BENTLEY AWARD WINNING LUXURY VILLA - BEST DEVELOPMENT IN GREECE 2005

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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BENTLEY AWARD WINNING LUXURY VILLA - BEST DEVELOPMENT IN GREECE 2005

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Three bedroomed luxury villa with stunning sea and mountain views.

Breathtaking views of the ocean, White Mountains and olive groves are the inspiration for this Bentley award winning detached luxury villa, with private heated infinity swimming pool, outdoor kitchen, barbeque and alfresco dining area set in a lovely landscaped garden. Beautiful patios and balconies take full advantage of the stunning panoramic views. Uniquely positioned, the Aegean Blue Villa is perfectly situated in a superbly elevated position above the crystal clear sea and virgin sandy beach of Kera, which is only a ten minute walk away. The village of Almyrida is a bustling family holiday area with a host of shops, tavernas and restaurants nestling around a perfect sandy cove and pretty little harbour, which is only a ten minute walk away. Nearby are lovely traditional Greek villages, while the beautiful medieval city of Chania with its international airport is just a twenty five minute drive away.

The property is licenced by the Greek Tourist Authority (EOT) as required by Greek law for private rentals. E.O.T. Licence Number: MHTE 1042K 123K 0360300.

EXCLUSIVE QUALITY PRIVATE RESIDENCE: The villa is part of a very prestigious development of thirteen privately owned villas, which won the Bentley international property awards in 2005 as the best development in Greece. Being privately owned the villa has many quality fixtures and fittings, including polished granite floors, fly screens, air conditioning, fitted wardrobes and heated infinity swimming pool. The villa is ideal for familes who do not wish to hire a car as the village of Almyrida with its sandy beaches, shops, tavernas and sea front restaurants is only a ten minute walk away. However we always recommend a hire car to enable you to enjoy the area to the maximum. The swimming pool 1.0 m - 1.2 m is unattended at all times. Children must be supervised by a responsible adult at all times as the swimming pool is easily accessible. You should be aware of the risks and its unsuitability for children under five.

CAR HIRE: A hire car can be arranged through the local agent Flisvos who are based in Almyrida who will have their representative waiting for you at the airport in arrivals and will have you on your way to the Aegean Blue Villa without delay. However you my wish to simply enjoy the villa, its many facilities with the secluded sandy beach and shallow cove of Kera, which is only a ten minute walk away, relax, unwind and enjoy.

Kera beach is very private, usually deserted, offering a mix of sand and pebbles, its shallow waters are ideal for small children and diving activities.

OWNERS: The Aegean Blue Villa is the second home of Sally and Richard. Richard owns his own independent family funeral business and also works as a magistrate. Sally owns her own hair dressing salon. Should you decide to rent our beautiful home for your well deserved holiday we can guarantee that the service you receive will be outstanding both prior and during your stay. The villa is an exclusive private residence not a holiday let and it is very rare to be able to rent such a property directly from the owners who wish you to share this beautiful location. The Greek phrase 'Ela' means come and we both highly recommend the beautiful area of Almyrida, Crete and our beautiful home with its breathtaking ocean views, mountain views and unbelievable sun sets. So Ela Ela Ela

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only

Sally & Richard

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The Aegean Blue Villa is the second home of Sally and Richard. Richard owns his own independent family funeral business and also works as a magistrate. Sally owns her own hair dressing salon. We work in the U.K. for most of the year and live in Crete at our beautiful home at least five weeks each year until we retire, whereupon we will spend most of our time in Crete. Should you decide to stay in our beautiful home for your well deserved holiday I can guarantee that the service you receive will be outstanding both prior and during your stay. The villa is an exclusive private residence not a holiday let and it is very rare to be able to rent such a property directly from the owners who wish you to share this beautiful location. See you soon Sally and Richard.

Sally & Richard purchased this villa in 2005

We had been contemplating for a number of years the desire to purchase a property abroad for a second home to let to family, friends and select professionals. In October 2005 we ended up in Crete following a friends recommendation and within four days we had found our dream location. I purchased a plot of land in a truly spectacular location overlooking Kera Cove and then had the property built. The stunning views had an immediate effect on both of us and caused great excitement. In an instant we somehow knew that Crete was the place for us, even though we had never visited the island previously. Our dream home was completed in April 2006 and every aspect of our home has been completed to a high professional standard and we are totally delighted with all the work carried out.

The Aegean Blue villa is located in arguably the finest location in the area. Uniquely positioned the Aegean Blue Villa is perfectly situated in a superbly elevated position immediately above the crystal clear sea and virgin sandy beach of Kera, which is only a ten minute walk away. The villa is situated very close to the blue flag beaches, amenities, tavernas and sea front restaurants, which are all within a ten minute walk downhill from the villa. The walk back to the villa is up a steady gradient, which will take slightly longer at fifteen minutes. This is what gives the Aegean Blue Villa a clear advantage over most other villas in the area. Its location is perfect with only thirteen private residences enjoying the exclusive location of Kera, however it still remains very private but central and very close to all the main villages and beaches.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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BENTLEY AWARD WINNING LUXURY VILLA - BEST DEVELOPMENT IN GREECE 2005
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 15 reviews
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BENTLEY AWARD WINNING LUXURY VILLA - BEST DEVELOPMENT IN GREECE 2005
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Almirida Chania
London, UK
5

Very Highly Recommended

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
The Allen family stayed at the villa for three weeks, and we endorse all the favourable remarks made by former visitors. A wonderful villa, easily accommodating six adults, and equipped to a very high standard. As everyone remarks, the views are sensational, and the shooting stars are great. Almyrida is a wonderful spot. Big enough to offer everything you might need yet not so big that you feel overwhelmed. We never had a bad meal. The restaurant on the bend at the bottom of the hill, O Lagos, is very very good. For fish, we liked For fresh fruit & veg, the Pear Tree is unbeatable. If you need to hire a car, the people at Flisvos are first rate, and even helped me repair a puncture on a car that did not belong to them. A little booklet available locally called Discover Almyrida & Kalives On Foot is a mine of useful information, even if you drive. Try the sea caves and cove detailed in Walk 11. Magical. Excellent swimming at Kalyves, too. We would be very happy to return to the Aegean Blue. A truly great time was had by all -- and chicken cooked on a spit has to be tasted to be believed. Terrific.
Helpful votes: 1/1
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BENTLEY AWARD WINNING LUXURY VILLA - BEST DEVELOPMENT IN GREECE 2005
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p431406
+44 (0) 1924 452605
Almirida Chania
5

Superb villa for family or party.

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
The villa is beautifully maintained and has spectacular views. Everything is tastefully done and provided plenty of space for 5 adults staying there. We made great use of the outdoor areas which allowed for all of us to have our own space if we needed it. Although a car is not necessary, it was really useful as we were not all young. It is only ten minutes walk to Almyrida but if walking back at night, I would recommend a torch - we bought one cheaply in the village. The information kindly provided before we left and in the villa was invaluable and up-to-date, so thanks again for that. Overall, a wonderful experience for a group comprising three generations and lovely to be able to entertain friends staying nearby.
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a lovely review. We did have a torch is one of our draws. We'll ensure it's easy to locate for guests who wish to walk back from Almyrida in the dark.
Hope to welcome you again in the future. Kind Regards Richard & Sally
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BENTLEY AWARD WINNING LUXURY VILLA - BEST DEVELOPMENT IN GREECE 2005
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p431406
+44 (0) 1924 452605
Almirida Chania
5

Captivating

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
We have recently returned from a wonderful week in Crete, staying at the Agean Blue Villa in Kera, near Almyrida.

I have no need to repeat the glowing recommendations of other guests and reviewers, though I do concur with them. I would simply like to add, that wherever we travelled during our visit to this most beautiful Island, we were always very happy to be 'home.'

A lot has been said about the villa's amenities and comfort; I would like to mention the Lefka Ori, (White Mountains) So much of the time spent at the villa we sat, either on the balcony, or in the outside seating area, simply staring at the ever changing mountain vista. Their beauty is stunning, it was difficult to concentrate on anything else, hard to read a book, play a game of backgammon, or do anything other than stare at them.

Unless ....... we were staring out at Souda Bay. Once again, the view changed constantly, depending upon the time of day and the weather. (Which incidentally, was wonderful, most unexpected and welcome.) We watched fishermen diving to tend to their lobster pots, people bathing in Kera bay, boats of all sizes, Cruise ships, fishing boats, and even a mine sweeper from the nearby NATO base. The colours ebbed and flowed. Oh ...... and to fall asleep with that view each night, and wake each morning to a different shade, is something we will never forget. We could hear the waves caressing the shoreline. Wonderful.

Almyrida is an easy walk away and has lots of good taverna's and bars. A few were still open in November and were welcoming and offered very good food. The beach at Almyrida is lovely too and we swam - without a sharp intake of breath as the sea was warm and calm. Kalives was our favourite village as it is a working village, therefore authentic. Not as pretty as Almyrida, but full of life and atmosphere. We thought it too far to walk. Some historic sites were still open in November, and; it is the beginning of the Olive harvesting and processing season.

We highly recommend Crete, in November, at the Agean Blue Villa, and warmly thank Richard and Sally for their hospitality.
Owner's Response: So pleased you enjoyed Crete and our villa. I agree the views are quite spectacular and very special. Can't wait to get back next year and we hope to welcome you again in the future.
Helpful votes: 1/1
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BENTLEY AWARD WINNING LUXURY VILLA - BEST DEVELOPMENT IN GREECE 2005
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+44 (0) 1924 452605
Almirida Chania
5

Beautiful villa in a beautiful place

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
The family and I stayed in the Aegean Blue villa for one wonderful relaxing week. The villa itself was very comfortable, tastefully decorated & furnished and spotlessly clean. There are two large upstairs double bedrooms with balcony looking out onto the very picturesque scenery. Very nice to wake up to that view every morning.
The villa has excellent amenities; a well equipped kitchen, if you feel inclined to cook, TV, DVD player and air con in all the rooms for those really hot nights. As well as the interior there is large outside space with barbecue area, patio and the infinity swimming, which we spent a lot time in.
The Aegean Blue is in an elevated position overlooking Souda Bay and surrounded by spectacular mountains. The setting is stunningly beautiful and would be worth the stay in the villa alone.
Almyrida which is just a 10 minute walk away and has a lovely beach and some really good restaurants. The little Taverna on the right hand side of the road just before you go into town has a nice little vineyard garden at the back where you eat. It serves good wholesome Cretan food.
The villa owners were extremely helpful, booking the villa was straight forward and lots of useful information was provided including recommending a reliable taxi service to pick us up at Chania Airport, which is just a 25 minutes drive.
We had a great holiday in a top notch villa in a beautiful part of the world
Helpful votes: 2/2
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BENTLEY AWARD WINNING LUXURY VILLA - BEST DEVELOPMENT IN GREECE 2005
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p431406
+44 (0) 1924 452605
Almirida Chania
5

A beautiful villa in a beautiful place

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
The family and I stayed in the Aegean Blue villa for one wonderful relaxing week. The villa itself was very comfortable, tastefully decorated & furnished and spotlessly clean. There are two large upstairs double bedrooms with balcony looking out onto the very picturesque scenery. Very nice to wake up to that view every morning.
The villa has excellent amenities; a well equipped kitchen, if you feel inclined to cook, TV, DVD player and air con in all the rooms for those really hot nights. As well as the interior there is large outside space with barbecue area, patio and the infinity swimming, which we spent a lot time in.
The Aegean Blue is in an elevated position overlooking Souda Bay and surrounded by spectacular mountains. The setting is stunningly beautiful and would be worth the stay in the villa alone.
Almyrida which is just a 10 minute walk away and has a lovely beach and some really good restaurants. The little Taverna on the right hand side of the road just before you go into town has a nice little vineyard garden at the back where you eat. It serves good wholesome Cretan food.
The villa owners were extremely helpful, booking the villa was straight forward and lots of useful information was provided including recommending a reliable taxi service to pick us up Chania Airport, which is just 25 minutes from Almirida.
We had a great holiday in a top notch villa in a beautiful part of the world
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a kind review, we are so pleased you had a fantastic holiday and hope to welcome you again in the future. This review will give potential guests the confidence to take their holiday in Almyrida, Crete and book our luxury villa for their stay. Many Thanks & Kind Regards Richard & Sally.
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Map

Nearest Airport
27 Kilometres
Chania
Nearest Ferry
8 Kilometres
Souda
Nearest Beach
475 Metres
Kera
Nearest Barpub
475 Metres
Almyrida
Nearest Restaurant
475 Metres
Almyrida
Car: not necessary

The Aegean Blue Villa is located in arguably the finest location in the area. Uniquely positioned the Aegean Blue Villa is perfectly situated in a superbly elevated position immediately above the crystal clear and virgin sandy cove of Kera bay. The villa is located very close to the main resort of Almyrida with its blue flag beaches, tavernas and sea front restaurants, which makes the villas location ideal. This is what gives the Aegean Blue Villa a clear advantage over most other villas in the area. The location is perfect, situated on a select development of thirteen Bentley award winning private luxury residences, enjoying the exclusive location of Kera, however it still remains very private but central to all the main villages and beaches. Almyrida with its beautiful sandy beaches, sea front tavernas and shops is only a 10 minute walk down hill from the villa, so it's perfect should you not wish to hire a car and simply relax, enjoy the villa and the local amenities of Almyrida. The walk back to the villa is up hill and may take 15 minutes. We always recommend a hire car to appreciate the area but local taxis are usually available in the resort.

Other Activities: Scuba diving

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Availability & Rates

Almirida Villa Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
Winter 2013 / 2014
Dec 1 2013 - Apr 14 2014
Changeover Day: Tuesday
£595
7 nights
 
 
Easter 2014
Apr 15 2014 - Apr 28 2014
Changeover Day: Tuesday
£1,095
7 nights
 
 
May 2014
Apr 29 2014 - Jun 2 2014
Changeover Day: Tuesday
£1,095
7 nights
 
 
June / July 2014
Jun 3 2014 - Jun 30 2014
Changeover Day: Tuesday
£1,195
7 nights
 
 
July / August 2014
Jul 1 2014 - Sep 1 2014
Changeover Day: Tuesday
£1,595
7 nights
 
 
September 2014
Sep 2 2014 - Sep 29 2014
Changeover Day: Tuesday
£1,195
7 nights
 
 
October 2014
Sep 30 2014 - Nov 3 2014
Changeover Day: Tuesday
£1,095
7 nights
 
 
Winter 2014 / 2015
Nov 4 2014 - Apr 13 2015
Changeover Day: Tuesday
£595
7 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit £150.00

Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund
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Amenities

Almirida Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 80 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Waterfront
  • Rural
  • Beach
  • Village
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Family
  • Luxury
General:
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Parking Off Street
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Towels Provided
  • Telephone
  • Iron & Board
  • Sunbed
  • Activities Guide
  • Safe
  • Toilet Paper
  • Local Restaurant Guide
Kitchen:
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Grill
  • Oven
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Ground floor bathroom has W.C., walk in wet room shower, wash basin and also acts as a utility room with washing machine. First floor bathroom has W.C., walk in wet room shower and wash basin. There is also an outdoor shower and foot wash located next to the swimming pool.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Ground floor double bedroom with fitted wardrobes, fly screens, air conditioning and patio doors leading to garden, outdoor kitchen, bar, barbecue, alfresco dining area and heated infinity swimming pool. Two first floor bedrooms both have double beds with fitted wardrobes, fly screens, air conditioning and patio doors to balconies with table and four chairs which boast panoramic views of Kera beach, Souda bay, white mountains and olive groves.
Entertainment:
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Video Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Books for Adults
  • Toys
  • CD Player
  • Stereo
  • Books
  • Television
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Balcony
  • Patio
  • Binoculars
  • Terrace
  • Boat
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Heated Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • coin laundry
  • ruins
  • churches
  • museums
  • bay/sound
  • reefs
  • theme parks
  • nude beach
  • water parks
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • laundromat
  • ATM/bank
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • water skiing
  • fishing
  • cycling
  • wind-surfing
  • swimming
  • mountain biking
Notes:
The Aegean Blue Villa is set in a 500m sq. plot of landscaped gardens including rockeries, flowerbeds with many quality plants, lemon and orange trees, bougainvillea, oleander and numerous terracotta pots and Greek urns. Set just above the swimming pool is a covered alfresco dining area with kitchen and bar area, including a sink, fridge/freezer, barbeque and large table with seating for six people. It is rare to find a heated swimming pool, which takes the chill out of the water during the early and late season. The 30 m sq. solar heated infinity swimming pool, depth 1.0 m - 1.2 m is ideal for children over five as well as adults and is cleaned and tested on a regular basis. Around the pool area are sunbeds, parasols and an outdoor shower. The large terrace patio area has further seating, a small table, sunbeds and throughout the day the villa always enjoys areas of sunshine and shade. The sun sets in a spectacular display each night as it slowly disappears behind the distant hills.
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