We first stayed in this villa in 2015 and thought it beautiful the but since then stellios and Joanna have made some stunning additions.
The chilll out decking area allows the perfect views of sunsets, the fortress of rethymno and to simply gaze out to sea.
The hot tub works really well as does the BBQ and eating areas.
The big win is the addition of the 5th bedroom and space downstairs where you can work out on the gym, play pool or table football.
Thank you Joanna and Stelios for your warm friendship and perfect hosts.
We have just returned from a 10 night stay in Villa Bella....all I can say is WOW. The villa is amazing and so clean. It was big enough to fit 5 couples and 2 children with plenty of areas to access if you needed some alone time. The owners are beautiful people...they had wine and fruit basket for our arrival and was on hand the whole holiday if we needed them. The management company etouri are also fantastic and are so helpful.
I would definitely recommend this to any traveller...just get a car if you wish to go sightseeing. The villa is in a good location in the middle of island so central to everything but you do need a car.
Fabulous stay! X
The best villa holiday my family and I have ever had, and I have stayed in 4 Star plus villas in Spain, Portugal, France, Villa Bella is far superior to all the others in every way. From the moment we arrive and the little welcome basket to the day we are leaving everything has been top class. The location of the villa high up with spectacular views of the sea, mountains and the beautiful little town of Reythmno makes a huge impression. The villa itself surpasses even this, it is beautifully laid out with 5 double bedrooms, lots of eating and seating areas, the pool is fantastic it even has a little toddler area ringed off the main pool. The gardens and kids play erased are beautifully kept and maintained every day. The villa is cleaned from top to bottom every 3 days and I mean cleaned, the bedlinen and towels are also changed every 3 days. 5 Star hotels wouldn't offer the level of service we received and we got beautiful free range eggs every couple days for the actual villa owner who lives nearby and is very helpful and attentive, her name is Joanna and she is a perfect person to go to for local hints on where to go etc. The villa is situated in the middle of Crete and is ideal for touring around, Crete is a most beautiful island with really nice temperatures.
Villa Bella is a 5 star plus villa, in the perfect place with perfect days and even more perfect sunsets on the balconys.
Simply The Best we will be back next year hopefully
We have just returned from the most amazing stay at the the Gorgeous Villa Belle. I cannot fault anything, the villa and setting is so lovely. Kostas and his team and the owners could not do enough to help and make you feel welcome, they were brilliant. The Villa is very well equipped and so many little details included that made it extra special. I have already recommended to all my friends.
This beautiful 5 bedroom villa justifies the name of Villa Belle.
Upon arrival we were greeted by the lovely owners Stelios and Joanne who explained everything we needed to know and gave us their number if we needed them for anything.
Also Kostas, the booking agent, and his team were excellent from the moment we booked the villa until we left. They answered questions promptly, organised some groceries for us on arrival and taxi’s throughout our stay. Between Kostas and the owners they couldn’t do enough for you.
The Villa is situated up high on a hill within a quiet location with tremendous views over the sea and the local town of Rethymno. We were surprised at the size of the Villa and land as we drove through the electric gated entrance which opened into a massive parking area in front of the villa. The beautiful gardens had a good sized swimming pool, hot tub, Gazebo, and plenty of toys for the kids to enjoy. There were shaded areas under the trees if it got too hot and for some of us sun worshipers plenty of loungers, comfortable seats and even a hammock for the adults to relax or sunbathe.
Inside was beautiful with its lovely cool shiny tiled floors and stairs giving an air of opulence with all the modern day comforts plus more included. There was a well equipped Kitchen with plenty of cupboards, crockery and utensils, dishwasher and fridge freezer AND also a fresh supply of Eggs from the owners chickens every other day. There are 5 large bedrooms with big comfortable beds, especially the room on the lower floor which had a lovely en-suite with wet room shower. The main living/dining room area had a large TV and PlayStation console.There was also a games rooms with plenty to do including a fussball table, a pool table, table tennis table and a for those of you who need to keep your figures trim, a gym with weights and a cross trainer.
Overall definitely a 5 star experience and I would recommend this villa for families and groups alike.
An absolutely amazing villa overlooking the beautiful city of Rethymnon. At the end of a small lane in the village of Atsipopoulo, the villa isn't overlooked and no-one passes by. The outside areas are absolutely beautiful with a large pool, hammock, hot tub, cushioned loungers, BBQ, pizza oven and designer seating areas. Each morning Mr Stelios, the owner, comes and very discretely maintains the grounds - leaving before the day really starts.
Inside the villa is huge - it is much bigger than the photographs show. Everything in the villa is quality with great attention to detail.
The service we received from Mr Stelios and his lovely wife Joanna, was beyond perfect. They are contactable by phone and can be there in a matter of minutes if needed, (if we go again I would like to see more of them as they are a lovely couple). They brought fresh organic eggs from their chickens, answered our queries immediately by phone and replaced any item as necessary by leaving them on a table outside. The villa was cleaned once during our stay and linen was changed - there are plenty of towels too!
We went with our adult sons and partners. They thoroughly enjoyed the gym equipment, the pool, football table, table tennis and pool table. We also used the hot-tub into the early hours of the morning. We didn't have children with us but there is a lovely play area and a safe area of the pool for children.
It is necessary to have a car, although Rethymno is only a 7Euro taxi ride away. It is also very close (2 min drive) to a major supermarket, green grocer etc. We enjoyed the local bakery and ate out often in Rethymno but as the villa was so well equipped, there was absolutely no need to do that.
I could honestly write lots more, including about the designer bedrooms, the spacious balconies, the beautiful gardens but look at the photographs and expect even more!
Just book - you won't be disappointed, in fact, you will be delighted.
A really stunning villa and probably one of the best we have ever stayed in. Spacious, clean and with all the facilities you will ever need. The owners were awesome and Mr Stelios keeps the place looking perfect throughout your stay.
Location wise it really worked for us and close enough to shops etc but totally peaceful. We all looked forward to heading back to the villa after a day in the beach.
If you are going to Crete and need a 5 bed villa I couldn't see why you would stay anywhere else to be honest.