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Crete Retreat Olivetree

Beach house with 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and shared pool in Akrotiri, Crete

From £441 per week

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Two bedroom comfortable and relaxing villa with shared 24/7 pool set in beautiful gardens with a large pool. Located on the edge of Tsikalaria Village.

Overview

We have three villas set in 5000sq meters of gardens with a large 24/7 165sq meter swimming pool, one you can really swim in. We are located on the edge of the village of Tsikalaria, away from the main roads, and secluded, to create a quiet but not isolated base for your holiday.We provide free wi-fi so you can keep in touch. We have three dogs and cats which are allowed in the grounds but not in the houses
Being a reclaimed orange grove, all the water for the garden is supplied by the original well, giving an unusual green micro climate within the warmth of Crete. The gas barbecue with side hop on the terrace make outside cuisine a pleasure

Location
We are well placed and within easy reach of Chania with the beautiful Venetian harbour, tavernas, shops, museums and ancient atmosphere.
Our local shops and tavernas provide convenient shopping and dining. Souda, the nearby town and port offers a Carrefour supermarket and the renowned fresh fish tavernas and is just 3 km away.

Comfort and Activity
Our aim is to provide an affordable, quiet, green environment that is private but not totally isolated. We live within the grounds and provide on site management and help. From our own experience we have made a point of providing good sized air conditioned bedrooms, adequate cooking and barbeque equipment, large bath and shower rooms and raised sun terraces.
For those wanting to experience the historical aspect of Crete, the Aptera Roman settlement is only 15 minutes away and we are surrounded by archaeological sites, monasteries and museums.
For the more active holiday, there are daily excursions to walk the world famous Samaria Gorge, horse riding, wind surfing, climbing, walking, go carting, paragliding and diving.
Boat trips leave from Chania harbour and Souda ferry terminal daily. Excursions are also available to Knossos, Elafonisi, and Santorini.
The beaches around the area are plentiful, ranging from quiet and remote, to popular. Most beaches have tavernas on the beach or nearby, and all have easy free parking.
We offer a truly ideal location from which to explore this beautiful island and believe you will find peace and relaxation within your private villa, shady gardens and of course our beautiful swimming pool

Reviews

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15 out of 15 people recommend staying here

Matthew

Family from London , United Kingdom Jun 2017

Amazing stay we can't wait till September.
Thank you

Reply from Crete-retreat

Look forward to seeing you then

Mastroianni

Family from Maddaloni, Italy Jul 2016

Ottima soluzione per muoversi nella prefettura di Chania. Il proprietario Ian è stato gentilissimo.

Christian

Family from Bordes, France Aug 2015

Nous avons passé un très agréable séjour dans cette villa qui constitue un point de départ idéal pour découvrir l'île. Le jardin est charmant et comporte différentes zones aménagées de telle sorte que chaque maison possède son propre espace isolé.

Bantas

Family from Paris, France Aug 2014

Super endroit. Nous sommes très content de notre séjour et nos deux enfants (6 et 9 ans)ont été également ravis.
Plages superbes et très enrichissant sur le plan culturel. (monastère, randonnée, site minoen....)
Les propriétaires sont très sympathiques.

Lorna

Family from Edinburgh, United Kingdom Jun 2014

Great family enviroment. Lovely owners. Great base to explore west crete

Richard

Couple from Craven Arms, United Kingdom Apr 2014

Although we arrived at about 1.30 am the owner was there to meet us. We had a lovely two weeks in
this secluded small deveopment, set in beautiful gardens with a large swimming pool.

A car is essential and we found nice beaches from 20 to 40 minutes drive.

After the electrics were sorted out by the owner in the first two days, we found the villa
comfortable.


2 other reviews

We have returned here every year for 5 years and have always been reluctant to go anywhere else, especially the children. The villas are clean and spacious, the gardens are lovely full of plants and herbs, which is helpful when cooking, if you dont want to go into Chania to the many lovely restaurants. Ian and his family are always on hand to help in anyway they can to make your stay more comfortable. The pool is large and clean, there are plenty of sunbeds, you are not restricted as you maybe in small hotels, apartments etc as there are only 3 villas. It is also very private if you want to be. The location is perfect for getting to some lovely beaches, Marathi, Kalathas and Geourgioupolis. Chania Town and Souda Bay being a short drive away and we would recommend a car. You can drive into the mountains and have easy access to the main highway. There is a fantastic Grand Prix Go Kart circuit and a Waterpark about a 25min drive away. We feel this offers value for money, my children dont ever want to go anywhere else and if rest and relaxation is what you need, then you will find it here, your children will be safe in the grounds as we overlooked the pool area. We are leaving for Crete in 4 days and cant wait and we will book again with our friends for next year.

Lots of space and privacyVery affordableGreat on site help and infomation of the surrounding areaLovely family atmophere

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Location

Distances to locations

Nearest beach 2km Nearest bar 1km Nearest restaurant 1km Nearest supermarket 500m Chania airport 20km Heraklion Airport 130km Souda Ferry Port 3km chania 4km Chania Airport 15km

Local activities

Climbing 5km Sailling 8km Scuba diving 15km Swimming 2km Walking 5km Wind surfing 8km

Sights and attractions

Historic site 15km Museum 15km Shopping 3km

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Changeover days and minimum stays

  • 14 December 2018 - 30 June 2019: the minimum stay is 4 nights.
  • 1 July - 25 August 2019: the minimum stay is 7 nights.
  • 26 August 2019 - 14 December 2020: the minimum stay is 4 nights.

Compulsory extras

  • cleaning

    £35.00 per booking, paid with booking

Facilities

Bedrooms

2 bedrooms, Sleeps 5:

  • 1 double bed
  • 2 single beds

Bathrooms

1 bathroom, 1 Separate WC

Swimming pool

Shared pool

Entertainment

Internet / WiFi

General

Living area seats 5, Dining area seats 5, Air conditioning, Clothes drier, Iron / board, Towels / linen, Washing machine, Car hire recommended

Kitchen

Cooker, Crockery, Cutlery, Fridge, Glassware, Kettle, Oven, Pots / pans, Toaster

Outside

Balcony or terrace, Barbecue, Outside lighting, Parking, Private garden

Suitable for

Children, Infants

Extra information

Gas Barbecue with hob

Johnson

Average rating from 39 reviews

Private Owner From Chania, Greece Member since Jan 2009

Eight years ago, we finally released our dream and myself, Ian, Jeannie my wife and our two girls set off from England for our new life on the warm and sunny island of Crete. We had already purchased a plot of land with a house and one acre of orchard, delicious navel oranges. In the time honored fashion of the island it took over a year to overcome the paperwork and legalities connected with our purchase but then we were able to start our huge project. The gardens and villas slowly took shape, each year bringing exciting changes as the trees and plants matured. The result is now three villas set in beautiful gardens. Having been to Greece on previous occasions we wanted to make the accomodation spacious. A large bathroom was a must and raised sun terraces were top priority. We wanted to create individual privacy without being isolated and a pool that you could really swim in, We are very fortunate that we are only a short distance from Chania, the principal town, and we also determined be affordably priced, a place for people to relax. We aim to create integrity and customer care. We are here, on site, for the duration of your stay to make sure everything runs smoothly for you.

Past bookings: 149 bookings

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Last logged in: 2 months ago

Number of properties: 3

Eight years ago, we finally released our dream and myself, Ian, Jeannie my wife and our two girls set off from England for our new life on the warm and sunny island of Crete. We had already purchased a plot of land with a house and one acre of orchard, delicious navel oranges. In the time honored fashion of the island it took over a year to overcome the paperwork and legalities connected with our purchase but then we were able to start our huge project. The gardens and villas slowly took shape, each year bringing exciting changes as the trees and plants matured. The result is now three villas set in beautiful gardens. Having been to Greece on previous occasions we wanted to make the accomodation spacious. A large bathroom was a must and raised sun terraces were top priority. We wanted to create individual privacy without being isolated and a pool that you could really swim in, We are very fortunate that we are only a short distance from Chania, the principal town, and we also determined be affordably priced, a place for people to relax. We aim to create integrity and customer care. We are here, on site, for the duration of your stay to make sure everything runs smoothly for you.