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Villa / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 7
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Villa / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 7
Villa Miguela is a charming, beautifully restored stone country house with its own stunning gardens which provide natural shade and privacy. Villa Miguela is very popular and it is easy to see why it has many repeat guests when you visit this haven of relaxation. The large grassy lawn, set next to the 40m2 swimming pool, is perfect for children to play on, whilst the mature olive trees dotted around the pool and lawn area provide shade. Despite this private and green location, Villa Miguela is only 400m from a wonderful taverna and 3 minutes by car to the tavernas, shops and long, quiet beach at Tavronitis.
This is also a perfect location for birdwatchers as the mouth of the Tavronitis River is only a few minutes from the villa, where a wide variety of different birds can be found. With easy access to the National Highway as well as roads to the west and south coasts, this is a great area from which to explore Crete's many and varied sites if you can drag yourself away from the villa.
It is very rare that we find such an attractive villa that combines both the best of the traditional and modern worlds. Creamy coloured local stone has been used for the property walls, kitchen breakfast bar, and BBQ, and natural terracotta tiles have been used for the downstairs floors. Fragrant cypress wood has been used for the thick beamed ceilings, the high vaulted upstairs ceilings, the staircase, the doors, windows and shutters, the upstairs flooring, and the outside pergolas.
|Size||Sleeps up to 7, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Tavronitis 2.1 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||1.3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Chania 35 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Boat available|
|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, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Single beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 7, Lounge seats for 7|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Every conceivable modern convenience has been supplied at Villa Miguela including an electric gate with remote control, Free WIFI internet access, satellite TV, DVD and CD players, a ceramic hob and built in oven, a large fridge/freezer, a microwave oven, a dishwasher, a washing machine, a BBQ, and air conditioning units in the living room and bedrooms. The a/c units also double up as heaters, and there is a large stone fireplace for the cooler nights early and late season. There is also solar powered hot water or a back-up immersion heater. There is a downstairs cloakroom and an absolutely gorgeous upstairs main bathroom which has a high vaulted cypress wood ceiling, pale pink and peach mosaic tiled wash basin, mirror, and walls, and a large bath with a shower attachment.
The furniture throughout the villa has been handcrafted locally and is both practical and romantic. The majority has been made from local wood including the large dining table and chairs. The triple bedroom has a single bed and set of bunk beds, whilst the double bedroom has a lovely wrought iron double bed. Extra sleeping is available for large groups or families on the big corner couch in the living room. All of the windows have been elegantly dressed with diaphanous curtains.
|Further details outdoors|
The Greek owner is currently living and working away in the far east but he has left the villa in the incredibly capable hands of the very congenial house manager, Manolis. It was Manolis who built the villa on land that has been in his family for many generations before selling it to the current owner. Manolis' unobtrusive service and intimate knowledge of both the villa and the surrounding area will greatly enhance your holiday experience in a way that will make it completely unforgettable. Guests of the villa can take a short walk across the adjacent land to visit Manolis' family farm which boasts acre upon acre of vegetables, grapevines and fruit trees, as well as a variety of farm animals. Whilst there you can pick any of the fresh produce that is in season including the avocadoes, oranges, lemons, mandarins, grapes, tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers etc. to take back to the villa, along with delicious freshly laid eggs. Children and animal lovers delight in feeding the many farm animals including the pigs, sheep, goats, and chickens. Manolis' generosity extends from the land to the sea as very kindly offers the guests of Villa Miguela the option of a full day of private cruising aboard his sail boat for only 200 Euros per day - which is less than half the usual price of 480 Euros per day! This is one of the most popular days out that we have on offer to the guests at all of our villas and it includes sailing to a number of destinations and private beaches around the gulf of Chania and Rodopou peninsula, with time for leisurely snorkelling and fishing. The bargain price that Manolis gives to Villa Miguela's guests includes the skipper, a light lunch and drinks - so what more could you ask for!
The outside area has also been fully furnished with ample sun-loungers, umbrellas, a dining table and chairs, a swing set lounger with a shade, and there is an outdoor shower next to the pool.
The private garden at Villa Miguela has been designed by a professional landscaper and has many pathways to wander along. As well as the large lawn and many mature olive trees, there are many flowerbeds and planted clay pots to bring colour to the garden. The numerous plants and flowers include: heather, lemon verbena, Washingtonian palms, pomegranate trees, mesembryanthum ground cover, bottle brush plants, ivy, and small conifers. Next to the pool and BBQ, at the east end of the garden, there is a “wall” of tall bamboo, and to the north of the pool there is a tall olive tree and bank that are completely covered with ivy. Just inside the electric gate there is a private parking area with a pergola – perfect for keeping the car cool on a hot summer's day.
About this location
The Chania Prefecture region
Crete has everything you that could possibly want from a holiday: soaring mountains that are snow capped from November to June, many great walking trails including Europe's deepest gorge, ancient archaeological sites and Minoan palaces, quaint villages, sparkling clear blue seas with tavernas serving freshly caught fish, golden beaches, glorious wild flowers in the Spring, and a variety of delicious foods which are all made from healthy home grown produce.
As incredible as the island is, it is the Cretan people who will make your holiday truly memorable. Descendants of the Minoan's, one of Europe's earliest civilizations, and shaped by centuries of struggle against oppression, the Cretans are as rugged as the mountains, fiercely independent but passionately friendly.
The Villa Miguela is located on the west coast 25 minutes from the beautiful town of Chania. With its stunning Venetian harbour, quayside bars and restaurants, what better place to relax and watch the world go by. In the narrow streets behind Chania's harbour you will find tavernas, bars, the famous covered market, and many local shops selling handicrafts, textiles, jewellery and hand made ceramics. Visit 'Leather Lane' for outstanding hand made leather bargains.
The climate of Crete is a temperate Mediterranean climate and the weather is characterized by long hot, dry summers and mild winters. The Spring can be warm and sunny during the day but still have cooler evenings and is perfect for walking, birdwatching and looking at the wild flowers. All in all Crete is absolutely perfect for your Villa holiday.
Tavronitis is a traditional farming centre which has a small tourist industry in the summer months, and is the junction for roads that lead south, west and east. The long bamboo and conifer lined shingle beach with kantinas, sun beds and umbrellas, never gets very busy and it is even easy to find a quiet spot during the summer. There are many cafes and mini markets, as well as a good selection of relaxed tavernas set by the sea.
Villa Miguela is very close to the mouth of the Tavronitis River which is spanned by The Tavronitis Bailey Bridge that was built by the Italians and is well-known for the battle there on 20 May 1941, during the Second World War. Thousands of German paratroopers landed near the bridge and a fierce battle took place for control of the key airfield at nearby Maleme. The old bridge had fallen into disrepair and sections had collapsed, but lately this has been restored, and the bridge is now more pleasantly known as an ideal spot for bird watching, particularly at dawn and at dusk. The following birds have been seen at Tavronitis at various times of the year, but mostly during April and May for migrants: Sardinian Warbler, Little Egret, Cetti Warbler, Yellow Wagtail, Little Ringed Plover, Buzzard, Wheat Ear, Gold Finch, Stonechat, Marsh Harrier (Lammergeier), Barn Owl, Squacco Heron, Grey Heron, Glossy Ibis, Kingfisher, Night Heron, Little Bittern, Snipe, Common, Curlew and Wood Sandpipers, Hobby, Red Footed Falcon, Cory’s Shearwaters and Closer Shags.
At Maleme today there is a vaulted grave of the post-Minoan era that was discovered by accident in 1966. With its square shaped chamber, perpendicular walls 4m high, and an irregular roof in the shape of a pyramid, it is unique of its kind. Close by are 4,465 graves in the German Cemetery, (occupying a position on the hill overlooking the old airstrip), mainly of very young men. Their remains were kept in the Monastery of Gonia in Kolymbari until the cemetery was founded in 1973. Kolymbari is just to the west of Tavronitis and is famous for its excellent fish tavernas, as well as the beautiful Gonias Monastery. From here you can access the Rodopou Peninsula which has lovely views and small coves.
To the south and west of Tavronitis one can find the lovely town of Paleohora, which has 2 huge beaches, and a promenade which is closed to traffic at night, the 3km long sandy beach at Falassarna, the breathtaking Elafonissi beach which has pink sand and turquoise water, and the town of Kissamos-Kastelli.
Kissamos-Kastelli has the largest fishing boat harbour on western Crete, from where you can take daily cruises to the stunning Gramvousa Island and Balos Lagoon. 7km behind Kissamos is the ancient archaeological site of Polyrrinia which has fabulous views and ancient remains from Minoan, Roman and Venetian times.
For those seeking a little more action, just a few minutes to east of Tavronitis are the larger villages of Maleme (as previously discussed) and Platanias which have long sandy beaches, watersports, numerous tavernas, cafes, shops, night clubs, and archaeological sites. In addition to all of this, we must not forget the gorgeous Venetian town of Chania which is only 30 minutes away.
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Frankie Miles (Property Manager Villas Crete Holidays)
- 6 Years listed
Calendar last updated:06 Aug 2014
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