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Private and Luxurious Traditional Stone Family Villa with Private Pool



Updated: 22-Jun-2017
  • Sleeps 9
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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

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About the Owner

David Hogg
Member since: 2007
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
22 June, 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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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
  • 1 of 1

12 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(12 traveller reviews)


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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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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Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada.

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.


  • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Houston, Texas USA

A Cretan Gem

  • 5 of 5

The villa has a very nice kitchen/sitting area that makes the stay very comfortable. There are enough beds to easily sleep 8.

The location is perfect for exploring all of western Crete. A short drive down out of the winding hillside gets you on the National Road within minutes. Once on the National Road, you can be anywhere in the west of Crete within a few hours. So many places to visit, so little time.

The Villa has a great terrace for evening sitting. The pool is wonderful after a day of sightseeing. There is enough room available that an extended party can spread out and not be in each others way.

If you have the time, ( you will definetely want to spend more than a few days), and an auto, this is a great location, a wonderful villa, and a charming base for exploring.

We showed pictures to our friends and family and they are now interested in staying at the villa. That is a true test of good tourism. If your relatives wish to follow and stay in the same place, it must be a very good location.

This is a definite high praise recommendation for a future stay at this villa.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 28, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful villa in a quiet village. Great sea vie.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the villa in the 2nd half of June. 2 families with kids aged between 7 and 13. The layout of the villa is very practical with bedrooms on the ground floor seperated from the living area upstairs. The villa is well built, lots of nice details in the interior. Decent quality furniture. Great, large terrace with beautiful views. The cleaning team arrived every 4th day. They focused on the bedrooms and the bathroom. We had to do the cleaning ourselves upstairs during the 2 weeks. Kefalas is a 10 min walk. There are 3 restaurants and 2 shops. We tried 2 of the restaurants, both of them had good Cretan food at great value and very friendly staff. We rented 2 cars and travelled to lots of places on the island. We had a great holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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An excellent Villa

  • 5 of 5

We want to thank you for the excellent villa we were able to hire from you. Everything in villa Boreas was in top condition. We really did not miss anything. Our compliments for the service and all the things that was

thought about: the DVD films, CD's, barbeque, the bottle of wine in the fridge, the tourist information, etc. We will really recommend your house to relatives and friends who want to visit Crete. The relaxing atmosphere, the unbelievable view over the Mediterranean Sea and the fact that you only hear birds and nothing else is breathtaking. We visited a lot of places such as, Knossos, Aptera, the

Samaria Gorge, the city Chania. Everything was as you described in the ad. Our rating is a "full 10"

  • Review Submitted: May 12, 2008
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Chania at 30 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : at 1 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Almirida at 7 Kilometres 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.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Spring Season
20 May 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Summer Season
15 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Autumn Season
3 Sep 2017 - 21 Oct 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night

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**

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Updated: 22-Jun-2017


Property Type

  • villa


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury


  • 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


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • 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

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool


  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village


  • 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

Floor Area

  • 120 m²


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • Balcony
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • 14 garden chairs
  • 8 deck chairs


  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only


  • 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.