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“Perfection in the hills”
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5 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 13
Rethymnon, Rethymnon Prefecture, Crete

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Dom_Briz
Bristol, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Perfection in the hills”
Reviewed 14 September 2015 for a stay in September 2015

'Villa Laga' did not disapppoint. We booked to stay for a week at the start of September, as a group of 11 friends wanting to experience some Cretan culture and fun. The first half of our group arrived first, welcomed by the owner, who had laid out a fresh platter of salad and fruit, and the famous homemade Raki. The drive for us was around 1hr 20 mins from Heraklion airport- better to drive in the daylight so you can see some of the amazing views!
The villa was perfect for what we wanted from a big friends holiday. Absolute privacy meant we could make all the noise we liked without worrying about upsetting neighbours, and there was so much space for us all to live very comfortably in. In fact, some sofas and tables were left completely unused! The outside area is where the magic happened. With a shaded barbeque and eating area, it meant we could enjoy every meal outside, next to the barbeque and facing the stunning landscape around us. We were instructed to help ourselves to the fresh tomatoes and peppers that grew in the grounds, which was such a treat!

I'd definitely recommend this villa to others who want to make the most of a stunning property in a quiet part of Crete. The nearest beach is around a 10 minute drive, too. And the cats (we named Feta and Pitta) are lovely creatures :)

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Liked best: the space
Liked least: would have liked nicer beaches to have been closer
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garethp42...
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“5* Villa in an Idilic Location”
Reviewed 11 September 2015 for a stay in September 2015
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We stayed in early September with a large group of friends. We found the villa to be of a very high standard in a beautiful spot, nestled in the hills above Rythymnon.

From the second we arrived, we we very impressed with the overall condition of the villa. We learned that the owner had previously been an electrician who worked on large hotel builds, this was apparent with the quality of the electrical fittings, bedrooms and bathrooms being comparable with a high standard hotel room.

The Location of the Villa is beautiful. It is extremely quiet and peaceful and there are no other properties close by. The grounds and gardens are maintained to a very high standard, with lines of olive trees extending as far as the eye can see. there are also a number of tomato, cucumber and pepper plants, from  which you can gather the most beautiful fresh produce for your lunch or dinner.

The living space is vast. With large well furnished living rooms and beautiful bedrooms, each with their own bathrooms and private balcony’s. The whole property is fully air-conditioned, with powerful modern ac units.

The real highlight for most of us was the outstanding outdoor area, which consists of a large, clean swimming pool, lots of comfortable sunbeds and a phenomenal covered eating and BBQ area. It was here that we spent the majority of our days. The BBQ is very large and there is also a wood burning oven for making bread and pizzas. Another highlight was the large amount of food preparation area, great lighting and even an outdoor fridge.

Although there is a very good local restaurant about 10 minutes walk away, you really need a car to enjoy the best of the island. There are a few shops and a bakery very close by, but there is a Lidl around 10 mins drive away, as well as a number of larger supermarkets within a short drive.

The Villa is well prepared for a large number of vehicles, with lots of space on the drive as well as a double garage with an electric door at the base of the property.

We were given a detailed email prior to arriving that contained lots of information on local shops, bars and restaurants. As well as some very comprehensive photographed directions that we found very helpful.

We had no problems at all whilst we were there, but we had a strong feeling that if there was something to go wrong, the owner would be very helpful in remedying any issues.

Overall our stay was a fantastic experience, there really is very little to fault with Villa Laga and i would not think twice about returning there or recommending it to any of my family or friends.

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StarS90
London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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“Excellent stay!”
Reviewed 17 November 2014 for a stay in September 2013

My husband booked Villa Laga for us and four other friends. When we arrived we had such a warm welcome from the owner Manos who was incredibly kind and had prepared bread and cheese and other snacks for us.
The villa was even better than we had imagined! It was huge, every floor was perfectly catered for and the rooms all had private balconies. The pool was a good size, and the views from each balcony were so beautiful. The rooftop had amazing 360 degree views of pristine countryside. There were acres of land to explore, with olive trees and sheep hiding in the hills and you could just about see the sea from the rooftop.
We enjoyed using the bbq and the property felt very safe with electric gates for security. Manos came every day to water the plants and even cooked us a delicious meal!
We would all love to go back to Villa Laga!

Travelling group: Friends
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Lesley W
Kendal, United Kingdom
1 review
“Wonderful Villa”
Reviewed 8 June 2014 for a stay in June 2014

Fantastic villa with great views. The photo's don't do it justice. 8 of us stayed in the villa and arrived to find the fridge full of food, salad stuff, ham, cheese, milk, jam, bread and fruit. We were late arriving due to problems collecting our hire car but the owner, and a friend who interpreted for him, showed my parents around the villa and waited for us to arrive. They were concerned that the villa was alright for us, it couldn't have been any better. The pool was soon in use by the younger members of our group. If we go to Crete again as a group we wouldn't hesitate to stay at villa Laga.

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Liked best: The overall standard of the villa
Liked least: Having to get in the car to get to most places
Travelling group: Extended Family
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joliendet...
Ghent, Belgium
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“An amazing vacation!”
Reviewed 25 September 2013 for a stay in September 2013
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The vacation was fantastic.
The house is big! more beautiful than on the picture! Its private so you don't have neighbours. but still the shops and going out places are nearby!

The owner of the house is a verry nice man! You can do trips and taking the culture in. Nearby is alsow a touristshop, They give you verry good information!
Best you can do is rent a car for doing youre shopping. alsow if you go see something is it cheaper when you drive youreself than when you go with touristbus or train.

I enjoyed it verry much!

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Your age range 18-24
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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