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Villa Kleanthi - Spacious villa with full privacy & nature views!

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Overview
4 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
9 guests
Minimum stay varies 
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Villa
Villa Kleanthi is approved by Greek Tourism Organisation & managed by "etouri vacation rental management". Villa Kleanthi is a 265 sq.m. residence, located in a private land of 5,000 sq.m. at the quiet village of Kare, offering full privacy and impressive mountain views. It is literally a hidden gem around the beauty and tranquility of a uniquely green landscape of olive trees and vineyards, offering full privacy. Furnished in a contemporary style, the two-storey villa can accommodate 8 guests in its 4 bedrooms and up to 9 in total. Being only 15 km away from the long sandy beach which lies in front of Rethymno city on the North coast and 30 km away from the famous natural beaches of South Crete, Villa Kleanthi is a great holiday base for excursions around the island! Layout of the vil...Villa Kleanthi is approved by Greek Tourism Organisation & managed by "etouri vacation rental management". Villa Kleanthi is a 265 sq.m. residence, located in a private land of 5,000 sq.m. at the quiet village of Kare, offering full privacy and impressive mountain views. It is literally a hidden gem around the beauty and tranquility of a uniquely green landscape of olive trees and vineyards, offering full privacy. Furnished in a contemporary style, the two-storey villa can accommodate 8 guests in its 4 bedrooms and up to 9 in total. Being only 15 km away from the long sandy beach which lies in front of Rethymno city on the North coast and 30 km away from the famous natural beaches of South Crete, Villa Kleanthi is a great holiday base for excursions around the island! Layout of the villa Ground Floor On the ground floor there is a spacious open plan area consisted of the living room and indoor dinning area. The living room features a comfortable siting area, fireplace, bluetooth speakers, 48" HDTV with Netflix and home cinema. A few steps away, the separated, fully equipped kitchen is equipped with an additional dining table, top quality fixtures and appliances, allowing you to prepare your daily meals. From the living room area and the kitchen there is direct access to the main veranda, the pool area and the garden. On the same floor there is a laundry room with washing machine, one full bathroom with shower and two bedrooms, one of which features a double bed and the other one a semi-double bed. First Floor Reaching the first floor through the stairs, there is a hall with an office and a library overlooking the open plan living room area below. On the same floor you will find the two main double bed bedrooms, one of which also features an attic with HDTV and a semi-double mattress. Furthermore, both bedrooms offer access to balconies with amazing views and have their own en-suite bathrooms with hydro-massage shower cabins Outdoor area Outdoors there is a 1,000 square meters organised area with many facilities and spots for relaxing, many unique beautifully landscaped aromatic herbs gardens, flower gardens and trees! The whole outdoor area is totally private and fenced, offering 100% privacy to our guests. More specifically our outdoor facilities include: - 35 sqm swimming pool with 6 sun-beds and 2 umbrellas - Fully equipped charcoal barbecue area plus a wood oven and a sink under a pergola. - An outdoor dinning table, in a superb shaded veranda next to the barbecue with views to the pool and the surrounding landscape - Many organised furnished spots (sun beds, outdoor sofas and beds, hammock) for relaxing in the balconies, the veranda and the gardens around the villa - Safe areas for children to play - Fenced parking for many cars The unique benefits of Villa Kleanthi are: - Panoramic mountain views. - The location which is “away from it all” but close to everything! The villa is situated 15 minutes away from the city of Rethymno and the beach and about 30 minutes away from the famous natural beaches of south coast. It is also an ideal base for making excursions around the island as it is close to the national road in the centre of Crete.- Very close to Armeni village where you can find supermarkets and grocery stores. - A few minutes away from two well known taverns. One in the nearby village of Goulediana and the other one in Armeni village. - Quiet Village with no noises from cars or neighbouring houses and full privacy in all outdoor areas. - Spacious indoor and outdoor areas with high construction quality. - Huge fenced private area with many spots to relax. - Many unique beautifully landscaped aromatic herbs and flower gardens. - Designed for both families or big groups of friends. - High-speed structured wiring network for Internet covering all areas/rooms. - Central heating system of combined oil furnace with energy efficient wood burning fireplace. - The hospitality of the owner and his family who will help you for everything and he will be there whenever you might need him! Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: 1041K10003048501
House Rules
Kid friendlyNo smoking
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-Each additional guest from 8th person is charged 35€ extra per day. -Starting January 1, 2024, a new Greek tax was introduced which is called the “Climate Crisis Resilience Charge,” requiring a fee of €10 per night from March to October and €4 per night from November to February. The amount needs to be paid in cash or by card upon your arrival at the villa.
Bedrooms
4 Doubles
Bathrooms
2 Attached (ensuite)1 Shower

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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Roeldodeka
Roeldodeka
Maastricht, The Netherlands4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great Greek Hospitality!
Villa Kleanthi Kare 'Hospitality consists of a little fire, a little food and an extraordinary amount of tenderness.' Since our stay at Villa Kleanthi we know that it still exists! At least as beautiful as the villa, built under great architecture, and the phenomenal view that we were able to enjoy, we found the welcome and unsurpassed Greek hospitality! The love with which the owners designed and furnished this villa, gave us a week to remember; they understand the art of putting this into practice for all guests, according to all the positive reviews.
Visited April 2023
Written 24 May 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Alec H
Alec H
Crowborough, United Kingdom1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Perfect
Amazing Villa, quality fittings, secluded location, amazing views and brilliant owners. Evelin the owner was amazing and couldn't do enough to assist us. We went away as two families of four and had plenty of space and everything we needed. The views are breath-taking and the sun sets amazing. The BBQ area and pool are great, was all round an amazing 9 nights staying there. Would definitely return as there is so much of interest nearby although you would need to wrench yourself away from the Villa to appreciate.
Visited July 2022
Written 2 August 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Katja H
Katja H
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fantastische Ferienvilla
Die Villa Kleanthi ist wirklich einzigartig. Wir (2 Erwachsene, 2 Kinder 11 und 13 Jahre alt) haben hier im Juni 2022 einen wunderbaren Urlaub verbracht und uns rundum wohlgefühlt . An der Villa gibt es tatsächlich überhaupt nichts auszusetzen. Sie ist riesig, perfekt ausgestattet und sehr sauber. Der Pool ist ein Highlight und wurde täglich von uns genutzt. Die Kinder haben ihn geliebt! Sicherlich liegt die Villa ziemlich abgelegen, aber das hatten wir ja extra so gewählt, um Ruhe und Entspannung zu finden. Mit dem Auto erreicht man alle Ziele in einer überschaubaren Zeit. Das Autofahren war manchmal wegen der oftmals schmalen und steilen Wege/Straßen eine echte Herausforderung, aber das waren wir aus vorherigen Griechenlandurlauben bereits gewöhnt. Die Tavernen in der näheren Umgebung sind ausnahmslos zu empfehlen und lagen preislich erfreulicherweise deutlich unter deutschem Großstadtniveau. Wir möchten uns herzlich für den tollen Service bedanken: Ganz besonders bei Evelin, die uns so nett empfangen und wieder verabschiedet hat. Aber auch beim Team von Etouri für die hilfreichen Ausflugtipps. Dieser Urlaub war wirklich unvergesslich!
Visited June 2022
Written 3 July 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Dh92
Dh92
Paris, France4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great vacation in Crete
The Villa Kleanthi is ideally located in Crete (20min Rethymon) i really would recommend this villa to all of people who privacy and love peace Our Holiday was perfect
Visited August 2019
Written 16 August 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

SSimmers
SSimmers
London, United Kingdom2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Perfect family escape
Up in the hils, but still close to the coast, this villa is the ultimate location for privacy and getting away from it all. A 15 minute drive will take you into the bustle of Rethymnon and 25 minutes in the other direction will lead to the beaches on the south coast. The villa is very large and for a family including two sets of adults, there is enough space to relax together or spend time alone. A car is essential, however the supermarket is only 5 minutes drive and there are a couple of great tavernas very close. A taxi can be booked to take you to Rethymnon and back.
Visited June 2019
Written 9 July 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Keef51
Keef51
London, United Kingdom14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
spectacular views up in the hills
Fabulous Villa on the top of the hill. Amazing views of the local countryside and wonderful sunset. The house is extremely well equipped with a great kitchen and various eating spaces. The living room is opened out into a huge space with an open staircase (this is not suitable for the very young or those with mobility issues) The pool was a refreshing swim each day and as we went in August it was much cooler in the hills. The way up to the house is narrow. We hired bikes and explored the paths nearby on short trips. The nearby village (a drive ) has two excellent small supermarkets. The village the other way (a 20 minute walk by an extremely quiet road) has an outstanding local Traverna that we used on several occasions. If you are into your history the Minonian Graveyard is fascinating. The main town of Rethymnon is 20 minutes one way, the beaches of the south are 35, the other - through a spectacular gorge. In Rethymnon our party enjoyed the Thursday market, the fortress, the old harbour, restaurants, the old town, the beach. This house is a perfect location for a large group who don't want to be right by the sea and prefer the cooler hills. Spectacular.
Visited August 2018
Written 19 August 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Vacation570867
Vacation570867
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nice villa in a quiet area
We (a family of 2 adults with 3 children) spent two wonderful weeks in Villa Kleanthi. The house is clean, modern, very spacious and equipped with high quality furniture and material. You will find everything you need and more. The outside is beautiful with various terraces and with the refreshing swimming pool. The owner is very nice and always here to help you. When we arrived we received welcome gift (good wine, local olive oil and even an homemade cake!). Kostas and his team are also very helpful for any service or question you would have during your stay. A car is definitely needed to reach the villa which is located in a remote place. If you are looking for a quiet place with almost no neighbor this is the place to be. This means however that you need to drive to Rethmynon (about 20 min) to find quality fresh food. The beaches on the south coast are beautiful and reachable within 35-45 min. We do not recommend the beaches on the north coast (without interest, crowdy and huge waves making difficult to swim). If you don't mind driving during your vacation, we definitely recommend you Villa Kleanthi. Greeting to Marina, her husband, her daughter and Kostas!
Visited June 2018
Written 16 August 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Robert G
Robert G
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The perfect holidays in the perfect house!
Karé, a lovely,quiet village in the middle of beautiful hills with amazing sunsets is hiding a gem,:The Villa Kleanthi! Owned by a lovely,extremely friendly family, doing every effort to making your stay as enjoyable as possible. Marina&Evelyn was waiting for us with Raki,Soft drinks and sweets in the villa, while Takis came to meet us halfway from the airport, to guide us.They are adorable. The Villa has everything you need, and beyond! The comfortable bedrooms, the kitchen, living&dining rooms are beautifully painted and furnished and provided with all imaginable conveniences.The kitchen is fully equipped and very modern, with huge refrigerator, 2 different coffee-machines, and everything else.There was even red wine,different types of coffee,sugar etc. in the drawers you find every piece you may need. In the bathroom/showers there were Hairdryers,Shower-gel, shampoo and slippers in different sizes. The interior is absolutely amazing. Beautifully and tastefully arranged, every room is different in colors and styles. Everything is meticulously clean. The sheets&towels,rooms,floors was cleaned 2 times/week.(also mirrors,tiles etc) The beds/mattresses are so comfortable and cozy. There is a small room with not only a washing machine, but also different detergents&softener. A drying rack with clothespin is outside.The wardrobes,cupboards&drawers are extremely clean, and in the kitchen they are filled with a lot of very nice dishes,glasses,cups,&different tableware (nice country-style-tableware for outside (fantastic barbecue in the garden!) The toilets,floors&showers are very clean,no stains and no dust on the floor or furnitures, the mirors,windows and curtains are also very clean. The house smells delicious, clean and flowery!There are many books and a lot to discover while looking around...Marina is very creative and everywhere you'll find lovely things, she made on her own, painted stones, bowls,decorations. The garden is a dream as well. The pool is so clean and there are trees and flowers all around. The barbecue-area is amazing, a beautiful place to sit and read,talk, or only looking around. The garden is so very well maintained, falling leafs where removed the next day. In the morning,we sat comfortably on the beautiful terrace, having breakfast and enjoyed a marvelous view of the surrounding countryside. Thank you for this wonderful holiday, Marina,Evelyn&Takis. Also a huge "thank you" to Sophia from "Etouri" who gave us a lot of informations,road description etc. and who answered to all our questions, and helped where she could! We never felt better in Holidays! Sad to leave, but we'll come back! Thank you! <3
Visited August 2017
Written 15 September 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Matthaios
Matthaios
Ipswich, United Kingdom52 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Amazing spot
We have just returned from a wonderful week in Crete staying in the lovely Villa Kleanthi. We were greeted on arrival by our host after a day of travelling to some homemade pastries and lemonade. We were also offered information and recommendations about places to visit and some wonderful very local restaurants to use. The villa itself was in the highest spot in the village and commanded amazing views to the hills and mountains in every direction. There are terraces surrounding the villa to suit every time of day all with wonderful views. Each bedroom was it's own suite with terrace affording every family member some of our own space which is much appreciated first thing in the morning. A real treat in this type of accommodation where you can sometimes be cramped closely together. The living area was beautiful, large and airy and furnished well. We didn't however need to use it much as the Cretan weather meant we spent all of our time on the outside terraces.
Visited August 2017
Written 22 August 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Aart S B B
Aart S B B
Groningen, The Netherlands15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Excellent villa!
Villa Kleanthi is a beautiful villa near the road from Rethymnon to the south coast. The villa has really everything you need or do not even need. It is very well equipped and has nice views from all sides. An impressing kitchen, nice bedrooms, good airco and a medium sized swimming pool. Wifi not everywhere top. The owners and Kostas and Sophia from etouri are very helpfull and friendly. With any question you can call them. We had a very relaxing stay in this part of Crete. Visit the small villages in the surroundings, visit Rethymnon and Chania and of course places near the south coast. The road itself is abeautiful one. A beach a few km from Plakias was our favourite. The day at the beachclub Baja in Rethymnon was a present and we really enjoyed it! Yes, we had a wonderful stay!
Visited August 2017
Written 21 August 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
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
  • Watersports
  • Cycling areas
Scenic views
  • Mountain views
Services
  • Housekeeping included
Outdoor amenities
  • Balcony
  • Deck
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Private yard
  • Terrace
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Indoor amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Internet access
  • Cable television
Living spaces
  • Highchair
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Bathroom and laundry
  • Iron
  • Hot bath
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Television
Nearby
  • Horse riding facilities
  • Tennis court
  • Hiking areas
  • Countryside area
Location info
  • Kid friendly
  • Beachfront/Lakeside

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About the neighbourhood
The villa is located in a totally private area, in the small village of Kare which is 14 km away from Rethymno town and the beach! The whole surrounding area is in a quiet natural environment and even though the small village of Kare is close, you can feel “away from it all”! Close to Kare village and only 4 km away you will find the village of Armeni. There is nothing that you cannot find in Armeni village nowadays, as it has all kinds of shops, supermarkets, bakeries, and many taverns! Being located in central Crete is giving you the advantage of exploring the real Crete easily! You will be able to explore the North coast with well known tourist areas, the central Crete where you can interact with the locals and you will be able to feel how life is in a small village and the South coast of Crete where you can visit some of the best natural beaches with crystal waters in Crete! Staying in our villa will give you not only the advantage of relaxing in a quiet private area but also be close to everything!
Getting around
The villa is located in the small village of Kare which is 14 km away from Rethymno town and the beach. Please see below where the closest amenities can be found. -Closest beach: 14 km (Rethymno Beach) -Mini market: 4.5 km -Super market: 4.5 km -Bakery: 5.4 km -Butcher: 14 km -Fresh fish: 14 km -Pharmacy: 4.5 km -Tavern or restaurant: 1.3 km -Heraklion Airport: 95 km -Chania Airport: 78 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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