3 BEDROOM VILLA WITH PRIVATE INFINITY POOL AND PANORAMIC SEA AND MOUNTAIN VIEWS

Frankie Miles

Speaks greek, english
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 - 84 nights

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3 BEDROOM VILLA WITH PRIVATE INFINITY POOL AND PANORAMIC SEA AND MOUNTAIN VIEWS

Plaka Villa Rental Photos and Description

A gorgeous villa w/ all amenities and A/C on a hilltop 4kms from Almyrida beach

The quaint hamlet of Kambia has magnificent uninterrupted views of Souda Bay, olive and pine covered hills and valleys, and the White Mountains. The Sunset Villas, Villa Eleni and Villa Sarah, are located at the highest point in Kambia with one of the most enviable vantage points on Crete. Nestled on a terrace cut into the mountainside, the land drops away below the villas which allows for an exceptional setting for the entire property. The last 250m of the access road is winding and steep in places but the dramatic views and glorious sunsets make it more than worthwhile.

The Sunset Villas have been carefully furnished and equipped to a high specification as quality second homes for their English owners, and are therefore not a typical “holiday let”. The quality and comfort will appeal to the escapists amongst you who are looking for a rural retreat with panoramic views, yet only 6 minutes by car to an excellent selection of tavernas, shops and sandy beaches.

The interior of Villa Eleni is just as lovely as the outside surroundings and every effort has been made to ensure that you have a relaxing and comfortable holiday. The light and airy living room and master bedroom suite each have double doors that open out onto the pool and dining terraces. Magical views are revealed when the shutters are opened in the morning. A traditional stone archway leads though from the living room and dining area into the very well equipped modern kitchen, which in turn leads up a small flight of stairs to a hallway with doors to the bedrooms and main bathroom. The elegant décor throughout is predominantly pale cream coloured wood and wrought iron furniture with pretty pale green and cream accessories including candles, cushions, hurricane lamps, and bedding.

On the long, hot summer days that Crete is famous for the pool terrace at Villa Eleni often enjoys a much needed cooling breeze thanks to its elevated position, and it has been furnished with sun-beds and umbrellas, poolside drinks tables, and a barbecue. Adjacent to the pool terrace is the dining area which is equipped with a wrought iron and mosaic tiled dining table and matching cushioned chairs. Shaded by a cypress wood pergola, this is the perfect place for al-fresco dining whilst looking out over the sparkling blue bay during the day or the twinkling lights from the coastline below at night. In keeping with the gorgeous location, apart from a number of flower beds and clay pots planted with bougainvillea, yucca palms, chrysanthemums, bottle brush plants, Hottentot fig, cyclamen, margarita daisies and lemon and nectarine trees,, the land surrounding the villas has been left in its natural state with rocky outcrops, almond and olive trees, and an infusion of wild flowers in Spring

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Frankie Miles (Property Manager)
Advertiser since 2008
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 - 84 nights
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Chania
Nearest Ferry
20 Kilometres
Souda
Nearest Motorway
7 Kilometres
Kalives
Nearest Beach
4 Kilometres
Almirida
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Kokkino Hrio
Car: necessary

The organic taverna at the famous glass blowing workshop in Kokkino Horio is only 2.1km from The Sunset Villas and has sea and mountain views. During the day you can watch recycled glass being blown in the traditional manner into amazingly beautiful products including lampshades, ornaments, decanters, plates and bowls. 100m further into Kokkino Horio is the family-run taverna on the main square that is shaded by weeping willow trees, has delicious food, and very friendly owners (Zacharias and his son Yiannis) who know everything about the village and the surrounding area. During the summer months there are occasional live Cretan music nights at the taverna, which are a lot of fun. Kokkino Horio (“red village” in Greek) was the main village set for the film “Zorba the Greek”. There are little whitewashed houses and narrow streets that wind around the village centre. A third taverna with views has recently opened on the outskirts of the village. The main square in Plaka is still very much the focal point of village life. There are lovely shady mulberry trees under which the locals sit to watch the world go by whilst enjoying a delicious meal or even just an ice cold frappe. Plaka was one of the original village sets for the film “Zorba the Greek” and it still has quaint whitewashed houses and narrow streets leading off from the square. The modern outskirts of the village have expanded recently as have the facilities, which now include 6 tavernas, 2 well stocked mini markets, an Italian restaurant, a hair dresser, and 7 cafes.

The lovely village of Almyrida is only 8 minutes by car from Villa Eleni, and is built around a pretty crescent shaped sandy beach, with a small fishing harbour at the eastern end. The beach is very shallow and safe, which is good news if you have children or are not a strong swimmer. Lining the beach are 5 excellent tavernas, 9 café/bars, 2 bakeries, a wonderful jewellery shop, 5 mini-markets, 3 gift shops,a pharmacy, an organic fruit and vegetable shop with a deli counter, and an off-license. Also in Almyrida there is a scuba diving office, a water sports centre which rents out kayaks, windsurfers and catamarans, and Villas Crete Holidays for tourist information, boat trips, horse riding, guided walking tours, and guided coach excursions.

A few minutes by car from the villa, there are a huge variety of archaeological sites and traditional villages with wonderful tavernas. There is also an interesting selection of small craft centres and museums, including glass blowing in Kokkino Horio, lace makers in Gavalohori, and silk makers in Kalamitsi. For those of you looking for even more activity, the historic town of Chania is only 45 minutes away by car.

Cooking classes and wine tasting set at a local winery can be taken by those of you who are interested. Guided walks led by experts in mountaineering and/or flora and fauna can also be arranged. For those of you who prefer to venture out on your own, a copy of the guide book 'Crete on the Road' by Frankie Miles comes with every villa. The book contains detailed directions to many well known and hidden sites, opening times and prices for all attractions, taverna recommendations, and the only existing map of the National Highway showing the exits and entrances.

Crete has everything you that could possibly want from a holiday: soaring mountains that are snow capped from November to June, many great walking trails including Europe's deepest gorge, ancient archaeological sites and Minoan palaces, quaint villages, sparkling clear blue seas with tavernas serving freshly caught fish, golden beaches, glorious wild flowers in the Spring, and a variety of delicious foods which are all made from healthy home grown produce.

As incredible as the island is, it is the Cretan people who will make your holiday truly memorable. Descendants of the Minoan's, one of Europe's earliest civilizations, and shaped by centuries of struggle against oppression, the Cretans are as rugged as the mountains, fiercely independent but passionately friendly.

Villa Eleni is located in the heart of The Apokoronas Region just east of the beautiful town of Chania. With its stunning Venetian harbour, quayside bars and restaurants, what better place to relax and watch the world go by. In the narrow streets behind Chania's harbour you will find tavernas, bars, the famous covered market, and many local shops selling handicrafts, textiles, jewellery and hand made ceramics. Visit 'Leather Lane' for outstanding hand made leather bargains.

The climate of Crete is a temperate Mediterranean climate and the weather is characterized by long hot, dry summers and mild winters. The Spring can be warm and sunny during the day but still have cooler evenings and is perfect for walking, birdwatching and looking at the wild flowers. All in all Crete is absolutely perfect for your Villa holiday.

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Availability & Rates

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Plaka Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Sep 2 2014 - Sep 29 2014
7 night minimum stay
€995
 
 
Sep 30 2014 - Nov 4 2014
7 night minimum stay
€795
 
 
Nov 5 2014 - Mar 30 2015
84 night minimum stay
€800
 

Notes

  • All our Clients receive a substantial free welcome pack (it is possible to upgrade to a Deluxe Hamper for an extra charge of €55.00), a villa information book, and detailed directions to all of the sights from the guide book 'Crete on the Road' by Frankie Miles. A local representative is available during office houses and 24/7 assistance is available for emergencies.

    All services and the use of air conditioning, linen, towels, and other equipment (as advertised) is included in the weekly rental rates shown on this web site.

    5% DISCOUNT on bookings of 3+ weeks at all times except high season.

    A DISCOUNT is available at all times except high season for 1 person or a couple using only 1 bedroom.

    Children are most welcome in all our properties and we provide a High Chair and Cot loan service for a small fee, but we do ask that Children are supervised at all times whilst around and in the Swimming Pool.
  • We do ask that Reservations are made well in advance to avoid disappointment.

    Internet access via 3G USB is available for a small fee and top-up cards for air-time will need to be purchased.

    We can arrange either airport transfers or Car Hire through reputable companies.

    Please e-mail us for availability of this delightful property.

    Long term winter lets do not include cleaning, representative services, or utilities.

Amenities

Amenities

Plaka Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 110 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Basic Soaps
  • Sunbed
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Internet
  • Toilet Paper
  • Broadband Access
  • Parking
  • Linens Provided
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Maps
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking Off Street
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Towels Provided
  • Activities Guide
  • Laundry Soap
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Ice Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • The master bedroom also has a large en-suite shower room with white tiles with a khaki glass tile border, a shower area separated by a glass shower screen. a washbasin with white vanity unit and mirrored cabinet, a toilet, and a frosted window. The main bathroom is completely tiled with white tiles with a border of brown and amber glass tiles. It has a full-size bath with a shower attachment and a glass screen door, a washbasin with mirrored cabinet and vanity unit, a toilet, a washing machine and a frosted window.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • The master bedroom has an ornate cream wrought iron king size bed with 2 overhead reading lamps, 2 ash wood bedside cabinets, a matching chest of drawers, a decorative wall mirror with wall lamp, built-in double wardrobes with drawers, shelves and hanging space, diaphanous white curtains, a small window and double doors which open out onto a small balcony which has 5 steps to the pool terrace and panoramic views to the sea. The master bedroom has a large en-suite shower room. The double bedroom has a wrought iron king size bed with 2 overhead reading lamps, 2 white wood bedside cabinets, a matching chest of drawers, a decorative wall mirror with wall lamp, triple free standing wardrobe with, shelves and hanging space, diaphanous white curtains, and double doors which open out onto the rear patio, flowerbeds and hillside.The twin bedroom is at the rear of the villa like the double bedroom and is furnished in the same manner except that is has 2 single beds instead of a king size bed.
Entertainment:
  • Stereo
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Music Library
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Games
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Balcony
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
Attractions:
  • churches
  • museums
  • winery tours
  • water parks
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • synagogues
  • restaurants
  • playground
  • caves
  • duty free shops
  • recreation center
  • ruins
  • library
  • waterfalls
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • eco tourism
  • sight seeing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • beachcombing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • groceries
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • laundromat
  • ATM/bank
  • medical services
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • mountain climbing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • sound/bay fishing
  • pier fishing
  • surfing
  • hiking
  • water skiing
  • fishing
  • snorkeling
  • cycling
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • wind-surfing
  • tennis
  • spelunking
Notes:
The many modern comforts include a fully fitted kitchen which has matching stainless steel appliances such as: a ceramic hob, a built-in oven, a microwave oven, a dishwasher, and a washing machine; satellite TV, a stereo system, MP3 player, I-Pod dock, and a DVD player in the lounge; fully tiled modern bathrooms, aluminium doors, windows and shutters, mosquito screens, and air conditioning units in the bedrooms and living room. The a/c units also double up as heaters for the cooler nights at the start and end of the season and there is under-floor heating which makes the villa ideal for winter lets. The water is heated either by solar panel or a back-up immersion heater. The thoughtful owners have even supplied a selection of books, CD’s, DVD’s, a hair dryer and a torch. A 3G USB stick for internet access can be rented at this villa is required.

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