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Spacious detached villa with private pool & panoramic views to sea and mountains

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,184 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Mountain views, yet only 5 min from the beach, villages and excellent tavernas

EOT licence no. MHTE 1042K92003042801

Our lovely villa is set on the hillside above Kambia village and provides the ideal location for a quiet relaxing holiday. It is set in an acre of ground including an olive grove, a newly planted orchard and beautiful gardens of flowering shrubs and trees, giving privacy. There is a private pool (8.5m x 4.5m), with large terraces and adjoining lawned area and two pergolas. Open and covered terraces on all sides of the villa, offer sun or shade throughout the day. Inside, the bedrooms and bathroom are on the ground floor (cooler at night) whilst the open plan lounge, kitchen with dining area and second bathroom are on the first floor, taking full advantage of the stunning panoramic views over Souda Bay to the Akrotiri peninsula and over the valley of olive groves to the White mountains. Sunsets are dramatic from the large upstairs balcony. The villa has modern facilities with local Cretan touches, a newly fitted kitchen, is well equipped and offers very comfortable accommodation. Free wifi is provided at the villa and Yvonne, our local cleaner, visits twice a week.

The villa is not on a complex, is situated on a very large plot and, as the property is surrounded with oleander trees, it is completely private. Entrance to the property is from a quiet road, through gates leading onto a large private drive providing access to the house. There is a fruit orchard which was planted five years ago to one side of the house with the swimming pool, lawned area and gardens surrounding the other aspects of the villa.The villa has an attractive, mediterranean garden with stunning hybiscus trees and other specimen plants whilst our large olive grove stretches beyond the front garden area. Guests are welcome to pick fresh lemons, herbs and use the olive oil in the kitchen from our trees.

The villa is an 'upside down house' with bedrooms and a bathroom on the ground floor whilst the lounge, kitchen dining area and second bathroom are upstairs. This layout maximises the stunning views and offers guests cooler bedrooms at night, although fans are also provided

Private swimming pool:

The swimming pool is 8.5 x 4.5 metres shelving from 1.2 to 2 metres. It is surrounded by a large crazy paved area and has olive trees, palm trees, yuccas and other ornamental plants around it, together with a small lawned area making this a very attractive and private part of the property. In addition there are lovely views across our olive grove towards Souda Bay to the North West or the White Mountains to the South West of the villa. To the side of the pool area a large pergola provides a shady spot for reading or relaxing and there is another smaller pergola near the deeper end of the pool. In addition there are 8 sunbeds and small tables for guest’s use. plus an oudoor shower.Previous guests have commented on the sparkling water and cleanliness of the pool which is serviced twice a week.The ideal location of the villa has also been noted: quiet, private, yet only a few minutes from the seaside resorts of Almyrida, Kalives or Georgioupolis and within easy of Chania and Rethymnon.

A choice ot terrace:

There is a very large partly covered upstairs terrace (with dining table and chairs) which runs across most of the front of the house, giving fantastic panoramic views across Souda Bay and to Akrotiri peninsular. This is a super area for reading or dining or simply enjoying a glass of wine whilst watching the amazing sun sets over the bay or star gazing at night upon your return from the taverna. There is a further open terrace to the rear of the house leading from the lounge (with breakfast table and chairs) overlooking the Drapanos mountain. From here you can watch the sun rise and then have breakfast whilst watching the sheep graze. Bedrooms 1 and 2 also have covered terraces so there is always a choice of sun or shade around the villa as you relax, read a book, listen to your I-pod or have a swim in the pool.

More Details

Jenny and Mick Pittam
Member since: 2007
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 July, 2018


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

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1184 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Our swimming pool is private and has no lifeguard so guests use it at their own risk.
  • The pool is unfenced and goes from1.2m to 2m so when in the pool and surrounding area children and non swimmers must be supervised at all times.
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Activities Guide
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • The downstairs bathroom also contains a washing machine. There is also an additional outdoor shower by the swimming pool.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , The single beds may be joined to form a super kingsize bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • 1 king sized and two twin bedded rooms, with the option of joining the beds in bedroom 2 to form a superking sized bed. The bedrooms have extensive fitted wardrobes, bedside cabinets, dressing table and mirror. The main bedroom has french doors leading onto a shady,covered terrace overlooking mountains at the rear and a window overlooking Souda Bay to the front. The second bedroom has french doors leading to a covered terrace overlooking the rear garden and a window overlooking the pool. The third bedroom is smaller and has a window overlooking the beautiful gardens and Souda Bay. As the bedroom are all on the ground floor they tend to be cooler at night but fans are provided in the bedrooms and the shutters can be fastened to provide security and privacy whilst leaving the doors and windows open to allow the natural breeze from the mountains and the sea to circulate.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Binoculars
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
The house and pool are cleaned twice a week and laundry changed weekly, but please bring your own beach towels. Yvonne, who lives further up the hill, provides the housekeeping service. Ray, who is also our house manager, cleans the pool and tends the garden. Both Yvonne and Ray have lived in Crete for a long time and are happy to give guests advice on places to visit. There are 8 sunbeds around the large pool area which also has two pergolas to provide shade. A Weber barbecue is provided so guests can enjoy relaxing barbecues by the pool. Children are welcome although we request that they are always supervised in the pool area. Tourist information, bird and wild flower books, plus binoculars are available in the villa for guests to use. There is also a good selection of paperbacks and DVD's. A Bose sound dock and free wifi are also provided in the villa.


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Spacious detached villa with private pool & panoramic views to sea and mountains
average rating of 4.923077 based on 39 reviews
Gosport, England

Superb Villa in Quiet Location

  • 5 of 5

We had the perfect fortnight at Kambia House. The property is without doubt one of the best we've stayed at in over 15 years of visiting Crete. Clean, well-maintained, comfortable, spacious and serviced regularly to a high standard. The pool and gardens are a delight. Would definitely book again.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a lovely review. We are always delighted when guests return to our villa for their holiday and enjoy our Cretan home as much as we do. We have a superb team who look after the villa, garden and pool whilst our guests are there, maintaining everything to a high standard and thus ensuring guests have a relaxing vacation. Whether you want to chill out by the pool, explore the wonderful area or enjoy the delicious Cretan cuisine in the local tavernas Kambia House is ideally situated.
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Tolles Feriendomizil

  • 4 of 5

Wir (2 Paare) verbrachten einen total erholsamen und sehr schönen Urlaub in Kambia House. Das Haus ist geräumig und sehr gut ausgestattet. Die Lage ist als Ausgangspunkt für alle Aktivitäten und Ausflüge perfekt. Besonders toll war der wunderschöne Rundumblick von der Terrasse des Hauses. Auch Garten- und Poolbereich wurden mit sehr viel Liebe angelegt und alles ist top gepflegt. Wir würden das Kambia House jederzeit wieder buchen.

Andrea u. Oliver

Birgit u. Knut

  • Review Submitted: 27-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great villa with easy access to beaches and towns

  • 5 of 5

From the outset the owners couldn't have been more helpful-giving us useful information and answering our questions in a really clear manner.

The description of the villa was very accurate - which was something of a revelation. We have had our fingers burned on numerous previous occasions where the owners have "exaggerated the truth".

The directions to the villa were very accurate and we got there without any difficulty.

The villa is very private - something that was very important to us.

The pool was nice and large (approx 10m by 5m) with shallow and deep ends allowing different levels of swimming competency to flourish side by side.

The pool maintenance man (Ray) was very accommodating in our request that he worked at times that didn't interrupt our enjoyment of the pool.

When there was an issue (with the water pump), this was fixed quickly and without a fuss.

There was plenty of space for the children to play and plenty of things for them to play with.

The villa itself was a great place to relax with several balconies offering views over the sea or across the local (really quite small) village of Placa.

It doesn't have air con but this wasn't an issue.

This was the first villa that we have been to that my wife has admitted she would be happy to return to - an endorsement second to none!!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are really pleased that you found everything about booking our villa to be accurate and above the level of service you have received previously. Our villa is not merely a holiday rental house but our second home and together with our service and maintenance team in Crete we strive to offer a more personal service to our guests. The villa is in a delightful position, is very private and has stunning views over Souda Bay and the White Mountains so it is perfect whether you feel like relaxing by the pool, swimming in the sea, eating the delicious Cretan food served in one of the local tavernas, exploring the local villages or visiting Chania or Rethymnon. Many of our guests do return to holiday with us again and we are delighted when this happens.
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Génial !

  • 5 of 5

Nous sommes une famille avec 3 ados et avons passé 9 jours très agréables à Kambia House.

La villa est spacieuse, très propre et conforme aux photos et descriptions. Le jardin est très agréable et très bien entretenu. La piscine est grande et nettoyée au quotidien.

Nous recommandons vivement cette location.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for writing your swift and lovely review. We are pleased you and your family found the villa, gardens and pool of a high standard. Ray, our pool man and gardener is very proud of the sparking pool which he normally cleans twice a week. We agree the location of the villa is ideal for sightseeing, visiting safe sandy beaches, eating in good tavernas and yet is tucked away in a quiet, private area.
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Wunderschönes Haus mit toller Aussicht

  • 5 of 5

Wie bereits bei unserem ersten Besuch vor drei Jahren waren wir auch dieses Mal restlos begeistert! Das Haus, der Garten und der Pool sind bestens gepflegt und ausgestattet. Vielen Dank and Jenny und Mick sowie an Yvonne und Ray, die alles dafür tun, dass man einen schönen und stressfreien Urlaub erleben kann.

Die Ausstattung des Hauses ist überdurchschnittlich. Die neue Küche, die gute Internetverbindung und der Bose-Lautsprecher haben uns besonders gut gefallen.

Gerne kommen wir in einem anderen Jahr wieder!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Gosport, England

Lovely Villa

  • 5 of 5

We were very fortunate to stay at Kambia House for our two week holiday to Crete in July 2016. The villa was superb and very well equipped throughout our stay. It has to be the nicest villa we have stayed in after many visits to the Almyrida/Plaka/Kambia region and we would definitely consider renting again on our next visit.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
750 Metres
Nearest Ferry
16 Kilometres
Souda with daily ferries to Athens
Nearest Motorway
6 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Kambia House sits on a peaceful hillside above the hamlet of Kambia. Plaka, the nearest village is 3 mins by car or a 15 min walk, has three very good tavernas, kafenions and a very well stocked supermarket selling freshly baked bread. The seaside resort of Almyrida (5 mins by car) has plenty of tavernas, shops, a shallow beach, canoe and wind surf hire. Kalives (10 mins by car) has two good beaches, lots more tavernas and shops, and a large INCA supermarket. Within easy driving distance is the old Venetian city of Chania(30mins): here you can wander through the old town, have a drink or meal whilst overlooking the Venetian harbour & visit the interesting museums. It is also easy to reach the ancient site of Aptera, the many lovely mountain villages, walk stunning gorges (like the famous Imbros or Samaria Gorge) or travel a little further to the Minoan sites of Knossos or Phaistos and the excellent, newly refurbished archaeological museum in Heraklion. Boat trips to Gramvousa or, if you want to go further afield, to Santorini can be booked in the main season.


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Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

The following discounts apply:
Book 2 weeks AND only use 2 bedroom for a 5% discount
Book 2 weeks AND only use 1 bedroom for a 10% discount
Book 1 week AND only use 1 bedroom for a 5% discount

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.