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Villa Metapothia - 14

Villa Metapothia
4 reviews
Villa Metapothia
swimming pool
living room
The bar area with stereo system
dining area
Spacious kitchen with all modern facilities
The kitchen with french doors that lead out to two balconies
pool area
double bedroom
The twin bedroom with mountain views
Very spacious bedrooms
Further outside sitting area
The ping pong table for inside or out
The swimming pool with jacuzzi & children's pool
bbq area
The aerial view of the grounds of Villa Metapothia
Villa Metapothia
The sandy beach of Almirida just 5 mins drive away
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6 Bedrooms, 7 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12
Gavalochori, Apokoronas, Chania Prefecture, Crete
Villa Metapothia, Gavalochori, Crete

Benefiting from magnificent sea views down the green and wooded valley to nearby Souda Bay and vistas towards Crete's distant White Mountains, Villa Metapothia's soft ochre walls and terracotta tiled roofs stand on a quiet hillside overlooking the village of Gavalohori.

For many years it was the dream of Diane, our Crete Operations Director, to build with her husband Yiannis, the perfect villa. Diane started with Freelance Holidays in 1988 at the tender age of 19 and four years later married Yiannis, a builder by trade. Finally, they pooled their experience and created this holiday home of which to be truly proud.

At first floor level, the main entrance leads into the extensive open plan living area. To one side, a comfortable sitting room has sofas and an easy chair grouped around a l...
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About the Manager, Freelance Holidays - Villa Rentals Since 1984 - ABTA MEMBER Y1824 (Property Manager Freelance Holidays Ltd)
Languages spoken: German, English, Italian
Calendar Updated: Today
Listed since : May 2007
Overall rating: 4.7 / 5.0
Based on 81 reviews and 86 properties
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Listing #HL190458
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chris w
Maidstone, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 26 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015
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we were a family group of 12 . Three pairs of parents and 6 teenage children. The villa is in a stunning location above a traditional Crete village with great tavernas and bakery and shop . The villa is huge with 6 double bedrooms all ensuite. Even with such a large group we all had our own space . The...

Daniela S
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2014 for a stay in June 2014
people found this review helpful

Villa is amazing and gorgeous!!! Very well equiped from kitchen to living room,books,tv,wifi, games, everything you ve wished you have in your own house! The rooms are very spacious with AC, own bathrooms, we felt very comfortable here and we trully enjoyed our stay! I highly recommend it for big groups or families and friends!!!

Gary W
Kiryat Gat, Israel
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2013 for a stay in July 2013
people found this review helpful

We were 3 families of friends, 6 adults and 7 children staying for a week. We couldn't hope for a better experience - the villa is beautiful, luxurious and extremely well equipped (including the kitchen, washing, stereo and free WiFi), as advertised. Upkeep is great and looks clean and new. It's located in a small, quaint and charming village, with...

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So pleased you enjoyed your stay - look like you'll make it a bit longer next time!! Chris


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  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Books
  • Central Heating
  • Children's Pool
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (12)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(2)
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (6)
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Game Room
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Hot Tub
  • Housekeeping Included
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (12)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Ocean Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Private Garden
  • Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Secure Parking
  • Single Beds:(8)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Dates Min stay Per night
15 Jul 2017 -
31 Aug 2017
august 2017
5 nights
1 Sep 2017 -
30 Sep 2017
september 2017
5 nights
1 Oct 2017 -
16 Oct 2017
october 2017
5 nights
17 Oct 2017 -
31 Oct 2017
EBD Oct 17
5 nights
  • Adw (accidental damage waiver): £20 / stay - Fee
Additional Rate and Availability Information
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30% Required to Confirm your booking , Balance Due 8 weeks before Check-In. If within 8 weeks, 100% required to confirm 24Hr Hold, No Charge, No Obligation.Price is the total accommodation price.Our Price also Includes:24/7 Local Assistance, Free Pool Towels, Free Essentials Grocery Pack, Free Air-Con, Free Cot, Free Highchair, Free WiFi, Bed Linen & Bathroom Towels, Housekeeping (as per description), Villa Info File (inc. maps & restaurant tips)A non-refundable charge of &pound 20.00 per booking for Accidental Damage Waiver (ADW) will be added to the total price.
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About the neighbourhood
Gavalohori, Crete

In the centre of the scenic Apokoronou Penisula, 3.8 km inland from Almirida and at the end of a green and wooded valley leading down to the sea, the beguiling little village of Gavalohori has enjoyed something of a renaissance over the past 10 years. This is in part thanks to a woman's co-operative where they make and sell local handicrafts such as lace and silk products. Many of the houses have been renovated in traditional fashion and the village has a pleasant air of both rural charm and prosperity. Dotted around the small square in the centre of the village are 2 local cafenions where the village males sip coffee and talk politics whilst desultorily twirling worry beads.
Getting around
Gavalohori also has a bakery, 2 small mini-markets and a couple of tavernas so of an evening, there's always the option to wine and 'dine locally and stroll home under the stars. For history buffs, there's a small museum of 19th century household artifacts and on the outskirts of the village are the remains of an ancient settlement with 30 Byzantine wells.
Car recommended
How to get there
Airport: Chania : 35.0 km
Ferry: Souda: 20.0 km
Activities nearby
Horse Riding Nearby, Water Park Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 4.0 km.
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