50 square meters swimming pool with shallow part for childrenPrivate 50 square meters swimming pool
Blue Mare, New Cretan Luxury Villa!
Blue Mare, New Cretan Luxury Villa!

Entire home/flat

8 guests

4 bedrooms

5 beds

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Mare Villas are 2 brand new stone built villas of 240 sqm each, luxurious residence of superior design and construction quality. The Villa “Blue Mare” and “Green Mare” are two semi-detached villas in a 855 m² area with same structures and facilities.

The space

The villas are located only 2 km away from the long sandy beach of Rethymno and living areas like Stavromenos and Sfakaki with shops and markets.

Totally isolated but close to everything, our villa offers full privacy to our guests and a variety of facilities for the whole family.

The Villa “Blue Mare” and “Green Mare” are two semi-detached villas in a 855 m² area with same structures and facilities. Each villa has its own private 50 m² swimming pool, private gardens, BBQ and playground for children.

Although both villas are semi-detached, we took good care of your privacy. The only part that you have to share with the other house is the parking area, otherwise the villas are designed to offer full privacy between them.

Furnished in a modern and minimal style, the two-storey villas can accommodate up to 8 people in beds and up to 10 people each if it is necessary.

Layout of the villa:
Entering to the villa on the ground floor there is a spacious open plan area which consisting of the living room with 40” satellite TV and Playstation 4, the indoor dinning area and a fully equipped kitchen of top quality fixtures. From the living room area there is a direct access to the pool area and the garden. Next to the living area there is also an office area with a desk in the hall.

On the same floor there is a bedroom with double bed and a bathroom with Hydro-massage shower cabin.

Reaching the first floor from the stairs, there are two more bedrooms, one with double bed and the other with 2 single beds which also can be set up as a double bed. On the same floor you will also find a bathroom with Hydro-massage shower cabin.

In addition, on the top of the first floor there is a loft which has a double bedroom and en-suite bathroom with bath.

All the bedrooms have air-condition, private satellite HDTV, closet and access to balconies with great sea views.

Outdoors there is an organised fenced area with many facilities and spots for relaxing surrounded by trees and flowers.

More specifically our outdoor facilities include:

- 50 sq.m swimming pool with sun beds, sofas and a separated shallow part for young children.

- Fully equipped charcoal barbecue area plus a sink under the pergola.

- Many organised furnished spots (sun beds, outdoor sofas and beds) for relaxing in the balconies, the veranda and the gardens around the villa.

- Safe areas for children to play.

The whole outdoor area is totally private and fenced, offering 100% privacy to our guests!

Blue Mare villa has better sea views than Green Mare which has better mountain views, otherwise both villas are exactly the same. Both houses are designed to have wheelchair access on the ground floor and outdoor areas but villa “Green Mare” also has a bedroom and a bathroom on the ground floor which meet all the standards for wheelchair access. You can book both villas as one with a discount price, taking the opportunity of more privacy between your own group. The outdoor areas can be connected with a secret door which can be opened in case you book both villas as one.

The unique benefits of Mare Villas according my opinion are:

- Stone made brand new villas with all the furniture and electric devices are high quality.
- Constructed in a way to offer privacy between the two villas.
- The location as the villas are in a quiet natural environment but only 2 km away from the beach and living areas where you can find everything. Also it is a great base if you want to explore Crete.
- The layout of the outdoor area and the design of the pool, the sitting areas and the barbecue are great for relaxing!
- The buildings are stone made which means that the houses keep the same temperature in winter or summer and it will be always cool.
- All the bedrooms have private balcony with sea or mountain view.
- Safe children playground in the backyard.
- Both houses are designed to have wheelchair access on the ground floor and outdoor areas but villa “Green Mare” also has a bedroom and a bathroom on the ground floor which meet all the standards for wheelchair access.
- You can book both villas as one with a discount price, taking the opportunity of more privacy between your own group. The outdoor areas can be connected with a secret door which can be opened in case you book both villas as one.
- The hospitality of the owner and her family who will be on hand with helpful advice and information whenever it is needed.

Guest access

Guests will have access and full privacy to all areas indoor and outdoor!

Interaction with guests

We will wait for you in the villa for your arrival (despite the time, even after midnight) in order to help you with the house details and give you as much informations as you want about the area, taverns, shops, places and beaches that you have to visit!
Also we will clean the villa and change towels and linen every 3 days!
Finally we will be there for your departure for our last thank you!
Kostas will be also reachable on his cell phone and e-mails 24/7!

Other things to note

We will provide 4 bicycles for free!

The space
Bathrooms: 3
Bedrooms: 4
Beds: 5
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/flat


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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Bedroom 3
2 single beds
Bedroom 4
1 double bed
Common spaces
1 crib

House Rules
Check in is anytime after 3PM

Just enjoy our holiday villa! No rules in Holidays!



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.

Safety features
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

7 nights minimum stay

7 Reviews

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Anat User Profile
July 2017
בית מקסים ויפה.

Catherine User Profile
July 2017
We thoroughly enjoyed our time in Blue Mare Villa. Kostas gave us a huge amount of information about the villa and the area before we arrived and answered all queries quickly which really helped us in planning our trip. The owner, Mrs Rena was at the villa to welcome us even though our flight was late and resulted in us arriving three hours late - just after midnight! She had left us some home baked bread and had also bought for groceries for us (a service offered through Kostas). Mrs Rena also cooked a delicious moussaka for our family which was very kind and took care of dinner for one night! The villa was spotlessly clean, spacious and had excellent air conditioning. The outside area was well maintained and the pool spacious enough for our three children to play in. The villa is located in a small village around 20 minutes drive from Rethymno so a car is a must. Rethymno has a lovely harbour area and lots of restaurants with the usual tourist shops. Kostas had arranged for us to visit Baja beach resort in Rethymno for the day which our kids loved and was a nice change from the quiet surroundings of the villa - the package included a bottle of wine and a plater of fruit which was lovely and a great day - so much so that we went back another day after that. Great tip Kostas! The villa has beautiful views from the terraces from each bedroom (if you can tolerate the noise of the cicadas that live in the olive trees next door!) and apart from these little creatures, it is very quiet with virtually no passingly traffic. We would absolutely recommend Kostas and the villa to our friends and family. The people in Crete were so friendly and welcoming and we would love to return.

Torun User Profile
July 2017
We had the best vacation at this place! Kostas and his assistant Sophia has been nothing but extremely helpful and service minded from the very beginning. We actually rented the house for a whole month because my daughter and her husband and their kids (3,5 years and 10 months), stayed in the house for two weeks whit another couple and their kid (14 months), before my son and his family (wife and two kids, 6 years and 11 years) and myself arrived. My daughter her husband and the other couple were also extremely satisfied with the whole stay and the very good service from Costas and Sophia. Her review of their stay: “The house is perfect! Especially if you are traveling with kids since there are a lot of space both inside and outside the house. In the backyard, there are a small playground where the kids can spend time when they need some time off the pool. The pool area is also great since there are one pool area for kids, and one area who is a bit deeper. And the pool was always very clean because there was a pool boy cleaning it every morning! At most we were five adults, and four kids in the house at the same time, and we had more than enough space! The house is surrounded by fences, and you can close the front gate so you can be sure the kids do not run into the road (there were not many cars driving by on the road outside, but it was good to not worry about it). We wanted a spacious house who was well-equipped so we could have the possibility to make our own meals (going to restaurants every day, several times a day, with a lot of small kids for one month, is just pain), a bit outside the city, but not too far away so it was easy for us to go there if we wanted to explore the “city-life”. And we really got that at this place! We made most of our meals at the house, and that was very easy because the kitchen is very well-equipped. There is a local store just a few km away from the house, and since there are two bicycles at the house for guests to use, the grocery shopping was done in no time. There is also a little sweet taverna just a few minutes walk away from the house where you can buy lunch and is cream. Before our arrival Kostas recommended a taxi company for us to use during our stay. We decided to not go for rental car since the price on a decent rental car is quite high (with insurance and car seats for the kids etc.), so we used taxi every time we went to the city or to the beach, and that is something I really can recommend. All in all it was actually cheaper then a rental car, especially with the high gas...

Emma User Profile
May 2017
A huge thank you to both Kostas and the owner, Mrs. Rena, for a wonderful weeks holiday at Blue Mare Villa. From the moment of booking Kostas couldn't have been more helpful and was always quick to reply to any query we had. Mrs. Rena welcomed us incredibly warmly on arrival and even made us a delicious moussaka when we were unable to make it to the shops on our first night to buy any groceries. We can't thank her enough for such a wonderful start to the holiday. The villa itself is exactly as the pictures depict. In fact the garden, pool and outside eating area were even better than expected! Our little boy was nicely entertained by the garden toys too which was great. The inside was all functional and bedrooms and bathrooms a decent size. We were only 2 adults and a toddler and although the kitchen and lounge area wasn't huge it met our needs fine. The house is in a relatively remote location which was lovely as was very peaceful. We would take our toddler on walks down the country lanes to see the sheep and chickens which he loved. There was a local supermarket a few minutes drive away and Rethymno was only 10/15mins by far away so we didn't feel isolated. We would highly recommend this villa to anyone coming to Crete and wanting a relaxing holiday. We would love to return! Suitable for groups of friends or families with babies and older children. The only slight downside for toddlers is that the staircases are very wide and open and have large spaces between the banisters so could be a potential hazard if you weren't watching the children constantly.

Camilla User Profile
July 2016
We were 6 adults one 10 Year old and 3 small children staying in blue mare for 2 weeks. The best word to describe the house is perfect! Everything is as it seems in the pictures. the house is perfect for families with young and older children. Kostas, Sophia and the owner was perfect hosts. We feelt really safe and they thought about everything. They maked sure we had everything we needed and more. They even bought grosseris for the first day for us, and there were no problem with late checkout. we had a perfect holliday at blue mare:)

Victoire User Profile
July 2016
The house was exactly the same as in the description, every equipment from the description was in it and of good quality. We found this place very peaceful, no noises, no problem with the neighborhood, enough place for 8 people (big bedrooms, many bathrooms...) and the garden and the pool area were great. Kostas and the owner welcomed us very well, explained us every thing about the house and make us fell like if we were at home. Kostas was very available to answer at all of our questions by message or calls, he organized for us some activities and showed us the shops around and the city center, he and the owner were amazing hosts!! It was such an amazing trip in an wonderful house! We will keep fantastic memories, I recommend this house to every travelers who will come to Crete to enjoy their holidays!

Natasa User Profile
August 2015
Villa Blue Mare is perfect temporary home! Location is very, very good and the sorounding is really quiet. It is a spacious house with lots of light. The kitchen is fully equipped and rooms are big enough, beyond our expectations. Each room has a nice balcony and everybody has enough privacy. Garden is exactly like on the photos! Perfect! We had really great time whether we made BBQ or swim in the pool or just laying down on the sunbeds. The house is perfect also if you intend to come with children. There is a sweet little playgraound on the back. To make a conclusion: We would highly recommend this house! Also, we can not forget our host - her hospitality was great, she even made traditional dinner one night for all of us. You will not regreat if you decide to stay in this villa!

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Rethimnon, GreeceJoined in February 2014
Kostas User ProfileKostas is a superhost.

My name is Kostas Vasilakis and I have studied marketing and business management. Being already an owner of two successful villas and co-owner of DesignGraphic, 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 where they are located.

My aim is to help the homeowners to manage their vacation properties better and guests to relax and have the best experience on their holidays with 24/7 service providing advice for all the matters during 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 271 Arkadiou Str. Rethymno, Crete and it is approved by the Greek Tourist Organisation.

Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours
Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.
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