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Sea & mountain views; private beautiful pool; 2 bedroom/2 bath; orchard setting
Villa Calista has 2 bedrooms and sleeps 4 maximum. The master bedroom has a comfortable double bed, wardrobe, mirror, nightstands, bureau, and lighting. It is fully air conditioned and has central heating for winter season. Full double doors lead to a beautiful balcony overlooking the pool and orchard and beyond to the Cretan Sea and mountains. The second bedroom has 2 twin beds that can also be made up as a double. It also contains large wardrobes, nightstands, lighting and is fully air conditioned and heated. The double doors in this bedroom also lead to the furnished and shaded balcony.
Pool / Spa
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.
- 50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 30 days before check-in.
Damage and Incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Children allowed - Not suitable for young childrenNot suitable for young children
No smoking - Dies ist ein Nichtraucher-Haus - innen und außen.Dies ist ein Nichtraucher-Haus - innen und außen.
Max guests: 4
Minimum age of primary renter: 30
- Villa Calista is for NON-SMOKERS only, due to owner's health requirements, preferences, & neighbours' comfort, smoking is not permitted inside or out
Property has guest safety measures
High-touch surfaces cleaned with disinfectant (like countertops, light switches, handles, and faucets)
All towels and bedding washed in hot water that’s at least 60ºC/140ºF
Cleaned with disinfectant
Minimum 1-day vacancy between guest stays
Check in and check out with no person-to-person contact
Hosted by Nancy Reid & Bob McDowellAsk a question
About Nancy Reid & Bob McDowell
Hi! We’re Nancy Reid and Bob McDowell, your hosts at Villa Calista! We hope you enjoy your stay at our home in Aspro, Crete and come to love the island as much as we do. We live on the east coast of Canada, but spend most of the winter in our beloved Crete. We are both avid history buffs (Nancy is a retired Graeco-Roman archaeologist), travelers, and animal lovers. We are having the time of our lives exploring all Crete has to offer and we know you will too. In the spirit of Greek philoxenia, we welcome you to our home!
Nancy Reid & Bob McDowell purchased this Villa in 2014
Why Nancy Reid & Bob McDowell chose Aspro
We chose this property for our retirement home, as it has everything we were looking for - quiet privacy, comfort, and close to the amenities in the towns and villages. We love the peaceful setting of the sleepy old village of Aspro, but we also love the lively villages and towns of Almyrida and Kalyves close by. When we need a taste of nightlife or shopping, the city of Chania is less than a half hour away. Our villa is perfect for those seeking a private home to stay while exploring the wonders of Crete. It's great for gentle hiking, cycling and exploring. Surrounded by lush olive orchards, you can enjoy the peacefulness of the Cretan countryside, where the tinkle of goat bells, bird song, or distant church chimes are the only sounds. Enjoy our gorgeous views of the Cretan Sea or the mountains from the terrace and balcony. Wander through our orchard garden, snooze in the hammock among the wildflowers, or plan your excursions from the comfort of our outdoor terrace. A Blue Flag beach is only 2 minutes away, with many others within a short drive. Shopping, dining, banking, nightlife are all to be had close by. From the villa, you can visit fascinating archaeological ruins, enjoy your pick of great tavernas and cafes, explore charming historic villages, or access some of the most famous beaches in Europe. Winery tours, cooking classes, sailing, biking, hiking, caving - are all options to consider when staying here. Then again, it's hard to resist lounging by our private pool!
What makes this Villa unique
When our guests enter the Villa Calista, they are immediately drawn to the "avli" or covered terrace just off the kitchen, with its spectacular views of the Cretan Sea, and the magnificent mountain range. The avli is sheltered from the strong Cretan sun and is always kept cool by mountain breezes. It features large lounging areas along with a dining set for meals al fresco. The avli leads to our private pool and terrace with comfortable sunbeds and umbrellas. Imagine yourself relaxing here with a cool drink after a full day of sight seeing! Follow the stone path down to the lower olive orchard, where you'll find more stunning sea and mountain views - our apricot, plum, orange, mandarin and other trees, along with fragrant lavender, jasmine, and rosemary bushes. Depending on the season, there is an ever-changing assortment of colourful flowers. We've tucked the hammock down among the shady olive trees - a perfect place to steal a nap or read a book on a lazy afternoon! A table and chairs are in the shady orchard as well - great for a cool picnic on site, or for an afternoon of board games. Hikers and cyclists will love the many lanes and pathways in the area and our little village of Aspro itself is worth exploring for its fascinating remnants of Turkish architecture. Check out our many local guide books for suggested routes and excursions. We love the location of the Villa Calista as it is perfect for making day-trips to the many wonderful historic villages and towns in the region - just 25 minutes from Chania; 45 minutes from Rethymnon; and about an hour and a half to the larger city of Heraklion and the amazing archaeological site of Knossos just beyond. We're happy to help you plan your excursions and offer more information and lots more photos on our website. www.villacalista.com where you can also contact us directly.
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