The year 2020 was completely dominated by the Corona pandemic, so we had to wait and see whether we could and wanted to go on vacation. For the most of the tourists Greece was only open from 1 July. Fortunately, due to the strict measures taken in advance, the island of Crete was almost safe and we were able to welcome many guests, especially from Germany, and are very grateful for that. We certainly also hope for the local population and middle class that in the year 2021 tourism will normalize again.
Perfect holiday in the corona time
We thought for a long time whether we should go on vacation because of the difficult corona situation. During this time Ruud gave us excellent advice and support so that we finally flew to Crete at the beginning of July. We have not regretted this! We also followed Ruud’s tips for renting a car with Voyager before arrival. This worked without problems, the organization and the car were perfect. Immediately after arriving at the house we knew we would feel comfortable there. The house is stylishly furnished and clean. We were particularly impressed with the outdoor area with a lovely pool, sun loungers, umbrellas, barbecue and terrace. The pool was cleaned regularly and nothing was missing. Within walking distance is tavern Hovoli, where you can eat delicious and cheap. We have made many nice trips, which was possible thanks to the rental car. For example, we have visited Chania, Rethymno, Myli gorge, Preveli monastery and the beach of the same name. Episkopi beach, which can be reached by car in about 30 minutes, is also very beautiful. We can very well imagine going on holiday here again and would definitely rent Villa Lemoni again.
Tanja 4 July to 18 July (Germany)
Cozy house in a beautiful, quiet location
Despite the corona times, we were able to spend a great holiday on the beautiful island of Crete! We felt very comfortable in the small house from the beginning as it is clean and well appointed. The garden and swimming pool provided relaxation and at temperatures above 30 degrees for the necessary cooling. We are grateful to Ruud for his recommendation to rent a car with Voyager and for the countless tips about excursion destinations or restaurants. In addition, we can recommend the Taverna Petrakas in Adele, a very nice mix between Greeks and tourists with good cuisine! Communication with Ruud was easy and very friendly from the start, thank you for everything!
Bettina 18 July to 1 August (Germany)
Nice holiday home
Very nice house where you can relax. Quiet location and beautiful sea view from the roof terrace.
Jeroen 1 August to 8 August (Netherlands)
A super nice holiday villa, lots of privacy, a quiet environment and fully equipped! The private pool is ideal with children, and you can also reach the beach from the villa! Really recommended for a wonderful holiday.
Marinde 8 August to 15 August (Netherlands)
The villa was well equipped, clean and located in a an area giving easy access to the sea, mountains and historic towns. We arrived to a welcome pack of beautiful fruit, wine and local sweet delicacies. The owner also provided detailed recommendations for the best beaches, taverna’s and other local amenities. Highly recommended for family holidays.
Paul 19 August to 26 August (England)
Just great, can be recommended
House is exactly like the pictures on the internet .. highly recommended. We had a great 2 weeks. Thanks ..
Melanie 26 August to 9 September (Germany)
A really nice house
We were greeted with a beautiful fruit basket and a bottle of wine. The house has everything it promises.
Peter 12 September to 26 September (Germany)
Relaxed, uncomplicated vacation
We booked this holiday spontaneously 3 days before arrival and the contact with Ruud and the information was fast and detailed. When we arrived the fridge was already stocked with a large fruit basket, water and 1 bottle of wine. There was also a bag with sweet and salty snacks. Thanks for that. We spent relaxing days at Villa Lemoni with refreshment in the pool, playing table tennis or just chilling out and enjoying the peace and quiet. The kitchen was perfectly equipped and everything was very clean. There are very good shopping opportunities in the area. From the villa we explored the island, such as hiking in the Myli Gorge (distance only 5 km), Bali Beach (you can paddle stand-up here 😊👍) Plakias beach and beautiful mountain villages about 1 hour away. Conclusion: we would love to come back 👍🤗
Katrin and Claus 27 September to 7 October (Germany)
Had a wonderful holiday at Villa Lemoni. We were very lucky with the weather. Every day we had sun with temperatures from 27 to 30 degrees. In the evening it was a bit chilly, but warm enough to enjoy the evening outside with a sweater on. The villa was very well liked. Small and cozy.
Good facilities such as washing machine and dishwasher. Also a good barbecue. Of the 12 evenings, I only used it 7 times. With a good piece of meat from the butcher you have a great dinner.
Further enjoyed Rethymnon and Chania. Very nice cities with a nice center and a nice harbor. The markets to buy fresh goods are highly recommended. We also made a beautiful ride through the Amari valley. A piece of nature that you should not miss if you are so close to it.
The care of the facilities of the villa are very attentive and friendly provided by Iraklis. Nothing was too much for us to make our stay as pleasant as possible.
Privacy was slightly less than expected. This was partly because the “upstairs neighbors” started to build a wall. But move your bed a bit and you are back in the sun. Price-quality is more than worth it.
Edward 23 September to 4 October 2019
The house is in a great location. The sea view from the terrace is beautiful. The house is comfortably furnished, very clean and equipped with everything you need. The size is ideal for 2 people. The pool and gardens are well kept and clean. We are happy to come back. Communication with our landlord is simple and extremely friendly. Thank you very much 🙂
Translated from German. Petra and Gerrit 15 September to 22 September 2019 (Germany)
We really liked Villa Lemoni. Nice house with swimming pool equipped with all necessary amenities. Nice and quiet environment. You can reach the coast by car within 15 minutes. Communication with the landlord Ruud also went perfectly.
Peter 25 August to 8 September 2019
The house is in a very quiet place, car is necessary, but a short distance are all the necessary amenities. In the distance you look over the olive groves to the sea! The house has a nice swimming pool and terrace. The whole gives peace and relaxation. Absolutely worth repeating. Great class!
Petra 17 August to 25 August 2019
Superb villa We had a great stay at Villa Lemoni. We appreciated everything: the bedding, the air conditioning, the pool, the decor and the little welcome on our arrival with cold drinks and snacks. The villa is very pleasant and close to beautiful sites to visit. The teenagers were also happy with the wifi connection and their air-conditioned room! We highly recommend it.
Translated from French. Isabelle and Laurent 10 August to 17 August 2019 (France)
Don’t miss this announcement, book now! An excellent rental, tastefully decorated, everything is there, the song of the cicadas, a beautiful swimming pool, a beautiful exterior. We were made to feel very welcome, the beds were made. In short, we will definitely return to this little oasis of peace ?? Thanks to Ruud and Iraklis. Translated from French.
Gilles et Laurine 23 July to 6 August 2019 (France)
A perfect house . Here we felt at ease from the first moment and spent 12 beautiful days. This lovingly furnished house leaves nothing to be desired. Everything is clean and well maintained, both inside and out. The air conditioning works great and thanks to the mosquito nets in the windows a holiday without mosquitoes. The pool was regularly cleaned by Iraklis. Iraklis speaks English and is very kind and thoughtful. He also gave us the best olive oil. The contact when booking with Ruud was great. Quick answers to questions and detailed information material were sent. The recommended car rental Voyager can only be recommended. Everything went perfectly and very nice contact. We ate great in the neighborhood at the Hovoli tavern. The Meze dishes, with meat or fish, were a pleasure. As a second tip we have the Christos tavern in the village of Gallos, 2 km inland from Rethymnon. The owner speaks German, mother cooks. Thank you Ruud! Translated from German
Christina 2 July to 13 July 2019 (Germany)
Quiet house with a beautiful location and view … We spent more than 2 weeks in the house and were very satisfied. Location: The house is on the edge of a small village with a few other villas. It is very quiet and well-closed. If you don’t want that, you won’t see anything from the neighbors. The view from the pool goes north. The sea can be seen behind the roofs. There is a bakery, a small shop and restaurants less than 2 minutes away by car. A LIDL is also available in approximately 10 minutes by car. The nearest beach can also be reached in 5 to 10 minutes by car. Interior equipment: In principle, everything is available in the house. From grill accessories to beach toys. Dishes, toaster, coffee maker, juicer, kettle, etc. In our opinion, the owners have chosen the equipment as comfortably as possible. There is a washing machine, towels, toilet paper etc. So you are very well equipped for the first few days. (We had experienced it differently elsewhere) As a greeting, water, fruit, beer and wine were in the fridge. Equipment outside: Outside is a nice big table with chairs. There are a total of 4 sun loungers by the pool. A large parasol protects against direct sunlight (if desired). The pool was cleaned regularly (every 2 to 3 days). Everything is clean and tidy. You can also spend a few days at the swimming pool and use the existing grill. Conclusion: A very nice, quiet house for a longer stay with a maximum of 4 people. A must if you just want to relax in peace. Translated from German
Georg 16 June to 2 July 2019 (Germany)
We enjoyed our first time in Crete and we will definitely go again because there is so much to see and do. We liked Villa Lemoni very much and in our opinion an ideal option, beautiful house with all amenities and a beautiful location.
Jan 23 April to 30 April 2019
Very nice villa, fantastic location, great facilities, perfect communication with the landlord, super clean, very good facilities. We would always book again. (translated from German)
Petra and Gerrit (11 November to 17 November 2018)
A very nice, modern furnished and compact villa in a wonderfully peaceful location. Everything you need is available and in excellent condition, definitely recommended! The communication with Ruud, the landlord, went well and he provides you with good and practical information about the area and the island.
Geert and Grietje (15 to 21 October 2018)
We are reasonably committed to our privacy. This house is very suitable for this. Good base for trips. Had a wonderful holiday. Really recommended.
Patricia and partner (6 October to 14 October 2018)
We enjoyed the house and the swimming pool. The location is perfect and nice and quiet. Everything we needed is available. The filled fridge with treats on arrival were great, especially if you arrive late in the evening and then have something to eat and drink. Thank you very much for that.Greetings and who knows goodbye.
Hans and Wieke (8 September to 15 September 2018)
We spent our 2nd vacation on the beautiful island of Crete in this small, perfect holiday home. The communication with Ruud was perfect from the start, very friendly and hassle-free. Just like our vacation. The house was in a great location, very quiet, but not far from all the beautiful beaches. It is perfect for a holiday with max. 4 people, practical and modern furniture and very comfortable. Everything is in good condition and the care and maintenance of the pool by Robert worked great. In general, everything from the arrival, the filled fridge, to the departure is well organized. And of course the highlight was the swimming pool, which often made it difficult to leave the house. Excellent value for money overall. Should we come back to Crete we would happily stay here again. (translated from German)
Ralph, Katrin and children (20 August to 4 September 2018)
Excellent villa, tastefully decorated and equipped with all facilities to enjoy a relaxing stay. The owner responds quickly and therefore communicates very pleasantly. The local manager was efficient and pleasant to deal with. The villa is in a quiet location. Overall a very pleasant experience and I do not hesitate to recommend a stay here. (translated from English)
Steve and partner (16 June to 29 June 2018)
Thanks for letting us stay in Lemoni, we really enjoyed ourselves. The view is beautiful and the tranquility wonderful, we will miss this. We will also miss the beach and the beautiful surroundings. We have often been to the wonderful beach at Episkopi at taverna Kyma. Good food and a nice playground for our daughter. We hope to be back in any case.
Renske, Annemarie and Jeff (28 April to 5 May 2018)
Visited Crete for the first time, what a fantastic island. I drove around a lot because of the bad weather, but because of that we saw a lot of beautiful things. Visited all the recommendations from previous reviews but also drove selected routes. The house was fantastic, wonderful to be allowed to celebrate a holiday in this house. Thank you for your hospitality and who knows until next time.
Maarten and Annelies (26 September 2017 to 07 October 2017)
We had two wonderful weeks here. The house is free and in a quiet location. The steep access road is a bit tricky for the first time with a rental car, but after some practice that also poses no problem. The house is well equipped and everything works. There are very many good restaurants in the area and the cookies from the local bakery are also delicious. The beaches also offer something for everyone. We wish everyone a happy holiday. (translated from German)
Almut and Georg (11 September 2017 to 25 September 2017)
We were here for the second time and everything was perfect again. Thank you. (translated from German)
Bernhard and Renate (30 August 2017 to 6 September 2017)
We had an excellent stay. The view is beautiful and the house has everything you need for a vacation. It is nice and quiet and if you want to get into the hustle and bustle it is not even a ten minute drive down. The pool is not very big but our kids loved it. Also nice that there were all kinds of things for the children to play with in the pool. In short, a must.
Leo with family (21 August 2017 to 30 August 2017)
It was a very pleasant experience to stay in villa Lemoni. The villa is very well maintained as well as the clean swimming pool which is regularly maintained. The furniture and all appliances look like new, just like the entire villa. It is a beautiful place and we would like to come back again The owner and manager are very friendly and have given useful tips. (translated from English).
Zlatomir with family (5 August 2017 to 19 August 2017)
What a great villa in a quiet area, yet very central to the beach, town etc. The villa is very tastefully decorated and it lacks nothing, we enjoyed it for 12 days. The information about tips in the area was very easy and has given us nice trips and we have seen beautiful places. The owner is also always available for any questions, for which thanks are Ruud! We will definitely come back to this beautiful place.
Walther with family (24 July 2017 to 4 August 2017)
Very nicely furnished and equipped this property. Air conditioning, blinds, mosquito nets, dishwasher, washing machine, oven and if I could go on. Everything modern and well functioning. From the pool terrace you look over the olive trees next to the azure sea. The lies stools and umbrellas ready. Above the terrace there also depends a canvas for the hottest days. There is a local bakery for five minutes, Lidl 10 minutes and you stumble across traditional or tourist taverns nearby. The beach on the north you drive in 10 minutes. The beautiful tranquil bays can be found on the south side of the island and there you are within 45 minutes. We felt absolutely at home here in the spring.
Robert with Family (April 25, 2016 until May 6, 2016)
We all loved Villa Lemoni. A lovely quiet spot with all the facilities, also for the kids. What a top week in which we could relax together with grandma and yet were close to the other grandparents. Definitely worth a repeat !! Thank you.
Niels, Helen, Sven, Lena and Grandma (May 28, 2016 until June 6, 2016)
Hi, my wife and I have had 11 wonderful days at Villa Lemoni. Everything that was previously described, we have found in the house. Clean, orderly, modern and quiet. You can enjoy a wonderful holiday with at least four people. I was particularly pleased to have the TV with foreign channels, as well as the German channels. Now I could enjoy the European Football Championships. The Internet is functioning smoothly. You can reach several shops, tavernas and beach with the car a short distance away.
Also thanks for the pleasant and fast communication with the landlord. I can definitely recommend the villa and we love to come back.
Katharina & Sebastian (June 6, 2016 until June 16, 2016) translated from German
What have we enjoyed this fine house, a lovely pool and what a view. The house is fully equipped: toaster, juicer and cheese slicer to mention something, but also very comfortable deck chairs and sun beds. We enjoyed many good restaurants nearby, Fantastiko, Kastro, Lemonikopos and Avli. Our daughter is going to dive in Petres Geraniou and the opposite tavern Proto Helidoni is very romantic. Also made nice trips in short, plenty to do. What a nice holiday and a shame we have to go home.
Johnny, Saskia, Frederiek and Sophieke (July 16, 2016 until August 2, 2016)
It is over .. We also enjoyed this time in Villa Lemoni again. What a GREAT stay here! We made several trips and every day it feels “coming home”. Lazing around and in the pool. Many thanks for everything and maybe goodbye.
Albert and Ans (August 22, 2016 until August 31, 2016)
Crete is an amazing island. Fantastiko tavern is highly recommended because of the sunset. The manager Robert is also very friendly and gives lots of tips. The house is really top. For the guests after us, a lot of fun. (Translated from German)
Bernhard and Renate (August 31, 2016 until September 7, 2016)
Lemoni has an excellent price / quality ratio. The area is really rural and typically Greek. Yet within 10 minutes of drive to the coast for sun worshipers. But you can also swim in the private pool. The pre-information provision is pleasant and very complete. We will come back in any case again. If only for the peace, friendly animal sounds in the area, the beautiful Crete and an attractive, affordable location.
Rob and Marja (September 8, 2016 until September 22, 2016)
Lovely quiet place and plenty to see in the neighborhood. The south coast with its beautiful beaches is easily accessible. Preveli is very touristy but Agia Fotini and Ligres are almost deserted. The drive to Chora Sfakion is spectacular. Despite the last week was a bit cold, we still update the last white spots. Thanks for the good reception and comprehensive welcome pack.
Jan and Marjan (September 22, 2016 until September 28, 2016)
Lovely house fully equipped. Enough privacy that is further enhanced by the closed area. Furniture stands very well. Because of its location in the olive grove you get when you sit outside again added that Greece feeling. The tall trees to make sure that no sun in early October after 5 hours more falls in the garden but after a day at the beach is no problem. The welcome pack in the fridge was much appreciated. Cottage is easily accessible by car and from Chania are you in 1:20. Recommended.
Theo and Ineke (September 30, 2016 until October 7, 2016)
What was wonderful place to be here. Tuesday booked last minute after an eventful week. The sun, the peace and the environment and have our children done very well. And what a delightful house, clean pool, fresh fruit on arrival and tasty (lie) beds! It was our first time to Crete, but we certainly hope again to come back. Rethymnon is very cozy. Tavernas nearby have great food and the children were also nice play with. Thanks for the good care and love,
Michel, Anne, Dante, Norah and Floris (October 12, 2016 until October 17, 2016)
Na vele leuke vakantiejaren op Kreta (Rethymnon) en de wens om een droomhuis op dit mooie eiland te bezitten hebben wij in het jaar 2009 een prachtig stukje grond tussen de olijfbomen gevonden, waar we een huis op mochten bouwen. Eind mei 2011 is onze villa naar volle tevredenheid opgeleverd. De rust en het fantastische uitzicht over zee maken het een voor ons uniek plekje. Wij stellen ook u in de gelegenheid om van de prachtige omgeving en de gastvrije bevolking te gaan genieten.