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About Carol Ewings
Hello, John and I have been travelling to Crete since 1990 and so loved the island that we decided to buy a house there in 2002. We have made the property as private as possible while still allowing views of the surrounding area. It is equally suitable for older couples (like ourselves) or young families. The name of the house - " Aisling"- is Irish for dream or vision, and as it fulfilled our dream we thought it was very apt,and are sure the visitor will not be disappointed
Carol Ewings purchased this Bungalow in 2002
Why Carol Ewings chose Rethimno
We love this area because it is far enough away from the bustle of the busy resorts to offer peace and tranquility, but is also close enough for ease of access to shops, tavernas and beaches.
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Relaxing, wonderful holiday!
Lovely clean and well equipped property. The owners had very kindly provided many provisions, bottles of water, milk, eggs, bread, feta cheese, a bottle of red wine and more, it was very much appreciated as we arrived very late at night! Information about the local shops and restaurants/bars was great and within walking distance. Highly recommend the local restaurants. The pool was cleaned regularly. A Lovely holiday!
We’ve truly had an amazing stay at Aisling. The house was comfortable and spacious enough for our party of six. Really well equipped and all appliances in working order. Pool towels also provided which I have found lacking from previous properties. Wasn’t expecting air con in the bedrooms so an added bonus in the August heat! The different seating areas around the garden were stunning. Local bars were both great especially when you fancy leaving the car at home and having a drink with your meal! Would definitely stay here again and highly recommend. Thank you Carol and John.
Thankyou very much Carmel
and Ian, for that wonderful review! We are so pleased that you all enjoyed your stay and were comfortable. If ever the chance arises for you to come back we'd love to have you. Carol and John
Lovely villa, well-equipped and secluded
We had a great time. The villa was well-equipped with a lovely pool side and outside eating area. There are a couple of nice places to eat within walking distance. We wanted a car-free holiday and it worked very well. The local taxi company was very helpful on the occasion we wanted to venture elsewhere. Although there are other properties around, the villa feels very secluded and the perfect place for a restful holiday.
A lovely private family home , equipped with everything a family could want for a great holiday .
Aishling villa was peaceful, totally private and picturesque. Each room has individual air con units ( very helpful ) lots of books , games , information leaflets and folder about surrounding amenities. The pool is a perfect dept for anyone with children ( 4.5 ft at deep end ) Steve regularly checks and cleans pool and surroundings . The kitchen is well equipped and when we arrived all the necessary food stuffs were in place to start us off which was appreciated . The owners Carol and John were great to deal with . It’s far enough away from all the bustle of a big city but ten min by car takes you into all the action of Rethymno.
One suggestion , if you have hired a car leave it parked on the road at the top of the drive because the driveway is very steep and can catch the underside of the car .
You will need a car if your coming here but with so many places to visit it’s well worth it . The beaches on this side of the island are beautiful but I would say make sure you have swim footwear for the kiddies as they are mostly pebble beaches .Had a great holiday, we would thouraghly recommend this house and area of Crete .
Thank you to our lovely hosts , your home is everything we could have wanted for a great family holiday . Best wishes the Purcell family x
Thankyou very much for such a wonderful review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. We have tried to think of everything a guest would need but are always open to new suggestions.
John and carol
Relaxing home from home retreat
The photos do not do justice to this lovely holiday home. Spacious and comfortable. Delightful garden and lovely pool. Peaceful surroundings with wonderful views from the village. Two great restaurants just a short walk away were an added bonus.
Everything was as promised
We have just returned from a lovely relaxing stay at Aisling villa in Chamalevri. The villa was clean, fresh and quite private. There was a welcome pack of food in the fridge and a bottle of wine on the table. Any equipment we used, washing machine, dishwasher etc was well maintained and there was plenty of washing powder/tablets available to use. The cupboards were well stocked with tea/coffee/sugar/olive oil and plenty more. The local taverna was a two minute walk away where Yanni and Matthew were very very friendly hosts.
One thing I would stress is take note of Carol's warning about removing any passengers and heavy luggage before you turn into the lane to the villa, there is a big bump on the way in.
I would not hesitate in recommending this villa for a relaxing holiday.
There are beaches at Stavromenos (5 mins drive) sandy/stony. Spectacular beaches 5 km away at Platanes.
We normally use Heraklion airport but Chania airport is also available as we are roughly the same distance from both (70km).The journey time from either airport is about 1 hour 15 minutes. Car hire is recommended but not essential as taxis are only a phone call away.
Stavromenos is 2/2.5 km away ,the large town Rethymno,with banks etc ,well worth a visit, is 11km away.