Villa Mia - EOT MHTE1042K123K0
Villa | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6
COME HOME - COME TO VILLA MIA
From the Greek for "One" - there is only one, and now you too can share the privacy and exclusivity afforded by this exquisite luxurious architect designed home, located in luscious gardens and enjoying stunning panoramic views over olive groves towards the White Mountains and the sea. This unique Cretan home, constructed and equipped to the highest specification, features a swimming pool that wraps around the villa and really has the WOW! factor.
As we were told by another property owner "this is too good to rent out" - but we do!
We have focused over 20 years of experience of staying in other people's villas to inform our design, and now offer you a villa constructed and equipped to the highest standards, suitable all year round for families and parties of all ages, and sleeping up to 6 plus an infant.
Our aim is to deliver first class accommodation for the independent traveller at affordable prices.
LATEST NEWS - solar-powered (eco-friendly) pool heating system installed. This raises the water temperature at no cost to yourselves or the environment and makes it even more pleasant to swim, particularly at the start and end of the season when sunshine is plentiful but the ambient temperature slightly lower than in the middle of summer.
Now with unlimited broadband internet access.
See our exclusive website for more photos. Details below.
Single level accommodation throughout, level access to gardens and pool, extensive patio and seating areas, both open and shaded (stairs only to roof terrace) - but the views are stunning from everywhere ! Extra facilities for disabled guests include modified bathroom, grab rails, shower chair and raised toilet seat - please ask for details.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Almerida 4 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Chania (Souda) 37 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
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
In its elevated position overlooking the traditional village of Gavalohori, the forest to its rear, the White Mountains to the side and panoramic views of the sea to the front over Souda bay, this exquisite British owned property offers:
Air conditioning included to all living and sleeping areas.
Large fitted kitchen in birch wood with soft-closing drawers and stainless steel appliances by top brands such as Bosch & Siemens - dishwasher, fridge/freezer, ceramic hob, oven & combination microwave.
Extensive lounge with bespoke Italian made sofas, log burning fire for warm winter evenings (small charge for logs). Dining area with white leather chairs & solid dark wood table extending to seat 10.
Large master bedroom overlooking pool, king sized bed featuring imported posturepedic mattress, fully fitted wardrobes & extensive views, french doors opening out onto sun terrace. En suite fully tiled shower room in stunning black & white, with large (1.5m) shower, toilet & wash handbasin.
Large second bedroom with double bed, bunks & fold away trundle, sleeping up to 4/5, soft armchairs, fully fitted wardrobes, opening out onto its own patio, with stunning views of sunset over the White Mountains.
Fully tiled main bathroom with sunken corner bath. 3rd shower room with toilet, meeting the needs of the most-bathroom hungry family who hate to queue! British plumbing means no paper-bin in the bathroom, unlike many Greek properties.
Separate laundry area with washing machine, tumble drier, iron & ironing board.
Sheets & towels included - twice weekly maid service (weekly off season). Double glazing & central heating - year round offering everything needed for the perfect break for families and small parties of all ages. Truly a fantastic find !
A variety of almost 20 board games and a comprehensive reference library are provided, tour guides and maps, giant chess set, children's pool area. Please note - children must be properly supervised at all times when using pool. For your safety no diving.
40" LCD TV with satellite system, digital TV and Sony PS2 and Nintendo Wii games consoles plus Sony surround-sound system and CD/DVD player in the lounge
Colour TV with Sony PS1 and DVD player plus iPod docking station in the family bedroom.
Mini- hi-fi system in the master bedroom
UK Standard Travel cot on request (small additional charge)
Unlimited broadband Wi-fi
Solar pool heating at no extra charge
PLEASE NOTE - Our priority, for our family and yours, is always comfort and safety. Unlike many other properties you may consider, we have been through the rigorous and lengthy Greek tourism (EOT) licensing process for both house and pool, which requires fire extinguishers, smoke detection, emergency sprayers, hoses, emergency lighting, regular bacteriological checks of water supply, minimum heights for balustrades etc. We have discretely installed such safety measures to Greek and UK standards to give guests peace of mind they may not find at other properties.
|Further details outdoors|
Single storey accommodation, tiled throughout in soft beige, opening onto shaded dining terrace, its Cretan arches reflected in the blue waters of the 10m x 4 m pool which wraps uniquely around the building. Sunbeds with large blue sun parasols are provided for relaxation, as well as two sets of hardwood exterior tables and chairs for outside dining or drinks.
Terracotta tiled roof terrace for the perfect breakfast al fresco. Parking up to 3 cars on a sweeping gravel driveway with sliding iron gates, surrounded by atmospheric wall and pillar lights.
Surrounded on all sides by private gardens packed with exotic flowers, the views from the pool and dining terraces across the village of Gavalohori and the Apokoronas region are stunning - culminating in golden sunsets over the White Mountains and followed by the twinkling lights in Souda bay as you watch the ferries leave for their daily trip to Athens. You can view the Milky Way overhead using the telescope provided for star gazing, as you sit and listen to the pine martens rustling in the nearby olive groves.
Pool adjoins the house - close supervision of small children is CRITICAL.
Prices are for the villa and 2 person occupancy. Extra persons to a maximum of 6 at £25/€30 per person per week.
Single step from car park to house. Steps to roof terrace. Otherwise ideal for persons of limited mobility - wheelchair accessible via 4 routes and car can draw alongside solid paved access, enabling entry to house from driveway with no steps. Additional disabled facilities available within en suite. Qualifies for level 3 mobility requirements in all factors except kitchen worktops are standard height.
The Crete region
Western Crete is ideal for familes or couples as it is quiet and unspoilt, yet has a plethora of safe sandy beaches, watersports and low-key nightlife within easy reach.
With over 300 days of sunshine a year, Crete has the mildest climate in Europe and the longest holidayseason. Spring starts very soon after Christmas when the island is ablaze with colourful spring flowers and bulbs, the olive groves are lush and green and the mountains are still snow-capped. In summer the temperatures can reach the mid 30's so are ideal for sun-seekers, and the sea stays deliciously warm until well into our Autumn.
The island is dotted with historical and archeaological sites - such as Knossos, of Minotaur fame, and a varierty of Byzantine, Roman and Venetian architecture - and every village has several traditional Churches for you to visit and photograph.
The welcome offerred by the Cretan people is legenday, and the food is claimed to be the healthiest in the world. Not only the birthplace of Zeus, Crete is truly the place of Gods!
Gavalohori stands at the end of a green and wooded valley leading the 3.5 km to the sea at Almirida. The village is renowned for keeping ancient Cretan traditions alive, including the manufacture of hand made lace, silk, pottery and honey. As a holiday destination it offers a wide range of facilities, English spoken in shops and restaurants and yet retaining the Cretan charm in danger of being lost in other locations of TV reknown.
Beautiful Chania with its Venetian port, is an easy drive, whilst Rethimnon, with its characteristic Turkish minarets and attractive harbour and leather markets, is 25 km along the coast in the other direction. Sandy beaches abound, offering watersports (including scuba), safe family swimming or horseriding.
There are 3 cafenions in the village. At the bottom of the lane from the villa the cafenion offers local specialities and hospitality to locals and visitors alike, with English spoken, and gets rave reviews for the food from all our guests . The café opposite is the place the local ageing male population choose to use to sit and while away the hours playing Tavli (backgammon) and they may well invite you over to take a coffee with them and play a turn. Just across the road is the lane to the museum and also here is another small taverna.
There are in addition three small supermarkets in the village, all easily walkable from the villa, and both stocking a good range of fresh locally grown fruit and vegetables, bottled, canned and frozen goods to stock the villa freezer. They also sell home brewed raki (the local spirit of choice) and locally pressed olive oil. The village also has an excellent bakery, open all hours and offering a wide range of breads, hand raised cheese and apple pies, the delicious aroma of which snakes its way up the hillside to greet you as you walk down of a morning for warm bread for breakfast !
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13 Oct 2013
"Everything we hoped for"
We had a great holiday staying at the Villa Mia. Housekeeping, excellent, information, directions, booking procedure etc perfect. The Villa is well equipped with everything we needed and more. Situat… More
Many thanks, glad that you had such a lovely time. This is much more than a business to us and we put our heart and soul into it, so nice that people appreciate what we do.
19 Sep 2013
"Beautiful family friendly villa"
We have spent four very enjoyable family holidays at Villa Mia. The Villa is to the highest specification, equipped way beyond local standards and in the most beautiful location with views to dream o… More
Lovely to get nice comments, especially from repeat visitors.
2 Jun 2013
"Lovely and relaxing villa"
Villa Mia is a lovely villa. It has very good quality bathrooms, kitchen and electrical appliances. The villa was cleaned twice during our 10 day stay to a very high standard. The welcome pack was very handy and unlike most villas we have stayed at, hand washes, washing up liquid, cooking oil, condiments etc were also supplied. We had a very relaxing time and the villa was everything we had hoped for. The. Cooke Family
We aim to keep up a high standard of both service and facilities, and it is nice to get such an endorsement.
11 Oct 2012
"Top villa in super location"
Lovely villa with all the facilities that you could wish for. The village is an easy downhill walk (quite steep coming back) with 4 tavernas and a couple of small shops. We would particularly recommend the one in the square, good food at a reasonable price. Plenty to do and see in the surrounding areas, if you can drag yourself away from the pool.
29 Aug 2012
"Fabulous villa, gorgeous setting, every luxury you could want"
The villa is exactly as described on the website, Wendy & Eddie made the whole booking process easy and the local team servicing the villa were really helpful during our stay. We had an great, relaxing holiday - thank you.
29 Jul 2012
"Fantastic villa, great location"
We had a fantastic family holiday, the villa had everything we could have wanted and made for a very comfortable stay.The area was very quiet and peaceful, had complete privacy and yet was a short stroll into the village where there were 4 very good tavernas. A short scenic drive to the nearest beach and plenty of other things to do nearby.
We work hard to keep up the quality of our villa so its always nice to get reviews like this. Thank you!
5 Dec 2011
"A beautiful place for a holiday"
This is the second time we have stayed at Villa Mia which, I think, says it all! I cannot recommend it highly enough - it is clean, comfortable and equipped with everything you could possibly need. We have stayed in many holiday homes over the years and this is the best.
The visitors' book in our villa is full of reviews like this. we aim to please - and we seem to be succeeding.
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