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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Maza, Chania Prefecture, Crete

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linda0210...
Cambridge, United Kingdom
1 review
“Beautiful, secluded villa with lovely garden and pool.”
Reviewed 24 October 2012 for a stay in October 2012

My husband and I rented Villa Petra in October for two weeks. The Villa is really charming, well-equipped and has superb facilities. The pool, which looks especially beautiful when illuminated at night, is set in a very pretty and secluded garden from which there are stunning views over the olive groves to The White Mountains.

The owner, Gregory, is extremely friendly, helpful and concerned for your comfort and if, as in our case, it is your first visit to Crete is happy to recommend places to visit.

You can walk to the local tavernas which serve Cretan food at excellent prices and there are beautiful beaches not too far away.

There are numerous interesting places to visit, our favourite being Chania Harbour, but the villa and pool are so lovely that we found it difficult to tear ourselves away and therefore did not visit all the places we'd intended to.

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Liked best: The garden, pool and the comfortable bed and sofas.
Liked least: Leaving.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Mindi4Fou...
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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“Beautiful, secluded and homely”
Reviewed 20 October 2012 for a stay in September 2012

We felt very much at home for the 9 days we were at Villa Petra. Booking direct with Gregory, the owner, couldn't have been more straightforward. Location is secluded, quiet and has fantastic views of the surrounding olive groves, hills and mountains. It's ideally placed to explore other areas of Crete and 5 min drive from the pretty small town of Vrysses, which had everything we needed from a bakery, supermarket with butcher, petrol station, cafes and shops. Maza itself is a tiny hamlet with a lovely square at the centre which has a great taverna run by Kostas and Voula - two extremely welcoming hosts who go out of their way to make you feel part of the community and dish up tasty rustic dishes, most of the produce they grow/rear themselves. There is another taverna M Maza, about a 2 min walk from the villa, run by Elena who cooks delicious local produce and even delivered a pre-ordered hot lunch to the villa one day so we didn't have to lift a finger to enjoy the fresh, wonderful meal. Her aubergine 'dip' (it's probably called something specific but I don't know what) was one of the best things I tasted the whole time I was there and the lamb she cooked was tender and packed with flavour. The villa itself is perfectly laid out, everything has been well thought out. It was very clean, and really felt homely and cared for - with lots of old furniture, crockery, plenty of glasses, plates, saucepans, utensils and all the bits and pieces you need when cooking or just relaxing. There were even mosquito plug-ins all round the place, washing powder and dishwasher tabs, candles, a few games, a giant inflatable ring in the pool, plenty of towels and good bedlinen. The well-cared-for potted plants all around the garden were beautiful. It did not feel bare and unloved like some other rented villas you come across. Beds were good: firm but comfortable, bathrooms were lovely and a pleasure to use. Gregory, the owner, was always easy to reach by phone or email if ever we wanted anything and he was extremely friendly and welcoming and happy to go out of his way to meet your needs or advise. We loved the villa so much, we found it quite hard to tear ourselves away and spent far too much time just lazing around in and out of the pool (which was a great size and very clean and had the bonus of not being over-chlorinated), cooking, listening to music, just enjoying the whole feel of the place. We would highly recommend the villa - I would say it's great for a group, a family or for couples wanting to get away from it all. I'd definitely return. I can only think of 1 small thing to improve and that's sorting out the sound on the TV - it was really muddy especially when watching DVDs and it tended to distort if turned up. Apart from that, I think the place is near perfect for a fantastic holiday.

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Liked best: The general atmosphere/feel of the villa - easy and comfortable, just like home
Liked least: nothing really
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Derby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 July 2012 for a stay in June 2012

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Liked best: villa, pool, views and people
Liked least: television tricky to work out
Travelling group: Extended Family
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