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Villas with Private Pools in Beautiful Grounds - Vavara (3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6)



Updated: 20-Oct-2016
Villas in Almyrida, Nr. Chania, Crete, Greek Islands - Peaceful Location, 5 mins Flat Walk to the Sandy Beach

Vavara and Iannis are in a quiet, secluded, location and yet only a 5 minute flat walk to approx 15 tavernas/restaurants and a sandy beachfront. A huge advantage for parents with young children is that the parents can sit at the tavernas lining the seafront whilst the children play directly in front of them on the beach. The properties have their own pools and share a beautiful secluded garden with lemon and orange trees.

Details for holiday villa Vavara (3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6), 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, 1 Bathroom, 1 Separate WC

Bedroom 1 with double bed.

Bedroom 2 with double bed.

Bedroom 3 with twin beds.

1 Bathroom with bath/shower, wc.

1 Bathroom with wc.

Fully equipped kitchen including a dishwasher and washing machine.

Lounge/dining room with sat TV, DVD, two large sofa beds.

Towels/linen included. Changed twice per week.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Swimming pool
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

Rachel, Steve and Laurence own these villas. Rachel deals with the bookings and is very happy to answer any questions.

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Speaks English, Spanish

2 Reviews

2 holidaymaker reviews

United Kingdom

Fabulous Holiday

  • 5 of 5

Myself, two sons, one daughter with her partner and two little ones were accompanied by my friend and her family and grandaughter. Are party included 3 eighteen year old boys, 3 under 7s, 30 somethings and older. The villas, pools and the wonderful lemon grove garden provided us with everything we needed, including shade - and of course lemons. We didn't have a car and we didn't need one. The beach was a short stroll and we ate in fabulous restaurants every night. There is a local bakers a few minutes walk away and some good food shops. Took a taxi to the supermarket for one big shop. The teenagers and 30 somethings enjoyed Almyrida's night life. The villas' owners and local assistants were incredibly helpful. We found a reliable company to transfer us all in style from the airport to the villas and back again. Will definitely go again as we had a fabulous time. My daughter and her partner - 30 somethings - some friends and their respective children have booked up for next year. So, for relaxing and fun, highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2012
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in villa Varvara in May and had a wonderful week. The villa itself is a good size and has lots of outside balconies on different sides of the villa, so you can sit out in sun or shade at any time of day and look out over the olive groves, mountains and sea. Plenty of room and all the facilities you would expect for families. In front of the villa is the lovely pool and beyond that, a shady garden complete with lemon trees, which means you can relax by the pool and still enjoy the privacy of the location. Almirida beach is just a short, flat walk away and is ideal for families with boats and sunbeds for hire, beautiful sand and clear water. There is a good selection of restaurants, tavernas and bars to choose from and several small supermarkets if you want to cook at the villa. We had a few barbecues and enjoyed our breakfast on the balcony each morning. Villa and resort both highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 23, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
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From the Owner

The villas are in a fantastic location, its a flat walk to the beach and there are a good number of nice tavernas/restaurants and the villas are also perfect for renting together. They are situated in a large plot with a beautiful garden.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Chania at 50 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : various at 0.25 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Souda Bay at 40 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : National Highway at 6 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Various at 0.25 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Almyrida Car: recommended


The historic town of Chania is about 40 minutes drive and Heraklion 2 hours coastal drive. Crete is the largest Greek island and there is plenty to do and lots of places to visit should you wish. However, you can stay in our villas without the necessity of a car should you wish - its close enough to the beach 5 mins and about 10/15 tavernas/restaurants. Our villas have a view of the White Mountains which are stunning.


Copy the link below to view the location. The villas are the 2 pools at the bottom right of the picture. The walk to the beach at the top of the picture is about 5 minutes. Please note the secluded location of the villas. Chania airport is 40 mins drive and Heraklion a 2 hour drive. Ask should you wish us to recommend a rental company - a car is good if you are at the villas for say 2 weeks as you may wish to explore but fine without a car for say a week.


Chania 40 mins drive, Rethymnon about 40 minutes drive, Kalives the next village with a bigger supermarket than Almyrida is approximately a 15 minute drive or you can choose a coastal walk which is about 30 minutes - not recommended in the hotter months however!

Further Details:

Banks with ATM's in Kalives and now in Almyrida. Large supermarket in Kalives, small new supermarket in Almyrida. Richard and Anne are our English agents and they have a superb knowledge of the area/places to eat/etc and can help you when you arrive should you wish. We are also happy to recommend specific restaurants and bars when you have booked should you wish. Francois is the cafe bar which has been in Almyirda for the longest period of time and its certainly recommended for any time but particularly fantastic choice of breakfasts including pancakes with various fillings for children! Fab English breakfast too should you fancy it - but be prepared for a bit of a wait as everything comes fresh and its v popular! Wi-Fi wil be available at the villas from 1 June 2013. It is also available at a number of the bars/tavernas 5 mins down the road.


Rental rates

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Rate 7
1 Oct 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
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1 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
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1 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
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1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
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1 Jul 2017 - 31 Jul 2017
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1 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
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1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
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1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
We require a 20% holding deposit preferably by BACS and balance 10 weeks prior to departure. Please specify which villa you are interested in, Vavara or Iannis or both! Unfortunately deposits are non refundable - however should the cancellation be in the situation of a death or serious illness and we can manage to fill the dates we may be able to return some of all of the money paid.

Changeover Day:
This is flexible but Tuesdays are the main changeover days.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Updated: 20-Oct-2016
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Property Type

  • villa


  • Dining Area

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool


  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village


  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: The villa is in a quiet, secluded, location and yet so near to the village of Almyrida with its shops, bars and beach. There is a wild garden with lemon and olive trees at the front of the property. The pools are 3 by 6 metres. Please try to shower before using the pools. Outside: The villa sits in a large beautiful plot which of course includes the pools but also a wild private garden at the front of the property which has lemon and olive trees. You are welcome to pick your own lemon! Please be careful on the patio area which does inevitably become wet by the pool - do not run and exercise caution. There is outside furniture and a BBQ.

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