- One of the best villas we have stayed in. Worth the extra money for a Signature villa.
Published on: 12 September 2017
Beautifully situated in a countryside location, this well appointed, secluded property is nestled along a small country track road, set amongst walled grounds and landscaped gardens. Delightful views can be enjoyed from Nefeli's terraces and pool area of the neigbouring countryside, mountains and out to sea in the distance. Nefeli has been fused with traditional styles and modern furnishings throughout enhancing the properties character.
This villa is part of our Signature collection. Find out more
Open poolside shower, Child section in pool
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By the time when we got there it was dark and we have found it difficult to find our way to the villa as the signs were hard to see. It was all worth it as the owners were so welcoming, approachable that if I visit Crete again I would not stay anywhere else but here.
Our third visit the owners are lovely and their grown up daughters.
Beautiful villa with amazing views. Villa was exceptionally well maintained and owners were delightful!
Our second stay at Nefeli. It really is a cut above, with excellent, hospitable owners and impressive attention to detail.
Superb! Helpful, generous owners and excellent advice on 'what to see' from your rep.
Perfect villa, the best yet. Beautiful villa, great location. All needs catered for. Owners very thoughtful, supplying pool towels and coming to clean, and change towels during the week. Extremely kind, providing gifts of their produce.
Villa was wonderful. A truly relaxing and enjoyable holiday. The owners were lovely, friendly and generous with gifts of food etc. Villa was exceptionally clean and well equipped. Great location for Rethymnon and the area around. Lovely beaches nearby. The villa has beautifully lush gardens maintained by the owner. The children had a wonderful time in the pool. The directions to the villa were great until the very last bit. We had to turn off at signs for 'Megaro'(?) and Algida...I was looking for a place sign, wheras these were actually business signs. In the dark we missed them first time past in the dark! Once we got that bit the villa was well signposted. I think the directions should mention that they are signs for businesses not place signs.
The outdoor area was delightful and we spent almost all our time by the pool or relaxing on the balcony. The owners were lovely and went out of their way to make sure everything was perfect. Inside, the villa was spotless and had everything we needed.
Beautiful villa, best equipped we have stayed in, everything you could possibly want provided including pool towels and hair dryer. Hospitality of owners second to none bringing us homemade cake, olive oil, raki and more. Would definitely recommend this villa for those wanting a very relaxing holiday in beautiful surroundings.
The very best villa we've ever stayed in, everything we needed was supplied, with lovely touches provided by the terrific, welcoming family who owned and maintained the villa. Amazing views from the upstairs balcony, perfect place to watch the sun set. Gorgeous villa in convenient, quiet location. We can't wait to stay there again.
The villa was excellent, no complaints at all apart from mattresses that were a little hard for our taste but to each his own. The owners were most gracious in bringing us gifts and were helpful when we locked ourselves out, on one occasion. We would definitely recommend it to others and would even consider taking it again. It was also good value for money, especially in May.
Easily one of the best of Best of James Villas . Very well equipped with everything you could need and more . Very kind owners brought homemade cake and products they produced . Rightly proud of one of the best villas we have stayed in .
Villa was of a very standard and extremely well appointed. The design of living space was suited to our needs and the outdoor space was excellent. The owners were extremely friendly and welcoming and very helpful.
We selected the Island of Crete as we wanted to visit the archaeology sites and the villa was well placed for that. The only downside was the distance from shops and restaurants, but that was balanced by the secluded location and wonderful views.
our first proper holiday for ages after setting up a business & working non stop for 18months.... Villa Nefeli was perfect for us adults and the kids and we don't think the brochure photos do it justice - though the reviews do! With ease of access to many interesting places and great beaches nearby yet also lovely pool, gardens & verandahs for just lazing about when we didn't want to go anywhere. The owners are genuinely very hospitable and went to great lengths (clean pool towels every few days, homemade cakes etc) which was an unexpected pleasure; having worked in the tourist industry in a previous life, we were both impressed with the efficiacy and friendliness of James' staff, paperwork etc.
Villa was excellent. The only slight criticism we have is that the second bathroom (downstairs) is very small, with nowhere to put anything and very little room to move around. There were four of us staying, if there had been 6, this would have been a bigger problem.
It was brilliant - in beautiful countryside, with short distances to local village with a taverna + shop, not very far away from Rethymon or a large supermarket. Good beaches also within a couple of miles. It was one of the best holidays we've had. Crete is beautiful!
A beauiful villa, equipped to a high standard. The owners took every care and attention to ensure we had a fantastic and relaxing holiday. We will be recommending this villa to others.
Amazing villa with lovely owners who genuinely care about their guests well being. Peaceful and relaxing setting with everything you could possibly want and need provided. Top class!
Beautiful villa and VERY welcoming and accommodating owners!
Villa Nefeli was excellent, extremely well equipeed and maintained to a very high standard therange of equpiment and facilities provided was beyond expectation
The best of many James Villas we've stayed in.
Quiet, safe, convenient access to facilities. Perect.
the villa was absolutely beautiful with breathtaking views
Wonderful villa and nice personal touches by owners, highly recommended....thank you.
The hosts came to visit with gifts of food & drink. They could not have been more kind and welcoming! Simply the nicest holiday experince we have had.
I would juat like to say thank you to The Staff of the management company / owner for making use feel so welcome, especially for the Pastries/Cake/Raki they presented to us. The Villa was fantastic. We have used James Villas for approx 8 years and this is the best, I would highly recommend anyone to go to stay.
Very pleased with all aspects of villa and owners whose service ,friendliness and attention to detail enhanced holiday.
A great holiday The villa was all we wanted, in a quiet location surrounded by the relaxing sounds of the countryside. Yet a selection of simple amenities (1 restaurant , 1 snack bar/cafe, 2 shops 1 petrol station) was just 2 minutes’ drive away.
we found the owners of the villa very friendly and welcoming
My family and I cannot praise this villa enough, it is beautiful and everything about it is the highest quality, the owner and her family went out of their way to ensure our stay was both comfortable and welcoming. The personal touches she and her family left made us feel so welcome. The pool area was fantastic and my daughter loved the baby pool and was a wonderful advantage for mum and dad for her to be able to play in it on herown while we sat a watched her, and the views from the terrace were breathtaking. Satisfied doesn't seem enough to rate this villa!
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