The villa stands within its own grounds which is extremely peaceful. It has wonderful views to sea, mountain and village, private swimming pool, garden and car parking area. Villa has two bedrooms with king size beds both with en suite bathrooms, plus each bedroom has a balcony area. Downstairs is a modern kitchen with fridge/freezer, oven, microwave. There is a unity room with washing machine. The lounge has two sofa beds. There is also an additional bathroom downstairs.
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Villa in Gouves, Heraklion, Crete, Greek Islands, Greece - Oasis Villa in Crete, Great for Diving, Golf, Fishing and Snorkelling
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- Jul 9, 2018
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Relaxing, peaceful vacation in great surroundings
Directions from the owner were exact and we found the villa after a short journey from the airport. The villa is in a very private location (exception sheep!) with beautiful views as mentioned in the property description.
Villa and surrounding outside areas were clean and well maintained. Plenty of bedding, towels etc. No air conditioning at this villa but we found indoors to be incredibly cool - the mosquito screens on the door worked really at night allowing in a cool breeze without any bites! Bedrooms were large and beds comfortable.
Most of our time was spent outside around the pool. Sunbeds were good, under cover table and chairs were welcome to escape the midday heat and BBQ worked well.
Short work up a very steep hill to the local village with several tavernas - all very charming with good food. A small shop with great local produce is worth a visit - very accomodating owner. A 20 minute walk the other way takes you to Valentinas (also very welcoming) and the main taxi rank. If you can face crossing the main road it is only a further 15/20 minute walk to the sea front with numerous tavernas. Explore the back streets - much better offering than the sea front!
Lisa (owner) was very informative with regards to both the villa and the surrounding area. I feel she is now a friend! Please ask Lisa for any information that you feel is missing - she's more than happy to help.
Yes we recommend this property. Yes we will be returning!
Great location and privacy guaranteed
We had a fabulous week staying at the villa. Pictures do not do it justice. From the master upstairs terrace you have village, mountain and sea views. What more can you ask for! The villa is well equiped and if there was anything else l would suggest it would be some smaller Pyrex or similar oven dishes as the oven trays and saucepans were huge! The local taverna is 5 minutes walk and Spyros is so helpful and welcoming. Food is good and plentiful. We had a car which we think is essential as we like to get out and about sightseeing. Located approximately 20 minutes drive from the airport means transfers are quick. The beach is 10 mins away and there are plenty of shops and bars for an evening out.
The villa is exactly as described. In a lovely quiet and private position and close enough to village for a short walk to the taverna in the evening.There are plenty of walks round about but when we were there it was usually too hot to walk much so just went out exploring a few evenings when it began to cool down (but not much). The pool was a great help in keeping cool also watching swallows drinking every day. Lisa was great when I asked questions or phoned. Nothing too much trouble.
Thanks Lisa for a lovely holiday
Perfect to escape for a peaceful private holiday!
Located in the quiet town of Gouves, this villa is perfect to escape for a peaceful, private holiday. I went with just my girlfriend and I, and it was amazing, so relaxing and out of the way. However it does sleep six, so would be great for a holiday with friends as well. Despite the secluded location, it is still relatively easy to get to the sea front, or local towns such as Heraklion or Malia. It would be ideal for those renting a car as these towns are both about a 20 minute taxi ride away. A taxi is very easy to get from the super friendly guys at ‘Spiros’, a wonderful restaurant in the town. Where you can sit and enjoy a beer, or a raki until your taxi arrives.
Lisa was an excellent host and made sure we did not need anything, as well as being on the end of the phone day and night responding to any query we had.
The only downside was the rather steep hill up to the town, which may be difficult for those who do not walk as much, however it was not difficult by the end of our week there and also was worth the effort to get the delicious, freshly baked bread from the bakery.
We had an amazing time staying here and have already started thinking about when we can go back.
We stayed in this villa 9th august 2017. Quiet location within walking distance to nearby village up a hill, with some bars and restaurants. Car esssential for getting out and about. Villa very private and not overlooked. Villa well stocked with everything you need and would recommend this villa and would also return ourselves.
Perfect for a "get away from it all" holiday
Wow! My husband and I spent a fortnight in Lisa & Kirk's villa and we absolutely loved it. Totally secluded, yet no more than a few minutes walk into the village. So peaceful, away from all the routine. The villa had everything we needed and perfectly cool and comfortable inside. Pool area is wonderful for sunbathing, drenched in sun all day long - we were on the deck every day! The locals in the village made us so welcome and could not do enough for us - they are wonderful people. We hired a car for the full two weeks which was great for getting to the local supermarket (Lidl - just a 15 minute drive) and for visiting all the wonderful places (helped enormously by the sat nav we hired). Lisa was extremely attentive from the point of booking to the end of our holiday, ensuring we were fully informed, etc. Info supplied was really good too - especially the travel directions which got us to the villa on our first attempt! Honestly, we absolutely loved this whole holiday and are already planning to return - maybe later this year, but definitely the same time next year!
Special interest holidays: Near old village of Pano Gouves. 15 minutes by car from Heraklion Airport. 5 minutes by car to Crete Aquarium. 10 minutes by car to Hersonissos. 10 minutes by car to Water city, water park. 10 minutes by car to Hersonissos Golf course. 10 minutes by car to Arion riding stables. 15 minutes to Knossos, archaeological site. 15 minutes to Ferry port where you can get ferry to Santorini. 1 1/2 hours to Lake Kournas. 2 1/2 hours to Chania. Coast/Beach: Nearest Beach: Gouves 5 Km Travel: Nearest Airport: Heraklion 20 Km Further Details: Beach only five minute drive. PGA standard Golf course ten minute drive at Hersonissis. Horse riding centre & Crete Aquarium only five minute drive. Easy location for archaeological sites and tourism spots. Local village is only five minute WALK with several taverns, crepes and an ice cream bar, supermarket, bakery, hairdressers and a lovely church. There is also a playground area for children with slides, swings etc Near old village of Pano Gouves. 10 minutes by car from Heraklion Airport. 5 minutes by car to Crete Aquarium. 10 minutes by car to Hersonissos. 10 minutes by car to Water city, water park. 10 minutes by car to Hersonissos Golf course. 10 minutes by car to Arion riding stables. 15 minutes to Knossos, archaeological site. 15 minutes to Ferry port where you can get ferry to Santorini. 1 1/2 hours to Lake Kournas. 2 1/2 hours to Chania.
Rates & Availability
Booking Notes: A deposit of £100 per week or any part of a week is required which non refundable to confirm a booking. The balance is payable 8 weeks prior to departure. £250 refundable breakage/damage deposit is required with final balance. This will be returned approximately 21 days following your return (subject to breakage/damage report). Only exception are bookings less than 8 weeks before arrival. Then all the whole amount must be paid in full when booking. We ask guests not to smoke in the villa. Changeover Day: Flexible