Villa | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Villa Rimampela is situated in the Chania region of Western Crete. The shore of the stunning Lake Kournas is around 250m away, and sandy beaches are less than a 10 minute drive.
3.5km away is the small coastal holiday resort of Georgioupolis. An attractive fishing village on the banks of the Almyros river. Georgioupolis has the longest beach on the north coast and an assortment of tavernas, bars and shops surround the village square.
The lake shore is scattered with tavernas (which are not visible from the house) offering views across the lake to the White Mountains beyond
This recently built villa is in a peaceful location in just under an acre of ground amongst olive groves in the preservation area surrounding Lake Kournas. Front and rear balconies offer views towards the sea, lake and mountains. The villa is traditionally furnished in local Cretan style offering open plan lounge dining and kitchen areas upstairs and 3 bedrooms downstairs.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Georgioupoli 3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Chania 48 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|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors||
The 3 air conditioned bedrooms and the family bathroom are located downstairs. 2 of the bedrooms have access directly onto the pool side. All 3 bedrooms have large fitted wardrobes.
Upstairs is an open plan lounge/dining area opening onto balcony's to the front and rear. There is a shower room and modern fitted kitchen.
The air conditioning system can provide heating if required.
|Further details outdoors||
The villa is set away from the road and accessed via a private gated drive. The private and secluded flood lit pool (8mx4.5m) is surrounded by a large patio with an outside shower and sun longers for 6 people. A covered verandah area provides shade from the sun. And an external staircase links the poolside with the main balcony upstairs. This balcony has a dining table with seating for 6 people sun shade and a built in barbecue.
The Villa is provided with sheets, blankets and bath towels, however you will need to provide beach / pool towels.
The pool is maintained twice a week throughout the summer season. It may not be available for use during low season lets. Please enquire for details.
Wifi available at small extra charge
English speaking maintenance staff with extensive local knowledge.
The Crete region
Western Crete is famed for its natural beauty with towering mountains, deep gorges, olive and orange groves and a coastline with steep cliffs and fine beaches. It is also a walkers paradise with over 50 gorges in the White mountain range including the famed Samaria gorge. The region contains numerous archaeological sites including ancient Minoan palaces and cemeteries. On the North coast are the cities of Rethymnon and Chania both with Venetian harbours, museums and old narrow streets boasting shops and tavernas. On the South coast are numerous smaller fishing villages and fine beaches. The climate is Mediterranean characterized by mild, rainy winters and hot, dry summers. The combination of rain and relative warmth make it one of the greenest places in the Mediterranean basin, especially in spring
Situated just inland from Georgioupoli, Lake Kourna is the only natural fresh water lake on Crete. The lake shore is scattered with tavernas overlooking the lake and the backdrop of the white mountains beyond. Sun loungers, pedalos and kayaks are available for hire at the lake.
Georgioupoli is an attractive fishing village on the banks of the Almyros river. The village lies between the towns of Chania and Rethymnon and is easily accessible from the Northern Highway.
Georgioupolis has the longest beach on the north coast. An assortment of tavernas, bars and shops surround the village square. Famed for its high eucalyptus trees and friendly inhabitants it retains the feel of a traditional Greek village. Horse riding, children's play areas, boat trips and excursions are available.
Lake Kourna, the Almyrou delta and Georgioupoli beach are designated as important ornithological sites for breeding, migration and wintering waterbirds and passerines.