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Luxury private villa with large private pool (12 m) with sea view in Vamos

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,152 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking


About the property

Drydakia Villa, 3 Bedrooms, sleeps 8

This extremely attractive property is three-storey luxury Villa in an elevated and completely concealed position above the village of Vamos, commanding magnificent views of the Lefka Ori (The White Mountains) and the Aegean Sea.

Entirely surrounded by mature trees, herbs and flowering shrubs, the Villa enjoys absolute privacy with huge parking space. The Villa has a large garden with terrace and swimming-pool with toddlers’ area. Sun loungers, parasols and a gas-barbecues (Weber) are provided for the enjoyment of guests. There are outside dining-areas around the pool.

On the villa's middle level, the accommodation includes an open plan kitchen/family room with dining table and sofas, spacious living and dining room. The whole area is air conditioned and equipped ceiling fans.

The family room leads via sliding French windows to the terrace, garden and swimming-pool. On the same level is the dining-room and shower-room/toilet.

Kitchen appliances include top of the range Indesit cooking equipment, electric orange juicer, food processor, coffee machine, hand electric blender and a Indesit fridge/ freezer

On the top floor, there are two double bedrooms with luxury mattresses and top mattresses, built-in wardrobes, air conditioners, ceiling fans and adjoining bathroom/shower with bath. Bathrooms are provided with hair dryer.

The bedrooms have a large balcony overlooking the Aegean.

On the ground floor, there is a large bedroom with a double bed, a double sofa bed, a single bed with luxury mattresses, built-in wardrobes also air conditioned. There is a separate bathroom/shower room, also provided with hair dryer.

A large laundry/utility room includes a washing machine, a clothes drying rack, and iron with board. Also, an extra drinks fridge/freezer is provided.

Our property is fully EOT licensed. The Greek National Tourist Organisation. It is a legal requirement in Greece to have an EOT license which ensures that properties reach high standards, have appropriate insurance, comply with Health & Safety and are strictly regulated to protect guests.

EOT No. MHTE 10 42 K 10 00 00486 0 0

More Details

Property Manager
Jane Harrow
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 June, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

Dear Jane,

Thanks for all: Nikos was perfect and drove us yo your truly magnificent house ! We will miss the comfort, the views, the pool the flowers etc..,

The house is very well equipped and we feel like home !

The pool and the garden are perfect and we really enjoy finishing our wine glass while admiring the sunset on the sea !

We will for sure write super revews on the various websites where you ad for the house !

Last: the caretakers are just perfect: nice, discreet and efficient !!!!

Thank you for everything !
Aug 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Vamos in Chania Region

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Only the number of guests booked and paid for is permitted in the proferty. (Ask the owner).
  • Adult supervision of children is essential at all times.
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Baby Gate
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • One bathroom with bathtub/shower upstairs. One bathroom with shower on the middle floor. One bathroom with shower on the ground floor. All bathrooms have got hair dryers. The consumable items are provided for and will be replaced during your stay.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Child Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , 1 Cot , 2 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Bed linen will be changed once a week as well as towels, shower mats. All bedrooms have air conditioners/heaters and fans. Oil fired central heating (radiators/under floor heating). All the bedrooms have very large cupboard space. All windows are fitted with open/closing double glazed windows, insect net screens and shade shutters.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 3 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • caving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
3 baby cots/incl. bed linen. High chair. Push Chair. Large parking area on ground level.


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average rating of 4.9 based on 14 reviews

Everything going we expected and more - loved it the villa was perfect for our needs

  • 5 of 5

We did have difficulty finding it though. We think instructions could have been clearer esp as we were driving at night. A good map would have been most helpful and we found one in the house !

But don't let that affect anybody's

judgment as this is a great place and we will certainly go again.Only regret is that we didn't have more time to explore !

So, to sum up great villa nice situation lovely locals cheap meals and good restaurants nearby. We'll be back for more next year - despite the mozzies - ha - ha !

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quiet, rural villa

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable private villa near a charming rural village.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything that was promised and more. Stunning location.

  • 5 of 5

Simply wonderfull

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect peace and relaxation.

  • 5 of 5

Having stayed at a number of villa's on holiday letting sites this is easily our favourite. The Villa is high spec and exceptionally well equipped.

It's location is perfect being an easy 10 minute walk into Vamos but with only it's sister villa as a direct neighbour it's very private and peaceful.

The outside areas are lovely and we found it difficult to drag ourselves away from the gorgeous pool area with a variety of seating areas.

The welcome pack of local goodies including a bottle of local wine was a thoughtful touch and gratefully received. The care takers Mary and David visited a couple of times to clean the pool and check everything was ok and we were given their contact numbers in case of any problems.

Vamos is a lovely Greek little village with a handful of tavernas, a couple of bars and a few shops including chemist and a great bakery.

Couldn't fault the villa or location for a peaceful and typically Greek holiday and would highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Little Cretan paradise!!!

  • 5 of 5

The villa itself was absolutely perfect. It was just as described and more. It was spacious inside and outside, which was great as there were five adults and two young children. Our daughters who are two and three were very entertained by the different toys that were there at the villa. There were shady spots throughout the day, which was brilliant for the girls to sit and draw and keep cool. The views were amazing and the villa and garden were very private. having two small girls that was a great thing as we didn't have to worry to much about them making noise and disturbing others trying to relax. The décor was perfect, very neutral and to a great standard and very clean everywhere. It has everything you would need in the kitchen to make delicious food. the front balconies were so beautiful in the afternoon onwards, so relaxing to sit and watch the sunset.

We did not have a car for the first few days of the holiday so we were relying on what we had in the local shops in the charming town of Vamos. The road to to Vamos square had so many different fruit trees everywhere, lemons, figs, plums, pomegranates, grapes and of course an abundance of olive trees. You could find everything you needed in Vamos, mini markets/bakery/English butchers/phamacy but we did find that we needed to go further afield for a bit more choice. All of the tavernas in Vamos were perfect, very friendly people and some very good food which was better than by the coast and a lot cheaper. A restaurant you must visit is Parasia Rakadiko, easily the best food we had on our trip and for fantastic value. We found ourselves ordering half of the menu just to try as much as we could.

We then found that we had to rent a car for the second half of our trip so we went to Kalives an hired a car. Very pleased we did this because we managed to get to all the beaches, supermarkets and as many local attractions as we could squeezed in. Lake Kournas was a great day out, kids loved it and we hired a peddalo boat and saw turtles!!! Would recommend longer than an hour though as we found it wasn't quite enough.

The caretakers Mary & David were very helpful and useful. They had a great knowledge of the local area and if we had any problems they were always at hand.

Overall we were over the moon with our Cretan Holiday in this property and would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect family holiday villa

  • 5 of 5

All as described but better than the photos with stunning views of the mountains from the pool and sunsets over the sea from the balconies. Good beaches a short drive away and easy short walk into Vamos where you can find good tavernas, bank mini market etc. Jane was excellent arranging things and got us a great deal on car hire which worked very well. Well equipped kitchen, comfortable beds and lovely outside areas, including fantastic pool. We came home less than a week ago and I want to go back already!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
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Minoan Palace of Knossos
Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Hania Airport
Nearest Barpub
250 Metres
Nearest Ferry
15 Kilometres
Souda Habour
Nearest Golf
125 Kilometres
Hersonnisos (near Knossos)
Nearest Motorway
6 Kilometres
National Highway
Nearest Restaurant
250 Metres
Nearest Beach
6 Kilometres
Kalives Beach
Car: recommended

Beaches; Almirida, Kalives and Georgioupoli beaches; sun beds, sandy beaches, restaurants, 6, 8 & 10 kms resp.

Ombrogialos bay, nr. Paleloni; snorkeling.

Georgioupoli beach, touristic, sun beds & long sandy beach, restaurants, 10 km.

Botanical Park; on the Chania-Fournes- Omalos Road.

Aptera; Famous Roman & Turkish buildings overlooking Souda Bay, very well worth a visit. 6 kms.

Lappa; Ancient Roman town now famed for natural cosmetics & creams.19 kms.

Vamos, with its many surrounding villages, all traditional and unspoilt by tourism, is the area centre and offers many attractions through its narrow and winding streets passing shops & tavernas. (just 5 mins walk down the road)

Chania; 24 km, shopping, in the old town and modes boutique streets, or try Water World (huge water park) and Go-carting

Excursions; South coast 45 kms; (Impros Gorge .19 kms on the way);

Gramvousa Balos Cruises to the beautiful Lagoon.

Walks; short around Vamos or treks high into the White mountains. Kourna fresh water Lake; 14 km boating & swimming.

Askifou Plateau, lovely walk around the Turkish Fort, beautiful view from the top.

Activiti Center: Lefkoritis Resort.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Deposit 25% (not refundable in case of cancellation) paid to bank on booking. Balance 4 weeks before arrival. Payment transfers via Internet banking or bank to bank transfers, sender to pay costs.

We are licensed by the Greek Tourist Authority. E.O.T.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.