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2 Bed Villa Set in Olive Grove With Private Heated Pool and Sea Views

Bedrooms 2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Villa in Kalyves, Tsivaras, Chania, Crete, Greek Islands, Greece - Secluded, 5 Minutes Drive to Beach

Sleeps 4/6, 2 bedroom villa. New build with private solar heated swimming pool. Amazing views to sea and mountains.

Built within its own secluded olive grove of just over an acre in size, ensuring absolute privacy yet Hestia Villa is just over a Km from the tourist town of Kalyves and one of the best beaches in Western Crete at Almyrida is but a few minutes away. Hestia Villa stands alone with its own 11m x 4m heated pool, no other property shares the site or looks onto it in any way.

Impressive glass doors open onto extensive balconies overlooking the magnificent infinity pool, olive groves and sea. At the side of the villa there is a shaded seating area, perfect for reading a book and relaxation.

Hestia Villa is well placed for exploring the old Venetian ports of Chania and Rethymnon, the Minion Palace at Knossos, the Limnoupolis waterpark, the unique beach at Elafonisi or walking the Samaria Gorge.

Registered with the Greek National Tourist Board.

20Mb satellite Internet with Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, washing machine, dishwasher, BBQ, 2x LED TVs, Blu-Ray, DVD, CD player and iron. In addition to Greek terrestrial TV, the Satellite TV receives about 800 channels from Astra 1 and Hotbird in many languages. Also included are a laser printer to print out those boarding passes and a phone with a UK landline number (available for guest use) so you can avoid expensive mobile fees yet stay in touch with family and friends.

The swimming pool is usable throughout the rented season, though the actual temperature will depend on how much sun is available to heat the water. You can expect the heating to provide a pool perhaps 5c-6c hotter than others in the area and up to about 30c, certainly it will be one of the warmest on Crete. In May 2015 pool temps reached around 27c-28c, which is comfortable for swimming and other local pools were reported to be 22c and quite cold.

Hestia Villa is a new build, the gardens were planted in February 2015 and are maturing nicely, the recently pruned olive trees are starting to return. The pictures shown were taken in February 2015 and will be updated periodically.

More Details

Phil Gillam
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
21 March, 2018

About Phil Gillam

Hestia Villa is jointly owned by two brothers and their families. Both Phil and Martin have professional Engineering backgrounds and are UK based. Phil currently runs a medium sized IT business and Martin is a Civil Servant, both having left the UK Automotive industry to look for something new. Both Phil and Martin have a proven ability to undertake projects successfully having worked within Quality Engineering roles for prestige manufacturers.

Phil Gillam purchased this villa in 2014

Why Phil Gillam chose Apokoronos

Designed and built on a green field site to be a getaway place that we want to return to as well as a property that others will enjoy. We chose Crete due to the wealth of scenery, life and good weather over a long summer. Being British and hopeless at languages it helps that most Cretans speak some English! Hestia Villa is the result of nearly 10 years of visiting Crete, learning about the country and experiencing both the good and the bad of other places to stay.

What makes this villa unique

Hestia Villa is all about doing things properly. It is not built with the cheapest of anything, though neither is it overly plush for the sake of it. Every fitting and fixture is of a high quality, is correctly installed with a high level of workmanship, attention to detail is evident throughout. We wanted to enjoy staying at our villa and hope you will too!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Apokoronos in Chania Region

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom with thermostatic shower, toilet, sink and automatic washing machine
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4/6 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with King size bed, TV and a travel cot if required. Bedroom 2 with 2 x singles that can push together to make a second King size bed. High quality pocket sprung mattresses are on the main beds. 2 x single folding beds are also available.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay
  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Outside: 44m2 solar heated infinity swimming pool, 11m x 4m + steps with a max depth of 1.6m. 2 verandas, patio area and poolside. Sun loungers, parasols and BBQ. Utility Room: An ironing board and dryer are available and normal cleaning equipment is provided for day to day needs. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Local English and Greek speaking management company. All towels and bed linen are provided. A mid clean is included for stays over 10 days. We can also arrange for you to be met at Chania airport, though our recommendation is for you to hire a car.


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2 Bed Villa Set in Olive Grove With Private Heated Pool and Sea Views
average rating of 4.9666667 based on 30 reviews

Wonderful villa in beautiful surrounding!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the End of October at Phil's wonderful villa can not really ad new comments. The Villa and the surrounding is perfect and we enjoyed every day of our stay.

Thank you very much for the perfect handling and the local assistance by the right hand man company.

The only thing people who think about booking this fantastic house should know: You are very well connected to other locations as Chania or Rethymnon and due to the closeness of the road you can hear the sound of the cars when you stay outside of the villa. It did not disturb us but it should be mentioned for people, who attach importance to total silence.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Terrific modern villa - as advertised

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a two week holiday having stayed at Hestia Villa from mid September. As other guests have advised, the villa offers excellent privacy, with the nearest neighbours several hundred metres away and not overlooking the property, and with views over Kalyves and towards Souda bay.

We are not new to villa rentals and we especially enjoyed the modern feel of Hestia and that the owner has not 'economised' on aspects such as the air conditioning (in each room), the electrical cooking appliances and the overall quality feel of the furniture and property; the electrical and mechanical blinds on all windows/patio doors also adds an extra feeling of security at night as well as keeping the villa very cool in the day.

The ~11 m infinity pool provided an ideal size and depth to swim lengths, rather than just being a 'plunge' pool that you can get with smaller properties. The outside seating areas also offer a good combination of cover from the sun if required, and elevated positions to enjoy the view to the north over Souda bay whilst eating outside.

I spend a lot of time researching our villa rentals and can say that Hestia villa met all our expectations. Phil the owner was excellent with his prompt response to our queries and the quality of information on the villa and local areas to visit.

We had not been to Crete before, and really enjoyed the villa location. The villa is about a five minute drive from Kalyves, which has a nice beach and a good choice of restaurants and a supermarket. Also nearby is Almyrida, which also has a nice beach and selection of beach side restaurants to choose from. Chania is about a 35 minute drive.

This is certainly one villa we would have no hesitation in recommending and would certainly visit again.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect modern villa with amazing outside space and wonderful views

  • 5 of 5

From first booking, during and after our holiday we were looked after by Phil the owner and his right hand man. The speed of response to any questions/help before and whilst we were out there was impressive, the holiday was completely hassle free. As a family of four this was the perfect, modern villa which was beautifully presented, clean and very well equipped. All the mod cons you need for a relaxing and easy holiday. Outside there are numerous places where you can sit in comfort and enjoy the amazing views and very welcoming (warm) swimming pool. We liked that fact that the villa was “tucked away” but also only a few minutes drive from the traditional village of Kalyves where you will find many great tavernas and a lovely beach. Visits to both Chania and Rethimno are recommended for trips to town and their harbours. We went to a number of beaches but our favourites were Stavros, Tersanas (great for snorkelling and clear blue water) and Falasrna (great for waves and clear blue water). Our first time in Crete and we would love to go again and wouldn't hesitate to return to Hestia Villa - highly recommended, just book it!

  • Review Submitted: 29-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great modern villa in awesome location

  • 5 of 5

Hestia is a well cared for modern villa set in its own olive grove just a couple of mins above the town of Kalyves and the beach. The pool is simply wonderful with the water temp sat at 30c all trip, just right. The location is totally private, no on-lookers, no shared facility. Everything was clean, everything working and everything as expected, can't ask for more.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Well appointed modern villa

  • 4 of 5

Positives - Nicely secluded villa and not overlooked & the views were amazing. Various seating areas and patios to take advantage of sun/shade throughout the day. Lovely big infinity pool with great views & comfy bed to sleep at night. Not to far from Kalyves far shopping, eating and bars etc. We would definitely would recommend this villa to somebody who doesn't do crowds and wants total peace and seclusion.

The only 2 negatives we encountered was firstly the long track leading to the villa needed strimming as the heavy thistles etc were the scratching the hire car every time we used the track. The other negative was that there were several days during our stay when there was an unbearable stench which we can only assume was the villa's cesspit which meant we could not use the patio outside the master bedroom and had to keep the bedroom's doors and windows closed. Another small niggle we had was the ants but this could be easily rectified by the owner leaving plastic storage boxes for food so the ants can't get in.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful holiday

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic location and beautiful views. Pool was great and children had a great time using it . Didn't want to leave on our last day . Local area provided plenty of things to do , really enjoyed Rethymon. Travelled to Elafonsi which was worth the journey through the mountains , a beautiful beach with crystal clear water .

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
28 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Cretan National Road
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Car: recommended


Chania airport 40 minutes drive. Heraklion airport 1.5 hours drive.


1 mile to beach, 10 miles to Chania, 25 miles to Rethymon.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Apokoronos, Crete

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Low Season
6 Jan 2018 - 29 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
30 Mar 2018 - 24 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Mid Season
25 May 2018 - 28 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
High Season
29 Jun 2018 - 19 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Peak Season
20 Jul 2018 - 3 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
High Season
4 Sep 2018 - 29 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
30 Sep 2018 - 27 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Low Season
28 Oct 2018 - 14 Dec 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
15 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Please email owner: Mr Gillam, bookings@crete-villa.eu

Changeover Day:
Please contact owner, generally flexible to fit in with flights from many locations.

Notes on prices:
We do NOT charge any extra for aircon, heating, pool heating, Internet access or any other facility at Hestia Villa. Everything at the villa is inclusive in your rental. Towels and linen are provided as is a mid clean and linen change for stays over 10 days in duration, again there is NO charge for this.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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