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“The Vederi Estate - probably the best kept secret...”
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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Rethymnon Prefecture, Crete

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Mike W
Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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“The Vederi Estate - probably the best kept secret in Crete....until now!!”
Reviewed 11 July 2012 for a stay in July 2012

From the moment we arrived in Rethymno, we knew we were in for a special holiday. Having arrived late at night into Crete, we did not get to Vederi until close to midnight, but this did not stop George and Irene from the most glorious welcome to our holiday. The fridge had been stocked with fresh produce from the estate and despite the late hour, they took time to show us around the villa and ensured that we were well versed with where everything was and how it all worked. The 'coup de grace', however, was the walk through onto the terrace overlooking the pool, where the table was laid for dinner with wine in the fridge and candles flickering on the table.The dinner, a local lamb special, was warming in the oven! A more luxurious and welcoming start to our holiday could not be imagined!
The villa itself is beautiful and looks out onto the olive groves of the estate and the hills in the distance. The sounds of the goat bells gently clanking in the neighboring field were a lovely sound to wake to as the sun rises over the bedroom terrace. The villas are described as being 'luxurious and traditional' but this does not really do them justice. High quality furnishings and fittings abound, with air conditioning (or a fire for winter travelers), tiled floors and stone walls and a well equipped kitchen and although the photos on the website are excellent, the spacious aspect of the villa needs to be seen to be truly appreciated.
The Vederi village itself is really tranquil and the close by village of Prines offers tavernas and local shopping (although the gardens of the estate will keep you stocked with fresh vegetables for organic Greek salads) Rethymno is a 15 minute drive away and this is another gem of the area, with narrow streets selling beautifully crafted local products, a lovely Venetian harbour and fantastic restaurants. Although we have heard of the beauty of the local beaches, sadly we cannot comment as we were so enamored with the villa that we rarely ventured afar to explore the rest of Crete!
We cannot recommend the Vederi estate highly enough. It is a place, that although we would like to keep as a 'best kept secret', the hospitality that George and his family have shown to us is such that we want everyone to experience the same beautiful holiday that we have had. We have always preferred to travel to new places for our holiday, but rest assured, this is one place that we will come back to again and again!

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Liked best: The Villa speaks for itself, but the welcome and hospitality was second to none. Its like we have known George and Irene for a lot longer than a week!
Liked least: We could only stay for 1 week!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
Reviewed 15 June 2012 for a stay in May 2012

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Liked best: ease of dealing with the owner. very quick to respond to emails pre arrival and any issues post arrival.
Liked least: othersslightly off the beaten track which would be a major plus for others.
Travelling group: With Friends
Your age range 35-49
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Marseille, France
Reviewed 31 January 2012 for a stay in June 2011

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Liked best: the beauty of the place
Liked least: The too romantic sunset and too short holidays
Travelling group: With Spouse/Partner
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Reviewed 16 December 2012 for a stay in July 2012
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Liked best: Tout !
Liked least: Rien !
Travelling group: En famille avec adolescent(s)
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