Villa in Plaka, Souda Bay, Crete, Greece - Spacious 125m sq Villa on a half acre plot, Fully Air Conditioned with Stunning Sea Views
Perfectly situated on the hillside in a beautiful area above the village of Plaka, considered to be one of the most desirable locations in Crete. Set in its own grounds of approx half an acre this large 125m sq 3 bedroom villa is extremely spacious with breathtaking views of the Aegean sea and the snow capped white mountains. To maximise the views the open plan living accommodation is upstairs with large balconies, and the 3 double bedrooms are downstairs all with patio doors leading directly to the pool terrace. Fully equipped for an idyllic holiday with air conditioning, outside stone BBQ and dining table, TV and DVD Player. The historical ancient Venetian town of Chania is a 25 minute drive and for the ultimate in convenience Chania's International airport is only a 40 min drive. MHTE EOT License No: 1042K92003060201.
Top Traveller Review
About the Owner
I live In Halifax, England with my wife Sarah. We bought a plot of land with my brother, Lee and his wife Helen in 2005 and we built the villa using local builders. We have enjoyed some fantastic times, the children love coming out to Crete and have spent large parts of their school holidays here.
5 based on 4 holidaymaker reviews
The pictures cannot do the place justice. The villa is immaculately clean and has spectacular views overlooking the bay. Three bedrooms are located downstairs of which the two doubles open out onto a veranda leading to the pool area and a twin with its own little patio. The lounge is open plan and located upstairs with doors opening out onto a balcony with seating for six. This really makes the most of the views, and trust me, you will enjoy many a meal (or beverage) just staring at the sunsets which are out of this world!! A couple of tavernas are located within walking distance and Plaka is just a little further and contains its own lovely restaurants overlooking a lovely sandy beach. The pool area is excellent, with chairs, tables, and sunbeds provided. Overall I cannot recommend this villa enough. We are explorers so never holiday in the same place twice, but on this occasion I know I will be contacting David someday to book his families beautiful villa once again, just so I can stare dumfounded at the colours of those sunsets.
It's difficult to describe this in any other way! The villa is spacious, beautifully furnished and equipped and was so clean when we arrived that I tried to walk through a closed glass door! Lesson learned, the main balcony overlooks both the pool and the magnificent Souda Bay to the north. We spent many hours just relaxing, eating and drinking and watching the marine 'traffic' heading in and out of port. Turn to the west and you can watch the sun setting over the White Mountains. The villa is conveniently located just outside Plaka. There's a decent small supermarket within easy walking distance (if you don't mind a bit of a climb on the way back), along with numerous good and very welcoming local restaurants. More shops and a sandy beach are only a short drive away. We would recommend hiring a car if you want to get about, although you could easily spend a week simply enjoying the villa, the climate and the immediate surroundings. Chania is lovely. However, heed the warnings! We didn't, and were duly ripped off in buying lunch at a restaurant overlooking the harbour.
We travelled as 5 adults on a rest and relaxation holiday. We got bliss. The villa is extremely spacious with stunning sea views. We were able to walk to several nearby villages including the coastal village of Almyrida. There were many places to eat although we fell in love with Takis and as it was in Plaka village we returned on several occasions. As we travelled at the end of the season we did not require the air conditioning as we found the villa very light and airy. We hired a car which is definately needed and we found the villa quite easily with the instuctions given. So all I can say is a big thank you to David and family for sharing your home. We will be back
It's difficult to describe this in any other way! The villa is spacious, beautifully furnished and equipped and was so clean when we arrived that I tried to walk through a closed glass door!
Lesson learned, the main balcony overlooks both the pool and the magnificent Souda Bay to the north. We spent many hours just relaxing, eating and drinking and watching the marine 'traffic' heading in and out of port. Turn to the west and you can watch the sun setting over the White Mountains.
The villa is conveniently located just outside Plaka. There's a decent small supermarket within easy walking distance (if you don't mind a bit of a climb on the way back), along with numerous good and very welcoming local restaurants. More shops and a sandy beach are only a short drive away. We would recommend hiring a car if you want to get about, although you could easily spend a week simply enjoying the villa, the climate and the immediate surroundings.
Chania is lovely. However, heed the warnings! We didn't, and were duly ripped off in buying lunch at a restaurant overlooking the harbour.
From the Owner
“Friends of ours already had a place in Almerida, they Invited us out for a holiday, we loved the area and decided to buy this elavated plot of land with spectacular sea & mountain views. It is a great place to relax, the weather is consistent and the cretan diet is one of the healthiest in the world! Aside from the wonderful beaches and stunning countryside, Crete is steeped in History. The Turks and the Venetians have at one time ruled the Island and left their historical mark here. It is a fascinating place to visit with over 320 days of sunshine each year.”
Activity and Interests
There is a secluded `secret beach` with caves about 5 min drive away. The main resort of Almerida with its blue flag beach is only 2km and has a water sports centre. There are many coves and beaches throughout this part of western Crete.
The nearest airport is Chania which is about 35-40 minute drive. Heraklion airport is an 1 hour 45 mins along the coastal road. Car hire is recommended and available at both airports. All the low cost airlines fly to Crete; Easyjet, Ryanair & jet2. Between them you can get to both Heraklion & Chania from the UK. There are several charter flights to both airports from all over the UK.
The village of Plaka is a 5-10 minute walk down the hill with 4 tavernas, one of which is the best in the area. There is also an Italian restaurant, a couple of bars and a mini market. Almerida is 5 minutes in a car, here you will find bars, restaurants, mini markets, shops and local tavernas. Vamos and Kalyves and other small villages are all located within a short drive. Roman ruins at the ancient city of Aptera - 15 mins drive.
Petrol station 2 mins, bakery/butchers in the next village. ATM machines/supermarkets 10 min drive. Monastries, museums and other historical/archaeological sites close by. Water park 25 mins drive, Rethyminon 45 mins, Lake Kournas 25 mins. The south coast is 1 hour by car across the mountain ranges. Spectacular drive and scenery - not for the faint hearted! Athens 40 minutes by plane.
Additional pricing information
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£50|
Prices are quoted in UK Pounds. A non refundable deposit of 20% is required with the remaining balance to be paid in full 6 weeks prior to your departure. A £100 refundable breakage deposit is required at time of booking. The booking dates will be held for 7 days and confirmed once your deposit payment has cleared.
Changeover day is usually Tuesday but can be flexible on dates. Arrival is after 3.30pm where you will be met at the villa with the keys. On Departure days we ask that you vacate by 11.30am
- Available arrival
From the Owner
“The sunsets from our villa are out of this world!”
- Air Conditioning
- Iron & Board
- Living Room ...
- Tumble Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Kitchen ...
- Child's Highchair
Pool / Spa
- Private Pool
- children welcome
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
- Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
- Toilet 1 - Toilet
- En-suite bathroom to bedroom 1 with shower, WC and wash basin. Bathroom 2 with bath, shower, WC & Basin, Washing machine. Bathroom 3 is upstairs in the open plan living area, WC & Wash Basin.
- 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
- Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
- Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, fitted with wardrobes and patio doors leading out to the pool terrace. Bedroom 2 with double bed, fitted with wardrobes and patio doors leading out to the pool terrace. Bedroom 3 with twin beds, and patio doors to garden.
- Notes on accommodation: The villa is fully air conditioned, however for the cooler months there is an open stone fire in the living room. There are also lots of DVD`s, games, books and magazines to read. A cot and high chair are available on request. Outside: The villa is accessed by a private drive that is shared with one other detached villa who also own half an acre of land so there is plenty of space between us and our only neighbour. There is private car parking space at the rear of the property for 2 cars. There are patios around the house with a large pool terrace, a private 40m sq pool, outside shower, a stone BBQ, 6 sun loungers, parasol, table and chairs for outside dining. The pool is cleaned twice per week. The sun sets in a spectacular display to the front of the villa as it disappears behind the distant hills. A fantastic place to relax and chill! Utility Room: Washing machine is located in the ground floor bathroom, with a room under the stairs for ironing board and general cleaning equipment, snorkels, storage for suitcases etc. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The villa is fully managed and maintained. The villa will be cleaned prior to your arrival with clean towels and linen. These will be replaced on a weekly basis. Additional maid service available on request. Other: There are dining tables on both upstairs balcony and downstairs by the pool.