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“Perfect place for a peaceful getaway”
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Sea and Mountain view apartment with Private Pool for your use only
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22 reviews
Sea and Mountain view apartment with Private Pool for your use only
Spacious bedroom
Spacious apartment with Free aircon & WiFi
Alfresco poolside BBQ dining at its best
Stargazing from your balcony
You have full use of the BBQ and gardens
You very own private & Spacious Sun terrace
Showeroom with WC and Hand Basin
Fancy some Fishing? I have rods & I'll take you to some great spots for a few hours of fishing fun
Within easy reach of these beaches
You'll be surrounded by beautiful gardens
Enjoy a Romantic sunset every night from the balcony with a glass of wine and a kiss
Take an evening stroll around the gardens and pick yourself a lemon or orange off the tree !
Enjoy a meal at one of the many restaurants nearby
Gavalochori village
Enjoy some shopping or browsing in Chania - Just 20 mins drive away
Beautiful Chania at night
Kalives harbour just 15 mins away
Beaches just 10 minutes away
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Gavalochori, Apokoronas, Chania Prefecture, Crete

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RLC1984
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“Perfect place for a peaceful getaway ”
Reviewed 23 May 2017 for a stay in May 2017

We loved our time at the Studio and Carl was a great Host. Carl was helpful and informative before our arrival and ensured we had detailed durations to find the villa when we arrived in Crete. To get to the villa from the village, is a narrow road, the final bit is off road but we did not have any problems. On arrival, Carl gave us a warm welcome and we were blown away by the views. The studio was great for what we needed and the terrace was very private with the most beautiful views of the mountains and sea. The pool was lovely and we enjoyed being able to use the BBQ area. Carl gave us lots of welcomed advice and tips for the local area and was kind and generous to us throughout our stay. We highly recommend booking the studio if you are looking for a relaxing and beautiful place to stay in a rural location with easy access to the beaches by car. We hope to be able to return and big thank you Carl.

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Management Response
25 May 2017
Hi Claire and Nick, thank you so very much for your kind comments and I'm so pleased you enjoyed your stay. It really was an absolute delight to have you both as guests and i look forward to having you return as valued guests again in the future as The door will always be open for you both with a warm welcome in the sunshine.
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Coventry, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 May 2017 for a stay in May 2017

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Management Response
23 May 2017
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay here and i'm so pleased you enjoyed it, I look forward to having you return as valued guests again in the future
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2 reviews
“Perfect”
Reviewed 17 May 2017 for a stay in May 2017

The apartment at a Villa Sonia is self contained and has its own access. It was completely perfect for our holiday. A small sitting room, with TV/DVD and stereo system (if you needed them), and a good sized bedroom with plenty of storage/wardrobe space. Nice bathroom with shower, and solar heated water. The outside boasts a large terrace/balcony to the rear with stunning views west to the White Mountains, and east to Souda Bay. There is a small terrace at the front as well, where we regularly had breakfast and coffee as it is more sheltered. The small village is directly below the villa, a few hundred yards down the hill. Gavalochori is a delightful little village with a surprising number of very friendly tavernas. We were made welcome everywhere we went, and even joined the locals when they met up for their mid-morning coffee break. Our host, Carl could not do enough for us. He sent us very comprehensive directions from the airport, with photos of landmarks, which can be printed off, and which were invaluable to us to find the villa on the day of arrival. Not a problem though, with the excellent directions provided. Carl also made himself available to point us in the direction of local sights worth visiting, and we would never have found them without his help. As a base the apartment could not be better placed. Although a GPS/Sat Nav is essential, in my view, getting about the Island on the narrow country roads is quite straightforward, and generally traffic is very light everywhere. We were able to visit many of the tourist attractions across the whole of the north of the island without any trouble at all, including the ancient Palace remains at Knossos, the Venetian Harbours at both Chania and Rethymno, and the lovely inland villages, like Georgiopolou, which are so beautiful. If/when we return to Crete we will have no hesitation in looking to return to this apartment. We loved it.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
21 May 2017
Wonderful pleasant guests and thank you for taking the time to review your stay on Crete, I'm so pleased you enjoyed your holiday and look forward to welcoming you back as valued guests again in the future.
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 July 2016 for a stay in June 2016
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Liked best: Balcony and pool
Liked least: kitchen
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Management Response
7 Jul 2016
Thank you for your kind comments and for taking the time to review your stay David. It was an absolute pleasure to have you both as valued guests and i look forward to welcoming you both again whenever you wish to return to the beautiful island of Crete for more fun in the sun.
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york
Reviewed 26 July 2014 for a stay in July 2014
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Liked best: location
Liked least: steps
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Your age range 50-64
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Management Response
21 May 2017
Thank you for taking the time to do a review of your holiday at Villa Sonia, I am delighted you had a wonderful time and hope to see you again soon"
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hollyshep
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“Fantastic views and beaches”
Reviewed 29 June 2014 for a stay in May 2014
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Four of us went to villa Sonia for a week and it was lovely villa very clean and private from other houses. Pool has a fantastic view. Only ten minutes from local beaches which are all lovely and very friendly locals. Train rides to different towns to see historic towns and beautiful lakes which we enjoyed. Overall a great place to go for everyone and would definitely recommend to anyone wanting to have a great holiday.

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Management Response
10 Jul 2014
Thank you for doing a review of your holiday at villa Sonia, we are delighted you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you again soon
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Leicester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 June 2014 for a stay in June 2014

Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
10 Jul 2014
Thank you for taking the time to do a review of your holiday at Villa Sonia, we are delighted you had a wonderful time and hope to see you again soon
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