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Luxurious Villa On The Beach

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 1,937 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

A Stylish And Elegant Stone Villa On A Superb Location, Right On A Quiet Beach

Azure is a stylish and elegant villa on a superb location, just a stone’s throw away from the quite long beach…

The newly built villa is one of four beach villas that are situated right on the beach of Rapaniana. The owner architect has given great attention using eco-friendly materials,creating a villa that blends in perfectly with the seafront location.

The impressive front terraces and lawn gardens host a stone built covered BBQ with wood-burning oven and a small outdoor kitchen,located by the pool.The beautiful large pool is equipped with a jacuzzi/massage area, and complemented by a romantic outdoor seating corner perfect for enjoying summer starry nights…

The interior of the villa is set on three floors.Entrance floor comprises living room with comfortable sofas, separate dinning room with one more sofa and fully equipped kitchen.On the first floor there are two spacious bedrooms, each with en suite bathroom and a lovely terrace with amazing views to the sea and Ravdoucha Peninsula.On the lower floor, there is one more bedroom with a raised platform double bed and one more sofa bed.On this floor there is also a fourth bedroom with a double bed (please note that it has no windows nor air-condition, only a ceiling fan) and one more bathroom.

The villa is a short drive away from the famous Falassarna beach, and just 15 minutes away from Kissamos Harbour,the starting point of the renown Gramvousa and Balos lagoon boat trip.

More Details

Property Manager
Konstantina
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french, russian, greek
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
December 1, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

Belle maison bien située à 100m d'une belle plage de galets.

Intérieur et extérieur très bien aménagé, avec gout.

Très belle piscine avec un coin type jacuzzi à bulles.

Idéal avec des enfants.

Proximité des commerces et de restaurants.

Accueil exceptionnel de la propriétaire.



Beautiful home located 100m from a beautiful pebble beach. Inside and outside very well laid out with taste. Very nice pool with jacuzzi corner bubble. Ideal with children. Close to shops and restaurants. Exceptional welcome from the owner.
Oct 2014
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Map

Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Chania
Nearest Ferry
30 Kilometres
Souda
Nearest Beach
Kolymbari
Car: not necessary

Kolymbari is a small, quiet fishing village, 23 km west of Chania at the foot of Crete’s Rodopou peninsula. It combines the feel of the rugged and untamed peninsula with majestic mountainous backdrops and panoramic sea views.

The locals are primarily farmers and stockbreeders cultivating olive and citrus trees, grapevines and vegetables. As such, the local produce is olive oil, honey, wine, meat and dairy products. Along the coast, fishermen provide fresh fish and tourism has, over the last years, flourished.

Whether you are taking a couple’s break, a family holiday or combining one of these with some business, Kolymbari would work well for you if you are looking for a quiet time, to relax on the beach and to explore Crete.

Within this small village you can find a small selection for your everyday essentials; pharmacy, ATM, souvenir shops, bakery, supermarket, bus stop, post office and more. Small fish taverns and cafes are clustered along the beautiful stretch of beach.

Though night-life does not feature highly here it can be found either in the nearby coastal village of Platanias or in Chania centre and Old Venetian Town.

Surrounded by natural beauty, you can take in this solitary place by taking relaxing walks along the beach, having the time to read a book, reflect, and rejuvenate – tranquillity at its best.

For the days where you wish to be adventurous and explore you can easily access several of the ‘must-see’ monasteries, beaches and gorges such as the famous 13th Century Greek Orthodox Gonia Monastery (used today as a cemetery), Elafonisos beach, Falassarna Beach, the gorge of Samaria and the Balos lagoon and Gramvousa islet. Kolymbari village and beach provide you with the opportunity to fill your days and please your soul.

Sightseeing – Excursions

Visit the well known beach of Falassarna (20 km from Grand Bay Beach Resort, about a 25 minute drive). At this beach you will also find windsurfing, and kite surfing. Along the way, visit the 13th Century Gonia Monastery (just 2km from villa).

Visit the lagoon like beach of Elafonisos and stop at the Monastery of Chrysoskalitissa along the way (about a 45 minute drive from villa).

Balos lagoon and Gramvousa islet – a full day trip (take a ferry, available daily, from the port of Kissamos).

Visit the ruins of the ancient city of Polyrinia (20 kilometres). Polyrinia is considered to be the oldest city that the Dorians built in Crete (following the Minoan Period).

Visit the Archaeological Museum of Kissamos (16 km from Grand Bay Beach Resort) housed in a Venetian-Turkish monument.

Hike the Samaria gorge – This is the well known gorge of Samaria, where thousands of visitors come to Crete and hike this gorge. This is a 15km (mainly downhill) hike – a whole day event. You can do it on your own by use of the local bus service from Chania central bus station or one of our daily excursions.

Therisso gorge: This is a unique gorge as it is one that you drive through to reach the village of Therisso where there are several tavernas. Continue to explore the traditional villages of Zourva and Meskla – beautifully scenic drive.

The Eleftherios Venizelos tombs: (historical site) are located high above Chania centre and old town (great views) in the direction of Chania airport.

Aptera archaeological site – This small archaeological site (ancient town of the Minoan era) is well worth a visit. From here there are wonderful sea views to the port of Chania (Souda) and the Akrotiri peninsula.

Itzedin Castle: A Turkish castle, built in the 19th Century. Also known as the Kalami fort.

Lake Kournas – The only freshwater lake in Crete! A good small trip to take with the family to enjoy the wonderful views to the mountains, lake and the sea. Walk around the lake, paddle-boat, feed the ducks and have a snack/lunch at one of several cafes/taverns.

Imbros gorge – A short and easy hike (about 8km) that starts at originates from the last houses of the village and end at Komitades village. A guide is not needed. Once at Komitades village you can take a taxi back to your car (or if you are up to it, hike all the way back).

Visit the centre of Chania as well as the must-see old Venetian harbor and town (about 23km from villa).

Platanias is the core centre of tourism, entertainment and night life in Chania. In this coastal village, there are several restaurants, bars, clubs, cafes, Go-Karts, children’s entertainment venues, mini-golf, trampolines, internet café, mini-markets, supermarkets, pharmacy, ATM, post office, doctor’s office, car and bike rental companies, souvenir stores and more.

In Kolymbari village you will find; supermarkets, ATM, cafes, petrol stations, a hair dressing salon, car rental, bakery, post office, small shops and more. Just 50 meters from the resort you will also find a small hub of fish restaurants and taverns.

Amenities

Kolymvari Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (terraced)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1937 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , En-suite bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , En-suite bathroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , on the lower floor
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , A room without windows (there is an extra charge for this)
  • Two large bedrooms with large beds are located on first floor, each has en-suite bathroom. One has plasma TV. One large bedroom is located on lower floor, with one double bed and a convertible sofa. On this floor there is also a full size bathroom. On this floor there is also a fourth bedroom with a double bed (please note that it has no windows nor air-condition, only a ceiling fan). There is an extra charge of 75 euro per day for this room.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
5

A very relaxing stay in a beautiful villa

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a very restful stay in this beautiful villa. Eleni is a wonderful hostess and went out of her way to make our visit as perfect as possible. The accommodation is extremely clean and in excellent condition . The pool area is huge and surrounded by well kept lawns. I would thoroughly recommend it. There is a little taverna you can walk to for lunch which overlooks the pebble beach. The better quality restaurants are a 5 min drive away but there are plenty to choose from. We enjoyed a lunch at Edem and dinner at Argentina.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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5

An example of perfect Villa

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Villa Azure for a month. It was excellent and exceeded our expectations. We always try to find a small nice property instead of big international hotels in every trip we do and after staying in many hotels all around the world, we are 100% sure that Villa Azure was our best ever choice.

The location is very close to the beach (1 minute walk) and still very quiet. The grounds with the pool are in perfect condition with greens and many chairs, coaches to relax with a chilled drink. Airport is 20 mins by car. Rooms are spotlessly clean and large enough to feel yourself comfortable even for a long stay. We would like to mention that every detail and every corner of the interiors and exteriors are built with love and perfect taste.

The owners are most courteous people we have come across in the near past, they have a unique gentle character of hospitality. It took us a while to re-adjust to the city once back home: we lived a dream at Villa Azure and we hope to be able to go back one day!

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
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5

This is a wonderful villa almost on the beach

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed every moment at this villa. It's so well maintaind that we almost thought it was new. The owners ,Eleni and George were very kind and generous and showed us a bit of the real Crete . Everything was so clean, both outside and inside and the garden was so well planned with furniture , a nice pool and a lovely outdoor kitchen.

There's a restaurant a little bit from the villa that brings good food to the door, name and number on the desk.

We recommend a nice restaurant by the beach called Edem, visit that one!

There's a bakery and a butcher near by.

We went to the ridingcenter in Deres for a nice ride in the mountains.

Everything went very smoothly this vacation and any question was just a few steps, a phonecall or a mail away.

A big thanks to Ariadne !

  • Submitted: May 23, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Rate notes:
Villa rates are for up to 6 guests.
A 7th guest can sleep in the sofa bed on the lower floor bedroom and extra charge is 30 euro per day (no use of 4th bedroom).
For use of the 4th bedroom extra charge is 75 euro per day.

Baby cot is free of charge.

Rates include:
twice weekly maid service and linen/towel change
welcome basket
free use of internet
concierge contact
Cancellation policy: cancellation fee of 25% applies for cancellations received up to 6 weeks prior arrival.
Cancellation fee 50% applies for cancellations received from 42 days to 29 days before arrival.
Cancellation fee 100% applies for cancellations received 28 days up to arrival date.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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