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Villa Giorgos is a comfortable, peaceful and private retreat on the forested outskirts of the charming traditional village of Gavalohori. The villa has dramatic views of Souda Bay, Aptera Fort, The Akrotiri Peninsula, acres of olive and cypress trees, and the spectacular White Mountains. All of the bedrooms in the main villas (not the annex studio), and the living areas lead out to balconies and terraces to enjoy these views.
Despite being perfect for larger families and groups, during the low and mid seasons it is still possible for smaller families or couples to rent either one of the villas for a lower price whilst the second villa would remain locked - please contact me for prices.
Hidden away on a hillside at the end of a short private track above a ravine, and surrounded on 3 sides by a forest of tall cypress trees, Villa Giorgos is very secluded and yet only 4 minutes away by car from the pretty coastal village of Almyrida with its sandy beaches and many amenities. The villa is comprised of 2 conjoined villas and is ideal for families or large groups who like to holiday together whilst still having their own space and a little more privacy, whilst the completely self-contained annex studio on the ground floor is perfect for those who are less able to negotiate stairs or who like to come and go via their own entrance without disturbing the other guests.
Both sides of this modern villa are comfortably furnished and well equipped with everything needed for a relaxing vacation including Free WIFI, satellite TV’s, DVD and CD players, ceramic hobs and built in ovens, fridge/freezers microwave ovens, washing machines, barbeques, and air conditioning units in the bedrooms and living rooms. The A/C units also double up as heaters, and there is central heating for the cooler nights early and late season (fuel for the central heating is not included in the rental price), as well as solar powered hot water with a back-up immersion heater. The thoughtful Greek owners, Giorgos and Spiridoula, have supplied large pool/beach towels so that you will not have to take up precious room in your suitcase by bringing these with you. The bathrooms are fully tiled and the master bathroom in Villa 2 includes a large Jacuzzi bath tub and a separate shower cabinet. The villa has many typically Cretan touches such as local cypress wood for the interior staircase, the doors, the tilt and turn windows which provide a constant through breeze, the shutters, and the pergolas on the pool terrace and the outside dining terrace. The bedroom furniture, including the built-in wardrobes and vanity units, and the kitchen cabinets have also been made from this matching warm wood and the villa's bedroom floor tiles also look like a matching wood. Natural local stone has been used in abundance for all of the walls, steps, stone paving, and raised flowerbeds on this lovely terraced property which includes a spacious private parking area with an electric gate.
The newly tiled swimming pool with has a water polo goal and is set on its own terrace set above and behind the villa. Surrounded by a low stone wall and tall trees, including cypress, olive and carob, the pool area is very private and peaceful where the only sounds you are likely to hear are the birds singing or the tinkling of bells from nearby sheep. There are 2 pergolas on different levels near the pool and barbeque that provide shade and are equipped with a dining table and chairs as well as sun-beds, and a swing seat. Bordering the pool terrace and all around the villa itself, there are many raised flowerbeds which are planted with an abundance of shrubs including magnolia trees, roses, margaritas, different coloured daisies, and hydrangea. The living rooms and bedrooms all lead out to balconies and terraces which have a choice of sun or shade and are equipped with tables, a couch, chairs so that you may relax with a meal or a drink whilst taking in the glorious views down the valley to the sea.
Villa Giorgos has a unique countrified location with no immediate neighbours – just 1 semi occupied holiday villa a few hundred metres away on the on the far side of a ravine. It should therefore appeal to the escapists amongst you who value comfort and seclusion, whilst being just minutes from beaches, tavernas and shops.