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Miss Frankie Miles

Speaks Greek, English
Bedrooms 4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 - 84 nights

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Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday villa in Almirida - Margarita Penthouse

Large penthouse with all amenities incl WIFI & A/C. Close to tavernas and beach.

The combination of a large private pool and a sandy beach almost at the end of the garden is ideal. Therefore a property within easy walking distance of Almyrida is always number 1 on our guest's wish list. It is rare, however, to find one encircled by greenery, with an exceptionally large pool, and with budget prices. We are therefore delighted to add the Margarita Penthouse to our portfolio because we are sure that it will be a much requested property for many years to come.

It would be an understatement to say that the Margarita Penthouse has an idyllic location - a three minute leisurely stroll out of the garden gates takes you to Almyrida's child friendly beach where golden sand shelves gently into pristine turquoise waters. The horseshoe shaped beach and small fishing harbour are lined with quaint tavernas and cafes that invite you to do nothing more taxing than sit down and gaze out over the sparkling crystal clear sea whilst enjoying a cool drink and a delicious meal made from fresh produce that has been grown, raised, or caught locally. Add to this the seascape of pretty fishing boats, and the colourful sails of the catamarans and windsurfers from the village's water sports centre during the day, and the twinkling lights from the Akrotiri peninsula across the bay at night, it is easy to see why so many of our guests come back here year after year. Many tell us that a big part of the great appeal of the village is that it is so safe and friendly so they can happily chill out in their accommodation whilst their teenagers wander out to the village on their own.

Ideal for large groups, or families of different generations who like to be independent, the Margarita Penthouse is a delightful retreat that belies the fact that it is only a 225m flat walk from the beach and many amenities in Almyrida. In low and mid season when the penthouse can be rented at with 2, 3 or 4 bedrooms, our low prices make this property easily accessible to couples and small families who want exceptional value. Planted with mature trees and shrubs including apricot, lemon (perfect for your gin and tonic!), hibiscus, olive, roses, eucalyptus, oleander and mulberry - the beautiful 2700m2 grounds have a truly Mediterranean feel and are a riot of colour in the summer months. The thoughtful owner, Giorgos, has even added an area with a vegetable and herb garden from which his guests can pick fresh produce including juicy tomatoes and sweet red peppers when they are in season.

The pool terrace is paved and a real sun trap. The garden's tall trees provide some natural shade in addition to the umbrellas and oleander covered pergola. The 100m2 pool is for the private use of the penthouse guests only. Much larger than average, this wonderful pool is ideal for those of you who really like to swim (being 14m long in one section) but it also includes a separate shallow area for young children, or for adults who are not confident in the water but still love to take a refreshing dip on a hot summer's day.

Steps lead up from the pool terrace and well established gardens to a covered side balcony from where the penthouse is entered. Light and airy, and spacious in the extreme, the Margarita Penthouse is 190m2 and covers the entire top floor of an older style apartment building. The ground floor is occupied by the lovely owner, at times his sister, and a lady tenant who works locally and is not usually there during the day. The peace and quiet of the penthouse guests is thus assured.

This well laid out accommodation lends itself perfectly to relaxed summer living and is both comfortable and welcoming. Recently updated there is cheerful decor and many modern amenities including: a fully fitted kitchen with built-in ceramic hob and oven, a microwave oven, a toaster, a kettle and a coffee maker; fully tiled modern bathrooms – one of which houses a washing machine and a hair dryer; digital TV in the living room, a DVD player, free WIFI internet access, and wooden doors, window frames and shutters. In consideration of the environment, the water is heated either by solar panel or a back-up immersion heater. For added comfort each of the 4 bedrooms has air-conditioning. The A/C units also double up as heaters for the cooler nights at the start and end of the season. Three of the four bedrooms have patio doors that open out onto balconies. The principal bedroom doors and the wide living room patio doors lead out onto the wrap-around sun-terrace which overlooks the pool and front garden to the White Mountains, and is quite simply a superb place to catch some rays, read a book, or relax and enjoy a meal.

Our more active guests will find that things to do are by no means in short supply. Whilst the beach in Almyrida is a only few minutes on foot and fishing is permitted from the harbour dock. There are many walking trails and cycle tracks, and we can arrange windsurfing, kayaking, catamaran sailing, scuba diving, horse riding, boat trips, and a number of coach excursions for you. The surrounding villages offer glass blowing, lace making, archaeological sites, and beautiful scenery, whilst the magnificent gorges, mountains, and stunning towns of Chania and Rethymnon are within easy reach by car.

Margarita Penthouse is a rare find that combines a very large pool, spacious budget accommodation, and mature gardens just a stone's throw away from a sandy beach, shops and tavernas. We highly suggest that you book up early before it is too late and you miss out on this excellent property!

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  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
Miss Frankie Miles (Property Manager)
Advertiser since 2008
Speaks Greek, English

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Bedrooms 4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 - 84 nights
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Nearest Airport
22 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
11 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
0.25 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
100 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

The heart of the village of Almyrida is only 225m flat walk from the Margarita Penthouse, 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 7 tavernas, 9 café/bars, 2 bakeries, 2 jewellery shops, 5 mini-markets, 2 gift shops, an off-license, a pharmacy, a butcher's shop, and an organic fruit and vegetable shop with a deli counter. Also in Almyrida there is a scuba diving centre, a water sports centre which rents out kayaks, windsurfers and catamarans, and Villas Crete Holidays for tourist information, boat trips, horse riding, and guided walking tours and coach excursions.

A few minutes by car from the Margarita Penthouse, 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.



Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates


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
30 Sep 2014 - 4 Nov 2014
7 night minimum stay
5 Nov 2014 - 30 Mar 2015
84 night minimum stay


  • The above prices are for the use of 4 bedrooms in the penthouse. DISCOUNTED PRICES can be given to guests wishing to rent 2 or 3 bedrooms at all times except July 01 - September01.(If the penthouse is rented with only 2 or 3 bedrooms, the other bedrooms are locked - the penthouse and pool are for your private use only).

    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 representative speaking English, Greek, German and French is available during working hours, and 24/7 assistance for emergencies is available.

    All services and the use of air conditioning and other equipment (as advertised) is included in the weekly rental rates shown on this web site.
  • 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.

    Free WIFI internet access is available.

    We do ask that reservations are made in well advance to avoid disappointment.

    As with all our villas on the island, we can arrange airport transfers or car hire through reputable companies.

    To secure this villa we ask for a deposit payment of 20% on bookings over 1000.00 Euros in total, or 200.00 Euros on bookings less than 1000.00 Euros in total, with the final balance payable in full 10 weeks before your arrival date.

    Please e-mail us for up to date availability of this delightful property
  • Long term winter rentals are available but they do not include utilities, maid service, laundry, rep services, the pool, or fuel for heating.



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

Property Type:
  • villa
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 190 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • mountain
  • village
  • Family
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Iron & Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Living Room
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Towels Provided
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Parking ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Kitchen
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dining
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • The full bathroom has white tiles with red accents, a frosted window, a washing machine, and a bathroom suite comprising a full bath with shower attachment, a wash basin, a wall mirror, shelf, and lamp, a bidet,and a toilet. The shower room has white and beige tiles - some with flower motifs, a shower and shower tray, a white washbasin, with a wall mirror and light, a shelf, a toilet, and a frosted window.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 3 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , These are bunk-beds
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Single Bed
  • The bedrooms all lead off a long corridor. The master bedroom has a queen size bed, a window that overlooks the side garden, and double doors that open out onto the main terrace that is also accessed from the living room, and overlooks the pool and gardens to the White Mountains. The triple bedroom has 3 single beds, a window that looks out over olive groves, and double doors that lead out onto a balcony that looks over olive groves, the garden and some small villas to the mountains. The twin bedroom is equipped bunk beds has and double doors that lead out to a balcony that looks out over olive groves, the garden, and some small villas to the mountains. The single bedroom has a single bed, and a window that looks out over the side gardens to some small villas.
  • Books ...
  • Television ...
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Barbecue
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • water parks
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • walking
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkelling
  • caving
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • diving
  • surfing
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
There are 2 fold out couches in the living room. The pool terrace has a pergola, sun-beds, umbrellas, and a barbeque.