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Crete On The Road

The Sunday Telegraph.

Crete on the Road: the Best Driving Tours around West and Central Crete by Frankie Miles. Frankie is from Villas Crete Holidays and she is very knowledgable about this part of the island.

Read the full Article.

2018 Prices start from 1175 Euro per week.

3 double bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms.

Private infinity swimming pool (8 x 5metres, & depth 1.20m - 1.70m)

Sleeps a maximum of 6.

Free WIFI internet access.

EOT (Greek Tourist Board) Rental License Number: MHTE 1042K10003133801

 

If you would love to spend some time completely relaxing in a sophisticated modern villa with one of the most privileged locations in an area famed for its natural beauty, and with breathtaking views in all directions, then look no further than Kera View Villa. Built and furnished by an Oscar winning film producer and his wife, this lovely villa is both stylish and very comfortable. The infinity pool, terraces, and the balconies that lead out from the 3 bedrooms all overlook the gorgeous surrounding countryside, Kera Beach and Souda Bay, with an excellent vantage point to watch the local fishing boats and colourful catamarans during the day and the nightly ferries heading off to Athens. Despite having a stunning rural location with direct access to many walking trails, Kera View Villa is situated conveniently within walking distance of the beach in Kera Cove, and all of the tavernas, shops and beaches in Almyrida, which is ideal for those who like to have a drink with their meals out and not have to worry about driving home.

 

The artistic owners have created a very attractive and comfortable home which is air-conditioned throughout. For the cooler nights at the start and end of the season the A/C units double up as heaters, and there is full central heating of required (though fuel for this is not included in the rental price). Kera View Villa has quality contemporary furnishings that blend effortlessly with the traditional pergolas, flagstones and natural stone walls. Cool floor tiles, white kitchen cabinets and built-in wardrobes give the villa a lovely light and airy feel whilst the diaphanous bedroom curtains and gorgeous bed linens give splashes of colour to the villa. The fully equipped modern kitchen has every appliance that you could ask for including a ceramic hob, fan assist oven, dishwasher, microwave oven, toaster, kettle and coffee maker, and the downstairs cloakroom houses the washing machine. The living room is home to a WIFI hub with Free WIFI access, a flat screen TV which is used only as a monitor for the DVD player, and a selection of books, games and DVD's have been thoughtfully supplied. All of the modern doors, windows, shutters and mosquito screens are made from Wedgewood blue coloured aluminium which perfectly matches the attractive blue wooden pergolas.

Despite the villa’s soothing interiors, you will probably spend most of your time relaxing outside on one of the many spacious terraces or cooling down in the infinity pool whilst taking in the glorious views. The property has been beautifully landscaped with natural stone walls and an abundance of typically Mediterranean flowers, shrubs and fruit trees which gives guests a choice of different areas in which to either enjoy family fun, or to escape for some privacy and alone time if needed, with the option of sun or shade. The flowers, shrubs and trees which have been planted on the driveway, lower terrace, and both sides of the pool terrace provide natural screening, a rainbow of brilliant colour, fruit straight from the tree, and include lemon, orange, pomegranate and olive trees, African daisies, geraniums, bougainvillea, hibiscus, margarita daisies, lemon verbena, and Washingtonian palms.

The pool terrace is large, and it incorporates different areas for sunbathing, shaded lounging and dining, and a barbeque cabana, and is quite simply a fantastic place in which to unwind and enjoy a delicious al-fresco meal. The pergola covered lounging area is well equipped with comfortable wicker couches, armchairs and stools that are adorned with plump cream cushions, a matching wicker coffee table, and a mosaic topped dining table and chairs. With unbelievable views, sun-loungers and a separate shower cubicle with both hot and cold running water, the pool terrace has it all. Clever lighting ensures that long hot summer days swimming and playing in the infinity pool will turn easily into enchanted nights cooking delicious freshly caught or grown local fish, meat and vegetables on the charcoal grill for mouth watering meals, or simply listening to the waves from nearby Kera beach whilst gazing at the hundreds of stars in the clear night sky and sipping a chilled glass of wine from the excellent local Dourakis winery.

Kera View Villa is a captivating property that offers spectacular views, comfortable furnishings, and a convenient location close to the beach and many amenities – what more could you ask for! Even though you may never want to leave the villa, Kera is the perfect starting point for exploring the many sites that West Crete has to offer as it is only 10 minutes drive to the National Highway.

 

 

Villa Accommodation

Ground floor (1.5 steps up from the private parking area): Open-plan lounge, dining area and kitchen, 1 cloak room with the washing machine, a semi-covered front dining terrace, and a large open side terrace with steps to the pool terrace.
The front door opens into the lounge/dining and kitchen areas. The lounge and dining area has a 3 person wicker couch with off white cushions and black and white cushions, a matching 2 person couch and 2 matching armchairs, a teak wood and glass coffee table, a teak side board with a flat screen TV and a DVD player, 2 paper floor lamps, a teak bookcase with a selection of DVD's and books, a reading lamp, and a dining table and 6 chairs. The living room has double doors that lead out onto the front sea facing covered dining terrace which is equipped with a dining table and chairs, and double doors that open out onto the large and private side terrace which is equipped with a dining table and chairs, a coffee table and chairs, and 2 wicker loungers with off white cushions. The living room also has a rear window to the stone wall and steps that lead to the pool terrace, and a side window that looks out to the side terrace and flower beds. The modern, fully equipped kitchen area has white built-in cabinets, black and white wall tiles, a window made from frosted glass bricks, a dishwasher, a ceramic hob and built in double oven with cooker hood, a fridge/freezer, a kettle, a toaster, and a microwave oven. The kitchen has double doors that lead out to the front sea facing covered dining terrace which is equipped with a dining table and chairs. The hallway from the lounge leads to the stairs to the first floor and the cloak room which has cream tiles, a toilet, a sink with a white vanity unit, a mirror and lamp, and the washing machine.

First Floor (17 steps down from the ground floor): 3 double bedrooms, 1 en-suite shower room, 1 main bathroom, and 2 balconies with views to the sea.
At the top of the stairs is a hallway with 2 bedroom doors on the left side of the hallway, the main bathroom door on the right side of the hallway, and the door to the 3rd bedroom with the en-suite shower room at the end of the hallway. The west end front bedroom has a double bed with slatted wooden headboard, 2 sets of bedside drawers a double wardrobe with hanging space, drawers and shelves, red diaphanous curtains, and double doors that lead out onto a semi covered sea facing balcony that is shared with the front east end double bedroom. The east end front bedroom has a double bed with a built-in wooden headboard with side shelves with 2 reading lamps, a double wardrobe with hanging space, drawers and shelves, a chair, a window made from frosted glass bricks, orange diaphanous curtains, and double doors that lead out onto the semi-covered balcony that is shared with the west side front bedroom and looks out to sea. The main bathroom has floor to ceiling cream tiles, a bath with a shower attachment, a sink with vanity unit and wall mirror, a toilet, a glass brick window and a frosted window. The east end side bedroom has a double bed with a built-in wooden headboard with side shelves with 2 reading lamps, a double wardrobe with hanging space, drawers and shelves, a small window that looks out to the pool terrace, blue diaphanous curtains, and double doors that lead out onto a balcony that looks out over the lower side terrace to neighbouring villas, and to the sea on one side and the pool terrace on the other side. The en-suite shower room has floor to ceiling cream tiles, a shower cubicle with sliding Perspex doors, a sink, a mirror, a toilet, and a frosted window.

Villa Location

The beach at Kera is only 350 metres from the villa. It is a quieter beach with just a small kantina for food. The water is shallow and there is a choice of pebbles or sand. The lovely village of Almyrida is only 1.1m walk down a dirt track from Kera View Villa, and is built around a pretty crescent shaped sandy beach, with a small fishing harbour at the eastern end. The beach is very shallow and safe, which is good news if you have children or are not a strong swimmer. Lining the beach are 12 excellent tavernas, 6 cafés, 2 bars, 2 bakeries, 1 Italian ice cream shop, 1 jewellery shop, 4 mini-markets, 7 gift shops, 2 clothes shops, an off-license, a pharmacy, an organic fruit and vegetable shop with a deli counter, a butcher, a nail spa,  a hair dresser, 1 kiosk, and 3 real estate offices. Also in Almyrida there is a space with pool tables and a variety of games machines, a children's play centre which offers babysitting, a scuba diving centre, pedalo rentals, table tennis, paddle boarding, a water sports centre which rents out kayaks, windsurfers and catamarans, and Villas Crete Holidays for tourist information, private boat rental, boat trips, waterskiing, horse riding, private sightseeing flights in a light airplane, big game fishing, and guided walking or coach tours. The village of Kalives is 3km away and has long been a popular destination for holiday makers seeking a typically Greek seaside resort that has many amenities but is far removed from brash tourism. Kalives stretches along 4 kilometres of sandy beaches, and the narrow main street is lined with old white washed houses. Two rivers run join the sea at Kalives, and there is a traditional fishing boat harbour at the eastern end of the village. There is an abundance of excellent tavernas and cafes lining the seafront, and there are shops of every description. A few minutes by car from the villa, there are a huge variety of archaeological sites and traditional villages with wonderful tavernas. There is also an interesting selection of small craft centres and museums, including glass blowing in Kokkino Horio and lace making in Gavalohori. For those of you looking for even more activity, the historic town of Chania is only 30 minutes away by car.

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Villa Amenities

Views? Sea/Olive Covered Valley/Beach/ The Akrotiri Peninsula.
Washing machine
Dishwasher
Microwave Oven
Fridge / Freezer
TV
but only used for a DVD monitor
Satellite TV
Air conditioned bedrooms
Air conditioned lounge
CD player (DVD Player plays CD`s)
Free WIFI 
DVD Player
BBQ
Mosquito screens to windows
Central heating
Fireplace or Wood burning Stove
Hairdryer
Iron and ironing board
Safety Deposit Box
Welcome Grocery Pack

Number of bedrooms 3  Double
Number of bathrooms 2.5 - 1 main bathroom, 1 en-suite shower room and 1 cloak room
Bath/shower/both both
   
Pool depths 1.20m – 1.70m
Pool size 8m x 5m
Type of shade outside A pergola covered lounging area
   
Sofa bed? Suitable for child or adult? No
Maid service 2 times a week
   
Distance to nearest taverna? 1.1km  By foot. 15 - 20 mins  By car  2 mins
Distance to the nearest beach? 350m  By foot  10 mins  By car  2 mins
   
Distance to nearest mini market? 1.1km  By foot  15 - 20 mins  By car  2 mins
Distance to nearest cash machine? 1.1km  By foot  15 - 20 mins  By car  2  mins
How far from airport? 30 minutes
How far from nearest large town? 30 minutes

Any steps? How many?

1.5 steps from the parking area to the front door, a choice of a ramp via the driveway and 2 steps up from villa to the pool terrace or 20 steps direct from the villa to the pool terrace, 17 steps from the ground floor to the first floor.

How private?

Most of the pool terrace is completely private .

Nearest neighbour?

25m set to the side (but well screened by shrubs and trees) and in front on a lower terrace (Villa Nina which we also rent out).

CAR HIRE IS NECESSARY WITH THIS VILLA.

Villa Rental Prices

All prices shown are per Villa, per Week, in Euro. Not per person!

From :               To :                  Price:                 
Winter 2017/18 30.04.18

Long term rentals only

     
01.05.18 31.05.18 E 1175
01.06.18 30.06.18 E 1375
01.07.18 31.08.18
E 2035
01.09.18 30.09.18
E 1375
01.10.18 31.10.18
E 1175
Winter 2018/19 31.03.19 Long term rentals only

The above prices shown are in EUROS, per Week. These prices include a Free Welcome Pack, representative services, a villa information book, and detailed directions to all the sights from the guide book “Crete on the Road ” by Frankie Miles.

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