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Description from owner

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Bedrooms 3 / Bathrooms 2 / Sleeps 6 / Villa
Bedrooms: 3  Bathrooms: 2   Sleeps: 6  Type: Villa

2 Full baths

Villa Metochi - Homey Ambiance & Comfort

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 is a single-storey building consisting 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). 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. Between the BBQ area and the swimming pool there is a play area (swingset and slide) for kids and a hammock for revitalizing naps under the shade of pines. For the more energetic guests, there is an outdoor table tennis offering additional enjoyment. 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.

In addition, within the premises of the villa there is an adorable and very friendly medium-size dog called Ermis. Our dog disposes of his own place with fresh water and food. Usually, he is free hanging around, but if you are not familiar with dogs, there is no reason to worry about! He can perfectly remain at his place.


- Complimentary treat upon arrival

- 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 and baby bath provided upon request

- Feel free to ask us for car rental, airport transfer, daily housekeeping, starter grocery shopping, etc.

- Entertainment and storytelling services to small children from 1 year old including Improvisation, theatrics, music, games, etc. Stories are narrated in Greek and English by a professional story teller and it’s a great opportunity for an early contact with foreign languages and cultures through amusing and educational activities.

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.

TripAdvisor property ID 2277972

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Book this 3 bedroom villa in Rethymnon today! A total of 6 people can sleep here comfortably.

Travelers are sharing their opinions on this property. It has an overall rating of 5/5 thanks to an average of 6 reviews.

The owner responds to 100% of inquiries and last updated the property’s calendar Dec 19, 2018.

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About the owner

About the owner

Marina K.

Tourist License: 1041Κ91003061301

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Calendar last updated:
19 Dec 2018
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Languages spoken: English, French, Spanish



Check in time:15:00, Check out time:11:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through FlipKey using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
No smoking at this property
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Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Rethymno Attractions




  • Air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Hair dryer
  • Housekeeping Included
  • Iron
  • Linen provided
  • Safe
  • Towels provided
  • Washing machine

Phone / Internet

  • Internet access
  • Wireless Internet

Pool / Spa

  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)

Property Features

  • High chair
  • Mountain Views
  • Parking
  • Secure parking


  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • CD player
  • DVD player
  • Satellite TV
  • TV
  • Table tennis


  • Balcony or terrace
  • Deck
  • Grill
  • Shared garden
  • Swing set or jungle gym


  • Children
  • Pets
  • Smoking not allowed


  • 2 Full baths


Reviews (6)

Excellent – based on 6 reviews Excellent
6 reviews

Very Good

“Fully satisfied and exited”

Reviewed 27 Sep 2013

I stayed at villa Metochi with my husband and our two kids (9 and 13 years old) from 12 until 19 Sept. This was our first time in Crete and we felt fascinated by the places we had the chance to visit. Rethimno is so beautiful and local people are really kind and willing to help. We enjoyed local dishes, drinks and sweets and we have to admit that Greek cuisine is on top. The villa is very hospitable and a great choice for families with kids. Everything was neatly organized and very clean. The owner was helpful and she welcomed us with a big smile, a fruit basket and Raki. The outdoor area is fascinating: a lot of green, tall trees, a big swimming pool and terrific views. The villa is near Rethimno and there are some other houses around, so we never felt isolated. However, we had privacy and our kids were playing outside without worrying. In few words, we completely enjoyed out stay and we would book villa Metochi again.

“Wonderful impressions about Villa Metochi and Rethimno”

Reviewed 5 Sep 2013

What to say about Villa Metochi and about Rethimno... We are a family of 4 (2 kids 5 and 3 years old) and our stay at the villa was brilliant! We absolutely liked everything: location, countryside, outdoor, interior of the house. The villa is close enough to Rethimno and finding grocery shops is more than easy. The outdoor of the villa is just gorgeous: a lot of green, beautiful and colorful flowers, fruit trees, big spaces for kids to play around, many places to sit and enjoy the sun or the shadow, big BBQ, grass, etc. It seems that owners have spend a lot of time looking after all these trees and plants. The interior is equally beautiful and tasteful. It has an amazing rustic style with nice details in the furniture. In the upper part of a wall there were several old farming tools and it was interesting to see how local farmers were working many years ago. The kitchen is small but very functional and fully equipped. Rooms were spacious with excellent mattresses in the beds and enough space in the closets. Both the veranda and the BBQ area were excellent and spacious enough for having lunch or for just sitting and looking around the area, the stunning views, the garden and the swimming pool. The wifi was working perfectly and the speed was good. The town of Rethimno was a lovely surprise! A nice, picturesque, lively town with many worth visiting places such as the beautiful old town, the castle and the old port. The beach was another nice surprise: a very long sandy beach, well organized, shallow waters ideal for kids. We also visited Chania and Heraklion, but we consider that Rethimno is irresistible and charming. Our overall impressions were more that excellent. We were welcomed warmly by owner and we were given some special details. We will recommend this place to our friends and family and we would definitely come back.

“Unique place with character”

Reviewed 23 Aug 2013

I stayed at Villa Metochi with my family and parents (6 in total) for 10 days and I can say that this house has something special and unique. Villa Metochi has personality and is well-cared for, it's not just an impersonal property for rent. This place is outstanding and we enjoyed every corner of the house. My family and I stayed at the main house, while my parents stayed at the studio. So, both families could have moments of privacy and personal space. The main house is very comfortable and tastefully decorated. The studio is also beautiful and spacious, with its own bathroom and kitchen. The garden is really amazing and huge, with big trees, palm trees, grass and many flower pots. It's a real heaven. My kids loved playing around and diving into the swimming pool. We also cut lemons from the lemon trees of the villa and my m?m prepared homemade lemonade! Ermis is a friendly and adorable dog, he was a great company during our stay and my kids didn't want to part with him. His place is behind the studio and he has always croquettes and fresh water, thus we didn't have to care for his food. The villa is situated on a hill near Rethimno and for reaching the house you have to pass through a beautiful small pine forest with amazing views to the town of Rethimno. We took some great photos from there. The owner couldn't be more helpful and friendly to us. Our overall impressions of our stay and of Crete are just perfect and we are already planning to go back next summer.

“Wonderful stay at an exceptional villa”

Reviewed 26 Jul 2013

I stayed with my family (2 kids) and a couple of friends and we can assure that it's the ideal place to spend a relaxing and recreational period in Crete. We would like to congratulate the owners for the perfect condition of the villa, the studio, the gardens and the swimming pool which was very clean and inviting. The location was lovely and very close to Rethimno. The house was well equipped, with beautiful bedrooms and excellent mattresses in the beds! The studio was also very nice and spacious, with its own kitchen, bathroom and veranda. We enjoyed many meals on the two verandas of the main house and we made a good use of the BBQ. The gardens were so beautiful and well maintained and the views to the sea really stunning. Andreas, the pool boy, was very helpful and service minded. In our 2 weeks stay, the maid came three times. The cleaning service was complete (changing of linen and towels, bathroom cleaning and vacuum cleaning) and I consider that three times is more than enough, since we rented a self-catering villa instead of a hotel room. Thus, our privacy was fully respected. The pool boy-gardener was coming early in the morning, so he didn't disturb us at all. The villa makes you feel like home, as it offers everything you may need in order to prepare food or tidy up. In addition, we chose staying at Rethimno because it is in the middle of the island and we could easily visit the Southern (beaches of South Rethimno), Eastern (Heraklion area) and Western (Chania area) part of the island. Marina was really kind and helpful, she welcomed us with fruits and Tsikoudia, she gave us some useful info and she also offered us a souvenir which we really appreciated! Finally, Ermis was so adorable and a great companion during our stay! We are all very excited about Villa Metochi and we have plans on staying here again.

“Great retreat just outside Rethymno”

Reviewed 11 Jun 2012

We had a great stay in Villa Metochi. The spacious and well maintained garden is great with kids. House is very well equipped with different location to relax. My son especially enjoyed the fresh apricots in the morning enjoyed fresh from the tree. This house is very suitable if traveling with 2 couples due to the additonal studio. House is cleaned thoroughly in the middle of the week by a cleaning lady. Owners areservice oriented people trying to make the best out of your stay. Highly recommended!

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