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Award Winning Luxury Villa With Private Heated Infinity Swimming Pool

Overview

Property

Updated: 04-Dec-2016
Villa in Almyrida, Chania, Crete, Greece - Breathtaking Sea And Mountain Views Only 10-15 Minutes Walk From The Main Resort Of Almyrida

Breathtaking views of the ocean, white mountains and olive groves are the inspiration for this Bentley award winning detached luxury villa, with private heated infinity swimming pool, outdoor kitchen, BBQ and alfresco dining area set in a lovely landscaped garden. Beautiful patios and balconies take full advantage of the stunning panoramic views. Uniquely positioned, the Aegean Blue Villa is perfectly situated in a superbly elevated position above the crystal clear sea and virgin sandy beach of Kera, which is only a ten minute walk away. The village of Almyrida is a bustling family holiday area with a host of shops, tavernas and restaurants nestling around a perfect sandy cove and pretty little harbour, which is only a ten minute walk away. Nearby are lovely traditional Greek villages, while the beautiful medieval city of Chania with its international airport is just a 20 minute drive away. Licenced by the Greek Tourist Authority (E.O.T.) LICENCE - MHTE 1042K 123K 03603 00

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

The Aegean Blue Villa is the second home of Sally and Richard. Richard owns his own independent family funeral business and Sally owns her own hair dressing salon. We work in the U.K. for most of the year and live in Crete at our beautiful home at least five weeks each year until we retire, whereupon we will spend most of our time in Crete. Should you decide to stay in our beautiful home for your well deserved holiday I can guarantee that the service you receive will be outstanding both prior and during your stay. The villa is an exclusive private residence not a holiday let and it is very rare to be able to rent such a property directly from the owners who wish you to share this beautiful location. See you soon Sally and Richard.

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We've just returned from a week at the Aegean Blue Villa, and were really impressed with both the villa and the location. The views from the villa are truly amazing, I don't think I've ever stayed anywhere with such beautiful views. This was our first villa holiday, and I think anywhere we stay in the future has got a hard act to follow. There is so much outside living space at the villa, and the pool is a really good size and nice and warm. There is plenty of storage space in the bedrooms (with lots of hangers), the welcome grocery pack was very welcome as we didn't arrive until quite late in the evening. The DVD's provided were a nice touch too, quite a few recent releases which was a nice surprise. We didn't hire a car, and found the location fine, with shops and restaurants within a 10-15 minute walk. Almyrida and Kalyves are both lovely villages, not too touristy, and very pretty. There is a place in Kalyves to book excursions if you want to see a bit more of the island. May 2011
Jul 2009
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24 Reviews

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based on 24 holidaymaker reviews

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LOCATION IS SPECTACULAR

  • 5 of 5

Dear Richard and Sally

I would like to say how much we enjoyed our holiday in your beautiful Villa in Crete.

The location is spectacular with amazing views. We were blessed with fantastic weather for our stay and this enabled us to make full use of the fantastic facilities and outside space of the Villa.

So much space to sit, eat and relax. The pool was divine and after a day exploring the local beaches of Kalyves, it was always a pleasure to come back to our own little slice of heaven.

I would greatly recommend the Villa and we will certainly be returning.

It was probably the best and most relaxing holiday ever.

Location is perfect, the tavernas and local shops have everything you could want and a visit to Chania Town was a very enjoyable experience.

One again thank you both so much for a delightful holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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TRULY SPECTACULAR STAY

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of four with a teenage daughter and son, aged 13 and 14 and we have enjoyed a truly spectacular week at the Aegean Blue villa. The villa itself is immaculately clean, beautifully decorated and well equipped, making it feel like home. We particularly enjoyed the stunning, warm pool and outdoor areas, with their captivating views across the White Mountains and Ocean. The children also delighted in feeding and making a fuss of Pandora the cat!

The villa itself is perfectly placed to be able to easily access on foot the local beaches, Tavernas and amenities. As well as thoroughly enjoying the beaches at Kera, Almyrida and Kalyves, we also drove west to spend a day at Elafonisi, where the beach was as beautiful as any we experienced in the Seychelles, with crystal clear, azure waters and pink sand. Other highlights were the fantastic “Dream Adventure” boat trip from Almyrida, in which you speed along the coast, explore the cliff-side caves and snorkel from the boat and also the traditional Greek night at Cretan Corner up in the mountain village of Aptera. Here we had a lovely meal with dancing, which we participated in and greatly enjoyed!

The quality of food and hospitality in the local Tavernas was outstanding; our particular favourites were “Francoise” in Almyrida, perfect for breakfast and lunch time snacks, “Cretan Corner” in Aptera, where we had the best Stifado and “Drosostalia” in Armeni, where we had the largest and most delicious pork chop imaginable!

There is so much to do in the local area for all ages and fitness levels, although, with such stunning views, it is tempting to stay at the villa and relax. We have enjoyed a perfect week and would highly recommend staying here.

Jill & Rod Ham

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Really great to hear you had a fantastic holiday, it sounds as if you had an amazing family holiday. Hope to welcome you again soon.
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Amazing views

  • 5 of 5

Lovely villa, with all (and more) the facilities etc you'd need or want. We all loved the pool (cleaned twice a week), and the outdoor kitchen/eating area, with amazing views over Souda bay. Nearest village (Almyrida) is 10 mins walk away down the hill, we loved the first taverna you come to, Lagos, and ate there a few times, though there's also plenty in the village. Kalives is slightly bigger, and 30ish mins walk away but we drove there as we've two young children. Large beach, plenty of tavernas etc (we can recommend Kritiko). Chania old town & harbour is worth a visit, we also went to Knossos which was very hot and busy, but if you must visit only one Minoan ruin this is the one!

All in all a lovely holiday with fantastic accommodation, we don't usually return to places (as there's always new places to go), but I think we'll be breaking this rule for Aegean Blue Villa!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review about the villa, resort and current recommendations for tavernas. We hope to welcome you again in the near future.
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Excellent!

  • 5 of 5

Breath taking view, well equipped, very clean, nice swimming pool: close to perfect!

  • Review Submitted: May 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. Nice to know everything was perfect for our first guests of the 2016 season. We hope to welcome you again in the future.
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EVERYTHING WE EXPECTED AND MORE

  • 5 of 5

Aegean Blue Villa was everything we expected and more. The villa has a touch of luxury inside, very tasteful and quality furnishings make it a real home rather than rental property. Outside the property, the choice of seating and lounging areas was great for family members and the infinity pool was the best we have experienced. The views were spectacular that not even video or photos fully reflect.

We spent our week either enjoying the lovely restaurants, cafes and beach at Almyrida within easy walking distance of the villa or down at Kera Beach. Aegean Villa is a perfect base for complete relaxation or exploring West Crete through a rental car or taxi that are easy to hire in the village.

The Appleby Family

West Midlands

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great to hear that you had a fantastic family holiday in Crete and comfortable stay at the Aegean Blue Villa.
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Very Highly Recommended

  • 5 of 5

The Allen family stayed at the villa for three weeks, and we endorse all the favourable remarks made by former visitors. A wonderful villa, easily accommodating six adults, and equipped to a very high standard. As everyone remarks, the views are sensational, and the shooting stars are great. Almyrida is a wonderful spot. Big enough to offer everything you might need yet not so big that you feel overwhelmed. We never had a bad meal. The restaurant on the bend at the bottom of the hill, O Lagos, is very very good. For fish, we liked For fresh fruit & veg, the Pear Tree is unbeatable. If you need to hire a car, the people at Flisvos are first rate, and even helped me repair a puncture on a car that did not belong to them. A little booklet available locally called Discover Almyrida & Kalives On Foot is a mine of useful information, even if you drive. Try the sea caves and cove detailed in Walk 11. Magical. Excellent swimming at Kalyves, too. We would be very happy to return to the Aegean Blue. A truly great time was had by all -- and chicken cooked on a spit has to be tasted to be believed. Terrific.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 11, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

We had been contemplating for a number of years the desire to purchase a property abroad for a second home to let to family, friends and select professionals. In October 2005 we ended up in Crete following a friends recommendation and within four days we had found our dream location. I purchased a plot of land in a truly spectacular location overlooking Kera Cove and then had the property built. The stunning views had an immediate effect on both of us and caused great excitement. In an instant we somehow knew that Crete was the place for us, even though we had never visited the island previously. Our dream home was completed in April 2006 and every aspect of our home has been completed to a high professional standard and we are totally delighted with all the work carried out.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Chania at 27 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Almyrida at 500 Metres

Special interest holidays:

PADI scuba diving centre is located in Almyrida, which is near to the famous underwater elephant cave.

Coast/Beach:

The secluded sandy beach and shallow turquoise cove of Kera is only a ten minute walk away from the Aegean Blue Villa. This beach is very private and is usually deserted, offering a mix of sand and pebbles, its shallow waters are ideal for small children and diving activities.

The pretty sandy beach of Almyrida is only a ten minute walk away and the village has a host of traditional Greek tavernas, sea front restaurants, shops, cafes, mini-markets and water sports.

Travel:

The nearest airport is Chania, which is about 25 minutes drive away. This journey can easily be made by taxi as a hire car is not essential for the Aegean Blue Villa or you can arrange a hire car directly from the airport. The hire car firm Flisvos located in Almyrida offers great rates and will have a representative waiting for you in arrivals for the hand over. Heraklion airport is about one hour 30 minutes drive. Please contact owner should you require weblink addresses.

Distances:

The main resort of Almyrida for all the beaches, tavernas, sea front restaurants and mini-markets is a 10 minute walk down hill or 2 minutes by car. The walk back to the villa is up hill and may take 15 minutes. Kalyves is a thirty minute walk or 5 minutes by car. A host of other small Greek villages are only a short drive away. The villa location is simply unique and possibly the best location for access to all areas. We always recommend a hire car but local taxis are usually available.

Further Details:

Disclaimer.

We do not exclude liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence however otherwise you are booking our property at your own risk and we will not be liable for any loss you suffer as a result of doing so howsoever caused.

The swimming pool does not have a safety fence or gate and is not recommended for children below five years of age, due to its accessibility. You should always satisfy yourself as to the suitability of this villa for the safety of any children who will be in the location of a swimming pool.

The swimming pool is unattended at all times. Children must be supervised by a responsible adult at all times, who will assume full responsibility for the safety and supervision of the child during the rental period. Please remember a child can drown within seconds, if left unattended by water.

All swimming pool safety rules / warning signs must be complied with at all times and the rules enforced by the party leader who accepts this responsibility.

It is a condition of accepting your booking that you have fully considered the suitability and risks of renting a villa with a private swimming pool and you agree and accept full personal responsibility and liability for swimming pool safety and supervision, especially where young children are concerned. Private rental of the villa and use of the swimming pool is at your own risk and we will not be liable for any loss you suffer as a result of doing so howsoever caused.

Remember a small child can drown within the time it takes to answer a phone!

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Spring 2017
25 Mar 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,095
for 7 nights
£1,095
 
 
May 2017
22 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,295
for 7 nights
£1,295
 
 
June 2017
27 May 2017 - 16 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,395
for 7 nights
£1,395
 
 
Summer 2017
17 Jun 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,595
for 7 nights
£1,595
 
 
High Summer 2017
15 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,895
for 7 nights
£1,895
 
 
September 2017
26 Aug 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,595
for 7 nights
£1,595
 
 
Late September 2017
16 Sep 2017 - 6 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,395
for 7 nights
£1,395
 
 
Autumn 2017
7 Oct 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,195
for 7 nights
£1,195
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

Changeover Day: Most flights into Crete operate on a Tuesday and Saturday, which is our preferred change over day. Other days may be possible during low and mid season.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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Facilities

From the Owner

The Aegean Blue villa is located in arguably the finest location in the area. Uniquely positioned the Aegean Blue Villa is perfectly situated in a superbly elevated position immediately above the crystal clear sea and virgin sandy beach of Kera, which is only a ten minute walk away. The villa is situated very close to the, blue flag beaches, amenities, tavernas and sea front restaurants, which are all within a ten minute walk from the villa. This is what gives the Aegean Blue Villa a clear advantage over most other villas in the area. Its location is perfect with only thirteen private residences enjoying the exclusive location of Kera, however it still remains very private but central to all the main villages and beaches. Fully licenced by the Greek Tourist Authority (E.O.T.)

Property Type

  • villa

General

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

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

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

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool

Location Type

  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • rural
  • village
  • waterfront

Leisure Activities

  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 80 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Ground floor bathroom with walk in shower, WC and wash basin. Also doubles as a utility room for laundry and has the washing machine located within it. 1st floor bathroom with walk in shower, WC and wash basin. Outdoor shower next to pool.

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Ground floor bedroom with double bed, fitted wardrobes and patio doors leading to garden, pool and alfresco dining area. Two 1st floor bedrooms both have double beds, fitted wardrobes and patio doors to joining balconies with a table and 4 chairs.

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue

Meals

  • Self-catering

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

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: The villa is part of a very prestigious development of thirteen privately owned villas, which won the Bentley international property awards in 2005 as the best development in Greece. Being privately owned the villa has many quality fixtures and fittings, including polished granite floors, fly screens, air-conditioning, fitted wardrobes, heated infinity swimming pool and dress curtains. The villa is ideal for families who do not wish to hire a car as the village of Almyrida with its sandy beaches, shops, tavernas and sea front restaurants is only a ten minute walk away. However we always recommend a hire car to enable you to enjoy the area to the maximum. A hire car can be arranged through a local agent called Flisvos who are based in Almyrida who will have a representative waiting for you at the airport with the car. However you may wish to simply enjoy the villa, its many facilities with the secluded sandy beach and shallow cove of Kera, which is only a ten min walk, unwind and relax. Outside: Set in a 500m sq plot of landscaped gardens including rockeries, flowerbeds with many quality plants, lemon and orange trees, bougainvillea, oleander and numerous terracotta pots and Greek urns. Set just above the swimming pool is a covered alfresco dining area with kitchen and bar area, including a sink, fridge/freezer, barbecue and large table with seating for 6 people. It is rare to find a heated swimming pool, which takes the chill out of the water during the early and late season. The 30m sq solar heated infinity swimming pool, depth 1.0 - 1.2m is ideal for children over five years, as well as adults and is cleaned and tested on regular basis. Around the pool area are sun beds, parasols and an outdoor shower. The large terrace patio area has further seating, a small table, sun beds and throughout the day the villa always enjoys areas of sunshine and shade. The sun sets in a spectacular display to the front of the villa each night as it slowly disappears behind the distant hills. Utility Room: Washing machine is located in the ground floor bathroom, which holds a laundry basket, iron, ironing board and general cleaning equipment. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The villa is fully managed and maintained. Clean towels and linen are included on a weekly change over basis. As the villa is a private residence, guests are kindly requested to keep the villa and its facilities in an immaculate condition at all times. Other: Dining areas are all located in covered areas outdoors. Breakfast and evening meals can be prepared and enjoyed in the outdoor alfresco dining area, which has a large solid table and 6 chairs. Balconies and patios can also be used for alfresco dining.

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