VILLA METAPOTHIA, DELUXE VILLA WITH POOL

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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms6
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights
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VILLA METAPOTHIA, DELUXE VILLA WITH POOL

Gavalochori Villa Rental Photos and Description

6 bedrooms (all with en-suites) sleeps 12

Villa Metapothia stands on a quiet hillside overlooking the village of Gavalohori in prime position to enjoy magnificent vistas towards Crete’s distant White Mountains and sea views down the green and wooded valley to nearby Souda Bay.

Villa Metapothia is extremely well appointed, furnished and equipped down to minute detail. On the upper two floors, all four bedrooms have the bonus of air-conditioning and en-suite's as well as their own individual terraces, with patio furniture and sea or mountain views. The master bedroom has a double bed and an en-suite WC and wash hand basin with a hydro massage bath.

At pool level and with their own entrance doors are two further spacious twin bedrooms, without air conditioning, but both with en-suite shower rooms. One has its own covered terrace overlooking the barbecue area, whilst the other faces towards the entrance driveway and is furnished with sofa beds as a day room, ideal perhaps for teenagers needing their own space!

With soft ochre walls : Below a neat ensemble of terracotta tiled roofs, Villa Metapothia stands on a quiet hillside overlooking the village of Gavalohori in prime position to enjoy magnificent vistas towards Crete’s distant White Mountains and sea views down the green and wooded valley to nearby Souda Bay.

At first floor level the main entrance leads into the extensive open plan living area. To one side, a comfortable sitting room has sofas and an easy chair grouped around a large fireplace set in an attractive wall of local stone, plus a massive picture window to make the most of the views down the valley.

At the far end of the living area: A breakfast bar separates the superb fitted kitchen, designed by Diane rather than Yiannis, with an abundance of storage cupboards and work surfaces, plus all mod cons, including eye level oven, ceramic hob, large fridge freezer, dishwasher, microwave and espresso coffee machine. To the rear of the kitchen is a guest WC and wash hand basin and also a washing machine.

The formal dining room, set between the kitchen and sitting area, has its own large picture window with views over the village to the mountains as well as a useful little bar to one side, complete with a CD HiFi system. Doors from here and the kitchen, open onto a covered terrace, with a large marble topped patio table for informal meals and from where steps lead down to the beautiful 9m x 5m pool, with a Jacuzzi in one corner, plus adjoining children’s pool

The lawned gardens : Of the property are surrounded by high stone walls and terraced down the hillside. There’s a lovely shady olive tree in one corner, whilst in a sheltered spot to the far side of the villa is a purpose built barbecue area with a huge table.

In the lounge there is a satellite TV complete with a choice of DVD and VCR.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
Guestbook comments from the manager
I can't say enough, the whole experience was perfect. Thank you for a wonderful holiday.
Aug 2010
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Freelance Holidays

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Hi I am Diane

Freelance Holidays purchased this villa in 2005
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms6
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 3 traveler reviews

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Villa Metapothia, Deluxe Villa with Pool
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Gavalochori Chania
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Comments from Owner Guestbook

Wells Party - Villa Metapothia - May 2004
The rep contacted us to let us know we had left a couple of things in the property. Your service really was beyond the call of duty and suggests that not only do you run a company which offers good customer service, but one where staff are a happy lot as well. We look forward to travelling with you again and would certainly recommend you to friends. As you will see from all the ticks in the 'excellent' column on your questionnaire, we all had a wonderful time
Phil Ludgate and family - Villa Metapothia - Aug 2003
Villa Metapothia has been designed and built to a very high standard and is ideally situated, a truly great holiday see you next year!
Mr J Coleman - Villa Metapothia - Aug 2006
An excellent holiday, beautiful villa & great destination we thoroughly enjoyed our stay & hope to return to the villa again. Diana was superb & came into her own when our flight was delayed. A great holiday enjoyed by young and old!
  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2007
  • Stayed: Dec 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Villa Metapothia, Deluxe Villa with Pool
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Gavalochori Chania
5

Gorgeous villa!

  • 5 of 5
We were 2 families, 4 adults and 5 teenagers, who stayed at Villa Metapothia for one week in October 2012. The villa met all our expectations, and was just as beautiful as on the pictures. The bedrooms were spacious and bright, with terraces which were perfect for a cup of coffee and a book in the mornings when the teenagers were still asleep! The pool was great, we had lots of fun. We contacted Diane the first day, as we were 9 persons and there were only 8 sunbeds. An extra sunbed was delivered the next day, good service! We also appreciated the ping-pong table, which was used for hours. The kitchen was well equipped. There were big tables and lots of chairs for dining both outside and inside the house. We normally make some dinners at the house when we rent places like this. But not this time. A couple of minutes down the road there was a wonderful restaurant with great food and service, and low prices. We ended up here almost every day, I think we tried the whole menu! When we managed to drag ourselves from the sunbeds by the pool, we visited Chania, Rethymnon and the Imbros Gorge. There is much to see within a short distance. The scenery is beautiful. A car is necessary to get around. We really recommend the villa, we hope to come back. There is much more we would like to see in the area, and this beautiful villa is one of the best we have ever rented.
  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Heidi,

Thank you for your kind comments following your stay at Villa Metapothia, we were delighted to read you all enjoyed your stay and found the Villa to your liking, it sounds like you all enjoyed the local tavernas and managed to see quite a few of the must see's in Crete too.

Once again thanks for taking the time to such a lovely review, and we hope you will return to Villa Metapothia or one of our many other villas in Crete and elsewhere.

Kind regards

James
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Gavalochori Chania
Oulu, Finland
5

Excellent service all the way

  • 5 of 5
We were 2 Finnish families with 8 kids between 10 months and 15 years spending a week in this Villa. We had a great holiday. Good driving directions. Villa is very good for families with kids. Nice pool and barbeque area. I would recommend thhis Villa to my friends.

Description of the Villa is accurate, everything is as promised. The customer service of the Freelance Holidays was excellent all the way, beforehand, during our holidays and after.

Location in Gavalahori village was good for us, but you will need a car if you wish to go around.

Nice taverna down in the square as well as mini-market.

The weather in April was not as good as it could be but that was expected.

We walked through the Imbrosia Gorge.Nice!
  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2011
  • Stayed: Apr 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Chania
Nearest Ferry
20 Kilometres
Souda
Nearest Beach
4 Kilometres
Almirida
Nearest Restaurant
400 Metres
Gavalochori
Car: recommended

In the centre of the scenic Apokoronou Peninsula, 2 km inland from Almirida and at the end of a green and wooded valley leading down to the sea, the beguiling little village of Gavalohori has enjoyed something of a renaissance over the past few years. This is in part thanks to a woman's co-operative where they make and sell local handicrafts such as lace and silk products. Many of the houses have been renovated in traditional fashion and the village has a pleasant air of both rural charm and prosperity. Dotted around the small square in the centre of the village are 3 local cafenions where the village males sip coffee and talk politics whilst desultorily twirling worry beads. After just a few days in the village you'll find it's easy to imagine owning your own little house here and blending into the local lifestyle, whilst your good wife tries her hand at lace making! The village also has a bakery, 3 small mini-markets and a couple of tavernas.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Gavalochori Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Rate 1
Aug 2 2014 - Aug 31 2014
5 night minimum stay
£155
£1,085
 
 
Rate 7
Sep 8 2014 - Sep 14 2014
5 night minimum stay
£179
£1,253
 
 
Reduced from £980
Oct 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
5 night minimum stay
£140
£980
 
 
Rate 1
Apr 1 2015 - Apr 30 2015
5 night minimum stay
£140
£980
 
 
Rate 2
May 1 2015 - May 31 2015
5 night minimum stay
£171
£1,197
 
 
Rate 3
Jun 1 2015 - Jun 30 2015
5 night minimum stay
£225
£1,575
 
 
Rate 4
Jul 1 2015 - Jul 17 2015
5 night minimum stay
£360
£2,520
 
 
Rate 5
Jul 18 2015 - Aug 31 2015
5 night minimum stay
£428
£2,996
 
 
Rate 6
Sep 1 2015 - Sep 30 2015
5 night minimum stay
£228
£1,596
 
 
Rate 7
Oct 1 2015 - Oct 31 2015
5 night minimum stay
£140
£980
 

Additional information about rental rates

Accidental Damage Waiver £20
Notes Price is the total accommodation price.
Our Price also Includes:
24/7 Local Assistance
Free Pool/Beach Towels
Free Essentials Grocery Pack
Free Air-Con
Free Cot
Free Highchair
Free WiFi
Bed Linen & Bathroom Towels
Housekeeping (as per description)

A non-refundable charge of £20.00 per booking for Accidental Damage Waiver (ADW) will be added to the total price

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting manager when booking.
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Amenities

Amenities

Gavalochori Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 296 m²
  • 3 stories
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Luxury
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Water Cooler
  • Iron & Board
  • Safe
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Fireplace
  • Internet ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Heating
Kitchen:
  • Pantry Items
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Grill
  • Stove
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Ice Maker
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , en-suite
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , en-suite
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , en-suite
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , en-suite
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , en-suite
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower , en-suite
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , with washing machine
  • All bedrooms have an ensuite bath/shower room
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Principle Suite - 1 double
    Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom - 1 double
  • 1 double, 4 twins & 2 futon sofas that turn into double beds. All twin beds can be pushed together without a gap between. Free Cots & Highchairs (2)
Entertainment:
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Tennis
  • Golf
  • Deck / Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 12 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • paddle boating
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • medical services
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • cycling
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • hiking
  • snorkeling
Notes:
Plus ping pong table & dart board . Free Pool Towels Free internet access Free Cots & Highchairs (x2) Free essentials starter pack
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