Villa Olivia with Pool, Vrises, Crete

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Entire villa hosted by Freelance Villas

4 guests, 2 bedrooms, 3 beds, 2 bathrooms
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One of Sunday Times "Europe's 50 Best Villas""

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Villa Olivia, Vrises, Crete
*** Featured in Sunday Times "Europe's 50 Best Villas" ***

Turning off the road towards distant Sfakia, on the south coast, above the pretty village of Vrysses you enter a landscape of rolling hills, rich with olive and cypress trees and then, turning again, you find yourself in the very heart of this tranquil and green landscape. Not imposing itself on this beautiful pastoral scene, Villa Olivia’s exterior is totally unassuming. There is nothing ostentatious about the square stone exterior sitting on it's green lawns but drop down off the road, step inside and the Villas delights are revealed, for the stone block walls conceal a beautifully laid out two bedroom Villa where modern style doesn’t compromise on comfort and practicality blends easily with indulgence.

Location
Villa Olivia delivers total relaxed holiday living on every level and is the perfect place to return to whether you have been to the beach at Georgoupolis (10 mins drive), Chania’s or Rethymnon’s Venetian harbours (25 mins drive) or visited Chora Sfakia on the south coast (45 mins drive) to take a ferry trip to Loutro or Ag Roumelli. There is a tiny taverna serving traditional fare in nearby Maza, about 1.5km away or drop into Vrisses at only 3kms and eat at one of the tavernas with tables under the trees by the river.

Outside Villa Olivia
Swimming Pool - 8m x 4m, depth 0.9m - 1.5m. Roman step entry
Poolside Sun Terrace - Sun beds and parasols, sofa set under sun shade
Pergola - Table tennis
BBQ - Covered BBQ with Cretan oven.
Covered Dining terrace - Table and chairs
Garden - Areas of lawn

Inside Villa Olivia
All accommodation on one level
Open plan L shaped Living room:
Kitchen area - Well equipped kitchen with ceramic hob and oven, dishwasher, fridge freezer, microwave and breakfast table and chairs.
Dining Area - Table and chairs.
TV area - Sofa and chairs, flat screen TV
Sitting area - 2 Sofas and 2 sets of French doors to garden. Air Con. unit.
Double bedroom with ensuite shower room - 1 double bed, French doors to covered pool terrace. Ensuite shower room, wash basin, W.C. Air Con. unit.
Twin bedroom - 2 single beds, French doors to pool terrace. Air Con. unit.
Shower room - Double entry rainforest shower, wash basin, W.C. Washing machine

Essential Information:
Sleeps (Max) 4
Bedrooms 2
Shower Rooms 2
Maid Service Included
Pool Private 8m x 4m
A/C Included
Floor Area m² 90

Booking Information:
Check-In Any day (after 16:00)
Check-Out Any day (before 10:00)
Minimum stay 5 nights

Local Facilities:
Beach 8km
Tavernas 3km
Mini Market 3km

Distances:
Chania Airport 44km / 45 mins
Heraklion Airport 110kms/ 1hour 30mins

Villa Equipment:
DVD
Satellite TV
Dish Washer
Washing Machine
Hair Dryer
Iron
Toaster
Kettle
Microwave
WiFi Connection
Table Tennis
BBQ
Mosquito Window Blind
Filter Coffee Machine
Iron & Board
Pool Towels
Fridge
Freezer
Hob
Cooking Utensils
Oven

What this place offers

Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
Pool
TV with standard cable/satellite
Washing machine
Air conditioning
Patio or balcony
Garden
Indoor fireplace

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Where you’ll be

Vrises, Crete, Greece

Georgioupolis & Vrisses

Although Georgioupolis with its lovely sandy beaches is now a thriving seaside resort it still retains a pleasing rural ambience and leisurely pace of life. Numerous tavernas and cafes surround the bustling village square whilst in little side streets you will find a number of small shops selling jewellery and local pottery. Down by the river the fishermen with their boats and nets add a tangy whiff of the sea to the village atmosphere and here it is possible to hire a boat and paddle upstream towards Lake Kournas spotting turtles and fish as they drift by. Taking the old road out of Georgioupolis it is just 6 kms to the village of Vrisses, a main stopping point for buses to the south coast harbour town of Chora Sfakion, where ferries ply between Loutro, and far flung Paleohora as well as Agia Roumeli at the foot of the Samaria gorge.

Blue Flag International Georgioupolis (Perastikos) beach is a Blue Flag Beach

In Vrisses, huge Plane trees line the road where you will find mini-markets, a bank and a bakery (do try the cheese pies). Of a morning time this is a bustling little town, but by mid-day the pace slows and the tavernas spread their tables out towards the banks of the river Voutakis, where you can relax in the shade and enjoy a bowl of creamy local yogurt and honey, for which this area is famous.
Neil & Bev - - May 2007

"Wonderful views across the valley all the way round to the White Mountains. Very relaxing and peaceful. Freelance were really friendly and helpful, too, thanks! Yamas."

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Villa Rental Specialist Since 1984. We select quality Villas that we'd choose for our own holidays. We really know the places, not only visiting each one but staying in many too. We won’t intrude on your holiday but will always be in the background with 24 hour assistance should you require it. You'll have your own ideas about how to spend your holiday time and we’d love to pass on our local tips to help you plan. When you’ve booked, we’ll send you our online Island Guide full of insider info about recommended places to eat and shop, along with the best beaches and things to do. With well over 30 years of experience behind us you can be sure you'll be safe hands.
Villa Rental Specialist Since 1984. We select quality Villas that we'd choose for our own holidays. We really know the places, not only visiting each one but staying in many too. W…

During your stay

We, at Freelance Holidays, manage the properties on behalf of the owners. We will provide you the details of our 24/7 contact person, Diane, who lives on Crete and is there to ensure everything goes smoothly, before & during your stay with us.

She will send you a message just before your holiday starts so you will have her details. Should you need anything during your stay, please contact her as she has had nearly 30 years of experience in the hospitality field & knows Crete very well.

We provide very good directions which you need to download from the Airbnb Itinerary once you have booked. On these directions it explains where the keys will be & step by step on how to get to the accommodation.
Once you arrive, you just let yourself in & start to enjoy your holiday.

Freelance Holidays provides a Property Manual inside the accommodation which tells you all about the important things ie. wifi codes, hot water systems, where to take your rubbish & how things generally work in the villa.
Plus, there is a very good Freelance Holidays information booklet about Crete in the accommodation for you to use throughout your stay It it you will find further details about places to go, beach maps plus a taverna guide.

You may meet the owners when they come to change the linen with the cleaner or when they look after the pool. They are a lovely couple & you will probably get the feel of Cretan hospitality after meeting them. They are there to ensure that you are enjoying yourselves too.
We, at Freelance Holidays, manage the properties on behalf of the owners. We will provide you the details of our 24/7 contact person, Diane, who lives on Crete and is there to ensu…

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 16:00
Check out: 10:00
Self check-in with building staff
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

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