About the home
This exclusive villa is situated in an 'authentic' Cretan village. Ideal for those looking for a relaxing retreat. It is only a short walk to village square tavernas and local shops. The beautiful beach at Kommos is only 25 minutes stroll or 5 minutes by car and the resort town of Matala a 15 minute drive. Ideal for the discerning who want to experience 'real' Crete away from the crowded package resorts and excellent for walking, cycling and of course archaeology can be found 'everywhere'.
The villa contains a double bedroom upstairs with hot and cold air conditioning, en-suite fully equipped shower room, large balcony with sun loungers and table and offering mountain/sea views. This large bedroom has a double bed with individual bedside lights and cabinets, a large fitted wardrobe with drawers under and dressing table with mirror.
Downstairs has a fully furnished open plan area containing dining area and sofa (bed). The kitchen has modern fitted cupboards and worktops, cooker and fridge/freezer, kettle and all modern kitchenware. There is a discrete area with single bed (curtained), a large wardrobe with drawers under, bedside light and cabinet. Fully equipped bath with shower over, WC and washbasin with illuminated mirror, also containing washing machine.
An identical villa is available - please enquire.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 5, 1 bedroom|
|Nearest beach:||Kommos, 1km|
|Will consider:||Long lets|
Nearest amenities: 200m
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Pools:||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Childrens pool|
|General:||Air conditioning, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||1 Bedroom, 2 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom and 1 en suite, Solarium / Roof terrace|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (1), Single beds (1), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seating for 5, Lounge seating for 5|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony / Terrace, Shared garden, Bicycles available, Swing set|
Further details indoors:
There is a baby cot available on request.
A MP3 docking station is provided to enable visitors to play their own music.
We have accumulated a wide selection of books for guests to enjoy whilst relaxing at the villa, around the pool or on the beach - even in between watching the world go by the many bars and tavernas.
Further details outdoors:
- There is a Pool Bar serving drinks and small meals/snacks.
- Shared swimming pool with children's shallow pool and outside shower.
- Parking for two cars
- Outside large patio area, shaded with climbing vines and bougainvilleas with outside dining table and chairs
- Small garden with prolific flowers and shrubs.
- No smoking
- No pets
- Cleaning and linen change is carried out weekly and is included in the price. If a midweek clean and/or linen change is required, this can be arranged at additional cost.
- Beach towels are not provided. The house towels are not to be used for the beach or swimming pool.
- A security deposit of £100 is required against breakages and/or damage. This is refundable within 10 days of the house keys being returned, providing the agent has found everything to be in order after checking the house inventory.
The Crete region
The Messara region offers the discerning traveller a part of Crete away from the busy north of the Island. The area remains traditionally ‘Cretan’ despite the expanse of tourism and for those looking for the real Crete, this region provides a wide range of experiences.
We came to this area some 20 years ago and immediately became enthralled with its diverse culture, villages, mountains and above all the real warmth of the people.
The region is located on the edge of Messara Bay in South Central Crete with it’s west facing stunning golden beach and spectacular sunsets. It is rich in archaeology and Cretan culture including the Minoan palaces of Phaistos and Agia Triada and also the ancient city of Gortyn.
The area tourist season is generally April to November, although the weather is superb at the beginning and end of the season, some of the tavernas, etc close down and direct flights are not available, but flights / ferries can be found via Athens.
The Matala / Pitsidia area
Pitsidia is a village, which sits on the road from Heraklion to Matala. The road by-passes the old village, so it is easily missed. The old village has a ‘platia’ or square at its centre, around which sits 5 Tavernas and a Kafenieon. The village boasts a number of small grocery shops masquerading as ‘supermarkets’, a hairdresser, specialist butcher and a state-of-the-art bakery. Some of the shops are simply doorways, which open up into the narrow streets with only one small room.
Pitsidia is the oldest village in the area. The Cretan residents live in a mixture of old and new dwellings, where generations have welcomed holidaymakers for many years.
The stunning golden beach of Commos is an easy walk, cycle or car hop from Pitsidia (1km), passing through vineyards, olive groves and allotments. Behind the beach is a newly discovered minoan port and will soon be opened as an archaeological site.
Matala is only 5km away and has its own glorious beach with tavernas, a market, shops and ameneties. It has a little nightlife with several music bars. It was once regarded as the best beach in Crete and is famous for its caves that are cut into the cliffs. The beach shelves gently at first and then relatively quickly making it suitable for children to play and for swimming.
How to get there
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From many regional airports in the UK and Europe - EasyJet, Thomas Cook, First Choice, Thomsonfly, Olympic Holidays, Martin Air and many others.
Mid week flights can be really cheap and you can go and return as you wish (eg. go Thursday, return Tuesday) See owner's website for air travel links.
You can take the bus from Heraklion or Chania, take a taxi or hire a car. Car hire is very reasonable - contact owner for special deals. The drive from the airport in Heraklion takes around 45 mins to Pitsidia and total tranquility away from the busy tourist areas.
Activities near Matala
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
A winter sun break
08 Jun 2013
Wonderful accommodation in a lovely friendly village. Fantastic for families, well equipped, lovely pool. Lots to do and see in the local area.
27 Apr 2013
The villa had everything we needed. The village has several small shops supplying virtually everything but if you want to do a big shop then there is a bigger supermarket in Matala. That would entail a car or bus ride in order to bring the shopping home. The walk to Matala is easy, being largely downhill and the beach is clean and has several good bars and restaurants run by friendly people. There are also some interesting shops and a covered market. The beach at Kommos is much closer, close enough for a pre-breakfast swim if you are that way inclined! There is only one bar here, at the far end of the beach, but that is perfectly adequate for a drink and a lunch. But there is no need to go to the beach at all as there is a pool on site. There is good walking in the area and plenty of places to visit by car. Plenty of places within easy walking distance to eat in the evening and sometimes there is live music and greek dancing in the village square. We have booked to go again.
14 Apr 2013
We will go back!!! Best place to stay...every day we ate on the terrace, swam in the pool...went to the beach and had fresh fish !!! All that Crete had to offer was around us!! We met wonderful people and this little house was perfect, a heaven under the spotless blue sky....
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 5|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Low||1 Dec 12||1 Apr 13||£ 150||-||-||1 Month|
|Early||1 Apr 13||1 Jun 13||£ 400||£ 65||£ 65||3 Nights|
|High||1 Jun 13||1 Oct 13||£ 500||£ 80||£ 80||3 Nights|
|Late||1 Oct 13||1 Dec 13||£ 400||£ 65||£ 65||3 Nights|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
- Prices include a clean after 1 week. Additional cleaning if required is charged locally at cost (30 Euros)
- Prices may be subject to change at the owner's discretion.
- Longer lets may be available at special rates - please enquire.
- An identical villa is available for rent - please enquire.
- For special deals see owners website - www.hidden-crete.comEnquire now
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