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Stone Built Detached Air-Conditioned Villa With Private Pool & 1/2 Acre Of Land

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 6 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom Detached Villa With Large Pool and Sea and Mountain Views

This villa is ideal for families and couples. It has a large living room leading onto two spacious balconies, a kitchen/dining room, 3 double sized air-conditioned bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.

The villa is equipped with Satellite TV, DVD player, wifi internet, ipod docking stations, games, a travel cot and high chair. Outside there is a swimming pool (9.5 x 5m, 1.2m deep) surrounded by a large terrace, equipped with sun beds, deck chairs, umbrellas and gas bbq.

Alfresco dining can be enjoyed on the balconies or on the covered terrace downstairs where you can admire great views. There are also areas for parking and ball games. There is an assortment of outdoor games equipment including basketball net and bats and balls.

An enclosed toddlers play area with toys where your toddlers can play while you relax by the pool is also available on request.

Licensed by the Greek Tourist Authority (EOT) for holiday rentals. (EOT number 10.42.K.12.3K.03381.00)

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Paul Challis
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
30 January, 2018

About Paul Challis

My wife and I live on the South coast of the UK. We have 4 kids and we really enjoy holidays and travelling.

Paul Challis purchased this villa in 2004

Why Paul Challis chose Apokoronos

We decided this was the ideal villa for my wife and I and our 4 children to spend our holidays. Its peaceful and tranquil yet only 10 minute walk outside the traditional Cretan village of Kokkino Chorio and 10 minute drive from Almyrida bay with its blue flag sandy beaches and many beach lined tavernas. We have had many great holidays.

What makes this villa unique

The villa stands in half an acre of land. There is a private swimming pool (9.5m x 5m, 1.2m deep) surrounded by a very large terrace, equipped with sun beds, deck chairs and umbrellas. The grounds are extensive, offering plenty of space to play games, explore or hide away. There are different areas to enjoy; gravelled, natural habitat and local fauna, olive and almond trees as well as areas for ball games, including basketball. There are two large upstairs balconies; one is equipped for dining for 6 people and the other for more intimate dining for 2 or for relaxing on sunbeds. Off the downstairs bedrooms guests can enjoy the terraces overlooking the sea views and mountains. Off the kitchen is a large outdoor covered dining area which also seats 6. Here you can enjoy the amazing views. Set in a rural location, the views are stunning with the sound of the bells of the local sheep and goats as they roam the neighbouring fields. This is an idyllic and peaceful setting


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

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bathroom 1 is downstairs
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bathroom 2 is upstairs
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 1 is downstairs with double doors opening onto a patio. Bedroom 2 is downstairs with double doors opening onto a terrace Bedroom 3 is upstairs All Bedrooms have mountain views
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • caves
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Crete is the most southerly and largest of the Greek islands (180 miles long by 40 miles wide) & so there are many areas to explore including; walking in the Samari Gorge (Europe's longest gorge at 18km), boating on Lake Kournas, driving through the White Mountains, discovering the many beaches or wandering the historic cities of Chania, Reythimon or Heraklion. Chania is a great old town where you can wander the narrow lanes until you come to the Venetian built harbour lined with restaurants and bars. Boat trips and horse and carriage rides are available and nearby there is a water park with both gentle and scary rides! As the home of Europe's earliest civilisation, Crete has many ancient ruins including Knossos Palace, the ancient home of King Minos & the Minotaur where according to Greek myth Icarus began his ill fated flight. Crete has 300 days of sunshine every year with temperatures ranging from low 20's to high 30's from April to October.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Fantastic villa just like home from home

  • 5 of 5

Villa Challis was in quite a remote area on the hillside in a very quiet location with the most amazing views of Sousa bay, the sea and mountains behind.

The villa was clean and tidy and the kitchen was well equipped with everything that you needed including a gas BBQ on one of the terraces off the upstairs lounge. We enjoyed many evenings on the terraces eating our meals watching the sun setting, which was an amazing site. You could also see the aeroplanes coming in over the sea to land at Chania airport with minimal noise.

The pool is a decent size and there is also a shower at one end to use before entering.

The weather as a whole was warm and sunny however sometimes it was very windy at the villa.

We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Villa Challis in Crete and would definitely recommend it for a relaxing quiet holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great week, highly recommended!

  • 5 of 5

Myself and friends had a fantastic stay in Villa Challis. As we did not have a car, it was great that there were 3 tavernas in walking distance all serving delicious food. We were regular visitors to the traditional taverna in Kokkino Chorio village square for morning coffee and cake and for a few beers in the early evening. When we visited the beach and restaurants in Almyrida bay we found the local taxi service to be very efficient. The highlight of the trip was jumping and diving from the rocks into the clear blue sea at the local Kokkino Chorio beach. We will return.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Abbiamo trascorso due settimane perfette a Villa Challis.

La casa è meravigliosa ed il panorama incantevole: i tramonti sul mare in una cornice da favola qui sono impagabili.

La casa è attrezzata di tutto quello che può servire, non manca nulla per far sentire gli ospiti a proprio agio; unico neo, forse, la connessione internet non sempre forse è anche meglio così. Grazie di cuore, lasciamo Kokkino Chorio con molta nostalgia. Pensiamo giá alla prossima volta.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Kokkino Chorio
Car: recommended

Kokino Horio is a traditional Cretan village in the mountains with 2 tavernas selling local food and a small grocery store. The film Zorba the Greek was filmed here. Just outside the village is a small beach in a quiet cove which is secluded, picturesque and perfect for snorkeling and diving.The nearest taverna is a 10 minute walk from the Villa.

The Blue Flag sandy beaches of Almyrida Bay are only a 10 minute (3 mile) drive from the house. The beaches here are very safe for children as they shelve very gently into the sea. There are over 20 restaurants, bars and shops and you can also rent kayaks, windsurfs, sailing boats & bicycles.

There are no large hotels and so Almyrida has a quiet environment that livens up in the evening as the beach front restaurants and bars fill up with diners.

The bigger seaside town of Kalives with beaches, restaurants, bank and supermarket is a further 10 minutes drive from Almyrida


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Fees No additional mandatory fees

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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