OLIVETREE VILLA

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Mr Ian Johnson

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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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OLIVETREE VILLA

Chania Villa Rental Photos and Description

Double and Twinn bedroom, kitchen/breakfast area covered decking

Lavender villa is set in 5500sq meters of beautiful gardens with a large pool, and two other villas The spacious grounds are designed to give each villa its own privacy with lots of shady areas for relaxation. There are two dogs and cats who have made the grounds their refuse, creating a Greek rural setting. We provide is free wi-fi internet access. Our prices affordable whilst maintaining a comfortable and

well equipped kitchens with outside dining. Our villas have air-conditioned bedrooms, weekly towel and linen change and ample poolside sunbeds. Ideally situated, we are only 4km from Chania, and making the perfect base for exploring the beautiful Island of Crete.

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Details for Olivetree Villa 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, 1 Bathroom

Double andtwin bedrooms [air- conditioned], bathroom,lounge/kitchen,outside and inside dining. This makes Olivetree ideal for two couples or families of 4-5 persins enabling the children to have their own space.The lounge makes a good inside communal area, and the outside patio ideal for sitting out on warm Cretian evenings overlooking the pool providing daytime sunbathing as well as evening swims.The kitchen is equiped with cooker,toasters,coffee maker,kettle,water cooler washing machine and all cooking equipment.
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Mr Ian Johnson

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2007
Speaks english, french
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Thirteen years ago we finally realized our long held dream and myself, Ian, Jeannie my wife and our two girls set off from England for our new life on the warm and sunny island of Crete.

We had already purchased a plot of land with a house and one acre of orange trees and olive trees.

In the time honored fashion of the island it took over a year to overcome the paperwork and legalities connected with our purchase but then we were able to start our huge project.

The gardens and villas slowly took shape, each year bringing exciting changes as the trees and plants matured. The result is now three villas set in beautiful gardens.

Having been to Greece on previous occasions we wanted to make the accommodation spacious. A large bathroom was a must and raised sun terraces were top priority.

We wanted to create individual privacy without being isolated and a pool that you could really swim in.

We are very fortunate that we are only a short distance from Chania, the principal town and we also determined to be affordably priced, a place for people to relax.

We aim to create integrity and customer care. We are here on site for the duration of your stay to make sure everything runs smoothly for you

Mr Ian Johnson purchased this villa in 2000

Its the ideal location to explore the west of Crete, an oasis within a short distance to Chania harbour

The gardens with trees,shubs,and lawns watered from our own well

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Reviews

Property Reviews

Olivetree Villa
average rating of 4.0 based on 8 reviews
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Olivetree Villa
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p720343?uni_id=1142272
+30 28210 23539
Chania Chania
Guest Comment Entered by Owner
0

Beautiful setting and gardens

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
RE : Olivetree Villa, ref no. 61633.

A review has been submitted, a copy of the review is included in this email.

The review:
Beautiful setting and gardens and wonderful pool, well thought out accommodation. Ian was more than helpful - we had one of our best ever holidays.
business
Olivetree Villa
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p720343?uni_id=1142272
+30 28210 23539
Chania Chania
5

Great location for a peaceful holiday in the sun

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
The villa was exactly as describe but the photos don't give you the sense of size and it was larger than I thought! The directions were really helpful as its off the road and a very quiet location. The accommodation was really comfortable and everything you could need. Really nice to have homely touches like clingfilm, foil and salt and pepper.
The pool was a great size and suitable to do lengths. The gardens were really beautiful and so well maintained. Plenty of sun loungers and it never felt crowded even with other families about. Ian was a super host with lots of tips for getting about if you needed them. The pets were a great addition with Daisy and Brian keeping us amused. A good base to visit the restaurants in Hania as well as get out and about. We visited Knossos - quite a drive but great and Aptera for old ruins. Elafonissi was a beautiful but busy beach - long and winding road there though. The beaches on the north coast have lots of waves but also have life guards and red flags etc.
In terms of restaurants - lots in Hania we visited Tamam, Tholos, Sirteki, Apostoli and Eva - all great as well as Cretan corner in Aptera and The Olive Tree along the coast. All good food and not too expensive.We had a fab boat trip with Nick from the harbour in Hania - excellent snorkelling and octopus catching!!
I would definitely recommend this property to anyone who would enjoy lots of space, peace and quiet.
business
Olivetree Villa
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p720343?uni_id=1142272
+30 28210 23539
Chania Chania
Guest Comment Entered by Owner
0

A great holiday

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
The review:
We found this property quite easily from the internet. And we immediately got interested of the price and really nice pistures of the villas. This property is far away from the loud noices like traffic and cities. So it definately is a peacefull place for anybody who wants to get a break from a busy life. But when you want to see other places like Chania and the beaches you need to rent a car. That is really easy and not so excpensive. The owner of the property is really nice and he takes travellers to the supermarket to get food and equipments and also to the Rent a car- place. Olivetree Villa was supergood for two families. Lots of space and the yard was nice. We spend some of our time at the pool. It abig pool so you can really swin in it and get cool while taking sun. Really nice place for families with kids. Dogs, cats and chickens running. This place left a footprint into our hearts.
Helpful votes: 4/5
business
Olivetree Villa
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p720343?uni_id=1142272
+30 28210 23539
Chania Chania
Guest Comment Entered by Owner
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beautiful gardens

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
A couple with a 5-year old girl. A very relaxing and beautiful place with a large beautiful garden and a nice pool. There are five cats, two dogs and hens. Attentive but very delicate hosts. Actually this is a complex of three villas sharing the pool, the garden and the parking area. Yet, we never interfered with other guests (only inderectly, via parking places), probably because we used the pool in mornings. The pool has a kind of an inner wall separating the children section and wide underwater steps, so it is very suitable for small children to get used to the water.
Helpful votes: 3/4
business
Olivetree Villa
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p720343?uni_id=1142272
+30 28210 23539
Chania Chania
Dorset
3

Lovely Grounds & Great Location

Lovely Grounds & Great Location
  • 3 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
Have just returned from a lovely two weeks in Crete. Plenty of sunshine and relaxation.
One of the reasons we booked this villa was because there were no pets allowed - I'm allergic to cats and dogs. Unfortunately, on arrival it was clear there were numerous resident cats (who, throughout our stay were always in and out of the villa, to my daughters joy!), a couple of large dogs and several chickens. They were all very cute, but if you suffer with allergies then not so good.
The villa itself was as the description said, minus the dishwasher, but I have to say that we still found it rather basic. It wasn't clear to us from the description that there would be no living room (although looking back now, we see there is not one stated.) All the rooms are entered separately from the terrace: the bedrooms, kitchen and bathroom. The bedrooms can be locked from inside or out but if you have young children then this is not ideal. The patio table and chairs on the terrace acts as your communal living space. It is a lovely area with a smashing view of the gardens and large pool, but if you want to get out of the heat for a while then your only option is one of the bedrooms with air conditioning. The kitchen is adequate, with pretty much everything you would need but could use air conditioning as it gets very hot especially when cooking. If you have the door open, the cats are all over the work surfaces and tables.
We did have a couple of issues with the hot water (or lack of it), but to be fair, the owner had very recently had an accident and was at that time in hospital, so hiccups like this we could understand.
The grounds were beautiful and well tended and the pool was large with plenty of sunbeds and room for soaking up the sun and relaxing.
The location was great, if a little hard to find at first, especially as we arrived at night. It was within easy reach of Chania (absolutely beautiful old town and harbour), Rethymnon etc and lots of lovely beaches. Try Stavros beach - gorgeous - nice and shallow, great for young kids. Great pizza restaurant - Gustosa on the way to Stavros, brilliant food and great service. We went off to Heraklion one day (the capital of the island) - a long drive and really not worth it. Georgiopolis is worth a visit, if only for the photos of the little church out in the sea which is reached by a narrow, rocky path. The kids loved it!
All in all, a great holiday and a nice enough villa, just needs a bit of updating.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
Owner's Response: We are glad you had an enjoyable holiday in the sun.
The term no pets allowed is intended for renters,and we apoligise for any misunderstading. We do have pets,fish and birds associated with the grounds as with most Greek establishments.
The diswasher was replaced with a washing machine by polpular requests to enable a reduction in luggage weight.
Helpful votes: 3/4

Map

Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Chania
Nearest Ferry
3 Kilometres
Souda
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
souda
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Tsikalaria
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Tsikalaria
Car: recommended

Situated on the edge of the village of Tsikalaria, tavernas, shops and bus stops are within walking distance.

The town of Chania being only 4 km, or a short bus ride offers the atmosphere of a traditional Venetian harbour with historical buildings, plenty of shops, tavernas, restaurants and beaches. Boat trips leave the harbour several times a day.

Only 20 minutes by car is Aptera the famous Roman city with its baths and water cisterns, theatre and villas.

The Samaria gorge and the Imbros gorge are within easy reach. Wind surfing, walking, snorkling and horse riding make our location ideal for people wanting activity together with relaxation, the perfect base for exploring the beautiful Island of Crete.

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Availability & Rates

Chania Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
April
Apr 1 2014 - Apr 30 2014
£250
3 nights
 
 
May
May 1 2014 - May 31 2014
£295
3 nights
 
 
June
Jun 1 2014 - Jun 30 2014
£350
3 nights
 
 
July
Jul 1 2014 - Jul 31 2014
£495
3 nights
 
 
August
Aug 1 2014 - Aug 31 2014
£550
3 nights
 
 
September
Sep 1 2014 - Sep 30 2014
£425
3 nights
 
 
October
Oct 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
£295
3 nights
 

Notes

  • We require a 25 % deposit to secure a booking. You may make a temporary reservation until flights are made.
    Bookings can be made on line via our website and payments can be done using credit card for security.

    Otherwise you can email me with you request, and then pay the deposit into a UK bank account when flights have been secured.

Amenities

Chania Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 60 m²
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Safe
  • Sunbed
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Internet
  • Air Conditioning
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Stove
  • Refrigerator
  • Grill
  • Coffee Maker
  • Oven
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Extra large bathroom next to both bedrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , air conditioned
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , air conditioned
Outside:
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • caves
  • churches
  • water parks
  • ruins
  • bay/sound
  • museums
  • botanical garden
  • pond
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • mountain climbing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • snorkeling
  • hiking
  • freshwater fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • wind-surfing
  • fishing
  • spelunking

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