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Stunning Sea Views from Villa with Private Pool

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking


About the property

Villa in Kefalas, Chania - Crete, Greece - Beautiful Elevated Location Maximising Stunning Views, Short distance to Many Beaches

Set in one of the most beautiful locations on the Island, the villa is set above the village of Kefalas ensuring that the stunning coast and sea views are maximised. This villa has spacious and functional accommodation, sleeps 6 in 3 double bedrooms all with balcony, also with 3 bath/shower rooms. Outside there is a large terrace area and private swimming pool facing towards the sea. It should be noted that the villa is set on a steep hill - therefore a car with a larger engine is recommended, (a 4x4 is helpful although not essential). Kefalas is a very traditional Greek village largely unspoilt by tourism with just a few new developments on the outskirts of the village; however the village has all of the essentials you might need. The village is a 15 minute walk or a 2 minute drive where you will find 3 tavernas one with wifi and two mini markets. There are a number of beaches (including Georgioupolis a beautiful 8km beach) locally that can be accessed within a 20 minute drive.

Jess McMorris
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
17 June, 2017

About Jess McMorris

I am British now living in Singapore with my husband and two daughters. We have always loved holidaying in Greece, especially the islands so when we found this wonderfully original village in Crete we couldn't resist!

Jess McMorris purchased this villa in 2009


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Kefalas in Apokoronos

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite bathroom to bedroom 1 with shower, sink and WC. Family bathroom next to bedroom 2 with bath, shower over, sink and WC. Shower room next to bedroom 3 which is on the ground floor -Shower, WC and sink.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed and en-suite, French windows to 2 private balconies both with sea view. Bedroom 2 with twin beds, French windows to private balcony with sea view. Bedroom 3 with double bed, French windows opening onto terrace with sea view.
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • bay
  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: The villa is air conditioned, which is essential during the summer months. Pool is excellent for children and the elderly with the deep end depth at 1.4m and steps into the shallow end. There is also a bedroom on the ground floor, again suitable for the elderly. Outside: Outside there is a good size swimming pool (9x4), positioned to take in the stunning sea views, plus a large terrace area for sun bathing and a great place for a BBQ. This is also a stunning area to view the stars, with fantastically clear evenings, and a great way to spend family or romantic evenings. There are also lights to the pool for the evenings, and to the terrace area. There are 4 good quality sun loungers for lazing the days away and a glass table and 6 chairs for lunchtime or evening outside dining. The outside plot is reasonable large, with beautifully built walls in the local style to all sides. Car(s) can be parked at the bottom of the garden area. There are 10 private Villas in this area, and all completed to a high standard, with a large amount of privacy. Utility Room: Utility area inside bathroom 3. Includes iron and iron board and outside clothes drying stand. Other pool toys and gardening equipment available in outside lock up. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All linen and towels included, excluding beach towels. The property will be comprehensively cleaned before arrival. Further cleaning can also be arranged if required (i.e. 2 week stay). Final cleaning included. Other: Large paved outside area. Garden/ pool furniture include 4 good quality sun loungers, and a glass dining table with 6 chairs.


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Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
11 Kilometres

Special interest holidays:

The villa is situated in an area which is perfect for touring and exploring the beautiful Island of Crete. For walkers there are many gorges to explore including the famous 17km Samaria gorge, along with many other stunning walks. The White Mountains, which have snow in the Winter which can still be seen in Spring is also certainly worth a visit.

For water sports there are professionally run courses and available for hire yachts and wind surfing equipment at the local village of Almiryda. Snorkeling is also available in many of the local bays including Octopus Bay (10 mins away). There are many Cultural places to see such as Temples, ruins and Museums. Caves are also a highlight for many, particularly the children.

There are many Greek villages scattered in the local area offering wonderful local dishes from traditional tavernas, tourists are always made to feel very welcome by the friendly locals.


There are many amazing beaches on Crete and close to the Villa are the beautiful ones of Almyrida, Georgioupolis and Kalyves. Georgioupolis is a stunning 8km long sandy beach with many restaurants and bars close to the town along with scattered beach shacks along the quieter areas. Kalyves also has a good busy (in high season) beach along with a quieter beach to the West of the town, Almyrida offers water sports, a good village beach and excellent tavernas.


Heraklion is a 2 hour drive. Chania is 40 minutes. Both have airports - EasyJet flies into both Heraklion and Chania from various UK airports. The main road is well appointed and safe.


Kefalas the local village is a max 15 min walk to the centre or 2 min drive. Vamos, a very pretty village which has a couple of traditional Greek tavernas, some local stores, a supermarket, a bakery and bank, is 6km away and takes about 10 minutes. It is also where the local Health Centre is based. Chania is around 40 minutes away as is the pretty town of Rethymnon. Both towns are excellent for shopping, eating, boat trips or just sitting in a Cafe watching the world go by.

Further Details:

There are 2 mini markets in Kefalas both run by very friendly staff. One has the essentials and the other is larger also selling local meat, cheese and bread. Both have a great deal of knowledge of local events and are always pleased to help. The larger mini market has a restaurant and bar upstairs. The other mini market also has a Taverna to the side and back, serving good local food, often from the barbeque.

In our experience the people of Kefalas are very friendly and welcoming. There is a third taverna with very good food a little closer to the villa. For a busier night out you may want to visit either the towns of Rethymon and Chania, where there are some excellent restaurants and nightlife, or the small resorts of Kelyves, Almyrida, or Georgiopouli. Vamos is also very pleasant.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Kefalas, Crete

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 4
4 Sep 2017 - 29 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
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7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Should you book less than 4 weeks before the date of travel the total amount is payable. Please contact the owner for flexible booking dates.

Booking payments can be made by bank transfer, the details of which will be given.

Changeover Day:
Changeover days will be as flexible as possible according to other bookings taken.

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