We were a party of 8 but the villa is so spacious it is very easy lose everyone at times but it does mean that everyone can have their own space if required. The views from the Villa were amazing and yet also near enough to walk to beach.
We hired cars from the airport which we found useful when going to the supermarket but we also walked often to beach and even the old town but did however usually jump in taxi for the return which at only 8 euros was reasonable. Bikes were also available which we made good use of to see the surrounding area.
We especially liked the BBQ area which with the wood oven which made the best pizza's ever.
The maid was excellent paying a visit every day to clean and tidy and this ensured that our stay was even more enjoyable.
We very much hope to visit again.
The specious villa contains everything a family up to 10 people could wish. Nice, big and very clean swimming pool, fitness room fully equipped, spacious playing ground for kids of every age, beautiful well maintained garden, everyday perfect cleaning. Excellent location. Within one hour drive there is so much worthwhile a visit.
As soon as we saw the villa we all fell in love with it. It was perfect, and all the kids swam and dived in the big pool, played basketball, table tennis and football. We also used the gym and if we wanted downtime we lazed in the hammocks and deck chairs. The youngest - our 6 year old even had his own playground!! Very happy kids and parents! Views were stunning from all aspects of the villa. We will really miss the morning sun overlooking Rethymno. The sunset views spectacular also. April was a beautiful time to visit with perfect sunny temperature. The Villa itself had everything you needed and was very stylish, comfortable, big and even better than the photos. Mr. Vasilis, the owner was wonderful and very helpful. The property managers Sophia and Kostas were brilliant and always to hand with helpful information. To summarise, we would say it's a perfect villa in a great location close to the beautiful Old Town of Rethymno and the beach. Oh and finally the hot tub was a real bonus too! We would certainly all want to return to Giakoumakis villa!
The villa is located on hillside, but near enough to walk to the beach. We had a car and I would recommend that , because of crosery shops and resturants. The villa is huge and there is room for 14 people to sleep. Big windows were nice and you could see the sun the whole day. There is a big privat pool with 3 meters depth, which was was nice for jumping to water. BBQ area was my favorite place to sit down and drink some wine while our sons were palying football. The owner Mr. Vasilis was very friendly and helpfull all the time. I definitely will recommend this place for everyone.
We stayed with a large group in June and had the best time. The pool is amazing, the house was perfect for our group, big rooms, lots of space, and very clean! The villa was centrally located with easy access to freeway, beaches and cute downtown. I was very sad to leave. This is a very special place and we will be back!!
We rented the villa with a group of 10 friends and stayed for one week. Everything was perfect! The villa is beautiful and really well maintained. Everything looks just like on the website. The pool is wonderful (cleaned in a way that keeps it pretty much chemical-free) so really nice, clean and refreshing to swim in. The beds are very comfortable and the house is just all around perfect for a group of 8-10 people. The owner was very friendly and helpful, he was available the whole time in case we needed anything. The location of the villa was also perfect for us. Supermarkets are close, the old town (for restaurants and shopping) is only about 5-10 minutes by car, as is the closest beach. We also discovered a beautiful beach about 15 min. by car from the villa, which was less crowded than the main beach in town. We enjoyed our stay very much and would rent the villa again any time. Thank you to the lovely owner and the wole team that keeps this place so beautiful!
Comfortable, clean, excellent appointments. The best pool we've ever had at a rental. The quality of the pool combined with the view was unbeatable.
We loved the fresh basil and mint growing outside, as well as the lemon and lime trees.
We had a wonderful vacation. This group has had great houses, but never been back to any. We've all agreed to come back to this house.