Villa Koumos has 3 large bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms (one en suite) and is air conditioned throughout. All the bedrooms have patio areas with fantastic views. The extra large, salt water pool has gated access for additional safety. Pool heating is available for an additional charge. The villa is surrounded by well maintained gardens and is in an elevated location above Gavalochori. The area provides many choices of activities including walking, cycling, hiking, sandy beaches, water sports and boat trips. Villa Koumos will appeal to guests who prefer an independent and relaxing holiday in a superb location with all the comforts of home. Families with babies and young children will appreciate the additional equipment and safety features. Couples and groups of friends will enjoy the space, luxury and tranquillity.
- Villa4520 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay6 - 14 nights
Overlooking a traditional village with tavernas and shops within 600 metres and only 5 km from a sandy beach
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- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- Jul 16, 2018
About John Butterworth
I live in Lincolnshire in the UK and I'm the owner of Villa Koumos. I have a grown up family and young grandchildren, who love to stay at Villa Koumos. This is why I've made sure the villa is a safe place for children. I was immediately attracted to this part of Crete when I visited it for the first time in 2013. I returned in 2014 to find my own piece of paradise and I think I've done just that. I look forward to spending more time here with my family and friends in future years.
John Butterworth purchased this Villa in 2014
Why John Butterworth chose Gavalohori
Reading the visitor's book, I saw many comments from previous guests about the fantastic views of the mountains, sea and village and many about evenings spent relaxing on the outside veranda and enjoying the sunsets. I really love this part of Crete and especially Gavalochori, which retains its Greek character. Being situated in a cul de sac, on the edge of the village means few passing cars, peace and quiet, privacy and access to open countryside. The villages shops and tavernas are within walking distance.
What makes this Villa unique
Safe drinking water from the taps and modern plumbing which means no smelly bin next to the toilets. Spacious bedrooms with plenty of wardrobe space and direct access to the outside. Two bathrooms with full size baths and showers. High ceilings in the living area and white walls create a light and airy feeling. All the kitchen and laundry equipment you would have at home. Even when fully occupied, there are sufficient outside areas for everyone to spread out, have their own space and enjoy the gardens.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Lovely relaxing stay in peaceful surroundings
Well maintained villa and a very helpful maintenance man who ensures that everything in the villa and outside areas are kept to a high standard. Beautiful views of the village and surrounding area. We had spectacular thunder storms over the mountain together with wonderful sunsets. All windows and doors have heavy wooden shutters which keep out any village noise during the night, a problem we have had in other countries with dogs barking and cockerels crowing in the small hours of the morning. All in all we have had a brilliant relaxing holiday with a lovely pool to cool off in. The local cat adopted us until it discovered we were not giving it chicken every day and went back to it's home. The locals in the village are very friendly and although our Greek is very limited we managed to communicate really well. We would certainly recommend this villa for those who want privacy away from the crowds on the coast.
Thank you for your lovely review and I'm delighted you had such an enjoyable time. I hope to see you again in the future.
Absolutely fantastic - perfect family holiday
The villa was one of the best we have ever stayed in with beautiful views (it’s up on a hill side), stunning pool area which is perfect for kids as it has a shallow baby area at one end and is so well equipped that it felt like a real home from home. We really appreciated the cot, high chair, baby monitor and stair gates and the provision of pool towels. The local taverna is a real gem and great that they can do take away food. The owner was very helpful from the beginning and made the whole booking and checking in process really easy. We would love to stay again.
Thank you very much for your lovely review. I'm so glad to hear that you and your family had such an enjoyable holiday. We look forward to welcoming you back.
From the start of the booking process the information and service was fantastic. As for the villa it is spacious and exceptionally well maintained. Truely a fabulous holiday made special by the villa, location and support. Thank you.
I'm absolutely delighted to read your review. My aim is to provide an exceptional holiday experience and I'm so happy to learn that you had such a great time. I do hope you will come back to Villa Koumos.
Beautiful views, Lovely villa, very clean and tidy.
We loved Villa Koumos, the views are quite special. And the local village and surrounding area is rich with history. Internally, it ticked all the boxes and served 4 adults and 2 children very well, with safety gates on all stairways. The view from the main bedroom is beautiful to wake up to. The pool and pool area is well maintained and the pool was a warm 28-29 degrees. The pool man is also the 'go to' man if there are any problems. We did have an issue with one of the a/c units but understand that is being replaced.
The local restaurants are good and the bakery has fresh bread every morning, and they make amazing cake. The restaurants at the beaches which are a short drive away are all very good and we found the standard of food and local wine was excellent.
The beach is safe for swimming and has been awarded a blue flag for cleanliness and lack of pollution.
There are some interesting places to visit, but a car is a necessity.
The villa next door is still under construction, but is now almost finished. This did impact us when sitting outside upstairs, but couldn't be heard down in the pool area and wasn't constant. It didn't impact our holiday and we all had a fabulous time there. We would certainly book Villa Koumos again.
Thank you for your review and I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay at Villa Koumos. Thanks also for reporting the faulty air conditioning unit. We have all five units serviced every year but this one has now been replaced. I really appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again.
Fabulous villa with great views and only 10 minute walk in to the village
The villa was very well appointed with everything you would need even for an extended stay. The main balcony off the kitchen and living area is superb with views to the bay and is a great place to relax and dine - we spent a lot of time chatting and playing cards late into the evening on here. The pool was large compared to some we have stayed at with plenty of space to sit in sun or shade. There is also lots of nice walking around the valley. Although we used a car most days to go to the beach at Almyrida it is around 45 min walk and best done early for some shade. We have stayed in this area quite a few times now and enjoy the laid back atmosphere and the beach front restaurants.
Thank you very much for this lovely review and we hope you will come back again.
The villa was far nicer than portrayed in the photographs. Very well equipped and very comfortable
Beautiful area, beautiful villa, well kept, clean, spacious, comfortable, quiet and relaxing. A very picturesque area of Crete, definitely worth another trip and will recommend to friends.
What a lovely review and I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay. We enjoyed having you and your family as our guests and hope you will return.
Coast/Beach: A 6 minute drive to a blue flag sandy beach. Travel: 45 minutes from Chania airport, 90 minutes from Heraklion airport. Distances: 600 metres from the traditional village of Gavalochri. 5 minutes by car from Almyrida