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LOVELY 3 BEDROOM VILLA WITH POOL & GARDEN, CLOSE TO TAVERNAS AND BEACH

Miss Frankie Miles

Speaks Greek, English
Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 - 84 nights

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LOVELY 3 BEDROOM VILLA WITH POOL & GARDEN, CLOSE TO TAVERNAS AND BEACH

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday villa in Almirida - Villa Argiro

Spacious renovated villa with character, modern amenities, and views.

Tucked away on a quaint narrow side street within the delightful old village of Plaka, Villa Argiro is a charming and spacious village house that exudes warmth and character. The property is encircled by stone walls, and as you pass through the solid wood doors into the grassy garden and pool area you immediately find yourself in a hidden oasis of calm away from the crowds. Despite the central village setting, there are beautiful views to be seen from the private roof terrace where you can sit back during the day and look out over the higgledy-piggledy terracotta tiled roof tops to the nearby sparkling blue ocean and the distant White Mountains, or simply star gaze at night.

The convenience of the location cannot be praised highly enough and family members of all ages who like their independence will find it ideal. A short stroll of 140m brings you to the village square where the atmosphere is very friendly, and you can while away the hours under leafy mulberry trees sipping Greek coffee or cold beer with the locals, or enjoy a mouth-watering meal with a choice of traditional Cretan cuisine, souvlaki, breakfasts and snacks, and even Italian. With 4 tavernas, 3 well stocked mini markets, 5 cafes (1 with computers, video games, and free WIFI access), a hairdresser, and an Italian restaurant all close by, even the less active holidaymaker will find all their needs catered for. An 850m walk downhill brings you to the family friendly sandy beach and small fishing harbour in Almyrida that is lined with a good variety of tavernas, cafes, and shops. Almyrida proudly flies the coveted EU Blue flag which is only given to beaches with high standards in cleanliness, bathing water quality, and environmental and coastal protection.

A timeless ambience pervades this recently refurbished village house which cleverly fuses original architectural features such as open-faced stone work, stone archways, a feature stone fireplace, wall nooks - including one that was used over 100 years ago for the bucket of water from the well, beamed ceilings made from fragrant local cypress wood, and an ancient sheep watering trough in the garden, with contemporary furnishings and every modern comfort including: gleaming bathrooms, a fully fitted kitchen with a ceramic hob, built-in oven, microwave oven, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine; a flat screen TV and a DVD player in the lounge; tilt-and turn windows with mosquito screens, and independently controlled air conditioning units in the bedrooms. For the cooler nights at the start and end of the season, the air-conditioning units also double up as heaters and there is the working fireplace. The water is heated by either solar panel or a back-up immersion heater. Due to the narrow lane leading to the villa, parking for the villa's guests is situated a short 50m walk from the villa itself, though luggage, shopping, and the less able can be dropped off right outside the villa.

Welcoming and extremely roomy, the interiors are cool and airy and ideal for relaxed summer living. The 2 downstairs bedrooms each have French doors that open out on to the well-tended lawn and pool terrace, whilst special mention must be made of the private master suite that takes up the entire first floor and boasts a king size bed, a beautiful en-suite bathroom with a jacuzzi bath, and a private balcony with views to the sea. Adjacent to the gorgeous modern kitchen is an outside dining area with a built-in barbecue and a traditional wood fired oven for baking pizzas and fresh bread. This 'Summer kitchen' and dining area is shaded from the hot sun by a cypress wood pergola topped with red tiles and will undoubtedly be the centre of culinary activity and appetizing al-fresco meals that could include freshly caught fish, locally grown salads with sweet, juicy tomatoes, and crisp wines from the nearby Dourakis Winery.

It is a pleasure to spend time unwinding in the garden or on the large and private roof terrace - both of which are suntraps and are equipped with an array of comfortable furniture including sun-beds, umbrellas, tables and chairs. For those of you who prefer chill out in the shade, the side garden sits perfectly in the shadow from the house. Lazy summer days swimming in the crystal clear pool merge seamlessly into the warm Cretan nights when the hardest decision you will have to make will be whether you barbecue at home, or take the 3 minute amble to the square to eat out. For those of you who don't want to cook but would prefer to eat in at Villa Argiro, you can always get a delicious take out from any of the village tavernas.

Villa Argiro is a lovely escape from the hustle and bustle of life whilst being perfectly situated for easy forays to local beaches, or to the many beauty spots including the nearby foothills of the White Mountains, the turquoise snorkelling cove at Ombrosgialos, and the picturesque Venetian harbour towns of Chania and Rethymnon. Whilst there may be no immediate use for the car on a daily basis for eating out and shopping for supplies, we do highly recommend renting a car in order to explore the many and varied sites that Crete has to offer.

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Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Miss Frankie Miles (Property Manager)
Advertiser since 2008
Speaks Greek, English
Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 - 84 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

Lovely 3 Bedroom Villa With Pool & Garden, Close To Tavernas And Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
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Lovely 3 Bedroom Villa With Pool & Garden, Close To Tavernas And Beach
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1054832
Almirida Chania area
St. Albans
5

Fabulous in every way .. Just perfect !

  • 5 out of 5
From the moment we arrived at Villa Argiro we received the warmest of hospitality from owners George and Roula who are just the nicest people ever and have gone to great lengths to ensure this villa is superb in every way.
The villa is extremely well kept, very clean, equipped to a very high standard and tastefully furnished and finished in keeping with the architecture of the villa being a renovated village house sympathetically restored whilst also brought into the modern contemporary living of today. Rooms are spacious and comfortable and the outside areas have very well kept grass areas to the front and sides( with the 2 downstairs bedrooms opening onto them!) whilst there is also a fantastic large stone built BBQ and wood fired oven to one side of the villa with a large dining area. Upstairs there is the master bedroom which is superb with en suite bathroom, jacuzzi and very large balcony. There is also a further large balcony leads off the top of the staircase perfect for watching the sun go down with a glass of wine ! The living, dining and kitchen areas on the ground floor are all of a high standard also.

I just love love love Villa Argiro and also it's location !
It is located in a narrow little street in the heart of Village Plaka being perfect to just simply walk out around the corner to the four or so tavernas where the food is absolutely excellent. We ate in most of them on the square and honestly not a single bad meal anywhere, food was superb greek cuisine with very reasonable prices. I can also say that whilst the villa is close to the square it is not noisy in any way, and still feels very private and secluded.

A short drive of about 4 minutes takes you to the beautiful small Almiryda beach., a great beach for families, not too busy, sandy and gentle sloping with nice cafes and tavernas directly on the front. A little further about 5 mins away is also the very nice beach and town of Kalives which is a bit bigger than Almyrida. Chania is about a half hour drive and is a must visit with narrow little streets all around the large harbour area as is Rethymno where we spent the day with George and Roula and were treated to a glorious meal hand cooked by Roula, George's home grown olives and wine which was just THE BEST!

George and Roula, THANK YOU for the most perfect holiday ever. We have travelled to many nice villas in Greece and the islands but never have I wanted to return anywhere more than Villa Argiro!!!!!
  • Review Submitted: 07-May-2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway, from HomeAway

Location

Location

Nearest Airport
30 Metres
Chania
Nearest Ferry
18 Kilometres
Souda
Nearest Motorway
6 Kilometres
Kalives
Nearest Beach
850 Metres
Almyrida
Nearest Barpub
140 Metres
Plaka
Nearest Restaurant
140 Metres
Plaka
Car: recommended

The main square in Plaka is only 140m from The Villa Argiro and is still very much the focal point of village life. There are lovely shady mulberry trees under which the locals sit to watch the world go by whilst enjoying a delicious meal or even just an ice cold frappé. Plaka was one of the original village sets for the film “Zorba the Greek” and it still has quaint whitewashed houses and narrow streets leading off from the square. The modern outskirts of the village have expanded recently as have the facilities, which now include 5 tavernas, 2 well stocked mini markets, an Italian restaurant, a hair dresser, and 7 cafes.

The lovely village of Almyrida is only 850m from Villa Argiro, and is built around a pretty crescent shaped sandy beach, with a small fishing harbour at the eastern end. The beach is very shallow and safe, which is good news if you have children or are not a strong swimmer. Lining the beach are 5 excellent tavernas, 9 café/bars, 2 bakeries, a wonderful jewellery shop, 5 mini-markets, 3 gift shops,a pharmacy, an organic fruit and vegetable shop with a deli counter, and an off-license. Also in Almyrida there is a scuba diving office, a water sports centre which rents out kayaks, windsurfers and catamarans, and Villas Crete Holidays for tourist information, boat trips, horse riding, guided walking tours, and guided coach excursions.

A few minutes by car from the villa, there are a huge variety of archaeological sites and traditional villages with wonderful tavernas. There is also an interesting selection of small craft centres and museums, including glass blowing in Kokkino Horio, lace makers in Gavalohori, and silk makers in Kalamitsi. For those of you looking for even more activity, the historic town of Chania is only 35 minutes away by car.

Cooking classes and wine tasting set at a local wineries can be taken by those of you who are interested. Guided walks led by experts in mountaineering and/or flora and fauna can also be arranged. For those of you who prefer to venture out on your own, a copy of the guide book 'Crete on the Road' by Frankie Miles comes with every villa. The book contains detailed directions to many well known and hidden sites, opening times and prices for all attractions, taverna recommendations, and the only existing map of the National Highway showing the exits and entrances.

Crete has everything you that could possibly want from a holiday: soaring mountains that are snow capped from November to June, many great walking trails including Europe's deepest gorge, ancient archaeological sites and Minoan palaces, quaint villages, sparkling clear blue seas with tavernas serving freshly caught fish, golden beaches, glorious wild flowers in the Spring, and a variety of delicious foods which are all made from healthy home grown produce.

As incredible as the island is, it is the Cretan people who will make your holiday truly memorable. Descendants of the Minoan's, one of Europe's earliest civilizations, and shaped by centuries of struggle against oppression, the Cretans are as rugged as the mountains, fiercely independent but passionately friendly.

Villa Argiro is located in the heart of The Apokoronas Region just east of the beautiful town of Chania. With its stunning Venetian harbour, quayside bars and restaurants, what better place to relax and watch the world go by. In the narrow streets behind Chania's harbour you will find tavernas, bars, the famous covered market, and many local shops selling handicrafts, textiles, jewellery and hand made ceramics. Visit 'Leather Lane' for outstanding hand made leather bargains.

The climate of Crete is a temperate Mediterranean climate and the weather is characterized by long hot, dry summers and mild winters. The Spring can be warm and sunny during the day but still have cooler evenings and is perfect for walking, birdwatching and looking at the wild flowers. All in all Crete is absolutely perfect for your Villa holiday.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday villa in Almirida, Chania area

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Rental Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
2 Sep 2014 - 29 Sep 2014
7 night minimum stay
€1,200
 
 
30 Sep 2014 - 3 Nov 2014
7 night minimum stay
€1,000
 
 
4 Nov 2014 - 30 Mar 2015
84 night minimum stay
€800
 

Notes

  • All our clients receive a substantial free welcome pack (it is possible to upgrade to a deluxe hamper for an additional charge of €55.00), a villa information book, and detailed directions to all of the sights from the guide book 'Crete on the Road' by Frankie Miles. A local adviser, speaking English, Greek, and French will be on hand offering assistance and information during office hours and 24/7 emergency assistance.

    All services and the use of air conditioning and other equipment, as advertised, (except for internet access) are included in the weekly rental rates shown on this web site.

    There is a twice weekly maid service, a twice weekly towel change, and a once weekly linen change included in the rental rates.

    We do ask that reservations are made well in advance in order to avoid disappointment.
  • Children are most welcome in all our properties and we provide a High Chair and Cot loan service for a small fee, but we do ask that Children are supervised at all times whilst around and in the Swimming Pool.


    ****A discount is available on bookings of 3 weeks or more at all times except July 01 - September 01.

    ******A discount of 100.00 Euros per week is available if 1 couple only wish to stay in the villa during low and mid season when using only 1 bedroom (not to be combined with other offers).

    To secure this villa we ask for a deposit payment of 20% on bookings over 1000.00 Euros or 200.00 Euros on booking under 1000.00 Euros, with the final balance payable in full 10 weeks before your arrival date.
  • As with all our villas on the island, we can arrange car hire through reputable companies. Please e-mail us for availability of this delightful property.

    Some of our villas are available for long term winter lets at greatly reduced prices but the price during the winter does not include fuel for the central heating, firewood, or electricity - these will be incur an additional charge.

Facilities

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Forms of Payment:
  • accepts credit card
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 120 m²
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking On Street
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Local Maps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Activities Guide
  • Towels Provided
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Fireplace
  • Living Room
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Grill
  • Toaster
  • Hob
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Coffee Maker
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , The downstairs shower room
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Jacuzzi , The upstairs en-suite bathroom
  • The downstairs shower room is fully tiled with pretty cream and coffee coloured tiles. There is a shower unit with sliding Perspex doors and a power shower, a white washbasin with a light wood vanity unit, a light wood mirrored cabinet with a light, a toilet, a washing machine, and a frosted window. The upstairs en-suite bathroom is fully tiled with pretty cream and coffee coloured tiles with a floral frieze. There is large bath with hydro-massage jets and a shower attachment, a white washbasin with a light wood vanity unit, a light wood mirrored cabinet with a light, a toilet, and a frosted window.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Master bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Downstairs bedroom - the beds can be pushed together
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Downstairs twin bedroom
  • The very spacious upstairs bedroom has a large 2.00m x 1.70m bed made from contrasting dark brown and light wood. There are 2 matching bedside cabinets, 2 lamps, a matching dressing table with a cream linen stool, a mirror, cream diaphanous curtains, and wardrobes with drawers, hanging space and shelves. A window looks out to the side garden and French doors lead out onto a sea facing balcony. The 1st downstairs bedroom has 2 single beds that can be put together to make a large double bed, made from contrasting dark brown and light wood. There are 2 matching bedside cabinets, 2 lamps, a matching dressing table with a cream linen stool, a mirror, cream diaphanous curtains, and wardrobes with drawers, hanging space and shelves. A small window looks out to the side garden and French doors lead straight out to the garden and pool area. The 2nd downstairs bedroom is almost identical - with 2 twin beds, a window that overlooks the garden and doors that lead out to the garden and pool area
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Television
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Veranda
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • 7 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Optional
  • Housekeeper
Attractions:
  • winery tours
  • recreation centre
  • synagogues
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • library
  • water parks
  • duty free shops
  • caves
  • arboretum
  • playground
  • ruins
  • bay
  • waterfalls
  • forests
  • churches
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • beachcombing
  • sight seeing
  • paddle boating
  • bird watching
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
  • Babysitter
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • tennis
  • snorkelling
  • hiking
  • paragliding
  • caving
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
  • mountaineering
  • diving
  • water skiing
  • bay fishing
  • pier fishing
  • surfing
Notes:
The villa has a fold out bed that can be put into any of the spacious bedrooms or the living room for a 7th person. 2 times weekly maid service. Linen is changed 1 times weekly and towels are changed 2 times weekly.