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Solid stone villas , dramatic mountain and sea views - Villa Ariadne

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights



Villa Ariadne

Accommodation description

Bedroom 1 - Double Bed , full air conditioning.

Bedroom 2 - Two twin Beds with two additional pull out beds, full air conditioning


2 bathrooms, One en- suite to Bedroom 1 with toilet and shower, Family bathroom with Toilet, Bath\ Shower and Bidet.


Fully fitted kitchen with a dining table, cooker/hob, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine,fridge\ freezer, kettle, toaster.

Living Rooms:

First floor living area with two large balconies ,full satellite TV's, Log fire for Winter time.

Cleaning/Towels/Linen/Maid service:

Towels and Linen included along with beach towels, Maid Service weekly.


Barbecue, Private Pool, Parking, Garden.

Central Heating, Air Conditioning, Cot on request, High Chair .

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About the property


Dramatic location in a small Crete village wonderfully secluded from the hustle and bustle of home, switch off and soak up a most unique experience with dramatic mountain views to the rear along with costal views to the front.

New for 2017 I bedroom Villa to rent close by, allowing larger families to rent additional space, see photo gallery.

The city of Chania is only a thirty minute drive away with its harbour front restaurants and unique atmosphere.

Breakfast and evening meals available at extra cost upon request.

With such breathtaking views as the background it is necessary that the houses match the beautiful vistas, and these houses will not disappoint. They are fashioned out of solid stone, each with its own swimming pool and garden. The traditional wood features will transport you back to an old Greece, while also allowing for the comfort of modern life; the old and the new come together in these houses in a perfect symmetry.

Both Villas for the start of the 2016 have now had installed Satelite TV's and Air conditioning to the bedrooms.

More Details

Property Manager
Samantha Storer
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
11 June, 2017

About Samantha Storer

I live in England with my Husband and Daughter who is aged eight years old and loves school.

My Husband and I have a passion for Crete, we have been visiting the island for the last seventeen years, after lots of searching we have found the perfect spot to share with others.

We have made many freinds over the years of visting the island, now Crete for us feels like our second home, we spend as much of the school holidays here as we can and our daughter is picking up the language which is great.

Samantha Storer purchased this villa in 2015

Why Samantha Storer chose Chania area

The three houses are so much part of the real Crete, just away from the main Tourist areas but oh so far, you can't help but relax and switch off when you stay in Melidoni, locals going about local business with not a tourist in sight, mix with them and embrace the way to live, the diet, the social scene, the culture!

What makes this villa unique

Peace and quiet apart from birds, goat and sheep bells,with the most amazing views. Blue sky, chill out by the private swimming pool, gardens to match, fantastic views, night time sky is second to none with the Milky Way looking it's finest, shooting stars galore, soak it up it really is a special place.

Available Rentals

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Booking Notes:
A non refundable thirty three per cent deposit is required to secure the booking with the balance six weeks prior to start of booking.

Changeover Day:
Change over day flexible on request


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Fres in Crete

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 4 Single Bed
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • caving
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: All bedrooms have there own outside seating areas with lovely views of either the white mountains, or the aegean sea towards chania. Outside: Private swimming pool eight metre by four metre with seperate toddler section, with pool side furniture, Barbeque etc


5/5 -
(5 traveller reviews)


Great experience

  • 5 of 5

When looking for coziness combined with comfort, privacy and unforgettable views - Ariadne is THE location. Close enough to Chania with easy access to highway and sandy beaches offers chilling winds in evenings (we did not have to use AC at all!) great opportunities for hikers and runners (steep hills :-)) Private pool with clear water and exceptional, panoramic view. Dinners on spacious terrace under Milky Way and with a melody of sheep bells coming from the valleys.... sounds too romantic? That was what we were looking for and we found it all at Ariadne in Melidoni. Highly recommended! Iza and Sylweriusz

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Splendid property in an outstanding environment

  • 5 of 5

The property is gorgeous...brand new but full of charm and authentic house. Many places, patios , terrace where you can stay in or around the villa , enjoying the landscape and the pool. Housekeeping perfect, very warm welcome and advices from Stavros. Many restaurants not far from Melidoni but you need a car.

Really nice stay in Ariadne strongly contributing to outstanding holidays in Crete

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wunderschöne Villa in den Bergen

  • 5 of 5

Wir haben unseren Aufenthalt sehr genossen! Die Villa ist wunderschön und liebevoll eingerichtet, zudem ist sie sehr komfortabel. Der Ausblick von der Terasse in die Berge ist großartig. Jerremy und Samantha waren tolle Gastgeber, vielen Dank!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Danke für das Kommen zu Melidoni, wir genossen die Erfüllung aller Ihrer Familie, so gefiel die Melidoni Erfahrung könnte mit so einer netten Familie von fünf geteilt werden, auch uns, die Villa hier und Position Ihre Erwartungen erfüllt, hoffen, Sie alle wieder zu treffen ein Tag. Samantha & Jerry
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  • 5 of 5

The villa was stunning! The location and views of the sea and White Mountains were second to none! The villa was tastefully furnished and very well equipped. Could not find any fault with it and would highly recommend a stay there.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent property in stunning location

  • 5 of 5

Stayed last week at this lovely newly built and extremely well appointed stone house. Ariadne and Amalthea, the house next door, offer a peaceful, unspoilt, quiet location with superb views from every aspect of the spectacular mountains and the coast.

Both the inside and outside space of the house has been well designed.

Inside the house the furnishings are of a high standard and the beds were extremely comfortable. The shaded first floor dining terrace gives a stunning panoramic view and is to die for!

The private pool is well maintained with a separate shallow area for children.

In the garden and at the poolside the owners have thoughtfully provided lots of choice of comfy seating areas.

Melidoni is a lovely small village with a coffee/beer house. Within a short drive there are supermarkets and many excellent local taverna restaurants that serve good local dishes.

We were told that WiFi is to be installed shortly, at the moment it can be accessed from local taverna's.

The house's are managed locally by Stavros who is very friendly and helpful with any queries. He is also a mine of information about the local area and interesting places to visit.

We will definitely be returning as soon as possible to this very special place in Melidoni!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mr Taylor Appreciate your kind words, hopefully you will return soon. Thanks Samantha Storer
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