VILLA WITH 3 BEDROOMS, SLEEPS 6, PRIVATE POOL, SPECTACULAR VIEWS (SELENE)

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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VILLA WITH 3 BEDROOMS, SLEEPS 6, PRIVATE POOL, SPECTACULAR VIEWS (SELENE)

Almirida Villa Rental Photos and Description

PRIVATE GATED POOL to help with child safety

This villa is designed with a Gated Swimming Pool to help restrict access for young children. Parents can sit on the shaded patio and easily keep an eye on the kids. The villa sleeps 6+ in 3 double/twin bedrooms. Located in our St Basil Olive Grove, only 3 minutes drive from the beach at Almirida (sometimes spelled Almyrida), on the Apokoronas Peninsular in North West Crete (30 minute drive from Chania Airport). Only a 12 minute walk is the 1000-year old Greek village of Gavalochori with tavernas & shops. The villa is NOT built on a cramped housing development! It shares the olive grove with only 4 other villas (all owned by us) and is not directly overlooked. The road to Almyrida has only light traffic during the day and occasional vehicles at night, yet you are never far from civilization and the cafe culture and nightlife of nearby villages. Suitable for wheelchair users. CAR NOT ESSENTIAL - beach and villages within walking distance.

Swimming in nearby sandy beach of Almirida. Scuba/Snorkelling in Chania/Almirida. Windsurfing school in Almirida. Walking galore! Easy tracks straight from the door. Spectacular countryside with breathtaking views of White Mountains from villa & all bedroom terraces. Sea Fishing - tackle shop in nearby Kalives. The White Mountains dominate the area and provide a dramatic backdrop to the sandy beaches at Almirida, Kalives and Georgeoupolis. The Apokoronas area is also well known for its traditional inland villages such as Vamos, Kefalas, Plaka and Kokkino Chorio - location for the film 'Zorba The Greek'.

The large bay that makes up the seaside resorts of Almirida and Kalives has many separate, safe, sandy beaches, usually with full facilities. Almirida, is a thriving seaside resort with a windsurfing school and tavernas and bars lining the sea front. There are a couple of mini-markets, a bakery, patisserie, a wine shop and newsagents.

Mountain bikes can be hired and there is also a small taxi rank. There is a bus service to Kalives & Chania.

Kalives is a working village as well as being a tourist destination. So in addition to the beaches, tavernas, bars & tourist shops there are local shops plus a good-sized supermarket. Banking, post office and petrol station are available. Chania - a cosmopolitan city voted the most beautiful on Crete. With the White Mountains as a backdrop, its Venetian harbour, museums, fascinating indoor market & an old quarter of narrow streets packed with interesting shops, Chania offers something for most visitors.

It is a vibrant place steeped in Byzantine, Venetian and Turkish history. The harbour area is a great place to sit & watch the world go by at one of the sea-front tavernas. Charter Flight time 4 hours from UK airports to Chania (1/2 hour drive) or Heraklion (2 hour drive). We can also advise on reliable local car hire at reasonable cost with good English speaking staff.

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • Events Allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible

John Dunn

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Hi there We are owners Marcus Milton and John Dunn. Together with our two families, we co-own and manage our estate of 5.5 acres of olive grove in North West Crete. On this land we have built 4 spacious rental villas, each with private pools. With 200 trees olive trees on site we also harvest the oil and bring back to the UK the best fresh olive oil you are likely to have tasted.

John Dunn purchased this villa in 2005

As we own the whole plot, we have been able to control the building of these houses so that they are completely detached and not immediately overlooked. We feel this is very important to the comfort and ambiance of our guests who do not want to feel as though they are living on top of other villas!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Villa with 3 bedrooms, sleeps 6, private pool, spectacular views (SELENE)
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
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Villa with 3 bedrooms, sleeps 6, private pool, spectacular views (SELENE)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p433427
+44 0161 929 8787
Almirida Chania
5

Holiday Heaven

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
My wife and I have stayed at Saint Basil Olive Grove, in wonderful Crete, for the past two summers, occupying the stunning Villa Selene. Imagine a holiday where the accommodation and facilities are first class and the surroundings idyllic, then imagine long sunny days in and around a large but safe pool, long lazy lunches and the expectation of dinner at a local taverna as the sun begins to set. For the more energetic and adventurous there is plenty of first class walking whilst enjoying the beautiful and sometimes rugged countryside. If sitting on a beach is your thing, then this too, is close at hand with some of the most beautiful beaches only minutes away, likewise if you fancy a bit of nightlife this can be experienced close at hand also, although you would never think it in the peaceful haven that is Saint Basil Olive Grove. Then of course there is culture to be had in abundance, every village will have some history it wants the visitor to know about. The amazing towns/cities of Chania and Rethymnon, both must see places, are within reasonable distance although we enjoy using the local buses to visit, with timetables easily downloaded from the internet before arriving in Crete.
However, it would be wrong to pronounce what somebody else should do on their holiday, as most of the fun is in exploring for one’s self. The purpose of this review is to try and convey the many and varied facilities and activities which are easily available within the area. You will have gathered by now that we are big fans of this part of Crete and especially the Saint Basil Olive Grove Villas. The UK and local management teams put themselves out to ensure a happy, relaxing and safe stay and we have no hesitation in recommending them most heartily.
Did we mention the huge starlit night skies............
The Goodson Family
Owner's Response: Many thanks for taking the time to send a review. We do our best to provide the best service possible from booking to the end of the stay and we are very pleased that they found so many reasons to enjoy their time in Crete. John, Owner
Helpful votes: 4/4
business
Villa with 3 bedrooms, sleeps 6, private pool, spectacular views (SELENE)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p433427
+44 0161 929 8787
Almirida Chania
Guest Comment Entered by Owner
-1

Beautiful Setting and Great Villa - We are Coming

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
Many thanks for letting out your villa to us. We had a fantastic holiday. The villa is beautifully situated, and we enjoyed staying there. Really beautiful setting, great villa, very helpful assistance from Mark when needed, gorgeous pool, THE most wonderful taverna in nearby Gavalochori, and we genuinely hope to go there again - probably not next year, but almost certainly 2013!
Alison, Aug 2011
Helpful votes: 4/4
business
Villa with 3 bedrooms, sleeps 6, private pool, spectacular views (SELENE)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p433427
+44 0161 929 8787
Almirida Chania
Guest Comment Entered by Owner
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Outstanding;y Excellent

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
Excellent location, great views of the mountains. Plus the tranquillity of the olive grove.
Best designed villa we have ever stayed in. Particularly good for my elderly mother that there are no steps.We'll try to come up with a few ideas to get you from ' outstandingly excellent' to 'absolutely beyond criticism' but we are currently struggling to find a single thing!
John, October 2011
Helpful votes: 4/4
business
Villa with 3 bedrooms, sleeps 6, private pool, spectacular views (SELENE)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p433427
+44 0161 929 8787
Almirida Chania
Guest Comment Entered by Owner
-1

Great Villa and Lovely Olive Oil

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2011
We had a great time staying in your villa. It was lovely. I would def recommend to others and be happy to be quoted on that. A few of us bought your olive oil. The test bottle was a really good and welcome treat! Thanks again for being so helpful.
Laura, October 2011
Helpful votes: 4/4
business
Villa with 3 bedrooms, sleeps 6, private pool, spectacular views (SELENE)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p433427
+44 0161 929 8787
Almirida Chania
5

Best family holiday in ages

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2010
Dear John
I'd be delighted to offer a recommmendation on your truly great villa. We spent 2 weeks last May (2010) in crete and had the most excellent time at villa selene. First the location could not be better . Janey really wanted to stay away from built up areas directly by the sea so we thought it best to look for somewhere near (i.e within walking distance) of the beach and a village. Selene is handy for both, especially the little greek town a few minites walk away. We sent the older kids out for fresh bread every morning and they would come back excited after seeing sheep, chickens and pigs along the road (we live in London and rarely see any animals other than cats and dogs). I even saw an eagle flying over the olive grove. The pool is fantastic, very easy to get into with the the steps down to the water. By the way we really appreciated the gates by the pool, it gave us both peach of mind for our toddler. Satelite TV is a bonus and good for keeping the boys happy and out of the sun during the hottest part of the day. We woiuld alternate with a day at the villa and then a day at the beach. Almirida (or is it Almyrida?) has the best restaurants, our favourite is the one at the far end of the beach on the way to Kalyves. You may remember I asked about internet access when I booked the house and you are right, I had no problem finding a wireless hotspot. Is there a better way to spend my time, sitting by the beach, beer in hand and logged on to the BBC website listening to radio 5 live sports reports? Although we cannot come again this year for family reasons we plan to visit villa Selene in 2012 and this time hire a car so we can get to the water park in Chania which I have heard so much about.
Thank you once again - David Robinson
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for taking the time to send in your review. We appreciate it when any guest makes comments and offers suggestions so we can maintain the quality of our villas and the holiday experience.
Helpful votes: 9/9

Map

Nearest Airport
18 Kilometres
Chania
Nearest Ferry
12 Kilometres
Chania
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Gavalachori/Almyrida
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Gavalachori/Almyrida
Car: recommended

The house is situated in a 4.5 acre olive grove (the size of 4 football fields). The entire perimeter is fenced so children cannot wander into the road if you close the main gates behind you. (Road is a quiet country lane - not much traffic.) You are free to wander the huge gardens and olive groves. This is a haven for wild flowers, songbirds, crickets and famous gecko lizards, found everywhere in Crete. The villa is ideal if you value your privacy while wishing to remain conveniently close to village life and amenities. Just a few minutes away by car is Almyrida Bay for safe, sandy beaches, watersports, shops, many restaurants and bars. The traditional village of Gavalochori is just 10 minutes walk.

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Availability & Rates

Almirida Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
Early Season
Mar 29 2014 - May 2 2014
£671
7 nights
 
extra night: £96    
 
Spring
May 3 2014 - May 23 2014
£724
7 nights
 
extra night: £103    
 
Early Summer
May 24 2014 - Jun 27 2014
£829
7 nights
 
extra night: £118    
 
Summer
Jun 28 2014 - Jul 18 2014
£986
7 nights
 
extra night: £141    
 
Peak Summer
Jul 19 2014 - Aug 29 2014
£1,440
7 nights
 
extra night: £206    
 
Autumn
Aug 30 2014 - Sep 26 2014
£934
7 nights
 
extra night: £133    
 
Late Season
Sep 27 2014 - Nov 1 2014
£671
7 nights
 
extra night: £96    

Notes

  • PRICES ARE FOR OCCUPANCY OF 6 PEOPLE

    Extra guest can be accommodated at an extra £55 per week (an additional bedroom is available!)

    For FEWER GUESTS please deduct £55 per person per week

    EXTRA NIGHTS are subject to availability, but are often possible in April/May and September/October/November

    Saturday or Tuesday changeovers - please contact us to discuss

Amenities

Almirida Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 120 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Village
Theme:
  • Sports & Activities
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Washing Machine
  • Linens Provided
  • Sunbed
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking Off Street
  • Hair Dryer
  • Activities Guide
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Telephone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Internet ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Freezer
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Oven
  • Stove
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Wheelchair access - one step up to house. Restricted access in bathrooms, so UK Cat 3 classification i.e. guests with mobility restrictions must be able to walk a few steps with assistance.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Bedrooms: 1 double bedrooms, 2 Twin Bedrooms. All bedrooms have private balconies with fantastic views of the mountains, and some with sea views. 1 bedroom is downstairs next to shower room/WC and is ideal for disabled guests/wheelchair or limited mobility. WHEELCHAIR RAMPS AVAIALBLE Bathrooms 2 Bathrooms. Downstairs bathroom has W/C, shower, washbasin. Upstairs bathroom has bath with shower, W/C, washbasin. All toilets are 'European' style, full flush. No paper in the bin! Kitchen: Cooker, Hob, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing Machine, Iron. General: Maid Service, Air Conditioning, House Linen, Towels Provided. House cleaned once a week prior to your arrival with an additional midweek linen change. Dining: Seating for 8. Dine in, or outside on the shaded sun terrace complete with 8-seater table + chairs.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • CD Player
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Barbecue
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • Events Allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Optional
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • museums
  • autumn foliage
  • restaurants
  • churches
  • ruins
  • bay/sound
  • forests
  • caves
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • scenic drives
  • eco tourism
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • hospital
  • medical services
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • spelunking
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • pier fishing
  • hiking
  • surfing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • cycling
  • snorkeling
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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