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V. PRIVATE LUX 4 BED VILLA W/ POOL, GAMES ROOM, LAWN & 6000M2 GARDEN.

Miss Frankie Miles

Advertiser since: 2008
Speaks English, Greek
People14
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 84 nights

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V. PRIVATE LUX 4 BED VILLA W/ POOL, GAMES ROOM, LAWN & 6000M2 GARDEN.

People14
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 84 nights

Overview

Overview

Photos and Description of this 5 bedroom holiday villa in Platanias - Provarma Hills Villa

Very Spacious and Beautiful Hideaway Villa with Panoramic Sea and Mountain Views

A world away from the hustle and bustle of the villages on the north west coastline, yet only a short 5 minute drive inland through groves of orange and olive, Villa Provarma Hills is a sumptuous home that stands proudly on a hillside in 6000m2 of very private grounds that include a chapel, a sparkling pool with a separate children's section, a children's playground, a cypress wood barbeque house with a bread/pizza oven, an immaculate lawn and an olive grove. Surrounded by a verdant green and silver patchwork of olive groves and vineyards for as far are the eye can see, with sweeping views to the Azure Cretan sea and the majestic White Mountains, the location is enviable to say the least. It is immediately apparent when you drive through the electric gates that you are entering an exceptional property and we are delighted to add it to our portfolio of luxury villas.

Hans Huisman, a very candid Dutchman who travels the Greek islands to review properties for his travel website stayed here for a few days and then wrote that: 'this villa offers you everything you'd expect from a superior villa. The only thing lacking is a big round dot for a helicopter to land on. Be sure to fill up the trunk of your car at the local supermarket, because once you're inside the grounds of the villa you will not feel like leaving it again'.

The meticulous and charming owner, Giorgos, owns a marble and stone company, and has therefore designed and built the villa with a craftsman's eye for detail. Arranged over 3 floors, which may particularly suit large families or groups of friends, both villa and the surrounding grounds are grandly proportioned. The carefully thought out accommodation flows easily from one room to the next whilst the clever design guarantees that the interiors fuse seamlessly with the enchanting outside areas, so that the villa's guests can enjoy relaxed summer living whilst fully appreciating the outstanding views at all times. Thoughtful architectural features such as 15m tall floor to ceiling walls of reflective glass that frame the picture post card views and let the light flood in whilst keeping the heat out, and marble/tiled floors that extend from inside to out, ensure that the bright and airy interiors are kept naturally cool even during the height of the summer.

Quality furnishings and fresh, contemporary decor combine to make a tasteful and stylish home. The main floor boasts a beautiful fully-fitted kitchen imported from Italy, with a large inventory and an American style fridge freezer that includes a water filter and ice maker, a sun room with a marble dining table, a second elegant dining area, a chic lounge area with a marble fireplace, a choice of couches and chaise longue, a flat screen TV with satellite receiver, a DVD player, a stereo unit, internet access, electric shutters, and a cloakroom. The 3 top floor bedrooms and lounge area are accessed via an impressive curved staircase which is illuminated by clever inset lighting. The romantic master bedroom has a platform bed which looks out to sea, a walk-in closet and an en-suite bathroom with a large and very inviting circular jacuzzi bath. The lower level bedroom, shower room and living room/games room provides a wonderful area to escape to for entertainment or seclusion. With independent access this lower level will particularly appeal to teenagers who can come and go without disturbing their parents, or for guests who would prefer an added degree of privacy whilst still being very much part of the holiday proceedings. The lower level includes a games room with a gym area that has a pool table, a table tennis table, table football, a treadmill, and 2 step machines. Every modern comfort has been supplied including free WIFI internet access, beach/pool towels, towelling robes, hair dryers, fully tiled bathrooms, silver grey aluminium doors, windows and shutters, mosquito screens, and air conditioning units in bedrooms and main living room. The a/c units also double up as heaters, and for the cooler nights early and late season there is central heating and 2 marble fireplaces. There is solar powered hot water or a back-up immersion heater.

The restful and relaxing interiors open out to equally captivating exteriors all of which benefit from the breathtaking panorama. Vying for your attention are the many sitting out areas which enable you to enjoy both sun and shade in privacy. Taking centre stage is the swimming pool which has iridescent water, family friendly Roman steps, and a dedicated children's area. The pool is surrounded by a stone paved sun terrace and flanked by palm trees and a lush lawn with a chldren's playground, a football goal mouth that is ideal for children to safely run around and play on. The enclosed plot has been landscaped into two distinct areas. Dotted around the garden adjacent to the villa are fragrant roses, hibiscus, cacti, yucca, conifers, and lemon and pomegranate trees, whilst the lower part of the property is an olive grove though which a small path leads to an infusion of fuschia bougainvillea and the villa's private chapel. The mature olive trees provide a perfect shady hideaway in which to doze on long, lazy summer afternoons. With no immediate neighbours, only the sound of birdsong or the cicadas chattering away in the olive trees will interrupt the silence of this tranquil location.

The garden and terraces are adorned with an array of comfortable furniture that includes sun-loungers, elegant couches with plump cushions, and a 2 person hammock, and invites you to do nothing more taxing than sit back and take in the glorious views and sunsets when the mountains are bathed in hues of gold, rose and crimson. You will be enchanted at night when the entire property is softly illuminated and lights twinkle in the distance from Chania Town and the coastline that spreads out below the villa. As the sun sets and appetites are heightened from a long day swimming and sunbathing, or cycling on the back country roads on one of the villas bicycles, or rambling on the local footpaths, it is the ideal time to light up the barbeque and bread/pizza oven. Backed by a wooded hillside and with views straight down to the sea, the private barbeque house and dining area are built from local cypress wood and will no doubt be the centre of culinary activity and fun family meals. A lovely way to end the evening is to lie back in the hammock with a crisp glass of wine from the local winery whilst looking up at the crystal clear night sky in the hope of seeing shooting stars.

Anyone wanting to be in close proximity to a wide choice of amenities, beaches, and tavernas, but with the option of relaxing in your own magnificent, peaceful, and very private villa, will find Provarma Hills an idyllic base.

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

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People14
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 84 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

V. Private Lux 4 Bed Villa w/ Pool, Games Room, Lawn & 6000m2 Garden.
average rating of 4.0 based on 2 reviews
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V. Private Lux 4 Bed Villa w/ Pool, Games Room, Lawn & 6000m2 Garden.
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p874377
Platanias Chania area
4

Nice, but some negatives

  • 4 out of 5
We ( 6 adults, 5 children ) stayed here for one week end of june 2014.
We where allowed to arrive early and leave late, something that was very nice:)
The villa is spacious, nice garden, greate bbq-place and has fantastic views. We had a very nice time here.
However there are some things that are negative. The bedrooms (not masterbedroom) are very small with small beds. Not very comfortable for adults. The pool is small - did not get that impression from the pictures. Alot of things in the villa are worn, like furnitures in the livingroom and garden. The pictures of the villa is not showing this..My feeling is that the villa needs an general update.
The owner was very nice and helpful - thanks you very much Giorgos!
  • Review Submitted: 08-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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V. Private Lux 4 Bed Villa w/ Pool, Games Room, Lawn & 6000m2 Garden.
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p874377
Platanias Chania area
4

Great Summer holliday

  • 4 out of 5
We rented this willa the summer 2012
2 families with 4 adults and 5 children.

The property was large and spacious and was as expected, compared with the pictures shown in the adverticement.
We had a vonderful stay and the owner George was exeptional.

The Villa is located nicely, and with a car you can easily reach that entire side of the island within 1-2 hours. From Elafonisi too chania.
  • Review Submitted: 26-Oct-2012
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway

Location

Location

Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Chania
Nearest Barpub
0.8 Kilometres
Ano Gerani
Nearest Ferry
20 Kilometres
Souda
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Platanias
Nearest Restaurant
0.8 Kilometres
Ano Gerani
Nearest Beach
2.5 Kilometres
Gerani
Car: recommended

Provarma Hills Villa is set on the outskirts of Upper Gerani which is a small village with traditional kafenions where the old men drink coffee and play backgammon under grape vine covered pergolas. Just 2 kilometres away is the coastal village of Gerani which has a number of shops including mini markets, a newspaper and magazine shop, and many tavernas in the centre of the village and lining the beachfront. The long sandy/shingle beach has areas with sun-beds and umbrellas, as well as quieter spots without amenities.

For those seeking a little more action, just a few minutes to east of Gerani are the large and bustling villages of Platanias and Agia Marina which have long sandy beaches, watersports, numerous tavernas, cafes, shops, night clubs that stay open until dawn, and archaeological sites. In addition to all of this, we must not forget the gorgeous Venetian town of Chania which is only 30 minutes away.

For those seeking a more laid back atmosphere the coast to the west of Gerani has a number of different villages. Maleme has 2 supermarkets and numerous mini-markets, a pharmacy, a cash machine, a number of gift shops including a ceramic shop and a jewellery store, a newspaper and magazine shop, and many tavernas. Maleme is famous for the battle on 20 May 1941, during the Second World War. Thousands of German paratroopers landed near the Bailey Bridge that spans the mouth of the nearby Tavronitis River, and a fierce battle took place for control of the key airfield at Maleme. Close by are 4,465 graves in the German Cemetery, (occupying a position on the hill overlooking the old airstrip), mainly of very young men. Their remains were kept in the Monastery of Gonia in Kolymbari until the cemetery was founded in 1973. Close by to the deeply moving German Cemetery there is also a vaulted grave of the post-Minoan era that was discovered by accident in 1966. With its square shaped chamber, perpendicular walls 4m high, and an irregular roof in the shape of a pyramid, it is unique of its kind.

After Maleme is the village of Tavronitis. The long bamboo and conifer lined shingle beach has kantinas, sun beds and umbrellas, never gets very busy and it is even easy to find a quiet spot during the summer. There are many cafes and mini markets, as well as a good selection of relaxed tavernas set by the sea. The old Bailey bridge was built by the Italians and had fallen into disrepair with some sections that had collapsed. Lately this has been restored, and the bridge is now more pleasantly known as an ideal spot for bird watching, particularly at dawn and at dusk. The following birds have been seen at Tavronitis at various times of the year, but mostly during April and May for migrants: Sardinian Warbler, Little Egret, Cetti Warbler, Yellow Wagtail, Little Ringed Plover, Buzzard, Wheat Ear, Gold Finch, Stonechat, Marsh Harrier (Lammergeier), Barn Owl, Squacco Heron, Grey Heron, Glossy Ibis, Kingfisher, Night Heron, Little Bittern, Snipe, Common, Curlew and Wood Sandpipers, Hobby, Red Footed Falcon, Cory’s Shearwaters and Closer Shags.

Fifteen minutes drive to the west of Gerani is the village of Kolymbari which is famous for its excellent fish tavernas, as well as the beautiful Gonias Monastery. From here you can access the Rodopou Peninsula which has lovely views and small coves. To the south and far west of Gerani one can find the lovely town of Paleohora, which has 2 huge beaches, and a promenade which is closed to traffic at night, the 3km long sandy beach at Falassarna, the breathtaking Elafonissi beach which has pink sand and turquoise water, and the town of Kissamos-Kastelli. Kissamos-Kastelli has the largest fishing boat harbour on western Crete, from where you can take daily cruises to the stunning Gramvousa Island and Balos Lagoon. 7km behind Kissamos is the ancient archaeological site of Polyrrinia which has fabulous views and ancient remains from Minoan, Roman and Venetian times.

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Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday villa in Platanias, Chania area

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5 Nov 2014 - 30 Mar 2015
84 night minimum stay
€1,000
 

Notes

  • ***An Early Bird Special Offer is available for the weeks in high season 2014, if booked before December 2013 - please contact us for details..

    All prices shown are per Villa, per Week, in Euros for up to 10 persons at all times except July 01 - September01 when the price of for up to 14 persons. There is a fee of 50 Euros per week per extra person, except 01.07 - 01.09).

    All our clients receive a free welcome basket (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.

    Local information and assistance is available to all guests during office hours and 24 hour emergency assistance is also available locally.

    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.
  • 5% discount on bookings of 3+ weeks at all times except July 01 - September 01 (not to be combined with other offers).

    Children are most welcome in Provarma Hills Villa and we provide a High Chair and Cot loan service, 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 well in advance to avoid disappointment.

    A twice weekly maid service is included in the rental price. Linen is changed 2 x weekly and towels are changed 2 x weekly.

    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. We accept payments in Euros via bank transfer or with personal Visa or Mastercard.
  • As with all our villas on the island, we can arrange airport transfers or car hire through reputable companies.

    Please e-mail us for up to date availability of this delightful property.


    Some of our villas are available for long term winter lets at greatly reduced prices but the price during the winter does not include cleaning, laundry, representative services, and fuel for the central heating, fire wood and/or electricity, or pool usage - these will be incur an additional charge.

Facilities

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Forms of Payment:
  • accepts credit card
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 250 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 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
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Jacuzzi , En-suite to the Master Bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , On the Top Floor between 2 double bedrooms
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , On the Lower Level near the Games Room and Double Bedroom
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , On the Living Room Level
    Bathroom 5 - Outdoor Shower , Outside Shower by Pool
  • The master bedroom has blue glass sliding door that opens to a spacious en-suite bathroom which has dark silver tiles, a circular jacuzzi bathtub with room for up to 3 persons, a rain shower, spotlights, a sink, a dark wood vanity unit with a marble top, a large mirror, a toilet, a heated towel rail, and a frosted window. An upstairs shower room, set between the 2 east end double bedrooms has grey tiles, a shower unit, a rectangle porcelain sink that sits on top of a wenge vanity unit, a mirror, and a frosted window. The lower level shower room is set near the games room and 4th double bedroom. This shower room has cream and grey tiles, a shower cabinet with Perspex sliding doors, a toilet, a white porcelain sink, and a heated towel rail. The main Living Room has a separate cloak room with a toilet and sink, and there is an outside shower on the pool terrace.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , A sofa bed/futon is located in the lower level games room
  • The master bedroom suite is at the opposite end of the landing to the other 2 upstairs bedrooms and has a dark wood platform bed,a fireplace, a walk-in wardrobe with shelves, hanging space, drawers, and a safe, and blue sliding glass doors that open into a spacious en-suite bathroom with a Jacuzzi bathtub. 2 separate doors open out onto 2 sea facing balconies, one of which is equipped with a coffee table, chairs and a sun umbrella. A long hallway with a seating area and fold out double sofa bed leads to 2 further double bedrooms, one of which has sliding doors to a sea facing balcony, whilst the other has windows that overlook the rear garden and mature pomegranate trees. The 4th bedroom is situated on the lower level near the games room and a shower room and has a double bed. All of the bedrooms have built in wardrobes and flat screen TV's. 2 further double fold out sofa beds are in the lower level games room, and 2 fold out single beds are available at the villa.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Conservatory
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • 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
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
There is an outside children's playground with swings, a rocking horse, a trampoline, and a playhouse. The lower level has a hallway has a double sofa bed, high windows, and steps that lead to the side lawn. The games room is spacious and has a full size pool/billiard table, a table tennis table, table football, an air hockey table, a TV, DVD player and a stereo unit, a double fold out sofa beds, 2 fold-out single beds, and a futon/couch. The games room has exercise mats, 2 step machines, and a running machine.The utility room houses the washing machine and cleaning equipment. The Barbeque House has a cypress wood high beamed ceiling which is inset with spotlights.. Open to the garden on one side, there are views to the sea, and clear plastic blinds on 3 sides that can be used when windy. There is a large barbeque, a bread/pizza oven, a sink, and dark grey and peach flecked marble work surfaces. The dining area has chunky cypress wood chairs, benches and a large table.
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