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Beautifully presented detached villa with shared pool and stunning sea views

Bedrooms 2
Space 861 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 5 minutes walk to Plaka village tavernas and minimarkets, close to beach and countryside, wi-fi

Ideally situated in Crete's Apokoronas region, considered by many to be the island's most beautiful area, Villa Sinefo Ennea is in an elevated position with stunning sea views and stands in its own fully enclosed garden within a small select development. The pool, shared with four other villas, is to the rear of the house. Parents can relax in the upper area of the garden while keeping an eye on children in the pool. The garden surrounding the property is on two levels, with private areas for sunbathing or sitting in the shade. It features bougainvilleas, hibiscus, palms, bamboo, fruit trees and cacti. Sunbeds and deckchairs are provided. Plaka village square, with its excellent tavernas, and mini market is a mere five minute walk downhill. The blue flag beach at Almyrida can be reached in 5 minutes by car or 15 minutes on foot. This picturesque seaside village offers several beachside tavernas, sailing, windsurfing,paddleboarding, mountain bike and car hire, as well as supermarkets and shops.

EOT licence number MHTE 1042K92003266101

To comply with Greek law, villas that are rented to tourists must be licensed by the Greek tourism authority (EOT) and display their licence number in any website advertisement. The EOT licence number is your assurance that our villa has met stringent requirements and that we operate legally.

More Details

Malcolm and Carolyn Ing
Member since: 2007
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2018

About Malcolm and Carolyn Ing

Hello and thank you for viewing our villa. We are a family with a passion for Greece. In the past we spent our holidays visiting many different islands, but found ourselves returning to Crete again and again. The island has so much to offer - culture, history, stunning scenery, fantastic beaches, sunshine, cuisine, a healthy outdoor lifestyle and, above all, an enthusiastic welcome. Definitely something for everyone. We enjoy constantly improving our villa to ensure our guests can relax in home from home comfort. We have particularly enjoyed choosing the decor as well as working in the garden, with its thriving Mediterranean and exotic plants.

Malcolm and Carolyn Ing purchased this villa in 2004

Why Malcolm and Carolyn Ing chose Plaka

We chose our house in Plaka for its breathtaking views over Souda Bay and location, just five minutes walk from the village centre. Plaka is an all year round village with all essential facilities on hand, including two outstanding tavernas, kafenions, mini market. The district of Apokoronas, at the foot of the White Mountains, is one of the greenest regions of Crete combining picturesque villages, stunning scenery and small beach resorts. Almerida, with it's lovely gently shelving sandy beach and beach side tavernas, is very close. The beautiful and atmospheric city of Chania, where modern, Venetian, Turkish and traditional architecture are blended together, is a 30 minute drive away.

What makes this villa unique

The minute we arrive at Sinefo Ennea, we start to unwind and relax. We love walking down into the village, enjoying the views and ambiance of the old village.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a great week in your lovely villa, the views over the bay every morning were worth the trip alone.
Apr 2010
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Plaka in Chania Region

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 861 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • The villa has a first floor bathroom and a ground floor shower room. The shower room has tiled walk in shower, basin with cabinet above and wc. The spacious bathroom has bath/shower over, basin with cabinet above, wc and washing machine.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: The 2 bedrooms share a balcony with lovely sea and country views. Each has air con, ceiling fan, wardrobe, bedside cabinets, mirror and hairdryer. Bedroom 1 with a double bed & safe. Bedroom 2 with twin beds. Duvets are provided for the cooler months.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: The villa is fully air-conditioned. Oil filled radiators are provided for early and late season visitors. Water is heated by means of solar power, backed up by electricity. The shared 40m2 pool is situated on the next level up to the rear/side of the property. The property has been awarded the Greek tourist board EOT licence and complies fully with Greek fire regulations. Outside: The attractive private garden surrounding the property is on 2 levels and provides several private areas for sunbathing or relaxing in the shade. A wide variety of Mediterranean plants, including bougainvillea, palms, fruit trees and cacti are becoming established. Sunbeds and deckchairs are provided together with a portable barbecue. The covered ground floor terrace is furnished with a modern glass table and matching chairs ideal for alfresco dining. The first floor balcony has table, chairs and pergola. Guests can enjoy both sea and mountain views while swimming in the pool. The pool terrace provides an alternative area for sunbathing. A particular feature of this villa is its open front aspect that affords magnificent views over Plaka village to Souda Bay from both ground and first floor levels. The garden is fully enclosed and gated providing privacy and also security for younger children. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bath towels and linen are provided together with a weekly maid service and a welcome pack. Other: The staircase bookshelf holds a wide range of reading matter to suit all tastes, including guidebooks and descriptions of local walks. A selection of DVDs and CDs are kept in the lounge but you might wish to bring your own favourites.


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Beautifully presented detached villa with shared pool and stunning sea views
average rating of 4.90625 based on 36 reviews

Fabulous views, immaculate villa, super location

  • 5 of 5

This property is immaculately kept and is exactly as described, if not better. The owners, Malcolm and Carolyn, are extremely helpful and friendly. Although we only ever met them online, they managed to convey a truly warm welcome and were, quite literally, always only an email away. They were extremely thoughtful both in what they provided at the villa and in the instructions they gave on how to get there. In April it was beautifully peaceful as most holiday makers had not yet arrived, yet most shops and Tavernas were open. The villa is set amongst others on a hillside above the village, with stunning views of the landscape and Souda bay. You could pass the whole holiday just gazing out from the terrace or balcony! The friendly village is an easy five minute downhill walk (uphill to get back!) and has a couple of very useful shops. Almyrida is also walkable distance and has a great number of pleasant Tavernas to choose from along the seafront. Wild flowers are everywhere in April and we would particularly agree with Malcolm's recommended trip to the nearby remains of the ancient city of Aptera (waist deep in flowers at this time of year). The Botanical Gardens are also lovely (though only for those who can cope with hills) and Chania is great for a taste of Greek café culture. We would definitely recommend this location and especially this villa to other travellers.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A very charming, beautifully situated, well equipped property with great views

  • 4 of 5

3 of us had a great week. The property is very thoughtfully furnished and equipped and great for a relaxing holiday with spectacular views. The owners provided lots of helpful tips and we really appreciated the care for their guests. We didn't hire a car, which was mostly okay but guests should be aware that the property is up quite a long hill and then quite a few steps down to the house itself, so not suitable for people with walking difficulties, if no access to a car (which is the only reason it doesn't get 5 stars). There is a lot of choice of local tavernas in Plaka and we ate well every day - also the local supermarkets had everything we needed. The shared pool was great (though not suitable for those nervous about being out of their depth as no shallow end) and we had the pool to ourselves on every occasion. I would certainly recommend this property to those looking for a peaceful stay away from the crowds, and I understand why the owners get repeat bookings. (For those new to the property I would suggest that they ask for very detailed instructions on how to get to the house itself - we arrived at dusk and needed to ask for help to find the right one.) All in all, a really great week.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely villa, great views

  • 5 of 5

This is a really great villa, equiped with everything you'd need for a relaxing holiday. On arrival we discovered a complimentary bottle of wine and some other basics to help us settle in immediately. The pool and grounds are clean and well maintained and the view from all rooms is beautiful. The villa is well situated, within easy reach of the taverna's and mini-market in Plaka and only 20 mins walk into the slightly more upmarket eating options in Almyrida. It is essential to have a car if you want to get to some of the more stunning beaches in western Crete and the numorous archaelogical sites. Malcolm was very helpful in directing us to car hire firms and responed quickly with all other queries and communication, making the whole experience simple and pleasant.

If we return to Crete we would definitely consider staying here again.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Villa

  • 5 of 5

You will not be disappointed - on arrival some basic items and a bottle of wine awaited us. The Villa is immaculate and the gardens are the same. Plaka village square is a 5/10 min walk and is a friendly and well catered area.

Would recommend this villa to anyone -

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Everything you need for a perfect holiday!

  • 5 of 5

A great villa with a stunning sea view, friendly local tavernas close by and lots to explore in the area. The villa is very well looked after and nicely furnished with everything you could need. The garden areas are beautifully planted and there are plenty of garden chairs to relax in but best of all are the two balconies overlooking Souda Bay. Perfect!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great villa

  • 5 of 5

This the fourth time we have stayed here and as always perfect. The villa is In a lovely position with views across the bay and within a short walk of several friendly tavernas.

The property is clean and well maintained, including the garden areas.

There is plenty of information about things to do in the local area and further afield.

Would definitely recommend to family and friends

  • Review Submitted: 25-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
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Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Plaka village
Nearest Ferry
15 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
7 Kilometres
North coast road
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Plaka village
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Car: not necessary


The villa is situated on the edge of Plaka village with views of Souda Bay and the Akrotiri peninsula. The traditional village square with its excellent tavernas, bars and supermarket can be reached on foot in 5 minutes. The seaside village of Almyrida and its blue flag beach is a further 15 minutes downhill on foot, or 5 minutes by car.

Chania, with its famous Venetian harbour, quayside bars and restaurants, was once the island's capital and is only a 30 minute drive.


Chania airport is a 30 minute drive, Heraklion airport is 90 minutes away and Souda ferry port 20 minutes.

New for 2012 Ryanair flights from Leeds/Bradford direct to Chania on a Saturday.

Easyjet flights available from Gatwick on a Saturday


The villa is at the edge of Plaka village, 5 minutes walk to the square. The blue flag family beach at Almyrida is 5 minutes by car or 15 mins walk. The larger Kalives, 10 minutes by car, also has a good beach and a wider range of shops. Nearby villages include Kokkino Chorio, Drapanos and Gavalochori.

The city of Chania is a 30 minute drive west and Georgioupoli and Rethymno are less than an hour away to the east. The White Mountains are easily accessible by car.

Further Details:

Sinefo Ennea is ideally suited to a wide range of guests and we have had positive and enthusiastic feedback from recent guests, including several returning guests. There were couples seeking the chance to 'chill out'; a baby's first holiday; energetic under 10's; older children and their parents; teenagers; people who hired cars; those who explored on foot and by taxi and some who even fell in love with Plaka! Plaka comes alive in the evenings and its tavernas all serve excellent food. The atmosphere is relaxed and friendly. The village of Plaka and surrounding area was featured in the film of Zorba the Greek.

Plaka has a small, well-stocked, supermarket with friendly owner and competitive prices. It has a range of cafes and bars and a petrol station. All village tavernas have internet access. A must to visit is the Emerald Bar with its breathtaking bay views, particularly at sunset.

Almirida provides a wider selection of eating places, most are on the beachfront with views over the sea to the twinkling lights of the Akrotiri peninsula. A wi-fi internet cafe/bar is also available. Two local car hire companies, Autoclub and Flisvos, have offices in Almirida.

The nearest bank and pharmacy are located in Kalives, a 10 minute drive.

The closest health centre to Plaka is situated in Vamos (15 minutes by car) and Chania has the nearest hospital (30 minutes).


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Plaka, Crete

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Mid season
16 Jun 2018 - 13 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High season
14 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid season
1 Sep 2018 - 21 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late season
22 Sep 2018 - 2 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Winter season
3 Nov 2018 - 1 Mar 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early season
2 Mar 2019 - 17 May 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early season
18 May 2019 - 14 Jun 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid season
15 Jun 2019 - 19 Jul 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High season
20 Jul 2019 - 30 Aug 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid season
31 Aug 2019 - 20 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late season
21 Sep 2019 - 1 Nov 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:

For a 10 or 11 night stay please contact us for a price.

All prices from April to October include weekly maid service, air conditioning, use of digital safe and all utility bills, wi fi allowance. A deposit of £100 per week is payable upon booking. The balance is due 8 weeks before departure and payment is accepted in pounds or euros. A refundable security deposit of £100 is also charged to cover the cost of any damages and telephone usage. A high chair, cot and baby bath can be hired for a weekly charge - please request details.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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