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.