Villa Helios, Almyrida. Near Beach/tavernas. Private Pool & Quiet
Beach villa with 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and private pool in Gavalohori, Crete
From £439 per week
Villa to rent in Gavalohori, Crete
Detached villa with private swimming pool. Ideal for 2 - 8 guests (+ extra child if required). We charge by occupancy so it is cost effective even for just two people. Gated pool for child safety.
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Villa overview - owner's description
The villa sleeps 2- 8 people in 4 bedrooms. An extra child can be accommodated in a camp bed is required.
The house has a glorious private sunny pool (9 metres long, 4.5 metres wide and a constant 1.2 metres deep). For people in wheelchairs or with limited mobility, the downstairs double bedroom is ideal, being next to the downstairs shower room and W/C with commode available. British plumbing and WC - no small pipes!
Villa Helios is of the same design and layout as our other two villas nearby (Asteria and Angelos) in the same private olive grove so if you wish you could hire several villas together.
Our guests often comment that these villas are in the perfect location. They are within walking distance from two villages, close enough to enjoy their facilities but not too close to be disturbed by barking dogs, crowing cockerels and noisy human nightlife that happens in any and every Cretan village or town.
IMPORTANT NOTE TO PARENTS WITH SMALL CHILDREN! This villa has a downstairs kitchen which looks out directly onto the gated pool. This means you can see your children in the pool while you are preparing lunch! Many other villas in the area have not been designed with holidaymakers like you in mind as they have an upstairs kitchen which means you may have to balance a meal and a drink on a tray while walking down a flight of stairs with a toddler following behind you or under your feet! We designed this feature BEFORE the houses were built - you are not an afterthought!
The villa is located in a peaceful private olive grove of 4.5 acres (17,000 square metres). It is one of only 5 villas in the olive grove, all of which are owned by us. The olive grove is secure, being fenced and hedged by colourful oleander, and surrounded by olive trees. It is the perfect base to explore the picturesque Apokoronas area on foot or by car, with its tiny white hamlets nestled on green mountainsides. Apokoronas is a designated area of natural beauty, protected in a similar way to a UK National Park. At all times there are breath-taking views of the White Mountains which are snowcapped until late May. Literally on your doorstep there are numerous foot-trails through this most spectacular area of Crete, a genuine walker’s paradise.
Close to the villa are two villages. Almyrida, by the beach, is only a 3 minute drive away or you can walk it in half an hour. Gavalochori, further inland, is only a 1 minute drive away and you can walk there in less than 15 minutes.
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Outside this villa in Gavalohori, CreteThis 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 recommended as the villa is less than a 15 minute walk to at least a couple of shops, bars and restaurants; however parking is available if required.
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Changeover days and minimum stays
- 23 May - 27 September 2019: changeover day is Saturday, bookings must be for whole weeks only and the minimum stay is 7 nights.
- 28 September - 1 November 2019: bookings must be for whole weeks only and the minimum stay is 7 nights.
- 13 April - 30 August 2020: changeover day is Saturday, bookings must be for whole weeks only and the minimum stay is 7 nights.
- 1 September - 25 September 2020: changeover day is Saturday, bookings must be for whole weeks only and the minimum stay is 7 nights.
- 26 September - 30 October 2020: the minimum stay is 7 nights.
- 31 October - 1 November 2020: bookings must be for whole weeks only and the minimum stay is 7 nights.
- 13 April - 27 September 2021: changeover day is Saturday, bookings must be for whole weeks only and the minimum stay is 7 nights.
- 28 September - 1 November 2021: bookings must be for whole weeks only and the minimum stay is 7 nights.
£56.00 per week for each additional person if there are more than 2 people, paid with booking
4 bedrooms, Sleeps 9:
- 1 double bed
- 2 single beds
- 1 double bed
- 1 single bed, 1 double bed
There is also 2 cots
Private pool, Size 9m x 4.5m, Depth 1.2m to 1.2m
CD player, DVD/Blu-ray player, Internet / WiFi, TV Languages in English, French, Local, Satellite / cable
Living area seats 8, Dining area seats 8, Air conditioning throughout property, Clothes drier, Hair dryer, Iron / board, Towels / linen, Washing machine, Car hire recommended
Cooker, Crockery, Cutlery, Fridge, Freezer, Glassware, Kettle, Microwave, Oven, Pots / pans, Toaster
Balcony or terrace, Barbecue, Outside lighting, Parking, Private garden
Children, Hen or stag groups, Infants, Single gender groups, Restricted mobility , Pets
The house is surrounded by mature olive trees.
Private Owner From Buxton, United Kingdom Member since Feb 2016
Past bookings: 1 booking
Response rate: 100%
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Last seen: a year ago
Number of properties: 4