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Villa Rosaria – Home 66016 Villa

  • 4 bedrooms
  • 8 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Villa Rosaria – Home 66016

  • Villa
  • 4 bedrooms
  • 8 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Villa / 4 bedrooms / 7 bathrooms / sleeps 8

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car essential
  • Air conditioning
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

Description from owner

Description

Villa Rosaria is an absolutely gorgeous and totally private villa set on the outskirts of the pretty village of Gavalohori, and it was featured in a wonderful article on Crete in The Sunday Mail travel supplement on May 18, 2014. The villa has outstanding views of Souda Bay, Aptera Fort, The Akrotiri Peninsula, acres of olive and conifer trees, and the spectacular White Mountains. This location is ideal for anyone who would like to be in a completely private, green countrified setting, whilst only 2 minutes drive from a traditional village, and 4 minutes from the beach and many amenities. The peace and tranquility of the area is truly wonderful. It is only broken by the early morning jingle of bells, as Michaelis, the neighbouring farmer, herds his goats and sheep up onto the eastern hillside to graze.

Set among olive trees, in its own expansive grounds, the villa has been designed courtyard style around the large swimming pool. The main house has upstairs terraces from which

Villa Rosaria is an absolutely gorgeous and totally private villa set on the outskirts of the pretty village of Gavalohori, and it was featured in a wonderful article on Crete in The Sunday Mail travel supplement on May 18, 2014. The villa has outstanding views of Souda Bay, Aptera Fort, The Akrotiri Peninsula, acres of olive and conifer trees, and the spectacular White Mountains. This location is ideal for anyone who would like to be in a completely private, green countrified setting, whilst only 2 minutes drive from a traditional village, and 4 minutes from the beach and many amenities. The peace and tranquility of the area is truly wonderful. It is only broken by the early morning jingle of bells, as Michaelis, the neighbouring farmer, herds his goats and sheep up onto the eastern hillside to graze.

Set among olive trees, in its own expansive grounds, the villa has been designed courtyard style around the large swimming pool. The main house has upstairs terraces from which to enjoy the stunning panoramic views. Imagine sitting here at night looking at the ferries going to and from Athens, and the twinkling lights from the Akrotiri Peninsula on the opposite side of Souda Bay. The main house has been joined by an archway to a ground floor annex, which features 2 bedrooms, each with their own en-suite shower rooms, and doors which open out onto the pool terrace. The Welsh owner has created a beautiful and comfortable retreat, filling the villa with antiques and traditional furniture that has been shipped out from a Welsh farmhouse. There are thoughtful touches throughout that combine to give the villa a very “homely” feel, including many pictures, brass collectibles, and ornaments. The clever design means that the villa is so versatile that it is perfect for not only romantic couples (who can be totally private in the upstairs of the main house), but also for larger parties including families of differing ages, or elderly and/or disabled guests who can fully utilise the ground floor guest rooms as well as the main house.

Further details outdoors

The pool area has sun-beds and umbrellas, and all the terraces and balconies are equipped with outdoor furniture. The majority of the garden has been left totally natural, with a few olive trees, small flowerbeds, yuccas, a stone wall which is covered in ivy next to the guest bedrooms, and a traditional stone wall running along the upper eastern boundary (next to a small local road that cannot see into the grounds). Around the pool terrace and annex, there is a raised flowerbed, and a number of terracotta clay pots that have been planted with geraniums and bougainvillea. There are gates at the top of the driveway, and a large private parking area in front of the villa. A recent addition to the garden is a lovely paved path leading from the pool terrace to a built-in barbeque and a large outside dining area with tables and chairs that is underneath a wooden pergola and adjacent to flowerbeds with pretty palms, trees, and colourful flowering shrubs.

Location description from owner

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.

Villa Rosaria is located in the heart of The Apokoronas Region just east of 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.


Gavalochori

Gavalochori is a very traditional village and it has great historical importance in this area. There are buildings still remaining from Byzantine, Venetian and Turkish eras, and artefacts have also been found in the area from Neolithic and Minoan Times. Many of these artefacts are now housed in the Historical and Folklore Museum which is located on one of the village's narrow streets. On the outskirts of the village there is a lovely picnic area beneath a thicket of shady trees next to some Venetian Wells. The village square is still very much the focal point of village life. The main kafenion/taverna is a beautifully renovated stone building which is run by the very friendly Monica Papatheofilo. The food and desserts here are delicious and the prices are low. Sitting under the kafenion's shady mulberry trees and watching the world go by, is a favourite past time for both locals and visitors alike. On the opposite side of the square there is the Women's Craft Co-operative which is trying to keep traditional handicrafts alive by making and selling products such as pottery and lace. In the village you can also find 3 more tavernas, a souvlaki cafe, a well stocked mini market,and a bakery.

The lovely village of Almyrida is only 4 minutes by car from Villa Rosaria, and is built around a pretty crescent shaped sandy beach, with a small fishing harbour at the eastern end. The beach is very shallow and safe, which is good news if you have children or are not a strong swimmer.Lining the beach are 11 excellent tavernas, 6 cafes, 2 bars, 2 bakeries, 2 ice cream shops, a wonderful jewellery shop, 5 mini-markets, 7 gift shops,a pharmacy, an organic fruit and vegetable shop with a deli counter, a butcher's shop, an off-license/drinks shop, a nail spa, 2 kiosks, and 3 real estate offices. Also in Almyrida there is a space with pool tables and a variety of games machines, a scuba diving office, a water sports centre which rents out kayaks, windsurfers and catamarans, and Villas Crete Holidays for tourist information, boat trips, horse riding, guided walking tours, and guided coach excursions.

A few minutes by car from the villa, there are a huge variety of archaeological sites and traditional villages with wonderful tavernas. There is also an interesting selection of small craft centres and museums, including glass blowing in Kokkino Horio, lace makers in Gavalohori, and silk makers in Kalamitsi. For those of you looking for even more activity, the historic town of Chania is only 45 minutes away by car.

Cooking classes and wine tasting set at a local winery can be taken by those of you who are interested. Guided walks led by experts in mountaineering and/or flora and fauna can also be arranged. For those of you who prefer to venture out on your own, a copy of the guide book "Crete on the Road" by Frankie Miles comes with every villa. The book contains detailed directions to many well known and hidden sites, opening times and prices for all attractions, taverna recommendations, and the only existing map of the National Highway showing the exits and entrances.

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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Cot available
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • 2 Double Beds, 4 Single Beds, 1 Cot available
  • 1 Family bathroom, 3 En suites, 3 Shower rooms

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Air conditioning
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Sea view
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Accessible for wheelchair users — please contact the manager for details before booking

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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

About the owner

Frankie Miles (Property Manager Villas Crete Holidays)

Tourist Licence
MHTE1042K112K0351100

Calendar updated:
03 Sep 2016
Years listed:
8
Based in:
Greece

Languages spoken: English


This Villa has 4 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms and sleeps 8. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 14 Aug 2008. Located in Apokoronas, the average weekly rate varies from £218 to £1253.

The property’s calendar was last updated on 03 Sep 2016.

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