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Villa Carpe Diem, 400 Yr Old Lower Section, Lush Garden with Pool & Sea Views

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Last updated: 02/07/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Sleeps:2
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Villa
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Bedroom with en suite, swimming pool, gym room and additional bathroom

The accommodation comprises of one duel aspect studio room with en suite bathroom with views towards the sea and pool. The main room has a large King size double bed, one sofa with 27' LCD television & DVD player, refrigerator and microwave. Across from your private swimming pool is the second room containing gym equipment and additional bathroom with WC and shower. Both rooms form the lower floor of a 400 year old stone villa and are set in lush gardens, to the rear of the villa, for your sole use only. The garden forms a major part of the living space and is divided into garden rooms, such as lounge and dining areas, which together with the interior provides an extensive living area.
Most people living on Crete tend to use the outside space more frequently than the interior space. This is why we have concentrated on providing comfortable and varied outside living areas. Access to the accommodation, pool and gardens is through a private entrance located to the side of the villa. The sea and mountain views from the pool and garden are stunning, especially as the sun sets directly over the bay of Kissamos. The rooms both have beamed ceilings and are furnished in a style appropriate to the villa. The garden contains an outside cooking area with gas BBQ and various seating areas with tables & chairs making the most of the views over the garden and bay.

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Member since: 2009

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/07/2017

Property Type

  • Villa
  • 285 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 2
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king


  • Bedroom: Double aspect room with view over pool and bay. Beamed ceilings and tiled floors with Persian rugs. 27' LCD Television with DVD player and small living area with couch. Tea & coffee making facilities. This is an old stone built extension, which contains its own bathroom but is not linked to any other rooms in the building, having its own entrance. (in effect detached) Across from the splash pool is another room with en suite, which is used as a gym / pool room. Both rooms are for your sole use. Gym / pool room: Here you will find a cross-trainer and exercise bench with safety bar for sit-ups, tiled floor and beamed ceiling with shower and WC that are convenient for use after swimming or exercising. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower


  • Both bathrooms are fully tiled wet rooms, floor to ceiling, and contain a shower area, WC, wash basin and wall mounted storage unit with mirror....moreless

Other Amenities

  • This rental includes private and sole use of the lower floor of a 400 year old stone villa containing two rooms, splash pool and lush terraced garden. There numerous seating areas, with tables and chairs and outdoor lounge furniture, sun lounges and outside food preparation area. The whole area is accessed via a private garden gate, which brings you into the 'Italianate' terraced, statued garden with numerous water features and natural stone paved areas. The garden and the rooms overlook the sea from many vantage points. Two good quality mountain bikes are available for the use of guests at no extra cost. Although these rooms and garden form the lower part of a larger villa, they are completely private and not directly overlooked by nearby buildings. The upper house has its own separate terraces and separate entrance....moreless


  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television


  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Bay/Sound
  • Botanical Garden
  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Nude Beach
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Near The Ocean
  • Village

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Jet Skiing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Paragliding
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Spelunking
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Change twice a week...moreless

  • Parking
  • Towels Provided


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool


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Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 1 - May 31, 2017
7 night min stay

Early Summer
Jun 1 - Jun 30, 2017
7 night min stay

Jul 1 - Aug 31, 2017
7 night min stay

late Summer
Sep 1 - Oct 31, 2017
7 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • No additional mandatory fees
  • Taxes Not included


Prices for the property are in UK pounds sterling and a 50% non-refundable deposit is required to secure the booking, with the balance due one month prior to arrival. If clients wish to pay the full amount due, 50% of this would be returned, should they wish to cancel up to one month before the date of the booking.

10% cancellation fee will be applied in all circumstances.

Manager's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 02/07/2017
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50 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Chania Airport
4 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
Blue Cafe
12 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
Gramvousa Port
3 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
National Highway
2.5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
50 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
4 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Nopigia Beach

Car: Necessary

The property is set in a private garden overlooking the bay of Kissamos and the Gramvousa peninsula. From this location there are both mountain and sea views. There are olive groves and vineyards surrounding the property, which is on the edge of a small, Greek village, located on the slopes leading down to the bay of Kissamos. The area around the property is of outstanding beauty with views of the area. The town of Kasteli, with its numerous restaurants, supermarkets, banks, coffee shops & beaches can be seen from the property, by day and night, when it gives an impressive light show. A short 10 minute drive will take you to numerous beautiful beaches lined with restaurants and bars. Also a short drive away are Minoan, Roman and Venetian ruins dating back 4,000 years. There is also a museum in Kasteli, which houses many artifacts found locally. Ancient Falasarna, a short drive away, offers the ruins of a Minoan town that is alongside one of the most beautiful beaches here.

Other Activities: archeological sites


Manager info

Year Purchased: 2003

About: Retired Teacher with property interests in England, Dubai, Goa and Crete. Lived and worked in London for many years, having originally come from Surrey. My partner and I have been together for 18 years and now spend time travelling between the properties, mainly on the Kent coast and here on Crete. We also spend time in India and UAE. There is one cat resident here at the villa and his name is Puss-kit.

Why Kissamos, Greece:
We have named the house, 'Villa Carpe Diem', meaning 'Seize the day', which is exactly how we felt when deciding to purchase this property. We bought the house mainly for its position and views overlooking the bay of Kissamos and unique nature of this 400 year old stone building.

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
After living in a new property in England, we were quite excited with the prospect of retiring to a 400 year old villa with exposed beams and original stonework. Every part of the house and garden has elegant vistas of the surrounding mountains and sea, looking down through the vineyards and olive fields providing a sense of tranquility and privacy. Watching the sun set with a glass of wine from one of the many terraced areas or pool is a wonderful experience and at night the lights of Kastelli town and port illuminate the entire bay area.

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Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/07/2017

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  • Outside view of rooms and splash pool

    Outside view of rooms and splash pool

  • Lounge Area

    Lounge Area

  • Studio Entrance interior view

    Studio Entrance interior view

  • Pool View from Studio Room

    Pool View from Studio Room

  • Sun Lounges & Bar-B-Q area

    Sun Lounges & Bar-B-Q area

  • En suite Bathroom

    En suite Bathroom

  • Sunset view from pool terrace over Kissamos Bay

    Sunset view from pool terrace over Kissamos Bay

  • Local beach at Nopigia

    Local beach at Nopigia

  • Falasarna Beach

    Falasarna Beach

  • View towards villa from lower terrace

    View towards villa from lower terrace

  • Terracea Imaginatio Italianate fountain feature

    Terracea Imaginatio Italianate fountain feature

  • Splash Pool

    Splash Pool

  • Studio Entrance from dining area

    Studio Entrance from dining area

  • Bedroom Area

    Bedroom Area

  • Bay view from middle terrace

    Bay view from middle terrace

  • Main outside dining area

    Main outside dining area

  • View from Splash Pool at Sunset

    View from Splash Pool at Sunset

  • Pool terrace leading to studio

    Pool terrace leading to studio

  • Nopigia beach and nature walk area (10 min drive)

    Nopigia beach and nature walk area (10 min drive)

  • Lower Terrace dining area with sea views

    Lower Terrace dining area with sea views

  • Water features and seating with sea and mountain views

    Water features and seating with sea and mountain views

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