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Ground Floor Apartment , Private Pool And Garden, WiFi, Satelite TV, Flatscreen



Updated: 26-Sep-2016
Apartment in Vamos / Kaina, Crete, Greece - Very Authentic Small Village, 15 Mins Drive To Several Beaches

There's only 1 apartment, you're on your own, no neighbours, a free entrance, parking, large terrace, private pool breathtaking views on the White mountains (Lefka Ori), the valley and the village Kaina, the 'highway' is 5 min. drive. There is a kitchen, 2 bedrooms and a large bathroom. It is a very quiet place, you have breakfast with singing birds at night there is no noise. The beaches are about 15 minutes driving (car or bike are recommended).

  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We both are seniors and we are living in Crete from 2007. Since 1997 we were building the house and we were living in the apartment, during that time. We're from the Netherlands, had our own business and like to be host and you decide when you need us. If not, we're invisible.

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Speaks English, German, Dutch, partly French

Guestbook comments from the manager

"Dear Mat and Corry, We had such a fantastic holiday at your lovely home in Kaina. From our point of view everything was perfect; the views, the pool, the furniture and decor, not to mention your hospitality and welcome. Quiet, relaxing - with stunning views and the most beautiful pool. We wish we could have stayed longer and could not recommend it more highly. We hope to come back very soon. Jane, Pietro, Eleanor and Jamie, Cambridge, UK"

Again thank you so much for your hospitality and for helping us to have such a wonderful holiday. If only it had been longer. 4 September 2008 Andy, Corinne, Tess and Diverboy, (Oscar) the pool lover.

August 3 2010. We had a fantastic holiday here in Kaina. The lovel apartment, beautiful gardens and stunning views all helped make this holiday one of the very best we have had (photos cannot capture just how beautiful the apartment and the surroundings are). The children loved having their own pool and we all enjoyed eating our meals on.
Mar 2008
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8 Reviews

based on 8 holidaymaker reviews


Fab holiday in Crete

  • 5 of 5

The apartment at Spiti Mas is the perfect place for a relaxing family holiday and a good base to explore the delights of Western Crete. It is well equipped eg. plenty of towels, a hairdryer and enough kitchen equipment to prepare basic meals, although we mostly ate out at 2 excellent local restaurants which were recommended by Mat. The air con in the bedrooms was sufficient for our needs - we only used it before sleeping and occasionally otherwise. The pool & terrace are lovely - plenty of sun loungers & parasols and a beautiful mountainous backdrop. The shaded patio area is a welcome respite from the sun and has really comfy chairs & table for eating at. We are a family of 4 with daughters aged 7 & 9. The girls loved the pool - they were in and out of it all day and especially liked the pool light so they could have 'midnight' swims! They also adored Mat & Cory's 3 cats and held a special affection for the friendliest one they renamed 'Firestar'. Mat & Cory are friendly and informative which really added to our visit. We would very much like to return one day. N.B. A car is a necessity.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the 5 *****
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Wonderful family holiday

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is in a small village with mountain views. It is perfect as a holiday base with a spacious outside eating area and pool. The pool was a fantastic addition to the holiday. It was lovely to come back to in the afternoons after a morning on the beach or visiting nearby places of interest and relax in the peaceful and beautiful surroundings. The owners were kind and discreet but on hand should you have any questions. The air con in the bedrooms was gratefully received. The nearby Kalives beach was our favourite, pick your spot wisely. And the wild beach on the way to Almyrida was a perfect contrast. We thoroughly enjoyed this holiday and would happily recommend it to friends and family. I spend alot of time researching holidays within a set budget and was really please with what we got within our price range on this occasion; and to have such friendly hosts added to our total relaxation. The local restaurants were full of welcoming staff. Trip advisor offered us some great choices and Mat steered us in similar directions. The donkey walk is a must. My children are nine and 11 years and they loved it. The walk and the food and the company made for a memorable evening. Thank you Mat and Cory for making our holiday as carefree as possible.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Kaina apartment review - August 2015

  • 5 of 5

Have just returned from a family holiday (family of 4 with two teenage daughters) at this beautiful apartment just outside Kaina, near Vamos. We could not recommend a stay here more highly if you are looking for a peaceul rural location with nothing to disturb you except the sound of sheep bells, cicadas and the occasional cockerel. The apartment is tastefully decorated and well appointed, more than sufficiently to self cater, and has a lovely large vine shaded terrace with views to the mountains and a sunny pool area. Nearby is a fantastic local taverna (Parasia) while the beaches and the small resorts on the coast are all within a short drive, as is Chania too. As a previous review noted the apartment, which is on the ground floor of the owners house, is also surprisngly cool so much so that we did not even use the air con at night. All in all a lovely stay, thanks Mat & Corry for making us welcome.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Pretty hillside villa overlooking White Mountains

  • 5 of 5

We are a couple in our mid-20s and wanted a place a bit different from the East coast club scene. This place is relaxed and quiet but within driving distance of some great sights and gorgeous beaches.

The photos do not do this apartment justice. It's clean, spacious and has everything you need.

The apartment has a great kitchen, but we found that the local restaurant food was so good and so cheap that we never cooked. There is a lovely powerful shower and plenty of clean towels for beaching and pooling.

One thing that is particularly important, especially in a hot country like Crete, is the fact that the house is lovely and cool due to it being set back into the mountain. If it does get too stuffy, both bedrooms have air con!

The garden is beautifully planted and the views to the White Mountains are incredible. They were excellent hosts, Mat gave great recommendations on all the local restaurants.

Our favourite things were sitting on the terrace with a beer in the evening, walking through the hill sides hearing the goat bells and drinking rakomelo in the local tavernas in Vamos.

Thanks Mat and Corry!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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a good base for exploring

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our time spent at Mat and Corry's apartment.

They are very warm and helpful with local information.

The peace and beauty of the view means the pool is a great place to relax but a variety of beaches can be reached with a short drive .

A very good family taverna is less than a kilometre away.

Families with young children should be aware that though the pool is not too deep it isn't fenced off.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 22, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Simon for your 5 stars. What you didn't know is that, on demand, the pool can be fenced off !
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An ideal holiday base

  • 5 of 5

Spiti Mas for us proved to be the ideal base for a relaxing and truly enjoyable holiday. The apartment is located in the small, all quiet and peaceful village Ka?na, merely 15 minutes off coast, The property description is really correct (even rather modest), it's facilities are neat and complete (also wifi). The terraces, swimming pool with sunbeds and garden are a real asset to the apartement. We will always remember the incredible views of the Lefka Ori (White Mountains). We did multiple trips with ou rental car to e.g. Aptera, Chania (old town), Rethymnon, Frangokastelli, Lake Kournas etc. In the evenings we enjoyed the local dishes in small restaurants in Vamos, Vrises, Kalives and Georgioupoli. We will not hesitate to recommend Spiti Mas to our family and friends.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

When you see the location, you will understand!

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Chania at 30 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Souda at 20 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : at 5 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Parasia at 15 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Kalyves at 15 Kilometres Car: necessary


Three beautiful sandy beaches on 15 min driving, Kalyves, Almyrida and Georgiopolis. Between Georgiopolis and Rethymno is a very large (6/7 km) sandy beach with nice "tavernas" where you can enjoy a cool drink and a snack.


Nearest airport is Chania distance 45 min drive. Other airport is Heraklio distance 1.5 hrs driving. Renting a car is recommended.


Chania is about 30 min. driving, beautiful harbour and shopping on any level. Rethymno same description, Kaina is surrounded by lots of small villages, specially in the mountain area. Chania airport is 45 min driving, Heraklion 90 min.

Further Details:

In Vamos the nearest town you find 4 good restaurants and a very cosy square (Plateia) with several Kafeneons. Bakery, an English butcher, small supermarket. All villages have nice tavernas,


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
High season 2
19 Sep 2016 - 30 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low season
31 Oct 2016 - 30 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Middle season
1 May 2017 - 3 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High season 2
4 Jun 2017 - 1 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High season 1
2 Jul 2017 - 17 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High season 2
18 Sep 2017 - 5 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £179

Fee for end cleaning is Euro 70.00
We prefer the weekend for arrival and departing, but everything is negotiable !

Notes on prices:
Prices are for 1 week up to 4 pers.(extra bed € 50 pw) including all taxes, electricity and water. Airco by KWh meter . In the winterperiod central heating . End cleaning: € 70.00 Discounts for long winter lets (4 weeks or more). Sometimes a shorter stay is possible Ask by email.

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Updated: 26-Sep-2016
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Property Type

  • apartment


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic


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


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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • village


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

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • fishing
  • paragliding
  • diving
  • bay fishing

Floor Area

  • 70 m²


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom with large shower and wc.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4/5 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed. Bedroom 2 with 2 twin beds. For your baby, highchair cot, potty and play box are free at your disposal. Extra bed possible.


  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda ...


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: In wintertime the apartment has central heating. Both bedrooms have air-conditioning with separate Kwh-meter. Outside: In front of the apartment is a large terrace 45 sq.m, around the swimming pool (7.5 x 3.5 m) is also a large sun terrace 90 sq.m. Surrounded by a beautiful garden with lots of flowers all year around. Arbour and BBQ. sunbeds and umbrellas. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Including: bed linen changed 1x pw. Towels 2x pw. Cleaning 1x pw. Beach towels 2 pw. free available.

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