28 August 2021
Firstly, please read the other reviews about this wonderful villa. They are all accurate and I cant add to them really. When you first open the gates and see the pool and the villa you are blown away. We looked for a villa with a good sized pool - lots seemed a bit too small, but the pool here was perfect for us as a family with 2 teenage girls, who spent many hours swimming and relaxing on the loungers.
The goats and their bells next door add a peaceful tranquility and there are no immediate neighbours, so you really do have peace and seclusion.
We were worried about the beds and whether these would be too hard, but we needn't have worried as they were lovely and soft, they all had toppers and we all slept really well. The bathrooms are all great as per the other reviews. The villa provides baths nd pool towels (One review said they do not provide pool towels but they are available in the utility room)
Some things the other reviews did not mention that we would have found helpful:
We stayed our first night in Rethymno as we traveled on a Friday. We stocked up at a Lidl supermarket there, which was great as there aren't many that are close to the villa. However, in Vamos, there is a very good mini market which has all the essentials, plus some fresh veg and milk. Also, in the centre of Vamos, up a little hill is a great bakery that we only discovered late in the week, but would recommend for a good supply of fresh bread, croissants and lovely spinach and ham pastries. There is also a small bio market in a village, Kefalas, about 10 minutes away that has a good range of items and some fresh bread. There is also a very good taverna next door that has great reviews.
In short, if you are looking for a villa in a peaceful location, with comfortable furnishings and a great pool, then this is the place to go.
Finally, many thanks to Maria, at TheHotel.gr - we were contacted by WhatsApp before and during our stay and they were always on hand if we needed anything.