BEAUTIFUL 3 BEDROOM VILLA W/ LARGE POOL, PRIVATE GARDEN & SEA VIEWS.

Miss Frankie Miles

Speaks greek, english
Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 - 84 nights

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Spacious villa, private and quiet yet close to tavernas, shops and beach.

We are the exclusive agents for Villa Christina which is one of our most popular villas for a myriad of reasons, not least of which is that it is outstanding value for money. The villa was built and finished to very high standard by its welcoming owners, Christina and Stavros, who live in another part of the village. Always warm, but never intrusive, they are the epitome of Greek hospitality. Despite being only 3 minutes by foot to the shops and excellent tavernas on the main square in Plaka, Villa Christina has the feel of a more rural location due in part to the large, mature garden and high hedge which surround the villa and swimming pool. The sandy beaches in Almyrida are only 1.3km away. Set on the top of a hill, beautiful views of Souda Bay, The White Mountains, Aptera Castle, the Akrotiri Peninsula and the village, can be seen from the villa’s many terraces. There is ample outdoor furniture on all the terraces and by the pool, including sun-beds, umbrellas, tables and chairs.

Villa Christina's modern interior is very spacious, and has been designed to easily cope with Crete’s long hot summers. The marble stairwell, beautiful floor tiles, covered terraces, and traditional Cretan wooden furniture all help to this effect, as do the many terraces which provide a choice of sun or shade. The lovely lights throughout the villa were handmade at the local glass blowing factory in Kokkino Horio. Many modern comforts have been provided for including: a fully fitted, very well equipped kitchen which includes: a ceramic hob, built-in oven, a microwave oven, and a dishwasher; a utility cupboard with a washing machine; WIFI internet access for up to 5 devices (air-time cards will need to be purchased locally), satellite TV, and a DVD player in the lounge; aluminium doors, window frames and shutters; and air conditioning units in all the bedrooms and the living room. The a/c units also double up as heaters for the cooler nights at the start and end of the season. The water is heated by either solar panel or a back-up immersion heater.

All around the property are flowerbeds which have been planted with a variety of different plants including roses, geraniums, bougainvillea, morning glory, oleander and gerber daisies. There is a lawn with BBQ and a large area of pampus grass, and there are many trees including, conifers, palms, yucca and almond. Just next to the pool terrace is a large shady carob tree with a table and chairs which is the perfect place to relax on a hot summer’s day.

The main square with shops and tavernas in Plaka is only 150m from Villa Christina and is still 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 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.

All in all, Villa Christina is the perfect place for either families or couples to enjoy a wonderful, relaxing holiday with beautiful scenery.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible

Miss Frankie Miles

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2008
Speaks greek, english
Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 - 84 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
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Map

Nearest Airport
33 Kilometres
Chania
Nearest Ferry
18 Kilometres
Souda
Nearest Motorway
6 Kilometres
Kalives
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Almyrida
Nearest Barpub
0.15 Kilometres
Plaka
Nearest Restaurant
0.15 Kilometres
Plaka
Car: recommended

The main square in Plaka is only 150m from The Villa Christina and 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 5 tavernas, 2 well stocked mini markets, an Italian restaurant, a hair dresser, and 7 cafes.

The lovely village of Almyrida is only 1.3km from Villa Christina, 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 7 excellent tavernas, 9 café/bars, 2 bakeries, a wonderful jewellery shop, 5 mini-markets, 3 gift shops,a pharmacy, a butchers shop, 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 35 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 Christina 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
 
Jul 1 2014 - Sep 1 2014
7 night minimum stay
€1,495
 
 
Sep 2 2014 - Sep 29 2014
7 night minimum stay
€995
 
 
Sep 30 2014 - Nov 4 2014
7 night minimum stay
€700
 
 
Nov 5 2014 - Mar 30 2015
84 night minimum stay
€800
 

Notes

  • ******A DISCOUNT is available if 1 couple only wish to stay in the villa during low and mid season when using only 1 bedroom (not to be combined with other offers).

    ****A DISCOUNT is available on bookings of 3 weeks or more at all times except July 01 - August 30.

    All our clients receive a substantial free welcome pack (it is possible to upgrade to a deluxe hamper for an additional 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 adviser, speaking English, Greek, German and French will be on hand offering assistance and information during office hours and 24/7 emergency assistance.

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

    There is a twice weekly maid service, a twice weekly towel change, and a once weekly linen change included in the rental rates.

  • 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.

    WIFI internet access is available. Top-up cards for air time will need to be purchased locally or from our representative in resort.

    To secure this villa we ask for a deposit payment of 20% on bookings over 1000.00 Euros or 200.00 Euros on booking under 1000.00 Euros, with the final balance payable in full 10 weeks before your arrival date.

    We do ask that reservations are made in advance to avoid disappointment.

    As with all our villas on the island, we can arrange car hire through reputable companies.

    Please e-mail us for up to date availability of this delightful property.
  • Some of our villas are available for long term winter lets at greatly reduced prices but the price during the winter does not include fuel for the central heating, firewood, or electricity - these will be incur an additional charge. The winter price also does not include cleaning or the use of the pool, or representative services.

Amenities

Plaka Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 130 m²
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Family
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Internet ...
  • Living Room
  • Broadband Access
  • Garage
  • Sunbed
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking Off Street
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Dining
  • seating for 7 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • The large upstairs fully tiled bathroom features a corner bath with shower attachment. The fully tiled shower room is en-suite to the downstairs twin bedroom which is just 3 steps up from the lounge.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • The spacious bedrooms all have windows and balconies with views over the pool to the sea. An extra fold-out bed can be put into any of the bedrooms or the lounge. 1 of the twin bedrooms is downstairs.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Radio
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
Outside:
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 7 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Optional
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • water parks
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • arboretum
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • fishing
Notes:
2 times weekly maid service. Linen is changed 1 times weekly and towels are changed 2 times weekly. WIFI internet access is available for up to 5 devices. Top up cards for air-time will need to be purchased locally or from our representative in resort.

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