Spacious 2 bedroom luxury villa in a secluded location close to the sea
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About Birgitta Kolte
My love with Crete started more than 25 years ago and it was always my heart desire to stay here and to take root. With my agency Crete Retreats I like to open the door for everybody – friends, families and groups of like-minded people – who are looking for a remote original place to retreat, to share, to relax, to inspire, to create and to enjoy an unforgettable vacation experience.
Why Birgitta Kolte chose Kastelli
Villa Anemona is like a beautiful water lily. One has that fine feeling of luxury and elegance that blends perfectly with the unspoiled nature. It's all in a nutshell - not too much, not too little. The beauty of the sunsets is absolutely amazing.
What makes this Villa unique
Close to the sea. Breathtaking sunsets. Unspoiled nature. Calmness. Privacy. Fully equipped luxury villa with every comfort. Seawater pool. Best price performance ratio...
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
We felt like we’d stepped into a dream!
The villa and its very remote setting are simply stunning. For 10 days we felt like we were the only people on the island, which is exactly the sort of holiday we were looking for.
The villa itself is striking - big, bright, clean and in immaculate condition. It’s probably bigger than the two of us needed but it manages to still feel cozy, and has everything you could possibly need for a comfortable stay. The grounds are also big and beautiful with space to wonder and breath.
The views (especially as the sun sets right in front of you each night) really do take your breath away - every direction offers a perfect postcard picture!
We spent most days chilling by the pool (not heated) and BBQing anything we could :)
It’s worth saying again that this really is a remote location (by our standards). Don’t expect to just pop out to the shop if you forget the milk!
There is a mini market about 20 mins drive away with a cash machine, I’d compare it to a Spa shop in the UK - we could get the essentials but it was a shame to not be able to get any quality produce. The closest place for good grocery shopping is Kissamos - there’s a butcher and fish mongers and a big Inka store which has everything! Or stop at Lidl on route from Chania airport.
Kissamos was a lovely place to visit and has some nice bars and restaurants (we somehow found one that was showing the Arsenal game - much to my other half’s delight!)
We also visited one of the restaurants near the mini market on route to Elafonissi which was a delight.
Personally, we had little want or need to leave the villa much during our 10 days. When you find somewhere as stunning as Villa Anemoma you really don’t want to leave!
Birgitta, our rep, gave us a warm welcome and was great, always on hand to help if we needed anything.
The WiFi isn’t great but it didn’t bother us, just worth mentioning in case you’re looking for somewhere that has good WiFi! Also worth mentioning that the roads are tricky! Tiny, winding mountain roads with very sharp bends and turns, so don’t go too budget on the car hire! And it’s definitely worth it when you get there!
All in all it was a dream get away. A perfect haven and a place to just switch off and get away from it all. Can’t wait to go back again!
This is five star luxury from the superb quality of the villa itself to the personal sunset every evening.
We don't really want to recommend it in case it gets too busy to go back next year!
A beautiful and tranquil place
We had a lovely stay at this villa. On arrival we were met by the manager, Brigitta, who showed us round the villa. During the whole process, on the few times we needed to contact her, she was reassuringly easy to contact, friendly, helpful and efficient. We were grateful for all the additional items provided: bread, jam, milk, tea and wine. The directions Brigitte gave us were clear and accurate. On the return journey we took a beautiful, alternate route through the mountains. The villa was spotlessly clean, well equipped and of good quality. The setting, overlooking the sea, is amazing and we enjoyed evenings watching the sun go down with a glass of wine while siting on the comfortable sofa. We particularly enjoyed the shaded eating area and the magnificent infinity pool. It is useful to buy your food etc in Kissamos on the way to the villa. The villa is extremely convenient for visiting beautiful Elofanissi beach, in fact we also used the small supermarkets on the route to Elofanissi for basic supplies.
A perfect place to stay in Western Crete to experience its wild beauty, from a quiet and peaceful location!
What a relaxing holiday!
We stayed at the villa for 10 days and it was 10 days of bliss. The location is remote but incredibly scenic and mellow. Birgitta was super responsive and incredibly helpful to settle us in. Being a trained masseuse was a definite pro and I highly recommend it.
The villa is fully equipped with everything you need and the sunsets are the most amazing I have ever seen. We sat back every night just in complete amazement on how great they were.
There are some lovely Taverna’s nearby that cook pure authentic food which is a pleasure to eat. The beaches nearby our very child friendly with lovely restaurants to enjoy fresh sea food. Chania is definitely worth a visit to see the historic old town too.
All in all a 10/10.
Amazing place, with an amazing view, on a amazing quiet environment - 100% recommended
We had the chance stay one week at Villa Anemona.
Everything has just been perfect:
- We had a great welcome from Birgitta
- The house is stunning clean, new and very well equipped.
- The location is just perfect if you want to be surrounded by nature, calm, with this amazing view on the Creta Sea and with absolutely no neighborhood at all.
- The infinite pool is very convenient with a breath taking view.
- Just get a fresh Rosé wine / Champagne ready for Amazing Sunsets every night ;-)
- We also had the chance to do 2 Yoga cession with Birgitta on the terrace of the Villa. So nice for the body and soul in such a place. We really loved it and we truly recommend it.
- And by the way, one night, just shut down all light of the house, and just look at the stars, you never see them anywhere like this, a total blow out...
So, it is a 100% satisfaction from us and 100% recommended.
Thank you Florent!! It was such a pleasure having you and Nelly as our guests in Villa Anemona!! I really did enjoy doing yoga with such a smiling delightful couple :-) Thank you!! I hope we see us again one day.
Great place on the edge of the World
One of the best holiday in Crete. House superb, it has everything you need for comfortable furniture, full kitchen, bathroom accessories.Pure rest in peace, surrounded by nature indescribable beauty of landscapes, mountain grandeur and magic sunsets every evening. Pleasant environment creates a variety of candle lights and interior details.
Special thanks to manager Briggite for the warm reception and immediate communication and understanding.
I could write all day, but let it be a surprise, because visiting this villa really be amazed at once.
Mountains rearing straight up from the sea, deep wooded gorges, ravines and valleys and yet more glorious mountains, standing proud and acting as a magnet to the eye and the imagination – that’s western Crete, or real Crete, as some would say.
Western Crete rural life continues at the same slow pace as it has for centuries. The West is the greenest and most mountainous area of Crete.
Mass tourism has not yet discovered the region. From here it is near to go to a lot of attractive spots like Balos (40 min by car), Falasarna (30 min), Elafonisi (20 min.) or the monastery of Chrissokalitissa (15 min.), which is built on a rock overlooking the sea. Falasarna is best known for its fine sandy beach and crystal clear waters, while the beaches of Balos and Elafonisi (both under the Top 10 of the European beaches) are reminiscent of a South Sea lagoon: white and in parts pink sand and a small island to which it is possible to wade through a shallow channel.
Also recommendable and nearby of Villa Anemona is the beach of Sfinari (20 minutes by car) with it’s romantic fish restaurants directly at the sea.
You can find even more information about our beautiful area on my webpage Crete Retreats.