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The villa is a villa that, when you embrace it, immediately returns the holiday feeling to you. Mind you, you are on top of a mountain, in a rural area between the inhabitants of Kastello. View from the villa (roof terraces) is magnifique. The sounds of animals, insects, birds and people make you feel like you're in a nice movie.
The kitchen is modern, all appliances work, work space for cooking is good. Cooking materials all provided. Great fridge freezer! Plus an extra wine cooler. (Raki cooler).
Washing machine in the kitchen area but not "disruptive". And works well.
Downstairs are two toilets and shower rooms. Clean, modern and everything functions well. Solar cell on the roof, the sun has energy. If this fails, a switch to a boiler is possible.
The living room was more than adequate for us (we were as a couple). Sofa is good, round dining table with good chairs and a working modern television. The well-functioning WiFi is certainly important. This one can be a little faster if necessary, but everything you can do can be done. Can imagine that for a family the well-fitting sofa is a bit too small. A corner combination would not be out of place here so that you can expand with 2 to 3 seats.
All windows can be opened with shutters. The whole house exudes a history. This history is in the drawer in the kitchen (work table). Well worth seeing the photos of the owner Leonidas his family. You experience that you are not in a tight accommodation but in a villa in which people have lived and worked over a very long time in the past.
The downstairs bedroom is spacious, pleasant. Bed sleeps well and the room can be cooled with air conditioning (including the living room). Storage space is fine in this room and the bedside tables are spacious and equipped with easy-to-operate lamps. The room has a spacious dressing table with mirror. One the bathroom is directly adjacent to the bedroom.
You reach the upstairs bedroom via a staircase with slightly higher steps than average. Very spacious, this well equipped as the bedroom downstairs. My wife couldn't get rid of her dresses there, but that also depends on what you take with you, of course. In contrast to the downstairs bedroom, the bedroom has a well-functioning modern television. And from this room you come to two terraces. One with a slightly higher step. Be careful leaving the terrace for children or after too much raki. View is phenomenal.
Because the base / shell of the house is historic, you can hear every footstep that is taken upstairs in the living room downstairs. This belongs to the house and is not disturbing.
Above the kitchen is a spacious bedroom that we did not use, but looked good and cared for. This is an open space, so it cannot be closed off.
The garden is blooming and green. Birds, bees (non-aggressive), owls in the evening. Again a feeling of a beautiful Cretense movie all these sounds and colors.
The pool is perfect for relaxing and doing a few laps. The loungers are comfortable, but the birds like to defecate on them if you put them under the tree. Garden shower and garden kitchen available.
Nice and cozy dining and sitting terrace. Good table and good chairs.
The lighting outside is well thought out and works.
The villa is an absolute must for those who love a balance between rural luxury atmosphere, tranquility and Crete. The much-described people, families around tavern Maria make us come back to this villa in any case.
We stayed in the Villa in the middle of August 2020; this is when Covid-19 was impacting holidays across Europe. It was an absolute pleasure to do so. The Villa is about 10 minutes off the main Heraklion - Rethymon - Chania main road between Rethymon and Chania. We had arrived at Heraklion airport and it was an easy 90 minute drive from there. Rethymon is about 20 minutes away and Chania about 40 minutes. The nearest beach is about 10 minutes drive. The Villa itself is fantastically appointed. It was comfortably big enough for a family of 4 and would be so for another couple of children on top of that. It has Aircon throughout and 2 bathrooms (with showers). There is all the home comforts you would need including dishwasher; washing machine; microwave; fridges (x2); filter and espresso coffee machines along with everything needed should you decide to self cater. There is wifi which was fast enough for most things. In the garden there is a barbecue and tools although we didn't try this. The main selling points of the Villa though would be the outdoor spaces and the views/location. The pool is about 10 metres long (we didn't actually measure it). It felt long enough to swim in rather than just a play area although it got used for that too. There are 4 sun loungers with cushions. It would be easy to supervise younger children in the pool. It was clean and in the time we were there someone came to check the pool chemicals and clean it. There is a table in the house but we exclusively used the outdoor one. It is in the shade and will comfortably seat 6 people. There is a terrace accessible through the master bedroom upstairs. This is sizeable. The best views in the house are from up here. You can see the sea and several miles of countryside. It is a lovely spot in the evening as the shade is there as well. As mentioned the Villa is about 10 minutes from the main road. At the point at which you come off the main road there is a petrol station and small but well stocked supermarket. There are also a number of restaurants in what is quite a touristy area. The village of Kastellos though does not feel touristy. It is a quiet village with a very traditional feel. Overall this was a brilliant Villa! We loved it and would heartily recommend!
Dear Craig, thank you so much for your comments! We are trying to improve our quality of services for villa LeonAnto to be a "Quite Cretan Luxury" for positive tourism. Be safe!!
A beautiful place and an beautiful villa. We had a wonderful
week in Kastellos. The villa was complete, it was very clean and comfortable.
We can recommended this villa to everyone.
Thank you for your hospitality Marina and Leonidas!
Wir haben unsere Woche auf Kreta in dieser schönen Unterkunft verbracht. Das Haus liegt schön ruhig und hat alles was man sich wünschen kann und ist dennoch nicht weit vom Meer entfernt. Alles lief einwandfrei! Vielen Dank für diese schöne Woche auf Kreta! Wir kommen gerne wieder!
What a great place! We arrived late in the evening and were welcomed by a very helpful host who brought us some delicious food from the (very nice!) local taverna. The house is beautifully situated, very clean and comfortable. The village is quiet and rural. A perfect place for experiencing the Cretan life and a good location to explore the west of Crete. We had a wonderful week with our family of four. I really recommend this house, it has a great atmosphere inside, beautiful views, a very nice garden and pool, just perfect!
Perfect stay with friends or family. Nice house with great view and one of best tavern close by. We really enjoyed. Thank you very much Marina and Leonidas!
Thank you so much for your comments! We really try hard, villa LeonAnto to be a "Quite Cretan Luxury" for positive tourism!!
We enjoyed villa LeonAnto and of course Crete! It was a wonderful experience. Thank you very much for every thing, super service and really beautiful location with so many sunny people!! Many greetings from Agnese, Patric and Gianluca
Superbe maison au calme et très bien située. Je conseille pour les personnes aimant la tranquillité.
We were 5 persons and stayed for 21 days. Our stay was perfect!!
Villa LeonAnto is amazing!
Thank you again for all!!
The most relaxing holidays.
An awesome house, very clean, quiet, good size pool, comfortable beds, very well equipped with top quality things. And of course an excellent traditional tavern with homemade Cretan food.A 5 star accommodation 10 min from a beautiful beach, between Chania and Rethymno.