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Almirida - Luxury villa with private pool and sea view

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 14 nights


About the property

We have a lovely detached stone villa with large established garden and private pool – a peaceful and private setting in which to enjoy your holiday. Set on a hilltop we have great views over the bay and sea on one side and mountains and olive groves to the other. We have equipped and furnished the villa to ensure you have all you need to enjoy the villa, pool area. With indoor and outdoor dining areas. It is 1.5km to the family beach resort of Almerida with family friendly beach, tavernas, bars and shops. The villa has open plan kitchen/diner with outside terraces and large balcony upstairs offering the best views over the bay. Linen, towels and beach towels are provided.

The pool is heated in the low season and also has a solar cover which will keep the water warm overnight and will also warm the water during the sunlight. We support online payment with Homelidays, but are also able to offer a discount of 5% for customers who pay direct via bank transfer

More Details

Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
26 April, 2017

Why Peter chose Chania area

The English summer is too unreliable, so we went looking for an escape in the sun. We discovered Crete by chance, and instantly liked it. It is open all year round and we like the Greek traditions. We also love our location, tucked away from the crowds, great views and a great place to relax. We still have everything we need beach, shops, tavernas close by.

What makes this villa unique

The house, pool and garden are private, it is peaceful and relaxing to be here. We love the views, we think the olive groves and mountains are as beautiful as the view of the bay. We also like to look at the stars from the balcony at night. It is easy to explore the island from here and there is plenty to see and do.

Almyrida and Kalyves are beachside towns and permanent homes also. They have local businesses and shops which provide everything you need. It is friendly here and less touristic than larger resorts on the island. This is our own villa and we do our best to make sure that it is well maintained and equipped. We want our guests to be comfortable and have everything they need.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Aspro in Apokoronos

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • rural
  • town
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fan
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Ground floor shower room with shower, sink and WC
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , First floor
    Shower room 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bedroom 1 ensuite with shower, sink & WC
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , First floor bedroom with ensuite and doors to balcony
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , First floor, next door to bathroom with access to balcony
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Ground floor, access to terrase
  • All bedrooms have ceiling fans and air conditioning.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • MP3 Dock
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden Table & Chairs
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Parasol
  • Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay
  • churches
  • marina
  • pond
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • Boating
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski lift pass
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(31 traveller reviews)

Almirida - Luxury villa with private pool and sea view
average rating of 4.967742 based on 31 reviews

Fantastic villa a great hideaway at the top of the hill and great view to the sea

  • 5 of 5

We spent 10 days here at the end of June, The villa is lovely, well equipped cool and spacious with enough areas for everybody to spread out, the bedrooms are nicely decorated with comfortable beds and quiet fans, all leading to outdoor patios. The view from the upstairs patio is amazing especially at sunset. I had the twin room downstairs which was lovely for me, nice and quiet, the patio doors lead out to a patio area near the pool and outside my door was a beautiful jasmine tree. The pool area is great we spent most of our time here, there are 6 comfortable sun loungers and parasols.The villa is situated at the top of a hill 1km from Almyrida which has nice tavernas (very romantic as the sun is setting)and small beaches. We did have a hire car but to be honest it only takes 20 mins to walk to the town and if need be a return taxi cost 7 euro (the walk there and back we even did with a pushchair so is do-able if your feeling fit enough) There are many tours available from the town, so plenty of options to travel around, we walked the Samaria gorge on our last day..stunning but now I need new knees haha. Driving around is easy enough once you've mastered the wrong side of the road and that most cars drive into the hard shoulder to enable overtaking, so watch your mirrors. The nearest seaside town is Kalyves a ten minute drive, well worth a visit, Chania and Georgiopolis are a 35 min drive. As a family of 6 with small children we all loved our stay and would definitely return. A big thank you to Peter and Alison for sharing their lovely home.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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What a beautiful spot for a holiday

  • 5 of 5

The villa had superb views of the sea and mountains with everything you need for a family holiday, it was clean and well organised. The pool was the perfect place to spend the hot days, it had trees for shade, power solas and sun loungers that actually worked, not like the previous villas we have been to.

We had great weather the whole two weeks and lived by the pool with the odd day exploring the wonderful area. Almerida has a very good standard traverners, white beach, bars and small supermarkets. We would highly recommend this villa and area for a family holoday.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Location, Great Villa, Great Holiday

  • 5 of 5

The villa was set on top of a small hill with views you could kill for; it was clean and maintained to a high standard. The garden and pool were excellent and the family enjoyed the relaxing peaceful days there. This place is totally amazing and we cannot wait to return.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 21, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank's
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Simply wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

Very peaceful and private hilltop location with great views. Beautiful and very comfortable villa with lovely gardens and great pool. Extremely well-equipped kitchen. Great beaches and many good restaurants nearby.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 4, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfekte Angaben

  • 5 of 5

Die Angaben über die Villa und die Umgebung waren sowohl vorher als auch während des Aufenthalts perfekt. Die tolle informative Mappe im Haus, die wirklich alles beschrieben hat was man so braucht oder wissen sollte ist ausführlich beschrieben. Die Ausstattung, insbesondere der Küche übertraf alle unsere Erwartungen, da fehlte nichts.

Fazit: Jederzeit wieder!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Beautiful place, with serviceoriented owners

  • 5 of 5

We have spent the first 2 weeks of August in Allison & Peter's beautiful villa, and fully recommend it!

The Villa is beautiful and holds everything you need for a lovely and peaceful holiday. We alternated between spending our days by the lovely pool, and then enjoying dinner in one of the nearby towns, and spending lazy days, including lunch, at the local beach in Almirida, and then eating dinner at the beautiful terrace of the Villa.

For those who travel with children, the beach in Almirida is fully recommendable, especially the eastern corner of the beach, which is a nice sandy beach situated partly behind the breakwater of the town. This reduces the size of the waves, and made it easier for both the kids and parents to enjoy ourselves.

Peter and Allison were forthcoming and helpful. Thanks to Allison for advice regarding things to see and do. The kids really loved our trip to Lake Kournas, were we rented a paddle boat with a slide, and saw Turtles.

Kindest regards,

Krøger Selvik Family.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
34 Kilometres
Chania International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
18 Kilometres
Souda Bay
Nearest Motorway
7 Kilometres
National Highway
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Our villa is the perfect place to relax away from the tourist hustle. We are set on a quiet hill top with fantastic views over olive groves, mountains and the sea. When you want to explore there is plenty to see and do.

Beaches - For a change from the pool, the beaches of Almyrida, Kalyves are very close by.

Georgioupoli area is a 30 minute drive, where you can visit Lake Kournas which is a fresh water lake which you can explore on a pedalo. Ancient Lappa (archaeological site) is very close by. The town of Georgioupoli is a little larger and has a large beach.

Chania old town is around 40 mins by car and has an impressive Venetian port - from here you can take a boat trip, explore the narrow traditional streets with its craft and souvenir shops. It has a huge selection of tavernas for when you need a rest. At Chania there is also a Go Kart track and Limnoulis Water Park both popular with families.

Inland from Chania are the Botanical Gardens of Crete,, it has many varieties of fruiting trees and plants and an excellent cafe with great views over the countryside.

Gorge Walks - you can book an excursion to walk the Samaria Gorge from Almyrida. There is also the Imbros and Aradena which are both accessible, shorter and also picturesque which you can get to by car.

Excursions - there are other excursions that can be booked from Almyrda including to Balos beach and Gramavousa which is a full day boat trip around the north east of the island.

Southern Crete - it taks about an hour to travel to the south side of the island where you can take a boat to a neighbouring town, or visit the Palm beach at Preveli.

We are registered with the Greek Tourist Office - EOT Number 1042K123K0342000


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Aspro, Crete

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Spring 1
22 Apr 2017 - 7 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Spring 2
8 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer 1
1 Jun 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer 2
24 Jun 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
8 Jul 2017 - 28 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
29 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer 3
26 Aug 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer 4
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
30 Sep 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Low season
4 Nov 2017 - 23 Mar 2018
14 night minimum stay
for 14 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £84.22

Prices advertised include linen, bathroom and beach towels, utilities and welcome pack on arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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