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Lovely Holiday Getaway With Stunning Views overlooking Souda Bay



Updated: 25-Oct-2016
Villa in Plaka, Nr. Almyrida Beach, Chania - 25 Min Walk To Beach And 5-10 Min Walk To Local Facilities

Villa Alsoneiro offers a lovely setting for a relaxing holiday in Western Crete and is situated walking distance from the local village of Plaka and 15-20 mins walk from the seaside town of Almeryda. The villa provides comfortable accommodation for 6 persons and includes Satellite/DVD, fitted kitchen and much more. The double balcony offers a breathtaking view of Souda Bay where you can often see the ferries coming and going from the other Greek Islands. To the right the contrasting mountain scenery finishes off the panoramic views of the surrounding area, if you can drag yourself away from the view, the large private patio downstairs is an ideal place to enjoy a family BBQ or simply to relax in the sun, using the loungers provided. The garden features a variety of local plants including various herbs which create a lovely aroma as the sun goes down. Furnished to a high standard the Villa offers a comfortable stay for visitors of all ages and includes air-conditioning throughout.

The Villa is part of a small complex of 5 properties all facing towards the breathtaking views of Souda Bay. The pool is the central point and is an ideal spot to share a drink with your neighbours should you wish to. However the various areas around the Villa itself offers space to relax in private. The Garden next to the Patio area is a good spot for taking in the sunshine using the sunbeds.

Entrance to the area is via a gate which ensures that there will be no passing visitors to the pool or public areas around the pool area.

A Car park is provided.

Its hard to describe in words the tranquillity and sense of calm experienced from the location of the Villa and every window offers up a different view.

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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Hi Alison,

Just had to drop you a line to say that the holiday was wonderful, just what we needed.

Your villa is extremely comfortable and had everything we needed. The location was perfect for going down to Plaka for the delicious meals at the tavernas! Can't believe the generosity of the portions and such good value.

The views from the balcony/patios were lovely too.

We enjoyed walking around the area, up to Kokino Chorio, Kambia etc. We had a lovely drive to Vamos and stopped in a few places on the way. Chania is beautiful and Rethymno lovely too. We did the history trip to Knossos and Paestos which were very interesting.

All in all we had a wonderful time and are most grateful to our friend Alan, for the recommendation. We were glad to have chosen that particular fortnight as opposed to later in the year as the temperature was hotting up well in the 2nd week!

Wishing you all the best with future lettings of your lovely comfortable villa.

Martin & March C June 2013
May 2007
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10 Reviews

based on 10 holidaymaker reviews


A Relaxing Get Away

  • 5 of 5

There was a group of 4 of us together looking to get away from everything. We were looking for sun, to unwind it a peaceful place and the option to explore; the villa and town gave us everything we expected. Clean, spacious and glorious views we felt very lucky to have found this gem. Well worth booking. We can't think of anything negative about our experience only that we didn't book a second week.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your email, I am glad you had a lovely holiday. You will be welcome back at any time Alison.
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Lovely Villa with Stunning Sea Views

  • 5 of 5

We highly recommend this villa as it’s very comfortable, well equipped in a perfect location. Breakfast on the balcony overlooking beautiful Souda Bay is a must. Perfect for couples or families

Close to village centre (within walking distance) with a number of great taverna’s serving excellent food and friendly service.

Near to the lovely beach resort of Almyrida with it’s many restaurants and good watersport facilities.

Returning in 2016 for 3rd time as it’s perfect for enjoyable relaxing holiday.

Stephen & Sue

  • Review Submitted: Sep 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments. Looking forward to welcoming you back regards Alison
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Very eye catching with excellent views of the bay

  • 5 of 5

The Villa had a relaxing and inviting charm as you walked in, it was clean and tidy, well equipped with a nice touch of a welcome pack to great us.

The two outside dining areas were an added bonus but were outshone by the upstairs balcony which overlooked Souda Bay where we spent much of our time.

We would highly recommend staying at this villa which represented the relaxing holiday we were looking for.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your email I am glad the Villa and Crete was everything you were expecting and more
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A lovely villa in the perfect location.

  • 4 of 5

This lovely peaceful villa with stunning views over Souda Bay. The location was perfect. We ate out every night of our holiday, with such amazing food in incredible restaurants (I almost don't want you to know about "The Retreat") why wouldn't you? We were also stunned to find long, sandy beaches with "free" sunbeds and drinks served to you. Chania (pronounced (Hania) is also well worth a visit (or two!) We had a wonderful holiday and Alison, thank you so much for all your help in the planning stages.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely email. I am glad you enjoyed your holiday in Crete and at the Villa. Alison
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relaxing villa with great views

  • 4 of 5

Myself and my family had a lovely holiday in the villa. It has the best views and there are lovely restaurants in plaka village. We enjoyed the pool and the villa had everything we needed. There are lots of things to see in the chania area and lovely beaches.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi. Thank you for your comments about your holiday. I am glad you enjoyed your stay and the Villa provided you with everything you needed. I will look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Regards. Alison
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  • 4 of 5

Très belle villa au calme avec une superbe vue sur la mer. Tout le confort nécessaire sur une île magnifique.

le seul petit point négatif : dans la salle de bains à l'étage, il y avait une mauvaise odeur, peut être due aux égouts

  • Review Submitted: Aug 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments. I am glad you enjoyed your stay, The problem you experienced with the smell from the drains, could have been attended to quickly by the facilities company, but they were unaware of the problem.
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Activity and Interests

Special interest holidays:

The area around the villa is famous for its walking tours and trips to Samaria Gorge would be a must for the enthusiast. Two water parks are located on the island with the nearest being 30mins drive. Chania harbour is a lovely area to explore with a variety of local shops and curios stalls. The Market in Chania hosts a variety of local produce including fish, meats and local herbs and spices. Lake Koudos is a short drive away & provides an alternative setting to the seaside. The beach of Almerida is an ideal spot for sun worshippers and families as its shallow waters provide a safe area to paddle, build sand castles & have fun beside the sea. Sunbeds are available on the beach (a small cost is involved) and as the tavernas are within a few steps, Almerida is an ideal spot to enjoy a cold beer or glass of retsina at lunchtime.


The pretty shallow bay of Almerida is a 15-20 min walk away where a variety of shops, restaurants (including an ice cream Parlour, Pizza/Pasta & a host of fish/local tavernas) can be found.Money exchange, car hire & cash point are also available & a taxi rank for those wishing to take the easy route back home at the end of a relaxing day on the beach. The beach is sandy and shallow and hosts a local water sports hire centre (non motorised) who can also provide lessons for windsurfing etc.


Chania Airport - 30mins drive. Heraklion Airport - 1.45 - 2hrs drive along the easy coast road. Car hire is recommended although taxi fares are reasonable and prices can be arranged on request. A local bus service and various excursions can be booked from Almerida.

Bus transfers are available from both airports please ask for details


Plaka village is a 10 min walk, Almerida is 15 - 25mins, Local interests include the historic city of Chania with its bustling port and the water park. Samaria Gorge and Lake Koudos are all available by Excursion and easily accessible by car. Georgopolis makes an interesting change and offers a lovely public lido and beach area. Remote but beautiful local beaches are easily found in the area

Further Details:

The village of Plaka hosts a good selection of excellent restaurants many of which are renoun for their high standard of local food. There is also a small number of snack bars and two mini markets. Further on Almerida and Kalives offer a larger choice of restaurants. Plaka offers two small supermarkets where you can buy just about everything from the local wine to fresh vegetables and frozen pizza! A larger supermarket can be located on the coast road just outside of Kalives.

Villa Alsoneiro holds a registered EOT Certificate ref MHTE 10 42 K 12 3K 03629 0 0


Rental rates

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £140

Booking Notes:
A deposit of £100 per week is required. All final payments must be paid 8 weeks before departure in the form of cheque or bank transfer. Credit Cards are accepted as form of payment but only through a paypal account and incur a 4% charge via paypal. A £140 security deposit is also required which will be returned at the end of your stay. The safe is free of charge(booking conditions will be sent out at the time of booking your holiday).

Changeover Day:
Ideal changeover days are Tuesday's but both Chania & Heraklion airport offers a selection of days. All requests will be accommodated where possible please enquire.

Notes on prices:
Daily rental rates are available for unusual lengths of stay ie. 10/11 nights Please ask for information

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Updated: 25-Oct-2016
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Property Type

  • villa


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


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...


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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • mountain
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • village


  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 800 m²


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • The First floor has a spacious family shower room, WC, shaving mirror/point. The Ground floor has a shower room, WC, shaving mirror/point.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Villa Alsoneiro comprises of 2 bedrooms in total; 1 Double, 1 Twin both with doors to the Balcony and the views of Souda Bay. Air-conditioning is in both rooms. A further Double Sofa bed is available downstairs in the living area. A safe is provided along with hairdryer and full length mirror. A cot is available on request.


  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...


  • Self-catering


  • The Villa offers various comfortable areas to relax. The patio is a suntrap during the day and an ideal area to relax on the loungers, in addition to comfy outside sofas under the pretty Pergola. The large porch area overlooks the pool and provides a table with seating area for up to 6. An ideal place for Breakfast or Lunch. The pool is lit at night and provides a stunning effect until the lights go out at around midnight. The upstairs balcony offers an unforgettable panoramic view of the bay both during the day and at night when the bay comes alive with lights across the water. Airconditioning is provided through out and can double up as heating during the winter months making the Villa an ideal location for a winter stay. A welcome pack is provided and comprises of Coffee Tea Sugar Milk Orange Juice and Water. If you would like further supplies such as bread, wine etc these can be provided at a small cost. Internet Access is via WiFi Outside: Villa Alsoneiro directly overlooks the pool area which is shared by 4 other properties. The patio, garden & balcony are all private. The pool has a ladder for accessibility. Villa Alsoneiro provides everything required for a relaxing holiday in the sun and is ideally located to visit the surrounding area which includes Samaria Gorge, Lake Koudos, Chania Port,Water Park & various local villages & towns which offer a selection of tavernas & bars to suit all tastes. The Village of Plaka is picturesque and offers several local restaurants with outdoor seating which provides an ideal way to enjoy the atmosphere of a Greek Village whilst enjoying local specialities such as Souvlaki & Kleftico. A visit to Takis Bar in the main square is a must for those wishing to watch sporting events in a low key setting. Horse riding is also available in the local area Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels, tea towels & weekly linen service. A Welcome basket is provided for your convenience with each booking, containing Tea Coffee Milk Water & Orange Juice. (A full welcome pack is available at a local cost) The garden is maintained on a weekly basis. Other: The Porch offers a table and chairs for 6 and is located at the front of the villa over looking the pool (pool size 8m x 5m). The patio area to the left is fenced providing a safe area and therefore ideal for families. Car parking is provided.

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