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Villa Erdyma is situated 2km from Rethymnon on the north coast of Crete. It has a good sized pool set within attractive gardens and sunbathing terraces. (the pool is about 1.2mtrs to 1.4mtrs deep, which makes it unsuitable for young children, unless they are competent swimmers, or there is close adult supervision........the pool and sun bathing area is,however, fenced off) There is a large roof terrace with views of sea and mountains. Accommodation comprises:- 2 large A/C bedrooms (1 en-suite ) both with large wardrobes (and plenty of hangers !) 2 bathrooms, both with baths (with shower attachments) sinks and wc, a well equipped kitchen, a laundry/utility room, a large A/C lounge/diner with an open fireplace, 2 x 2 seater settees and a dining table and 4 chairs, and covered terraces from both the lounge and the bedrooms. Good beaches are 15 minutes away by car, and a large s/market 10 minutes walk. Linen and towels are changed weekly. The garden has many mature plants including Bourgainvilleas, Hibiscus (shrubs and trees), roses, pomegranite tree, Orange and lemon trees, Olive trees, Bottle brush tree, decorative fig tree, Gerananiums, Jasmine plants, stephanotis plant, and many other trees shrubs and flowers. Clever perimeter planting gives the villa a high degree of privacy. There are 6 good quality sun beds and plenty of plastic tables and chairs, along with a couple of parasols. There is also a large BBQ. We have been renting out our beautiful villa for 17 years. (most of that time through another site which has recently totally changed it's method of operation, which has gained it exceptionally poor reviews, and with which we no longer wish to be associated) Our guests have always been very highly satisfied, and we are very proud of the reviews that we have received. Car rental: We have found that the best car rental rates can usually be found via 'travel supermarket.com', or 'argus'
By Emma And Sarah on 05-Oct-2019
It was hot and lovely ! We both had a marvelous time.
This is our first villa holiday.
By Michele And Stuart Irvine on 11-Aug-2019
This is our first villa holiday with our 2 sons (having done all inclusive for several years) and we wish we had done it years ago. The villa is lovely - a real home from home, and there is nothing we needed that wasn't already here.
Beautiful Island - so many places to see - lovely people and amazing food.
Katerina thank you for the amazing cake.
The villa is lovely.
By Marie And James Mock on 02-Aug-2019
We made our 1st entry in this book 16 years ago; now I write my second, with 2 sons this time.
The villa is lovely, great location, everything you need and fantastically maintained.
Katerina and Aris do a brilliant job of looking after the villa and guests. Katerina is simply lovely and makes the best Briam and green bean dishes !
The flowers look amazing and all rooms are immaculate.
Be sure to go out and explore this beautiful island; it's the most incredible place with stunning scenery and friendly people. Everyone here is deservedly proud of their Island, and genuinely want you to enjoy what it offers.
By Ray And Bernadette Brett on 24-Jul-2019
Thank you very much for renting us your villa, it was just perfect. A wonderful holiday, Theo had the time of his life in the pool.
Bob's info was so helpful.
Thank you to Katerina for a wonderful welcome. A truly lovely lady.
Thank you so much
By Imogen And John Rees on 28-Aug-2018
Thank you so much for a fabulous holiday. It has been relaxing and fun in equal measure !
From daughter Florence (age 11)
This has been the best holiday ever, me and Hazel have especially enjoyed the pool and geckos. Thank you so much
Third year in a row
By Doris And Chris Paraskeva on 30-Jun-2018
Our third year in a row speaks for itself. lovely holiday again and made most enjoyable by the hospitality and kindness of katerina and Aris. Will be back.
Heinz and Sybylle who stayed with Doris and Chris.
After a super stay of 14 days in your beautiful villa we have to leave tomorrow. We have visited many known and unknown places and had pleasant hours at the beach.
We thoroughly enjoyed Katerina and Aris' hospitality.
We very much hope to return to this beautiful spot in the near future.
A great place to stay, cannot be faulted
By Brian H on 30-Aug-2017
A lovely place to stay, ideal for four people. The gardens are delightful, and along with the terraces provide plenty of shady or sunny spots, as required.The pool is of a good size and has plenty of room for the sun beds. The interior of the villa is well equipped and comfortably furnished. There is a good sized kitchen area with a large fridge freezer. There is plenty of other space inside and the air conditioning is most welcome. The internet worked well, should you need to be on-line! The villa is in a good area, not at all "touristy" and provides easy access to town. Shops are nearby but a car is essential. It is an ideal base to explore the island. The owner provides lots of pre-visit information and a comprehensive folder for when you are there. This all proved to be both practical and full of recommendations and advice on restaurants, beaches and sight seeing. We stayed at the villa for two weeks. It proved to be one of our best holiday rentals ever. We would thoroughly recommend a stay there
By Rene A on 28-Jul-2017
enau was wir gesucht haben. Ruhe und Erholung, dabei aber zentral gelegen. Ein guter Ausgangspunkt für Ausflüge. Die Villa ist gemütlich und der Pool macht einfach Spaß.
Cretan gem, Villa Erdyma
By Doris P on 16-Jul-2017
Villa Erdyma exceeded all our expectations. It is located in very convenient position within a few minutes walk to the local village with its shops and tavernas (try "Manilo's", what a lovely authentic Greek taverna, the food was excellent) and a 5 minutes drive to Rhethymnon, a beautiful Cretan town. The villa itself is spotlessly clean, has beautiful, well kept gardens, a refreshing swimming pool and magnificent views from the roof top terrace of the surrounding country side and including an amazing sunset every evening. The communication with the owners was very easy. Katerina and Aris, the house keepers, were extremely friendly and helpful. We had three Cretan meals cooked by them! We highly recommend this villa and certainly try to go back there in the very near future. Doris and Chris P.
Exactly as promised
By Gina D on 20-Jun-2016
Lovely villa, beautiful garden, spotlessly clean, very welcoming villa managers. Very peaceful and private location, yet within walking distance (10 mins) of supermarkets and a few traditional tavernas. A short drive or taxi ride to the buzz of Rithymnon. Everything we needed for a restful holiday! Book this villa and you won't be disappointed.Response
Great for privacy, peace and quiet and lots of fun
By Vicki S on 01-Sep-2015
We spent a fantastic two weeks at the villa. It really is a gem; and even better than it looks online. Our children (8 and 12) made many happy memories playing in the spotlessly clean pool from dawn 'til dusk and there is plenty to keep them occupied around the island of Crete. We spent many days snorkelling, diving from rocks and generally having a great time. Robert's amazing organisational skills and the information that he provided made our plans much easier, and the Cretan family that keep the villa in an immaculate state (Katerina and Yanis) could not have been more helpful. They went beyond the call of duty to help; nothing was too much trouble. We would not hesitate to recommend the villa to anyone looking for fun, privacy and a very warm welcome. Thank you Robert and Wendy!
Our Home away!
By Janet A on 03-Aug-2015
All 4 of us loved the house. Comfortable sitting area inside, soft and comfortable beds, quiet aircondition, fully equipped kitchen, beautiful garden, comfy sunbeds and outdoor sittingarea. Our 2 boys learned to swim in Robert and Wendys clean and warm swimmingpool. Not a touristy area, very quiet and secluded. We would certainly recomend this to friends and family, and we will certainly return. Thank you for a wonderful stay!
Perfect retreat for a fantastic holiday
By Kate C on 02-Jul-2015
We've just arrived home from a glorious 2 weeks stay at Villa Erdyma, Rethymnon. It's is a perfect villa for a relaxing stay off the beaten track of the usual tourist circuit. A car is essential to get about and explore this beautiful island. The facilities in the villa are perfect from the stunning pool (attended to early mornings by local, Yanni) which was so welcome after the day's heat, to the barbecue, sun beds and all the indoor equipment. Nothing has been forgotten when catering for guests. The villa was cleaned mid stay by Yanni's wife, Katerina, who also provided clean sheets and towels. The local noises - cicadas, goats, chickens, dogs and the locals - would usually have annoyed me at home but I loved waking up to the cacophony of them all and now home, it's just too quiet! We have managed to pack into our two weeks the usual tourist attractions in the local area and beyond plus spent some relaxing times on beautiful beaches and in Rethymnon old town, which itself is stunning. There are thousands of eateries to choose from with a choice of traditional Cretan cuisine to pizzas and pastas. Parking is also relatively easy in the town. The road to Palm Beach near Prevali Monestary was particularly challenging! Only try it if you have a decent vehicle and a bag of nerves! Stunning views however. I would not hesitate to recommend this property to others and have done so already to family and friends. It is perfect for a family with older children (the pool is deep for small children) and secluded enough to never be overlooked by passing locals. Communication from the English owner was first class. I was telephoned by him within an hour of making my enquiry where I was given information about the area and confirmation of booking dates. He was also extremely helpful when looking for hire car companies (we used Firefly, part of Hertz which was hassle free). He sent the key beforehand with details of how to get to the villa and maps with local information. There is also an extensive folder of information at the villa. All in all we have had a superb relaxing holiday in a beautiful country and gorgeous villa. We come home with batteries fully charged. Thank you so much Bob and Wendy.
A perfect villa
By Richard on 19-Jun-2014
ver the years we have booked many villas from the internet in different countries and many do not live up to either the descriptions given or a number of the reviews. The villa Erdyma is one that not only lives up to expectation, it exceeds it. It's location is perfect, private but not isolated. The village supermarket is a five minute walk and it takes about 20 minutes by car to be sitting in one of the very many restaurants in the picturesque venetian harbour town of Rethymno. The Villa is well laid out and has shaded areas for outdoor eating and a panoramic roof terrace. The pool is exceptional, kept in perfect condition and is much bigger than it appears in the photographs. The British owner is very helpful in giving lots of detailed information. In summary Erdyma is a villa that we would definitely recommend. Recommended for: Families with Young Children, Sightseeing, Adventure Seekers, Age 55+, Romantic Getaway.Response
By David W on 24-Apr-2014
We stayed in the villa for a week in April 2012. Communication from Robert was excellent and we found the villa easily. The villa is in a convenient but peaceful location on the outskirts of a village in the hills above Rethymnon but you will need a rental car. The villa was clean, well furnished and has a great mix of indoor and outdoor space with a garden, pool and several terraces including a great roof terrace with fantastic views of mountains and sea. It was perfect for our young family (two young children aged 2 and 4). Overall I highly recommend this villa and we thought it was great value for money.
By Jeff T on 23-Jul-2013
Great villa. Modern, comfortable, thoughtully designed. Nice pool. Set in a beautiful garden, full of colour and scent. Quiet location with good views from the balconies. You can see the sea from the lovely roof terrace. The National Highway is easily accessible and it's a short drive to Rethimno. There are shops and tavernas within walking distance in the nearby village of Atsipopolou, Car parking in the gated drive. The UK owner seems a really genuine guy and he's very helpful and informative. I don't think you'll be disappointed by this villa.
By Althea E on 04-May-2010
ust returned from 3 glorious weeks at this Villa, which we highly recommend as one of the best villas we have enjoyed renting on Crete in the past 30 years. Providing all the facilities and amenities anyone could wish for, this clean villa with it's immaculately tended gardens is in a marvellous, tranquil location providing 360 degree views from all the balconies around the villa and even better views from the glorious tiled upper sun terrace above the accommodation via steps from the ground floor balcony. From this sun terrace (also providing 360 degree panoramic views) you will see the birds calling from the tree tops, overlook the olive groves and wild flowers, observe the sea-faring vessels making their way in and out of Rethymnon harbour and yet still feel in touch with civilisation. Close enough to the National Highway and village of Atsipopolou, everything you need is at your fingertips and yet there is no noise from the road or traffic - only the birds singing! The owners have thought of everything to make your stay enjoyable and comfortable and we felt extremely safe in the surroundings. Plenty of tavernas in close reach by car - and you will need a car, in our opinion, which is easily accommodated inside the villa's grounds where a small driveway behind the double closing gates is tucked away. We found the owners in UK to be extremely helpful, courteous and informative, providing prompt responses to any queries we had during the booking process. We also consider that this Villa represents excellent value for money in terms of rental costs, considering all the facilities and amenities available. So, if you're looking for somewhere centrally located on the island of Crete, self-contained, away from mass tourism and the ex-pat community which is ever-increasing in the West, then this is the place for you and we do not hesitate in recommending this special Villa to other guests. Fabulous
Defews May 2009
By Triddy on 01-Jun-2009
ust returned from 3 glorious weeks at this Villa, which we highly recommend as one of the best villas we have enjoyed renting on Crete in the past 30 years. Providing all the facilities and amenities anyone could wish for, this clean villa with it's immaculately tended gardens is in a marvellous, tranquil location providing 360 degree views from all the balconies around the villa and even better views from the glorious tiled upper sun terrace above the accommodation via steps from the ground floor balcony. From this sun terrace (also providing 360 degree panoramic views) you will see the birds calling from the tree tops, overlook the olive groves and wild flowers, observe the sea-faring vessels making their way in and out of Rethymnon harbour and yet still feel in touch with civilisation. Close enough to the National Highway and village of Atsipopolou, everything you need is at your fingertips and yet there is no noise from the road or traffic - only the birds singing! The owners have thought of everything to make your stay enjoyable and comfortable and we felt extremely safe in the surroundings. Plenty of tavernas in close reach by car - and you will need a car, in our opinion, which is easily accommodated inside the villa's grounds where a small driveway behind the double closing gates is tucked away. We found the owners in UK to be extremely helpful, courteous and informative, providing prompt responses to any queries we had during the booking process. We also consider that this Villa represents excellent value for money in terms of rental costs, considering all the facilities and amenities available. So, if you're looking for somewhere centrally located on the island of Crete, self-contained, away from mass tourism and the ex-pat community which is ever-increasing in the West, then this is the place for you and we do not hesitate in recommending this special Villa to other guests. Fabulous!Recommended for: Sightseeing, Adventure Seekers, Age 55+, Romantic Getaway.Response