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☀️ NO STAIRS ☀️ Near Almyrida ☀️PRIVATE POOL Gated for Child Safety ☀️ FREE WiFi

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3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
8 guests
7 nights minimum
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REGISTERED BY THE GREEK TOURIST BOARD NOTIFICATION NUMBER 1059831. Property managed by 'Saint Basil Olive Grove - Rentavillacrete' EXTRA 4th Bedroom available if required! Villa Selene has a private swimming pool which is gated to help with child safety - and adult peace of mind when looking after toddlers around the swimming pool. The Kitchen/diner opens directly on to the patio area, and there are no stairs to negotiate when bringing out food to the dining area outside. An additional 4th bedroom can be made available if you wish to sleep up to 8 guests in total. *********************************************************** Located in our St Basil Olive Grove, only 3 minutes drive from the beach at Almirida, on the Apokoronas Peninsular in North West Crete Also nearby, only a 12 minute w...REGISTERED BY THE GREEK TOURIST BOARD NOTIFICATION NUMBER 1059831. Property managed by 'Saint Basil Olive Grove - Rentavillacrete' EXTRA 4th Bedroom available if required! Villa Selene has a private swimming pool which is gated to help with child safety - and adult peace of mind when looking after toddlers around the swimming pool. The Kitchen/diner opens directly on to the patio area, and there are no stairs to negotiate when bringing out food to the dining area outside. An additional 4th bedroom can be made available if you wish to sleep up to 8 guests in total. *********************************************************** Located in our St Basil Olive Grove, only 3 minutes drive from the beach at Almirida, on the Apokoronas Peninsular in North West Crete Also nearby, only a 12 minute walk away, is the 1000-year old Greek village of Gavalochori with tavernas & shops. The villa shares the Olive Grove with only 4 other villas (also owned by us) but is not overlooked by them so your privacy is protected. Unusually for Crete, there is at least 60 metres between each house, and separated by colour full private gardens. The olive grove is huge (4.5 acres, 17,000 sq metres) and is fully fenced and gated. The road to Almyrida has only light traffic during the day and occasional vehicles at night, yet you are never far from civilisation and the bustling cafe culture and nightlife of nearby villages. Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: NOTIFICATIONNUMBER1059831More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
2 Full baths
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About the Owner
John F
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:October 2007
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Reviewed 28 August 2020 via mobile

Thank you so much to John and Tina for letting us stay at one of their fantastic villas. It was perfect; after such a horrendous year this break was unbelievably welcome and needed. My husband had booked the villa through HomeAway on his account In...More

Date of stay: August 2020
Thank Debs A
Reviewed 16 December 2019

The villa is located in the best area of Crete, a relatively green part. Rural tranquillity in an olive grove but still close to the beach (15 minutes walk) and a short drive to Chania / the airport. Our villa was single storey with 4...More

Date of stay: November 2019
Thank Neil B
Reviewed 4 November 2019

We had a wonderful holiday in Villa Selene. The villa was exceptionally well-equipped and had absolutely everything we needed; it was great to have a washing machine, dishwasher, toaster etc and supplies of dishwasher and laundry tablets and washing up liquid; beach towels were also...More

Date of stay: October 2019
Thank Alison G
Reviewed 10 October 2019

The villa is just 2 kilometres away from Almyrida which has a good beach and many tavernas. It is within easy reach of Chania and Rethymion and not far from walks in the famous Cretan gorges. Contact with both owner and maintenance team was very...More

Date of stay: September 2019
Thank GoPlaces49546653212
Reviewed 6 September 2019

We had a fabulous holiday in Selene. Arrived to find the property immaculately clean both inside and around the pool. The location is perfect for exploring the Chania region. Almyrida with its lovely beach and great selection of restaurants is 5 mins drive away. The...More

Date of stay: July 2019
Thank Catherine W
DayTrip293676, VR Owner at ☀️ NO STAIRS ☀️ Near Almyrida ☀️PRIVATE POOL Gated for Child Safety ☀️ FREE WiFi, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2019

Many thanks for your lovely review! We agree that Selene is perfectly appointed and is one of the nicest villas in the area.

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Reviewed 5 June 2019

Fantastic location Great villa great pool could not have been better owners and staff friendly and helpful

Date of stay: June 2019
Thank Robert P
DayTrip293676, VR Owner at ☀️ NO STAIRS ☀️ Near Almyrida ☀️PRIVATE POOL Gated for Child Safety ☀️ FREE WiFi, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2019

We do think we have a great location. Private and quiet but not remote from the beach and local restaurants and bars

Reviewed 19 September 2018 via mobile

I stayed in this lovely villa with a group of girlfriends. The villa had everything we needed with plenty of space to relax and entertain in the evening. The setting was idyllic amidst the olive groves providing peace and tranquility. The local tavernas were walking...More

Date of stay: November 2017
Thank lesleyshaw40
Reviewed 19 September 2018 via mobile

This villa really met our needs when we stayed for a week with all the family. The bedrooms are very clean and comfortable and the ceiling fans were great for keeping us cool. The kitchen is well equipped and there is plenty of seating for...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank AlisonHewitt14
Reviewed 14 September 2018

Set 2km above the seaside village of Almyrida in a hilltop olive grove Selene enjoys a tranquil location with beautiful and ever changing views of the White Mountains. It’s a well appointed villa (we found the dishwasher a guilty pleasure.) The internal decor and fabrics...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank 465JohnG
DayTrip293676, VR Owner at ☀️ NO STAIRS ☀️ Near Almyrida ☀️PRIVATE POOL Gated for Child Safety ☀️ FREE WiFi, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2018

Thank you John for the lovely review. We have now completed the internal decorations and you will be able to see the results online very soon.

Reviewed 18 July 2018

This is a very peaceful/Beautiful place with the only background noise being the crickets or the occasional car or goats passing, Just far enough away from the crowds but equally close enough to be involved if you wanted to. Would recommend, especially for families

Date of stay: July 2018
1  Thank bmccorry
Management response:Responded 28 July 2018

Many thanks for your review. Villa Selene is definitely a great place for families

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Air Conditioning
Balcony
Grill
Ceiling Fans
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dishwasher
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Mountain Views
Outdoor Dining Area
Parking
Patio
Porch
Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Private Garden
Safe
Cable/satellite TV
Stereo System
Cooker
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
Water Park Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Corporate Bookings
Cycling Trips
Bachelor/Bachelorette Parties
Hiking Trips
Long Term Rentals (Over 1 Month)
Good Nightlife
Rural/Countryside Retreats
A Winter Sun Getaway
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About the neighbourhood
2 km inland of the fishing village of Almirida (sometimes spelt Almyrida) on Cretes north west coast. This is to the east of Souda Bay on the Apokoronas peninsular, about 20 kilometres from the city of Chania and its airport. OUR LOCATION is ideal if you want a quiet family holiday with plenty of sun and sea, yet you are never far from civilisation and the bustling cafe culture and nightlife of nearby villages. Nearby ALMIRIDA VILLAGE has around a dozen restaurants and tavernas, mostly along the seafront, so you can enjoy your meal just a few metres from the waves. We have personally eaten at every restaurant and have never had a poor meal, although perhaps some of the local village wine is a acquired taste! Cooking is invariably home-made Cretan (according to long-handed down family recip...
Getting around
We would recommend a hire car, though this is not strictly necessary, there is a good local taxi service.
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