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6 Bedroom Historic Villa With A Pool

Villa with 6 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms and swimming pool in Chania, Crete

From £881 per week

Villa to rent in Chania, Crete

  • Villa
  • Sleeps 15
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Private pool
  • WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony / terrace
  • Parking
  • Private garden

Villa overview - owner's description

Six bedroom historical listed house in Kefalas Apokoronas with large private pool. Located fifteen minutes drive from Georgioupoli Beach.

Prices include 13% vat
book early and get an immediate 15% discount also for 2 weeks stay another 15% immediate discount is available
substancial discounts for 25 days or more August.
will undergo major renovation this year so we will not open untill June 2016.

ask for our return customer discount code date of previous stay required.

400m2 house with 6 bedrooms with a pool located in the village of kefalas the house is a listed historic monument it has 4main bedrooms all with ensuite bathrooms plus a wc. also thereare 2 bedrooms in the common yard . the house has a private pool of 6 by 14 meters long all available to you. the village of kefalas is near hania and approximately 45 minutes away also 45 minutes away from rethymno. the beach of georgioupoli is 15 minutes away as is the beach of almyrida.Kefalas is a village and a community on the island of Crete, Greece, 282m above sea level. It is in Vamos municipal unit in the Apokoronas region. The community consists of the villages Kefalas, Drapanos and Palailoni.
Kefalas owes its name to the first residents there, called the Kephalades, the leaders of the Byzantine settlers sent to Crete in 1182. It is about five minutes by car from the village of Vamos itself and about 10 minutes to Almyrida beach on the northwest coast of the island. A picturesque village right on the northeast edge of the Drapanos peninsula, built facing the sea with interesting architecture, Kefalas is well preserved. It is of interest to visitors with its village streets, sea views and tavernas. Eight churches can be found here. (Local residents talk of up to 25 churches in total, many of which are hidden in private gardens.) The views from Kefalas to the Bay of Georgioupolis and the Cretan White Mountains are spectacular and on a clear day Rethymno can be seen. Kefalas is largely unspoiled by tourism and the old traditional way of life still remains, although many new houses and developments have sprung up around the village for tourists.
As you approach Kefalas from Vamos you will see a stone structure with welcome notes in Greek and English. This is the tiny church of The Saint of Miracles, and was built by Vangelis, the museum curator (c.f. below). It is open to the public and offers views across the villages of Ksirosterni and Vamos to the Cretan White Mountains.
In Kefalas Square you can see the old school (now renovated and reopened as a School of Environmental Studies). Immediately on the left of the school is a very old house, which has been renovated and turned into a museum. It is filled with artefacts, donated by the villagers, to represent a typical village house from the previous century. An outhouse, across the yard to the rear, holds farming implements and various tools. The museum is open most summer evenings until 10 pm. Entrance is free but small donations are welcomed and help to pay for its upkeep. It will also be opened, on demand, if the curator (Vangelis) is available. He can be contacted via either of the two supermarkets. Also in the square are a taverna, a large church and a statue bearing the names of local people who died during the war.
Kefalas has no beach and no road to the sea. However, there is a rock-strewn ravine, down which one can walk to emerge part way down the Ombrosgialos road (c.f. below). The track begins at "to spiti ble" (The Blue House) at 35°24'45.68"N 24°14'58.51"E. It can be reached by car and there is room to park. It is possible to walk back up the Ombrosgialos road to Palailoni, and along the road to Kefalas.The Church of St Thomas the Apostle is one of the few Anglican Churches in Crete. It’s chapel is situated in the small, rural village of Kefalas in the Apokoronas area of Crete, east of Chania. A Holy Communion service is held every Sunday in the adjacent Tabernacle. The Church is led by Rev. Terry Wilcock.

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5 out of 5 people recommend staying here

Friends from Oxford, United Kingdom Jul 2016

This is a gorgeous and characterful house that comfortably housed our group of 15 friends during our week's stay. The huge pool and surrounding area were great for such a big group and even though the area is quiet and extremely "untourist-y", we found that there was enough to do to keep us occupied. Maddie's Taverna down the hill does excellent food for ridiculously reasonable prices and Maddie herself is lovely. There are convenience stores within walking distance for essentials and the big supermarket is a short drive away, along with a number of good beaches. George was very present and helpful during our stay. There are very few things we feel could be improved, but it would be great if there were more lights outdoors as the dining area becomes very dark at night which makes eating difficult. The hobs on the ovens were extremely slow to heat up but this is a very minor issue. Additionally, the plumbing system doesn't support toilet paper which means it can't be flushed and has to be put in bins. With large groups staying in the house, this was an inconvenience and discomfort but perhaps the fault of the Cretan waste systems rather than of this individual property. Overall, we loved our stay at the house and would return!

Reply from Villafilitsa

thanks Annie for your nice words indeed the greek plumbing system doesnt support paper toilet paper. as far as the light go i will plan on making this improvement asap.
Thanks again for your stay which helps us keep this historic building

Friends from Norwich, United Kingdom Aug 2015

The house was a remarkable property with history and character
It was as described and felt comfortable
The welcome by Marie was warm, informative and friendly
She was both helpful and accessible
We particularly enjoyed the huge pool
The house suited our needs perfectly especially as the weather was very hot and we spent more time in the house than we had planned

Family from Manchester, United Kingdom Jul 2015

We had a wonderful holiday - the villa is lovely, has its own character, with beautiful views from the top terraces and plenty of space for our family of five. The pool is an absolute treat, a very generous size and cleaned regularly to keep it well maintained. We felt welcome in the village which has a couple of well stocked shops and friendly tavernas. There are many villages to visit, natural and historic sites to see, coastlines to explore and views to be enjoyed all within an easy drive of Kefalas. If it's too hot to do very much in the daytime then the villa is a very comfortable and cool place to relax, especially with the fabulous pool to jump into every now and again. You can venture out early morning (alas not in our case with teenagers), or late afternoon / early evening to avoid the height of the heat as shops and tavernas generally stay open late.

Marie is very friendly and has good tips for exploring the local area. We didn't have any problems at all with the accommodation but I think if anything had cropped up she would have been very quick to respond. All I can add really is that this is an excellent villa, in a lovely part of the world and am very happy to recommend and give it five stars.

Reply from Villafilitsa

thanks very much for your review we appreciate it very much and we will soon send you a discount code to be used whenever you choose too

Friends from Lisburn, United Kingdom Jun 2015

We had a lovely time at the villa. The photographs didn't do it justice. It was perfect for us. Plenty of space inside if you needed some privacy and plenty of space outside to enjoy playing in the sun or shade. Wonderful views from the roof terraces. The pool was fantastic. The best we have had in many years of travel. Very private and peaceful setting. Marie looked after us very well and Milanos kept the pool in perfect condition. Kefalas was a very nice village with nice places to eat. Good food all around the area. The fish taverna at Octopus Bay was particularly good. The local supermarket and shop had a great variety of goods. The villagers were very friendly and helpful. A great place for a relaxing and very enjoyable holiday.

Reply from Villafilitsa

thanks very much for your review we appreciate it very much and we will soon send you a discount code to be used whenever you choose too

Family from Sheffield, United Kingdom Aug 2014

We had the best holiday at this wonderful, unique Villa. It is very spacious, cool and attractive with some great features, the pool was fabulous. We loved the village which is very unspoilt with a fantastic restaurant and some great Tavernas.The villagers are really friendly and we were there for a festival weekend which was really nice. The surrounding area is great and there is a lovely beach resort at Georgeopoli and a fab fresh water lake 20 mins away. A car is essential and driving not for the faint-hearted.
Marie and George were really helpful and couldnt do enough to help out.
I could wax all night about all the great things about this place, however I think the best review is to say we have just booked again for next year and we never usually go to the same place twice!!!
We are a family of five with 2 teenagers and an 8 year old all of whom loved it.

Location

This villa is:

1km from the nearest bar 1km from the nearest restaurant 1km from the nearest supermarket 42.2km from Chania Airport
Outside this villa in Chania, Crete
This villa is in the city but in a quiet area near the beach and mountains. It has a pool, a balcony, a barbecue, outside lighting and a garden. Car hire is necessary as the renter will need a car to get about for shopping, eating out and the beach; however parking is available if required.

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Early booking discounts

  • Arrive between 1 August - 31 August and receive 25% off if the booking is made 30 days before the arrival date.

Long stay discounts

  • Arrive between 1 June - 31 July and receive 15% off if the booking is for 2 weeks or more.

If more than one discount matches your arrival date, please be aware that only one discount of the highest amount will be applied to your booking.

Optional extras

  • welcome pack

    £16.88 per booking, paid with booking

Facilities

Bedrooms

6 bedrooms, Sleeps 15:

  • 1 double bed and en suite
  • 1 double bed and en suite
  • 1 double bed and en suite
  • 1 double bed and en suite
  • 2 single beds
  • 1 double bed

There is also 1 double sofa bed, 2 single sofa beds, 2 cots

Bathrooms

2 bathrooms, 4 en suite bathrooms, 1 Separate WC

Swimming pool

Private pool

Entertainment

CD player, DVD/Blu-ray player, Internet / WI-FI, Radio, TV Languages in English, Local, Satellite / cable

General

Living area seats 8, Dining area seats 6, Air conditioning, Open fire, Hair dryer, Iron / board, Towels / linen, Washing machine, Car hire essential

Kitchen

Cooker, Crockery, Cutlery, Fridge, Glassware, Kettle, Microwave, Oven, Pots / pans, Toaster

Outside

Balcony or terrace, Barbecue, Outside lighting, Parking, Private garden, Sea view

Suitable for

Children, Infants, Single gender groups, Smoking

George

Average rating from 5 reviews

Private Owner From Hania, Greece Member since Jul 2011

Past bookings: 26 bookings

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