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Freelance Holidays

Advertiser since 1990
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Speaks English, French, German, Italian, Greek
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms6
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Freelance Holidays

Advertiser since 1990
Speaks English, French, German, Italian, Greek
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VILLA METAPOTHIA, DELUXE VILLA WITH POOL

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms6
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

Overview

Photos and Description of this 6 bedroom holiday villa in Gavalochori - Villa Metapothia

6 bedrooms (all with en-suites) sleeps 12

Villa Metapothia stands on a quiet hillside overlooking the village of Gavalohori in prime position to enjoy magnificent vistas towards Crete’s distant White Mountains and sea views down the green and wooded valley to nearby Souda Bay.

Villa Metapothia is extremely well appointed, furnished and equipped down to minute detail. On the upper two floors, all four bedrooms have the bonus of air-conditioning and en-suite's as well as their own individual terraces, with patio furniture and sea or mountain views. The master bedroom has a double bed and an en-suite WC and wash hand basin with a hydro massage bath.

At pool level and with their own entrance doors are two further spacious twin bedrooms, without air conditioning, but both with en-suite shower rooms. One has its own covered terrace overlooking the barbecue area, whilst the other faces towards the entrance driveway and is furnished with sofa beds as a day room, ideal perhaps for teenagers needing their own space!

With soft ochre walls : Below a neat ensemble of terracotta tiled roofs, Villa Metapothia stands on a quiet hillside overlooking the village of Gavalohori in prime position to enjoy magnificent vistas towards Crete’s distant White Mountains and sea views down the green and wooded valley to nearby Souda Bay.

At first floor level the main entrance leads into the extensive open plan living area. To one side, a comfortable sitting room has sofas and an easy chair grouped around a large fireplace set in an attractive wall of local stone, plus a massive picture window to make the most of the views down the valley.

At the far end of the living area: A breakfast bar separates the superb fitted kitchen, designed by Diane rather than Yiannis, with an abundance of storage cupboards and work surfaces, plus all mod cons, including eye level oven, ceramic hob, large fridge freezer, dishwasher, microwave and espresso coffee machine. To the rear of the kitchen is a guest WC and wash hand basin and also a washing machine.

The formal dining room, set between the kitchen and sitting area, has its own large picture window with views over the village to the mountains as well as a useful little bar to one side, complete with a CD HiFi system. Doors from here and the kitchen, open onto a covered terrace, with a large marble topped patio table for informal meals and from where steps lead down to the beautiful 9m x 5m pool, with a Jacuzzi in one corner, plus adjoining children’s pool

The lawned gardens : Of the property are surrounded by high stone walls and terraced down the hillside. There’s a lovely shady olive tree in one corner, whilst in a sheltered spot to the far side of the villa is a purpose built barbecue area with a huge table.

In the lounge there is a satellite TV complete with a choice of DVD and VCR.

EOT MHTE 1042K113K0337100

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

About Freelance Holidays

Hi I am Diane

Freelance Holidays purchased this villa in 2005

Guestbook comments from the manager

I can't say enough, the whole experience was perfect. Thank you for a wonderful holiday.
Jul 2010
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Why HomeAway

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms6
Separate WC's1
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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Reviews

Reviews

Villa Metapothia, Deluxe Villa with Pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
business
Villa Metapothia, Deluxe Villa with Pool
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p17742
+44 -01789297705
Gavalochori Chania area
5

Gorgeous villa!

  • 5 out of 5
We were 2 families, 4 adults and 5 teenagers, who stayed at Villa Metapothia for one week in October 2012. The villa met all our expectations, and was just as beautiful as on the pictures. The bedrooms were spacious and bright, with terraces which were perfect for a cup of coffee and a book in the mornings when the teenagers were still asleep! The pool was great, we had lots of fun. We contacted Diane the first day, as we were 9 persons and there were only 8 sunbeds. An extra sunbed was delivered the next day, good service! We also appreciated the ping-pong table, which was used for hours. The kitchen was well equipped. There were big tables and lots of chairs for dining both outside and inside the house. We normally make some dinners at the house when we rent places like this. But not this time. A couple of minutes down the road there was a wonderful restaurant with great food and service, and low prices. We ended up here almost every day, I think we tried the whole menu! When we managed to drag ourselves from the sunbeds by the pool, we visited Chania, Rethymnon and the Imbros Gorge. There is much to see within a short distance. The scenery is beautiful. A car is necessary to get around. We really recommend the villa, we hope to come back. There is much more we would like to see in the area, and this beautiful villa is one of the best we have ever rented.
  • Review Submitted: 06-Nov-2012
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Heidi,

Thank you for your kind comments following your stay at Villa Metapothia, we were delighted to read you all enjoyed your stay and found the Villa to your liking, it sounds like you all enjoyed the local tavernas and managed to see quite a few of the must see's in Crete too.

Once again thanks for taking the time to such a lovely review, and we hope you will return to Villa Metapothia or one of our many other villas in Crete and elsewhere.

Kind regards

James
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Villa Metapothia, Deluxe Villa with Pool
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p17742
+44 -01789297705
Gavalochori Chania area
Oulu, Finland
5

Excellent service all the way

  • 5 out of 5
We were 2 Finnish families with 8 kids between 10 months and 15 years spending a week in this Villa. We had a great holiday. Good driving directions. Villa is very good for families with kids. Nice pool and barbeque area. I would recommend thhis Villa to my friends.

Description of the Villa is accurate, everything is as promised. The customer service of the Freelance Holidays was excellent all the way, beforehand, during our holidays and after.

Location in Gavalahori village was good for us, but you will need a car if you wish to go around.

Nice taverna down in the square as well as mini-market.

The weather in April was not as good as it could be but that was expected.

We walked through the Imbrosia Gorge.Nice!
  • Review Submitted: 28-Apr-2011
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Location

Location

Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Chania
Nearest Ferry
20 Kilometres
Souda
Nearest Restaurant
400 Metres
Gavalochori
Nearest Beach
4 Kilometres
Almirida
Car: recommended

In the centre of the scenic Apokoronou Peninsula, 2 km inland from Almirida and at the end of a green and wooded valley leading down to the sea, the beguiling little village of Gavalohori has enjoyed something of a renaissance over the past few years. This is in part thanks to a woman's co-operative where they make and sell local handicrafts such as lace and silk products. Many of the houses have been renovated in traditional fashion and the village has a pleasant air of both rural charm and prosperity. Dotted around the small square in the centre of the village are 3 local cafenions where the village males sip coffee and talk politics whilst desultorily twirling worry beads. After just a few days in the village you'll find it's easy to imagine owning your own little house here and blending into the local lifestyle, whilst your good wife tries her hand at lace making! The village also has a bakery, 3 small mini-markets and a couple of tavernas.

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Photos

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday villa in Gavalochori, 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
 
Reduced from £980
1 Oct 2014 - 31 Oct 2014
5 night minimum stay
£720
for 5 nights
From
£140
£1,000
 
 
Rate 1
1 Apr 2015 - 30 Apr 2015
5 night minimum stay
£720
for 5 nights
From
£140
£1,000
 
 
Rate 2
1 May 2015 - 31 May 2015
5 night minimum stay
£875
for 5 nights
From
£171
£1,217
 
 
Rate 3
1 Jun 2015 - 30 Jun 2015
5 night minimum stay
£1,145
for 5 nights
From
£225
£1,595
 
 
Rate 4
1 Jul 2015 - 17 Jul 2015
5 night minimum stay
£1,820
for 5 nights
From
£360
£2,540
 
 
Rate 5
18 Jul 2015 - 31 Aug 2015
5 night minimum stay
£2,160
for 5 nights
From
£428
£3,016
 
 
Rate 6
1 Sep 2015 - 30 Sep 2015
5 night minimum stay
£1,160
for 5 nights
From
£228
£1,616
 
 
Rate 7
1 Oct 2015 - 31 Oct 2015
5 night minimum stay
£720
for 5 nights
From
£140
£1,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Accidental Damage Waiver £20
Notes Price is the total accommodation price.
Our Price also Includes:
24/7 Local Assistance
Free Pool/Beach Towels
Free Essentials Grocery Pack
Free Air-Con
Free Cot
Free Highchair
Free WiFi
Bed Linen & Bathroom Towels
Housekeeping (as per description)

A non-refundable charge of £20.00 per booking for Accidental Damage Waiver (ADW) will be added to the total price

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting manager when booking.
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Facilities

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Forms of Payment:
  • accepts credit card
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 296 m²
  • 3 stories
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Jacuzzi , en-suite
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , en-suite
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , en-suite
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , en-suite
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , en-suite
    Bathroom 6 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , en-suite
    Bathroom 7 - Toilet , with washing machine
  • All bedrooms have an ensuite bath/shower room
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Principle Suite - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom - 1 Double Bed
  • 1 double, 4 twins & 2 futon sofas that turn into double beds. All twin beds can be pushed together without a gap between. Free Cots & Highchairs (2)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Player
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • Golf
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Tennis
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 12 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • bay
  • churches
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Plus ping pong table & dart board . Free Pool Towels Free internet access Free Cots & Highchairs (x2) Free essentials starter pack

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