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Owner: Elaine Rhodes
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Firstly the communication with the owner Elaine was excellent. She advised and reassured us regarding access issues for one of us with mobility issues which proved to be no problem for us, obviously check out your own issues if this is a consideration for you - but Elaine will give you sound honest advice. She also went as far as speaking to the cook at the local taverna to ensure she was forewarned about our strict vege diet, although in actual fact eating out in Crete wasn't an issue. The villa itself is lovely. Well maintained and equipped being very spacious for four people. A comfortable lounge with heating and a fire so if like us you go out of season, so you can be warm and cosy once that sun goes down. There are a number of different places to sit outside including a good sized table which made for a very pleasant breakfast; sun umbrellas around the pool with comfy loungers, somewhat distant views to the sea but over lovely tree tops, all located in a quiet area where I don't recall hearing a car all week but I certainly heard lots of bird life. The location on the edge of a small pretty village means you can stroll in 5 minutes or so to the local taverna and after the red wine, raki and good food we were happy to have that walk back. There is a shop of sorts in the village but I quite enjoyed driving to the nearby village to buy bread, oranges whatever in a morning. There is plenty to see in the area and whilst we had very enjoyable days out in Rethymnon, at the fascinating ruins of Aptera and (the very lovely) Chania, as the week progressed we found ourselves staying closer and closer to the local area and relaxing at the villa. Perhaps we'll explore more upon our return one day? Future holiday rentals will be measured against Villa Eleni and Crete for us.
We say 'adult' in the same sense as the owners, so to say not kids!! The nearness of the deepish pool and the drop down to the wilderness underneath makes it better for bigger people! The house is very well equipped - the only things we didn't find were clingfilm and foil, but we were maybe looking in the wrong place. Apart from that, everything was at our fingertips. There were neighbours but not in our view (or us in theirs) so our only privacy breakers were the cats! And they were perfectly polite and friendly......... The garden is beautiful and well-tended and has fresh oranges and lemons and lots of rosemary. I only wish we could grow bougainvillea where we live - such an exhibitionist of a plant!! The village is as lovely as we remembered it from about 10 years ago. There has been some development with EU grant money but it hasn't spoiled the place, just introduced some pedestrianised paving. The Taverna serves great food and the Kafenion is good for people watching. Don't believe the signs to the up-market restaurant which died within 4 months - you can still get a meal for less than 20 euros pp with raki and desserts for free.
the stunning views and secluded gardens were just perfect for us to unwind. dont think there was anything we would change or want different.
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