House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
This villa has been designed for a perfect holiday. It enjoys spectacular uninterrupted views to the beautiful, azure Souda Bay. The villa has 3 bedrooms, each with en-suite facilities. There is a very well equipped kitchen/dining room. The living room is comfortably furnished, with a large LCD television, HD DVD player, games console, and a selection of books, DVDs and games. In addition a separate utility room houses the washing machine, ironing board etc etc. Outside there is a barbecue area and ample seating for alfresco dining. The private infinity pool (a massive 50 sq m) is perfect for swimming and admiring the view. The first floor terrace also has fantastic views. There is an additional seating area on the hillside below the house. On a summer evening, the view of the milky way is simply breathtaking (take your binoculars!). Stop Press!!: more pics available at http://www.flickr.com/photos/38912464@N03/
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Almirida 3 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car essential, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Chania (about 25km) or Heraklion (140km) 25 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 3 En suites, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, BBQ|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
The villa has three en-suite bedrooms (two with shower/toilet en-suites, with the master bedroom having a bath/shower/toilet en-suite. Each bedroom has a more than adequate amount of wardrobe and drawer storage. Each bedroom also has patio doors leading to external terraced areas. There is a cot and high chair in the villa.
The Crete region
The house is in the Chania region of Crete. This is widely considered to be one of the most beautiful and unspoilt ares of Crete. The local beaches and coves are easily accessible and are quiet and family friendly. Almirida and Kalives have clean sandy beaches and lots of cafes and restaurants. There are many historical sites including a roman fort at Ancient Aptera, and a mosaic in Almirida. The immediate area is popular with walkers and cyclists. Further afield, the famous Samaria Gorge (the largest gorge in Europe and a terrific day out) is within driving distance. Chania itself, the ancient capital of the island, is a 40 minute drive, with easy parking and fantastic shopping, including the famous "leather lane". Chania also has a lovely old, Venetian harbour, a war museum, terrific alfresco cafes and restaurants, and nightlife!. A trip to the ancient site of Knossos takes about 2 hours, but the effort is well worth it. About an hour away is "Limnopoulis", a great water park for the kids. The villa has a number of travel guides and historical books about Crete.
Kokkino Chorio is a small village with two tavernas and a mini market. There is a renowned glass factory with a shop, selling souvenirs and collectables made from recycled glass. Bigger towns include Plaka, Almirida and Kalives, ideal for shopping and eating out. Almirida has a lovely, blue-flag beach, with watersports and boat trips, as well as some great restaurants and small shops, so is great for a family day by the beach.