Crete On The Road

The Sunday Telegraph.

Crete on the Road: the Best Driving Tours around West and Central Crete by Frankie Miles. Frankie is from Villas Crete Holidays and she is very knowledgable about this part of the island.

Read the full Article.

If you own a quality villa in Crete and would like us to consider acting as your rental agent and showcasing your villa on our website then the following information should be helpful to you.

Why Choose Villas Crete Holidays to Rent your Property:

Villas Crete Holidays (VCH) is a very experienced, long standing company who specialise in villa rentals on West Crete.

VCH has an excellent reputation with both guests and villa owners and are known for high standards and prompt payments.

We write a comprehensive description of your villa, take many photos of your villa, and build a page for your villa on our website - all at no cost to the villa owner.Because we showcase each villa in such detail it is extremely unlikely that we will have a problem with a guest arriving at a villa to find that it does not suit their needs.

We take care of all of the advertising of your villa and we find guests via our high ranking website, and extensive on-line marketing and e-mail campaigns.

We handle all guest communications before, during, and after their holiday.

We are a small company with a very hands-on approach. We know all of the villas and the island of Crete intimately, and can therefore answer any question that a guest may have, and we can perfectly match them with the right villa for their needs.

We have a very high rate of repeat guests, many of whom travel with us year after year because they can trust that we will pair them with the most suitable villa for their requirements, and that it will be of a high standard. This helps to maximise the bookings at your villa.

We handle the reservations and take secure payments on your behalf. When a booking has been taken we notify both the owner and their house manager of the relevant details.
We can handle the guest's transportation to and from the villa, and whilst in resort.

We send the guests comprehensive directions to their chosen villa as well as the key information.

Unlike many other villa companies, we have a very experienced representative/concierge in resort who lives locally and is on hand to help your guests with everything from local information, activities, and excursions, to unforeseen problems and/or health issues (though hopefully the latter two will be few and far between).

Our in resort representative regularly visits the villas to check that the standards are being upheld.

We work closely with your house manager to ensure that the villa is kept in good condition and that everything runs smoothly for the guests. We believe that the rental company, the owner, and the house manager must work as a team and that no one person in the team is more important than another.

Our many years of experience working with rental villas on West Crete mean that we have a long list of local suppliers and contacts. We can answer any questions that a villa owner may have, and because we are on-hand to see how guest requirements change as time passes, we can offer up-to-date advice and suggestions as to how to maximise the rental potential of your villa, and therefore your investment.

We are not a "listings site" and do not charge a yearly fee to the owners. We charge a standard commission based upon the monetary value of each booking that we take for you.

We are very selective about the villas that are added to our portfolio, and we have to reject many that are offered to us each year. There is therefore a status attached to the villas that are selected to be on our website - particularly for those in the luxury section - which can be an advantage if you ever decide to sell your villa.

What type of Villas would we consider adding to our website:

We will only consider villas where the owners have obtained (or are in the process of obtaining) either an EOT or ESL license that allows the villa to be rented out for short term holiday lets.

We usually only take on properties with swimming pools (private rather than shared unless the villa is located within easy walking distance of the beach).

Villas with excellent sea views and good privacy, yet located close to tavernas and/or the beach are the most sought after.

Villas with privacy, exquisite design, style, and furnishings will also be considered even if they do not have a sea view.

We are very discerning and will only work with villas of a high standard, with all modern amenities, and where the owner will ensure that their villa is always well maintained, and up dated when necessary, so that the standards do not slip.

We must be the sole agent, and we will sign a contract with you setting out all of our terms and conditions so that things are clear for both the villa owner and the company.

How to proceed if you would like to showcase your villa on our website:

If you have looked at the other villas on our website and believe that your villa might be of interest to us, please contact Frankie by e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please include as much detail as possible about your villa including any photos that you have, and a link to your website if you have one. Frankie will need to visit your villa to inspect it personally, and she will be able to answer any questions that you might have at that time.

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