The Aestas Residence

crete, greek islands
5 bedroom - 3 bath
(1 review)
Travel dates:
€130 - €465 per night (EUR)
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Property perks

  • Concierge
    A concierge service is available for this property
  • Baby rental
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    We work with a carefully-chosen baby equipment rental partner in this location
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  • Itinerary
    We provide a family-focused itinerary for properties in this destination
  • Professional
    This property is professionally managed by a trusted partner

Perks for the Parents

This sun-drenched villa, just outside Rethymno on the north coast of Crete, has a beautiful pool and fantastic garden for active kids, and is just 2km from the nearest beach. It is well set up for a family stay, with a full kitchen and family-sized dining area in the garden. Parents will really enjoy the jacuzzi tub, from which they can check on their kids splashing in the children’s pool. There is a great outdoor kitchen, and there are views of the sea from the upper balcony.

Why Kids Love it

The villa is suitable for babies and children of all ages. The outdoor space is ideal for kids: a large lawned garden with outdoor playset including swing, seesaw, play tent, playmats, a hammock and a workout area. The villa is also equipped with all the basic necessary baby and children equipment, such as a baby crib, high chair, baby bath, children's dinnerware, changing table, baby monitor and more, available on request.

Things to Know

Minimum stay: 7 days. A welcome basket is provided. Quality towels, pool towels and linens are provided. Twice weekly housekeeping and linen change is included, as is pool and garden attendance. There is free WiFi throughout. Note that the sofa bed sleeps 1, not 2, guests. There is public parking outside the villa. There is a 24 hour concierge service available. The garden is fully enclosed. Note that there is no pool gate or guard. Balconies are child-safe with barriers, but small children may need to be supervised. Stair gates can be provided on request; the floors, as typical of Greece, are tiled and hard. The pool is unheated. Greek Tourism Organisation NumberΚ.

About the Location

The residence is in the village of Prinos, 15km from Rethymno town between Chania and Heraklion on the north coast of Crete. It is inland with a beach in Skaleta just 2km away. Skaleta also has supermarkets, tavernas, cafés and small shops. Car hire is strongly recommended for exploring the island. The popular beaches and attractions of Rethymno town are 5-20 minutes’ drive away. The village itself is quiet and rural with olive groves and orange trees, mountain and sea views. It is approximately an hour’s drive from Heraklion’s airport and ferry port, transfers are available for an extra fee.

Accommodation Details

This family villa has 5 bedrooms and is arranged over 3 floors. There is a living room, kitchen, bathroom with tub and 2 bedrooms, 1 with double bed, 1 with 2 twin beds (or 1 kingsize bed), on the lower level. The first floor includes a living room, veranda, modern kitchen, bedroom with 2 twin beds and bathroom. The top floor has further bedroom with 2 twin beds and a double bedroom, a balcony with sea views and a bathroom. It has a lawned garden, private pool with kids area, Jacuzzi tub, sun beds and dining area with BBQ and traditional oven. Two cribs can be provided.

Style Notes

Comfortable and welcoming, with a homely atmosphere. The villa is tiled as typical of Greek houses, to keep it cool in scorching summers. Bedrooms are cozy and the lounge is comfortable but this property is all about the outdoor space: a fun-packed area with pool, hot tub and alfresco dining area with outdoor kitchen. We love the play areas, the traditional oven and the hammocks.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Baby Bath
  • Baby Monitor
  • Babysitter / Nanny
  • Backyard / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Bathtub
  • Bed Rails
  • Bicycles
  • Cabinet Locks
  • Changing Table
  • Chef / Catering
  • Children's Dinnerware
  • Corner Guards
  • DVD Library
  • DVD Player
  • Dishwasher
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace Guards
  • Game Console
  • High Chair
  • Housekeeper
  • Outlet Plugs
  • Parking
  • Pet-friendly
  • Pool
  • Pool Gate
  • Stair Gates
  • Television
  • Toys / Children's Books
  • Washer / Dryer
  • Wifi
  • Window Guards
2 full / double
1 sofa bed (single)
6 twin / single
sleeps 2
2 baby crib
Valia K.
Member since November 26, 2015
My name is Valia Kokkinou and Ι am a property manager, graduate of Glion Hotel Management School. I feel very fortunate to have joined some of the worlds most luxurious hospitality brands, such as, Leading Hotels of the World and after many years of studies and traveling around the world, to return to my birthplace, Rethymno,Greece, where I live with my family. I have recently created a brand new company, Think Villa, based in the wonderful town of Rethymno, whose main concept focuses on an authentic form of tourism. Here, me and my colleagues offer a hearty welcoming to all those who wish to escape the city life and have a chance to live locally. We are always at your disposal, in order to provide personalised and professional services to all our guests! I joined Kid & Coe to give more parents the possibility of finding a holiday home, suitable for family vacation with their kids. The combination of our passion for our work, our devotion, our wish and will to offer you a great holiday experience and our local expertise background, guarantee that your trip will be as dreamed and planned, leaving you with nothing but memorable moments and pleasant feelings! Your hosts and me personally, will take care of all the details of your holiday 7 days per week responsible for your day to day needs – from special dietary requirements to making recommendations and reservations! Prior to your arrival, I will get in touch with you to arrange all details regarding your stay! Your flight details and telephone number would be very much appreciated, in case I need to contact you! Also, please let me know if you have any special requests! At your arrival day, your hosts will be waiting for you, in order to welcome you and give you all the relevant information about the villa and the area! It goes without saying that I will be on the other end of the line if you need any further information or assistance during your stay! Don’t hesitate to contact me for additional information or if there is anything else you may want to ask! Welcome to Crete!

1 review

Maurine K.
Visited in August 2016
We travelled here with my parents, brother, husband and our 2 young daughters. We absolutely loved the garden. It was perfect for our daughters and my brother (who has autism). The swimming pool really needed supervision from one of the adults all the time because there is no gate. We had an excellent home cooked 4 course dinner. Weather was perfect, so we were only inside the house to sleep, otherwise it would have been tight. The inside is not too modern and the double bed downstairs was a bit small. The owners are kind and helpful and the small welcoming gift for our girls was much appreciated. Overall we have enjoyed our stay very much.

Crete, Greek Islands

Ruins, rocky outcrops and rural charm

Off the southern coast of mainland Greece, beautiful Crete is the largest of the islands, packed with rural charm, archeological sites and fabulous mountains - a land where shepherds still tend their flocks wearing traditional dress. Blow the kids’ minds at the enormous Samariá Gorge, tantalize them with tales of ancient civilization, and check out the cave where Zeus was said to have been born.