Jasmine villa, Olivetree villa and Lavender villa are set in 5500sq meters of beautiful gardens with a large pool. The ideal location makes this an ideal base for exploring the Island, with
We have three villas set in 5000sq meters of gardens with a large 165sq meter swimming pool, one you can really swim in. We are located on the edge of the village of Tsikalaria, away from the main roads, and secluded, to create a quiet but not isolated base for your holiday.We provide free internet access for you to keep in touch.
Being a reclaimed orange grove, all the water for the garden is supplied by the original well, giving an unusual green micro climate within the warmth of Crete.
We are well placed and within easy reach of Chania with the beautiful Venetian harbour, tavernas, shops, museums and ancient atmosphere.
Our local shops and tavernas provide convenient shopping and dining. Souda, the nearby town and port offers a Carrefour supermarket and the renowned fresh fish tavernas and is just 3 km away.
Our aim is to provide an affordable, quiet, green environment that is private but not totally isolated. We live within the grounds and provide on site management and help. From our own experience we have made a point of providing good sized air conditioned bedrooms, adequate cooking and barbeque equipment, large bath and shower rooms and raised sun terraces.
For those wanting to experience the historical aspect of Crete, the Aptera Roman settlement is only 15 minutes away and we are surrounded by archaeological sites, monasteries and museums.
For the more active holiday, there are daily excursions to walk the world famous Samaria Gorge, horse riding, wind surfing, climbing, walking, go carting, paragliding and diving.
Boat trips leave from Chania harbour and Souda ferry terminal daily. Excursions are also available to Knossos, Elafonisi, and Santorini.
The beaches around the area are plentiful, ranging from quiet and remote, to popular. Most beaches have tavernas on the beach or nearby, and all have easy free parking.
We offer a truly ideal location from which to explore this beautiful island and believe you will find peace and relaxation within your private villa, shady gardens and of course our beautiful swimming pool.
on site management
We are on site to help with any problems,and are able to give some local information.
The location of the property is, I think, one pf its best assets. Its not far from Chania airport and is located near to the national road which allows you to easily access the rest of the island.
There is some noise from the road but thats easily beaten by the sounds from the birds in the garden. The garden and its trees are great. Its like a little oasis.
The swimming pool is a great asset. We used it every day and this was in April/May!! Watching the swallows dive for insects in the early evening was a good spectator sport but capturing them on camera was a different matter.
All in all we had a great time and would return because Chania is lovely. The house and its equipment was fine too and there are plenty of supermarkets around and eating out was a joy.
melanie from langford
Stayed 18 Aug 2010
The property was basic in terms of furnishing and equipment, but I expected this for the price and thought it represented good value for money.
The property description was accurate.
The owner is friendly and approachable, and was there if we needed anything. The communication before the holiday was helpful too.
My two small boys loved the gardens, pool and water sprinklers. The pool is a good size for both playing and swimming.
I would improve the accommodation by providing more surface area and storage, as this was limited. Also by providing some ovenware and a more comfortable mattress. Otherwise the accommodation largely met our needs for a family of four.
We spent a marvellous time at Jasmine Villa: ideal location to visit Western Crete, very confortable house, so refreshing swimming-pool -) and a warm welcome from the owners... What else?
+Very nice surroundings - even better than the pictures showed. The pool is great. We had a wonderful holiday overall. Ian is just very nice and helpful.
Suggested improvements: the kitchen equipment is a bit sparse (e.g. no wine-glasses :)
Ceiling fans in the bedrooms would be great (even if there is AC)
Pool is excellent as is the general location. Villa was a bit basic but for the money it was ok - just dont expect luxury, think more charming and functional...
Very nice grounds and helpful people.
All in all quite satisfied and a great location to explore from.
We had a lovely holiday. The fantastic pool and friendly owners made it a very special break.
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Ideal for families the want to have some independanceGreat for outside living and eating
ideal family accommodationidea for our teenage kidsWe can be independant but still have our communal family area
About the owner
Eight years ago, we finally released our dream and myself, Ian, Jeannie my wife and our two girls set off from England for our new life on the warm and sunny island of Crete.
We had already purchased a plot of land with a house and one acre of orchard, delicious navel oranges.
In the time honored fashion of the island it took over a year to overcome the paperwork and legalities connected with our purchase but then we were able to start our huge project.
The gardens and villas slowly took shape, each year bringing exciting changes as the trees and plants matured. The result is now three villas set in beautiful gardens.
Having been to Greece on previous occasions we wanted to make the accomodation spacious. A large bathroom was a must and raised sun terraces were top priority.
We wanted to create individual privacy without being isolated and a pool that you could really swim in,
We are very fortunate that we are only a short distance from Chania, the principal town, and we also determined be affordably priced, a place for people to relax.
We aim to create integrity and customer care. We are here, on site, for the duration of your stay to make sure everything runs smoothly for you.
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