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Villa Areti, Luxury Near the Coastal Village of Kolymbari

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Last updated: 09/18/2014
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  • Minimum stay:5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Manager
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Polemarchi villa description

On the edge of the small quiet village of Spilia in North West Crete, Villa Areti has every modern comfort you might expect of a top class Villa. Often more important during the summer months, the comforts extend to the outside living space where terraces, lawns and a really great outdoor kitchen/barbecue area sit within the walled garden abutted by orange groves on two sides.

The villa is finished on classic Cretan lines with wooden ceilings and windows set into creamy stone. Squashy leather sofas furnish the living area which gives way to the dining area through a stone arch spanning the ceiling of the living space. Partially concealed around the corner, the kitchen area is a pleasant, open work space with full fridge freezer, ceramic hob, full oven and dishwasher. Generous windows look to the garden from the dining area and a small flight of steps leads to the lovely covered outdoor living area complete with a second fridge, sink and barbecue beside the dazzling free form swimming pool

On the ground floor are a twin bedroom and its own bathroom with hydro massage bath and a guest WC. On the first floor and with views across the orange groves and village rooftops to the decorative church tower, both the double and twin bedded rooms with en-suite shower rooms have access to a delightful rear upper terrace and a flight of steps down to the pool area. For soaking up the early morning sunshine or shade in the afternoons, French doors open from the upper landing to a balcony at the front of the Villa and views over the neighbour’s orange groves.

There is air-conditioning in all rooms as well as central heating for early and late season. All bedrooms have their own small plasma TV’s and ample wardrobe space.

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Villa
  • 120 m²

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Included


                  • Children Welcome

                  Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

                  Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

                  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub, bidet


                  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower, bidet


                  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower, bidet



                  • Television
                  • Satellite / Cable
                  • DVD Player
                  • Books
                  • Books For Adults


                  • Budget
                  • Family
                  • Romantic
                  • Away From It All


                  • Restaurants
                  • Marina
                  • Museums
                  • Nude Beach
                  • Churches
                  • Ruins

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Walking
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching

                  local services and businesses

                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Groceries

                  Location Type

                  • Village
                  • Beach
                  • Near The Ocean

                  sports and adventure activities

                  • Hiking
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Equestrian Events
                  • Tennis
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Swimming

                  catering options

                      • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


                      • Dining Room
                      • Child's Highchair
                      • Seating for 6 people

                      forms of payment

                          • Accept Credit Card


                          • Parking
                          • Air Conditioning
                          • Heating
                          • Wireless Internet
                          • Iron & Board
                          • Local Activities Guide
                          • Local Maps
                          • Local Restaurant Guide
                          • Internet
                          • Towels Provided
                          • Washing Machine
                          • Linens Provided
                          • Activities Guide
                          • Hair Dryer
                          • Parking Off Street

                          house cleaning

                              • Housekeeper Included


                              • Kitchen
                              • Dishes & Utensils
                              • Dishwasher
                              • Refrigerator
                              • Freezer
                              • Stove
                              • Oven
                              • Microwave
                              • Coffee Maker
                              • Toaster
                              • Cooking Utensils
                              • 4 Ring Stove


                              • Barbecue
                              • Lawn / Garden
                              • Terrace
                              • Patio
                              • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                              • Beach Towels
                              • Balcony
                              • Outdoor Grill
                              • Deck / Patio

                              Pool / Spa

                              • Private Pool
                              • Outdoor Pool

                              property descriptor

                                  • Detached


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                                  Rate 7
                                  Sep 1 - Sep 30, 2014
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                                  Rate 8
                                  Oct 1 - Nov 3, 2014
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                                  Rate 1
                                  Apr 1 - Apr 30, 2015
                                  5 night min stay
                                  Rate 2
                                  May 1 - May 31, 2015
                                  5 night min stay
                                  Rate 3
                                  Jun 1 - Jun 30, 2015
                                  5 night min stay
                                  Rate 4
                                  Jul 1 - Jul 17, 2015
                                  5 night min stay
                                  Rate 5
                                  Jul 18 - Aug 31, 2015
                                  5 night min stay
                                  Rate 6
                                  Sep 1 - Sep 30, 2015
                                  5 night min stay
                                  Rate 7
                                  Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2015
                                  5 night min stay

                                  Additional information about rental rates


                                  • Accidental Damage Waiver (ADW) £20
                                  • Taxes Not included


                                  Price is the total accommodation price.

                                  Our Price also Includes:

                                  24/7 Local Assistance

                                  Free Pool Towels

                                  Free Essentials Grocery Pack

                                  Free Air-Con

                                  Free Cot

                                  Free Highchair

                                  Free WiFi

                                  Free Internet Connection

                                  Bed Linen & Bathroom Towels

                                  Housekeeping (as per description)

                                  Villa Info File (inc. maps & restaurant tips)

                                  A non-refundable charge of £20.00 per booking for Accidental Damage Waiver (ADW)

                                  Cancellation policy:

                                  Policy available by contacting manager when booking.

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                                  Last updated: 09/18/2014
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                                  43 Kilometres
                                  Nearest Airport
                                  31 Kilometres
                                  Nearest Ferry
                                  3.6 Kilometres
                                  Nearest Beach
                                  150 Metres
                                  Nearest Restaurant

                                  Car: Recommended

                                  A thirty minute drive west of Chania, Spilia is one of many small and timeless Cretan villages happily set back just far enough from the coast road to remain virtually untouched by tourism. It nevertheless gets a mention in some guide books for its impressive church, Panagia Mertiotissa where there is also a tiny museum housing a number of Byzantine icons. The village actually takes its name from a number of caves in the hillside above the village, one of which contains the little chapel of Saint Yiannis. It really is a serene little spot with shady trees, plus rustic tables and benches - perfect for a picnic. The land around the village is particularly fertile and covered with a patchwork of olive groves and vineyards, punctuated by small vegetable gardens. The local wine is certainly powerful stuff so if you are offered a glass or two by locals, who tend to make their own, remember to take it slowly and with plenty of water.

                                  Spilia has a tiny village store, a taverna & and a snack & coffee shop under the large plane trees in the square. However the sea side village of Kolymbari (Kolombari) is just 2 km away and here you will find a couple of large supermarkets, butcher, baker and post office as well as some excellent tavernas on the water front noted for their fresh fish. To the east of Kolymbari there's a pebbly beach for a quick dip whilst a 10 minute drive westwards will bring you to the dramatically scenic Gulf of Kissamos with long stretches of sandy and pebbly beaches.

                                  Just a stones throw away, in the shade of some tall plane trees, is a small café/snack bar but if you are eating out in the evening there’s a taverna just 100m stroll away down in the village. On the other hand, if you’re eating in and have run out of matches to light the barbecue, the village mini market with just the basic essentials is also no more than 100m away. Otherwise the little harbour-side village of Kolymbari is just a 5 min drive, where you can find some excellent tavernas as well as a supermarket, bakers, butchers and ATM’s. The beaches at Kolymbari are fairly quiet and mostly made up of pebbles but if you’re looking for sandy beaches then just a short half hour drive in either direction will bring you to some of the best in western Crete.

                                  Chania Airport 50 min.

                                  Heraklion Airport 140 min.

                                  Taverna: Kolymbari- 3.6 km.


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                                  • Villa Areti poolside

                                    Villa Areti poolside

                                  • garden area

                                    garden area

                                  • Ample area for cooking

                                    Ample area for cooking

                                  • Groundfloor twin bedroom with ensuite

                                    Groundfloor twin bedroom with ensuite

                                  • Upper double bedroom

                                    Upper double bedroom

                                  • Falassarna Beach just 25min drive away

                                    Falassarna Beach just 25min drive away

                                  • poolside


                                  • poolside


                                  • living area with plasma tv, dvd & wifi

                                    living area with plasma tv, dvd & wifi

                                  • Upper twin bedroom

                                    Upper twin bedroom

                                  • Small balcony on first floor with mtn views

                                    Small balcony on first floor with mtn views

                                  • Small fishing harbour at Kolymbari

                                    Small fishing harbour at Kolymbari

                                  £71 - £190 per night (GBP)

                                  3 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                                  Sleeps 6

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                                  Minimum stay: 5 nights
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