you could wish for, we literally just had to buy food. There is a fantastic built-in BBQ which my husband absolutely loved cooking on every night. In the garden are fruits such as lemons and limes, plus herbs and even chillies, all of which we used for cooking. The swimming pool was such a bonus, especially for our teenagers. Although not heated it was the perfect temperature to cool down and it was very clean. The views of the mountains from the pool are breathtaking. We ventured to the local village of Margarites, which is a 10 min drive away. It is very pretty and worth a visit, plus it has a small mini market for essentials and a fantastic bakery(the sweet custard pastry is a must!) For our main food shop we drove to a Lidl which was approximately 30mins drive, but well worth it as it had a large selection of meat and everything you could possibly want. Would also highly recommend a taverna which is 5 mins walk from the villa - Cafe Filio. Lovely food and the owner was very hospitable and introduced us to his wife who is the chef and showed us around the inside of the restaurant that has lots of family memorabilia. The nearest beach is approx 30 mins drive away. We spent a day at the Baja beach club which is especially good if you have teenagers as the beach has water sports. We can highly recommend this villa, it really is a beautiful place to take a relaxing holiday.
Visited August 2020
Written 18 August 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Freedom04243409609
Freedom04243409609
2 contributions
Peace, tranquility and a perfect holiday
The location of Villa Nikolaos is stunning and we received a warm welcome from the owners and the people in the village . The local taverna provides excellent food and is within walking distance. There is a wealth of Cretan history on the doorstep of Ancient Eleftherna, especially in the museum. The Villa itself is situated in beautifully maintained gardens and has a sensational pool.
Visited June 2019
Written 5 July 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

_cassyhall
_cassyhall
Stockholm, Sweden2 contributions
Perfect
I cannot recommend Villa Nikolaos enough. It is the perfect holiday retreat for anyone wanting a peaceful and totally easy break, the only challenge being where to sit in the lovely garden. We received a warm and helpful welcome from the family. This made arrival special and set a very positive tone for the whole holiday, the villa is a family concern not just a holiday villa. Mr Markakis waited patiently for us to make sure we were comfortable and settled, taking time to tell us about the area and organise access to England matches at the local taverna, Cafe Filio (best place to watch England come out of the world cup, and also a great place). Our welcome pack included fresh vegetables, olive oil and wine from the family's land, all delicious. The villa is situated on the edge of the village with a view of the surrounding mountains, very private. It is exceptionally well equipped and well thought out for visitors. It was perfect for two, could easily have had two more comfortably. (The cleaning and bed change midweek were a very nice touch) The pool was lovely, well positioned, a good size for swimming, relaxing and watching the swallows swoop for their evening drink, while you have yours. The village was quiet and friendly. It has a treasure trove of accessible sites to visit on foot. Traveling around the surrounding area was straightforward with interesting and varied places to visit. To sum it all up - perfect.
Visited June 2018
Written 30 September 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Vidal2683
Vidal2683
Antwerp, Belgium55 contributions
Relax like God
It was a great stay. Everything described on the site reflects the reality and indeed a very warm welcome by the owner and his family. A perfect place to stay if you want to see the whole Island and want to relax far away from the crowd. And I haven't mentionned the very cosy and delicious Cafe Filio yet. Indeed relaxing like God in Crete.
Visited August 2017
Written 25 January 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

bcampbell2016
bcampbell2016
France1 contribution
EXELLENT
Nous avons choisi cette maison sur Photos , en réalité c'est encore plus jolie , maison soigné ,retiré de la foule dans un petit village prés de Margarites . Un accueil exceptionnel par le propriétaire M et Md Vangelis . maison très propre , ménage fait 2 fois dans la semaine , piscine très agréable . nous avons passé un merveilleux séjour et je recommande vivement cette Location . CAMPBELL Bruce
Visited August 2016 Travelled with family
Written 1 August 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

carolthompson101
carolthompson101
Stafford, United Kingdom1 contribution
Serenely beautiful, fabulously maintainted, amazing views; perfect for a get-away-from-it-all retreat
A delightful villa - clean, well equipped and comfortable, in a stunning location. The pool has the most amazing views, and the patio/garden areas provide a variety of wonderful spots to sit and relax/eat while looking out over the gorge. The friendly owner was very willing to help with advice and information and generously took us on a tour of the local archeological sites (the area is steeped in history). The neighbours are also very helpful. The tiny local village is tucked just up from the villa, and has a couple of small tavernas, but we'd recommend the village of Margarites, a ten minute drive away, where we had one of our best meals of the holiday at Mandolos. Eleftherna is a great location for exploring Rethinmo and beyond. The north coast resorts such as Panermo and Bali are an easy drive away, and the south coast can be reached in an hour and a half. Knossos was also an easy day trip. There are loads of more local historic monasteries, caves, and archaealogical sites much closer, as well as a brand new museum of the area, just across the valley.
Visited July 2016
Written 10 July 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Helen S
Helen S
1 contribution
Special House In A Beautiful Location.
We stayed at Villa Nikolaos in July and are already planning our return visit. The house has been lovingly restored and has a real rustic charm. The gardens are beautifully planted and really cared for, making days spent by the pool all the more special. It has beautiful views of the adjacent gorge. The owner Vangelis and his family were really welcoming and brought us fresh vegetables, eggs, olive oil and wine from their own farm. The house has a pizza oven and outside BBQ / oven which we used almost every night during our stay. The house is well equipped and soon felt like a home from home. The village of Ancient Eleferna is a small very traditional Greek village which has a traditional taverna and cafe which are only 50 yards from the property. The village of Margarite was a short 5 min drive where you'll find a small grocery store which had everything we needed for our stay. It also has a butcher, bakery and cafe, taverna along with lots of potteries. Kostas made the booking process really easy and was extremely helpful, recommending a good car hire company and even printing our return boarding passes for us and sending them to the house. We couldn't recommend this property highly enough, thank you for making our stay so special.
Visited July 2015 Travelled as a couple
Written 2 August 2015. 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
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
  • Watersports
  • Cycling areas
Scenic views
  • Mountain views
Nearby
  • Horse riding facilities
  • Tennis court
  • Hiking areas
  • Countryside area
Bathroom and laundry
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Entertainment
  • Stereo system
  • Television
Living spaces
  • Highchair
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Outdoor amenities
  • Balcony
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Private yard
  • Terrace
Indoor amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Internet access
  • Cable television
Services
  • Housekeeping included
Location info
  • Kid friendly
  • City getaway
Parking
  • Secure parking available

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About the neighbourhood
Villa Nikolaos is located in the picturesque village of Ancient Eleftherna, in Rethymno Prefecture. The village is located on a high hill, surrounded by the area where the ancient city of Eleftherna was located. It is the main archaeological site of the prefecture. The archaeological site and the newly built museum of Ancient Eleftherna are worth a visit for discovering and feeling the ancient history of the area. The sea is 15 kilometres away. Nearby (11 km) is found the historical abbey Arkadi, the traditional village Margarites (5 km) with a living tradition in pottery going back 5,000 years and a lot of other small picturesque villages, that still maintain their lively colors and traditional architecture.
Getting around
The Villa is located in Archea Eleftherna. Please see below where the closest amenities can be found. -Closest beach: 17 km (Panormos Beach or Geropotamos Beach) -Mini market: 10 km -Super market: 10 km -Bakery: 4.3 km -Butcher: 4 km -Fresh fish: 10.9 km -Pharmacy: 8 km -Tavern or restaurant: 100 meters (There are more tavernas in the other nearby villages) -Heraklion Airport: 77 km -Chania Airport: 95 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
Notes from owner
The price above includes all charges such as electricity, air conditioning, pool maintenance, cleaning every 3 days and final cleaning plus legal taxes and VAT. There are no additional charges after your arrival.

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Villa Nikolaos - Peaceful Villa, Pool with View! is able to accommodate up to 5 guests. See all property details.

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