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Luxury villa, panoramic sea views, private pool, wifi, outdoor kitchen/living

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,097 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

3 double bedrooms (all sea views), in traditional village with all facilities,

The villa has been thoughtfully designed and planned. All principal rooms both on the ground floor and first floor bedrooms have double doors opening onto balconies/terraces, all with sea views. There are magnificent views across to Almyros Bay (70 km) and mountain views (SEE THE OWNER'S LINK FOR VIDEOS OF THE PANORAMIC VIEWS, OUTDOOR LIVING AREA,KITCHEN AND LIVING ROOM, see the links at the end of the Facilities section of site).

Outside are 3 pergolas areas (all with lights and electric sockets) with numerous seating options for those relaxing al fresco meals, all overlooking the pool, and with panoramic sea views. Outdoor kitchen and living area (couch, table, chairs, dining table), wood oven and large stone built BBQ and most of these areas receive the villa wi fi signal.

The tiled pool is an integral part of the villa, and is on the same level as the villa. The pool has tiled steps leading into the pool. The pool is the same level throughout of 1.5m

The village is within easy reach where there are a choice of supermarkets, kafeneons and restaurants.

The owners employ a maintenance company who are based in the village who look after the cleaning and smooth running of the villa.

The owners provide a WiFi Internet connection (provided free of charge). tv satellite (English movies, football (UK& European), Discovery, Nat Geo etc).

See links for movie links of panoramic views, outdoor dining/kitchen/lounge and internal lounge and kitchen.

Tourist Licence No : 1042K92003069101

More Details

Frank Perry
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
10 August, 2018

About Frank Perry

I work in construction as a commercial manager and I have been fortunate that this has allowed me to work in other countries. I first visited Crete many years ago in 1972 and it made an everlasting impression on me. I returned in 2003 with my family and we fell in love with the Island and decided to buy a property so that we could spend more time there. My family and I try and spend as much time as possible there and never get tired of the tranquillity and amazing views of the Villa.

Frank Perry purchased this villa in 2005

Why Frank Perry chose Kefalas

This property has fantastic views across the bay with 70km sea and mountains. The villa is on the edge of an old traditional village and has 2 supermarkets and a good traditional restaurant. It is in a quiet tranquil location but with easy access to all facilities. There is also a walk-in Health centre in the village of Vamos which is nearby and is open 24/7. Nearest beach 11mins away by car. The pool is on the same level as the house and outdoor living area and kitchen making it easy for access and to monitor if needed. The pool water is the same level as the paving around with steps leading in making access very easy for all members of the family.

What makes this villa unique

When the house was being built we it was an important requirement for us to have a tiled concrete pool with easy access from the villa and for it be built at the same level of the house. We have recently had work done installing an outdoor kitchen and dining/lounge area which comprises a wood fired oven and a large stone BBQ. This area is attached to the house and close to the kitchen so it makes cooking and living outside very convenient. The wi fi can pick up the internet outside living area so that you can to listen to your favourite radio station.

We also extended the upstairs balcony and now it can seat 6+ people around the table and has fantastic views and is shaded in the afternoon when the sun is it its hottest.

The oven is suitable for pizzas (as well Greek style Sunday roast dinners) and we make them as a family and all join in adding our favourite topppings to them. The children love getting involved with the cooking and we as parents have the time to devote to them during this relaxing holiday time which makes for a very enjoyable and unique experience for us and our children. We used to live in South Africa where BBQ's (brais) are very popular and we can leave instructions on how to fire up the oven and BBQ as well some of our favourite recipes. Children can easily make the pizza dough and they can add their own favourite toppings and share their pizzas they have made with the rest of their family (please request the information pack so we can make sure you understand how it all works.

The gardens are now mature with pomegranate, orange, and lemon trees so these can be picked and eaten or used in your drinks!


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

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1097 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • village
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , bath 3/4 size
  • There is a bathroom (shower, WC and washbasin) on the ground floor adjacent the master bedroom and handy for the pool, kitchen and lounge and can be used without the need to go up the stairs or disturb the upstairs guests. Bathroom 1 on 1st floor (bedrooms 2 and 3) which has a 3/4 bath and shower all with modern tiles and colours. There are plenty of electrical sockets including the bathrooms, mirrors and art deco cabinets. There is a toilet in each of the bathrooms and an outdoor shower and taps for swimming use. Both bathrooms are colour coordinated with the overall house theme. Hot water is provided by solar panel or by immersion. An external shower is provided adjacent to the pool for use while swimming.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • All bedrooms have a sea view. The master bedroom on ground floor with toilet and shower adjacent. Bedrooms 2 and 3 on the first floor and all have their own balconies again with panoramic sea and mountain views. All bedrooms have large modern built-in wardrobes with drawers and hangers. The bedrooms are modern and all have remote controlled air conditioning. The ground floor master bedroom has its own sea views and its own terrace doors that open onto the garden and the pool nearby. There is a shower room and toilet on the ground floor adjacent to the master bedroom and there is a further bathroom upstairs with bath (3/4) and shower and WC which is shared with bedrooms 2 & 3. A cot and high chair is available. The 1st floor has a middle balcony with table, chairs, and lights which is accessed from the bedroom corridor without the need to access the bedrooms.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck Chairs
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Patio
  • Veranda ...
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The pool and house are accessible for wheel chairs the only area of concern is the step at the front gate but once past this then the villa is on the same level. All the pergolas and outside hard standing areas are wheelchair accessible as they are on the same level (please discuss in detail if this is a requirement). The kitchen, lounge, main bedroom and bathroom are on the same The pool is on the same level as the house and has easy access both from the sides as the water is at the same level or from the tiled steps. The owners love sitting outside having al fresco meals and so have provided plenty of shaded areas with tables and chairs. You can choose areas in the sun or shade dependent upon the time of day. The pool is well lit at night for drinks those evening swims. The owner has gone to considerable expense to have internet (WiFi) installed which not many villas have in the area. Also provided is a DVD , DVD library, satellite (not Sky) numerous channels.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews

Fantastic very well equipped villa

  • 5 of 5

Our family have had a fantastic holiday in this villa. It's in such a peaceful location overlooking the sea. The views are fantastic my son loved getting up early to see the sunrise on the balcony and bird watching. The pool was lovely too and big enough to do a few lengths everyday! The villa is very well equipped and was spotlessly clean. The surrounding area was fab to explore and very beautiful! We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday and would return. Frank was very helpful​ and we got a great car rental from his recommendation.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Suzanne and family where lovely to deal with, ideal guests, and its nice to be able to share our villa with others. We feel privileged to be able to own such a villa in such a special place. Thank you again for comments and we are so glad you enjoyed your holiday.
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Tranquil and very private setting far from the crowds of Chania

  • 5 of 5

Villa Kristina was all we wanted - exactly as described and extremely well provided for as if a home rather than a holiday rental. We enjoyed a relaxing stay with our adult daughters - loved going to surrounding villages, admiring beautiful views of the coast and White Mountains and enjoyed Chania and Rethymnon. The setting is so peaceful with the gentle sound of cicadas and the muffled bells on the goats. The flowers were especially beautiful at this time of year and we loved the beautifully kept garden. Frank was always quick to reply and incredibly helpful - and just sorry that in 36 degrees we did not, in the end, make the pizzas despite excellent instructions. One thing we particularly loved was the extensive choice of seating around the property - sun beds, breakfast table with view of the pool, seats and table up on the balcony with a view down the coast to Rethymon and, best of all, the breeze which blew through the covered shade where we found wonderful sofa chairs and another choice of where to sit to eat - this time next to the enormous barbecue. Many thanks for a great stay and a wonderful way for us to celebrate two big birthdays!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jane and her family were wonderful guests and its very heartening to know that they enjoyed Greece, Crete and in particular our villa. It just makes the hard work worth while when we can share it with guests who feel the same way about the special views and place it is. We feel truly blessed to be able to own and share our villa with great guests who were a pleasure to deal with. When I left Crete just before you arrived the temperature was struggling to reach above 20 c ! Thank you again from Frank & Christine
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Beautiful villa in a quiet location overlooking the sea.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at the Villa Kristina.

The villa is beautiful and very well equipped for dining at home. Rooms are spacious and comfortable and tastefully decorated.The kitchen has everything needed for dining in and the outdoor areas were fantastic for sunbathing, evening meals and relaxing. A short walk away is a fantastic taverna that makes the best food we have ever tasted on the island and is clearly very popular, ( the path is steep in places and you do need a torch). The village has two general shops and are handy as they stay open long hours.

The owner met us on the first day and was most welcoming and a pool attendant came once in the week and ensured the pool was sparkling.

Communication with the owner prior to the visit was clear and efficient and couldn't have been more helpful. Altogether it was a wonderful holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Villa in an Amazing Location

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from our 10th Holiday to Crete and had an amazing 2 week break at Villa Kristina with our two children (4 and 11), it must be the best accommodation I’ve had whilst visiting the island since 1980.

It truly is a Beautiful Villa that is fully equipped with everything you might possibly need for a relaxing holiday, the multiple eating areas meant that you could find shade any time of the day whilst alfresco dining, topped off with the excellent outdoor kitchen meant for fun times with my 4 year old son cooking in the Pizza Oven with “Real Fire Dad”

The Views are to die for, multiple terraces all facing out to sea with every bedroom benefitting from this, a lovely way to wake up in the morning ! The outdoor lounge was fantastic, which is an excellent shaded area with comfortable seats that was generally about 10 degrees cooler than being out in the sun.

The pool kept the kids (big and small) amused for hours, regularly maintained and essential to cool off after many day trips to a really traditional and interesting part of Crete.

The Village of Kefalas is only a short 15 min walk from the Villa where you’ll find an excellent restaurant Meterizi which is very reasonably priced and the food is really good – they had specials every night we went which made for a more varied eating experience. There is also Maddies Kaffeion which is also a great place to eat / drink and enjoy the local village life.

There are 2 small Mini Markets in town which are pretty limited but good for picking up essentials, for self-catering we found that Vamos (a short 10 min drive away) had everything we needed, Jon the English Butcher was excellent and made it much easier buying cuts of meat that you could recognise ;-) he also makes his own Sausages with many flavours! There is a lovely Bakery and also a great Delicatessen (which is hard to see initially but can be found in the main square on the corner opposite the Pharmacy).

Frank and Christine were excellent hosts, from the start of the booking process communication was always really quick and nothing seemed to much trouble, (Frank even sent me recipes to try out in the outdoor oven). Everything was exactly as described and it was lovely to meet Frank on our first couple of days just to make sure we knew how everything worked.

I have no hesitation in recommending this outstanding property or booking through Frank as we had the most fantastic holiday and would love to go back soon.

Ed and Amy

  • Review Submitted: 18-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ed and Amy and family were lovely guests and settled in very quickly and its so nice when someone loves our villa as much as we do. Its hard work renting villas but when someone enjoys their holiday it makes it all worthwhile and keeps us reassured to keep renting the villa. You are most welcome to stay whenever you want and thank you again. Regards Frank & Christine
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Fantastic stay!

  • 5 of 5

Everything was very good. Very complete villa as described on the homeaway website. Nice pool. Fantastic seaview. We travelled with our kids(11,10 and 7 years old). We all enjoyed it.

We can recommend a stay at villa Kristina!

Family Vanderweerd from the Netherlands

  • Review Submitted: 27-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Arjan Thank you for your kind review, we do work hard to try and make our guests stay a happy and memorable one, and by the way it was me on the scooter the day you left to make sure you and your family were OK leaving in the electrical thunderstorm and to see if you needed any help. Regards Frank & Christine
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Tranquil spot in the mountains of Vamos region

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the lovely villa Cristina for two weeks with our three children aged 16, 14 and 11. For us it provided the perfect place to relax and unwind taking in the panoramic views of the Cretan sea merging into the constantly blue sky - a view you can take in from the comfort of your bed once you have mustered the small amount of energy needed to open the shutters.

The villa itself is excellently appointed with a pool (regularly cleaned) and pizza oven and roasting racks. Inside all rooms have efficient air-con and there is even an excellent TV / Satellite package thrown in - we were able to keep up with Team GB exploits throughout the week. There is a modern kitchen and much welcomed arrival pack.

Some great local beaches (you will need a car) - family favourites being Ombroglialos and Georgioupolis. Kefalas is a great place for a lazy wander round the town and Vamos is an interesting spot to hang about over a coffee and watch the world go by every morning. We even managed a few hikes round Vamos exploring the lost churches and Old town.

Further trips to the amazing Balos and Falassarna are only about 1 hour away. Knossos about 1.25 hours and the lovely Chania old town 40 mins.

Would fully recommend the villa and booking was easy and straightforward with great communication from Frank.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, its very rewarding and important that we have been able to share out Villa and its been enjoyed and shared with others. Ombroglialos is a little cove only 10 mins drive away and is a lovely secret spot where you can swim off the rocks into the sea and then have a meal afterwards. I particularly like the colour of the sea and the shades that change when the depth changes.We also love to make pizzas with our child and cook them in the outdoor oven, our son loves making his own as its simple to do and then we all sit down to eat our dinner in the outdoor kichen/living area. Its a special time with the family when we all join in making the pizzas and salads. I can leave some recipes and instructions for those people who want to have a go at outdoor cooking including the large stone bbq all our guests have to do is inform when they book and I can provide them with a cooking information pack (recipes, information and ideas for cooking a meal with the family).
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Village (choice of 6)
Nearest Ferry
30 Kilometres
Souda Bay
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Georgioupolis & Kalyves
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Village (choice of 2)
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Limnoupolis Water Park - This water paradise is situated in a green area of almost 100,000 m2; 6 km west of Chania next to the village of Varipetro. There is a large pool measuring 1500m2 with a pool bar, jacuzzi and a small island. With plenty of glides and rides for the whole family the park is open from 10 am to 7pm every day from May to September.

Samaria Gorge – the gorge is usually open from May to the end of October. Starting at Omalos, the gorge is the longest in Europe at 18 km and is very popular. The walk ends at Agia Roumeli on the south coast. If you don’t fancy doing the walk independently there are travel agents in most of the tourist villages who offer all inclusive bus trips which can be very handy for the return journey from Ag. Roumeli.

Kalives and Almirida have lovely beaches suitable for all the family and plenty of shops and bars just a short walk from the beach or a little further to Georgoupolis at Asterias on coast road opposite the Episkopi turn off.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £50

A £50 security deposit is required. This will be held pending the maintenance clean following your departure and is returned immediately upon receipt of report.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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