Located in a superb private plot above the village of Kokkino Chorio, Bay Tree Villa has far reaching views over the village to the White Mountains and across Souda Bay to the Akrotiri peninsula. The well appointed villa is a spacious 120m2 on a plot of just over half an acre. The beautiful, tiled, infinity style swimming pool is surrounded by furnished sun bathing terraces which all have glorious views across the bay.
Bay Tree Villa is a stone villa built to a traditional style but open plan and modern in its interior layout with modern furnishings, fittings and equipment. In keeping with its high specification, the villa is fully air-conditioned.
The ground floor consists of a comprehensively fitted kitchen, dining area and lounge which is all open plan. Stone features internally include an impressive arch separating the kitchen and sitting areas and a fireplace which is the focal point of the lounge area. Wooden french doors open up off the lounge to two balconies with views. The lounge is comfortably furnished with rattan furniture and for entertainment there is a TV screen for watching DVD's or streaming, DVD and CD players. A selection of books, CD's and DVD's are provided at the villa.
The kitchen is fully equipped to a high standard with stainless steel appliances including fridge/freezer, cooker, microwave, dishwasher and washing machine. Completing the ground floor accommodation is one of the twin bedrooms which has its own private balcony and a ground floor cloakroom with wc and wash hand basin.
On the first floor there is another twin bedroom, the stylishly furnished master bedroom and a family bathroom with a full bath and separate shower cubicle. The bedrooms all have plenty of storage with wardrobes, chests of drawers, bedside cabinets etc. There are 2 x fold up beds which can be used in any of the bedrooms or the living area thus allowing this villa to sleep up to 8 (there is an additional charge of £50 per week for each fold up bed in use). All bedrooms have access to terraces/balconies. The first floor terrace runs the whole length of the villa and offers the most amazing views. The master bedroom has direct access to this terrace and the first floor twin room has easy access to it via the landing.
Outside there is a 40m2 infinity style swimming pool surrounded by sunbathing terraces all of which have stunning views across Souda Bay, of the White Mountains and Drapanos Hill. The garden surrounding the villa is becoming established with a variety of shrubs and trees.
The internet is provided by means of a satellite system providing unlimited wi-fi. Full instructions on connecting etc are in the Villa Information Book in the villa.
Holiday Rental Licence
Bay Tree Villa is licensed for holiday rentals with the Greek Tourist Authorities (EOT).Licence number - MHTE 1042K92003139501.
- Villa size - 120m2
- Plot size - 2400m2
- Gated plot
- Air conditioning throughout
- Safety deposit box
- Wifi internet access
- Cot on request
- High chair on request
- Folding beds x 2 on request - extra charge (see prices tab)
- All bed/bath linen except cot linen and beach/pool towels
- Beach/pool towels on request - extra charge payable locally (see prices tab)
- Maid service and linen change (see prices tab)
- Welcome pack on arrival
Bedrooms & Bath/Shower Rooms
2 x twin & 1 x double bedrooms. 1 x bathroom & 1 x cloakroom as follows: -
- 1 x twin on the ground floor with adjacent cloakroom (wc & wash basin)
- 1 x twin & 1 x double on the first floor with family bathroom
Living Areas & Kitchen Equipment
- Open plan lounge with dining area and kitchen
- Full cooker
- 4 ring hob
- Coffee maker
- Washing Machine
- Iron & ironing board
- TV screen for viewing DVD's and/or streaming from a mobile device.
- DVD & CD players
- Private infinity style pool - 40m2 (8m x 5m). Depth - 1.1m to 1.6m
- Sun loungers, parasols + outdoor tables & chairs
Chania airport - 45 minutes. Heraklion airport - 2 hours.
Nearest Beach - Almyrida - 10 mins drive
Nearest Taverna - Kokkino Chorio - 1 km
Nearest Shop - Kokkino Chorio - 1 km
NB; all times are approximate and based on average driving and walking speeds.
10% of total rent
Prices quoted are in gbp sterling, per week, for up to 6 people occupying the villa and are not per person. The villa can sleep up to 8 with 2 children using the fold up beds available; each person using a fold up bed is charged at the rate of £7 per night.
Alternative length of stays of more than 7 nights are accepted and are charged pro rata.
Prices include air- conditioning, a welcome pack and all linen excluding beach and pool towels,*** and maid service and linen change.
Maid service and linen change - twice weekly.
***beach & pool towels can be rented from the property managers (paid locally) at a charge of 7€ per week.
There are NO hidden extras.
Options & Extras
- Folding Bed x 2: £7.00 per person per night
- Cot: £0.00 per booking
- High Chair: £0.00 per booking
- Beach/pool towels: rented from the property managers at 7 eur per week (payable locally)
Low Occupancy Discounts
A low occupancy discount for single couples (use of 1 bedroom), of 15%, is available at this villa except for July and August dates.
Not allowed on late availability or special offer prices.
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 LOYALTY5 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 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.
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 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.
Low occupancy discounts - unfortunately the online booking system automatically calculates the single couple or small group discount based on the number of people entered onto the booking form and the start day of your rental. There are 2 problems with this:-
a) If you are 2 people but not a single couple, or 3 or 4 people but not 2 + 1 or 2 + 2, the system will have automatically calculated a discount when it is not due. Please make use of the "additional notes" box on the booking form to tell us and we will adjust the price accordingly before we confirm your booking.
b) If your rental overlaps from a discounted period to a non-discounted one (or vice versa), the discount calculated will be wrong. In these cases we have to make the adjustment manually. You can still book on-line but we will need to change the price on receipt of your booking request. If the price increases we will contact you to confirm the new price before we confirm your booking and take your deposit.
Please don't let either of these issues put you off making a booking. The discounts are genuine and our villa owners welcome couples and smaller parties out of high season. We just can't fine tune the booking system to account for these 2 circumstances - sorry.
We had a wonderful holiday at Bay Tree Villa, thank you. The villa was fantastic, in such a great location. We most certainly hope to use Crete Escapes again - July 2018.
We had a fantastic time at Bay Tree Villa, thanks. I'll certainly comment on your Facebook page. We will definitely be looking to book again next year so look forward to when the availability for that appears on your website. Many thanks - June 2018.
Just to let you know that we had a great time at Bay Tree Villa which is superb. Debbie was really helpful and efficient with a couple of minor issues (wifi password and non functioning coffee maker) and we had a great time. The pool was much appreciated and the private location of the villa just perfect for us. We followed a suggestion on your website to go to Pelagia’s Yard for a meal. It was the culinary highlight of our trip and can’t be too highly recommended. We loved Crete and may well return there again in the future - May 2018
Such a great villa, super location and facilities. A brilliant week, our first in Crete, but definitely not our last - September 2017.
Our first time in Crete and its now one of our favourite islands. Who needs TV with a sunset like that! - August 2017.
Loved every second of our holiday, many thanks. Just a shame we had to come home - July 2017.
What a great villa - thoroughly enjoyed our holiday here - lovely pool, lovely views and lovely weather. Debbie and Martin are great - very friendly, as is the pool man Keith. Would love to return sometime - July 2017.
Wonderful setting - we loved the neighbourly goats! - May 2017.
A great week in this fabulous villa. Enjoyed the beaches at Almyrida, Kalives and snorkelling in hidden bays. Many thanks to Debbie and Martin who were really helpful - September 2016.
We are writing this whilst watching the sunset from the front terrace with a glass of vino in hand! This is our 2nd visit to Villa Baytree and it remains THE perfect way to unwind and get away from everything. We love this villa - we'll be back - June 2016.
We just arrived home last evening (stayed a few days in Athens on the way back) and are already planning to bring my parents with us on our next trip back! Everything about our stay at Bay Tree was perfect and we couldn't imagine a better honeymoon. Definitely not our last trip to Crete and we will certainly be recommending Crete Escapes to all our friends. Thank you! - June 2015.
We had a lovely holiday again this year. Bay Tree Villa was wonderful - so peaceful. We loved watching the sheep going back and forth every day and of course the views over the bay were fantastic. We visited Chania, Georgoupolis and Rethymno and tried out different tavernas (the one in Drapanos which Martin recommended was very good) - May 2015.
Just to let you know we had an amazing time at Bay Tree Villa it was all we wished for - clean, lovely welcome pack, well appointed, lovely pool, amazing views bla bla bla fab ! Think we may book for next year kids thought it was great. Peace and tranquility abound - August 2014.
A brief note to say thanks for the time we had while staying at Bay Tree Villa. The villa was great, really well equipped, well maintained and a good size. The pool was excellent and the children loved it especially. The location was perfect for us as it was a great base to explore Crete, even though we never felt we had to leave the Villa to have a good day - July 2013.
Quelle magnifique vue! Quelle belle villa! Nous avons passé un sejour exceptionnel - August 2012.
I am emailing to thank you very much for everything about our recent trip to Crete, everything was good and Bay Tree Villa was wonderful! - July 2012.
The peacefulness and spectacular panoramic views have made this beautiful home a haven we really couldn’t have asked for more - June 2012.
Our stay at Baytree Villa has been magical. So peaceful and stressfree. Our only complaint we have to leave!! Baytree Villa will be very hard to beat. 10/10 to Jan at Crete Escapes - May 2012.
We have recently returned from Bay Tree Villa and just wanted to express our absolute delight with the property. Rarely does a rental property so exceed the description and photographs to such a high degree. Design and position are nigh-on perfect. We had a fantastic time - August 2010.
Hi Jan - We have had a brilliant holiday in a villa with a most superb view. The peace and tranquility, just the sound of the mountain goats and birds, it was heaven. We wanted the seclusion and got it. Everything about the villa was lovely, typically Greek, its just how we envisaged it. Sitting by the pool overlooking Souda Bay.... well what more can we say! We thoroughly enjoyed our time at Bay Tree Villa, we loved the area we had chosen for our holiday especially down in Plaka where we ate on a few occasions in the tavernas there. A beautiful villa......a beautiful holiday. Would love to return, hopefully next year - Ps- the instructions you gave us to get to villa were the best we have had. We found the villa without any wrong turnings and thats something when its me whos the passenger and navigating!! - May 2010.
Villa Bay Tree is truly delightful. The swimming pool is the most inviting imaginable. We have enjoyed our stay very much and the property managers have been great - July 2008.
Villa is amazing and the sunsets early evening were breathtaking. Absolutely superb, the best I have stayed at so far - June 2008.
Nearly finished two fabulous weeks at Bay Tree Villa having spent the whole time enjoying the fantastic views in perfect weather. A perfect holiday in the best villa ever. Property managers were wonderful and could not have been more helpful - June 2008.
We’ve had a fabulous holiday. We loved the villa so much that we hardly left it. Could look at the view forever - May 2008.
Crete is the most southerly Greek island with an agreeable climate. The tourist season usually starts around April and lasts until the end of October. The spring (April) is a good time to visit for hiking and to see the beautiful flowers.
In early summer (May and June) the temperatures will be climbing steadily to an average in the mid 20's. This is a good time to visit if you don't have to keep to school holiday dates as the climate is very pleasant and there are few crowds.
July and August are the busiest (and hottest) months with tourists from all over Europe choosing Crete for their holiday destination. The north westerly winds usually moderate the temperatures but it's best to make sure your holiday accommodation offers shelter from the hot sun. It goes without saying that the sea will be warm.
September is still high season with warm, sunny days and the sea is still warm. The season draws to a close in October but this is a perfect month for visiting the island as the sea is still warm for swimming and activities such as hiking and visiting the archaeological sites can be undertaken in pleasant temperatures.