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Lavender villa set in beautiful grounds near the pool

Bedrooms 2
Space 731 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Double and Twin bedroom, kitchen/breakfast area covered decking

A spacious well equipped villa with outside eating’s area that overlooks the pool which is illuminated at night. The bedrooms are air conditioned, and the bathroom has an extra large shower. It has a Kitchen,lounge and small dining area with table and chairs for inside eating. the pation decking provdies larger outside eating area A barbeque and sun loungers help you to enjoy the experience on outside living. 15 meters from the villa is our extra large pool 15 meters by 10 meters with an entry area of 5 meters by 3 meters giving a total of 165sq meters of swimming area with a depth of 1.8meters are the deep end. The lounge can be made into a second twin bedroom making it ideal family accommodation. The kitchen is fully equipped including washing machine and dishwasher.

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Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
July 10, 2018

About crete-retreat

Eighteen years ago we finally realized our long held dream and set off from England to our new life on the warm and sunny island of Crete. We had already purchased a plot of land with a house and one acre of orange trees and olive trees.

In the time honoured fashion of the island it took over a year to overcome the paperwork and legalities connected with our purchase but then we were able to start our huge project.

The gardens and villas slowly took shape, each year bringing exciting changes as the trees and plants matured. The result is now three villas set in beautiful gardens. Having been to Greece on previous occasions we wanted to make the accommodation spacious. A large bathroom was a must and raised sun terraces were top priority. We wanted to create individual privacy without being isolated and a pool that you could really swim in.

Why crete-retreat chose Chania

Our place is a unique, huge landscaped garden with mature shady trees, green lawns, exotic plants and a large swimming pool.

A perfect environment for people who wish to enjoy Crete, the fresh air, the sun, the shade, the food, the wine and the swimming pool.

Our pet cats and dogs live together in sweet harmony, a memorable experience especially for children.

Families have a great opportunity to relax together or find space, peace and quiet knowing that their loved ones are in a safe enclosed environment.

Friendships do often develop between families, children playing in the pool or on the lawns while Mum and Dad chat.

Our location makes it easy to explore the important historical sites dotted around close by and the countless beaches, busy or secluded. The two amazing gorge walks are within easy reach and if you decide to go inland into the mountains and villages with their tavernas, you will experience the timeless life of this beautiful island.

A walk to the local village taverna in the evening is a great way to end the day.

What makes this house unique

Overview of the pool from balcony

Guestbook comments from the manager

We are a family of 5 with children ranging from 9 to 13 years of age. Ian's place was perfect for us, but could imagine it suiting other visitors, too. We had hesitated about booking initially because we didn't want a shared pool, but this was not in fact an issue at all. The pool is very big and an awesome place to spend time. Most of the time we had it to ourselves anyway, but on the odd occasion someone was there, it was actually quite nice. Our villa was super clean, well-equipped and better than in the photos. The showers and air con worked really well, as did the layout of the place. The 3 villas are set in charming grounds, out of the town and in what appears to be an olive grove. Ian 's availability was great - always on hand but not remotely intrusive. He gave us some great local info - the local beaches sheet formed the basis of our stay there and we loved all the beaches, the ruins at Aptera and the local tavern the Rabbit. We ate there twice and although communication was a little tricky, we ended up with delicious inexpensive food and were given some freebies. Ian's place is hidden away from the tourist drag - he kindly met us in Souda and we followed him back. It's so well- situated for lots of day trips. We were so lucky to have found it and wished we'd booked for longer. We plan to come next year and stay for a couple of weeks. Great value for money, super relaxing - a real treasure of a find.”
Jul 2016
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Chania House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 731 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming


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Lavender villa set in beautiful grounds near the pool
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 4 reviews

as described, very comfortable, inside seating area very small, but lovely deck area outside.

  • 4 of 5

very quiet and peaceful, lovely big pool,very clean and well maintained. Ian and Jeanie very helpful. a lovely, relaxing holiday. recomended.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay with the gardens and pool. ian
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Cottage was good and pool a fantastic facility for the kids

  • 5 of 5

It was a great place to stay with kids. Swimming pool available 24/7 and the veranda of the cottage enabled easy supervision of kids whilst relaxing in the shade. Lots to do in Crete, we had a very active and varied holiday holiday from Ancient Greek sites to scuba diving and walking. Not forgetting the relaxing on the beaches, falasarna being the kids favourite.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Gorgeous spot, totally lives up to expectations, you won't be disappointed, we loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Great location, private and quiet and still walking distance of authentic Greek village with taverna and restaurant used only by locals, not tourists, while Chania just 10 mins away by bus. Lovely shopping, beaches and restaurants close by - and Ian always at hand to help or advise. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. I am pleased that you enjoyed your stay and all things worked out well. Ian
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Nearest Airport
13 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
2 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $39.81

We require a 25 % deposit to secure a booking. You may make a temporary reservation until flights are made.
Bookings can be made on line via our website and payments can be done using credit card for security.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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