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Air-Conditioned Villa with Private Pool and Gardens Solely for the use of Guests of Aisling Villa

Bedrooms 2
Space 861 sq. ft.
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Aisling villa is located in the village of Hamalevri, away from the bustle of the tourist areas but still within 15 mins travelling time if you wish to visit. Hamalevri boasts a local Kafeneon called Romeo and Juliet Meze Bar, serving a wide range of good food all day. There is a small shop in the next village Asteri (5 min walk)where you can get the essentials. Asteri also boasts a museum Taverna and a kafenion (greek pub). Outside living is part of the experience on Crete and we have a 9m x 4m private pool and sun bathing areas with a number of sun loungers and umbrellas. Beside the pool is a covered pergola with associated barbecue area which has an additional small gas cooker to meet all cooking requirements.

We have lemon trees growing in the garden and it is something else to pick a fresh lemon for your gin and tonic.

Aisling Villa is surrounded by beautiful views and walks

More Details

Property Manager
Carol Ewings
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 25, 2018

About Carol Ewings

Hello, John and I have been travelling to Crete since 1990 and so loved the island that we decided to buy a house there in 2002. We have made the property as private as possible while still allowing views of the surrounding area. It is equally suitable for older couples (like ourselves) or young families.

The name of the house - " Aisling"- is Irish for dream or vision, and as it fulfilled our dream we thought it was very apt,and are sure the visitor will not be disappointed

Carol Ewings purchased this bungalow in 2002

Why Carol Ewings chose Chamalevri

We love this area because it is far enough away from the bustle of the busy resorts to offer peace and tranquility, but is also close enough for ease of access to shops, tavernas and beaches.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Submitted by Allan Thompson April 2011-

Thanks very much for the use of your villa. We all enjoyed ourselves tremendously and were more than pleased with the facilities. You've got a lovely place there, we were well looked after by Barry and Val. The village and it's neighbour Asteri are ideal and I found all the villagers to be friendly and welcoming.

Submitted by John Johnston August 2011 -

We had a wonderful month at Villa Aisling and couldn't have asked for a better home from home. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves in the pool, using the barbecue and our trips to Rethymnon, Knossos and Eleftherna using the little yellow train. But mainly it was reading, swimming and sun bathing for us!

Submitted by Keith from Seaford (Submitted: 5 Jul 2010)

We found this villa excellent.The pool and outside space was very good.I would recommend this villa to families with children and couples who like a quiet retreat.
Jul 2011
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Chamalevri Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 861 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Shower room 1 - toilet , shower
  • En-suite bathroom to bedroom 1 with shower, WC. Separate Bathroom with bath/shower, WC.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Fitted with it's own Air Conditioning
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double , Fitted with it's own Air Conditioning
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4/6 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed. Bedroom 2 with double bed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: We have included in the price the air conditioning, wifi and a welcome pack (containing milk, bread, water, tea, coffee and a few samples of greek food) to get your holiday off to a good start, which is particularly useful for late arrivals Outside: The house is set in its own private gardens and boasts a large sun bathing terrace, private pool and barbecue area with pergola. Utility Room: Washing machine, tumble dryer, vacuum cleaner. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included and are changed weekly. The property is cleaned for arrival of each guest. During their stay each guest will be responsible for the house. Extra cleaning can be requested but will be payable locally.


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Air-Conditioned Villa with Private Pool and Gardens Solely for the use of Guests of Aisling Villa
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews

Lovely quiet villa with its own pool

  • 5 of 5

In a quiet village but with a great meze bar up the road and a supermarket within walking distance but just a short drive to the sea. Had everything we wanted and the welcome pack was a really nice touch. Would definitely return!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much Matt! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. John and Carol
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Amazing property!

  • 5 of 5

We’ve truly had an amazing stay at Aisling. The house was comfortable and spacious enough for our party of six. Really well equipped and all appliances in working order. Pool towels also provided which I have found lacking from previous properties. Wasn’t expecting air con in the bedrooms so an added bonus in the August heat! The different seating areas around the garden were stunning. Local bars were both great especially when you fancy leaving the car at home and having a drink with your meal! Would definitely stay here again and highly recommend. Thank you Carol and John.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely villa, well-equipped and secluded

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. The villa was well-equipped with a lovely pool side and outside eating area. There are a couple of nice places to eat within walking distance. We wanted a car-free holiday and it worked very well. The local taxi company was very helpful on the occasion we wanted to venture elsewhere. Although there are other properties around, the villa feels very secluded and the perfect place for a restful holiday.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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A lovely private family home , equipped with everything a family could want for a great holiday .

  • 5 of 5

Aishling villa was peaceful, totally private and picturesque. Each room has individual air con units ( very helpful ) lots of books , games , information leaflets and folder about surrounding amenities. The pool is a perfect dept for anyone with children ( 4.5 ft at deep end ) Steve regularly checks and cleans pool and surroundings . The kitchen is well equipped and when we arrived all the necessary food stuffs were in place to start us off which was appreciated . The owners Carol and John were great to deal with . It’s far enough away from all the bustle of a big city but ten min by car takes you into all the action of Rethymno.

One suggestion , if you have hired a car leave it parked on the road at the top of the drive because the driveway is very steep and can catch the underside of the car .

You will need a car if your coming here but with so many places to visit it’s well worth it . The beaches on this side of the island are beautiful but I would say make sure you have swim footwear for the kiddies as they are mostly pebble beaches .Had a great holiday, we would thouraghly recommend this house and area of Crete .

Thank you to our lovely hosts , your home is everything we could have wanted for a great family holiday . Best wishes the Purcell family x

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou very much for such a wonderful review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. We have tried to think of everything a guest would need but are always open to new suggestions. John and carol
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Relaxing home from home retreat

  • 5 of 5

The photos do not do justice to this lovely holiday home. Spacious and comfortable. Delightful garden and lovely pool. Peaceful surroundings with wonderful views from the village. Two great restaurants just a short walk away were an added bonus.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Everything was as promised

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a lovely relaxing stay at Aisling villa in Chamalevri. The villa was clean, fresh and quite private. There was a welcome pack of food in the fridge and a bottle of wine on the table. Any equipment we used, washing machine, dishwasher etc was well maintained and there was plenty of washing powder/tablets available to use. The cupboards were well stocked with tea/coffee/sugar/olive oil and plenty more. The local taverna was a two minute walk away where Yanni and Matthew were very very friendly hosts.

One thing I would stress is take note of Carol's warning about removing any passengers and heavy luggage before you turn into the lane to the villa, there is a big bump on the way in.

I would not hesitate in recommending this villa for a relaxing holiday.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
65 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Kilometres
Romeo and Juliet Meze bar
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Kilometres
Romeo and Juliet Meze Bar
Nearest Beach
2.5 Kilometres
Car: recommended


There are beaches at Stavromenos (5 mins drive) sandy/stony. Spectacular beaches 5 km away at Platanes.


We normally use Heraklion airport but Chania airport is also available as we are roughly the same distance from both (70km).The journey time from either airport is about 1 hour 15 minutes. Car hire is recommended but not essential as taxis are only a phone call away.


Stavromenos is 2/2.5 km away ,the large town Rethymno,with banks etc ,well worth a visit, is 11km away.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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