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Aloni House

Kournas, Nr Georgioupolis

Sleeps: 10 + 2
Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 5

£2245 - £4495per week

Features:

Air-con
BBQ
Premier Villa
Private Pool
Sea Views
Secluded

Details

General Description

Aloni House is a magnificent, individual villa with a backdrop of mountains and wonderful sea views to the front. The property is set in extensive landscaped gardens with a very large private pool, all ensuring complete privacy but only 15 minutes walk into the village of Kournas and 6/7 minutes drive to the beach and facilities at Kavros. Aloni House is a perfect choice for a large family get together or for a group of friends looking for something special.

The house is built of stone with Cretan style arches to reflect the local character, exposed wooden beams to give a simple rustic feel and all modern amenities to provide the luxury you would expect in a house such as this. You will realise that this house is something extra special the minute you walk through the front door into the impressive double height entrance hall with its crystal chandelier.

The house is cool and airy but nevertheless, all bedrooms are air-conditioned and ceiling fans keep you cool on the verandahs. Under floor heating and radiators throughout mean that Aloni House is comfortable even in the cooler months.

This very large house, spread over 3 floors, has 5 bedrooms and 5 bath/shower rooms. The bedrooms are all fitted with plenty of storage space.

Ground Floor

From the front of the house, you enter at ground floor level. Double doors open up at the end of the impressive entrance hall to an imposing open plan space wrapped around both sides of the property, this is the heart of the house, divided by two Cretan stone arches. To the left is the spacious, fully equipped kitchen/diner with a large farmhouse style dining table to seat up to 10 people in comfort. To the right is the well furnished lounge with a grand stone fireplace, comfortable sofas, antique furniture and many works of art adorning the walls. Two sets of French doors open out from the lounge and kitchen/diner onto a furnished, shaded verandah which runs the whole length of the house. This is a wonderful place to relax overlooking the pool with far reaching sea and countryside views. Off the entrance hall, near the top of the stairs to the ground floor, is a fully equipped bath/shower room which could be used as the private bath/shower room for one of the bedrooms on the ground floor that does not have en-suite facilities.

Lower Ground Floor

The house is on a sloping plot with the front entrance at ground floor level. The rear entrance doors are at lower ground floor level and they open up to the pool, pool terrace, outdoor kitchen and gardens. Three of the 5 bedrooms are situated on this floor. There is one double bedded room and two twin rooms. The double room and one of the twin rooms have direct access, through French doors, to the garden, pool and surrounding terraces. This twin room has en-suite facilities with a large walk through shower and separate en-suite wc. The double room and the twin room without en-suite facilities have shared use of the other fully equipped bath/shower room on this floor (and the full bath/shower room on the ground floor) (see floor plans). There is a second, well equipped kitchen on this floor which is perfect for rustling up drinks and snacks for the pool area (note there is also an outside kitchen with the BBQ). The utility room which houses two washing machines,­ very useful if the house is being shared by two families who want some independence, is also on this lower ground floor.

First Floor

Whilst the ground and lower ground floors are covered in natural tiling, the first floor has polished wooden floors throughout. The two master suites and the library are on this floor. One of the master suites has a double sleigh type bed and the other has two double beds. Both suites have fully equipped en-suite bathrooms and walk in wardrobes. Both rooms have French doors opening up to another verandah running the whole length of the house with the same stunning views as those from the ground floor verandah. The library is well stocked and there are two comfortable armchairs for those who may wish to sit and read in a quiet spot.

External Areas

Outside the house is very impressive with beautiful, well maintained gardens which provide lots of secluded sitting places, a large pool with a child friendly shallow section, an outdoor kitchen/dining area equipped with a large stone BBQ, preparation areas, outdoor sink, fridge and a huge 4m long, solid granite dining table, perfect for dining al fresco. The pool is surrounded by expansive sun terraces, furnished with sun loungers and, for shade, umbrellas and a pergola. Walkways with more pretty pergolas connect the BBQ area to the pool terraces. The garden has been planted with colourful, scented plants of honeysuckle, jasmine and fruit trees to complement the surrounding olive groves and fields of wild herbs.

Weddings

 The owners of Aloni House have teamed up with Moments Weddings of Rethymnon to offer you the unforgettable experience of staying in their beautiful villa for your wedding. Why not rent Aloni House for your big day and let Moments Weddings do all the planning for your wedding in Crete. Please email us at  for more information.

Internet Access

From the 2021 season the owner no longer provides a wi-fi connection at the villa. 

More Information

Use the different tabs to view the villa's features and amenities, actual location and distances to the nearest beach, shop and taverna. The prices tab contains details of the weekly rate together with discount information and additional charges where applicable. You can check "LIVE" up to date, availability using the availability tab which will also confirm the price for your selected dates ***. If you want to book you can then follow the online prompts. Also see https://www.crete-escapes.com/booking

Holiday Rental Licence

EOT Ministry of Tourism - Crete EscapesAloni House is licensed for holiday rentals with the Greek Tourist Authorities (EOT). Licence number 1064699.

 

 

Amenities

General

Villa size

280m2 (3 storey)

Plot size

4500m2

Gated Plot

Yes (secluded)

Parking

Yes (several vehicles)

Air conditioning

Yes (bedrooms)

Mosquito screens

No

Ceiling fans

No

Safety deposit box

Yes

Hairdryer

Yes (x 5 - bedroom)

Toiletries

No

Wifi internet access

No

Phone for emergency use and incoming calls

No

Cot

Yes (x 2 - request at time of booking - FOC)

High Chair

Yes (x 2 - request at time of booking - FOC)

Sofa Bed

No

Z bed

No

All bed/bath linen/towels

Yes (except cot linen)

Cot linen

No

Beach/pool towels

Yes

Central heating

Yes (underfloor heating)

Maid service and linen/towel change

Yes (see prices tab for more details)

Welcome pack on arrival

Yes

Bedrooms & Bath/Shower Rooms

Single rooms

No

Twin rooms

Yes (x 2 - lower ground floor, one with en-suite and one sharing a family bathroom with a double bedroom)

Double / King rooms

Yes (x 3 - 1 x double on lower ground floor sharing family bathroom with  twin bedroom and 2 x master suites with dressing rooms on the first floor. 1 x master suite has king sized bed and 1 x master suite has two double beds. )

En-suites

Yes (x 3 - both master suites on first floor and one of the twin bedrooms on lower ground floor)

Bath/shower rooms

Yes (x 5 - 3 x en-suites, 1 x family bathroom on lower ground floor and 1 x shower room on the ground floor)

Cloakrooms

No

Living Areas & Kitchen Equipment

Note - there are 2 kitchens. The main kitchen is on the ground floor and there is a 2nd smaller kitchen on the lower ground floor. The kitchen equipment listed is in the main kitchen with items that are in the smaller kitchen clearly identified.

Full cooker/oven/grill

Yes (x 2 - one in each kitchen)

Hob

Yes (x 2 - one in each kitchen)

Microwave

Yes

Dishwasher

Yes

Fridge/freezer

Yes (American style)

Larder fridge

Yes ( x 2 - one in smaller kitchen on lower ground floor and one at the outside preparation/BBQ area)

Kettle

Yes (x 2 - one in each kitchen)

Coffee maker

Yes (x 2 - one in each kitchen)

Toaster

Yes (x 2 - one in each kitchen)

Electric juicer

No

Electric blender

No

Washing machine

Yes (x 2 - utility room on lower ground floor)

Tumble dryer

No

Iron & ironing board

Yes

TV

Yes (screen with limited satellite reception - not Sky)

DVD player

Yes

CD player

Yes

Media system

No

ipod docking station

No

External

Private Pool

Yes (87m2 - 13.6m x 6.4m. Depth - 0.5m - 1.7m. Pool shower. Access via roman and aluminium steps)

Shared Pool

No

Sun loungers

Yes

Sun umbrellas

Yes

Garden chairs

Yes

Garden tables

Yes (large fixed outdoor table beneath a pergola)

Outdoor preparation area with sink

Yes (and fridge)

BBQ

Yes (stone built charcoal type)

Pizza oven

No

Gardens

Yes (extensive)

 

 

 

 

 

Map

 

Local Info

Chania airport ­- 1 hour.  Heraklion airport - 1 hour and 30 minutes

Nearest Beach -­ Kavros­ - 6/7 mins drive

Nearest Taverna - ­ Kournas­ - 15 mins walk

Nearest Shop  - Kournas­ - 15 mins walk

Georgioupolis - 10 minutes drive

NB; all times are approximate and based on average driving and walking speeds.

Prices

Deposit

10% of total rent

Pricing Notes

Prices quoted are in gbp sterling, per week, for the villa, for up to 10 people. The villa can also sleep 2 infants (12 months and under) using cots free of charge.

Alternative lengths of stay of more than 7 nights are accepted and are charged pro rata.

Prices include air- conditioning, a welcome pack, all linen/towels including  beach/pool towels,  and maid service with linen/towel change.

Maid service with linen/towel change** - twice weekly.

**except beach/pool towels which are only changed at the end of let however they can be washed using the laundry facilities in the villa during your stay.

There are NO hidden extras.

Options & Extras

  • Cot x 2: £0.00 per booking
  • High Chair x 2: £0.00 per booking

Loyalty Discounts

If you are a returning client and this is your 3rd (or more) consecutive booking with Crete Escapes or your 2nd separate booking in one season, you will qualify for our loyalty discount. Please quote voucher code LOYALTY05 when asked to do so during the online booking process or let us know when you contact us. Your reduction of 5% will then be deducted from the total price.

Short Breaks

Short breaks are normally only available for a minimum of 5 nights and will be charged at the 7 nightly rate unless otherwise advertised.  However, if the number of available days between existing bookings is less than 7 nights we may be able to accept bookings at a reduced rate subject to the owners agreement.

Short breaks are allowed within 3 days of arrival.

 

Availability

 

Booking Information

Change-over days are totally flexible but are subject to existing bookings taken either side. If a booking means that the owner would be left with too many "void" days we might not be able to accept it. If this is the case we will contact you without delay to discuss alternatives.

Payment can be made by bank transfer (sterling or euro) or by debit or credit card.

Our travel information provides details of how to get to Crete including flights to both Chania and Heraklion airports.

If you want to book, please use the availability chart above to check your dates, you can then either book on-line, email enquiries@crete-escapes.com or call us on 0330 111 0061. 

Please note: although the calendars show live availability and you can book on-line, please note that your booking is not confirmed until we have issued a confirmation of booking. You may prefer not to book your flights until we have confirmed the booking.  

Media

Floor Plans

Aloni Plan ground floorAloni Plan top floorAloni Plan lower ground floor

Reviews

We are sorry but due to the Covid-19 crisis reviews for the 2020 season are unavailable.

I am pleased to say that we had a great family reunion in Aloni House.  It was a lovely place.  Can you convey our thanks to the owners for making it available? Fantastic place - July 2019.

We did have a very good stay at Aloni House.  It was in such a lovely position and the house was well laid out for us as a family.  Our son and his family slept in the downstairs bedrooms and my husband and I had the upstairs all to ourselves.  It is great for us as a family to be able to spend such a relaxing time together. We all very much enjoyed using the pool and found your “pool guy” extremely kind - June 2019. 

I just wanted to let you know we had a great time at Aloni House. The villa is awe inspiringly beautiful and we all felt very at home there. The surroundings are also fantastic providing a superb relaxed area for a holiday. I personally found dealing with your company very easy and the local team you had were also very friendly and helpful too. I raised a query about a lack of towels on our first night and more were provided immediately the next morning. The access to the website and additional local information you provided was a nice extra touch. I will thoroughly recommend both the villa, location and Crete Escapes going forward. Already looking forward to another relaxing visit - May 2019.

Overall we had a wonderful holiday at Aloni House. A lovely villa with good accommodation, stunning views and a fantastic pool for kids - June 2018.

It was a great week and the villa wonderful! - August 2017.

It was an amazing vacation at Aloni House, Crete. Quiet and peaceful place, terrific view, large and cosy house - what else one needs for a perfect vacation! Thank you very much, we will definitely come back! - September 2016.

Little did we know when we all came out in 2011 for a special group anniversary we would still be coming back for the next 6 years. A very special friendship enhanced by our surroundings of Aloni House and wonderful northwest Crete. As we have got to know the surrounding area and the hospitable and welcoming Cretans in the local tavernas who greet us like old friends, our experience and love of this island