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A stunning villa on a totally private promontory

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,000 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, Huge Outdoor Space, Privacy and Beauty.

Villa Andromeda is a unique semi-circular design reflecting the maritime heritage of Crete. Designed by a well-travelled family as a private residence, the villa sits high on its own private 4000 meter plot with 180 degree sea views. Luxury, Space, Seclusion, and Relaxation were foremost in our minds for the design. Equally however we wanted a thoughtful and safe environment for families where everyone can relax and find their own peace and privacy in total safety.

The villa is situated outside the village of Kokkino Horio made famous by "Zorba the Greek" and is a few minutes from the lovely village of Plaka and just down the road the beaches and restaurants of Almirida. The area is easily accessible from both Chania International Airport 20 minutes away or Heraklion.

The Western end of Crete is more lush and green than the Eastern end and the endless azure of the sea gives way quickly to mountains and unspoiled interiors full of olive groves and historic sites. Chania itself is worth a day, full of the history and atmosphere of an ancient Venetian stronghold.

Master Bedroom 1 has a private terrace, private bathroom, and its own luxurious stone bath.

Soak in total privacy as you admire the view.

Master Bedroom 2 has a private terrace and private bathroom.

Bedroom 3 is a comfortable double

Bedroom 4 features a lovely large bunk bed and children' writing desks.

Pull out bed for 2 more is available on request.

The Kitchen is arranged with a Breakfast bar so that the chef need not be excluded, and features high-end appliances and everything needed to prepare simple or fanciful meals.

A separate dining area extends into a full sitting room. The whole room can be opened to the terrace to give a feeling of infinite space and warmth.

The villa has a gorgeous roof terrace which is safe for the whole family yet affords stunning views of the bay.

Immediately outside the kitchen is a lovely shaded dining area, and outdoor barbecue facilities.

In front of the villa is a stunning infinity pool with a dedicated children's "splash pool" to one side, shallow and ideal for toddlers.

The villa, totally enclosed by high fencing and walls, features several levels of gardens and at the very end has its' own "sundowner" spot magically perched above the sea and outside the walls.

Villa Andromeda naturally features full Satellite TV, WifI Internet , Air Conditioning, Solar Power, Video Security, Alarm system, and just about every necessity for a smooth running vacation.

A house manager lives a few minutes away and is on call. Daily house cleaning can be arranged for a small fee. Many further services are available on request.

Make Villa Andromeda your home for a week or more and return refreshed and relaxed. It is our dream home and we hope it will temporarily be yours as well.

More Details

Robert Furniss-Roe
Member since: 2017
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 July, 2018

About Robert Furniss-Roe

We are a fun loving, and quite global family and have lived in Australia, Asia, Eastern Europe, and America. We have enjoyed renting many types of homes for our vacations and always made a list of things we would like to see in a dream home.

Robert Furniss-Roe purchased this villa in 2010

Why Robert Furniss-Roe chose Apokoronos

Crete was love at first sight. Villa Andromeda was love at first site ! The setting is simply unbelievable, above the bay on its' own private promontory. The site combines all the elements and appeals to all the senses. It captures the sun all day, there is a constant sea breeze and the sound of the ocean is softly ever-present. We purchased the land and then built a home that is unique in design and thoughtfully laid out for families and groups.

What makes this villa unique

We designed the benefits. A safe house and garden. An abundance of private separated spaces to sunbathe, read or snooze. A perfect infinity pool to cool off, coupled with a lovely mini pool so the little ones can splash around and with moveable shade so they can take a dip anytime. A villa that completely opens up to the patio and the views beyond. A well equipped kitchen to cook and socialize from. A great basement area and media room, and space for teenagers to hang out. We think we have put it all into our place and hope you will call it yours for a week or two.


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

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Master - 1 Large Double Bed , Luxury Master with private Stone Bath overlooking the sea
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Child Bed , Perfect kids room with funky large bunk bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Indoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Sauna ...
  • caves
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis


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A stunning villa on a totally private promontory
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Incredible veiw

  • 5 of 5

Perfect veiw, lovely home, friendly helpful host. I could go on and on and on. My first trip to Greece and this was a perfect way to start it. I've never had such a beautiful veiw to wake up to every morning, or such a beautiful sunset to watch, to close the day. The villa gives you a feeling of isolation but still within close distance to very charming and fun villages. 1 of the best days we had was lunch in the nearby village of Plaka followed by just strolling the area streets to admire the cute homes.

The biggest problem with the home? Not wanting to leave it to explore the area. We did though, 40 minutes to Chania, 60 minutes to Rethymno.

Andrea's, the property manager was really cool and helpful. He even had some great suggestions. I can't recommend it enough.


  • Review Submitted: 02-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Derek Thank you for staying with us. We are delighted we were part of such a relaxing and fun vacation and your feedback is much appreciated. Come back and see us again ! Kind Regards Robert
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Beautiful Stunning Villa

  • 5 of 5

This is a very well equipped, clean villa with absolutely stunning views. Robert - the owner answered our groups emails in a very timely and honest way. Andrea's the property manager was there when we arrived, he is very professional, friendly and helpful with recommendations for restaurants and places to visit. He stressed he was on call 24/7 for us - fortunately we never needed to test this out! He came a couple of times during our stay with warm croissants for breakfast and extra tea bags just to check we were OK and if we had any questions. The final road leading to the Villa is step and curved and the first time we drove down felt like a leap of faith - but our drivers soon became experts in navigating it without problem. We found the local people to be very friendly. A car is essential. We hope to return one day. Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jackie Thank you for your review. We try our very best to look after you ! We do hope you will come back and see us one day. All the best Robert
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Absolutely stunning 5 star Villa

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in properties all around the world and this one is right at the top of the list. From our initial contact with the owner, to seeing the property ourselves first hand and to meeting the very professional and most helpful property manager Andreas, it was an excellent experience in every respect. No corners have been cut whatsoever with the standard of the property or facilities, and even the welcome pack was extensive. The view is amazing as well with the property facing a gorgeous setting sun. It doesn't get any better than this!!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Bill Thank you very much for your kind words. It was a pleasure to host you and your family. We are glad you enjoyed your time here and hope to see you again one day. Thank You Robert
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Lovely villa with amazing views

  • 5 of 5

We loved everything abput our stay at vilka Andromeda. The view is gorgeous, all the rooms are well appointed and impeccably designed. Leaving relaxed & recharged and hoping to come back soon!

  • Review Submitted: 30-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Elly It was a pleasure to host you and your family and we are very happy that Andromeda helped you re-charge ! We would be delighted to have you back anytime you like. Thank You!
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  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful holiday at this great villa. All the facilities really were as good as all the other reviewers have said. The owner was very helpful and responsive pre-trip. The house manager was very friendly, knowledgeable about the house and surrounding area, and ensured our stay went smoothly. We all want to return as soon as possible!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Daniel Thank you very much for your kind comments. We set out to have a professional approach to our clients and we are glad you had that experience ! Please come back and see us !
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  • 5 of 5

We were flabbergasted! This property is absolutely amazing. The view of the Mediterranean Sea/ Souda Bay was unbeatable. We watched large Navy and Cruise ships as well as small local fishermen with nets and handlines. Whenever a small tour boat would go by they would always point up our way, to admire the estate. (The only thing they can observe is a white mansion several hundred feet above the Sea.) The house was designed to take advantage of the view. All four bedrooms upstairs had their own including a balcony and bath. Two of the bedrooms had soaker bathtubs, one looking out on the Med.

The kitchen and living areas on the main floor would easily accommodate 10 people or more. The kitchen was fully stocked with the very best hardware, including a terrific espresso machine, and a coffee maker for us Americans. There was a wine cooler with a couple complementary bottles and a stocked fridge for our first day. The downstairs was a large entertainment and exercise room and a fifth bedroom with it's own bath. The top of the house was a huge outdoor 'deck" that even had better views, if that is possible! The infinity pool, and patio with numerous comfortable chairs, loungers, and cushions was not to be believed. Every floor and patio were beautiful marble! This is a true country estate, completely secluded and gated. Even the sheep and goats wanted in. (not invited)

The property Manager Andreas, was extremely prompt with any questions or concerns and the ladies especially loved him. (Greek with a French accent) He even surprised us one day wearing a t-shirt from our university.

Housekeeping was terrific, came twice during our 10 day stay as part of the price. Would come more if we chose.

Their are several villages within a 10 minute drive. All with the best of Greek charm. One village was even the setting for part of the filming of "Zorba the Greek." All had their own markets, butchers, and bakeries. The local Dry Rose wine was great and only about 4 euros a bottle! Several restaurants nearby were excellent and very inexpensive. A nearby unique glass factory had the best in the world! That is no exaggeration. The city of Chania is about a 45 minute drive and on Saturday has an unbelievable farmers market, restaurants, shops and Greek hospitality.

If I missed anything in this review, it would still be the best their is to offer. If you come to Greece go to Crete and stay here!!!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear David Thank you very much for such a kind and detailed review ! We enjoyed hosting you. Kind Regards - Robert
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Mount Ida
Ideon Andron
Chania Town
Nearest Airport
21 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Kokkino Horio
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Chania-Heraklion Freeway
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Car: recommended

The area surrounding Chania and the lovely coastal villages to the East of the town are recognized as some of the most pretty in Crete. Kokkino Horio is no exception. From your base at Villa Andromeda you can explore hidden beaches, mountains, ancient Cretan villages, pick local fruits, or visit Cretan, Greek, Roman and Venetian ruins. At the same time a wealth of more modern pleasures awaits. Within a few miles you can hire boats, jet skis, find great spas, fine dining and good shopping. Villa Andromeda is equipped with a complete guide that covers everything you could possibly want to know about the villa itself and all surrounding activities.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £200
Refundable Damage Deposit £500

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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