About this listing
•Service-minded family business
•Property very close to the town and beach of Rethimno (2.5km)
•Easy access to all parts
•Very calm area
•Big outdoor spaces
•Lovely, always clean and well maintained swimming pool
•Beautiful views to the sea and countryside
•Cleanliness and attention to detail
•Owner always reachable
Villa Metochi is the ultimate holiday home for modern-day vacationers searching for full privacy and total home-like comfort, along with easy and rapid access to downtown amenities and to the nearest sandy beaches. This gorgeous villa stands in an enviable cliff-side setting overlooking the Aegean Sea and the endless Cretan olive groves, and it’s reachable within a 6-minute drive from the town of Rethymnon. Villa Metochi consists of a roomy main house (90 sqm) with 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, and a fully equipped studio (40sqm) with 2 beds, 1 bathroom, and can comfortably accommodate 6 -7 persons. The excellent location, the homey atmosphere, the feeling of independence and the intense close-to-nature sensation will ensure a fantastic vacation experience. This lovely property is ideal for extended families with kids or groups of friends.
After entering the villa’s gate you will surprisingly find yourselves into an amazing 2.500 sqm exterior space with palm trees, pines, fruit trees, lawn and all kind of ornamental and aromatic plants. This beautiful ambience is completed by a stunning private swimming pool (9m long & 1.40m deep) which offers magnificent views to the clear blue sea and the Cretan countryside. By the pool, there is a lovely gazebo and a lawn area where you can lounge and sunbathe while enjoying a cold, refreshing beverage. The veranda of the house with its dining table for 6 is the perfect spot for having plentiful meals with family and friends or feeling the rejuvenating night dew whilst enjoying a summer cocktail. The villa also features another outdoor sitting area with BBQ facilities and a big table for 6. Depending on the season, our guests may have the change to taste fresh fruits from our trees (apricots, pears, oranges, loquats, mandarins, lemons, etc).
The main house of Villa Metochi covers a ground floor space with an open-plan living room, a fully equipped kitchen, two spacious bedrooms (1 double & 1 twin) and a bathroom with shower cabin. This layout is perfect for two couples or families of four. The comfy living room with its discreet decoration and the wooden ceiling boasts 2 triple sofas and a monastery-style dining table for 8, is air-conditioned and opens up to a large veranda with amazing views of the pool and the well-kept gardens. The house is equipped with free WiFi, flat screen TV, DVD player, washing machine, electric fans, hairdryer, safe box, iron/iron board, first aid kit and all necessary items and appliances for a comfortable stay.
The studio with its roominess and its rustic-like furnishing can ideally host 2-3 extra guests. This annex house is fully equipped and features two comfortable beds, a large kitchen, a spacious bathroom with shower cabin, an A/C unit and a flat screen TV. The studio can be additionally booked in case the total number of guests is higher than 4 and a supplementary charge will be required. Otherwise, it will remain closed.
The nightly/weekly rates are based on a 4 persons stay in the main house. The use of the studio is charged 20 euros per night.
Interaction with Guests
To make things even better, in Villa Metochi we are delighted to offer our guests homemade local specialties upon request. Baking dishes of moussaka, pastitsio, gemista, traditional pies, etc. are brought to you on-demand and give you the opportunity to taste the real Greek cuisine.
Last but not least, the hospitality and the helpfulness of the owners and the staff will make you feel like home and will contribute to an unforgettable stay.
-Bath and pool towels, bed linen, bed covers, blankets and extra pillows are provided
-Housekeeping every 3- 4 days. Pool and garden attendance twice a week.
-Baby travel cot & high chair provided upon request.
-Any other service: airport transfer, daily housekeeping, starter grocery shopping, etc. can be offered at an extra charge.
There are many great attractions nearby, including Rethymno's old town, the Venetian Fortezza, the Venetian harbor, the Loggia, the Rimondi Fountain, Saint Franciscus Church, the Neratzies mosque, the famous Sacred Monastery of Arkadi, the Village of Margarites and the Village of Eleftherna.
The beaches of Preveli, Triopetra, Ligres, Agios Pavlos, Damnoni, Ammoudi and Rodakino are of exceptional beauty (southern part of the prefecture of Rethimno). In addition, the small towns of Plakias and Agia Galini are worth visiting and there are many beautiful beaches around.
Car hire is required.
Other Things to Note
Givera Villas (Villa Givera and Villa Metochi) is a family business launched by Mr. George Kazilas who wanted to put his own spin on the promotion of Cretan hospitality and top-notch accommodation and service. In 2006 he raised two lovely, private villas with personal commitment and care in order to preserve the Cretan heritage and offer visitors the opportunity to explore the beauties of this land, enjoy the landscape and experience the Cretan way of life. The longtime know-how of Kazilas Family is a guarantee of high quality vacations and a travelling experience you rarely get as a mass tourist. Villa Givera and Villa Metochi stand in two different locations, but they are both just a few-minute drive from the town of Rethymnon.
Guests are responsible to ensure that the property is left in a reasonable condition of cleanliness and in the same condition of repair as upon arrival. The total number of guests staying at the property may not exceed the number of sleeping places specified.
This was a wonderful experience. The villa is top notch. A quite environment not far from local shops and the beach. The location has a nice garden and swimming pool and all well maintained. A place we certainly can advice.
Nice and very clean house.. but its only 2 bedrooms with one bathroom, it was very difficult for adult 3 gentleman. Pool was not heated but clean. If you there at summertime the bedrooms don't have air conditioning, there is a good AC unit in the living room.
BIGGEST PROBLEM..EXTREMELY HARD TO FIND, make sure someone meets you in town, it took us an hour to locate this house, most locals did not know where it was.
Value= very poor , we payed over 1880.00 dollars for a week, you can find other accommodation in town for fraction of this coast, we payed this expecting bigger and better..
ps.The town is fun in 2-3 days you can see it all, very-good swimming beach.
Everything was as promised. Very clean & very nice and well maintained. I would recommend this place 100%.
Very minor and only issue was the local/neighborhood dogs who barked at night.
Villa Metochi is a lovely, comfortable and peaceful place with beautiful view. It is good to have a car here. We have not met Marina, but she was in contact with us all the time. We strongly recomend both the host and the place.
About the Host, Marina
I work as a translator and as a professor of Spanish language, but at the same time I dedicate a big part of my time and energy in promoting Givera Villas, our family business. I love being in contact with people all over the world and satisfying their desire for exciting and relaxing vacations. My intention is to build a familiar and friendly relationship with guests, contributing to make their stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.