About this listing
Beautiful country villa with private garden and 8m x 4m swimming pool. Lovely sea views of the Kissamos bay. Just 9kms inland from Nopigia beach. Wonderful place to experience Cretan village life. Spacious living area with two bedrooms.
This pretty village house sits on a hillside with beautiful views of green hillsides tumbling down in disorderly fashion to the azure sea in the bay of Kissamos. In contrast, the gardens in which the Villa sits is the undisputed domain of Kyriaki, mother of the owner who works away between bookings, imparting order to the tumbling flowers and shrubs, containing them behind neat stone walls or within terracotta pots; lawns are watered and neatly mown and errant olive trees spilling over from the neighbouring field have whitewashed neatly applied to their trunks.
Inside, the ground floor of Villa Kyriaki is open plan, subliminally divided by wide spanned mellow stone arches supporting the wood ceiling. There are four doors to the garden, one on each side of the Villa, so if there is a cooling breeze then you can’t help but catch it. The sitting area is comfortably furnished with a sofa and armchairs by a fireplace and a flat screen TV. There’s a table and chairs for dining although the great outdoors will be a draw, where you can dine on the shaded terrace.
The kitchen cupboards are of traditional dark wood but with a sleek up date and they're topped by a run of gleaming white marble work top. There is all the equipment needed for cooking holiday meals or preparing food to be grilled on the nearby barbeque.
The double and twin bedrooms on the first floor share a bathroom at this level and a shower room on the ground floor. They also share a terrace from where the views down to the sea and across to the old village of Tsikalaria are simply sublime.
Georgos, the young owner and a carpenter by trade has extended his signature work from indoors to out with a beautiful hammock built in the garden. Joining this handmade furniture is a swing seat, rattan sofa set and dining furniture and of course the beautiful 8m x 4m pool.
If you enjoy walking, head inland just 2kms to the cafe/taverna Rotonda. The owner, Stelios, is a cousin of Kyriaki and he will be pleased to give you directions for a 2 hour walk around the village of Kalathenes or if you are really keen the 5 hour circuit walk to Milia and back. At Rotonda, although the menu isn't huge, it is as fresh as it gets with crisp cucumber and juicy tomatoes picked straight from the garden below. The rear terrace has a lovely view of the surrounding area and its a cool spot to sip a glass of raki or two and exchange nods with the locals.
PoolPrivate 8 x 4
Floor Area m²114
Check-InAny day (after 16:00)
Check-OutAny day (before 10:00)
Minimum stay5 nights
Distances from Airport/Port
Chania63kms, 1 hour drive
Ferry Port Heraklion181kms, 2,5 hours drive
Ferry Port Kissamos10kms, 18mins drive
Ferry Port Souda50kms, 50mins drive
Heraklion183kms, 2,5 hours drive
Filter Coffee Machine
Iron & Board
The villa and pool is for your private use only as well as the garden. Bed linen & towels are provided as well as pool towels. The cleaner will come in during your stay & change them, depending on how many days you are staying. All of this is included in the price.
Interaction with guests
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.
Other things to note
The cleaning service:
If 5 days rental, you will get fresh towels mid-stay & a general clean, usually on the 3rd day.
If over 7 days rental, you will get fresh sheets & towels every 3rd or 4th day as well as a general clean.
If you need a baby cot or high chair, please request when booking so we can have it in the villa for you ready.
Note that this is a professionally run rental villa which as been licensed by the Greek National Tourist Organization, EOT, which is required by the Greek law. This license allows the property owners to legally rent their accommodation to holiday makers, so that they comply to a set of standards and specific conditions for the safety & comfort of it's paying customers. EOT MHTE (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)
We ask that you treat the villa with respect as if it were your own, but other than that, just enjoy yourselves. Should you break or damage anything, please let us know so it can be replaced & if necessary you can sort out damages before you leave.
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.
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Hi, our names are Diane (rear left) Paul (rear right) Chris C (front left) & Chris L (front right) together we are the team at Freelance Holidays: We've been in the villa rental business since 1984, and are still going strong.
Since 1984 we have been keen as mustard about seeking and offering the best villa rentals in the best locations. In the beginning these were simple village houses and studios in Crete, and some villas in Mallorca. over the years we have added more choices of Mediterranean islands where we have sourced some great villas. Tastes have changed and we are now able to offer some fantastic villas, each with something special and different from the mass market operators usual selection. We have continued to keep our roots and proudly continue to offer typical village accommodation