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Villa with Sea and Country Views

Bedrooms 2
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Villa in Hamalevri, Nr. Rethymnon, Crete, Greece - Peaceful Village, less than 10 Minutes to beach and Amenities

Villa Moira (Greek for 'destiny') is a beautiful, new bungalow situated on the edge of the peaceful, typically Cretan village of Hamalevri, just 12 km from the bustling town of Rethymno in the north west of Crete. Only five minutes drive from local beaches, with their hotels and beach-side tavernas (stroll a bit further down the beach for an even quieter experience), and the villages of Stavremenos and Sfakaki with their selection of supermarkets, tavernas, grill bars, a butcher and a pharmacy. There’s even a pizza take-away at Dimitri’s. The villa is well appointed and has air conditioning the main bedroom as well as the living area, with TV* and DVD, along with a stereo (with MP3 connection). Its valley position means you will enjoy a gentle breeze to take the edge off the heat of the day whilst relaxing on the sun terrace watching the family of resident eagles soaring overhead.

*note the TV is local channels only, but is a modern 32" flat screen with a variety of connections including USB and HDMI, so you're welcome to take your own device with you and attach it,

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Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
June 26, 2017

About Richard

We live in Northamptonshire with our two dogs. We both love the Greek islands - their food, climate, huge variety of landscapes, things to do and of course the people. We chose Crete to buy before we'd ever visited, and haven't regreted the decision.

Richard purchased this bungalow in 2007

Why Richard chose Rethymno

All five of the new houses on this development and three neighbouring villas are owned by British couples. However, this doesn't make it a 'little Britain' - far from it. The eight properties only three are lived in full time, and all of us have embraced the Cretan way of life.

The village is set a little way away from the coast - about five minutes in the car - and even further from the normal tourist areas. This makes for a peaceful base for you to enjoy the quiet of the countryside and the locals.

Although the house isn't big (65 m2), it's very comfortable and perched on the side of a hill with stunning views up and down the valley. The huge terrace catches the sun from early morning right up until sunset, and we've incorparated plenty of shade to escape to as well.

What makes this bungalow unique

Friendly but not over-familiar locals, both Greek and British; the stunning view, the peace and quiet. It's very well located for excellent beaches, history and culture, cycling and walking, great places to eat out. Or just spend your days relaxing on the terrace.


Chamalevri Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Village
  • Air Conditioning
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • Modern, high quality bathroom with full size bath and shower over. There is a washing machine situated in the bathroom.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 3 - 5 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, bedside cabinets and dressing table and ample wardrobe space. Bedroom 2 with single bed, bedside cabinet and ample wardrobe space. Main bedroom has air-conditioning and both have French doors leading onto a secluded terrace.
  • Television
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
Notes on accommodation: Property is available all year round, and has heating for those fresh winter evenings. It's an ideal base for exploring Crete, being fairly centrally located on the island, about midway between the airports of Heraklion and Chania (about an hour's drive from each). There is a small local Cafenion in the village (coffee shop/bar) where you will be welcomed by the locals and encouraged to practice your Greek! A couple of hundred metres up the road in Asteri there are two small convenience shops and a friendly taverna. There is parking for 2 cars on the property, and many more just up the road. Our local (English) agent is on hand to help with any queries or problems Outside: Outside there are sun beds, parasols and a table and chairs. The grounds are largely hard landscaped, with a pergola to offer some shade. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bath and hand towels, and bedlinen are provided - 2 sets per person. Cleaning/linen changing can be arranged, payable locally, however, we find guests usually prefer to be left in peace.


Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Heraklionn or Chania
Nearest Ferry
12 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Car: necessary


Five minute drive to local beaches and tavernas, bars and supermarkets. Venture slightly further afield for more cosmopolitan areas, or a twenty minute drive to Rethymno. A very quiet, 12 km long beach is a short drive away.


Hamalevri is about midway between the airports of Heraklion and Chania, being about an hour's drive from each. Although taxis are available, car hire is suggested. We can recommend excellent and good value car hire. The property is very easy to find and clear directions will be provided by us.

Note: EasyJet now fly to Crete from Gatwick, Manchester or Luton, and Jet2 from some airports in the north and Midlands.


Rates & Availability

Chamalevri Bungalow Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A 20% deposit secures your booking, with the balance due six weeks before arrival. If you need to cancel we will do our best to re-let the property, and any costs involved will be deducted before a refund given.

Changeover Day:
Flexible depending on previous/next guests' timings.

Notes on prices:
June-August prices include air conditioning; £18 per week at other times.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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