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Venetian mill villa wth grotto pool

Venetian mill villa wth grotto pool

9 guests
4 bedrooms
8 beds
3.5 baths
9 guests
4 bedrooms
8 beds
3.5 baths
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Great check-in experience100% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.
VanGos is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
Sparkling clean3 recent guests have said that this home was sparkling clean.

A fully renovated, stonebuilt compound built on top of three ancient greek grottos. It used to be a Venetian olive press factory. Now it's a contemporary holiday home with two pools (indoor and outdoor) and an organic vegetable and local fruit garden

Amenities

Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
Pool
Cable TV
Washer

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds
Bedroom 3
3 single beds
Bedroom 4
1 single bed, 1 sofa bed

House Rules

No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events

Accessibility

Well-lit path to entrance

Availability

73 Reviews

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Alexandre User Profile
Alexandre
April 2018
4 friends and I stayed at VanGos’s place for a week at the beginning of April. We had an amazing time, nothing short of perfect. VanGos was extremely helpful in orienting us towards beautiful beaches, as the weather was great. He also helped us book tours and suggested many act…
Eric User Profile
Eric
July 2016
VanGos' grotto home is truly magical. This was our second trip, and he remains as helpful and welcoming as ever. He has answers for everything, be it recommendations for restaurants, archeological sites, or natural ones. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
Tannis User Profile
Tannis
October 2014
I really can't say enough good things about this villa. So much care and attention to detail went into renovating this old Venetian mill; the perfect mix of old and new. We loved staying here and discovering new aspects of the architecture each time we looked around. To begin …
Eric User Profile
Eric
July 2014
VanGos is an incomparable host. The hospitality is incredible. Extremely knowledgeable about what to visit, where to eat, etc. The house itself is magnificent: VanGos restored it with passion, and anyone who enjoys historical settings will love the original archways, the grott…
Hans Peter User Profile
Hans Peter
June 2014
We (me, my wife and our 5 year old daughter) stayed in VanGos house for three weeks end of may. We loved the garden, the outside pool, the friendly neighbour cats, design and location. In general we had a great time. VanGos is a fantastic host and provided us with great tips for …
David User Profile
David
May 2018
We spent our honeymoon at VanGos's amazing property and loved our time there. Secluded up in the hills above Rethymno, it's perfectly away from everywhere but also got a great taverna on its doorstep. VanGos himself replied to messages with lightning speed and was very helpful in…
Sally User Profile
Sally
May 2018
The Grotto House was a perfect Crete vacation house! It’s in a small village away from traffic, noise, and other tourists (!) but with nearby grocery, restaurant and bakery. It’s a beautifully restored and comfortable house, with great places to gather both inside and out. Good k…

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Rethymno, GreeceJoined in May 2013
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VanGos is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
I love nature and living close to it but at the same time I often travel to big cities to enjoy the cultural events and spaces one can find there. I love food of good quality and I enjoy cooking it. I love seeing but also creating art. One of my listings was awarded with the Uni…
Languages: English, Italiano
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
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