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  • 1
  • Private
  • 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 the hilltop just outside of the small village of Kato Valsamonero, with beautiful countryside views, one will understand the reason for the name given to this villa. To be overwhelmed with the viewpoint or Xagnadevo in Greek. Set amongst a mature garden with lovely tall Cypress trees on one side and a variety of plants and flowers in the rock garden creating 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 takes over, it is only a short drive to the nearby villages or Rethymnon to wander through the narrow alleyways or visit the castle which stands above it. 


Location- Kato Valsamonero

Kato Valsamonero village is quite a small without shops but just 4 kms away in Agios Antonis is a mini market & a taverna. Plus the quaint villages of Gerani, Prines and Atsipopoulou with more shops and tavernas are just a short 15 mins drive away. Plus, the buzzing town of Rethymnon & is 25min drive.

The Kamato Beach is the nearest spot to dip toes in the sea which is a 15min drive away but just going a little further west takes you to the very long stretch of Georgiopolis Beach. Here there is about 7kms of sandy beach with tavernas dotted along it, to choose a spot.  

If you can’t pull yourself away from Villa Xagnado, you will be pleased to know that a relative iowns the nearest taverna & they deliver to the villa!  Plus, the owners, Stratos & Margarita offer their guests a welcome basket of their homemade honey, raki, wine and olive oil upon arrival. Stratos gardening equipment is stored in the large garage at the rear of the property.


Outside  Villa Xagnado

Swimming Pool -  Rectangular 3,50m x 6m tiled, private pool 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 – Extensive work bench, built-in BBQ, Cretan wood oven and sink. Wooden table with chairs under pergola with garden views.

Garden – Various plants and trees located at the side and rear.

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


Inside Villa Xagnado 

Open plan living room 

Sitting Area – Comfy L shaped sofa, plasma TV with satellite, DVD player, fireplace and floor to ceiling large sliding window 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, bedside tables with lamps, wardrobe and dresser with mirror. Window with a 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.  Wardrobe and desk with mirror. 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, inside your very own cotton shopping bag.

Wifi - free.

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



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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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Minimum 5 nights
Any day arrival
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Price is the total accommodation price.
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
Payments required to confirm
  • 30% Required to Confirm your booking
  • Balance Due 8 weeks before Check-In
  • If within 8 weeks, 100% required to confirm
  • 24Hr Hold, No Charge, No Obligation
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.

2019 Car Hire in Crete
Group 01/01
to 13/05
to 02/07
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

We don't book flights, we prefer to stick to what we love doing ( finding the best villas in the best places) below is  a rather good app showing flight routes, airlines, prices with links to the airlines to book.

** Top Tip **, if you avoid flying at the weekends or in different durations, 5,10 16 nights, flights are often a lot cheaper, and remember with Freelance you can arrive ANY DAY at our villas, good eh ...

If you prefer to talk;

Alan Garner - IAG If you prefer to speak to someone, we have found Alan Garner at VHG  Flights (A fully ATOL bonded company ATOL5889) very helpful (mention our  name when booking), you can call Alan on 01444 225 618 during office hours.





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