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VILLA VIGLA, RESTORED VILLA WITH POOL & SEA VIEWS

Freelance Holidays

Advertiser since 1990
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Speaks English, French, German, Italian, Greek
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Freelance Holidays

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VILLA VIGLA, RESTORED VILLA WITH POOL & SEA VIEWS

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

Overview

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday villa in Samonas - Villa Vigla

Stunning Village House, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, Pool & Sea Views

The restoration of this delightful village house has brought about the metamorphosis of a 200 year old village house into a cool and mellow holiday Villa, bursting with original features and complimented by a private sparkling free form pool.

This Villa has been meticulously preserved keeping many original features whilst giving them a fresh contemporary twist. Thus thick stone walls are left unadorned whilst plastered ones are given a delicate hint of colour; original decorative floor tiles see a second life as wall tiles in the kitchen; heavy beamed ceilings are painted white, basking the space below in light and modern understated classic furnishings and fittings reinforce the Villa's status in the present day and offer up to date comfort.

Pretty half glazed double doors open directly from the stone paved courtyard, where meals will usually be taken, into the sunny and well equipped kitchen/breakfast room, where wood stained cupboards are set under white marble worktops. Both bedrooms are also at this ground floor level, the twin bedroom and bathroom opening from a central hall and across the way, the double bedroom with an en-suite shower room, also with double doors opening onto the courtyard.

Climbing the staircase from the hall, the whole of the first floor is open up to its white painted eaves with uncluttered L shaped lengths of cushioned sofas. An open fireplace keeps everyone cosy, if the evenings are cool either end of the season. During the summer double doors can be thrown open onto a spacious balcony with stunning views down to the sea, sparkling in the distance. A galleried reading room, accessed via a short flight of open stairs overlooks the living room.

Outside, across the covered courtyard, a gate leads to a sunny garden, planted with herbs and scented flowering shrubs where the lovely free form pool is surrounded by paved sun terraces. There is also a small orchard of citrus and pomegranate trees where a vegetable patch yields a supply of home grown salad vegetables during the growing season to carry back to the kitchen.

The village itself, a peaceful backwater on the beautiful lower slopes of the White Mountains attracts the occasional tourist to its taverna serving traditional home cooking and to those, ‘in the know’, who come to admire the stunning Byzantine Church of Agia Nikolaos nestling at the bottom of a neighbouring valley. Kept locked, it's Roussa and Kosta who are key holders and either will be very happy to take guests at Villa Vigla on a guided tour of its beautiful 13th centuries frescoes. The Church’s location and artwork is widely considered to be amongst the most beautiful on the island.

From this rural idyll it is a mere 15 min. drive to the sandy beaches of Kalives via the slightly larger neighbouring village of Stylos which offers more by way of shopping and tavernas and if you take your water bottles you can fill them up at the source of the bottled water of the same name - for gratis.

A lovely village location, amazing sea views and a short walk to a village taverna

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Freelance Holidays (Property Manager)
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Speaks English, French, German, Italian, Greek

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights
Pay with confidence
Pay with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Trust & Security
Free protection up to £700 for all bookings.
£10,000 fraud protection when you pay using the secure HomeAway Payments system. 
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Location

Location

Nearest Airport
37 Kilometres
Chania
Nearest Ferry
22 Kilometres
Souda
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Taverna Samonas
Nearest Beach
12 Kilometres
Kalives
Car: necessary

Samanos & Stylos

There is undoubtedly something special about this village and its locals, living simply off the land high above the bustling coast that re-balances the spirit and may be the most valuable souvenir you’ll return with when you re-join the faster paced world.

Samonas is a place almost forgotten by time, where the villagers still tend their own vegetable patches, olive grove or vineyards and keep their own herd of goats. They still find the time to continue in ‘the old ways’, making their own bread, soft mizithra cheese and Glyka tou koutalou – fruit preserved in thick syrup eaten with a dollop of home-made yoghurt in the afternoon from a small plate with a tiny long handled spoon, washed down by a small glass of fiery local raki. (The equivalent in Crete of a 'Cream tea’ perhaps?)

Just a couple of kilometers inland, and the reason for most tourists visiting the village (apart from the Taverna), the Byzantine Church of Agios Nikolaos sits in a beautiful location at the bottom of a deep wooded valley. Inside are precious frescoes dating back to the 13th Century. You need to collect the key from Roussa or Kosta who live in Samonas and happen to be the parents of the owners of Villa Vigla. You won’t need to go far to find either one of them; the village is only small, so it’s just a matter of asking anyone you see and they’ll whistle or call out for them, everyone will understand what you want.

Locking doors isn’t normally considered necessary round these parts, unless your house, like the church, contains quantities of precious frescoes and gold. Just below the taverna is the local school, abandoned in 1976 and whose door has remained unlocked ever since. To this day the chairs still stand neatly behind the desks, the chalk sits by the blackboard (no graffiti), the register is still on the desk, undefiled, a graphic illustration of the enviable lifestyle of the villagers

There is just one taverna in the village, run by Katina with the occasional help of her sons. After she has welcomed you, seen you settled at your table with a jug of chilled spring water and a basket of her home-made bread she’ll tell you what she has available and what she has baked fresh (besides her bread). Then just sit back and enjoy the spectacular views of the White Mountains all the way down to the sea and understand why it’s called ‘The Eagles Nest’

Just below Samonas and down the winding hillside 5 km, Stylos village is where the famous Samaria brand water is bottled from nearby springs. Take your own bottles and you can fill them up at the spring too. There are a few more cafeneon/tavernas in the village and a couple of mini markets where you’ll be shopping with the locals all exchanging the latest gossip. To the west of Stylos is the start of the Diktynna Gorge. Just 10 min. drive further, Kalives has a lovely sandy beach, seeming almost cosmopolitan in contrast, with lots more tavernas and shops. And here on the coastline, it’s all a little busier…. and it’s back to reality.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday villa in Samonas, Chania area

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
Rate 8
1 Oct 2014 - 31 Oct 2014
5 night minimum stay
£375
for 5 nights
From
£71
£517
 
 
Rate 1
1 Apr 2015 - 30 Apr 2015
5 night minimum stay
£505
for 5 nights
From
£97
£699
 
 
Rate 2
1 May 2015 - 31 May 2015
5 night minimum stay
£590
for 5 nights
From
£114
£818
 
 
Rate 3
1 Jun 2015 - 30 Jun 2015
5 night minimum stay
£680
for 5 nights
From
£132
£944
 
 
Rate 4
1 Jul 2015 - 17 Jul 2015
5 night minimum stay
£875
for 5 nights
From
£171
£1,217
 
 
Rate 5
18 Jul 2015 - 31 Aug 2015
5 night minimum stay
£1,160
for 5 nights
From
£228
£1,616
 
 
Rate 6
1 Sep 2015 - 30 Sep 2015
5 night minimum stay
£730
for 5 nights
From
£142
£1,014
 
 
Rate 7
1 Oct 2015 - 31 Oct 2015
5 night minimum stay
£515
for 5 nights
From
£99
£713
 

Additional information about rental rates

Accidental Damage Waiver (ADW) £20
Notes Price is the total accommodation price.
Our Price also Includes:
24/7 Local Assistance
Free Pool Towels
Free Essentials Grocery Pack
Free Air-Con
Free Cot
Free Highchair
Free WiFi
Bed Linen & Bathroom Towels
Housekeeping (as per description)
Villa Info File (inc. maps & restaurant tips)
A non-refundable charge of £20.00 per booking for Accidental Damage Waiver (ADW) will be added to the total pric

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting manager when booking.

Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Samonas in Chania area

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Forms of Payment:
  • accepts credit card
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 105 m²
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , en-suite
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • The twin bedroom and bathroom opening from a central hall and across the way, the double bedroom with an en-suite shower room, also with double doors opening onto the courtyard.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
There is also a vegetable patch in the garden, help yourself to what ever is in season (there are also lemon, orange and pomegranate trees).

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