Villa | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Almirida Corner house is a newly constructed property in Almirida. It faces onto olive groves and is next door to a small complex of 8 apartments. It is located in its own quiet garden area, away from the road. Yet the beach and tavernas are only a 3 minute walk. Flat level area no steep hills or gradients.
Almirida is 20 km east of Chania, it is a pretty little seaside village that has two gently shelving sandy beaches fringed by waterside tavernas and a small fishing harbour with quiet rocky coves. The sea is beautifully clear, a marvellous mix of colours from deep aquamarine to a pastel turquoise.
The village has several high quality tavernas, 3 or 4 Mini-Markets as well as a bakers, an Internet café, jewellery shops and a number of quite trendy and sophisticated bars, a couple of which have access to global sport channels. Mountain bikes can be hired locally. On the beach you can rent sun beds and hire windsurfer boards and water sports equipment.
We may put the house for sale from 2015/16. Contact owners for information.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Almirida 400 m|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||400 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Chania 20 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
|General||Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Safe, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Climbing frame, Swing set|
|Further details indoors|
* Upstairs bedrooms; patio doors; open onto first floor terrace/balcony.
* Satellite TV & DVD/CD player, Ipod docking speakers in upstairs bedrooms & lounge.
* Fitted kitchen with Dishwasher, Washing machine, Ceramic Hob & Oven
* Lounge with leather suite and marble dining table.
* Double bedroom with patio doors that open to downstairs patio & garden.
* There are fly screens fitted to Patio doors and windows - No mossies.
* Fence on/around boundary wall.
* Railings fitted on top of upstairs terrace.
* Located in flat area - No steep hills or gradients.
House possibly for Sale from 2015/16 - Contact owners if interested - Rental potential - excellent.
|Further details outdoors|
* Property set in its own walled garden area with boundary fence.
* Upstairs bedroom doors open onto first floor terrace.
* Great unspoilt views over olive groves.
* Sun loungers (6) available for guests and quality patio furnishings.
* Sunny balcony with solid wood patio furniture, perfect place to relax and unwind.
* Small play/amenities area for children near adjoining shared 80 sqm pool,
* There is plastic cutlery and crockery for children to use, just thinking of safety.
A decade ago Almirida was a fishing village and a weekend watering hole for local Greeks from Chania. Times change of course and Almirida has since grown into a small resort with a number of villas, apartments and a few hotels, two of which are of a very high international standard, we can vouch ourselves for their quality.
Curiously enough, the Greeks still come at weekends, the fishermen still fish and the waterside tavernas still have a laid back unhurried atmosphere where time is of no consequence and you can sit for hours lingering over a meal.
The rolling wooded countryside behind Almirida is probably the most beautiful in Crete and is a walkers paradise, especially in April and May when spring flowers carpet the landscape in colourful abandon.
If you are looking for full-on club nightlife, then Almirida is not the place to choose, however for a quiet relaxing holiday by the sea, with good food and drink and a pleasant environment, it certainly takes some beating.
To book the property, we ask for a non-refundable deposit of £150 payable at time of booking to reserve the property. The final balance is due 8 weeks before departure. We are happy for clients to make a "provisional" booking/enquiry, during which we will hold their slot whilst they check for flights and car hire. When booking flights also check availability of Mid-week days, charter flights on Tue/Thurs can be cheaper than weekends. Booking enquiries we will hold 7-10 days, after which the deposit should be forwarded.
Please note: The house will cater comfortably for up to 6 guests. Some recent enquiries we have had have been asked, "how much is the property for 2 occupants". It is the same cost. We would like to advise that the pricing for our house is per week to a maximum occupany of 1 - 6. Some rentals may suggest floor space as a additional sleeping area, ie 1 bedroom but sleeps 4, we do not. Three comfortable bedrooms sleeping 2 in each.
Bookings are normally on a weekly basis. However, we will try to accommodate bookings for part weeks ie 10 or 12 days on a pro-rata basis.
The key to the property will be made available on arrival. Our (English) property manager, who lives in the area will prepare the property before your arrival and will be on hand to assist our guests during your stay. On receipt of the final payment we will forward additional information on the house, its location via Google earth and other arrangments for your stay.
In the house there is a comprehensive information folder for guests to read. This outlines details of local facilites and amenities, as well as info on Crete and Greece itself. The folder will also contain instruction booklets for all the applicances and electrical goods.
We would appreciate if guests would not smoke inside the house - Outside on the terrace or patio is fine.
We may put the property for Sale from 2015/16. Contact owners if you have interest.
Further information for clients wishing to book our house. We are content for payment by cheque or bank transfer, however we are also content to receive payment by PayPal. This is a very convenient, modern and safe way to pay. However there are charges that are levied to receive funds, and so for the £150 booking deposit the PayPal charges are £5. For the full booking fee (if paid with PayPal) we would ask for £25 to be added for a one week booking, and £50 for two weeks (to enable the Paypal charges to be covered). It is a very convenient way of paying, which suits some, but not others. We simply wish to offer the option, the email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
See also our own website - this can be visited from Holiday lettings page by clicking on the "Visit Website" at the bottom of the page
A wonderful stay. You provided so many extras which we were very grateful, euro plugs, hairdryer, pool accessories, car shade. Thank you. We would love to stay again. Our best wishes. Mary, Paul, Milly and David.
A lovely house in an excellent location. So many wonderful places to visit. A most enjoyable holiday. We shall return. Pat, James and Mhairi.
We loved the little beach and snorkelling amongst the rocks and Georges bouncy boat ride. The tavernas and Chania harbour in the evening. We love this house. Our 1st visit to Crete – weather fantastic, everyone friendly – a brilliant holiday, loved the pool and beach. Vicky, Simon, Emma and Maddie.
We had a lovely holiday – just what we wanted. Everything in the village within walking distance and we were very pleased with the villa. Thanks for a great 2 weeks. Lisa, John, Sarah and David.
What a wonderful week. We found the Corner House home from home. Tavernas in Almirida very good, we used the BBQ a couple of evenings and can recommend John the butcher in Vamos – we will be back again !. Michelle, Steve and Kim.
A lovely villa in a fabulous location, made our first visit to Crete very relaxing and enjoyable. Many thanks. Just a few minutes stroll from the beach. Gwen, Jason, Alexander, Annabelle, Charlotte.
Very well equipped villa in an excellent location, just a few minutes stroll from the beach. Julie and Kev.
A great holiday. Villa is gorgeous and lots of extras such as plugs & hairdryers. Great Holiday - The Lloyds.
Very pleasant first visit to Crete. Your lovely villa allows peace and quiet, with easy access to lots of "buzz".
Well equipped & very well presented. Many thanks - The Clarks.
A wonderful holiday here in Almirida. We have all relaxed, and had lots of fun. Enjoyed an evening in Chania and a day at Kournas Lake. Lovely villa, and so well equipped. We have enjoyed all of the amenities. The Woolleys.
Excellent and well equipped villa in a superb location. Tavernas on front great. The Pear-Tree at the end of Almirida is worth a visit for fresh local produce and home-made preserves. We have had a wonderful holiday. The Littles.
A lovely well furnished villa in a great setting. The McGrath family.
Fabulous villa, everything for an enjoyable "home from home" stay. We have stayed in many rented holiday homes but never has one been so well appointed as The Corner house. We would love to return. Norris family.
Had a superb fortnight here once again. The villa is perfect for us with every amenity. We love the peaceful location, the pool and short walk to the beach. All in all a most relaxing and pleasurable holiday. Woolleys. (2nd visit)
A great house, really spacious and well equipped. We loved the pool and the beach. A perfect location for us as we really like quiet places, all we need is a pool, a safe beach and good food. Sarris family.
Had a fabulous holiday. Nice house in good location. Love the resort - Perfect ! The Kamillo family.
The Crete region
Crete is the largest of the Greek islands. One of the most popular holiday destinations in Greece, and famous for the islanders' warm hospitality, dramatic mountains, beautiful beaches and historic sites. It has a population of just over half a million people and is the fifth largest island in the Mediterranean. It is some 256km long and varying between 15 and 30km wide, with majestic mountains rising in its centre. It has a great variety of landscapes and is a land of brilliant colours and this is the reason many call Crete ‘small Greece’.
Almirida is a former fishing village with a golden, Blue Flag beach with numerous shops and tavernas lining the picturesque cove and small harbour. It borders a gorgeous blue bay with charming villages like Kera, Plaka, Kambia and Kokkino Horio. The resort straggles along a picturesque, sheltered bay, forming a line of open beachfront tavernas, little supermarkets, gift shops and jewellers. The waterfront itself is shaped at one end as a safe, shallow cove with soft sand where children can happily splash around, opening out at the other end to a long stretch of beach with water-sports for the more adventurous.
Behind the sea front, houses and apartments with colourful gardens stretch back towards the hills and often snow-capped mountains beyond. Families and couples alike love Almirida for its relaxed ambience with a choice of places to eat, drink, stroll and while away the time. Surrounding area is level and easy walking, no steep hills.