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Characteristic Cretan 2 bed Villa with private pool

Bedrooms 2
Space 731 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

2 bed, 1 bathroom villa with stunning sea & white mountain views

As featured on Channel 4's "A Place in the Sun" (2015)

Villa Theodore is located down a private road with a small number of other private villas around.

A 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom villa based in a large plot with private pool and stunning views of the White Mountains and the Sea. local TV, Wifi & Air Conditioning all included*

Living Room: Large living room with Local TV & DVD player with over 100 dvd's to choose from, 2 Single chairs, plus a sofa bed which can be a single bed also, wood burner for the winter months, patio doors to terrace, door to dining/games room and air conditioning.

Kitchen: Galley kitchen with kettle, toaster, microwave, sandwich maker, washing machine, electric oven & hob.

Bathroom: Large walk in shower, toilet & sink (our plumbing allows paper to be flushed unlike much of the island)

Bedroom 1: Double bed with fitted wardrobe & dressing table, patio doors to terrace & poolside plus air conditioning.

Bedroom 2: Twin beds with fitted wardrobe & dressing table. Air conditioning

Dining/Games Room: Beautiful double aspect windows with views to the white mountains, table & sideboard plus an array of jigsaws & games.

Roof Terrace: Lovely views to be seen from the roof terrace.

Pool & Gardens: Lovely 30sqm pool (for established swimmers due to shallowest point being 1m and 2.3m at its deepest) surrounded by beautiful landscaped outdoor space, fruit trees (lemon, pomegranate & fig), plenty of places to find a spot to either sunbathe or sit in the shade. All secured with boundary fencing and electric gates to enter the villa.

You can see the sea & stunning white mountains from the villa.

A gas BBQ is available for you to use.

Situated 1km from the town of Vamos which has mini-markets, bakery, butcher, pizzeria, tavernas, restaurants, butcher, a traditional grocery shop, many cafés (with free Wi-Fi), pharmacy, health centre and two petrol stations.

Bed Linen, Wifi, Air Conditioning*, & Local TV all included. Both Beach towels and Bath towels are provided.

Every 4 days we change your towels (bath & hand) then for guests staying over 7 days we come in and give a clean, new linen and fresh towels.

Included in your rental price is our standard welcome pack containing bread, milk, fruit juice, jam, butter, tea, coffee, sugar, eggs, fruit, Cretan wine, Raki & meze plate.

Car Hire is recommended, Vamos is around a 25 minute walk from the villa. But due to the location of the villa we recommend hiring a car to get around to see all the island has to offer.

There are plenty of walks to do in Crete, Gorges galore and interesting routes. Plus horse riding a 35 minute drive from the villa.

Kalyves beach is an 8 minute drive plus a bigger town with super market and tavernas galore.

Remember most the island has siesta between 2-5pm and many shops will be closed during this time along with Sundays.

We use Monza car rental ourselves, so can highly recommend them.

40 mins from Chania Airport or 1hour 40 from Heraklion Airport. We recommend travelling to Chania Airport as it is closer. A taxi transfer can be arranged by us for you from the airport, usually around €60

* Terms & Conditions applicable

More Details

C. Hadley
Member since: 2017
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 July, 2018

About C. Hadley

Hi there, I am Claire and I am marketing our family villa on behalf of my Aunt Sarah who bought it in 2016 while appearing on Channel 4's "A Place in the Sun" .

2018 is our first year of renting so we hope you find everything you need while staying at our villa.

Sarah’s Story of buying Villa Theodore

April 2016 (First aired on Channel 4: 28/05/16)

My story is that I visited Crete last year for the third time and when I was returning to the airport to come home in the taxi, I was looking at the mountains and felt that I couldn't entirely leave Crete behind. I live in a 1 bedroom flat in Surrey, and I was thinking about going into a little house with a garden but this last trip changed my mind. I am still in my flat, which I do love and serves me well, but my little house with a garden I decided would be in Crete.

C. Hadley purchased this villa in 2016

Why C. Hadley chose Vamos

I have searched long and hard on line for the right property and in February of this year I came to Crete and looked at 15 proprieties with my sister-in-law, and there was one in Stilos which I thought was going to be the one. I wasn't intending to buy at this stage, just do a bit of a reccy and then come out in April with my sister and niece with a view to of the blue in February I heard from the television programme, "A Place in the Sun" (which I had applied for in August 2015, and thought that that ship had sailed) did a screen test and got accepted onto the show. So I still came out in April, but with "A Place in the Sun"  with my best friend, Sue, who I have known for 35 years and my sister and niece and out of the 5 properties show cased was the one in Stilos (which I had only seen from the outside so it could still be included on the show) and also Galini which was the first villa we saw, and Sue said to me "it was as if this villa was made for you".  I have to say I was torn between the 2 properties, but Galini won out and I am over the moon.

Also to say we all love the name of the villa which we only found out later. During filming one of the crew, who is Greek whom I had really clicked with, lost her Dad very suddenly and I asked her if I could name the villa after her Dad, hence the name "Theodore" comes in which I understand means "Gift from God" which I feel fits beautifully with Galini. So the villa has now gained the name of Villa Theodore and I hope it will bring both myself, my family & many others much happiness and memories.

What makes this villa unique

The views, the feeling of the place, the pool, the people.


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

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 731 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • No Smoking inside
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • Ocean View
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Walk in shower, sink & toilet
  • Toilet, sink & large walk in shower Towels Provided
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Patio doors to terrace and poolside
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Twin Room with wardrobe and Air Con
  • Both bedrooms have air conditioning, plus wardrobes and power points. (remember plug converters if outside EU)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Television
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
The villa is set in a remote space away from the local town, we recommend car hire so you can visit the many sites Crete has to offer.


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Characteristic Cretan 2 bed Villa with private pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

We had a wonderful stay at Villa Theodore.

  • 5 of 5

The grounds, pool and views were all fantastic and the villa was well equipped and comfortable. The whole fortnight was very peaceful and relaxing. Clare organised our stay very efficiently and we were looked after so kindly by Amanda and Phil. Nothing was too much trouble and after every visit Amanda left some sort of local treat, ranging from a lovely pudding to lemon raki , fresh cherries and grapefruit.

  • Review Submitted: 25-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a lovely review, I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Claire :)
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We had an amazing week, very peaceful, thankyou! Everything we needed and more. We will be back!!!

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable and clean villa with a lovely private pool. Everything we needed was provided. The roof terrace was amazing with fantastic views.The food and drink left for us on arrival was really thoughtful. Also treats brought for us in the week - honey Raki especially! We would definitely return as we had such a lovely, peaceful week. Thankyou. Liz & phil

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely perfect place to relax

  • 5 of 5

The property photos didn't do it justice. I took full advantage of the pool and roof terrace as soon as the sun came out and enjoyed their DVD collection at night. Claire has thought of everything from arrival snacks and a bottle of wine to a well stocked first aid box that I found handy for a couple of insect bites. Thoroughly recommend Villa Theodore

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Nadya we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. We are lucky we have a great team out there , who we know we can entrust our guests to.
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Ein unvergessliches traumhaftes Ambiente, Ausblick, Garten, Pool und Ruhe genießen

  • 5 of 5

Fühlten uns vom ersten bis zum letzten Tag super wohl in Villa Theodore , waren total überrascht, wie liebevoll für uns mit Obst, Getränken und vielen mehr vorgesorgt worden ist, da wir Sonntag angereist sind , ganz lieben Dank !! Wir vermissen den Garten, den Ausblick, die Katzen jetzt schon, ( die Katzen , 3 an der Zahl waren keine Last, im Gegenteil, sie blieben vor dem Haus, und freuten sich über Zuspruch und ein wenig Fütterung . Selbst dafür wurde vorgesorgt. Von Phil und Amanda, den Verwaltern bekamen wir Besuch, und freuten uns über den Austausch von Ideen, was wir noch erkunden können. Der Pool war 1A und wurde wie der Garten auch liebevoll gepflegt. Ein hilfreiches Heft über die Entstehung von Villa Theodore, sowie Sehenswertes in der Umgebung lag ebenfalls aus. Vamos selber kann man zu Fuss locker erreichen, und lernt in der Stadt die Einheimischen und deren Offenheit am Dorfplatz kennen. Wir freuen uns auf ein Wiedersehen

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Dinosauria Park
Plakias Horse Riding
Minoan Palace of Knossos
Nearest Airport
34 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Vamos Town
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Vamos Town
Nearest Beach
8 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Vamos is the nearest town to the Villa, this has ATM, tavernas, mini market, pizzeria & patisserie.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

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.