Back on the rental market after a 3 year break, the villa is clean, spacious and neutrally decorated, with lots of outdoor space. Nearby Fodele is a traditional working village and is a world away from the tourist resorts and cities that you could so easily end up in. If you want to experience true Crete, with its wonderful food, culture and people, this is the place you've been looking for!
The villa is in a small development built on a hillside overlooking Fodele Bay and has excellent views of the sea and mountains. It is a 10 minute walk down the goat track (or 5 minute drive) to two beautiful sandy beaches (awarded blue flag status) where you can enjoy water activities and bike hire, as well as beach-side tavernas serving delicious, freshly cooked food at local prices. There are some lovely walks close by too and you may find that you don't venture far from Fodele at all. Why not have a look at the facebook page "Fodele Beach and Village" for more information and ideas?
The villa is built over 3 floors and has 3 bedrooms, a shower room, a bathroom, well-equipped kitchen/dining room and a comfortable lounge. It has 2 large outside terraces, perfect for eating al-fresco and a gated parking area and large paved garden. It is an easy 25 minute drive from Heraklion airport/port, or 1.5 hours from Chania, and is a good base for exploring all that Crete has to offer.
I think it is only fair and honest of me to point out a couple of things before you decide to book. (1) There are a few houses close by that are unfinished and look ugly, as does the road leading up to my villa. You have to drive passed the houses and they are visible from my villa, although they do not block the views of the sea or mountains. This is a result of the terrible financial situation that has engulfed Greece in the last few years and the same is seen across Crete. (2) The swimming pool is one depth only and is about 1.6m deep - please consider this if you have children or non-swimmers in your group.