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Beautiful 2 Bedroom Stone Villa With Private Pool And Fantastic Views.

Miss Frankie Miles

Member since: 2008
Speaks English, Greek, Most languages via E-mail with Google Translate
People5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Beautiful 2 Bedroom Stone Villa With Private Pool And Fantastic Views.

People5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday villa in Almirida - Chrisi Villa

Large Garden & All Amenities incl. WIFI, A/C, Satellite TV, Dishwasher etc.

In Greek 'Chrisi' means 'golden' and when you stay at this gorgeous stone villa you will completely understand how the villa's name came about. The villa has been built using pretty honey-gold coloured stone taken from a small quarry on the outskirts of the nearby village of Gavalohori. The wonderful traditional features such as stone arches, and wood beamed ceilings, windows, shutters and pergolas all made from local cypress wood, blend seamlessly with every modern amenity to create a comfortable home that is welcoming in the extreme. In addition, Chrisi Villa has a hillside location with a stunning panorama that encompasses the famously picturesque Souda Bay, the surrounding countryside, and the scenic White Mountains, which at dusk are bathed with the vibrant gold and crimson hues of the setting sun that are usually only seen on a picture postcard. To complete this idyllic setting, you can often hear the gentle sound of sheep bells coming from the olive groves to north and west of the villa.

The laid-back rural location belies the fact that Chrisi Villa is only a few minutes by car to the well stocked mini-market and 3 very different tavernas in Kokkino Horio, or 10 minutes drive to the beach and many amenities in Almyrida. The attractive garden and lovely private pool terrace are a relaxing haven which you will find difficult to leave, however it would be a shame not to explore the area's countless wonderful sites, including the Ancient Roman Cisterns and Turkish Castle at Aptera, the Venetian Harbour town of Chania, and the sandy beaches and small rocky coves that are blessed with crystal clear turquoise water and are perfect for snorkelling.

All of the outdoor areas at Chrisi Villa benefit from the fabulous scenery that invites you to sit back and do nothing more strenuous than take in the far-reaching views. Mouth-watering meals with juicy locally grown salads and freshly caught fish that has been grilled on the barbecue can be savoured in the brilliant sunshine during the day, or under the breathtakingly clear star filled night sky. The pool terrace is flanked by 2 mature date palms and an ivy covered trellis that provides excellent screening, whilst the eye-catching pool takes centre stage with its sparkling waters that beckon invitingly. Guests who enjoy moments of solitude will appreciate the good sized, landscaped garden that incorporates areas with olive trees, natural stone outcrops, wild flowers in the Spring, and flowerbeds planted with colourful hibiscus, African daisies, Margarita daisies, oleanders, cacti, 'Hottentot Fig', and aromatic lavender.

The interiors of Villa Chrisi have many fine attributes and the relaxing atmosphere of a home away from home. Very comfortable and classically Cretan, the furnishings and decor are attractive and easy on the eye. The clever 'upside down' design maximizes the views from the upstairs living area and dining terrace, and helps to keep the 2 downstairs bedrooms naturally cool - although on the lovely long hot summer days and warm balmy nights that Crete is celebrated for there is air conditioning throughout the villa. A feature stone archway is situated between the bright living room and kitchen, both of which open out on to a large semi shaded balcony/terrace that has a teak dining table and chairs with green cushions, a barbecue, a potted bougainvillea, and overlooks the pool and surrounding countryside to the shimmering sea and majestic mountains.

The English owners spend quite a lot of time at Villa Chrisi and it is therefore not just your average holiday villa. Every modern comfort has been supplied including satellite TV, a DVD player, a stereo unit with a CD player, WIFI internet access (though top-up air-time cards will need to be purchased locally, a fully fitted, very well equipped kitchen, fully tiled bathrooms. The air conditioning units also double up as heaters for the cooler nights at the start and end of the season, and there is a wood burning stove in the living room. For entertainment purposes a good selection of books and DVD's have been thoughtfully supplied.

In summation it can be said that anyone seeking a well-equipped stone villa at the end of a hill side track with breathtaking views and in close proximity to a charming, traditional village, will be completely enamoured by Chrisi Villa.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Miss Frankie Miles (Property Manager)
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, Greek, Most languages via E-mail with Google Translate
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Calendar last updated:
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Bedrooms 2
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Location

Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Chania
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Kilometres
Kokkino Horio
Nearest Ferry
20 Kilometres
Souda
Nearest Motorway
7.9 Kilometres
Kalives
Nearest Restaurant
0.8 Kilometres
Kokkino Horio
Nearest Beach
2.6 Kilometres
Koutalas Cove
Car: necessary

The main taverna in Kokkino Horio and the mini market are 1.5km from Villa Chrisi. The family-run taverna is shaded by weeping willow trees, has delicious food, and very friendly owners (Zacharias and his son Yiannis) who know everything about the village and the surrounding area. During the summer months there are occasional live Cretan music nights at the taverna, which are a lot of fun. Kokkino Horio (“red village” in Greek) was the main village set for the film “Zorba the Greek”. 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 with Anthony Quinn. Also in Kokkino Horio 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. On the upper outskirts of the village is The Retreat Taverna which has beautiful views and is only 800m from Villa Chrisi. The coastline below Villa Chrisi is famous for its sea caves, and it has Koutalas cove, which is a rocky inlet with a small stony/sandy beach. Plaka Square is just 2.5km away and has 7 tavernas, 3 well stocked mini markets, a an Italian restaurant, a hairdresser, and 6 cafes. 7 minutes away by car is the lovely village of Almyrida which is built around a crescent shaped sandy beach. 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 many excellent tavernas, cafes and shops. Also in Almyrida there is a space with pool tables and a variety of games machines, a scuba diving centre, a water sports centre which rents out kayaks, windsurfers and catamarans and Villa Crete Holidays for tourist information, boat trips, horse riding, and organised walking and coach tours.

For those of you looking for even more activity, the historic town of Chania is only 45 minutes away by car. 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 the harbour you will find tavernas, bars, the famous covered market, and many local shops selling handicrafts, textiles, jewellery and hand made ceramics.

Within easy reach of the villa are Samaria Gorge, Imbros Gorge, and many other varied sites including Knossos.

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Prices & Availability

From €800 Weekly

Prices for this holiday villa in Almirida, Chania area

Rental Basis:
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Prices quoted in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
May
1 May 2015 - 31 May 2015
7 night minimum stay
€900
for 7 nights
€900
 
 
June
1 Jun 2015 - 30 Jun 2015
7 night minimum stay
€995
for 7 nights
€995
 
 
July and August
1 Jul 2015 - 31 Aug 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,395
for 7 nights
€1,395
 
 
September
1 Sep 2015 - 30 Sep 2015
7 night minimum stay
€995
for 7 nights
€995
 
 
October
1 Oct 2015 - 7 Nov 2015
7 night minimum stay
€800
for 7 nights
€800
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit €250.00
Notes ***THE IS A DISCOUNT FOR A MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY OF 2 PERSONS USING ONLY 1 BEDROOM AT ALL TIMES EXCEPT JULY 01 - AUGUST 31.

Guests receive a free welcome pack, a villa information book, and detailed directions from the guide book 'Crete on the Road' by Frankie Miles. A local representative is available during office hours and 24/7 assistance is available for help with medical emergencies.
We ask for a deposit of 20% on villas with a total rental price of 1000.00 Euros or more, and 200.00 Euros for villas with a total rental price of less than 1000.00 Euros, with the final balance paid 10 weeks before your arrival date. If you book 10 weeks or less before the booking we require full payment at the time of booking. We accept payments via bank transfer, personal Visa or Mastercard.
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Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 90 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , This shower room is upstairs.
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , This bathroom is downstairs.
  • The main downstairs bathroom is fully tiled with white and blue tiles and has corner bath, a shower attachment, a sliding screen, a wash basin, a mirrored cabinet, a toilet, and a frosted window. The upstairs shower room has blue, white and grey tiles, a shower stall with a sliding door, a white washbasin with a mirrored cabinet, a toilet, and a frosted window.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , There is a sofa bed for 1 person in the living room
  • The twin bedroom has 2 single beds, a chest of drawers with 2 lamps, a wall mirror, a wardrobe with drawers, shelves and hanging space, a chair, a luggage rack, white muslin curtains, a window that looks out over the garden to the sea, and French doors that open out onto a shaded terrace that has sea views, is shared with the double bedroom, and that is equipped with a coffee table and chairs. The double bedroom has a double bed, 2 bedside tables with lamps, a chest of drawers, a wall mirror, a wardrobe with drawers, shelves and hanging space, a chair, a luggage rack, white muslin curtains, a window that looks out to the date palms and pool terrace, and French doors that open out on to the covered terrace that is shared with the twin bedroom and has sea views.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
We have a resort representative who can arrange excursions, boat trips, horse riding, guided walking tours, car hire, spa days etc.

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