Holiday Villa to rent with private pool, standing on the upper levels of the hillside, on a clever landscaping, screening, and the use of the natural contours of the land provides a good amount of privacy for the holiday villa. An electric gate at the bottom of the plot opens onto a long driveway made of natural flagstones, which leads uphill to the holiday villa, on a private parking area. The entire property is bordered by low Cretan stone walls and with colored flowers, olive trees and almond trees.
Ground floor house with open plan living room, kitchen and dining area, 1 double bedroom, 1 twin bedroom, 1 shower room, and a covered dining terrace. The front door opens to living room area which is equipped with an L-shaped corner unit couch, a WI-FI hub, a flat screen TV, a satellite receiver box, a DVD player, a TV unit, a small book-case and a coffee table. A double window faces south west to the mountains, and there are extra wide double doors that open out onto a sea and mountain facing terrace that overlooks the pool and is covered with an awning that can be adjusted for either sun or shade. The front terrace is equipped with a glass and white dining table and 4 comfortable chairs. The living area also incorporates a modern, fully equipped kitchen and a dining area which has a table and chairs that can seat six. The kitchen is equipped with a dishwasher, an electric cooker, a large fridge/freezer, a microwave oven, a toaster, a kettle and a coffee maker. A window from this room looks south to rocks, olive and almond trees, and a door leads out to the garden and the parking area. Just off the living area there is a wide sliding door which leads to a small corridor with 3 further doors. The right hand door leads to the twin bedroom, where sliding doors open out to a small covered patio and look to natural stone wall at the rear of the property and olive trees. The middle door opens to the bathroom, where a shower stands. The left hand door opens to the double bedroom, where double sliding doors open out to the driveway and the front terrace which has magnificent sea views. Read more
Completed in 2010, the holiday villa includes every modern convenience to ensure a comfortable stay, including satellite TV, a DVD player, a dishwasher, a washing machine, hairdryer, aluminium windows and shutters, mosquito screens, and air conditioning units in the bedrooms. The a/c units also double up as heaters for the cooler nights early and late season, and there is solar powered hot water or a back-up immersion heater. WIFI Internet access for up to 5 devices is also available.
Check in after: 2:00 PM
Check out before: 11:00 AM
Kokkino Horio taverna and mini market are only 7 minutes walk from the villa. The family-run taverna is shaded by weeping willow trees, has good food, and during the summer months there are occasional live Cretan music nights at the tavern, which are a lot of fun. Kokkino Horio ("red village" in Greek) was the main village set for the film "Zorba the Greek", with Antony Quinn on the main role. There are little whitewashed houses and narrow streets that wind around the village centre. At the village "kafenion" you can find older locals, who were used as extras in the film, and who will happily show you photos of themselves from the shootings. Just 10 minutes walk from the villas is the famous glass blowing workshop and organic taverna. Here you can watch recycled glass being blown in the traditional manner into amazingly beautiful products, including lampshades, ornaments, decanters, plates and bowls.
The Retreat Taverna on the outskirts of the village has also good food and panoramic views. The Bay View Villas are just 8 minutes by car to the lovely village of Almyrida which is built around a crescent shaped sandy beach. The beach is very shallow and safe, which is perfect for children or for not strong swimmers. Lining the beach are many excellent tavernas, cafes and shops.
Also in Almyrida there are tourist information, boat trips, private boat hire, horse riding, private sightseeing flights, and guided walking and coach tours, a scuba diving office, and a water sports centre which rents out kayaks, windsurfers and catamarans. For those of you looking for even more activity, the historic town of Chania is only 45 minutes away by car.
Airport of Chania at 45 minutes drive.
Airport of Iraklio at 2 hours drive.
Distance from Chania: 30 minutes drive
Distance from the port of Chania: 25 minutes drive
Car is recommended.
There is free parking space.