LUXURY DETACHED VILLA WITH SHARED POOL AND STUNNING SEA VIEWS FROM UPPER PLAKA

Dawn and Norman Kettlewell

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Bedrooms 2
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LUXURY DETACHED VILLA WITH SHARED POOL AND STUNNING SEA VIEWS FROM UPPER PLAKA

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Near countryside & beach with stunning sea views in a relaxing peaceful location

If you are looking for a holiday in the sun in one of the most beautiful areas of Western Crete, in a luxury detached villa with Stunning sea views, a large pool shared with just 4 other villas, breathtaking mountain views, overlooking the popular Village of Plaka and Souda bay, close to the blue flag sandy beach of Almyrida, then try Villa Emilia.

The private gated poolside patio surrounded by colourful mature gardens is fantastic for relaxing in private on sun beds or for firing up the BBQ in the evening watching the sunset.

All the Villa grounds are enclosed and gated making it an ideal choice for families/ couples.

Plaka village square is 5 mins walk, has a wonderful friendly relaxed atmosphere and is renowned for its excellent tavernas and twisting narrow backlanes abloom with bougainvilleas.

There are a few café/bars and a minimarket and a 5 mins drive down the hill in Almyrida are more shops, bakeries etc with tavernas, bars and fish restaurants lining the sandy beach front.

NOTE - Our Villa is licenced by the Greek Tourist Authority (EOT) meaning it has achieved the very high standards required for holiday rentals and is legally rented. Licence No 10 42 K 12 03447 0 0.

Guest book continued: 'Dear Dawn and Norman

Just to say we had a brilliant time in Plaka. Your villa is fantastic and we could not fault it, the cleanliness, the layout, the facilities and the garden terrace was very pretty. I have left some comments to this effect in the guest book. What a great location and already we are missing the view of the bay, the mountains

and the beautiful sunsets.' -August 2008.

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'Got back last night from Crete and just wanted to say what a marvellous time we had at your wonderful villa. What a great location it is in and we loved the views over Souda Bay. The boys adored the pool and we had it to

ourselves most days. We spent most days on the beach which as you said is great for children. I have written a note in the visitors book to say how much we enjoyed our holiday. We would love to visit the villa again'.

July 2008.

Guest book continued: Hi Dawn and Norman

We had the most enjoyable 2 weeks in your lovely villa in Plaka. The village life, the views, the lovely food we enjoyed in the many tavernas, the friendliness of the people, the villages we discovered when exploring the mountains, the fantastic weather! Everything was perfect. Thank you so much.

Best wishes to you both.

June 2008.---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Just a quick note to say that we had a fantastic holiday at your place. I can't believe how well turned out your villa is and that we wanted for nothing. Crete is certainly a great place and we would love to return at some point in the future.

on behalf of all of us a big thank you in making it a easy and really enjoyable holiday.

Rob July 2010

We had the most enjoyable 2 weeks in your lovely villa. The village life, the views, the lovely food we enjoyed, the friendliness of the people, the villages

Guest book continued: We had a fanatstic time in you gorgeous Villa, just wonderful. Thank you so much. Josh now swims like a fish!

Let me know where I can leave a glowing review!

Francesca July 2010

Brilliant. Been to Greece 20+ times this is one of the best villas we have had, well worth the visit- Aug 2007.

An excellent villa, the pool was brilliant, especially at night when it was lit, we loved it. Aug 2007.________

We have thoroughly enjoyed our first visit to Crete and will miss the mountains and the blue blue sea when we return to the UK tomorrow. Villa Emilia has been a very comfortable home for 2 weeks. We love the private patio area particularly as we have been able to keep an eye on the children at the pool whilst relaxing at a safe distance. The villa itself is very well equipped and thought the welcome groceries a really nice touch. A beautiful island, we will be back July 07.

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Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • children welcome
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Guestbook comments from the owner
We found your villa to be of a very high standard and very well equipped and beds were comfy. We enjoyed all the views from split levels and the privacy from the garden with sunloungers. Many thanks for the welcome goodies, we had travelled for a long time with the children and to find many of the basics (plus wine ;) ) was a god-send. The plants and flowers are very pretty, the staff we saw were friendly and polite. We loved the BBQ and bought local meat which was lovely. The kids loved the pool and now can all swim!



Many thanks again and hope to stay in your villa again soon.



Georgina, Aug 2010
Aug 2010
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Dawn and Norman Kettlewell

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
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Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Luxury Detached Villa with shared pool and stunning sea views from upper Plaka
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Luxury Detached Villa with shared pool and stunning sea views from upper Plaka
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Plaka Chania
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COMMENTS FROM OWNER GUESTBOOK

I meant to email earlier to say how much we enjoyed our holiday in Villa Emilia, Plaka. We had a very relaxing and restful holiday in this lovely area and we enjoyed the beach and all the tavernas. We also had a couple of barbecues watching the sun go down over Souda Bay. The villa itself was lovely and the air-conditioning a real blessing. Thanks for a lovely holiday – Villa Emilia' – July 2006. -

Great Villa perfect for a family of 4,it had everything we needed. The pool was perfect for keeping boys entertained during boiling weather 42c..we will come back again.-June 2007-
  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2007
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Luxury Detached Villa with shared pool and stunning sea views from upper Plaka
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p86560
+44 (0)114 2336683
Plaka Chania
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BEAUTIFUL VILLA IN A BEAUTIFUL PART OF THE WORLD

  • 5 of 5
We have had a fantastic holday in Villa Emilia and thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
The Villa was immaculate and was everything we could have wished for. The kitchen and lounge are very well equipped and had everything we needed, everything has been well planned. We loved the outside areas too where furniture has been placed to enjoy the sun or shade.
The covered downstairs patio is a lovely private and spacious area with large table and chairs perfect for dining alfresco. There is another furnished ground floor patio and the large lower poolside colourful garden and patio with sunbeds and umbrella is private and ideally situated next to the pool.
We loved that we could step through the garden gate and cool down in a lovely mosaic tiled pool which is very clean then back to the sunbeds.
The upstairs balcony, well !! what a brilliant view and we made the most of it eating breakfast here and having an evening drink before going down to the square for a meal .
There are some excellent restaurants in the square and our favourite was Harokopos and we really liked Elpis and Takis too.
Almirida is about a 20 min walk downhill but we recommend a taxi back for a few Euros from the taxi rank in Almirida as it is uphill all the way back.
We hired a car in Almirida for three days and would recommend a car as there is so much to see and do.
We visited Georgioupolis , the freshwater lake, Argyroupolis and the natural springs and more.
Thanks Norman and Dawn for such an enjoyable stay, we will definitely return.
Will recommend to friends and family.
Highly Recommended !!!
  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2013
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A FABULOUS 2 WEEK STAY!

  • 5 of 5
Villa Emilia was everything that we'd hoped for and we can't recommend it highly enough.

The villa is set in a peaceful location amongst a small complex of similar properties. The size and layout was ideal for our family (2 adults & 2 children), with the outside areas of the villa being particularly exceptional: there are 4 different (private) areas to sit/eat/lounge, as well as the nice sized pool.

On arrival, the villa was clean and tidy, and with some helpful groceries to get started (which was particularly welcome as we didn't arrive until very late). The villa was also cleaned, and the linen and towels changed, halfway through our stay. The kitchen was extremely well equipped.

Although one beach is within a 20 minute (hilly) walk, you probably need a car to be able to easily get around. We visted several wonderful beaches within a half hour drive (one small cove we had to ourself!), as well as exploring inland into the mountains, and spending a few enjoyable evenings in Hania. However, Plaka village is only a few minutes walk away, where there are a half dozen tavernas, of which we found three particularly good (excellent food and wonderful service).

Norman was very helpful throughout, always replying promptly to enquiries, and supplying car hire recommendations (the one we used were excellent) and travel directions. We wouldn't hesitate to stay at Villa Emilia again!
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EXCELLENT VILLA WONDERFUL HOLIDAY

  • 5 of 5
Your villa is of a very high standard and the various seating/lounging areas outside are the best of all the villas in the complex. The garden area in particular is lovely and the pool much nicer than the one next door! The villa is equipped to a high standard withe verything you could need.

We had a lovely holiday on a lovely island.
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VILLA EMILIA OCTOBER 2009

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at this Villa in October 2009, it is fantastic and is the best we have ever stayed at.

The Villa is immaculate, is very well equipped and everything has been thought of to ensure a relaxing and comfortable stay, in fact it is a home from home.

The views are stunning especially from the upstairs balcony where you can enjoy a glass of wine in the evening before going down to the village to eat.

The well maintained garden is very pretty and the poolside patio surrounded by colourful geraniums and shrubs is an ideal place to catch the sun in private whilst still being next to the pool.

Sun beds, umbrella and BBQ are provided here too.

The pool is also well maintained and clean.

Plaka Village has some excellent restaurants / tavernas and is very friendly.

Almirida down the hill has a really nice beach which is very shallow and we enjoyed several restaurants here too.

We did the Samaria Gorge walk and although challenging was well worth the effort.

We would definitely recommend this villa and will be back sometime in the future.


Thanks to Norman and Dawn for all their help.


Sarah and Oscar
  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2010
  • Stayed: Oct 2009
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VILLA EMILIA

  • 4 of 5
We stayed here in October 2009 and found it to be very relaxing. The views from the balcony are great. Lots of outdoor space, the shared poolside area is comfortable and the place was fairly private.
It was lovely being able to open the house up to the fresh air. The big shuttered doors framed the views.

The kitchen was well equipped, there were a few sitting areas and some DVD's and books which was a bonus. The owners left a great deal of information about activities in Crete which was useful. There is a supermarket in the nearest shopping area and two or three restaurants. The walk down to the bay provides great views and is good exercise.

We didn't have a car which turned out to be a nuisance as it is a steep walk to the closest shops and much longer walk down to the sea at Almirida. So we rented one.

The property was very clean and well maintained. Actually we arrived a bit early before the cleaners. We'd put some of our stuff in the fridge and on the benchtop. We left for a while while the house was being cleaned, and when we came back some of our food had been taken - the cleaners probably thought it had been left by the previous tenant. It was chocolate, some fruit and washing powder.

I would recommend this place for a very relaxing holiday, but you do need a car. We were there off season, and buses are not a viable option out of the main tourist season.

The owners kept in touch prior to arrival by email and provided detailed instructions which were helpful.
  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2010
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Map

Nearest Airport
23 Kilometres
Chania,Crete
Nearest Ferry
15 Kilometres
Souda
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
beach
Car: recommended

Villa Emilia has a perfect location making it an ideal holiday base for sun worshippers as well as walkers, and anyone wanting to explore this beautiful part of Western Crete. Situated overlooking the popular Cretan village of Plaka with stunning views of Souda Bay to the front of the villa and the White mountains to the south. The villa is 5 minutes walk to the village square where you will find a number of tavernas and bars as well as a couple of minimarkets. The nearest beach is the blue flag beach at Almirida, just 5 minutes drive from the villa (or 15 minutes on foot). Here there are watersports, numerous restaurants and car hire.

The beautiful Venetian harbour town of Chania is approx 23kms to the west and is accessible by car or public transport, and Chania market is a must on Saturday mornings. There are many places to visit in the surrounding area such as the beach resort of Kalives, and the villages of Vamos, Gavalchori, Armeni, Kefalas etc. Details of places to visit including the waterpark at LIminopoluis are all provided in the detailed guest book in the villa, along with maps and local information.

Almirida is the nearest beach, just a few minutes drive or 15 minutes walk from Plaka Square and is a lovely village with golden sands and a small, pretty fishing harbour at the end of the beach.

The beach has the blue flag award and the sea is shallow and shelves gently so is really safe for children and because the sea is shallow it warms quickly in the sun.

The beach is lined with several excellent Tavernas and a fish restaurant where you can enjoy the excellent Cretan cuisine

West Crete

Western Crete is the greenest, so very beautiful and most mountainous area of Crete. The majestic White Mountains dominate the landscape and rise to almost 2500m. The mountains form a dramatic back drop to the south of the Villa and are often snow capped for more than half of the year. The ground is fertile and agriculture is based mainly on olive trees and citrus fruits.

There are many fine sandy beaches too and plenty of secluded coves to be discovered.

The region is popular with walkers and there are many spectacular walks including gorges, the most famous being the Samaria Gorge which drops abruptly into the Libyan sea in the South.

The area also has several ancient archaeological sites some not very far from Plaka.

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Plaka Villa Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Rate 8
Jul 19 2014 - Aug 29 2014
7 night minimum stay
£735
 
 
£50 discount for 2 people
Aug 30 2014 - Sep 19 2014
7 night minimum stay
£660
 
 
£50 discount for 2 people
Sep 20 2014 - Oct 31 2014
7 night minimum stay
£550
 
 
Rate 11
Nov 1 2014 - Mar 20 2015
7 night minimum stay
£400
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit £100
Notes Payment can be made in UK pounds or Euros.Prices shown are in UK Pounds,
Included are free welcome pack, utility bills, weekly maid service, linen, towels,(beach towels for use round the pool or beach are not provided) air-con and use of safe and cot. A Deposit of £100 per week is required on booking and the remaining balance is due 8 weeks before departure along with a returnable £100 bond
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Amenities

Plaka Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 80 m²
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
Theme:
  • Luxury
  • Family
General:
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Safe
  • Sunbed
  • Washing Machine
  • Sofa Bed
  • Parking
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • The villa has 2 bathrooms. The bathroom on the 1st floor has a bath, shower, WC and washbasin. The bathroom on the ground floor has a shower, WC and washbasin. Both have bathroom cabinets, shaver points and stools.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Bedroom 1, - has a shared balcony with stunning panoramic sea and country views, double bed, bedside cabinets dressing table/stool, settee, large fitted wardrobes, safe, hairdryer and air-con and ceiling fans. Bedroom 2, - has the same shared balcony with the same stunning views,twin beds, bedside cabinets, large fitted wardrobes, air con,ceiling fans, chair and mirror. The balcony is accessed from each bedroom through patio doors and a table and chairs are provided for each bedroom making it an ideal place to sit with a glass of wine and watch the sun go down and the ferries arriving at Souda Bay. Downstairs there is sofa bed which can accommodate 2 but idealy one up to 5ft 9in tall. The cot is collapsible and can be used in any room. The air conditioning units can be used for cooling or heating making it suitable for any time of year. Linen, blankets and duvets are provided so early and late season bookings are catered for
Entertainment:
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • children welcome
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horseback riding
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
Notes:
Air-conditioning (hot and cold) is provided throughout. Solar heating provides hot water day or night and there is also an electrical immersion if required. The property has an EOT Protocol number and is registered with the Greek Tourist Board. Full fire equipment is provided. It has a large garden and sun terrace making it ideal for all. Outside the furnished terraces and patios offer a choice of shade or sun throughout the day, steps from the upper patios lead down to the large secluded private sun terrace where sun beds, a sun parasol and a BBQ are provided. This area is surrounded by oleanders, fruit trees and colourful geraniums making it an ideal area for sunbathing and relaxing. Access to the 40sqm pool is a few steps away through the private gate (which can be locked) and which therefore makes this villa a good choice for those families with young children. There is a large table and chairs provided on the downstairs patio and the upstairs balcony also has tables and chairs.
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