|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Villa Equus is a 2007 built self catering summer holiday rental. Situated between the White Mountains and the sea (just 3 minutes away), in the north west part of Crete near Georgopoulis, it provides the perfect base for a relaxing, romantic holiday. The accommodation comprises two air conditioned bedrooms, one and a half bathrooms, a large living/kitchen area and three terraces. The ground floor terrace leads out onto a delightful garden with steps down to the pool. The upper terrace also looks out over the pool area. Both terraces provide shade, whilst there is also ample opportunity for sun worshippers to indulge themselves. A third terrace is at the front of the house with lovely views to the sea and mountains. This terrace is lovely and cool in the mornings, and ideal to watch the sun go down in the evening. A Weber gas BBQ is provided for cooking outside on those balmy summer evenings. The house is furnished to a high standard with contemporary Italian style wicker furniture with the emphasis on living outside. The fully fitted kitchen features a hob, oven, dishwasher and large fridge/freezer. There is satellite TV with DVD player & a CD music centre. EOT Licence Number: MH.T.E 1042K91003012801
This was a second visit to this area but the first time we have stayed in this Villa, we would recommend it to anyone that likes to get away from the husstle and bustle, the villa is well equipped and geared for outdoor eating with a lovely webber barbecue. The rooms are spacious and the balcony upstairs is super and we enjoyed having a late night drink and watching the sunset. The pool is a very good size and you can always have the use of the other pools which are all highly maintained.
A washing machine would have been ideal and some outdoor plastic plates for the kids would have been good in case of any accidents. The owner was very good with his communication and got back to us straight away. We also ate at Valentinos restaurant which was always busy and great food and service.
K Hackett Eastbourne
We stayed in Villa Equus for a week in August this year. Everything about the property was as expected. It was clean, well maintained and although we didn't need to use it help was at hand for any problems that may has arisen. The kitchen was adequately stocked for home cooking which was a dream on the webber bbq. The outdoor furniture was very comfortable, especially on the upstairs terrace where is was so easy to go and get a nice 40 winks!
What stands this villa out from the rest i think is the lovely garden. Not only is it very pleasant to look at, it provides privacy. Having said that whilst we were there only one of the 5 other properties in this block was occupied so it wasn't an issue anyway. The pool is fantastic and maintained to an exceptionally high standard. I couldn't get my kids out of it and such a bonus that you can sit in the garden or on the patio and be able to see what they're up to. The upstairs bedroom provided fantastic sunset views over the mountains every day - a very important factor for my husband who loves to have a view wherever we go.
The local area provides many opportunities for eating, shopping, sightseeing, etc and the local beach which stretches for miles and miles is brilliant. I can't imagine this beach every feeling crowded and parking is very easy. One of the beachside taverna's (which is recommended in the property information file) caters well for children in that it has a grassed play area with a trampoline, a mini swimming pool, swings etc which are all free of charge.
Local Kournas lake is well worth a visit as is Kournas village, especially the ceramics shop for your souvenirs and eating at the roadside Kali Kardia Taverna. I had the best meal of my holiday here and having the smoked pork as recommended in the Lonely Planet book didn't dissapoint! I would also recommend visits to Chania, Rethymnon and the local village of Argroupoli (upper and lower villages) with it's freshwater springs. Our other favourite place to eat was Valentino's in Georgioupolis. They were always busy, great food every time and they catered well for children.
I would consider having a car essential for a stay at Villa Equus.
The only way this property could have been better in my opinion is if it had a washing machine. Having said that though the other benefits outway this and when i stay again (and i will!) and will use the launderette in Georgioupolis.
This was my first visit to Crete and i loved it!
A really nice small villa in a quiet location. It has very good facilities, clean and well maintained. Well placed for local sightseeing and visiting the nearby beaches, or enjoying the sun in the garden or around the pool.
Would recommend for couples or friends wanting to explore Western Crete.
Belle location, très bien équipée, ( juste le petit bémol pour l'absence de machine à lavre le linge), dans un lotissement de vacances avec piscines. Le village de Giorgioupoli, distant de quelques kilomètres, est très agréable, avec de belles plages.
C'est une location parfaite pour découvrir la région de Rethimnon.
Il, y a toutefois un côté village vacances entre étrangers, qui nous éloigne des Crétois.
À recommander pour des familles avec enfants, notamment pour la piscine.
Villa Equus is situated in a lovely quiet area just 3 minutes from the beach. The White Mountains provide a spectacular backdrop and just 4kms away is Lake Kournas.The area is non-commercial and ideal for a relaxed romantic holiday. The beautiful fishing village of Georgopoulis is just 4km away where you can find numerous tavernas, bars and shops. This has a bustling atmosphere at night. On the beach are many tavernas and beach bars, serving a variety of food from simple (but lovely) local cuisine to meals that will appeal to everyone. Nearby is the Venetian town of Rethymnon with its ancient fortress. The old part of Rethymnon is simply beautiful, with its lovely harbour and market type atmosphere. In the summer, concerts, ballet, theatrical performances and traditional song and dance are performed at the Venetian fortress. Good shopping is also available. In Chania province, there is the stunning Samaria Gorge with its wonderful views and walks.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£173|
When booking, a refundable security deposit of 200 euros will be taken. This will be returned, in full, at the end of the rental if there has been no damage or breakages. Alternatively, if booking through our website, you have the option of selecting a 30 euro non-refundable 'damage waiver' option.