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Villa Daphne - Full Privacy, 100m2 pool, indoor heated pool, close to the beach!

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Overview
5 bedrooms
5 bathrooms
10 guests
Minimum stay varies 
The minimum stay for this property changes depending on the dates selected
Villa
Villa Daphne is approved by Greek Tourism Organisation & managed by "etouri vacation rental management". The villa was named “Daphne” after the fragrant homonymous plant (laurel) which grows around the property and is used by local people to make tea or as a herb in traditional Cretan cuisine! If you believe that accommodation is a major factor in aiding a unique holiday experience then Villa Daphne is exactly what you are looking for! This outstanding property provides total privacy in both the indoor and outdoor area, accommodating up to 10 guests and is surrounded by nature and at the same time is conveniently located very close to the beach and all kinds of shops! Layout of the villa Indoors Located in a 4,000 sq. m. high fenced olive grove Villa Daphne is a 350 sq. m. accommodatio...Villa Daphne is approved by Greek Tourism Organisation & managed by "etouri vacation rental management". The villa was named “Daphne” after the fragrant homonymous plant (laurel) which grows around the property and is used by local people to make tea or as a herb in traditional Cretan cuisine! If you believe that accommodation is a major factor in aiding a unique holiday experience then Villa Daphne is exactly what you are looking for! This outstanding property provides total privacy in both the indoor and outdoor area, accommodating up to 10 guests and is surrounded by nature and at the same time is conveniently located very close to the beach and all kinds of shops! Layout of the villa Indoors Located in a 4,000 sq. m. high fenced olive grove Villa Daphne is a 350 sq. m. accommodation consisting of two floors. The open plan first floor is accessed through the main entrance and there you will find a living room with an open fireplace, cosy sitting area with large sofas and a dining table. Through its large glass doors, the room offers lovely sea views and direct access to the garden and pool, after descending a few stairs. A 40’’ HDTV, a Playstation 4, a Nintendo Wii and board games are also available in the living room. Next to the dining area, a fully equipped kitchen makes sure that you have all that is needed to prepare your homemade meals. The living room opens up to a large veranda, equipped with patio furnishing, providing additional siting areas overlooking the sea and the pool, an ideal place to watch the sunset and relax. 
 The first floor features two bedrooms: Bedroom 1: Master bedroom with a King size bed (1,80 x 2,00), Air conditioning, Closet, Safe and Direct access to a shared balcony Bedroom 2: Twin size beds (0,90 x 2,00) that may be converted into a Queen size bed (1,80 x 2,00) upon request, Air conditioning, Closet, and Direct access to a shared balcony Finally there is a family bathroom with a bathtub, a WC and a laundry room with a washing machine and a tumble dryer on this level. Ground Level A second kitchen and a family bathroom with a bathtub can be found on this floor, providing independence and privacy to large groups when required. The remaining three bedrooms of the Villa can be found on this level Bedroom 3: King size bed (1,60 x 2,00), Air conditioning, Closet, TV with an ensuite bathroom with shower Bedroom 4: King size bed (1,60 x 2,00), Air conditioning, TV Bedroom 5: Twin size beds (0,90 x 2,00) that may be converted into a Queen size bed (1,80 x 2,00) upon request, Air conditioning, Closet, Ensuite bathroom with shower. Furthermore, Last but not least, the ground floor boasts an indoor,15 sq. m. swimming pool (minimum - maximum depth: 0.6 m - 1 m), which also functions as a Jacuzzi and can be heated if required with an extra charge. Outdoors The terrace of Villa Daphne offers a variety of amenities which include: - A huge, ecological, 100 sq. m. swimming pool (0,4 - 1,7 m. deep) equipped with sun beds and umbrellas for your comfort. - Barbecue facilities and an outdoor dining table under the shade of the pergola give you ample opportunity to try al fresco dining, while an extra shaded siting area and a gazebo are also available. - On the other side of the pool a lawn-covered area with a playground and toys under the olive trees is at the disposal of our young guests, while on a covered part of the ground floor veranda, by the pool, an air hockey, mini football table, as well as gym equipment including a bicycle, weights and an exercise bench. - The whole area is fenced and secured with an alarm system offering our guests safety and privacy! - Shaded parking space for 3 cars. - The villa harnesses the power of photovoltaics to seamlessly integrate green energy and sustainable living into its design. Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: 1041K10002989201
House Rules
Kid friendlyNo smoking
Check with ownerPets
-Please note that the indoor pool can be heated at an additional daily charge for the entire stay and it requires at least one week’s advance notice. -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
3 Kings1 Sofa4 Singles
Bathrooms
1 Half bath2 Full baths2 Attached (ensuite)

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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McBeath
McBeath
7 contributions
Perfect Villa
This is the perfect villa for a Crete stay. Ideal for families, large pool and plenty of well looked after activities to entertain the kids. Gorgeous sunset views and very well equipped kitchen for cooking (including bbq). Great location for beaches (Bali is great!), shops and restaurants (not far from Rethymno - which is fab too). Villa owner very welcoming, friendly and knowledgeable with great advice for what to do/ where to go. Provided us with great local produce for our stay - check out his shop in Rethymno too - Moka - (wish he'd open one in the UK!)
Visited August 2023
Written 8 August 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Liza
Liza
2 contributions
Fabulous Villa with Amazing Views
We have just returned from an amazing family holiday celebrating a 50th wedding anniversary and the villa made it very special by meeting the needs of three generations aged 10-72. Words and photographs really cannot do the Villa justice. The views of the sea, mountains and surrounding area from the Villa are spectacular, particularly at sunset and sunrise. The villa is very private so would recommend a hiring a car to explore the island, however you can easily spend the whole holiday enjoying the luxuries of the Villa. We particularly enjoyed the privacy of a huge pool and outdoor living area. The owner Markos met us on arrival and was available to assist with any issues throughout the stay and provided a very thorough cleaning service every few days. We were impressed with the welcome hamper and little treats that were left for us. Thank to Markos for making the such a memorisable holiday. Communication with Kostas and the team at Etouri was impressive from initial booking and postponement of booking in 2021 due to COVID restrictions through to the concierge service of assisting with transfers, car hire arrangements, recommendations and booking of restaurants. Nothing was to much trouble and responses to emails were very prompt.
Visited August 2022
Written 30 August 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Guy H
Guy H
Bristol, United Kingdom9 contributions
Fabulous.
From incredible sunset view. Incredible villa. Plenty of quality activities for children. First class pool. Attentive and superb owner. Leaving gifts and showing genuine interest in my family. The property was stunning Brilliant location sited in a wilderness of olive trees . The yelps of delight from the children in our party on seeing the pool on arrival lead to a VERY late night. I can't recommend this experience highly enough. The only disappointment for me was not visiting the shop run by the owner and his mother.
Visited July 2022
Written 4 August 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Horst B
Horst B
1 contribution
Wunderschönes Ferienhaus in ruhiger Lage
Unsere Familie hat in diesem traumhaften Haus drei Wochen einen wunderschönen Urlaub verbracht. Der Urlaub war, dank des Ferienhauses mit seiner großen Pool- und Gartenlandschaft, perfekt. Hier hat es uns an nichts gefehlt. Das Ferienhaus ist sehr schön sowie hochwertig eingerichtet und in einem sauberen und gepflegten Zustand. Die nähere Umgebung ist sehr ruhig und von Olivenbäumen umgeben, was wir sehr genossen haben. Hier konnten wir uns wunderbar erholen. Zu den Restaurants und Einkaufsmöglichkeiten fährt man mit dem PKW keine fünf Minuten. Durch Markos wurden wir vor Ort sehr nett empfangen und über den gesamten Zeitraum gut betreut und verwöhnt. Vielen Dank nochmal dafür. Wir würden jederzeit dieses Ferienhaus erneut buchen und können es nur weiterempfehlen. Hier ist erholsamer Urlaub garantiert.
Visited June 2021
Written 12 September 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Matt O
Matt O
3 contributions
An amazing villa on a picturesque island
We have just returned from the most amazing holiday, staying at Villa Daphne. We were greeted by the owner, Markus who was very attentive and welcomed us with a lovely hamper. The villa was clean, very spacious and the pool area was amazing. The beds were comfy and we really couldn't have asked for more. The concierge service, Etouri was also great, they helped booking taxi's and restaurants for us with no fuss. You definitely need a car to stay here but Rethymno isn't far and you're only a few minutes drive from the beach. Overall we had an amazing time here and would love to go back!
Visited August 2020
Written 30 August 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Natasha D
Natasha D
Denham, United Kingdom4 contributions
Very impressed
What a wonderful holiday we have just had! We were 2 families with 2 babies and 2 3 year olds, the villa was perfect for us. Markos the owner was so friendly and helpful. The management company etouri were very impressive, they recommended restaurants, booked us in places and were really responsive. Rethymno and the surrounding area is a great place for families. Not one bad meal! All the food was excellent, we treated ourselves to a private chef in the villa which we highly recommend. We will be coming back 😊
Visited September 2019
Written 14 September 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Robert R
Robert R
2 contributions
Magnificent Villa, with Spectacular Views of the Sea and the Sunset
Villa Daphne is a Magnificent large 5 bed villa, surrounded by acres of olive trees, very private, but within 5 / 20 minutes of lovely beaches and the Old Town of Rethymno. The owner, Markos looked after us so well, making sure the villa was cleaned and the bed linen and towels were changed every 3 days. Nothing was too much trouble. Markos was so kind and attentive, he even brought us delicious Cretan cakes and pastries every time. The Villa is so well positioned, the view of the Bay of Rethymno, with the blue sea and surrounding mountains was Wonderful. Not withstanding all the Magnificent Aspects of Villa Daphne, the Sunsets are Absolutely Spectacular. Highly Recommended, we would Definitely go back again.
Visited July 2019
Written 22 August 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Trek43641265945
Trek43641265945
1 contribution
Perfect Villa, close to all amenities
We are a family 2 adults and 3 teenageres. We stayed at villa dafne for two weeks in July 2018 and have booked to go back again in July 2019. The villa was spacious and clean. Fabulous location as you are close to shops, bars and restsurants. Would definately recommend. The owner was lovely.
Visited July 2018
Written 14 February 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Sherpa29744673848
Sherpa29744673848
1 contribution
Villa Daphne ... The best
We stayed in Villa Daphne in September 2018 with 9 persons (5 adults and 4 children). Villa Daphne is a big two-floor mansion with a huge living and dining-room. Each family had a separate area so it was no problem to spend some time on your own. The cleaning-team came every 3rd day and cleaned as well the house as the pool. We have stayed in various mansions already but Villa Daphne was better than any other one. Very clean, fantastic service. Simply gorgeous! The owner of the mansion. Markos, welcomed us in the house although it was already very late in the evening. On our request he even bought food and drinks for the first evening and breakfast for the next morning. Markos answers every occurring question and assists you wherever he can. He´s lovely and makes your holiday perfect. Markos runs a deli store in the historic center. We highly recommend a trip to the shop. We want to thank Markos for his heartiness and perfection! Kostas organized rental cars upon our request even equipped with extra seats for the children. We left the airport more smoothly and quickly than ever. It was a perfect holiday thanks to the owner Marcos and Kostas. We will come back and highly recommend it to you! Top organization, top mansion, top holiday! THANK YOU VERY MUCH! Fam. Uszkureit Im September waren wir für 9 Tage in der Villa Daphne. Wir waren 9 Peronen (5 erwachsene und 4 Kinder). Die Villa bietet sehr viel Raum auf zwei Etagen mit einem großen Wohn- und Essbereich. Es war super, dass jede Familie seinen eigenen Bereich hatte und man sich jederzeit zurückziehen konnte. Alle 3 Tage kam ein Reinigungsteam, die das Hause inkl. Pool komplett gereinigt haben. Wir haben schon einiges gesehen, aber Villa Daphne toppt alles. Sehr sauber, super Service. Der Hauseigentümer war am Anreisetag noch spät abends im Haus und hat uns sehr freundlich empfangen. Auf Wunsch hat er für uns eingekauft und der erste Abend und Morgen war mit Lebensmitteln versorgt. Markos nimmt sich jeder Frage an und ist immer da, wenn man ihn braucht. Er ist wirklich sehr herzlich und macht seinen Gästen den Urlaub bis ins Detail perfekt. Markos betreibt in der Altstadt eine Feinkosthandlung. Ein Ausflug dorthin ist auf alle Fälle empfehlenswert. Auf diesem Wege möchten wir Markos für seine Herzlichkeit und Perfektion vielmals danken! Costas hat uns auf Wunsch Mietwagen organisiert. Noch nie zuvor sind wir vom Flughafen so reibungslos und schnell weggekommen. Im ganzen war es ein perfekter Urlaub dank Markos dem Eigentümer und Costas. Immer wieder sehr gerne und nur zu empfehlen. Top Organisation, top Haus. Vielen Dank! Fam Uszkureit
Visited October 2018
Written 16 November 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Jon Chesworth
Jon Chesworth
4 contributions
Fabulous Villa
We spent two weeks at Villa Daphne and had a fantastic time. Markos the owner was very helpful and provided grocery products for when we arrived. The villa was extremely spacious and spotlessly clean, with additional maid service on Tuesdays and Fridays. He children loved the pool, which was at 28-30c and the outdoor area, particularly the fitness equipment, table football and air hockey. The villa was very private and had beautiful views over the surrounding countryside. The sunsets were magnificent
Visited August 2018
Written 11 September 2018. 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
Outdoor amenities
  • Balcony
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Private yard
  • Terrace
Services
  • Housekeeping included
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Additional amenities
  • Gym
Indoor amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Internet access
  • Private indoor pool
  • Cable television
Scenic views
  • Ocean views
Parking
  • Secure parking available
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Game Room
  • Ping Pong table
  • Stereo system
  • Television
Location info
  • Kid friendly
  • Beachfront/Lakeside
Bathroom and laundry
  • Dryer
  • Iron
  • Hot bath
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
  • Watersports
  • Cycling areas
Nearby
  • Horse riding facilities
  • Tennis court
  • Hiking areas
  • Countryside area
Living spaces
  • Highchair

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About the neighbourhood
Villa Daphne has an amazing location for unforgettable holidays! Totally isolated and centred in the middle of a rural area abundant with olive trees it offers full privacy for those wishing to stay in a luxury accommodation away from it all! Simultaneously the villa is only 1.5 km away from the beach, living areas and Sfakaki market. Also found at a distance of 5 km are the well known tourist resorts 'Platanias' and 'Adelianos Kampos' where you can find supplies, amenities, services and entertainment! Finally the city of Rethymno is 10 minutes (12 km) away by car! The location gives you the advantage of quiet and private holidays engulfed in Cretan nature but close to everything!
Getting around
The Villa is located in Sfakaki, just a short drive away from Rethymno. In close distance, you can find all kinds of amenities. Please see below where the closest ones can be found. -Closest beach: 1.4 km (Sfakaki Beach) -Mini market: 1.5 km -Super market: 2 km -Bakery: 1.9 km -Butcher: 2 km -Fresh fish: 2.5 km -Pharmacy: 1.9 km -Tavern or restaurant: 1.5 km (You have many more choices for restaurants and tavernas within a short distance away) -Heraklion Airport: 73 km -Chania Airport: 78 km
Access
Car advised
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 above price includes all charges such as electricity, air conditioning, free wi-fi, plus all legal taxes and VAT, apart from the use of pool heating system. (Please note that the pool heating can be used upon advance request and it requires at least one week advance notice.)

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