Villa Lygia - Beachside luxury redefined...


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  1. 12 guests
  2. 5 bedrooms
  3. 5 beds
  4. 4.5 baths
Dedicated workspace
A common area with wifi that’s well-suited for working.
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Nothing says total seclusion like your own private beach. Located on the tip of the peninsula called Petres. Villa Lygia is “neighboured” only by the Mediterranean sea. The property is surrounded by a 3500 sqm plot located on the waterfront, allowing for your own private palm tree lined beach and dock. The villa infuses modern design with the simplicity of Cretan styling. The villa itself consists of 5 bedrooms - including 2 master suites, gourmet kitchen, dining for 10 and a private beach spa.

The space
Villa Lygia is approved by Greek Tourism Organization with license number 1201310 & managed by "etouri vacation rental management".

Crystalline waters lapping the palm fringed shore and breathtaking views of the rugged coastal landscape will soothe any weary traveller, while Villa Lygia’s design elements will ignite the senses. A 3500sqm plot of lush, manicured gardens hosts its own private spa, providing peace and tranquillity. Paddle a SUP board around the stunning aquamarine bay or enjoy the pristine pool which takes centre stage in front of the large modern outdoor terrace, boasting an elegant seating area and handmade dining table, providing the perfect space to enjoy the outdoor lifestyle. Villa Lygia’s grandeur continues inside the house with luxurious sophisticated design and unique furnishings. A state of the art kitchen and 5 spacious bedrooms spread over 3 floors, with a completely autonomous house on the first floor. This exceptional 420 m2 villa will thrill families and groups looking for the ultimate luxury beach holiday experience and it can accommodate up to 12 guests.

Ground Floor
The generous open plan living area boasts high beamed ceilings and archway, befitting of the stonework walls. This uniquely designed space has distinctive features such as the impressive wood and mirrored wall creating the divide between living and sleeping areas. High quality pieces of furniture such as the curved sofa and state of the art kitchen harmoniously combine contemporary design with traditional features. This elegant space is created to enjoy social gatherings in a comfortable, functional way. Included in the world renowned kitchen appliances is a wine fridge that will be stocked with a selection of Crete’s fine wines to compliment any dinner (extra charge, payable locally) and the Broil KIng barbecue, located just beyond the patio door, will cook steaks to perfection.The sleek indoor dining table seats 10 and extends from the kitchen island, enhancing the experience of social dining and patio doors lead directly to the exterior dining area with its exquisite hand made table, offering a seamless connection for the most pleasurable dining experiences.

Two master ensuite bedrooms can be found on the ground floor. Bold and luxurious in design, each room has a plush Queen size bed (1,80x2,00) and two seater sofa for additional comfort and privacy if desired. Patio doors lead to the garden beyond and a bespoke glass and iron wall separates the bedrooms from the ensuite bathrooms with their high quality fixtures and fittings. A WC is also available for communal use, with toilet and vessel sink, as well as a utility area with a washer/dryer and all helpful appliances to ensure a relaxing break.

First Floor
A completely autonomous space is reached via external stairs which lead to a large open plan living area with fully equipped kitchen, dining table and living room. Classic design blends with the mix of stone and plaster walls and beamed ceiling. The living room is defined by large pieces of comfortable seating, open fireplace and window seat that beckons you to the view beyond. The 65” Smart TV with Netflix and PS5 makes it the ideal spot for movie watchers or gamers, while the office area allows for some quiet time to catch up on emails with arguably the best office view in Crete. A large pergola on the balcony creates shade for a light afternoon nap in the hammock or meal at the 10 seater dining table which offers another perspective over the majestic view and an awe inspiring sunset.

A further two double bedrooms with Queen size beds (1,80 x 2,00), 45” TV (one smart TV, one with Satellite) and sea view are located on the first floor. The bedrooms share one good sized bathroom which is easily accessible to both. A spiral staircase leads to the ‘penthouse’ bedroom. Light and dreamy, with a sloped, attic style roof, the bedroom has 2 large armchairs in which to while away some quiet hours while making the most of the panoramic views offered by the surrounding windows. A walk-in wardrobe and ensuite jacuzzi bath add to the opulence.

Outdoor Area
The 3500 sq. m. outdoor area is simply stunning. Lush grassed lawns are dotted with trees and plants while impressive palm trees line the bay below adding yet another tropical note. With its vast outdoor area and plenty of seating, one can enjoy independence when desired but also take part in relaxing in the spa, being active on a SUP board or running around the grassed lawn with a football. The outdoor facilities include:
- 55 m2 private swimming pool (1,5 - 2,5m depth) with ladder access.The pool can be heated with an additional daily charge, upon request. The pool area is equipped with deluxe sunbeds, umbrellas and an outdoor shower.
(Please note that the pool heating can be used upon advance request for the entire stay and it requires at least one week advance notice.)
- Outdoor spa area with a 4 seater hot tub, wooden sauna, an extra shower plus a relaxing sitting area with view of the palm trees and the sea.
- Comfortable outdoor seating area and dining table for 10 under the pergola will offer you an unforgettable alfresco dining experience.
- Broil King gas barbecue and outdoor sink will allow you to prepare your homemade meals
- Snorkelling equipment and 2 SUP boards (which can also be transformed as canoes) are also available free of charge.
- The ping pong table and football nets will keep our young guests entertained. The large lawned gardens are also ideal for the children to play.
- 8m rib boat available for hire at an extra charge (with skipper)
- Sunbeds for the beach area are also provided for our guests.
- The villa driveway provides space for 4 cars to park inside the grounds and, if necessary, more outside the grounds.
- Boat dock at the beach with a seaside seating area under the shade of a pergola, featuring a stone built seating area and coffee tables.

Because of the villa’s location and private dock, it is very easy to arrange any private boat trip to depart directly from the villa’s dock. Furthermore private diving lessons or private water sports can be arranged to take place at the villa’s beach (with an additional fee).

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What this place offers

Garden view
Ocean view
Private beach access – Beachfront
Dedicated workspace
Free driveway parking on premises
Private outdoor pool - open 24 hours, heated
Private hot tub - open 24 hours
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Where you’ll be

Petres, Greece

Villa Lygia is located on a small bay in Petres with beautiful waters and amazing landscape that will make your holiday unforgettable. The villa is located between 2 bigger bays in Petres, which is just a short drive west of Rethymno. There are 2 local tavernas and a beach bar that can be reached by foot from the villa.
Kavros village is nearby and is the closest area for all the necessary facilities such as shops, mini markets, pharmacies, tavernas, restaurants and bars. Georgioupoli waterfront village is at the end of the long stretch of beach which extends from Episkopi and offers all kinds of shops, sandy beaches and a picturesque small church, reached via a rocky sea path. Other attractive spots near the villa include Kournas Lake, the only natural freshwater lake in Crete, as well as Argiroupoli village, well-known for the small spring waterfalls and the amount of great, traditional taverns under the big trees!

Rethymno town is just a short drive away with its beautiful Turkish and Venetian architecture. With a plethora of tavernas and fine dining restaurants, boutiques, cafes, fortress, museums and art culture, Rethymno is not to be missed. As the sun sets over Rethymno town, the atmosphere changes under the twinkling night sky.

Hosted by Kostas

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ETOURI is located in 8 I. Petichaki Str. Rethymno, Crete and is approved by the Greek Tourist Organisation.

The founder - Kostas Vasilakis, who studied Economics and Marketing, got involved with the vacation rental industry 10 years ago since his father built one of the first holiday villas in Crete. Immediately he understood that conventional vacation rental agencies were focusing more on increasing the number of bookings by adding more villas in their portfolio than helping the owner of each villa to operate better or guests to have truly great experiences. He started ETOURI and made goal of his life to make this company DIFFERENT. A company with first priority: the 5 star reviews - totally satisfied guests and not the number of bookings - with believing in his philosophy that the success and having higher number of bookings will follow if we spend time for our guests and assist them to make even one day of their holidays better. Kostas invented many aspects of managing vacation rentals, creating methods and procedures and now he is considered one of the pioneers in the business.

ETOURI operates as a vacation rental management company providing more than just an accommodation service. A team of consultants check the villas, guide the owners and create experiences with a wide range of services according to the needs of every individual guest.
ETOURI has the full management of all the vacation rentals that it represents, knowing everything about them and the areas in which they are located. Along we have a list of exclusive services to provide a complete holiday experience on top of our support and concierge service.
The past 10 years, ETOURI has been established as the industry standard in Crete due to its early adoption of innovative methods of promotion and introduction of exclusive customer services. ETOURI has built a network of partners, customers and tools that elevated its flexibility, productivity and results in the industry. ETOURI’s success opened the road to other individuals and companies to approach its methods and overall develop and upgrade the complete industry in Crete.
Today it goes one step further by creating the “Holiday Advisor” concierge service with:
- 24 hr phone service available during the stay
- using a phone at the villa
- like the reception desk in hotels, plus more online tools such as “login page” for travellers and villa owners to offer easier customer experience and much more to come…
ETOURI is located in 8 I. Petichaki Str. Rethymno, Crete and is approved by the Greek Tourist Organisation.

The founder - Kostas Vasilakis, who studied Economics and Mar…

During your stay

Once your reservation has been confirmed you will be connected to our concierge service and you will have your personal holiday advisor who will be fully responsible for the success of your holidays. 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 (who is available for you from 09:30 to 21:30 and 24/7 in case of an emergency) by email, mobile or landline (VOIP) phone in the villa which is directly connected to our office (like a room connected to the reception desk of a hotel), for any kind of:
- Questions for the house or area
- Suggestions and making bookings for local restaurants, attractions and activities
- Assistance in arranging services such as private chef, boat trips, transfers, massages and many more
Our goal is to be there for you and help you get the best out of your holidays!
Once your reservation has been confirmed you will be connected to our concierge service and you will have your personal holiday advisor who will be fully responsible for the succes…

Kostas is a Superhost

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House rules

Check-in: After 4:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
No smoking
No pets

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No carbon monoxide alarm
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Smoke alarm

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