Spent 11 fantastic nights here, the most beautiful place, scenery and hosts. "Amazing" sums up this place, definitely recommend a stay here.
We arrived at the villa late in the evening and were greeted by the friendly owners, who had prepared a traditional dish for our arrival (this is a self catering villa). We were given a quick tour and left to eat. The villa is of very high specification and very clean. The beds are all comfortable and there is plenty of space.
The owners clean and change sheets and towels every 3 days while the pool is cleaned daily, early in the morning. The outside space is beautifully maintained and spacious. We used the barbecue area many times. We were treated to a new dish every cleaning day and also given fresh figs from the garden. We were very well looked after.
It's in easy reach of Rethymno - you will need a car. The owners gave us plenty of advice for good places to visit.
Crete is a fantastic island to visit and this property is a superb base from which to explore it.
I couldn't possibly say enough to recommend the villa. The family owners are a delight- bringing fresh Cretan delicacies and making Greek coffee every time they come to clean ( every 3 days approx). The Villa is spotless and equipped with everything we needed for a very relaxing 2 weeks with three teenage boys.
Ideally located only 10 mins drive ( inc traffic ) from Rethymnon old town - 3mins from the national road - 40 mins to the south coast and yet beautifully isolated in trees and solitude. The local (15 min walk) village is quiet but has 2x food shops & a lovely Taverna. Lidl supermarket is only 7 mins drive away for fresh bread every morning.
The pool is beautiful and the perfect depth for swimming and pool games. We were only 5 but the villa would still feel spacious for double that number as there's lots of outdoor space.
The only reason I wouldn't recommend the villa is that I don't want it to be booked up when I want to revisit in the future.
A real gem made even lovelier by the generosity & warmth of the owners.
I should also mention the excellent service we received from Kostas and his team at Etouri Vacation rental management. They made sure we were comfortable - provided all the last minute details I required including helping to find the best local car hire package.
This is a huge mansion. Includes pool and basketball court. And a barbecue structure. Amazing sea view. Very well kept garden. Quiet and pleasant environment. 10 minutes by car from the city. In the immediate vicinity grocery stores and taverns. The owners are charming people. They did everything to make our vacation pleasant. Our children enjoyed every moment. We will definitely return to this villa. highly recommend .
Well where do I start . Even before we left for our family holiday we were looked after by these lovely people of acorn villa . Whatsapp messages asking if we needed any shopping bought for our arrival . Which may I add was early hours in the morning . When we arrived in the airport we had a little problem with our hire car so were running late . Not a problem for the lovely owners who met us at the local Lidl to show us where the villa was. When we arrived and they showed us in they had made us a homemade pasta dish . Which we devoured it's the little touches like this which we encountered for all the week. Thursday was cleaning day so we sat by the amazing pool whilst they cleaned the villa . When they arrived they had doughnuts and pastries for us all and made us Greek coffee. The villa and surrounding grounds was the best villa I've ever stayed in . Clean and everything you will need for great week away from home . Even had 2 hairdryers and baby monitors and all the little extras you may forget to take. The owners who are delightful and thoughtful people lived in the grounds underneath the villa , which we didn't realise til 2 days of arriving. All in all I would rate this amazing place 10/10 . Will be booking next year as soon as possible. A little slice of heaven on earth
Acorn Villa is a spacious villa overlooking the town of Rethymnon. It is set back up among the hills and perfect for a quiet get away with a family or mixed group of individuals. We stayed during school holidays with our young children and we all had a fabulous time.
The villa is well appointed with everything you could possibly need in terms of modern luxury. The kitchen had a range of new appliances from coffee makers to ice makers. The beds were new and bedding fresh.
The garden is an absolute joy with orange and lemon trees in fruit at the time of our visit. The owners have spent a lot of time creating a beautiful home!
The best part of the visit was the Cretan hospitality. The family who owned the villa visited in person (with fresh coffee and cake!) to see that we were happy with our stay and gave presents to the children. A very pleasant personal touch!
Rethymnon itself is a lovely town with a perfect combination of traditional tavernas and narrow shop filled streets alongside modern conveniences. The villa is a very short car journey outside of the town centre.
We would highly recommend a visit to Acorn Villas.
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