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Villa Metochi - Homey Ambience & Absolute Privacy
Villa Metochi - Homey Ambience & Absolute Privacy
6 guests
3 bedrooms
5 beds
2 baths
6 guests
3 bedrooms
5 beds
2 baths
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•Service-minded family business
•Kid-friendly villa
•Property very close to the town and beach of Rethimno (2.5km)
•Easy access to all parts
•Very calm area
•Lush gardens
•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

The space

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.

Upon 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, a/c in all bedrooms and living room, 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.

In addition, within the premises of the property there is an adorable and very friendly small dog called Ermis. Our dog disposes of his own place with fresh water and food. He is usually roaming freely around the villa, but if you are not familiar with dogs, there is no reason to worry about it! He can perfectly remain at his spacious place which is far enough from the villa.

Guest access

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

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.

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. (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)

-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. (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)

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Extra people $18 / night after 4 guests
Security Deposit $367
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House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in time is flexible
Check out by 11AM

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.

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Dog(s) live in the house


Safety features
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

5 nights minimum stay

9 Reviews

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Irina User Profile
September 2015
Quite good but short vacation. Would like to stay a little longer. Villa is in kept in really good condition all photos are real and description is true. Would recommend for those who like to stay away from busy cities and roads. House is surrounded by different trees and plants, pool water is clean, lawn is soft everything is made to suite relaxing atmosphere. Barbecue area surprised us a lot as it was found very large. Every evening we had a dinner in this area. View is good to the olive gardens and the sea. Baby feeding chair and bed were kindly provided by Marina. Thank you. It took about 1,2 hour to reach location from Iraklion airport by car. Navigation (sygic) didn't show exact location as villa is situated on private road (some 100 meters away from village road), but stopped car almost near to the turn from village road to private road. So it was not a big problem for us to get to the place (just one extra call to Marina). To be honest i have to say some words about wild life in villa. There were gang of ants in kitchen, who were stealing some crumbles and other food. :) Was not so disappointed with it, but you cannot leave any food on kitchen table. Keep it in mind or take some effective weapon against them to be prepared. Insect nets are installed on all windows and doors, so you are not going to be disturbed during your stay. We were not calling Marina frequently, as we had no any problems during our stay. In general everything was fine. My score is 9 from 10. Thank you. p.s. Ermis is funny and intelligent dog. Liked him a lot. :)
Marina User Profile
Response from Marina:
Thank you Irina & Roman for your positive feedback! It was really nice having you! I loved your funny comment about the gang of ants! The truth is that in a country house you can easily make new "friends"!
September 2015

Peter User Profile
October 2013
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. Hosts=nice Value= very poor , we payed ov(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) 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.

Arron User Profile
September 2017
Marina's Villa is beautiful. She was at the villa when we arrived and even ordered us greek food as we arrived around dinner time. The villa itself is extremely comfy and has everything you need. The pool is a great size and the surrounding gardens are nice to walk around. The view from the pool area allows you to see down to the sea with great views of the surrounding mountains. Eremes is adorable and was always waiting to greet us when we got back, we will miss him! We ended up renting a car for our stay as its around a 35 minute walk into the town. Marina gave us great advice on the best beaches to go visit and they didn't disappoint. Balos beach was absolutely stunning! Thanks again Marina we loved our visit to Crete!
Marina User Profile
Response from Marina:
A great review from great guests! Thank you so much Arron!
September 2017

Martin User Profile
May 2017
This is a really fantastic Villa, a huge comfortable lounge with nice kitchen, bathroom and large bedrooms. The pool is clean and big enough to swim in, with a poolside shower, table & chairs and sun-beds, what more could you want? Off road parking and impressive views, BBQ. Marina is a wonderful host that was reliable and punctual and helpful. I really enjoyed my stay and would stay there again in a heart beat.
Marina User Profile
Response from Marina:
Thank you so much Martin! I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Vila Metochi and I hope to meet you again in the near future!
May 2017

Katharina User Profile
August 2016
We had a wonderful stay in Villa Metochi! It couldn't have been better! Our expectations were exceeded! Marina met us very late and waited for us (our flights and arrival was very late) and even prepared some cheese, olives, fruits, wine and Raki for us. We felt totally welcomed! The dog Ermis became a "family member" of ours! He is such a loveley cute doggy. Loves to cuddle and super friendly. We didnt even spent one thought about putting him into his "area". He lived with us completely free for one week. We miss him!!! The villa was clean and the kitchen was perfect equipped! After the half time of our stay a loveley woman came to get us new towels, new bed sheds and cleaned the bathrooms and floors. Everywhere are trees, loveley arranged herbs and plants and little details which make the villa to a special beautiful place. For us it was a paradise! This villa has a wonderful BBQ area and we enjoyed this a few times. The pool area was amazing and we also loved just staying the whole day there with a swim and a good chat to our friends. We've been 6 people for one week - everyone of us is satisfied and would definitely come back for a next stay! It was the perfect holiday for us - we missed nothing!!!!
Marina User Profile
Response from Marina:
"Thank you" sounds as a very modest reply to your kindest words about your stay, the villa, the staff, me and Ermis. Very much hoping to seeing you again in the future. Until then, I wish only the very best for you and your friends. Take care!
August 2016

Geert User Profile
June 2015
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.
Marina User Profile
Response from Marina:
Geert, thank you so much for taking the time to write such a nice review! Best regards from sunny Rethimno!
June 2015

Sampo User Profile
September 2013
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.

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Marina User Profile

I work as a translator and professor of Spanish language, but at the same time I dedicate a big part of my time and energy in promoting Givera Villas and the Grove House, our family businesses. 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.

Languages: English, Español, Français, Ελληνικά
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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