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Private and Luxurious Traditional Stone Family Villa with Private Pool

People9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Space 1,291 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Lovely traditional and homely villa with private pool in Kefalas. Sleeps 8+1

Villa Boreas is a traditional Cretan villa with stone walls and exposed wooden beams, and with the conveniences you expect from a luxurious property. Lying just outside the village of Kefalas with it's Tavernas and convenience store, villa Boreas is set amidst hillside grazing and olive trees and offers a peaceful, rural family holiday location. Built into the hillside Villa Boreas has magnificent views of the sea to the front, and headlands to both sides. Designed and furnished to very high standards the main living areas are on the top floor to maximise the views. From the lounge and kitchen areas there is access to an extensive covered balcony terrace for al-fresco dining. The balcony terrace leads to the main garden area, with flowers beds and a further large outdoor dining area for those family bbqs. A further short flight of steps down is the private pool with outside shower area. Complete with four comfortable bedrooms and two bathrooms villa Boreas is ideal for relaxing family holidays


Owner
David Hogg
Member since: 2007
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
22 September, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks for a lovely time in the villa, the children really appreciated the Dvds and games to play and we had a lovely relaxing holiday. See you next year.
Nov 2007
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Location

Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Chania
Nearest Beach
7 Kilometres
Almirida
Car: necessary

For those wishing to venture further afield, the villa is a 10 minute walk from the local 'Inka' mini mart in the small village of Kefalas, and a short drive (7km) from the beach resorts of both Almirida to the north and Georgioupoli to the south, with their long sandy beaches, shops and Tavernas where you can eat a mixture of traditional and European food. Chania with it's Venetian Harbour and extensive shopping is 30kms away, and can offer fishing, diving and other excursions, and the famous White Mountains and Samaria Gorge are also within an easy drive of the villa.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Kefalas in Apokoronos

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1291 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Upstairs in the villa is a WC Utility room for our guests convenience, downstairs there are two bathrooms 1 en-suite for the master bedroom and 1 family bedroom. There is an additional outdoor cold water shower on the pool terrace.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , with en-suite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot , with Camp bed for +1
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
  • Downstairs is fully air conditioned, the master bedroom has a large en-suite with cubicle shower, the second double bedroom is very large and has an additional spare bed for +1 and travel cot, there are also a further two twin bedded rooms which are sunny with french doors out to the garden terrace and are furnished with children in mind. All bedrooms have fitted wardrobes and ample storage space.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • 14 garden chairs
  • 8 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • bay
  • churches
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
Notes:
Inside the villa you can find a well equipped kitchen with dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker and fridge freezer, we will also provide you with a welcome pack of essentials to get your holiday started. The kitchen is adjoined to the lounge which is family equipped with satellite TV, DVD and CD player and an extensive selection of films, music, books and games for those family members seeking refuge from the Cretan sun. Upstairs also has a WC/Utility room with washing machine, ironing board and iron, for our guests convenience.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Private and Luxurious Traditional Stone Family Villa with Private Pool
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Family Vacation!

  • 4 of 5

We loved this Villa! It is a beautiful location and has that Greek charm we were really looking for, along with the quiet and a peaceful atmosphere. The bedrooms are downstairs to help keep the rooms cool, but also blocked a lot of noise from the rest of the house. Great setup. The nearby villages were so quaint, we especially loved going to Georgiopolis for breakfast at a wonderful bakery/restaurant. The owner of this villa, David, provided directions and was very accommodating for our stay. A couple things I was concerned about. Somehow I was lead to believe there was a path to the ocean if there was one, we did not find it. The first morning we woke up to find a large tree branch on the sidewalk, and were unsure how it broke off from the rest of the tree. The branch was quite large. We saw Suzie (housekeeping) the day we arrived, and did not see her since, even though she said she would be back mid week, as a result we were each given 1 set of towels, and really could have used more and I wanted to inform her about the tree in case it needed some attention. Lastly the master bedroom bath had a loose electrical outlet for the blow drier, which was not attached very well, and when my roommate pulled the cord from the outlet, the outlet and wires were pulled out and exposed wires, which appeared to be dangerous. We used the spare bathroom for blow-dryer and curling iron for the remainder of our stay. I would recommend this villa for families and for those who want some quiet time. Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Sensational location

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful property in an amazing situation overlooking the sea from high up .There were 6 of us staying over a fortnight and we all had plenty of room . It never felt cramped . We loved the covered veranda , the flower-filled garden and the pool . Furnishings and showers were great . The air conditioning downstairs worked very well . An aircon unit upstairs would have helped , however , as we had to rely on fans in the living room at night (but a fan was provided when requested without any quibbles ) . The villa is a little way from the village but that can be a plus and also a minus . A car is essential here . If you love butterflies then you will not be disappointed . We had over a dozen species visit us , some in large numbers . David , the owner , Mike and Carol the caretakers and Alan and Susie the cleaners/ laundry people could not have been friendlier or more helpful . Alan's sideline takeaway business is to be recommended too . He will deliver to the door and it's good stuff ! The complimentary food and drink in the fridge were hugely appreciated as we arrived late . Georgioupoli ( 20 mins in car ) is a great beach/ taverna / shopping town . We didn't have to look much beyond this for most of what we wanted out of a relaxing holiday . We recommend the beach before you cross the bridge into town . At a practical level we felt that the directions to the villa from the airport could have been a bit clearer . Finding the villa from Almyrida was a challenge . We later found the signage from Vamos far easier to follow so a route that takes you to Vamos then Kefalas on more major roads would be much easier to follow , especially after nightfall .Worth considering a re-write ? However , we had a wonderful holiday !

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

An absolutely wonderful place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the villa with our two eight year olds and it couldn't have been a more serene, beautiful place from which to explore Crete. From the moment you drive through the charming village you realize you've landed in am magical place, and the views from the house....only the heat could drive us back indoors from the terrace. We would begin the morning with a run to the local market for fresh bread and eggs and figs and cherries and have a lazy breakfast before adventuring forth. At night, returning to the silence of the villa was such a treat, with perfect sleeping thanks to the absolute quiet (and shutters in the bedrooms!) I would recommend getting the number for the caretakers before you arrive (they apparently didn't realize they were supposed to let us in at noon, and we were saved by the sweet pool caretaker who found us sweating it out while we waited); if you're not European and don't read Greek, it's also helpful to request instructions from them for the washing machine before hand, as you are responsible for washing your beach towels before you go--absolutely not a big deal if you don't end up fighting the washing machine as we did for a few hours as you try to pack up. This is absolute heaven on an amazing island--we can't recommend it highly enough!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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excellent villa

  • 4 of 5

excellent villa we enjoyed our stay lovely views and pool.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful villa, beautiful views. Can't wait to visit again

  • 5 of 5

This is a fantastic villa, well maintained and lovely gardens. The views are breathtaking. The villa is well equipped. There are plenty of books, games & DVDs. Initially we wondered why anyone would watch a film on holiday but this proved a brilliant distraction to keep the children out of the sun in the hottest part of the day. Saying that there are plenty of places to cool down.

We were two families with 8 in total & felt there was plenty of space in particular downstairs where the bedrooms are. It was really easy to sleep as it was so much cooler downstairs but the air conditioning quickly cooled a room.

Kefalas is a lovely little village. It wasn't far to walk to , quite a bit of hill to begin but then a nice meander to the square, perhaps a 10 minute walk maybe slightly more.

It's a great base to explore the area, and at the end of a busy day it was lovely to retire back to the villa.

We can't rate this villa enough, we loved it. We only wish we had another week there.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

location, villa, view and much more is perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé une semaine dans la villa. Celle-ci est situé sur un promontoire à environ 600 mètres d'altitude. Les plages sont environ à 5 km de la villa (10-15 minutes d'auto).

La vue sur la mer de la terrasse est fantastique. Tous les équipements fonctionnaient bien (air climatisé, piscine, cuisine...) seulement la télévision n'était pas complètement fonctionnelle.. (on a pas réussi à la faire fonctionner).

Kefalas est un très petit village. Les routes sont étroites. La taverne du village est très sympathique.

We enjoyed our stay in Villa Boreas. Everything is like the advertising, beautiful!

Thank you.

Léo

  • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Kefalas, Crete

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Autumn Season
3 Sep 2017 - 21 Oct 2017
1 night minimum stay
£155
for 1 night
From
£155
£1,072
 
 
Spring Season
31 Mar 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
1 night minimum stay
£155
for 1 night
From
£155
£1,082
 
 
Summer Season
30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
1 night minimum stay
£223
for 1 night
From
£223
£1,563
 
 
Autumn Season
1 Sep 2018 - 27 Oct 2018
1 night minimum stay
£161
for 1 night
From
£161
£1,126
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
£128
for 1 night
£893
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £0

**Smaller Families Offer** For parties of four or less we offer a further 10% discount during Low, Spring, Fall, late and Winter Seasons **Smaller Families Offer**

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