• Entire home
  • 1292 ft² size
  • Kitchen
  • Garden
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • BBQ facilities
  • Free WiFi
  • Balcony
  • Free parking
  • Air conditioning

Situated in Rethymno Town, 7.7 km from Archaeological Museum of Rethymno and 32 km from Museum of Ancient Eleftherna, Villa Elli offers a terrace and air conditioning. This villa has a private pool, a garden, barbecue facilities, free WiFi and free private parking. The villa features 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, bed linen, towels, a flat-screen TV with cable channels, a dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, and a balcony with pool views. If you would like to discover the area, cycling is possible in the surroundings and the villa can arrange a car rental service. Municipal Garden is 6.8 km from Villa Elli, while Centre of Byzantine Art is 7 km from the property. The nearest airport is Chania International Airport, 65 km from the accommodation.

Villa Elli has been welcoming Booking.com guests since 7 Apr 2021.

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Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (8.6)

Free private parking available on-site






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Accommodation Type
Bedroom 1:
2 single beds
Bedroom 2:
1 large double bed
Bedroom 3:
1 large double bed
Living room:
1 sofa bed
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Guest reviews


Value for money
High score for Rethymno Town
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  • Michal
    וילה כפרית אותנטית, אוירה של בית. קירבה לטבע. בריכה יפה וגינה מדהימה. בעלת הבית אשה מקסימה, מקבלת אורחים בחום.
  • Beatrijs
    Mooie tuin, fijn zwembad. Veel privacy en veel faciliteiten.
  • Peter_schröder
    sehr ruhige Lage, wunderschöner Garten. nah an der nächsten Stadt
  • Sylwia
    Polecam. cała rodzina zachwycona piękny dom i cudowny ogród. Właścicielka bardzo sympatyczna i bardzo pomocna, po przyjeździe czekały na nas smakołyki i śwerze warzywa i owoce No i oczywiście butelka pysznej raki. To było bardzo miłe. Okolica...
  • Dirk
    Super Garten, tolle Vegetation, prima Küchenausstattung. Sehr nette Geste der Mama der Vermieterin, die uns ein leckeres Ofengemüse & Tzaziki vorbeigebracht hat. Fussläufig div. Tavernen und kleine Supermarkte.
  • Janine
    Villa Elli liegt sehr abgeschieden und ruhig! Der Garten ist wunderschön und überall gibt es draußen sehr schöne Plätze zum Sitzen, kleine Terrassen und die Poolarea. Die Vermieterin ist sehr lieb und hat uns bei Ankunft ein sehr herzliches...
Quality rating
Booking.com rated the quality of this property as 4 out of 5 based on factors such as facilities, size, location and services provided.

Property questions and answers
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  • Hi, I am interested in booking your villa for a family holiday in June next year - it looks beautiful. Could you please confirm the number of WC (toilets) and bath/showers in the villa? Thank you Michael.

    The villa has two washrooms.
    Answered on 21 June 2021
  • Not sure if my note is getting to you. Hi. Thank you for the speedy response. We are very interested in booking the Villa. Could you confirm what facilities there are in each washroom. Kind regards Michael

    Dear guest, I would like to let you know that the Villa has 1 bathroom with a bathtub and 1 WC with a washing machine. Best regards, Kostas.
    Answered on 21 June 2021
  • Good morning. Could you tell me whether it is possible to walk to bars and tavernas from the villa ( how far?) , thank you

    There is a mini market and a taverna 800 meters from the villa
    Answered on 23 August 2023

Managed by etouri vacation rental management

Company review score: 9.8Based on 830 reviews from 167 properties
167 managed properties

Company information

My name is Kostas Vasilakis and I have studied marketing and business management. Already being an owner of two successful villas and co-owner of a well known web development company in Greece, I started to manage other villas in 2012. I have the full management of all the villas that I represent, knowing everything about them and the areas in which they are located. My aim is to help the homeowners to manage their vacation properties to their full advantage and guests to relax and have the finest holiday experience with 24/7 service providing advice and information for all their concerns throughout their stay. Let me be your personal advisor for your holidays and let’s start organising your trip in Crete together! My company which called “etouri” is located in 8 Ioulias Petuchaki str. Rethymno, Crete and is approved by the Greek Tourist Organisation.

Property information

Nestling on a quiet lane in the village of Prines, Villa Elli is a superb rural hideaway, timber-built in traditional style. Set in an area of magnificent natural beauty, surrounded by gardens of pretty flower shrubs and fruit trees. It is more than a country cottage only minutes from the beach... Villa Elli is ideal as a peaceful hideaway and combined with a car a perfect start point for any of your Cretan adventures. Prines village is at the center of Crete making it easy to visit the whole island. It also has easy access to all necessary points of interest like market, banks, hospital etc. Villa Elli consists of a ground and upper ground floors along with a first floor in a form of an attic or loft. It can accommodate 6 people in beds and up to 8 if necessary. The outdoor area of Villa Elli is beautifully landscaped, filled with flowers and trees, create a peaceful and relaxing haven. Also, the facilities available ensure a pleasant stay and they include: - A 20m2 private swimming pool with ladder access. The pool terrace is equipped with sun beds and umbrellas for your comfort. - A portable charcoal grill is also available allowing you to experience al fresco dining. - A dining table under the shaded veranda for al fresco dining, so you can enjoy outdoor cooking. - Private parking area for 2 cars. - The villa is completely fenced and has a gated entrance, offering privacy and tranquility to our guests.

Neighbourhood information

Villa Elli is situated outside the beautiful city of Rethymno, on the traditional village of Prines. where you can find some excellent taverns and a mini market! Prines is 8 km away from Rethymno centre, only 4 km away from the sea and 2 km away from the village Atsipopoulo, a well known village which has grown up fast in last 10 years and now is actually a small town and a suburb of Rethymno town. There is nothing that you cannot find in Atsipopoulo nowadays, as it has all kinds of shops, supermarkets, bakeries, many restaurants and services. Staying in Prines village you have the advantage of staying in the country side and be only a few minutes away from big markets, shops and the beach! The village itself is beautiful with many vegetations and olive tree forests. It is ideal for those who love nature, peace and quiet it can offer. Finally the location is giving you the possibility to visit many sightseeing and beaches in the North or South Crete!

Languages spoken


Property surroundings *

Facilities of Villa Elli
Great facilities! Review score, 8.6

Most popular facilities
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
    WiFi is available in the rooms and is free of charge.
    • Children's high chair
    • Dining table
    • Cleaning products
    • Toaster
    • Stovetop
    • Oven
    • Tumble dryer
    • Kitchenware
    • Electric kettle
    • Kitchen
    • Microwave
    • Refrigerator
    • Linen
    • Wardrobe or closet
    • Toilet paper
    • Towels
    • Bath or shower
    • Private bathroom
    • Toilet
    • Free toiletries
    • Hairdryer
    • Shower
    Living Area
    • Dining area
    • Sofa
    • Fireplace
    • Seating Area
    Media & Technology
    • Game console
    • Flat-screen TV
    • Cable channels
    • DVD player
    • TV
    Room Amenities
    • Sofa bed
    • Drying rack for clothing
    • Clothes rack
    • Iron
    • Outdoor furniture
    • Outdoor dining area
    • Barbecue
    • Private pool
    • BBQ facilities
    • Balcony
    • Terrace
    • Garden
    Outdoor swimming pool
    • Seasonal
    • Sun loungers or beach chairs
    • Massage
      Additional charge
    Food & Drink
    • Fruits
    • Tea/Coffee maker
    • Cooking class
      Additional chargeOff-site
    • Bike tours
      Additional charge
    • Walking tours
      Additional charge
    • Snorkelling
      Additional chargeOff-site
    • Horse riding
      Additional charge
    • Diving
      Additional chargeOff-site
    • Cycling
    • Hiking
      Additional charge
    • Fishing
      Additional charge
    Outdoor & View
    • Pool view
    • Garden view
    • Car hire
    Reception services
    • Private check-in/check-out
    • Concierge service
    Entertainment and family services
    • Books, DVDs, or music for children
    • Board games/puzzles
    • Babysitting/child services
      Additional charge
    Cleaning services
    • Daily housekeeping
      Additional charge
    • Air conditioning
    • Non-smoking throughout
    • Family rooms
    • Non-smoking rooms
    Safety & security
    • Smoke alarms
    • Key access
    • Safety deposit box
    Languages spoken
    • Greek
    • English

    House rules

    Villa Elli takes special requests - add in the next step!


    From 16:00

    You'll need to let the property know in advance what time you'll arrive.


    Until 11:00



    Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

    Refundable damage deposit

    A damage deposit of EUR 150 is required on arrival. That's about 130.34GBP. This will be collected as a cash payment. You should be reimbursed on check-out. Your deposit will be refunded in full in cash, subject to an inspection of the property.

    Children and beds

    Child policies

    Children of any age are welcome.

    Children aged 3 years and above are considered adults at this property.

    To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

    Cot and extra bed policies

    0 - 2 years
    Cot upon request

    Supplements are not calculated automatically in the total costs and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

    2 cots available upon request.

    All cots and extra beds are subject to availability.

    No age restriction

    There is no age requirement for check-in

    Maestro Mastercard Visa JCB Cash is not accepted Villa Elli accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


    Smoking is not allowed.


    Parties/events are not allowed

    Quiet hours

    Guests must be quiet between 23:00 and 07:00.


    Pets are not allowed.

    The fine print

    This property will not accommodate hen, stag or similar parties.

    Swimming pool #1 is closed from Sat 25 Nov 2023 until Fri 22 Mar 2024

    License number: 1041K91002924801, 1041K91002924801

    A damage deposit of EUR 150 is required on arrival. That's about 130.34GBP. This will be collected as a cash payment. You should be reimbursed on check-out. Your deposit will be refunded in full in cash, subject to an inspection of the property.

    FAQs about Villa Elli

    • Villa Elli is 3 miles from the centre of Rethymno Town. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

    • Yes, there are options at this property that have a balcony. You can find out more about this and the other facilities at Villa Elli on this page.

    • The prices at Villa Elli may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

    • Yes, this hotel has a pool. Find out the details about the pool and other facilities on this page.

    • Yes, there is a private pool. You can find out more about this and the other facilities at Villa Elli on this page.

    • Yes, Villa Elli is popular with guests booking family stays.

    • Villa Elli can accommodate the following group size:

      • 8 guests

      For more detailed information, please check the accommodation option(s) breakdown on this page.

    • Villa Elli has the following number of bedrooms:

      • 3 bedrooms

      For more detailed information, please check the accommodation option(s) breakdown on this page.

    • Villa Elli offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

      • Massage
      • Cycling
      • Hiking
      • Snorkelling
      • Diving
      • Fishing
      • Bike tours
      • Horse riding
      • Swimming Pool
      • Walking tours
      • Cooking class

    • Check-in at Villa Elli is from 16:00, and check-out is until 11:00.