The Rethymno Residence

crete, greek islands
3 bedroom - 2 bath
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Travel dates:
€767 - €885 per night (EUR)
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Perks for the Parents

This 16th century retreat in the heart of the historic town is set in a peaceful fruit tree garden with a private swimming pool, courtyard, terraces and balcony views of the Old Fort. It is 15 minutes’ walk to the local beach and sleeps up to 9 + 1. You’ll also be close to local restaurants, shops and markets. Ideal for families with kids age 6 and over, this villa has a lovely enclosed pool area with a hammock, dining spot, and an outdoor lounge bed for relaxing. A long wooden dining table, in the shade, sets the scene for memorable family meals al fresco, and there’s an outdoor kitchen for cooking up local, fresh fish.

Why Kids Love it

There are lots of extras here to make every child's stay a happy one. Beach coolers, sun umbrellas, pool and beach toys are provided, as well as boardgames, puzzles, movies and a variety of kid's channels on a large TV. Child-friendly beaches, children playgrounds and city parks are only a short walking distance from the property. In Rethymnon, travel back in time while clambering over the Venetian Fortress, visit the UNESCO-protected Arkadi Monastery and romp along the picturesque promenade.

Things to Know

Minimum stay: peak season 5 nights; off-peak 3 nights. Please note that the residence can accommodate families with children under close adult supervision only, as the pool is not gated and there are stairs, terraces and balconies. The hosts can provide baby gates for the indoor stairs. High chairs and a crib are also available upon request at the time of reservation. Housekeeping and pool maintenance services are available for an additional fee. The residence has air conditioning and heating in all rooms, 3 wood stove fireplaces, satellite TVs in all the bedrooms, a 65” TV with cable reception, indoor/outdoor WIFI coverage, and 2 residential security cameras at the entrance. You won’t need a car for the town as everything is within walking distance of the villa.

About the Location

The Rethymno Residence is in the Old Town of Rethymnon on the island of Crete, Greece. It is centrally located in a quiet cobbled street, and within easy walking distance of shops, local markets, restaurants and beaches. Rethymnon is characterized by Renaissance Venetian architecture and is one of the best-preserved medieval cities in Greece and has a long, sandy beach. The lovely beaches of Schinaria, Ammoudi and Preveli can be reached within 50 minutes’ drive and day trips to the island’s Lake Kournas, Balos, Elafonissi, Knossos and Agios Nicolaos can be organized. The villa is 5 minutes’ walk to the central bus station with direct and hourly bus routes to all the other major cities, beaches and island attractions. Free street parking and paid parking is also available close to the property. Heraklion and Chania International Airports are approximately 1 hr, 10 mins by taxi.

Accommodation Details

This 180m2 villa is laid out on 2 levels with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The bedrooms are: 1 kingsize, 1 queensize and 2 twins (which can also be configured as a king). One bathroom has a bath tub and 1 has a double walk-in shower. There are 2 living rooms with a double sofa bed and a single sofa bed sleeping an additional 3 guests if required. A fully equipped open plan kitchen has an expandable breakfast table seating 9 with a high chair. Outdoor facilities include a 3.5m x 7m swimming pool surrounded by lounging spaces, a 4m wooden dining table and a traditional BBQ.

Style Notes

Authentic, stylish Cretan sanctuary. The 16th century architecture meant that restoration of this ancient residence was under close supervision of Crete’s Archeological Department. The bare stone walls and stone archways hint at its historic past, while the modern and comfortable interior provide a relaxing vacation. All bedrooms have high quality bedding and linens with windows that open out onto the garden and lemon trees. The upper floor bedrooms have old stone nooks converted into modern stylish wardrobes. We love the outdoor space with its many lounging areas and lush fruit trees, the shaded outdoor dining table and the central location where you can walk to all attractions.

  • 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
1 king
1 queen
1 sofa bed (double)
1 sofa bed (single)
2 twin / single
sleeps 2
1 baby crib
1 travel crib
Ageliki R.
Member since February 23, 2020
I was born in Montreal, Canada into a multi-cultural expat family of world travellers. My love for the hospitality industry earned me a degree from a Hotel Management School in Switzerland. In 2015, my husband and I finally found our slice of paradise on earth and settled down on the island of Crete. We both enjoy long nature walks with our dogs, swimming on the many secluded Cretan beaches and above all, sharing our knowledge and our love of this beautiful island with our family and friends. We both look forward to welcoming and hosting families from Kidandcoe in our unique sunny haven!

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.