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Fantastic Villa With Private Pool, Sea Mountain & Village Views

Bedrooms 2
Property type villa


About the property

Villa in Gouves, Heraklion, Crete, Greek Islands, Greece - Oasis Villa in Crete, Great for Diving, Golf, Fishing and Snorkelling

The villa stands within its own grounds which is extremely peaceful. It has wonderful views to sea, mountain and village, private swimming pool, garden and car parking area. Villa has two bedrooms with king size beds both with en suite bathrooms, plus each bedroom has a balcony area. Downstairs is a modern kitchen with fridge/freezer, oven, microwave. There is a unity room with washing machine. The lounge has two sofa beds. There is also an additional bathroom downstairs.

Lisa French
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
20 June, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Gouves in Crete

Property Type:
  • villa
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1 Features: Toilet, Shower Enclosure Bathroom 2 Features: Toilet, Shower Enclosure Bathroom 3 Features: Toilet, Shower Enclosure Both bedrooms have en suite bathrooms. There is also a ground floor bathroom.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 Beds: Extra Lg. Double Bed (1) Bedroom 2 Beds: Extra Lg. Double Bed (1) Master bedroom also has mezzanine level with double sofa bed suitable for older children.
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Notes on accommodation: Clean towels and linen are provided however please bring your own swimming and beach towels. Outside: Private Pool Veranda Garden Utility Room: Washing Machine Clothes Dryer Iron & Board Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linens & Towels provided Other: Fireplace Heating


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(25 traveller reviews)


Perfect for a "get away from it all" holiday

  • 5 of 5

Wow! My husband and I spent a fortnight in Lisa & Kirk's villa and we absolutely loved it. Totally secluded, yet no more than a few minutes walk into the village. So peaceful, away from all the routine. The villa had everything we needed and perfectly cool and comfortable inside. Pool area is wonderful for sunbathing, drenched in sun all day long - we were on the deck every day! The locals in the village made us so welcome and could not do enough for us - they are wonderful people. We hired a car for the full two weeks which was great for getting to the local supermarket (Lidl - just a 15 minute drive) and for visiting all the wonderful places (helped enormously by the sat nav we hired). Lisa was extremely attentive from the point of booking to the end of our holiday, ensuring we were fully informed, etc. Info supplied was really good too - especially the travel directions which got us to the villa on our first attempt! Honestly, we absolutely loved this whole holiday and are already planning to return - maybe later this year, but definitely the same time next year!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic villa

  • 5 of 5

From the initial enquiry to coming home, Lisa could not have been more helpful throughout our holiday!

The villa is beautiful, in a stunning location, quiet but close enough for any activities you may want to go and do. The pool made us not want to leave, excellently maintained and perfect for kids. The accommodation has everything you need, in an evening walk up into Gouves, visit the tavernas and you'll be made to feel like part of the family.

It is an ideal base for anyone who wants to explore the area and see the real Crete. About 20 minutes from the airport, 15 minutes to Hersonissos by car but there are plenty of bus stops on the main road to catch and utilise. We hired a car and Lisa had ensured we knew which companies to use, which tavernas and eateries were good, everything was covered by her excellent instructions and knowledge.

The nights can be so peaceful, you hear crickets (think that's what they're called) and see small lizards and the lack of light pollution allows you to see some spectacular starry skies, if you want noise it's a quick taxi ride into Malia, here you have the best of both worlds.

We would highly recommend visiting this beautiful villa and using Lisa ensured our first holiday abroad went as smooth as possible.

Thank you Lisa for all of your help!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely villa, fabulous holiday

  • 5 of 5

The property was exactly as we expected from the description. Lovely quiet area and great pool. There are a few tavernas in the local village 5 minutes walk away. We hired a car and visited Kakki Hanni ( 5 minutes drive a way) a few nights and had some lovely meals there too as many of the tavernas in the village close to the villa were shut in late October.

Despite the weather being cloudy for 3 days (but is was the last week of October) we thoroughly enjoyed our stay

A car is not essential but useful for sightseeing and shopping at Lidl.

Lisa, the owner, was very very helpful.

We will definitely return to this villa again, thank you so much Kirk and Lisa.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A lovely peaceful break

  • 5 of 5

This villa is perfectly placed for a peaceful break. A 5min walk to the small village with tavernas and a couple of small shops and 20min walk to bustling kato Gouves with buses to everywhere. We got a public bus to and from Heraklion airport costing 10 euros and was SO easy, saving a fortune on hire cars or cabs. The villa itself is very clean and extremely comfortable with all everything you need for a self catering stay and Lisa, the owner, was amazingly helpful with any queries we had before and throughout our stay. Will definitely be returning next year and recommending this property to friends.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great Villa perfect for a relaxing holiday.

  • 5 of 5

We arrived late at the Villa due to flight times and had hired a car so we had an interesting night time drive! The villa is spotless and very well equipped and is in a fantastic location for a peaceful break. The pool and patio area were great with lovely views of the mountain, sea and village. We found a hire car useful for visits to Knossos, Ag Nicholas and Lidl! The Lidl is about 15-20 mins drive away and ideal for stocking up on food and drink for around the villa. We walked to the beach on a couple days, the walk back is a drag but made better by the knowledge of Spiros taverna and a cold beer awaiting you. The village is small but everyone we met were very friendly and Spiros & Debbie are great hosts at their taverna. I would highly recommend this villa for a relaxing holiday in great surroundings and would definitely look to return in the near future. The owners Lisa & Kirk were very helpful during the booking process and also assisting with any issues that arose during our stay.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful villa in beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

We are 2 couples just back from a wonderful holiday in Lisa and Kirk's villa. The villa was the perfect size for us with 2 king size bedrooms, both en-suite and both with balconies. Lisa and Kirk were in Crete when we arrived, we got a taxi from the airport and Kirk met us in the village and took us to the villa, this was a real bonus as we arrived late and it was so nice to be shown round the villa on arrival. The villa was spotless with ample bedding and towels. Lisa and Kirk were really helpful and answered all queries very quickly, before, during and after our stay. We have stayed in villas for a good few years now and I can honestly say this was the best swimming pool we have had. The decking round the pool and sunbeds were great. The covered terrace outside the villa now has a large wooden table with 6 chairs and an umbrella, not the small white table showing in the photos. The kitchen was well equipped for cooking and eating at the villa, which we did most evenings and enjoyed our al fresco dining. Out of the villa to the left and 10 minutes walk up a steep hill takes you to the old village of Pano Gouves with 2 small supermarkets, a bakery and 3 tavernas. We had drinks in them all and had meals in Alvi's and Spiros, both well worth a visit. Out of the villa, turn right and walk down for 1 mile takes you to Valentina's apartments, pool bar, supermarket and gift shop, also to the main road at Kato Gouves where you can get buses or taxis. We took a taxi to Hersonnisis for 15 euros for 4 of us, well worth it. We hired a car for our last 4 days and went to Spinalonga, Elounda and Mirtos beach. A car isn't entirely necessary but worth it for a few days to see more of the island. We would love to come back to Crete in the future and would definitely stay at this villa again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
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1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
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1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
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1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
1 night minimum stay
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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A deposit of £100 per week or any part of a week is required which non refundable to confirm a booking. The balance is payable 8 weeks prior to departure. £250 refundable breakage/damage deposit is required with final balance. This will be returned approximately 21 days following your return (subject to breakage/damage report). Only exception are bookings less than 8 weeks before arrival. Then all the whole amount must be paid in full when booking. We ask guests not to smoke in the villa.

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