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Client Reviews for Callistemon Tree

Two wonderful weeks at Callistemon Tree. Felling pretty chilled out now...Thanks to John for the suggestions - all good - and to the owner Manolis who made sure everything was ok without intruding. Oh and of course there is the villa, pool and garden which we enjoyed immensely! Just one more barbecue?

Our journey to the Callistemon Tree villa was quite stressful as we got completely lost due to the fact that it was late at night and so very dark. We called on the help of John, our Vintage rep who successfully 'talked' us in and we arrived at this incredible villa to find a much appreciated bottle of wine and 4 glasses waiting for us! The villa was amazing in every way, we all loved it from the word go. Nothing was too much trouble for Manolis who visited us every morning, very unobtrusively, to check that we were happy with everything and offered suggestions for eating out and days out. He even bought us a fresh loaf of crusty bread for our Sunday morning breakfast. John was also very friendly and helpful with lots of tips and suggestions. A wonderful holiday so a big thank you to all concerned.

The property was excellent and accurately described on your website. There are many restaurants in the area and lots of great beaches and interesting villages and other cities(Chania and Rethymnon) easily accessed. We would also like to say how wonderful the home-owner, Manolis, is! He visited numerous times without being intrusive. He was very welcoming and his knowledge of Crete was most helpful in terms of visiting and travelling around the island. Also, Lefteri,who looked after the pool and grounds and Nina,the housekeeper were wonderful.

The owner and staff were excellent. Very helpful, friendly and attentive.

Manolis was a very attentive, charming and pleasant owner, together with the cleaner and Lefteris the gardener. Nothing was too much trouble for them. I would thoroughly recommend the house.

Spacious property with good sized garden in a quiet location. Nice pool, air conditioned, clean, and the owner made himself available in case we needed anything.

We loved our stay at the Callistemon Tree. The gardens were the best I've seen at a holiday home and beautifully maintained by the friendly gardener. The housekeeper cleaned through and changed linen twice a week and, along with the owner, popped in regularly to check we had everything we needed. It was very nice to be looked after so well.

First of all, we would like to thank you for your help with any questions we had regarding the villa/car hire etc. Nothing was too much trouble with any of your staff. Also, we would like to point out how helpful the owner (Manolis) was. Although we didn't reach the villa until nearly midnight, Manolis was there to greet us. He came to see us virtually every day to check that everything was alright regarding our needs. His housekeeper (Nina) and pool maintenance/gardener (Leftkeris) were also most helpful in a quiet, no-fuss way. We would have no hesitation in booking with you again, and also recommending Vintage Travel to any of our family or friends. Thank you. Christine and David Pritchard

This was our first self catering villa type holiday, and all I can say is that the Callistemon Tree Villa is nothing more than superb. The Villa is absolutely fabulous, and although there were only 2 of us this time, we will return with more family next time. The location is perfect,.... we were a little unsure of being right up in the hills, but the PEACE AND QUIET was amazing ... during the day just the distant cry of buzzards, and occasional dog barking, and the sound of bees in the flowers around the pool .... we have NEVER felt so at peace before on any of our holiday destinations .. this was nothing short of perfect therapy. The most local larger town, Rythemnon, is only 9 kilometres down the hill and road, and as we had a car, we drove there most days to sample the local life and buzz ... at night it was terrific :-) We only stayed for a week this time, but will be back next year for 2 weeks ...... can't wait !! Manolis, the owner visited a couple of times to check all was well, and our pool guy was in every morning at first light to clean up the pool ... he did a fantastic job for us and is a real asset to the villa. Adaele, the nearest small town, had a great supermarket with loads of HUGE fresh fruit and veg .. brilliant :-)

The owner was welcoming and the gardener attended the pool every day on the whole a good experience.

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