|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
THE TIMES UK - The 20 best villas with big pools - Caroline Hendrie -
Want to do some real swimming? We find the best pools in the Mediterrean where size really does seem to matter..
1 - Villa Neptune, Crete
The ultimate pool with a view is L-shaped and has an infinity edge that lets you swim and see the rocky coastline in one direction, beaches in another. Step through the patio doors and you have only to take a stride before you get into your stroke, with 19m to plough up and down. The modern villa, which has three bedrooms and sleeps seven (the master bedroom has fabulous sea views), is painted in earthy colours to blend into the rugged landscape.......MORE INFO : = Owners Website -........ www.elafonisivillas.gr
Villa Neptune - Keramoti bay - west Crete: The villa is located in the seaside village of Livadia, Keramoti bay, Innahorion, in the southwestern part of Crete, at a distance of 72 km from Chania and 31 km from Kissamos. The villa can be accessed through a 4 km long road that is connected to the regional provincial road. The village is located in the middle of the European hiking path E4– a seaside route of exceptional natural beauty- that starts at the village of Kambos and continues through the villages of Keramoti, Livadia, Chryssoskalitissa and Elafonisi. The route is typical of the rugged beauty of Crete with amazing changes of the scenery between olive and locust trees and sea-beaten rocks of black and red volcanic lava.
Villa Neptune - Elafonisi - West Crete: One of the most exotic gifts of nature to Crete…Lacy beaches, a forest of age-old cedars, thin white sand made of sea shells, long shallow stretches of sea with turquoise waters where you can wade to, an islet with dunes and lilies and around it a handful of rocks in shallow waters with emerald- coloured sand. Few images of Crete can be compared to the view just before the last turning of the road to Elafonisi ... In the village of Livadia, buying food is still done in the traditional way – you may buy fish from the fishermen in the small harbour, vegetables, dairy products and meat from the farmers, but you will also find three small taverns. There is a mini-market in the village of Kefali and larger supermarkets in the villages of Platanos and Kissamos. A gas station is located about 11 km away in the village of Elos.
Note:: The family who cleans the villa, speaks English and can cook for the tenants of the villa a great variety of traditional Cretan dishes. The tenants may buy fresh fish from Vasilis, the young man who cleans the pool but also has a fishing boat and goes fishing regularly. If you wish, you may ask him to take you fishing with him or you may charter his boat for a boating trip to Elafonisi, Paleohora or Falasarna. The sea is only 60 m away from the villa but there are also many secluded beaches about 100 m away as well as the exquisite beach of Elafonisi at a distance of about 15-20 min by car. A basketball and a volleyball field are available at a distance of about 2500 m from the villa. All rooms are air-conditioned (hot or cold, depending on the season). MORE INFO .....www.elafonisi-villas.gr
Tout d'abord, cet endroit est magnifique.
Félicitation à l'architecte qui a pensé cette villa et l'a si bien intégrée dans le paysage.
Pour les gens qui comme nous recherchent la tranquillité, et l'isolement, l'endroit était parfait.
Le paysage autour de la villa est magnifique : on a vraiment l'impression d'être seul au monde.
La villa est très bien équipée, très agréable à vivre et extrêmement bien conçue : trois chambres avec chacune une salle de bain, l'intimité de chacun est préservée... en cas de besoins.
Les terrasses et pontons sont très joliment meublés et offrent vraiment l'illusion d'être sur l'eau comme sur le pont d'un bateau.
La piscine est très agréable et elle parfait encore l'image de la villa.
A une douzaine de kilomètres, la magnifique plage d'Elafonisi... féérique.
Le seul inconvénient lorsqu'on est isolé : il faut prendre la voiture pour faire deux trois emplettes... ceci dit, les propriétaires vous proposent de fournir l'essentiel pour votre arrivée.
Nous voudrions remercier une fois encore Gregory qui nous a bien aidé pour tout... surtout lorsque nous avons crevé un pneu de notre voiture... il a visiblement des solutions à tous les problèmes...
Jamais très loin mais jamais envahissant, c'est un personnage discret et indispensable.
Nous conseillons aux voyageurs qui louent une voiture de privilégier les 4 x 4... En effet, la partie du chemin non goudronnée n'est pas facile avec une voiture normale...
Pour le reste, ça n'a été que du bonheur
Crete at it´s very best. Stunning Location, nestled in the cliffs above the Lybian Sea. Enjoy Your SUNSET downer in the pool, while the horizon gradually darkens. It´s an exeptional experience residing in this property, NEPTUNE (better would be POSEIDON) is program, because what You will never forget is the sea view, south along the coastline to the lagoon of Elafonisi, West into the sunset. It´s a synfonie in BLUE, Neptuns colour. The house got everything You Need, all in luxourius simplizity. Even the very rough sand road leading to Neptune is part of the plan SPLENDID ISOLATION! I highly recommend the sun platform 30 m mean sea Level lower, reached by a path just south the Villa, situated in fantastic rock formations. The sea at the platform is beautiful, full of fish and colours. Famous Elafonisi is a MUST (and only 20 Minutes away if You take the coastal road through Livadia - very nice Tavern there (the closest to Neptune), Balos Lagoon in the North Gramvoussa Peninsula is the second MUST SEE I recommend, in Kaliviani up there You will find the best Tavern in whole Crete: Gramvoussa Tavern, try all Meze (!) but You will neeed 5 visits there. House Staff in Neptune is great (3 times cleaning a week), Gregory very helpful if You need anything, even fresh fish from local fishermen to cook Yourself in the very well equipped kitchen. Highly recommended.
We stayed for 2 weeks in August 2016. I booked this villa because of the location and the facilities, especially the pool. It didn't disappoint! We loved being by the pool and listening to the waves breaking on the beach below. The pool itself was excellent for swimming lengths, games and relaxing. We are a family of five with three teenagers and everyone loved the holiday. The location is stunning - on a headland in the middle of nowhere. If you need nightlife, good roads and shops within walking distance, go somewhere else. The roads are quite scary and the last bit is completely unmade, but it's worth it when you get there.
There's a path down to the quiet beach and an area where you can get in and snorkel easily. Elafonisi Beach is a 20 minute drive along easy roads compared to most of the roads in the area- go early and leave at lunchtime if you are in high season as half the world turns up in buses from 12 - 2pm. The villa had everything we needed to a high standard, including very welcome air con - it was very hot! Gregory and Natasha were very helpful and sorted out any issues that arose. All in all we had a superb, relaxing holiday and would love to go again.
This was a family holiday with friends that met our expectations 100%. Wonderful villa with amazing views 20 mins from Elefonisi beach...what more could one ask for. We never wanted for anything and if we did need something a quick phone call and it was on the doorstep within the hour. We cannot say enough about the villa, the location and the way we were looked after. Incredible!!
We stayed in the Villa Neptune for 7 days in May. We have stayed in many villas and i can say that this was one of the best. The villa itself and the location are superb - being only approx 1.5-2 hr drive from Chania Airport. The quality of the furnishing, cleanliness and facilities are 5 star, providing all the comforts of home and more. Natasha and her staff could not have been more helpful. We definitely hope to be back and would have no hesitation in recommending Elafonisi Villas. The villa is remote, but that is one of its attractions - however there is a couple of tavernas within 15-20 minute walk of the villa ran by Giannis and his family. He is an excellent cook and offers a delivery service! The famous Elafonisi beach is within a 25 minute drive, but we would highly recommend the Samarian Gorge which is approx 2 hour drive from the villa but is well worth the drive. We would highly recommend Crete, and would definitely recommend Elafonisi Villas.
Our stay at the Villa Neptune was in mid April, but its positioning facing south, in the lee of the cliffs behind and high on a promontory, meant that we were largely protected from any cold northerly winds and we benefited from almost endless daily sunshine.
The villa is in a fairly remote part of the West Coast of Crete, yet it is not too far from the towns of the North-West coast. Such a location represents a wonderful escape from the bustle of life in northern Europe The local village of Livadia is only a few minutes drive away and as other reviewers have written, Yanni’s restaurant there provides excellent food, some supplied by his mother’s farm.
The villa was modern, spacious and well maintained with a much bigger pool than usual. One could sunbathe, or shelter from the sun in an ample shaded area and it was a treat to be able to rest by the pool with the only sound to be heard being the lapping of the waves on the rocks and beach below.
The caretaker visited daily, though we found it unnecessary to ask for any special assistance.
We loved every minute of our time there.
We wish we could have stayed longer! The villa is beautifully designed and very luxurious. The setting is simply stunning with total seclusion, peace and quiet. Everything was well attended to, the owner and caretaker were very responsive to any questions we had. The best villa we have rented and we will be returning!
Crete: The Island of many small paradises in the summer shows visitors two contrasting faces, just like the ancient Roman god Janus. On the north coast, four large cities, hotels of unbelievable luxury and swarms of happy tourists bear witness to a thriving tourist industry. Here is the glow of the most famous part of Crete. Just a few kilometres away lies the other part of Crete, the still unexplored part of the island in the southwest. Numerous hidden beaches, warm embraces of palm and banana trees, rivers that spring from gorges of unprecedented beauty flowing into idyllic bays and nearby villages that seem forgotten by time and man, unknown monasteries and undiscovered vestiges of ancient civilisations make up the scenery of this land. In the summer breeze, the traditional villages, the forgotten plateaus, the warm, lee and dreamy beaches bring paradise a little closer. The villa is located on the western coast of the island of Crete at a distance of 70 meters from the sea.
Other Activities: swimming, walking, basketball, boating, fishing.water skiing,tennis
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£260|
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