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Luxury villa with private pool and gardens, fantastic sea and mountain views

Bedrooms 3
Space 4,520 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 6 - 14 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Overlooking a traditional village with tavernas and shops within 600 metres and only 5 km from a sandy beach

Villa Koumos has 3 large bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms (one en suite) and is air conditioned throughout. All the bedrooms have patio areas with fantastic views. The extra large, salt water pool has gated access for additional safety. Pool heating is available for an additional charge. The villa is surrounded by well maintained gardens and is in an elevated location above Gavalochori. The area provides many choices of activities including walking, cycling, hiking, sandy beaches, water sports and boat trips. Villa Koumos will appeal to guests who prefer an independent and relaxing holiday in a superb location with all the comforts of home. Families with babies and young children will appreciate the additional equipment and safety features. Couples and groups of friends will enjoy the space, luxury and tranquillity.

About Us

John Butterworth
Butterworth John Stephen
Saddlers Cottage, High Street
DN36 5PL Grimsby
EOT, MHTE 1042K1000300860
Villa Koumos is registered with the Greek Tourist Organisation (EOT)
VAT Reg No164764563

John Butterworth
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

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

Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 June, 2018

About John Butterworth

I live in Lincolnshire in the UK and I'm the owner of Villa Koumos. I have a grown up family and young grandchildren, who love to stay at Villa Koumos. This is why I've made sure the villa is a safe place for children. I was immediately attracted to this part of Crete when I visited it for the first time in 2013. I returned in 2014 to find my own piece of paradise and I think I've done just that. I look forward to spending more time here with my family and friends in future years.

John Butterworth purchased this villa in 2014

Why John Butterworth chose Gavalohori

Reading the visitor's book, I saw many comments from previous guests about the fantastic views of the mountains, sea and village and many about evenings spent relaxing on the outside veranda and enjoying the sunsets. I really love this part of Crete and especially Gavalochori, which retains its Greek character. Being situated in a cul de sac, on the edge of the village means few passing cars, peace and quiet, privacy and access to open countryside. The villages shops and tavernas are within walking distance.

What makes this villa unique

Safe drinking water from the taps and modern plumbing which means no smelly bin next to the toilets. Spacious bedrooms with plenty of wardrobe space and direct access to the outside. Two bathrooms with full size baths and showers. High ceilings in the living area and white walls create a light and airy feeling. All the kitchen and laundry equipment you would have at home. Even when fully occupied, there are sufficient outside areas for everyone to spread out, have their own space and enjoy the gardens.


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

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 4520 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6 ...
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Air conditioning is provided for your comfort but must be switched off when the windows and doors are open and when leaving the villa.
  • Take your household waste to the public bin at the corner of the lane at regular intervals and clear all rubbish prior to your departure.
  • Clean cutlery, crockery, utensils and the barbecue (if used) prior to your departure. Please also wash the beach towels and place on the drying rack.
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • 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
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , Washing machine.
  • En-suite to bedroom 1 and large, family bathroom with washing machine.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with king size, double bed, en-suite bathroom with bath and shower, double doors to veranda with spectacular views. Bedroom 2 with 2 single beds, double doors to veranda. Bedroom 3 with 2 single beds, double doors to private patio.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The villa has many outside seating areas from which to enjoy the spectacular views or the beautiful gardens. The outside lounge and dining areas provide ample space for outdoor living whilst enjoying the wonderful views and sunsets.


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Luxury villa with private pool and gardens, fantastic sea and mountain views
average rating of 4.5 based on 10 reviews


  • 5 of 5

From the start of the booking process the information and service was fantastic. As for the villa it is spacious and exceptionally well maintained. Truely a fabulous holiday made special by the villa, location and support. Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm absolutely delighted to read your review. My aim is to provide an exceptional holiday experience and I'm so happy to learn that you had such a great time. I do hope you will come back to Villa Koumos.
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Absolutely fantastic - perfect family holiday

  • 5 of 5

The villa was one of the best we have ever stayed in with beautiful views (it’s up on a hill side), stunning pool area which is perfect for kids as it has a shallow baby area at one end and is so well equipped that it felt like a real home from home. We really appreciated the cot, high chair, baby monitor and stair gates and the provision of pool towels. The local taverna is a real gem and great that they can do take away food. The owner was very helpful from the beginning and made the whole booking and checking in process really easy. We would love to stay again.

  • Review Submitted: 29-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful views, Lovely villa, very clean and tidy.

  • 4 of 5

We loved Villa Koumos, the views are quite special. And the local village and surrounding area is rich with history. Internally, it ticked all the boxes and served 4 adults and 2 children very well, with safety gates on all stairways. The view from the main bedroom is beautiful to wake up to. The pool and pool area is well maintained and the pool was a warm 28-29 degrees. The pool man is also the 'go to' man if there are any problems. We did have an issue with one of the a/c units but understand that is being replaced.

The local restaurants are good and the bakery has fresh bread every morning, and they make amazing cake. The restaurants at the beaches which are a short drive away are all very good and we found the standard of food and local wine was excellent.

The beach is safe for swimming and has been awarded a blue flag for cleanliness and lack of pollution.

There are some interesting places to visit, but a car is a necessity.

The villa next door is still under construction, but is now almost finished. This did impact us when sitting outside upstairs, but couldn't be heard down in the pool area and wasn't constant. It didn't impact our holiday and we all had a fabulous time there. We would certainly book Villa Koumos again.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay at Villa Koumos. Thanks also for reporting the faulty air conditioning unit. We have all five units serviced every year but this one has now been replaced. I really appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again.
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Fabulous villa with great views and only 10 minute walk in to the village

  • 5 of 5

The villa was very well appointed with everything you would need even for an extended stay. The main balcony off the kitchen and living area is superb with views to the bay and is a great place to relax and dine - we spent a lot of time chatting and playing cards late into the evening on here. The pool was large compared to some we have stayed at with plenty of space to sit in sun or shade. There is also lots of nice walking around the valley. Although we used a car most days to go to the beach at Almyrida it is around 45 min walk and best done early for some shade. We have stayed in this area quite a few times now and enjoy the laid back atmosphere and the beach front restaurants.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for this lovely review and we hope you will come back again.
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The villa was far nicer than portrayed in the photographs. Very well equipped and very comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful area, beautiful villa, well kept, clean, spacious, comfortable, quiet and relaxing. A very picturesque area of Crete, definitely worth another trip and will recommend to friends.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jane, What a lovely review and I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay. We enjoyed having you and your family as our guests and hope you will return. Kind regards John Butterworth
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Excellent villa in outstanding location

  • 5 of 5

The property is very well located, with a very high standard of accommodation with outstanding views, fantastic beaches within a ten minute drive. The garden is superbly maintained and the heated pool is truly luxurious. The environment is very private and secluded, allowing for a very high degree of relaxation. Excellent tavernas, small grocery stores and a wonderful bakery are within walking distance. One of our best ever holidays!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Thomas and family, thank you very much for sharing your positive comments about your holiday. It's very pleasing to know that my guests have had such an enjoyable time. I hope you decide to return in to Villa Koumos in the future and you'd be most welcome. John Buterworth
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Nice resort with very long sandy beach and a mountain backdrop.
Lake Kournas
Fresh water lake, with boats and waterside restaurants in mountain scenery
Folklore Museum of Gavalochori
A small museum but with interesting exhibits and showing how village life used to be.
Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
600 Metres
Monika's, Niko's, Arosmari, Aposparitas
Nearest Ferry
20 Kilometres
Souda Bay
Nearest Golf
141 Kilometres
Crete Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
National Road E75
Nearest Restaurant
600 Metres
Monika's, Niko's, Arosmari, Aposparitas
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Almyrida - Blue Flag and sandy
Car: necessary


A 6 minute drive to a blue flag sandy beach.


45 minutes from Chania airport, 90 minutes from Heraklion airport.


600 metres from the traditional village of Gavalochri.

5 minutes by car from Almyrida


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Owner'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.