Villa Faye - 118
About the home
Villa Faye - Sleeps 6
Set on a hillside on the edge of a small hamlet 1.5 km from Vrisses this handsome air-conditioned villa provides an exceptionally comfortable base for exploring this green and verdant area in the rural heart of Crete, yet it's still only a 10 to 15 minute drive to the sandy beaches of Georgioupolis.
Owned by Manousos and named after their young daughter, this lovely old house has been painstakingly renovated, then fitted out and equipped to a remarkable high standard, with many beautiful pieces of furniture and an eye catching collection of designer lamps and light fittings. Polished wood floors, high beamed ceilings and exposed stonework all add to the period flavour yet contrast perfectly with the two lavishly appointed bathrooms and the equally well equipped, modern kitchen.
The main entrance door of the villa opens into an elegant sitting room with a lovely stone archway that leads through to the stylish kitchen/dining room with large fridge-freezer, dish washer and full cooker with ceramic hob. To one side through a smaller archway is a cosy and hugely romantic seating area set around an open fireplace, great for roasting chestnuts perhaps, or just enjoying a nightcap on a cool evening.
All the bedrooms are stylishly furnished with fitted wardrobes, dressing tables with mirrors and comfortable beds with quality mattresses! On the ground floor is a double bedroom, with adjoining bathroom with a turbo massage bath and a washing machine.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Georgioupolis, 8km|
|Will consider:||Long lets|
Nearest amenities: 1.5km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Log fire, DVD player|
|Pool:||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General:||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Video player, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||3 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 family bathrooms|
|Furniture:||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 6|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony / Terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Access:||Wheelchair friendly, Parking space|
Further details indoors:
Kitchen/dining room four ring hob and oven, fridge freezer, filter coffee pot, tumble dryer & open fireplace
1 double bedroom.
1 bath/shower room with hydromassage bath
1 twin bedroom
1 double bedroom
1 bath/shower room wih hydromassage bath
Living room with fireplace
Change of bedlinen and towels on arrival day and midweek
Further details outdoors:
High walls and electric gates appear to provide more than sufficient privacy from the tiny lane that leads past the villa and the only passers by we spotted were a flock of sheep without a shepherd and a few geese! Inside Fortress Faye a fragrant jasmine bush marks the edge of the villa's extensive terrace tiled in local stone. On the far side of the terrace and a few steps from the kitchen, is a purpose built barbecue complete with chimney and oven, with nearby a covered gazebo with dining table and chairs, where you can wine, dine and digest (savour) the gorgeous views over the pool and countryside to the distant mountains.
5 steps below the terrace the large 10m x 5m pool is surrounded by areas of lawn bordered by pretty flowerbeds and both the terrace and poolside enjoy extensive rural views towards the White Mountains.
NO extras to pay our weekly accommodation price Includes :
Laundry (all bed linen & bath/face towels).
Maid service as per description.
24/7 Local assistance (English speaking).
Villa Information File (things to see, places to eat etc)
NO SECURITY DEPOSITS !!!
The Crete region
Still relatively refreshingly authentic our old favorite West Crete & Chania just waits to be explored. Here, the magnificent White Mountains bestride the landscape and melted snow from their high slopes waters the fertile coastal plains, where orange, lemon and olive groves flourish and superb fruit and vegetables of every description grow in amazing profusion.This part also boasts some of the island`s best beaches, especially the coast west which is one long 15km stretch of sandy beach broken by rocky outcrops and bustling villages with numerous waterside tavernas, virtually untouched by time or tourism.
The Chania / Vrisses area
Georgioupolis / Vrisses Georgioupolis / Vrisses - Property List
In Vrisses, huge Plane trees line the road where you will find mini-markets, a bank and a bakery (do try the cheese pies). Of a morning time this is a bustling little town, but by mid-day the pace slows and the tavernas spread their tables out towards the banks of the river Voutakis, where you can relax in the shade and enjoy a bowl of creamy local yogurt and honey, for which this area is famous.
Vrisses is the main stopping point for buses to the south coast harbour town of Chora Sfakion, where ferries ply between Loutro, and far flung Paleohora as well as Agia Roumeli at the foot of the Samaria gorge.
Although Georgioupolis with its lovely sandy beaches is now a thriving seaside resort it still retains a pleasing rural ambience and leisurely pace of life. Numerous tavernas and cafes surround the bustling village square whilst in little side streets you will find a number of small shops selling jewellery and local pottery. Down by the river the fishermen with their boats and nets add a tangy whiff of the sea to the village atmosphere and here it is possible to hire a boat and paddle upstream towards Lake Kournas spotting turtles and fish as they drift by.
How to get there
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There are two Airports on Crete, Chania (CHQ) on the west of the island and Heraklion (HER) on the east. It takes approx 60 mins from Chania and an hour and a half to drive from Heraklion.
Activities near Chania
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 6|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|17 May 13||28 May 13||£ 595||£ 85||£ 85||5 Nights|
|28 May 13||1 Jun 13||£ 861||£ 123||£ 123||5 Nights|
|1 Jun 13||1 Jul 13||£ 945||£ 135||£ 135||5 Nights|
|1 Jul 13||20 Jul 13||£ 1295||£ 185||£ 185||5 Nights|
|20 Jul 13||24 Aug 13||£ 1799||£ 257||£ 257||5 Nights|
|24 Aug 13||1 Sep 13||£ 1295||£ 185||£ 185||5 Nights|
|1 Sep 13||1 Oct 13||£ 1078||£ 154||£ 154||5 Nights|
|1 Oct 13||31 Oct 13||£ 497||£ 71||£ 71||5 Nights|
|1 Apr 14||1 May 14||£ 728||£ 104||£ 104||5 Nights|
|1 May 14||1 Jun 14||£ 861||£ 123||£ 123||5 Nights|
|1 Jun 14||1 Jul 14||£ 1050||£ 150||£ 150||5 Nights|
|1 Jul 14||20 Jul 14||£ 1295||£ 185||£ 185||5 Nights|
|20 Jul 14||1 Sep 14||£ 1799||£ 257||£ 257||5 Nights|
|1 Sep 14||1 Oct 14||£ 1078||£ 154||£ 154||5 Nights|
|1 Oct 14||1 Nov 14||£ 728||£ 104||£ 104||5 Nights|
The property does not have weekend tariffs.
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
•No extras to pay our weekly accommodation price Includes :
ABTA Member Y1824
Free essentials starter pack
Free Cots & Highchair
Free Air Conditioning
Laundry (all bed linen & bath/face towels)
Free Pool Towels
Maid service twice weekly
24/7 Local assistance (English speaking)
Villa Information File (things to see, places to eat etc)
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FLEXIBLE CHANGEOVER DAYS, ANY DAY OF THE WEEK !! (LOW COST FLTS ARE OFTEN CHEAPER MID WEEK)
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