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Luxury 3 Bed Villa Bougainvillea, Nr Almyrida - 2 Private Pools, Sleeps 8 +1 EOT

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Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday villa in Plaka - VILLA BOUGAINVILLEA

Amazing Views, walking distance to village and just 5 mins from Almyrida Beach

Beautifully furnished and equipped, the villa is nestled in the hillside, will provide you with everything you will need for a fabulous home from home, luxury holiday. WIFI Internet connection, Leather sofas (1 sofa bed), flatscreen TV with satellite, DVD, Hifi, dishwasher, washing machine, fridge/freezer, coffee maker, juicer, toaster, kettle. 3 Bedrooms and bathroom on ground floor and living area and wetroom on 1st floor taking advantage of spectacular views.

Private pool & separate shallow children's pool with ample outside space and seating, including fabulous BBQ. Superb Lighting. Each bedroom and living area has french doors to balconies with mountain & sea views. Sleeps 8 plus Z Bed, cot, stairgate,babyseat. Weekly linen change. Beach towels, hairdryer etc provided. Full air conditioning in all rooms.Villa is positioned on large 1000m2 plot with gardens, pool terrace and private gated drive with ample parking. Child friendly, with security gates from terraces, so restricting access to pools.

PEACE OF MIND & EXCELLENT VALUE FOR MONEY: Our property is fully EOT licenced. The Greek National Tourist Organisation. It is a legal requirement in Greece to have an EOT licence which ensures that properties reach high standards, have appropriate insurance, comply with Health & Safety and are strictly regulated to protect guests.

Eating out is cheap and there are plenty of excellent bars and restaurants locally with some open all year round.

You can't beat a Greek Salad accompanied by a cold glass of Mythos beer. Greek Cuisine is superb, so try the local dishes. Explore the island it has many delights.

THE DISTRICT OF APOKORONAS: The district of Apokoronas in the north eastern corner of the prefecture of Chania and at the foot of the greenest regions of Crete contains some interesting sights such as lake Kournas, the island's only freshwater lake, picturesque villages and small beach resorts such as Georgioupolis, a sleepy little fishing village with village square, Kalives, a large village with nice sandy beach and Almyrida with its shallow waters ideal for families.

Vamos is the capital village with restored old stone buildings.

The White Mountains or Lefka Ori occupy a good part of the centre of west Crete and are the main feature of the region. They are made of limestone and called the white mountains because they are covered in snow until late spring. In the summer the sun reflected on the limestone summits makes them appear white as well. The highest summit is Pachnes (2453m) and there are over 30 summits higher than 2000m. The white mountains also have 50 gorges, the most famous being Samaria

POPULATION OF CRETE: Crete has a total population of approximately 624,000 inhabitants. Heraklion 120,000, Chania 60,000, Rethymnon 24,000. The fertile land is perfect for agriculture and produces oranges, avocados and bananas as well as succulent tomatoes and cucumbers, which make those Greek Salads unbeatable. It's main export is Olive Oil. Fresh water, scarce on other islands is plentiful on Crete whether for a cool drink or shower.

You can't but notice the friendliness of the Cretan people who have a word for it - philoxenia - which loosely means 'friend of the stranger'. The Cretans will do their best to make you feel comfortable in their homeland. The family is central to the Cretan way of life. You will often be given gifts, whether it be a complimentary dessert or drink or a bottle of Olive oil. Try to speak the language even a little and you will have a friend for life. English is widely spoken so you do not need to worry, just enjoy practising the odd word of Greek. Yamas (Cheers!)

MHTE No. 10 42 K 12 3K 03802 0 0

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Julia Hall
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Russian, Italian, Dutch, Swedish, Greek, Danish, Norwegian, Finnish, All Languages Via Email
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23 August, 2016


based on 17 holidaymaker reviews

Luxury 3 Bed Villa Bougainvillea, Nr Almyrida - 2 Private Pools, Sleeps 8 +1 EOT
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews

Villa Bougainvillea Kokkino Chorio - August 2009

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here during the last two weeks of August with our two daughters and two grandchildren. The villa more than met our expectations and had everything we could have wished for. The small pool was great for the youngest child - just two years old - she gained so much confidence in the water she was in the adults pool by the second week! The access is a little steep but is more than compensated for by the view and cooling breeze. A car is essential even for trips to the local very well stocked supermarket in Plaka. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 27, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The view is spectacular, both by day and by night, when you see the lights of Chania penninsular across the bay, and wonderful to admire whilst swimming in the infinity pool which is also lit at night. Fantastic to watch the amazing sunsets and the Athens ferry sail past each evening, all lit up. We never tire of that view. Our Grandchildren love the toddlers pool allowing us to relax knowing that they can play in safety.
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Lovely villa with superb view

  • 5 of 5

We spent 1 week here as 2 families. The villa is well equipped, clean and well maintained. Julia has provided an excellent information folder which we used a lot. Plaka a 20 minute walk has some nice restaurants in the square. Complimentary starters, fruit and Raki. The Italian on the right as you go into Plaka is excellent. Kalyves is lovely with good restaurants. Car hire recommended to get around. Excellent booking process and quick response to queries from Julia the owner. Missing the view already.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is an amazing view. We never tire of it. Glad you had a fabulous holiday and the information pack helped you find your way around. Everyone loves Plaka. Its nice because its away from the tourists and you get good traditional cuisine. If you would like to return then we offer a 10% discount on return visits. Regards Julia
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  • 5 of 5

Villa totally lived up to the description and more. Very clean and well maintained and what a view! Was very impressed that beach towels were provided too! Really can't fault it! Have already recommended to friends.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
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Gorgeous villa, lovely pool and spectacular view

  • 5 of 5

The villa was even better than the photos suggested - bright, airy, modern and clean. It was well equipped with efficient air conditioning, which was great as it was over 30C every day. The village was picturesque with a good shop and friendly taverna. We hope to return some day as we had a great week.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
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Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay. You will be welcome back anytime and would be happy to offer you a 10% discount as a previous guest. Regards
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Fabulous house with amazing view over the sea

  • 5 of 5

We, a family of five and two grandparents, really enjoyed the house and our stay in Crete. The house has all the facilities needed and particularly the view over the sea will stick in our mind. Crete was just as pleasant an experience as expected and we had a very good balance between relaxation at the pools and beach and visiting cities and the water park.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 23, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
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The lovely Villa Bougainvillea

  • 5 of 5

Our party of three adults and three children enjoyed a wonderful week at this luxurious villa. Julia and John have created a 'home from home' feeling, nothing was overlooked, down to the last detail, even beach towels are provided. The villa was immaculately clean when we arrived, Julia's information was detailed and helpful.

Apart from the prime location overlooking Souda Bay from the terraces and swimming pool area, the fittings and furnishings are tasteful and of superior quality.

The pool area is well equipped with six sun loungers and two parasols, a very nice BBQ, table and chairs with cushions. The small paddling pool is ideal for smaller children and plenty of beach and water toys can be found in a box on the patio.

All in all we felt the owners share very generously all their facilities and we can not recommend the villa highly enough.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 14, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2012
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Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
17 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
National Highway
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Crete is the largest of the Greek islands, 260km long by 15-60km wide. Crete has 325 days of sunshine each year with a perfect mediterranean climate. Western Crete is the greenest and most fertile regions of the island.

Villa Bougainvillea is in a quiet location with stunning views to Souda Bay and the White Mountains, close to Plaka and Kokkino Chorio villages and just 5 minutes from Almyrida Beach with all its bars and restaurants. Also there is a taxi company based in Almyrida to take you to Chania with it's famous Ventian Harbour or Rethymnon with it's smaller harbour, both just 20-30 minutes away. Beautiful views of Souda Bay and the Lefka Ori Mountains with it's famous gorges such as the Samaria Gorge. Surrounded by traditional pretty Greek villages like Vamos, fantastic walks. The working fishing town of Kalives is just 10 minutes away for banks, supermarkets, shops, bars and restaurants with a beautiful beach and harbour. The area is famous for it's fabulous sunsets.

Other Activities: Water Park near Chania

Golf: There is a golf course near Heraklion.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Plaka, Chania area

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
3 Oct 2016 - 4 Nov 2016
7 night minimum stay
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5 Nov 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
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Spring 17
25 Mar 2017 - 26 May 2017
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Low 17
27 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
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Mid 17
1 Jul 2017 - 25 Jul 2017
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High 17
26 Jul 2017 - 3 Sep 2017
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Prime 17
4 Sep 2017 - 7 Oct 2017
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Autumn 17
8 Oct 2017 - 8 Nov 2017
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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Rates are per villa, per week. All taxes, services, cleaning, laundry and air conditioning is included in the price.
FREE Welcome pack including cooling bottle of wine in the fridge!
Deposit of 15% required on booking with balance to pay 8 weeks before departure.

Baby bath and high chairs available at small additional charge. A child stair gate is also available.
A 'Z' Bed (ideal for an additio

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.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Plaka in Crete

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 226 m²
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Poolside - Outdoor Shower , Fully Tiled
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Fully Tiled
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Fully Tiled
  • Washing Machine is installed in the main bathroom on the ground floor. Wetroom with shower, basin and Toilet is located on the 1st floor servicing persons using the sofa bed. Open plan light & airy living area on the first floor. Two large sets of french doors leading out on to balcony with outside dining table and chairs with breathtaking views of Souda Bay. Looking down on to the gardens & pool terrace with the two swimming pools, one 1.4m deep one shallow pool for the children. Living area fully equiped with feature, working fireplace, Leather Sofas, Flatscreen TV with DVD and Hi Fi, coffee table, TV unit, occasional table with lamps, dining table and chairs and fully equipped kitchen. Feature stained glass window over the stairs, providing a fantastic array of colours as the sun shines through. There are two additional balconies leading from the living area, one shaded for most of the day, ideal for reading and the other taking advantage of the morning and afternoon sun.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , Balcony with sea view
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Child Bed , 1 Cot , Balcony with sea view
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Balcony with sea view
    Double Sofa Bed in Lounge - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Balcony with sea view
  • All bedrooms are on the ground floor as is traditional in Greece as it is the coolest part of the house. Bedroom 1 and Bedroom 3 have french doors to a covered balcony overlooking the swimming pools plus an additional window. Bedroom 2 has french doors to a private uncovered balcony capturing the early morning sun and overlooking the children's shallow pool. and a natural rock garden. Toddlers pool ideal for relaxing in with a cool glass of beer of wine for adults, just like a cooling jacuzzi! All bedrooms balconies have superb sea views and seating. The perfect place to sit to enjoy the wonderful sunsets, with maybe be a cold Mythos beer or glass of wine!. Because the villa is built on the hillside the villa has amazing, uninterrupted views from every aspect including the ground floor. From this floor you go out on to the terrace which then has access down to the pool terrace where the BBQ is also located. Each bedroom has mirror, air conditioning and fully fitted wardrobes
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • 24 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • marina
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The main advantage of this luxury villa is the separate, safe children's pool which is adjacent to the main private swimming pool, ideal for the children to play safely whilst you enjoy a swim or relax on a sun bed by the pool. Moveable umbrellas with sturdy stands so that you can position the umbrella over the children's pool to protect little ones from the sun. A range of children's pool toys are available. If the children are happy, Mum and Dad are happy! The balconies, pool and pool terrace are illuminated at night for that perfect relaxing evening for Al Fresco entertaining and maybe a midnight swim. Plenty of outside table and chairs, sunbeds and umbrellas with a choice of locations to sit from a private terrace, to by the pool, to on each balcony. With luggage restrictions getting tighter with airlines save on your weight allowance: A travel cot with bedding is provided so no need to haul your own from home. Also books, DVDs, CDs, hairdryer, stairgate, highchair,beach towels

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