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VILLA WITH 3 BEDROOMS, SLEEPS 6, PRIVATE POOL, SPECTACULAR VIEWS (SELENE)

John Dunn

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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VILLA WITH 3 BEDROOMS, SLEEPS 6, PRIVATE POOL, SPECTACULAR VIEWS (SELENE)

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

PRIVATE GATED POOL to help with child safety

This villa is designed with a Gated Swimming Pool to help restrict access for young children. Parents can sit on the shaded patio and easily keep an eye on the kids. The villa sleeps 6+ in 3 double/twin bedrooms. Located in our St Basil Olive Grove, only 3 minutes drive from the beach at Almirida (sometimes spelled Almyrida), on the Apokoronas Peninsular in North West Crete (30 minute drive from Chania Airport). Only a 12 minute walk is the 1000-year old Greek village of Gavalochori with tavernas & shops. The villa is NOT built on a cramped housing development! It shares the olive grove with only 4 other villas (all owned by us) and is not directly overlooked. The road to Almyrida has only light traffic during the day and occasional vehicles at night, yet you are never far from civilization and the cafe culture and nightlife of nearby villages. Suitable for wheelchair users. CAR NOT ESSENTIAL - beach and villages within walking distance.

Swimming in nearby sandy beach of Almirida. Scuba/Snorkelling in Chania/Almirida. Windsurfing school in Almirida. Walking galore! Easy tracks straight from the door. Spectacular countryside with breathtaking views of White Mountains from villa & all bedroom terraces. Sea Fishing - tackle shop in nearby Kalives. The White Mountains dominate the area and provide a dramatic backdrop to the sandy beaches at Almirida, Kalives and Georgeoupolis. The Apokoronas area is also well known for its traditional inland villages such as Vamos, Kefalas, Plaka and Kokkino Chorio - location for the film 'Zorba The Greek'.

The large bay that makes up the seaside resorts of Almirida and Kalives has many separate, safe, sandy beaches, usually with full facilities. Almirida, is a thriving seaside resort with a windsurfing school and tavernas and bars lining the sea front. There are a couple of mini-markets, a bakery, patisserie, a wine shop and newsagents.

Mountain bikes can be hired and there is also a small taxi rank. There is a bus service to Kalives & Chania.

Kalives is a working village as well as being a tourist destination. So in addition to the beaches, tavernas, bars & tourist shops there are local shops plus a good-sized supermarket. Banking, post office and petrol station are available. Chania - a cosmopolitan city voted the most beautiful on Crete. With the White Mountains as a backdrop, its Venetian harbour, museums, fascinating indoor market & an old quarter of narrow streets packed with interesting shops, Chania offers something for most visitors.

It is a vibrant place steeped in Byzantine, Venetian and Turkish history. The harbour area is a great place to sit & watch the world go by at one of the sea-front tavernas. Charter Flight time 4 hours from UK airports to Chania (1/2 hour drive) or Heraklion (2 hour drive). We can also advise on reliable local car hire at reasonable cost with good English speaking staff.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
John Dunn (Property Manager)
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About John Dunn

Hi there We are owners Marcus Milton and John Dunn. Together with our two families, we co-own and manage our estate of 5.5 acres of olive grove in North West Crete. On this land we have built 4 spacious rental villas, each with private pools. With 200 trees olive trees on site we also harvest the oil and bring back to the UK the best fresh olive oil you are likely to have tasted.

John Dunn purchased this villa in 2005

Why John Dunn chose Almirida

As we own the whole plot, we have been able to control the building of these houses so that they are completely detached and not immediately overlooked. We feel this is very important to the comfort and ambiance of our guests who do not want to feel as though they are living on top of other villas!

Guestbook comments from the manager

Many thanks for letting out your villa to us. We had a fantastic holiday. The villa is beautifully situated, and we enjoyed staying there. Really beautiful setting, great villa, very helpful assistance from Mark when needed, gorgeous pool, THE most wonderful taverna in nearby Gavalochori, and we genuinely hope to go there again - probably not next year, but almost certainly 2013!

Alison, Aug 2011
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Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
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Reviews

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Villa with 3 bedrooms, sleeps 6, private pool, spectacular views (SELENE)
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
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Villa with 3 bedrooms, sleeps 6, private pool, spectacular views (SELENE)
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p433427
+44 0161 929 8787
Almirida Chania area
5

Holiday Heaven

  • 5 out of 5
My wife and I have stayed at Saint Basil Olive Grove, in wonderful Crete, for the past two summers, occupying the stunning Villa Selene. Imagine a holiday where the accommodation and facilities are first class and the surroundings idyllic, then imagine long sunny days in and around a large but safe pool, long lazy lunches and the expectation of dinner at a local taverna as the sun begins to set. For the more energetic and adventurous there is plenty of first class walking whilst enjoying the beautiful and sometimes rugged countryside. If sitting on a beach is your thing, then this too, is close at hand with some of the most beautiful beaches only minutes away, likewise if you fancy a bit of nightlife this can be experienced close at hand also, although you would never think it in the peaceful haven that is Saint Basil Olive Grove. Then of course there is culture to be had in abundance, every village will have some history it wants the visitor to know about. The amazing towns/cities of Chania and Rethymnon, both must see places, are within reasonable distance although we enjoy using the local buses to visit, with timetables easily downloaded from the internet before arriving in Crete.
However, it would be wrong to pronounce what somebody else should do on their holiday, as most of the fun is in exploring for one’s self. The purpose of this review is to try and convey the many and varied facilities and activities which are easily available within the area. You will have gathered by now that we are big fans of this part of Crete and especially the Saint Basil Olive Grove Villas. The UK and local management teams put themselves out to ensure a happy, relaxing and safe stay and we have no hesitation in recommending them most heartily.
Did we mention the huge starlit night skies............
The Goodson Family
  • Review Submitted: 22-Feb-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for taking the time to send a review. We do our best to provide the best service possible from booking to the end of the stay and we are very pleased that they found so many reasons to enjoy their time in Crete. John, Owner
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Villa with 3 bedrooms, sleeps 6, private pool, spectacular views (SELENE)
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p433427
+44 0161 929 8787
Almirida Chania area
5

Best family holiday in ages

  • 5 out of 5
Dear John
I'd be delighted to offer a recommmendation on your truly great villa. We spent 2 weeks last May (2010) in crete and had the most excellent time at villa selene. First the location could not be better . Janey really wanted to stay away from built up areas directly by the sea so we thought it best to look for somewhere near (i.e within walking distance) of the beach and a village. Selene is handy for both, especially the little greek town a few minites walk away. We sent the older kids out for fresh bread every morning and they would come back excited after seeing sheep, chickens and pigs along the road (we live in London and rarely see any animals other than cats and dogs). I even saw an eagle flying over the olive grove. The pool is fantastic, very easy to get into with the the steps down to the water. By the way we really appreciated the gates by the pool, it gave us both peach of mind for our toddler. Satelite TV is a bonus and good for keeping the boys happy and out of the sun during the hottest part of the day. We woiuld alternate with a day at the villa and then a day at the beach. Almirida (or is it Almyrida?) has the best restaurants, our favourite is the one at the far end of the beach on the way to Kalyves. You may remember I asked about internet access when I booked the house and you are right, I had no problem finding a wireless hotspot. Is there a better way to spend my time, sitting by the beach, beer in hand and logged on to the BBC website listening to radio 5 live sports reports? Although we cannot come again this year for family reasons we plan to visit villa Selene in 2012 and this time hire a car so we can get to the water park in Chania which I have heard so much about.
Thank you once again - David Robinson
  • Review Submitted: 06-Feb-2011
  • Date of Stay: May 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for taking the time to send in your review. We appreciate it when any guest makes comments and offers suggestions so we can maintain the quality of our villas and the holiday experience.
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Location

Location

Nearest Airport
18 Kilometres
Chania
Nearest Ferry
12 Kilometres
Chania
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Gavalachori/Almyrida
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Gavalachori/Almyrida
Car: recommended

The house is situated in a 4.5 acre olive grove (the size of 4 football fields). The entire perimeter is fenced so children cannot wander into the road if you close the main gates behind you. (Road is a quiet country lane - not much traffic.) You are free to wander the huge gardens and olive groves. This is a haven for wild flowers, songbirds, crickets and famous gecko lizards, found everywhere in Crete. The villa is ideal if you value your privacy while wishing to remain conveniently close to village life and amenities. Just a few minutes away by car is Almyrida Bay for safe, sandy beaches, watersports, shops, many restaurants and bars. The traditional village of Gavalochori is just 10 minutes walk.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday villa in Almirida, Chania area

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
Autumn
30 Aug 2014 - 26 Sep 2014
7 night minimum stay
£934
for 7 nights
£934
 
 
Late Season
27 Sep 2014 - 1 Nov 2014
7 night minimum stay
£671
for 7 nights
£671
 
 
Early Season
28 Mar 2015 - 1 May 2015
5 night minimum stay
£479
for 5 nights
£671
 
 
Spring
2 May 2015 - 22 May 2015
5 night minimum stay
£517
for 5 nights
£724
 
 
Early Summer
23 May 2015 - 26 Jun 2015
7 night minimum stay
£829
for 7 nights
£829
 
 
Summer
27 Jun 2015 - 17 Jul 2015
7 night minimum stay
£986
for 7 nights
£986
 
 
High Summer
18 Jul 2015 - 4 Sep 2015
7 night minimum stay
£1,440
for 7 nights
£1,440
 
 
Autumn
5 Sep 2015 - 2 Oct 2015
7 night minimum stay
£934
for 7 nights
£934
 
 
Late Season
3 Oct 2015 - 30 Oct 2015
5 night minimum stay
£479
for 5 nights
£671
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Notes PRICES ARE FOR OCCUPANCY OF 6 PEOPLE

Extra guest can be accommodated at an extra £55 per week (an additional bedroom is available!)

For FEWER GUESTS please deduct £55 per person per week

EXTRA NIGHTS are subject to availability, but are often possible in April/May and September/October/November

Saturday or Tuesday changeovers - please contact us to discuss
25% deposit with payment and balance due 2 months before stay starts
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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:
  • beach
  • village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Activities Guide
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Towels Provided
  • Sunbed
  • Parking Off Street
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Oven
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Hob
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Wheelchair access - one step up to house. Restricted access in bathrooms, so UK Cat 3 classification i.e. guests with mobility restrictions must be able to walk a few steps with assistance.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedrooms: 1 double bedrooms, 2 Twin Bedrooms. All bedrooms have private balconies with fantastic views of the mountains, and some with sea views. 1 bedroom is downstairs next to shower room/WC and is ideal for disabled guests/wheelchair or limited mobility. WHEELCHAIR RAMPS AVAIALBLE Bathrooms 2 Bathrooms. Downstairs bathroom has W/C, shower, washbasin. Upstairs bathroom has bath with shower, W/C, washbasin. All toilets are 'European' style, full flush. No paper in the bin! Kitchen: Cooker, Hob, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing Machine, Iron. General: Maid Service, Air Conditioning, House Linen, Towels Provided. House cleaned once a week prior to your arrival with an additional midweek linen change. Dining: Seating for 8. Dine in, or outside on the shaded sun terrace complete with 8-seater table + chairs.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • veranda
  • Garden
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • 6 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Optional
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • ATM/bank
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • diving
  • surfing
  • snorkelling
  • caving
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
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