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Villa for 6 to 14 people. From £795 pw. Near Almyrida. Amazing views. Pool.

Bedrooms 4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking


About the property

Villa and cottage in Kokkino Horio, Almyrida, Greek Islands - Secluded location, 5 minutes walk to village taverna and shop. 6 minutes drive to Almirida beach.

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The Villa has 3 double bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, and with 2 full-size double sofa-beds in the large living area, can sleep up to 10.

The self-contained Cottage has 1 double bedroom and a full-size double sofa-bed in the living area, can sleep a further 4 people.

Unlimited free WiFi.

Amazing panoramic views of sea and mountains, this spacious secluded and air-conditioned Villa has a 8x5 m private pool, large gamesroom with table-football, pool-table and table-tennis, lovely gardens, and 5 terraces. The local taverna and ‘mini-market’ are 5 minutes walk and the beautiful sandy beach of Almirida just 6 minutes drive.

You have use of the Villa and option of the self-contained Cottage together. We do not let them separately, so the whole site, including the pool, is available for you and your family or friends to use privately.

More Details

About Us

Stephen + Lyn Hoyles
63 College Lane
BN6 9AD Hurstpierpoint
VAT Reg No


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Kokkino Chorio in Chania Region

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
  • The Villa has 3 bathrooms. Each is fully-tiled with WC, and a small bath with shower over. The Cottage has 1 bathroom.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps up to 10 in the Villa and 4 in the Cottage Notes on bedrooms: The villa has a twin room and bathroom on the ground floor, and a twin and double on the first floor, each with en-suite bathrooms. The Cottage has 1 bedroom. All bedrooms are air-conditioned.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Notes on accommodation: The 3-bedroomed villa has a twin-bedroom on the ground floor, and a bathroom. A flight of stairs leads to two further bedrooms, a twin and a double, each with their own en-suite bathroom. The double bedroom has doors leading onto a private sun-terrace, with views over the gardens and the same exceptional views enjoyed from the main terrace. There are two twin sofa-beds in the living-room, which can make 4 separate beds if required. The separate cottage, which could be for your teenage children, your parents or ‘in-laws’, or for another family in your party, has a bedroom (twin-beds) and a living room with a twin-sofa- bed, so can sleep up to 4. Double-doors lead from both the bedroom and the living room onto its own totally private terrace, with outstanding and uninterrupted views across the Mediterranean and Souda Bay. (Please enquire about the process for the addition of the Cottage. There is WiFi access. Our quoted prices are for the use of the Villa only. Outside: Two sets of double-doors lead from the spacious living room onto the shaded main terrace, with quite outstanding views of Souda Bay, the Akrotiri Peninsula, and the White Mountains. A few steps down leads to the 8 x 5 m freshwater pool, with a depth of 0.9 to 1.5m. A large terrace surrounds the pool, again with the uninterrupted views. The pool is gated-off to help safety for small children. The gardens around the Villa and Cottage include roses, fig, olive and pomegranate trees, oleander and bougainvillea, and even some English roses. We have tables and chairs outside, and a small BBQ, so you can eat on the terrace while you watch the sun go down. There are plenty of private and shaded spots for when you want to hide away! A large basement area under the villa has table-tennis, table football, and a pool-table, all of a high quality. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: White towels and bedlinen are included, with towels and linen changed once a week. The pool is attended to twice-weekly.


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Villa for 6 to 14 people. From £795 pw. Near Almyrida. Amazing views. Pool.
average rating of 4.9 based on 10 reviews

Wonderful villa, great location

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful holiday in this villa, all the family, 9 adults all together. There was plenty of space, and we had everything we needed.

The pool and the games room were amazing, great fun for a group of adults! We found 2 lovely tavernas within walking distance, and Almyrida resort was only a short drive away. The property was very clean and well maintained, the maintenance team came twice while we were there and cleaned the pool as well as the villa. All in all an excellent holiday, would highly recommend it!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this lovely review. We are delighted that you had such a good time.
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Stockholm, Sweden

A family paradise

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Villa Almaryda for 2 wonderful weeks! Everybody in our family of 10 (3 generations from 3 yrs to 70 yrs) was very happy. Six of us (2 + 1+ 3) stayed in the villa, while four (my oldest son, his wife and two kids) stayed in the cottage.

We truly enjoyed our time at the beautiful house. Things could not have been better: the location with the breathtaking view of the sea and distant mountains, the fantastic pool, terraces, sun beds, the spacious kitchen and dining room, comfortable furniture and the attractions of the garage (ping-pong etc - very appreciated by the kids). Pool maintenance and cleaning service was very efficient.

All in all we loved every minute of our stay at Villa Almaryda - it truly was the perfect setting for a great family vacation.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you ! Another great review from an appreciative family.
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Beautiful large Villa with stunning views

  • 5 of 5

We were a family of five, two adults and three teenage boys. The villa was spotless and very well equipped and maintained. The Villa is in a quite area with stunning views of Almirida bay both day and night. It is within easy walking distance to the local shop and Taverna. We found plenty of interesting places to visit and activities to do for the whole family, with the pool and the games room keeping the boys entertained when we had lazy days at the Villa, The owner was great, always quick to reply to any queries, and helpful with any questions we had, I would recommend this Villa to anybody thinking of staying in Crete.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Another very positive review from visitors this year. Our guests seem to be really surprised at the location, views, space and facilities at this villa, for such reasonable prices. Our main objective for the villa is a place for ourselves and our family to enjoy, and we just try to offset some of our running costs by letting it out to others. The formula seems to work well.
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A superb family holiday!

  • 5 of 5

An absolutely perfect place for the whole family with a stunning view, games room for the teenagers, big veranda for eating outside and an ample-sized pool for all to enjoy. Facilities were excellent and we would recommend this lovely villa to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is another very positive review. Somehow our photos do not convey the space and setting of our villa. We are so pleased to have guests that appreciate it, and many make return bookings.
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Lovely villa with stunning views

  • 5 of 5

The villa is lovely, wit fantastic views. A great pool and as an extra touch there is a games room with table tennis, table football and a pool table. There is a very pleasant taverna and small supermarket within walking distance. I could not recommend highly enough

  • Review Submitted: 07-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted that this family enjoyed our Villa this summer.
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Excellent Location

  • 4 of 5

Excellent location with wonderful views of Souda Bay. Within walking distance of local taverna and supermarket but very peaceful. Villa has good facilities and a lovely pool with games room for activities. Only downside was outside lighting needed some maintenance. Would highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Stephen Hoyles
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
12 February, 2018

Why Stephen Hoyles chose Kokkino Chorio

We first visited Crete in 2002 and immediately fell in love with the climate, the scenery, and the relaxed and unhurried atmosphere of Mediterranean life. We returned the next year to buy this plot of land and build the Villa and Cottage. We wanted the large and flexible accommodation, so that we could have or extended family or groups of friends stay with us - and it has worked just as we had planned.



Almirida beach is a small and charming Greek resort, with three stylish hotels as well as a dozen or so tavernas, some bars and several shops. About 6 minutes drive, it is the sort of place where you can park your car by the beach and wander by the waterfront tavernas. You can rent surf-boards or dinghies, go snorkelling, take a moped into the lanes, or just sit on the beach.


Chania airport is just 35 minutes by car. We can advise on collection by taxi at Chania airport, for the drive to the villa. We can also advise on suitable car hire car, which you will find essential if you are to make the best use of being in this delightful area.


Being in Kokkino Horio means that you can easily walk 5 minutes to the taverna and mini-market, and soak up the lovely Greek atmosphere of this ancient village, with its white-washed houses, bright red geraniums in terracotta pots, and narrow alleys. This village was the site of the filming of ‘Zorba the Greek’ in 1964.

Further Details:

The village of Plaka is about 4 minutes drive (or you can walk down - and then up, the steep hill) and has a lovely square with half a dozen traditional tavernas. There is also a useful small supermarket which stocks many things popular with British tastes.

The town of Chania (pronounced ‘Harnia’) is about 30 minutes drive. It has a beautiful Venetian waterfront and harbour, with many very stylish, and some traditional restaurants, coffee houses, bars and art galleries. The narrow roads and alleys behind the waterfront are a maze of smart shops and yet more restaurants and cafes. Boat trips are available and horse-drawn carriages can take you around the town.

If you want a longer trip, then a visit to Samaria Gorge will take 1 to 1.5 hours by car. You pass through orange and lemon groves as you climb the White Mountains, passing classic Greek mountain villages and enjoying amazing views of landscape and sea. In the height of summer, the air will be pleasantly cooler than on the coast. Alternatively, you can visit the beautiful and inspiring monasteries of Agia Triadia and Moni Gouvernetou on the Akrotiri pensinsula, or the ancient Minoan remains of Knossos near Heraklion. A different sort of inspiration might come from a visit to one of the Waterparks around the island.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Kokkino Chorio, Crete

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Spring 2018
24 Mar 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early summer 2018
2 Jun 2018 - 13 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer 2018
14 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late summer 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autimn 2018
29 Sep 2018 - 27 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Our prices:
The quoted prices are for up to 6 people staying at the Villa. For larger groups please check with us for our best price. The self-contained Cottage is an additional £195 to £395 pw depending on season. We are flexible on start dates. We normally only offer two-week bookings and the Villa and Cottage together in the peak periods. We are always willing to consider last minute bookings, short or long stays. We take 20% deposit on confirmation of booking, with the balance due 30 days before the start of the holiday. Payment is in GBP and can be made by bank transfer or cheque.
As the owners of the villa we have complete control over its use and arrange these bookings ourselves. We live in Sussex in the UK and will provide you with all our contact details at the time of booking, so you can be assured of the authenticity of the arrangements. The villa is registered with the Greek authorities and carries all the appropriate certificates of compliance.

We can accept payment by PayPal for additional security if you require, but there is an additional 2.5% charge.

Changeover Day:
Please contact owner.

We take a damage deposit of £200 per booking, which is refunded to you at the end of your stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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