The Ocean Breeze Villa

Paleloni, Nr Almyrida

Sleeps: 6
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Cloakrooms: 1

£995 - £1745per week

Features:

Air-con
BBQ
Private Pool
Sea Views
Internet

Details

General Description

Ocean Breeze Villa is a brand new, luxury villa situated in a protected area of natural beauty with spectacular sea views towards Octopus Bay. Located off a short track from a main tarmac road (leading to Octopus Bay) and in a quiet spot but ideally positioned for the glorious sandy beaches of Almyrida and Georgioupolis. Local tavernas, kafenions and well-stocked village shops can be found nearby in Kefalas and Drapanos just a short drive away.

Internally, this fully air-conditioned villa is furnished in a modern, contemporary style providing a light and airy feel with its beautiful pale stone arches and exposed wooden ceilings blending superbly with the stylish decor throughout. There are fabulous sea and mountain views from all the balconies and terraces including the very generous pool terrace which surrounds the sparkling infinity pool.

The villa is the middle one of three but the large, gated plot is very private due to the villa's position in relation to the neighbouring properties either side.

Ground Floor

As you enter the villa through the side front door the whole of the spacious open plan living/dining/kitchen area welcomes you.  The large dining table with chairs to seat 6 is immediately in front of you on entering. To one side, visible through one of the beautiful stone arches, you will find the ultra modern, fully fitted, comprehensively equipped L-shaped kitchen which will provide the keen cook with a wonderful preparation and working area in which to make good use of the local produce. The lounge has two comfortable sofas with chaise longue positioned sociably around the coffee table facing the large flat screen TV which provides full entertainment for all your needs. Both the dining and lounge areas have double doors opening on to the generous pool terrace and the pool beyond. Downlighters provide sympathetic mood lighting.

Conveniently situated to the rear of the living area with its own doors to the garden and pool terrace, making the most of those glorious pool and sea views is the spacious master double bedroom with an en-suite shower room. The room is comfortably furnished with a king size bed, fitted wardrobes, drawers, bedside tables, dressing table with mirror and a ceiling fan..     

A handy cloakroom with wc and wash basin completes the ground floor accommodation.

The beautiful stone staircase (with safety handrail) adjacent to the kitchen leads to the two twin bedrooms and one of the shower rooms.   

First Floor

The comfortable and well appointed twin bedrooms are located on the first floor and share the family shower room which is ideally positioned centrally between the two.  Both rooms open out on to a huge balcony with its modern glass screening which allows you to have a full on appreciation of the fantastic views across the pool and garden area to the magnificant vista beyond. There is a bistro set and comfy loungers for guests to use; a great place to relax and indulge with a chilled glass of wine whilst enjoying the peace and tranquility this area affords. 

An additional set of doors leading from the landing area provides access to this same balcony for those guests using the double bedroom downstairs; a great feature to avoid disturbing other guests using the twin rooms.    

External Areas

This large gated and stone walled plot has parking for several cars. The tiled infinity pool has a childrens section and roman steps for access making it a perfect choice for young families and guests with mobility issues. The main oblong section of the pool shelves gently so is ideal for those guests who enjoy some serious swimming.

There is a covered terrace equipped with a table and chairs to seat 6; perfect for al fresco dining out of the direct rays of the sun***. This spacious and level poolside area also has sunbeds and parasols for lazing by the pool whilst taking in the uninterrupted sea views. Exterior garden lighting creates a soft ambience for those who enjoy sitting outside in the comfort of their own villa on those warm barmy evenings.  

There are fantastic views from all elevations at this luxurious villa.  A perfect location for those who want peace and quiet together with easy access to local amenities. 

***the owners intend to erect a covered pergola over a stone built BBQ and outdoor kitchen area for the 2019 season which is currently not represented in our pictures. Please note the garden is in its infancy due to this being a newly built villa.

Internet Access

A limited internet connection is available via satellite which means the data is currently limited to 1GB per day - adequate for checking emails, social media and browsing the internet but not for streaming films and TV such as Netflix. Please note however that there is a good 4G signal at the villa allowing you to use your home data allowance using your phone as a hotspot or by bringing a mobile wifi device with you. 

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

*** In some cases relating to the low occupancy discount, the price may need adjusting by us. Please see the note on this page for more details https://www.crete-escapes.com/about-our-discounts

Holiday Rental Licence

EOTVilla Ocean Breeze is registered with the Greek Tourist Authorities (EOT) for holiday rental purposes. Registration number 00000540749.

OBV (36) 2018

Amenities

General

  • Villa size - 125m2
  • Plot size - 2000m2
  • Gated plot
  • Parking for several cars
  • Air ­conditioning throughout
  • Ceiling fan in double bedroom (ground floor)
  • Solar powered hot water and back up immersion heater.
  • Safety deposit box (in the living area)
  • Hairdryer (in each bedroom)
  • Internet access  
  • Cot on request
  • High chair on request
  • All bed/bath linen/towels except cot linen 
  • Beach/pool towels (see prices tab)
  • Maid service and linen/towel change (see prices tab)
  • Welcome pack on arrival

Bedrooms & Bath/Shower Rooms

1 x double + 2 x twin bedroom. 2 x shower rooms and 1 x cloakroom as follows:-

  • 1 x double bedroom (king size bed) on the ground floor
  • 2 x twin bedroom on the first floor
  • 1 en suite shower room on the ground floor
  • 1 shower room on the first floor
  • 1 x cloakroom on the ground floor

Living Areas & Kitchen Equipment

  • Full cooker
  • 4 ring hob
  • Microwave 
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Kettle
  • Cafetiere
  • Toaster
  • Washing Machine (kitchen)
  • Iron & ironing board 
  • TV (not Sky)
  • DVD & Bose bluetooth speaker
  • Books/DVD's

External

  • Private pool (infinity) - 40 m2 (8m x 5m).  Depth - 0.5m to 2.0m with childrens section. Access via roman steps.
  • Pool shower
  • Sun loungers x 6, parasols x 3 + outdoor tables & chairs
  • Stone BBQ (charcoal) and outdoor kitchen.
  • Garden   NB - still in its infancy.

Map

 

Local Info

Chania airport 45 minutes. Heraklion airport - 2 hours. 

Nearest Beach -­ Almyrida & Georgioupolis - approx 15 mins drive

Nearest Taverna -­ Kefalas & Drapanos - 5 mins drive

Nearest ShopKefalas & Drapanos - 5 mins 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 up to 6 people occupying the villa and are not per person.

Alternative length of stays 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 and linen/towel change.

Maid service with linen/towel change** - 1 week stays - end of let clean and 2 week stays -  at the end of week 1 + end of let clean. For stays that do not fall into a 7 or 14 night pattern eg; 10 nights this service will be provided mid-stay ie; approx after 5 nights.

**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: £0.00 per booking
  • High Chair: £0.00 per booking

Low Occupancy Discounts

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.

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  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 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 couple 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.

Floor Plans

Floorplan - OB

Reviews

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Ocean Breeze, a fabulous villa, so peaceful. Octopus Bay is great fun for a 65 year old kid who loves to jump in the sea! Aptera ruins was worth seeing being about 30 mins away and only 2 eur entrance. Stunning views from there also - October 2019.

Had a fantastic time at Ocean Breeze, a lovely villa. Fantastic views with fantastic sunsets and sunrises (if you get up early enough!). Spotlessly clean with everything you need. Many good tavernas in surrounding villages, easy trip to Chania and Rethymnon. Easy trip across the mountains to Hora Sfakion with an interesting war museum on the way! - September 2019.   

Wonderful holiday with glorious weather. Loved lazing by the pool with that fantastic view. Visit to Arkhadi monastery was very worthwhile. Preferred Rethymnon to Chania. Aptera quite close and amazing views. You can then drop into Souda and visit the War cemetery which is in a beautiful location. Argyroupolis (upper and lower village) superb. Enjoyed eating in Almyrida. Superb sunrises and sunsets - September 2019. 

We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Ocean Breeze -  the villa is perfect. The views are stunning and we will miss watching the sun rise in a morning. We love the area and have enjoyed some lovely meals in Plaka and Almyrida and had a fabulous evening in the taverna in Kefalas where they had live music. We have had some fabulous trips out including Balos beach and Frangokastello - August 2019.  

We have had a wonderful stay in Ocean Breeze. It's one of the best places we have stayed in, everything has been provided, which is such a luxury. The views are absolutely stunning and the pool is perfect. Whilst here we also visited Octopus Bay which on the day we went was quite hairy but also fun!!  We hired a boat from Beanies Boat Hire which we would all highly recommend. Food wise we went to a few places in Georgioupolis, ok but nothing special. We much preferred Almyrida as a place to go out at night. Recommend Tsunami bar/cafe - very friendly and great meatballs - August 2019.

What a wonderful time at the Ocean Breeze villa. Incredible views, lovely pool, everything we could need to allow us to have a thoroughly relaxing time. Beyond the villa and location, other highlights include the beach at Kalyves, coffee in Vamos square and any of the 3 lovely restaurants in Kefalas. All different and each made us feel very welcome - July 2019.    

Thank you for a beautiful and relaxing holiday in Ocean Breeze, perfect for escaping. We tried the local restaurants in the town, all were lovely, good food and lovely atmosphere and all three very different. On the Saturday at Octopus Bay they has roast hog cooking - unfortunately we didn't manage to try as we had other plans but it looked fabulous (sorry vegans and vegetarians). Well worth a second visit just to try it - July 2019.    

We enjoyed our stay at the villa very much. The house is well kept and made us feel at home. From cutlery to satelite TV, everything is there. There is lot of info available on the region, shops and things to do - July 2019.

The villa was great and so was the location. Plaka is very good for the tavernas. Almyrida is fantastic also as you have the sea views (worth a visit). Octopus cave worth a visit too. Fantastic BBQ area. Brilliant holiday - June 2019.  

Just a quick note to say thanks we had a fantastic time again this year, a great holiday and a lovely villa with fantastic views - June 2019.

Thank you for a lovely villa - really enjoyed it. The villa, pool and location were great! Highlights for us and the boys were Octopus Bay  - just down the hill, beautiful and great snorkelling. Falassana beach which is great if you have young children and last nut not least, the views from the terrace and sunsets. Hope to be back - May 2019.  

Climate

The Climate

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.

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