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Villa Nefeli

Prines in Crete

Property ID 6017
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Private Pool
  • Free A/C Free A/C
  • Car Essential
  • Free Wi-Fi


Property ID 6017
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Private Pool
  • Free A/C Free A/C
  • Car Essential
  • Free Wi-Fi

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

out of 10

Three Storey Accommodation

Lower Ground Floor Amenities

Utility Area:
  • Washing machine

Ground Floor Amenities

  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Hob
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Coffee machine
  • Breakfast bar
  • Satellite TV
  • Flat screen TV
  • DVD player
  • Dining facilities
  • Twin beds
  • A/C unit
  • Local TV
  • Wet room
  • WC
  • Single washbasin

First Floor Amenities

  • King size bed
  • A/C unit
  • Local TV
  • Balcony
  • Twin beds
  • A/C unit
  • Local TV
  • Balcony
  • Jacuzzi bath with hand held shower
  • WC
  • Single washbasin

Villa Facilities:

  • FREE A/C
  • FREE heating via A/C
  • FREE Wi-Fi
  • FREE pool towels
  • Hairdryer
  • iPod dock
  • Playstation 3

Pool Features:

  • Style
    Rectangle style private pool
    0.90m - 1.50m
    8.00m x 4.00m

    Open poolside shower, Child section in pool

External Features:

  • Built-in barbecue
  • Bread oven
  • Sink
  • Lawn
  • Covered terrace

Accessibility Guide:

  • Villa access - Steps
  • Ground floor, step free
  • Villa to pool area - Steps

For more information on mobility, accessibility and passengers requiring assistance, please read our guide to special requirements.

Additional Information

  • A non-refundable accidental damage waiver of £10pp will be payable pre-departure
  • Detached property, Licence No. 1041K12 2K27357 01
  • Cots and high chairs available free, just add during the booking process

Free extras

This property comes with Free Wi-Fi, Free Air Conditioning, Free Cots and Free Highchairs

Floor Plans

Lower ground floor

Floor plan diagram

Ground floor

Floor plan diagram

First floor

Floor plan diagram
Pool dimensions are for guidance only.

Location and Setting

We have labelled this villa property as being "Car Essential"

Your Villa Setting

  • Short drive to beach
  • Short drive to amenities
  • Prines is 1 hr 10 mins from Chania airport
  • Prines is 1 hr 20 mins from Heraklion airport

Similar Properties in Prines

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  • Distance to Rethymno 5.0km
  • Nearest Restaurant / Cafe 1.5km
  • Nearest Bar 1.5km
  • Nearest Beach 7.0km
  • Nearest Mini/Supermarket 1.5km
  • Distance to Chania Airport 1 hr 10 mins
  • Distance to Heraklion Airport 1 hr 20 mins

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Villa Timeline

Comments that appear in the villa timeline were received via the following channels: web enquiry, villa guestbook and through postal correspondence prior to 2014.

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  • 2017
    • Milestone reached April 2017

      500th guest

  • 2014
    • Mr Davies, September 2014

      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.

    • Mrs Laver, June 2014

      Our third visit the owners are lovely and their grown up daughters.

    • Mrs Beeston, May 2014

      Beautiful villa with amazing views. Villa was exceptionally well maintained and owners were delightful!

    • Mr McKiernan, May 2014

      Our second stay at Nefeli. It really is a cut above, with excellent, hospitable owners and impressive attention to detail.

  • 2013
    • Milestone reached October 2013

      Wi-Fi added

    • Mrs Kelsey, September 2013

      Superb! Helpful, generous owners and excellent advice on 'what to see' from your rep.

    • Mr Larsen, August 2013

      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.

    • Milestone reached August 2013

      250th guest

    • Mrs Thomas, July 2013

      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.

    • Ms Orrom, July 2013


    • Mr Dunlop, June 2013

      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.

    • Mrs Miller, June 2013

      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.

    • Miss McNeil, May 2013

      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.

    • Mr O'Shea, May 2013

      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.

    • Mrs Bassett, May 2013

      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 .

    • Mr Lobb, April 2013

      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.

    • Mr Lobb, April 2013

      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.

  • 2012
    • Mrs Butterworth, October 2012

      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.

    • Mr Brown, September 2012

      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.

    • Mr Brown, September 2012

      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!

    • Mr McBurnie, July 2012

      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.

    • Mrs Heathcote, July 2012

      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!

  • 2011
    • Mr Street, October 2011

      Beautiful villa and VERY welcoming and accommodating owners!

    • Mr Radford, September 2011

      Villa Nefeli was excellent, extremely well equipeed and maintained to a very high standard therange of equpiment and facilities provided was beyond expectation

    • Mr Garner, August 2011

      The best of many James Villas we've stayed in.

    • Mr Garner, August 2011

      Quiet, safe, convenient access to facilities. Perect.

    • Milestone reached June 2011

      100th guest

    • Ms Owen, May 2011

      the villa was absolutely beautiful with breathtaking views

    • Mrs Morgan, May 2011

      Wonderful villa and nice personal touches by owners, highly recommended....thank you.

    • Ms Headlong, May 2011

      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.

  • 2010
    • Mr Slate, October 2010

      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.

    • Mr Jones, September 2010

      Very pleased with all aspects of villa and owners whose service ,friendliness and attention to detail enhanced holiday.

    • Mr Goldstone, September 2010

      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.

    • Mr Barton, August 2010

      we found the owners of the villa very friendly and welcoming

    • Milestone reached August 2010

      50th guest

    • Mrs Cowle, May 2010

      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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Overall rating
Scores 9.7 out of 10 based on 10 reviews
Reviews and scores from the last 12 months.
10 out of 10


One of the best villas we have stayed in. Worth the extra money for a Signature villa.
Confirmed guest: 05 September 2017
Published on: 12 September 2017
9 out of 10


London Family (the eldest child is at school)
Excellent villa, lovely owners
Confirmed guest: 29 August 2017
Published on: 05 September 2017
9 out of 10


Brighton Family (the eldest child is at school)
All the little things (mozzie plugs, liquid soap, dishwasher tabs) covered off. Drive to villa was via an off putting industrial area, but views and facilities were outstanding.
Confirmed guest: 08 August 2017
Published on: 18 August 2017
10 out of 10


Guildford Family (the eldest child is at school)
Beautiful villa, great outside space, lovely pool! No neighbours anywhere near so complete privacy! Only a few minutes drive from town/shops/beaches - couldn't ask for a more perfect location!
Confirmed guest: 01 August 2017
Published on: 11 August 2017
10 out of 10


Solihull Couple
Can't wait to go back!
Confirmed guest: 18 July 2017
Published on: 20 July 2017
10 out of 10


Wolverhampton Couple
Well what can I say, this villa is fantastic and deserves the James Villas Signature rating. The villa is really lovely, close to the town, but quite secluded. It is kept in immaculate condition and is so clean with fresh towels and linen twice a week along with a pool clean. The views are to die for and the brochure photos don't do it justice. The villa owners are lovely and make sure you are welcome and have the best holiday. Crete is fabulous and it's people are so very friendly. I would thoroughly recommend Crete and Villa Nefell, and I would definitely go back.
Confirmed guest: 11 July 2017
Published on: 14 July 2017
9 out of 10


Ingleby Barwick, Stockton on Tees Couple
We found the villa to be extremely well equipped with nothing needed from home, ie dishwasher tablets, washing powder, kitchen roll etc unlike other villas.
Cleanliness was excellent. The owners were friendly, generous and brought us gifts each time they came to clean.
The outdoor area and swimming pool were great, the only negative point was the surrounding hedges, of which there were several, needed a harsh trim as they harboured what seemed to be hundreds of flies. When you passed by them to get to the pool and the front door, you were surrounded by a swarm which we found to be very unpleasant. Once by the pool it was difficult to relax as the flies were continually buzzing around.
Obviously trimming the hedges will not fully remove all the flies, but it may help to reduce the swarms.
Confirmed guest: 20 June 2017
Published on: 27 June 2017
10 out of 10


Essex Family (the eldest child is at school)
The best villa we have stayed in. Very clean and well equipped. Owners very nice.
Confirmed guest: 06 June 2017
Published on: 08 June 2017
10 out of 10


Edenbridge Couple
The villa was in a lovely setting, clean and well equipped. The owners of the villa were kind and very helpful, we had a great time.
Confirmed guest: 11 April 2017
Published on: 12 April 2017
Views and opinions in these reviews are solely of the authors and do not necessarily represent those of James Villa Holidays (JVH). JVH provides no assurances regarding the accuracy of the information and cannot accept liability for complaints, loss or damage resulting from the article. It does not form part of the contract made when a holiday is booked with JVH and the information provided is not intended to be a rider or replacement to the booking conditions. Reference to the service or product of a third party, is not an endorsement or recommendation and JVH accepts no liability as a result of complaints, loss or damage arising from their use.

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