Caneva villa is a 120 square meters stone build villa with private swimming pool, located on a hill surrounded by trees next to the big village Prines, 10 minutes away from Rethymno city and the beach! It offers total privacy in a relaxing village.
The villa can accommodate 6 people in beds and up to 8 people.
The villa is renovated to the form that you can see today in 2014!
The layout of the villa:
On the ground floor you will find the living room area with an indoor dinning table, a fully equipped kitchen and one bathroom with shower! The kitchen area has an exit to the barbecue area and the garden.
On the first floor, there are 3 bedrooms and one bathroom with a shower. Two bedrooms are double bedded with access to the veranda and the other hosts a bunk bed (2 joined single beds). All bedrooms are air-conditioned. The house keeps also its own cool temperature because of the stone made walls.
Outdoors close to the flower gardens and trees a private swimming pool with sun beds and umbrellas can be found. Also you will find a fully equipped barbecue area, many seating areas with view and a lot of space for children to play.
The whole area is fenced and secured by a security camera system directed at the main gate!
The unique benefits of Caneva villa according to my opinion are:
- Spacious fenced outdoor areas surrounded by trees and nature.
- Serenity with fabulous views.
- Great location, a feeling of privacy without actually being too far from anything. Only 300 m from the village of Prines with its cafe, taverns and a mini market, 5 minutes away from Atsipopoulo an even larger village with numerous amenities and 10 minutes from Rethymno and the beach!
- Bus to Rethymno is available.
- Full privacy in all outdoor areas as the villa is located on a hill.
- Ideal for families with children because of the outdoor layout. Children will have plenty of fenced space to play without being near to the pool.
- It's stone construction means that the house is always cool maintaining the same temperature.
- The hospitality of the owner who will be on hand if need be ready to help or give you advice!
Guests will have access and full privacy to all areas indoor and outdoor!
Interaction with Guests
We will wait for you in the villa for your arrival (despite the time, even after midnight) in order to help you with the house details and give you as much informations as you want about the area, taverns, shops, places and beaches that you have to visit!
Also we will clean the villa and change towels and linen every 3 days!
Finally we will be there for your departure for our last thank you!
Kostas will be also reachable on his cell phone and e-mails 24/7!
Villa Caneva is situated outside the historic town of Rethymno, in the traditional village of Prines.
The village itself is beautiful, flourishing with flora and olive groves. A perfect option for those who appreciate nature and are looking for peace.
Being a small countryside village, Prines has only a few small shops however, your basic requirements will be met by the local mini-market, the traditional cafes and the excellent tavern almost 300 m away from our villa.
Staying in Prines village will give you the advantage of both countryside life and being less than 10 min away from Rethymno town by car.
The nearest beach is Koubes beach which is approximately 5 km away at the entrance of Rethymno town. This bustling town with its long sandy beach and its numerous amenities is only a 10 minutes drive (7km). An alternative option is the quieter sandy beach of Episkopi village approximately 10 km away on the road to Chania.
Due to the location of the villa, you also have the advantage of easily visiting the South coast where you can find some of Crete’s truly amazing natural beaches such as “Schinaria”, “Damnoni”, “Triopetra”, “Agios Pavlos” and 'Preveli'. The distance to the South coast is about 45 minutes from the villa by car.
There is a bus stop in 300 m away from the villa.
Just enjoy our holiday villa! No rules in Holidays!
Traveling with a family and we were 100% satisfied with the accommodation. Villa is exactly like on the web, very comfortable with all the amenities (coffee machine, washing machine, juice squeezer …) you might need. We had quite a lousy weather for the end of October, but the heating (by ari- con) did its job well.
There’s a lot of place around villa and the pool is more than decent size for a short swim. So, overall, not a single complaint and we can only highly recommend the villa to anybody not looking for a crowded tourist place on beautiful Crete.
Communication with the owners and with the manager was easy. We got exact instructions how to reach villa couple of days before our arrival and the owners waited for us at the villa with all the necessary explanations and a basket of local food & drinks. We really enjoyed home made olive oil and wine. Thanks again.
This was by far our favorite place we stayed at in all of Greece. The best part was meeting the owners and all the personal touches they had, such as a basket of goodies in the house upon arrival. It was the perfect place to relax in the sun by the pool. Couldn't have asked for anything better! PS- We want to come back!
Beautiful house, isolated but very well located.
Thanks for your hospitality and your help to choose restaurants and activities.
We had a great time in this villa.
The only issue, is that it was too short, I hope that we will come back.
We had an excellent stay in the lovely and very charming house. Everything was perfect, it is so pretty, really well equiped and really clean. We really appreciated all you made to provide us with all the equipments for the baby, and how your organize the children room.
Thanks for your kindness, hospitality and the nice basketfilled with local specialities, we loved everything by the way.
Your service was quick and efficient when we needed, and it was also very nice meeting you.
Thanks you soo much for the homemade food, and the bio products from the garden.
Your travels advices were really usefull.
All the best
Thank you to Nikos and Elena for making our holiday truly special. The villa is beautifully and tastefully restored, with all the amenities you would expect and some extra thoughtful touches, such as bringing us eggs and letting us have some of the homegrown produce from the garden. The villa is very well equipped and set in lovely, private gardens, and the BBQ is great for those warm Crete evenings. Nikos and Elena went out of their way to make us feel welcome and helped with some suggestions about places to visit. Everything exceeded our expectations, and the hospitality we received made it extra special.
The villa is immaculate and finished to a very high standard. It had everything we needed and more! Thank you, we loved it!
We have already used Airbnb to stay in different places around Europe and the United States, and although we have had wonderful experiences before, this is by far our preffered house! It is even more pleasant in reality than in the pictures and we have had the priviledge to meet the owners and their awesome family. We have been welcomed with generosity and genuine friendship and we are very thankful and greatful with that. Practically, the house is a three bedroom recently renovated traditional house, which means it will keep you cool when it is warm outside and it will be the most comfortable place through the stay. Most of the details around the house are either directly related to the owners familiy history or made by hand from local stones, woods etc. A wonderful welcome basket including organic limoncello and homemade olive-oil was offered to us upon arrival. The wi-fi is both reliable and fast and the kitchen is truly fully equipped. The pool is small but refreshing and comfortable. Book this place, cause its really really perfect! ps. the pressure in the shower is really really nice too!!!:)
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My name is Kostas Vasilakis and I have studied marketing and business management. Being already an owner of two successful villas and co-owner of DesignGraphic, a well known web development company in Greece, I started to manage other villas in 2012.
I have the full management of all the villas that I represent, knowing everything about them and the areas where they are located.
My aim is to help the homeowners to manage their vacation properties better and guests to relax and have the best experience on their holidays with 24/7 service providing advice for all the matters during their stay.
Let me be your personal advisor for your holidays and let’s start organising your trip in Crete together!
My company which called “etouri” is located in 213 Arkadiou Str. Rethymno, Crete and it is approved by the Greek Tourist Organisation.