Private Swimming pool + Children Pool w/Sea Views, near the Beach & Amenities
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About Manos Dafermos
Hello there, I am Manos, owner and manager of CreteVillas4U. I have been in the hospitality sector long before CreteVillas4U, however. I was actually born, grew up, and spent most of my life in a hotel owned by my family. So, I guess it came as no surprise when I expressed my wish to study in Rhodes’ Tourism School and, later on, when I decided to start my own business in the sector. One thing I learned growing up in a family-run hotel is that hospitality is more than hotel management, logistics and operations. It is a culture, passing down from one generation to the next. You can study to be a hotel manager but you cannot study to be hospitable. I apply this philosophy in my business as well. The rule is simple: the guests of the villas I manage are my guests. As an active traveller, I expect nothing less myself. The fourth generation of Dafermos hoteliers has already been born. I know now that my two beautiful children will probably follow my steps, like I did before them. There is a small difference though: they are smarter, more educated, better (big smile). All the best, Manos Dafermos
Manos Dafermos purchased this Villa in 2016
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Amazing Villa in Crete
We loved Blue Key Villa. The house was perfect for my family of 9. The pool area is awesome and the view is simply amazing. The owners were very welcoming and responsive. They arranged transportation and had great recommendations on beaches, restaurants, etc... I highly recommend to anyone vacationing in Crete
Dear Dave, thank you for your excellent review. Blue key is really a fantastic villa with amazing views and fully equipped. We are glad you had a nice time and you returned back with nice memories. We wish you a nice summer and we hope to see you again in one of our properties.
Perfect in every way
This property is amazing. It has a fantastic view from its position high on the hillside. Very well appointed with everything necessary and far more besides. Impeccably decorated throughout.
It has plenty for guests, steam room, pool table, gym and a fantastic pool area with equal amounts of sun and shade, all protected from the strong winds by glass screens. More than one patio area for alfresco eating complete with BBQ (2) and Cretan oven.
There was 9 of us and we had plenty of space.
The owners met us on arrival and departure, they are kind and helpful. They also provide a fabulous welcome pack.
I cannot praise the piece of paradise highly enough.
Dear Elisa, thank you for your excellent review! Blue key villa is a fantastic villa with amazing views. It's spacious, in and out, fully equipped with everything a traveller might need and impeccably decorated throughout. A welcome pack is offered to all our guests on the arrival day and we are happy you enjoyed it. We are glad you felt our cretan hospitality and we hope to see you again soon in one of our properties. Have a nice summer!
Beautiful house in Crete
We travelled to Crete for 4 days with our family of 6, and because of the short stay, and an early morning ferry reservation for departure, we needed a house less than 1 hour from the port.
This house exceeded our expectations, and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Crete.
The house is large and beautifully designed with an excellent view of the ocean. The owners are a lovely couple who met us at arrival and departure and take great care to ensure that your group is comfortable and happy.
The fridge was stocked with 10 or more cans of mythos beer, juice, and water, and the wine fridge had a selection of their favorite wines.
They suggested a great restaurant in town for our first night and even called the restaurant and paid for our dessert.
A rental car is a must, and we easily found a company that
Allowed us to pick up at the airport and drop off at the port
Dear John, thank you for your 5 star review. Blue Key villa is a really large and beautifully designed house with an excellent view of the ocean. We are glad you enjoyed our cretan hospitality and you returned back with nice memories. Thank you for choosing Cretevillas4u and we hope to see you again in one of our properties. Have a nice summer!
Amazing Villa in Crete
We were excited to spend our holiday in this villa but upon arrival it exceeded all of our expectations. Everything about the villa was even more impressive than one can appreciate from the pictures. The villa was nicely decorated, comfortable, well cared for and clean. The views of the mountains and the sea are absolutely breathtaking! It had more amenities than we had expected. The pool area was expansive with plenty of seating, lounge chairs, etc. There are multiple terraces that can provide plenty options throughout your stay. Other amenities that added to our positive experience were the pool table and steam room on the ground floor, kids playground just outside their bedroom and the windscreens which were useful when the pleasant seabreeze picked up.
Most of all we appreciated the hospitality from the owners Anastasia and Antonis. They provided us with a very personalized experience meeting us at the house for check-in and having some food and drinks to get us started, including a cake and decorations for our daughter's 7th birthday. They provided us with useful recommendations for our stay and were readily available throughout the week to answer any questions that we had. They also went out of their way to help us when our daughter required medical attention by making an appointment with their physician and accompanying us on the visit.
Some other information that you might find useful about the villa: it's an easy drive from airport and the city of Heraklion (approx. 25 min), it provides plenty of privacy as it sits on top of a hill with no other villas in the immediate vicinity and is conveniently located to the town of Agia Pelagia, several beaches and the Palace of Knossos. Although there is a bus stop at the bottom of the hill, we would strongly recommend having a car as nothing is within walking distance and there is plenty to explore on the island.
We truly enjoyed our week at the Blue Key Villa and would recommend this property to anyone planning a trip to Crete. Should we return to Crete we would definitely stay here again.
Thank you for your positive review!
We would like to thank you for choosing Blue Key villa for your holidays and we hope to see you again in one of our properties.
Have a nice summer!
Luxury at its best!
We rented this house with another couple during our Greece trip - and this place was beyond our expectations. The owners have really put a lot of time and thought into making this home perfect. It is a very private luxurious villa up on a hill, very safe and secure with a gate and fencing all around. The views are just gorgeous, and there are wind-blocking glass screens for mornings or days that are a bit windier so you could still enjoy the outside and views (we came during off season). The house is decorated so beautifully, and there are so many amenities I don't even think we were even able to make use of the whole house! The basement includes a pool table and it's own full kitchen - it's like it's own apartment down there. We hired the in-house private chef for one night, and it was well worth the money - top notch service and delicious food, we thoroughly enjoyed a night spent at the house having a 5-course meal prepared fo rus. The owners also provide so much for you that it's like staying at a hotel - all the towels, soaps, shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste etc. that you could need. They also welcomed us upon our arrival to explain how things work in the house and had a welcome basket of snacks, fruit, food to make breakfast, wine and beer! It was such a nice warm welcome and an added touch that really made such a difference, along with a ton of info on the area and travel guide books for the island. We couldn't be happier with our stay, we only wish we had more time here and we highly recommend it!!
La maison est magnifique. La vue à couper le souffle et surtout je n ai pas de mot pour exprimer à quel point les propriétaires sont adorables disponibles et d une telle générosité.
Merci mille fois Anastasia et Antonis
Si vous voulez partir en Crête il faut absolument choisir cette maison
ans thanks for sharing your experience with us. Indeed the villa is amazing and the owners hospitality even better
Cant wait to see you again in Blue Key villa
In behalf of CreteVillas4u team
The Villa is located at Agia Pelagia, a perfect place for your vacation. It has an amazing sea where you can enjoy swimming with your family or friends.
Only 20 km away is Heraklion, the biggest city of Crete where you can find anything you desire, from restaurants, museums, shops and wild night life.
The villa is almost at the center of Crete and its the perfect place to start from there the exploration of the whole island.