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“Beautiful and spacious private Villa hillsides...”
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Villa Hara, a stone made villa with swimming pool &  extraordinary views!
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Villa Hara, a stone made villa with swimming pool &  extraordinary views!
Private swimming pool with sun beds & umbrellas by the pool Sunbathing area next to the swimming pool
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25 reviews
Villa Hara, a stone made villa with swimming pool &  extraordinary views!
Private swimming pool with sun beds & umbrellas by the pool
Sunbathing area next to the swimming pool
Sitting area under the shadow for total relaxation
Sea view from our villa
Playground for children under a pergola
Playground for children with many toys and a shower
Dining area outdoors in our colorful garden
Our villa is surrounded by many different kind flowers & trees
Outdoor dining table and barbecue under 'mouria' tree
Fully equipped barbecue area in our garden
Open plan area with living, dining & kitchen area
Living room area with direct access to the garden
Living area with many different sitting areas, HDTV & fireplace
Fully equipped kitchen area & dining area
Dining area next to the kitchen
Bedroom with double bed in the main building
Bedroom with double bed in the main building
Main bathroom of the villa
Bathroom with Hydro-massage shower cabin that is en suite
Bedroom with double bed, upstairs in the studio of our Villa
The bed in the separate studio can also be set up as 2 single beds
Bathroom with shower that is en suite to the bedroom of the studio
Our Studio with fireplace, sitting area, and a small kitchenette
From the studio you have direct access to the pool area!
From our villa you can enjoy both sea and mountain view!
Enjoy your drinks & meals surrounded by trees & flowers
Sunset time in our garden
Facade and garden of our villa
Enjoy the sunsets on our sun beds by the pool
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Villa -
4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 9
Rethymnon, Rethymnon Prefecture, Crete

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michaelre...
Vienna, Austria
2 reviews
“Beautiful and spacious private Villa hillsides above Rethymnon.”
Reviewed September 25, 2017 for a stay in August 2017

Very nice and very well maintained Villa in the hills a few kilometers above Rethymnon. Beautiful private property in a flourishing garden setting providing lots of space for 8 people still providing individual privacy. Certainly a highlight is the very wide roof top terrace with its magnificent view across the shoreline and the mountains. The private pool is large enough for an easy refreshment. The house is fully equipped with everything a family needs for the daily life and even the fridge is equipped with the first need to haves upon your arrival. The entire arrangement lets you feel like coming home and is far away from typical apartment or hotel operation. In the proximity you will find typical greek tavernes and shopping facilities (i.e. organic food in highest quality) hence you should have car available during your stay.
The location is perfect for all excursions across West Crete, many attractions, beaches even on the south coast are within easy range. The host which life nearby are very kind an sophisticated people which really give you good advice and ideas for your daily activities. We have been out with them 2 or 3 times and it was always a pleasure to get a deeper insight into the local lifestyle of west Crete and the Rethymnon area. We definitely came as foreigners and left as friends.

Date of stay: August 2017
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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alxlp2017
Munich, Germany
1 review
“Perfect Stay”
Reviewed September 19, 2017 for a stay in August 2017

We spent a fantastic time in this extraordinary location! We enjoyed the pool, the roof-terrace and the beautiful view to the mountains and to the sea.
Everything was perfect. Especially our hosts Giannis and Chris. We are really grateful for their inside-suggestions and the very warm welcome!! They took us to special places, where we really had a lot of fun!

Date of stay: August 2017
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Annie B
1 review
“Very good family holiday at Villa Hara”
Reviewed August 7, 2017 for a stay in July 2017

Very good stay for young and old in this comfortable villa with a view.
The owners are very welcoming and their little touches and tips embellished our holiday.
Again thanks to John and his wife, we felt at home

Date of stay: July 2017
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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SEUK_Rich
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Perfect”
Reviewed July 26, 2017 for a stay in June 2017

We stayed here for the second half of June 2017 and were extremely satisfied with the choice. The villa is ideally located between Heraklion and Chania on the north side of Crete. Both, as well as some very nice beaches on the south coast, are all less than 90 minutes away by car which is comfortable for day trips. All of the amenities of Rethymno and surroundings are a few minutes away which is particularly convenient for any group primarily self-catering like ours. The villa itself is very well appointed and had everything we needed. Expect to spend most of your time on the large upper terrace with the swimming pooll. Views towards the water are stunning. The owner Giannis is just next door and eager to help with suggestions on places to see. Kostas and Sophia manage the booking of the property and were also available to help by phone or text message. We would be more than happy to have the chance to return next summer.

Date of stay: June 2017
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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JimMyHann...
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
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“Very welcoming and pleasant accommodation!”
Reviewed August 28, 2016 for a stay in August 2016

Best villa management and an amazing villa!

It is the third time we live in a villa managed by Etouri. Once again, we are more than satisfied.

We stayed in Villa Hara with my wife, my daughter and my mother in law and did not buy anything for the house. Villa Hara has everything you could possibly need and even more. The separated studio upstairs was perfect as accommodation for my mother in law.

Mr. Giannis and Ms. Chrissa was very helpful and the perfect host and hostess. They also took us one day to the south and showed us their pearl and had dinner at an amazing taverna in Rodakino, Amazing place! The icing on the cake was when they sometimes surprised us with homemade Cretan food Chrissa had done. Thanks for that!

Date of stay: August 2016
Traveling group: Young Children
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Alexandra...
Copenhagen Region, Denmark
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“The very best cretan holiday”
Reviewed July 28, 2016 for a stay in July 2016
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We had the very best stay in Hara Villa ever. The house is very tastefully decorated and it's very spacious. The surroundings are beautiful and it's so peaceful and calm. The view is absolutely stunning!!! We loved the roof top terrace next to the pool with a view over Rethymno and at night is was so cozy to just sit there and enjoy a drink and just watch the sun set. We have been practically all over Crete and this place is fantastic! Yannis, the owner, is the sweetest and most able guide and he did everything to make our stay great - even accompany us around which was great because we got to see places that we would never had seen. We can highly recommend this vacation home.

Date of stay: July 2016
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Liked best: The house, the view, the pool and Yannis
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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LeszekB5
Wroclaw, Poland
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“Amazing vacation”
Reviewed July 21, 2016 for a stay in July 2016
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We spent 2 weeks in Villa Hara. That was really amazing time. The hosts: Giannis and Xrisa was really the best hosts we have ever had!
The house is like on the photos: very spacious, cozy, clean and with all equipment that you could ever need. It has also beautiful garden with a lot of colorful flowers (much nicer than on the pictures). The pool is enough to have a fun and to swim also. Giannis and Xrisa welcomed us with the bottle of Greek wine and delicious small Greek dish. They was whole time ready to help, they recommend us some tavern and even they took us for a whole day trip! They also prepared us farewell lunch (Xrisa made it by herself! And it was so delicious!). Many thanks Xrisa and Giannis! It was unforgettable time for us! We recommend the house and hosts with whole our hearts!

Date of stay: July 2016
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