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PRIVATE VILLA ~ FABULOUS SEA VIEWS ~ OWN POOL ~ AIR CON & WIFI ~ PEACE & CALM

Don Hutchin

Advertiser since 2009
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Speaks English, A little French
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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PRIVATE VILLA ~ FABULOUS SEA VIEWS ~ OWN POOL ~ AIR CON & WIFI ~ PEACE & CALM

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

Overview

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday villa in Agia Galini - Vista Villas - Agia Galini

2 Bedroom, Air Conditioned Villa, Private Pool, Stunning Views. Sleeps up to 5

Vista Villas (see also, our advert No. 1307240 on Homeaway) are an extremely peaceful and intimate family of villas that lie just over one mile away from the vibrant, friendly and pretty town of Agia Galini on Crete’s southern coast. Each villa has its own private grounds, private swimming pool, and individually gated access. Formerly the sight of an olive grove, the recently built Vista Villas grew to maturity in 2009 and offer magnificent, panoramic views - incorporating hills and mountains as a stunning backdrop, and looking out upon the Bay of Mesara and the islands of Paximadia.

Details for holiday villa Villa Iremia, 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, 1 Bathroom, 1 Separate WC

Villa Iremia lies, with its own private swimming pool, on the valley hillside, with fabulous views to the Bay of Mesara, and sits just over 1 mile from Agia Galini’s heart and the sea. This offers peace and seclusion for those seeking holiday sanctuary without compromising the need for everyday necessities nor the desire for exploration and adventure. With this in mind, and due to the wonderfully dramatic and mountainous terrain of the island, motorised transport is something of a must - car hire is easily found, and readily available at the island's airports as well as in most towns (The villa has spacious parking for two cars). A balcony and sun terraces allow you to enjoy both the dramatic backdrop of the Psiloriti mountains, and the valley panorama down to the Libyan sea. Less than ten minutes' drive from the villa brings you into Agia Galini with ample shopping for essentials and luxuries, plus tourist information office and many excellent restaurants and traditional tavernas.
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Don Hutchin (Owner)
Advertiser since 2009
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Speaks English, A little French

About Don Hutchin

Now in my early eighties and having worked as a carpenter, building manager and house-builder throughout my life, I have retired and spend the majority of my time living in Crete, enjoying the friendliness and warmth (both people and climate) here and a way of life so much more in tune with relaxation and the taking of time, to that of the stressful bustle back in England. I still love England and after 70+ years I still consider it to be 'home' but I know where I'm happiest and most content. Right here in Agia Galini, Crete. I had six individually designed villas, combining modern living with traditional styling, built here whilst taking a 'less physical' role myself and oversaw the project from start to finish. They're my life's work and I'm very proud of them.

Don Hutchin purchased this villa in 2006

Why Don Hutchin chose Agia Galini

I bought the land to build on here, just outside Agia Galini for several reasons. It was a comfortable distance from the town and harbour to reach in five or six minutes by car, and far enough away to soak up the peace and tranquillity of the stunning terrain and velvet black night skies. The villas stagger/terrace the hillside and look out at the Bay of Mesara just about a mile away. Also, I feel that the south of the island is more temperate as it edges onto the Libyan Sea. The south too, especially here, is not overly developed nor has it lost its authenticity to commercialism. Agia Galini, in my mind, is a great balance of old and new and gorgeous sandy beaches are within easy reach.

What makes this villa unique

Staying here allows you privacy and relaxation. Your own pool glints in the sunlight (for most of the year!) and passing traffic is practically non-existent. The rhythmic humming of cicadas and the gentle clanging of goat bells are just about the only sounds to 'disturb' the silence here, but these melodies simply add to the feeling of calm meditation. A short drive takes you into Agia Galini where there are more than enough restaurants and tavernas to pick and choose from. Traditional Greek/Cretan cuisine and wonderful Mediterranean offerings or, if you're not feeling terribly adventurous, UK fayre can also be easily found.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Trust & Security
Free protection up to £700 for all bookings.
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 13 holidaymaker reviews

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Villa Iremia
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
business
Villa Iremia
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p436164
+44 -07725807503
Agia Galini Rethymnon area
5

ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL VILLA IN STUNNING LOCATION

  • 5 out of 5
We have no hesitation in recommending a stay at Villa Iremia, particularly if you like the idea of getting away from it all. The villa is immaculate, has everything you could possibly need to enjoy your stay away, is located in a wonderfully peaceful and stunning location, and yet is only a few minutes car ride away from the vibrant little port & beach of Agia Galini. Here you will find shops, mini-markets and most importantly, restaurants serving some of the best Cretan food we have ever tasted.

And a word or two about villa owner Don , partner Linda (who live just down the hill) and Paul in the UK. What a team! Their wonderfully warm and friendly help was very much appreciated and we look forward to making a return visit one day. A truly brilliant holiday experience. Thank you so much.
  • Review Submitted: 09-Oct-2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Villa Iremia
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p436164
+44 -07725807503
Agia Galini Rethymnon area
5

The Lap of Luxury

  • 5 out of 5
We have visited Crete and stayed in several villas over the last three years but none compare to Villa Iremia. The house is beautiful, as are the surroundings, and the views are stunning. Even in July it was wonderfully private and peaceful, and Don (the owner) made us feel like royalty the moment we arrived.

We have paid considerably more to stay in other villas in Crete, yet Villa Iremia is by far the best we have ever found and we are sure to return. Five gold stars and more from us!
  • Review Submitted: 11-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Villa Iremia
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p436164
+44 -07725807503
Agia Galini Rethymnon area
Heusden zolder
5

Toplocation, Superb modern Villa's,

Toplocation, Superb modern Villa's,
  • 5 out of 5
Impressive and good location- new modern well equipped villa's - A little- big pool! - Gentle, friendly correct service/hosts. Close to Agia Galini's restaurants, sea, beach, shops.(10 min's drive) At night you can touch the stars!(no light pollution) . If you don't like driving: inform on how to get to the attractions further away...if you like driving it's real fun! All in all for us, it was top!
  • Review Submitted: 08-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Villa Iremia
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p436164
+44 -07725807503
Agia Galini Rethymnon area
5

ten out of ten

  • 5 out of 5
from the moment we arrived we felt really welcome and at home. The villa was oustanding, very clean and a lovely welcome pack on arrival. The views are breath taking with the gorgeous mountains behind and the sea in the front. Don is a lovely host, always happy to help and would go out of his way to assist. The villa was easy to find, and located in a very quiet area, the only noise being the goat bells. Agia Galini is a lovely town, not too touristy with plenty of good tavernas, the food is particularly good with a lovely bakers to start the day off. Beaches are great in the surrounding area, our favourite being Agia Georgious. Great part of Crete, a holiday we will not forget in a long time.
  • Review Submitted: 17-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you had a wonderful time, and thank you for all you have said here. We loved having you stay with us and will welcome you all back with enormous smiles should you ever wish to return (and maybe a little 'loyalty discount' too!) (o:
business
Villa Iremia
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p436164
+44 -07725807503
Agia Galini Rethymnon area
Sandy, Beds
5

An excellent villa in a beautiful setting

  • 5 out of 5
The villa is on a peaceful hillside, away from the road, with only the sound of birds and goat bells. It is spacious and really well equipped, - there is everything you need - and it is impeccably maintained. Wi-fi reception was good. Don and Linda made us feel very welcome and made sure we had everything we needed. I would recommend this to anyone wanting a peaceful place to stay, but near enough to facilities (Agia Galina is only 5 minutes away and has lovely friendly tavernas ands shops)
  • Review Submitted: 25-Apr-2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Villa Iremia
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p436164
+44 -07725807503
Agia Galini Rethymnon area
Norwich
5

Superb in every way

  • 5 out of 5
Villa Iremia makes a perfect base for exploring Crete, particularly the southern beaches where you can relax and find your own slice of heaven. The villa itself is extremely well equipped and when we mentioned we couldn’t find a coffee pot one arrived within minutes. We were so well looked after and made to feel so at home that we have stayed in Villa Iremia for two years running and plan to return for a third. Don and Linda are the owners and they go out of their way to make sure everything is perfect. On our first visit we lost our hire car keys. Linda contacted the company and arranged for a spare to be brought to us the very next day, and Don gave us a lift into town as we had made plans to meet up with friends staying in one of the hotels there. Later that evening Don and Linda appeared at the hotel and asked if we needed a lift back to the villa. They had been into Agia Galini themselves for dinner and made a point of looking out for us. Our friends staying at the hotel could not believe their eyes, and when they visited us at Villa Iremia they were really jealous because it is so beautiful and peaceful there. They are now planning to stay in one of Don and Linda’s lovely villas next year! We would happily recommend Villa Iremia to everyone we know!
  • Review Submitted: 14-Jan-2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

Location

Location

Nearest Airport
42 Miles
Heraklion
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Taverna on Tymbaki road
Nearest Ferry
39 Miles
Rethymnon
Nearest Golf
40 Miles
Crete Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Taverna on Tymbaki road
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Nida Plateau, Psiloritis mts (limited)
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Agia Galini
Car: necessary

Agia Galini offers some great boating daytrips (with or without meals) to neighbouring beaches, coves and islets, as well as to the twin islands of Paximadia ‘floating’ sublimely in the Bay of Messara (as seen from your villa window!). Preveli beach lagoon with its two monasteries and small, palm tree forest is a sheer delight and well worth hopping on board a boat for a visit. Alternatively, drive there... it's not much more than half an hour away by road.

Fabulous weekly markets in the nearby towns of Timbaki and Mires run throughout the year and offer a huge choice of fresh, local and exotic produce from everyday vegetables and fruit, to honey, snails, cheese etc., as well as handicrafts and the occasional 'kitchen sink'. It's all there and wrapped in the warmest and most friendly atmosphere so typical of Greece, and in particular, southern Crete.

Nearest of Crete’s major archaeological and historical sites is the Minoan Palace at Phaistos (approximately 15 - 20 km to the east) on the fertile Messara plain. Equally as close and just as easily accessible are the historic site of Gortys and the stunning caves at Malala... open to visitors all year round.

Farther away (but worth every minute of the drive - allow at least 3 hours) in the west of Crete lies the Samarian Gorge - amidst The White Mountains. This stunning slice of beauty and mother nature’s art runs for 18 km and is the longest gorge in Europe. Known by locals as ‘Farangas’ (Great Gorge) due to its majesty and sheer size, the Samarian Gorge is undoubtedly Crete’s greatest natural treasure.

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Rental rates for this holiday villa in Agia Galini, Rethymnon 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
 
Late Season Offer
21 Oct 2014 - 30 Nov 2014
4 night minimum stay
£314
for 4 nights
£550
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest
 
*Winter 2014 / 2015
1 Dec 2014 - 19 Mar 2015
7 night minimum stay
£525
for 7 nights
£525
£1,350
 
 
2015 Easter
20 Mar 2015 - 30 Apr 2015
4 night minimum stay
£357
for 4 nights
£625
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £6 per night, per additional guest
 
2015 Spring
1 May 2015 - 31 May 2015
4 night minimum stay
£374
for 4 nights
£655
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £6 per night, per additional guest
 
2015 Early Summer
1 Jun 2015 - 20 Jul 2015
4 night minimum stay
£414
for 4 nights
£725
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £6 per night, per additional guest
 
2015 Summer
21 Jul 2015 - 5 Sep 2015
7 night minimum stay
£1,125
for 7 nights
£1,125
 
 
2015 Late Summer
6 Sep 2015 - 30 Sep 2015
4 night minimum stay
£414
for 4 nights
£725
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £6 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Season
1 Oct 2015 - 30 Nov 2015
4 night minimum stay
£357
for 4 nights
£625
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £6 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Notes WEEKLY RATES ARE INCLUSIVE OF ALL UTILITY CHARGES THROUGHOUT YOUR STAY (ie. water and electricity: air-conditioning / heating / cooking).

*MONTHLY WINTER LETS ARE AVAILABLE : SEE 'MONTHLY' PRICE.

PLEASE NOTE : MONTHLY WINTER LETS will incur charges for electricity usage (air-conditioning, heating, cooking etc) throughout your stay. Please ask for more information and a guide to costs.
There are NO 'hidden extras', taxes or fees to add to our prices.

A 15% deposit is required to reserve your chosen dates.

The 85% balance will be due to reach us no later than 2 calendar months prior to your holiday rental start date.

ALL PRICES ARE QUOTED IN GBP STERLING (British Pounds).

We can accept payment in GBP Sterling and in Euros. For a price in Euros, Please Ask. Thank You.

Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Agia Galini in Rethymnon area

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 100 m²
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Full bath with shower over, WC and wash basin. On Ist Floor
    Cloakroom - Cloakroom with WC and wash basin only. Ground floor
  • Villa Iremia's bathroom is located upstairs on the first floor, is fully tiled and offers a full size bath with shower over as well as a toilet and a wash basin. An additional, separate toilet and wash basin are available in the ground floor cloakroom. Bath and hand towels are supplied and changed every four days.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Double Bed , Air conditioned. Large wardrobes. Balcony
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Air conditioned. Large wardrobes. Shaded sun terrace
    Additional sleeping - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Sofabed In living area
  • Both bedrooms are located on the first (upper) floor: Bedroom 1 / Master has a double bed and large, built-in wardrobes. Air-Conditioning - Hot or Cold in bedroom. Doors open onto balcony. Bedroom 2 has twin beds (two singles) and a large, built-in wardrobes. Air-Conditioning - Hot or Cold in bedroom. Doors open onto shaded sun terrace.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • marina
  • naturist beach
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
It is just over one mile to the village of Agia Galini and the beach where you will find plenty of small shops and a huge range of excellent cafes, tavernas and restaurants. For refreshments a little closer to hand, there are 2 tavernas on the 'Tymbaki Road' approximately one mile from the villa. The ancient Palace of Phaistos and the ruined city of Gortyn are within 20 minutes' drive. Other beaches; Matala, Kalamaki, Trio Petra - all quite beautiful - are within easy reach also. Villa Iremia offers peace, calm and high levels of seclusion. As with all of our villas, everything is for individual use and not shared. However, we do have a large, stone barbecue that anyone may use. You will, regrettably, have to supply your own charcoal, food and drinks!

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