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Villa With Private Pool And Stunning Sea Views



Updated: 20-Oct-2016
Villa in Kokkino Chorio, Crete - EOT license number MHTE 10 42 K 12 3K 28105 0 1

Maypole Villa is a fully air-conditioned, traditional 2 bed bungalow situated on the outskirts of the village of Kokkino Chorio. The villa has its own private pool and is set in a 1/2 acre plot with large covered and open patio areas. There is ample pool and outdoor furniture to enjoy Greek living and the panoramic views of Souda Bay and the White Mountains. A large traditional BBQ and well equipped kitchen means dining out is a joy at home! The spacious lounge is comfortably furnished in traditional style with Satellite TV, DVD + CD players and an iPod docking station. There is also a large selection of books, DVDs and games. The airy bedrooms contain a king size bed in one and twin beds in the other. The villa is just 10 minutes drive to Almirida’s blue flag beach and there is a taverna and mini-market within 5 minutes walking distance. The villa is ideally located to explore the Apokoronos region and surrounding areas

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

I live in England with my wife and 2 children who were 13 and 10 when we bought Maypole Villa in 2004. My wife and I both work, but spend most of our holidays in Crete, where we have made many friends and have really fallen in love with the country, especially the local area.

Speaks English

Guestbook comments from the manager

I really intended to phone you personally as we were so delighted with everything. The Villa was more comfortable than we even expected and so extremely well equipped, you have thought of everything with some lovely touches. The views were amazing so we spent most evenings enjoying the sunsets with meals outside, we couldn’t have had more relaxing times! Kokkino village was a real surprise as we loved to wander around and use the local shop. It was sad to leave Maypole Villa, we loved it there and although we’ve been to many places in Greece over the years, it was without doubt the best accommodation we have ever had. Thank you both so much, we hope to return, Diana and Robin

Thanks we had a holiday of a lifetime, wonderful villa - the pics in the ads don't do it justice.We had a wonderful holiday thank you very much Gareth June Darren and Alisha

We had a lovely time,we are certainly hoping to return to Maypole Villa in the not too distant future. Mark + Donna
Jan 2009
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3 Reviews

based on 3 holidaymaker reviews


A perfect villa and location

  • 5 of 5

We had a truly wonderful two weeks here. The villa is of excellent standard, immaculately clean and very well equipped indeed. The views and garden flowers are beautiful; my favourite place for breakfast was on the veranda looking out across the bay.

Our children remained well occupied with the pool and well stocked games cupboard. We had several good, basic meals at the village taverna (and one ropey one!). The local shop supplied us with everything we needed. The history of the island is fascinating too.

The owners George and Suzanne were very attentive and patient with my several enquiring emails!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments. We have kept the same team looking after the house since 2004 as they do such a great job. The board games are our relaxation. We play sitting on the veranda watching the world pass by. I love cooking so keep the kitchen well equipped. We add new items every year to keep it fresh. Glad you enjoyed yourself.
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A wonderfully equipped villa with stunning views

  • 5 of 5

We're recently returned from two weeks at Maypole Villa. We had a fabulous time in this wonderful villa - the owners have been generous in sharing and ensuring it's so well equipped - and of course it's in a beautiful location - with stunning views each way we looked.

We'd never been to Crete before so didn't know before just what we were in for (and the Owners Direct pages really don't do it justice) - but it was just great, a truly relaxing family time. A wonderful property, with all the facilities needed, a good size pool to cool down in - and a brilliant location, where you can sit and enjoy the views, or take a short trip to local coves and beaches, local shops and towns or a little further afield explore the alleys and markets of Chania, or the mountains and lots of other amazing places.

We like to explore - and when we find an area we like we'll go back again to explore further - but we've never gone back to the same accommodation before as we generally like to find new places...but with Maypole Villa we might just break that convention...why would you go anywhere else when it's all there.

The owners were always quick to respond to queries when we booked and before we traveled and provided helpful information which all helped with our plans. Prior to travelling we were a little anxious about the Greek financial situation - so took a stash of Euros - but it really wasn't a problem - and it felt like a very safe and welcoming place.

Thank you George & Suzanne!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful views

  • 4 of 5

We have just returned from a very relaxing 2 weeks at Maypole Villa. The views from the property are stunning, especially the sunset across Souda Bay. The villa, pool and gardens are all very well maintained and well equipped. It made a great base for our first trip to Crete and it was sometimes hard to drag ourselves away to see some more of the Island. The local taverna in Kokkino Chorio was good and very friendly, as were the restaurants in Plakka, and the beach at Almyrida is good for children. The owners were very helpful and provided lots of useful information. We generally don't return to the same place twice (it's a big world) but we would certainly return to Crete and to Maypole Villa.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

We bought Maypole Villa in 2004 - the year of the Olympic Games in Athens. Crete is a large island and has something for everyone. The stunning views are what first attracted us to this area and everyone who has visited comments on what a fantastic a location we have. We most enjoy relaxing on our front veranda watching the boats sailing in Souda Bay. The views of the sunset are quite stunning. Our boys love snorkeling and scuba diving and we have swum with turtles in the local cove 5 minutes away. The beaches are clean and safe for families.

Activity and Interests

Car: recommended


Almyrida Bay is just a 10 minute (3 mile) drive from the house. This is a blue flag beach and is very safe for children. Here you can rent kayaks, windsurfs, sailing boats and bicycles. The sea front restaurants and bars are well worth a visit. Kalives is a 15 mins drive away. Larger than Almyrida, it has 3 main stretches of beach. If you prefer a quiet cove there is one just 5 mins drive away, secluded, picturesque and perfect for snorkeling.


Car hire is essential. The nearest airport is Chania being approx 40 minutes away.


Distance to nearest taverna 500m : 6-8 minutes on foot, 1 minute by car. Distance to nearest beach 4.1km : 40 minutes on foot, 8 minute by car. Distance to nearest mini market 600m : 7-8 minutes on foot, 1 minute by car. Distance to nearest cash machine 4.2m : 40 minutes on foot, 8 minute by car. How far from airport 40 minutes. How far from nearest large town 45 minutes. Heraklion and Knossos is 2 hours away.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Low Season
1 Oct 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low Season
1 Apr 2017 - 29 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
30 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Season
27 May 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season
22 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low Season
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
To make a booking you can either call or email us via the 'contacts' section. A non-refundable 20% deposit will be necessary to secure your requested dates and needs to be paid within 7 days. The total holiday cost is to be paid in full 6 weeks prior to your departure. Please take out holiday insurance.

Changeover Day:
Any day by arrangement.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds.
Discounts for longer lets and winter letting.

Manager'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.
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Property Type

  • villa


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


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


  • Dining Area


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

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...

Location Type

  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • groceries

Sports & Adventure Activities

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


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom with bath/shower over, handbasin, wc. Shower-room with walk in shower, handbasin, wc.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with King size bed, fitted wardrobes and free standing furniture. Bedroom 2 with twin beds, fitted wardrobes and free standing furniture. Both bedrooms have double doors opening to balcony areas. Note: There is a hair-dryer for guest use.


  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda


  • Self-catering

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


  • Notes on accommodation: The villa is fully air-conditioned in all main rooms. For the cooler months there is a cast iron log burning stove and fan heaters. Alfresco dining can be enjoyed under the covered pergola or on the front balcony. For entertainment there is Satellite TV, DVD player a portable CD/radio player and an iPod docking station. There are DVDs, reading books, games, guide books and local recommendations for restaurant and places of interest. A safe is provided for your peace of mind. EOT license number MHTE 10 42 K 12 3K 28105 0 1 Outside: The villa stands in half an acre of land. There is a private swimming pool surrounded by a large terrace, equipped with 4 sun beds & 2 parasols etc. The gardens offer plenty of space to play games and explore with some of the area left as nature intended, while others are more cultivated with olive and fruit trees. There is a covered pergola with table and chairs underneath for outside dining when cooking on the large traditional BBQ. Set in a rural location,you can enjoy the amazing views of the sea and of the mountains. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are provided. The property will receive a full clean prior to guest arrival. Linen is changed weekly with fresh towels and a clean at the mid week point. Guests should bring their own pool/beach towels. Other: Large balcony area off the lounge with comfortable furniture to enjoy a relaxing drink and admire the views.

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