Villa Afrati, Sea Views, Pool, A/C
Villa Afrati, Sea Views, Pool, A/C

Entire home/flat

6 Guests

3 Bedrooms

5 beds

Entire home/flat

6 Guests

3 Bedrooms

5 beds

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About this listing

This 3 bedroom villa, in it's own spacious gardens, private pool & BBQ area. Sea views from the terrace and even better views of the sea & the White Mountains from the first floor balcony. Walking distance to Plaka & just 2kms from Almyrida Beach.

The space

Villa Afrati is a lovely stone villa that is set in a lush garden with the beautiful 9m x 4,5m sparkling pool just a few metres away. At the far side of the pool there is a covered area with a table & bench chairs conveniently located next to the large built in BBQ. With a couple of olive trees for shade, this is a perfect place to watch the sky change colours as the sun sets.

Around the sparkling pool is a large tiled area where you have several sunbeds & umbrellas as well as an outdoor comfy sofa & chairs for lounging.

A few steps up from the pool is further large terrace area with two beautiful stone arches where another table & chairs are located plus bench seating along the walls.

Inside Villa Afrati is split on two floors and offers a touch of authentic Cretan style of wood & stone, yet modern where all three bedrooms have their own shower room ensuite!

On ground floor level the main entrance leads into the open plan living area the kitchen just a few steps up. There is satellite TV as well as a DVD player and windows that look out towards the gardens.

The kitchen is well equipped & has a full fridge, large oven & hobs as well as microwave, kettle & toaster. There is a dining table in the kitchen with a set of French doors that lead off the kitchen and around to the side of the villa where there is a washing machine & line for drying.

Also on the ground floor is a twin bedroom with French doors lead out to the main terrace & just a few steps down to the pool. Which make that morning dip in the pool very tempting.

On the first floor is a spacious double bedroom & a twin bedroom both have their own shower & wc. These two bedrooms have access to the balcony where the views are stunning & the perfect place to enjoy the sun setting over Souda Bay.

Villa Equipment:
Local TV
Satellite TV
Dish Washer
Washing Machine
Hair Dryer
Sun Loungers
WiFi Connection
Mosquito Window Blind
Filter Coffee Machine
Iron & Board
Pool Towels
Cooking Utensils

Guest access

The villa and pool is for your 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 also, 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.
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

The space
Bathrooms: 3
Bedrooms: 3
Beds: 5
Check In: Anytime after 4PM
Check Out: 10AM
Room type: Entire home/flat
Self check-in: Doorman


Extra people: No Charge
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 4PM

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.

Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

5 nights minimum stay

4 Reviews

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Paul User Profile
May 2017
The villa is privately located, well equipped. Kostas is a great host. We can recommend this villa for all!
The Freelance-Holidays Team User Profile
Response from The Freelance-Holidays Team:
Hi Paul, Thanks for your kind words, will pass them on to Kostas, glad you all had a great time. Hope to see you all again soon! Kind regards Paul Freelance Holidays
May 2017

Jason User Profile
October 2016
Exactly as described. Villa is beautiful, with a great pool and nice views. Short walk from plaka, which is quaint and has a few nice tavernas. The beach at Almeryda is nice and just about walkable but very steep on the way back. A car is definitely recommended. Very easy arrangements on arrival. Booklet with loads of local info is provided. Could not fault anything.

Zampia User Profile
August 2016
The Freelance-Holidays Team are professionals and i recommend this house for couples, families or friends who want to have a relax stay!!The apartment is very big, well equipped, clean and has everything that you may need during your vacations included a book with proposed places to visit, swim and eat. The rooms are super comfortable. Check in and check out was easy and we were well informed by the hosts few days before our arrival. Last but not least, the neighborhood is quite and safe but you need a car if you want to discover Chania and the well known beaches like Falasarna, Elafonisi, etc. I would definitely stay again!!!!

Louise User Profile
May 2016
We had a wonderful week at the villa. The hosts provided an in depth booklet with information on the island and everything we needed to know for getting around. One of the friendly owners came to visit a few days in, and provided some tips on things to do. Plaka is walking distance away with some great tavernas with amazing food at very reasonable prices. The villa itself is amazing and had everything we needed.

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom · Joined in September 2012
The Freelance-Holidays Team User Profile

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

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