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Quiet location with stunning mountain and sea views, private infinity pool

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,367 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 30 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Large balconies and outdoor spaces suitable for families, sleeps 6

The Villa is spacious (127sq metre) with large balconies and patio areas, private infinity pool (32sqm) with great views, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 6 (extra double sofa bed is located in a separate downstairs room off the living area. ).

Located just outside the small village of Kambia, within a 5 minute drive there are many Tavernas & restaurants in the villages of Plaka, Kokkino Chorio and Almyrida, where there is also a Beach.

The ground level consists of a spacious living room with Satellite TV, dining area with table for six people, a kitchen with all necessary equipment, a morning room (with convertible double sofa bed) and a bathroom with shower. The living area has direct access to the terrace and pool area.

Stairs lead to the upper floor where there are 2 bedrooms and a bathroom with shower. The main bedroom has a king size bed, and the second may be set up as a king or as two single beds. All bedrooms have quality duvets and extra pillows, and large balconies/terraces with sea and mountain views.

The outdoor area has terraces and an infinity pool with sun loungers, umbrellas and an outdoor shower. Enjoy outdoor dining and barbeque's on our spacious terrace, complete with a dining table that seats six.

5 minutes drive, or a nice walk away, is the Village of Plaka with several quality Greek restaurants,Tavernas, and local grocery stores.

The closest beach is at Almyrida, a 5 minute drive away. At Almyrida you can find many shops, tavernas, restaurants, and local care hire companies.

MHTE License: 1042K91003098601

More Details

Peter & Linda Monkhouse
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 May, 2018

About Peter & Linda Monkhouse

We fell in love with Crete on vacation here in 2007 and decided this was where we wanted to retire. We built 2 Villas close to a small village called Kambia, and now live in the Villa next door to our rental Villa. We are available at any time to help, and are only too happy to provide information on the local area, we can also help arrange for local car rental.

Peter & Linda Monkhouse purchased this villa in 2014

Why Peter & Linda Monkhouse chose Apokoronos

Beautiful Modern Stone Villa, modern/new furnishings, owner always available to help.

What makes this villa unique

Quiet private location with stunning views, and private infinity pool.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Apokoronos in Chania Region

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1367 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • rural
  • village
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Downstairs Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Main Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Main bathroom has large/double shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Main Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , This bedroom has option for 2 single or 1 King Size bed.
    Additional downstairs enclosed room - 2 Sofa bed/Futon , Double sofa bed suitable for children or small adults.
  • Bedrooms have patio doors accessing a large balcony with sea/mountain views. Each have a large wardrobe, and main bedroom has TV/DVD.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Welcome pack on arrival, including wine and cheese/fruit. For late arrivals snacks/necessities for your first night/breakfast. Special orders/groceries available on request.


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average rating of 4.909091 based on 11 reviews

First Class

  • 5 of 5

We have rented many villas in various countries over the years & Villa Rhea is second to none. The quality of the house, fixtures & fittings, together with equipment is first class. Its location is idyllic, providing peace, privacy & stunning views over mountains, olive groves & coastline.

Don't let the rough, unmade track leading to the villa put you off. Our little Peugeot 208 coped admirably.

Peter & Linda could not have been more welcoming & helpful. Even the local shop keeper said to us that we had chosen the best villa & owners in the area!

Local villages, tavernas & beaches were a delight. Our preferred beach was at Kamina. A day's outing to Chania is a must. We also took a day's bus & boat trip to Balos & Gramvousa, which added to the variety of a great holiday.

This villa & its owners come with our unreserved recommendation.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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perfect villa for a relaxed family holiday

  • 5 of 5

We were thrilled with Villa Rhea and it had the perfect ingredients for our family holiday...

The villa itself was beautifully built, very spacious both inside and out and well furnished with great attention to detail (plus aircon in the bedrooms which was a bonus in August). The views were just to die for - overlooking the valley with the mountains beyond, and the bay. We really enjoyed dinner on the terrace watching the sunset over the bay.

The pool was a good size (always hard to tell from photo's) ... just about big enough for a proper swim and plenty big enough for family pool games. It was very clean and not over chlorinated, with that stunning view.

The location was good - it's close to Almyreda which is a small family resort with a nice beach and lots of good restaurants. We really enjoyed visiting it late afternoons most days. The villa was walking distance to the nearest village which had shops and restaurants but you would really need a car to stay at the villa. There's lots to do nearby, particularly Chania which is about 45 minutes drive away.

Peter and Linda were great hosts - really friendly and helpful but not at all obtrusive. We were sorry to leave!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Villa Rhea July 2016

  • 5 of 5

This has to be one of the best Villas we've ever stayed in. Attention to detail in the structure of the building and to the smallest detail is perfect.

The pool and the views are a perfect way to start and finish your day and in fact welcome at any time. The pictures on this site do not do it justice and can not capture the panoramic beauty or the magnificent sunsets

Peter and Linda are the perfect hosts without being intrusive. Nothing was too much trouble and our comfort always took priority.

Their knowledge of the local area and people is very useful and we had an extremely enjoyable holiday based on this.

The area is ideally suited for both a relaxing and adventurous trip, depending on what you desire. You do need a car though !

The local people are very friendly and welcoming, and again are very helpful.

The local tavernas serve really good food, and Dourakis, the nearby winery is a must. We had a very personalised and friendly tour with just four of us. The wine tasting was well worth the visit and it didn't cost much either.

We toured quite a bit of the Island, but couldn't wait to get back to that pool and the spacious villa.

We never go back to the same place twice but I think that will now be a habit we change. All being well we would like to return next year..

All in all a fantastic holiday in an exceptional villa in an ideal location

  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Fantastic location with wonderful views. A car is essential with lots of beautiful places to visit. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay .... Best holiday in ages

  • Review Submitted: 08-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful hillside villa… spectacular sea and mountain views… infinity pool

  • 5 of 5

In a sensational spot slightly out of the small village of Kampia (so feels nicely isolated), the modern stone-built villa is stylish, well-equipped and furnished in a comfortable fashion. The owners are affable and accommodating, but at the same time unobtrusive. The gorgeous infinity pool, with fantastic views, is great for a relaxing dip (we loved having a pool to ourselves), and children will love the games area. There are tiled floors, two impeccable shower rooms, TVs, terraces. There is internet too, if you fancy talking to the wider world.

There are two upstairs bedrooms, and in the downstairs den there’s a sofa bed.

For provisions there are small shops just a few minutes away by car, together with a number of tavernas with traditional cooking run by hospitable locals. The friendly beach resort of Almirida is about a 10-minute drive from the villa, downhill all the way!

Conceived by an inspired architect, Villa Rhea is a characterful and very charming retreat, and the surrounding area is very lovely.

Highly recomended.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A beautiful villa with stunning views

  • 5 of 5

Villa Rhea is presented to the highest of standards - a real home from home. It has everything you could want from a holiday property and benefits from stunning views over the mountains and down towards Souda Bay. The villa is set in the most serene countryside with the only noise coming from the chicadas! However, the pretty little village of Plaka is only a few minutes drive away while the busier resort of Almyrida with plenty of restaurants is about 15 minutes down the road. Linda and Peter were always on hand to help and advise but never imposed themselves on us, so while their home adjoins the villa, you'd never know they were there unless you needed them. Overall, one of the best properties we've stayed in abroad with a view you will never tire of looking at! Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
32 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
17 Kilometres
Souda Port
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Apokoronos, Crete

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
mid season
27 May 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season
1 Jul 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Season
8 Sep 2018 - 13 Oct 2018
30 night minimum stay
for 30 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £175.65

Check in 15:00, checkout 10:00. Early check in/late check out may be available on request.

Any changes to rates, facilities, and/or T&Cs are to be agreed with the owners prior to booking by email.

Changes from standard T&Cs for Monthly rentals:
-- Only includes cleaning once a week, laundry is an optional additional charge.
-- Include water and gas, electricity is metered and charged weekly.
-- Second 500 Euro payment required 90 days before check-in date.
-- 100% refund for cancellations more than 90 days before check-in date, no refund of deposit(s) after this date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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