Villa Gig 5
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Villa | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 8
35 minutes drive from Chania airport, this fully air conditioned villa is located in what must be the ideal position in Almyrida. It enjoys olive groves and mountain views to the rear, 2 shared pools, and is within an easy 6 minute walk to all the shops and beach restaurants of Almirida, with their stunning views across Souda Bay. The villa has several balconies on which to relax and enjoy the views, and of course lounge, kitchen and dining accommodation and private car parking. Numerous local villages provide alternative places of interest & lively Chania with its Saturday market is a 35 minute drive away.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Almyrida 600 m|
|Nearest Amenities||600 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Chania 22 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Pool||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Children's pool|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, Safe, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Shower rooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||2 Sofa beds, Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Shared garden|
|Further details indoors|
A spacious open plan kitchen, lounge and dining area are on the ground floor, together with a twin bedroom and shower room. Upstairs are a further twin bedroom, the double master bedroom & a second shower room.
The two 3 seater leather settees may be used as two further beds (linen provided), if required taking the villa capacity to 8. Each bedroom is individually air conditioned, as is the whole of the downstairs living space. Satellite TV provides a range of English language TV (children's programmes, films + Sky & BBC News 24), & major UK radio stations.
High chairs & cots can be hired from the maid service.
|Further details outdoors|
Balconies & Patios provide outdoor living space & Alfresco dining table and chairs and loungers are provided.
2 shared pools & a fully landscaped garden serve the small community of 15 privately owned villas. Almyrida has 4 mini-markets, a bakery for your daily fresh bread & cakes, & a small taxi rank if you want to adventure further away. We do recommend car hire to get the most out of your stay and to enjoy the surrounding villages, beaches & of course Chania.
WE ALSO OWN 2 FURTHER VIRTUALLY IDENTICAL VILLAS ON THE SAME COMPLEX IN ALMYRIDA SO PLEASE ASK IF WE HAVE AVAILABILITY FOR THE HOLIDAY DATES YOU ARE SEEKING.
Bookings will be accepted by phone or email and confirmed by receipt of 25% deposit. Balance plus £100 bond due 6 weeks before your departure date. Your bond is fully refundable upon your return home if there have been no breakages. Directions and a local map will be posted to you.
We provide a weekly English speaking maid service. The pools are available all the year round.
The location is completely suitable for children with no hills to climb and well made access for buggies.
About this location
The Chania Prefecture region
Western Crete offers a diverse range of interesting places to visit including the spectacular Samaria Gorge.
There are numerous beaches, places or archtectural interest, & innumerable restaurants serving local delicacies to international cuisine.
The Cretans are particularly friendly & welcoming to their British guests.
Chania which is not to be missed for its beautiful back street restaurants, shops, stunning architecture and lively harbour. Once you've been you will have to go back! Kalives (2.8 Km) is great for a local breakfast and has a superb beach & Plaka (1.6Km), provides a tranquil insight into unspoilt Cretian village life.
The villa is just a short walk to the beach which is flat and sandy and slopes very gently into the clear turquoise water, making it ideal and safe for children. Along the beach are a number of restaurants offering diners a wide range of local inexpensive dishes (€6 -7, including wine), as well as a diverse range of international cuisine, whilst enjoying breathtaking views across the beach and bay. The sunsets in this part of Crete are spectacular as the sun falls across Souda Bay.
There are no night clubs in Almirida & the location suits those seeking a more leisurely relaxing & quite holiday.
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3 Sep 2013
"Holidays in Almyrida, Crete"
I have been vacationing at the Villa with my friends (two families). Rest lasted 3 weeks in July 2013. Great place, clean beach, on the coast are many small cafes and restaurants. 7 minutes walk from … More
16 Aug 2013
"Great place for relaxing holiday"
Lovely house, clean and well equipped. Nicely decorated. We also had to ask for help to find the place as there are quite a few similar places (also it is number 4 despite being called villa gig 5!!).… More
9 Aug 2013
"Not Bad, Not Great"
On the upside, the house is modern on the inside, is comfortable and is a short walk to Almyrida, however, its location right on the road with smelly trash dumpsters 30 feet outside the front door are… More
I'm concerned this is not a balanced review. Other guests found the map most useful & accurate - please see the reviews for "Villa Gig 3". Also as the review for "Villa Gig 3" & others for "Villa Gig 5" confirm the extent of items provided is extensive, listed on the advert for all guests to read before booking & is complemented by other reviewers. Both villas are identically sized, furnished & equipped. Regarding the location of the villa; this is clear in the photos & the road referred to has very little traffic indeed. The "Dumpsters" referred to are emptied daily as is the regular custom in Greece. Despite the reservations expressed by the reviewer they still overall rated 3 star!
30 Aug 2011
"Great value villa in a quiet location yet close to night life and beach"
Easier to find villa when arrival during daytime (we arrived @ 2am but luckily the friendly locals helped us out using map provided). Villa very clean and modern (very new!) although I found the bed hard (personal preference). Air conditioning very effective. All you'd expect of a holiday villa. Prompt & helpful local service. Suitable for 6 adults but 2 could sleep in lounge. Heavy use of electrical appliances can cause supply to trip - internal & external switches (take a torch!).
Car essential to see a lot of places/attractions.