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Villa Apsida, Large villa with beautiful view

People12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Villa in Tsivaras,near Almyrida,Crete - Private Heated Pool with Jacuzzi and Panoramic Sea Vie

A magnificent villa, near Chania and traditional Creten fishing village of Almyrida. The Almyrida village centre is easily accessed by a short 5 minute drive where to find blue flag child friendly beach, many restraunt, internet cafes and a wide selections of village facilities. Located 20 minutes from Chania, 30 minutes from Rethymon, providing the perfect base from which to explore the other areas of the island. The large heated private swimming pool features wide Roman steps for easy gentle access with a Jacuzzi seating area. The villa also offers a fantastic rock garden with seating areas, ideal for those seeking solitary moments in a most wonderful setting.


Owner
Wendy Huang
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
28 January, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a fantastic time!! The villa was superb! We adored been there. Everything was as you described and it felt like home for 10 days with sun and pool!! We would be keen to book again - Anita Gordon, June 2011.



"This is an excellent place for holidays. We had a marvellous time the house and swimming pool were just amazing! The use of the terrace and fresco dining really relaxed us a lot and the view is simply breath taking. The owner is a fantastic person who always was eager to help us out and make our stay as good as possible. The four bedrooms fully accommodated two families with children and the surrounding area with the small tavernas and nerby dining was awesome. The sea only a few miles away was very good, but we were so amazed from the pool and the garden we hardly took off from the house. We fully recommend this villa." Konstatinos, August 2010.
Jun 2008
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Location

Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Chania
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
By Kalives Beach
Nearest Ferry
20 Kilometres
Suda bay
Nearest Motorway
7 Kilometres
National road
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
By Kalives Beach
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Kalives
Car: recommended

Coast/Beach:

The beaches of Almyrida is 5 mins drive away, It's very gently sloping calm water is ideal for children. It also offers excellent range of water sports, Numerous tavernas, internet cafes, bars, mini markets, shops,chemist, bakery, banks, ect. 15 minutes drive to beaches in Georgioupolis which provides tavernas, watersports and gentle shelving sand for safer bathing.

Travel:

Car use is essential. Bike hire is available at Almyrida.

Chania airport is a 40 minutes drive to the villa. Heraklion airport is 90 mins drive and has a larger selection of airlines. The drive from Heraklion is made easier by the National Highway. Detailed driving instructions are available from both airports to the villas.

Distances:

5 mins drive to village centre of Almyrida.

10 mins drive to the village centre of Vamos.

20 mins drive to Georgioupoli.

20 mins drive to centre of Chania.

30 mins drive to centre of Rethymnon.

Further Details:

5 mins drive into beachfront and village of Almyrida, which offers chemist, ATM, bakery, veg shops (which also sell the local red and white village wines!), banks, post office, numerous tavernas and cafes, mini-markets and two small beaches. 10 min drive to the town of Vamos which has health centre, tavernas and ATM. 20 min drive to Chania - a bustling Venetian harbour, where you will find Scuba diving, boat trips, water slide park, Saturday morning market, banks and much, much more. Chania, once the capital of ancient Crete, offers quaint, narrow streets as well as a beautiful harbour lined with tavernas and cafes serving excellent local cuisine. Further afield, a water park at Limnoupolis, the biggest karting track in Crete, opportunities for boat trips from the harbour at Chania and historical sights such as the World War 2 Allied and German cemeteries.

For those who enjoy walking a visit to the Samaria Gorge is recommended, which meanders for 18km down a tortuous trail to the pretty resort of Agia Roumeli. Also the natural freshwater lake of Kournas provides a picturesque venue for lunch or a swim.

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • beach
  • city centre
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • rural
  • town
  • village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
  • bedroom 1 has corner Jacuzzi bath,shower,wc,his/hers basin. Bedroom 2 and 3 has 8 jets power shower cubicle, wc and basin. G/floor bedroom has shower,wc,basin. G/floor clock room with wc basin and w/machine. En-suite bathrooms to all four bedrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8/12 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with two single beds. Bedroom 2 with super king size bed with option of add 2 extra folding beds. Bedroom 3 with super king bed with option of add 2 extra folding beds. Bedroom 4 with two single beds.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • bay
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountaineering
  • diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: The villa with central heating and air conditioning to all rooms. There are terraces and gardens. The grounds are tidy, clean and well maintained. Outside: The large pool side shaded and tiled terrace offers outdoor al fresco eating. The comfortable double lounger with mattress is perfect for dozing in the afternoon. There is a private pool side BBQ kitchen with sink cupboards and serving worktop. Sunbeds and prasols are provided. The 65 sq.m. heated swimming pool with Roman steps and Jacuzzi is totally private. There also is a poolside shower. Utility Room: Washing machine, ironing board, iron, clothes airer and hair dryers are provided. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included, excluding beach towels.The villa receives a full clean prior to the guests arrival.If guests require maid sevice or further linen and towel change or pool heating during their stay this can be arranged at an additional cost.

Reviews

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Villa Apsida, Large villa with beautiful view
average rating of 3.6666667 based on 4 reviews
5

Beautiful villa, amazing view and nice owner

  • 5 of 5

The view immediately hit us when we arrived at the villa. The villa is spotless and equipped with everything we need to a high standard, and was very easy to find, while not far from shops and beach. Almyrida and Kalyvas has everything we need for a fantastic holiday. But even so we ended up not going out much towards the end of our stay because it's such a nice place to relax. We most certainly will be back to enjoy this villa again - and highly recommend it to all our friends and family.

Thank you Wendy for giving us the opportunity to stay in this wonderful villa, see you in the near future!

  • Review Submitted: 18-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was great pleasure to have all of you in my villa. I aim to always do the very best I can. I hope to see you in the near future
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5

Spectacular gem with uninterrupted sea view

  • 5 of 5

I was a bit apprehensive about booking after reading the review from Rebecca, but we were really pleasantly surprised when we arrived. No problems to speak of and the staff working for the villa came to check on us on the second day to make sure we had everything we needed.

The villa was luxurious with a homely feeling, while the outside pool area and veranda are such a relaxing place to spend evenings, overlooking the stunning bay. Most evenings we spent with the family taking in the views and having BBQs by the pool.

The surrounding areas are also very quiet and we felt very safe, and the location is outstanding.

We all enjoyed it so much, look out for us next year!

Alison and family

  • Review Submitted: 03-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Could be beautiful but poorly maintained

  • 1 of 5

I'll start with the good points!

The views are exceptional! This property has the most beautiful views and every terrace makes the most of them. A beautiful spot to relax and drink in the scenery.

The property itself could be gorgeous. It's very spacious and plenty of space for two sharing families with children.

The pool is lovely.

Now the bad...! the plumbing throughout the entire property is completely shoddy & needs a major overhaul! Within 24 hours of arriving we had a leaking bath, a leaking shower and the pool heating (which we had paid a lot of extra money for) had broken. 'Jimmy' the maintenance man was great and came straight away... but sadly fixed nothing! After a specialist plumber was called and a lot of black soot exploded (literally) all over the pool and terraces, the boiler was fixed and pool heating resumed! Then the downstairs toilet began to leak sewage water... stinking out the downstairs bedroom and making that bathroom completely unusable. This was never fixed either, even though Jimmy did come twice to look at it. The upstairs toilets then began to really smell too... badly... and we needed fans on all the time to keep the air circulating as the smell was so unbearable. By the end of the first week, the kitchen sink had also given up on us and was needing daily plunging! It began to leak every time we took the plug out and spread old dirty washing up water/food all over the terrace by the pool. So we were all treading in unpleasant old waste water which was pretty disgusting! the dishwasher also leaked permanently so we had towels all over the floor to soak that up!

All in all - a disaster! We contacted the owner immediately and continued to contact her as we became more and more desperate. I can only imagine the house had been empty for a long time before our visit as the plumbing simply couldn't handle being used.

At no point have we been offered an apology. We have been told that there will be no refund as she has spent a lot of money on the maintenance guy (the one who didn't manage to fix anything) and also on the pool heating. So it is up to us to bear the brunt of the costs.

A huge shame and a very nearly ruined precious 2 week holiday. Had we realised how bad things were going to get we would have looked to move but with no wifi and the promise of things being fixed we tried instead to just enjoy our holiday.

I would caution anyone looking at this villa - there are plenty of other options in the area!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Rebecca, thank you for your feedback. I always want my guests to have a good stay in my villa so I'm very sorry to have read your feedback. Im glad that the pool heating was fixed without delay. I'm also very sorry about the leaking to the bath and the toilet. I could not do anything about it because the maintenance guy Jimmy has visited you a few times about it and he could not find any problem. I did also enquired with the guest who left not long before your stay, they were not aware any of the problems. I now have asked the current guests, they finds no problem either. So I did not know how to resolve it for you. I have ordered a brand new dishwasher immediately after you informed me about the leak and Jimmy confirmed that the small leak is due to the wear tear of the dishwasher door seal. Unfortunately the delivery of the dishwasher was not speedy enough for your stay. The kitchen sink have been unblocked after many hours of trying and discovered many rubbishes in it that should be in the waste bin instead of the kitchen drain. Once again I'm saddened that you did not have a very good stay in my villa. I will continue to work hard and improve the villa because I know holidays are something special to look forward to.
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Apokoronos, Crete

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Off season
30 Oct 2017 - 31 Mar 2018
1 night minimum stay
£141
for 1 night
£988
 
 
April/18
1 Apr 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,173
for 7 nights
£1,173
 
 
May/18
1 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,358
for 7 nights
£1,358
 
 
June/18
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,543
for 7 nights
£1,543
 
 
July,Aug/18
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,469
for 7 nights
£2,469
 
 
Sep,Oct/18
1 Sep 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,543
for 7 nights
£1,543
 
 
winter period
1 Nov 2018 - 31 Mar 2019
7 night minimum stay
£988
for 7 nights
£988
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
£132
for 1 night
From
£132
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
To make a booking, you can either call or email me. 30% non refunable deposit is payable at time of booking with balance payable 8 weeks prior to arrival. If booking made within 8 weeks, the full amount is to be paid at time of booking. Payment can be made by bank transfer in Euros or Sterling.

Changeover Day:
No preference.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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