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  • Included
  • WiFi


“Relaxing holiday in rural Crete”

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Essential Information
Sleeps (Max) 4
Bedrooms 2
Shower Rooms 1
Maid Service Included
Pool Private 6 x 3.5
A/C Included
Floor Area m² 85
Car Hire Essential
Booking Information
Check-In Any day (after 16:00)
Check-Out Any day (before 10:00)
Minimum stay 5 nights
Local Facilities
Beach 15 min drive
Tavernas 4km/ 10min drive
Distances from Airport/Port
Chania 64kms/80mins
Heraklion 96kms/1,5 hour
Villa Equipment
Local TV
Satellite TV
Dish Washer
Washing Machine
Hair Dryer
Sun Lounger
Mosquito Window Blind
Filter Coffee Machine
Iron & Board
Pool Towels
Cooking Utensils
Nespresso* Machine
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Villa Xagnado - Valsamonero near Rethymnon,  Sleeps 4


Free wifi

Standing alone on a hilltop just outside the small village of Kato Valsamonero, with outstandingly beautiful rural  views, the reason for the name given to this villais self evident. Xagnadevo, in Greek, is to be overwhelmed with the viewpoint. Set within a  a mature garden this is a very peaceful environment to lounge by the pool and listen to the birdsong.

This lovely two bedroom villa is very comfortable and spacious. Ample facilities for spending days doing just absolutely nothing but if the need to explore does take overthen it's only a short drive to the nearby villages or to Rethymnon to wander through the narrow alleyways or visit the castle which stands above it. 


Location- Kato Valsamonero

Tiny Kato Valsamonero has no facilities to speak of but there's a minimarketjust 4 kms away in  Agios Antonis plus a taverna owned by a relative of the owner of Villa Xagnado, who obligingly is more than happy to deliver a beautiful taverna meal to your door on request. The picturesque villages of Gerani, Prines and Atsipopoulou with more shops and tavernas are a little under 15 mins drive away and the buzzing town of Rethymnon a  25min drive.

Kamato Beach is the nearest spot to dip your toes in the sea just a 15min drive away but traveling a little further west takes you to the fabulous 7 kms long stretch of sand which is Georgiopolis Beach with tavernas dotted along its length.

The owners, Stratos & Margarita offer their guests a welcome basket of their homemade honey, raki, wine and olive oil on arrival.


Outside  Villa Xagnado

Swimming Pool -  3.50m x 6m tiled with Roman step entry.  Pool depths 0.90m -1.30m.

Sun Terrace - Furnished with sun loungers and umbrellas plus a small area of lawn.

Mountain View Dining Terrace - Covered dining area with table and chairs. Mountain and pool views.

Rear Covered Terrace – Built-in BBQ, Cretan wood oven and sink. Wooden table with chairs under pergola with garden views.

Garden – Small areas of lawn with flowering shrubs  and trees at the side and rear.

Upper Balcony – large first floor balcony with  views towards the White Mountains and the village of Kato Valsamonero with the peaks of Mt Ida.


Inside Villa Xagnado 

Open plan living room 

Sitting Area – Comfy L shaped sofa, plasma TV with satellite, DVD player, glass patio windows to the covered dining terrace with pool and garden view.  Air Con Unit.

Dining Area - Wooden table and seating for four.

Kitchen Area - Wooden fitted cupboards, double sink, Dolce Gusto espresso coffee machine, electric oven with hobs, microwave, dishwasher and fridge freezer.  Glass door to the covered rear dining terrace with garden views.


Double bedroom 1 – Double bed. Window with  pool and garden view. Air Con Unit.


Shower room 1- Tiled walk in shower, wash hand basin, WC and washing machine.


First Floor

Twin bedroom 2-  Two single beds.  Glass door with a few steps up to mountain & village view terrace.  Mezzanine style room with sloping wooden ceiling and no door to close off from lower level.  Air con unit.


Your Villa will be prepared for you on arrival with fresh bath and hand towels, all beds will be made up.

For stays of 7 nights or more - house towels and bed linen will be changed every 3 - 4 days & a light mid-stay clean.

Pool towels are provided.

Complimentary Welcome Pack - on arrival you will find drinks & a few snacks in your fridge, to begin your holiday.

Wifi - free.

Parking - There is space for parking inside the villa grounds which is covered.



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Villa Xagnado, Crete Latest review - Villa Xagnado, Crete
Beautiful place
"Thank you again for this exceptional stay, and the many attentions you have shown. We loved our stay in this beautiful place, we enjoyed the pastries and raki, and continued our discovery of the Crete with happiness"
Sandrine - Jul 2019
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Who at Freelance has visited or stayed at this villa

  • Diane - Greece Operations Director
  • Paul - Managing Director
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Our price also includes:

24/7 Local Assistance
Free Pool/Beach Towels
Free Essentials Grocery Pack
Free Air-Con
Free Cot
Free Highchair
Free WiFi
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  • If within 8 weeks, 100% required to confirm
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Villa Xagnado, Crete Latest review - Villa Xagnado, Crete
Beautiful place
"Thank you again for this exceptional stay, and the many attentions you have shown. We loved our stay in this beautiful place, we enjoyed the pastries and raki, and continued our discovery of the Crete with happiness"
Sandrine - Jul 2019
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Beach 15 min drive
Tavernas 4km/ 10min drive
Car Hire Essential
Distances from Airport/Port
Chania 64kms/80mins
Heraklion 96kms/1,5 hour
Location of Villa Xagnado
Valsamonero nr Rethymnon, Crete
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So please only use this map as a guide, please free to call us if you have any questions.

Beautiful place
"Thank you again for this exceptional stay, and the many attentions you have shown. We loved our stay in this beautiful place, we enjoyed the pastries and raki, and continued our discovery of the Crete with happiness"
Magnifique endroit !
"Séjour exceptionnel dans un magnifique endroit ! Tout a été parfait du début à la fin : des échanges avec l’équipe de The Freelance-Holidays a l’accueil par les propriétaires en passant par les multiples et discrètes attentions dont nous avons été l’objet pendant notre séjour ! La maison est certes un peu isolée mais c’est un bonheur d’être en dehors des lieux sur-fréquentés, ceux ci restant accessibles facilement (location de voiture obligatoire !). La maison est telle que sur les photos, parfaitement propre et bien équipée. Tous les 4 jours le ménage est fait, les serviettes remplacées, les déchets évacués, sans qu’on ne se rende compte de rien. Les propriétaires sont adorables, et nous ont régalés de produits et pâtisseries locales, préparés par leurs soins ! Bref, un séjour et un service bien au delà de ce que nous attendions, nous recommandons fortement"
Nina S
Die Bilder beschreiben nicht, wie schön die Villa ist.
"Die Bilder beschreiben nicht mal ansatzweise wie traumhaft schön die Unterkunft auf Kreta ist. Man ist zwar sehr abgeschieden am Rande eines kleinen Dörfchens, hat dadurch aber absolute Ruhe und kein Mensch stört einen. Die Unterkunft ist blitzesauber, die Küche so perfekt ausgestattet, dass man ein 10 Gänge Menü kochen könnte und die Inhaberin eine so tolle herzliche Gastgeberin. Wir haben 6 Tage dort verbracht, bei unserer Ankuft war bereits der Kühlschrank mit Obst, Wasser, Wein und einem selbstgebackenen Kuchen gefüllt und am 3. Tag kam die Gastgeberin um einmal zu putzen, die Handtücher und die Bettwäsche zu wechseln und hat erneut Kuchen mitgebracht. Wir hatten einen so unvergesslich schönen Urlaub und werden sicherlich noch einmal wiederkommen!"
Colin & Lisa
Relaxing time at Villa
"We truly had a relaxing time at the Villa, the extra though of gifts on arrival and lovely cakes dropped off on cleaning days was greatfully received. The communication, especially during the early hours of our arrival, to help find the Villa was timely and supportive. We would recommend the Villa and Freelance Holidays to friends. The Freelance team were always quick to reply to enquiries, provided good pre holiday information and timely support when needed, even during the early hours during our arrival. They invite and isten to feedback and we would recommend them to travellers looking for minimal intrusion, with great communication"
2019 Car Hire in Crete
Group 01/01
to 13/05
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to 10/09
to 08/10
to 31/12

 - Group B B

Hyundai I10, Fiat Panda 3dr (Air Cond)/similar - 4 seats


 - Group C C

Citroen C3, Nissan Micra 5dr (Air Cond)/similar - 5 seats


 - Group D D

Peugeot 208, Hyundai Accent 5 dr (Air Cond)/similar - 5 seats


 - Group E E

Hyundai Matrix, Peugeot 308, Nissan Note 5 dr (Air Cond)/similar - 5 seats


 - Group F F

Suzuki Jimny 4x4, Vitara 1300cc 2 dr (Soft Top)/similar - 4 seats 


 - Group F2 F2

Daihatsu Terios 4x4 1600cc 4 dr (Air Cond/Hard Top)/similar - 5 seats


 - Group G G

Minibus Fiat Doblo, Citroen Berlino  (inc Roof Rack/Air Cond)/similar - 7 seats


 - Group G2 G2

Minibus Fiat Scudo, Citroen Jumpy (Air Cond)/similar - 9 seats


 - Group H H

Automatic Citroen C3, Hyundai i20 5 door (Air Cond)/similar - 5 seats


 - Group H2 H2

Automatic Nissan Juke, Toyota Auris (Air Cond)/similar - 5 seats


 - Group I I Cabriolet. Peugeot 207 2dr (Air Cond)/similar - 2 seats£420£476£546£476£420

 - Group K K

 Nissan Qashqai, Peugeot 2008 (SUV/Air Cond)/similar - 5 seats


Prices for 7 days hire

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Flights to both Chania (CHQ) & Heraklion (HER) Airports

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