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Private Luxury 4 - 5 Bedroom Villa w/ Infinity Pool, Games Room & Amazing Views

People8
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Space 2,690 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 - 90 nights

Overview

About the property

A Rare Gem set on a private 4000m2 plot but walking distance to Plaka & Almyrida

Set within 4000m2 of gated grounds, Villa Alexandria is a rare jewel that has a privileged and peaceful hillside location, flanked by silver and green olive groves and with exquisite sweeping views across scenic Souda Bay to the majestic White Mountains in the South. You will not find a finer location on this coastline, and despite the countrified setting above the sea, a 12 minute stroll brings you to the tavernas and cafes on the quaint village square in Plaka where you can pick up your groceries at the well stocked mini markets, while away the hours sipping Greek coffee, cocktails or cold beer, or enjoy a mouth-watering meal at one of the excellent tavernas or the Italian restaurant. A short 4 minute drive will take you down to Almyrida which has a good selection of shops, cafes and tavernas which line the family friendly sandy beach that shelves gently into the crystal clear turquoise sea.

As befits such a splendid location Villa Alexandria's owners have created a gorgeous home that is modern, bright and airy, incredibly spacious and ideal for relaxed summer living. The layout of the property incorporates a main villa with 3 bedrooms and an independently accessed pool house with a further 2 bedrooms, making it ideal for large families or groups who like to holiday whilst still having the option of privacy. Our low and mid season prices, when the villa can be rented without the pool house (which would be locked) but with full access to all of the facilities, also make this gorgeous property accessible to couples and small families who want to treat themselves to a very special holiday.

The design of the both the villa and pool house has been carefully considered in order to bring your living area into the outdoors. Wall to wall glass sliding doors that showcase the magnificent sea views, and tasteful furnishings and fabrics in the traditional Greek colours of blue and white and complementary earth tones, combine together to create such a calming ambience that you unwind as soon as you walk through the front door.

Your comfort is assured with every possible modern convenience having been provided for at Villa Alexandria, which is truly the recipe for a very lazy holiday! The villa is equipped with a high definition TV, satellite TV, a DVD player, Free WIFI internet access, a fully fitted kitchen which includes a ceramic hob, a built-in oven, a microwave oven, a dishwasher, coffee maker, toaster, and kettle. There is also a washing machine, iron and ironing board, white aluminium doors, windows and electric shutters, electric gates and private parking. The water is heated by either solar panel or a back-up immersion heater. Every room has independent air-conditioning and the A/C units double up as heaters, and for the cooler nights early and late season there is also under floor heating and a feature fireplace. For entertainment purposes, for “children” both young and old there is a games room in the lower level with table tennis, and table football.

The sleeping accommodation has been equally well thought-out. All of the bedrooms have en suite facilities and direct access onto the outside terraces, and from 4 of the 5 bedrooms you can lie in bed and gaze out to the sparkling azure sea. Romantic couples will particularly appreciate the principal bedroom and en-suite bathroom which take up the entire top floor of the main villa and even have their own sun terrace with expansive views over the entire area. The 4th bedroom and en-suite bathroom are in the pool house, and the 5th sleeping area/bedroom (also in the pool house) comprises of a living/sleeping area with a fold-out couch - good for 1 adult or 2 children, a z-bed, a kitchenette and an en suite shower room. The pool house may be particularly suited to teenagers who like to be part of the family holiday whist being able to retain their independence and come and go without disturbing their parents.

The attractive grounds and many outside terraces take full advantage of the commanding views and are often blessed by a cooling offshore breeze. Dominating this little oasis is the 10m infinity pool with its cooling waters that sparkle invitingly and appear to merge seamlessly into the aquamarine sea in the foreground of the view. With a choice of sun on the pool terrace or shade under the olive trees, there are many perfect spots where you can lie back and read a good book or simply enjoy the captivating views with a glass of something chilled from a local winery. In the early evening when your appetite has been stimulated by the hot sun and sea air, adults can grill a delicious meal of freshly caught fish on the barbeque. There could perhaps be nothing more idyllic than eating al-fresco as the sun goes down and the picturesque bay, coastline and mountains are bathed with pink, crimson and gold hues.

It is very rare to find a pool on Crete that has any form of heating which is a huge plus at the start and end of the season when the pools can be chilly. Fortunately the swimming pool at Villa Alexandria has a heating source from environmentally friendly solar panels and is therefore suited for swimming later and earlier in the season. (Please bear in mind, however, that the actual temperature is dependent upon the amount of sun each day and how cool it gets at night).

With such good facilities and views for as far as the eye can see, you could be forgiven for never wanting to leave Villa Alexandria, but for those who like to walk there is a choice of interesting trails through the surrounding olive groves. For example the village and tavernas can be easily reached whilst, or a track brings you to the some fascinating rock formations which have been shaped over time by the sea, the salt flats where rock salt dries out naturally in the sun, and a small rocky cove where you can swim from the rocks.

In summation it has to be said that Villa Alexandria is a completely enchanting villa that is ideal for the uncompromising holidaymaker who expects luxury, comfort and outstanding views, just a short distance on foot or by car to a variety of tavernas, shops, sandy beaches and water sports.

EOT (Greek Tourist Board) Rental License Number: MHTE 1042K 133K3076701

More Details

About Us

Francoise Miles
Villas Crete Holidays Ltd.
Hilltop House, Pikes Hill Avenue
SO43 7AX Lyndhurst
7555883
VAT Reg NoGB291496273

Owner
Villas Crete Holidays
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, Greek, Most languages via e-mail using Google Translate.
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
16 June, 2018

About Villas Crete Holidays

Villa Alexandria is exclusively booked 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

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

With the option of renting the villa during the low season with 3 bedrooms rather than 5, smaller families and couples can stay at that time.

Despite the good privacy Villa Alexandria is only 700m 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 Villa Alexandria 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.

Family members who require more privacy, or who are less able, will find the pool house an ideal base.

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.

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.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Apokoronos in Chania Region

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2690 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
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , This is the Master bedroom en-suite bathroom.
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , This is the en-suite bathroom to bedroom 2 in the villa.
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , This is the en-suite bathroom to bedroom 3 in the villa.
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , The en-suite bathroom to bedroom 4 (in the pool house).
    Bathroom 6 - Outdoor Shower , This is the outdoor shower on the pool terrace.
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , The en-suite shower room to bedroom 5 (in the pool house)
  • The master bedroom en-suite bathroom has light and dark brown wall tiles with gold flecks, a bath with a shower attachment, a separate shower cubicle, a basin with a mirror and lamp, a toilet, blinds, and a window to the olive groves and a corner window that overlooks the pool terrace to the mountains and sea. The 2 other bedrooms in the villa have en-suite bathrooms fully tiled with cream tiles with brown mosaic detailing. The en-suite bathroom, and en-suite shower room for the 2 bedrooms in the pool house are fully tiled with cream and coffee coloured tiles.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , The master bedroom suite takes up the top floor of the villa
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , The bed can convert to either 1 king size or 2 single beds.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , The bed can convert to either 1 king size or 2 single beds.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , The bed can convert to either 1 king size or 2 single beds.
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , This bedroom has a sofa with a pull out double bed.
  • All 5 bedrooms have their own fully tiled modern en-suite bathrooms. The 4 main bedrooms have beds that can be set as either king size or converted into twin beds. The 5th bedroom has a sofa bed with a pull out double bed. 3 Bedrooms are in the villa, and 2 bedrooms are in the pool house. The master bedroom suite takes up the entire top floor of the main villa. There is a 180cm king size bed, white built-in wardrobes with hanging space, drawers, and shelves, a built-in dressing table with a mirror and chair, blue diaphanous curtains, and a beautiful en-suite bathroom that has a bath and a separate shower cubicle. The master bedroom has extra wide sliding doors which open out onto the wrap-around sun terrace/balcony. The sun terrace has sun loungers, an umbrella and wonderful views to the sea and mountains. The sun terrace wraps around one side of the villa to the rear of the villa where there is extra shade in the afternoon caused by the shadow of the villa itself.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • 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
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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Location

Nearest Airport
33 Kilometres
Chania
Nearest Barpub
700 Metres
Plaka
Nearest Ferry
19 Kilometres
Souda
Nearest Golf
90 Kilometres
Heraklion
Nearest Motorway
6 Kilometres
Kalives
Nearest Restaurant
700 Metres
Plaka
Nearest Beach
1.8 Kilometres
Almyrida
Car: recommended

The main square in Plaka is only 700m from Villa Alexandria 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, 3 well stocked mini markets, an Italian restaurant, a hair dresser, and 6 cafes.

The lovely village of Almyrida is only 1.8km from Villa Alexandria, 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 11 excellent tavernas, 6 cafés, 2 bars, 2 bakeries, 1 Italian ice cream shop, a wonderful jewellery 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, a health and wellness spa, a hair dresser, 1 kiosk, and 3 real estate offices. Also in Almyrida there is a games centre with pool tables and a variety of games machines, pedalo rentals, a children's play/activity centre with babysitting, 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, water-skiing, big game fishing charters, private sight-seeing flights in a light aircraft, 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 the lace makers and folklore museum 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.

Villa Alexandria 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, bird watching and looking at the wild flowers. All in all Crete is absolutely perfect for your Villa holiday.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Apokoronos, Crete

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Mid Season
19 May 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,391
for 7 nights
£2,391
 
 
High Season
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£3,181
for 7 nights
£3,181
 
 
Mid Season
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,391
for 7 nights
£2,391
 
 
Low Season
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,812
for 7 nights
£1,812
 
 
Winter
1 Nov 2018 - 29 Mar 2019
90 night minimum stay
£5,264
for 90 nights
£1,755
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£3,181
for 7 nights
£3,181
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

**** For couples, or smaller families, Villa Alexandria can be rented during low season and mid season for a LOWER PRICE with just 3 bedrooms (in the villa) - the pool house would therefore be locked. Please contact me for more information.

Villa Alexandria usually has a Saturday changeover day during high season but this may be slightly flexible in mid and low season.

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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