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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

Rural location, yet only 5 mins from beach, villages and good 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, 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 few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
26 March, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Kampia in Apokoronos

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1184 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • 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
  • 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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(34 traveller reviews)

Spacious detached villa with private pool & panoramic views to sea and mountains
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 34 reviews

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: Sep 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: Aug 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Loved everything about it!

  • 5 of 5

The villa is everything as described and more. It was extremely clean with a gorgeous new kitchen ( not that we cooked much - food too nice in local restaurants) and the beautiful gardens and pool were immaculate. We are a family of four and we loved coming back after a hot day sightseeing and relaxing by the pool or sitting out on one of the many balconies. Lovely when you are chasing a cool Cretan breeze. It is set on quite a steep hill so would recommend a car. Mick and Jenny were so lovely to deal with all through the booking process. We really enjoyed our stay and it was difficult to drag ourselves away.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing house stunning views and pool

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing 2 weeks in this beautiful villa in Kambia. The house is lovely, very well maintained and exceptionally clean with absolutely everything you could want in terms of equipment. All the rooms were lovely with my favourite spot being the balcony overlooking the bay, with a view that I never tired of! The area has lots to offer with lovely historical places to visit as well as gorgeous beaches, but tearing ourselves away from the villa was very hard, and coming home even harder! All the local restaurants were delicious and cheap and everyone was so friendly which made for a wonderful relaxing holiday. We would highly recommend this gorgeous villa and Jenny and Mick were so helpful from our first enquiry. Thank you! Hopefully we will be back.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a lovely review. As first time visitors to the villa we were delighted you found the villa so well equipped as we take pleasure in providing the little extras which make our guests' stay more comfortable and enjoyable. We like to prepare the villa ourselves at the start of the season in order to ensure everything is at a high standard and then we are fortunate to have a superb team in Yvonne, our housekeeper and Ray, our house manager, pool and gardener who discretely maintain this standard whilst our guests are in residence. We make continual improvements to the villa and this year have installed a new kitchen which has provided more work surfaces and also incorporates a dishwasher, fitted oven and hob. We also now have a king size bed In Bedroom 1 and two single beds, which can be put together to make a super king size bed, in Bedroom 2 , whilst still keeping two single beds in Bedroom 3. This gives guests more flexible sleeping accommodation and all have extremely comfortable mattresses. Despite the economic turbulence in Greece this part of Crete still offes guests a fantastic friendly welcome, plenty of things to do, lovely tavernas with delicious food, stunning scenery and wonderful beaches. Flights are now available for 2016 and as they only go up in price start planning your next holiday and book up now!
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Continuing Kambia Pleasure

  • 5 of 5

What a delight to return to Kabia House once again. The ownwers Jenny and Mick continually make improvements and adjustments to make staying in their Villa such a pleasure. This year the addion of a brand new kitchen with a dishwasher made our stay even more of a pleasure. The villa is maintained to such a high standard with a sparkling pool and pristine accomodation which reflects well on both the ownwers and the housekeeper and Pool man and Gardener.

Thank you for such a lovely holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted when guests return again and again to Kambia for their holidays as they obviously have fallen in love with Western Crete as much as we have. They must also enjoy the excellent facilities, well maintained accommodation and all the little extras we provide for guests at Kambia House. We are pleased you approve of our new kitchen: is a pleasure to cook in, unless, of course, you are too busy sampling the wonderful Cretan hospitality and very reasonably priced, but delicious food in the local tavernas. Hopefully we look forward to welcoming you back again next year and will have a few mores suggestions of places for you to visit and tavernas for you to try.
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wonderful holidy

  • 5 of 5

we had a wonferful holiday in kambia house; the villa is very beautiful, spacious and very well equiped; the area are beautiful (garden, swimmiing pool and the vieuw over the Souda bay and the mountains are fabulous); The village near kambia house (Plaka,and Almyrida) were very nice; The house was very well maintened (thank you Yvonne) twice a week ; Yvonne is a very nice person;

we visited Hania, Rethymon, and differents villages in the mountains; It's a wonderful country; we hope to return again....


  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time and effort to write such a lovely review and in English too! We love to have guests who want to return for another holiday as it means they have enjoyed the villa, the amenities and services we provide, as well as the area so we will happily welcome you back. There are plenty of wonderful Cretan villages, towns and cities to explore plus, of course, the blue flag beaches to enjoy and the wonderful Cretan cuisine to sample. The Greek economic problems appear far away whilst sitting watching the magnificent sunsets from the villa's terrace and life on the islands continues at it's leisurely pace.
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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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Kampia, Crete

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Apr 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Early Summer
24 Jun 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
8 Jul 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Late Summer
9 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
30 Sep 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

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

We only have availability from 19th August to the first week in September left for 2015 so book our lovely villa now and we will offer a discount of 10% on the listed price.

A non refundable deposit of 10% is required to secure the booking payable by cheque or direct bank transfer, with the balance paid 2 months before the departure date.

Bookings made within 2 months of the departure date must be paid in full at the time of booking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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