Double and triple bedrooms [air- conditioned], two bathrooms,lounge/kitchen,outside and inside dining. This makes Jasmine ideal for two couples or larger families enabling the children to have their own space. The lounge makes a good inside communal area, and the outside patio ideal for sitting out on warm Cretian evenings cooking outside with the gas grill.The pool is 30 meters from the villa providing daytime sunbathing as well as evening swims. The interior is spacious and simple The kitchen is equipped with cooker,toasters,coffee maker,kettle,dishwasher, washing machine and all cooking equipment. The bedrooms have airconditioning
The Green experience
Mr Ian Johnson
- english, french
- Calendar last updated:
- 8 Nov 2018
About Mr Ian Johnson
Eighteen years ago we finally realized our long held dream and set off from England to our new life on the warm and sunny island of Crete. We had already purchased a plot of land with a house and one acre of orange trees and olive trees. In the time honoured fashion of the island it took over a year to overcome the paperwork and legalities connected with our purchase but then we were able to start our huge project. The gardens and villas slowly took shape, each year bringing exciting changes as the trees and plants matured. The result is now three villas set in beautiful gardens. Having been to Greece on previous occasions we wanted to make the accommodation spacious. A large bathroom was a must and raised sun terraces were top priority. We wanted to create individual privacy without being isolated and a pool that you could really swim in.
Mr Ian Johnson purchased this House in 1999
Why Mr Ian Johnson chose Tsikalaria
Crete Retreat is a unique and huge landscaped garden with mature shady trees, green lawns, exotic plants and an extra large 24/7 swimming pool. A perfect environment for people who wish to enjoy Crete, the fresh air, the sun, the shade, the food, the wine all made complete with a large barbeque for a perfect evening meal. Our pet cats and dogs live together in harmony, a memorable experience especially for children. Here, Mums and Dads have a great opportunity to relax together or find space, peace and quiet knowing that their family are in a safe enclosed environment. Our location makes it easy to explore the important historical sites dotted around, try Aptera, ten minutes along the motorway, which is an ancient Roman settlement covering several acres. We are also positioned on 42nd street, the site of the battle of Crete which is marked by a plaque and information.
Pool / Spa
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
Peaceful hideaway near Chania
We stayed for 1 week in June and it was absolutely gorgeous! Ian is a terrific host, discrete and helpful. His garden is lovingly tended and he is always followed by his entourage of friendly dogs and the occasional cat. The pool is utterly wonderful, it's huge and there are lots of sun loungers dotted about for your use and it's floodlit at night. The villa is simple but just right, with a lovely covered veranda to sit out on and eat your breakfast. We were very comfortable and it's a little oasis from the bustle of being on the beach or in Chania. It's tucked away, you can walk to a cafe and taverna and the local shop but we never got round to it (!). It's very close to Souda, feels more like being in a suburb rather than a village but it's very peaceful and a 15 minute drive into the heart of Chania. You can also take the bus in from the end of the road. We were in a perfect location for various lovely beaches all about 20 minutes away by car and great sites like Aptera. I cannot recommend this highly enough.
Thank you for your review. I am glad you all had a great time. We hope you have another good holiday time this summer
Excellent location of the house
We had a problem finding a house. House equipment is modest but satisfactory. Large well-kept swimming pool in a beautiful garden. We will be glad to come back.
Thank you for you review. We are please you enjoyed your stay. Our emphasis is on an outside living and the large pool for recreation and exercise
Friendly Owner, Good Setting, Nice Villa
We stayed 10 days with 3 teenage boys so the extra bathroom was very helpful - villa was good, few areas needed some upgrade but fine for our stay. Pool was great. Loved Crete and proximity to village and local town and beautiful Chania a short drive/bus ride away. Well situated to explore the west end of Crete. Ian, the owner was very friendly and helpful.
Not Prepared Well
Our Villa was the only one that was open and as such we were under the impression that we were the first visitors of the season. The Villa and Gardens are lovely and pool is great. But when we arrived the place had not been cleaned and was dusty and dirty obviously it had just been opened after the winter and very little preparation had taken place. The bedding was clean and prepared but that was all. We had to clean everything and there was thick dust and grease over the cooker. There was a smashed picture with glass all over the floor in the living room. Ian came and made a half hearted attempt at cleaning it up and we had to finish the rest. Plates and crockery that chipped should have been replaced. In a nutshell preparation was next to none existant.
Thank you for your review- we did say that we would take responsibility and liability for the broken picture during your stay. Our cleaners have been retained for several seasons for their high level of work and presentation and as we are onsite, we are always prepared to recall them to guests that have any issues, as they live in the village. On examination we did find a chip on one of the plates and we apologise for the oversight.
Nice pleasant stay
Glad you enjoyed your stay and for suggesting improvements
Great location for exploring western Crete
Beautiful gardens and great pool combined with a location that's ideal for exploring western Crete and it's great beaches and mountains combined with a very pleasant owner made for a fantastic holiday.
Glad you had a great time
Situated on 42nd St the site of the battle of Crete. The memorial depicts the battle
Additional pricing information
We require a 25 % deposit to secure a booking. You may make a temporary reservation until flights are made. Bookings can be made on line via our website and payments can be done using credit card for security.