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Stefanos Varidakis

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english

Fully airconditioned stone built Villa ideal for families or just couples.

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview

Vamos Villa Rental Photos and Description

St. George's Retreat Village in Kokkino Chorio, Crete - Tranquil environment complete with 2 shared swimming pools, a childrens playground, a vineyard

Go beyond the tourist eye: A collection of nine villas owned by a Cretan couple who are looking forward to welcoming you to this beautiful part of Crete. More than a holiday - St George's Retreat offers you the opportunity to truly experience all that Crete has to offer. Whether that's learning about the Island's history, sampling the food from the best travernas or indulging in the fruits that grow freely in the Retreat, this is a Cretan experience to remember. As you might expect, with villas of this calibrate, all fully equipped to the highest of standards. Also within the grounds there is a large BBQ area, a children's playground, a vineyard and lots of fruits tree and herbs ready to be picked by our guests - The 9 villas are positioned within the grounds in such a way, that makes them ideal for families and friends who would like to holiday together, but still maintain their own private space.

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Stefanos Varidakis (Owner)
Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english

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Map

Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Chania airport
Nearest Ferry
15 Kilometres
Souda
Nearest Restaurant
Retreat tverna
Nearest Beach
4 Kilometres
Almyrida

Coast/Beach:

As you might expect of this beautiful Greek Island, there are numerous picturesque beaches to choose from and all just a short drive away from the Retreat. For example, the blue flag beach of Almyrida is just 4km away - an approx 8 min drive or a scenic 30 min walk! This beach is ideal for those with families as it has very clean sands. gentle sloping shelves and rock pool areas to explore. For the more energetic, there are very reasonably priced windsurfing and canoeing lessons available.

Travel:

The nearest airport is located in Chania which is a very convenient, approx 40 mins drive from the Retreat. There is also a port here for those who prefer to travel by sea. An alternative airport is Heraklion which is situated approx 120 mins drive from the Retreat. If desired, transport to and from both airports can be provided at a reasonable charge.

Car hire is highly recommended and if desired, a car of your choice can be booked by the Retreat on your behalf at a discounted rate.

Distances:

Kokkino Chorio and its old village lanes is 10 mins walk. Almyrida is an 8 min drive. Other nearby beauty spots include Kalives (15 mins), Georgioupolis (40 mins), Lake Kournas (60 mins) and the secluded taverna at Ombroglialos beach (20 mins)

Further Details:

As you might expect, there are an abundance of tavernas to choose from throughout the local villages of Kokkino Chorio, Plaka, Almyrida and Kalives... all just a maximum of 15 mins drive away. As the owners are both local to the area, they will be able to help you select the best places to try in accordance with your particular tastes.

There is a small local supermarket situated in Plaka as well as a larger INKA in Kalives. If you prefer to try local produce, there are also local butchers and green grocers located within Kalives town.

Chania is the main town of the area and just 30 mins drive away from the Retreat. Here you will find a whole host of shops to satisfy the needs of anyone looking to engage in a little retail therapy! In addition, Chania boasts a beautiful Venetian harbour and square known as the 'Old Town' and no trip to Crete would be complete without a visit there.

For those who are interested in diving, there are two diving centres located in Chania and Rethimno (40 mins drive) offering a number of exciting dive sites to explore. Of particular interest may be the recently discovered Elephant Cave containing some of the best stalagmites and stalagtites in the world .... a real site to behold.

If you have any special interests, please ask the owners who will be only to happy to share their knowledge to ensure that you make the most of your stay in Crete.

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Rates & Availability

Vamos Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Late Summer period
Sep 3 2016 - Sep 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,257
 
 
Autumn period
Oct 1 2016 - Nov 11 2016
7 night minimum stay
$864
 
 
Autumn period
Nov 12 2016 - Mar 23 2017
7 night minimum stay
$707
 
 
Winter period
Mar 25 2017 - May 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
$943
 
 
Spring period
May 27 2017 - Jul 14 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,336
 
 
Early Summer period
Jul 15 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,650
 
 
Late Summer
Sep 2 2017 - Oct 13 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,336
 
 
Winter perios
Oct 14 2017 - Mar 23 2018
7 night minimum stay
$707
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
It is essential to confirm availability with the owner before booking flights. To make a booking you can either call or email the owner - via the contact details in the contacts section. A non refundable 20% deposit will be necessary to secure your requested dates and needs to be paid within 2 days of your booking notification. The total booking cost is to be paid in full 40 days before the arrival date.

Changeover Day:
Any day of the week.

Notes on prices:
Prices are per villa per week in UK Pounds. 30% discount is granted for a 2 guests / villa occupation (does not apply for July - August & Winter bookings). Long winter lets on request. Car hire arranged on request.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Vamos Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Resort
  • Rural
  • Village
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Toilet 1 - toilet
    Shower room 1 - shower
  • Shower in all villas - some villas with a second WC
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4/5 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 1 double bedroom 1 twin bedroom (3 villas with a bunk bed and a single bed)
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Attractions:
  • caves
  • playground
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • mountain climbing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Each villa is beautifully decorated in a contemporary style that is synonymous with the surroundings. The amenities include:- A fully working kitchen Lounge area with satellite television Bathroom/ bathroom and separate toilet (depending on villa choice) Two bedrooms with either twin, double of bunk beds (depending on villa choice) Washing machine, iron and ironing board Fresh bath and pool towels Outside terrace with table and chairs Maid service providing full change of linen once a week Outside: Each villa has its own private terrace - perfect for watching the sun go down in the evening or sharing a drink with friends. The grounds themselves are a 'little piece of Eden' with an abundance of fruit trees, herbs and flowers adding a wonderful splash of colour to the Retreat. Within the grounds there is a very safe play area for children as well as a large BBQ area with both BBQ spit and traditional baking oven. There are also two shared outdoor swimming pools which are each 40 m2. Situated amongst the grounds, they provide the perfect haven for rest and relaxation. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bath and pool towels & linen are all provided for the duration of your stay.

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