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Private Luxury 3 Bedroom Villa With Infinity Pool, Games Room & Fantastic Views

Bedrooms 3
Separate WCs1
Space 2,152 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 - 90 nights


About the property

An Architectural Gem With Every Amenity, Near Almyrida And Plaka but V. Private

Sleek, sexy, and deliciously modern, Villa Zeus Bay is a glass-encased architectural gem embraced by the arms of north-western Crete’s inimitably evocative land and seascapes. Dramatically set on manicured 4000m2 plot surrounded by native scrub and craggy coastline, and white caps glistening like diamonds atop the mirrored Aegean Sea, this secluded and utterly chic three bedroom multi-level retreat is the quintessence of quiet luxury. A brand new magazine-worthy property that also manages to invoke a warm and homey vibe, the spacious residence is suffused in serene color -- pearly grays punctuated by radiant amethyst and lilac hues -- and is invitingly kitted with plush furnishings and top-of-the-line amenities, including under-floor cooled or heated tiling. Great walls of translucent windows and doors reveal panoramic sea and mountain views from every room, with nature’s splendors merging seamlessly into an elegantly restful living environment.

Verdant lawns offset sculptured rock and flower gardens that kiss the sloping hillside, a scattering of distant red-roofed houses visible amid the otherwise virgin landscape. Grand stone-paved patios ensconce a 40 square meter infinity swimming pool with steps and a shallow child-friendly adjacent area that can be heated by heat pump for an optional fee, its glistening waters melting like sapphires into the endless sea beyond. Delicate breeze wafting like whispers from a Grecian Goddess co-mingle with the chatter of birds and cicadas to create a harmonious symphony that echoes through this otherwise silent sanctuary.

Furnished vista terraces abut each of the home’s three levels, and a fashionably outfitted pergola-covered cabana (with two large 3-seater couches and coffee table) skirts a large dining table and barbecue area to create a comfortable exterior lounge. Sun beds and umbrellas edge the pool while a vast sand pit/boules court, outdoor table tennis and basketball net, and two astro-turfed areas (great for kids to play) further inspires countless hours of open-air recreation and relaxation.

Completed in May 2014, every up-to-date fitting, appliance, ornamental and functional element contained within this spectacular contemporary villa reflects the owner’s exacting aesthetic and exceptionally high standards. It is clear upon arrival that love and pride dictated this project and infuses this blue ribbon show piece from top to toe -- from the fresh décor of the rooftop patio to the furnished basement/home theatre/games room replete with projector and sliding cinema screen alongside a convertible football/air hockey table; from the custom cabinetry and subzero refrigerator that highlights the large kitchen to the luxuriant bedding and handcrafted wardrobes that define the sleeping quarters; from the fact that none of the bedrooms share connecting walls to that ensure privacy between the guests to the mosquito screens and backup air-conditioning that guarantees comfort; from the free satellite TV that provides entertainment and the wireless internet that affords convenience -- everything in this home has been carefully considered, thoughtfully chosen, and fastidiously executed.

This is a property that fuels the senses and stirs the imagination, so deliriously calming and private (the closest house is 400m away) it’s easy to forget that life exists beyond the mechanized decorative iron entry gate. But less than a kilometre away (perhaps a 20 minute stroll though olive groves) the historic hamlet of Plaka offers a small grocery store and selection of quaint tavernas while sea-front restaurants, curio and convenience shops, and an alluring ribbon of sandy beach awaits just one kilometre further in the bustling coastal village of Almyrida. You may never want to leave this halcyon haven. But if you do, Crete’s bounty beckons.

EOT (Greek Tourist Board) Rental License number: MHTE 1042K10003012901

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Registration Number : 1042K10003012901

About Us

Francoise Miles
Villas Crete Holidays Ltd.
Hilltop House, Pikes Hill Avenue
SO43 7AX Lyndhurst
VAT Reg NoGB291496273

Villas Crete Holidays
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, Greek, Most languages via e-mail using Google Translate.
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Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
22 September, 2018

About Villas Crete Holidays

Zeus Bay Villa is exclusively booked by Villas Crete Holidays which is a registered Tourist Office, based in Hampshire, England and Almyrida, Crete. Whilst most travel companies cover many different countries and/or areas of Greece and Crete, we at Villas Crete Holidays only work in the North West of Crete and we specialise in the Apokoranas region, just east of the historic Venetian town of Chania. The Apokoronas (including the villages of Almyrida, Kalives, Kokkino Horio, Plaka and Gavalohori) has long been a popular destination for holiday makers seeking a typically Greek seaside resort area that has many amenities, but is far removed from brash tourism. The area is renowned for its sandy beaches, crystal clear turquoise water, stunning views of Souda Bay and The White Mountains, excellent tavernas, and archaeological sites.

The director of Villas Crete Holidays is Frankie Miles. She has worked with rental villas on Crete for more than 20 years and has written the best selling guide book "Crete on the Road". The book includes detailed directions and information to all the major tourist attractions, as well as many hidden sites. Also in the book is the only existing map of the National Highway showing all of the entrances/exits and distances. Frankie’s unrivalled knowledge, love of the island, and attention to detail is now being fully put to use to guarantee a fantastic holiday for our guests.

Why Villas Crete Holidays chose Apokoronos

This is the most popular of all of the villas that we handle. It books up well in advance because it is not only very beautiful, with such good amenities, but it is also very private and with fabulous views.

Despite the good privacy Zeus Bay Villa is only 1km from the shops, and tavernas in Plaka. You can walk on a country track, through olive groves to have a delicious meal and a drink (or two) without worrying about driving home.

It is very rare to find a villa on Crete that has any form of pool heating but Zeus Bay Villa does have solar panels to help boost the water temperature. Whilst this form of heating does entirely depend upon the amount of sun each day, and the air temperature at night, it is better than a pool without any form of heating because they are decidedly chilly.

What makes this villa unique

Villas Crete Holidays truly are the Apokoronas Specialists as unlike other offices, 3 of the 4 members of our expert team live and work here all year round which enables us to always have completely up-to-date information about the villas, local facilities, and tourist attractions. We can help you with all aspects of your holiday including good value, reliable car hire, airport transfers, local information about shops, beaches, tavernas etc, detailed driving directions or walking directions for many routes. We can also arrange private boat hire, private boat trips, private sight-seeing flights, horse riding, water-skiing, big game fishing, guided walking, and guided coach excursions. Our office staff speak English, Greek, and a little French, and have a vast list of local contacts, and our representative in resort also speaks some Italian.

Both Villas Crete Holidays and Frankie's book have been featured and recommended in articles in major British newspapers including the Sunday Mail and the Sunday Telegraph, as well as smaller publications such as Greece Magazine.

Most importantly, because we handle many villas, in the unlikely event that there is an unforeseen problem at your villa, we can usually offer you an alternative villa (although this cannot be guaranteed in high season).

We have many years experience working in tourism on Crete, and most importantly this experience is specifically related to villa rentals, which needs a very different area of expertise to other types of tourism such as walking holidays, or package holidays for the masses. We use all of our knowledge and local contacts to ensure that your holiday goes off smoothly from start to finish, from first booking the villa that is most suitable for you, to your arrival back home. When you are in resort, we are available during office hours for information, and 24 hours a day should you need medical assistance, yet we remain unobtrusive.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa around the Apokoronos around the Chania Region

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , This is the en-suite bathroom for the twin bedroom.
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , This is located on the ground floor just off the living room
    Bathroom 5 - Outdoor Shower , This is an outside shower with hot & cold water by the pool.
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , This is the en-suite shower room for the master bedroom.
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , This is the en-suite shower room for the double bedroom.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Twin Bedroom - 2 Single Bed , This first floor bedroom has an en-suite bathroom.
    Master Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , This first floor bedroom has an en-suite shower room.
    Double Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , This ground floor bedroom has an en-suite shower room.
  • All 3 bedrooms have en-suite bath/shower rooms. All 3 bedrooms have balconies or terraces with panoramic sea views. None of the bedrooms share connecting walls in order to ensure peace and privacy of the individual guests. A further sleeping area is located in the lower level games / cinema room. There is a double sofa bed for 2 people to sleep on if required.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • MP3 Dock
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Deck Furniture
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Yard
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeping
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • 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
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
On the main level, verdant artificial grassy areas provide a safe zone for the kids to play and complement the sprawling designer rock and flower gardens that dress the grounds. A large 7-step bi-level stone-paved patio boasts unobstructed bay and mountain views and embraces the 40 square meter double-edged infinity pool (with optional heating for a fee, internal steps and separate child-friendly shallow area) which is edged by multiple sun beds, umbrellas, and hot/cold shower. A covered pergola/gazebo provides comfortable seating with two plush three-seater couches and correlating coffee table. A new gas BBQ allows for outdoor cooking while a large rectangle wood-planked dining table with six snug chairs invites alfresco dining. The grounds also feature a sand pit/boules court (with a full set of boules), regulation-sized outdoor table tennis, and a basketball net.


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Excellent! Better than the pictures

  • 5 of 5

We loved our family holiday at Zeus Bay Villa. Beautiful place ideal in location and very peaceful and beautiful! The villa was not lacking a thing. Would stay there again and again. See you next year

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words about Zeus Bay Villa, Margaret, they are much appreciated. We are very happy to hear that you and your family had a wonderful time at the villa and we are very grateful that you left the villa in such pristine condition upon departure! We never use PhotoShop or similar computer programs to edit out anything, or enhance the photos at any of the villas that we handle. It is true that the photos don't really show the amazing views from the villa interiors, but we prefer that our guests have a completely accurate overview and are pleasantly surprised upon arrival, rather than be disappointed. Margaret, we very much hope that you will be able to return to Crete in 2019 and we would be delighted to welcome you back to Zeus Bay Villa! :-) Best wishes, Frankie. Villas Crete Holidays.
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Le paradis...

  • 5 of 5

Première fois en Crète, nous avons voyagé avec nos deux enfants (3 ans et 15 mois) pendant 12 jours.

La villa est absolument parfaite et sa vue est à couper le souffle.

Le confort est total : 3 chambres indépendantes avec SDB et WC, 7 terrasses (!!) dont une sur le toit permettant de profiter de beaux couchers du soleil, cuisine bien équipée, salle de jeux et de cinéma en sous sol. Bref tout est parfait. La piscine est bien. Un petit bassin pour les enfants est pratique. Le bémol est qu'il n'y a aucune sécurité et elle est exposée au vent (que l'on a eu quasiment tous les jours)

La prestation de service est top : ménage (total) fait deux fois dans le séjour, et pack d'arrivée compris dans le prix (fruits et légumes, eau, jus d'orange, vin, café, thé, pain,...) Cela est vraiment appréciable pour le premier jour.

A savoir : il faut traverser un petit village et un chemin caillouteux pour accéder à la villa. Nous avions une voiture de location premier prix et cela restait praticable.

Y aller les yeux fermés.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci, Nicolas, pour une merveilleuse critique - c'est très apprécié. Je suis très heureux que vous avez passé un moment formidable à Zeus Bay Villa, et peut-être êtes tombé un peu amoureux de la belle île de Crète! La villa dispose d'un système d'alarme mais nous ne l'utilisons presque jamais parce que la zone est tellement sûre et le crime est presque inexistant. Le temps pendant que vous étiez ici était plus venteux que la normale pour mai - ce n'est généralement pas comme ça. Les villas à côté de l'eau font qu'il peut y avoir du vent de temps en temps mais quand la température est très chaude c'est une bénédiction. Ce fut un plaisir de vous accueillir ainsi que votre famille et nous espérons vivement vous revoir à un moment ou un autre dans un proche avenir. Frankie at Villas Crete Holidays
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Nearest Airport
34 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
20 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
7 Kilometres
National Highway entrance/exit at Kalives
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
2.3 Kilometres
Car: recommended

The main square in Plaka is only 1.2km from Zeus Bay Villa and is still very much the focal point of village life. There are lovely shady mulberry trees under which the locals sit to watch the world go by whilst enjoying a delicious meal or even just an ice cold frappé. Plaka was one of the original village sets for the film “Zorba the Greek” and it still has quaint whitewashed houses and narrow streets leading off from the square. The modern outskirts of the village have expanded recently as have the facilities, which now include 7 tavernas, 2 well stocked mini markets, a shop with local products, an Italian restaurant, and 6 cafes.

The lovely village of Almyrida is only 2.3km from Zeus Bay Villa, 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 13 excellent tavernas, 6 cafés, 2 bars, 2 bakeries, 1 Italian ice cream shop, a wonderful jewellery shop, a clothes shop, 4 mini-markets, 7 gift shops, a pharmacy, an organic fruit and vegetable shop with a deli counter, an off-license/ drinks shop, a butcher, a nail spa, 1 kiosk, a health and wellness spa, a hair dresser, and 3 real estate offices. Also in Almyrida there is a space with pool tables and a variety of games machines, pedalo rentals, a children's play centre, a scuba diving office, a water sports centre which rents out kayaks, windsurfers and catamarans, and Villas Crete Holidays for tourist information, private boat hire, boat trips, horse riding, private sight-seeing flights, guided walking tours, and guided coach excursions.

A few minutes by car from the villa, 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, and lace making in Gavalohori. For those of you looking for even more activity, the historic town of Chania is only 35 minutes away by car.

Cooking classes and wine tasting set at a local wineries can be taken by those of you who are interested. Guided walks led by experts in mountaineering and/or flora and fauna can also be arranged. For those of you who prefer to venture out on your own, a copy of the guide book 'Crete on the Road' by Frankie Miles comes with every villa. The book contains detailed directions to many well known and hidden sites, opening times and prices for all attractions, taverna recommendations, and the only existing map of the National Highway showing the exits and entrances.

Crete has everything you that could possibly want from a holiday: soaring mountains that are snow capped from November to June, many great walking trails including Europe's deepest gorge, ancient archaeological sites and Minoan palaces, quaint villages, sparkling clear blue seas with tavernas serving freshly caught fish, golden beaches, glorious wild flowers in the Spring, and a variety of delicious foods which are all made from healthy home grown produce.

As incredible as the island is, it is the Cretan people who will make your holiday truly memorable. Descendants of the Minoan's, one of Europe's earliest civilizations, and shaped by centuries of struggle against oppression, the Cretans are as rugged as the mountains, fiercely independent but passionately friendly.

Zeus Bay Villa is located in the heart of The Apokoronas Region just east of the beautiful town of Chania. With its stunning Venetian harbour, quayside bars and restaurants, what better place to relax and watch the world go by. In the narrow streets behind Chania's harbour you will find tavernas, bars, the famous covered market, and many local shops selling handicrafts, textiles, jewellery and hand made ceramics. Visit 'Leather Lane' for outstanding hand made leather bargains.

The climate of Crete is a temperate Mediterranean climate and the weather is characterized by long hot, dry summers and mild winters. The Spring can be warm and sunny during the day but still have cooler evenings and is perfect for walking, birdwatching and looking at the wild flowers. All in all Crete is absolutely perfect for your Villa holiday.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa around the Apokoronos,

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Mid Season 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low Season 2018
1 Oct 2018 - 17 Nov 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Winter 2018/19
18 Nov 2018 - 31 Mar 2019
90 night minimum stay
for 90 nights
April 2019
1 Apr 2019 - 30 Apr 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low - Mid Season 2019
1 May 2019 - 24 May 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Season 2019
25 May 2019 - 30 Jun 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season 2019
1 Jul 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
September 2019
1 Sep 2019 - 30 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low Season 2019
1 Oct 2019 - 16 Nov 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Winter 2019/20
17 Nov 2019 - 31 Mar 2020
90 night minimum stay
for 90 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £221.91

Zeus Bay Villa has a Saturday changeover day. Rental prices do not include pool heating via heat pump - this is available for an extra fee of 150.00 Euro per week payable in resort if you require pool heating.

Guests receive a free welcome pack, a villa information book,and detailed directions from the guide book 'Crete on the Road' by Frankie Miles that is provided with every booking. A local representative is available during office hours for local information, 24/7 assistance for medical emergencies, and bookings for boat trips, private boat hire, horse riding, big game fishing, water-skiing, guided walking, coach excursions, and private sightseeing tours in a light aircraft.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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