BEAUTIFUL BUDGET VILLA W/ POOL & PRIVACY, CLOSE TO TAVERNAS, SHOPS AND THE BEACH

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Miss Frankie Miles

Speaks english, greek
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 - 84 nights
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BEAUTIFUL BUDGET VILLA W/ POOL & PRIVACY, CLOSE TO TAVERNAS, SHOPS AND THE BEACH

Almirida Villa Rental Photos and Description

Sea and Mountain Views. A Choice of 2 or 4 Bedrooms This Villa is Very Versatile

In an elevated and private position on the wooded hillside skirting the charming village of Gavalohori, Villa Halepi commands panoramic views across the village and olive trees in the valley below to Souda Bay in the north and The White Mountains in the south. Part of Villa Halepi’s charm is the undoubtedly rural location that is within walking distance of the village centre that is not only picturesque and interesting, but also full of local life and character. A 10 minute stroll to the village in the day enables you to stock up on all of the essentials including freshly baked bread, croissants, pies, and locally grown fruit and vegetables, whilst at night you can have a delicious and inexpensive meal under the local mulberry trees on the village square. The walk back to the villa is uphill but after a few glasses of local wine you probably won’t notice at all!

Wonderful sunsets can be seen from the villa, which has been cleverly designed so that all but one of the bedrooms, both of the living rooms, all of the balconies, terraces and the pool area benefit from the gorgeous views. The ground floor of the villa has a separate entrance and is a completely self-contained 2 bedroom apartment that is ideal for guests who are elderly or disabled. Villa Halepi offers excellent flexibility of accommodation and is therefore a superb choice for larger parties, sharing families, or groups of friends who are looking to holiday together while still retaining the option of privacy and independence. Couples and smaller parties have also been taken into consideration with our low season prices which give them the option of renting the main 2 floors of the villa without the ground floor apartment (which would remain locked).

Nestled at the end of an unmade country track, behind a natural stone wall and a large gate, Villa Halepi is backed by a forest of pine trees. The ground falls away on 2 sides of Villa Halepi’s grounds, protecting the unspoilt views to the sea and the mountains, and ensuring the privacy of the guests. The enclosed, landscaped grounds are adorned with flowerbeds and typically Mediterranean plants and trees that include geraniums, roses, mesenbryanthum, polygala, margarita daisies, olive, orange and pear trees. Creamy coloured local stone has been used for the walls, archways, and crazy paving on the extensive terraces which surround the villa. The pool area has sun-beds and umbrellas, and all of the terraces and balconies are equipped with outdoor furniture.

Recently built in contemporary style, the interior throughout is bright and well equipped with comfortable furnishings and eye-catching fabrics, and is perfectly suited to relaxed summer living. Occupying much of the middle floor of the villa, which is accessed either by a ramp from the large private parking area or via steps from the pool terrace, is a large L-shaped living room and kitchen. Sliding doors open out from the living area to a covered dining terrace, and from the upstairs bedrooms to an open balcony, both of which look out over the entire area to the bay and mountains. All modern comforts have been provided at Villa Halepi, including free WIFI internet service, satellite TV’s, DVD players, 2 dishwashers and 2 washing machines, wood effect aluminium doors, windows, and shutters with mosquito screens, and air conditioning units in all the bedrooms and the living rooms. There is a fireplace in the main living room, and the A/C units also double up as heaters for the cooler nights at the start and end of the season. The modern bathroom and shower rooms are all beautifully tiled and the water is heated by either solar panel or a back-up immersion heater.

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

Miss Frankie Miles

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2008
Speaks english, greek
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 - 84 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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Beautiful Budget Villa w/ Pool & Privacy, Close to Tavernas, Shops and the Beach
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Beautiful Budget Villa w/ Pool & Privacy, Close to Tavernas, Shops and the Beach
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Villa Halepi

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
We rented Villa Halepi through Villascreteholidays.com whose service was flawless - we thoroughly recommend them. Lovely villa with gorgeous views. The villa description and photos were very accurate, except the views are even better than the photographs! The bathrooms at the villa are smaller than others we have stayed at, but this didn't bother us. The villa was spotless and well maintained and the friendly owners provided a really good welcome pack including a huge cake. The owners were local, so anything we needed was no trouble at all.

The villa is secluded and quiet, so this does mean a good ten minute, including an uphill, walk on the way back from the village. Driving is easy and there is plenty of parking in the square.

If we were to suggest one improvemnt it would be to provide wind protection on a terrace or by the pool so that you can enjoy the cooler nights off peak season.

We will definitely return to the vila and the area again.
Helpful votes: 8/8

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Nearest Airport
28 Kilometres
Chania
Nearest Ferry
18 Kilometres
Souda
Nearest Motorway
7 Kilometres
Kalives
Nearest Beach
3.8 Kilometres
Almyrida
Nearest Barpub
0.75 Kilometres
Gavalohori
Nearest Restaurant
0.75 Kilometres
Gavalohori
Car: recommended

Gavalochori is a very traditional village and it has great historical importance in this area. There are buildings still remaining from Byzantine, Venetian and Turkish eras, and artefacts have also been found in the area from Neolithic and Minoan Times. Many of these artefacts are now housed in the Historical and Folklore Museum which is located on one of the village’s narrow streets. On the outskirts of the village there is a lovely picnic area beneath a thicket of shady trees next to some Venetian Wells. The village square is just a 9 minute walk from Villa Halepi and is still very much the focal point of village life. The main kafenion/taverna is a beautifully renovated stone building which is run by the very friendly Monica Papatheofilo. The food and desserts here are delicious and the prices are low. Sitting under the kafenion’s shady mulberry trees and watching the world go by, is a favourite past time for both locals and visitors alike. On the opposite side of the square there is the Women’s Craft Co-operative which is trying to keep traditional handicrafts alive by making and selling products such as pottery and lace. In the village you can also find 3 more tavernas, 1 well stocked mini market, a souvlaki taverna, and a bakery.

Villa Halepi is just 5 minutes by car to the lovely village of Almyrida which is built around a crescent shaped sandy beach. 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 many excellent tavernas, cafes and shops. Also in Almyrida there is a water sports centre which rents out kayaks, windsurfers and catamarans, a scuba diving centre, and Villas Crete Holidays for tourist information, boat trips, horse riding, and guided walking tours or coach excursions..

For those of you looking for even more activity, the historic town of Chania is only 45 minutes away by car.

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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
 
Apr 1 2014 - May 19 2014
€700
7 nights
 
 
May 20 2014 - Jun 30 2014
€900
7 nights
 
 
Jul 1 2014 - Sep 1 2014
€1,800
7 nights
 
 
Sep 2 2014 - Sep 29 2014
€900
7 nights
 
 
Sep 30 2014 - Nov 4 2014
€700
7 nights
 
 
Nov 5 2014 - Mar 30 2015
€700
84 nights
 

Notes

  • The above prices are for the Villa and the Ground Floor Apartment. DISCOUNTED PRICES can be given to guests wishing to rent the 2 bedroom villa only without the downstairs apartment at all times except July 01 - September 01.

    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 representative speaking English, Greek, German and French is available during office hours, and 24/7 assistance for emergencies is available.

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

    Free WIFI internet access is available.

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

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

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

    Please e-mail us for up to date availability of this delightful property

Amenities

Almirida Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 200 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Historic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Toilet Paper
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Towels Provided
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Sunbed
  • Parking
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Basic Soaps
  • Activities Guide
  • Washing Machine
  • Local Maps
  • Linens Provided
  • Fireplace ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking Off Street
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Oven
  • Stove
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Kitchenette
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Dishwasher
  • Coffee Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Freezer
  • Pantry Items
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , The full bathroom is on the top floor of the villa
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , This shower room is on the middle floor of the villa
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , This shower room is in the ground floor apartment
  • The top floor main bathroom has floor to ceiling peach, terracotta and cream tiles, and a white suite consisting of a tiled bath with shower attachment and a Perspex screen, a white toilet, washbasin, and a mirrored cabinet, a vanity unit and a south facing frosted window. The middle floor shower room has beautiful peach, terracotta and cream tiles, a large shower unit with sliding Perspex doors, toilet, washbasin, wall mirror and shelf, a vanity unit and a frosted window. The ground floor apartment shower room has grey and blue tiles, and a white suite consisting of a shower, wash basin, mirrored cabinet, a toilet, an under sink vanity unit, and there is a frosted window.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , On the top floor of the Villa
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , On the top floor of the Villa
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , In the lower level apartment
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , In the lower level apartment
    Bedroom 5 - In the Villa's Living Room
  • The top floor of the villa has a double bedroom with a black metal king size bed and a wall mounted flat screen TV. There are double doors which lead out onto an open balcony that is shared with the twin bedroom and which has views to the sea, village and mountains. A second set of sliding doors lead out onto a smaller balcony which has side facing sea and village views. The twin bedroom has 2 single beds, a wall mounted flat screen TV and double doors which lead out onto the open balcony, shared with the double bedroom, and a window with sea and mountain views. The ground floor apartment has a twin bedroom with 2 single beds and a window that looks out to the pool and mountains. The double bedroom has a wood and black metal king size bed and a wall mounted flat screen TV. There is a window that looks out to the pool and mountains double doors which lead out onto the pool terrace and downstairs dining area, and you can lie in bed and look out to sea.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • CD Player
  • Radio
  • Toys
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Audio Tape Player
Outside:
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Patio
  • Balcony
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Beach Chairs
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Optional
  • Housekeeper
Attractions:
  • forests
  • ruins
  • duty free shops
  • caves
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • arboretum
  • winery tours
  • library
  • playground
  • churches
  • bay/sound
  • waterfalls
  • museums
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • scenic drives
  • beachcombing
  • paddle boating
  • eco tourism
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • groceries
  • medical services
  • hospital
  • fitness center
  • Babysitter
  • ATM/bank
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • surfing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • jet skiing
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • snorkeling
  • wind-surfing
  • tennis
  • cycling
  • spelunking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
  • surf fishing

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