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Villa Metapothia - 14 – Home 190458 House

  • 6 bedrooms
  • 12 sleeps
  • 5 nights min stay

Villa Metapothia - 14 – Home 190458

Excellent Excellent – based on 4 reviews

  • House
  • 6 bedrooms
  • 12 sleeps
  • 5 nights min stay

House / 6 bedrooms / 7 bathrooms / sleeps 12

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car essential
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from owner

Description

Villa Metapothia, Gavalochori, Crete

Benefiting from magnificent sea views down the green and wooded valley to nearby Souda Bay and vistas towards Crete's distant White Mountains, Villa Metapothia's soft ochre walls and terracotta tiled roofs stand on a quiet hillside overlooking the village of Gavalohori.

For many years it was the dream of Diane, our Crete Operations Director, to build with her husband Yiannis, the perfect villa. Diane started with Freelance Holidays in 1988 at the tender age of 19 and four years later married Yiannis, a builder by trade. Finally, they pooled their experience and created this holiday home of which to be truly proud.

At first floor level, the main entrance leads into the extensive open plan living area. To one side, a comfortable sitting room has sofas and an easy chair grouped around a large fireplace set in an attractive wall of local stone, plus a massive picture window to make the most of the views down the valley.

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Villa Metapothia, Gavalochori, Crete

Benefiting from magnificent sea views down the green and wooded valley to nearby Souda Bay and vistas towards Crete's distant White Mountains, Villa Metapothia's soft ochre walls and terracotta tiled roofs stand on a quiet hillside overlooking the village of Gavalohori.

For many years it was the dream of Diane, our Crete Operations Director, to build with her husband Yiannis, the perfect villa. Diane started with Freelance Holidays in 1988 at the tender age of 19 and four years later married Yiannis, a builder by trade. Finally, they pooled their experience and created this holiday home of which to be truly proud.

At first floor level, the main entrance leads into the extensive open plan living area. To one side, a comfortable sitting room has sofas and an easy chair grouped around a large fireplace set in an attractive wall of local stone, plus a massive picture window to make the most of the views down the valley.

At the far end of the villas living area, a breakfast bar separates the kitchen from the dining area. Designed by Diane rather than Yianni, the kitchen is equipped with an abundance of mod cons. The dining area has its own large picture window with views over the village to the mountains. Doors from here and the kitchen, open onto a covered terrace, with two large marble topped dining tables and from where steps lead down to the beautiful 9m x 5m pool (Depth: max 1.8m, min 1.2m) with a Jacuzzi bench in one corner, plus adjoining children's swimming pool (Depth 0.6m).

To the rear of the kitchen is a guest WC and wash hand basin and also a washing machine.

On the upper two floors, all four bedrooms have s French windows to their own individual terraces, complete with patio furniture and sea or mountain views. Three of these bedrooms have twin beds matrimonial style with en-suite shower rooms, whilst the master bedroom has a large double bed and an en-suite WC and wash hand basin with a hydro massage bath in a corner of the bedroom. This wayward bath also has a shower attachment and comes complete with its own window with sea views down the valley.

Below the living area at pool level and with their own entrance doors are two further spacious bedrooms both with en-suite shower rooms. One has its own covered terrace overlooking the barbecue area with twin beds and two futon sofas, that open up into double beds, plus a fridge which is useful for extra drinks as it is near the BBQ area. The other bedroom faces towards the entrance driveway and has a double bed and small L shaped sofa plus it's own sitting area near the garden.These ground floor bedrooms have external access only to the upper floors.

All rooms are spacious both inside and out, making Villa Metapothia the perfect holiday villa for large parties. Given Diane's credentials, it will be no surprise to learn that this villa is extremely well appointed, furnished and equipped down to the minutest detail, including a cold water machine that holds 10L bottles. There is also a good selection of holiday reading material available as well as puzzles, backgammon and of course, table tennis to keep all ages entertained.

The lawned gardens of the property are surrounded by high stone walls and terraced down the hillside. There's a lovely shady olive tree in one corner, whilst in a sheltered spot to the far side of the villa is a purpose built barbecue area with a huge table.

A lane from the village winds gently up the 130 metres to the villa past a number of neighbouring houses and is just a whisker too narrow for a normal car, although this is not really surprising in a village where, until recent times, donkeys were the favoured form of transport! The obvious advantage of course is that Villa Metapothia has no passing traffic apart from the long eared, four-legged variety.

**As an extra service at Villa Metapothia, for those clients who would prefer to enjoy their beautiful surroundings at the villa without cooking, Diane has arranged for a take away delivery service with one of the tavernas in Almirida, who will deliver your meal to the villa on serving plates (not tin foil dishes) and lay your table in readiness. Crockery etc can be returned the following day.**

EOT MHTE 10 42 K 11 3K 03371 00

Location description from owner

The Chania Prefecture region

Still relatively refreshingly authentic our old favorite West Crete & Chania just waits to be explored. Here, the magnificent White Mountains bestride the landscape and melted snow from their high slopes waters the fertile coastal plains, where orange, lemon and olive groves flourish and superb fruit and vegetables of every description grow in amazing profusion.This part also boasts some of the island`s best beaches, especially the coast west which is one long 15km stretch of sandy beach broken by rocky outcrops and bustling villages with numerous waterside tavernas, virtually untouched by time or tourism.

Gavalochori

Gavalohori, Crete

In the centre of the scenic Apokoronou Penisula, 3.8 km inland from Almirida and at the end of a green and wooded valley leading down to the sea, the beguiling little village of Gavalohori has enjoyed something of a renaissance over the past 10 years. This is in part thanks to a woman's co-operative where they make and sell local handicrafts such as lace and silk products. Many of the houses have been renovated in traditional fashion and the village has a pleasant air of both rural charm and prosperity. Dotted around the small square in the centre of the village are 2 local cafenions where the village males sip coffee and talk politics whilst desultorily twirling worry beads. One of the cafenions serves superb mezes under the shady grapevines. After just a few days in the village you'll find it's easy to imagine owning your own little house here and blending into the local lifestyle, whilst your good wife tries her hand at lace-making.

Gavalohori also has a bakery, 2 small mini-markets and a couple of tavernas so of an evening, there's always the option to wine and 'dine locally and stroll home under the stars. For history buffs, there's a small museum of 19th century household artifacts and on the outskirts of the village are the remains of an ancient settlement with 30 Byzantine wells.

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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • 2 Cots available
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • 2 Double Beds, 2 Sofa Beds, 8 Single Beds, 2 Cots available
  • 1 Family bathroom, 6 En suites

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Air conditioning
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Children's pool
  • Jacuzzi or hot tub
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Solarium or roof terrace
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Sea view
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Safe
  • Table tennis
  • Games room
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Policies

Check in time:16:00, Check out time:10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
Payment
This owner does not use online booking. Please contact them and they will be able to offer you a secure way to pay for your stay. Never pay for your holiday rental by wire transfer (such as Western Union or Moneygram) as this type of payment is untraceable.
Smoking
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
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About the owner

Freelance Holidays - Villa Rentals Since 1984 - ABTA MEMBER Y1824 (Property Manager Freelance Holidays Ltd)

Tourist Licence
EOT MHTE 10 42 K 11 3K 03371 0

Calendar updated::
05 Dec 2016
Years listed:
4
Based in:
United Kingdom
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English, German, Italian


This House has 6 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms and sleeps 12. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 08 Dec 2011. Located in Apokoronas, it has 4 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £805 to £3073.

The Owner has a response rate of 90% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 05 Dec 2016.

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“Amazing! The perfect holiday for a young family”

Reviewed 2 Jul 2013

What a fantastic villa. We had a wonderful time - the location was perfect for the beach at Almerida, with great local tavernas in Gavalahori and plenty of space in the villa for the family with a pool perfect for young children. Highly recommended!

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