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Tranquil Villa, Large Pool, views of The White Mountains , 400m from village



Updated: 18-Oct-2016
3 bed 2 bath sleeps 6 in a secluded tranquil setting, great views

Brief Description


** Large family sized pool 10 metres by 4.5 metres with roman steps and NO ladders to negotiate.

*** Pool faces SOUTH and is in the sun ALL DAY

***NO slippery tiles around the pool


*** Faces west for those wonderful cretan sunsets

** 8 minutes walk to 3 great tavernas in the village

** Great views of The White Mountains ( Lefka Ori)

** 8 minute drive to beach at Almerida


** Secluded setting among the ancient olives groves

** Villa 100 metres square

** 1 double bedroom upstairs with living area/shower room

** 2 twin bedrooms on ground floor plus bathroom

** 2 couples can share villa as there are bedrooms and bathrooms on both floors so extra privacy is available

** Car recommended NOT essential.walk to village in 8 minutes

** Mature gardens. olive trees. fruit trees, bushes and flowers

** Covered seating area by pool plus patio and shaded area under olive tree


* Open countryside and the White mountains in the background Views over the olive groves

* Plot 1000 metres square and not on development

** No neighbours except owners villa separated by double carport

** Villa not overlooked and faces west for sunsets


** Full air conditioning included

** Automated gate entry

** Concrete and tiled carport keeps your car cool plus parking

** Deposit box

** Hairdryers in each bathroom

** Pool towels

** Dishwasher

** BBQ Charcoal

** NEW Rain shower in shower room

** Fan


Set in ancient olive groves for a relaxing and peaceful holiday Villa Ariadne offers luxury and comfort.

The villa is light and airy and all rooms are double aspect so that you can enjoy the lovely views.

There are three balconies and a large covered verandah is on the ground floor.

You will find all the comforts of home to enjoy in a relaxing and peaceful environment. Fully airconditioned.

YoRu own Electric gate for access and use of shared carport.

The villa is situated in olive groves and not on a development on a quiet lane but within easy walking distance of the village - 8 minutes to the village square

A large 10m by 4.5m pool for all the family to enjoy has easy access wide Roman steps and no ladders.

Villa Ariadne is a comfortable light and airy detached villa.

All balconies have stunning views of the White Mountains and the open countryside. There is full air conditioning included in the price.

The gardens, carport and pool are on the same level around the house making it easy for access.

There are 3 steps up to the front door and three from the verandah to the patio and paths around the villa

The open plan lounge and kitchen are upstairs with two balconies.

On the first floor you will also find the master bedroom with luxury king size divan bed ,fully fitted wardrobes, mirror, dressing table, voiles and french doors to a balcony.

The upstairs shower room has a newly fitted rain shower 200mm in size and an english glass shower cabinet with 900mm ceramic shower tray .

The two twin-bedded bedrooms are downstairs and have a large terrace and/or balcony and a large family bathroom tiled in blue and white with a bath/shower.

This arrangement is ideal for families or couples sharing who require some privacy as they can sleep on separate floors. The washing machine is downstairs

Windows and doors are double glazed with shutters in white aluminium.

The lane to the villa is a quiet one and leads to Gavalohori Square in 8 minutes on foot.

There is large covered area having a tiled roof with a table and chairs at one end of the pool and an open patio at the other end.

A gravelled area with a stone seating area around an ancient olive tree provides shade and extra seating/ dining area and a place to relax away from the pool. There is also a table and chairs on the back verandah and the same arrangement upstairs off the living room.

There are 7 sunbeds. two umbrellas and Weber BBQ. plus a table and 6 chairs and a table in the garden under the olive tree.

FREE welcome basket includes wine water OJ eggs biscuits tea coffee sugar, loo rolls, tissues and liquid hand soap. A bottle of our estate organic extra virgin olive oil is also included.

The owners live in the adjacent villa and are happy to give help and support to guests, if required :

The villas are mirror imaged with the large tiled roof double carport in between them. The Villas do not overlook each other.

Outdoor pool shower,

Mature gardens with palm trees olive trees, shrubs and flowers, patios, shaded area.

Electric gated entrance with a tiled roof carport for keeping your car cool in the heat of the summer.

The owner give EXCLUSIVE use of the swimming pool to guests during their holiday

A gravelled area with a stone seating area around an ancient olive tree provides shade and extra seating area and a place to relax away from the pool.

The owner live in the adjacent villa and are happy to give help and support to guests, if required :

The villas are mirror imaged with the large tiled roof double carport in between them. The Villas do not overlook each other.

Also there are no immediate neighbours or other villas to overlook the villas or the pool. The grounds are just under 1 acre in size and fully fenced and stone wall to the front of the property.


Close by is the charming and friendly village of Gavalochori which has three tavernas including Arismari and Monica's and Niko's, a bakery and two mini markets..


Folk Museum an ancient Olive Mill with beautiful Cretan arches and interesting Greek churches. Roman wells can also be found above the village.


The beaches at Almerida 4 km and Kalives 8km are inviting with ample choice of restaurants, coffee shops and bars for your enjoyment.plus supermarkets and green grocers and butcher shops.

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

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Speaks English, some German and French understood

9 Reviews

based on 9 holidaymaker reviews


The Luxury of your own Private Pool

  • 4 of 5

Villa Ariadne is very private with wonderful views of the White Mountains. We have known Gavalachori for over 20 years and it is a perfect central location for Georgeopolis, Kalives, Almerida and Chania market on a Saturday morning. Visit Kissamos for a traditional fish restaurant and up to Falassarna for honey raki and wonderful swimming. You need a car!

Ariadne has a good kitchen and a BBQ in the garden - get your meat from the brilliant butcher in Kalives.

The property is a 10 to 15 minute walk to the village, mainly along a rough farmyard track which is very dark at night. Good tavernas with friendly staff.

Overall, a good place to stay, clean, well-

maintained and very private.

We may well return at some future date.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review of my villa. I think presentation is very important and is based upon how I would like a villa to be. It is indeed well placed for visiting many places. The country lane is an agricultural road which is rarely used and a torch is always necessary unless of course there is a full moon when it becomes very magical amongst the olive trees bordering the lane. Steer by the stars!! The situation is very tranquil and private and just what is what is required to get away from it all but not so far from great tavernas in the village , nearby villages and the beaches.
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  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in many a villa on the beautiful island of Crete and Villa Ariadne is up there with the best of them.

Situated in a quiet country location so stunning views, yet within a 10 minute stroll along a dusty track to the village of Gavalochori which has a couple of superb tavernas. We found this a really enjoyable bonus with this villa.

The villa itself was very clean and equipped with all that was needed plus, the beds and pillows were really comfy so took no getting used to which must be a first !! Penny the owner also did a very thorough clean of the villa during our stay.

We all enjoyed the large pool and was particularly impressed with the wide, non slip steps into it. No dodgy metal ladders to negotiate plus there was a shallow ledge even in the deeper end. The pool is surrounded by pretty gardens which attracts lots of butterflies.

The beach at Almyrida is just a 10 minute drive away and so to is the village of Douliana which also has a great taverna.

Penny was on hand if we needed her but otherwise we were completely left to enjoy our holiday. We have no hesitation in recommending.

The Freeman family & The Buzwells.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relaxing, stunning location, lovely villa

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing stay. The photos just do not do it justice! Immaculately clean with lots of thoughtful touches - especially things like bread, milk, wine and loo rolls! Great rural location within walking distance (with a torch at night) of a couple of fantastic tavernas in the beautiful picturesque village of Gavalochori.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Danke für den schönen Aufenthalt

  • 5 of 5

Es war ein sehr schöner Super Urlaub.

Die Villa war sehr schön, es hat an nicht gefehlt.

Super schöne Lage und toller Pool.

Wenn wir Fragen oder Wünsche hatten war Penny stehts zur stelle.

Wir werden mit sicherheit die villa nochmals Mieten.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 30, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Exactly as described and expected but more so

  • 5 of 5

Just two of us stayed for a week. We felt guilty and not having two more to share the lovely experience! The property is immaculate and well kitted out. We enjoyed drinks and breakfasts on the upper terrace and downstairs in the shaded part of the very private garden. Chania Airport was easy and the owner's most precise directions got us to the villa without a hitch, even in the dark, in 40 minutes. It is in a charming location just outside the village, but not too remote, along a virtually unused track. The walk through the Olive groves to get to the two tavernas was a genuine leisurely 11minutes and a part of our holiday which we really enjoyed every day. It is quiet here, we weren't aware of any midges or mosquitoes. There was no passing traffic. We drank the local wine, sampled the local olive oil and enjoyed the local food. If possible shop before arriving, Penny the owner will have told you where; we were just too late. It is a good base from which to explore this part of Crete, with beaches, noisier towns, delightful old villages, archeological sites etc all never too far away.

The satellite TV is not what one might expect at home but then we never switched it on. Also there is no WiFi, but again it was little bother as every taverna and even some entire town areas all offered free WiFi. Mobile phone reception was very good. Everyone including the owner here were very friendly and we would certainly recommend it to like-minded travelers.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 26, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great villa

  • 5 of 5

Family of four spent two weeks in this great villa. The kids loved the pool and the location is great since it is just a 10 minute walk down to the village and a 15 minute drive to the beaches. A rental car is probably needed though.


  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Chania at 35 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Gavalochori at 0.4 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Souda at 20 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : National Road at 8 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Choice of three in Gavalochori at 0.3 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Almirida at 5 Kilometres Car: recommended

The backdrop of the White Mountains the olive groves and hilltop village of Douliana provide the wonderful scenery from the villa . The local village of Gavalohori has three tavernas,a gift shop,the womens lace co-operative, three small supermarkets and a bakery and it is a lovely traditional Greek village with friendly people

Watersports are available at Almirida beach. Scuba diving in Amerida,. Horseriding in Georgeopoli. There are many walks in the area to enjoy plus plenty of wildlife. The sandy beaches at Almirida and Kalives are nearby and have all facilities of tavernas coffee bars, beach bars supermarkets, chemists. Nightlife can be found in Almerida with its numerous bars, Greek tavernas english run restuarants and cafes.

Enjoy Chania with its Venetian Harbour and wonderful old side streets for a coffee or meal.. There are museums, a superb indoor market and many shops to browse in. A beautiful city with a great buzz and numerous coffee shops to sit and watch the world go by


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
14 Oct 2016 - 3 Nov 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
April 2017
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
May 2017
1 May 2017 - 21 May 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
May/ June 2017
22 May 2017 - 20 Jun 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
June Late 2017
21 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
July 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
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August 2017
1 Aug 2017 - 5 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Tax Rate 13.0%

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The villa is available from 4pm on day of arrival until 10.30.am on your departure day.
If needed other times can be arranged. Please ask.

The owner reserves the right to amend rates advertised as necessary,

A deposit 10% reserves the villa and balance 4 weeks before arrival

A length of stay of more than 7 nights are charged pro rata

Prices include air- conditioning, a welcome pack, all linen including pool towels and maid service and linen changes - 1 week stays - none during the week. 2 week stays - every . NB - the pool towels are not laundered as part of cleaning mid stay


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From the Owner

Situated up a little used lane In the olive groves Peaceful comfortable and secluded surrounded by olive groves 8 minutes walk to village and tavernas and shops SOUTH facing Pool 10m by 4.5 m with Large roman steps and NO ladders and is in the sun all day Great views of the Mountains

Property Type

  • villa


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster ...


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...


  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village


  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • hiking
  • paragliding
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 100 m²


  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Large downstairs bathroom 3 metres by 1.65 metres
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, 90cm shower tray. Rain shower & glass surround
  • Two Hairdryers are provided. The downstairs bathroom has a bath with shower attachment plus shower curtain. The first floor bathroom has a huge 900mm shower tray ( most unusual here in Crete) with rain shower and glass shower cabinet There are mosquito nets on the windows. Tissues and liquid soap are provided.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • * The first floor main bedroom has a New kingsize 150cm wide bed with top of the range mattress * Dual aspect with a window and french doors with fabulous views of the White Mountains covered in snow till end of May *Views of olive groves and and countryside *The shower room next to the bedroom has a rain shower and glass shower cabinet with 900 cm tray,toilet and wash basin * Built in wardrobe with plenty of storage ,vanity unit and mirror Downstairs *Two bedrooms have 2 single hand crafted pine beds, bedside table and wardrobe; If double preferred in one bedroom please advise * Each room has doors to a large verandah with views over the garden olive grove and white mountains *One room has it own private balcony, overlooking the garden and wonderful view of the White Mountains * Shared full size bathroom .which has bath/shower,


  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Patio
  • Veranda ...
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 6 garden chairs


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • *Full length mirror in hall. Pool towels provided are not for beach use There are 6 sunloungers and chairs . There are 3 steps to the garden patios and pool. from back verandah *A Hardwood table and chairs are provided on the first floor balcony adjacent to the living room -wonderful for dining al fresco and enjoying the sunsets. . *The property has its own electric operated gate and entry phone. * Please note the pool is not gated and all children should be supervised at all times please. ***The owners live next door and are pleased to help with any queries or just for a chat, otherwise guests are left to enjoy themselves MHTE 10 42 K 123K2548401

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