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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 7
Rethymnon, Rethymnon Prefecture, Crete

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afmegalu
Ilkley, United Kingdom
1 review
“Autumn Sun”
Reviewed 31 October 2016 for a stay in October 2016

Stayed at Villa-Gonia for a week at half term to top up on some sun before the onset of winter. The villa was lovely. Very stylish and very comfortable. The location was great for exploring the middle section of the island. Rethymno was a 15 minute drive away and Chania and Heraklion were both about an hour and twenty minutes away. The south coast was about forty-five minutes. The owners also run an excellent taverna in Gonia and were very friendly and hospitable. An ideal place to get away from it all for a week.

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Management Response
1 Nov 2016
Dear friends,
Thank you very much!
I wish to see you again soon.
Have a nice winter.
Greetings from all of us.
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Luke R
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“A truly fantastic villa with the warmest and most friendly hosts you could ask for.”
Reviewed 23 June 2016 for a stay in June 2016

Firstly this is my first review. I felt compelled to write something as I read many reviews prior to going and thought to myself, really? could it be that good? In short yes it was.

I'll start with the accommodation - Absolutely first class! Nothing would look out of place in a 5*+ hotel. The overall finish and decor are brilliant. Although we were quite nervous about my son breaking anything, which fortunately he did not. When we arrived the fridge was stocked with essentials, there was washing up liquid, washing powder and anything else that we could have wanted. The villa is very spacious having three double bedrooms, two bathrooms, kitchen/diner, utility room, large open plan sitting room with a dining area. There is also a balcony off every bedroom which was a lovely feature.

Outside the swimming pool was lovely our daughter spent most of her time in there and it was very clean. The garden is also well stocked with fruit tress.

In the village there is a mini market, petrol station and the owners also own the local tavern. The village is easy to find and is located centrally, we managed to drive some 500-600km with ease.

The owners Marianna & Nikos were amazing hosts. They were not intrusive, but were always on hand if there was a problem. We ate at their tavern and the food was some of the best we had all week. They were so generous and kind. We arrived as guests and left as friends.

The only negative was the fact we had to come home.

I would highly recommend this villa for anybody.

Luke

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Your age range 25-34
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Management Response
24 Jun 2016
Thank you very much!
We expecting you again in the future.
Have a nice summer and good luck.
Friendly,
Marianna-Nikos-Petros-Mary
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Sophie N
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
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“Wonderful week at villa gonia ”
Reviewed 27 May 2016 for a stay in May 2016
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Our family of 5 spent a wonderful week at this delightful rural villa in Gonia. The contemporary modern design with its clean edged lines and attention to detail is a perfect place to enjoy the Cretan sunshine. The house both inside and on the terraces (of which there are many!) was a joy.

The location on the edge of the village is surrounded on three sides by the olive groves and scrubby pasture lands frequented often by local sheep herded by the Shepard.

Mariana and her family were wonderful hosts and her taverna a few meters down the road serves some of the greatest authentic Greek cuisine we tasted all week.

Would we like to stay here again?... Definitely- 5 stars!!

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Management Response
28 May 2016
Dear Marc and your family thank you so much also. You are a great family. I wish you to have the opportunity to spend your vacation all together always. I am waiting for you again.
Friendly,
Marianna
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Jan W
Berlin, Germany
2 reviews
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“Fantastic villa - very nice and quite”
Reviewed 22 May 2016 for a stay in May 2016

We had a wonderful time at this villa. Everything was perfect. The house is of very high quality and has everything you need. The location is in a very quite and small town - perfect when you relax but also not too far from nice restaurants, taverns, etc. in the area. You have a very nice view from the roof terrace of the surrounding area. I can only recommend this villa to everyone who wants to have a fantastic time with family or friends on Crete.

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23 May 2016
Thank you very much all of you.
I hope to meeting you soon.
Friendly,
Marianna-Nikos -Petros-Maria
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Simon G
Strathtay, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
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“Faultless - An Excellent Villa”
Reviewed 21 October 2015 for a stay in October 2015

A fabulous villa in a great location! The villa which is cleaned to the highest standard possible both inside and out is situated on the outskirts of the village of Gonia which is approx 15 minutes south of Rethymnon. Our children loved the pool and the adults enjoyed the peace and tranquility of the location. Rethymnon has a great atmosphere in the evening and has everything you need from great restaurants, small boutique shops, souvenir shops and shops selling local produce. On the outskirts there are two Lidl supermarkets plus there are 3-4 smaller supermarkets on the road from Rethymnon to Gonia. The beaches are within easy reach and we would recommend the one just east of Georgioupoli which was clean, quiet and easy to park and gain access. If you want to travel a bit further, Water City waterpark and Cretaquarium which are east of Heraklion are approx 1 and half hours away. It takes approximately 2hrs to get to Gorytn and the same time for Frangokastello. The villa itself is equipped to a very high standard with everything working and nothing amiss. We could find no faults and would rate this villa as one of the best we have stayed in. The owners Marianna and Nikos were the perfect hosts making sure we were okay and always at the end the phone if required. There were occasions when the dogs barked or the cockerel crowed but you are situated in rural Crete and these things are expected. We would have no hesitation returning to this villa and would highly recommend this property for anyone wanting to stay in the Rethymnon area. A car is essential.

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Travelling group: Extended Family
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